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Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!

New shows 5 Days a week! Mondays are an interview with a successful real estate investor. I get to the bottom of their business to discover the secret to how they became successful. Tuesday through Friday is filled with small actionable advice and tips that you can use in your business to immediately help you further your success in real estate.

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Sep 19, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors!
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Bill Allen joins me on this episode. Bill is a former Navy pilot. He is a smart investor that had some of the most meteoric rises in real estate investing that I have ever seen. He is a busy person, running his own business, but he takes some time to talk with me, and I appreciate that. In this conversation, you will hear Bill and I discuss some of the common questions we face in real estate investing coaching. This discussion is centered on the topic of private money.  We talk about some of...
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Sep 11, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: Beka Shea joins me on this episode.  Beka is an investor that I think highly of, as well as a personal friend. Beka went to school for mechanical engineering. After graduating, she became a US Naval Officer, serving on an aircraft carrier. After serving, she worked as an engineer in the energy arena, helping to build a power plant to support aircraft carriers stationed in Japan. In an effort to spend more time at home with her daughter, Beka got into real estate...
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Sep 11, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors!
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This Week’s Episode: Beka Shea joins me on this episode.  Beka is an investor that I think highly of, as well as a personal friend. Beka went to school for mechanical engineering. After graduating, she became a US Naval Officer, serving on an aircraft carrier. After serving, she worked as an engineer in the energy arena, helping to build a power plant to support aircraft carriers stationed in Japan. In an effort to spend more time at home with her daughter, Beka got into real estate...
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Jun 12, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: Mike Cowper joins me again on the podcast.  Mike is my business partner, and I enjoy bringing him on the podcast to discuss our business and the strategies that we have used to grow our business to what it is today.   In this conversation, you will hear Mike, and I discuss some of the common seller objections.  You will encounter seller objection, and we share some of our techniques of overcoming this objection.  These objections are usually legitimate questions and...
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Jun 12, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors!
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Mike Cowper joins me again on the podcast.  Mike is my business partner, and I enjoy bringing him on the podcast to discuss our business and the strategies that we have used to grow our business to what it is today.   In this conversation, you will hear Mike, and I discuss some of the common seller objections.  You will encounter seller objection, and we share some of our techniques of overcoming this objection.  These objections are usually legitimate questions and concerns and handling...
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Mar 27, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: Mike Cowper joins me again on the podcast. Mike is my business partner and I enjoy bringing him on the podcast to discuss our business and the strategies that we have used to grow our business to what it is today. In this conversation, you will hear Mike and I share the tools that we use with our business. We are frequently asked about the technology and apps that we use help our business run smoothly. If you are looking to streamline your business and get yourself and...
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Mar 27, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors!
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This Week’s Episode: Mike Cowper joins me again on the podcast. Mike is my business partner and I enjoy bringing him on the podcast to discuss our business and the strategies that we have used to grow our business to what it is today. In this conversation, you will hear Mike and I share the tools that we use with our business. We are frequently asked about the technology and apps that we use help our business run smoothly. If you are looking to streamline your business and get yourself and...
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Mar 20, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors!
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This Week’s Episode: Joni and Kirk Yates take care of the books for my company.  Joni has an extensive career in administration, working with Fortune 500 and small companies.  Kirk has worked for Fortune 500 companies and has expertise in sales, management, the automotive aftermarket, mortgages, and banking.  Both Joni and Kirk work extensively in QuickBooks. Joni and Kirk are my favorite hires. If you are trying to scale your business, if you don’t keep accurate books, you can’t...
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Mar 20, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: Joni and Kirk Yates take care of the books for my company.  Joni has an extensive career in administration, working with Fortune 500 and small companies.  Kirk has worked for Fortune 500 companies and has expertise in sales, management, the automotive aftermarket, mortgages, and banking.  Both Joni and Kirk work extensively in QuickBooks. Joni and Kirk are my favorite hires. If you are trying to scale your business, if you don’t keep accurate books, you can’t...
