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Uncontested Investing is your no-frills real estate podcast with experienced guests & advice that matters hosted by Nate Zielinski. Hear from investors from across the United States as they share their stories of success and failure and provide actionable investing advice that they often learned the hard way, so that you don’t have to. Join Nate and a new guest every Tuesday to hear all the top information you need to be a success in real estate.

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Uncontested Investing is your no-frills real estate podcast with experienced guests & advice that matters hosted by Nate Zielinski. Hear from investors from across the United States as they share their stories of success and failure and provide actionable investing advice that they often learned the hard way, so that you don’t have to. Join Nate and a new guest every Tuesday to hear all the top information you need to be a success in real estate.

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Protecting Yourself From Risk in Real Estate Investing with Chris Branchetti

7/16/2024
Chris Branchetti is the Vice President of BCHH Title, who boasts a strong track record in private lending, MLS transactions, and handling a variety of property portfolios. Chris is with us on the show today to give us expert insights on today’s market and how real estate professionals can minimize risk of fraud, among many other things. Listen to this episode to learn more about finding the right title company, protecting your business from fraud, and how you can achieve success in real estate today! Key talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:03 What made Chris decide to get into this industry? 02:05 How has Chris’ athletic background influenced his work ethic? 04:04 What is the story behind BCHH Title? 07:02 What is the importance of a SOC Certification? 10:58 How can real estate professionals minimize their risk of fraud? 13:10 What should people be looking for in their title companies? 15:50 How can new entrepreneurs achieve success in today’s economy? 16:51 How does the tokenization of real estate work? 19:08 What is the importance of networking in real estate? 21:47 What makes Chris’ leadership style in BCHH Title successful? 23:12 How can you find the right mentor that will help you grow? 25:57 What is Chris’ advice for young leaders today? 27:41 What are the biggest deal breakers and deal makers in real estate? 28:33 What does the future look like for title and servicing businesses? 31:11 What are Chris’ goals for BCHH Title? 32:44 What is Chris passionate about outside real estate? 33:26 How can you connect with Chris? Quotables “When you’re in the business of moving money and managing other people’s money, you have to have a level of protection to ensure that where you’re sending the money is accurate.” “Reliability, scalability, and consistency – those are three things that I think are paramount when I’m sitting across the table from a customer and what we do well.” “If you don’t have the liquidity or capital for investing, look into the tokenization of real estate. You can get into real estate investing by buying real estate at fractions of a cost, which is tokenization in real estate, known as block chain.” Links Website: BCHH Title https://www.bchhtitle.com LinkedIn: Chris Branchetti https://www.linkedin.com/in/chris-branchetti Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:34:24

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The Power Relationship Equity in Business with Amy Kame

7/9/2024
Amy Kame is the Managing Director of the National Private Lenders Association and the Chief Strategy and Growth Officer of National Private Lenders Conference, Private Lender Law, and Private Lender Title. She is with us on the show to talk about her journey in private lending and leading multiple successful organizations. Listen now to learn more about what goes on behind the scenes at the NPLA and how you can grow into an effective leader for your organization! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:26 How important are relationships in real estate? 02:53 How has Amy’s athletic background influenced her leadership today? 06:02 What got Amy into the lending industry? 09:09 What are the biggest challenges in the lending industry today? 12:21 Why is it important to make time for yourself if you want to succeed? 16:14 What does Amy’s vetting process look like? 19:53 How does Amy’s education influence the way she works today? 23:08 What is the biggest deal breaker or deal maker in real estate? 26:10 How can you grow towards leadership in your career? 28:10 How did Amy’s coaching experience contribute to her leadership skills? 30:21 What are the goals of the National Private Lenders Association? 31:41 How does the NPLA keep up with regulations and policies that affect the industry? 35:14 What is Amy’s best moment as an athlete? Quotables “Any of our organizations, we have to make sure that our values long-term are going to be aligned, and so we don’t get into these relationships lightly. We make sure that we’re doing right by our members.” “I knew I could be successful because I could sit back and I could take in information, really read and understand what our members needs are, and then be able to take that information and execute for them.” “A good leader to me enjoys everyone else’s success more than their own.” Links Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:38:50

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Getting Real Estate Deals with Auction Houses with Danae Hill of Williams & Williams

