Everything Real Estate Investing Show with Sean Pan
By Sean Pan
Sean interviews the top real estate investors and professionals in the Silicon Valley Bay Area to give you the inside tips and tricks of the industry, enabling you to be ahead of the curve with your investments. Discover how you can create multi-generational wealth with actionable steps that will enable you to have the time and freedom to do what you love and to live your best life. There's no wrong way to make money with real estate investing! Sean's guests include 7 figure wholesalers, flippers, contractors, architects, syndicators, developers, and much more.
Brian is an asset protection attorney at Bradley Legal and in this episode, he’ll be telling us how to use offshore accounts to protect our assets. As we know, it only takes one major lawsuit to completely wipe you out and negate decades of savings and investing. If you’re interested in keeping the assets you worked so hard for, you need to listen to this episode.
Daniel is a real estate investor in the Bay Area that focuses on acquiring multifamily properties in Cincinnati and syndicating Hotel deals across the country. In this episode, you’ll learn why buying properties out of state can dramatically boost your passive income and why hotels are one of the most lucrative investments!
Mike is a real estate flipper, wholesaler, house hacker, and developer in the Bay Area. In this episode, Mike will tell us how to become successful investors in the Bay Area and how you can grow your real estate investing business.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/flipping-wholesaling-entitlements/
Dana is the CEO and co-founder of Hemlane, an all-in-one property management platform based in the Bay Area. Hemlane is a great solution if you own rental properties and don’t want to pay for full-service property management companies. In this episode, Dana will tell us how Hemlane works as well as how to start a prop-tech company in the Bay Area.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/129-how-hemlane-is-bringing-property-management-to-the-21st-century-with-dana-dunford/
Justin is the author of Rental Secrets, a guide for tenants on how to work with their landlords to keep their rents at reasonable rates. I thought this would be an interesting discussion to have since most of our listeners are investors and are on the other side of the table. The strategies that you hear about in this podcast may help you keep a valuable tenant while having them help with your operations.
Shannon is a commercial real estate investor in the Bay Area that specializes in investing in hotels. In this episode, you’ll learn how to wholesale hotels in the Bay Area and how to structure deals with the sellers to create massive profits for your investors.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/127-wholesaling-hotels-in-the-bay-area-shannon-shackerley-bennett/
Isaac is the operations manager for the Parrot Property Group in Indianapolis. In this episode, Isaac will show us how he runs his real estate investing business with his family and what they do to make it successful. He’ll give us tips on how to find true cash buyers, and what to do to get healthy deal flow. If you want to learn how to run a successful real estate investing business then this episode is for you.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/126---how-to-run-a-successful-real-estate-investing-operation-with-isaac-barrow
Jack is a title officer here in the Bay Area and on this episode, Jack will give us the inside scoop on how the title and escrow process works. After listening to this episode, you’ll get a good understanding of what they do and you’ll learn how to save money on closing fees.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/125---how-title-insurance-and-escrow-works-with-jack-lin/
Juan is a real estate investor in the Bay Area and on this episode, he’ll share how to hire the right team members to run a fully independent real estate business. Learning how to leverage other people’s time and talent allows you to spend more time doing the activities that matter.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/virtual-assistant-juan-diaz/
Jeff is a full-time periodontist turned real estate investor. In this episode, Jeff will teach us how to create an online thought leadership platform to raise funds for multifamily commercial investments.
Michael was a featured speaker at the National Association of REALTOR’s conference and is the CEO of Kaydoh, a startup company that helps agents create on the fly websites directly from a social media post. In this episode, we’ll go over tips on how you can use LinkedIn to boost your business and do more deals.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/122-how-to-use-linkedin-to-get-more-deals-with-michael-lam/
Besides traveling the world as a nomad, J Martin is also the host of the best Real Estate investing conference in the Bay Area. In this episode, J will share his top tips for what you should do to get the most out of your conference experience.
Use code SEAN20 for $20 off of your ticket!
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/real-estate-conference-networking/
Todd is an investor in the Bay Area that focuses on investing in Mobile home parks. In this episode, Todd will tell us how to start investing in mobile home parks and how they can be a better asset class compared to real estate investments.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/120---how-to-invest-in-mobile-home-parks-with-todd-sulzinger/
Justin is a real estate agent in New Jersey and runs a real estate agency and team. In this episode, Justin will tell us how to build a high performing team, even during an economic downturn.
Today we have Chris Prefontaine. Chris is a real estate investor and mentor that focuses on purchasing properties on terms only! In this episode, you’ll learn how to properly structure deals to protect your downside and will learn how to set up systems to build your real estate investing machine!
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/risk-free-investment/
Amanda is a real estate agent and investor in the Bay Area and today, she’ll share her story of how she went from Walmart employee to one of the top-performing agents in Santa Clara County. She’ll give us the inside scoop on what buyers are looking for and how we can sell our properties at the highest price, even in a slowing market.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/115---how-to-get-top-dollar-in-a-shifting-market-with-amanda-vang/
Naya is an investor in the Bay Area and was featured back on episode 75, where she talked about asset protection. Today she’s going to tell us how she uses the BRRR strategy to purchase properties out of state at auction, rehabs the properties, and uses a professional property management team to rent them out. If you’re interested in creating instant equity and building a portfolio of cash-flowing rentals, you need to listen to this episode.
