SECRETS TO REAL ESTATE INVESTING SHOW

SECRETS TO REAL ESTATE INVESTING SHOW

By Hard Hat Holly
Secrets to Real Estate Investing Podcast with Holly McKhann. Expert Real Estate Investor and House Flip Master.
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SREI 130: AJ Osborne - Passive Income Saved His Family When He Became Paralyzed
We meet AJ Osborne on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly. AJ is a real estate investor and self-described ‘Freedom Fighter’ who has built up a $100 million portfolio in real estate. AJ started in sales and moved into self-storage and real estate to create supplemental income. Then he was struck with a rare disorder called Guillain Barre Syndrome right as his business was reaching success.  He was on life support for months unable to move, eat, or breathe. Slowly, AJ learned how to walk again and is still recovering. The real miracle is that his family was taken care of through their real estate income. Now AJ’s goal is to help everyone become financial freedom fighters. What you’ll learn in this episode: - The importance of adding value in every investment you make - How to take into account economic cycles in your investing - The importance of supply and demand in your deals - How to create a blueprint of wealth  FREE Download: AJ’s Freedom Calculator to help you map out your wealth plan. Get it by filling out the form on this page or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Learn more from AJ: https://cashflow2freedom.com/ Podcast: https://cashflow2freedom.com/podcast/
34:15
July 19, 2019
SREI #129: Scaling Up Mobile Home Park Investing with Andrew Keel
Today Andrew Keel is on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly. Andrew Keel is the owner of Keel Team, LLC and his team currently manages 14 manufactured housing communities across six states. He specializes in bringing in homes to fill vacant lots, implementing utility bill back programs, and improving overall management and operating efficiencies, all of which significantly boost the asset value and net operating income of the communities. What you’ll learn in this episode: - The interesting stories you get from mobile home park investing - How to add value to mobile home parks - How to use seller financing to your advantage - How syndication in real estate works Free Download: Andrew Keel’s Due Diligence Checklist for Mobile Home Parks. Know where to start as you are checking out a mobile home park deal. Get it by filling out the form on this page or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Contact Andrew: www.KeelTeam.com Podcast Interviews: www.keelteam.com/podcast-links
29:00
June 28, 2019
SREI 128: Create a WIN-WIN-WIN through Rentovations with Anne Amagrande
Anne Amagrande is today’s guest on the Secrets to Real Estate Investing podcast with Hard Hat Holly. From working in Retail Logistics and Operations and flipping in her spare time. Halfway through a second flip, she realized the power of “Rentovation” to create cash flow. Her unique system is designed to create a Win-Win-Win model for Investors, and Long term Residents who often turn into home-owners. What you’ll learn in this episode: - How a “Rentovation” works - How to decide between active vs. passive investing - How to handle a hoarder home flip - The steps to make the numbers work for each and every deal Free Download: Six Criteria To Safe Long-Term Investments Your CPA & Financial Planner Never Told You About. Get it by filling out the form on this page or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Contact Anne: Grande AMA & Associates LinkedIn Facebook Direct #: 480-542-7772
28:22
June 21, 2019
SREI 127 Jeff Stephens: A Sleaze-free Real Estate Entrepreneur
We have Jeff Stephens on the Secrets to Real Estate Investing podcast with Hard Hat Holly today. Jeff is the Founder and Editor of The Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneur. He became obsessed with the idea of financial freedom after reading “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”. He started investing with rentals and now has a very diversified real estate strategy.  What you’ll learn in this episode: How debt management can help your business How you can add managerial value to a property, as well as physical value The two meanings of “Comps” How Jeff acquires, negotiates, and finances his deals Free Download: Jeff’s document, “5 Critical Mistakes That Make Most Real Estate Investors Accidentally Lowbrow”, will help you become a more sophisticated real estate entrepreneur. Get it at hardhatholly.com/127 or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Hear more from Jeff: The Sleaze-Free Real Estate Investing podcast is a show for those who never felt at home in the “we buy houses” crowd. Listen here.  Check out his FREE Live webinar at sellerrelationsmastery.com Contact Jeff: thoughtfulre.com. Email: me@thoughtfulre.com 
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June 7, 2019
SREI 126: Insider Tips for Breaking into the Vacation Rental Industry - Rob Stephens
 Rob Stephens joins us on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann today. Rob is the co-founder of Avalara MyLodgeTax, the leading provider of tax compliance solutions for the vacation rental industry. Rob went from owning a vacation rental in Vail, CO, to creating  tax solutions for short term rental owners. Rob had to overcome some challenges starting out in vacation rentals, but he says it’s part of the journey. Now he makes it easy for investors to manage their short term rental taxes. What you’ll learn in this episode: - Creative ways to invest in short-term rentals - Which entities require a tax on vacation rental taxes - What you need to know about vacation rental tax as you get started - How to decide if you will manage the property yourself or hire a property manager - How to scale your vacation rental tax situation as your investments grow Rob’s FREE Download: Insider Tips for Breaking Into the Short-Term Vacation Rental Industry in 2019 - This guide will kick-start your vacation rental investing! Get it at hardhatholly.com/126 or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Contact Rob: mylodgetax.com 
28:34
May 31, 2019
SREI 125: Ryan Narus - How to Invest in Mobile Home Parks the Right Way
Today we have Ryan Narus on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann. Ryan woke up one day and decided he needed to get out of corporate america and escape his sales job. Forty banks said no to his first deal, but learned valuable lessons. He says investors do not need to hit a home run on their first deal, just get started.  What you’ll learn from this episode: - Why you should know the submarkets for each area you are investing in - How to customize your marketing strategy for rentals - How to build trust with tenants to bring in more tenants - How to create a great community within mobile home parks Free Download: Ryan’s Due Diligence Template. Know what to check and double check if you’re going to invest in mobile home parks. Get it at hardhatholly.com/125 or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Contact Ryan Narus: www.archimedesgrp.com 
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May 24, 2019
SREI 124: $45K Profit on His First Deal - Bill Allen - Pilot Turned Flipper
 We have Bill Allen, pilot turned flipper, on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann today. He became an accidental landlord in 2007 after many moves due to his Navy pilot military service. Now his company, Blackjack Real Estate, flips 200 houses a year! Real estate investing has allowed Bill to have the freedom to pick up and move his family when medical issues arose. He invites us to turn our challenges into fuel for success! What you’ll learn in this episode: - How you can build a business while working as an employee - How to keep your business centered on your core focus - What a “whole-tail” deal is - Why taking care of your investors is top priority - How Blackjack Real Estate is structured Free Download: Bill’s Book List for the year on how to improve your business and your life! Get it at hardhatholly.com/124 or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Find Bill Allen on his Website: https://blackjackre.com/ On Facebook: facebook.com/BlackjackEstate/ On Instagram: instagram.com/blackjack_real_estate/ Email: nicole@blackjackre.com
50:30
May 16, 2019
SREI 123: How Saeed Ghaffari’s Networking Earned Him 400% ROI
We are joined by Saeed Ghaffari today on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann. Saeed is an entrepreneur, mortgage lender, and real estate investor with experience in more than 2000 closed transactions across the nation as a buyer, seller, lender and investor. His goal with his platform, More and More Network, is to connect all aspects of real estate in one big network.  What you’ll learn in this episode: - How knowing the right people can get you more and better deals - Why it’s important to see the greatest and best use of a property - How the roughest properties can be the best opportunities - Why you should learn side by side with a mentor Check out Saeed’s Real Estate Networking Platform: More and More Network. Go sign up for FREE and find a network of those working toward similar investing goals as you. Connect with Saeed on More and More Network: @saeed Email him at saeed@moreandmorenetwork.com or call him at 714-469-5529 
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May 9, 2019
SREI 122: John Casmon - How the Right Neighborhood Can Double the Value of Your Investment
Today’s guest on Secrets to Real Estate Investing is John Casmon. John is the co-founder of Casmon Capital Group, a Chicago-based real estate investment firm. He started investing with a simple house hack: own a duplex, live in one side, and rent out the other. Now he controls hundreds of apartment units and his value-add apartment investing strategy is working like a charm. What you’ll learn in this episode:  - How to start making rental income in simple ways - How choosing the right neighborhood to invest in can make all the difference - What it's like to work with property managers - The value of partnering with others to create a strong team - Difference between investing for cash flow vs. appreciation John’s Free Download: 21 Hacks to Find the Best Sub-Market. Tips on how Casmon Capital finds the best places to invest in. Get it at hardhatholly.com/122 or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Contact John at john@casmoncapital.com and check out his website casmoncapital.com to listen to his Target Market Insights Podcast. Find out more about John’s Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit. An event all about education and intentional networking. Go to MidWestRESummit.com and use the promo code “Target”. 
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May 1, 2019
SREI 121: Gain a Competitive Edge in your Investing with Dan Schwartz’s Strategies
Dan Schwartz joins us on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly today. Dan has a passion for helping the overwhelmed real estate entrepreneur work smarter and earn more by setting up effective systems. After launching InvestorFuse, a lead management workspace for real estate investing, he’s helped bring the power of automation to hundreds of happy investors and has built a strong community around the technology. His motto is to focus on working on your business, not just in your business. What you’ll learn in this episode: - Why follow-up is so important in your business - The two automations that will bring you the most revenue - How to have a competitive edge in the wholesaling market - How the 80/20 rule applies to real estate investing - The importance of Key Performance Indicators in your business Dan’s FREE Download: Seller Ignition Template. One full year of follow up messages, professionally written for you. Everything you need to get jump started automating your follow up sequence to cold leads. Find it at hardhatholly.com/121. Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. Dan also mentioned this freebie, his 80/20 Chart that outlines real estate investing activities by $/hour. Check it out here.  The book Dan’s currently reading: Radical Leap by Steve Farber Dan’s Website: InvestorFuse.com. Email: answers@investorfuse.com for more info. 
32:16
April 24, 2019
SREI 120: How Zach Beach Gets Three Paydays on Each Deal He Makes
Zach Beach joins us on this episode of Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann. He is a part of the Smart Real Estate Coach family in Rhode Island. He’s had amazing success completing over 100 deals in under 3 years without using his own or investor’s money! Zach’s specialty is helping buyers and sellers by coming up with creative win-win solutions. In this episode, you will learn: - The three strategies of buying a property on terms - How deals can be found from expired listings or for sale signs - The importance of doing your due diligence before buying/selling a property - Why rent-own is a great way to sell a property to create wealth and cashflow - How to become a real estate investing authority through social media Zach’s FREE Download: Free Ebook The Real Estate Investor Blueprint. This is a great way to start learning how to make deals like Zach does! Get it at hardhatholly.com/120 PLUS, a FREE copy of the Best Selling Amazon book, Real Estate on Your Terms. This book by Chris Prefontaine will dig deep into the Smart Real Estate Coach business and how they make their deals. Find it here. Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
29:49
April 16, 2019
SREI 119: Living and Investing in Paradise: Will Mitchell Made it Big Offshore Investing in Belize
 Will Mitchell, Belize Real Estate Expert, is on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann! Will has been investing full time in Belize for 6+ years now, but real estate has always been in his blood. Through creative financing and smart investing strategies, Will has created a successful career and lifestyle in a beautiful tropical paradise. What you’ll learn in this episode: - Why investing in Belize can be so advantageous - The differences in financing in Belize vs. the US - How taxes work in Belize vs. the US - How short term rentals can create great profits - The economic and demographic shifts relevant to investing in Belize Will’s Free Download: 5 Biggest Mistakes People Make When Investing Offshore and How to Avoid Making Them Yourself. This guide will help you get started understanding offshore investing in places like Belize. Get it at hardhatholly.com/119 Contact Will: Any investor can come tour Belize with Will and learn how to get started in the market there. Find more info on his website, willmitchellbelize.com or send him an email: will@remaxsecretbeach.com. Also, find his videos on YouTube and his book on Amazon. Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. 
