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Michael Elefante - Finding Financial Freedom Through 6 Short-Term Rentals

Uncategorized Jun 23, 2022

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Michael believes that all it takes is one short-term rental to help set you financially free. How about 6? Michael shares his journey to financial freedom in just ONE YEAR by leveraging short-term rentals. He and his wife now own 4 properties in TN and 2 in FL and just moved into a $2 Million home in South Carolina and are expecting their first child this fall. We walk through how he selects properties, how he runs his numbers, how he funds them, what steps he take to maximize revenue on each property, and how you can do it too. He's an open book and willing to share his journey....just ask his 750K+ followers on Tiktok!

 

In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson, we discussed:

  • Few people recognize the true opportunity of short term rentals.
  • You can start with short term rentals without even buying a property
  • Don't ask how much it costs to start, but rather ask how much you have then go deploy the strategy.
  • Short term rentals is to create...
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Amy Holweger - Getting Your First 2 Investment Properties

Uncategorized Jun 16, 2022

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When you read about successful real estate investors owning dozens (or hundreds) of properties, it can feel intimidating. They're making tens of thousands of dollars a month and you're just getting started. How do you get that first property? Once you do, how do you go get that next one? Meet Amy Holweger! She's an investor in the Minneapolis/St. Paul and surrounding area of Minnesota. She just moved to the state with her husband in 2021, acquired their first rental property in the fall of 2021 and recently closed on their 2nd in the spring of 2022. She shares how they did it, balancing investing while working her normal job and her art studio on the side, what they were looking for in their properties, working with a property manager, and much more. If you're just getting started on your investment journey, this is a great episode for you to hear practical information to help you get going.

 

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Jon Ostenson - Adding Income Streams Through Franchise Opportunities

Uncategorized Jun 09, 2022

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Many entrepreneurs like the idea of blazing a new trail and doing things themselves. What if you were strategically able to grow your businesses faster because you partnered with great people that have figured out solutions to the problems you're likely to face. Welcome to the world of non-food franchising. Jon Ostenson serves as the CEO of FranBridge Consulting and helps thousands of entrepreneurs and investors get into business ownership and investment opportunities. He is the author of the book "The Book of Non-Food Franchising" and was previously the President of ShelfGenie, a franchise with over 200+ locations. If you already own businesses in real estate, it's likely that there are some opportunities out there to add additional streams of income with vertical integrations of businesses that pair well with what you're already doing. Tune in and find out what opportunities might be out there for you.

 

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Justin Rademacher - Growing An Investment-Focused Real Estate Team

Uncategorized Jun 02, 2022

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What is it like getting into real estate, growing a real estate team, and getting started on the investment side of the business? Hear from this former furniture salesman about his journey into leasing commercial real estate, launching a real estate team, working on a flip home, and picking up and moving 1700 miles from Minneapolis, MN to Fort Myers, FL and launching a real estate business in a new location. We discuss what it's like working with investors, getting started investing yourself, the benefits of working on a real estate team and much more!

 

In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson, we discussed:

  • It's quite difficult to succeed quickly in real estate by being an agent only part-time
  • The most successful people are the ones who can solve problems
  • Build passive income through real estate investing in addition to doing transactions as an agent
  • The benefit of passive income is freedom of time
  • If you're not failing you're...
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Jacob Vanderslice - Investing In Self-Storage Centers

Uncategorized May 26, 2022

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Have you heard about investing in self-storage, heard about the great returns, and been curious to learn more and dig deeper into it? This is your episode! Jacob Vanderslice is Principal at VanWest Partners, which has built a portfolio of $195mm in assets, primarily focused on self-storage centers across the United States. He talks about their companies strategies in finding markets to target, finding sellers, and what else they look for in acquiring self-storage properties. He also discusses the per capita supply ratios they aim to hit, their strategy to increase rates, and what percentage of off-market deals they are able to find. If self-storage investing intrigues you, soak up Jacob's 15+ years experience that he shares.