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Mar 13, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: Brad Smotherman joins me on this episode of Just Start Real Estate.  Brad is a wholesaler, rehabber and land developer in the state of Tennessee.  He has been in real estate since the age of 18. In 2010, Brad retired his real estate license and began doing investments full-time.  He is now working toward tract-land development.   Brad shares a lot of information in this discussion, and I think you’re going to appreciate what he brings.  You’re going to hear him...
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Mar 6, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: Mike Cowper joins me again on the podcast.  We came together to share more about our company.  We’d like to do a “State of the Company” and share with you some things that we are currently doing to facilitate growth with our company. In our last conversation on the podcast, we talked about some employee turnover that we recently experienced. We shared how we handle hiring with the business.   In this episode we talk more about the massive turnover and talk about...
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Feb 20, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: I am joined by Dustin Bowling on this episode of Just Start Real Estate.  Dustin is flipping about 10 houses a year in the Covington, Indiana area. Dustin is an aggressive growing investor that I think will be a superstar in the next few years. In this conversation, you will hear about the incredible things that Dustin is accomplishing in his area.  What’s fascinating is that he’s doing these things without systems.  Just imagine what he’ll be able to do when he...
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Feb 14, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: This week, I’m joined by my business partner, Mike Cowper. These episodes with Mike are great because we share what’s going on with our business and we provide you with actionable items for your business. In this conversation, you will hear Mike and I talk about a recent incident. We had one of our employees leave and we needed to rebound and recover from this situation. While we weren’t completely satisfied with this person, we weren’t exactly ready for them to...
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Feb 6, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: This week, I’m joined Danny Pitcher. Danny started his real estate company on a bike. He sent out his first marketing piece in 2015 and got his first deal four or five months later. He then left his job and invested everything into his company. In this conversation, you will hear Danny share interesting details about his business. He explains why he decided to get into real estate. He actually started by listening to podcasts, including this one! Danny describes how his...
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Jan 23, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: This week, I’m joined by my business partner, Mike Cowper. These episodes with Mike are great because we share what’s going on with our business and we provide you with actionable items for your business. In this conversation, you will hear Mike and I talk about a recent incident. We had one of our employees leave and we needed to rebound and recover from this situation. While we weren’t completely satisfied with this person, we weren’t exactly ready for them to...
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Jan 16, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: This week, I’m joined by my business partner, Mike Cowper. I have known Mike for two years and I’ve had a lot of fun working with Mike on growing our business. Mike and I are doing a lot of coaching now and we’ve noticed that a lot of the same questions are coming up in these coaching sessions. In this discussion, we talk about flipping and wholesaling. We describe what the structure of each of these models looks like, and explore how they are different. One myth is...
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Jan 9, 2017 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This Week’s Episode: Mark Dennis joins me on this episode of Just Start Real Estate. A former NFL player, Mark has taken that natural tenacity from the gridiron and put it toward real estate. As Mark says, “Entrepreneurialism is like a weed. It’s tough to kill it and make it go away.” In this conversation, you will hear Mark explain how his career as a professional football player helped shape his mentality and make him a natural in real estate. Individuals that play organized sports...
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Sep 19, 2016 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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I'm excited to have Justin Williams on the show again. He's a great house flipper, an inspirational person, and  a good friend of mine in the business. He has some exciting things set up for this year. Justin has been investing in real estate full-time for about nine years, and he currently flips about 100 houses a year. In handling this enormous number of flips, Justin emphasizes the importance of systems. He only works on his business a few hours a week, but he has the right systems in...
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Dec 7, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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I'm really excited to announce my new business partner, Mike Cowper! Who I also had the privilege of interviewing, which I will share with you today. Mike's background in sales is, basically, my worst nightmare... A lot of cold-calling! But he climbed the ranks and ended up very successful, but itching to start something new. So.... Why real estate? In September of 2014, Mike had a push from a friend to look into it more. He quickly joined groups, networked, absorbed all the information-...
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Sep 7, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I'm excited to interview a great investor here in my local Michigan market. Get ready to learn and take some notes! I know Josh Sterling personally and I'm thrilled to talk to him about his business. He grew up in California and was an airline pilot for five years. He moved to Michigan in 2009 and that's when he started investing in real estate. He owns and manages 125 units, flips 12-15 properties per years, and runs a property management property. And on top of all this, he currently...
