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Tampa Bay Real Estate Investors Podcast
Copeland Morgan Media
Learn how to buy, sell, manage, and invest in rental properties in Tampa Bay, Florida with weekly Deep Dives and Quick Tips from host Jeff Copeland.
Aug 16, 2022
38. Deep Dive: Mobile Home Park & Parking Lot Investing with Kevin Bupp
In this episode, Jeff interviews commercial real estate investor, author, and podcast host Kevin Bupp about his experience investing in mobile home parks and parking lots. Kevin has decades of experience in real estate investing, and is the author of The Cash Flow Investor: How to Create Financial Freedom Investing in Commercial Real Estate and the host of two real estate investing podcasts: Mobile Home Park Investing with Kevin Bupp and the Real Estate Investing for Cashflow Podcast. Learn more at *KevinBupp.com**!*
1 hr 20 min
Aug 9, 2022
37. Deep Dive: How to find the right agent as an 'Out of Town Landlord', plus SDIRA Real Estate Investing with Joe Facenda
In this episode, Jeff interviews Out of Town Landlord founder and DC-based realtor and investor Joe Facenda. Joe discusses his journey as an investor-agent in the DC Metro Area, as well as the challenges of finding solid investor-friendly real estate agents in other market (which led Joe to Create Out of Town Landlord). Jeff and Joe also dive into the benefits of real estate investing within a self-directed IRA/401k. Learn more about Joe at JoeFacenda.com!
Jul 7, 2022
36. Quick Tip: What is the Short Term Rental Loophole?
In this week's Quick Tip, Jeff discusses the "Short Term Rental Loophole" with Kenji Asakura of Semi Retired MD. The basis of the short term rental loophole is the idea that short term rentals (averaging less than 7 nights) are not a real estate activity in the eyes of the IRS, thus material participation in an STR business activity can generate active losses that can offset other active income, without the complicated framework of requirements to attain Rea Estate Professional status.
Jul 5, 2022
35. Deep Dive: Living the Semi-Retired Life with Kenji Asakura
How may rental properties does it take to replace the income of not one, but two, full time doctors? You might be surprised by the answer! In this episode, Jeff interviews Kenji Asakura, co-founder of Semi-Retired MD. Kenji shares his journey on a dual career path in both medicine and business, discusses how and why many physicians and other high wage earners struggle financially and suffer from burnout, and dives into how he helps other doctors and high wage earners learn to take charge of their finances, work smarter, pay less taxes, and find a better work-life balance. Don't miss the upcoming Fast FIRE to Freedom Summit on July 19th-22nd (click here to reserve your seat for FREE!)
Apr 14, 2022
34. Quick Tip: The Crucial Importance of an Umbrella Policy for Real Estate Investors
Nothing will kill your real estate investing career (or your personal finances) faster than an uninsured wrongful death or permanent injury claim on one of your investment properties! Most homeowners/landlord insurance policies have a maximum of $300k in liability coverage, and in the event of a death or permanent injury on one of your rental properties, *this is not enough*. In this week's quick tip, Jeff discusses umbrella liability policies with Florida insurance guru Mike Tonsetic, owner of Blanchard Insurance. Jeff and Mike discuss: * Why a personal injury claim can be the single greatest liability risk landlords and real estate investors face. * Why personal injury and wrongful death claims greatly exceed the risk of property and casualty losses. * How the "corporate veil" can be pierced by personal injury attorneys. * How an umbrella liability policy protects real estate investors from this serious liability. * Why an umbrella policy can be a one time "get out of jail free" card for real estate investors.
Apr 12, 2022
33. Deep Dive: Asset Protection, Title Insurance, LLCs, Trusts, and Liability with Attorney John Redding
To LLC or not to LLC, that is the question! (One of them, anyway.) Liability from personal injury and wrongful death claims is perhaps the single greatest financial risk to real estate investors. In this episode, Jeff chats with Tampa FL real estate attorney John Redding of Redding & Associates P.A. about title insurance, liability risk, insurance, and creating LLCs, Trusts, and other legal entities to create a "corporate veil" protecting your personal assets.
