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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 136: Jimmy Murray Takes Your Property Management Knowledge to the Next Level
Today we have Jimmy Murray on Secrets to real Estate Investing with Holly Mckhann. Jimmy Murray is the founder of Lyonpropertygroup.com. He lives in Rhode Island and always had the passion to do real estate investing as early as Junior High School. He graduated college in the year 2010 with a degree in finance at Ohio University. In the year 2012, he purchased his first multi-family property and started doing flips and found out that he was good at talking to tired landlords. In December 2014, he received a bad year-end review and decided to launch a property management company. Jimmy Murray now has 700 units under management in Rhode Island and Southeast Massachusetts. What you will learn in this episode: -The importance of knowing property management. -The meaning of “househacking” and how to househack -How to start a property management from zero funds -How to generate a rehab game plan to attract tenants Learn more about Jimmy: You can listen to his podcast The Cash Flow Kings and find him on Instagram @thecashflowkings to learn more. You can also visit his website lyonpropertygroup.com
29:01
January 3, 2020
SREI 135: Amber Miller's 8 Tips to Find the Perfect House to Flip
 Today we have Amber Miller on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann. Amber lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been flipping houses since 2007. After college, she got a job and worked in a company that offers financial services and sells financial products. She stayed with the company for almost 12 years, but half-way through her career, she realized that it wasn't a good option for her to keep waiting for a promotion. So, she decided to start looking for something that would be worth her effort to impact her financial future.  She chose to go full-time in real estate: finding, designing and renovating properties. Amber has already flipped over 150 houses now.  What you will learn in this episode: -How to pursue your entrepreneurial spirit -Things to do to get educated about real estate investing -The challenges that you might face having a partnership and how to deal with it -The best way to flip houses FREE Download:  Fixer-upper checklist - 8 Tips to Find the Perfect House to Flip  Learn more about Amber:  You can visit thresholdhomesmn.com to watch her blog for ideas for spaces, designing, and finishes. You can also visit houseflipblueprint.com where you can attend her classes on real estate.
31:03
December 23, 2019
SREI 134: How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing with Only $20K or Less - Antoine Martel
Today we have Antoine Martel on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann. A millennial who attended a real estate seminar and learned how to flip houses.  In California, together with his brother and father, he tried to flip houses in LA and after 2 years they realized that they don't have enough money.  Next they started looking for different strategies and decided on cash flowing single-family homes. What you will learn in this episode: - How to become a wise investor at an early age - The benefits of calling 200 realtors - The importance of creativity in getting deals - The significance of surrounding yourself with experienced investors FREE Download: A guide to investing - How to get started in real estate investing with $20,000 or less. Learn more from Antoine: visit his website at www.martelturnkey.com or you can follow him on instagram: @martelantoine
30:41
December 17, 2019
SREI 133: The One Question Cliff Hayden Asks Sellers to Maximize Profits
Today we have Cliff Hayden on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann. Cliff is the founder of ShowMeTheRental.com. He started investing when he was 25 years, while still working a W-2 job. Cliff now offers guidance for renters and real estate investors to maximize their profits. What you will learn in this episode: - How to screen renters - How a lead screening system can make your business more efficient - How education and mentorship are a key factor in real estate investing - How to balance work and family priorities FREE Download: Tenant Screening Worksheet – A simple guide to finding and screening qualified renters. Get it by filling out the form on this page or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Contact Cliff: Contact Cliff at (502) 641-8781, between 12:00, 1:00, 4:00 and 5:00 or email him at Cliff@ShowMeTheRental.com. You can also visit ShowMeTheRental.com for more information.
31:15
September 23, 2019
SREI 132: How to be a W2 Capitalist with Jay Helms
Today we have Jay Helms on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann. He is a unique real estate investor because he invests on the side of his W2 job. Since he started actively investing in 2014, he has accumulated a portfolio of 49 units with an additional 274 units currently under contract. Jay focuses specifically on how to balance a work/life balance while pursuing his overwhelming goal of providing 300 years of generational wealth to his family. What you will learn in this episode: - How to be a smart long term real estate investor as you continue your career - How to offer the right price for you - How to manage your time when you work and invest - How real estate investing can give you opportunities to improve lives FREE Download: 10 Step Guide to Buying and Holding a Small Multi-Family Rental Property - A simple guide to starting and building your portfolio of properties and cash flow. Get it by filling out the form on this page or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Hear more from Jay: His podcast, W2 Capitalist, was ranked #1 on iTunes New & Noteworthy for Business/Investing. He provides his insight for building a buy and hold real estate portfolio, successfully working a highly demanding W2 and helping raise a growing family with his wife. w2capitalist.com Contact Jay: Go to the Real Estate Investing for the W2 Employee group on Facebook
31:57
September 16, 2019
SREI 131: Michael Becker’s Multi-Family Investing Strategies
Today we have Michael Becker on Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Holly McKhann.  While pursuing a career in banking, Michael starting becoming an investor himself. His multi-family investing has really taken off. He now controls 5,700 units and has been the number one loan producer for his division at a Top 3 National lender for his last 3 consecutive years. What you’ll learn from this episode: - The value of starting small with your investing deals - How to strategize the renovation plan for rentals - The power of capitalization rate and how it works - How to learn what you need as you accumulate capital for your deals Free Download: Michael’s article, Fundamentals of Multi-Family Financing 101, will help you understand the basics of financing options for multi-family deals. Get it by filling out the form on this page or by texting the word “hardhat” to 38470. Contact Michael: www.spiadvisory.com Old Capital RE Investing Podcast: oldcapitalpodcast.com
30:18
August 27, 2019
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/
34:16
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
29:01
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
28:23
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 
40:11
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 
37:22
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 
17:49
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”. 
32:21
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. 
32:17
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. 
23:49
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.
23:59
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. 
34:14
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.
01:02:20
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  
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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!  
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February 9, 2018