Mon, 25 February 2019
In a perfect world, honest real estate investors would never have to deal with frivolous lawsuits. But we live in the real world where being sued is a very real possibility. So, how do you protect yourself so that an angry tenant cannot get to your personal assets? What kinds of insurance do you need to protect your real estate assets from an ‘outside attack’? And where should you set up a holding company to take advantage of the strongest possible asset protection laws?
Garrett Sutton is a corporate attorney, asset protection expert and bestselling author with 30-plus years of experience supporting entrepreneurs and real estate investors. He serves as Rich Dad Advisor and asset protection attorney for Robert Kiyosaki and founder of Corporate Direct, a firm dedicated to supporting clients in protecting their assets, maintaining their privacy and advancing their financial goals. He has sold more than 850,000 books, including the invaluable Loopholes of Real Estate and Start Your Own Corporation.
Today, Garrett joins me to explain the ins and outs of asset protection. He discusses how the LLC protects your personal assets, why it’s important to set up an LLC from Day One, and how insurance serves as your first line of defense. Garrett offers insight around entity structure, speaking to the value of setting up a Wyoming holding company with charging order protection. Listen in to understand the concept of equity stripping to further protect your real estate assets—and learn to avoid personal liability by following the four corporate formalities!
Why it’s important to set up an LLC from Day One
How the LLC protects you as an individual
The role of insurance in providing asset protection
Why Garrett recommends an umbrella policy
How to set up the best possible entity structure
The value of a charging order protection
The 4 corporate formalities
The consequences of failing to follow corporate formalities
How Corporate Direct can retroactively fix compliance issues
The concept of equity stripping
How to notify your insurance company re: title transfer
Connect with Garrett
Call (800) 600-1760
Mon, 25 February 2019
MB 151: Uncovering Off-Market Multifamily Opportunities for Unlimited Deal Flow – With Cory Boatright & Sean Terry
In a climate where good deals are hard to find, off-market opportunities are key for multifamily investors. But how do you find property owners who might be willing to sell? And once you’ve tracked them down, how do you leverage marketing strategies to get their attention—and inspire them to pick up the phone and call YOU?
Cory Boatright and Sean Terry are experienced single-family wholesalers in the Oklahoma City and Phoenix markets, respectively. Together, the pair stumbled into a multifamily flip that proved challenging. And though they would never do it again, Cory and Sean earned a multiple six-figure profit on the deal. Now, they are pursuing multifamily buy-and-hold as a strategy through Investing Capital Group, a firm focused on finding off-market properties for its capital partners.
Today, Cory and Sean join me to explain how they got involved in a multifamily wholesale deal, discussing what they did right as well as the extreme adversity they faced in route to closing. They share their process for finding off-market deals, offering insight around the resources available for pulling lists of potential sellers and collecting their contact information. Listen in for advice on handling an influx of incoming calls and learn how Cory and Sean leverage unique marketing strategies to earn a 100% direct mail open rate!
Cory & Sean’s real estate resumes
How Cory & Sean stumbled into a multifamily deal
What Cory & Sean did right in their multifamily flip
Cory & Sean’s approach to finding a buyer
The challenges Cory & Sean faced in route to closing
Why the multifamily flip was successful despite the challenges
Cory & Sean’s process for finding off-market deals
How to handle the influx of incoming calls
Why you can spend more on direct mail for multifamily
Connect with Cory & Sean
Mon, 25 February 2019
Imagine having the financial security to do what you love, to pursue work that brings you joy—even if that work happens to be in an unpredictable industry. Mark Hentemann began his career in entertainment as a starving artist in New York City, often wondering how he would cover rent. Now, he leverages the cashflow from real estate investments to spend his days coming up with jokes in the writer’s room, without the stress of financial instability should his show get cancelled.
Mark Hentemann is a writer, voice actor and producer, working on shows like Family Guy, Bordertown and The Late Show with David Letterman. He is a two-time Primetime Emmy award-nominee for Outstanding Animated Program and Outstanding Comedy Series. In addition, Mark is an avid real estate investor, cofounding the multifamily investment company Quantum Capital, a firm focused on value-add assets in centrally located, growing neighborhoods of major metropolitan areas. To date, he has a portfolio of 185 units and earns $1M in passive income.
Today, Mark joins me to explain how a desire for financial security led him to invest in a duplex soon after his move to LA. He describes the moment when he finally understood the power of real estate and speaks to the advantages of house hacking as strategy to get started. Mark also shares his belief in economies of scale, discussing how he finds deals that make sense in Los Angeles. Listen in to understand why Mark is getting into syndication and learn how you can follow in his footsteps, leveraging multifamily real estate investment to pursue the work you love!
