Real Estate Rookie
Real Estate Rookie
Sep 30, 2020
Partnering Up, Part 2: Two Real-World Case Studies with Amy Swayze and Chris Lawrence
53 min

So... how do partnerships work in real life? Today, you'll learn how – from two new(ish) real estate investors: Amy Swayze and Chris Lawrence.

Amy breaks down her partnership with her adult son, who used his retirement fund to jumpstart their investing career earlier this year (right before COVID hit!). Here's the arrangement: Amy's son brings the money and crunches the numbers; she manages rehabs and gets tenants in their BRRRR rental properties.

Chris is a more experienced investor, having left his sales job to start investing full-time in the Rochester, NY area. Still – when he first jumped into real estate investing, he realized he was missing a few pieces of the puzzle (including liquid $$$).

So what did he do? He found a partner!

Like Amy, Chris and his partner split everything 50/50. They use a HELOC to borrow money at a low interest rate... so they can make cash offers when they're looking for flips and wholesale deals.

This is a real-life look behind the curtain to see how two rookie investors are running their business, and using partnerships to supercharge their wealth-building. Don't miss it... and if you enjoy it, share it with a friend or family member. Who knows, he or she might want to partner up with you someday!

In This Episode We Cover:

  • How Amy partnered 50/50 with her son, an electric line worker who likes the tax advantages of real estate
  • How she and her son divide duties
  • Using hard money to fund their BRRRR deals
  • Starting out in real estate investing right before COVID-19 hit
  • How Chris' partner complements his skill set
  • How he evaluates various exit strategies
  • A deep dive into one of Chris and his partner's recent fix-and-flips
  • And SO much more!

Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/rookie31

BiggerPockets Business Podcast
BiggerPockets Business Podcast
BiggerPockets
83: Build Your 7 Figure Amazon Business Step-by-Step With Mike Begg
Did you know that over 200,000 entrepreneurs currently sell over $100K per year on Amazon? Sales continue to skyrocket with no indication of slowing down anytime soon… and this week, our guest is here to help you get in on the action! Mike Begg -- co-founder of AMZ Advisers -- started a side-hustle business selling on Amazon with three buddies while they all worked corporate jobs. Making mistakes and learning lessons the hard way in the early days, the team never gave up, continuing to learn and tweak their business model until they achieved massive success on the platform. Fast forward five years and tens of millions of dollars in sales, Mike and the team now run their business from the sandy white beaches of sunny Mexico, also helping other business owners generate over $1M in sales each while carving out their piece of the Amazon pie. Mike lays out a step-by-step roadmap for identifying product needs on the platform, sourcing inventory, and building a stellar brand that speaks to buyers and generates sales. He talks about the right way to work with vendors overseas, achieving the right mix of pricing and volume, and determining when it makes sense to create additional sales funnels across multiple channels. And most importantly, he reminds us that anyone-- with focus, dedication and a bit of expert assistance-- has the opportunity to generate significant additional streams of income online. Make sure you listen all the way to the end, when Mike gives us some excellent resources to learn more, right NOW. Check him out, and subscribe to the BiggerPockets Business Podcast so you won’t miss our next show! Links from the Show * BiggerPockets * Deloitte * Sears Real Estate * Helium 10 * Fiverr * 99designs * Alibaba * Amazon's Early Reviewer Program * Upwork * Shopify * Scott Voelker's Podcast * AMZ Advisers Blog * Jungle Scout Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/bizshow83
1 hr 2 min
Get Rich Education
Get Rich Education
Keith Weinhold
320: Wealth Destroyers: Inflation and Taxes with Tom Wheelwright
Learn how to keep insidious thieves from stealing your wealth - taxes and inflation. Higher taxes = lower inflation. I tell you why. The IRS does not recognize inflation in regard to capital gains. I discuss property tax, income tax, and sales tax state-by-state. Many coastal states have high property tax and income tax; southern states have high sales tax. A recent Harris poll showed that work-from-home types value saving money on lunch and gas more than being with their family or having extra time! (Geez.) Subscribe to our Don’t Quit Your Daydream Letter here. Tom Wheelwright joins me. Tax brackets are marginal, so use your childrens’ lower tax brackets. The last dollar you earn is taxed at your highest taxable rate. The first dollar of a tax deduction comes off your highest taxable rate. Tax credits beat tax deductions. Reducing your property tax can be fairly easy. Resources mentioned: Connect with Tom: www.Wealthability.com Show Notes: www.GetRichEducation.com/320 Mortgage Loans: RidgeLendingGroup.com EQRPs: text “EQRP” in ALL CAPS to 72000 or: eQRP.co By texting “EQRP” to 72000 and opting in, you will receive periodic marketing messages from eQRP Co. Message & data rates may apply. Reply “STOP” to cancel. New Construction Turnkey Property: CashFlowAndGrowth.com Best Financial Education: GetRichEducation.com Top Properties & Providers: GREturnkey.com Follow us on Instagram: @getricheducation Keith’s personal Instagram: @keithweinhold
41 min
BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets
BiggerPockets Podcast : Real Estate Investing and Wealth Building to Help You Get Bigger Pockets
BiggerPockets.com : Joshua Dorkin and Brandon Turner
BiggerPockets Podcast 421: Family Over Everything: How Life Forced BP Founder Joshua Dorkin to Reevaluate His Choices
Many avid members of the BiggerPockets forum, listeners to the podcast, or readers of our articles may know our founder, Joshua Dorkin. What you may not know is Joshua’s journey in founding, building, scaling, and finally leaving BiggerPockets. It was a hard decision for Joshua to leave, but thanks to his amazing team, he was able to (even during a time of tribulation in his personal life). You’ll hear how Joshua was cranking out 100 hour weeks, working 7 straight days, for the first 6 years of BiggerPocket’s existence. He later transitioned to building a team, starting with the BiggerPocket Podcast’s very own host, Brandon Turner. This later snowballed into more hirings, with the BiggerPockets growing faster and faster, and being able to scale larger and larger. Just at the time when things were starting to go from big to bigger, Joshua had to take time off to take care of his daughter’s medical emergency. This caused a shift in Joshua’s reality, so he dropped everything. This keynote speech goes deep into what really matters most. It’s not money, it’s not success, but it’s something that matters even more: fulfillment and family. Check out the video on our Youtube channel, and be sure to give Joshua a follow on Twitter at @jrdorkin.
The Remote Real Estate Investor
The Remote Real Estate Investor
Roofstock
Michael Zuber's Brilliant Strategy for Raising Private Capital