Vinney is a multifamily investor here in the Bay Area who started his journey from 7 dollars in his pocket to owning over $326 million in assets! In this episode, Vinney will share his story of how he built his portfolio and how to scaled his business by syndicating deals with other investors to invest in commercial real estate.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/commercial-real-estate-vinney-chopra/
John is the head of the West Coast global strategy and business development at Hongkun USA, the US subsidiary of a global real estate investment, development and management holding company headquartered in Beijing. The Hongkun Group holds residential, commercial, healthcare, tourism and cultural properties in excess of $5 billion around the world.
In this episode, John will shed light on what Chinese investors are investing in and what their strategies are even with changing global policies. We’ll see what are they buying and how are they getting money out of China. By learning where big investors are placing their bets, you can follow the trend and make enormous profits!
Andrew is the owner of the Keel Team and currently manages 14 manufactured housing communities across six states.
Andrew will give us an inside scoop on how to properly purchase and operate mobile home parks to maximize the profits on each asset. We’ll be able to see the costs associated with operating a mobile home park and the amount it effort it takes to get it turned around. We’ll also get tips on what to do if you want to purchase your own mobile home park.
Alex is a multifamily syndicator and private money-raiser here in the Bay Area, specializing in helping busy professionals invest in tax-efficient real estate funds that produce heavy cash flow.
In this episode, Alex will be telling us his story of how he got into real estate investing and the different lessons that he’s learned from investing with other groups before creating his partnership.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/passive-tax-efficient-income-alex-kholodenko/
Ty is a Broker and wholesaler in the Bay Area who’s been in the business for over 2 decades. In this episode, Ty will share his tips on how consistency is the key to becoming a successful investor, even in a shifting market.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/lead-generation-ty-leon-guerrero/
Jeff is a partner at Gibbs Giden Attorneys at Law, who focuses on real estate transactions. In this episode, Jeff will clarify a lot of my questions about Real Estate Law and will let us know what to do to stay out of trouble with the SEC.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/108---what-you-need-to-know-about-real-estate-law-with-jeff-love/
Dave Brady is one of the partners of DB2 contractors, a general contracting team that specializes in large renovations and small development projects. In this episode, he’ll share how he takes projects through the entitlement process and pre-sells them before they even start building to maximize their profit while minimizing their risk!
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/107-how-to-pre-sell-new-development-opportunities-in-the-bay-area-with-dave-brady/
Marc is a founder of an investment and advisory firm called Coplace. In this episode, we’ll be diving deep into opportunity zone investments. Opportunity zone funds allow investors to defer their capital gains taxes for up to seven years, reduces the tax basis on those gains, and allows the capital gains of the fund investment to be tax-free if they hold on to the property for over 10 years! There’s a lot we cover in this episode, so be sure to take good notes.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/opportunity-zone-marc-berkowitz/
Leo is the founder of Seven Figures Funding, where he helps his clients obtain unsecured lines of credit for business purposes. In this episode, you’ll learn how to use unsecured lines of credit to do bigger deals without worrying about saving for the down payment! You’ll also learn how to obtain business lines of credit that have no personal recourse if you default on the loan.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/105-do-more-deals-with-unsecured-lines-of-credit-with-leo-kanell/
Dan used to be a professional soccer player with the LA Galaxies and is now the co-founder of Driven capital partners, a real estate investment company focused on Multifamily investments. We had his partner Matt Shamus on the show back in episode 48. In this episode, Dan will share his story of how he went from a pro soccer player to a fulltime real estate investor.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/multifamily-syndication-dan-kennedy/
Aaron is a real estate investor in New Jersey and invests locally in commercial multifamily assets. He’ll be sharing his story of how he created his company and how his strategy differs from others in his industry. Listen to this episode if you want to learn how to properly invest in commercial multifamily.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/new-jersey-investing-with-aaron-fragnito/
Jess is an investor in the Bay Area who builds new construction homes in Texas. With his strategy, he’s able to purchase vacant lots and build new, cash-flowing homes with almost no money down. If you’re interested in building new homes out of state, stay tuned to figure out how it’s done.
Jay is a real estate investor based in Los Angeles and currently works for a real estate investment company that creates large commercial developments. In this episode, we’ll talk about transitioning from a traditional engineering career into real estate and how to get into multifamily syndications as a millennial.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/multifamily-syndication-jay-chang
Haim used to run a large virtual wholesaling business but pivoted to investing in the Bay Area when he realized that by investing here, he could make more spread with less overhead. In this episode, Haim will share his techniques for doing massive deals in the bay area, and how he positions himself as an expert to get a consistent stream of deal flow. If you want to be a successful investor in the Bay Area, you should listen to this episode twice!
