265: Planning For A Recession & More Listener Questions
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4: How do I raise the rent without losing the tenant?

5: What if there’s a recession? 

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Welcome to Get Rich Education, I’m your host Keith Weinhold.

 

It’s YOUR listener questions today; What’s The Best Guidance For Beginners, Comparing New Construction vs. Existing Construction Property, How To Identify An Up-And-Coming Neighborhood, How To Raise The Rent Without Losing Your Tenant, and How To Position Yourself In The Event Of A Recession. 

 

All today, on Get Rich Education. 

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Welcome to Get Rich Education! I’m your host, Keith Weinhold with Episode 265 and I’m answering your listener questions today. 

 

First, let’s get you up-to-speed with our asset Class Whiparound. 

 

The Fed lowered rates last Wednesday by a quarter-point again.

 

It IS their third quarter-point rate cut this year, bringing the upper bound of the Federal Funds rate down to 1.75%

 

Just before air time here:

 

Year-to-date, real estate is up 3.5% per the Freddie Mac Housing Price Index. The Case-Shiller National Home Price Index is at right about that same 3.5% appreciation rate.

 

Next, the Freddie Mac numbers show us 30-year and 15-year mortgage interest rates are just a touch more than 1% lower than they were one year ago.

 

Yes, your COST of money is cheaper now than it was either one year ago OR two years ago.

 

The stock market has been thriving. The S&P 500 Index is up more than 21% YTD. It’s flirting with all-time highs, as its over 3,000 points now.

 

Oil prices have not done so well, Down 17% year-over-year 

 

Oppositely, Gold has thrived as it’s up 17% just since the beginning of the year.

 

Last week, the Commerce Department told us that GDP expanded at an annual rate of 1.9% through the 3rd quarter, falling slightly from 2% a quarter earlier.

 

The rate of dollar inflation is currently 1.7% YOY as measured by the Consumer Price Index, which is tracked and published by the government’s Bureau Of Labor Statistics.

 

With the way that they calculate inflation, I think it’s a little hard to believe that the true, diminished purchasing power of the dollar is only 1.7% per annum. 

 

I think that makes about as much sense as turning back the clocks back an hour like we all did the other night, personally.

 

That’s our Asset Class Whiparound like we do here just once in a while.

 

Let’s start with the first listener question … and I usually start off with a more beginner-type question - like this first one - and advance from there.  

 

This question comes from Jackie in Esko, Minnesota.

 

Keith, I love your show. I’m 25 years old, just a year out of college with $22,000 in student loan debt, and I just began listening to you three weeks ago.

 

Now I’m going back to listen from the very beginning, Episode 1. 

 

What is the best way for me to begin if I know absolutely nothing about RE? 

 

Thanks for the question, Jackie.

 

Well, you’re on the right track with your learning by starting with Episode 1 of the Get Rich Education podcast. 

 

Bigger Pockets has some very well-populated FORUM that’s good for your learning.

 

I’d also say, work on your credit score WHILE you’re learning about real estate investing. That’s important in a credit-based asset like real estate.

 

Learn about what it takes to improve your FICO score at myfico.com

 

Now, for a beginner, yes, it’s probably not the long-term answer that you want. 

 

But it can be helpful to have a W-2 job … at least in the short-term … before you go onto to dominate your own real estate empire.

 

I mean … I had a day job for years. Not only does this income help you qualify for loans, but let’s look at some ideal day jobs that can help you advance your real estate CAREER at the same time.

 

Now Jackie, I don’t know what your college degree was in … but if you’re a true devotee to real estate, consider that, even if you have to accept less income ... there are day jobs that can actually align with your path toward being a real estate investor.

 

You could become a Property Manager for a management company. Now, that is a tough job but you will learn remarkable things about how real estate works from the inside. 

Property Management is perhaps the LEAST-RESPECTED job in all of real estate, but it’s perhaps the most important … at the same time and the manager is probably the investor’s #1 team member. 

Other day jobs that can help a real estate investor are: 

Being an Asset Manager, Financial Analyst, Real Estate Agent (of course), or a Mortgage Loan Officer.

With any of those related jobs, you’re going to learn about things like sales, marketing, pricing, maintenance & repair, capital improvements, and bookkeeping.

There are other benefits to making your day job … real estate-related. 

  • You’re going to get to know other people in the business - these could be your future collaborators.
  • You’ll get to attend industry tradeshows.
  • And of course, you’ll get substantial education and training. 

So, that’s just one course to consider for a beginning real estate investor. If you’ve got to work a day job before you build your empire anyway, it might as well align with what you’re truly MORE interested in long-term … yes, perhaps … even if you need to take a short-term pay hit.

It’s just another angle for you to consider, Jackie.

If you want one all-encompassing podcast episode that tells a beginner like you as much as you need to know as possible … all in less than one hour - check out GRE Episode 249, published just a few months ago. 

