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Jul 4, 2018

We take “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly to Barcelona today to talk with Billy Keels. After travelling the world, visiting 58 countries in 5 years, and learning 5 languages, Billy settled down in Spain. After frustration with the stock market, he decided to take control of his finances and create a new alternative for himself by investing in real estate. After considering investing in apartments and parking spaces, he leveraged his access to U.S. markets and plunged into multi-family properties and has stuck with them ever since. He is living the lifestyle he wants and creating income by thinking outside the box. Billy is the author of an Amazon best-selling ebook and runs a website with plenty of advice for new and experienced real estate investors. Don’t miss his free 10-point checklist to starting real estate investing. Download below!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  •         How real estate investing can help you live your dream lifestyle
  •         How to evaluate cash flow vs. appreciation markets
  •         How to find a good location to purchase properties
  •         How to avoid beginner mistakes
  •         How to know if you are ready to start real estate investing

 

Find Billy at:

  •         Growyourmoneythesmartway.com
  •         Keeponcashflow.com
  •         Bit.ly/speakwithbilly
Jul 4, 2018

Blake Stevens is on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly today with tips and tricks he learned on his path from accidental landlord to successful house flipper. When he couldn’t sell his starter home during the economic downturn, he took the leap and started renting it. Now, after assorted adventures through renovating meth houses, experiencing seller drama, and finding private lenders through snail mail, Blake has plenty of advice to share with you.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  •         how to find flip houses for cheap
  •         how refinancing can help save you money on your flips and rentals
  •         how to build equity first in a flip house
  •         how to access a wealth of real estate know-how for free
  •         how to find private lenders for life

 

FREE DOWNLOAD-- if you’ve ever struggled to estimate renovation costs and appraisal values in a home, he’s done the work so you don’t have to with his free Estimation Sheet download. So, enjoy Blake’s stories and take his advice to “get out there and do it”.

Jul 2, 2018

Our wonderful guest today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, is the highly ambitious and inspiring, young Joe Demaras. Joe is a relatively new investor in the Birmingham, Alabama market. Joe admits that he didn’t have the best start to his investing journey, as he was taken advantage of by contractors among other things. His first deal was a live in flip, which he worked on himself while waiting tables as well. Listen today as Joe very candidly explains why this was the worst six months of his life. With an immense amount of tenacity and grit, Joe kept pushing through and shares with our audience how he got a taste of what financial freedom could be. Along his journey, Joe has learned many things, one of the most important being the benefits of having a mentor. Join us for this exciting episode to discover how this hustler is smashing it in this highly competitive world of real estate investing.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • Why having a great mentor is crucial, shaving years of the learning curve
  • How to take massive action and how to learn from your mistakes fast- in fact, failure is to be expected!
  • Why one should remember that “sometimes you learn more than you earn”
  • The importance being warm, charismatic, and getting people to like you - after all, this is a people business!
  • How to lay down expectations early for those that you will be working with for the best communication possible
  • Why you should be patient with people, but at the same time hold them accountable

How to contact Joe Demaras

 

Email: jdhomes27@gmail.com

Phone number: (978) 846-4660 

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/92

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

May 23, 2018

In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to sit down with one of our most inspiring investors to date, Elia Luti. Elia immigrated to Florida about 5 years ago with very little money to start a real estate investing business. This mover and shaker knew early on that it didn’t matter if he had limited funds, no credit and a thick accent, it is ultimately perseverance, grit, and tenacity that count in this industry. Having very little capital to work with, Elia and his wife were forced to get creative. They discovered invaluable tools such as owner financing, subject to, and lease options. The main hurdle that Elia had to get over were his own limiting beliefs, which he graciously dives into with us today. Demonstrating that if you want true success one must never give up, Elia kept at it to find great achievement. Today he will share with our listeners many of the simple yet powerful techniques we all can use to close deals with motivated sellers so we can achieve financial freedom and live the life of our dreams!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • How to finance deals with little or no money out of pocket
  • How you don’t need a perfect credit score to play this game
  • What does subject to mean? How do you define a lease option? What are other creative financing strategies?
  • The importance of networking through places like Facebook or other investing sites and finding mentors so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel
  • How to provide useful and helpful solutions to your sellers

 

