Hakeem Valles on Real Estate After the NFL

Hakeem & I Discussed

  • Leveraging Your Experience to Succeed in Life

  • The Road to the NFL after Deciding You Want to Play the Game

  • How the Mindset Used to Get to the NFL Applies to Real Estate


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REI Diamonds Show with Zach Beach on Lease Options

Zach & I Discussed

  • How an Investor Can Pay Market Value & Still Make Money

  • Managing Lease Option Deals to Close

  • $75,000 Spread on a Deal with Almost No Equity


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Saul Z on Leveling Up in Real Estate

Saul & I Discussed

  • Progression to Industrial Warehouse Deals

  • Mobile Home Parks

  • Funding 5-10 Single Family Flips per Month

  • Choosing the Right Neighborhoods to Flip Houses


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From Appraiser to Agent to Investor

Saul Z began his career in real estate as an appraiser before moving into the agent/broker world and ultimately graduating to an investor.  Saul has a habit of looking at the business and seeing who is making the biggest piece of the pie, then going after that portion of the business.  With the advent of Amazon & the internet in general, Saul noticed a big opportunity in warehouse space and has since shifted his focus to deals of this nature-with $200,000 cash flow AFTER making the mortgage payments.

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Dave Orloff on Financing Rentals & Fix & Flip Deals

Dave & I Discussed

  • Longest Real Estate Loan in the Market (40 Years)

  • 2019 Real Estate Market Prediction

  • Vacation Rental Pitfalls & Risk

  • High Level Negotiation Observations


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Need a Partner to Underwrite Your Deals?

Dave Orloff is the CFO at American Heritage Lending. He has built a strong reputation as an outstanding mortgage brokerage firm, serving the lending needs of real estate professionals, builders and individual homebuyers throughout the state. He is a full-service mortgage broker with an experienced staff offering expertise in every area of mortgage lending…from purchase to refinance to construction lending. He has over ten years of experience in lending and the real estate industry.

 

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Dan Breslin on Raising Private Money for Single Family Flips

Discussed

  • Things Private Lenders Look for When Investing

  • How Much Return Do You Offer to the Lenders

  • How to Raise Money for the First Time

  • Docs Needed to Fund a Private Money Loan


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$3 Million Per Year Gross Profit

From Dan-“I’ve been buying houses since founding Diamond Equity Investments in 2006 and have closed more than 1,500 deals.  In 2017 & 2018, we generated combined profit of more than $5 Million by flipping houses in several markets throughout the U.S. including Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, & Florida.    I obviously host of this podcast-the REI Diamonds Show and enjoy comments by listeners about my No B.S. direct hosting style.”

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Steve Werner on Where Have All the $50,000 Fix & Flip Deals Gone?

Steve & I Discuss

  • Commodities Trader turned Real Estate Guy

  • Perspective from Operating in 9 Major U.S. Markets

  • Mitigating Risk When Flipping in Challenging Areas

  • Stepping Up Volume as a Fix & Flip Investor


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From Commodities to Real Estate

Steve Werner originally started out as a Commodities Trader then Hard Money Lender before landing with DAWGS.  In this episode, Steve and talk about how to find profitable fix & flip opportunities in a tight real estate market where much of the inventory needing repairs is being snapped up by owner occupants willing to do the work and live there.  There is still TONS of inventory available in many cities, especially where I’m currently flipping houses:  Atlanta, Philadelphia, & Chicago.  That huge inventory, just like any investment, does present some risk.  Steve and I discuss exactly how to deal with many of those risks to ensure the house comes out retail ready in the end.

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Mark Willis on How to Invest the Same Dollar Twice

Mark & I Discuss

  • How Mark Paid Down his Student Debt While “Keeping” his Payments

  • Why Dave Ramsey’s “Pay Off Debt at ALL COSTS” Strategy is Flawed

  • How to Invest the Same Dollar Twice

  • Benefiting from Your Own Financing Source


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A Different Take on Investing Your Money

Mark Willis is a man on a mission to help you think different about banks, Wall Street’s abuses and from financial uncertainty.  After graduating with six figures of student loan debt, Mark discovered a way to pay off that debt, while still retaining the money he was spending on the payments.   Mark’s the co-host of Not Your Average Podcast, where he shares strategies for investing in real estate, saving & paying for college without going broke, and creating an income in retirement you can’t outlive.  Mark works with people who want to grow their wealth in ways that are safe and predictable, to become their own source of financing, and to create tax-free income in retirement.