7/2/2024
Danae Hill is the EVP of Auction Operations at Williams & Williams with decades of experience as a real estate agent before shifting her focus towards real estate investing. She is on the show with us today to talk about real estate opportunities in auctions and more. Listen now to learn more about how communication can help you achieve success in real estate, how to find great deals in auctions, and why you should start getting involved in them! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:10 What is Danae’s background? 02:05 What has Danae learned through years of being a real estate agent? 03:50 How important has communication been in Danae’s journey? 05:32 How did Danae’s mentors help her get to where she is today? 07:54 What should entrepreneurs focus on to achieve success in business? 09:07 How can you improve your level of communication? 11:01 What has it been like for Danae to be the EVP of Auction Operations at Williams & Williams? 12:32 What is a successful auction like? 14:50 What kind of investors can find great deals in auctions? 16:37 What are the benefits of building relationships with auction houses? 19:02 What is the biggest deal breaker or deal maker in auctions? 20:24 What is Danae’s favorite part of her journey at Williams & Williams? 21:10 How has Danae’s agent background helped her at Williams & Williams? 22:35 What is Danae passionate about outside of real estate? Quotables “The real estate business is driven by relationships, so as you develop those relationships, that’s where a lot of business comes from.” “Communication is the core of my character, so my rule is I’m always answering emails, if my phone rings, I answer it. I’m constantly making myself available to have those conversations.” “If I’m negotiating a deal with a buyer, I’m gonna be clear and concise in my message, and I’m gonna be comfortable with silence so I don’t have to fill every pause in communication with words.” Links Website: Williams & Williams https://www.williamsauction.com Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:25:40

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How to Create and Manage a PROFITABLE Business with David Richter

6/25/2024
David Richter is a real estate investor, author, and the founder and owner of Simple CFO Solutions. He took the Profit First system developed by Mike Michalowicz and turned it into Profit First for Real Estate Investing, designed specifically to empower real estate professionals to make more profit and achieve financial freedom by gaining financial clarity and having control over their business finances. Listen now to learn more about the importance of managing your business’ finances and how the Profit First system can help you generate more profit as a business owner! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 00:40 What is David’s background? 02:42 How important is networking in real estate investing? 04:44 What was the turning point that gave David the idea for Simple CFO Solutions? 08:28 How does helping business owners with their numbers help change people’s lives? 10:44 How does the Profit First system help provide financial clarity? 13:13 What was it like for David to take the leap of faith for Simple CFO Solutions? 20:40 How does David’s passion give him confidence to do what he does best? 23:29 Why did David decide to start a podcast? 25:22 What has been the most challenging part of starting a podcast? 27:06 What is the biggest deal maker and deal breaker in business? 29:50 How important is your team to the success of your business? 33:48 How did David get to writing Profit First for Real Estate Investing? 36:39 Where can you get a copy of Profit First for Real Estate Investing? Quotables “I would say networking is paramount. I don’t know if that’s a cliche statement now, but it is very true – your network is your net worth.” “If you’re a real estate investor, you have to have that element of faith of diving into it and getting it up and running.” “I want you to know that the key to any good thing here is the ability to ask great questions and to make your point as simple as possible.” Links Free Book: Profit First for Real Estate Investing https://www.simplecfo.com/rcn Book: Crucial Conversations https://www.amazon.com/Crucial-Conversations-Talking-Stakes-Second/dp/1469266822 Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:37:49

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What is Causing the US Housing Shortage? with Suzanne Andresen

6/18/2024
Suzanne Andresen is the President and CRO of REI Ink, a leading real estate publication in the US and one of Uncontested Investing’s biggest partners in the real estate space. She is on the show today to give a little bit of her insights on the challenges of the housing market and what solutions we can provide as real estate investors. Listen now to learn more about REI Ink, how they are helping real estate investors move forward in different market conditions, and why Suzanne is passionate about educating people about the real estate investing space! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:23 What is causing the housing shortage in the US today? 02:31 How can the government help more people acquire homes? 06:37 How has REI Ink grown through the years? 08:54 What kind of impact has REI Ink had on real estate investors across the country? 09:43 What challenges does REI Ink face with a fully virtual structure? 11:19 How has Suzanne adjusted to being the president of REI Ink? 13:09 What is the biggest thing that can help investors succeed in real estate? 15:40 Why is it important to establish boundaries as you build your real estate portfolio? 17:59 How can your due diligence impact the success of your investment? 20:06 What is the best way to deal with deadlines? 22:58 What is the biggest deal maker or deal breaker in real estate? 25:02 Why is communication such an important factor in real estate investing? 27:05 How important is networking in real estate investing? 29:47 What is Suzanne passionate about outside of real estate? Quotables “To me, it’s easier to answer a need in the moment than showing up on Monday and having 15, now significant needs, that require time.” “Don’t extend yourself, don’t go out on a whim and think you can make it work. Make sure it works based upon the information and the due diligence you do behind that is paramount.” “There’s a lot of information and new stuff for you to understand how to make your investment shine and make it a long term engagement for whatever the next step is.” Links Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:31:35

