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The FlipNerd Real Estate Investing Classroom podcast brings together experts from across the industry to teach you cutting edge real estate investing tips and advice. From leaders like Robert Kiyosaki's Rich Dad Advisors and leaders like Michael Blank, Greg Reid, Nate Armstrong, Kent Clothier, Matt…

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    Lesson 740: Signs of a Problem Tenant

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2018 11:19

    Today, Pete Neubig talks to us about how much harder it is to get a problem tenant out of a property once they’ve moved in and red flags to watch out for when placing a tenant. During the application process, there are some clear red flags to look out for, including tenants who will take a property “as-is” or those who have payment issues. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 739: Fortune is in the Follow Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2018 7:49

    Justin Wilmot mentions how the idea seem cliche, yet many still aren’t following up and they’re leaving money on the table. Justin goes over the importance of having a process in place for your follow ups so that a team member can continuously know when and who to follow up with. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 738: 5 Types of Real Estate IRA Investments

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2018 11:06

    Today, Clay Malcolm breaks down 5 types of real estate investments you can do within your IRA, including how each works. Clay Malcolm, an expert in all things related to IRAs, explains how to use your IRA for alternative assets, specifically for real estate. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 737: 3 Ways to Close on an Inexpensive Land Parcel

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2018 7:36

    Mark Podolsky discusses ways to close on a land deal that’s less than $5,000. Instead of closing at a title company, he shares lower cost ways since it’s an inexpensive deal. Mark Podolsky elaborates on his 3 ways that he closes on inexpensive land parcels, including mobile notaries. Listen in as he shares how this is done. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 736: Cash Flow and Managing Rental Properties

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2018 9:20

    Lex Levinrad explains how to calculate your positive cash flow on rental properties and how important it is to treat it as a business. Listen in for a great tip to calculate if your rental property is a good deal or not, by comparing the cost of rent charged to the cost of the property. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 735: Raising Business Capital

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2018 7:47

    Leo Clark talks to us today about the benefits of community banks and credit unions when you’re a small business owner. Learn more about how having a line of credit for business needs such as operating costs, marketing, rehabs, overhead cost, and more can help give you quick capital for times you need it. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 734: Utilizing Ebay & Craigslist

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2018 6:40

    Today in the classroom, Larry Goins instructs us about how he goes to eBay and Craigslist to search and list real estate investment deals. Larry Goins lets us in on what keywords he searches for and a little about how he lists his properties. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 733: Knowing Your Renters

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2018 7:27

    Different neighborhoods appeal to different demographics, as Kevin Ortner shares. Knowing who your demographic is for a rental property can help you determine what renovations need to be done and how to market the property effectively. If a property is by good schools and parks, the demographic could very well be different from a property closer to the city. Take into consideration who would want to live there. In addition, more millennials and Gen X’ers are renting instead of buying these days. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 732: Using Virtual Assistants

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2018 9:08

    Virtual assistants can be a tremendous help to all real estate investors. Jon Iannotti shares how he’s had some of his virtual assistants for over 10 years. With a bit of training, virtual assistants are perfect for helping the business run smoothly. From administrative work to calling leads, they can take off some of your workload so you can focus on growing your business. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 731: Should I Send a Blind Offer to Sellers?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2018 6:14

    John Martinez elaborates on why it’s not such a good idea to send blind offers to motivated or non-motivated sellers. It’s important to remember that your offer is your leverage. Conversation is needed in order to find our their reason for selling and by providing a blind offer, you’re cutting off the need for communication. John shares a tip on a strategy to utilize to take the place of a blind offer that encourages communication. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 730: Landlording for Maximum Profit

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2018 8:01

    Joe Lieber explains important rules to have as a landlord that you should be firm on so that your profit is maximized and you aren’t taken advantage on. By having policies in place for showings, payments, evictions, and more can help you keep a structured business that is bringing in high returns. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 729: Building the Dream Team

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2018 8:38

    Joe Calloway explains the process he went through in hiring his dream team. It all depends on your business needs so you know who to hire first. For rehabbers, a general contractor might be the first person you hire, just as Joe did. For others, it might be an assistant to help with administrative work. As your business grows, delegate parts of the business to others so you can focus on what you doing best! To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 728: Direct Mail and Building Your List

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2018 6:54

    In the classroom today, Jim Ingersoll remarks on the importance of targeting your marketing to specific buyers, depending on what type of home you’re looking for (Fix and Flip, Wholesale, Rentals, Etc.). After determining what type of buyer you want to go after, there are ways to target your direct mailers so that they’re getting into the right hands. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 727: How to Find and Flip Estate Sale Properties

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2018 8:56

    Jason Lucchesi explains that it can take a little bit of searching to get ahold of the executor of an estate and its heirs, but how you can get more deals done if you’re open to these types of deals. Learn how to contact the executor of the estate and who you can try to talk to to get more information about the property. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 726: Option Loans for Real Estate Investors