Apr 7, 2022
32. Quick Tip: How to get to the closing table with a bad 4-point inspection.
The 4-point inspection is a Florida-specific requirement and is an inspection report that looks only at the roof, plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems of a property. Most insurance carriers require a "clean" 4-point inspection in order to bind insurance coverage for closing. But what can a buyer do if there are 4-point inspection issues and the seller won't make the needed repairs? In this week's Quick Tip, Jeff and Florida insurance guru Mike Tonsetic discuss how an investor can get to the closing table even if a property has a deficiency on the 4-point inspection (and there's almost always a way!). Mike Tonsetic is the owner of Blanchard Insurance.
Apr 5, 2022
31. Deep Dive: Time Management, Lead Generation, and Sales with Thom Pirone
Do you feel like you often just run from place to place and jump from task to task without any strategy or structure? Do you struggle with trying to keep too many plates in the air, working long hours, customers expecting you to work evenings and weekends, and trying to balance work, real estate investing, and life in general? Learn how to take back your time, take control of your calendar, and be more productive, happy, and healthy! In this episode, Jeff chats with Professional Coach Thom Pirone from Stronghold Training about time management for real estate agents and investors, as well as lead generation, CRMs, time management and automation tools, and developing an effective sales pipeline.
1 hr 32 min
Mar 31, 2022
30. Quick Tip: Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals with Attorney Harry Heist
Do you have to accept service animals and emotional support animals (ESAs) as a landlord? Can you charge a pet deposit, pet fee, or pet rent for an ESA or service animal? How do you verify a service animal or ESA? Are there exemptions from ESA and support animal requirements? In this week's Quick Tip, Attorney Harry Heist touches on these and other Fair Housing issues. For Harry's full length training videos on pets, service animals, and ESAs, visit EvictTV.com
Mar 29, 2022
29. Deep Dive: Invest in Real Estate Like a Lazy Girl with April Crossley
In this episode, Jeff chats with founder and owner of Lazy Girl REI, April Crossley. April is an active real estate investor, real estate coach, and private lender with a broad range of experience in all aspects of real estate investing. Jeff and April discuss: * How to transition from full time W-2 job to a full time real estate investor, and why you need a 3-year strategy to make that happen. * How to overcome the fear associated with real estate investing. * How to avoid analysis paralysis. * How to get the most out of paid real estate training, coaching, and consulting. * How to avoid wasting money on real estate "guru" seminars. * How to level up by making yourself feel intimidated. * The real estate cycle in Southwest Florida. Links and Resources: * AprilCrossley.us * LazyGirlREI.com * FiveSimpleFormulas.com * April's Deal Analyzer Tool and Real Estate Marketing Tracker
Mar 24, 2022
28. Quick Tip: Renting to Felons with Attorney Harry Heist
Do you have to rent to convicted felons? What do you do if a rental applicant has a felony on their record? What if they were convicted of possession of a pound of cocaine 3, 5, or 10 years ago? Can you deny them housing? In this week's Quick Tip, Attorney Harry Heist answers these questions and more! Find hundreds of hours of Harry's training videos at EvictTV.com
Mar 22, 2022
27. Deep Dive: 10X Your Tax Free Real Estate Investing with a Self-Directed 401k with Matt Ruttenberg
In this episode, Jeff chats with Matt Ruttenberg of Life Inc. Retirement Services, who shares some eye-opening insights about tax deferred investment plans for self employed individuals, as well as real estate investors who also work a 9 to 5 "day job". *Topics:* * The difference between an IRA and a 401k * How to create a self-directed IRA * How to create a self-directed 401k * The maximum contribution limits of IRAs and 401ks * How to increase your retirement contribution limits * How to invest in real estate inside a self-directed IRA or 401k *Links:* * Matt's blog post on 401k Plans for Real Estate Investors * Life Incorporated * Retirement Plan Evaluator - Learn which retirement plan is best for your business. *Contact Info:* Matt Ruttenberg* *Chief Marketing Officer Director of Participant Education Life, Inc. Retirement Services 614-396-7652 | 239-989-3808 email@example.com 401k.expert 100 E. Campus View Blvd, Ste # 250 Columbus, OH 43235
Mar 17, 2022
26. Quick Tip: How to Avoid Paying for Your Tenant's Lawyer with Attorney Harry Heist
Security deposit claims are one of the most hotly debated (and litigated) areas in the landlord-tenant relationship. In this week's Quick Tip, Harry Heist explains how to avoid paying for your tenant's legal expenses when processing security deposit claims. Click here for Harry's full length training videos on Security Deposits.