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Networking & Mentorship: How High Level Relationships Will Dictate Your Business Success with Hameto Benkreira

6/11/2024
Welcome to another engaging episode of Uncontested Investing! Today, I have the pleasure of chatting with Hameto Benkreira from PadSplit. Hameto shares his unique journey from being a Fulbright grantee in Indonesia to his current role in the tech and real estate space. We dive deep into his experiences with startups, the importance of taking calculated risks, and how these lessons translate into real estate investing. This episode is packed with insights on learning by doing, leveraging your existing skills in new industries, and the critical role of mentors in any investment journey. Timeline Summary: [00:00][01:10][02:45][03:55][05:30][07:10][10:40][12:00][14:15][17:00][18:50][24:10][28:00] Links & Resources: https://www.padsplit.com/ Closing Remark: Thanks for tuning into this insightful episode with Hameto Benkreira. If you enjoyed the conversation, please rate, follow, share, and review the podcast. Your support helps us bring more valuable content to you. Stay connected with us for more expert insights and inspiring stories in the world of real estate investing!

Duration:00:34:33

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The Keys to Finding Success in Entrepreneurship TODAY with Jon Hornik

6/4/2024
Jon Hornik is one of the most established leaders in the private lending industry. He is the Chair of LHRG’s prestigious Private Lender Law Group—representing over 100+ nationwide lenders, originators, investors, including top Wall Street banks and many others. He is on the show with us today to help us better understand what it truly takes to succeed and how you can get on the right track today. Listen now to learn more about what Jon is focused on today and how new generation entrepreneurs can achieve success given the market and economic conditions we have! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:18 Why did Jon decide to start the Bold Moves podcast? 05:56 What is it like for Jon to take on the challenge of hosting a podcast? 07:01 Why is it important to always seek to learn more to grow? 09:44 What is the most important thing for Jon as a leader? 12:45 How did Jon’s team benefit from going back to the office? 16:50 How can you find success in entrepreneurship today? 19:32 Why is it important to love what you’re doing? 21:05 How can you develop a strong work ethic to achieve success? 24:00 What was the vision behind the National Private Lenders Association? 28:04 What is the difference between hard money lending and private lending? 30:05 What is the purpose of private lender law? 33:46 How can you make sure you’re getting a good deal from your lender? 36:04 Why is it important to cooperate with your lender? 38:12 What is Jon passionate about outside of private lending? 42:01 How does Jon overcome self-doubt? 44:19 How can you get in touch with Jon? Quotables “If you’re gonna build a real organization that has enterprise value that someday, somebody may wanna buy or invest in, you need to constantly be evaluating how you do things and how to get better.” “You could make up for a lack of experience and knowledge by work ethic and for investors out there, keep grinding. Keep working hard, don’t give up.” “If you don’t love what you do, find what you love because you’ll never be great at something you don’t love.” Links Podcast: Bold Moves https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/bold-moves/id1734305368 Website: Private Lender Law https://www.privatelenderlaw.com Website: National Private Lenders Association https://nplaonline.com/ Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:46:23

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Creating Strategic Marketing Success with John Seroka

5/28/2024
In this episode of "Uncontested Investing," host Nate Zielinski sits down with John Seroka, President of Seroka Marketing and PR, a firm with over 37 years of experience in the mortgage and private lending industry. John shares insights into his career, the importance of family legacy, and how his company helps private lenders and real estate professionals elevate their marketing strategies. From personal anecdotes to professional advice, this episode is packed with valuable information for anyone looking to improve their marketing game in the real estate sector. Talking Points with Timestamps: 0:00 - Introduction of John Seroka) Introduction by Nate Zielinski. Overview of John's background and the longevity of Seroka Marketing. 1:11 - Family Legacy and Business Growth) Discussion about the family's involvement in the business. Expanding the company and working with real estate professionals. 2:14 - Early Career and Industry Challenges) John's start in the mortgage industry. Initial challenges and successes in telemarketing and sales. 4:34 - Transition to Marketing) John's move from mortgage origination to the family business. Building his own brand and marketing strategies. 10:04 - Digital Marketing Success) Key performance indicators (KPIs) for digital marketing success. Importance of a well-structured marketing strategy. 12:06 - Common Marketing Pitfalls) Common issues faced by private lenders with their websites. Importance of a healthy and well-optimized website. 14:00 - Branding and Positioning) Crafting a unique corporate personality. Steps to improve branding and positioning in the market. 18:00 - Moneymaking Minute) John's advice on continuous learning and adaptability. Staying updated with industry trends and technology. 37:07 - Networking and Trade Shows) Importance of networking in the industry. Tips for effective networking and building lasting connections. 40:13 - Passion Projects and Personal Balance) John's focus on family and personal health. Balancing professional demands with personal well-being. Resources Mentioned: Seroka Marketing and PR: Learn more about Seroka Marketing and their services at https://www.seroka.com. LinkedIn: Connect with John Seroka on LinkedIn for more insights and professional connections at https://www.linkedin.com/in/johnseroka. Key Takeaways: Continuous learning and staying updated with industry trends are crucial for success. Building a strong, optimized website is essential for digital marketing. Networking and maintaining professional relationships can significantly impact your career. Balancing work with personal life and health is vital for long-term success. Connect with Us: Email: podcast@rcncapital.com Follow Us on Social Media: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/rcn-capital Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RCNCapital Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rcncapital