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/100---how-to-make-more-profits-by-investing-in-bay-area-real-estate-with-haim-mamane/
Jon is the founder and CEO of homecoin.com, a prop-tech startup company that allows homeowners to list their own properties on the MLS for just $95. Traditionally, you would have to get a licensed agent to do this for you, which could cost thousands of dollars. If you're a home flipper who spends thousands of dollars every time you list one of your own properties or trying to list a property in a different MLS, then this is an excellent solution for you.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/99---how-to-save-thousands-of-dollars-every-time-you-sell-a-property-with-jon-minerick/
Pete is one of the owners in a family run business called Parrot Property Group, where he invests in Indianapolis. He'll talk about his real estate investing journey and the lessons that he learned from going into real estate full time.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/indianapolis-real-estate-pete-barrow/
Joel is a real estate investor in the Bay Area and he’ll be sharing his story of how he went from originating loans to fixing and flipping multiple projects in the Bay Area with huge profits in a short period of time. If you want to know how to quickly succeed as a real estate investor in the Bay Area, then you need to listen to this episode.
Jason is a real estate investor and developer and spoke to us about development in episode 77. In this episode, we’re going to do something different. Recently, I’ve been getting a lot of off-market development deals but didn’t know what to do with them. So I asked Jason to walk me through the steps he takes to evaluate if a development deal is good or not quickly. It was a fun exercise and something that I never saw on any other podcast or Youtube video.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/96---how-to-evaluate-a-development-deal-with-jason-hsiao/
Jerry is the CEO and co-founder of Lofty.Ai, a prop-tech startup company in the Bay Area that uses artificial intelligence to predict rapidly appreciating locations. He’ll share with us how his software is able to accurately predict these locations and how they’re so confident in their business model, that they’ll partner with investors on the deal and will guarantee their loss if the deal isn’t profitable in 3 years!
Tommy is a Realtor that helps buyers purchase properties in the Bay Area. In this episode, we’ll be giving you insight into the consumer mind and talk about what a home buyer is looking for in a rehabbed house. We’ll go over tips to make your home more appealing to a wide array of buyers as well as some deal-breakers that might make your home sit on the market for several weeks!
Show notes: https://everythingrei.com/tips-for-selling-your-flip-in-a-slowing-market-with-tommy-doan/
Giovanni is a real estate investor in the Bay Area who started his real estate investing career in Las Vegas. We'll talk about potential investment opportunities in Vietnam, as well as the pros and cons of investing overseas.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/93-investing-overseas-for-huge-potential-returns-with-giovanni/
Nick is the creator of the Seven Hour Book and he’s going to tell us how to get our own professionally published book in just 7 hours!
Having a book is another marketing tool that real estate investors and professionals can use to establish their authority on a subject. It’s also great if they want to venture out of the investing space and into the mentoring space.
Nick will tell us how easy it is to get a book written and the steps associated with it.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/92---how-to-create-your-own-book-in-seven-hours-with-nick-raithel/
Brett is the CEO of Capital Gains Tax Solutions and today he'll be telling us everything we need to know about the Deferred Sales Trust. A deferred sales trust is an alternative to the 1031 exchange and helps you keep more money working for you.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/91-defer-capital-gains-with-the-deferred-sales-trust-with-brett-swarts/
Vin is the founder of Foxy AI, a prop-tech startup that uses artificial intelligence to look at photos to determine how much a property is worth. In this episode, we have a high-level discussion of how the software works and how it will revolutionize the way we use software to evaluate properties at scale!
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/using-ai-to-see-how-much-your-property-is-worth---vin-vomero/
Corey is a hard money lender with S & L capital group based in Los Angeles. Today, he’ll share with us how he created a hard money lending firm and why it’s important to have a great relationship with your lender.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-hard-money-works-with-corey-siegel/
Tyler is the founder of Bullpen, an online marketplace for freelancers in real estate. They help their clients find people who can help investors do miscellaneous jobs, like evaluating a deal or writing offering packages. With this business, investors will be able to focus on finding the deals and raising the money without worrying about having a large overhead for miscellaneous tasks. In this episode, he'll talk about how his business works, and how he managed to create his business even when the odds were against him.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/free-your-time-with-freelancers-tyler-kastelberg/
Larry will be sharing the secrets of real estate day trading; a method to wholesale properties remotely and at a rapid pace. With this method, anyone anywhere should be able to make a profit with real estate.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/87---real-estate-day-trading-with-larry-goins/
Jerson is a land and hardscaper in the Bay Area and has worked on my own projects in the past. In this episode, Jerson will let us know what it cost to rebuild a driveway and what to do if you're trying to sell your home on a budget.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/86---landscaping-and-hardscaping-with-jerson-ramirez/
Diana is a seven-figure investor in the Bay Area that focuses on luxury home remodels. In this episode, she'll share her story on how she got into real estate investing and how to properly underwrite your rehab projects.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/85---how-to-analyze-deals-and-become-a-seven-figure-investor-in-the-bay-area-with-diana-george/
Justin is the founder of open letter marketing, a direct mail company that helps investors with their marketing campaigns. Justin will tell us how to send out direct mail and why first-class stamps are important. This episode is great if you're just starting out and aren't sure how to effectively send direct mail pieces.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/direct-mail-marketing-tips-and-tricks-with-justin-silverio/
Adam is a real estate investor and multifamily syndicator with over 1400 doors in his portfolio. Adam is also the host of “The Creative Real Estate Podcast” and the host of a top ranking meetup group. In this episode, we’ll talk about how to get into multifamily syndications and how to properly evaluate an apartment deal.
