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Apartment Building Investing with Michael Blank Podcast

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Michael Blank’s passion is being an entrepreneur and helping others become (better) entrepreneurs. His focus is apartment building investing by raising money from private individuals. He’s been investing in residential and multifamily real estate since 2005 and began syndicating deals in 2010. He is the author of the Syndicated Deal Analyzer and the free eBook “The Secret to Raising Money to Buy Your First Apartment Building”. Through Michael’s blog on TheMichaelBlank.com, his weekly articles on the BiggerPockets.com, and his Podcasts, Michael is enthusiastic about sharing what works (and doesn’t work!) in the world of commercial real estate investing.




MB 075: How to Harness the Power of Crowdfunding Even If You’re a Newbie – With Jilliene Helman, CEO of RealtyMogul

Crowdfunding platforms like Realty Mogul are looking for sponsors with a track record, so if you don’t have one—find someone who does. Today I’m on the line with Jilliene Hellman, CEO of Realty Mogul, to discuss what qualifies as a good deal and how aspiring syndicators might take advantage of partnering with a larger real estate company to secure capital via crowdfunding.

Duration: 00:21:37

MB 074: How I Did My First (69-Unit) Deal Without Experience or My Own Money – With Patrick Duffy

What gives a 27-year-old with no experience in multi-family the audacity to swing for the fence? Listen in on my call with Patrick Duffy as he shares the steps he took to partner with me on a 69-unit property in Memphis, how he made use of the act ‘as if’ approach to secure a letter of intent, and his best advice for working with investors. Learn how doing his first deal has changed the game for Patrick, as he aspires to reach 1,000 units in the next 12 months!

Duration: 00:26:25

MB 073: The Secret to Quitting Your Job With Real Estate – With Brad Tacia

Landing your first multi-family deal is much like pushing over the first in a series of dominoes: The second and third deals fall in rapid succession. Today I’m speaking with Brad Tacia, whose story adheres to the Law of the First Deal. He shares the details of his first three multi-family deals, his experience with syndication, and his secret to making every day feel like Saturday through apartment building investing.

Duration: 00:29:58

MB 072: How to Overcome the Most Crippling Limiting Beliefs – With Tyler Sheff

What is stopping you from achieving financial freedom through apartment building investing? Listen to my conversation with Tyler Sheff of CashFlowGuys.com as he unpacks each of the limiting beliefs that held him back and reveals how he overcame ‘analysis paralysis’ to replace his six-figure income in 11 months through investments in 26 units – using none of his own money!

Duration: 00:33:44

MB 071: Why it’s Patriotic to NOT Pay Taxes – With David Zook

Whether you’re a high net worth individual looking to reduce your tab with the IRS or a syndicator looking to raise money, listen in to my conversation with David Zook as we discuss why it’s patriotic to take advantage of available tax breaks, the AHA moment that initiated his transition from passive investor to real estate syndicator, and how he reduced his tax bill from $475K to nearly nada.

Duration: 00:37:27

MB 070: How to Remotely Self-Manage Your Real Estate Portfolio – With Dana Dunford

Listen in on my call with Dana Dunford, CEO of Hemlane, a technology-enabled property management solution designed to support real estate investors in the remote management of their rentals. We cover the metrics you should be tracking as an owner, the processes that should be centralized across your portfolio, and how to work with a property manager while maintaining control of your investments.

Duration: 00:32:06

MB 069: Why Women Need a Real Estate Portfolio – With Whitney Nicely

Join my conversation with Whitney Nicely, the queen of real estate investing in east Tennessee. Today we discuss the benefits of a bold, ‘throw spaghetti at the wall’ approach to investing, how Whitney finances deals with no money or credit, and the reasons why it’s advantageous for every woman to build a real estate portfolio of her own.