 

That episode is titled, “The Beginner’s Real Estate Investing Audio Guide” and it’s our most popular episode that I’ve done ALL year. Again, it’s Episode 249. 

 

Thanks for the question, Jackie.

 

The next question comes from Tate in Providence, Rhode Island.

 

Tate says, “Keith, I notice that today, more providers offer new construction investment property, but it usually doesn’t cash flow like existing properties do.

 

Is it worth buying new construction for the lower maintenance costs involved?” Thanks, Tate.

 

Alright Tate, let’s compare the pros & cons of buying Brand New Construction Rental Property vs. Existing Construction. 

 

And, this is a top-of-mind subject for me because I just wrote about this in Get Rich Education’s e-mail newsletter two weeks ago. 

 

What’s better: existing or new construction rental property?

 

Like with most real estate answers: “It depends.”

 

But because a “2-word answer” like “It depents” is really dissatisfying, let’s expand on this. 

 

There are at least 8 different criteria for each type.

 

Before we look at your trade-offs with each type, understand that new construction turnkey property was almost non-existent until recently.

 

That’s because during the housing crisis of 2007 – 2010, home prices fell far below replacement cost.

 

Therefore, builders couldn’t make new developments feasible until existing property prices rose in this decade that we’ve had since the Great Recession.

 

There was also an oversupply of housing back then. Absorption of existing housing took time before new construction made sense again.

 

And supply has definitely been absorbed.

 

In SO MANY markets today, the housing that makes the best rentals is undersupplied.

 

That’s why new construction makes sense again - and why you’ve gradually seen more new construction income property be offered by providers these past few years.

 

Let’s look at the advantages of both existing and new construction … and these are certainly broad generalizations ...

 

First, with EXISTING Construction property - we’re talking seasoned properties here:

 

  1. Lower purchase price.

 

  1. Better cash flow. This is especially true in the early years. The early dollars are your most important as an investor.

 

  1. Established property. You’re pretty assured that the foundation won’t settle. You know that the topsoil grows grass.

 

  1. With EXISTING property, you’re in an established neighborhood. You already know who the neighbors are.

 

  1. More safety in your investment with existing property. You see, because residents have lived in established neighborhoods longer, they’re more likely to have substantial equity in their property.

 

Now, why would you care if your neighbors next to your income property hold higher equity positions?

 

If there’s a recession, this means that residents are less likely to walk away from their home. This hedges against foreclosures and a valuation downdrain - and this domino effect like we saw in the housing crisis 10 years ago.

 

  1. With EXISTING PROPERTY, you also have lower property taxes. Though there are also plenty of cases where this isn’t true, because an existing property could also mean it’s closer to the city center.

 

  1. Location. Because you’re often closer to parks and city centers … residents have shorter commute times. This aids in both attracting & retaining your tenant.

 

  1. Availability. In turnkey investment property, there are more existing structures available than new construction property.

 

  1. You can keep your timeline. Construction delays are less likely with existing property.

 

Now that we’ve looked at what tilts in the favor of existing property - and it is a lot … let’s look at the advantages of Brand New Construction property.

 

New Construction:

 

  1. You tend to get Better appreciation.

 

  1. Higher tenant quality. New features attract a larger tenant pool for you to choose from.

 

  1. Longer duration tenancies. It’s hard for a tenant to find a better situation, unless they leave to become a homeowner.

 

  1. You tend to have fewer maintenance costs with new construction property.

 

  1. Modern amenities. Layouts with open floor plans and a higher bathroom count.

 

  1. With new construction you often have lower property insurance costs.

 

  1. Better vendor warranties.

 

  1. Utilities. New homes are more energy efficient, lowering utility bills. However, the tenant often pays this for you, especially in single-family homes and duplexes.

 

So, there they are - the advantages of existing property vs. new construction rental property.

 

Of course, this is general guidance.

 

Based on regional and other factors, you can surely find some “exceptions” to these criteria.

 

But these trade-offs can help you decide what’s more important to you as a real estate investor.

 

Excellent question from you there, Tate.

 

The next question comes from Alex in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.

 

Alex asks, “What’s the best resource for determining if a property that I want is in an up-and-coming neighborhood?”

 

“The market is more important than the property - and a thriving metro doesn’t necessarily mean that every property is in the right neighborhood.

 

Where do you do your own research?”

 

Well, thanks for the question, Alex.

 

In short, NeighborhoodScout.com is my favorite paid resource …

 

… and City-Data is my favorite free resource. It’s spelled “City-hyphen-Data”.com

 

Now, what makes Neighborhood Scout potentially worth paying for is that they’ve got investor-grade analytics and tools.

 

Where the free resource, CityData is more for a “general public” user.

 

But both resources tell you about things like crime rate, per capita income, vacancy rates, and virtually everything else for cities, zip codes, and even subdivisions.

 

Of course, there are countless other resources in addition to those two. 

 

Be mindful that you aren’t just looking for neighborhoods that are safe, you’re looking for neighborhoods that are IMPROVING and both of these resources have backward-looking data so that you can track trends.