27:51
April 10, 2019
SREI 118: How Tax Sale Expert Casey Denman's Patience Bought Him $20 Properties
 We have Casey Denman on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly today! At age 18, Casey became one of the youngest licensed real estate agents in the state of Florida and began pursuing a career selling real estate just after high school. Casey has been involved in nearly all aspects of the business, but his primary focus has been as an investor of tax defaulted real estate, including tax liens and tax deeds. He has invested in close to a dozen states and has held an interest in more than 1,000 properties ranging from a strategically purchased 2’x2’ plot of land to entire subdivisions.  What you’ll learn in this episode: - Why real estate investors should take citations and fines seriously - How to make money reselling a roughed up property - How it’s possible to tax sale on the side as an extra source of income - Why patience and perseverance in real estate investing pays off Get Casey’s Free Download: Getting Started Guide to Tax Sale Investing to start taking action in tax sales. Find it at hardhatholly.com/118. Hear more from Casey with his podcast, Tax Sale Podcast, at his website taxsaleacademy.com and at Tax Sale Academy on YouTube. TEXT “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. 
23:48
April 4, 2019
SREI 117: How Marco Santarelli Bought 84 Units in One Year
Today’s guest, Marco Santarelli, has been named the 2017 Think Realty Master Investor of the Year. Marco is the host of the Passive Real Estate Investing Podcast and the founder of Norada Real Estate, a premier real estate investment firm. Marco began investing in real estate at the age of 18 with a single townhouse that he bought, renovated, leased, and managed himself.   Marco is an expert in the ins and outs of real estate investing and has been helping investors create wealth and passive income for the past 15 years. In this episode, you will learn: - Why Marco says you should never sell your real estate - When you know you should become a full time real estate investor - How Marco came into his 84 units with very little money down - Why you should always be a student of financial education - Why investing, not saving, is the best strategy - How to find the best markets in the country to invest in Free Download: Marco’s 10 Rules of Successful Real Estate Investing. Discover Marco’s simple principles to success in real estate investing. Find it at hardhatholly.com/117. Contact Marco: His company, Norada Real Estate, helps investors find turnkey properties in great markets where the numbers make sense. Access his websites: noradarealestate.com and passiverealestateinvesting.com. TEXT “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
34:40
March 29, 2019
SREI 116: Missing Out on $325K Profit Shaped Abhi Golhar's Investment Strategies
 Abhi Golhar, radio host of Think Realty Radio, joins us today on “Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Holly McKhann. Abhi started real estate investing when he was failing college and realized he wanted to do something else. Through some rough first deals, Abhi formed his winning strategies. He now loves sharing his knowledge with other real estate investors through his radio show. In this episode you will learn… - Why finishing is more important than being successful - How to find your investing personality - What the real estate investing world comes down to: relationships and capital - How to add passive income strategies to your current income streams Listen to Abhi at thinkrealtyradio.com and connect with him at InvestWithAbhi.com or abhigolhar.com To get started with your own real estate investing deals, check out Holly’s FREE Secrets to Finding Deals download at hardhatholly.com/116 TEXT “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
23:58
March 23, 2019
SREI 115 Gena Lofton: Homeless Foster Child Turned Financially Free Woman
 Gena Lofton joins us today on “Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Holly McKhann. Gena Lofton is the founder of Accredited 2 Accredited. She was a homeless foster kid, but ended up with an MBA and a career at EY. Today she is financially free and owns 4,000 apartment units, a Hilton resort, Assisted living facilities, oil and gas ventures, junior mining, technology, and telecommunication assets. She is the author of Escape the Madness, The 10 Steps to Get Out of the Rat Race.  In this episode you will learn: - How to be smart with real estate investing while pursuing a career - How you can buy the right asset at the right time - What happened in the housing bubble (Gena had a front row seat to the crash - How to think about taxes and debt - How to minimize risk of losing so much money in bad investments FREE Download: Gena is sharing her Financial Freedom Formula Cheatsheet to get you started on your way to financial freedom and out of the rat race! Find it at hardhatholly.com/115 Connect with Gena: Find more free resources at genalofton.com, including “3 Steps for You to Achieve Financial Freedom” TEXT “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
36:11
March 8, 2019
SREI 114: Andrea Arciga Shares Raw and Real Lessons in Profits
 Andrea Arciga is back on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. Since her first interview on the show (Episode 50), Andrea says she has earned her “warrior investor badge” because of the challenges she has overcome. Overall, she has 20 years in real estate including working in mortgage and as a real estate broker. She is now passionate about bridging the gap for real estate agents who want to start investing for more financial freedom. In this episode you will learn: - How to make seller financing deals work - How using your own money on a flip is not always the best idea - What a wrapped mortgage is - How deals can be found on the MLS and on Zillow - The importance of vetting your private lenders Free Download: Since time is money, you need a way to track the construction and costs of your flip. Holly’s Contractor Management Spreadsheet will help you stay on track as you fix up your investment property. Find this download at hardhatholly.com/114 Contact Andrea:  - Email her at andrea@blacklabelbrokers.com - Text her at 714-501-9155 - Find her on Instagram @iamandreaarciga TEXT “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. 
34:13
February 27, 2019
SREI 113: Iris Veneracion Makes Over $200K on Her Best Deal of 2018
Iris Veneracion is back on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. Since she was first on Episode 1 of this podcast, she has been busy with flips as well as long and short term rentals. Plus, her baby twin boys have already closed their first deal! In this episode you will learn:  - When to pull permits and how to work with inspectors  - How time really is money when working with interest and construction costs  - How to shift focus in a market stall  - How to know what your profit margin should be on a deal  - How to turn long term rentals into Airbnb short term rentals plus other options Meet Iris at Invest Club! Join the meetings in the LA area to network and gain invaluable insights into real estateinvesting. Find out more here: REInvestClub.com. Plus, check out her 60 Day Challenge to get your start in real estate investing. FREE Pass to Invest Club: Iris is giving away a free pass to check out Invest Club, go to hardhatholly.com/113 to claim your pass. Or you can text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
40:33
February 20, 2019
SREI 112: Nurse Turned Real Estate Investor Makes 100% ROI
Karen Ford joins us on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. Karen is a financial coach, entrepreneur of 4 companies, and registered nurse turned real estate investor. She now helps people get financially healthy and demolish debt. She started her real estate investing journey with a purchase of a $10 house! Her strategy makes 100% returns on investment.  In this episode, you will learn: - How to win at a house auction - How a dated home can be turned new - The importance of due diligence before buying a property - How to find opportunities at all points of the market - How to identify distressed sellers who can give you investing opportunities FREE Download: Karen’s simple guide to getting rid of debt. Fill out her worksheet to analyze where you can improve your money habits. Get it at hardhatholly.com/112 Find Karen through her website: karenford.org. You can find her book on Amazon: Money Matters As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. 
24:14
February 16, 2019
SREI 111: Chris Prefontaine Makes $75k Average on Every Deal
Chris Prefointaine is today’s guest on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. Chris is the bestselling author of Real Estate on Your Terms - Create Continuous Cash Flow Now, Without Using Your Cash or Credit. He’s been a real estate investor for over 26 years. Chris and his family mentor, coach, consult and partner with students around the country to do exactly what they do. All in all, they are doing 5-10 properties every month and - control always between $20 million - $30 million of real estate deals- all on TERMS without using their own cash, credit or signing for loans.  In this episode, you will learn: - How to get deals without mailers and buy properties with none of your own cash or credit - How you can invest in real estate without having to fix up houses  -How to get three paydays with a deal - What to expect as you get started in real estate investing - How to get started in real estate investing by finding a good mentor - What to watch for in the current market conditions Chris’s FREE Download: His best-selling book! Find it at hardhatholly.com/111 where he will ship it to you completely free. This book will help you find out if real estate investing is right for you. Learn more about Chris’s strategies at smartrealestatecoach.com by checking out his FREE webinar As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
21:32
February 8, 2019
SREI 110 - How to FLIP Deals Part 4 of 4 by Holly McKhann
On this fourth special episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing”, Holly describes strategies to maximize your sales price. In this four part podcast series, Holly explains the steps to completing a deal. She goes through what you need to know before, during, and after the sales process. In this episode you’ll learn... - How much to stage the house - How to find a qualified, experienced realtor - How to keep the house picture-perfect while buyers are looking - How to negotiate offers and get the best price - What happens after the purchase Get Holly's FREE Secrets to Finding Deals download at hardhatholly.com/110 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
16:33
January 27, 2019
SREI 109 - How to FIX Deals Part 3 of 4 by Holly McKhann
On this third special episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing”, Holly goes through the process of FIXING the house you purchase. In this four part podcast series, Holly explains the steps to completing a deal. In this episode you’ll learn… - What is a Scope of Work and why is it important - How to know how much renovation a property needs - What details to make a home feel updated - How to find a good contractor   Free Download: Holly’s Contractor Payment Management Spreadsheet will guide you and your contractor through the renovation of your flip. Find it at hardhatholly.com/109   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
29:31
January 24, 2019
SREI 108 - How to FINANCE Deals Part 2 of 4 by Holly McKhann
On this second special episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing”, Holly shares how to get money to FINANCE your deal. In this four part podcast series, Holly explains the steps to completing a deal. You will either use your cash, or someone else’s cash. Holly explains the details of both, including pros and cons. In this episode, you will learn… - How to finance deals with small out-of-pocket cost - 5 options for financing using other’s money - details and pros and cons of each - Who and How to ask for private money - What options you have in creative financing   Get Holly's FREE Secrets to Finding Deals download at hardhatholly.com/108   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
23:44
January 21, 2019
SREI 107: How to FIND Deals Part 1 of 4 by Holly McKhann
On this special episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing”, Holly shares the very first step to flipping a house: FINDING the deal. In this four part podcast series, Holly explains the steps to completing a deal. This is the perfect opportunity to start taking action towards your first or next flip.   Holly found and bought her first 100 houses on the courthouse steps. Once those deals dried up, she found a new strategy and has found over 125 deals from networking.   In this episode you’ll learn: - Three networking techniques that have worked over and over again for Holly - How to set yourself up as the solution to people’s problems - How to leverage the networks you already have, and get out there and find more - The power of follow up and maintaining relationships   Free download: Holly’s Secrets to Finding Deals document lists many more ideas to getting started networking and finding deals without spending marketing $$. Find it at hardhatholly.com/107   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
23:37
January 18, 2019
SREI 106 - Andy Teasley Makes 50% Yields Using His Formula
We have Andy Teasley joining us on this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. Andy’s 35 years of experience in real estate has taught him a lot, and he shares a bit of it with us today. His mobile home flipping system has been refined over the years so that now he consistently makes at least 50% yield on each property.   In this episode you’ll learn: -How an adverse possession deal works -How to find properties with increasing demand and opportunity -How to calculate yield with a financial calculator, the easy way! -How to create a money-making “cookie cutter” formula   Free Download: Andy’s “What If” flyer with questions to keep your financial mind sharp! Get it at hardhatholly.com/106   Contact Andy: Go to millionairemakersnextgen.com or call him at 760-343-2404   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
33:49
January 15, 2019
SREI 105 - $150K Wholesale Fee - Tony Diaz’s Best Deal Ever
Tony Diaz is on this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. He’s been working in real estate for 25 years, after learning fixing and flipping from his parents. He got his real estate license right out of high school and became a top listing agent. Once he decided to start flipping, he bought a down-in-the-dumps house for $45,000, tried to fix it himself, but finally asked for help and ended up with a $12,000 profit. For his best deal, Tony ended up as a wholesaler when he bought a home from a distressed buyer and sold it to his brother-in-law for a $150,000 profit!   In this episode you will learn: - How to use technology partnerships to get off-market deals from the CMA - The future of being able to connect sellers and investors - How to find someone to shadow and learn the ropes of investing as you are starting out   FREE Download: Deal Analyzer where you enter sales price, repairs, purchase price and you can see different scenarios based on the financing you have available. This is an inclusive way to evaluate a transaction and return on investment. Tony’s team uses this form in his day-to-day business. Get it at hardhatholly.com/105   Contact Tony: flipwolf.com 1-888-550-2916 Investnotic.com 877-758-5211   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
34:08
January 11, 2019
SREI 104 - Daniel Ameduri Started Flipping at Age 18!