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Aug 10, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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I’m back! I’ve had a crazy last few months. There have been significant changes in my business that I’m thrilled to share with you! The content I have for you based on my own experiences and my own business alone is so valuable. My guest for today’s episode is someone who’s done incredible things for my business, and I think he can help you with yours too.   Dan Barrett is the owner of Adwords Nerds, the only agency of its kind that works exclusively with real estate investors. This...
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Mar 30, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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We are at the end of the first quarter of the year! Where are you with your goals? Have you gotten about a quarter of the way through what you wanted to accomplish for the year? If you've fallen behind, and I hope you haven't, I am always here to help you get back on track. Today I am going to play an interview I did about a year ago with hard money expert Sasha Favelukis. Alexander (Sasha) Favelukis has been involved in themortgage industry since 2002. He started as a wholesaler, selling...
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Mar 27, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about something that was impressed upon me very early on in my career and that I still think is incredibly important. I'm talking about being a connector. Real estate is a very social industry and there are always people who need help with something and people who have someone in their network who can be of assistance. A connector is someone in the middle between an individual who has a need and an individual or company that can solve that need. The best connections are...
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Mar 25, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about the various modes of real estate investing. Over the last few years, I've realized something I really didn't understand in the beginning. I would read or hear real estate success stories online and on podcasts, and each time I would think that that investor had the answer, or understood the definitive way to work in real estate. We call this the shiny object syndrome. Eventually, I realized that there are countless ways of doing this business well. There's no right...
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Mar 23, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today's episode is a replay of an interview with the phenomenal Nick Ruiz.  Nick has a rags to riches to rags to riches story, and the interview really shows you that, when things go wrong in the business, you need to know how to pick yourself up and build yourself up all over again. Nick is a passionate, twice self-made real estate entrepreneur. He started when he was 19, built a multi-million dollar net worth, and borrowed millions of dollars from banks by his mid-20s. When the crash of...
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Mar 20, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to talk about why we're in this business. A lot of people get into this business simply because they want to make money, and even run their business differently than they would if they weren't driven by money. And of course, real estate is a for profit business. However, that doesn't mean that every decision you make should be motivated by making money. There are times when I don't think about the money in order to do the responsible or ethical thing. Real estate at its best...
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Mar 18, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to address a question that I saw on an online real estate group: is it unethical for a new real estate investor to sign a purchase agreement for a deal when they're not sure they have the money to close? When you're starting out, you're going to make mistakes. You might not be able to perform on that commitment. You're signing that purchase agreement, you're taking massive action, but you might not know the next step. You've heard a lot of successful investors on the show say that...
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Mar 16, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today, I'm replaying an interview with someone who deals with a very unique aspect of real estate--private investing. Private investors rarely talk on podcasts because they don't want to be inundated with calls or emails from new investors who want money. That's why I'm only using this investor's first name in the interview, and I'm so glad I got him to share his unique perspective with the listeners of Just Start Real Estate. In this episode, I talk to a friend of mine, and someone who I...
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Mar 13, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk to new investors about choosing a market to invest in. The right answer is different for everybody, but in general you want to look for an area that is within reasonable driving distance from where you live and work. Within that radius, you don't want to invest to the absolute most or least expensive neighborhoods. "Reasonable driving distance" might vary for you, but let's say you should look within a 30 minute radius from your home. Now within that, the most...
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Mar 11, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to talk about getting things done. Whenever you're starting something new or you're trying to build something you're unfamiliar with from scratch, the tendency is to get overwhelmed. It helps to break it down into smaller pieces so you can keep putting one foot in front of the other. I talk to new investors all the time, and I always tell them: you have to figure out what you're going to do first, and focus on that step alone. Real estate is not that complicated, but it might...
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Mar 9, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This week I'm sharing part two of my most downloaded interview ever--last year's interview with J Scott. J Scott is a full-time real estate investor who specializes in rehabbing single family homes and building new construction “spec” houses.  J and his wife, Carol, started investing in 2008, and since then have purchased, rehabbed and resold nearly $15M in residential real estate. J started in real estate fairly late in life. He earned an electrical engineering degree, and then got...
