Real Estate Underground
By Clark St Capital
Welcome to the Real Estate Underground podcast! This podcast is dedicated to serving all real estate investors to help them achieve the lifestyle they deserve through knowledge, education, experience, and our rapidly growing community.
Show #44 - Joe Robert
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #44! Joe Robert has over 20 years of experience in alternative asset management, including start-ups, seed round funding, real estate, and cryptocurrency. He currently serves as Robert Ventures's CEO, offering clients a 10% fixed-rate return through high-quality alternative assets. He believes we are in the beginning stages of the transition to a digital economy. The following 10 years will challenge everything we think we know about investing, finance, and wealth management. Resources: Website: https://joerobert.com Website: https://robertventures.com Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
November 29, 2022
Show #43 - Zachary Beach
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #43! Zachary went from a bartender to a Real Estate Expert, Coach, and 2x Best-Selling Author of Real Estate On Your Terms & The New Rules of Real Estate Investing. He's the COO of Smart Real Estate Coach, a partner in multiple 7-figure businesses, and co-host of the Smart Real Estate Coach and Not Just A Transaction podcasts. At 25, Zach decided to leave the world of bartending and personal training and jump into the family business. It was one of the first significant risks he took in his life, as nothing was guaranteed. Zach knew absolutely nothing about real estate. Through hard work, in-house training, and implementation, Zach has now completed over 100 deals, and on top of that, he coaches students around the country on how to buy and sell a property just like his family still does. Now, as a group, they buy and sell 25-30 properties a month with a predictable and scalable system, controlling between $60-$80 million of real estate at any one time with little to no money in the deal and no banks involved. Zach has over 6 years of experience and runs all Smart Real Estate Coach operations, continuing to coach his students and associates. He has a fantastic wife, Kayla, and two small children, his son Remi and his daughter Bellamy. He is a prime example of business success and, at home. Resources: Website: https://wickedsmartbooks.com/underground Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
November 22, 2022
Show #42 - Denise Oster Dehn
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #42! Denise Oster is a magnetic force of spirited energy ruled by determination. Her tremendous ambition and drive created a new dimension to her inner truths and beliefs. Life’s mishaps and uncertainties are opportunities to fulfill desires for herself and others. She values the magical vibration and unlimited potential we all have. The essence of her life is to seek, serve, learn and grow. Although she may never grow up, she shows up with integrity and commitment. Her bold, sassy yet charismatic approach to life, coupled with the exuberance of her personality, is how she lives her life and impacts others. She doesn’t let shit happen; she makes shit happen. For over 15 years, Denise has helped hundreds of clients realize their Inner truth (IT factor) and discover what they are destined to do. Her message, teachings, experience, knowledge, and coaching have eliminated the safety-value approach to living and transformed into an inner candle flame that won’t flicker even when the worst situations befall you. She is a catalyst for choice, commitment, and community. She is not about finding yourself; she is about creating yourself! Her inner mojo shifts your heart to look within and debunk limited beliefs. Denise’s journey to excellence has been fueled by an unrelenting passion for empowering people to empower others. She holds a psychology degree and is a certified professional life coach, real estate agent, investor, international speaker, certified corporate trainer, TV channel and show host, and former educator. Her passion is to serve others, and her purpose originated from past obstacles that presented opportunities. She lit her flame at the end of her tunnel. She learned to overcome a childhood learning disability, lack of self-worth, fears, infertility, miscarriages, emotional abuse, divorce, single motherhood, and uncertainty. Her past experiences forced her to go within or go without. Resources: Website: www.deniseoster.com Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
November 15, 2022
How to Leverage Technology to Accelerate Your Business, with Lucas Hauer
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #41! Lucas Hauer is a Real estate Investor and former Marketing executive for Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi. Through his company Basil Holdings LLC, they help retirees and corporate professionals invest their capital in cash-flowing properties that provide a hefty return, tax benefits, and stable capital security in the Arizona real estate market. Also, with their subsidiary company, they can provide sellers with cash offers on their assets. They can also help sellers get more for their homes through their investor relationships of nearly 7,000 cash investors!! Resources: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucas-hauer-163334180 Email: Lucashauer1@gmail.com Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
November 08, 2022
Show #40 - Ron LeGrand
