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Get Rich Education
Aug 24, 2020
307: Why The Rich Are Getting Richer
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The wealthy are enjoying federal monetary stimulus. Meanwhile, unemployed tenants can now be evicted nationally (check your local law).

Own assets? Great. Mortgage interest rates are at historic lows; the S&P 500 is at an all-time high.

(Entire episode transcript is below. Read as you listen.)

In the pandemic, tenants want single-family homes more than communal apartments.

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac want to add a 0.5% refinancing fee. 

Homebuilder sentiment is high? Why? High demand, low inventory, low rates.

Stagflation is explained. It is a stagnant economy with high inflation.

There are signs that inflation is poised to increase.

Resources mentioned:

Inflation Triple Crown video:

https://youtu.be/dZojl686fU0

Section 8 turnkey property:

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Stagflation video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaC_PNKu_Cg&feature=youtu.be

Elevator Anxiety:

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Complete Episode Transcript:

 

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

 

The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. I can’t think of any one time in my life where that’s been happening more than it has been than right now.

 

I’ll tell you why - and what you need to do to get on the right side of that. 

 

What is going on in the real estate market and what are the real estate economics that matter? Then, a discussion about inflation. Today, on Get Rich Education.

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Hey, you’re inside GRE. From Manila, Philippines to Managua, Nicaragua and across 188 nations worldwide, I’m Keith Weinhold. This is Get Rich Education.

 

The rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer - and I can’t think of any one time in my life where that’s been happening more than it has been than right now.

 

Because Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck might now be ... paycheck-less. Some of them are laid off - because of the pandemic - and now they're concerned that there's no national eviction ban.

 

That’s right. In most states, non-paying tenants CAN be evicted at this time. Now, you’ve got to check your local law.

 

Well, when is Congress going to do something to relieve those that the pandemic has left unemployed?

 

Well, they don’t even reconvene until after Labor Day.

 

Some people are wondering - “Where is the CARES Act 2?” Where are those updated forbearance options, eviction moratorium, the PayCheck Protection Program, and the $1,200 stimulus checks and the stepped-up weekly unemployment compensation?

 

In fact, Richmond Fed President Thomas Barkin had  good metaphor. He said: “Months ago, when we did the first stimulus, we thought the economy faced a pothole and the stimulus put a plate over it so we could navigate. 

 

Now escalation of the virus may be making that pothole into a sinkhole and creating a need for a longer plate.” That’s the end of what the Fed President said.

 

Now, look, I think there’s a lot to be said for just letting the free market do it’s job. 

 

But it’s a little hard to be in this laissez-faire, Austrian economics school of thought when some people could be suffering.  

 

So that you know what I’m talking about, “lay-say-fare” basically means no government intervention into the free market.

 

Meanwhile, the rich are bingeing off Federal Reserve policy and liquidity injections that keep mortgage interest rates at historic lows and the S&P 500 at an all-time high.

 

Mortgage rates recently dipped below 3%, which is just amazing.

 

You don’t even have to be THAT rich … to benefit. If you’ve got substantial exposure to the real estate market or the stock market, chances are, that those assets are doing alright.

 

One thing that you need to keep in mind as an investor, is that, when the Fed puts rates on the floor, it affects more than just MORTGAGE rates - it affects other rates too - like savings account rates.

 

Just look at the rates at bank savings accounts. 

 

Even if you’re in one of these online banks that give better yields than traditional brick-and-mortar banks - we’re talking about online-first banks like Ally Bank and Popular Bank - they were paying two-and-a-half percent on savings accounts not all that long ago. 

 

Even those banks are now down to about three-quarters of one percent - probably less than the real rate of inflation.

 

So because savers get punished worse than ever right now, that, in turn, forces more people INTO things like real estate, because you’re in search of that yield.

 

Even retirees can’t rely on the paltry income from three-quarters of one percent yield so they have to go to the markets to chase yields too - sometimes unwillingly.

 

Well, when all these people that got negative REAL yield on savings accounts and CDs - and aren’t going to stand for it anymore, it forces more demand … and money into markets and consequently, floats the price of everything up. 

 

That’s what’s going on now.

 

Now, I personally don't really like this deepening canyon between the "rich” and the “poor". But I know which side I'd rather be on.

 

Besides the investment properties, a lot of people want to move and shake-up their living situation like never before - their primary residence - and filter their new home-buying criteria on pandemic ways of life.

