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Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

Crazy Sh*t in Real Estate!—a podcast that will shatter the HGTV-induced veneer of real estate, and celebrate the challenges of working in this wild, wacky business. Never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com DM Leigh Brown on Instagram: @leighthomasbrown DM Leigh Brown on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeighBrownSpeaker/ DM Leigh Brown on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/leighthomasbrown/ Subscribe to Leigh's other podcast: https://www.leighbrown.com/podcast/real-estate-from-the-rooftops
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Sep 22, 2022

Do you want to invest in something that will allow you generate income while helping others? Tune in to learn all about residential assisted living from Isabelle Guarino-Smith, plus the ridiculous reason why she had to remove a resident from one of their senior living facilities.

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Assisted living properties: Why you should invest, how it works, costs, and potential cash flow
  • Why some people don’t understand the importance of retirement living
  • Can you evict someone from a senior housing facility?

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Isabelle Guarino-Smith

Isabelle is the Chief Operating Officer of the AL Family of companies, which includes the Residential Assisted Living Academy, Pitch Masters Academy, the Residential Assisted Living National Association, Four Homes to Freedom, Family Legacy Homes, and the Residential Assisted Living National Convention.

She has a degree in Human & Family Development and minors in Religious Studies and Communication. She enjoys all organizational tasks such as planning, running corporate events, and leading teams to reach their financial and personal goals. As of 2022, Isabelle has started taking the stage for RALAcademy as the lead educator on the topic of senior housing.

 

Connect with Isabelle

Website: Residential Assisted Living Traning - RALAcademy

 

Connect with Leigh

Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

Subscribe to Leigh’s other podcast Real Estate From The Rooftops

 

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Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

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Sep 15, 2022

Discover one of the possible ways we can solve the housing shortage problem in the market with Garrett Moore of Agorus in today’s episode. Listen in to learn how they leverage technology to accelerate home construction so you can achieve your dream home without the hassle of traditional home building.

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Reasons you should have a local Realtor® before purchasing a property
  • How and why Agorus was established
  • Creative ways to solve the housing shortage
  • The process, advantages, and challenges of building a 3D printed home

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Garrett Moore

Garret is the CEO and founder of Agorus. After achieving a degree in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford, and despite an early desire to jump into a Silicon Valley start-up after graduation, Garrett’s passion for serving led him to San Diego to become an officer in the Navy SEALs. 

Garrett has a love for high-performing teams and fearlessness in the face of challenges, so he is wholly committed to solving America’s elusive housing crisis.

 

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Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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Sep 8, 2022

Navigate the changing real estate market with Mark McGuire in today’s episode as we chat about commercial and residential real estate investing, self-storage facilities, and his unbelievable story about discovering a dead body while performing maintenance on an apartment. Listen in to learn how to establish a new standard in modern real estate.

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Buyer’s market vs. seller’s market
  • The difference between investing in commercial and residential real estate
  • What is the value of practical business experience in investing success
  • Reasons you should invest in self-storage facilities
  • How the right mindset can help you scale your business

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Mark McGuire

Mark was born into the real estate business. His great grandfather founded a real estate firm in 1941 and has been in the family ever since. He tried to avoid entering the family business and pursuing other opportunities, but he quickly discovered that real estate was his true calling. 

Mark is the fourth generation of his family to work in real estate. He worked in property management for six years before becoming a real estate agent, maintaining the inside and exterior of 130 rental units, performing full remodels, and flipping bank-owned (REO) homes and short sells.

 

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Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Sep 6, 2022

If you are a Veteran looking to buy, build, remodel, or refinance a house, listen to this episode with Department of Veterans Affairs Executive Director John Bell III to learn about VA home loans and how the application and approval process has improved over time. Press play and discover how to take advantage of the VA housing assistance programs!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • VA Home Loan: How it works, how long it takes, and its advantages
  • New policies to help Veterans buy properties easier
  • How can you avoid paying funding fees
  • Advice for real estate agents with Veteran clients
  • Who can qualify for VA home loans?

