From NFL Player to Multifamily Investor with Hakeem Valles, Episode 117

Hakeem Valles’ story is all about overcoming the odds. He made it to the NFL as an undrafted free agent and played in the league for three years with the Arizona Cardinals, Detroit Lions and New York Giants. He retired from the NFL in 2019 and is now a full-time real estate investor and national speaker based in St. Louis. He invests in multi-family properties, in emerging markets all around the country, focusing on a high quality of life and nice people. He shares how he started investing while playing football, what drove him to focus on multifamily investing, and how he uses social media to build his business. Partner: Download a Free Sample Apartment Deal Package Key Insights Went to Mon

Finding and Buying Second Mortgage Loans with Daphne Wilson, Episode 116

Mortgage note investing is one of the more intriguing passive real estate strategies for investors. Daphne Wilson is a pro at finding and buying second mortgage loans. She’s devised a strategy that allows her to buy for pennies on the dollar and create a win-win situation for borrowers. She is the founder of Bell Financial and on this episode, she shares her strategies to find and buy notes and get a delinquent borrower current on their payments. Partner: Download a Free Sample Apartment Deal Package Key Insights Mortgage note investing is real estate without property management Home owner pays the investor instead of the bank Notes are available through note exchanges, note brokers, and or

How to Grow Your Instagram Followers with Rashauna Scott, Episode 115

Rashauna Scott is a millennial thought leader who strategically uses her influence to raise awareness about wealth building through investing in real estate. She is the founder of Flippin' In Heels, Inc. a community for women real estate investors that hosts conferences, property tours, online summits and much more. With over 30,000 Instagram followers, Rashauna is an expert at building IG engagement and shares the tips and strategies she uses to gain influence on the platform. Partner: Download a Free Sample Apartment Deal Package Key Market Insights Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago 3 Flips Currently: Morgan Park, Calumet City and 73rd and Western We have to be specific with what

Creating a Diversified Commercial Portfolio with Shane Connor, Episode 114

Creating a diversified portfolio is one of the reasons many investors turn to commercial real estate. Shane Connor took it a step further and built diversified commercial real estate portfolio with holdings in multifamily, mobile home parks, and senior living facilities. The latter is where Shane has the most passion after seeing managing the senior care for a loved one first hand. In addition, Shane shares how he’s helping others to diversify their portfolios and hosting creative networking events to connect with investors, Partner: Download a Free Sample Apartment Deal Package Key Market Insights First deal was as an LP in multifamily Second was a fund for mobile home parks and manufacture

How to Create Buzz for Your Business with Christina Daves, Episode 113

Free advertising and publicity is the best way for any entrepreneur to gain new clients. That’s why Christina Daves learned everything she could on generating her own buzz. She’s appeared in over 1,000 media outlets including the Today Show and the Steve Harvey Show and has helped generate over 7 figures in sales for her clients. She believes anyone can get PR and shares some of her key tips and lessons on this episode. Partner: Download a Free Sample Apartment Deal Package Key Market Insights Sheer desperation led her to get free publicity Invented fashion accessories for medical boots Figured out a system that works that anyone can implement What are you doing and why are you doing it? Wha

Multifamily Syndication and Market Selection with Larry Abramowitz, Episode 112

Larry Abramowitz began investing in real estate, while operating a flower importing and distributing company. He has completed over $30MM in real estate transactions in the USA, Columbia, Costa Rica and Spain. He resides in South Florida and has extensively researched the factors driving the state’s growth. Today, he shares how he selects his target markets and key lessons learned from his first multifamily syndication. Partner: Download a Free Sample Apartment Deal Package Key Market Insights Grew up in Costa Rica and moved to the US to go to Boston University Moved to Columbia, running a manufacturing plant, lived there for 3 years Did a development deal for low income housing Moved to Mia

How to Find the Perfect Real Estate Investor with Annie Dickerson, Episode 111

Annie Dickerson is the co-founder of Goodegg Investments. She and her partner have co-syndicated over $400 million worth of real estate. Annie focuses mostly on the marketing and content. On this episode, she shares how she got started, tips for a successful partnership, how to find the perfect investor and how to use storytelling to create compelling content. Partner: Download a Free Sample Apartment Deal Package Key Market Insights Real estate agent pushed her and her husband to buy a Row Home with a basement unit Purchased a few more duplexes and still lives in a duplex in Oakland Cash flow is non-existent in Oakland so Annie started investing out of state Settled on Huntsville, Alabama,

Best Ever Secrets to Brand Building with Joe Fairless, Episode 110

Joe Fairless is a full-time real estate investor who controls over half a billion dollars worth of real estate in Dallas-Fort Worth and Jacksonville. He’s built the “Best Ever” platform to include the world’s longest running daily podcast, a monthly meetup, three books and an annual conference. As our first two-time guest, Joe shares why he launched the Best Ever podcast and his secret to building a powerful brand behind the platform. Partner: Download a Free Sample Apartment Deal Package Key Market Insights Initially launched the podcast to get his name out as a real estate investor Benefits are lessons learned and relationships Interviewed over 1,500 real estate investors Consistently grow