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#194 From 0 To 81 Units with Douglas Benson

We were out in Lansing, MI giving a talk at a landlord association and Doug was one of the members of the audience. He had some great insights so we decided to have him on the podcast to share his story of how he grew from 0 units to 81.


#193 Financing Multifamily Deals with Michael Blank

The hardest deal is the first property. Michael says you’ll spend more time buying that first two unit compared to the 50 unit you’re going to buy a few years later. That’s because you’ll have the systems in place and trust from your investors to make a sizable profit.


#192 Demystifying Wear and Tear with Don Krupens

It’s ironic that term the “grey area” is ambiguous in its own spelling. Is it “grey” or “gray?” We suppose it depends on where you’re from. Either way, wear and tear is a grey area for many landlords so in this episode we’re going to discuss exactly how to handle these situations with kids and tenants with disabilities. Listen in as we have attorney Don Krupens of shed some light on this confusing subject.


#191 Clayton Morris And Your Freedom Number

Clayton is a former TV host who left the business young so he could pursue real estate. He has a podcast called "Investing In Real Estate" and a great following of investors. He talks about the freedom number that you need to figure out in order to understand how many rentals you'd need to support your lifestyle. Listen in as he shares details about his formula and advice on investing in real estate in 2018.


#190 Interview With RentalRookie

Recently we came across a blog post on talking about how to reinvest income in rental properties through a snowball philosophy. When we reached out to the author he said we needed to interview him and his wife together. Turns out his wife runs the blog over at and they have a treasure trove of resources for investors. Emily and Kirk have a great story and are well on their way to building their real estate empire. We interview them to...


#189 Mark Ferguson from Invest Four More

Mark is a busy guy who has his hands in rentals, flips, commercial and also building out his educational site at We had him on the podcast because he has such a diverse range of experience. We're impressed with his ability to grow and build a team that allows him to get so many deals done each year. He has a podcast, books and online community of real estate investors. Check out all the education and resources he has waiting for you at...


#188 Tips On Investing And Securing Loans For Real Estate with Mike Anderson

Mike has bought more than 25,000 homes. No, that is not a typo... He's managed over 20,000 rental properties at his property management company he owned. He's closed loans from $35,000 to $11,500,000 at his company Reliance Mortgage Company, Inc. He started in 1989 with 5 employees. He has worked as a Residential Mortgage Loan Originator ever since. In 1993, Mike directed the company in the origination of over $400 million in home mortgages. Today, Reliance Mortgages has closed...


#187 Investing In Small Town Rentals with Josh Randall

Josh is our guest on the podcast and he has a really interesting story when it comes to rental properties. People may not think of Kentucky as a real estate hot bed but Josh has done extremely well buying up cheap rental properties, fixing them up and cash flowing into the next property. He's bough some rentals for less than $10,000 because his market is so cheap. He shares his story and experiences of buying rentals in a smaller market.


#186 Learning About Self Directed IRAs with Mat Sorenesen

It might sound cheesey to say our guest "wrote the book on SDIRA investing." But... it's absolutely true. Mat Sorensen is an attorney and best selling author of "The Self Directed IRA Handbook." He has sold over 20,000 copies and shares his insights on today's podcast about how real estate investors can invest in their future with a SDIRA. You can learn more about Mat at and his law firm at


#185 RentPrep Court: Awkward Venn Diagram

It happens. A former tenant moves out and is upset so they trash the place. This happened to one of our Facebook group members who was shocked when they saw a giant Venn Diagram on the wall of their rental. Listen as this case unfolds in RentPrep court and Judge Rudy Fortune shares his thoughts on the matter.


#184 Double Dipping with Tim Shiner

This week's guest is Tim Shiner of Dallas, TX and he's a pretty interesting investor. He owns businesses, class A rental properties and also works in tandem with his wife who is a real estate agent. Tim shares his strategy of how he only buys class A rental properties now and why he makes more money when his tenants break their lease early. Plus he has a crown royal tuxedo. What else do you need to know?


#183 RentPrep Court: Cutting Corners

Resources mentioned in this episode: Narrator voice This is the plaintiff Jim Jackson he’s a renter from Texas and he says the defendant denied him a rental because he has a large family. He’s suing for $1,000 in statutory damages related to his discrimination claim. Narrator voice This is the...


#182 Filing Insurance Claims On Rentals with Kim and Scott Hampton

Kim and Scott Hampton manage around 1,000 doors in the Central Florida market and they recently had to file 60 insurance claims due to recent hurricanes. In this episode they will share the tips they've learned along the way.


#181 RentPrep Court: Security Deposits in Kentucky

Going to court is stressful and that's why we want to share details of court cases so you have the knowledge ahead of time so you don't end up in court like these landlords. In this episode Judge Rudy Fortune rules on if the landlord should be able to keep the security deposit plus additional damages caused by their renter.


#180 - Setting Up LLCs with Mark Kohler

In this week's podcast we have Mark Kohler on who's an attorney and CPA. We focus the conversation on the mistakes landlords make when they setup LLCs to protect their rental properties. An LLC is a tool to limit your liability and is a smart investment for a landlord who wants to scale their business. Listen in and ask Mark questions in our Facebook group as well. You can learn more about Mark at his website and grab his free resources as well.


#179 - Using Technology In The Screening Process

There is more and more technology available to help you manage your rental properties. In this episode we talk about how you can use the following services to help automate your screening process. Google Voice Gmail Canned Responses These services will help to streamline and document communications through the tenant screening process. Learn more by tuning into this episode.


#178 We Overreacted Like Many Landlords Do

It's tough as a landlord because you have so much invested in your business and when a tenant does something to your rental it feels like a personal attack. We experienced this with an Amazon review on our book "The Landlord Water Cooler." We talk about not responding emotionally to your tenants (or negative reviews).


#177 Using Facebook To Fill Vacancies

There are so many ways to find tenants and Facebook is one such example. Just inside of Facebook there are different ways market and reach potential tenants. In this episode we're talking about posting your listings to your personal page, business page, local groups, and the Market Place. Listen in as three members of our community (Justin, Natalie, Jennifer) share their insights as well.


#176 Leave on for Landlord Utilities

Eric doesn't have these accounts setup currently so he calls his utility company to get answers on what is involved with creating a landlord utility account. We learn some good information as far as common pitfalls to avoid when it comes to a leave on for landlord account. Tune in to hear all you need to know in this short podcast episode.


#175 Onboarding A New Tenant

You've found the perfect applicant and you're ready to accept them as your new tenant. What do you do next? Andrew Schultz is our guest on the podcast and he takes us through his process of onboarding a new tenant. There are several costly mistakes that landlords make and Andrew will show you the ropes of how to avoid those.


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