How to contact Elia Luti

 

Phone: (727) 366-6916

Facebook: Real Helpful Solutions

Website: RealEstateHelpfulSolutions.com

Email: RealEstateHelpfulSolutions@gmail.com

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/90

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

May 23, 2018

Our wonderful guest today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, is the highly ambitious and inspiring David Torres. David is an active flipper and buy & hold investor in the Albuquerque, New Mexico market. He tells the story of how he bravely quit his day job and shortly thereafter got a taste of what financial freedom could be, deciding to aggressively pursue real estate full time. This go getter now flips 12-15 deals per year and owns 23 rental properties. Join us today for this exciting episode to discover how this hustler is smashing it in this highly competitive world of real estate investing.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • How having the expertise of a competent realtor is priceless- add one to your team now!
  • Financing- private money vs. hard money
  • How to play to your own individual strengths
  • The importance of building relationships, your sphere of influence, and attending your local REIA meetings
  • Why failing is crucial to your growth and how to keep pushing forward despite setbacks
  • Why David LOVES the freedom of his career
  • Why you should not be afraid to make mistakes. Get out there and TAKE ACTION!

 

How to contact David Torres

 

Website: DaveBuys.com

Email: DT@davebuys.com

Phone number: (505) 659-7086

May 15, 2018

In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we’re so excited to

talk with real estate marketing master, Grant Wise. Grant didn’t grow up with a lot of financial guidance. In fact, this college dropout filed bankruptcy at one point but in September 2014, with $25 to his name, he began dabbling in social media marketing and cracked the code. In today’s exciting episode, Grant explains in depth how to take your business to the next level with Facebook ad marketing. As many of our listeners are aware, the more traditional route of direct mail can be very costly and ineffective. Grant shows us that truly any investor can benefit with this relatively new strategy in the marketing game. This is the story of failure and rising above as he started generating more and more motivated sellers. Today, he charges $8-$12 per lead for Facebook marketing. With prices like these one can potentially reduce their marketing expenses by 80-90%! This episode is sure to blow your mind with the many avenues that real estate marketing can take, so sit back and enjoy the show!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • How to find out who your customer IS and ISN’T
  • Grant’s three levels of awareness … unaware, home aware, and home plus you
  • Why Grant believes that when investors market themselves it can be a big mistake
  • Why ALL the money is made in the follow-up
  • Understanding how to target market in Facebook
  • The importance of a landing page and follow-up
  • Why building relationships with sellers is critical

 

How to contact Grant:

Podcast: Real Estate University

Website: www.LikeGrantWise.com

 

Free Download:

Today Grant has generously given our listeners his 209 point Marketing Plan for targeting Facebook leads. Thanks so much, Grant!

 

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/88

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and

to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

May 2, 2018

In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with super woman and side hustle queen, Zeona McIntyre. This Boulder, Colorado resident has built a business that generates $10-18k per month through her portfolio of vacation rental properties and her “co-hosting” service for other property owners. Wise investing and services like Airbnb have afforded this young woman the ever illusive early financial freedom. Zeona began her journey during Airbnb’s infancy in 2012, first by subletting a room in her apartment, then both rooms in her apartment, and now she owns five rental properties and manages another 20 on the behalf of her clients around the world. On this super fun and enlightening episode, you’ll discover how Zeona began her real estate journey with a whole lot of couch surfing, frugality, business smarts and hustle. Join us today as we dive deep on this and her wealth of knowledge when it comes to the power of Airbnb and short-term rentals. This episode is sure to blow your mind with real estate’s endless possibilities, so sit back and enjoy the show!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • How short-term rentals can provide significantly more cash flow than traditional rentals
  • Zeona’s numerous tips and tricks for getting the biggest bang for your buck
  • How you can get started in this location independent side hustle today with just a spare room in your home
  • Why you have to think of business partnerships like marriages, the importance of having solid contracts (JV agreements), and the pros and cons of doing deals with your friends
  • Why real estate investing should be thought of as solving problems for profit
  • All of the ways in which Airbnb and short term rental investing is different than traditional investing

 

 

How to contact Zeona

 

Website and blog: www.ZeonaMcIntyre.com

 

The website that Zeona uses to help price her rentals is www.usewheelhouse.com . A great resource for investors!          