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #40! Ron LeGrand first got involved with real estate; he was a dead-broke auto mechanic trying to make enough money to make ends meet. There was no such thing as disposable income around his house, and it was all disposed of before he got it. Thirty-five years old, bankrupt, and didn't know what he wanted when growing up, he knew it wasn't fixing cars in the hot Florida sun. The year was 1982. Ron saw an ad that said, "Come learn how to buy real estate with no money or credit." That appealed to him because he had no money or credit and liked the rich idea. So, he attended the free seminar. After more years, Ron bought and sold nearly 2,000 houses and still does. Over the years, Ron created a mountain of home study products, written millions of words in print, and shared the platform with past presidents, movie stars, actors, politicians, sports heroes, business leaders, super wealthy from all professions, and some of the best speakers in the world. He has spoken to audiences as small as 20 and as large as 20,000 in hotel meeting rooms and coliseums across North America. Ron's legacy has spread like a swarm of locusts, and his positive impact will affect thousands (maybe millions now). New generations will profit directly or indirectly because they attended one of his seminars, then used the information and passed it on. When the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Ron spends much of his time in front of good people who are serious about getting rich and will do what it takes to become one of the 3% who can say and prove they have achieved true wealth. Resources: Website: www.RonLeGrand.com Website: TheMentorPodcast.com/Terms Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
November 01, 2022
Show #39 - Nick Prefontaine
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #39! Nick Prefontaine is an Amazon Best Selling author of The New Rules of Real Estate. He is also the co-host of the "Not Just a Transaction" podcast. "Not Just a Transaction" is a podcast that explores the many creative options available for buying or selling a home. Nick and their family team had helped hundreds of people buy and sell even when they thought it wasn't possible. Nick Prefontaine grew up in real estate and started at an early age. He was knocking on Pre-Forclosure doors at 16, doing 50 doors a day. These were people who didn't pay their mortgages. This experience helped shape Nick's real estate career. Now, Nick specializes in working with buyers to get them into a home and on the path to home ownership. Resources: Email: email@example.com Free giveaway: Master's Class: www.smartrealestatecoach.com/mastersclass Strategy Call: www.smartrealestatecoach.com/action Book Request: http://wickedsmartbooks.com/underground Social media links: Website: http://nickprefontaine.com Website: http://www.smartrealestatecoach.com Podcast: https://www.smartrealestatecoach.com/podcast Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/smartrealestatecoach Google +: https://plus.google.com/+Smartrealestatecoachchannel Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/smartrealestatecoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartrealestatecoach LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickprefontaine Twitter: https://twitter.com/smartrecoach Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
October 25, 2022
Show #38 - Heather Dreves
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #38! Heather Dreves is the Director of Funding Secured Investment Corp and a fund manager that oversees the management of the Secured Investment High Yield Fund II LLC and the Circle of Wealth Fund III LLC. Secured Investment Corp is one of the US's fastest-growing real estate lenders and fund managers. Secured Investment Corp has created two private equity funds to fill the void left by uncooperative traditional funding sources. Investors have the potential to earn double-digit returns based on past performance by connecting real estate investors who needed non-traditional funding with passive ib=nvestors who were ready to make higher returns on their investments. Secured Investment Corp created an opportunity to benefit both sides. Passive investors get higher returns, and real estate investors get quick, competitive loans to purchase and rehab those properties that traditional lenders will not touch. Heather enjoys lending money to self-employed entrepreneurs and their families. Watching people succeed in their business motivates her, and that's why she and her lending team focus on transparency, mentorship, and making sure their people make their money back. She learned early on that focusing on the bottom line was not enough to sustain a business, and after foreclosures and property taxes caught up with many of her clients, she decided to change her approach. Now, seminars, classes, and success and accountability programs are all ways Heather and Secured Investment Corp are ensuring their clients earn all their money back (and then some). Resources: Website: securedinvestmentcorp.com Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
October 18, 2022
Show #37 - Sam Eddinger
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #37! Sam Eddinger has been involved in real estate from a young age, helping his mother and father maintain their real estate properties. Sam witnessed firsthand how investing in real estate with a long time horizon can build wealth. Sam saw an opportunity with the real estate market near a bottom in 2012 and started aggressively buying real estate in central Connecticut. In 2018, after 15 years as a nuclear engineer, he surprised his coworkers and managers by leaving his desk job to start Ironclad Property Management. Because of his experience in engineering, Sam brings a data analysis and process-based approach to property management. Because of his experience as an investor, Sam works to help each client improve their investment rate of return. Resources: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (860) 254-7343 Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
October 11, 2022
Show #36 - Zack Boothe