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Do you have more questions about VA-guaranteed home loans? Get answers with one click and visit https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/home-loans/ to learn more about housing assistance programs and other loans available for eligible Veterans.

 

About Mr. John Bell III

Mr. John E. Bell III, Executive Director, Loan Guaranty Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, is responsible for delivering VA home loan benefits to his fellow Veterans. He oversees over 900 Loan Guaranty personnel nationwide. Following a successful career in the mortgage industry, John began his VA career in 2010. Under his leadership, home loan volume has increased 600%, with a record-breaking 1.44 million Veterans closing on VA-guaranteed loans in the Fiscal Year 2021. VA’s share of the mortgage market has grown, with no increase in staffing until this year.

John’s industry experience has influenced Loan Guaranty’s transformation to better align with the fast-paced mortgage industry. He is dedicated to Loan Guaranty’s mission to provide the highest level of service to each Veteran who is purchasing, refinancing, adapting, or retaining a home. John looks forward to continuing his work to best serve his fellow Veterans by ensuring that a VA-guaranteed home loan is always the product of choice.

 

Connect with Leigh

Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Sep 1, 2022

Check out today’s episode with early career Realtor® Nikki Raichart as we talk about a surprising side of the real estate industry. From insane property buy and sell policies to housing problems and how REALTORS® fix them, discover all her crazy observations on the differences between doing real estate deals on the east and west coast.

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • How fostering and real estate are similar
  • Point Of Sale: What it is, how it works, and its effect on the housing market
  • Advice on how to deal with unfair local housing policies
  • The process of getting a Point of Sale
  • Racial-related restrictions on real estate and ways to address them

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Nikki Raichart

Nikki and her family moved to Shaker Heights in 2021 to be close to extended family and enjoy the arts and culture that Cleveland has to offer. 

She values integrity, honesty, and authenticity in whatever she does in her work and personal life. Having true community and friendship is something she strives for and she is also an advocate for youth who are marginalized. She has given a decade of her life to inviting foster children of all ages into her home.

When she isn’t working to help clients sell their homes or find new ones to move into, she spends her time hiking and soaking up nature, reading a good book, or hanging out with her kids.

 

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Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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Leigh Brown University – New On-Demand Training
How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Aug 25, 2022

Learn the simplest ways to start investing in real estate with Benjamin Goodpasture as he shares practical tips and insights he learned from his own experiences. Keep tuning in to hear his unbelievable story about a crazy tenant who harassed him so much that he even took him to court twice.

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • House hacking: What it is, how it works, and how much you can earn
  • What is the BRRRR method?
  • Where and how you can find good deals
  • Reasons you should hire a property manager
  • Advice for aspiring real estate investors

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Joe’s Apartment

 

About Benjamin Goodpasture

Benjamin has over 25 years of building experience in construction, sales, and management. He is a 4th-generation real estate investor, and his upbringing on a farm cultivated his work ethic and passion for possibility. He holds a Construction Management & Business degree from Appalachian State University.

 

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Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Aug 18, 2022

We’re taking a break from the craziness of the real estate world in today’s episode to talk about health and wellness with health coach Angelica Ventrice. Join us as we discuss the relationship between good health and work productivity and how you can align your mind and body for true success in your personal and professional life.

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Why having self-confidence is essential for real estate agents
  • Ways to find the time to eat and care for your gut
  • The significance of maintaining good digestive health for your career
  • How to identify which foods you’re sensitive to
  • Self-motivation techniques for improved body care

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

  • Amazon Book: The Dorito Effect by Mark Schatzker https://amzn.to/3zOL66F
  • Do you want to conquer emotional eating, improve your gut health, and learn how to ditch diets for life? Visit https://bit.ly/FFL4day and use the promo code: PODCAST to enjoy a 4-day “Fit For Life” Workshop for only 1$ with Angelica!