              

Free Download:

 

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/87

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

Mar 21, 2018

In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with seasoned real estate investor, Anthony Chara. This savvy businessman began his real estate investing journey in 2001. Anthony starting out with buy and holds, then he dipped his toes in wholesaling, short sales, fix and flips, then finally graduated to large apartment buildings. Presently, he runs his company, Apartment Mentors, where he teaches his students how to begin investing in larger multi family deals. Mr. Chara owns properties in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma and Texas. He has found his passion by mentoring countless aspiring real estate investors. Mr. Chara’s techniques teach people how to become wealthy using multi family investing to generate massive cash flow and forced appreciation. This episode is sure to expand your mind with investing possibilities that most only dream of, so sit back and enjoy the show!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • Anthony’s proven creative real estate financing tips and tricks
  • Why you must build a symbiotic relationship with your property managers
  • The traits of good and bad tenants, and why Anthony elects to raise his rents every year, even if it is just by $5
  • How to budget for TIMMUR (taxes, insurance, management, maintenance, utilities, and repairs/replacements)
  • How, with apartment buildings, one can CONTROL the value of one’s own investment (!!!)
  • Effective ways of increasing your NOI
  • What to look for in CAP rates

 

How to contact Anthony

 

Website: www.ApartmentMentors.com

If anyone is in the Denver area, Anthony also does a monthly luncheon for investors and four day apartment investing bootcamps around the country. Check out his website for details!              

              

Free Download:

For our free download of the week, Anthony is sharing four reports with us. These contain some exceptional content for beginners. The four reports cover CAP rates, Controlling NOI and TIMMUR, Operating Ratio and Expenses, and the last covers how one can find great deals on apartments. In addition, there is a free audio download on his website, www.ApartmentMentors.com . Thanks so much for sharing, Anthony!

 

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/85

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

Mar 7, 2018

In this highly informative episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re so lucky and so excited to talk with author and real estate investor, Robert Campbell. Bob has put out the highly sought afterl, “Campbell Real Estate Timing Letter,” for the last 15 years. This newsletter uses five key indicators which help to anticipate the peaks and valleys of real estate cycles with amazing accuracy. Bob generously shares with our listeners how exactly he does it and explains to what is on every investor’s mind- is it okay to buy now in an uptrending market? Join us today as we dive deep on these crucial topics so that you can take your real estate game to the next level! This episode is sure to blow your mind with market timing education, so sit back and enjoy the show!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • How Bob predicts real estate cycles
  • How to buy low and sell high
  • How to spot trend changes in the market using his five key indicators
  • Why Bob thinks that markets are trending upwards in 2018
  • How technology is affecting the real estate industry today
  • Why you should be a VALUE investor, like Warren Buffet, and what that means

 

How to contact Bob

 Website: www.RealEstateTiming.com

 

Feb 9, 2018

In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to meet real estate investor and podcaster, Adam Adams.  Just like many of our guests, Adam read “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and, with the help of his own father, learned about the power of positive cash flow and caught the infectious real estate bug.  Believe it or not, this man’s career began with the purchase of a $100 property in 2005.  Adam went on to manage large multi family properties and then began to purchase these types of properties himself.  In this information packed conversation, you will hear Adam explain how a few big failures and humbling experiences helped shape him and contribute to his success in real estate.  We dive deep with Adam and learn the various strategies he’s implemented within his business, such as owner financing, no money out-of-pocket deals, implementing other people’s money, tax liens and tax deeds.  If investing in real estate is your dream, there is only one way you can make it a reality…just get started!!!  So go out there, take action, and live the life of your dreams!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • The pros and cons of managing your own properties and Adam’s advice and tips
  • The pros and cons of renting and doing business with friends and/or family
  • Why it should be called “winning and learning” instead of “winning and losing”
  • Multi family investing and syndication

 

How to contact Adam Adams

 Website: BlueSpruceHoldings.com

Podcast: RealBlueSpruce.com    “The Creative Real Estate Podcast”

Email:     realhelpfulsolutions@gmail.com

 

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcastWhat was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening!