Mar 15, 2022
25. Deep Dive: Florida Homeowner's Insurance with Mike Tonsetic
In this episode, Jeff chats with Mike Tonsetic, CEO and President of Blanchard Insurance. Topics covered include: * The #1 biggest liability for Florida real estate investors. * Why is the Florida insurance market so tough, and so expensive? * Types of insurance policies for Florida landlords. * The difference between a HO-3 homeowner's policy and a DP-3 landlord policy. * Creative ways for investors to bind insurance despite a bad 4-point inspection. * Citizen's Insurance: What is it and do you want it? * Deductibles, premiums, and coverage limits. * Named storm deductibles for hurricanes. * Flood insurance. Links: * The Blanchard Insurance Team * Blanchard Insurance Personal Products * Blanchard Insurance Commercial Products
1 hr 31 min
Mar 10, 2022
24. Quick Tip: Why to use your Property Manager's Vendors with Attorney Harry Heist
In this week's quick tip, Harry Heist shares the reasons why you should use your property manager's licensed, insured, screened, and trained vendors to limit your liability and save you money in the long run, and points of some of the risks associated with using unlicensed and uninsured handymen. For Harry's full-length training videos on this subject, see: * Why to use the Property Manager's Vendors * Vendor Contact with Tenants
Mar 8, 2022
23. Deep Dive: 1031 Exchanges with Dave Foster
In this episode, Jeff dives into 1031 Exchanges with Qualified Intermediary and founder of The 1031 Investor, Dave Foster. Dave and his team have completed over 100,000 exchanges for real estate investors, and though Dave won't admit it, he has seen it all! *Topics Discussed:* * 1031 Exchanges in a seller's market * 1031 Exchanges in a buyer's market * What is a Starker Exchange? * How to defer capital gains taxes until you die * What to look for in a 1031 Qualified Intermediary * How to leave your heirs a tax free investment property * Section 121 of the tax code regarding the sale of your primary residence * How to combine a 1031 exchange with the sale of a primary residence * How to convert an investment property into a primary residence * How to retire to a house on the beach in Hawaii using 1031 exchanges *Links and Resources:* * Dave's slide deck showing the outcome for two different investors * Written interview with Dave on 1031 exchanges on our blo…
1 hr 6 min
Mar 3, 2022
22. Quick Tip: Harry Heist and His Hatred for Home Warranties
In this episode, Jeff introduces Attorney Harry Heist, founding partner of Heist, Weisse, & Wolk, "The Property Manager's Partner". As you'll quickly discover in this episode, 1. Harry isn't shy about his opinions, and 2. Harry really doesn't like home warranty plans for rental properties! Here are the videos Harry references: * Home Warranty Dangers * Home Warranties and The Property Manager
Mar 1, 2022
21. Deep Dive: The Mindset for Multifamily Mastery with Rod Khleif
In this episode, Jeff chats live in studio with real estate legend Rod Khleif, founder of Multifamily Mastery and the Multifamily Bootcamp. Rod Khleif is one of the country’s top real estate trainers, and is also a real estate investor, author, mentor, and community philanthropist who is passionate about business, life, success, and giving back. Rod is Host of The Lifetime Cash Flow Through Real Estate Investing Podcast. and the author of the "textbook" for aspiring real estate investors, How to Create Lifetime Cash Flow Through Multifamily Properties. *Topics:* * Rod's background and origin story (from Burger King fry cook to multimillionaire real estate investor). * Goal setting for real estate investors. * How to overcome analysis paralysis, fear, and negativity to achieve success in real estate investing. * How to achieve the right mindset for success in real estate and in life. * How to surround yourself with successful real estate investors. * How to fail your w…
Feb 24, 2022
20. Quick Tip: Multifamily Virtual Bootcamp
In this week's Quick Tip, Jeff share information about (and testimonials from) Rod Khleif's Multifamily Virtual Bootcamp coming up on March 12th & 13th, 2022. For registration info, text the word ROD to 72345. Use discount code "RODFRIEND" to attend for only $97!