 

About Angelica Ventrice

Angelica is the founder of the Fit for Life Transformation Program. She coaches women in mindset, nutrition, and fitness to succeed in breaking free of their ingrained habits and faulty thinking.

Her mission is to teach women how to change their mindsets, so they can change their lives and help them shed those unwanted pounds along the way without ridiculous fad diets or crazy restrictions.

 

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Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Aug 16, 2022

We invited a timely guest for today’s episode in light of the growing worries about housing availability and affordability in the country. Listen in as Chief for Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Jason Latona talks about Veteran disability housing grants, how they work, and their eligibility requirements. If you or anyone you know might be qualified, don’t miss this episode!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Specially Adapted Housing Program: What it is, its benefits, and its 3 primary grants
  • How long does the process take?
  • 4 ways to use SAH funds
  • Where and how do Veterans and Service members obtain a disability rating?
  • Is there a cap on the number of Veterans and Service members eligible for benefits?
  • Who can receive SAH grants?

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Would you like more information on the Specially Adapted Housing Program? Visit https://www.va.gov/housing-assistance/disability-housing-grants/ and get full access to information about eligibility for disability housing grants and how to apply.

 

About Jason Latona

Jason Latona has served as the Chief for Specially Adapted Housing (SAH) at the Department of Veterans Affairs since May 2018. Specifically, he works to assist eligible Veterans and Service members in accessing the housing adaptation grants that they have earned to live more safely and independently. 

As Chief for Specially Adapted Housing, Jason is responsible for program policy for the SAH program. In addition, he works to assist Veterans and Service members using the SAH benefit, including collaborating with other VA programs, Veteran Service Organizations, and industry partners.

The SAH policy team conducts outreach to spread awareness of the SAH grant programs. He is a former active-duty U.S. Marine with over 20 years of experience in the residential remodeling/home building and business management consulting industries.

 

Connect with Leigh

Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

Subscribe to Leigh’s other podcast Real Estate From The Rooftops

 

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How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Aug 11, 2022

Learn how you can stand out in real estate’s competitive industry with Krista Mashore as she shares definitive tips on winning before you even arrive at your appointment. Stay tuned, and don’t miss her wild stories about foreclosure properties and the people occupying them!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Why being a real estate agent is the most challenging job
  • Shocking eviction laws for non-paying tenants
  • What real estate agents should know to be successful
  • Resources to help you develop a winning mindset
  • One thing real estate agents should be committed to doing

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Krista Mashore

Krista is the best-selling author and founder of Krista Mashore Coaching. She has been in the top 1% of REALTORS nationwide for 20 years and recently took her new coaching business from zero to 25+ million dollars in just under four years.

Always being a teacher at heart, Krista loves serving people and has turned her attention to sharing the secrets of her successes by coaching professionals across the nation. Through her coaching, teaching, speaking, and training, she is revolutionizing how agents and lenders market themselves online.

 

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Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Aug 4, 2022

This episode features early-career Realtor®, Emma Lowery, and her motivations for starting a real estate career, and a crucial tip for acing the pre-licensing course. She also recounts her crazy encounters with clients as a novice Realtor®. Dive in and learn the secrets of new but successful real estate agents today!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Insights on obtaining a real estate license in 2022
  • Helpful advice for aspiring Realtors®
  • Cost-efficient tips to improve a property’s interior design
  • Practical steps to prepare for your transition to the real estate industry

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Emma Lowery

Emma is a Realtor® based in Raleigh, North Carolina. She works under Marti Hampton Real Estate, one of the top real estate companies in the Triangle.

 

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Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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Leigh Brown University – New On-Demand Training
How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Jul 28, 2022

Discover the keys to real estate success with Kurt Uhlir as he shares practical tips for creating a strong personal brand and cultivating positive client relationships. He also tells a bizarre but endearing story of how an agent helped him and his family. Listen in and use the information from this episode to stand out in the fiercely competitive field of real estate professionals!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Factors that prevent Realtors® from establishing their individual brands
  • Personal branding: Common Realtor® mistakes and solutions 
  • Why Realtors® should avoid sounding overly eager to sell when contacting clients
  • How to easily convince clients to subscribe to listing alerts 

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Kurt Uhlir

Kurt is a globally-recognized marketer, operator, and speaker. His speaking experience includes speeches across the United States and Europe and presenting at prominent industry events such as PPAI, GDC, the White House, and private company/team workshops. He advises leaders, from startup founders to private-equity-backed CEOs to the President of the United States.

