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Jas Takhar: Growing Through Building A Brand

Uncategorized Aug 05, 2021

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You don't get to be a Top 3 real estate team in Canada selling 700 homes with almost 50 agents by accident. Jas Takhar has been a salesman his whole life, and has used his effort in building a strong brand, & growing a following, to expand his companies. He co-founded REC Canada, which has now sold over $1.6 Billion in real estate. He helps real estate investors build their portfolios, closing almost 200 transactions personally with them each year. He authored the book "Real Estate Intelligence". Now he's focused on helping to grow his brand. In fact, in doing so, he's interviewed the likes of Gary Vaynerchuk, Robert Kiyosaki, Grant Cardone, Ryan Serhant, Bob Proctor, and HGTV extraordinaire Scott McGillivray. Hear Jas share his story and his path to success!

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

  • Jas started selling newspaper when he was 12. Then he went into footwear.
  • At the age of 19-22 he is into car sales and then...
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Oliver Seidler: 'C' Student To $1 Billion In Property

Uncategorized Jul 29, 2021

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Oliver Seidler grew up hating school. He did just enough to get by and spent years waiting tables. Oliver then founded and grew PropertyForce, a company that does real estate wholesaling and hard money loans. This year they will complete over 1,000 transactions and 300-400 hard money loans. Oliver is also the author of "A Renegade's Rules: How a 'C' Student Created An 'A' Life, And How You Can, Too". He's inspiring entrepreneurial-minded people who society and schools may label as 'average' to create a successful life they love.

In this episode, hosted by Oliver Seidler, we discussed:

  • Oliver is the CEO of Property Force, and he works on identifying properties.
  • His company started last March 2006.
  • He worked for a company for two years out of college doing wholesale and lending hard money.
  • 2009-2010 Oliver’s company became stable and expanded their system throughout the state of Florida, having four offices in one in Miami, one in Tampa and one in...
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Joanne Bolt: Empowering Women In Real Estate

Uncategorized Jul 22, 2021

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Joanne first started in real estate back in 2003, after moving over from the corporate world. During her time, she's been a solo agent, started and ran her own real estate team, done some real estate investing, and is now focusing her time on maximizing her impact - by helping others to grow their real estate businesses. Joanne has built her business through social media and referrals. She has not done cold calling, for sale by owners, or some of the other methods agents have used. She's passionate about helping women and moms be successful in real estate. Hear her story!

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

  • She started her real estate career last 2003 when she left her consulting job.
  • She got her license and started flipping houses in the real estate world.
  • Joanne started marketing with postcards in her four neighborhoods.
  • Joanne started building a team to expand her business.
  • Joanne and her agent started a strategic plan by accident...
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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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