 

Bidding wars are rampant for single-family homes. How rampant are they? Well, 

Zillow just reported their highest daily active user count ... ever. 

 

Now, though property data can move even slower than your last 1031 Exchange did, Real Estate Economist Daren Blomquist just compiled THESE year-over-year price changes through quarter two.

 

You’ve heard Daren Blomquist on the show here. He broke this down this way: 

 

City real estate is up +4% - again, this is all year-over-year through the second quarter.

Town +4%

Suburban +5%

Rural +11%

 

The two sources are ATTOM Data Solutions and the U.S. Census Bureau.

 

So rural is appreciating the best. City and town is appreciating the least. 

 

With time, I expect urban areas and apartments to slump. Of course, urban areas and apartments kind of go together. 

 

In the pandemic, living in a lot of large apartment buildings has become about as fashionable as Jazzercise and The Atkins Diet.

 

Of course, at GRE, we've long focused on rental single-family homes. We’ve talked a little about apartments and you know that I started out with a four-plex & got my start in real estate that way.

 

This week, NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun noted:

 

" ... (There's) an oversupply of apartment buildings, especially in city centers given the evident recent shift in consumer preference for single-family homes in the suburbs. 

 

Lawrence Yun continued: "Apartment rent growth could therefore be tough going ahead.

 

The rise of single-family units is welcome, as overall inventory of homes for sale are down 19% from one year ago and there is intense buyer competition in the market as a result." That’s the end of what Lawrence Yun said.

 

As long as your tenant can pay the rent, this is welcome news for your existing single-family rental homes - like the ones that you’ve acquired through GREturnkey.com. 

 

It puts upward pressure on the price. So congratulations there.

 

The appetite for real assets, especially desirable rental single-family homes, now propelled by low inventory and low interest rates has put you in good shape if you’ve acted.

 

But of course, the COVID pandemic isn’t over. We don’t really know how all of this is going to turn out. And even when a vaccine is developed, remember that it will probably take … at least a few months to distribute it.

 

In my OWN portfolio, all of my single-family rental homes are occupied - 100%. But my apartment building vacancies are unusually high right now.

 

When we talk about apartment buildings and office buildings as well - Axios recently reported about how residents and workers are experiencing what they call “elevator anxiety”. I’ll put that in the Show Notes for you. 

 

An elevator is one of the most physically, uncomfortable awkward places to be in the pandemic.

 

If you’re wondering about how that real estate looks - we’re generally talking about buildings that are four or more stories in height.

 

In fact, the ADA - the Americans with Disabilities Act - stipulates that properties with four or more stories generally are going to need to have an elevator. 

 

I’ll tell ya - if apartment buildings are as unfashionable as the Adkins Diet these days, then being inside an elevator is about as hip as Jane Fonda workout videos, NordicTrack, and Sweatin' To The Oldies with Richard Simmons.

 

https://youtu.be/na9ZZ4ZjVa8?t=28  

 

Oh geez. Did that really just happen? I guess it did. So … while we’re all processing that, getting back to real estate here.

 

Now, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac recently said that they will start charging a 0.5% “adverse market fee” on all refinances, including both cash-out and non-cash-out refis. They were trying to put that new fee into effect for next month.

What a drag that would be. So for every $200,000 you refinance, you’d have to pay an additional $1,000 fee - or maybe your lender would pay it.

What Freddie Mac said is: “As a result of risk management and loss forecasting precipitated by COVID-19 related economic and market uncertainty, we are introducing a new … what they call ... Market Condition Credit Fee in Price”. Freddie sent in their notice to lenders.

Wouldn’t that be an annoying fee?

Well, almost immediately, the National Association of Mortgage Brokers struck back. They launched a campaign to reverse that newly announced one-half of one percent refinancing fee. We’ll see where that goes.

 

Now, things are really good for homebuilders these day. An index measuring homebuilder sentiment matched its highest level ever yesterday. Why? I mean, it’s simple. There is a healthy amount of DEMAND from buyers and not enough homes to meet it. 

Also, the 30-year fixed mortgage rate bottomed out at 2.88% in August, the lowest point on record. Those low borrowing rates are boosting homebuyers' appetites … obviously.

There really are a few recent stories that are de facto microcosms - reflections of this appetite for a work-from-home arrangement and less dense housing.

For example, it’s really telling to look at what the outdoor clothing and gear company, REI just did.

