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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...