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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!

Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Another great resource that we have is our YouTube channel.  This is full of short, one minute videos walking you through various job sites to learn rehabbing Hard Hat Holly’s way!

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!

Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Another great resource that we have is our YouTube channel.  This is full of short, one minute videos walking you through various job sites to learn rehabbing Hard Hat Holly’s way!

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!

Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Another great resource that we have is our YouTube channel.  This is full of short, one minute videos walking you through various job sites to learn rehabbing Hard Hat Holly’s way!

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!

Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Another great resource that we have is our YouTube channel.  This is full of short, one minute videos walking you through various job sites to learn rehabbing Hard Hat Holly’s way!

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!

Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Another great resource that we have is our YouTube channel.  This is full of short, one minute videos walking you through various job sites to learn rehabbing Hard Hat Holly’s way!

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!

Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors. Another great resource that we have is our YouTube channel.  This is full of short, one minute videos walking you through various job sites to learn rehabbing Hard Hat Holly’s way!

Sep 16, 2017

In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the chance to see how Anson Young, a former IT professional who got laid off in 2003, became a highly successful investor. In short, after reading Rich Dad Poor Dad (a book that has catapulted the careers and changed the lives of so many like him), Anson decided to dive head first into real estate. He continued on to flip over 100 homes in the Denver area. Anson has experienced everything from dead cats in hoarder homes to highly fluctuating markets, and through it all he has learned many golden nuggets of advice that he so generously shares with our listeners today. He emphasizes that one must be patient enough to do the work required and consistency with your efforts is everything. Join us for today’s engaging episode to find out how this savvy businessman is making his way in one of the most competitive markets in the country.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Why patience and consistency is everything for your marketing campaign, even when the results aren’t quite there
  • Why you must pay attention to your local market and why you should shift before the market shifts by being on top of where it is going next
  • The importance of finding local experts and networking
  • Why rapport with sellers is absolutely vital and a key component in distressed situations; building these relationships and connections are part of Anson’s natural negotiating style and why they work
  • Why, in your dealings, you should always be there to help first and foremost
  • Anson’s secrets to successful direct mail campaigns

How to contact Anson Young

BiggerPockets.com/users/anson

 

Free Download:

Our free download this week is a PDF of Anson’s, “Seven Deadly Direct Mail Mistakes.” This contains the valuable lessons that Anson has learned from his own personal real estate journey.

Thanks for sharing, Anson!

Listen to the podcast here at … hardhatholly.com/69

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

Aug 31, 2017

Episode 68- $40k, $60k, $100k! Jamie Wooley's deals just get better and better!

 

Jamie Wooley from Texas is a working mother and inspirational business woman

 

Episode 68 with Jamie Wooley

 We just love having inspirational business women here on our podcast! In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, our listeners will get to meet charming Texan, Jamie Wooley. Jamie has only been in business for a year and a half but has achieved so much success in that small amount of time. Jamie is a flipper, wholesaler, and wholetailer and is also an amazing wife and mother.  Talk about inspiration! Hear Jamie speak about how real estate investing has given her the flexibility to be present for her young daughter during the most important years of their lives!  Her why is a great one, indeed. She also generously gives our listeners tons of amazing little nuggets and actionable advice so that they take their businesses to the next level as well. Join us for today’s super fun and educational episode to find out how this super woman is on her way to enjoying financial freedom!

 In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • The difference between wholesaling and wholetailing
  • Wholesaling, wholetailing, and flipping - which gives the best returns, which has the higher risk?
  • How to build your team
  • Who should your first hire be?

 Episode resources and how to contact Jamie

 Our listeners can get in contact with Jamie here…

Email: jamie@wholesalinginc.com

Facebook: search for Jamie Burleson Wooley or click on https://www.facebook.com/jamie.wooley.1

www.wholesalinginc.com - Visit this website and click on the “About” page to find more information about how you can take advantage of Jamie’s services. Lucky for our listeners, you can book a strategy call with Jamie and she can show you how to take control of your life and take your business to the next level!

Free Download

Find our free download at

hardhatholly.com/68

This week’s free download will be some examples of job descriptions for some Jamie’s first hires. These people are the ones that make up her wholesale team today and have been integral to her journey to financial freedom.

Aug 29, 2017

In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, our listeners will get a special inside look at the best ways to tackle direct mail marketing.  Barry Coziahr from Postcard Mania, has been helping small business owners with their marketing campaigns for over 20 years. This marketing and sales master loves to see small businesses grow with proven results driven marketing and gives our listeners tons of juicy, actionable advice so that they can soar to the next level!  Join us for today’s information packed episode to find out how this marketing niche can be best executed in your market!