Do you like REI? I like shopping there. Even if you aren’t into outdoor stuff, you can always find a cool water bottle or something at REI.

Well, they just announced plans to sell the lavish corporate campus that they had just finished building near Seattle. 

REI executives concluded that employees were able to collaborate remotely better than the company originally THOUGHT ...so a massive physical HQ just wasn’t worth the cost any longer. So REI is selling what they had just built.

Other real estate segments falling out of favor - are those high-density places, like you might expect - New York City and San Francisco. 

  • StreetEasy reported that Manhattan home values dropped 4.2% since last year and homes are lingering on the market more two months longer … than they had just last year.
  • San Francisco list prices are down 5% annually, while inventory is up 96%. Yes, a near doubling of available inventory in San Francisco.

NYC and San Francisco were already the most expensive housing markets in the country BEFORE the pandemic. And life under lockdown has given people that nudge they had already been considering for years.

And then, single-family homes in outlying areas are the real beneficiaries here. There have been a number of notable milestones.

COLORADO SFH sales rose 21% July-over-July. The median price statewide in Colorado is now $444,000. Just looking at Denver, Denver just broke the $600K mark for the first time ever.

 

So, a few months into the pandemic, we’re getting a clearer sense of who the winners and losers are - a lot of them are what we expected.

 

If I had to slim it down to just a 3-word answer for you on why the rich are getting richer, those 3 words are: Federal Monetary Stimulus.

 

And the stimulus is disproportionately benefitting … asset owners.

 

Well, the pandemic hasn’t affected some real estate investors at all. Others, feel more reliant on the next government stimulus program to give their tenants the wherewithal to pay the rent. 

 

Well, if you, as an investor want to have the majority of your rent income payment guaranteed to be made by the government to you over the long-term, well, that’s what landlords of tenants with HUD-funded “Section 8” housing have enjoyed for decades.

 

You have guaranteed rent income. 

 

I think you remember that I had a turnkey provider that specializes in Section 8 housing here on the show on Get Rich Education Episode 297. So just ten show ago, which was 10 weeks ago.

 

Like any investment, Section 8 Housing is best viewed through a prism of pros and cons. 

 

Section 8 is not for everybody. Some love it, some don’t … but this provider manages the Section 8 administration FOR you. They’ve got a great relationship with the housing authority. 

 

That’s something that most landlords of this government-subsidized housing never had. 

 

“Guaranteed rent income” has a nicer ring to it than it did just a year ago.

 

Get the provider report and learn more at GetRichEducation.com/Section8

 

That’s our Richmond, Virginia provider. In fact, CNBC named Virginia as the most business-friendly state in the entire nation.

 

I’m Keith Weinhold and I’m coming back to talk to you about inflation. 

 

Again, learn more at GetRichEducation.com/Section8. This is Get Rich Education!

 

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Hey, you’re back inside Get Rich Education. I’m your host, Keith Weinhold.

 

Both the pandemic-driven CARES Act, and whatever other monetary stimulus acts that follow … are injections of trillions of dollars into the economy. 

 

In fact, it’s now driven our national debt to nearly $27 trillion dollars.

 

Of course, this has the effect of … money printing. It’s not literal money printing. The more you learn about it, it’s often U.S. government bond issuance. 

 

A bond really just means that the government issues an I.O.U. that someone else, like China buys. 

 

Those are some of the semantics behind, what we you can really more closely think of as “currency creation” rather than money printing.

 

Will this result in inflation? That’s the big question. Well, longer-term, many think, “yes”. Short-term, “no”. We are in a low demand environment.

 

Of course, as a real estate investor, you want inflation. You might have seen on the Get Rich Education YouTube Channel where, I have visually mapped out how you win “The Inflation Triple Crown”.

 

In fact, if you just Google the three words, “Inflation Triple Crown”, you can probably see me - as the first hit on Google - and you can watch me doing the whiteboard video.

 

As you’ll remember, real estate investors win the Inflation Triple Crown because inflation provides you with: #1 Asset Price Inflation, #2 Debt Debasement and #3 Cash Flow Enhancement - that all works terrifically when you’re leveraged.

 

There are more signs of inflation out there in the economy right now than we’ve seen in the recent past. Though I still expect it to be mild as long as we’re in this pandemic-driven low demand environment …

 

The consumer price index rose six-tenths of one percent last month. That beat the two-tenths expectation that economists had had. 

 

Food are prices up substantially, and then, a substantial input to homebuilder pricing and therefore the future value of homes - is lumber - and lumber prices have been soaring higher.