 

Nov 29, 2017
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to sit down with one of our younger and newer investors, Steven Pesavento. This mover and shaker knew early on that the working the corporate grind was not going to provide a fulfilling life for him. Steven got started in real estate only a year and a half ago, and he hasn’t looked back since. The main hurdle he had to get over were his own limiting beliefs, which he graciously dives into with us today. While first getting started on this incredible journey, this inspirational young man made 80 offers which led to exactly zero deals. Demonstrating that if you want true success one must never give up, Steven kept on. Talk about perseverance! He stresses the importance of creating a team and a winning network, and what it means to have grit and tenacity in this business. Today he will share with our listeners many of the simple yet powerful techniques we all can use to increase our income by investing in key markets so we can achieve financial freedom and live the life of our dreams!
 
In this episode, you’ll learn about…
 
● Getting past your own limiting beliefs
● How to surround yourself with the right people
● Direct mail marketing and various response rates in Southern California and other key markets
● Other marketing methods that Steven employs - cold calling, pay per click, Facebook, etc.
● Building relationships and rapport with sellers
● Bank financing, private money, and self directed IRAs
 
How to contact Steven Pesavento
 
Facebook: search for VonFinch NC or VonFinch MN
Website: http://vfinvest.com 
 
For our free download of the week, Steven has so generously offered our listeners a list of his Top 9 favorite books on real estate. These books have helped this voracious reader launch into great success! There are some great reads listed here! Thanks so much for sharing, Steven! Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/82
 
As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
Nov 29, 2017

In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re so very excited to get to know Colorado Springs investor, Adam Rae. Like so many of our guests, Adam read “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” at age 15 and his life was forever changed. After a lot of education and experience, Adam discovered that he had a highly lucrative knack for creative financing and resourcefulness in general. As he acquired more rental units and flipped more and more houses, Adam taught himself how to leverage other people’s money and credit with his growing knowledge. Today, he has a team of five who help him wholesale deals, in addition to completing about a flip per month, and buying about 20 rentals per year. He is now an expert in seller financing, subject to, land trusts, and lease options. And if that wasn’t enough, Adam is a master at sales negotiation as well. Join us today as we dive deep on these topics and more! In the words of the man himself, don’t worry about perfection before you start- just get started!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • The basics of creative financing
  • How to use other people’s money and credit (hint: it’s all about RELATIONSHIPS)
  • Tips on creating bullet proof contracts utilizing tools such as a “catastrophe clause”
  • How to employ Adam’s expert sales techniques

 

How to contact Adam

 

Website: www.SellMyHome.org

Email: AdamR@sellmyhome.org

Phone number: (719) 421-9100

For our free download of the week, Adam has given us access to his Think Tank that you can find at www.SellMyHome.org/thinktank. Adam will send out a quarterly email with details on what his business is working on where you can get ideas and inspiration. Thanks so much for sharing, Adam! We can’t wait to check it out!

 

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/81

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

Nov 29, 2017

In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with superstar bookkeepers, Kirk and Joni Yates. These two aren’t your average bookkeepers, their knowledge lies in not only helping real estate investors keep their businesses kosher, but they can actually help you propel it forward. Kirk and Joni provide the boots on the ground assistance in your business everyday, which will save you unnecessary stress, aggravation, tons of money, and TIME. One could then use this valuable gained time to go out and find more deals (!) instead of getting lost in the weeds of your business. Join us today as we dive deep with these bookkeeper extraordinaires as they provide some much needed insight into an otherwise dreaded topic. If you are looking for a bookkeeper that understands how real estate and real estate investing works, and one who can actually propel your business forward, look no further than this dynamic duo!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • How to reconcile your bank accounts and the importance of keeping personal and business accounts as separate as possible
  • Simple ways to protect your business from lawsuits
  • Why it is paramount that you learn to properly read your settlement statements (HUD-1) as much of this will be tax deductible write-offs
  • Why you should keep every receipt, track expenses by property, and what software and apps are the best tools for this
  • Tips on keeping your flipping and wholesaling businesses separate to see which is more profitable and what your return on investment is per project. This will give you valuable insight to create a more efficiently run business.

 

How to contact Kirk and Joni

 

Website: www.REIbooksonline.com        

              

Free Download:

For our free download of the week, Kirk and Joni have generously given our listeners a two page PDF full of invaluable tips on bookkeeping for real estate investors. ALSO, if you think that Kirk and Joni would be a good addition to your real estate team, you can go to their website, REIbooksonline.com , sign up for a free consultation, then receive 50% off your first month! Just use the code, Holly, and start saving! Thanks so much for sharing, guys!