 In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Why consistency is paramount to any postcard marketing campaign
  • The importance of repetitive contact
  • How to build your list and the ins and outs of target marketing
  • Working within your specific budget
  • What your marketing piece should say about you and your business
  • The importance of having a website and how Barry can help create yours

Episode resources and how to contact Barry:

Our listeners can get in contact with Barry here…

Phone: 1-855-980-5492

Email: barryc@postcardmania.com  

 

Free Download

Find our free download at www.hardhatholly.com/67

This week’s free download will be a copy of a report that Barry created.  This report will highlight various case studies of postcard marketing successes. These case studies will give our listeners some great ideas about what methods work and what is proven. Don’t reinvent the wheel here, people!  Listen to Barry’s wonderful advice and take charge of your results today!

Barry will also be offering our listeners some sample postcards as well.  In addition, if you go to www.postcardmania.com/reipostcards you can find a copy of a book that Postcard Mania has put together that answers questions about all things direct mail marketing! Enjoy!

Don’t forget to text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.

Aug 29, 2017
Don’t think it’s possible to make large profits in small towns? In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the opportunity to get up close and personal with real estate investor, Jay Conner. Jay has been buying and selling real estate for over 14 years in a town of only 40,000. His average profit per deal is a whopping $64k! This man has rehabbed over 300 houses with $52 million in transactions. Through all this experience, Jay has become somewhat of an expert on raising private money for real estate deals, at one point amassing over $2 million in 90 days with this particular strategy. Jay shows our listeners how you can raise capital even if you have little money and average credit scores. Join us for today’s highly educational episode to find out how this amazing businessman is making his way in this competitive world of real estate investing.
 
In this episode, you’ll learn…
 
- Who is your typical private money lender? Hint: They are all around us!
- Lending from retirement funds such as self directed IRAs
- The differences between hard money and private money and how they affect your bottom line
- How to use asset based lenders to your advantage
 
How to contact Jay
 
www.jayconner.com
www.jayconner.com/holly
 
Our free download this week is a PDF of the book that Jay co-authored entitled, “New Masters of Real Estate: Getting Deals DONE in the New Economy.” This book was #1 on Amazon in Real Estate books and covers many different aspects of investing. It is a great introduction into SFR real estate. 
 
Also, please look out for Mr. Conner’s educational program, “Where to Get the Money Now?” at his site…

http://www.jayconner.com/products/where-to-get-the-money-now/

 
There is also a free audio piece on his site called, “How I Raised $2,150,000 in Less Than 90 Days.” This 60 minute video shows Jay’s step by step method of raising large amounts of private capital for real estate investing. 
 
Thanks for sharing, Jay!
 
As always, text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts.
Aug 24, 2017

In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the opportunity to dive deep into the mind of real estate investor, Zach Arandsee. This US Air Force pilot is new to the world of real estate investing but has enjoyed quite a bit of success in a short amount of time. Zach shows our listeners that successful investing really is possible, even when you have a full time job and a young family.  Zach’s particular investment strategy lies with wholesaling, which has given this go-getter a taste of what financial freedom is all about. Zach doesn’t hold anything back today as he shares with our listeners the many tips and tricks that he has in his arsenal, acquired from countless hours listening to podcast, reading books, and joining high level coaching programs. Join us for today’s highly informative episode to find out how this amazing businessman is making his way in this competitive world of real estate investing.

 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • The dangers of analysis paralysis and how to overcome this unhealthy state of mind
  • The Shiny Penny Syndrome and why focus is crucial
  • The basics of wholesaling, such as assigning contracts and double closing, talking to sellers, etc.
  • Finding a mentor, establishing partnerships, and the importance of relationships in your business
  • The value of systems and mindset

 

How to contact Zach:  zachrnz@gmail.com

Free Download:

www.hardhatholly.com/65

Our free download this week is a copy of Zach’s Top 10 Books.  These were valuable resources to this up and coming real estate star, books that were crucial to his journey to success and the creation of his abundance mentality.  Thanks for sharing, Zach!

Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive this free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts

 

Aug 14, 2017

In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we get the opportunity to dive deep into the mind of real estate investor, wholesaler, podcaster, educator and blogger, Sharon Vornholt.  This incredibly successful woman started out in the home inspection business in 1991. It was in the trenches of this industry where she got the chance to network with real estate agents and investors, getting a taste of what financial freedom was all about. Sharon doesn’t hold anything back today as she shares with our listeners the many tips and tricks that she has amassed over her many years of real estate investing.  Sharon is particularly knowledgeable when it comes to marketing, branding and the importance of building a persona for your unique business. Join us for today’s highly informative episode to find out how this amazing business woman has been a trailblazer in general and especially for women in this competitive world of real estate investing.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • The differences between using yellow letters vs professional letters for your marketing pieces, and how to set yourself apart by showcasing your particular expertise
  • The importance of having multiple exit strategies for any investment
  • How to figure out who your target market is
  • Why having a strong web presence is paramount to any marketing plan
  • Why you should have 3-5 marketing channels working for you at any given time

Episode resources and how to contact Sharon

You can find Sharon at www.REIMarketingMastery.com - This is a 2 day workshop on marketing for real estate investors.  This hands on workshop is a small group event which focuses on creating marketing plans based on budget and interests.

Sharon also has a successful podcast called, “Let’s Talk Real Estate Investing” where she discusses investing strategies, marketing, networking, and all things real estate.

 

Free Download:  hardhatholly.com/64 

Sharon’s Brand Assessment - a checklist of sorts for all of the channels you should be involved in for effective content marketing

 

Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive t

his free download as well as past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts

 

Sharon’s blog can be found at: https://louisvillegalsrealestateblog.com

 

 

Aug 9, 2017

In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, our listeners will get the amazing opportunity to get to know Texas real estate investor, Ryan Stewman.  This bad-ass Texan’s real estate journey is an especially unique one. Ryan epitomizes what it means to be a true man of action, starting out in the car wash hustle, then learning the ropes of the mortgage business, to spending 18 months in prison, then clawing his way back into the mortgage game.  Ryan makes owning six businesses and being a best selling author look easy.  Join us for today’s exciting episode to find out how this inspiring man has built an 8 figure empire from almost nothing.

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • How to make your money work for you
  • How to make big things happen with Ryan’s actionable steps
  • Ryan’s method of speaking with sellers and doing what is right by all
  • Ryan’s strategy of buying properties at the courthouse steps

Episode resources and how to contact Ryan

BreakFreeAcademy.com  

Ryan also hosts a successful podcast, The THC Podcast (The Hardcore Closer). It can be found at CloserPodcasts.com where you can find information on marketing, motivation and selling yourself.

Finally, our listeners should check out ElevatorToTheTop.com - this is Ryan’s paperback best seller which includes everything about sales, scripts, closing techniques, etc.

 

Find our free download at hardhatholly.com/63

This week’s free download will be a PDF of Ryan Stewman’s book, “Kick Ass- Take Names, Emails, and Phone Numbers.”

Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts

Aug 3, 2017

In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we again meet with the woman herself, Holly McKhann.  Today we get the chance to learn all about building confidence as you are starting your real estate investing journey. Holly has learned numerous tips and tricks throughout her prolific investing career that will help our listeners with creating this confidence. She teaches us how this can help with interacting with sellers, hard money lenders, and real estate agents.  Holly purchased over 100 properties at auction before being pushed out by the hedge funds.  She then had to rely on her strengths, which were networking and relationship building.  Join us for today’s exciting episode to find out how this confidence and experience enables Holly to make her offers the most attractive to her sellers, and therefore get the best deals.

In this episode, you’ll learn about…

  • How to be aware and be prepared to build legitimacy and trust in your business dealings
  • How to figure out key components of the RPA and essentials of the EMD
  • How to navigate the often confusing waters of inspection, loan, and appraisal contingencies
  • The importance of acting with integrity at all times
  • Entities and whether or not one is right for you

 

 

 

Holly is offering her mini-course which will give her listeners knowledge of tons of real estate terminology and jargon.  This will entail a 200+ term PDF download and a full hour of five videos where she shares her stories and examples to give you the confidence to sound like a PRO!  The price is only $19.  Find it at HardHatHolly.com/PRO and as always feel free to email Holly with questions or comments at anytime.

Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors.

