Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing

It’s overwhelming to think through how many doors you need to quit your job with real estate. But what if I told you that all you really have to do is get one multifamily deal under your belt?

Over and over again, I’ve observed that once an investor closes on their first deal, they achieve financial freedom very quickly—and with little effort. So, how does that work?

On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, I explain the curious Law of the First Deal, describing how your first deal triggers opportunities for second and third deals in rapid, automatic succession. I share my idea of a Time Freedom Clock, discussing the typical timeline for quitting your job with multifamily. Listen in to understand why the Law of the First Deal works and learn how our new Deal Maker Certification gets you ‘deal ready’ in just 90 days!

Key Takeaways

The phenomenon around the Law of the First Deal 

  • 1st deal hardest to get and takes average of 12 months
  • 2nd and 3rd deals follow in rapid, automatic succession

The idea around my Time to Freedom Clock

  • Starts when you DECIDE to get started with multifamily
  • 2 to 3 years away from quitting job with real estate

Why the Law of the First Deal works

  1. Start attracting brokers
  2. Become money magnet
  3. Expand comfort zone

How our new Deal Maker Certification gets you ‘deal ready’

  • Learn to find deals, raise money and build team
  • 90 days of daily tasks put new skills into action
  • Provides support with Deal Maker Mastermind

Resources

Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Michael Blank

Explore Michael’s Deal Maker Certification Training

Download Michael’s Deal Maker Blueprint

Join the Deal Maker’s Mastermind

Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program

First Deal Stories

Financial Freedom Stories

The Deal Maker Certification on Apartment Building Investing EP262

Podcast Show Notes 

Michael’s Website

Michael on Facebook

Michael on Instagram

Michael on YouTube

Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group

Direct download: ABI_263.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

What if you could run a successful multifamily syndication business with other people’s money? And what if you could do it with no prior experience and achieve financial freedom in one to three years?

Here at the Michael Blank organization, we’ve helped 130-plus new investors do their first deal, using a step-by-step process we call the Deal Maker Blueprint.

On this solo episode of Apartment Building Investing, I walk you through the 8-step system to achieve financial freedom with multifamily syndications, explaining why it’s crucial to map your vision and connect with a network of likeminded peers early in your journey.

I describe how to get the skill set you need to speak to brokers and investors (in just 30 days!) and then work the system, analyzing deals and building your pipeline until you close your first deal. Listen in for insight on scaling a syndication business and learn how financial freedom leads to a life of significance!

Key Takeaways

How I respond to the common objections re: multifamily

  • You don’t need real estate experience
  • You don’t need any of your own money
  • Just focus on getting your first deal

The Deal Maker Blueprint Step #1—Map Your Vision

  • Calculate your freedom number
  • Develop AM routine (affirmations, visualization)

The Deal Maker Blueprint Step #2—Get Connected

  • Join support network, e.g.: mastermind
  • Recruit advisor to hold you accountable

The Deal Maker Blueprint Step #3—Get the Skills

  • Clarify size and location of first deal
  • Analyze 5 deals and create sample deal package
  • Recruit lender and property manager to team

The Deal Maker Blueprint Step #4—Work the System

  • Analyze deals
  • Talk to potential investors

The Deal Maker Blueprint Step #5—Build Your Pipeline

  • Stay committed to activity vs. outcome
  • Stick with it as long as it takes

The Deal Maker Blueprint Step #6—Close the Deal

  • Submit LOI and negotiate offer
  • Due diligence, secure financing and raise money

The Deal Maker Blueprint Step #7—Grow and Scale

  • Law of First Deal attracts more deals, investors
  • Build platform to market syndication business

The Deal Maker Blueprint Step #8—Make a Difference

  • Financial freedom unlocks your true purpose
  • Life of significance = help other people

Resources

Download Michael’s Deal Maker Blueprint

Join the Deal Maker’s Mastermind

Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program

Explore Michael’s Deal Maker Certification Training

Watch the Replay of Michael’s Platform Builders Masterclass

Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Michael Blank

REIA

Mint

Financial Peace University

Affirmations on Apartment Building Investing EP247

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod

The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable by Hal Elrod

The (6-Minute) Miracle Morning

Syndicated Deal Analyzer

Building a Platform on Apartment Building Investing EP237

Podcast Show Notes

Michael’s Website

Michael on Facebook

Michael on Instagram

Michael on YouTube

Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group

Direct download: ABI_262.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

If you can see it, you can be it. And as more female multifamily investors speak up about what they are doing, it gives other women permission to pursue real estate too. To that end, Elizabeth Faircloth is creating a community where women investors can get support the way they need it.

Elizabeth is the Cofounder of the DeRosa Group, a multifamily investing firm on a mission to transform lives through real estate. She and her husband Matt manage a portfolio of 1,000 units worth $60M up and down the east coast. Liz is also the Co-creator of The Real Estate InvestHER, a community that empowers women real estate investors to live a financially free and balanced life.

On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Liz joins cohost Garrett Lynch and me to offer advice for couples on aligning their goals early on. She explains how to delineate roles in a real estate business partnership and why building community is so important. Listen in for Liz’s insight on increasing the number of women investors and learn how she features female role models through The Real Estate InvestHER platform.

