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Episode 083 - Who You Need on Your Team When Investing




Every Real Estate Investor needs a team of good people around them in order to get the deals done right.  Pick Your Team carefully and...

Always Treat Your Team Well!  That's literally the number one Rule when it comes to your Team.

Hire slow and Fire fast.  That's the number two Rule.  Take your time finding team members and do your due diligence.  Ask for referrals from other investors and ask for references from potential team members themselves.  You can't be careful enough.  If and when something does go wrong, Fire Fast.  Don't give second chances or you may be putting your entire business and your reputation on the line.

Who are your Team Members?

01) A great Real Estate Agent or Broker who understands investing

02) An awesome Title Company and Title Agent* 

*Some states require Real Estate Attorneys, so use friends and family to find a good one.

03) A very thorough Home Inspector

04) A...

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Basic Tips for Beginners Investing in Real Estate

Investing in real estate can be a challenging process for beginners. However, there are basic tips that make it easier. Real estate is a major investment, so ensure you approach it with care and consideration. Following these tips will help you get started.


Which Investment Method is Right for You?


Most real estate investors choose one of these methods:


  1. Buying shares of a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)
  2. Purchasing actual real estate to rent out or flip


The differences between the two are huge, so this is a big decision.


Investing in a Real Estate Investment Trust


If you select the REIT method, then you’ll be purchasing shares of a portfolio of real estate. REITs have professional managers that select the real estate in the trust. This method is similar to purchasing a mutual fund, where you just invest your money and don’t have anything to do with managing the real estate yourself.


A real estate investment trust can...

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Episode 082 - 7 Rules of Purchasing Your STR Property



When it comes to purchasing your Short Term Rental Property, Michelle's got 7 Rules you must know about the numbers.

#1 You make your money on the Buy: Meaning you never buy "hoping" the value goes up.  You must make your equity when you purchase the property by buying it for the right price in the first place.  Don't expect to make it up later.

#2 NEXT!  If the numbers don't work, Next.  If the location isn't right, Next.  If the seller won't budge on the terms or the price, Next.  There's always another property.  Don't hang on to this one like a dog with a bone.

#3 Never buy a property that's in perfect condition...unless you can still get it for 30% under the ARV.  Remember Rule #1: you need to make your money on the Buy.  Very rarely will you find a seller with a property in perfect condition willing to discount the price of that property.  Therefore, don't focus on properties that are...

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Episode 081 - Property Intention & Strategies: Buying for Long Term Renters VS Short



Today, Chris Villela is teaching us some of what she has experienced as a long term rental investor.  We talk about Exit Strategies, Holding Strategies, making your money on the "buy," and so much more.  Enjoy this episode and the interview. 



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Episode 046 - Why You Shouldn't Treat Your Short Term Rental Like a Long Term Rental



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[00:01] Over the last two centuries, nearly 90 percent of the world's millionaires have created their wealth through real estate. Here to tell you how you can ride this wave with less risk and less capital while creating greater income, is your host, best...

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Common Real Estate Investing Mistakes

Although real estate may seem like a sure bet for anyone, many investors make the same few mistakes. Eliminate these errors from your investing activities and you'll be well on your way to accumulating the wealth you desire.


Avoid These Mistakes


1.  Poor research. Most of us do a lot of research when we plan our vacations or purchase a new television. If you were buying one that was worth $100k, you can bet you'd do even more research!  Well, you should be doing that when you purchase a piece of real estate, too.


  1. Inadequate financing. Real estate investors frequently like to wheel and deal, and their deals can have a lot of moving parts. Balloon payments, interest-only payments, owner financing, subject-to, and many others are commonplace.


  • To make a deal happen, we can get carried away doing everything in our power. Getting a great price doesn’t always justify the deal if the financing is inadequate. Are you really sure that you...
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Episode 076 - Are You Over-Improving Your STR? Why You Must Know Your ROI



We are looking at a 2 bedroom/2 bath in Mesa close to everything. 

Now, purchase the Airdna Data for your property and let's figure out the ROI for a Short-Term Rental.


Wait... 40% ROI sounds a little too good to be true.  What did we miss?

So, the ROI on this property for a Long Term Renter is 22% and a Short Term Renter is 24%.  That's a LOT of work for only 2% more on your investment.  Figure out if it's worth it!



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What Is After Repair Value (ARV) in Real Estate?  How to Calculate ARV—The Equation and What It Means to Your Profits



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Episode 072 - Why You Must Know Your Marketing & Who You Serve





What are some things that you can do in order to amp up your marketing and build your revenue in a hot market?

01-02) Check the basics, like your photos.  Are they professionally done and is the best one your thumbnail?  Does your headline boast your best feature?  Does it grab your attention and hold it?

03) Floorplans - you can get one on the cheap at and place it in your listings.

04) You want to snap a pic of a Google map and the minutes from your place to the hottest destination near you.  "We're 4 minutes to the university" highlights your location wonderfully!

05) Uh, speaking of location and any other information inside your listing - BE HONEST!  Don't highlight a location where you are NOT or boast amenities that you don't have.  You will only create angry guests that way!

06-07) Hire an interior designer and cover your place with art.  Art on the walls is a must.  Bare walls...

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Episode 065 - Interview with Napa Valley Chris (Young) on His $6k Airbnb Settlement - Part 2

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Episode 064 - Interview with Napa Valley Chris (Young) on His $6k Airbnb Settlement - Part One

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