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Mike Swenson: Real Estate Investing 101

Uncategorized Jul 15, 2021

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On REL Freedom podcasts, we've heard a lot from real estate investors. In addition, host Mike Swenson runs the Elite Advantage Team in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and works with a lot of real estate investors. In this episode, Mike is going to go through many of the key things to consider for those looking to invest, or those agents out there looking to branch out and work with investors. We cover setting investment goals, exit strategies, types of properties to consider, property locations, financing types, how to run the numbers, what numbers to look for, as well as other tips and key information to consider.

 

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

  • Mike has 40 episodes after the first launch of his podcast.
  • Mike explained that if you are just getting started you must know what your goals are going to be and write them down.
  • Mike’s tips are to think of appreciation, what type of equity that you are going to put in, type...
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Barry Karch: The Real Estate Unsalesperson

Uncategorized Jul 09, 2021

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Barry Karch wants to show others that you can have success in real estate without being "salesy." As a natural introvert, Barry has built a real estate business over the last 35 years in El Paso, TX to where he and his wife close between 90-100 homes per year. His relationships are built on care and trust. He found he didn't have to be like someone else to be successful. Being authentic and himself was the key to his success. Hear Barry share more of his story, and what makes him The Real Estate Unsalesperson.

 

In this episode, hosted by Barry Karch, we discussed:

  • Barry finished his degree at UT Austin. After a year he stayed in Austin instead of going to El Paso and started doing real estate appraisals.
  • Barry has been in the real estate industry for 35 years and the reason why he gets into real estate is because of his father who is a realtor in El Paso.
  • Barry and his wife moved to El Paso and joined up with his parents in the real estate field.
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Curtis Kupfersmith: Control Your Time To Control Your Life

Uncategorized Jul 02, 2021

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Curtis Kupfersmith has had a lot of success in his life on his journey to financial and time freedom. He purchased his first investment property back in 2010 at the age of 19, shortly before moving to Oklahoma City. In 2013, Curtis got his real estate license and ended up selling 50 homes his first full year. From there he grew a team over the next few years to 227 units and almost $30 Million in volume in 2019 before he decided to sell his team. In that time, he's also flipped and rehabbed 15 properties. Today Curtis is a coach a trainer to salespeople and is also the host of the "Let's Talk Investing" podcast. He has a strong passion for teaching and helping others take control of their lives.

 

In this episode, hosted by Curtis Kupfersmith, we discussed:

  • Rich Dad Poor Dad and Rental Properties for Dummies influenced on how Curtis Kupfersmith got into real estate industry.
  • He moved to Oklahoma and worked for Chesapeake, a big oil...
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Al Jones: Having a PERFECT 850 Credit Score!

Uncategorized Jun 25, 2021

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Al Jones knew what it was like growing up with bad credit. If fact, he was often on the receiving end of nasty creditor calls as a child. By taking messages that he'd relay to his mom, without realizing it, he helped negotiate credit payments on her behalf. Fast forward to today and Al actually boasts a PERFECT 850 credit score. Hear his story as he shares more about the freedom he's built by building great credit over his lifetime. Al is also the author of the book "My Journey From Bad To Excellent Credit" and is the founder of a game/app Lyrics Guru which he also pitched to Shark Tank. 

 

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

  • Al noticed an influx of calls from collection agencies. He gets phone calls from bill collectors for his mother.
  • Without realizing it, he helped negotiate debt payoff between his mother and the collection agencies.
  • He started to document his process, from having bad credit to excellent credit,...
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Van Sturgeon: From Humble Beginnings To 1000 Doors

Uncategorized Jun 11, 2021

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Van Sturgeon came from humble beginnings in Chicago helping to manage a property with his family. He turned to starting a construction business to live out the American Dream, and from there one thing has led to the next. Today he is an experienced entrepreneur who has businesses in land acquisition, development, construction, renovation, as well as owning over 1,000 properties in North America. Because he's built his companies with great people, he's now semi-retired and spending his time coaching and mentoring others. Primarily he helps homeowners and real estate investors overcome their fears of house renovations and helps them to achieve their real estate goals.