 

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that the administration is unfazed with these historically obscenely high levels of government spending … thanks to the nation’s very low interest rates.

 

See, the Fed is less concerned about mounting debt when the interest rate that THEY pay on their debt is low … much like you’re less concerned about your debt when the interest rate is so low - you might be looking to take on more debt now.

 

Of course, YOU’VE got a better deal on your real estate debt than the Federal Government does, because the Federal Government doesn’t have tenants to service their debt for them like you do in an occupied rental property. 

 

Could America reach a STAGflationary state again like it did in the 1970s? We haven’t discussed the economic phenomena of stagflation before.

 

Do you know what that is? Stagflation is a stagnant economy with inflation. That’s what it means.

 

OK, usually a more stagnant economy - like we’re in now - is characterized by low inflation due to lower demand not running up the prices of consumer goods and household staples.

 

But again, stagflation means that there’s a stagnant economy WITH high inflation. Could THAT happen this decade? 

 

To reinforce your learning here, let’s listen to the audio from this explainer video from One Minute Economics about stagflation. 

 

This is less than a minute & a half in length. 

 

https://youtu.be/YaC_PNKu_Cg

 

Yes, well, if we get stagflation, meaning again, a stagnant economy that we have high inflation, I don’t know that we’d have another Fed Chief like Paul Voelcker - who, 40 years ago, brazenly raised interest rates so aggressively to combat inflation that mortgage rates were 18% forty years ago.

 

I don’t know that anyone would prevent inflation from running away at that point.

 

But again, that’s STAGFLATION. 

 

Now, I know what you might be thinking. Maybe you’re thinking that all of the Fed currency creation to pull us out of 2009’s Great Recession didn’t produce high inflation, so why would it be any different this time, with all these CURRENT cycles of massive dollar creation once again?

 

That would be a valid thing for you to think.

 

At least based on the official government numbers, we’ve only had about 2% monetary inflation in recent years. 

 

Well, see. Though high inflation wasn’t the RESULT ten years ago, it might have actually been CREATED and you just didn’t know it. So, here’s what I mean. 

 

Say that the expansion of globalization and technological advancement REALLY meant that we had NEGATIVE 5% inflation - another way to say that is that what if we WOULD HAVE had 5 points of deflation if they’re WEREN’T any excess dollar creation?.

 

But yet, all of the dollar creation after the Great Recession caused 7% inflation.

 

Well then, 5 points of DEflation offset by 7% INflation resulted in ... 2% inflation.

 

Think about it that way. Maybe something like that is what really happened … and that is why all of today’s currency creation COULD result in high inflation. We don’t know that it will. But that’s just one reason why it COULD.

 

Now, overall, to pull back and look at the state of housing in this pandemic-driven recession. 

 

Housing has been - and continues to be - substantially better off in this recession THAN it was in the 2008 Great Recession - that event - twelve years ago, had a housing COLLAPSE as a driver. People left the keys and walked away from their homes back then.

 

Now, instead, we’ve got bidding wars for housing. 

 

I want to temper that with a reminder that the pandemic is not over yet, and it could still take an unforeseen turn.

 

The bad part about this recession is that we’ve got higher unemployment than we did back then.

 

Now, the reasons that real estate is BETTER OFF in this recession compared to the last one is:

 

  • Housing Demand Exceeds Supply - that was in the OPPOSITE state last recession.
  • Responsible Lending Prevailed - again, that was OPPOSITE of last time.
  • We’ve Got Low Mortgage Rates - lower than they’ve ever been. 
  • And We had No “Bubbly” Price Run-up before this recession, unlike what happened in the 2008 Great Recession. 

 

They are … the key differences. 

 

Coming up on a future episode here - we’re primarily a show about how buy-and-hold residential INVESTMENT property produces wealth for you - and how to avoid mistakes.

 

But so many people are re-evaluating their primary residence situation lately, that, coming up on the show, I’m going to go deep on - “Should You Rent Your Home Or Should You Own Your Home?”

 

There is some counterintuition and paradox here. 

 

I’m going to give you a new twist on the fact that - if you pay rent, that is NOT The Same As Throwing Money Away  

 

Also, some people seem to think that homeownership is like: "Renting. Except you get to keep it." That is false and that has caused millions of people to buy houses that they later regret.