 

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/80

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

Nov 29, 2017
In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with super woman and “Facebook Queen,” Stephanie Betters. Stephanie and her husband Zachary got married right after college and, with very little money, decided to buy a foreclosed home and do a live-in flip. This first deal taught them how to renovate a home properly and they were subsequently bitten by the real estate bug. Ten years later, they now live in Charlotte, North Carolina with their three children and an enviable real estate empire. Stephanie still works full time as a nurse practitioner, a career that she absolutely loves. This year, her real estate business is on track to do over 40 deals, employs 12 people, and the couple has increased their income by 800 times!!! Stephanie generously shares with our listeners how exactly she does it - from her tightened systems, to hiring the right people, to creating a hands off real estate machine. Join us today as we dive deep on this and her wealth of knowledge when it comes to the power of Facebook advertising. This episode is sure to blow your mind with education and crucial social media information, so sit back and enjoy the show! 
 
In this episode, you’ll learn about…
 
● Delegation, creating systems, and hiring the right people to create a truly hands off business
● Using Facebook ads to find sellers and learning about your potential sellers’ online behavior such as they type of transactions that they’re engaging in
● Why social media IS the internet
● Presenting your brand in the most effective and most highly targeted way so that you can be in front of your audience ALL of the time
● Retargeting campaigns
● Why Facebook is the new frontier for real estate investors and why relevancy is the most important aspect
 
How to contact Stephanie :
 
Website: www.socialmediaREI.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BettersHomes 
Email: stephanie@socialmediaREI.com  
 
For our free download of the week, Stephanie has generously given our listeners a cheat sheet that will educate you on common themes for your real estate Facebook business page. This invaluable sheet can serve as your blueprint for what, when, and how to post. Thanks so much for sharing, Stephanie! Listen to the podcast here at …  www.hardhatholly.com/79
 
As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
Nov 29, 2017
In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to meet former NFL player turned real estate investor, Mark Dennis. In this information packed conversation, you will hear Mark explain how his career as a professional football player and belief in God helped shape him and contribute to his success in real estate. We dive deep with Mark and learn the various strategies he’s implemented within his business, such as his lead generation strategies, and his biggest mistakes as well as his best touchdown deals. If investing in real estate is your dream, there is only one way you can make it a reality…just get started!!! So go out there, take action, and live the life of your dreams!
 
In this episode, you’ll learn about…
 
● Wholesaling, wholeselling, and double closing deals
● Direct mail marketing strategies to absentee owners
● Why Mark went from primarily using direct mail marketing to almost exclusively online advertising and why this is a better model for his business
● Pay per click and Facebook advertising 
● Where to find deals and how to use private investors
 
How to contact Mark Dennis
Website: AgapeRealEstate.com 
Phone: (224) 241-2274
Email: Mark@AgapeRealEstate.com
 
For our free download of the week, Mark has generously offered our listeners a tip sheet on how he has successfully found some of his best off market deals. Thanks so much for sharing, Mark!
 
Listen to the podcast here at …  www.hardhatholly.com/78
 
As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
Nov 29, 2017

In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to sit down with a man who truly has one of the most humbling stories of any investor that we’ve met thus far. In 2003, Don thought he was too big to fail. He was making money hand over fist flipping houses when the crash came and it all came tumbling down. This man literally lost everything. Don hit rock bottom when he found himself paying for gas with
quarters and having his debit card decline very publicly at Taco Bell. Today he shares with our listeners many of the powerful lessons that he learned after going to hell and back. Tune in and
listen to these powerful insights so that you too can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and achieve financial freedom through real estate! Go out there, take action, and live
the life of your dreams!
In this episode, you’ll learn about…
● How to treat your business like a business, how to stay focused in your investing
● The importance of creating structures, systems, efficiency, and great teams in your
business
● The powerful use of employing OPM- not “other people’s money” but “other people’s
marketing”
● How Don “shakes every bush” when it comes to searching for deals, but that networking
is his best proven method by far
● How building relationships and networking is crucial for your business- and no, this does not mean just handing out business cards at a REIA meeting. This means building real
relationships.