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #36! Zack Boothe is the Founder of Driving For Dollars Mastery, where he helps people replicate his success through real estate investing. Just a few years ago, Zack was a window cleaner. You can even find his window cleaning tutorial videos on YouTube with millions of views. Because of those window cleaning tutorial videos, he even ended up on the history channel. Although he succeeded with his window cleaning business, he always dreamt of being a real estate investor. Taking a leap of faith, he walked away from window cleaning, and within a handful of years, he was making over a million dollars per year from real estate investing. Zack now has his own company, a successful Podcast, and a YouTube channel where he dedicates his timing to giving back and helping others get started in the competitive game of real estate. This year, Zack launched the Driving For Dollars Mastery podcast, which is already in the top 1% of podcasts in global popularity. Recently on his YouTube channel, he did a 40 days challenge. The goal was to turn $1,000 into $40,000; he was successful in making $93,000 and buying two rentals with over $100,000 of equity. When he isn't helping people make money through real estate, Zack can spend time with his wife and two children and hiking the mountains of the Western United States. Resources: Website: dfdchallenge.com Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
October 04, 2022
Show #35 - Jacob Vanderslice
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #35! Jacob Vanderslice is a Principal at VanWest Partners, A Denver-based real estate investment firm focusing on acquiring and managing self-storage centers and other opportunistic real estates throughout the United States. VanWest has established a track record with over $195mm in real estate assets by focusing on this conservative and growing real estate sector. A commitment drives Jacob and his partners' success in delivering an expertly-executed, adaptable strategy with an institutional investment approach. The diverse background of VanWest's principals allows the company to look at investments outside many companies' traditional, single-focus strategy. Uncovering value when the value is not apparent allows Jacob and his team to maximize investment performance for their stakeholders. Jacob is passionate about educating investors about self-storage, urban infill repositioning, redevelopment of distressed commercial assets, and other untraditional investment opportunities. He focuses on investments driven by date and reveals and maximizes opportunities to make a positive and lasting impact in the lives of his clients and investors. Resources: Email: email@example.com Website: vanwestpartners.com LinkedIn: Jacob Vanderslice Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
September 27, 2022
Show #34 - John Souza
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #34! John is a long-time Hartford area landlord/investor. Real estate investing is in his blood as some of his earliest memories are working with family around properties fifty years ago. He bought his first property in 1990 and has worked with his brother for the last 30-plus years, building and managing the portfolio and running the day-to-day operations in Hartford’s historic west end. He has served on multiple real estate related boards over the years, most recently volunteering as President of the CT Coalition of Property Owners (CCOPO). CCOPO tirelessly works to educate and inform State legislators, small investors, and the public about landlord/ tenant issues. We retain a lobbyist to keep abreast of pending legislation enabling us to alert local landlord groups and guide them in grass root efforts to communicate with elected officials on critical issues. (Recent issues CCOPO has worked on: Hiding of Summary process records, energy star ratings for apartments, elimination of lapse of time evictions, fair rent commissions, eliminating criminal records) We guide members through the art of preparing testimony for public hearings, provide a forum to network with other investors, and offer opportunities for members to expand their real estate investing knowledge. In his free time, he coaches youth wrestling, curses at golf courses and skis with his family, and enjoys collecting vintage cameras and uranium glassware. Resources: Phone: (860) 983-6974 Website: https://ccopo.com Additional Resources: Website: www.clarkst.com Phone: (860) 675-5800 Social Media Facebook: www.facebook.com/ClarkStCapital Instagram: www.instagram.com/clarkstcapital Twitter: https://twitter.com/clarkstcapital1 LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/clark-st-capital
September 20, 2022
Show #33 - Lou Brown
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #33! Lou Brown has students in all fifty states, across Canada, and ten foreign countries that have long regarded the training systems and forms created by Lou Brown as the best in the industry. Quoted as an expert by many publications and authors, "Lou" draws from a wide and varied background as a real estate investor, having been buying property since 1977. He invested in Single-family homes, apartments, hotels, and developed subdivisions. These experiences have given him a proving ground for today's most cutting-edge concepts in the real estate investment industry. He's widely known as a creative financing genius with his deal structuring concepts. Lou Brown's passion for Real Estate began as a teenager. His mother had a friend from work (who he affectionately called Aunt Mabel). Mabel and her husband "Uncle George," lived in a duplex and were able to buy it. They rented out the other side and were able to live for free. The next year, they purchased another duplex on the same street. Then they bought another and another. Pretty soon, they moved out of that duplex into a lovely, big house on a corner lot with a large yard and a Cadillac in the driveway. Lou saw that the secret to their lavish lifestyle came from accumulating property. Mabel showed him how to buy his first home in 1976 when he barely scraped by in a dead-end job. Once Lou learned how to buy property without borrowing money from a bank, he was unstoppable. Today, countless investors in all fifty states, across Canada, and fifteen foreign countries as far away as Australia and New Zealand, regard the training, systems, and forms created by Louis Brown as the best in the industry. What started as a desperate attempt to drag himself and his single mom out of poverty has become one of the real estate's most incredible success stories. "Lou" draws from a wide and varied background as a real estate investor and continues to be quoted as an expert by many publications and authors for decades. He's invested in single-family homes, apartments, hotels, and notes, and Lou has developed subdivisions and built and renovated homes and apartments. These experiences have given him a proving ground for learning and teaching the most cutting-edge concepts in real estate today. Resources: https://streetsmartwiz.com/bhsbook https://getdoinggood.com https://maximumassetshield.com