 

Is your primary residence an investment? Do YOU consider it an investment? Well, in almost EVERY case it is a poor financial investment, but it could be a good lifestyle investment. 

 

So, “Should You Rent Your Own Home Or Own Your Own Home that you live in.” That’s coming up on a future show.

 

Well, regardless of your living situation, pandemic-driven unemployment might have made you realize that … you need a durable, long-term 2nd source of income - if you don’t already have one.

 

Even if you aren’t losing your job, circumstances have hit close to home for a lot of people. 

 

You can either let other people make money off your money, like the bank paying you 1% on your savings. 

 

Or you can make money off OPM (like borrowing at a 5% mortgage to invest at 11% - or hopefully, a lot more than 11% with the (up to) five profit centers that real estate has.) 

 

RE is that instrument of arbitrage.

 

As they say, you can either teach a man to fish or give a man a fish. Well, why not do both? That IS the abundance mindset afterall. 

 

At GetRichEducation.com, we teach you how to fish.

 

At GREturnkey.com, we give you a fish too.

 

What is going on at GREturnkey?

 

Well, first, get your mortgage pre-approval at a reputable lender that specializes in investment property like Ridge Lending Group.

 

You’ll see at GREturnkey.com that Birmingham and Huntsville, AL have investor-advantaged numbers that work.

 

Pockets of Huntsville may have better appreciation if they’re tied to employment in the space industry. 

 

Gosh, love him or hate him, Elon Musk gave us something to actually celebrate in an otherwise tough 2020 as he led the first private company to launch astronauts to space - emblematic of the burgeoning space industry - both Huntsville, AL and Orlando, Florida there at GREturnkey pick up on some of that.

 

We just discussed Chicago here last week. Chicago and Dayton, Ohio are two markets that keep sourcing existing inventory that they beautifully renovate, and both markets have rent-to-price ratios that are typically OVER 1%.

 

When you’re over 1% and mortgage interest rates are this low, it makes your affordability as an investor REALLY advantageous. That’s Chicago and Dayton.

 

Des Moines, Iowa is sourcing a little inventory lately - not as much as some of the other providers. That’s a stable place.

 

Florida is a bright spot for new construction turnkey property - Jacksonville, Tampa, and the aforementioned Orlando all sourcing brand new construction property. 

 

When it’s NEW construction, your insurance cost is often really low too.

 

Memphis, Tennessee and Little Rock, Arkansas are both the SAME provider there at GREturnkey - and that provider name is MidSouthHomeBuyers. There you have lower price points and MidSouth Home Buyers is so good with beginners.

 

And then, Oklahoma City - the numbers work and some media outlets have named Oklahoma City as the most recession-resistant market in America. You’re getting a 1% rent-to-price ratio there too.

 

Finally, Richmond, Virginia - I mentioned them earlier. They specialize in knowing the ways and means of how to optimize Section 8 tenancies because they have a great relationship with the housing authority there. 

 

Most, or really all of these markets that I mentioned are in the United States Midwest & South. 

 

Florida - oddly enough - is not culturally the South - though it’s the most southeastern state there is - their history of net-in migration makes them culturally disparate from what we think of as the south, but …

 

… all these markets I mentioned are in investor-advantaged metros where you generally have more stable prices, and landlord-tenant law that favors your rights moreso than the tenant’s rights. 

 

So these markets are hand-chosen pretty carefully for you. 

 

Once you’re pre-qualified for a loan, find all those providers & a few more at GREturnkey.com.

 

I am honored because you have given me something … and that is that I have had the privilege of having your time today. 

 

Until next week, I’m your host, Keith Weinhold. Don’t Quit Your Daydream!