Adam is hosting a special event in October to teach you how to raise funds for your deals. Use the code EVERYTHINGREI to get 15% off!
Raising Private Money Summit: https://www.raisingmoneysummit.com/letsgo
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/83---how-to-raise-money-and-syndicate-over-1400-doors-in-3-years-with-adam-adams/
Robert is a real estate investor who created an amazing software service to help you automate your follow ups and close more deals. I know how important it is to have automatic processes so that work gets done without you getting in your own way.
He’ll share how he developed Investor PO and how the tool has helped him increase his profits in his own real estate investing business!
Link to InvestorPO: https://www.investorpo.com?ref=seanpan
Shiv is an investor in the Bay Area and focuses on Airbnb arbitrage. In this episode, Shiv will share his story of how he got started with investing and how he plans to scale his business to the next level. If you're interested in starting your own cash flowing business with rental arbitrage, you need to listen to this episode.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-to-cash-flow-with-airbnb-rental-arbitrage-shiv-gettu/
Jerome is a hotel syndicator and managing partner of ASAP holdings, the largest Chinese owned private equity firm that focuses on acquiring Hospitality and Commercial Real Estate with Asset Management throughout the entire U.S.A.
At one point, his portfolio consisted of over $1 billion worth of hotels. He'll be sharing his story of how he got into the hotel space and how he was able to leverage partnerships to do larger deals.
If you're interested in understanding how investing in hotels work, you need to listen to this episode.
Show notes: https://everythingrei.com/80---hotel-syndications-and-managing-a-billion-dollar-asset-portfolio-with-jerome-yuan/
Chris is the co-founder and CEO of Rettex, a commercial real estate investing networking platform that hope to connect investors with commercial real estate syndication opportunities. We'll talk about the different types of syndications as well as how the Rettex platform can help investors learn more about syndications and how syndicators can get access to a pool of accredited investors.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/changing-the-way-we-invest-in-commercial-real-estate-investing-with-rettex---chris-moris/
Dan is a commercial multifamily syndicator and host of the online conference, The Multifamily Investor Nation Summit. In this episode, Dan will share a story of how he got into multifamily investments and how he was able to establish a massive presence in the community in a relatively short time frame.
Jason is a real estate developer and meetup host in the Bay Area. He’ll be telling us how he got into the development space as well as some major tips on what to do if you want to get started.
Sheila lives in San Diego, but flips homes here in the Bay Area!
She’ll share her methods of how to run a smooth operation from afar and how she used mentors to leverage connections to become a successful investor and be able to live the life she wants with her daughter.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/investing-in-the-bay-area-remotely-from-san-diego---sheila-wong/
Naya is a real estate investor in the Bay Area, and in this episode, she’s going to speak about asset protection management and how her finances were greatly impacted by not being properly protected. We’re going to go over lots of strategies on how to protect yourself, and most of these are strategies that I never heard of before.
FYI she’s not an attorney. If you’re interested in implementing any strategy you hear today, be sure to contact a professional attorney, or register for the class on August 9-11 at the Marriott hotel in Burlingame near SFO to learn more. We’ll give you more details later in the show.
Register for the event at aba.link/naya
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/protecting-your-assets-with-creative-llc-structures---naya-zhao/
This is a special episode, where we continued to chat after our conversations with the eQRP. In this episode, Damion talks about his failures as an investor during the last down-cycle and how he recovered from it. It’s a very raw episode and I wanted to share his advice with anyone who’s going through hard times of their own.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-to-handle-a-major-loss-like-a-champ-damion-lupo/
Brenda is a Hard money originator at Conventus. In this episode, she’ll let us know how the hard money process works and how to obtain a loan in the first place.
If you’re interested in getting a hard money loan with Conventus, be sure to stay until the end to see how you can save $1000 off of your next origination fee!
Did you know that you might need to pay taxes, even if you purchased the property with a self-directed IRA?
Damion is a best selling author and founder of the eQRP. The eQRP is a fascinating tool for investing in your retirement account because with a self-directed IRA, you still need to pay taxes if you used leverage to purchase the asset! With a eQRP, you get full control of your check book and you don’t need to pay taxes on the gains of an asset, even if you used leverage to buy it!
Show notes: https://everythingrei.com/investing-in-your-retirement-account-with-no-taxes-with-the-eqrp!---damion-lupo/
Jimmy is a successful investor in the Bay Area that focuses on wholeselling, rehabbing, and developing properties. In this episode, Jimmy will share his story of how he got into real estate investing and how he managed to grow his business exponentially. He’ll give us unique tips on how to acquire deals and how to become a master of your market.
Show notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-to-go-all-in-and-succeed-in-real-estate-investing-with-jimmy-tu/
Max recently found a lead in Sunnyvale, but had questions on what to do next! In this episode, we have a brainstorming session of how to approach the seller and the different creative financing strategies we could use to close this deal!