 

Remember, in income property, you don’t really want to seek out “beautiful” because beautiful often doesn’t correlate with profitable for cash flow.

 

But, of course, boarded-up, burnt-out buildings aren’t what you want to see either.

 

So, as you’ll remember, it’s clean, safe, affordable, and functional. Are people out walking their pets at night? That might be a sign of neighborhood safety.

 

The things that you can see through Google Street view are things like: are the streets relatively clean, are people mowing their lawns. 

 

If the neighborhood - at least looks - respectable … then tenants are likely respecting your property too.

 

Too many “For Rent” or “For Sale” signs on a block might be bad sign. 

 

Of course, seeing a lot of signals of remodeling or new construction in a neighborhood - is one of the best signs that could possibly see for an improving neighbhorhood.

 

The problem there - is that you’ve got to get in before a neighborhood is TOO improved. Otherwise, you’re going to be paying more for the property and the numbers won’t work. 

 

So, there you go, Alex - both some hard data resources for research - and softer signals for what might make for an up-and-coming neighborhood and a safe neighborhood.

 

If you’ve got a question for me, go ahead and write in at info@getricheducation.com

 

How do you raise the rent without losing your tenant, and then, what happens if there’s a real estate recession?

 

That’s after this. I’m Keith Weinhold. You’re listening to Get Rich Education.

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Ben from Osnabrook, Germany asks:

 

“When it comes to raising the rent on a tenant, isn’t it better to just keep the rent the same & just … not raise it?

 

Because the cost of losing that tenant with its greater vacancy time is usually more of a loss than if I’m not receiving that potentially higher rent amount each month.”

 

And then Ben goes into a number of calculations that show his point.

 

Yeah, thanks for this great question, Ben.

 

This is the classic landlord’s conundrum. 

 

Do I raise the rent to “market rent” & risk losing the tenant - or do I forgo that greater rent amount and just remain complacent with occupancy at a BELOW-market rent amount?

Let’s use an example here. Say you are renting a unit for $1,000. The tenant signs a one year lease for $1,000 … and after a year, when renewal time comes, you give notice that rent will be increasing from $1,000 to $1,040.

A couple days later, your resident responds and tells you that they aren’t willing to pay more than $1,000, and if they must, they will go find another place to live. So you risk losing them.

Yes, some tenants really will leave over just a $40 a month rent increase.

Now you have a dilemma. You think that you CAN rent the unit to someone ELSE for $1,040. 

But on the other hand, you realize that it’ll take a month to turnover and re-rent the unit. You’ll also need to see that the carpets are cleaned, the blinds are replaced, and perhaps do some wall texturing and painting. 

So RE-renting this unit will cost you something … plus while this work is done & a new tenant would have to be sought … it might be one month of vacancy that you’d endure. 

The question you’re now asking yourself is, will it cost me MORE to turn this unit over & EVENTUALLY get $1,040 than it would to keep this tenant’s rent at $1,000 … and just keep them in place - ?

Yes, it usually would. 

Numbers-wise, short-term, it’s better to just keep that existing tenant in-place and give them their way and keep the rent at $1,000.

In this case, a LOST month of rent while you try to find a new tenant then … effectively costs you ... $1,040. 

Plus repairs, you might lose $1,600 on the turnover. 

On the other hand, NOT raising rents by this $40/month will only cost $480 for the year.

Which loss would your rather take — $1,600 by turning the unit over - or $480 by keeping the same tenant there? 

You’d rather keep the tenant in there & only lose that $40 a month or $480 a year … rather than the $1,600 for the turnover & month of vacancy.

Well, there’s a solution to this classic conundrum - and it won’t work every time, but the best thing that you can probably do - the way that you can have your cake and eat it too - which means both increase the rent and keep your tenant … is to make an improvement to your resident’s unit a month or two BEFORE you raise the rent.

For example, if they don’t have a dishwasher, you can add a dishwasher or add a ceiling fan in the master bedroom if they don’t have one. Or make a minor remodel that makes that tenant’s life better - before the notice of rent increase.

That makes the tenant more likely to stay because you’ve just improved their quality of life - and you’ve also shown them that you care - and they’re more likely to pay the rent increase.

Not only have you then kept the tenant and now receive a greater rent amount, often times, you can get a tax deduction for the repair or improvement - and above that, even if they do decide to vacate, you just improved your unit that you own.

So … that’s the best solution to the dilemma, Ben from Germany. Again the short answer is to make an improvement to the unit, optimally a month or two before the rent increase. 

Craig from San Diego, California writes, “Keith, you are the first person that ever opened me up to the world of cash flow.

I’ve bought two single-family properties from one of your providers about 8 months ago and I’ve had a good experience so far, other than one tenant that paid the rent about 20 days late month.”

OK, so far, so f-a-i-r-l-y good there, Craig from San Diego.