Today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we have Daniel Ameduri, who calls flipping his hobby, because it’s fun. So fun in fact, that his three kids are involved. Daniel started buying properties at 18 years old when he was brave enough to buy a rental property which springboarded him into the rest of his deals. While he was on a TLC fix and flip show, he went through his worst deals because of the housing crash of 2008, but he eventually bounced back. He’s gotten creative with his deals, including buying real estate under an LLC, and finding other options than a mortgage.   In this episode, you will learn… - Daniel’s strategy to buy houses with a bad credit score - How to handle due-on-sale clauses in contracts - Where to look for advice in the markets (real estate, stocks, and emerging opportunities) - How to make deals with distressed sellers   Free Download: Daniel has put together info on a hot topic: Cannabis. It’s an emerging market that you should know about. Find it at hardhatholly.com/104  Contact Daniel at his website, futuremoneytrends.com As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
28:33
January 7, 2019
SREI 103 - Legally Blind Wholesaler Tony Escobedo Generates $40k Wholesale Deal from Networking
Nothing is Stopping Tony from Success. What's YOUR excuse?   Tony Escobedo joins us today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. He calls himself the blind wholesaler since he is legally blind, but he emphasizes that real estate investing is a possibility for anyone. He’s built successful strategies as a wholesaler including utilizing virtual assistants to send text blasts to potential clients, asking Uber drivers to find deals for him, and networking with everyone he can to build his business. His advice to beginning real estate investors is that the first deal might not be the best deal, but the learning process is priceless.   In this episode you will learn… - How important following up with agents and potential buyers/seller can be - What it means that the market is “balanced” - How to hire a team to do work you are not able to do yourself - How working with a partner can bring bigger and better deals than working alone   Free download: Catch Tony’s script he uses to talk with real estate agents and get on their radar to find deals. Find it at hardhatholly.com/103   Contact: Call: 619-500-3407 Email: tonybuyshomes@gmail.com   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
44:29
January 2, 2019
SREI 102 - $131K Profit on ONE deal with Jonathan Johnson and Savannah McBride
The dynamic duo of Jonathan Johnson and Savannah McBride joins Hard Hat Holly on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing”. This couple started their real estate investing journey in Los Angeles, when they both realized they wanted more financial freedom. Jonathan wanted more reliability than his career in the entertainment industry, and Savannah wanted to switch careers. They took the leap when Savannah quit her job and they decided to move to Austin, TX where housing prices were low enough to make a good start. One of their best first deals was rehabbed in three weeks and got a first offer in four days. They kept the rehab cheap by doing some of the work themselves and using “price hacks” to find cheap granite, tile, etc.   In this episode you will learn… - How enrolling in courses can build your network FAST - That most of the time, the first offer is the best offer - How to manage quantity vs. quality of deals in process at a time - How to not “over improve” a home for the neighborhood - How to know if a house has enough “spread” to be a successful flip   Get Holly's FREE Secrets to Finding Deals download at hardhatholly.com/102 Contact: Savvy Property Investments Email: jj.savvyinvestments@gmail.com s.savvyinvestments@gmail.com Phone: 512-696-5400   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
1:02:20
December 28, 2018
SREI 101 - Making Creative Deals in Orange County, CA
Jeff Murray, realtor and real estate investor, joins us on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. He purchased his first investment property at age 22 and went on to get his realtor’s licence as well. Early on, he fixed and flipped houses in Orange County, CA, in a beat-up VW, and now, he reaches sales volume of over $20 million in half a year. Jeff started on his path by using the FHA to get a low interest rate, while living in one of the units. Now he works in development on deals like this: he bought a $1.6M home, tore it down and rebuilt for $1.1M, then sold it for $3.7M.   In this episode you will learn: - How to use an AITD wrap (All Inclusive Trust Deed) to be able to buy the seller’s mortgage, make small monthly payments, write off mortgage interest, and own the home. - The three biggest factors to know before making your deal - How to analyze a deal’s potential risk, return on investment, and total profit   Free Download: Jeff has created a helpful Deal Analysis Worksheet that you need to analyze your next deal. Enter your purchase price, rehab costs, and completion date and get back your investor profit and total return. Get it at hardhatholly.com/101   Contact Jeff:   Website: JeffMurrayRealEstate.com Email: Jeff@JeffMurrayRealEstate.com Cell: 949.342.6794   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
23:34
December 2, 2018
SREI 100 - Lessons Learned from Three of my Recent Deals
On this landmark podcast episode of Secrets to Real Estate Investing, our host, Holly McKhann shares three of her recent deals and the lessons she’s learned from them. She has flipped 220 homes and is currently working on 9 more!   Here’s a sneak into what you’ll learn this episode: - How to find deals from realtors - How to handle code and permit issues - A strategy to get the most buyer interest through open houses - How to make profit through seller carry and small out of pocket investment - How to create trust with sellers/buyers by showing yourself as the expert   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
33:21
November 20, 2018
SREI 099 - Making smarter not harder deals with Daniel Breslin
Daniel Breslin shares his success on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly today. His past includes a troubled youth and time in jail, but he received a wake up call and got his life in order to be there for his young daughter. He found real estate and now has properties in 5 markets. His business strategy includes some fix ups, but he mostly buys and resells properties for small profits each. Dan works on 100s of deals at a time, leveraging his negotiation and analytical skills to decide which ones are worth the investment.   In this episode you’ll learn:   How to evaluate business partners you can trust   How to handle the right number of deals and amount of risk How to be a good business partner that adds value How to balance losses with large gains How to evaluate buy and hold properties to protect wealth   Free download: Dan is offering a full pdf of his book “Become a Wholesale Real Estate Master: Buy and Sell Houses with No Money”. Here he explains how to duplicate his path to success.   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.   Contact Dan: reidiamonds.com Dan’s podcast, REI Diamond Show: Real Estate Investment Jewels of Wisdom Podcast, can be found at reidiamonds.com/blog/podcast/.
28:21
October 26, 2018
SREI 098 - Tax coach puts more CASH back in your pocket
This week’s episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly is packed with tax tips from Craig Cody, CPA. Craig started his career as a NYC police officer then became a CPA because of his love for numbers and helping people keep more of what they make. As a certified tax coach, Craig has saved business owners and real estate investors hundreds of thousands of dollars. His biggest piece of advice for real estate investors is to be proactive and plan their taxes with their CPA to get the best tax advantage possible.   In this episode you will learn… How to deduct your personal pool or workout facility How you can pay less in taxes by hiring your kids How a HELOC can be used as a deductible on the houses you flip How a medical reimbursement plan can turn your kids’ braces expense into your benefit How to document correctly so you can quit worrying about an audit   Don’t miss: Learn more about Craig’s tax tips in his book, “10 Most Expensive Tax Mistakes That Cost Business Owners Thousands”. Download for free at this website: www.craigcodyandcompany.com/   Free download:Stay updated with Craig’s summary of the recent tax cuts and jobs act. He’s summarized how your business may be effected and what benefits you could gain in this year’s tax return.   Contact: Website: www.craigcodyandcompany.com/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/CraigCodyandCompany/ Phone: 516-869-4051
25:49
October 15, 2018
SREI 097 - Dream and achieve big: the power of passive income with RJ Bates
RJ Bates of Titanium Investments joins us today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. Starting a consulting agency for realtor contractors lead RJ to decide to start flipping and wholesaling houses. After his first deal, he knew real estate investing was for him. He may have started small, but one of his best investments now includes a portfolio of 69 properties, all needing renovation, but with high cash flow potential. RJ dreams big; his goal is to generate a total of $100,000 a month in passive income for him and his family. He also recently started a company that coaches real estate investors through digital marketing strategies (see links below). RJ gives advice to not treat real estate investing like a hobby, treat it like a business. You must get fully immersed in the industry to create the success you want.   In this episode you will learn…   -How to creatively fix bad deals by utilizing AirBnb -To never invest in something you can’t afford to lose -How a subject-to deal can be cheaper than using hard money -How to invest remotely with the help of business partners -How online marketing strategies can boost your opportunities   RJ’s “Top Tips” sheet will help you get started using online marketing for your business.    Contact RJ at the following links:   Phone: 817-915-6860 www.facebook.com/rj.i.bates facebook.com/titaniuminvestments www.titaniumprops.com/ Titanium Digital Marketing: http://rei.marketing/ Titanium Vault Podcast: www.facebook.com/thetitaniumvault/     As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. 