Neal is a multifamily syndicator, meetup group leader, and creator of the multifamily education company, MultifamilyU. Today, Neal will go over the key metrics to look for when deciding on a market to invest in and will give us excellent tips on how we can become better asset managers.
Show notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-to-analyze-data-to-invest-in-the-best-markets---neal-bawa/
Ruben was the former CEO of his local Keller Williams branch in Fayetteville and now acts as a performance coach for agents. He’ll go over how to create a high performing team and how to improve your mindset to accomplish big goals.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-to-create-amazing-teams-and-perform-at-a-peak-level--ruben-garcia/
Ryan works for reiprintmail.com, a one stop shop for all things direct marketing. In this episode, we’ll go over the best direct mail strategies to generate leads to get more deals.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-direct-mail-marketing-with-ryan-dixon/
Anthony is an agent at Keller Williams. On this episode, he’s going to share the strategy of house hacking in the bay using the FHA. With this strategy, we basically purchase fourplexes with an FHA loan, allowing us to purchase it with a low down payment and higher DTI ratio to qualify for the loan. It’s a great strategy for anyone looking to purchase their own property in the Bay Area.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/house-hacking-in-the-bay-with-fha---anthony-barbato/
Aakash is the CEO and founder of Design Everest, a one stop solution to all of your structural and architectural needs. In this episode, he’ll tell us how the use of technology enables his company to provide his clients a better quality service with less time and less money. I know I’ve definitely had issues in the past with structural engineering because the process is so inefficient, so it’s refreshing to see someone updating this antiquated profession!
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/using-technology-to-reduce-costs-and-maximize-efficiency-in-real-estate-with-aakash-prasad/
Prateek is the founder of Rentsy, a technology company that automates the rent collection process for landlords. The real estate industry is often antiquated and it's always refreshing to see an old system get updated. In this episode, we talked about how Rentsy can help landlords and property managers and what it takes to create a tech company in the real estate space.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/automatic-rent-collection-with-rentsy-and-how-to-create-a-tech-startup-with-prateek-janardhan/
Joe Fairless is an apartment syndicator and host of the Daily podcast, the Best Ever Show. He's hosted conferences, wrote one of the best books about apartment syndications, and has interviewed more real estate investors than anyone else in the world. Today, he's going to give us tips on how we can exponentially grow our business and how to stay top of mind.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/best-ever-advice-for-staying-top-of-mind-and-boosting-your-business-with-joe-fairless/
Frank is the cohost of the daily video blog The National Real estate post that’s been running for the past 12 years. He’ll be sharing his experiences with content marketing and how being consistent in anything you do will lead to enormous results. We also talk about how to consistently come up with new content to share and how to add value to other people.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-creating-daily-content-generates-massive-opportunities-with-frank-garay/
Hanna is a real estate investor who focuses on purchasing commercial mixed use properties in San Francisco. He’ll tell us how to generate wealth with mixed use properties and how to vet a quality retail tenant.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/mixed-use-rentals-and-dominating-your-niche---hanna-azar/
Oleg is an insurance agent and today, he's going to be telling us everything we need to know about insurance. We'll cover common questions like how much coverage do we need? What types of coverage do we need? And why an insurance policy can be more effective than getting a single-member LLC.
Show notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-to-properly-insure-your-real-estate-assets-with-oleg-kotov/
Anna is a real estate investor in Central Pennsylvania and has recently achieved financial freedom after 5 years of deliberate investing. She’ll share her story about how she got into real estate investing and what she did to retire so that she could have the free time to be with her family.
Max is a brand new investor here in the Bay Area and I wanted to record our conversation together to shed some light on some of the most common questions that new investors have. I had a great time answering Max's questions, and I hope you all get a better perspective of the industry from our conversation!
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/most-common-real-estate-investing-questions-answered!---max-kibler/
Eddie has been investing in the Bay Area for over 14 years and has seen it all. He'd be telling us a story of how he got into real estate investing and how he's been acquiring his deals since 2005.
Show notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-to-consistently-succeed-in-the-bay-area-with-eddie-lam/
Ruben is a relatively new investor who’s been around for over one year. And although he hasn’t acquired a deal yet, he’s learned a lot in his journey so far. I wanted to bring him on the show today to get a better understanding of what new investors are struggling with and what we can do to help.
Show Notes: https://everythingrei.com/how-to-overcome-the-struggles-of-being-a-new-investor-with-ruben-beraza/
Dmitriy's an expert at Facebook marketing and he'll be teaching us how to use Facebook and why it is the best marketing platform out there right now. He'll give us several key tips on what we should be doing to get more leads with less money.
Humberto will go over his story of how he jumped right out of college into real estate investing and how he got started specializing in raising private funds. He'll give us some great tips on how to raise capital and how to create a great meetup group.
Show notes at: https://everythingrei.com/how-to-raise-private-money-and-create-deep-networks-with-humberto-gaeta/
Jake is a real estate investor in the Bay Area and started seriously investing in 2016. Despite having a full-time job and a newborn baby, he still made effort to take action and succeed. He considers himself a sophomore in real estate investing and I think it's interesting to hear the stories of people who are in the middle of the real estate investing journey. If you're just starting your real estate investing career, be sure to stick to the end. Jake is offering a few people the opportunity to get some hands-on experience with a few of his deals!