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Mar 6, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about being productive. The problem is that sometimes people think that being busy makes them productive. That couldn't be farther from the truth--sometimes, the less you do, the more productive you are. Some people make endless to do lists. They're trying so hard to get so much done. They're being pulled in too many different directions. They end up going too fast and having to retrace their steps. They end up completely overwhelmed. Sometimes the lists get so long that...
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Mar 4, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I'm going to talk about something I learned early on in my career that I think is very important for new investors to be aware of. One of the biggest mistakes that new investors make is to act like a teenage boy on a first date, as Sharon Vornholt once put it in her interview. They're a little too excited or too aggressive, and just come on too strong. When you're new in real estate, you don't ever want to force a deal. You should never take something that isn't really a deal and try to...
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Mar 2, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today's episode is a replay of my interview with J Scott. J is an incredibly savvy house flipper and new construction “spec” builder. I think this is one of the best episodes on the show, and I want to make sure all my listeners get a chance to check it out! J Scott is a full-time real estate investor who specializes in rehabbing single family homes and building new construction “spec” houses.  J and his wife, Carol, started investing in 2008, and since then have purchased,...
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Feb 27, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about action. I could have a weekly episode on this, and I still don't think I would be talking about it enough. All the successful investors I've ever interviewed, despite the many differences in their business models or systems, have one very important thing in common: massive action. Every single one of them takes massive action. They all go 100 miles an hour and do multiple things every single day to build their business and to drive it forward. When you're starting...
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Feb 25, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to talk about what you need to know before you start investing in real estate. How much information do you need? What's too much? What's not enough? I have a strong opinion on this and I've become more and more adamant about it. As I interview successful investors, I notice that they share my opinion on how much information you need to start. I always get a lot of questions from people like you who are interested in real estate investing. Often, aspiring investors ask me many...
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Feb 23, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I'm interviewing Joe Fairless, the founder of Fairless Investing. Joe controls over seven million dollars in real estate. He's also the host of a top-rated investing podcast called Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever. He started investing in single-family homes in 2009 while working a full-time advertising job in New York City. He made the switch to apartments when he realized he could achieve his financial goals much faster by buying lots of "homes" at once. He raised over...
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Feb 20, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about getting help in your real estate investing business. I tend to be very impatient and I'm a little bit of a control freak, so I often have trouble asking for help. I'm very lucky that I have my wife as my partner in my real estate investing business because I can share responsibility with her and get help from her whenever I need it. We make a great team. We complement each other; she's good at and likes doing a lot of things I'm not good at or don't like doing....
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Feb 18, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to talk about how to get unstuck in your business. Sometimes you start to feel bogged down in business; things aren't working or aren't moving as fast as you'd like, maybe you just received a rejection. You feel like you're knee-high in mud and you just can't move. Here are a couple of methods you can use to get through this: Get out of the house and go driving. Turn on the radio and relax. You don't need to think about your business. Find out when the next real estate...
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Feb 16, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I'm excited to bring you the second half of my interview with Tom Krol. If you haven't listened to Part 1 yet, I highly suggest that you do before listening to this episode. ---- In this half of the interview, Tom talks us through who he likes to wholesale properties to and why. He also discusses how he valuates properties--you might be surprised to hear that he doesn't calculate the ARV. Tom thinks that valuating a property should be very easy and fast, and his method is based on recent...
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Feb 13, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about a subject that came up a lot in my interview with Tom Krol. Automation is a huge part of the way he runs his very successful business. I spent the majority of my real estate investing career without much automation. But once you create systems that work, automation can really allow you to utilize people's skills and grow your business to a whole new level. Most importantly, you need to be honest with yourself about what you're good at and what you're not. So much that...
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Feb 11, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk to you about failure and what it takes to be successful in any business endeavor that is outside of your comfort zone. If you stay in your comfort zone all the time, you can expect to continue getting exactly what you're getting right now out of life. If you're ecstatic with that, great! But I suspect you're listening to this podcast because you want to find something better for you and your family. And if you get out of your comfort zone and try something new, you will...
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Feb 9, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I'm excited to bring you an interview with Tom Krol, an incredible wholesaler from Florida. Tom shared so much about his story and his business with the listeners of Just Start Real Estate that I decided to split his interview into two parts. Trust me, if you're even a little interested in wholesaling, you're going to want to look out for part two next Monday! I've been pursuing Tom for the past couple of weeks and I'm so glad I was able to bring him on the show. Today is Tom's two year...