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Michael: Hey everybody, welcome to another episode of The Remote Real Estate Investor. This is our weekend wisdom episode. I'm Michael album and joined today by Tom Schneider and Roofstock CEO, Gary Beasley. Theme song Michael: So, Gary, we want to ask you a question about what is your favorite metric to use when evaluating properties? And how do you think about that metric when it comes to total return. Gary: So I like to think of single family rental homes as sort of like a bond that's indexed for inflation with an equity kicker, and I'll explain what I mean by that. And the reason I think it's particularly relevant right now, is we're in a low interest rate environment, people do feel like with all the money we've been printing over the last few years, there is a potential for inflation down the road. So you want to think about what kind of investments could potentially be inflation hedges in case inflation. And the Fed has said, we're gonna keep rates low, and we're not so worried about inflation, so we're not gonna be as aggressive in raising rates. And then you've got this equity kicker element in homes, which is really the appreciation component of it. So let me tell you what I mean. So the bond component is that the cash flow that you could generate from the home when you own it, and that's like the bond piece every year, you could raise the rent to at least keep up with inflation, because their annual contract. So if there's a lot of inflation in the market, you can raise the rent. So if you had to sign a 10 year lease that was flat and inflation went up, you would be in trouble. So you've got that annual indexing. And then you've got the capital appreciation piece, which if the property goes up, you know, 3%, a year or 4%, a year, which is historically has done over the long term, you get that capital appreciation piece, like you would get, say, in a stock with a stock value going up, you've got the value of your underlying asset going up. And what's nice about real estate, unlike with stocks, which are harder to, in most cases, put leverage against unless you have a margin account, anyone could get a loan for a house. And so you could get a 70 or 80% loan on the house. And I like to give a you know, very simple example, if you have a home that basically just covers its costs over, say, a five year period, but it goes up at three and a half percent a year and you have an 80% loan on it, you could get a 14 or 15% annualized return on that, because you've got someone else paying down your mortgage and creating principal value, you've got, you know, you're you're riding the property value along, and you're getting kind of four to one leverage on your equity. So when you sell it, your annualized return over that period can actually be quite high, even if you're not pulling money out or getting current return along the way. So when I look at investing in homes, the yield is one component of it. But I'm really more of a total return investor, I don't necessarily feel like I need to pull the money out every month and then spend it or put it into something else, what I'm trying to do is create value in that asset. And so I like the idea of having someone else pay down the loan balance for me, and create value over time just by getting that exposure to housing, and letting the market be your friend. And then at some point in the future, if you decide to liquidate it, you've got a lot of hopefully embedded equity value, that's when you could sort of realize the benefits of that investment. Michael: That's a great kind of analogy and pictorial representation. Can you talk just real briefly about how a bond works if somebody wanted to go buy a bond, so that way they can compare that investment versus real estate? How does that traditionally work? Gary: Yeah. So when you buy a bond, what you buy is a coupon on that that bond, and then you get your money back. So you could buy a municipal bond or Treasury, something like that. And let's say you get an interest rate on that bond of 3%. And you buy your hundred dollar bond, and you get $3, every year back. And then at the end of that term, you get your hundred dollars back. That's the entirety of your return. And that's a 3% annualized return, because you're getting your 3% every year, the difference between like a bond and a single family rental home, which you might be able to get a similar kind of return every year on a home, but the value of the underlying home is going up. And so then instead of getting $100 back, maybe you get $120 back, right and so that's where that's that equity kicker piece that I'm talking about. That's over and above that bond piece. Michael: Already, everyone that was our quick weekend wisdom a big big, big thank you to Gary super informative. If you enjoyed the podcast, please feel free to leave us a rating and review wherever it is you listen to your podcast. We look forward to seeing the next one. Happy investing
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Michael Blank
MB 236: The Financial Freedom to Do What You Love – With Megan Lamke