Duration:00:44:11

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The Types of Deals Real Estate Investors Should Be Focused on in 2024 with Michael Carrozzella

5/21/2024
Michael Carrozzella is a loan officer at RCN Capital, but he has an extensive background in real estate investing, dating all the way back to his childhood. He grew up in a family of real estate professionals and that led him to venture into the same space, where he found success in building his portfolio and helping investors grow theirs through RCN Capital. Listen now to learn the best way for new investors to learn about the industry and some nuggets from Michael that could help you if you’re just starting out! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 00:51 What is Michael’s background? 01:44 When did Michael realize that real estate was a profitable business? 02:41 Who were Michael’s mentors when he started out in real estate? 04:35 Why did Michael decide to join RCN Capital as a loan officer? 10:20 What is the best way to learn about real estate investing? 13:33 How can investors today achieve success in real estate? 15:29 How can new investors take advantage of online resources to find deals? 17:00 What types of deals should new investors be focused on? 18:42 How can investors today profit from flipping properties? 20:11 What is the importance of building relationships with general contractors? 22:37 What is the one thing that can make or break your deals? 24:41 What networking opportunities should investors go after? 26:00 How does Michael overcome doubts about being in real estate? 28:13 What is Michael passionate about outside of real estate? 30:02 What is the best piece of advice Michael has received? 31:31 How can you connect with Michael? Quotables “Finance is really something that does drive the industry because you’re able to leverage money, you’re able to leverage other people’s money, and that’s just something that can really help your business grow.” “There is something very valuable about being able to drive to a property, go walk it, bring people that are on your team whether it’s contractors, property managers, anyone in between, where you can get a full idea of what that property is.” “It all comes down to where you feel comfortable and where you can find value up front, and then go from there.” Links LinkedIn: Michael Carrozzella https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-carrozzella-845b26126/ Email: Michael Carrozzella mcarrozzella@rcncapital.com Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:32:43

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Celebrating the 100th Episode of Uncontested Investing with Original Host Tim Herriage

5/14/2024
In honor of Uncontested Investing’s 100th episode, we’ve invited a familiar face to sit down with us and talk about what he loves most – Tim Herriage. Since stepping away from the podcast, Tim has focused more on growing his portfolio and building Ternus, a lending company based in Dallas, among many other ventures. He is on the show today to answer questions from our subscribers and share a couple of nuggets for real estate investors who want to succeed in today’s market! Listen now to hear what Tim Herriage has been up to, how Ternus is growing, and listen to his answers to questions from our listeners! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 02:24 What has it been like for Tim to be able to focus on investing again? 06:04 What is the story behind Ternus? 11:15 What is Tim’s role at Ternus? 12:52 Uncontested Investing highlights 15:12 What answers from guests he interviewed stood out the most for Tim? 18:10 How can you successfully transform into a better version of yourself? 20:04 What are Tim and Nate’s most memorable experiences in Uncontested Investing? 22:58 What should new real estate investors do as they start their journey? 27:40 What does the future look like for Uncontested Investing? 29:30 Who do we want to invite as guests in Uncontested Investing? 31:13 What topics should be covered in Uncontested Investing in future episodes? 33:53 What are Tim and Nate’s best behind the scenes moments? 35:19 What do we want listeners to take away from every episode? 37:18 What are the biggest lessons Tim and Nate learned from hosting Uncontested Investing? 41:00 What are Tim and Nate’s favorite episodes they recorded? 46:11 Where do we find the best resources for information we share on the podcast? Quotables “It reminds you that every day, your biggest competition is most likely the man or the woman in the mirror and if you can beat that person, you can beat them all.” “I think it’s not enough to see the person in the mirror if you’re not willing to do what is necessary to correct what you don’t like that you see.” “The resource that’s most valuable is your network. The resource that’s most valuable is your contacts. The resource that’s most valuable is the person that’s willing to do something for you or with you without putting their hand out for money or compensation.” Links Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:52:07