September 13, 2022
Show #32- Mitch Stephen
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #32! Mitch Stephen has been a self-employed RE investor for 25+ years. His real estate investing career started at the age of 23 when he read “Nothing Down” by Robert Allen. Mitch Stephen has purchased a property in or about San Antonio, Texas, every 4-5 days for over 2 decades. Approximately 100 houses per year and well over 2,000 properties. His real estate investing career started at the age of 23 when he read "Nothing Down" by Robert Allen. A high school graduate who never stopped learning. Books, CDs, seminars, and webinars in his classroom. He has perfected a method of achieving without land lording and without having to rehab properties. He's mastered the art of raising private money and the classic "Nothing Down" deal. A passionate speaker who delivers the message of integrity first and profits second; an expert at keeping it simple and explaining, in plain English, the theories that made him financially independent. He is always an inspiration to those around him. Resources: Website: https://1000Houses.com Podcast: https://1000Houses.com/Podcasts Free Stuff: 1000Houses.com Free Stuff - https://ub203.isrefer.com/go/menu/emathews/ Free 100 pages ebook - https://ub203.isrefer.com/go/e-book/emathews/ Free Book MY LIFE & 1,000 HOUSES: Failing Forward to Financial Freedom - https://ub203.isrefer.com/go/bun/emathews/ Webinar Registration: The Art of Creative Real Estate Investing - https://ub203.isrefer.com/go/gen/emathews/ Tax-Free Future ebook - https://ub203.isrefer.com/go/tffb/emathews/ Additional Resources: Become a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join the CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com
September 06, 2022
Show #31 - Bob Lachance
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #31! Bob Lachance is a nationally recognized speaker, mentor, and trainer specializing in helping customers build their businesses through automation and outsourcing. Bob owns four companies and helped start one of the nation's most extensive real estate coaching programs. A Bristol, CT native, Bob played ice hockey and went on to play at Boston University, playing a vital role in their 1995 National Championship. With only two classes left to graduate in his senior spring, he dropped out of school and signed a professional contract with the St. Louis Blues Organization. Bob went on to play for eight years professionally, 4 years in the US, and 4 years in Europe. At 30, with his pro hockey career over, he self-educated himself in real estate and began his career in the trenches as a real estate investor. He acquired his first flip in 2004 and has done over 800 transactions since then. He has also started 2 very successful real estate coaching programs, 3 virtual assistant staffing companies, and much more. Bob is the owner of REVA Global LL, which offers trained real estate virtual assistants to real estate professionals. Over the years, he has experienced various setbacks where others would have thrown in the towel. Through the ups and downs both in business and life, his humble commitment to the daily process is something listeners can gravitate towards. Real estate professionals can leverage and scale their businesses by utilizing the power of virtual assistants. Investing in virtual assistants is a lifestyle change that increases business productivity. Not only do you gain back lost time, but you have the opportunity to focus on the income-producing tasks that grow your business. Resources: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.revaglobal.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/boblachance Facebook: www.facebook.com/robert.lachance.10 Phone: 860-680-1169 Additional Resources: Become a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join the CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com
August 30, 2022
Show #30 - Deirdre Virvo
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #30! As a managing member of Just Like Home LLC, Deirdre is passionate about providing a better option for seniors living in her Fairfield County community. She provides a premiere boutique one-level Dementia specific, purpose-built residential senior care. Deirdre is a real estate entrepreneur and a social worker at heart. Deirdre’s first book is Be a Success Maverick: How Ordinary People Do It Different to Achieve Extraordinary Results – which outlines her philosophy of a purposeful, happiness-driven life. Her second book, Home to Home: Step by Step Senior Housing Guide, is perfect for a senior homeowner or senior family members in the planning steps for Senior Housing or going through a health crisis in need of help navigating through it. Deirdre has been a full-time real estate entrepreneur since 2007. Previously she owned and managed an advertising agency. She holds a CT Debt Negotiation License and takes pride in the fact she has helped more than 1,000 families avoid foreclosure and continues to do so. She is a Distressed Property & Short Sale expert. Deirdre is also the founding partner of the SOCT Real Estate Investors Association. Originally from Rockland County, NY, where her mother and brother still reside – Deirdre will always be a New Yorker at heart. Although she loves CT, where she has resided since college. She is all about family. Her claim to fame is how close her children are and that her adorable grandchildren live right down the road from her – nothing better than that! Resources: Phone: 203-570-4839 Website: www.justlikehomellc.com Additional Resources: Become a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join the CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com
August 23, 2022
Show #29 - Brandon Cobb