Craig goes on to ask, “There are a lot of warning signs about a recession and I’m considering putting a freeze on new purchases until I at least have some certainly in this uncertain environment. What are your thoughts about a recession?” 

OK, that’s certainly a valid question, Craig. 

You bring up “uncertainty”. I’d say that markets are always, just always, uncertain … and prognosticators and forecasters have been calling for a downturn for 3 years, 4 years, including a prominent economist or two right here on this very show.

And that’s alright. That’s alright if there’s someone that’s wrong. A prominent economist’s decision is just one point of many that you have to take into consideration … 

… whether it’s an inverted yield curve or slowing GDP growth or inflated stock market price-to-earnings ratios that might point to a recession.

Well, especially as it relates to real estate - let’s just talk about how a recession might look as it relates to real estate and what the probabilities are of a recession taking place soon.   

First of all, a recession is broadly defined as having two or more quarters in a row of contracting Gross Domestic Product - said another way, a declining GDP for at least six months. That’s what a recession is.

Let’s relate a recession to real estate - broadly.

10 years ago, we were mired in the worst recession in a few generations. 

Real estate was:

#1 - Overbuilt & oversupplied.

#2 - Real estate was being bought with irresponsible lending practices where borrowers didn’t have the capacity to pay their mortgages if anything went wrong. Everyone was qualifying for a loan.

And #3 - Ten years ago in the Great Recession, we saw ridiculously unsustainable appreciation rates. 20%, 40%, 50%, 60% per year in some markets on this speculative appreciation since anyone could qualify for a loan.

Today, I don’t think we’re in position for a real estate recession & if we do have one, it would be substantially milder than what we saw 10 years ago.

Why is that? Because today, we’re in EXACTLY the opposite condition than we were 10 years ago.

Today, we have an UNDERsupply of housing, lending practices ARE responsible, and appreciation rates are sustainable. 

I talked at the top of the show that real estate has appreciated nationally at about 3-and-a-half percent.

So, we’re in the opposite place that we were 10 years ago for three main reasons: supply, lending responsibility, and sustainable appreciation rates.

In fact, if you’re buying for cash flow in good markets - like you should be - the question I’d ask you - uh, Craig from San Diego - is - do you WANT there to be a mild recession?

Yeah, if housing values began trending down for a little while, people are discouraged from buying and then there’s more rental demand. 

 

This is what I experienced when I owned property for cash flow, like I did 10 years ago - when rental demand increased - my cash flow increased greater than the rate of inflation.

 

So, you might WANT there to be a mild recession when you’re a cash flow buyer. 

 

In fact, this - kind of - workforce housing that we talk about buying here - long-term rentals that are just below the median purchase price for an area (but not too far below) - is some of the most recession-resilient housing type that you can find. 

 

Now, other housing types - take the SHORT-term rental market - like AirBnB properties, HomeAway, VRBOs - they aren’t nearly as recession-resistant as these long-term rentals are.

 

Now, that doesn’t mean that you can’t own a few STRs - but they probably should be the bread-and-butter mainstay of your portfolio like these long-term rentals are.

 

AirBnB properties cater to two primary types of people - businesspeople and vacationers.

 

Now, it seems that most AirBnB owners prefer businesspeople to vacationers … because businesspeople tend to be more quiet, they don’t have parties, and businesspeople are more likely to have REPEAT stays than vacationers.

 

But in a recession, both business travel and vacation travel gets cut. You saw that happen in the Great Recession - and business travel is one of the first places that businesses cut when they had to get lean.

 

So … this doesn’t always mean that short-term rentals are dreadful. But long-term rentals are what are recession-resistant.

 

Again, in long-term rentals, you might actually WANT a recession depending on how you’re positioned. 

 

So, thanks for the question there, Craig.

 

Next week on the show, we’re going to focus on four-plexes - four-unit buildings and what makes them so special. 

 

The week after that, speaking of a recession, the incomparable Economist Richard Duncan is going to join us and tell us about this QE4-type of activity that the Fed has initiated …

 

… where the Fed is printing all kinds of money and pumping it into the system … and what that means for the economy.

 

Richard can make complex concepts sound devastatingly simple sometimes.

 

In fact, when he was here with us, about a year-and-a-half-ago, just listen into part of that, my question and his answer:

 

Yeah, could anyone else possibly describe the relationship between inflation and interest rates that succinctly … that concisely? 

 

In fact, when he’s back with us soon, I think that Richard will tell you that nearly the entire globe is ALREADY in a substantial economic slowdown.

 

Well, what’s one way that I’m acting - and this is something that I regularly do whether I think that a recession is on the way or not - is that I just bought two more properties this past week myself.

 

Yes, they’re these cash-flowing, long-term rentals like we talk about here … eating my own cooking.

 

When I was almost ready to buy, I qualified for two more single-family income property loans with Ridge Lending Group.

 

And then to find the 2 new properties, I did just what you do. 

 

I went to GREturnkey.com, downloaded reports on a couple markets that I was interested in, connected with the provider, and decided to buy two properties in the same day.