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Becoming Successful in Today's Real Estate Market with Megan Harris

5/7/2024
Megan Harris is the founder and CEO of Empora Title, a title company based in Ohio that she founded during the pandemic. She has worked in the industry for years before deciding to build her own company and while it happened during a difficult time, it didn’t stop her from creating a successful business that solves problems for real estate professionals across the board. Listen now to learn more about the importance of title companies in real estate transactions and how Empora Title makes it easy for all parties involved! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 00:49 Who is Megan Harris? 01:24 Why did Megan decide to start her own title company? 05:20 What was it like for Megan to start Empora Title during the pandemic? 07:08 What is Empora Title’s mission? 10:55 What is the most gratifying part of being the founder and CEO of Empora Title? 13:38 How can real estate investors find success in today’s market? 15:45 What opportunities can real estate investors find in the midwest? 17:54 What challenges is Megan facing as they scale Empora Title up? 19:59 How does Megan encourage customer service within the company? 21:11 What are the biggest deal breakers and deal makers in real estate investing? 24:07 What is Megan passionate about outside of Empora Title? 26:20 How does Megan overcome moments of doubts in business? 29:09 What is Megan’s advice for women who want to make it big in real estate? 31:06 What does the future look like for Empora Title? 32:02 How important is your network in this business? 33:34 How can you connect with Megan? Quotables “If we’re just easy to work with, then people are gonna want to come back. It’s one less thing to think about.” “For us, one of our majors is working only with investors, so we focus only on investor transactions. We don’t do anything else, we don’t sell to different client profiles, different customer-bases, and that’s made all the world of a difference when it comes to focus.” “Don’t let a lot of time pass and make sure that you hire people who get that and that’s kinda how they live their life on a day-to-day already so they’re gonna come in to push and get your deals done as fast as you need them.” Links Website: Empora Title https://www.emporatitle.com Instagram: Empora Title https://www.instagram.com/emporatitle Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:34:51

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How to Overcome the Biggest Challenges in Your Business with Jacob Therrien

4/30/2024
Jacob Therrien is the Business Development Specialist at Bridge Loan Network, a software designed for the mortgage industry that helps mortgage brokers and private money lenders optimize their businesses and help real estate investors fund their deals. He is on the show today to talk about the importance of technology in the mortgage and real estate spaces and how the constant evolution is helping these industries grow. Listen now to learn more about technology in the mortgage and real estate space, why it is important, and how you can stay on top of the changes in technology for your business! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 00:41 Who is Jacob Therrien? 01:23 How did Jacob get involved with Bridge Loan Network? 05:05 How should real estate investors approach technology in their businesses? 08:26 Where does Jacob’s positive outlook come from? 11:24 How can social media help you in business? 13:17 How can having a mentor help you learn and grow? 16:55 What was it like for Jacob to build the Bridge Loan Network team? 19:25 What has been the biggest challenge in growing Bridge Loan Network? 20:54 How important are trade shows for real estate investors? 24:16 What are the biggest things that can make or break a deal? 27:25 What is Jacob passionate about outside the mortgage industry? 29:00 Where does Jacob find himself in terms of education? 31:14 What can we expect in technology for the mortgage and real estate spaces? 32:34 How can you get in touch with Jacob? Quotables “From an investor’s perspective it’s extremely important to stay up-to-date, at least be aware of some of those things that are coming out, seeing where they might be able to enhance your business.” “I think sometimes, LinkedIn is forgotten that it is a social media. It’s not just kind of professional work – it should be professional but you can also make it fun, make it personal, and create that unity aspect.” “I think utilizing and leveraging those connections, it’s vital to making sure a specific deal goes well and gets to the finish line, but future deals as well.” Links Website: Bridge Loan Network https://www.bridgeloannetwork.com LinkedIn: Jacob Therrien https://www.linkedin.com/in/jacobtherrien/ Youtube: Bridge Loan Network https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU1Q18unhjbup_WN9ob4xTw Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:33:57

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Unlocking Financial Freedom through the Global Financial Training Program with Erica Sarway