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #29! Brandon Cobb is the owner and partner of HBG Capital, a vertically integrated real estate firm providing investors with superior risk-adjusted returns and downside principal protection backed by tangible assets in the residential single-family construction sector in Nashville, TN & Commercial Multifamily Acquisitions in the Southeast United States. HBG Capital's construction arm - HBG Construction, executes ground-up new developments, land development, and residential property rehabilitation in Nashville, TN. Brandon was a former sports medicine medical device sales rep before becoming a licensed GC in TN, managing 16 Million+ of new development annually and active ownership in 33 million in commercial real estate. He was featured on the cover of REI Wealth magazine, Realty 411 Magazine, and quoted and published in Forbes magazine. Resources: Website: hbgcapital.net Additional Resources: Become a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join the CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com
August 16, 2022
Show #28 - Kris Morin
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #28! Kris Morin brings 12 years of real estate investing experience and has participated in more than 100 transactions in various roles, including buyer, limited partner, and coach to new investors. Once a struggling teacher, Kris is now an accredited investor, owns a multimillion-dollar portfolio, and is now buying apartment complexes in the Southeast and Midwest. During his journey, Kris even started a Ferrari wholesale business. Kris also balances investing with working full-time as Director of Strategy for a Fortune 150 company in Connecticut. Resources: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kris.morin.906 Additional Resources: Become a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join the CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com
August 09, 2022
Show #27 - Chris Prefontaine
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #27! Chris Prefontaine is a 3-time best-selling author of Real Estate on Your Terms, The New Rules of Real Estate Investing, and Moneeka Sawyer's Real Estate Investing for Women. He's also the Founder and CEO of SmartRealEstateCoach.com and the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast host. Chris has been in real estate for over 30 years. His experience ranges from constructing new homes in the 1990s and owning a Realty Executive Franchise to running his investments (commercial & residential) and coaching clients throughout North America. After the crash of 2008, Chris reengineered his entire business to weather all storms and economic cycles. Understanding these challenges, he helps students navigate the constantly changing real estate waters. Today, Chris runs his buying and selling business with his family team, which purchases 2-5 properties monthly, so they're in the trenches weekly. They also help their students do the same thing across North America, working together on another 25-30 properties monthly. Free giveaway: Master's Class: www.smartrealestatecoach.com/mastersclass Strategy Call: www.smartrealestatecoach.com/action Book Request: www.wickedsmartbooks.com/underground Resources: Website: http://www.smartrealestatecoach.com Podcast: https://www.smartrealestatecoach.com/podcast Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/smartrealestatecoach Google +: https://plus.google.com/+Smartrealestatecoachchannel Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/smartrealestatecoach Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smartrealestatecoach LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/chrisprefontaine Twitter: https://twitter.com/smartrecoach Additional Resources: Become a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join the CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com
August 02, 2022
Show #26 - Marco Kozlowski
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #26! Marco Kozlowski is a co-founder of Capra Capital, a boutique Real Estate Investing Mentor, and a serial entrepreneur. For more than 22 years he’s been buying real estate, working his way up from single-family homes to, today, owning more than 6,000 units across various asset classes including multifamily, hospitality, and mobile home parks. Marco is a big believer in contributing to his community and enjoys donating 10% of his projects' proceeds. Resources: Podcast: Big Fat Real Estate Checks Website: ctreiamarcorocks.com Additional Resources: Become a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join the CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com
July 26, 2022
Show #25 - Brandon Rush
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #25! Brandon Rush has been a real estate investor since 2020. For the past 13 years, he has worked in the information technology industry, specifically K-12 and Higher Education. Brandon left his IT career to pursue a new life as a real estate agent and investor. In 2019 while on a flight to Peru, Brandon read the book “The Magnolia Story” by Chip and Joanna Gaines. In the book, Chip was acquiring houses on the same street for little to no money down. At this moment, Brandon decided real estate would be his way to escape the rat race and create a future he could control. Brandon hosts the Network Education Invest (NEI) Real Estate Investor Meetup in Central Connecticut. He is also a member of a real estate mastermind community which he credits with many of his successes so far. While not working on real estate, Brandon enjoys traveling the world with his wife, mountain/road biking, and visiting wineries. Resources: Facebook: @rushdpi Website: dartmouthpi.com Additional Resources: Phone: 860-876-0572 Be a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com Insurance For Real Estate Investors: https://www.ctreiainsurance.com
July 19, 2022
Show #24 - Gary Crawford