Feb 22, 2022
19. Deep Dive: The 'Secret Sauce' for Short Term Rentals in Tampa Bay with Mary Beth Blackwell
In this episode, Jeff discusses short-term vacation rentals with our very own 7X Airbnb Super Host, Mary Beth Blackwell., who was featured in the Spring 2022 issue of Bigger Pockets Wealth magazine. Topics include: * Her "secret sauce" for marketing a successful vacation rental. * The importance of professional real estate photography for marketing * How a single mistake can put your Airbnb out of business * The matrix of municipal regulations and zoning laws for short term rental in Pinellas County FL (here's the Tampa Bay Short Term Rental Regulations cheat sheet referenced in the show) * Mary Beth's mid-century modern coastal STR in Jacksonville, FL
Feb 17, 2022
18. Quick Tip: Should I Avoid Investment Properties in Flood Zones?
This week's quick tip comes via a question from Jordan, a real estate investor in California, who has questions about buying rental properties in flood zones in Florida, the cost of flood insurance, and how to estimate Florida flood insurance premiums. For a deeper dive on Flood Zones, see our post on Florida Flood Zones.
Feb 15, 2022
17. Deep Dive: Interest Rate Outlook & Financing Strategies for House-hacking with Tracie Mayo
In this episode, Jeff interviews mortgage broker Tracie Mayo of Savvy Mortgage in St Petersburg, Florida about the interest rate forecast for real estate investors in 2022, financing strategies for house-hacking and getting over seller reluctance towards FHA financing, and other tips associated with traditional financing. Here's the direct link we discussed to get on Tracie's calendar for a consultation!
Feb 10, 2022
16. Quick Tip: The Single Most Important Question to Ask Your Property Manager
This stems from a question Jeff was asked during an appearance on the MVP Real Estate Podcast: What is the most important question to ask your property manager?
Feb 8, 2022
15. Deep Dive: Massive Passive Cashflow, Mutual Funds, Trusts, and Playing Defense with Gary Wilson
In this episode, Jeff interviews Gary Wilson, head of the Global Investor Agent team at EXP Realty and host of the Massive Passive Cashflow podcast. Jeff and Gary discuss: * Gary’s “Massive Passive Cashflow” model – How to create multiple income streams from your real estate business. * The challenges (and joys) of breaking away from your 9-5 job to go full time in real estate * Investing in real estate mutual funds and real estate investment trusts. * Creating a REIT as an alternative exit strategy for retirement * Using trusts for asset protection, minimizing taxes, and estate planning * LLC’s versus trusts for liability protection * The power of using the right professionals (attorney, CPA, etc) to “play defense” and protect your assets
Feb 3, 2022
14. Quick Tip: Should I Do Short Term Rentals with This Property?
This week's question comes from Libby in St Louis, MO, who asks how to tell whether a property is best suited for long term rentals, versus short term/vacation rentals. Link to Short Term Rental Regulations for Pinellas & Hillsborough Counties
Feb 1, 2022
13. Deep Dive: Home Inspections and Home Building with Glenn Fricke
In this episode, Jeff interviews Glenn Fricke, owner of DG Inspekts (a local home inspection company) and URBN Domains (a local custom home builder) about the do's and dont's of home inspections, the challenges of new construction, and the future of the Tampa Bay real estate market.