 

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

  • In the late ’90s, Van went off into university, graduated, and was going to go to law school.
  • Van realized he didn’t feel like being a lawyer. So, he got into general contracting construction renovation.
  • He became a...
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Chad Willardson: Overcoming Obstacles For Stress Free Money

Uncategorized Jun 03, 2021

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The path to financial freedom can be simple, yet that does not mean it is easy. Chad Willardson shares with us some of the main obstacles you can overcome to find financial freedom. Chad is the founder and president of Pacific Capital, a wealth advisory firm in California that works with high net worth individuals. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Inc., US New & World Report, Entrepreneur Magazine, NBC News, and many others. He's also the author of Amazon #1 Best-Seller "Stress Free Money: Overcome These Seven Obstacles to Find Financial Freedom." In addition, he's also an elected City Treasurer, managing a $350 million investment portfolio for tax payers. He is the co-owner of the Draft Sports Complex, he's an entrepreneur, and father of 5! 

 

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

  • Chad had an internship in the financial investment management business.
  • He started at Merrill Lynch, in 2003....
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Adam Hergenrother: A Life Of Discipline Leads To Freedom

Uncategorized May 27, 2021

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This episode was taken from the REL Freedom event "Freedom Con 2020" that was held in October of 2020. This episode is hosted by Mike Swenson and Vlad Kats.

Adam Hergenrother runs a $1 billion company which includes a Real Estate company (HergGroup), a Coaching & Training Organization (Achieve Freedom Coaching), a construction company (BlackRock Construction), among others. In addition, he also has authored a book with his Chief of Staff Hallie Warner (The Founder & The Force Multiplier) and runs a podcast (Business Meets Spirituality). In this episode, Adam talks about how you have to focus on the disciplines in your life in order to gain the freedom that you want. You can't lead all of these companies, take on physical challenges, spend time meditating, traveling, and being with your family, without locking in the discipline of how to best spend your time. Hear Adam share his wisdom to help you to understand that if he can do it, you can do...

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Tina Beliveau: Building A Strong Financial Foundation Toward Freedom

Uncategorized May 20, 2021

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In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson and Vlad Kats, we chat with Tina Beliveau. Tina is the founder of The Beliveau Group of eXp Realty, where she has serves over 100 clients each year and over 800 since the team was formed in 2014. In addition, she has served as a Team Leader and General Manager for multiple locations at her previous brokerage. In addition, Tina is the host of the "Tina and Jo Show" podcast with Joanne Bolt, discussing how they created and maintain their real estate empires. In her free time, Tina enjoys spending time with her husband and their 3 dogs (and preparing for a baby on the way).

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

  • Tina was, is one of the most productive, and a top producing real estate professional in the entire Maryland area.
  • She got her license in 2005. She been in the industry for 15 years now as an agent.
  • Tina built The Beliveau Group as a top producing team, who at their peak, did 175...
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Eric Martel: Retiring In 4 Years Through Turnkey Investments

Uncategorized May 06, 2021

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After losing a fortune during the dotcom crash, Eric knew there had to be a better way to plan for retirement. He began to look for ways to earn income passively and to no longer trade time for money. After a few business launches, he landed on MartelTurnkey, a company that provides a way for the "average person" to invest in turnkey properties that he and his team have identified to be successful opportunities. He sold his house and all his equity to launch this venture, and in just 4 short years now is able to retire from his day job. In addition to that, he launched a book "Stop Trading Your Time For Money" as a way to help others learn the valuable lessons he's learned on his journey, so that people don't make the same mistakes he's made.

 

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

  • Eric is the founder of Martel Turnkey, which provides properties for people to buy for real estate investing to be able to...
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Ashlee Chapman: Specializing In What Most Agents Hate

Uncategorized Apr 29, 2021

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Ashlee sticks to "traditional" real estate because it's "easier." That is NOT Ashlee Chapman! While most agents are running out of the home, that's when she rolls up her sleeves and runs in. Inside Sales? Yep. Cold calling? Yep. Foreclosures? Yep. Bankrupcies? Yep. Short Sales? Yep. Wholesaling? Yep. All with no training provided. She bootstrapped and figured out what she needed to do. Not to mention, she left her home in the Pacific NW and moved to San Diego on a whim, so all the traction she's gained is in an area she didn't know. Today, Ashlee serves as Director of Acquisitions for the Middleton Group with Big Block Realty. She LOVES what she does and is going to do big things in the future.

 

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

  • Ashlee got started and worked so many sales jobs. She worked sales at Sunglass Hut, sales in a salon, selling designer jeans. She felt like she had done all the...
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