He has built and managed businesses from startup to over $500M in annual revenue, put together teams on six continents, been a member of the small group in charge of an IPO, and taken part in numerous acquisitions. Through B2B storytelling, he has demonstrated the ability to scale growing organizations and transform early-stage initiatives into successful business enterprises.

 

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Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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Leigh Brown University – New On-Demand Training
How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Jul 21, 2022

Get a fresh perspective on the commercial real estate industry with successful broker Joe Killinger as we examine market trends, opportunities, and challenges, plus his top advice for investors. Dive into this episode and hear his wild story about getting a free store and learn why having the right insight at the right time is essential in real estate investing!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Expert outlook on the commercial real estate market
  • Factors influencing lease flexibility
  • Innovative ways to repurpose vacant shopping malls
  • The importance of mastering the fundamentals of real estate investing
  • What commercial real estate investment offers the most liquidity?

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Joe Killinger

Joe has spent the last 30 years working in the real estate industry, honing his skills as an agent, investor, syndicator, founder, and operator of businesses and properties. He is personally responsible for and involved in marketing over 5,900 assets across the United States, resulting in over 900 million dollars in closed transactions. Moreover, he has launched and run businesses for multiple investors, founded and managed his own companies, and is currently an active investor in California and Texas.

 

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Please subscribe to this podcast on iTunes or the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. DM Leigh Brown on Instagram @ LeighThomasBrown.

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Leigh Brown University – New On-Demand Training
How to Dominate During This Recession!

Enroll Now to get ahead of the curve and learn how to manage changing markets, the action steps for what to do, and most importantly, what to say so that you can secure listings, assist more buyers, and grow your business no matter what the market is doing.

Link: http://dominatethisrecession.com

Jul 14, 2022

Today’s episode with Steve Rozenberg is all about cultivating the right mindset to elevate your business. Don’t miss his valuable lessons on relationship-building and first-hand accounts of the ups and downs of real estate investing along with shocking stories about a police raid and a fire that saved his company. Tune in and discover what you can do right now to propel yourself to the top of the business world!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Reasons to surround yourself with the right people
  • The power of building good real estate relationships
  • What it's like to work in property management
  • The advantages of getting home insurance

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Steve Rozenberg

Steve founded the state of Texas's fastest-growing property management company. He created maximum cash flow by managing over 1,000 properties across three major metropolitan cities, positioning his company for a profitable exit. He has also flipped, owned, and wholesaled hundreds of single-family homes and apartment complexes across the United States in addition to growing his property management company. 

After being forced to realize his previous occupation as an international commercial airline pilot wasn’t as safe and secure as he thought because of the 9/11 attacks, Steve chose real estate investing to control his destiny and create his own generational wealth.

 

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Jul 7, 2022

In this episode, a ballerina turned real estate agent Monika Strand talks about her book “Welcome Home!”, and her insights on building strong relationships with clients. You’ll also hear not just one, but two unbelievable stories about a graveyard and the largest open house crowd, plus a special surprise from Monika if you stick around until the end of the show!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Why Realtors® need to participate in civic activities
  • Powerful motivators to start investing in real estate
  • The impact of an inventory crisis on the housing market
  • What is "Welcome Home!" all about?

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

Abbott Elementary

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About Monika Strand

Monika is a realtor in the San Francisco Bay area. She is a people connector, problem solver, strategic thinker, dream maker, and recently, a children's author. Her vision is for realtors who value client relationship building as essential to grow their business to gift Welcome Home! to their clients moving with kids.