How Mark got involved in real estate
Mark’s first real estate deal
When Mark realized the power of real estate
The advantages of house hacking
Mark’s belief in economies of scale
How real estate impacts Mark’s quality of life
Mark’s perfect day
How Mark finds deals in the LA market
Mark’s experience with syndication
Mark’s advice to aspiring multifamily investors
Connect with Mark
Wed, 13 February 2019
“I want to see the world. I want to experience life because I almost lost mine.”
What if something happened and you could no longer work? How would you and your family survive? AJ Osborne found himself in that precarious position 18 months ago, but because he had sustainable passive income from real estate investing, he was able to focus on healing and continue to support his family as he recovered. Real estate saved his financial life.
AJ had been leading a busy life, running his state’s largest brokerage firm as well as a real estate company when he fell ill with a disease called Guillain-Barré. It left AJ completely paralyzed and comatose, and he spent several months on life support. Since then, he has had to relearn how to walk, use his arms and communicate. Fortunately, his 1M ft2 self-storage portfolio allowed AJ to focus on healing while his passive income continued to grow. The experience inspired him to create Cash Flow 2 Freedom, a platform where AJ teaches others how to generate cashflow and achieve financial freedom.
Today, AJ joins me to share the story of his battle with Guillon-Barré, explaining how the experience changed his priorities and how the passive income from his real estate portfolio sustained his family through the ordeal. He discusses what motivated him to pursue real estate investing in the first place and shares his approach to buying and managing self-storage facilities. Listen in for AJ’s insight on the difference between being rich and wealthy—and learn how to leverage real estate investing to achieve the kind of financial freedom that can save your life!
AJ’s devastating health crisis
How the experience changed AJ
What became most important to AJ
How AJ’s real estate portfolio facilitated his recovery
What might have happened without real estate
How AJ got into commercial real estate
AJ’s distinction between rich and wealthy
AJ’s approach to investing in self-storage
How AJ turned around a state-owned facility
How AJ manages his self-storage facilities
The differences among small, medium and large facilities
What inspired AJ to start Cash Flow 2 Freedom
AJ’s advice for aspiring real estate investors
Connect with AJ
Wed, 6 February 2019
As a multifamily syndicator, one of your most important responsibilities lies in building long-term trust with investors. And when you are dealing with a handful of high-net-worth individuals, it is fairly easy to keep track of who has committed to a deal, signed the appropriate documents and wired their money. As you scale your real estate business, however, it becomes increasingly challenging to communicate consistently and manage larger and larger numbers of investors. But it can be done by automating your workflow process.
Josiah Mann is the founder and CEO of Investor Deal Room, a modern, white-label investor management platform that supports real estate syndicators in raising capital and streamlining their back office through automation. Businesses using the Investor Deal Room software have raised over $40M in private capital and represent nearly $500M in assets under management.
Today, Josiah joins me to walk us through the process of onboarding multifamily investors. He explains how to build your database by way of content marketing and create a lead magnet that addresses investor pain points. Josiah describes the step-by-step process of tracking leads through closing and shares best practices for communicating with investors via quarterly reports and individual statements. Listen in to understand the value of automating investor relations as you scale your business and learn how Investor Deal Room can help you build long-term trust with investors!
Josiah’s insight on marketing to investors
How to design free resources for investors
The process of tracking investors through closing
The best practices for syndicators AFTER closing
How Investor Deal Room automates investor relations
How Investor Deal Room addresses joint venture partners
Connect with Josiah
Wed, 6 February 2019
MB 147: The Unique Perspective of a Financial Planner Turned Multifamily Investor – With Jason Harris
As a financial planner, Jason Harris helped clients prepare for retirement. At the same time, he was building a real estate portfolio to replace his W-2 income. And last Thursday, he retired from financial planning (in his early 30’s!) to pursue investing full-time. What did that journey look like? What strategies did Jason and his wife, Carrie, use to generate passive income with multifamily?
Jason and Carrie started investing in real estate in 2010. Nine years later, they have a portfolio of 75-plus units and the couple is building a consulting business known as Creative Gains. With his background in financial planning, Jason offers clients a unique perspective on diversifying their portfolio with real estate. Jason and Carrie also run a successful property management company.
Today, Jason joins me to discuss his last day of work as a financial planner and explain how his friends and family reacted to his decision to pursue real estate full-time. Jason walks us through his journey to financial independence, from the FHA loan he used to buy his first fourplex to the creative strategies he and his wife leveraged to build their portfolio. Listen in for Jason’s unique insight on making real estate investing a part of your retirement plan and get his advice around making the leap from a W-2 job to full-time investor!
Jason’s last day of work as a financial planner
What’s next for Jason
How Jason’s friends and family reacted to his transition
Jason’s journey to financial freedom
Why Jason and his wife chose not to expand their lifestyle
The fundamentals of FHA loans
The creative strategies Jason used to build his portfolio
Jason’s advice for transitioning from W-2 to full-time investor
How Jason might have accelerated his timeline
Jason’s insights for passive investors
Connect with Jason
Call (801) 362-0784