How to contact Don Costa


Don has a highly informative podcast entitled, “Flip Talk,” which has some amazing content that all investors, newbies and seasoned pros alike, can benefit from. Go check it out and give Don some love! Don can be reached at don@fliptalk.com or on Facebook.


Free Download:
For our free download of the week, Don has generously offered our listeners a copy of his JV agreement, which helped him tremendously in his early days and he continues to use today.
Our listeners can use his exact copy or feel free to modify it however they wish. Thanks so much for sharing, Don!

www.hardhatholly.com/77

Oct 31, 2017

In today’s information packed episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing”, we get the opportunity to meet young Lane Kawaoka, an engineer, real estate investor, blogger and podcaster.  Like so many Americans, Lane started out on your typical, linear path.  Go to a good university, get a good job, work 50 plus hours a week, and save up for that primary residence in the best neighborhood in your city.  Lane soon realized that this would never be the path to financial freedom and independence.  After becoming an accidental landlord and experiencing great returns with this strategy, Lane officially caught the real estate bug and, after educating himself in all things real estate, he eventually discovered turn key rentals.  This particular niche ended up being the perfect passive investment strategy for him, as he most definitely prefers to be a cash flow investor.  Listen today to find out what Lane’s take is on the ever popular cash flow vs. appreciation debate and why one should NOT quit their day job. Join us for today’s exciting episode to discover how this man has made real estate a highly lucrative side hustle while maintaining his W2 career.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Why B and C class neighborhoods are your sweet spot for rental investments
  • Why investing in secondary markets is more advantageous if you would like to follow the 1% rule
  • The merits of keeping your full time job and why keeping your W2 income is a great and critical strategy for acquiring more rental properties
  • Lane’s best practices for being a landlord
  • Why Lane believes SFRs are not scaleable, and why he loves to invest in larger multi-family properties
  • Investing in multi-family apartment syndicates

How to contact Lane Kawaoka

Here you will find his podcast and blog:

www.SimplePassiveCashFlow.com  or find the podcast on iTunes here… https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/simple-passive-cashflow-podcast/id1118795347?mt=2

Email:

Lane@SimplePassiveCashFlow.com

 

Also, please check out The Simple Passive Cash Flow secret Facebook group - a great networking source!


Free Download:

Lane has so generously offered our listeners a spreadsheet of turn-key property providers that he has personally vetted. Thanks so much for sharing, Lane!

Listen to the podcast here at … hardhatholly.com/76

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

 


I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening!

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Oct 31, 2017

In this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to sit down with one of our youngest guests ever, Scott Trench.  This mover and shaker knew soon after graduating from college that he didn’t want to be chained to a cubicle for the rest of his life. He didn’t want to spend his days making somebody else rich and making their dreams come true.  After a lot of self-educating, Scott discovered the concept of financial freedom and set out to achieve this lofty goal.  Through various methods such as frugality, house hacking, wise investing, and taking advantage of FHA low down payment opportunities, this inspirational young man has discovered how one can truly escape the need for wage paying work and replace it with passive income.  He has since written his first book, “Set For Life,” where he teaches the average American middle income wage earner to achieve financial freedom in just 3-5 years.  This can be accomplished with the brilliant tips and tactics that he discovered himself on this inspirational journey.  Today he will share with our listeners many of the simple yet powerful techniques we all can use to increase our income, massively reduce our expenses, achieve financial freedom and live the life of our dreams!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • How house hacking can catapult you towards the life of your dreams
  • How you can save ⅓ of your salary by house hacking alone
  • Taking advantage of the FHA low down payment program to help you get in the game
  • How to avoid rookie landlord mistakes
  • Why relationship building can be paramount to the success of your business
  • The benefits of buy & hold investing and market timing
  • How one can achieve up to $40,000 per year in passive income in just 3-5 years!

How to contact Scott Trench

Scott can be found all over the Bigger Pockets site, contributing highly educational blog posts on all topics related to real estate investing.  Check them out!  Amazing content there that all investors, newbies and seasoned pros alike, can benefit from.