 

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Jun 30, 2022

The digital revolution has significantly changed how the real estate industry does business, exposing Realtors® to digital security breaches. So, we’re glad to have tech expert Burton Kelso back in this informative episode about online security for real estate agents. Plus, you'll hear a bizarre but entertaining conversation about chickens, raccoons, movies, and orange trees!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Why do hackers target the accounts of real estate professionals?
  • 2 ways people are scammed on social networks
  • The best advice to keep your social media accounts safe
  • When is the right time to get identity theft protection software?
  • Common internet security errors made by Realtors® and how to solve them

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Burton Kelso

Burton is a keynote speaker for technology and cybersecurity who has appeared on TV as a guest tech expert and consumer products expert. He is also the owner and Chief Tech Expert at Integral.

He helps people overcome the frustrations and complexities of computers and technology, allowing them to explore new ideas, experiences, and opportunities. He adores technology and is dedicated to making technology simple, safe, and enjoyable.

 

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Jun 23, 2022

We share words of caution to Realtors® in this frightening but insightful episode with real estate agent turned criminal profiler, Phil Chalmers, through his 12-step plan to avoid dangerous situations. You will also get a glimpse inside the minds of serial killers and other crazy stuff you won’t want to miss!

 

Key takeaways to listen for

  • What it’s like interviewing death row inmates?
  • Serial killers: Facts, fiction, and motives for murder
  • Safety tips and practices for Realtors®
  • Why learning self-defense is important

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Phil Chalmers

Phil is a true-crime writer, a criminal profiler, and law enforcement and real estate agents trainer.

He has been researching homicide and interviewing offenders for over 35 years and is the author of several books, including “Inside the Mind of a Teen Killer” and “The Teen Killer Whisperer.” He has spoken with over 500 murderers, including teen killers, school shooters, mass murderers, and serial killers.

He has recently interviewed and researched those who have raped, kidnapped, or murdered real estate agents. He is also working on a book about violence in the real estate industry, how to prevent it, and marketing strategies and tools to help readers dominate the market.

 

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Jun 16, 2022

Prepare yourself for any changes in today's market with successful young investor Dan Haberkost, as he shares some tips on how you can get ahead of the real estate game. You'll also discover the heart of a kind investor in his wild story involving a handyman's arrest. Start your investing right with the knowledge you can gain from this episode!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • The role of mindset in real estate investing
  • How to mitigate risks in a volatile market
  • Helpful tips for navigating a seller’s market 
  • Why it’s important for investors to be knowledgeable on local regulations

 

Resources mentioned in this episode

 

About Dan Haberkost

Dan is a full-time real estate investor with a land and development business on the active side and a portfolio of residential rentals on the passive side.

At 16, he had his first real estate experience. By his junior year in college, he began reading about different types of investments and businesses that were passive and would allow him to receive passive income without constant input. Fast forward to the present, and he has made several acquisitions, worked on a mixture of new development, land investing, and wholesaling, and is always on the lookout for a property that makes sense as a long-term buy and hold. 

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Jun 9, 2022

Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or a seasoned investor, this episode can provide knowledge and mindfulness as you enter the realm of homeownership. Listen in as Brian O’Neill explains the best alternative real estate solutions for the buyers and sellers of today to help you get on the road to a brighter financial future. As a bonus, he shares an insane narrative that involved the SWAT Team!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • The value of taking ownership of your mistakes and taking actions
  • Why is it critical to review one's entire credit history?
  • Contract for deed: how does it work and its benefits?

 

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About Brian O'Neill

Brian is the CEO and co-founder of BKW Property Solutions, a full-time real estate investor, mentor, and creative financing specialist. He and his wife, Katie, have been happily married for ten years and enjoy spending time with their son, Will.

He and his wife founded BKW Property Solutions with the goal of providing buyers and sellers with flexible real estate options. After facing many of the same challenges when selling their home years ago, they now assist buyers in realizing their dream of owning a home in the Greater Chicagoland area. 