30:46
August 15, 2018
SREI 096 Take control of your life with real estate investing – Matt Theriault
Matt Theriault joins us today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. His interesting life path took him from the marines, to the music industry, to working as a grocery bag boy, and finally, to real estate investing. He was able to take control of his life and career and gain financial independence, and now, he teaches others to do the same thing. His signature motto is to “travel as far as you can see, and when you get there, you’ll see further”. By not being afraid to take action, Matt has found some amazing opportunities that have lead to his current success.   In this episode, you’ll learn…         How to find someone to partner with in your investing journey         What steps to take as a beginning real estate investor         How investing out of state can bring high returns         How to shift your focus from saving cash to creating streams of cash   Free Download—Matt has outlined five principles to be prepared to launch in any market. Don’t miss this valuable tool to expand your real estate investing to other markets.   Contact— epicrealestate.com Podcast: epicrealestateinvesting.com  
28:27
July 5, 2018
SREI 095 Tom Carafella flips 100 homes a year and has 300 rentals
Tom Cafarella from Boston shares his advice on this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. After starting his career in accounting, Tom realized he didn’t want to be stuck in a job he didn’t enjoy, so he started into real estate investing and now he never wants to take a day off from work. Tom took his “lucky” first deal with a helpful mentor, to a successful business that flips over 100 houses a year and rents over 300 units. He has plenty of strategies to share, including how to get profitable leads through targeted Facebook ads and cold calling.   In this episode, you’ll learn…         The importance of a quality mentor         What price to offer to get the deal         How to get interested clients through targeted Facebook ads         How to build a marketing strategy to grow your business         How to create a strong team to help you along the way   Free Download — Don’t know what ads to run on Facebook? Here’s an example of one of Tom’s most successful ads that can guide you in the right direction.   Check out his Facebook page and websites for more tips to help your business— www.facebook.com/OceanCityDevelopment/ www.buildateamthatbringsyoudeals.com www.ocbuyshouses.com
35:01
July 5, 2018
SREI 094 Side hustle investing in USA from Barcelona with Billy Keels
We take “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly to Barcelona today to talk with Billy Keels. After travelling the world, visiting 58 countries in 5 years, and learning 5 languages, Billy settled down in Spain. After frustration with the stock market, he decided to take control of his finances and create a new alternative for himself by investing in real estate. After considering investing in apartments and parking spaces, he leveraged his access to U.S. markets and plunged into multi-family properties and has stuck with them ever since. He is living the lifestyle he wants and creating income by thinking outside the box. Billy is the author of an Amazon best-selling ebook and runs a website with plenty of advice for new and experienced real estate investors. Don’t miss his free 10-point checklist to starting real estate investing. Download below!   In this episode, you’ll learn…         How real estate investing can help you live your dream lifestyle         How to evaluate cash flow vs. appreciation markets         How to find a good location to purchase properties         How to avoid beginner mistakes         How to know if you are ready to start real estate investing   Find Billy at:         Growyourmoneythesmartway.com         Keeponcashflow.com         Bit.ly/speakwithbilly
30:27
July 4, 2018
SREI 093 Blake Stevens -5o deals by asking for help and learning from free resources
Blake Stevens is on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly today with tips and tricks he learned on his path from accidental landlord to successful house flipper. When he couldn’t sell his starter home during the economic downturn, he took the leap and started renting it. Now, after assorted adventures through renovating meth houses, experiencing seller drama, and finding private lenders through snail mail, Blake has plenty of advice to share with you.   In this episode, you’ll learn…         how to find flip houses for cheap         how refinancing can help save you money on your flips and rentals         how to build equity first in a flip house         how to access a wealth of real estate know-how for free         how to find private lenders for life   FREE DOWNLOAD-- if you’ve ever struggled to estimate renovation costs and appraisal values in a home, he’s done the work so you don’t have to with his free Estimation Sheet download. So, enjoy Blake’s stories and take his advice to “get out there and do it”.
47:27
July 4, 2018
SREI 092 - Huge success at 25 years old! Joe Demaras on being mentored to super success
Our wonderful guest today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, is the highly ambitious and inspiring, young Joe Demaras. Joe is a relatively new investor in the Birmingham, Alabama market. Joe admits that he didn’t have the best start to his investing journey, as he was taken advantage of by contractors among other things. His first deal was a live in flip, which he worked on himself while waiting tables as well. Listen today as Joe very candidly explains why this was the worst six months of his life. With an immense amount of tenacity and grit, Joe kept pushing through and shares with our audience how he got a taste of what financial freedom could be. Along his journey, Joe has learned many things, one of the most important being the benefits of having a mentor. Join us for this exciting episode to discover how this hustler is smashing it in this highly competitive world of real estate investing.   In this episode, you’ll learn about… Why having a great mentor is crucial, shaving years of the learning curve How to take massive action and how to learn from your mistakes fast- in fact, failure is to be expected! Why one should remember that “sometimes you learn more than you earn” The importance being warm, charismatic, and getting people to like you - after all, this is a people business! How to lay down expectations early for those that you will be working with for the best communication possible Why you should be patient with people, but at the same time hold them accountable How to contact Joe Demaras   Email: jdhomes27@gmail.com Phone number: (978) 846-4660  Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/92 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
36:04
July 2, 2018
SREI 090 Elia Luti came from Italy to pursue the American Dream
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to sit down with one of our most inspiring investors to date, Elia Luti. Elia immigrated to Florida about 5 years ago with very little money to start a real estate investing business. This mover and shaker knew early on that it didn’t matter if he had limited funds, no credit and a thick accent, it is ultimately perseverance, grit, and tenacity that count in this industry. Having very little capital to work with, Elia and his wife were forced to get creative. They discovered invaluable tools such as owner financing, subject to, and lease options. The main hurdle that Elia had to get over were his own limiting beliefs, which he graciously dives into with us today. Demonstrating that if you want true success one must never give up, Elia kept at it to find great achievement. Today he will share with our listeners many of the simple yet powerful techniques we all can use to close deals with motivated sellers so we can achieve financial freedom and live the life of our dreams!   In this episode, you’ll learn about… How to finance deals with little or no money out of pocket How you don’t need a perfect credit score to play this game What does subject to mean? How do you define a lease option? What are other creative financing strategies? The importance of networking through places like Facebook or other investing sites and finding mentors so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel How to provide useful and helpful solutions to your sellers   How to contact Elia Luti   Phone: (727) 366-6916 Facebook: Real Helpful Solutions Website: RealEstateHelpfulSolutions.com Email: RealEstateHelpfulSolutions@gmail.com Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/90 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
29:13
May 23, 2018
SREI 089 Dave Torres quit his job and does 30+ deals a year now
Our wonderful guest today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, is the highly ambitious and inspiring David Torres. David is an active flipper and buy & hold investor in the Albuquerque, New Mexico market. He tells the story of how he bravely quit his day job and shortly thereafter got a taste of what financial freedom could be, deciding to aggressively pursue real estate full time. This go getter now flips 12-15 deals per year and owns 23 rental properties. Join us today for this exciting episode to discover how this hustler is smashing it in this highly competitive world of real estate investing.   In this episode, you’ll learn about… How having the expertise of a competent realtor is priceless- add one to your team now! Financing- private money vs. hard money How to play to your own individual strengths The importance of building relationships, your sphere of influence, and attending your local REIA meetings Why failing is crucial to your growth and how to keep pushing forward despite setbacks Why David LOVES the freedom of his career Why you should not be afraid to make mistakes. Get out there and TAKE ACTION!   How to contact David Torres   Website: DaveBuys.com Email: DT@davebuys.com Phone number: (505) 659-7086
27:19
May 23, 2018
SREI 088 $8 motivated seller leads from Facebook Marketing with Grant Wise
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we’re so excited to talk with real estate marketing master, Grant Wise. Grant didn’t grow up with a lot of financial guidance. In fact, this college dropout filed bankruptcy at one point but in September 2014, with $25 to his name, he began dabbling in social media marketing and cracked the code. In today’s exciting episode, Grant explains in depth how to take your business to the next level with Facebook ad marketing. As many of our listeners are aware, the more traditional route of direct mail can be very costly and ineffective. Grant shows us that truly any investor can benefit with this relatively new strategy in the marketing game. This is the story of failure and rising above as he started generating more and more motivated sellers. Today, he charges $8-$12 per lead for Facebook marketing. With prices like these one can potentially reduce their marketing expenses by 80-90%! This episode is sure to blow your mind with the many avenues that real estate marketing can take, so sit back and enjoy the show!   In this episode, you’ll learn about… How to find out who your customer IS and ISN’T Grant’s three levels of awareness … unaware, home aware, and home plus you Why Grant believes that when investors market themselves it can be a big mistake Why ALL the money is made in the follow-up Understanding how to target market in Facebook The importance of a landing page and follow-up Why building relationships with sellers is critical   How to contact Grant: Podcast: Real Estate University Website: www.LikeGrantWise.com   Free Download: Today Grant has generously given our listeners his 209 point Marketing Plan for targeting Facebook leads. Thanks so much, Grant!   Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/88 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
34:31
May 15, 2018
SREI 087 Making $15k/mo with Airbnb. Zeona McIntyre
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with super woman and side hustle queen, Zeona McIntyre. This Boulder, Colorado resident has built a business that generates $10-18k per month through her portfolio of vacation rental properties and her “co-hosting” service for other property owners. Wise investing and services like Airbnb have afforded this young woman the ever illusive early financial freedom. Zeona began her journey during Airbnb’s infancy in 2012, first by subletting a room in her apartment, then both rooms in her apartment, and now she owns five rental properties and manages another 20 on the behalf of her clients around the world. On this super fun and enlightening episode, you’ll discover how Zeona began her real estate journey with a whole lot of couch surfing, frugality, business smarts and hustle. Join us today as we dive deep on this and her wealth of knowledge when it comes to the power of Airbnb and short-term rentals. This episode is sure to blow your mind with real estate’s endless possibilities, so sit back and enjoy the show!   In this episode, you’ll learn about… How short-term rentals can provide significantly more cash flow than traditional rentals Zeona’s numerous tips and tricks for getting the biggest bang for your buck How you can get started in this location independent side hustle today with just a spare room in your home Why you have to think of business partnerships like marriages, the importance of having solid contracts (JV agreements), and the pros and cons of doing deals with your friends Why real estate investing should be thought of as solving problems for profit All of the ways in which Airbnb and short term rental investing is different than traditional investing     How to contact Zeona   Website and blog: www.ZeonaMcIntyre.com   The website that Zeona uses to help price her rentals is www.usewheelhouse.com . A great resource for investors!                          Free Download:   Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/87 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
27:36
May 2, 2018
SREI 085 Big returns in multi-family investing with Anthony Charra
In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with seasoned real estate investor, Anthony Chara. This savvy businessman began his real estate investing journey in 2001. Anthony starting out with buy and holds, then he dipped his toes in wholesaling, short sales, fix and flips, then finally graduated to large apartment buildings. Presently, he runs his company, Apartment Mentors, where he teaches his students how to begin investing in larger multi family deals. Mr. Chara owns properties in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. He has found his passion by mentoring countless aspiring real estate investors. Mr. Chara’s techniques teach people how to become wealthy using multi family investing to generate massive cash flow and forced appreciation. This episode is sure to expand your mind with investing possibilities that most only dream of, so sit back and enjoy the show!   In this episode, you’ll learn about… Anthony’s proven creative real estate financing tips and tricks Why you must build a symbiotic relationship with your property managers The traits of good and bad tenants, and why Anthony elects to raise his rents every year, even if it is just by $5 How to budget for TIMMUR (taxes, insurance, management, maintenance, utilities, and repairs/replacements) How, with apartment buildings, one can CONTROL the value of one’s own investment (!!!) Effective ways of increasing your NOI What to look for in CAP rates   How to contact Anthony   Website: www.ApartmentMentors.com If anyone is in the Denver area, Anthony also does a monthly luncheon for investors and four day apartment investing bootcamps around the country. Check out his website for details!                              Free Download: For our free download of the week, Anthony is sharing four reports with us. These contain some exceptional content for beginners. The four reports cover CAP rates, Controlling NOI and TIMMUR, Operating Ratio and Expenses, and the last covers how one can find great deals on apartments. In addition, there is a free audio download on his website, www.ApartmentMentors.com . Thanks so much for sharing, Anthony!   Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/85 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