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #24! Gary has been in the real estate industry for over 5 years. After graduating from the University of New Haven with a double major in Marketing and Entrepreneurship, he moved to Las Vegas to start his real estate ventures. His first property was a live-in-house hack in which he cash flowed $3,200 a month living rent-free and sold the property for a 144k profit. After that, he went all-in on real estate and has since completed 150+ transactions between wholesales, fix and flips, rentals, and traditional sales throughout Nevada, New Mexico, California, Florida, Ohio, and now New York/Connecticut. Gary's primary focus is now on the acquisition, underwriting, and asset management for Flippin' CT. Resources: Phone: 914-207-5729 Website: https://flippinctllc.com Additional Resources: Become a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join the CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com
July 12, 2022
Show #23 - Charles Dobens
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #23! Charles Dobens is a multifamily investor, attorney, and mentor to multifamily investors all around the country. Charles founded the Multifamily Investing Academy, where he works with students in his Owner Forum program to train them in the correct way to acquire, operate and own multifamily property. His legal and consulting practice has one specialty - helping new investors overcome any lack of confidence in moving toward their financial objective of owning and operating apartments. Charles is uniquely qualified to walk investors confidently through the entire process: analyzing a property, negotiating contracts, organizing funding, and transitioning to ownership. Resources: Website: www.multifamilyinvestingacademy.com Additional Resources: Phone: 860-876-0572 Be a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com Insurance For Real Estate Investors: https://www.ctreiainsurance.com
July 05, 2022
Show #22 - Mark Podolsky
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #22! Today's guest is known as "The Land Geek." Mark Podolsky is widely considered to be the country's most trusted and foremost authority on buying and selling raw, undeveloped land. Today, Mark will share his journey into the world of buying, selling, and leasing raw land as an investment. He has actively invested in real estate and raw land for almost twenty years and completed over 5,000 unique transactions. Resources: Website: thelandgeek.com/quickdeals Additional Resources: Phone: 860-876-0572 Become a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join the CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com
June 28, 2022
Show #21 - Heather Douglass
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #21! Heather Douglass has been a Real Estate Investor since 2016. She credits the education provided by the CTREIA coaching program and Alan Cowgill for the ability to grow her $60K holdings to over $1M in roughly five years, all financed with private money. If you want to get in touch with Heather, check her information below. Resources: Phone: 860-756-0939 Email: email@example.com Social Media: hdpaysitforward Additional Resources: Be a member of CTREIA: https://www.ctreia.com Join CTREIA Coaching Program: https://www.ctreia.com/Coaching Fund Your Deal: https://www.ctreiafunding.com Insurance For Real Estate Investors: https://www.ctreiainsurance.com
June 20, 2022
Show #20 - Alan Cowgill
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #20 If you've ever tried to raise money for your real estate investments, you've probably read one of Alan's books on how to make it happen. If you haven't, this episode is for you! The great Alan Cowgill gives us some of his best ideas on how to raise money from private lenders, even if you don't have any money of your own. Listen to this episode and learn how the pros do it.
June 14, 2022
Show #19 - Jason Courtney
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #19! Think you need to go to a fancy college to be successful in real estate? Nope. Jason Courtney is proof positive you can begin from anywhere in life and still achieve your life's goals. Listen to this amazing story of life transformation, redemption and success from a man who has gone from incarceration to never having to work another day in his life, all by getting on the right path and using real estate to create generational wealth.
June 07, 2022
Show #18 - Bard Kligerman
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #18! Welcome to the NBA, friends. Bard Kligerman is the CEO of Connecticut Realty Trust. Bard made his bones while buying and rehabbing affordable housing, beginning in Waterbury. Since 2007, Bard and his team have acquired more than 1,500 units here in Connecticut. Bard brings a unique business philosophy to his operation. Connecticut Realty Trust is focused on creating clean and safe assets where his residents are happy to live. He's successfully reduced his vacancy rates, well below the general market, and he has strong, long-standing partnerships with his residents. Bard is now building a 90+ unit development in Granby. Listen to this episode to learn how a real estate pro, at the top of his game, operates.
May 31, 2022
Show #17 - Brendan Chisholm
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #17! Go to college, they said. Get a good job and you'll be all set, they said. Brendan Chisholm was where a lot of us were. He has a good education and a good job. He tried jumping into the stock market gambling machine and didn't enjoy the ride. He soon realized he was looking for a more stable, predictable investment approach by buying real estate to build cash flow and accumulate wealth. With that, he jumped in headfirst. Brendan is proof you don't need a massive pile of cash to successfully invest in real estate. Listen to this episode to hear all about how he's grown so large, so quickly.
May 26, 2022
Show #16 - Luke Florian
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #16! Luke Florian grew up watching his parents build their real estate business. He then jumped into wholesaling and flipping single-family homes. A graduate of the CTREIA Coaching Program, Luke is growing a multi-family portfolio and, now, also getting into the self-storage space. His focus has gone from cash position to building generational wealth. Listen in to this show to hear from one of Connecticut's most active and successful investors.
