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SECRETS TO REAL ESTATE INVESTING SHOW

Secrets to Real Estate Investing Podcast with Holly McKhann. Expert Real Estate Investor and House Flip Master.
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Dec 2, 2018

Jeff Murray, realtor and real estate investor, joins us on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. He purchased his first investment property at age 22 and went on to get his realtor’s licence as well. Early on, he fixed and flipped houses in Orange County, CA, in a beat-up VW, and now, he reaches sales volume of over $20 million in half a year. Jeff started on his path by using the FHA to get a low interest rate, while living in one of the units. Now he works in development on deals like this: he bought a $1.6M home, tore it down and rebuilt for $1.1M, then sold it for $3.7M.

 

In this episode you will learn:

  • How to use an AITD wrap (All Inclusive Trust Deed) to be able to buy the seller’s mortgage, make small monthly payments, write off mortgage interest, and own the home.
  • The three biggest factors to know before making your deal
  • How to analyze a deal’s potential risk, return on investment, and total profit

 

Free Download:

Jeff has created a helpful Deal Analysis Worksheet that you need to analyze your next deal. Enter your purchase price, rehab costs, and completion date and get back your investor profit and total return.

 

Contact Jeff:

 

Website: JeffMurrayRealEstate.com

Email: Jeff@JeffMurrayRealEstate.com

Cell: 949.342.6794

 

Additionally, Holly’s FREE Master Class is coming this January! For all those who have been seeking mentoring and one on one help from an expert like Holly, this is your chance to ask her questions directly and get her insight. After the free class, she will be mentoring a small group of interested flippers to create their own success!

 

Go to hardhatholly.com/flip to sign up for this FREE Fast Track to Flipping Master Class and stay tuned for updates:

-facebook.com/hardhatholly

-YouTube

 

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 20, 2018

On this landmark podcast episode of Secrets to Real Estate Investing, our host, Holly McKhann shares three of her recent deals and the lessons she’s learned from them. She has flipped 220 homes and is currently working on 9 more!

 

Here’s a sneak into what you’ll learn this episode:

  • How to find deals from realtors
  • How to handle code and permit issues
  • A strategy to get the most buyer interest through open houses
  • How to make profit through seller carry and small out of pocket investment
  • How to create trust with sellers/buyers by showing yourself as the expert

 

Additionally, Holly introduces her upcoming FREE Master Class this January! For all those who have been seeking mentoring and one on one help from an expert like Holly, this is your chance to ask her questions directly and get her insight. After the free class, she will be mentoring a small group of interested flippers to create their own success!

 

Go to hardhatholly.com/flip to sign up for this FREE Fast Track to Flipping Master Class and stay tuned for updates:

 

As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

Oct 26, 2018

Daniel Breslin shares his success on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly today. His past includes a troubled youth and time in jail, but he received a wake up call and got his life in order to be there for his young daughter. He found real estate and now has properties in 5 markets. His business strategy includes some fix ups, but he mostly buys and resells properties for small profits each. Dan works on 100s of deals at a time, leveraging his negotiation and analytical skills to decide which ones are worth the investment.

 

In this episode you’ll learn:

 

  • How to evaluate business partners you can trust

 

  • How to handle the right number of deals and amount of risk
  • How to be a good business partner that adds value
  • How to balance losses with large gains
  • How to evaluate buy and hold properties to protect wealth

 

Free download: Dan is offering a full pdf of his book “Become a Wholesale Real Estate Master: Buy and Sell Houses with No Money”. Here he explains how to duplicate his path to success.

 

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

 

Contact Dan: reidiamonds.com

Dan’s podcast, REI Diamond Show: Real Estate Investment Jewels of Wisdom Podcast, can be found at reidiamonds.com/blog/podcast/.

Oct 15, 2018

This week’s episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly is packed with tax tips from Craig Cody, CPA. Craig started his career as a NYC police officer then became a CPA because of his love for numbers and helping people keep more of what they make. As a certified tax coach, Craig has saved business owners and real estate investors hundreds of thousands of dollars. His biggest piece of advice for real estate investors is to be proactive and plan their taxes with their CPA to get the best tax advantage possible.