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Jun 2, 2022

We're back with another episode highlighting self-storage investing with today's fun birthday guest, Tom Dunkel. Don't miss the helpful tips he shares for aspiring storage investors and let his crazy happy story inspire you in your real estate journey. Expand your investing knowledge and unleash the savvy investor within you!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Ideal real estate investment with great returns and less hassle
  • What are distressed mortgage notes and how can one operate in this space?
  • Top factors to consider in selecting storage go-to markets
  • Latest key self-storage market trends to watch out for

Resources mentioned in this episode

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About Tom Dunkel

Tom is the Managing Director of Belrose Storage Group with a background in corporate finance and over 25 years of real estate and investment experience. He has specialized in discounted asset opportunities nationwide since 2006, taking the company from start-up to world-class organization. His economic knowledge, open communication style, and integrity have enabled him to assist alternative investors in achieving their wealth-building goals.

Tom has also taught real estate and mortgage note investment classes at the CAMA Academy with Belrose Asset Management co-founder Joe Downs as a dedicated mentor to investors and entrepreneurs.

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May 26, 2022

We invited Christine Miles to the show today to shed some light on why listening is a true superpower in your business and personal life. She also got a crazy real estate experience to share, so tune in and unlock the ability to understand your client’s exact needs.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • How personal experiences can impact your listening skills
  • Buying real estate: Expectation vs. reality
  • The right mindset to win in today’s volatile market
  • Tips to improve your listening abilities
  • Signs that you have a good real estate agent

Resources mentioned in this episode

What Is It Costing You Not To Listen? by Christine Miles | Paperback and Kindle

 

About Christine Miles

Christine is the CEO and founder of EQuipt. She has been serving organizations by helping them apply human skills to drive results and build cultures of empathy for three decades.

Through her upbringing and training, she understood that most people aren't taught the critical human skills that she was. She decided to fill this gap by creating The Listening Path™ system to teach people how to listen differently. The Listening Path™ became the foundation of her book, What Is It Costing You Not to Listen?, which received the Axiom Business Book Awards’ Silver Award in the sales category.

Her mission is to create a listening movement that transforms how our society communicates so that we have deeper connections with those around us and an enormous impact on communities.

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May 19, 2022

We’ve got more helpful insights about the self-storage business for you in today’s episode with Scott Krone, plus some crazy stuff about his friend who owns a self-storage facility. Learn all this and more when you press that play button!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Cap rate and compression: Their impact on asset values and returns
  • Self-storage investment vs. multifamily housing
  • Market areas and big demand in RV and boat storage
  • More self-storage investing tips for beginners
  • How technology and the global pandemic affected the self-storage industry

 

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Send an email to info@codamg.com and mention this podcast to get a FREE self-storage deal analyzer and feasibility study designed for your self-storage needs.

 

About Scott Krone

Scott is a Chicago native whose career in architecture began in 1991 by pursuing his Masters of Architecture from the Illinois Institute of Technology. While obtaining his degree, he also worked as a Project Manager for Optima, Inc. During his time at Optima, Krone’s responsibilities included notable projects such as the 400-unit Cormandel in Deerfield, IL, the 40-unit HedgeRow in Winnetka, IL, and the 51-unit Optima Center Wilmette in Wilmette, IL.

In 2012, Krone founded Coda Management Group – a firm that specializes in managing real estate assets. Since its inception, Coda manages a wide range of real estate including single and multi-family homes, retail, commercial warehouse, self-storage, and multi-use flex athletic spaces. Currently, the platform of investments is in excess of $55 million.

