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  • Justin went from losing $20,000 on his first deal to being a successful, money making investor and podcast host. He turned the page from the first deal by building a great team and getting better at due diligence. Hear what his strategy is now and how he was able to stay positive and move on from his first deal being a loss. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “We’re not afraid to structure longer term debt” - Justin Grimes   Justin Grimes Real Estate Background: Real estate investing turned into his passion in 2016 Lost $20k on first deal Active rehabber, mortgage note creator, and passive commercial RE investor Based in Houston, TX Say hi to him at https://www.thecashflowhustle.com/ Best Ever Book: Compound Effect by Darren Hardy   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Dave and his company have a free software they offer for landlords to help manage their properties and tenants. They really have what sounds like  a great software and program for struggling landlords, or even just a landlord that could use a little extra help as they are growing. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “Creating content online is the best way to attract landlords” - Dave Spooner   Dave Spooner Real Estate Background: Co-founder of Innago Provides simple, effective, and intuitive tenant management software for small to mid-sized landlords Based in Cincinnati, OH Say hi to him at https://innago.com/ Best Ever Book: What Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

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  • As investors and entrepreneurs, we must be able to adapt and overcome various situations that come up. Being comfortable with being uncomfortable is kind of a necessity. Today, David has some tips and strategies to overcome problems, regardless of the business and reasons. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “If I had to go back to the corporate world, I would, but I would do everything possible not to do that” - David Begin   David Begin Real Estate Background: David is the Managing Partner of Wild Blue Car Wash has 3 exterior express car washes in Colorado has also applied his extensive sales and marketing experience to deliver sales training throughout the world Say hi to him at wildbluecarwash.com  (www.thehowofcarwashing.com) Based in Colorado Springs, CO   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Tom is back on the show to tell us about the new tax law and how we, as real estate investors, can use it to our advantage and benefit. Without a doubt everyone will find something to learn in this episode, Tom is a tax expert who travels with Robert Kiyosaki to teach people about this, and we get it free today! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “You should be doing cost segregation anyway” - Tom Wheelwright   Tom Wheelwright Background: CPA and CEO of WealthAbility Best Selling Author of Tax-Free Wealth and a Rich Dad Advisor Specializes in helping entrepreneurs and investors build wealth through practical and strategic ways that permanently reduce taxes Listen to his first episode: JF387: Rich Dad Advisor, Tom Wheelwright, Says Your IRA Plan is WRONG and How to be Tax Free Till You Die Say hi to him at https://wealthability.com/ Based in Tempe, AZ   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Continuing a conversation they started about a month ago, Joe and Theo are giving away more of their top tips for underwriting value-add apartment communities. We also have a new segment of the podcast announced towards the end of this episode. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “If you’re gonna sell a property after 5 years, you have to also include the profits from sale in your returns” - Theo Hicks   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Pete and his team do a little bit of everything. The leaders of his business are himself and his sons, and they have a great system in place. One son is the deal finder, the other is the property manager, and Pete over-sees as well as being the head of marketing, networking and growing the business. Tune in to hear how she pays $0 on capital gains! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “Start locally if you’re trying to be a new wholesaler” - Pete Barrow   Pete Barrow Real Estate Background: An owner of Parrot Homebuyers Buys houses anywhere in the Indianapolis metropolitan area Takes pride in closing deals extremely fast Based in Indianapolis, IN Say hi to him at https://parrothomebuyers.com/  and 317.202.1211 Best Ever Book: Titan (Biography of Rockefeller)   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Lindsay has been investing for the last 10 years, starting with single family homes in Philadelphia. Now she lives in Puerto Rico and buys mortgages as well as commercial buildings. She moved outside the states for good reasons, which include some ways that she is saving money on taxes. Tune in to hear how she pays $0 on capital gains! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “Some people get held up on the details of investing” - Lindsay Gordon   Lindsay Gordon Real Estate Background: Has been a real estate investor for the last 10 years Focuses on rentals in Philadelphia, nonperforming second mortgages nationwide, commercial properties in Puerto Rico, and private lending throughout the US. Recently started a travel investment vlog https://www.youtube.com/lindsayegordon Based in Puerto Rico Say hi to her at https://www.youtube.com/lindsayegordon     Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Andy used to be in the house flipping business, (150-250 homes per year!) but changed course into buying and holding multifamily deals. Not only does he buy smaller multifamily properties, he’s also syndicates larger properties. Taking it even a step further, his company wholesales around 30-40 deals per year. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “If you can DM 30-40 real estate investors a day, it would behoove you to do that” - Andy Dane Carter   Andy Dane Carter Real Estate Background: Real estate investor and entrepreneur Has had over $500 million go through his company from real estate deals in a short period Based in Long Beach, CA Say hi to him at https://andydanecarter.com/ Best Ever Book: Healing Mushrooms   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Jay is a very experienced investor, and he also is a real estate blogger. Over the last 12 months Jay has stepped his game up a bit and added 42 units total to his portfolio. That sounds like something any investor would like to do, so hearing how Jay has done it can certainly help. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review! Best Ever Tweet: “Know your market” - Jay Helms   Jay Helms Real Estate Background: Started investing in 2006 with single and multi family homes Has added 46 units to his portfolio in the last 12 months Based in Pensacola, FL Say hi to him at https://helmsrei.com/ Best Ever Book: Go Giver by Bob Burg   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • As a repeat guest and an experienced investor, Charlie knows a thing or two about real estate. Today’s subject is all about open houses and how to get a lot of people to show up to your open houses. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “Get multiple offers on your listings” - Charlie Kao   Charlie Kao Real Estate Background: Owner of iBuyHousesMichigan Core business is flipping, but also does some STR Active member of BestEverShowCommunity.com Listen to his previous episodes: JF888: LOSING $60k, Graveyard Flip and Converting an SFR into a DUPLEX! JF907: How to Transform an SFR into a Duplex #SituationSaturday Say hi to him at http://ibuyhousesmichigan.com/ Based in Grand Rapids, MI   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Chad has been on the show in the past, and he’s back to tell us a few ways that people can retire early through real estate, which is also the subject of his new book, Retire Early With Real Estate. If you want to know how to build wealth with real estate, and then be able to live off of what you have built, grab pencil and paper and hit play! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “If we find a really good deal that we know we can add some value to and increase our cash flow, we’ll do that” - Chad Carson   Chad Carson Real Estate Background: Began real estate investing in 2003 at the age of 23 Author of a new book coming out August 23rd: Retire Early With Real Estate - How Smart Investing Can Help You Escape the 9-to-5 Grind and Do What Matters More Say hi to him at https://www.coachcarson.com/ Listen to his previous episode here: https://joefairless.com/podcast/jf457-how-to-stay-local-and-dominate/ Get a copy of his new book at http://biggerpockets.com/retirementbook Based in Greenville, SC Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Joe and Theo are back for the final installment of our four part series about the recently released, Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book. This part is all about securing the funds and executing on your business plan. Hear how they execute their business plans for their investments. I’m positive they will mention at least one strategy you have not heard before. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Mentioned In This Episode:   Apartmentsyndicationbook.com Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Mark bought his very first investment in LA while he was working on season 1 of Family Guy. He was hooked after the first deal and knew that he wanted to do it for the rest of his life. Now mark has about 140 units, all multifamily, all in Los Angeles. Hear how he has been able to scale up in a tough market. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “It feels to me there are 120 pockets of LA” - Mark Hentemann   Mark Hentemann Real Estate Background: Writer/Producer/Actor in TV & Film - He was part of the team that launched family guy Real Estate Investor for 17 years focused on multifamily Focus on value-add, the niches, and dislocations caused by rent control in a diverse, sometimes challenging metro Based in LA Say hi to him at markhentemannATme.com Best Ever Book: Sapiens by Yuval Harari Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Tim bought his first investment property with his credit card, rehabbed it, sold it for about $14,000 profit! He was only 23 years old at this time, he kept on going and is now buying a lot of different properties and has a large portfolio that earns a great monthly income. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “You can do anything if you’re resourceful enough” - Tim Bratz   Tim Bratz Real Estate Background: He buys, develops, and holds apartment buildings, vacation rentals, and other commercial real estate Bought an investment property with his credit card at age 23 9 years later, portfolio has a value of over $90M Based in Cleveland, OH Say hi to him at https://cleturnkey.com/ Best Ever Book: 12 pillars   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Jeremy was serving in the Air Force when he tore his achilles in pilot training. He was laid up, reading real estate investing books. When he was able, he took action and started flipping homes with unique problems. Now he also owns 40 units. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “If you learn any niche well, people will bring those deals to you” - Jeremy Porto   Jeremy Porto Real Estate Background: Became interested in real estate while recovering from injury in USAF pilot training Flipped 15 properties in 3 different markets including meth and Chinese drywall homes Owns 40 doors in 3 states including recent 13-unit apt acquisition, transitioning into larger apartment syndications Based in Colorado Springs, CO Say hi to him at www.facebook.com/jeremyportorealestate Best Ever Book: Emerging Real Estate Markets by Dave Lindah   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com