4/23/2024
Erica Sarway is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Global Financial Training Program, a company dedicated to helping real estate investors achieve financial freedom through different programs and services. She is one of the most recognized women leaders in real estate and she is on the show with us today to help us better understand what it takes to achieve longevity in business and how you can achieve financial freedom the right way. Listen now to learn more about Global Financial Training Program, the services they offer, and how they’re helping real estate investors build better financial futures! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:03 What is the key to longevity in the real estate space? 02:01 What kind of training programs does Global Financial Training Program offer? 04:48 How does Global Financial Training Program support real estate investors? 07:05 Why does Global Financial Training Program choose to support religious organizations? 09:37 What is the importance of time management to your success? 11:08 What is Erica passionate about outside of Global Financial Training Program? 12:42 What does it take to achieve success in marketing? 15:30 What are the most common deal breakers in real estate? 17:14 How does Global Financial Training Program help investors understand real estate better? 19:50 How does Erica overcome her doubts about being in this industry? 22:28 What is it like for Erica to be one of the most successful women in the industry? 24:30 How did Erica transition from learning the industry to being able to share her expertise? 26:32 What is the best way to get in touch with Erica and her team? Quotables “I think the most important thing for staying in business in that capacity is always staying fresh and seeing what’s around you. You can’t just sit back on your morals and say ‘hey, this is the way I’m doing it and it’s gonna stay that way’.” “You need to stay current with what is going on in the world so that you don’t go stale, but you need to be doing many things.” “Confidence in what you’re doing and understanding what you’re doing are really the two keys of being successful.” Links LinkedIn: Erica Sarway https://www.linkedin.com/in/erica-dushey-sarway-35774a84/ Website: Global Financial Training Program https://www.globalfinancialtrainingprogram.com/ Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:27:50

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Networking with Intention to Build Strong Business Relationships with Kurt Power

4/16/2024
Kurt Power is a real estate investor, a certified IRA specialist, and the head of Business Development at Quest Trust. He has years of experience in different areas of the industry and he is on the show today to help us learn some of the most valuable lessons he learned throughout his career. Listen now to learn more about Kurt’s journey from the fitness industry to real estate, the power of networking, and the importance of people to your success in real estate! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:17 How important are trade shows for real estate investors? 03:15 What are the benefits of networking early in your real estate career? 05:27 How can building a strong network help you discover your strengths? 07:41 What is Kurt’s background? 09:10 How did Kurt’s background in fitness help him in real estate? 11:32 How can your success in one industry carry on to another? 13:26 What is Kurt’s advice for people to achieve success? 16:04 What is real estate investing really about? 18:30 What makes or breaks deals in real estate investing? 20:02 Who are the most influential people in Kurt’s journey? 23:30 What is Kurt passionate about outside of real estate? 26:11 How does Kurt overcome his doubts about being in real estate? 29:17 Where does Kurt stand on mentoring people today? 32:55 What is Kurt focused on being in business development at Quest Trust? 34:43 When is the next Quest Expo going to be? Quotables “Fitness is very much very entrepreneurial, even if you work for a corporation. You gotta set your own pace, set your own schedule, you gotta run your own business.” “Success is contagious. When you have it in one area, you start to think “I can do more”, and there really are no limits.” “Make sure that your friends and family have your best interests in mind and are supportive of you because I promise you, the more on board they are with you, the easier your journey is going to be.” Links Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:37:38

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Why Systems & Processes Impact the Success of Your Real Estate Business with Larry Friedman Co-founder of SDF Capital

4/9/2024
Larry Friedman, the co-founder of SDF Capital, is a real estate investor with a strong background in accounting and finance. He got into real estate investing with his partner after years of working in different industries and they’ve successfully scaled their business from doing one deal every now and then, to now over 100 deals per year. Listen now to learn more about Larry’s journey into real estate investing and how the right systems and processes can help you scale your business the way they did! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 00:45 Who is Larry Friedman? 01:46 What are the advantages of having a background in finance? 03:05 How important is it to have the right partner if you want to succeed in business? 04:09 What is Larry’s background? 06:16 How did Larry get into real estate investing? 07:39 How did Larry and his partner prepare for their real estate business? 09:28 What habits can help reinforce success in your life? 11:31 What was the biggest challenge as Larry scaled his business? 12:52 How did Larry and his partner overcome the hurdles that came with scaling the business? 14:34 How does location affect your real estate business? 15:24 What is the importance of your company’s core values? 17:00 What are the biggest deal breakers in the real estate space? 19:57 How does Larry overcome the doubts that come with real estate investing? 21:40 What is the importance of having a buy box when you’re an investor? 23:50 What is Larry passionate about outside of real estate? 25:33 What educational resources does Larry recommend for new investors? 27:03 What is next step for Larry and SDF Capital? Quotables “This is a lonely business to start with, so I think having a partner has been amazing.” “In this business, if you start and you don’t have any knowledge, you can get badly hurt and we’ve seen that happen.” “I can say that real estate has afforded me the luxury of being at every event, being with my kids whenever they need me.” Links Website: 3-Day Find & Flip Workshop https://www.jointhe3day.com Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:28:18