 

Really, walking the walk here. So, if you’re looking for cash-flowing income property in investor-advantaged markets - usually in the Midwest and South, you’ve got to act. 

 

That starts at GREturnkey.com

 

Until next week, when I’ll be back to help you build your wealth, I’m Keith Weinhold. 

 

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Halloween Special: Real Estate Horror Stories w/Chad Carson, Gary Beasley, Michael Zuber, Jim Barker & Tom Schneider
This week, we bring you something different with a collection scary real estate stories from some friends of the show. Join Chad Carson, Gary Beasley, Jim Barker, Tom Schneider & Michael Zuber for some creepy stories for the Halloween season. --- Transcript Emil: Hey everyone. Welcome back to The Remote real estate investor podcast. On today's episode, we have something really special for you guys. In the theme of Halloween, we wanted to go out and collect a bunch of horror stories very, very spooky real estate investing stories. And so we asked a couple friends of the podcast to share some stories they've had along the way. Some of them funny, some of them a little scary, some of them real spooky. So we have a total of five people speaking given their stories today, and that includes author and coach, Chad Carson, Roofstock CEO, Gary Beasley, Jim Barker, who is the VP of construction at Roofstock, our very own Tom Schneider, you guys know from this show, and author and good friend of the show, Michael Zuber. So without further ado, let's hop into their stories. Emil: So first up, we have author Chad Carson. So let's hear from Chad. Chad Carson: It was actually an investor friend who tried to get me to take over his property and manage it for him. And we went and looked at it. It's like, Yeah, I got this tenant who's not really paying that well. And that's okay. Yeah, we'll see how that goes. And it was a big is a brick house with a huge basement. And I said, Well, I'm gonna have to go visit the house. I'm not gonna take it over before looking at it. And so we walked to the house, we were walked inside, and we could just tell the tenant was really not at ease. Like he was just kind of nervous about something and kind of watching us too closely. And I noticed he got really uneasy when I started going towards the door to the basement. And I said, Oh, okay, I guess I better go the basement, open the top of the door, the basement. And all I heard was thousands sounded like of wheels going squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, squeak, like lots and lots of little wheels and little sound like little feet, you know, little rodent feet running on these wheels. And so I kind of went to flick on the light and I looked at the bottom of the stairs, and there's like two red eyes, kind of looking up at me in the dark, and I flipped the lights on. And there are, there's there's one whole room in this basement with just tons of tons of rat cages or mice cages too. But that was only one part of this basement operation this guy had going on, there was all the reptiles and the other part of the basement that were the they're eating all of the rodents that he was raising, so he had big huge snakes. He had turtles and these big bats. He had I don't think I saw any alligators, but it's turtles and iguanas. And so it's like an exotic pet operation going on this guy's basement. This is one particular horror story. I was glad it wasn't my property and I told the guy as we walked out I said I'm not managing this property until you get rid of this tenant. The final part of the story I'll try to make fast is that he did get the tenant notice the tenant had to leave it was like 60-90 days later when he finally got it out and we went back to the house with the same friend and we're like we walk in the front door the same front door it looks it looks empty oh okay and not so bad and we're walking down the hallway the same hallway that had the basement door and all of a sudden this massive like big you know kind of dark brown mouse rat thing like comes charging down the hallway right so we both for the living room and take off is this mouse like was not scared of us at all like runs around the corner right when that happened I was right before he said Ah not so bad. There's this looks not so bad is this mouse comes charging down and after the mouse comes charging down we're getting ready to leave because I'm like let's just get out of this place. And I look over at my friend he's got this big huge roach crawling out of his shirt that must have dropped down from the ceiling somewhere. So long story short you know that if you get a bad tenant and that's the moral of this story was he didn't screen his tenet he didn't inspect it he didn't pay attention to what's going on and things can get out of control if you're not paying attention so that's that's the lesson there. Michael: Holy Smokes. I thought you're gonna say yeah, you decided to take it over and have him cut you in on the business and get 10% commission for all the animals and sales. Chad Carson: Oh man. I didn't touch that property I was I helped them advise them I you know from a distance so I didn't get any more roaches or or my shoes. Emil: Right Next up, we have Gary Beasley so roofstock co as many of you know, he has a really spooky story to share with you guys. So let's hear from Gary. Gary Beasley: When I was in the hotel business, this would have been back around 1997. I was in the midst of acquiring a very old hotel in Claremont Berkeley hills called the Claremont Resort and Spa. So this is right on the border of Berkeley in Oakland. It sits on top of the Hayward Fault. The really creepy thing we found out right before closing The general manager of the hotel came over the grab behind the diligence room took me in his office and said, Gary, I got to share something with