54:16
March 21, 2018
SREI 084 - Robert Campbell holds the authority when it comes to real estate timing and market trends
In this highly informative episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re so lucky and so excited to talk with author and real estate investor, Robert Campbell. Bob has put out the highly sought afterl, “Campbell Real Estate Timing Letter,” for the last 15 years. This newsletter uses five key indicators which help to anticipate the peaks and valleys of real estate cycles with amazing accuracy. Bob generously shares with our listeners how exactly he does it and explains to what is on every investor’s mind- is it okay to buy now in an uptrending market? Join us today as we dive deep on these crucial topics so that you can take your real estate game to the next level! This episode is sure to blow your mind with market timing education, so sit back and enjoy the show!   In this episode, you’ll learn about… How Bob predicts real estate cycles How to buy low and sell high How to spot trend changes in the market using his five key indicators Why Bob thinks that markets are trending upwards in 2018 How technology is affecting the real estate industry today Why you should be a VALUE investor, like Warren Buffet, and what that means   How to contact Bob  Website: www.RealEstateTiming.com  
45:00
March 7, 2018
SREI 083 Starting with a $100 property purchase to becoming a master of Creative Financing with investor Adam Adams
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to meet real estate investor and podcaster, Adam Adams.  Just like many of our guests, Adam read “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and, with the help of his own father, learned about the power of positive cash flow and caught the infectious real estate bug.  Believe it or not, this man’s career began with the purchase of a $100 property in 2005.  Adam went on to manage large multi family properties and then began to purchase these types of properties himself.  In this information packed conversation, you will hear Adam explain how a few big failures and humbling experiences helped shape him and contribute to his success in real estate.  We dive deep with Adam and learn the various strategies he’s implemented within his business, such as owner financing, no money out-of-pocket deals, implementing other people’s money, tax liens and tax deeds.  If investing in real estate is your dream, there is only one way you can make it a reality…just get started!!!  So go out there, take action, and live the life of your dreams!   In this episode, you’ll learn about… The pros and cons of managing your own properties and Adam’s advice and tips The pros and cons of renting and doing business with friends and/or family Why it should be called “winning and learning” instead of “winning and losing” Multi family investing and syndication   How to contact Adam Adams  Website: BlueSpruceHoldings.com Podcast: RealBlueSpruce.com    “The Creative Real Estate Podcast” Email:     realhelpfulsolutions@gmail.com   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast – What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening!  
35:20
February 9, 2018
SREI082 - 60 deals his first year with Steven Pesavento
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to sit down with one of our younger and newer investors, Steven Pesavento. This mover and shaker knew early on that the working the corporate grind was not going to provide a fulfilling life for him. Steven got started in real estate only a year and a half ago, and he hasn’t looked back since. The main hurdle he had to get over were his own limiting beliefs, which he graciously dives into with us today. While first getting started on this incredible journey, this inspirational young man made 80 offers which led to exactly zero deals. Demonstrating that if you want true success one must never give up, Steven kept on. Talk about perseverance! He stresses the importance of creating a team and a winning network, and what it means to have grit and tenacity in this business. Today he will share with our listeners many of the simple yet powerful techniques we all can use to increase our income by investing in key markets so we can achieve financial freedom and live the life of our dreams!   In this episode, you’ll learn about…   ● Getting past your own limiting beliefs ● How to surround yourself with the right people ● Direct mail marketing and various response rates in Southern California and other key markets ● Other marketing methods that Steven employs - cold calling, pay per click, Facebook, etc. ● Building relationships and rapport with sellers ● Bank financing, private money, and self directed IRAs   How to contact Steven Pesavento   Facebook: search for VonFinch NC or VonFinch MN Website: http://vfinvest.com    For our free download of the week, Steven has so generously offered our listeners a list of his Top 9 favorite books on real estate. These books have helped this voracious reader launch into great success! There are some great reads listed here! Thanks so much for sharing, Steven! Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/82   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
37:28
November 29, 2017
SREI081 - Creative deals without any of his own money with Adam Rae
In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re so very excited to get to know Colorado Springs investor, Adam Rae. Like so many of our guests, Adam read “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” at age 15 and his life was forever changed. After a lot of education and experience, Adam discovered that he had a highly lucrative knack for creative financing and resourcefulness in general. As he acquired more rental units and flipped more and more houses, Adam taught himself how to leverage other people’s money and credit with his growing knowledge. Today, he has a team of five who help him wholesale deals, in addition to completing about a flip per month, and buying about 20 rentals per year. He is now an expert in seller financing, subject to, land trusts, and lease options. And if that wasn’t enough, Adam is a master at sales negotiation as well. Join us today as we dive deep on these topics and more! In the words of the man himself, don’t worry about perfection before you start- just get started!   In this episode, you’ll learn… The basics of creative financing How to use other people’s money and credit (hint: it’s all about RELATIONSHIPS) Tips on creating bullet proof contracts utilizing tools such as a “catastrophe clause” How to employ Adam’s expert sales techniques   How to contact Adam   Website: www.SellMyHome.org Email: AdamR@sellmyhome.org Phone number: (719) 421-9100 For our free download of the week, Adam has given us access to his Think Tank that you can find at www.SellMyHome.org/thinktank. Adam will send out a quarterly email with details on what his business is working on where you can get ideas and inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing, Adam! We can’t wait to check it out!   Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/81 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
29:12
November 29, 2017
SREI080 - How important bookkeeping is for investors with Kirk and Joni Yates
In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with superstar bookkeepers, Kirk and Joni Yates. These two aren’t your average bookkeepers, their knowledge lies in not only helping real estate investors keep their businesses kosher, but they can actually help you propel it forward. Kirk and Joni provide the boots on the ground assistance in your business everyday, which will save you unnecessary stress, aggravation, tons of money, and TIME. One could then use this valuable gained time to go out and find more deals (!) instead of getting lost in the weeds of your business. Join us today as we dive deep with these bookkeeper extraordinaires as they provide some much needed insight into an otherwise dreaded topic. If you are looking for a bookkeeper that understands how real estate and real estate investing works, and one who can actually propel your business forward, look no further than this dynamic duo!   In this episode, you’ll learn… How to reconcile your bank accounts and the importance of keeping personal and business accounts as separate as possible Simple ways to protect your business from lawsuits Why it is paramount that you learn to properly read your settlement statements (HUD-1) as much of this will be tax deductible write-offs Why you should keep every receipt, track expenses by property, and what software and apps are the best tools for this Tips on keeping your flipping and wholesaling businesses separate to see which is more profitable and what your return on investment is per project. This will give you valuable insight to create a more efficiently run business.   How to contact Kirk and Joni   Website: www.REIbooksonline.com                        Free Download: For our free download of the week, Kirk and Joni have generously given our listeners a two page PDF full of invaluable tips on bookkeeping for real estate investors. ALSO, if you think that Kirk and Joni would be a good addition to your real estate team, you can go to their website, REIbooksonline.com , sign up for a free consultation, then receive 50% off your first month! Just use the code, Holly, and start saving! Thanks so much for sharing, guys!   Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/80 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
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November 29, 2017
SREI 079 $120k wholesale deal from a facebook ad with Stephanie Betters
In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with super woman and “Facebook Queen,” Stephanie Betters. Stephanie and her husband Zachary got married right after college and, with very little money, decided to buy a foreclosed home and do a live-in flip. This first deal taught them how to renovate a home properly and they were subsequently bitten by the real estate bug. Ten years later, they now live in Charlotte, North Carolina with their three children and an enviable real estate empire. Stephanie still works full time as a nurse practitioner, a career that she absolutely loves. This year, her real estate business is on track to do over 40 deals, employs 12 people, and the couple has increased their income by 800 times!!! Stephanie generously shares with our listeners how exactly she does it - from her tightened systems, to hiring the right people, to creating a hands off real estate machine. Join us today as we dive deep on this and her wealth of knowledge when it comes to the power of Facebook advertising. This episode is sure to blow your mind with education and crucial social media information, so sit back and enjoy the show!    In this episode, you’ll learn about…   ● Delegation, creating systems, and hiring the right people to create a truly hands off business ● Using Facebook ads to find sellers and learning about your potential sellers’ online behavior such as they type of transactions that they’re engaging in ● Why social media IS the internet ● Presenting your brand in the most effective and most highly targeted way so that you can be in front of your audience ALL of the time ● Retargeting campaigns ● Why Facebook is the new frontier for real estate investors and why relevancy is the most important aspect   How to contact Stephanie :   Website: www.socialmediaREI.com  Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettersHomes  Email: stephanie@socialmediaREI.com     For our free download of the week, Stephanie has generously given our listeners a cheat sheet that will educate you on common themes for your real estate Facebook business page. This invaluable sheet can serve as your blueprint for what, when, and how to post. Thanks so much for sharing, Stephanie! Listen to the podcast here at …  www.hardhatholly.com/79   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
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November 29, 2017
SREI- 078 NFL player Mark Dennis turned flipper and wholesaler
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to meet former NFL player turned real estate investor, Mark Dennis. In this information packed conversation, you will hear Mark explain how his career as a professional football player and belief in God helped shape him and contribute to his success in real estate. We dive deep with Mark and learn the various strategies he’s implemented within his business, such as his lead generation strategies, and his biggest mistakes as well as his best touchdown deals. If investing in real estate is your dream, there is only one way you can make it a reality…just get started!!! So go out there, take action, and live the life of your dreams!   In this episode, you’ll learn about…   ● Wholesaling, wholeselling, and double closing deals ● Direct mail marketing strategies to absentee owners ● Why Mark went from primarily using direct mail marketing to almost exclusively online advertising and why this is a better model for his business ● Pay per click and Facebook advertising  ● Where to find deals and how to use private investors   How to contact Mark Dennis Website: AgapeRealEstate.com  Phone: (224) 241-2274 Email: Mark@AgapeRealEstate.com   For our free download of the week, Mark has generously offered our listeners a tip sheet on how he has successfully found some of his best off market deals. Thanks so much for sharing, Mark!   Listen to the podcast here at …  www.hardhatholly.com/78   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
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November 29, 2017
SREI 077--Rags to Riches with Don Costa