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Risk Management & Insuring Your Success in Real Estate with Ryan Letzeiser

4/2/2024
Ryan Letzeiser is the CEO and co-founder of Obie Insurance, a company that provides insurance technology solutions for landlords in the single-family rental space. He has a background in real estate investing and that’s what got him into the insurance industry, to help real estate investors protect themselves and their assets better. Listen now to learn more about the story behind Obie Insurance, what they want to help real estate investors with, and what it takes to find success as an entrepreneur today! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 00:33 Who is Ryan Letzeiser? 01:21 What got Ryan interested in the insurance space of real estate? 03:20 How does Ryan’s background in investing help him today? 05:10 What is the story behind Obie Insurance’s mantra? 06:48 What motivated Ryan to start Obie Insurance? 10:40 What do people need to focus on to become successful in life? 12:34 What is Ryan passionate about outside of real estate? 14:34 How important is Ryan’s team at Obie Insurance? 20:07 What are the things that can cause a deal to break down? 21:19 What factors make a deal successful? 22:47 What is the most important trait a leader should have? 25:25 What are the biggest challenges in innovating within the real estate space? 28:15 What trait of Obie Insurance is Ryan most proud of? 30:35 How did Ryan overcome his doubts as he got into entrepreneurship? 32:37 What is Ryan’s motivation to keep going? Quotables “You have to find a way to be okay with making that pivot, knowing that that is the direction your customers are telling you to go, rather than you trying to force something out of that.” “You can’t do it all on your own and you have to empower people to make decisions on your behalf and the only way you can do that is by finding top of the line talent.” “We wanna make sure that we’re staying tried and true, that way we’re here for the long haul and not for a short range.” Links Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:37:34

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Why "Perspective" Will Always Work for Investing in Real Estate Successfully with Tarik Turner

3/26/2024
Tarik Turner is the President of Ei8ht Street Funding, a mortgage company that lends for investment properties. He is a real estate investor, author, and former radio show host, and he is on Uncontested Investing today to talk about how his experience in radio prepared him for real estate and how he found his way into real estate investing, which eventually got him to where he is today. Listen to this episode to learn more about Tarik, his journey into real estate investing, and the impact of consistency to your success in real estate! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:38 What is Tarik’s background? 03:12 What did Tarik learn from being on the radio for years? 04:50 How did Tarik’s family background influence his decision to get into real estate? 08:22 What is Tarik’s take on going to college vs. getting into the workforce? 11:19 What does failure really mean? 14:23 What was Tarik’s journey into the mortgage industry like? 16:32 What does it take to grow into owning a mortgage company from brokering loans? 18:49 What books had a huge impact on Tarik’s life? 20:52 What is Tarik passionate about? 23:05 What is Tarik’s advice to real estate investors today? 25:19 How does your perspective impact your success in real estate? 27:00 What are the challenges Tarik is seeing in the New York market today? 30:09 How can people overcome their doubts about real estate? 35:38 What is the easiest way to break a deal? 38:33 Why is it important to always do things the right way? 42:02 What is next for Tarik? 44:41 How can you get in touch with Tarik and his team? Quotables “I think that the one thing that I learned from radio is that nothing really clicks unless you’re consistent.” “I think you need to do as much failing as possible at an early age so you know what it is that you want and you know what it is that you don’t want.” “You might have clients with great deals but you and the client aren’t necessarily a great fit.” Links Website: Ei8ht Street Funding https://www.ei8htstreetfunding.com/ Instagram: Ei8ht Street Funding https://www.instagram.com/ei8htstreetfunding/ Book: BE 2.0 https://www.amazon.com/BE-2-0-Beyond-Entrepreneurship-Business/dp/0399564233 Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:46:14

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Elevating Your Journey to Success through Mindset with Patrick Precourt