Key Takeaways

How Liz got into real estate

  • Read Rich Dad… and introduced husband to idea
  • Invested in first duplex together 15 years ago

Liz’s advice for couples on aligning your goals

  • Have conversations about what you value
  • Attend personal growth weekends together

How to delineate roles in a business partnership

  • Consider individual skills and experience
  • Factor in passion and personality

Why it didn’t work the first time Liz left her W-2 for real estate

  • Market crashed and didn’t delineate roles correctly
  • Too many different strategies (lack of focus)

What inspired The Real Estate InvestHER community

  • Partnership with Andresa on deals, mastermind
  • Create safe space to support other women

How Liz scaled her community to 40 Meetup groups

  • Use Dan Hanford model, Meetup Pro account
  • Partner set up portal with agendas and scripts

Why building community is so important to Liz

  • Research on women (longevity, financial literacy)
  • Passion around empowering women to invest

Liz’s insight on the small number of women investors

  • Societal conditioning to fly under radar
  • Must highlight journeys, lift each other up

Liz’s role with the DeRosa Group

  • Assemble team, lead STR acquisitions
  • Oversee investor relations

Liz’s advice for aspiring multifamily investors

  • No overnight success, takes time and energy
  • Stay the course and don’t give up

Connect with Elizabeth Faircloth

DeRosa Group

DeRosa Group on YouTube

The Real Estate InvestHER

The Real Estate InvestHER Podcast

The Real Estate InvestHER Community on Facebook

Resources

Learn More About Deal Maker Live

Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program

Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club

The Only Woman in the Room: Knowledge and Inspiration from 20 Women Real Estate Investors compiled by Ashley L. Wilson

Elizabeth on BiggerPockets EP203

REIA

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

CASHFLOW Game

Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny by Tony Robbins

Landmark Forum

Andresa Guidelli

Dan Hanford

Meetup Pro

Matt Faircloth on BiggerPockets

NMHC

Podcast Show Notes

Michael’s Website

Michael on Facebook

Michael on Instagram

Michael on YouTube

Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group

Direct download: ABI_261.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

So, you want to be a multifamily investor, but… You’ve never done a deal before. You don’t feel comfortable approaching potential partners. The pandemic has shut down all of the usual networking events. And you live six time zones ahead of the market where you’d like to invest.

But what if all of these challenges are really just opportunities to grow?

Suzy Sevier and Michael Barnhart are the husband-and-wife team behind Adventurous Real Estate Investors, a multifamily firm dedicated to helping avid travelers and adventure seekers create passive income and time freedom through apartment building investing. Suzy and Michael got interested in real estate during the lockdown, and in nine months, they have attended 10 virtual events, booked 600 networking calls, put together an experienced team and built a portfolio of 88 units—without leaving their home in the UK!

On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Suzy and Michael join cohost Garrett Lynch and me to share their genius system for turning virtual events into networking opportunities and following up with the people they meet. They explain why they built a thought leadership platform right away and describe what kind of educational content they create. Listen in for insight on how Suzy and Michael turn roadblocks into opportunities, making the best of the situation they’re in to make their dream of financial freedom a reality!

Key Takeaways

How Suzy & Michael got interested in real estate

  • Read Multiple Streams of Income during lockdown
  • Took advantage of time off to network

How to turn virtual events into networking opportunities

  • Take screenshot and follow up on LinkedIn
  • Hop on calls and track potential partners

How Suzy & Michael found virtual real estate events

  • Ask contacts about upcoming or favorite events
  • Intentional search through social media

Suzy & Michael’s system for following up with contacts

  • Ask about goals, send personalized follow-up email
  • Guide to online thought leadership platform

What kind of educational content Suzy & Michael create

  • Blog on mindset, market trends and investing
  • Promote on social and send monthly email

When Suzy & Michael found the time for investing

  • Work until 6pm UK time and then start networking
  • 20+ calls/week = 600 calls in last 9 months

The team of 6 Suzy & Michael created from networking

  • Partner to serve as boots on the ground in US
  • Capital raiser, KP and experienced syndicator

How Suzy & Michael got past their fears of networking

  • Remember that everyone starts in same place
  • Ask to host meetings for W-2 job as practice

What it’s like for Suzy & Michael to work together

  • Stepped on each other’s toes at first
  • Things improved after clearly defining roles

Why Suzy & Michael focused on content right away

  • Didn’t have deal, must prove selves different way
  • Mimic successful investors they aspire to be

Suzy & Michael’s advice for aspiring multifamily investors

  • Clearly define goals, get 1% better every day
  • Devote time to ALL aspects of business

Connect with Suzy Sevier & Michael Barnhart

Adventurous Real Estate Investors

Michael & Suzy’s Free Checklist

Resources

Partner with Michael Through the Deal Desk

Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program

Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club

Explore Michael’s Platform Builders Framework

Learn More About Deal Maker Live

Multiple Streams of Income: How to Generate a Lifetime of Unlimited Wealth! by Robert G. Allen

BiggerPockets

Podcast Show Notes 

Michael’s Website

Michael on Facebook

Michael on Instagram

Michael on YouTube

Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group

Direct download: ABI_260.mp3
Category:Commercial Real Estate -- posted at: 1:00am EDT

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