 

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Dan Breslin on How VIP Buyers & Agents Access Secret, Off Market Deals

I Discuss

  • How to Access Deals with ZERO Competition

  • Developing VIP Buyer Relationships with Agents & Wholesalers

  • How to Buy Deals & Build the “Inside Track”

  • Deal Killing & Relationship Killing Mistakes to Avoid (for Buyers)


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Thousands of Off Market Deals

I’ve been buying off market deals since 2006 and have since closed well over 1,000 myself.  During that time, I’ve been on both sides of the deal:  the wholesaler (similar to the agent’s position) and the buyer (the one fixing & flipping).  Here’s the back story: I always dreamed of fixing & flipping houses-ever since I was a little kid on my dad’s job sites.  I used to be his helper-first he was the electrician on other investors’ flips & new builds, then he was the investor on the flips.  In a similar way, when I got into the real estate business, I first began by wholesaling deals to investors with the money to close, then eventually I became the buyer myself.

When I was wholesaling, I saw how many deals were sold to buyers a single time-then never again would we cross paths.  And then there were a few buyers who became repeat buyers, getting a phone call or text on deals before anyone else in the world knew it existed-before the email or any craigslist ads were posted.  Those repeat buyers had a specific strategy for developing that relationship with me.

So when I became the buyer myself, I looked back over my experiences as a wholesaler and made sure I behaved the way the repeat buyers behaved with me.  Why?  Well I was interested in created relationships with the agents and wholesalers who still bring me deals to this day.  So I created this extra special REI Diamonds Show episode to give you, the wholesaler, the agent, or the buyer interested in repeat business spanning years, the roadmap to create these VIP relationships to do repeat deals in your market.   Ready to check it out?

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Dan Schwartz on Managing Off Market Investor Deal Flow

Dan & I Discuss

  • Step 1 in Scaling an Off Market Deal Investor Business

  • Huge “AH-HA” moment for me and Diamond Equity Investments

  • The Power in Automated Follow Up Systems

  • Best Ways to Follow Up with Sellers in 2018


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From Wholesaler to Software Developer

Dan Schwartz began his career in the Baltimore, Maryland region.  A newly minted marketing major, he sought out a partner with real estate knowledge and together they grew a volume wholesaling operations which eventually led to his next venture:  Founding Investorfuse.  Investorfuse is one of the leading CRM, or Customer Relationship Management systems available in the real estate investor marketplace.

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. When not working or investing, you’ll find Dan traveling, drumming, or helping other entrepreneurs grow their businesses.

 

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John Matheson on How to Access Commercial Credit

John & I Discuss

  • System for Approaching the RIGHT Bank for Your Loan

  • Where to Get Financing-Even When Banks Aren’t Lending (2009)

  • John’s Favorite Deal Turns $300K into $3 Million

  • How to Develop Land WITHOUT Building a Single Structure


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Commercial Developer & Financing Oracle

John is the managing member of J. Healy Development, LLC. The company specializes in developing new projects into sustainable properties. John has been in the property development business for 26 years, and has been involved in transactions for developing, permitting, and/or financing of completed projects totalling over $50 million. Through J. Healy, John focuses on making multifamily, mixed-use, storage, and other commercial development properties more green and sustainable, lessening a property’s footprint while increasing its value.

John Matheson is also the CEO of Commercial Loan Success, a so­ftware and education platform designed to help small business owners and property investors make more informed financing decisions. Using the Commercial Loan Success loan analysis so­ftware platform, commercial borrowers and commercial lenders are able to communicate more e‑effectively, and borrowers are able to approach commercial lenders more confidently, already knowing that their transactions are lendable. Through Commercial Loan Success, John hopes to provide the resources and educational materials that small business owners, entrepreneurs, and real estate investors can use to confidently obtain financing and grow their businesses profitably, all without being at the mercy of the predatory lenders.

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web.CommercialLoanSuccess.com/diamonds

 

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