Duration: 00:37:20

MB 068: Why Bigger is Better with Multi-Family Investing – With Kira Golden

Listen in to my conversation with Kira Golden, CEO of Direct Source Wealth, as she explains why bigger is better when it comes to multi-family investing. We cover her approach to seeking out big name investors, the mindset shift that prompted her to pursue multi-family properties, and her advice for aspiring real estate investors.

Duration: 00:46:53

MB 067: The 5 Key Elements of Raising Capital – With Victor Menasce

Listen in on my conversation with expert real estate investor and author of Magnetic Capital, Victor Menasce. Today we discuss the five key elements of raising capital, why some repel the very money they’re trying to raise, and how to invest like a billionaire – even if you’re not.

Duration: 00:43:53

MB 066: Find Off-Market Multifamily Deals – With Jason Lucchesi

Real estate’s #1 off-market property strategist, Jason Lucchesi, joins me to discuss how to leverage LinkedIn to connect with real estate professionals and land multifamily deals. Learn his game changing approach to scoring off-market assets.

Duration: 00:31:21

MB 065: The 7-Hour Book – With Nick Raithel

We all have a story to tell, and we know that being a published author pays huge dividends in terms of credibility. Listen in to my interview with Nick Raithel of 7-Hour Book and learn how you can reap the benefits of publishing a book of your own!

Duration: 00:25:56

MB 064: The Right Way to Work with Brokers to Find Off-Market Deals – With Michael Becker

As apartment building investors, we understand that brokers control the vast majority of real estate deals. Listen in as Michael Becker of SPI Advisory shares the secrets to building relationships with brokers and scoring those elusive off-market deals.

Duration: 00:31:56

MB 063: Changing Your (Financial) Life as a Lifeonair – With Steve Cook

Society teaches us that hard work leads to a great life, so we build a career first and try to fit life into what is left over. But perhaps there is a better approach… Listen in as Lifeonaire author and real estate investor Steve Cook outlines his approach to the pursuit of an abundant life!

Duration: 00:38:21

MB 062: Is Now the Right Time to Invest in Real Estate? – With Jason Hartman

When is the ‘right time’ to invest in real estate? Listen to my interview with Jason Hartman and learn why it is always a good time to invest, as long as you understand the different types of real estate markets and choose slow, steady growth over a ‘home run.’

Duration: 00:26:17

MB 061: Why We Don’t Take Action (And What to Do About It) – With Rob Dial

Listen in as I talk mindset with Rob Dial of MWFMotivation. If you know what you need to do to succeed, but can’t get motivated to take action, today’s interview will help you understand what is holding you back and provide the tools you need to take control of your life and become the best version of yourself.

Duration: 00:41:54

MB 060: How to Survive (and Thrive) the Next Crash

What goes up must come down, and a number of experts predict an economic recession in the not-so-distant future. Listen in as I share insight from the recent Real Estate Guys 15th Annual Summit at Sea that will allow you to not only survive a would-be crash, but thrive and prosper despite it.

Duration: 00:15:36

MB 059: The Future of Real Estate Financing – With Ross Hamilton

Securing financing can be difficult and pretty scary for a new investor. Listen in as Ross Hamilton, CEO of Connected Investors.com explains how his company is helping move real estate financing into the 21st century through connecting borrowers with verified lenders.

Duration: 00:29:05

MB 058: Outlook Makes Multifamily the Perfect Real Estate Investment – With Paul Moore

Real Estate Investor and Author Paul Moore shares his story and the recipe for the “perfect" investment!

Duration: 00:36:20

MB 057: 3 Ways to Partner To Achieve Massive Success in Multifamily Investing – With Joe Fairless

Listen to Joe Fairless as he describes 3 ways to partner so that you can accelerate your success as a multifamily investor. The sooner you do your first deal, the sooner you’ll become financially free!

Duration: 00:32:57

MB 055: How I Replaced My Income With Multifamily in 2 Years – With Brad Tacia

Is it possible to replace your income with multifamily in just two years? Yup … Brad Tacia tells you how he did it. Listen and be inspired.

Duration: 00:50:01

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