Show Notes at: https://everythingrei.com/it's-never-too-late-to-succeed-in-real-estate-investing---jake-knight
Bill Neville is a retirement account expert and business development manager at The Entrust Group, a custodian that holds self-directed retirement accounts. If you've ever been confused about self-directed IRAs or anything related to retirement accounts, you need to listen to this episode. We go over a lot of information in great detail. Prepare to take a lot of notes!
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Michael is author of the book “One Rental At A Time”, where he shares how getting just 4 rental properties can change your life. He's also the host of the YouTube Channel “One Rental At A Time”, where he produces daily videos and interviews giving his audience valuable information about financial freedom through real estate investments. He'll be sharing his story on how he got into multifamily investments in Fresno and how he was able to earn back 20 years of his life by investing in out of the area properties.
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Brad Smotherman is a real estate investor and host of the top 100 business podcast “Investor Creator”. He currently owns a seven-figure per year real estate investing business and has invested in over 14 States. Today, Brad will talk about Subject-to wraps and will walk us through his entire acquisition funnel. By listening to this episode and following his steps you should be able to acquire properties with this strategy from anywhere in the country!
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Matt used to work at Facebook and quit his 9 to 5 job to pursue a career in real estate investing. He currently operates Driven Capital Partners and purchases commercial multifamily properties across the United States. Matt has an inspiring story and if you've ever thought of leaving your day job to live the life you dreamed of you need to listen to this episode!
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Annie will tell us how to get started with content creation and will introduce the tools she uses to make her job simpler. The best thing about this information is that it's universal and transferable. You can easily use the same strategy to get more clients as an agent, contractor, or attorney. It's a lot of work, but it's the best way to get more business in this day and age.
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Gwyeth is a real estate investor in New York who focuses on acquiring properties out of state in Pittsburgh. He’ll tell us how he was able to acquire a commercial deal off market with no prior experience while holding a full time day job. He’ll also tell us the nightmare story of closing on the deal with his lenders, something that many of us have experienced. Make sure you stay until the end to hear Gwyeth’s pro tip on how to succeed in anything you want!
I was recently on Michael Zuber’s show One rental at a Time on Youtube. In this episode, I share my story of my entire real estate career so far and talk about the lesson’s I’ve learned along the way.
Adam and Bobby are the founders of ARON properties. They’ll share their story about how they managed to do over $100 million in real estate transactions in the Bay Area in just 2.5 years. They will give us actionable steps to succeed, and will tell us exactly what to do if they had to start over again.
Jim has been a property inspector in the Bay Area for over 10 years. He comes from a construction background and has performed home inspections for luxury estates, apartments, mobile homes, and regular single family homes. Jim will go through the entire inspection process and will tell us exactly what he looks for. Listen to this episode to hear some of the horror stories he's seen on the job and some tips on what to look for when looking for properties!
Al is known as the Father of the extended stay rentals. As a “landlord scientist”, Al has figured out the best ways to increase the NOI for rentals. He’ll go over the basics of why extended stay rentals are far better than the typical Airbnb short term rentals and will even tell you how you can get started with the strategy today!
Stuart is a real estate investor in Denver, Colorado, and has created a business selling turn-key properties from afar while still working full time in the Navy. He’ll tell us how to start a business from another state and how to properly deal with people that aren’t working out. He’ll also talk about the many life lessons that he’s learned and how you have to have the courage to stand back up after failing.
Staging is one of the most important parts for putting your project on the market. Out of everything you can do on a project, proper staging has one of the highest return on investment. Claudia is a stager here in the Bay Area with the company ‘Let’s Stage It’. She’s staged homes all across the Bay Area and will walk us through the entire staging process. She'll tell us how to get away with minimum staging as well as tell us the current trends in paint choices that are suitable for homes in todays market.
Evan is a real estate agent and investor in the Bay Area. He’s recently moved away from flipping homes to creating a business managing short term rentals to maximize the cashflow output for Bay Area rentals.
As you might have heard, it’s been said that you can’t cash flow in the Bay Area, but savvy investors like Evan are making it a reality. In this episode, you’ll learn what it takes to create short term rentals in the Bay Area as well as what to look out for when getting into this business.
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Julie is a real estate investor in the Bay Area. She is the cofounder of Goodegg Investments and focuses on raising money for apartment syndications. In this episode, she’ll tell us how she got started with raising money with no track record and how she connected with operators to become part of the general partnership. She’ll go over the exact steps that you need to take if you want to start raising money yourself and explains what she looks for in a good operator. If you’re even remotely interested in raising money, you need to listen to this episode!
Rob is a young multifamily syndicator who focuses on acquiring 150 + unit buildings in Houston Texas. He’ll share his story about how he got into the commercial real estate investing world and how he underwrites his deals. He’ll walk us through the entire process of acquiring a multi-million dollar deal in great detail and will give you actionable steps to get started with investing in commercial real estate, regardless of your experience level!