you. Like, okay, what is this is the building have termites or something, he says, he hands me this file doesn't say anything. I opened it up. And it's a thick file full of handwritten notes. These were from guests, and from people who worked at hotel, and was all very, very similar. And it all happened on the fourth floor of the Claremont hotel. So the guy's name was Henry Feldman, I could remember it like it was yesterday. And he looked at me and he really wanted to watch my reaction as I opened through and started reading some of these notes. But there were dozens and dozens of accounts of people seeing a woman in a long white flowing dress, and either hearing or seeing one or two small children. And sometimes they would look out their window and see them in the Rose Garden. And like her tending to the roses, and sometimes she'd be kind of floating the hallways and like Oh, come on is this I'm looking around for a camera. He's like, no, read more there. This is no joke. And a lot of these are pretty recent. And then a number of things would happen in the rooms. One, sometimes the lights would go on and off unexplainably. tv would go on in the middle of the night, really blaring loud. Water would be on in the bathroom when they clearly had not been in the bathroom. drawers won't open in the dressers. And then one that was pretty freaky was a lot of people complained that they tried is when they tried to exit their hotel room, the door handle was hot, it was really hot, and it wouldn't, then they couldn't turn it. And so like this is really odd. And also, the other thing that was very common was people being awakened by someone thumping on their chest when they're sleeping, like bam. And no one's in the room. It's like what is going on. And in fact, I heard this from when I was getting my haircut one day there. But the guy who used to cut my hair was telling the story that it just happened at someone who's the hotel, this was a few years ago, and she like, moved to a different floor or whatever. So I'm trying to say I asked him what's the commonality of all this stuff? Because you know, I have no idea. But none of these people know anything about any of the other stories. Oh, there's one more and then I'll tell you the kind of the genesis of it. And what puts the theory. There's an NBA team that used to stay there when the warriors have people in the LA Times will stay there. There was an A famous NBA player. I think you can even find this online somewhere, who was there and he was complaining about the noise in th…
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Millionaire Mindcast
Millionaire Mindcast
Matt Aitchison
How to Win Life with the Defense and Offense Strategy | Dean Graziosi
(REPLAY FROM EP463) In this episode of the Millionaire Mindcast, we have a stellar guest, Dean Graziosi who shares insights about the right mindset and habits you must have during this quarantine, how to meet new opportunities, how to get ahead from everyone at the end, and how to win life! Dean Graziosi is an entrepreneur, a leader, lifelong learner, knowledge broker, investor, real estate expert, multiple NY Times best-selling author, and world-renowned success coach. He created a breakthrough course, held extremely high impact masterminds, worked with Tony Robbins, wrote best-selling books such as Millionnaire Success Habits, and Motor Million$, and hosted a top-rated podcast called The Dean Graziosi Show. He used to travel to speak to hundreds of thousands of people and make an impact worldwide by sharing strategies and knowledge to people in order to build a happy, fulfilled, rich, and successful life. He has shared his message through The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, TIME, USA Today, The New York Times, CNBC, ABC, CNN, Fox Business, Today, Oprah, The View, Yahoo, and Business Insider. Dean has been an entrepreneur for 30 years, he has been to multiple down markets, and this uncertainty is not new to him. The only thing he is certain is this is not the end of the world. We’ve been to wars, past pandemics, and other challenges and we’ve survived. The key is just setting the right mindset during this quarantine. Ask yourself, who do you want to be at the end of this? Are you just going to hide in fear or are you going to find ways to get ahead from others? If you choose the latter, think about strategies to level up your life. Start on simple things that need your focus, and work on things you don’t have time before. Don’t focus on regret, on what you’ve lost, and on things, you don’t have but find ways to invest & grow, work on the relationships, start your business, and save money. Moreover, according to Dean, this is the time where you can thrive by planting seeds so you can harvest down the road. How you spend this time is how you are planting seeds by being energized, and innovative. Look at this time as a gift to evolve and improve yourself. This is the time we need more energy. Go with self-education or get a coach, practice more, & practice when no one is looking. This is not the time to wait for someone else to fix it. This is a time to step up, to be a leader, and to show people that you can thrive. Develop success habits and rituals. Turn on your defense and offense buttons, and be grateful whatever you have right now. Also, remember to level up your virtual connection in this social-distancing time. Some Questions I Ask: * How are you supporting the people that are really struggling & scared with the circumstances we find ourselves right now? (00:59) * What are some of the greatest habits in the book that if you were to pick one or two right now that applied now more than ever, which ones did you highlight? (05:39) * What are some of the rituals and habits that help you stay more in hands with your awareness that people might not be working into their routine right