May 10, 2022
Show #15 - Ahmed Khan
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #15 Ahmed Khan is a residential buy and hold investor, who sprinkled in a little bit of rehabbing on the side. Ahmed is an experienced entrepreneur who uses his experience as a technical Project Manager to accumulate an impressive portfolio in a short period of time. Ahmed began his investing career acquiring and flipping gas stations with a family member when he recognized the opportunity in residential real estate. Ahmed brings his unique perspective to this episode. He will tell you how he looks at a deal, how he breaks down the numbers and how he delivers results.
April 05, 2022
Show #14 - Julie Greco
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #14. The one...the only...Julie Greco! This #ctreia veteran joins the Real Estate Underground crew for an interesting and fun exploration of the real estate investing world. Julie is an entrepreneur, corporate rat trace escapee, and actress turned real estate investor who brought her big brain, tenacious networking prowess, and sparkling personality to master several different asset classes. From tax notes, to flips to multi-family, Julie has crushed it across several areas within the real estate investing world. Join us if you want to learn how a seasoned pro built her impressive portfolio.
March 29, 2022
Show #13 - Tom & Kevin Williams
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #13 Tom and Kevin Williams are a father and son team using their extensive legal, accounting, and digital marketing expertise to build a broad portfolio across multiple asset classes. From notes to multifamily to mobile home parks, this duo is well on their way to growing a substantial portfolio. This episode is for anyone who wants to learn how this high-performing team executes their unique approach to real estate investment.
March 22, 2022
Show #12 - Dave Devito
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #12 Dave Devito is a real estate entrepreneur's entrepreneur. He is an investor, wholesaler, realtor, and mortgage broker. He is a walking one-stop-shop of creative real estate deal-making. Here at the Underground, we're pretty sure the guy never sleeps. Dave is one of those special people you come across who is good at everything, hard-working, honest, and on top of it all, a really good dude. Dave is a wealth of information and a networking dynamo. Listen in to this episode to learn how he approaches his deal-making, hear about some of his successes, a new venture he's creating and how he overcame a property fire early in his career. You'll also hear how this deal machine is building a thriving and interconnected real estate juggernaut.
March 14, 2022
Show #11 - Mark Goux
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #11 Mark Goux is a professional rehabber, student housing maven, and all-around rental property rock star! In this week's episode, Mark joins Ed and Rich from Clark St Holdings' worldwide headquarters! Mark spent more than a decade in the restaurant business building struggling locations back into becoming profit centers, again, for his partner company. Like many of us here in the Underground, Mark made the leap into real estate after he realized his bosses were never going to compensate him in line with the value he delivered. So he took his considerable talents and his no BS mindset to the real estate world and has been crushing it ever since. Mark has led a truly interesting life...from the restaurant world to the professional wrestling ring, to the Jerry Springer Show, and now, to real estate. Listen in to one of our most interesting, eclectic, and information-packed episodes yet!
March 01, 2022
Show #10 - Risby Drayton
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #10! Creative financing is in our next guest's DNA. Risby Drayton is rapidly building an impressive portfolio of residential properties throughout Connecticut. Risby has mastered the use of personal and business credit as well as how to acquire properties 'subject to' current financing. Listen in if you're low on funds and full of motivation to break free from the corporate rat race. Risby Drayton has it figured out and he's dropping gold nuggets throughout this interview.
February 22, 2022
Learning About Wholesaling, Buying and Selling Multi-Families or Rehabbing Condos, and a Lot More! with Linda Baumgarten
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #9! Linda Baumgarten is back! Linda is the co-founder of the Connecticut Real Estate Investors Association and a successful real estate investor in her own rite. A mentor to so many of us, Linda has generously offered her experience and expertise to thousands of real estate investors over the past 15+ years, and now she's back for more! Listen in if you want to learn about wholesaling, buying, and selling multi-families or rehabbing condos, we cover a ton of ground with Linda. She is a wealth of knowledge.
February 15, 2022
Where to Find Money for Your Deals, with Adam Bonoff
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #8! Adam Bonoff is a Stock Broker, Trader, and Sales Executive turned real estate investor. He is the Managing Member of Long Hill Partners LLC, a buy and hold and student housing investment firm. Needless to say, with his vast investing experience, Adam has his expert fingers in a whole bunch of asset classes. Listen in if you want to learn about his unique perspective on the market both here in Connecticut and elsewhere.
February 11, 2022
How an Investor Looks at Deals, with Atty. Timothy Goetz
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #7 As you build your team, a BIG key to success is working with professionals who speaks "real estate investor". Attorney Timothy Goetz is certainly one of those professionals. Not only does Tim run one of the fastest-growing firms in Connecticut, but he and his wife also own a portfolio of properties here in Connecticut. Time brings over ten years of experience representing buyers and sellers in residential and commercial real estate transactions. He also provides legal assistance for business owners in a variety of commercial transactions and he handles estate planning matters of all degrees for clients in both Connecticut and Massachusetts, where he is licensed at both the state and federal levels. If you're looking to learn how an investor looks at deals with the trained eye of an attorney, you don't want to miss this episode.