Text “hardhat” to 38470 to receive past downloads and to get weekly notifications of upcoming podcasts

Jul 22, 2017

In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we meet the woman herself, real estate investor Holly McKhann.  Today we get the opportunity to dive a bit deeper into the mind of our fearless leader.  Holly, as our listeners know, is a fix and flip investor and master networker and relationship builder.  Relationship building is truly a gift of hers and one of her strongest assets.  Holly has purchased over 100 homes through networking alone, without a dollar spent on direct mail or any other similar form of marketing.  Join us for today’s inspiring episode to find out how this successful business woman with her abundance of people skills, teaches others the best tips, tricks and techniques for meeting with sellers, something every investor can improve upon!

 

In this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Holly’s top three tips for meeting with sellers.  Hint: Less talking more listening!
  • Techniques she has learned from other masters, Dale Carnegie and Bruce Norris
  • The most impactful questions that you can ask potential sellers, with three real life examples

 

Episode resources and how to contact Holly

Join Holly’s Facebook private group, Hard Hat Holly’s Real Estate Investing Team where you can share ideas, ask for help, and network with like minded investors.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/hhhreit/

 

Free download:  Holly's checklist for Success with Sellers

HardHatHolly.com/61

 

 

Text “hardhat” to 38470 to find this download as well as past downloads

Jul 12, 2017

In today’s episode of The Secrets to Real Estate Investing, we meet the ever so lovely Edna Keep.  Edna epitomizes a true rags to riches story, becoming a single mom at the age of 16 and living in subsidized housing in Saskatchewan, Canada.  Through hard work and a ton of perseverance, she tells us of how she eventually became a financial advisor.  She laughingly recalls telling her clients that real estate was hardly a lucrative investment, as it only goes up about 3% per year!  Well, Edna’s tune sure changed when she discovered the many benefits of real estate and its passive income opportunities when she and her husband enrolled in a Rich Dad course in 2007. These two go getters ended up setting a solid goal of 50 doors in 5 years with $5,000 per month in passive income.  Join us for today’s enlightening episode to find out how Mrs. Keep smashed this goal in 18 months and how she teaches others to realize these same dreams of financial independence through real estate.

 

On this episode, you’ll learn…

  • Edna’s strategy of buy and hold investing
  • The importance of investing in your real estate education
  • Creative financing
  • Using other people’s money to get involved with no money down
  • Overcoming fear!
  • Why you should partner with people who know more than you do

 

Episode resources

FREE download here: JV Secrets  www.hardhatholly.com/60

 

 

Contact Edna here…

EdnaKeep.com

https://www.facebook.com/coachednakeep/

 

Jul 5, 2017

Syd and Julie Chase give some valuable insights and experience on this week’s show.  They have done over 400 deals over a couple of decades, which gives them HUGE experience to share with us.  Some of the highlights of this interview are:

 

Their first deal--the tenants knew more about their rights and laws than they did, and how they recovered from the challenges in the situation.

 

-Why Syd says a beginning investor shouldn’t buy a single family home to hold as a rental

-The maximum number of properties Syd puts in an llc and why

-How they used tax liens when he first started out investing

 

You can reach Syd at www.SydChase.com

Free download of his second book:  No Bull Real Estate is at this link:  http://www.hardhatholly.com/59

 

 

Jun 28, 2017

How does one go from getting lucky with a few real estate investment deals in 2006 to taking “a punch in the teeth” in ‘07 and ‘08 to flipping over 600 properties to date? What is the secret to this man’s success?  Our guest today is Matt Owens, CEO of OCG Properties, LLC.  According to this former CPA and UCSB graduate, the answer is education and experience, coupled with the importance of networking and relationships.  Matt explains his unique perspective in how losing money is what “compounded his growth exponentially forward.” He has observed that “if you haven’t taken a hit, you haven’t been in the game long enough.” What an inspiring thought to ponder on!  Matt is based in Southern California but invests primarily in Memphis, TN and Atlanta, GA specializing in equity and cash flowing real estate investments.  He also invests in value add multi-families, promissory notes, seller financing for his international clients, self storage units, mobile home parks and the list just goes on!  

 On this episode, you’ll learn…

  • The importance of networking and relationship building and why this business is ALL about these relationships
  • The benefits of investing out of state (especially if you reside in California!) and how this forces you to implement air-tight systems in your business
  • The pros and cons of setting up an entity and the tax and legal implications of your choice
  • The benefits of an SCORP vs an LLC in general and specifically having to do with salary dividend splits and your payroll taxes

Episode resources:

Ocgproperties.com

Contact Matt Owen here:

invest@ocgproperties.com

Free download

Matt has very generously given our listeners his list of questions to ask yourself before setting up an entity.  Just text 38470 with the word “hardhat” to get our super awesome free download of the week!

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