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Feb 6, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today, I'm going to cover a topic that's really dear to my heart. It's the thing that got me on track when I first made up my mind and decided to invest in real estate. My mentor told me at that time that I should focus on one aspect of real estate at a time. For a long time, I let myself be distracted by every bright shiny object. I read about every different method of investing in real estate and I ended up not starting a single thing. My mentor told to to figure out which method appealed to...
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Feb 4, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about something that can really bring you down in real estate or in anything you're trying to do that's off the beaten path. If everyone isn't doing it, there will be a lot of naysayers, a lot of people telling you it can't be done. This happens to a lot of people in real estate. Friends and family are only trying to look out for you, but their negativity can really get to you. I want to remind you of the power of spending time with like-minded people. That's really the...
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Feb 2, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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I want to give a shoutout today to out new sponsor: Landlord Station. Landlord Station is a one-stop shop for the buy-and-hold investor.  They offer tenant screening (which is essential for the small landlord), online rent payment services, legal forms, document storage and much more. Don't miss today's episode to take advantage of an exclusive offer for the listeners of Just Start Real Estate! Today I'm really excited to talk to guest Andy McFarland. Andy has been an active real estate...
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Jan 30, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to talk about accountability. It's not a real estate thing; it's a business thing and even a life thing. Whenever you're stepping out of your comfort zone or trying to do something bigger than you've ever done before, having people in your life keeping you accountable is critical. That's a big part of why we make resolutions. When you tell people what your goals and ambitions are, it helps you stay accountable. A lot of people feel like there's power behind resolving to do...
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Jan 28, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about a mistake I see new investors make all the time. It boils down to letting emotions get in your way and cloud your judgement in this business. For example, you find a deal and you run the numbers and maybe they're not that great, but you really want to do a great deal so you convince yourself it will be fine. You talk yourself into it and come up with reasons why it might be better than it actually is, because you really want it to be a deal. Unfortunately, when you're...
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Jan 26, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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I'm excited to have Justin Williams on the show again. He's a great house flipper, an inspirational person, and  a good friend of mine in the business. He has some exciting things set up for this year. Justin has been investing in real estate full-time for about eight years, and he currently flips about 100 houses a year. (Justin has been on the show before. If you missed those episodes, catch up here: episode 27, episode 176, episode 181, episode 186, episode 191.) In handling this...
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Jan 23, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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We've spent this week talking about setting goals, and today I want to talk about a very important factor in your success. On Wednesday I shared with you that massive action is the key, and it is. But in order to take massive action, you have to get yourself in the right mindset for this business. That can be the hardest step. What do I mean by mindset? I'm not talking about affirmations here. I'm talking about what will often keep you from taking action: fear. The surest path to failure in...
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Jan 21, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to talk about business goals, or business minimums as I said on Monday. This episode is really geared toward the beginning investor, but I think you'll find some interesting things to think about even if you're more experienced. I often ask beginners: what do you want to be when you grow up? A lot of people out there treat real estate as a hobby, not a business. I was guilty of this for a while. But if the answer to that question is "I want to be a real estate...
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Jan 19, 2015 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Welcome back to Just Start Real Estate! It's been a few weeks since my last episode, and I'm excited to be back. I'm dedicating this week to getting you started in your real estate investing business for 2015. If you're not a brand new investor, these episodes will reenergize you and give you the motivation you need to knock it out of the park this year. If you are brand new, and maybe you haven't done your first deal yet, these episodes will give you a solid base of goals and strategies to get...
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Dec 19, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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I find this time of the year very exciting. It feels like a fresh start and a chance to regroup and set new goals. That's true in life and in business. Setting goals is important, and I think it's important to feel like you can meet or even exceed your goals. A goal to me feels like a finish line, so it doesn't allow me to go further.  So this year, I'll be setting my 2015 minimums. This way, I'm setting them as the least amount I will accept for myself this year, but I want to go beyond...