Ada is a residential single family home developer based in Chicago. She’ll tell us her story about how she got into real estate investing and development and will share how she acquires and develops properties from scratch. We’ll go over every single step with accurate timelines so that you can get a basic understanding for what it takes to build a single family home. She’ll even help us determine what our purchase price needs to be for acquiring the lot. You won’t want to miss her key words of wisdom for selling the properties at her desired target value!
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Today I’m proud to have Ola Dantis on the show. I met Ola at a real estate conference in Denver. He’s a commercial real estate syndicator and podcast host. He’ll talk about the importance of getting a great mentor and using partnerships to get into the commercial real estate world. He’ll also talk about how to vet partners and how important it is to have a great mindset.
If you're looking to invest in multifamily syndications, check out his group at https://www.dwellynn.com/
Bobby is a real estate investor in the Bay Area. He does private money lending, sells turn key properties, and is a partner of a group that owns over 700 single family homes in the Midwest. Their acquisition strategy is insane and allows them to essentially have infinite returns after they refinance the properties! He’s also the leader of one of the largest meetup groups in the Bay Area with over 3000 members. He’ll explain his strategies for acquiring so many properties and how to structure deals to minimize the downside as well as how to run a successful meetup group and the benefits for doing so.
Saj is a buy and hold investor in the Bay Area with multiple properties in East Oakland. He’s one of the few investors who’s able to make properties in the Bay Area cash flow. We'll talk about why the paper returns out of state look attractive but aren't a true reflection of your profit and how to use Section 8 to increase rents to maximize cashflow. You won’t want to miss the amazing way he finds his deals!
Jay has been an investor for over 40 years and focuses on new development in Oregon. He talks about his strategy for acquiring properties and partnering with high net worth individuals to be able to develop with little leverage, a great strategy for an uncertain economy. He’s one of the most popular posters on BiggerPockets with over 25,000 posts and 30,000 upvotes. He’s seen it all and is here to share some of his wisdom.
Sam Lee is an electrical contractor in the Bay area and today he’s going to teach us everything about ELECTRICITY! Unlike a boring physics class, Sam breaks down the complicated concepts into a digestible format. This episode is incredibly interesting and is something you will never learn unless you were in the field itself.
We talk about what goes into the work and what are the processes of getting electricity into a home! We’ll go over how to get a contractor’s license as well as some case studies with actual number to see what it costs to get a large commercial job done. Make sure you stay until the end because our conversation gets ridiculous and Sam gives us some tips that could potentially save your life in the future.
Note: This episode contains some profanity
You can contact Sam at: Sam@grandelec.com
Raul is a multiple seven figures investor, meetup leader, owner of Properties 180 and levelupnowacademy. He has a great team and sends out over 10,000 direct mail pieces a week and had over 100 deals in the past year. He’ll give us case studies on a deal and tell us how he negotiates to acquire a property with essentially infinite returns. He’ll share his secrets to success and gives us actionable steps to become successful.
Raul has a special event on March 2nd and 3rd in San Franciso. You can learn more at https://levelupnowacademy.com/event
Brendan is the co-founder of Aerial Canvas, a one stop shop for photography, videography, and marketing. They service properties from SF down to San Jose and all the way to the East Bay.
He’ll talk about what goes into taking a great photo and how using a professional service is much better than trying to do it yourself. We’ll go over the latest technologies such as drone videos and 3d tours and how they generate more buzz for your listing and how they can maximize your profit when you sell the property.
You can contact Brendan to take beautiful photos of your listing at https://www.aerialcanvas.com/
Jason Buzi is one of the most well known investors in the Bay Area. He has been consistently earning over 7 figures a year and has presented at countless meetups, conferences, and events. He’s incredibly generous with his knowledge and constantly shares his viewpoints about investing with his group on Facebook “living the dream”.
Like many investors in the bay area, he’s a home flipper, but instead of focusing on more projects, he focuses on fewer, but bigger deals. He hates running a complicated business with a lot of overhead and loves the freedom that being a sole proprietor gives him. Today, Jason is going to share his knowledge on how he’s able to consistently earn 7 figures a year and gives actionable steps for newbies who are interested in getting started in the business.
Here are Jason's ten rules for Success:
1. Positive attitude is a MUST. I could dwell on all the deals that didn't work out and all the challenges of being self employed. But instead I focus on opportunity and possibility. There has been a lot of doom and gloom recently. But this is still the land of opportunity.
2. FOCUS! Even more than hard work. I'm lazy. I spend most days at the park, at cafes, at movies, etc. But I have put systems into place to generate potential deals on a regular basis. And when there's a deal, I'm like a shark, like a bulldog. I bite and don't let go without a fight. If there is a way to make it work, I make it work!
3. Don't deal with flakes. Associate (in business) only with people who are successful or have the right attitudes to become successful.
Also beware those who overpromise and underdeliver. But I guess that's a form of flakiness too.
4. Use multiple strategies for getting deals
5. Use massive and consistent effort. Don't expect meek and weak efforts, or occasional efforts, to yield any impressive results on a regular basis.
6. Become an expert in your market, and learn to adapt to changing markets and different market and property types
7. Be SMART GREEDY, not dumb greedy. Smart greedy = trying to maximize your profit on each deal through negotiation (most profitable activity known to mankind), deal structuring, cost controls, etc. Stupid greedy = taking foolish risks; cutting corners that shouldn't be cut; destroying relationships for short term gain; etc.