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May 12, 2022

We’re so grateful to have Joey Mure on the show to give us the best investment strategies in real estate for passive income and a path to financial freedom. He also got a crazy story about a confrontation he had with a guy who owns a short-term rental business. Hear all these by tuning in!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Motivations in passive income properties
  • The purpose of developing an investor DNA profile
  • Regulatory situations and ongoing risks on short-term rentals
  • Land flipping: What it is, how it works, and what makes it a great investment strategy

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About Joey Mure

Joey Mure is a Wealth Without Wall Street founder and partner. Despite aspiring to be an orthopedic surgeon since the age of 10, Joey worked in the mortgage industry for 11 years before transitioning to finance in 2014. Joey looks up to his personal mentor, Nelson Nash, who is also a man of integrity and impact. Joey's skills in relationship building, asking probing questions and influencing and empowering people with the Wealth Without Wall Street message make him beneficial to the company's mission.

He is a relational, influential, and true leader. His coworkers describe him as thoughtful, funny, and a family man. Many people are unaware that Joey once ate a 72-ounce steak dinner. If he could be anywhere but at work, he would be at the beach with his family. And they worship the Lord every Sunday morning. Joey's long-term goal is to impact the world for Christ, while his short-term goal is to buy a beach house for his family.

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May 5, 2022

Are you looking for new ways to invest and earn a consistent passive income stream? If so, the self-storage business could be ideal for you. Listen in as Joe Evangelisti reveals how to get started in self-storage investing and its edge in real estate, plus the craziest thing about a large oil tank he encountered during his flipping days. Don’t miss out on taking advantage of this unique market!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • What made self-storage a promising asset class in the US 
  • Best advice on how to start investing in self-storage
  • Considerations on finding self-storage deals
  • Other investment opportunities from a self-storage facility in the next few years
  • Why you should stay up to date on land environmental regulations

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About Joe Evangelisti

Joe has over 15 years of experience constructing and selling residential properties in the South Jersey area. He is a second-generation builder and began visiting construction sites with his father, Rob, as a child. Since then, he has wanted to be involved in real estate and build things.

He has built an eight-figure real estate empire and finalized over $100MM in property transactions. He has channeled his passion and wealth of real estate expertise into creating state-of-the-art Self Storage Facilities across the United States.

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Apr 28, 2022

Daniel Apke joins us to talk about a different angle in real estate with his strategic approach to land investments. Hear more on how you can capitalize and thrive in this niche, plus a fascinating story about a property purchase turned shady transaction that taught a good lesson on assessing deals. If you don't know how to get started in this business, this is an excellent resource so listen in!

Key takeaways to listen for

  • Why train the competition in the land space
  • Purchasing land, developing it, and thriving in this space across the US
  • Factors to ask when selecting the right REALTOR in the land markets
  • Effective resources and websites for land research

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About Daniel Apke

Daniel Apke is the co-owner of Land Investing Online. After only six months of land flipping, he quit his day job as a salesman and jumped directly into Land Investing full time. Within this timeframe in the business, he could profit over a whopping $500,000, with his average profit per land flip coming around $20,000! This land-flipping business income has changed his life for good, and he knows it can also change others! 

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Apr 21, 2022

We’re all about the technical side of real estate syndication today. Karl Krauskopf elaborates on the importance of being hypercritical about wholesale deals, practical ways to detect early warning signs, and the next set of projects that can give you the fastest returns. Listen in as he weaves an excellent cautionary tale that could help save you money on your future ventures.

Key takeaways to listen for

  • How to manage costs of buildings while keeping profitability
  • Advice on next-level development focus projects, velocity wise
  • What is syndication?
  • A big lesson on wholesaling

Resources mentioned in this episode

  • Episode 325 - The Ins and Outs of Real Estate Wholesaling Business with Zachary Boothe Apple & Spotify

 

About Karl Krauskopf

Karl is the Managing Partner of Auroras Investment Group. He got his start in real estate, flipping houses. His business has always focused on acquiring and renovating significantly under-market value properties in areas experiencing tremendous market appreciation. 

As Karl diversified and scaled his business, real estate development was the natural next step, and it is now the primary focus of Auroras Investment Group. Before real estate, Karl obtained his MBA from Palm Beach Atlantic University. He left a position of 10 years (to pursue real estate investment full-time). He was running strategic planning and business development for a business services healthcare company that grosses $100M annually.

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