  • Phil has extensive lending knowledge and experience, thankfully he’s here to share some of that knowledge with us today. He spends most of his time opening branches and coaching originators. Needless to say, he knows a lot about what originators are looking for when they are qualifying you. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “Self employed borrowers can have great income, but it’s not necessarily verifiable on their tax return” - Phil Treadwell   Phil Treadwell Real Estate Background: 15 year mortgage industry veteran, regional VP for Highlands Residential Mortgage Has been the top producing originator in a multi-state region Host of the Mortgage Marketing Expert Podcast Based in  Bentonville, AR Say hi to him at https://philtreadwell.com/ Best Ever Book: Principles by Ray Dalio   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help.

  • Mark has been on the show before and he always delivers great value to his audience. Known as The Land Geek, he specializes in raw land investing. For this interview, Joe and Mark are focusing on uncovering how Mark uses raw land investing to not only buy land at a discount and sell for a profit, but also use raw land to create passive income. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “It’s a one time sale, but then we get recurring income every single month” - MArk Podolsky   Mark Podolsky Real Estate Background: Owner of Frontier Properties, a land investing company Has been buying and selling land full time since 2001 Author of new book, Dirt Rich which discusses step by step how he creates passive income in raw land investing and how you can too Say hi to him at https://www.thelandgeek.com/dirtrich Listen to his Previous Best Ever Advice at https://joefairless.com/podcast/jf915-how-to-buy-raw-land-at-20-to-30-on-the-dollar-skillsetsunday/ Based in Scottsdale, AZ Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help.

  • Julie has self published her own books, as well as helped a lot of other people publish theirs. When she published her book More Than Cash Flow, it went to #1 overall on Amazon. Today she’s here to tell us how we can use books to build our brand for us. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “The key to that was that I had been building relationships for years” - Julie Broad   Julie Broad Real Estate Background: Julie Broad is an Amazon Overall #1 Best Selling and award winning author, More Than Cash Flow As an entrepreneur and successful real estate investor she was also awarded the Top 20 under 40 Award Her latest venture, Book Launchers, helps entrepreneurs and professionals build their business with a brand boosting book Listen to her previous Best Ever Advice: JF1084: From Living in her Parents House, to Complete Lifestyle Freedom Through REI with Julie Broad Say hi to her at https://booklaunchers.com/ Based in Los Angeles, CA Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help.

  • After hearing about parts one and two of the Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book, today we’ll learn some more about part three: finding and underwriting deals. To hear what to do in competitive offer situations and more great tips from Joe and Theo, tune in today! If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “It doesn’t mean that just because you offer the highest price, you’re going to get the deal” - Theo Hicks   Mentioned in this episode:   Apartmentsyndicationbook.com   JF1394: Increase Your Bottom Line By Creating Relationships Among Your Tenants with Pete Kelly   27 Ways to Add Value to Apartment Communities   Best Ever Show Community   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help.

  • Ryan was sleeping in a closet when he made his first deal in 2015. Now, 3.5 years later, he has completed almost 100 deals and is thriving! We’ll hear about the strategy he specializes in, which he calls “skinny deals”. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review!   Best Ever Tweet: “If I notice the default is greater than 10% of the ARV, I pass on it” - Ryan Nickel   Ryan Nickel Real Estate Background: Been investing full time for 3.5 years and just under the 100 deal mark Specializes in creative real estate deal structures Has a niche he calls “Skinny Deals” Based in Sacramento, California Say hi to him at bootstraprei@gmail.com Best Ever Book: The Liberty Of Our Language Revealed   Get more real estate investing tips every week by subscribing for our newsletter at BestEverNewsLetter.com   Best Ever Listeners: Do you need debt, equity, or a loan guarantor for your deals? Eastern Union Funding and Arbor Realty Trust are the companies to talk to, specifically Marc Belsky. I have used him for both agency debt, help with the equity raise, and my consulting clients have successfully closed deals with Marc’s help. See how Marc can help you by calling him at 212-897-9875 or emailing him mbelsky@easterneq.com