Time is precious. Are you spending your days doing what you love with the people you love? What if multifamily real estate could help you do just that? What if you could achieve financial freedom fast—regardless of your current financial situation? Megan Lamke is Managing Partner at Megan Lamke Real Estate, a firm that helps driven women turn their grit into true financial growth. She built a network of real estate investors working for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, and once she and her husband, Darik, had paid off their personal debt ($535K in under 5 years!), they started investing passively in multifamily syndications. Megan quit her corporate job to pursue active investing full-time in April of 2019, and today, the Lamkes have a portfolio of 1,491 units valued at $344M. On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Megan joins me to explain why she took a W-2 job after college (despite wanting to become a real estate entrepreneur) and what she and Darik did to live below their means and pay off their debt so fast. She describes what she did to find a good operator as a passive investor and how she leveraged her sales and marketing background to transition to active investing. Listen in for Megan’s insight on how to raise capital at scale with a platform and learn how YOU can achieve financial freedom and spend time doing what you love! Key Takeaways When Megan started thinking about real estate * Parents struggled financially, read Rich Dad Poor Dad at age 10 * Entrepreneurship and business clubs in high school and college Why Megan took a W-2 job after college * Needed to pay off student loan debt before leave Rat Race * Learned sales skills, got to work with real estate investors What Megan and her husband did to live below their means * Sold luxury cars, bought cars for cash * House hacked 6BR (rented to rugby teammates) * Side hustle as sales and marketing consultant How Megan and her husband got on the same page financially * Financial literacy class as part of premarital counseling * Set goal to pay off debt, achieve financial freedom How Megan’s strategy shifted once she was out of debt * Sold 6BR house to invest passively in multifamily syndications * Goal to replace corporate salary as quickly as possible Megan’s advice on finding a good multifamily operator * Look at track record, online reviews, lawsuits and marketing efforts * Ask questions re: where properties located, how managed, etc. What Megan’s last day of work was like * Surreal (like leaving the Matrix) * Culmination of goal that started in fifth grade How Megan’s life is different now that she’s a full-time investor * Control own time (decide when to work) * Spend more time with daughter, volunteering What active investing looks like for Megan * Use SDA to underwrite 10 deals/day (300 in 2019) * Leverage background in sales and marketing to build out platform What Megan has done to scale her capital raise efforts * Done-for-you tech stack to automate lead gen, booking calls * 30 to 37 calls with prospective investors every week What Megan is doing to attract prospective investors to her platform * Create content (social media, videos, blog and weekly webinar) * Sponsor real estate events, promote lead magnet on podcasts How Megan describes her ideal investor * Successful career woman age 40-55, primary breadwinner * Gritty and knows how to get stuff done How the automation works to turn interested prospects into investors * Receive automated email with free download * Follow up with drip marketing campaign to encourage call How much capital Megan has raised through her online platform * $18M raise to close on $49M apartment building * In process of closing on $18M 503(c) How raising capital looks different now that Megan has a platform * Don’t have to call each investor, track follow-up manually * One centralized management tool that automatically follows up Connect with Megan Lamke Megan Lamke Real Estate Megan’s No-Nonsense Women’s Guide to Investing Megan on Facebook Megan on Instagram Megan on LinkedIn Resources Register for Michael’s Platform Builder Incubator Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki Business Professionals of America DECA Dave Ramsey Robert Kiyosaki Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing: The Blueprint to Quitting Your Job with Real Estate—Even without Experience or Cash by Michael Blank The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod Michael’s Syndicated Deal Analyzer Trello Investor Deal Room Podcast Show Notes Michael’s Website Michael on Facebook Michael on Instagram Michael on YouTube Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group
36 min
Sell or Die with Jeffrey Gitomer and Jennifer Gluckow
Sell or Die with Jeffrey Gitomer and Jennifer Gluckow
Sell or Die
Lets Talk Payroll Systems with Jonathan Gallagher
In episode 522 of the Sell or Die Podcast, we have special guest Jonathan Gallagher. Jonathon is co-founder of Coastal Payroll Services, a San Diego based payroll and HR service provider. In this episode, we are diving into the topic of payroll, because it’s something everyone uses. Jonathan shares his background and how he got involved with Coastal Payroll Services, as well as the opportunity he saw to set his company apart from others. Some key points we discuss include: * Jonathan discusses his background and how he went from an ADP employee to co-founder of Coastal Payroll Services. * Jonathan shares how sales opportunities opened up for him after getting involved with Coastal Payroll Services. * Jonathan teaches us how to utilize an economic downturn as a time to gain customer trust. * And finally, Jonathan explains how having an outstanding corporate culture leads to a remarkable business Jonathon has grown his team to over 13 people and they are currently seeing some remarkable results. The future looks very promising for both him and Coastal Payroll Services. There’s opportunity everywhere, you just have to be willing to be of true value and help like Jonathon. To hear more about payroll systems and Jonathon’s story, don’t forget to tune in to episode 522 of the Sell or Die Podcast. See you next week for another episode of Sell or Die! If you enjoyed this episode, take a screenshot of the episode to post in your stories and tag us, @jengitomer & @jeffreygitomer! And don’t forget to subscribe, rate, and review the podcast and share your key takeaways with us! Rise.com Free 30 Day Trial CONNECT WITH JEN & JEFFREY: Official Website Jeffrey’s Instagram Jennifer’s Instagram Sell or Die Hards Official Group
49 min
The Brian Buffini Show
The Brian Buffini Show
Brian Buffini
Making Your Quantum Leap, Part 2 #247