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to sit down with a man who truly has one of the most humbling stories of any investor that we’ve met thus far. In 2003, Don thought he was too big to fail. He was making money hand over fist flipping houses when the crash came and it all came tumbling down. This man literally lost everything. Don hit rock bottom when he found himself paying for gas with quarters and having his debit card decline very publicly at Taco Bell. Today he shares with our listeners many of the powerful lessons that he learned after going to hell and back. Tune in and listen to these powerful insights so that you too can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and achieve financial freedom through real estate! Go out there, take action, and live the life of your dreams! In this episode, you’ll learn about… ● How to treat your business like a business, how to stay focused in your investing ● The importance of creating structures, systems, efficiency, and great teams in your business ● The powerful use of employing OPM- not “other people’s money” but “other people’s marketing” ● How Don “shakes every bush” when it comes to searching for deals, but that networking is his best proven method by far ● How building relationships and networking is crucial for your business- and no, this does not mean just handing out business cards at a REIA meeting. This means building real relationships. How to contact Don Costa Don has a highly informative podcast entitled, “Flip Talk,” which has some amazing content that all investors, newbies and seasoned pros alike, can benefit from. Go check it out and give Don some love! Don can be reached at don@fliptalk.com or on Facebook. Free Download: For our free download of the week, Don has generously offered our listeners a copy of his JV agreement, which helped him tremendously in his early days and he continues to use today. Our listeners can use his exact copy or feel free to modify it however they wish. Thanks so much for sharing, Don! www.hardhatholly.com/77
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November 29, 2017
SREI 076- Lane Kawaoka - How a W2 Employee Can Make it Big in the World of Real Estate Investing
In today’s information packed episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing”, we get the opportunity to meet young Lane Kawaoka, an engineer, real estate investor, blogger and podcaster.  Like so many Americans, Lane started out on your typical, linear path.  Go to a good university, get a good job, work 50 plus hours a week, and save up for that primary residence in the best neighborhood in your city.  Lane soon realized that this would never be the path to financial freedom and independence.  After becoming an accidental landlord and experiencing great returns with this strategy, Lane officially caught the real estate bug and, after educating himself in all things real estate, he eventually discovered turn key rentals.  This particular niche ended up being the perfect passive investment strategy for him, as he most definitely prefers to be a cash flow investor.  Listen today to find out what Lane’s take is on the ever popular cash flow vs. appreciation debate and why one should NOT quit their day job. Join us for today’s exciting episode to discover how this man has made real estate a highly lucrative side hustle while maintaining his W2 career.   In this episode, you’ll learn… Why B and C class neighborhoods are your sweet spot for rental investments Why investing in secondary markets is more advantageous if you would like to follow the 1% rule The merits of keeping your full time job and why keeping your W2 income is a great and critical strategy for acquiring more rental properties Lane’s best practices for being a landlord Why Lane believes SFRs are not scaleable, and why he loves to invest in larger multi-family properties Investing in multi-family apartment syndicates How to contact Lane Kawaoka Here you will find his podcast and blog: www.SimplePassiveCashFlow.com  or find the podcast on iTunes here… https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/simple-passive-cashflow-podcast/id1118795347?mt=2 Email: Lane@SimplePassiveCashFlow.com   Also, please check out The Simple Passive Cash Flow secret Facebook group - a great networking source! Free Download: Lane has so generously offered our listeners a spreadsheet of turn-key property providers that he has personally vetted. Thanks so much for sharing, Lane! Listen to the podcast here at … hardhatholly.com/76 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.   I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast – What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most a
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October 31, 2017
SREI 075 How Scott Trench became “Set for Life” through real estate investing
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to sit down with one of our youngest guests ever, Scott Trench.  This mover and shaker knew soon after graduating from college that he didn’t want to be chained to a cubicle for the rest of his life. He didn’t want to spend his days making somebody else rich and making their dreams come true.  After a lot of self-educating, Scott discovered the concept of financial freedom and set out to achieve this lofty goal.  Through various methods such as frugality, house hacking, wise investing, and taking advantage of FHA low down payment opportunities, this inspirational young man has discovered how one can truly escape the need for wage paying work and replace it with passive income.  He has since written his first book, “Set For Life,” where he teaches the average American middle income wage earner to achieve financial freedom in just 3-5 years.  This can be accomplished with the brilliant tips and tactics that he discovered himself on this inspirational journey.  Today he will share with our listeners many of the simple yet powerful techniques we all can use to increase our income, massively reduce our expenses, achieve financial freedom and live the life of our dreams!   In this episode, you’ll learn about… How house hacking can catapult you towards the life of your dreams How you can save ⅓ of your salary by house hacking alone Taking advantage of the FHA low down payment program to help you get in the game How to avoid rookie landlord mistakes Why relationship building can be paramount to the success of your business The benefits of buy & hold investing and market timing How one can achieve up to $40,000 per year in passive income in just 3-5 years! How to contact Scott Trench Scott can be found all over the Bigger Pockets site, contributing highly educational blog posts on all topics related to real estate investing.  Check them out!  Amazing content there that all investors, newbies and seasoned pros alike, can benefit from. Scott’s Bigger Pockets profile page can be found here…. https://www.biggerpockets.com/users/scotttrench Free Download: For our free download of the week, Scott has so generously offered our listeners the intro to his fabulous new book, “Set For Life.” Our listeners would be wise to go out and get your hands on a copy as soon as you can, as there is so much invaluable information there for any type of real estate investor.  Really such a great read!  Thanks so much for sharing, Scott!   Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/75 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast –
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October 31, 2017
SREI 074 This dynamic duo investing couple sheds light on a highly lucrative real estate niche- raw land
In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with two incredibly talented investors, Jack Butala and Jill DeWit.  Today’s guests started investing in the late 90s, selling their first property on eBay and doubling their money!  They have since acquired over 16,000 properties and often make $100k per deal! They share many secrets to their success and why, in this business, you must look for a problem situation first, not necessarily a problem property.  They enjoy tremendous wholesaling success with strategies involving raw land, ranches, mobile home lots, vacation lots and acreage lots.  In 2015, they released www.LandInvestors.com and created The Land Academy to give back to the land investment community. Hundreds of their members do deals together daily creating better lives for themselves and their families. This episode is sure to blow your mind with both education and entertainment, so sit back and enjoy the show! In this episode, you’ll learn about… The often overlooked benefits and advantages to being a female salesperson How to give your buyers great deals so you’ll have buyers for life Credibility and how to be an ethical business person Direct mail campaigns and “micro mailers” Mobile home investing The challenges of working with one’s spouse! How to contact Jack & Jill Website:  Online community:  www.LandInvestors.com                  Land Selling site:  www.LandPin.com                Education: www.LandAcademy.com  Listeners can start here with a free membership.  The site gives you access to free assessor’s data and many other valuable resources! Podcast: The Jack & Jill Show, www.JackJill.com Free Download: For our free download of the week, Jack & Jill have generously given our listeners their ebook, “$10,000 a Month for Life; Cash Flow from Land,” which tells their unique investing story and provides a roadmap to success.  Thanks so much for sharing, guys! Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/74 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
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October 30, 2017
SREI 073 - Mark Podolsky- This “happily unemployable” investing pioneer shares his secrets to creating a cash machine and obtaining passive income with raw lan
Many people dream of achieving financial freedom, but how many actually get there? Today on The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, you’ll meet one man who is achieving just that. Mark Podolsky started his working career as an investment banker, a job that he loathed that had a soulless environment and a long commute. Annoyed with being micromanaged and growing tired of catching the “Friday blues,” this talented man knew there had to be a better way.  Mark luckily discovered, through a co-worker, the beauty that is raw land investing. This exciting niche hasn’t yet been discussed on our podcast so get ready to dive deep with Mark on this strategy that consists of one-time sales with recurring passive income.  Imagine investing without the headaches of tenants, contractors, toilets, termites, RESPA or Dodd Frank, and working minimal hours per week!  This is a truly passive investment model. If you are looking to achieve financial freedom with very little upfront capital, this podcast is one you don’t want to miss! In this episode, you’ll learn about… Mark’s proven passive income model Systems, automation, and virtual assistant teams The dangers of solo economic dependency Land contracts and deeds of trust Tax deed sales Mark’s letter writing campaign Dual closings for infinite ROI! How to contact Mark Podolsky: Website: www.TheLandGeek.com Email: support@TheLandGeek.com Free Download: For our free download of the week, Mark has generously given our listeners a PDF entitled, “The Passive Income Blueprint,” which outlines a roadmap for this particular strategy of financial freedom through raw land investing. Also, if you go to Mark’s website, www.thelandgeek.com/secretstorealestate/  , he is also offering his Income Launch Kit for free!  This has a value of $97 so take advantage of this unique opportunity!  Thanks so much for sharing, Mark! Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/73 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast – What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening! Join Holly’s Facebook private gr
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October 4, 2017
SREI 072 - Mike Cowper - From a corporate world salesman to a flipping and wholesaling powerhouse
Our wonderful guest today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, is the highly ambitious and inspiring Mike Cowper.  Mike, along with his partner Mike Simmons, are active wholesalers and flippers in the Metro Detroit market.  Their company, Return on Investments, did over 100 transactions and $1M in revenue in 2016 alone. Mike started his investing journey in November of 2014 when he bought his first rental property. Getting a taste of what financial freedom could be, he then decided to aggressively pursue real estate full time.  Along his journey, Mike has acquired masterful sales skills and has learned that his ultimate objective is to help people, ordinary people with problems that need solving.  With this approach, Mike sets himself apart from the competition by answering phone calls live, building rapport & trust, and by simply listening to people.  Join us today for this exciting episode to discover how this go getter is smashing it in this highly competitive world of real estate investing. In this episode, you’ll learn about… Cash flow vs. appreciation How it is still possible to achieve close to the 2% rule in suburban Michigan Direct mail strategies The importance of working ON your business vs working IN your business Overcoming seller objections by finding out their WHY Mike’s methods for educating your customers and closing deals How to contact Mike Cowper: Website: www.WeBuyROI.com Email: mike@webuyROI.com Phone number: (248) 871-7450 Free Download: For our free download of the week, Mike has compiled a resource called, “How to Handle the Top 5 Seller Objections.”  This invaluable tool will educate our listeners on Mike’s techniques of overcoming these seller objections, learned through his many years of experience and sales training! Thanks so much for sharing, Mike! Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/72 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast – What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening! Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Another great resource that we hav
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October 4, 2017
SREI 071 Corey Thompson - Big Time Investing in Small Town Texas
Corey Thompson was sittin’ pretty working in the oil & gas industry making $30k per month, working only about half of the year, and living in small town Texas. It wasn’t until he received the news that he was getting laid off that he decided to learn about alternative revenue streams, and ultimately discovered the beauty of passive income.  In today’s intriguing episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to meet young Corey and learn how he set the goal to match that $30k/month salary in passive income.   Along his journey, Corey also discovered his most lucrative investing strategies, seller financing and mobile home park investing.  Join us today to discover how this highly ambitious man made it to where he is today. In this episode, you’ll learn… Corey’s strategies for owner financing, creative funding, and hard money lending The advantages of mobile home park investing How to protect yourself when making cash purchases How to avoid taxable events in your investing Passive vs active income and the tax implications for both How to contact Corey Thompson: Folks can check out Corey’s secret Facebook group, “Roughneck 2 Real Estate” - a great resource for networking, deal making, and education pertaining to passive income in the form of webinars, recordings of live cold calls, etc.   https://www.facebook.com/roughneck2realestate/ Free Download: For our free download of the week, Corey has compiled a list of his top seven books that have catapulted him to where he is today.  These books have been a huge factor in his education that have ultimately led him to great success. Thanks so much for sharing, Corey! Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/71 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast – What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening! Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Another great resource that we have is our YouTube channel.  This is full of short, one minute videos walking you through various job sites to learn rehabbing Hard Hat Holly’s way!