now? (10:41) * What are you sharpening right now and putting work ethic in on right now that’s not maybe as natural or easy or habitual for Dean? (16:59) * What is your overall sentiment or message to those people to learn the new pieces, tools, resources, and strategies to actually succeed and adapt in this new world that we find ourselves being pushed into? (24:53) * What is Mastermind? (29:58) * Where do you see trends and opportunities in times like now, what are you paying attention to? (34:11) * What do you say to that person who feels being an impostor and has self-doubts to share things right now? (36:14) * What is your overall outlook on the economy as a whole, and on real estate in this next cycle and how are you positioning yourself to continue building wealth? (40:12) * I’m curious about your thoughts in regards to Recession or Depression? (42:16) * If you will leave something of positivity to kind of spotlight a silver lining in all of these, what would you leave them today? (45:04) In This Episode, You Will Learn: * How to step up during this crisis (06:33) * Why you should be aware of your Internal Dialog (08:02) * Why you need to play defense and offense to win in life (11:01) * How to build certainty in these uncertain times (21:46) * Starting Over versus Transitioning (25:38) * Which is more valuable resources or resourcefulness (28:11) * Analogy about life experiences to do amazing things (37:23) Quotes: * “How you spend this time is how you are planting seeds.” * “The most innovation in the world comes out when your backs are against the wall.” * “A leader could be a leader of your family setting example for your kids, for your wife.” * “People focus on what they lost or what they don’t have can never go to another level.” * “I believed I was born a pessimist who’s fought my whole life to be an optimist.” * “Success is often so simple, we overcomplicate it.” * “It’s the little things that add up to the big things.” * “Work ethic is a recession-proof.” * “You win games when no one is watching.” * “No one is going to learn on the back of uncertainty.” * “People need certainty in uncertain times.” * “If you’re not climbing you’re sliding, not growing you’re dying.” Resources Mentioned: The Power of Now book by Eckhart Tolle The Untethered Soul book by Michael A. Singer Connect with Dean Graziosi on: Website Mastermind.com Instagram LinkedIn The Dean Graziosi Show Millionnaire Success Habits book by Dean Graziosi Motor Million$ book by Dean Graziosi Knowledge Broker Blueprint
48 min
The Tom Ferry Podcast Experience
The Tom Ferry Podcast Experience
Tom Ferry
EP. 93 How To Become a Great CEO and Grow a Real Estate Company with Mary Lee Blaylock
Being a great leader requires many skills and components to succeed with your team and business. In today’s episode of the Tom Ferry Podcast Experience, I had the opportunity to talk with Mary Lee Blaylock, President and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. As one of the most respected and knowledgeable leaders in the real estate industry, Mary Lee shared a vast insight into successfully starting, growing and taking your real estate business. Mary has an extensive and amazing real estate career, from being Vice President of Edina Realty Inc. to Vice President of HomeServices of America to her current role in Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. She opened up about her first year of real estate and the hurdles she had to overcome to grow her real estate career and being a young woman and leading a team of older real estate professionals. In this illuminating conversation, Mary Lee provided her valuable insight on working smart, how to become a great leader, and preparing your team to be ready to pivot for any upcoming changes that the market can present. As a powerful leader, she also shared how she manages to focus her time as a wife, mother, and CEO. We also covered the importance of learning the inside out of the company you are growing, refining the skill to say no, and developing your career in your company. If you’ve been thinking of taking the next step in your career or opening your own business, then this episode is for you! As always I took a bunch of notes and I know you will too, so share with me what golden nuggets you’re taking from Mary Lee to take your leadership skills to the next level.
1 hr 2 min
Master Passive Income Real Estate Investing in Rental Property
Master Passive Income Real Estate Investing in Rental Property
Dustin Heiner
Become a Millionaire Starting With $0 Investing In Real Estate
These are the exact steps I took to become a millionaire by the time I was 34 years old. It took hard work and determination and if you apply yourself to these steps, you can become a millionaire too. Get the Free Real Estate Investing Course: https://www.masterpassiveincome.com/freecoursep Join the Real Estate Wealth Builders Investor Membership https://www.masterpassiveincome.com/buildersp // WHAT TO WATCH NEXT How to Become Successfully Unemployed: https://youtu.be/wx5Ke9KVs58 Get Money For Investing in Real Estate: https://youtu.be/u4IY5UMDkrI How to Start Investing In Real Estate: https://youtu.be/fJVOeSgXZRQ How to Analyze a Real Estate Investing Deal in 5 Seconds: https://youtu.be/SqA1HcAW4EI How to Set Up Your LLC for Your Business: https://youtu.be/B9RzLkAZI9s How to Use Owner Financing to Make Loads of Money: https://youtu.be/qAOpCOWvj6Q //BEST REAL ESTATE INVESTING RESOURCE LINKS Free Property Find Deals On Properties: https://masterpassiveincome.com/propertysearch Get Business Funding https://masterpassiveincome.com/fundandgrow Great High Interest Savings Account: https://masterpassiveincome.com/cit Accurate Rental Rates: https://masterpassiveincome.com/rentometer Self Directed IRA for Real Estate Investing: https://masterpassiveincome.com/rocketdollar Learn more about Dustin and find resources to build an automatic real estate investing business: https://masterpassiveincome.com Join our free private Facebook group! https://masterpassiveincome.com/group #realestateinvesting NOTE: This description may contains affiliate links to products we enjoy using ourselves. Should you choose to use these links, this channel may earn affiliate commissions at no additional cost to you. We appreciate your support!