In this episode of Weekend Wisdom, Michael Zuber shares his strategy for employing private capital. Catch Michael Zuber on YouTube at One Rental At a Time. --- Transcription Tom: Happy weekend, everybody. This is another episode of Weekend Wisdom on The Remote Real Estate Investor. On today's episode, we have author and thought leader Michael Zuber, he is the author of One Rental At A Time, he also has a podcast and a YouTube channel. Definitely worth checking them out. And today we talked to Michael about his methodology of raising private capital. I love it. I think it splits the risk and the upside, he does this thing called a 6-20. And I'm gonna let him explain. Michael, let’s hear it. Michael: Yeah, so one of the things that if you're a real estate investor that is often thought of is the holy grail is raising private money. Now, I believe raising private money needs to be done correctly, I think you need to give it the respect it needs. There are lots of checks and balances. And you must understand the process, the rules of the road, all of that. But the beauty of it is once you understand private money, and you have a track record, you can orchestrate a private money package that works for your lender, which is a friend or family member, and yourself. And I've done two things in my career. And where I raised millions of dollars back in 2010. Just to set this up, people were frightened, and I was paying 10% interest for the entire purchase price of property because lending or savings rate was less than 1%. Much like it is today. People were so scared, but I had documented my success back then. It wasn't YouTube. It was actually a blog, which I wish I kept, but I let it go. But that blog allowed me to attract millions of dollars because I was documenting what we were doing buying. It was BRRRR before it was BRRRR, right? I'm sure Brandon Turner saw something I was doing because I was posting on bigger pockets all the time. And it became BRRRR right, buy a dump, fix it up, rented refi with, in my case, private money and do it again, which now he calls Burr. But now what I've done in the last couple of years is the market has changed. Real estate is sexy again, in 2010. Nobody wanted to touch it. But real estate sexy today. So what I found today is people aren't really interested in 10% interest, of course, they will take it. But they what they want is they want a piece of the action, right? They want part of the profit. So what I've done is I've devised a six and 20 program where I again, borrow 100% of the purchase price. And now instead of paying 10% interest, I'm paying six annualized, right, so it's 100 grand is 500 bucks a month. But what I do is I give him 20% of the profit. So when I'm out of a property in 120, or 160 or 200 days, they not only get monthly checks, because I pay monthly like a mortgage payment, which is the 6% part. But they will get 20% of the audited return, which when you annualize everything I've done have the millions of dollars I borrowed, everybody's got an annualized return to date, an excess of 20%. And again, it's all secured, right, your first trustee, your name down insurance just in case it burns down, I invest all the capital repairing it. So my dollars are at risk first. It's extremely safe thing. But the key to this program is I listen to the private money investors first. I didn't just create it, I went back to the people who lent me millions of dollars before and said, What do you want? And they're like, hey, that 10% was cool, but you cashed me out? Right? That was cool. I lasted but once you could get a loan you did because 6% is lower than 10. And I wish I was still getting 10 Well, like sorry, Yo, 10s Hi. I don't want to take 10 forever 10 times, but like, Well, we'd love to piece of the action. So I'm like, Okay, well, how do you feel about 20% because I'm doing all the work, I'm finding the deal. And they're like, cool. So I'm like, Great, well, let me give you 6% now because that's what I can get from banks. And I'll give you 20% of the upside, they're like Sign me up, let's let's do it. So the six and 20 was born and again borrow millions of dollars doing it. Tom: I love that model just in that you know the same value that you have with real estate because you're having the the ongoing cash flow, which is that 6% plus all the upside of the appreciation and all of that it's, it's beautiful, it's beneficial for you because you're coming in at 6% right away or anyone else that you know, using this similar type of a model. It's incredible, brilliant. Michael: I mean, I love to talk about it because of what the investor gets but I'm a nice guy, but I'm not not going to give the farm away. Right my investors annualized return is 20% My annualized return is over 80% right because all I bring in is a repair money in my monies in shorter and when we exit you know my return on repair money is often much bigger than the purchase because if I purchased it for 120 I might put in 30 or 35 so if i net 20 on the out and they get you know whatever that would be six plus the cash flow I mean yes they get great returns but let's be clear I'm winning also. Tom: Yeah, Emil: When you say exit is that usually cash out refi or was it sale? Oh, today's market would be a sale owner occupants are buying things hands over fist. So if they want to overpay I will let them Tom: Get out of the way. Yeah, Michael: Get out of the way. There you go. Tom: If you enjoy the episode, enjoyed the podcast, please subscribe and give us a rating and have a great rest today. Happy investing
5 min
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
BiggerPockets Money Podcast
BiggerPockets
152: Reaching Financial Independence Despite a Very Late Start with Baby Boomer Super Saver
