Chris Prefontaine is a bestselling author and real estate investor with over 26 years of experience in the field, including 18 years as a builder, realtor, broker/owner and investor. He’s always been an entrepreneur even when he didn’t know it. When he used to drag his wagon up to the street corner and sell junk from his closet or when he used to purchase gum by the pack and sell by the slice in middle school. In 1991, Chris began building homes and built 100 homes before starting his own brokerage. He then become a broker/owner and was selling 100 homes a year with his small team. Since the 2008 debacle he realized he needed to reinvent his business so that he no longer had to use his own money or credit. Today, Chris and his associates do 5-10 deals per month with average profits often exceeding $75,000.
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Why Doing More Deals is Not Always to Best Strategy
Getting Off the Webinar Cycle of “Shiny Object” Ideas
Closing Every Deal Instead of Wholesaling
Reasons NOT to Buy Rental Property
Starting in Real Estate from a Stand Still
After starting in 2011 and being laid off from corporate America, Dan Clarton has built a successful multi-6 figure business buying and selling houses. Dan is co-owner of Investors Title Services in the suburbs of Chicago with previous REI Diamonds Show guest Joe Mueller. Dan started off wholesaling & doing lease options before finding his focus in doing what pays best-Property Acquisition (BUYING HOUSES). In addition to wholesaling, Dan flips houses, holds rentals, and owns 150 ATM machines throughout the Chicagoland market. At the time of recording, Dan was gearing up to do a 100-mile bike ride in North Carolina.
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Investment Philosophy-Why Andrew Buys Where he Holds
Best Source of Deals
Highest Value Skill for New/Beginner Investors
850 Fix & Flip Deals & 180 Rentals
Built #1 Flipping Team In Chicago 850 Fix & Flip, Wholesale & Rental Deals in the Chicago Market Started the # 1 Real Estate Investors Association in the country ChicagoREIA with over 6000 member in 3.5 years. Own over 180 rental properties. (Over 20 Million In Assets Owned) Started Chicago Real Estate Investors Association with over 5000 members in 3 years with 12 locations making it the #1 Real Estate Investors Association in the US. Over 5 years in a row with the Top Real Estate radio show on AM 560 The Answer with over 20,000 listener base on each show has personally worked with 300 investors in the Chicagoland area helping them develop rental portfolio of 3000+ rentals. Shared the stage with speaker like Les Brown, Lou Dobbs and many industry experts.
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Structure of the Team Needed to Complete 100 Houses Per Year
From 0 to 100 Fix & Flip Deals Per Year
Don Costa, of Fresno California, has built his business to flipping 100 houses per year. Starting in the business back in 2003, Don rode the market up until 2008, then rode the market down until 2012, and then rode his business building skills and the market back up ever since. He’s built a top notch team and constructed systems to help him grow along with “running his mouth”. He’s going to tell you exactly how & why “running your mouth” might be the best way to build your real estate empire.
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Why it Pays to Buy Better Neighborhoods at Lower ROI
Decision to Sell Houses to Tenants with Seller Financing
Keeping the Best 100 Units
Matt Theriault is a Marine Corps “Desert Storm” Veteran who enjoyed 15 successful years in the music business as a record producer and label owner. When the digital download killed the record store, he found virtually everything that he had built become obsolete in a matter of months. The demise of his music business was swift and unforgiving to the point that Matt was forced to start life, personally and professionally, from square one at the age of 34. Theriault, now an accomplished real estate investor and mentor has built a cash flowing real estate portfolio of 100+ units over the last 10 years, is enjoying his financial independence, continues to build his portfolio and has discovered a new passion for creating systems and showing others how to replicate his results.
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Real Estate Sectors to Avoid UNLESS You Like Losing Money…
About the Quarterly Market Update Episode & Economist Paul Sloate
The Quarterly Market Update with Paul Sloate is a Regular Quarterly Episode highlighting the current events and conditions happening in the country and the world as they relate to real estate investing. The REI Diamonds Show Quarterly Market Update is brought to you by expert economist Paul Sloate, Founder of Green Drake Advisors-a wealth management firm located in Wayne, Pennsylvania.
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Why Single Family Rentals DON’T WORK WELL for Replacing Your Income
Graduating from Single Family Rentals
Lane Kawaoka, host of Simple Passive Cash Flow podcast, began his real estate investment career in the single family rental space. He realized that it was too difficult to find, fund, and manage the volume of deals necessary to replace his full time income with passive income and decided to go another way. This led Lane to becoming a Syndicator on larger commercial and multi family deals, become more of a fund manager and underwriter of deals instead of a landlord.
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