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Erin Torres: New In Real Estate To President of Herg Group in Five Years

Uncategorized Jan 14, 2021



You can be anywhere you want within five years. Erin Torres is proof of that. Having worked past jobs that left her bored and unfulfilled, she met Adam Hergenrother and it all changed. In 5 short years, she's moved up to President of Herg Group, a top real estate team that closed 3,000 units with 240+ agents in 24 states. We talk about how she found the role, her journey in real estate, and how she has 12 streams of income coming from 3 main areas that ALL worked synergistically to help feed each other. Plus she has some BIG projects on the horizon for this upcoming year.

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

  • How Erin’s career got started and her background  
  • She met Adam Hergenrother through a craigslist job posting
  • How Erin is now in her new role of President of HergGroup  
  • Since she started, the team grew $650 million in volume 
  • ...
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Todd Dexheimer: Teacher Turned Investor, 800 Units & $45 Million In Holdings

Uncategorized Jan 07, 2021



Todd Dexheimer shares his journey from being a teacher to researching real estate investing, to eventually jumping in full-time over the span of a couple of years. He's done single-family, multi-family, mobile homes, and even a ski resort. Todd's pushed through roadblocks, adapted his mindset and grown his company to new heights. Todd now focuses his time on 100+ unit complexes & senior group homes. Learn from Todd to help you forge your path in real estate. You can also hear from Todd on the Pillars of Wealth Creation Podcast.


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

  • How his career got started and his background 
  • Tood first found some books on real estate and that sparked his interest to pursue it further
  • Todd’s first 3 purchases were a foreclosure (to live in), single-family rental, and a flip (that flopped) 
  • You’re going to have...
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Ahmed Iqbal: Utilizing Partnerships With Others To Accelerate Your Portfolio

Uncategorized Dec 30, 2020



Hear from Ahmed Iqbal as he discusses being an "IT guy" who "finds (computer) bugs for a living" to being a real estate investor who currently holds 28 units in Minnesota, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Alabama totaling $4 Million, which have all been purchased in the past 5 years. He has leveraged relationships with others to create strong investment partnerships where each person brings their specific skills to the group. Because of his strong passion for systems and efficiencies, it has allowed each of them to grow quickly. He also discussed his desire to "soft retire" in 3 1/2 years to choose where he wants to spend his time after that.

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

  • How his career got started and his background in IT for 26 years
  • How he started off as a landlord in the Chicago area
  • Ahmed’s freedom belief is that personal finance mixed with real...
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Christy Belt Grossman: Do What You Want, When You Want, Where You Want, Forever

Uncategorized Dec 17, 2020



Christy Belt Grossman talks about her journey to creating a life by design and empowering thousands of other admin in real estate along the way. She discusses how she went from the top 1% worldwide at her employer in the mortgage industry to running her family's real estate team that has sold over $1 Billion in their lifetime. She then took that experience and launched Ops Boss Coaching and is truly living the life she wants serving her bigger purpose in life, giving back to the real estate admin community, and working with a group of people that she handpicked to help change the world.


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

  • How her career got started in the mortgage industry and her transition to real estate 
  • She worked for Chase Manhattan Mortage and was top 1% of all employees worldwide 
  • Was chief operating officer for one of the first teams in the Nation to...
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Ryan O'Neill: Humble Growth In Leading #1 Remax Team In The World

Uncategorized Dec 10, 2020



Hear from Ryan O'Neill as he shares his humble growth from renter to investor to agent to now leading the world's #1 team at Remax in closed transactions. Ryan started is real estate team in 2005 and has been the number #1 Remax team in the state from 2006 on. Oh, and he also has been inducted into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame. We discuss basic business principles - hire good people, care for them, help them get where they want to go, and provide great service to your clients. It's simple, not easy. Yet when you do that year over year, a large business can grow organically - eventually getting you to #1 in your field. This is a can't-miss episode. 