 

In this episode you will learn…

  • How to deduct your personal pool or workout facility
  • How you can pay less in taxes by hiring your kids
  • How a HELOC can be used as a deductible on the houses you flip
  • How a medical reimbursement plan can turn your kids’ braces expense into your benefit
  • How to document correctly so you can quit worrying about an audit

 

Don’t miss: Learn more about Craig’s tax tips in his book, “10 Most Expensive Tax Mistakes That Cost Business Owners Thousands”. Download for free at this website: www.craigcodyandcompany.com/

 

Free download:Stay updated with Craig’s summary of the recent tax cuts and jobs act. He’s summarized how your business may be effected and what benefits you could gain in this year’s tax return.

 

Contact:

Website: www.craigcodyandcompany.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/CraigCodyandCompany/

Phone: 516-869-4051

Aug 15, 2018
RJ Bates of Titanium Investments joins us today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. Starting a consulting agency for realtor contractors lead RJ to decide to start flipping and wholesaling houses. After his first deal, he knew real estate investing was for him. He may have started small, but one of his best investments now includes a portfolio of 69 properties, all needing renovation, but with high cash flow potential. RJ dreams big; his goal is to generate a total of $100,000 a month in passive income for him and his family. He also recently started a company that coaches real estate investors through digital marketing strategies (see links below). RJ gives advice to not treat real estate investing like a hobby, treat it like a business. You must get fully immersed in the industry to create the success you want.
 
In this episode you will learn…
 
-How to creatively fix bad deals by utilizing AirBnb
-To never invest in something you can’t afford to lose
-How a subject-to deal can be cheaper than using hard money
-How to invest remotely with the help of business partners
-How online marketing strategies can boost your opportunities
 
RJ’s “Top Tips” sheet will help you get started using online marketing for your business. 
 
Contact RJ at the following links:
 
Phone: 817-915-6860
www.facebook.com/rj.i.bates
facebook.com/titaniuminvestments
www.titaniumprops.com/
Titanium Digital Marketing: http://rei.marketing/
Titanium Vault Podcast: www.facebook.com/thetitaniumvault/
 
 
As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts. 
Jul 5, 2018

Matt Theriault joins us today on “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. His interesting life path took him from the marines, to the music industry, to working as a grocery bag boy, and finally, to real estate investing. He was able to take control of his life and career and gain financial independence, and now, he teaches others to do the same thing. His signature motto is to “travel as far as you can see, and when you get there, you’ll see further”. By not being afraid to take action, Matt has found some amazing opportunities that have lead to his current success.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  •         How to find someone to partner with in your investing journey
  •         What steps to take as a beginning real estate investor
  •         How investing out of state can bring high returns
  •         How to shift your focus from saving cash to creating streams of cash

 

Free Download—Matt has outlined five principles to be prepared to launch in any market. Don’t miss this valuable tool to expand your real estate investing to other markets.

 

Contact—

epicrealestate.com

Podcast: epicrealestateinvesting.com

 

Jul 5, 2018

Tom Cafarella from Boston shares his advice on this episode of “The Secrets to Real Estate Investing” with Hard Hat Holly. After starting his career in accounting, Tom realized he didn’t want to be stuck in a job he didn’t enjoy, so he started into real estate investing and now he never wants to take a day off from work. Tom took his “lucky” first deal with a helpful mentor, to a successful business that flips over 100 houses a year and rents over 300 units. He has plenty of strategies to share, including how to get profitable leads through targeted Facebook ads and cold calling.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  •         The importance of a quality mentor
  •         What price to offer to get the deal
  •         How to get interested clients through targeted Facebook ads
  •         How to build a marketing strategy to grow your business
  •         How to create a strong team to help you along the way

 

Free Download — Don’t know what ads to run on Facebook? Here’s an example of one of Tom’s most successful ads that can guide you in the right direction.

 

Check out his Facebook page and websites for more tips to help your business—

www.facebook.com/OceanCityDevelopment/

www.buildateamthatbringsyoudeals.com

www.ocbuyshouses.com

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

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