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October 4, 2017
SREI 070 Dr. Kenyon Meadows' rental investment strategy as a side passion to being an oncologist
In today’s exciting episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the opportunity to meet radiation oncologist, author, and highly successful real estate investor, Dr. Kenyon Meadows. After years of investing in the stock market and oil & gas with mediocre returns at best, Dr. Meadows discovered, largely through self education, the power of investing in real estate. The journey of this savvy businessman began with his private lending to successful flippers in his local market.  After experiencing great returns with this strategy, Dr. Meadows officially caught the real estate bug and eventually discovered turn key rentals.  This particular niche ended up being the perfect passive investment strategy for him.  Listen today to find out why this is the case. In addition, he generously explains to our listeners the opportunities in another real estate arena, crowd funding.  Join us for today’s engaging episode to find out how this man has made real estate a highly lucrative side hustle while keeping the career that he loves. In this episode, you’ll learn… Strategies to use in private money lending to give you the most security for your investments The benefits to using turn-key providers, especially for working professionals The ins and outs of real estate crowd funding Why he prefers to invest in B rated, working class neighborhoods where the 1% rule still applies Why it is critical that one keeps substantial reserves on hand as a landlord How to contact Dr. Kenyon Meadows: www.AlternativeFinancialMedicine.com Free Download: Dr. Meadows has so generously offered our listeners a chapter of his book, “Alternative Financial Medicine,” as our free download this week.  The chapter is called, “Hassle Free Rentals Using the Turn-Key Approach.” You can find the book in its entirety on Amazon or at Dr. Meadows’ website. Thanks so much for sharing, Dr. Meadows!   Listen to the podcast here at … hardhatholly.com/70 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast – What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening! Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Another great resource that we have is our YouTube channel.  This is full of short, one minute videos walking you through various job sites to learn rehabbing Hard Hat Holly’s way!
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September 27, 2017
SREI 069 - $60k On His First Deal with Anson Young
In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the chance to see how Anson Young, a former IT professional who got laid off in 2003, became a highly successful investor. In short, after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad (a book that has catapulted the careers and changed the lives of so many like him), Anson decided to dive head first into real estate. He continued on to flip over 100 homes in the Denver area. Anson has experienced everything from dead cats in hoarder homes to highly fluctuating markets, and through it all he has learned many golden nuggets of advice that he so generously shares with our listeners today. He emphasizes that one must be patient enough to do the work required and consistency with your efforts is everything. Join us for today’s engaging episode to find out how this savvy businessman is making his way in one of the most competitive markets in the country. In this episode, you’ll learn… Why patience and consistency is everything for your marketing campaign, even when the results aren’t quite there Why you must pay attention to your local market and why you should shift before the market shifts by being on top of where it is going next The importance of finding local experts and networking Why rapport with sellers is absolutely vital and a key component in distressed situations; building these relationships and connections are part of Anson’s natural negotiating style and why they work Why, in your dealings, you should always be there to help first and foremost Anson’s secrets to successful direct mail campaigns How to contact Anson Young BiggerPockets.com/users/anson   Free Download: Our free download this week is a PDF of Anson’s, “Seven Deadly Direct Mail Mistakes.” This contains the valuable lessons that Anson has learned from his own personal real estate journey. Thanks for sharing, Anson! Listen to the podcast here at … hardhatholly.com/69 As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
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September 16, 2017
SREI 068 $40k, $60k, $100k! Jamie Wooley's deals just get better and better!
Episode 68- $40k, $60k, $100k! Jamie Wooley's deals just get better and better!   Jamie Wooley from Texas is a working mother and inspirational business woman   Episode 68 with Jamie Wooley  We just love having inspirational business women here on our podcast! In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, our listeners will get to meet charming Texan, Jamie Wooley. Jamie has only been in business for a year and a half but has achieved so much success in that small amount of time. Jamie is a flipper, wholesaler, and wholetailer and is also an amazing wife and mother.  Talk about inspiration! Hear Jamie speak about how real estate investing has given her the flexibility to be present for her young daughter during the most important years of their lives!  Her why is a great one, indeed. She also generously gives our listeners tons of amazing little nuggets and actionable advice so that they take their businesses to the next level as well. Join us for today’s super fun and educational episode to find out how this super woman is on her way to enjoying financial freedom!  In this episode, you’ll learn… The difference between wholesaling and wholetailing Wholesaling, wholetailing, and flipping - which gives the best returns, which has the higher risk? How to build your team Who should your first hire be?  Episode resources and how to contact Jamie  Our listeners can get in contact with Jamie here… Email: jamie@wholesalinginc.com Facebook: search for Jamie Burleson Wooley or click on https://www.facebook.com/jamie.wooley.1 www.wholesalinginc.com - Visit this website and click on the “About” page to find more information about how you can take advantage of Jamie’s services. Lucky for our listeners, you can book a strategy call with Jamie and she can show you how to take control of your life and take your business to the next level! Free Download Find our free download at hardhatholly.com/68 This week’s free download will be some examples of job descriptions for some Jamie’s first hires. These people are the ones that make up her wholesale team today and have been integral to her journey to financial freedom.
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August 31, 2017
SREI 067 Making HUGE ROI in postcard marketing with Barry Coziahr
In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, our listeners will get a special inside look at the best ways to tackle direct mail marketing.  Barry Coziahr from Postcard Mania, has been helping small business owners with their marketing campaigns for over 20 years. This marketing and sales master loves to see small businesses grow with proven results driven marketing and gives our listeners tons of juicy, actionable advice so that they can soar to the next level!  Join us for today’s information packed episode to find out how this marketing niche can be best executed in your market!  In this episode, you’ll learn… Why consistency is paramount to any postcard marketing campaign The importance of repetitive contact How to build your list and the ins and outs of target marketing Working within your specific budget What your marketing piece should say about you and your business The importance of having a website and how Barry can help create yours Episode resources and how to contact Barry: Our listeners can get in contact with Barry here… Phone: 1-855-980-5492 Email: barryc@postcardmania.com     Free Download Find our free download at www.hardhatholly.com/67 This week’s free download will be a copy of a report that Barry created.  This report will highlight various case studies of postcard marketing successes. These case studies will give our listeners some great ideas about what methods work and what is proven. Don’t reinvent the wheel here, people!  Listen to Barry’s wonderful advice and take charge of your results today! Barry will also be offering our listeners some sample postcards as well.  In addition, if you go to www.postcardmania.com/reipostcards you can find a copy of a book that Postcard Mania has put together that answers questions about all things direct mail marketing! Enjoy! Don’t forget to text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
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August 29, 2017
SREI 066 How Jay Conner Raised $2M in 90 Days After Being Cut Off From The Banks
Don’t think it’s possible to make large profits in small towns? In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the opportunity to get up close and personal with real estate investor, Jay Conner. Jay has been buying and selling real estate for over 14 years in a town of only 40,000. His average profit per deal is a whopping $64k! This man has rehabbed over 300 houses with $52 million in transactions. Through all this experience, Jay has become somewhat of an expert on raising private money for real estate deals, at one point amassing over $2 million in 90 days with this particular strategy. Jay shows our listeners how you can raise capital even if you have little money and average credit scores. Join us for today’s highly educational episode to find out how this amazing businessman is making his way in this competitive world of real estate investing.   In this episode, you’ll learn…   - Who is your typical private money lender? Hint: They are all around us! - Lending from retirement funds such as self directed IRAs - The differences between hard money and private money and how they affect your bottom line - How to use asset based lenders to your advantage   How to contact Jay   www.jayconner.com www.jayconner.com/holly   Our free download this week is a PDF of the book that Jay co-authored entitled, “New Masters of Real Estate: Getting Deals DONE in the New Economy.” This book was #1 on Amazon in Real Estate books and covers many different aspects of investing. It is a great introduction into SFR real estate.    Also, please look out for Mr. Conner’s educational program, “Where to Get the Money Now?” at his site… http://www.jayconner.com/products/where-to-get-the-money-now/   There is also a free audio piece on his site called, “How I Raised $2,150,000 in Less Than 90 Days.” This 60 minute video shows Jay’s step by step method of raising large amounts of private capital for real estate investing.    Thanks for sharing, Jay!   As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
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August 29, 2017
SREI 065 Airforce pilot with side hustle of real estate investing with Zach Arandsee
In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the opportunity to dive deep into the mind of real estate investor, Zach Arandsee. This US Air Force pilot is new to the world of real estate investing but has enjoyed quite a bit of success in a short amount of time. Zach shows our listeners that successful investing really is possible, even when you have a full time job and a young family.  Zach’s particular investment strategy lies with wholesaling, which has given this go-getter a taste of what financial freedom is all about. Zach doesn’t hold anything back today as he shares with our listeners the many tips and tricks that he has in his arsenal, acquired from countless hours listening to podcast, reading books, and joining high level coaching programs. Join us for today’s highly informative episode to find out how this amazing businessman is making his way in this competitive world of real estate investing.   In this episode, you’ll learn… The dangers of analysis paralysis and how to overcome this unhealthy state of mind The Shiny Penny Syndrome and why focus is crucial The basics of wholesaling, such as assigning contracts and double closing, talking to sellers, etc. Finding a mentor, establishing partnerships, and the importance of relationships in your business The value of systems and mindset   How to contact Zach:  zachrnz@gmail.com Free Download: www.hardhatholly.com/65 Our free download this week is a copy of Zach’s Top 10 Books.  These were valuable resources to this up and coming real estate star, books that were crucial to his journey to success and the creation of his abundance mentality.  Thanks for sharing, Zach! Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts  
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August 24, 2017
SREI 064 Do I really need branding as a real estate investor with Sharon Vornholt