3/19/2024
Patrick Precourt is a real estate investor, educator, and the founder of Elite Edge Experience, a program focused on helping men change the trajectory of their lives through mindset work and personal development. He is an influential name in the real estate space and today, he is on the show to help us better understand the importance of your mindset in achieving success. Watch now to learn more about Patrick, the reality about motivation, and how you can develop a mindset that will help you achieve success! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 01:13 How did Patrick’s family’s business influence his interest in real estate? 02:43 What drove Patrick to pursue becoming an educator? 04:23 What are the factors that are holding people back from achieving success? 07:47 How did Patrick find success in short sales? 10:26 What is the difference between a short sale and a foreclosure? 14:01 How does Patrick help people understand the concept of motivation better? 16:10 How did Patrick develop his current mindset? 22:19 How can you decide when it’s time to start building a team? 25:50 What was the turning point that made Patrick decide to focus on education? 29:57 How important is it to have a passion outside of business? 34:45 What is the importance of emotional intelligence in real estate investing? 40:30 How did Patrick’s emotions lead him to running his own gym? 46:06 What lessons did Patrick learn from getting into martial arts? 48:46 How can you overcome your doubts about real estate? 51:54 What should real estate investors focus on today? 53:39 How can you connect with Patrick? Quotables “Fundamentally, mindset’s a lag indicator of your belief system. So if you believe you can or you believe you can’t, just like Henry Ford said, you are correct.” “The key here is to break ourselves from the belief that we need to be motivated and appreciate that your success is not based on your level of motivation – your success is based on your willingness and commitment to do the work every single day, whether you like it or not.” “When you are confronted with your truth, great clarity is brought upon the moment – and that’s the beauty of an epiphany.” Links Website: Patrick Precourt https://www.patrickprecourt.com Instagram: Patrick Precourt https://www.instagram.com/patrickprecourt/ Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Instagram: RCN Capital https://www.instagram.com/rcn_capital/ Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:55:51

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The 'Who, Not How' of Real Estate Investing & The Beyond BRRRR Strategy with Gary Mascitis

3/12/2024
In this enlightening episode of Uncontested Investing, I, Nate Zelinski, have the pleasure of speaking with Gary Mascitis, the visionary founder of GSM Commercial Capital. We dive deep into Gary's remarkable journey from Wall Street to the forefront of real estate lending, sharing invaluable insights on adaptability, perseverance, and the transformative power of strategic lending in the real estate investment landscape. Gary's unique perspective on overcoming industry challenges and leveraging opportunities for growth will inspire both seasoned and aspiring investors alike. Episode Highlights: Links & Resources: https://gsmcommercialcapital.com Remember, if this episode has given you new insights or inspiration, don't forget to rate, follow, share, and review Uncontested Investing. Your support helps us reach more listeners and continue delivering valuable content.

Duration:00:41:41

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What to FOCUS On If You Want to Succeed As A Wealthy Real Estate Investor with Bar Shechter

3/5/2024
Bar Shechter, the Managing Partner at Lending Specialty, is a private lender who has a background in real estate that stretches far back into his childhood. He grew up around entrepreneurs who had multiple properties in their portfolio and that led him to getting into the same business, with a different goal. Listen to this episode to learn more about Bar’s background and experience, how he got into private lending, and how he is helping real estate investors secure funding for their investments today! Key Talking Points of the Episode 00:00 Introduction 00:41 Who is Bar Shechter? 01:30 How did Bar get introduced to real estate? 03:40 What are the challenges of being young in real estate today? 04:42 How does Bar help real estate investors through Lending Specialty? 08:36 What should investors today focus on if they want to succeed? 10:10 What relationships should you be building first as a new investor? 12:04 What is it like for Bar to work with foreign investors? 14:01 How should foreign investors start investing in the US? 15:53 What are the deal breakers and deal makers Bar is seeing in today’s market? 19:05 When did Bar have doubts about getting into the real estate space? 21:56 What is the importance of perseverance in real estate investing? 23:32 How does Bar avoid burnout as a real estate professional? 25:04 What kind of deals work best in today’s market? 27:42 How can you get in touch with Bar? Quotables “As more people get into it and the deeper you get into the industry itself, you realize that some of these deals, it takes a village. It takes people helping you out – people with more knowledge, people with more money, whatever the case may be.” “I think my doubts were very at the first, when I got into the industry because you’re learning, you’re just getting in, you don’t know much – you need to find a niche.” “Not every day is gonna be easy for the life of a real estate investor or a professional within the industry, so just persevering.” “Eventually, it’s the numbers. If it makes sense for you, if you’re looking for equity or you’re looking for cash flow. There’s a mix to it, but it depends on what strategy and where you invest.” Links Website: Lending Specialty https://www.lendingspecialty.com/ Facebook: Bar Shechter https://www.facebook.com/realbarshechter Website: RCN Capital https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast Website: REI INK https://rei-ink.com/

Duration:00:29:47