8. If any ONE deal, agent, client, investor, etc. can make you or break you, you've put yourself in an overly vulnerable position. Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
9. Business, like life, is filled with ups and downs. Try not to let either affect you too much.
That said, do reevaluate and readjust as needed periodically, if you are not getting the results you desire. First review 1 through 8, and ask which of these you could be doing better.
10. Always aim higher! Demand and expect more from yourself than anyone else would.
Obtaining financing is often a complicated and confusing process. Most people will only buy one or two homes in their entire lifetime and will never have a true understanding of what goes on when they try to get a loan on their home. Today, I have John Kim on the show. John is a mortgage broker with Motto Mortgage Experience, and gives us a deep dive into his world and explains how the loan process works as well as how the loan pricing works. It's a very enlightening episode, and has tons of information that you wouldn't find elsewhere!
Arlen is a buy and hold investor in the Bay Area. He started his real estate career by house hacking. About 6 years ago he took massive action and sold everything he had to acquire two 4-plexes in Mountain View. He currently owns a variety of properties in the area including a light industrial commercial building in Milpitas and multifamily units in Oakland. He constantly preaches about the value of ‘swinging your own hammer’ and learning how to do construction work yourself. If you've ever been curious about how people are investing in buy and hold opportunities in an expensive market, make sure you listen to this podcast!
Jen is the Marketing Director at Wilson Investment Properties, a commercial syndication company as well as the President of BACOMM, one of the largest and most respected meetups in the Bay Area. She's also the author of a #1 best selling book on Amazon! Her journey to get here was definitely not linear. Along the way, she had to create her own opportunities. She’s an amazing individual, and I think we all have a lot to learn from her.
J runs a successful Airbnb business and spends most of the year traveling around the world. He’ll share his methods for choosing great Airbnb locations as well as how to find great virtual assistants to run your business while you relax on the beach.
J is also the host of the SF Bay Summit where he will have some of the top investors presenting and sharing their ideas. You can get your tickets at SFBaySummit2019.com
Gordon is an architect in the Bay Area and has done multiple projects from small home additions to large commercial buildings in Shanghai. He’ll talk about how the architectural process works and how long it takes for the plans to get approved in the city. Before this episode, I had no idea how any of this worked and it was only after this interview that I have a glimpse of what goes on with the city and the planning department. These are the things that you don’t hear from courses or books, so I’m glad to be able to share this with you!
Jennie is a top real estate agent in the bay area and has helped over 70 families buy or sell a home in the short time that she’s been working as an agent. She’s going to share with us the keys to her success and how she plans to help others obtain that success as well. She's currently nominated as a "30 under 30 REALTOR" and has huge goals for 2019. She’s incredibly inspiring and I hope you enjoy this podcast!
Sean Caligagan is a young real estate investor in the Bay Area and has managed to create a team of virtual assistants to help him grow his business. He’s a young hustler, and constantly reminds me that to be successful in this business, it’s not about your age, or what degree you got in college, but about how much commitment and perseverance you have. Enjoy!
Jeff is a real estate investor in the bay area and has been consistently earning seven figures a year by flipping houses with no employees and no overhead. He’ll tell you his secrets for finding off-market deals and his buying criteria to earn maximum profit. It's like he says, "It's simple, but not easy"
Elisa is a real estate investor in the bay area and has recently completed 8 flip projects within one year of leaving her full time job. In this episode, you’ll hear her secrets to success as well as some tips to make sure your projects are extremely profitable. She’s a rising superstar in the community, and there's a lot to be learned. Enjoy!
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In this episode we end 2018 with a bang by summarizing a presentation I heard at a meetup about the new tax changes for 2018. I'm not a certified CPA or tax professional, but I feel like it's important for everyone to be educated in tax law so that they have some understanding of how they can maximize their earnings by keeping more of their profits in their pockets. Enjoy!
In this episode I interview Jacksonville Real Estate Agent, Robert Tuchinsky. He has personally helped me acquire multiple properties in the Jacksonville metro and has a vast wealth of knowledge about the area. In this interview, he describes the best zip codes to invest in, as well as what other out of state investors are looking for in an out of state investment. Enjoy!
There is a softening in the SFH real estate market in the Bay Area. Do you know what to do in this tremulous time? Find out what other investors are doing to lessen the downside and protect their upside! People are still doing deals in this market!
I break down the strategy that has made millions of dollars for San Francisco Investors! Purchasing a property as Tenants in Common (TIC) allows you to bypass a ridiculous lottery system to condo convert your building and sell each unit individually for huge profits! However, after doing more research, it turns out this strategy isn't as great as it may seem....
Learn about market rates for services in the Cincinnati Metro! In this episode I go over my experiences with Cincinnati vendors, property managers, real estate brokers, and loan agents. I also talk about my experiences traveling in the neighborhoods of Cincinnati and how they change at night time!
In this episode, I recorded a conversation I had with a good friend who had questions about purchasing a home in the Bay Area. We go over how the process works and basic life advice for young people who are just starting their careers.