Bill Gross: Using An Area of Expertise To Grow Your Real Estate Business

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Bill Gross has been an agent for a long time in the Los Angeles area. He learned that differentiating yourself amongst all the other agents is important in gaining mindshare with clients and vendors. So he decided to become an expert on Los Angeles Probate, and his business has flourished as a result of it. He hosts a weekly call to discuss how to get sales in probate, how to engage with probate attorneys, and more probate-related topics for real estate agents and investors. Born in Santa Monica, raised in Orange County, lived in the Inland Empire, San Gabriel Valley, South Bay, and for the last 20 the Westside of Los Angeles, he has been in real estate for over 30 years, closed THOUSANDS of transactions, and gives his all to help his customers achieve their goals. Learn from Bill on how he used a great niche to grow his business and how you can too!

 

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

  • Bill is the LA probate expert, because he...
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Michael Dominguez: New in Real Estate To Financial Freedom in 10 years

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Michael Dominguez got into real estate when he was 43 years old. Fast forward ten years and he built enough wealth and passive income to be able to retire. How did he do it? He founded Doors To Wealth Real Estate Group, a team of Realtors focused on educating and assisting people in investment real estate. He bought his first property and continued to add to his portfolio each year for 10 years - to where he now owns 10+ properties and is financially free! He focuses on picking the right properties in the right areas to grow his passive income. He's now a member of the REmax Hall of Fame and has completed over 300 investment property transactions. Real estate should fund your life, not run your life, and Michael shows others how to do that. He's the author of "Armchair Real Estate Millionaire" and wants to show others how they can experience this freedom as well!

 

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

  • Michael has been doing...
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Stephanie Heiser: From Vice Principal To 54 Closings

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Having been a teacher and Vice Principal, Stephanie Heiser knew there were other ways she could help people and make a big difference. She left her role making over 100k and dove into a new challenge: real estate. Getting her license and working on flipping a 400 sq ft cabin in California presented her with many challenges and obstacles to overcome. Yet now she's closed 70+ properties in a little bit over a year, made 60k in profit on her cabin, has become a "go-to" resource for those looking to utilize Airbnb in the area, started The Heiser Home Team, bought out a minor league baseball stadium as a promotional event, and continues to create success. Learn how Stephanie took on these challenges and is loving her new career in real estate in Visalia, California!

 

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

  • She grew up in Twentynine Palms on the military base just outside of Joshua Tree National Park. She lived several places all though...
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Roy Barigayomwe: Social Justice Filmmaker Turned RE Investor

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We often say that you don't have to have prior real estate experience to be successful in investing, and this is true of Roy (and his wife Anna), who are investors in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Market in Minnesota. Roy was a filmmaker who was focused on social justice issues in East Africa. Anna has a PhD in Family Social Science and is a professor at the University of Minnesota. Together they form a great team that focuses on fix & flips, rehabs, and rentals. In addition to that, they are passionate about helping others to create wealth to build financial freedom and coach others to do what they did to achieve their own success. Listen to Roy share he and his wife's journey to where they are at today.

 

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

  • Roy and Anna are local to the Minneapolis St. Paul area. Roy is from East Africa and has a film making background. Anna has a health care background.
  • He worked for a nonprofit...
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Edna Keep: $75 Million In Real Estate With Other People's Money

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Edna Keep started out as a single mom at the age of 16 living in subsidized housing to now owning over $75 Million in real estate, consisting of over 800 doors, which has only taken these past 10 years to build. In the middle, she became a millionaire as a financial advisor. Yet after learning about investing in real estate, she realized she couldn't advise her clients through mutual funds anymore. She had to get into real estate. She's now an entrepreneur and coach inspiring others to invest with the help of "other people's money" and wants to teach you how to do it too!

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

  •  Edna was a financial advisor for 15 years. She was trained by mutual fund companies.
  • Within 18 months of starting investing, they own 50 doors, had 5000 a month in cash flow and their net worth has increased a million dollars.
  • Edna partnered with numerous people that she’ve met in her training.
  • Edna started her...
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Jas Takhar: Growing Through Building A Brand

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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