19 min
Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow with Kevin Bupp
Real Estate Investing for Cash Flow with Kevin Bupp
Kevin Bupp
#294: How to Leverage Commercial Real Estate Investments to Get You Out of Your Dreaded W2 Job – with Brian Hamrick
This week's episode of the Real Estate Investing for Cashflow Podcast features Brian Hamrick.& Brian Hamrick is the owner of Hamrick Investment Group, which controls over $32 Million in assets, including Multifamily and apartments, Self-Storage, Office, and performing and Non-Performing Notes. Brian currently asset manages 370 apartment units in Grand Rapids Michigan and successfully transitioned from his W-2 job to full-time real estate investing in 2014. In addition to his real estate endeavors, Brian also hosts a popular real estate investing podcast which can be found on iTunes and all other listening platforms. Quotes: “So, I had all this money that was sitting in a bank account and I realized; I don’t know what to do with this. I didn’t even know what a Mutual Fund was at the time and I was 30 years old. So, I just starting learning and investigating.” So, automating it really just made things so much easier, streamlined everything, and now we don’t need to have anyone on site except maybe a couple times a week to make sure it’s clean and sweep out empty units. Highlights: :40- Brian's background 9:28- Brian tells us what his favorite market is 15:27- Brian talks about if his new model is scalable and replicable 22:11- Brian gives his opinion on foreclosures and non-performing notes skyrocketing as a result of the pandemic 26:15- Brian tells us what asset classes he thinks will thrive in the pandemic 30:53- Brian tells us about a bad deal he had and how he got through it www.higinvestor.com Learn About Investment and Partnership Opportunities with Kevin and His Team
45 min
Be Wealthy & Smart
Be Wealthy & Smart
Linda P. Jones
The Coming Bull Market in Commodities in 2021
Learn why commodities are predicted to be a hot investment in 2021. One investment firm predicts commodities will rise 30% in 2021. Find out why and why I agree with them. The article is here. Are you investing well for financial freedom...or not? As we live our lives, we have seen enormous money be made in real estate, technology stocks, etc. and have seen wild swings in markets before. They can feel scary at the time, but in hindsight are often tremendous opportunities for future financial success. If you only knew where to invest for the long-term, what a difference it would make, because the difference between investing $100k and earning 2% or 10% on your money over 30 years, is the difference between it growing to $181,136 or $1,744,940, an increase of over $1.5 million dollars. Your compounding rate, and how well you invest, matters! INTERESTED IN THE BE WEALTHY & SMART VIP EXPERIENCE? -Asset allocation model with ticker symbols and % to invest -Monthly investing webinars with Linda -Private Facebook group with daily insights -Weekly stock market commentary email -Lifetime access -US and foreign investors, no minimum $ amount required For a limited time, enjoy a 50% savings. More information is here or have complimentary consultation with Linda to answer your questions click here: https://2909395.survey.fm/application-for-vip-experience PLEASE REVIEW THE SHOW ON ITUNES If you enjoyed this episode, please subscribe and leave a review. I love hearing from you! I so appreciate it! SUBSCRIBE TO BE WEALTHY & SMART Click Here to Subscribe Via iTunes Click Here to Subscribe Via Stitcher on an Android Device Click Here to Subscribe Via RSS Feed WEALTH HEIRESS TV Please subscribe to Wealth Heiress TV YouTube channel (it’s not just for women, it’s for men too!), here. PLEASE LEAVE A BOOK REVIEW Leave a book review on Amazon here. Get my book, “You’re Already a Wealth Heiress, Now Think and Act Like One: 6 Practical Steps to Make It a Reality Now!” Men love it too! After all, you are Wealth Heirs. :) Available for purchase on Amazon. International buyers (if you live outside of the US) get my book here. WANT MORE FROM LINDA? Check out her programs. Join her on Instagram. WEALTH LIBRARY OF PODCASTS Listen to the full wealth library of podcasts from the beginning. Use the search bar in the upper right corner of the page to search topics. TODAY'S SPONSOR I want to take a few seconds to tell you about how I “read” more books and stay ahead of the curve. It’s by not reading books, but instead listening to them – like you are right now! With Audible, there are over 150,000 titles to choose from for your iPhone, Android, Kindle or mp3 player and…your first audiobook is FREE! I suggest you get the audio book of Think and Grow Rich, or you can check out my website Resources page where I list all of my favorite financial books and you see exactly what books I have read and recommend you read. Then get started with Audible by visiting https://lindapjones.com/FreeBook and order your first audio book free! Get Think and Grow Rich or another book from my recommend list, and be sure to get started checking off the books you want to read with your free book from Audible! Be Wealthy & Smart,™ is a personal finance show with self-made millionaire Linda P. Jones, America’s Wealth Mentor.™ Learn simple steps that make a big difference to your financial freedom. (Some links are affiliate links. There is no additional cost to you.)
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