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Truth or Comfort

Truth or Comfort

By John Trautman
Join John Trautman from Real Estate Knowledge Institute as he sits down with experienced investors and discusses various topics centered around real estate investing.
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Jerome Maldonado
Jerome Maldonado has built an eight-figure empire and has mentored people from around the world in sales, real estate, and business. What captivates people to Jerome’s story is that he started from scratch and struggled for many years to get his business off the ground. With early years struggles, he learned what it really takes to build an empire from the ground up. Jerome’s passion is to now bring as many people with him on the journey to take their life and business to the next level Learn more about Jerome at And follow John Trautman at
August 29, 2021
Eddie Pinero
John Trautman sits down with motivational speaker and creator of "Your World Within", Eddie Pinero Learn more about Eddie @ Learn more about John @
July 19, 2021
Keith Yackey
John and Keith sit down to discuss their recent projects, touch base, and go over Keith's new program. Learn more | Get Started Today | Keith Yackey |
June 27, 2021
Mitch A. Nelson
New real estate investors often wonder what the most critical factor for success will be. Is it the market? Is it information? Is it being in the right place at the right time? Is it having a strong network? Is it having systems in place? Is it being able to spot a good deal? The answer may surprise you. Although each of these is a factor of success, the major success factor has nothing to do with outside forces and everything to do with what’s between your ears.
June 13, 2021
Daniel Borrero Jr.
John Trautman sits down with long time investor Daniel Borrero Jr. Learn more Get Started Today
June 6, 2021
Rafael Cortez
What makes someone like Rafael Cortez, an organizational psychologist and creator of CEO Pulse, a company that focuses on real estate entrepreneurship through coaching, consulting, lending, and more, as successful as he’s been? He will be the first to tell you that it wasn’t his upbringing, nor did he follow the adage that you have to have money to make money. Instead, he believes that success comes from mindset – the real estate between your ears. Learn more at Follow Rafael at
May 30, 2021
Chris Hanson
John sits down with real estate investor Chris Hanson from Hanson Capital.
May 23, 2021
Todd King
Join John Trautman and REKI team member Todd King as they discuss the current market conditions in the midst of the COVID-19 global health crisis and Todd's unique approach to wholesaling properties.
April 14, 2020
Kara Beckmann
John sits down with fellow real estate entrepreneur Kara Beckmann of Beckmann House. Learn more at
January 17, 2020
Truth or Comfort - Wendee Saunders
On this episode of Truth or Comfort we are joined by Wendee Saunders, a phoenix area entrepreneur. Follow John on instagram at @john_trautman and Wendee at @wendeesaunders
November 22, 2019
Automating With Drew and Recia Davis
Veteran real estate investors Drew and Recia Davis as they discuss how they got started, and how automation enabled them to scale their business AND spend more time with their family.  Learn more at
October 4, 2019
Sheila and Rochelle / Working with REKI
John Trautman sits down with a couple of local REKI students to discuss the importance of education, their projects, and the Phoenix market.
July 24, 2019
Devon Voss 2
John sits down with Devon Voss  from Thomas Title and Escrow. Learn more at
July 16, 2019
Devon Voss
John sits down with Devon Voss from Thomas Title and Escrow and discusses how Devon got started investing from a young age as well as Devon's +1 system that empowers him to deliver outstanding service and performance in every faucet of his personal and professional life.
March 22, 2019
Build Your Empire
John discusses what it takes to succeed in business with the team from Build Your Empire  
March 15, 2019
Bill Johnson / REKI Team
View John and and REKI team member Bill as they discuss Bill's latest flip with the help of the REKI team.
February 4, 2019
Brandon Shimizu / Market Predictions
John and REKI team member and real estate investor Brandon discuss lending and predictions on the fed.
January 28, 2019
Trent Smith / Happy Investor
John and Trent Smith from discuss how Trent got started in REI and how he built a platform for locating property leads.
January 7, 2019
Valentin Hernandez / Commercial Analytics
John and Valentin, a national labor analyst, discuss what large businesses look for when scouting new office locations. Learn more at
December 14, 2018
Brandon Koplin / Commercial Real Estate
John and commercial real estate agent Brandon Koplin discuss how to get started in commercial, and some of the unique challenges investors face compared to a residential fix and flip.
December 6, 2018
Geoff Nowlin / Lamborghinis
John and veteran investor / educator Geoff Nowlin discuss various topics like how they got started, the importance of education and how to spot a fake "guru".
December 4, 2018