In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the opportunity to dive deep into the mind of real estate investor, wholesaler, podcaster, educator and blogger, Sharon Vornholt.  This incredibly successful woman started out in the home inspection business in 1991. It was in the trenches of this industry where she got the chance to network with real estate agents and investors, getting a taste of what financial freedom was all about. Sharon doesn’t hold anything back today as she shares with our listeners the many tips and tricks that she has amassed over her many years of real estate investing.  Sharon is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to marketing, branding and the importance of building a persona for your unique business. Join us for today’s highly informative episode to find out how this amazing business woman has been a trailblazer in general and especially for women in this competitive world of real estate investing. In this episode, you’ll learn… The differences between using yellow letters vs professional letters for your marketing pieces, and how to set yourself apart by showcasing your particular expertise The importance of having multiple exit strategies for any investment How to figure out who your target market is Why having a strong web presence is paramount to any marketing plan Why you should have 3-5 marketing channels working for you at any given time Episode resources and how to contact Sharon You can find Sharon at www.REIMarketingMastery.com - This is a 2 day workshop on marketing for real estate investors.  This hands on workshop is a small group event which focuses on creating marketing plans based on budget and interests. Sharon also has a successful podcast called, “Let’s Talk Real Estate Investing” where she discusses investing strategies, marketing, networking, and all things real estate.   Free Download:  hardhatholly.com/64  Sharon’s Brand Assessment - a checklist of sorts for all of the channels you should be involved in for effective content marketing   Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive t his free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts   Sharon’s blog can be found at: https://louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com    
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August 14, 2017
SREI 063 From Prison to 8 Figure revenue, Ryan Stewman made it back from the lowest of lows
In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, our listeners will get the amazing opportunity to get to know Texas real estate investor, Ryan Stewman.  This bad-ass Texan’s real estate journey is an especially unique one. Ryan epitomizes what it means to be a true man of action, starting out in the car wash hustle, then learning the ropes of the mortgage business, to spending 18 months in prison, then clawing his way back into the mortgage game.  Ryan makes owning six businesses and being a best selling author look easy.  Join us for today’s exciting episode to find out how this inspiring man has built an 8 figure empire from almost nothing. In this episode, you’ll learn… How to make your money work for you How to make big things happen with Ryan’s actionable steps Ryan’s method of speaking with sellers and doing what is right by all Ryan’s strategy of buying properties at the courthouse steps Episode resources and how to contact Ryan BreakFreeAcademy.com   Ryan also hosts a successful podcast, The THC Podcast (The Hardcore Closer). It can be found at CloserPodcasts.com where you can find information on marketing, motivation and selling yourself. Finally, our listeners should check out ElevatorToTheTop.com - this is Ryan’s paperback best seller which includes everything about sales, scripts, closing techniques, etc.   Find our free download at hardhatholly.com/63 This week’s free download will be a PDF of Ryan Stewman’s book, “Kick Ass- Take Names, Emails, and Phone Numbers.” Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts
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August 9, 2017
SREI 062 How to Sound like a PRO when you're new by Holly McKhann
In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we again meet with the woman herself, Holly McKhann.  Today we get the chance to learn all about building confidence as you are starting your real estate investing journey. Holly has learned numerous tips and tricks throughout her prolific investing career that will help our listeners with creating this confidence. She teaches us how this can help with interacting with sellers, hard money lenders, and real estate agents.  Holly purchased over 100 properties at auction before being pushed out by the hedge funds.  She then had to rely on her strengths, which were networking and relationship building.  Join us for today’s exciting episode to find out how this confidence and experience enables Holly to make her offers the most attractive to her sellers, and therefore get the best deals. In this episode, you’ll learn about… How to be aware and be prepared to build legitimacy and trust in your business dealings How to figure out key components of the RPA and essentials of the EMD How to navigate the often confusing waters of inspection, loan, and appraisal contingencies The importance of acting with integrity at all times Entities and whether or not one is right for you       Holly is offering her mini-course which will give her listeners knowledge of tons of real estate terminology and jargon.  This will entail a 200+ term PDF download and a full hour of five videos where she shares her stories and examples to give you the confidence to sound like a PRO!  The price is only $19.  Find it at HardHatHolly.com/PRO and as always feel free to email Holly with questions or comments at anytime. Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts
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August 3, 2017
SREI 061 Holly gives an inside look into her recent seller negotiations
In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we meet the woman herself, real estate investor Holly McKhann.  Today we get the opportunity to dive a bit deeper into the mind of our fearless leader.  Holly, as our listeners know, is a fix and flip investor and master networker and relationship builder.  Relationship building is truly a gift of hers and one of her strongest assets.  Holly has purchased over 100 homes through networking alone, without a dollar spent on direct mail or any other similar form of marketing.  Join us for today’s inspiring episode to find out how this successful business woman with her abundance of people skills, teaches others the best tips, tricks and techniques for meeting with sellers, something every investor can improve upon!   In this episode, you’ll learn… Holly’s top three tips for meeting with sellers.  Hint: Less talking more listening! Techniques she has learned from other masters, Dale Carnegie and Bruce Norris The most impactful questions that you can ask potential sellers, with three real life examples   Episode resources and how to contact Holly Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. https://www.facebook.com/groups/hhhreit/   Free download:  Holly's checklist for Success with Sellers HardHatHolly.com/61     Text “hardhat” to 38470 to find this download as well as past downloads
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July 22, 2017
SREI 060 Edna Keep was a single mom at 16, yet still reached financial freedom against all odds
In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we meet the ever so lovely Edna Keep.  Edna epitomizes a true rags to riches story, becoming a single mom at the age of 16 and living in subsidized housing in Saskatchewan, Canada.  Through hard work and a ton of perseverance, she tells us of how she eventually became a financial advisor.  She laughingly recalls telling her clients that real estate was hardly a lucrative investment, as it only goes up about 3% per year!  Well, Edna’s tune sure changed when she discovered the many benefits of real estate and its passive income opportunities when she and her husband enrolled in a Rich Dad course in 2007. These two go getters ended up setting a solid goal of 50 doors in 5 years with $5,000 per month in passive income.  Join us for today’s enlightening episode to find out how Mrs. Keep smashed this goal in 18 months and how she teaches others to realize these same dreams of financial independence through real estate.   On this episode, you’ll learn… Edna’s strategy of buy and hold investing The importance of investing in your real estate education Creative financing Using other people’s money to get involved with no money down Overcoming fear! Why you should partner with people who know more than you do   Episode resources FREE download here: JV Secrets  www.hardhatholly.com/60     Contact Edna here… EdnaKeep.com https://www.facebook.com/coachednakeep/  
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July 12, 2017
SREI 059 Syd and Julie Chase's adventure of flipping over 400 houses
Syd and Julie Chase give some valuable insights and experience on this week’s show.  They have done over 400 deals over a couple of decades, which gives them HUGE experience to share with us.  Some of the highlights of this interview are:   Their first deal--the tenants knew more about their rights and laws than they did, and how they recovered from the challenges in the situation.   -Why Syd says a beginning investor shouldn’t buy a single family home to hold as a rental -The maximum number of properties Syd puts in an llc and why -How they used tax liens when he first started out investing   You can reach Syd at www.SydChase.com Free download of his second book:  No Bull Real Estate is at this link:  http://www.hardhatholly.com/59    
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July 5, 2017
SREI 058 S Corp, LLC or nothing? Matt Owens talks entities
How does one go from getting lucky with a few real estate investment deals in 2006 to taking “a punch in the teeth” in ‘07 and ‘08 to flipping over 600 properties to date? What is the secret to this man’s success?  Our guest today is Matt Owens, CEO of OCG Properties, LLC.  According to this former CPA and UCSB graduate, the answer is education and experience, coupled with the importance of networking and relationships.  Matt explains his unique perspective in how losing money is what “compounded his growth exponentially forward.” He has observed that “if you haven’t taken a hit, you haven’t been in the game long enough.” What an inspiring thought to ponder on!  Matt is based in Southern California but invests primarily in Memphis, TN and Atlanta, GA specializing in equity and cash flowing real estate investments.  He also invests in value add multi-families, promissory notes, seller financing for his international clients, self storage units, mobile home parks and the list just goes on!    On this episode, you’ll learn… The importance of networking and relationship building and why this business is ALL about these relationships The benefits of investing out of state (especially if you reside in California!) and how this forces you to implement air-tight systems in your business The pros and cons of setting up an entity and the tax and legal implications of your choice The benefits of an SCORP vs an LLC in general and specifically having to do with salary dividend splits and your payroll taxes Episode resources: Ocgproperties.com Contact Matt Owen here: invest@ocgproperties.com Free download Matt has very generously given our listeners his list of questions to ask yourself before setting up an entity.  Just text 38470 with the word “hardhat” to get our super awesome free download of the week!
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June 28, 2017
SREI 057 Tyler Sheff catapulted his investing career when he got fed up paying taxes
Florida real estate investor Tyler Sheff has been a realtor, a police officer, and a merchant mariner for the National Weather Service.  Like many of us, he was paying more and more of his hard earned money to the taxman every year.  He knew there had to be a better way...Tyler researched and researched, hired the smartest accountant he could find, and discovered the beauty of real estate tax exemptions and passive income losses.  Tyler has been a flipper, wholesaler, and buy & hold investor.  Today, his preferred strategy is buy & holds, which he does in his home state of Florida and Memphis, Tennessee.  Cash flow is his main objective and small multi families are his very favorite type of investment.   On this episode you will learn… If you invest the way the IRS wants us to invest, by holding onto property and providing housing to others, you can almost completely eliminate your tax bill   Why multi family is Tyler’s preferred strategy for stable cash flow and mitigation of risk How he significantly increases his monthly cash flow through short-term rentals Episode Resources http://www.cashflowguys.com     Contact Tyler Sheff http://www.cashflowguys.com   Free Download http://www.HardHatHolly.com/57 Tyler Sheff’s “Phone Negotiation Script”
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June 21, 2017
SREI 056 Clayton Morris of Fox and Friends teaches us his Financial Freedom Formula
Clayton Morris started his career as a local news anchor, living all over the US making little income and creating more and more debt for his family.  It was the all too familiar story of being deeply unsatisfied that you’re paying off somebody else’s mortgage while you dig yourself deeper into debt.  In this episode, we will discover how Clayton got started in real estate investing and how he found his unique path. Clayton’s bread and butter are single family buy and holds.  He looks for them below market, in areas with steady average incomes, and solid population growth.  He stresses that these seemingly boring and methodical strategies are what leads to financial freedom, not emotional involvement or the “Shiny Object Syndrome.”  Find out exactly what lead Clayton to financial freedom in today’s inspiring episode!   On this episode, you’ll learn… The power of passive income and the impact it can have on your life Why you should go after ROI and NOT the emotional aspect of buying real estate Why you should allow tenants to treat your property as their own Shiny Object Syndrome and how to avoid this and stay laser focused How to avoid Analysis Paralysis Understanding what lifestyle is for you and why you start with this end in mind first Why he loves the SFR with its built in diversification What he does with the appliances in his rentals What is your Freedom Number and how to find it Contact Clayton at www.MorrisInvest.com    
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June 16, 2017