Scott’s Bigger Pockets profile page can be found here….

https://www.biggerpockets.com/users/scotttrench

Free Download:

For our free download of the week, Scott has so generously offered our listeners the intro to his fabulous new book, “Set For Life.” Our listeners would be wise to go out and get your hands on a copy as soon as you can, as there is so much invaluable information there for any type of real estate investor.  Really such a great read!  Thanks so much for sharing, Scott!

 

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/75

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.


I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening!

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Oct 30, 2017

In this episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, we’re excited to talk with two incredibly talented investors, Jack Butala and Jill DeWit.  Today’s guests started investing in the late 90s, selling their first property on eBay and doubling their money!  They have since acquired over 16,000 properties and often make $100k per deal! They share many secrets to their success and why, in this business, you must look for a problem situation first, not necessarily a problem property.  They enjoy tremendous wholesaling success with strategies involving raw land, ranches, mobile home lots, vacation lots and acreage lots.  In 2015, they released www.LandInvestors.com and created The Land Academy to give back to the land investment community. Hundreds of their members do deals together daily creating better lives for themselves and their families. This episode is sure to blow your mind with both education and entertainment, so sit back and enjoy the show!


In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • The often overlooked benefits and advantages to being a female salesperson
  • How to give your buyers great deals so you’ll have buyers for life
  • Credibility and how to be an ethical business person
  • Direct mail campaigns and “micro mailers”
  • Mobile home investing
  • The challenges of working with one’s spouse!

How to contact Jack & Jill

Website:  Online community:  www.LandInvestors.com  

               Land Selling site:  www.LandPin.com

               Education: www.LandAcademy.com  Listeners can start here with a free membership.  The site gives you access to free assessor’s data and many other valuable resources!

Podcast: The Jack & Jill Show, www.JackJill.com

Free Download:

For our free download of the week, Jack & Jill have generously given our listeners their ebook, “$10,000 a Month for Life; Cash Flow from Land,” which tells their unique investing story and provides a roadmap to success.  Thanks so much for sharing, guys!

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/74

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

Oct 4, 2017

Many people dream of achieving financial freedom, but how many actually get there? Today on The Secrets to Real Estate Investing with Hard Hat Holly, you’ll meet one man who is achieving just that. Mark Podolsky started his working career as an investment banker, a job that he loathed that had a soulless environment and a long commute. Annoyed with being micromanaged and growing tired of catching the “Friday blues,” this talented man knew there had to be a better way.  Mark luckily discovered, through a co-worker, the beauty that is raw land investing. This exciting niche hasn’t yet been discussed on our podcast so get ready to dive deep with Mark on this strategy that consists of one-time sales with recurring passive income.  Imagine investing without the headaches of tenants, contractors, toilets, termites, RESPA or Dodd Frank, and working minimal hours per week!  This is a truly passive investment model. If you are looking to achieve financial freedom with very little upfront capital, this podcast is one you don’t want to miss!

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • Mark’s proven passive income model
  • Systems, automation, and virtual assistant teams
  • The dangers of solo economic dependency
  • Land contracts and deeds of trust
  • Tax deed sales
  • Mark’s letter writing campaign
  • Dual closings for infinite ROI!

How to contact Mark Podolsky:

Website: www.TheLandGeek.com

Email: support@TheLandGeek.com

Free Download:

For our free download of the week, Mark has generously given our listeners a PDF entitled, “The Passive Income Blueprint,” which outlines a roadmap for this particular strategy of financial freedom through raw land investing.

Also, if you go to Mark’s website, www.thelandgeek.com/secretstorealestate/  , he is also offering his Income Launch Kit for free!  This has a value of $97 so take advantage of this unique opportunity!  Thanks so much for sharing, Mark!

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/73

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.


I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening!

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Oct 4, 2017

Our wonderful guest today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, is the highly ambitious and inspiring Mike Cowper.  Mike, along with his partner Mike Simmons, are active wholesalers and flippers in the Metro Detroit market.  Their company, Return on Investments, did over 100 transactions and $1M in revenue in 2016 alone. Mike started his investing journey in November of 2014 when he bought his first rental property. Getting a taste of what financial freedom could be, he then decided to aggressively pursue real estate full time.  Along his journey, Mike has acquired masterful sales skills and has learned that his ultimate objective is to help people, ordinary people with problems that need solving.  With this approach, Mike sets himself apart from the competition by answering phone calls live, building rapport & trust, and by simply listening to people.  Join us today for this exciting episode to discover how this go getter is smashing it in this highly competitive world of real estate investing.