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

  • How his career got started and his background 
  • He has the #1 one team in Remax on closed transactions 
  • Started by buying a duplex and lived in part and rented part 
  • Be...
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Tri Vu: IT Guy Turned AirBNB and Turnkey Property Investor in Multiple States

Uncategorized Dec 03, 2020



Hear from Tri Vu as he talks about how he's lept into investing over the past 2 1/2 years while still keeping his day job in IT. After interviewing a bunch of top people in IT, he found out that so many of them had real estate investments on the side, so he and his wife and family dove headfirst into opening 2 Airbnb’s in San Diego in the spring of 2018. Since then it has grown to additional investments in other states such as Arizona, Mississippi, Illinois, and Maryland. It has provided a creative outlet for him and his wife and led him to take risks he never would have taken before so that he can build the future and freedom he wants. 


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

  • How his career got started and his background 
  • He has been in IT for 20 yrs 
  • Tri noticed that a lot of IT people had something in common, and that was real estate...
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Nick Correll: Family Investor With A Heart To Help & Moving To A New State

Uncategorized Nov 25, 2020




Hear from Nick Correll as he talks about getting into investing before he was a licensed agent. He talks about what it's like working with his family in his business and how he's balanced being an agent & and investor. Also hear how his investment business is giving him the freedom, due to passive income, so his family can follow their dreams and move his real estate business to a new state!

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

  • How his career got started and his background 
  • Got into real estate from investing 
  • Prides himself on being a good landlord, focusing on communicating and having value with tenants 
  • 23 rentals at his peak 
  • Does about 30-35 real estate transactions per year 
  • Sets up accounts and build relationships at different places to help get good pricing for his rental needs 
  • Is planning to move to Nashville 
  • Short term goal for ...
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Mike Swenson: From Finance To Ops To Entrepreneur To REL Freedom Founder

Uncategorized Nov 19, 2020



Hear from REL Freedom Founder Mike Swenson about his journey from working in finance for a non-profit to real estate team founder and REL Freedom founder. Previously in real estate, he helped grow a team to the #31 team in the United States, as recognized by RealTrends, in his role as COO. In addition to talking about real estate teams, he shares his journey on real estate investments, savings, and talks about the future he's creating for those in real estate. He's interviewed by real estate partner in crime and Elite Advantage Team Leader - Justin Rademacher. 


In this episode, hosted by - Justin Rademacher, we discussed:   

  • How Mike got his career started and applied his background in non-profit and finance & operations to his roles in real estate
  • His experiences with real estate investing and how to stick through it 
  • To get started in investing, find something that fits for...
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Veronica Figueroa: Going All In On A Life You Don't Want A Vacation From

Uncategorized Nov 12, 2020




Veronica Figueroa runs a highly successful real estate team out of the Orlando, FL area. She has overcome a lot of obstacles in her journey from being a teenage mom to now being the "Queen of Teams" running a powerhouse real estate team. In this episode, she shares how she burned the boats and went all in to become a true success story and an inspiration to others. Veronica is also a national speaker for Zillow, NARHEP, and INMAN Connect. She is also a real estate coach and a Zillow Agent Advisory Board Member.


Note: This episode was taken from the REL Freedom event "Freedom Con 2020" that was held in October of 2020. In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson and Vlad Kats, we discussed: 

  • How her career got started and her background 
  • She made a promise to herself and her family that she was going to be a success story in the industry no matter what the market 
  • When everyone else was...
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Brian Carruthers: Sharing His Experience of True Financial and Time Freedom

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2020





Brian Carruthers started out as a real estate agent and broker, working for his father's company. After working long hours and getting burnt out, Brian turned to network marketing and pursued that industry to build and grow his income. Now, Brian is one of the top experts in the industry and spends his time giving back and helping others to build wealth and grow their income in network marketing, recruiting, and in other areas. He also has authored 4 books including Building An Empire and Untrapped Freedom Manifesto. In his spare time, he loves to spend time with his wife and 3 kids.


Note: This episode was taken from the REL Freedom event "Fredom Con 2020" that was held in October of 2020. In this episode, hosted by Mike Swenson and Vlad Kats, we discussed:   

  • How his career got started and his background 
  • Author of well-known books like Making My First Ten Million and Money...
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