Mon, 2 April 2018
When Mike Hambright first got into real estate investing ten years ago, he was hesitant to meet his competition. But Mike is an extrovert by nature, and after having coffee with a fellow investor, his perspective shifted. Now he advocates an abundance mentality, and Mike firmly believes that meaningful conversations with high-level players can take your game to the next level. So how do you build a network of investors you respect who can help you learn and grow?
Mike is the Chief Nerd at FlipNerd, a leading resource and social platform for real estate investors with more than 100K subscribers and 1500-plus video shows published to date. He is also the Owner and President of Evolution Properties, a multimillion-dollar firm focused on residential real estate in the Dallas market. Mike has an abundance mentality and a knack for networking, serving as a mentor to aspiring investors and founding the Investor Fuel mastermind.
Mike joins me to discuss his shift from the corporate world to full-time real estate investing, explaining how his wife inspired him to quit dabbling and go all-in in the summer of 2008. He shares his pursuits beyond investing, including his talent for connecting people through the FlipNerd platform. Mike gets granular on the value of a thriving network, describing the opportunities to do deals together and how connections can take your game to the next level. Listen in for Mike’s advice around expanding your real estate network and building meaningful relationships to accelerate your success.
Mike’s shift from corporate to real estate
Mike’s ‘go big or go home’ mentality
How Mike has expanded beyond investing
The benefits of the FlipNerd platform
The value of a thriving network
Mike’s insight on masterminds
How to expand your network
What Mike is looking forward to
Connect with Mike
Direct download: MB_103_-_Accelerate_Your_Real_Estate_Success_with_a_High-Level_Network__With_Mike_Hambright.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT
Mon, 2 April 2018
Ben Risser had a bad case of entrepreneurial ADD. He knew that the corporate environment was not a good fit for his personality, and he knew that real estate was the route he wanted to take. But Ben couldn’t get focused on a single strategy. He looked into several different single-family alternatives and even pursued lease options for awhile, but he couldn’t seem to stick with one strategy long enough to see it through… And then he landed on multifamily.
Ben enrolled in the Ultimate Guide to Buying Apartment Buildings with Private Money course and started networking at local REIA meetings. Through a random series of events, he ran into his partner, Matt Faircloth, and started underwriting deals. Matt’s broker connections led the team to a 198-unit deal in Fayetteville, NC—a D property in a B neighborhood with big value-add potential. It took six months and lot of legwork, but Ben and Matt closed in January of 2018, and they are actively pursuing other multifamily opportunities in the southeast US.
Ben sits down with me to explain how he came to realize that he is an entrepreneur at heart, despite his background as an aerospace engineer. He discusses his lack of focus early on and how he finally made the commitment to multifamily. Ben shares the story of his unintentional leap into full-time investing and the value of his wife’s support in pursuing the real estate business. Listen in for Ben’s insight around perseverance, focus, and finding a partner with a complementary skill set.
Ben’s introduction to real estate
Ben’s initial real estate strategy
Ben’s shift to multifamily
How Ben found his partner
Ben and Matt’s partnership
Ben’s first multifamily deal
Why it took 12 months to close on the property
The complications Ben encountered in his first deal
How Ben and Matt raised money for the deal
Ben’s transition to full-time syndicator
What’s next for Ben and his partner
Ben’s advice for aspiring real estate investors
Connect with Ben
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
Direct download: MB_102_-_Curing_Entrepreneurial_ADD_with_a_Focus_on_Multifamily__With_Ben_Risser.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 12:41pm EDT