1 hr 15 min
Jan 27, 2022
12. Quick Tip: When is the Right Time to Refinance?
Refinancing your investment properties to tap into tax-free equity at a low interest rate can be a powerful tool to scale up your real estate investing. In this Quick Tip, Jeff and Taylor discuss the factors to consider when crunching the numbers on a refi.
Jan 20, 2022
11. Quick Tip: What's the Deal With Opportunity Zones?
In this week's quick tip, Jeff discussed Opportunity Zones with The Real Estate CPA's Taylor Brugna.
Jan 18, 2022
10. Deep Dive: Off-Market Properties with "Real Estate Kate"
In this episode, Jeff dives into the secrets of off market properties in the Tampa Bay area with Kate Story from Bay to Gulf Holdings. "Real Estate Kate" is a local wholesaler and off-market property specialist and discusses how her company sources off-market deals, as well as tips and tricks for dealing with wholesalers and finding off-market properties.
Jan 11, 2022
9. Quick Tip: I Can't Find Any Deals; What Am I Doing Wrong?
This week's Question comes from Dmytro in San Francisco, CA who asks "What am I doing wrong when it comes to finding deals?"
Jan 6, 2022
8. Deep Dive: BRRRR Method Case Studies
In this episode, Jeff discusses the BRRRR Method as it pertains to both single family homes and multifamily properties: * Buy * Renovate * Rent * Refinance * Repeat The BRRRR Method can be a powerful tool to scale up your real estate investing and maximize the use of your limited capital. Link to the YouTube Video Version
Jan 4, 2022
7. Quick Tip: How Do I Put Together a Seller Financing Deal?
This week's question comes from Libby in St Louis, MO who asks how to put together a seller financed real estate transaction. The answer is surprisingly simple. Click for or more details on the ins and outs of seller financing,.
Dec 23, 2021
6. Deep Dive: Tax Time with CPA Taylor Brugna
Tis the Season! Jeff chats with The Real Estate CPA's Taylor Brugna about 2020-2021 tax law changes, bookkeeping, opportunity zones, tax savings, and tax deferral strategies. Read more about Taylor's journey from 1 to 100 doors. Contact Taylor Brugna.
Dec 21, 2021
5. Quick Tax Tip: What are Reasonable Travel Expenses (In the eyes of the IRS)?
In our series of end-of-year Tax Tips for real estate investors, Jeff asks Taylor Brugna from The Real Estate CPA about travel expenses when investing in real estate in another market? Specifically, "What is reasonable in the eyes of the tax man?"
Dec 16, 2021
4. Quick Tax Tip: What is 'Real Estate Professional Status' (REPS)?
Tis the Season! Jeff chats with The Real Estate CPA's Taylor Brugna about what Taylor describes as "the single most powerful tax strategy there is for real estate investors". Learn about Real Estate Professional Status and what it means at tax time.
Dec 14, 2021
3. Quick Tax Tip: Bookkeeping Strategies for New Real Estate Investors
Tis the Season! The Real Estate CPA's Taylor Brugna offers bookkeeping tips for new real estate investors. Here is the bookkeeping spreadsheet for new real estate investors referenced by Taylor in the episode. Contact Taylor Brugna. Watch on YouTube.
Dec 10, 2021
2. Quick Tip: Unpermitted Additions and ADUs
In this week's Quick Tip, Todd from Tampa asks about unpermitted additions and accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and Jeff offers some tips and advice for dealing with these.
Dec 8, 2021
1. Deep Dive: Five Simple Formulas Every Real Estate Investor Must Know
Click to download the Accompanying Spreadsheet. Review the Video Version. There are five simple formulas that every really estate investor must know and understand to be successful in real estate. If you master these simple formulas and truly understand and internalize them, property analysis and underwriting becomes simpler, quicker, and easier, and it just starts to make sense. These formulas are: * *Capitalization Rate* * *The 50% Rule* * *The 1% Rule* * *Debt Service Coverage Ratio* * *Break Even Ratio*