 

In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson, we discussed:

  • When targeting acquisitions, look at the history and compare it to other comparable rents.
  • Target deals that are below market rents, add some amenities, upgrade...
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Kimberly Kesterke - Earning 6 Figure Cash Flow While Still Working A W2 Job

Uncategorized May 19, 2022

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Kimberly Kesterke, better known as "The W2 Landlord", became a landlord by accident at the age of 26. Because of the last market crash, Kimberly had a property where she was 30k underwater and needed to relocate for a job change. She took that rental and made the most of it. Over the next 15 years she's now built up a portfolio of 20+ units spanning Georgia, New York, and North Dakota, all while continuing to work a W2 job, and being an amazing mom to an 8-year-old. Hear from Kimberly how she was able to do it, the processes she's been able to put in place, how she used creative financing to fund deals, and why she continues to work her job despite an awesome portfolio providing amazing cash flow.

 

In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson, we discussed:

  • A conventional loan is a good way to secure leverage and purchase a property
  • Be a good steward and do a good job in growing the units you have to obtain more
  • Finding good deals...
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Jennifer Beadles - Working With Investors To Build Your Dream Life

Uncategorized May 12, 2022

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While most people in her office wanted to work in traditional residential real estate, Jennifer was able to capitalize on a huge niche....working with investors. She quickly became the investor specialist in her office and built a large network of investor clients. After making her first purchase at 21, she saw a path to building the life she wanted. Through flips, BRRR's, developments and acquiring 265 properties in 7 states over the past 15 years (and getting a general contractor's license along the way), she was able to retire her husband and travel the world with him and her daughter. Now he works on helping agents that want to develop their business working with investors as well as helping investors level up and grow their portfolio. If you're looking to build the life you want from working with investors, or investing yourself, this episode is a "must" to listen to.

 

In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson, we discussed:

  • Working with people...
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Karl Krauskopf - Gain Traction Quickly In Real Estate Investing

Uncategorized May 05, 2022

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Working in strategic planning and business development for a $100M business services healthcare company, Karl was looking to get into real estate investment full-time. He got started flipping houses by acquiring and renovating significantly under market value properties in areas experiencing high market appreciation. After 3 years of doing that, he has spent the last year as an investor, focusing on building Auroras Investment Group, which focuses on multifamily developments such as townhomes and apartment buildings. Listen to Karl share about his journey these past 4 years, how he was able to gain traction and grow quickly, and his advice for how you can do it too!

 

In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson, we discussed:

  • Great ways to find deals
  • Understanding neighborhoods experiencing tremendous appreciation
  • The strategy of using hard money loans
  • Building relationships with investors to make larger deals
  • Keeping your cash in passive...
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Chris Seveney - Investing In Real Estate Notes

Uncategorized Apr 28, 2022

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It all started with 25k to buy 4 loans. This is how Chris Seveney built his note investing portfolio that now has grown to over $5 Million and includes another $7 Million in real estate portfolio. Chris has been in real estate for more than 20 years and has developed over $750 Million in real estate. Originally getting his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering nad working on a Master's degree in Real Estate Finance from Georgetown University, Chris is enthusiastic about teaching others how to build what he built by investing in first position performing and non-performing notes. He is also the host of the Good Deeds Note Investing Podcast. Outside of his job and real estate investing, Chris loves spending time with his family and is an avid Boston sports fan.

 

In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson, we discussed:

  • The value of getting different perspectives by hearing other people's thoughts on different mediums, like a podcast
  • In real estate,...
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Brian Luebben - Generating $50k Per Month & Retired At Age 27

Uncategorized Apr 21, 2022

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5...4...3...2...1....Brian Luebben's rocket ship is taking off and the sky is the limit! Brian is a prime example of surrounding yourself with the right people and magic can happen. Based out of the Atlanta area, Brian has been working a regular W2 job and house hacking. He bought a duplex, lived in one side and fixed up the other side, and rented it out. Rinse. Repeat. He has now been able to generate $1,500 net cash flow per property. This has now afforded him the opportunity to travel with his girlfriend for the next 6-12 months to Greece and other beautiful areas of the world. Another big part of his success is from the group Gobundance, made up of like-minded CEO's, entrepreneurs, investors, and others seeking a space to network, grow, and do life BIG together. Brian lives by the mentality of "Plant trees. Manage orchards." He's also the host of the Action Academy Podcast, which brings Mindsets, Methods, & Actionable Steps to achieve true...

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