“You’re more ready for a quantum leap than you know.” – Brian Buffini If you want to make extraordinary breakthroughs and achieve higher performance levels, you must take action. In this episode, the second part of a session recorded live at MasterMind Summit, Brian takes a deep dive into how to make a quantum leap in your life. He explains why you should trust your gut, while also knowing the difference between your instincts and a whim; how your past successes can become your prison; and why you already have everything you need to make a quantum leap if you let others help you. YOU WILL LEARN: * What you have now that you didn’t have before. * What a quantum leap is, and what it isn’t. * What you need to do before you take the leap. MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE: Buffini & Company MasterMind Summit “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” by Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen “The Alchemist,” by Paulo Coelho The John Brockington Foundation INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES FROM THIS EPISODE: “I would rather trust my gut and suffer failure than not trust my gut and have some moderate success.” – Brian Buffini “Every time you take a risk or move out of your comfort zone, you have a great opportunity to learn more about yourself and your capacity.” – Jack Canfield “Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.” – Alexander Graham Bell “Unsuccessful people make decisions based on their current situation. Successful people make their decisions based on where they want to be.” – Anonymous “Be brave. Take risks. Nothing can substitute experience.” – Paulo Coelho https://www.TheBrianBuffiniShow.com http://www.brianbuffini.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brian_buffini Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brianbuffini Twitter: https://twitter.com/brianbuffini Theme Music: “The Cliffs of Moher” by Brogue Wave
25 min
Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
Sales Gravy: Jeb Blount
Jeb Blount
Why You Should Stop Trying to Sell Yourself
Sales Myth: You Have to Sell Yourself Most of us, at one time or another in our careers, have heard some trainer or manager exclaim, “You have to sell yourself.” “If you want to get that job, son, you have to sell yourself.” “The real key to sales is your ability to sell yourself.” “If you want others to like you, you’ll have to sell yourself.” The Sell Yourself Cliche This philosophy is prevalent in business culture. A while back, I was at an Ivy League University for a speech by a successful businessman to a group of MBA students from the top business schools in the world. The speaker was so well respected that when he walked into the room there was a hush. The audience members were on the edge of their seats in anticipation. And what was the message? What was the secret of success that this revered businessman offered? “Never forget how important it is in business to first sell yourself.” The entire audience nodded in unison. For this wise man and many others, the phrase sell yourself  has become an easy-to-use cliche´. It just rolls off the tongue. Like the audience at the speech I at-tended, most people will nod their heads in agreement to the statement as if some prophet on a hill had just read it from stone tablets. People Buy You for Their Reasons, Not Yours Sales expert and bestselling author Jeffrey Gitomer teaches a simple philosophy, “People love to buy but they hate to be sold.” In other words, most people prefer to buy on their terms. They do not want or appreciate a hard pitch or a features dump. The buy for their reasons not yours. Yet daily salespeople across the globe, on the phone, video calls, email, social media, and in person, sell to their customers by dumping data, pushing their position, or simply trying to talk their way into a sale. The sell themselves to anyone else they can get to stand still for more than five minutes. But it does not work, because people like to buy, they don’t like to be sold. When You Try to Sell Yourself You Push People Away The harder you try to sell yourself to others, the more you push them away. A conversation where the other person tells you all about themselves, their accomplishments, and how great they are is a turnoff. It is a features dump. Think about it, the most unlikeable human in the world is the person standing in front of you talking about themselves. You don’t walk away from that conversation thinking how much you would like to spend more time with them. Instead you think, “What a jerk,” or “How boring,” or “Wow,  that guy is full of himself.” We Love to Talk About Our Favorite Person Still, we do love the opportunity to sell ourselves. Most of us, if given the opportunity, will talk for hours about our favorite person, oblivious to the negative impact it has on how we are viewed by others. When pressed, experts who are quick to tell you to sell yourself, are unable to explain exactly how to do it. Sure, they will offer tips, but it's mostly hyperbole. Here is the brutal truth: You cannot sell yourself to others; you have to get others to buy you on their terms. You're Talking, They Aren't Buying Even if you are preceded by a great reputation and others are anticipating meeting you, your attempts to sell yourself can backfire. I learned this lesson at a speech I gave to a large dinner group. One of the audience members was such a big fan of one of my books, that he lobbied the meeting organizer to be seated right next to me. During dinner he asked me questions, and I talked and talked and talked—about me. A few days after the speech, I called the meeting organizer to follow up and offer my thanks. I thanked him for seating Daniel next to me and asked him if Daniel had had a good time. He hesitated for a moment and finally said, “I’m telling you this because I like you; but Daniel did not come away with a very good opinion of you.” It was like being punched in the gut!
7 min
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