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Dec 18, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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With the holidays coming up and everyone's schedule getting very hectic, this episode had to be posted on a Thursday instead of a Wednesday. Not to worry though, Friday's episode will be on time and I hope you'll listen to both as you wrap up your week. In this episode, I want to break from my usual format a little bit and talk about a conversation I had with a friend about real estate. This podcast is about helping new real estate investors by giving you the tools and information you need to...
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Dec 15, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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In this episode, I interview Chandler Crouch. Chandler is nothing short of amazing. At a very young age, he has managed to do several different types of real estate transactions and make himself one of the most successful realtors in Texas! This is a long episode, but I didn't want to cut this great flow of information short. I know you're going to love this interview as much as I did! Chandler has been full-time in real estate for 12 years. He has worked both as...
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Dec 12, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to talk about the importance of having more than one exit strategy. It's more important for new investors, and new investors rarely do this well. You need more than one exit strategy in case something outside of your control changes after you buy the house or if you simply realize you screwed something up. Listen to the full episode for an example of how this might happen, especially to an inexperienced investor. If you're stuck with a house you won't be able to make a profit...
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Dec 10, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to talk about market selection. How do you know which markets, neighborhoods, or areas are best for your specific investment model? This is an important question to consider as you set up your business. The market you choose to invest in has more to do with the type of investing that you plan on doing than anything else. Certain markets are more conducive to house flipping because people tend to buy houses, while others are more conducive to rentals because people tend to...
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Dec 8, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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In this episode, I interview Josh Bauerle, CPA and real estate investor. Josh is a CPA and the founder of JDB Business Solutions, a tax practice specializing in working with small business owners and real estate investors to minimize their tax liability while keeping them in line with the ever changing tax code. He also owns a real estate investment company, Pinnacle Properties and Development, with his dad, through which they have acquired over 16 rental properties and...
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Dec 5, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk your criteria. Know your criteria. What is it you are looking for? Five bedroom homes? Two bedroom homes?  Three thousand square feet? One thousand square feet? Write down what you are looking for so you don’t waste time sifting through deals you don’t want. For new investors especially, it's very important to know what you're looking for and know what to ask realtors or wholesalers to look out for. Know what you can flip or rent effectively in your target market. Is...
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Dec 3, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about your best birddog. Who out there is on the streets every days, knows every vacant house on the market, and has their finger on the pulse of real estate? The mailman! The mailman who walks your target market knows everything going on in the area. Talk to your mailman about potential leads. Give them a bonus for the information they gave you when you get a deal. They spend more time in the neighborhood than anyone else and are also most likely to know of vacant...
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Dec 1, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to share with you an inspirational talk similar to the one we listened to last week. It's a fairly quick talk by life coach Tony Robbins meant to inspire you and help you set your New year's resolutions. But let's not wait until January to think about our goals! Listen to this talk by Tony and think about what it means to set goals and how to determine those goals for the next year. Start thinking about these things early, so that you can start the next year fully prepared and...
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Nov 28, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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I hope those of you celebrating had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are recovering from all the good food and fun! Today I want to give you a chance to reflect and think about how you ran your business in 2014. Did you create a job? And by that I mean, are you doing everything in your business? Does your business 100% depend on you? Are you doing all of the labor yourself? For most of us, the answer is yes. Up until fairly recently in my business I was doing everything myself. Sure, I had...
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Nov 26, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to share with you something that I did very poorly when I started in real estate. If you want to be a real estate investor, you need to think of yourself as a real estate investor, and you need to tell people that you are a real estate investor. I don't care if you have another full-time job--if you're investing in real estate, you're a real estate investor. This business cannot and should not be done in secrecy. When I started, I was embarrassed to tell friends and family about...
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Nov 24, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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On Mondays I usually interview a great real estate investor, but as investors we don't only need to know the nuts and bolts of real estate--we also need inspiration and motivation. My buddy Justin Williams from House Flipping HQ recently shared a great video of a speech by Darren Hardy with me. Darren is the visionary force behind Success Magazine. He is a business leader and has incredibly access to some of the most successful people in the world. He recently gave a speech sharing the secrets...