February 02, 2022
Mastering Negotiation, with Paul Finck
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #6 Negotiation is the foundation of any good real estate deal. Paul Finck, The Maverick Millionaire, is the best of the best. He is bringing his unique Negotiation Mastery strategies to this show, and the upcoming CTREIA meetings in Central CT (January 17) and Fairfield Co (January 18), as well as an all day workshop on Negotiation Mastery, on Saturday January 22, at the CTREIA Training Center. Paul is the father of not one...not two...but THREE sets of twins! Needless to say, he is highly motivated to make it happen in all that he does. He is one of the foremost authorities in business and personal development today. His mission is to guide you to reach YOUR ultimate goals and dreams by sharing his vast array of skill sets acquired over 30 years of sales, marketing and entrepreneurial experience so you can become all your were always meant to be.
January 14, 2022
The Beauty of AirBnB Rentals, with Rob Makas
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #5! Think realtors don't understand how investing works...think again. Rob Makas is a realtor, a flipper, a buy and hold investor, and, now, a vacation rental SuperHost! Rob has been in the Real Estate Industry for over 10 years. Along with his wife and business partner, Rebecca, they run Flip It Good. Flip It Real Good. They are also one of the top realtor teams working for the Miale Team, a Keller Williams powerhouse, right here in Connecticut. In 2021, the Miale Team sold more than 800 properties. Rob Makas is one of the rainmakers who made that happen. Listen in to how Rob got his start. Hear how he approaches different opportunities, how he manages growth, and what drives him to be one of CTREIA's most successful investors and deal makers.
January 11, 2022
Achieving Financial Freedom Through Real Estate Investing, with Oz Pariser
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #4! On this week's show, we talk with family man, Realtor, wholesaler, multi-family investor, and jujitsu badass, Oz Pariser! Learn how he approaches the Connecticut market from multiple perspectives to create and take down the deals to grow his ever-expanding rental property portfolio. You'll also hear about how he uses the power of habit to discipline his life and his business, leading him to the entrepreneurial success he has already achieved in his exciting career.
December 21, 2021
The Advantage of Having a Duplex Property, with Stephanie Cabral
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #3! Stephanie Cabral is the founder of Sunrise Real Estate, LLC. A native to Connecticut, Stephanie offers a local, personable contact in the cash buyers world. She is a lawyer by trade, so she stands out against other investors by leveraging her problem-solving skills to achieve win-win situations for her clients. Compassion and a desire to help good people out of bad real estate situations drives her to help homeowners no matter what their situation is. Financial woes, bad tenants, poor property condition, life changes…she’s seen it all. Listen to how Stephanie got into this business, what drives her and how she uses creative tax strategies to grow her business even faster!
December 14, 2021
How to Get Out of the Rat Race, with Melissa Shea
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #2! Don't think you have enough time to invest in real estate? Listen how Melissa Shea, President of the Long Island REIA, as well as CEO at Everyday Funding Services, Everyday Capital LLC, EXiT Realty Long Island/Connecticut/Rhode Island, Meeting of The Minds, Mentoring Masterminds and Clear The Way Supportive Housing Corp...Oh and she's the mother of 8 beautiful children and has an equally amazing husband. Melissa has been a small business owner since 1996 and a real estate investor since 2004. She's seen it all. Melissa is active in the real estate educational world outside of the LIREIA, as well, hosting educational seminars on how to structure and finance deals and rehabbing distressed properties as well as financial education for both adults and children. As the lead instructor of Mentoring Masterminds, her goal is to motivate individuals to attain financial freedom through real estate investing. She is a licensed NY Real Estate Broker and has experience in negotiating short sales and working with homeowners facing foreclosure and assisting homeowners to stay in their homes. Needless to say, Melissa is a force of nature full of wisdom and experience. You definitely don't want to miss this episode.
December 07, 2021
The Power of Delegation, with David Haberfeld
Welcome To The Real Estate Underground Show #1! David Haberfeld is an entrepreneur's entrepreneur. He is the President of Landlord Solutions LLC. Landlord Solutions is a small business focused on personalizing its clients' search for their next home. They take their time to find the perfect neighbors and tenants for their properties. Whether a client is looking for an apartment, a house, or a commercial space to grow your business, Landlord Solutions have a great fit. In addition to his extensive real estate business, David owns multiple business operations across restaurants, auto dealerships and others. Listen to how David got his start, approaches his opportunities, manages and grows his various business and gives back to his community.
December 04, 2021