To say that Kathy from Baby Boomer Super Saver had a difficult journey ahead of her is an understatement. She was $70,000 in credit card debt, with a big mortgage, and a spouse that had a medical emergency. So how did she make her way to the millionaire retirement level? Through financial management communities like the FIRE movement, she was able to correct her spending faults, earn more, and invest most of her income into retirement accounts. Kathy put in the work to change her mindset about money as a whole, and reach for abundance instead of just survival. Now, Kathy teaches others how they can reach their retirement goals (even if they’re behind where they want to be) on her Baby Boomer Super Saver blog. Whether you’re just starting your career, or are a few years away from retirement, Kathy has some incredible tips on money management, maxing out retirement contributions, and being intentional with your money and your journey. In This Episode We Cover * How to reach your retirement goals even if you start later in life * Snowballing your debt so you can save more * Changing your financial mindset to get where you need to be * The 2 key ways to get your retirement savings up * How catchup contribution accounts like the 457b plan can accelerate your investing * Being intentional with your money while lining up your saving/investing with your values * The importance of educating yourself and not relying entirely on others for financial advice * And SO much more! Links from the Show * BiggerPockets Money Facebook Group * BiggerPockets Forums * Dave Ramsey * BiggerPockets Money Podcast 18 with Mad Fientist
1 hr 6 min
Master Passive Income Real Estate Investing in Rental Property
Master Passive Income Real Estate Investing in Rental Property
Dustin Heiner
Investor Coaching: NEW Fee for Refinancing Your Home! 😡😡😡
There is a new fee that you will have to pay when you refinance a home! This is the mortgage refinance fee and it will cost you a lot of money! 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 My Website: https://masterpassiveincome.com // 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 Find Off Market 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 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!
9 min
Apartment Building Investing with Michael Blank Podcast
Apartment Building Investing with Michael Blank Podcast
Michael Blank
MB 241: What to Say to Potential Multifamily Investors – With David Kamara
What is the best way to approach the conversation with potential multifamily investors? How do you communicate the benefits of investing in apartment buildings over other asset classes and assure them that their money is safe with you—even if you’re new to the space? David Kamara is the Founder and Managing Director of Cape Sierra Capital, a multifamily syndication firm out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He has 15 years of investing experience in the real estate space, getting his start with a portfolio of residential single family and duplex units before transitioning to apartment buildings and townhome communities. Today, David owns 200-plus units and serves as a mentor on the Michael Blank team. On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, David joins cohost Drew Whitson and I to explain how he coaches his mentoring students to approach the conversation with potential investors, describing how multifamily isn’t subject to the same risks as single family rentals. He weighs in on what helps aspiring syndicators believe in their ability to succeed, exploring how knowledge helps us visualize what’s possible but action is key in making it real. Listen in for David’s insight on getting your priorities straight and learn how underwriting to cashflow makes multifamily a good investment no matter what’s going on in the world. Key Takeaways What David’s been up to since his last appearance * Find competitive deals with good return for investors * Develop personal cashflow formula (free eBook) * Share knowledge through platform, mentoring What helps aspiring multifamily investors believe it’s possible * Knowledge (i.e.: understanding of loans, taxes) * Personality open to learning new things How COVID changed the way David talks to investors * Proactive in reaching out to investors * Open about potential for no distributions How COVID has impacted David’s underwriting * Assume minimal rent increases for next 3 years * Take on longer, fixed-rate debt (HUD loans) * Prepare investors for longer hold periods David’s advice around market timing * Don’t worry about things can’t control * Plan for same cap rate at sale, focus on cashflow * Choose markets with job diversity How David coaches his students on talking to investors * Explain cash-on-cash return and appreciation * In control of both factors with multifamily Why David invested in the Platform Builder Incubator * Eventually run out of investors as business scales * Attract high-income earners, serve more people * Accelerate growth (program tailored to syndicators) David’s plan to produce content consistently * Write blogs on common questions * Considering podcast as medium David’s advice for aspiring multifamily syndicators * You have to start (buy something) * Prioritize what’s important in life * Hustle to find deals Connect with David Kamara Cape Sierra Capital David’s Free eBook: Personal Cashflow Formula Resources Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program Register for Michael’s Platform Builder Incubator Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club David Karmara on Apartment Building Investing EP182 HUD Loans HubSpot Michael’s Health Crisis on Apartment Building Investing EP230 LoopNet Realtor.com Podcast Show Notes Michael’s Website Michael on Facebook Michael on Instagram Michael on YouTube Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group
42 min
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