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Nov 21, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about finding free leads. This isn't some sort of weird secret--this is about very old-fashioned, grassroots real estate investing. How do you find free leads? It's not that easy. Realtors are a great source of free leads. You may have to take them out to lunch or coffee, but you won't have to pay for the leads they send you. Another great way to start getting free leads is driving for dollars. It's very simple: you figure out your target market, you get in your car, and...
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Nov 19, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I'm going to give you a little pep talk about fear. I probably should've titled the episode "embrace fear!" Fear will keep you sharp, careful, keep you from getting sloppy or lazy. When you're afraid, you don't just dive into a bad idea. Of course, you don't want fear to hold you back. If fear is keeping you from taking action, that's a problem. But if you can control it and harness it, fear can be very useful. When fear starts paralyzing you, that's when you have to fight it. I...
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Nov 17, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I'm excited to bring you my interview with successful new house flipper Tyler Smiarowski. I found his recent success story on Bigger Pockets very inspiring and I think his advice will be particularly useful to all you newer house flippers out there. Tyler started investing in real estate by buying an owner-occupant duplex in 2007, but he only recently started flipping houses. He just sold his first flip last month, is currently working on his second, and closing his third next week. He...
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Nov 14, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today I want to talk about a member of your team that you really need to focus on and make sure you're paying attention to: your real estate agent. You may have a license yourself or you may not. I don't, but I understand that real estate agents are critical to the success of my business: they have access to the MLS and they work with buyers and sellers all the time. Real estate agents are a part of your team that you shouldn't overlook, and you shouldn't settle for the first one you find. It's...
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Nov 12, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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A lot of people say that real estate is a "get rich quick" business. I hate to be a downer, but I don't think that's true. You can get rich in real estate, and if by quick you mean in a few years, then yes,  you could make a lot of money relatively quickly. But you're not going to get rich overnight or even in a few months. "Getting rich" is also very relative. You could luck into a once in a lifetime opportunity or have a big windfall and become financially independent...
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Nov 10, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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In this episode, I interview Kenny Estes. Kenny is a successful real estate investor who specializes in buy-and-hold real estate. He has a very strong finance background. Kenny started his investing career while in college, and continued it it as a hobby for a number of years before going full-time. Unlike many investors, Kenny does not invest in his own town because the price of real estate is less attractive than where he actually invests. Kenny was a really fun guy to interview, and...
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Nov 7, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to finish up our Flipping 101 series and talk about managing the rehab and selling the property. Obviously, these quick episodes offer some actionable steps and basic information, but they're not in-depth. If you really want to study a subject, I suggest you search for more detailed past episodes or even sign up for one-on-one coaching or a training program. I feel like I could spend a month-long series talking about managing a rehab because it really is one of my strengths....
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Nov 6, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to continue talking through the basics of house flipping and we're going to focus on hiring contractors. For most new contractors, this is the scariest step of the process after putting in a bid on a property. Hiring a contractor needs to be taken very seriously, and it can be daunting, especially when you don't know anything about the work that needs to be done. The fastest and easiest way to find a contractor is to put out an ad. What I do is I put out an ad on Craigslist...
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Nov 5, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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Today we're going to continue the Flipping 101 series that we started yesterday, and we're going to talk about knowing what to offer on a property. What's difficult for some people is that they don't want to look ridiculous. They don't want to feel bad about giving a low offer. You have to get past that mindset and understand that this business is a numbers game. You can't be concerned about what your offer will look like because often, your offer has to be low. So how do you know what to...
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Nov 4, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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This week we're going to talk about various aspects of house flipping and give you some basic guidance. Today we'll start with the first step you need to take if you're interested in flipping houses: finding deals. I've talked about this before, but I want to make sure you have a good foundation. A lot of people will give you different advice and a lot of it will work, but this episode will teach you the basics and help you get started. My opinion is that the best place to start if you're new...
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Nov 3, 2014 Inspiring interviews with today's most successful real estate investors, 5-days a week!
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In this episode, I interview Sharon Vornholt. Sharon has been investing in real estate since 1998. She is also a blogger, coach, online marketer, and a regular contributor of articles for several national sites for real estate investors. At the start of the show, I let everyone know that Sharon is a highly successful real estate wholesaler. She did not start as a wholesaler; she started her career in real estate with a successful home inspection business back in 1991. Sharon then worked...