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • Cash flow vs. appreciation
  • How it is still possible to achieve close to the 2% rule in suburban Michigan
  • Direct mail strategies
  • The importance of working ON your business vs working IN your business
  • Overcoming seller objections by finding out their WHY
  • Mike’s methods for educating your customers and closing deals

How to contact Mike Cowper:

Website: www.WeBuyROI.com

Email: mike@webuyROI.com

Phone number: (248) 871-7450

Free Download:

For our free download of the week, Mike has compiled a resource called, “How to Handle the Top 5 Seller Objections.”  This invaluable tool will educate our listeners on Mike’s techniques of overcoming these seller objections, learned through his many years of experience and sales training!

Thanks so much for sharing, Mike!

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/72

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.


I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening!

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Oct 4, 2017

Corey Thompson was sittin’ pretty working in the oil & gas industry making $30k per month, working only about half of the year, and living in small town Texas. It wasn’t until he received the news that he was getting laid off that he decided to learn about alternative revenue streams, and ultimately discovered the beauty of passive income.  In today’s intriguing episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly, we get the opportunity to meet young Corey and learn how he set the goal to match that $30k/month salary in passive income.   Along his journey, Corey also discovered his most lucrative investing strategies, seller financing and mobile home park investing.  Join us today to discover how this highly ambitious man made it to where he is today.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Corey’s strategies for owner financing, creative funding, and hard money lending
  • The advantages of mobile home park investing
  • How to protect yourself when making cash purchases
  • How to avoid taxable events in your investing
  • Passive vs active income and the tax implications for both

How to contact Corey Thompson:

Folks can check out Corey’s secret Facebook group, “Roughneck 2 Real Estate” - a great resource for networking, deal making, and education pertaining to passive income in the form of webinars, recordings of live cold calls, etc.  

https://www.facebook.com/roughneck2realestate/

Free Download:

For our free download of the week, Corey has compiled a list of his top seven books that have catapulted him to where he is today.  These books have been a huge factor in his education that have ultimately led him to great success.

Thanks so much for sharing, Corey!

Listen to the podcast here at … www.hardhatholly.com/71

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.


I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening!

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Sep 27, 2017

In today’s exciting episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the opportunity to meet radiation oncologist, author, and highly successful real estate investor, Dr. Kenyon Meadows. After years of investing in the stock market and oil & gas with mediocre returns at best, Dr. Meadows discovered, largely through self education, the power of investing in real estate. The journey of this savvy businessman began with his private lending to successful flippers in his local market.  After experiencing great returns with this strategy, Dr. Meadows officially caught the real estate bug and eventually discovered turn key rentals.  This particular niche ended up being the perfect passive investment strategy for him.  Listen today to find out why this is the case. In addition, he generously explains to our listeners the opportunities in another real estate arena, crowd funding.  Join us for today’s engaging episode to find out how this man has made real estate a highly lucrative side hustle while keeping the career that he loves.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Strategies to use in private money lending to give you the most security for your investments
  • The benefits to using turn-key providers, especially for working professionals
  • The ins and outs of real estate crowd funding
  • Why he prefers to invest in B rated, working class neighborhoods where the 1% rule still applies
  • Why it is critical that one keeps substantial reserves on hand as a landlord

How to contact Dr. Kenyon Meadows:

www.AlternativeFinancialMedicine.com

Free Download:

Dr. Meadows has so generously offered our listeners a chapter of his book, “Alternative Financial Medicine,” as our free download this week.  The chapter is called, “Hassle Free Rentals Using the Turn-Key Approach.” You can find the book in its entirety on Amazon or at Dr. Meadows’ website.

Thanks so much for sharing, Dr. Meadows!

 

Listen to the podcast here at … hardhatholly.com/70

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.


I'd LOVE for you to listen in today and write an iTunes rating and review letting me know what you think of the podcast What was your biggest takeaway from the first episode you listened to? What do you love most about the episodes? What would you like to hear more about? Please share with us!  And thanks for listening!

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