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2018 6:40

    Jack Shea explains how to utilize option loans as a real estate investor. Learn why option loans make sense from our expert, Jack Shea. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 725: Getting Top Dollar For Your Wholesales

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2018 9:49

    Jacci Konkle elaborates on why she prefers wholesaling to landlords and how it affects your repair cost. Jacci also comments on how joining local REIAs can help you network and talk with landlords to get their cap rate. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 724: Utilizing Networking Groups

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2018 8:58

    Today, Holly McKhann talks about networking groups in your city and how they can help you grow your real estate investing business. By talking with other group members, you can let them know that they’ll get a referral fee by helping send the right people your way. Making it about them and less about you is critical. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 723: Top Ten Tips For Private Lending From Your IRA

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2018 9:14

    H. Quincy Long goes through the top 10 tips for lending money privately from your IRA for a deal. If you’re acting as a private money lender, you need to protect yourself and your money. H. Quincy Long explains his tips on how to handle being a private money lender. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 722: Due Diligence on Professional Services

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2018 8:00

    Today, Greg White discusses how you should research and take recommendations from friends and colleagues before hiring professionals to help with your real estate investing business. Spend the time hiring the right professionals, including contractors, attorneys, property managers, and real estate agents. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesoon 721: Top 3 Ways to Finance Your Res. Assisted Living Homes

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2018 11:20

    Gene Guarino elaborates on the top 3 ways to secure financing on your residential assisted living homes. Listen in as Gene provides excellent tips on finding financing for homes that you’re making residential assisted living homes. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 720: How to Double Your Real Estate Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2018 11:25

    In the REI Classroom today, Gabriel Garcia discusses how to double your business in the next year. To start with, visualize where you want to be in life and how to make it happen. In addition to mindset, you need to make it happen. Gabriel elaborates on what you need to do in order to grow your business to be able to double the size. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 719: Crossfit vs. Real Estate Investing

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2018 9:33

    Today, Franklin Cruz applies the benefits of crossfit to successful real estate investing. Looking at you structure, time, community, and progress are all parts of real estate investing that you need to have perfected. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 718: Maximizing Profits

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2018 9:57

    Frank Cava talks to us today about getting the most out of each deal and how you have to price the purchase, rehab, and sell correctly in order to maximize your profit. By knowing the value by getting an accurate price range from comps, you’re able to effectively price costs. Also, learn what to do if the deal isn’t quite right for you. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 717: Voice and Text Blasting

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2018 7:45

    In the classroom today, Duncan Wierman teaches us about how he gets people’s attention without using mailers. By leaving leads voicemails and following up with texts, you’re reaching out to them in creative ways and can move deals quicker. Duncan provides us with his timeline for calling and texting, in addition to tips along the way. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 716: Why Duplexes Are Perfect to Start w/ Multi-Family Investing

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2018 7:26

    Michael Blank explains that if you aren’t quite ready for investing in apartment buildings, duplexes can be a good way to ease into multi-family investing. Find out the benefits of the investing in duplexes and how can make sense that they’re your next deal. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 715: Effectively Emailing Your Buyers List- Tips

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2018 7:26

    Today, Justin Wilmot shares his strategies on emailing his cash buyers list. From sending out weekly newsletters to sharing properties, Justin explains why and how often to contact your buyers list. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 714: Building Rapport with Sellers

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2018 6:53

    Dave Payerchin gives us a clever acronym that’s helpful when you’re talking with a motivated seller. By getting to know your sellers hobbies, occupation, friends, and family, you’re able to relate to your seller and have them in turn be more comfortable with selling to you. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 713: Upgrades that Matter for Appraisals

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2018 9:31

    Today, Blake Yarborough chats with us about important upgrades to put into your rehab project. Blake shares what areas he focuses on that will bring in a high appraisal. He mentions how spends a bit more and goes for granite in most properties since it helps with appraisal and makes it standout for tenants or buyers. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 712: How to Make the Most Out of Screening Calls

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2018 6:51

    Andy McFarland explains the one thing to remember when screening calls with motivated sellers. Building a rapport with your sellers and finding out their story can put you ahead of other investors. Andy McFarland lets us in on a few key tips to help build a relationship with the seller. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 711: Get More Done in Less Time and Get RESULTS!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2018 6:28

    Alex Pardo talks to us today about how he’s more efficient when taking short breaks every hour or two so that your brain has time to recharge. By taking breaks throughout the work day, you’re able to get more done without getting burnt out. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 710: Building the Right List for Your Direct Mail Campaign

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2018 7:15

    In the classroom today, Kevin Ramirez talks with us about how building your own list to send direct mail out to can more beneficial to your business compared to buying the same lists that everyone else is buying. Kevin shares what types of leads you want on your list and how many leads you should be mailing out to each month. By building your own list, not everyone will be mailing to the same list as you. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 709: Land Development for the Boomer Generation

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2018 8:43

    Gene Guarino discusses an opportunity to who have land or are buying land that involves building smaller properties that are suitable for the baby boomer generation. Instead of huge properties, a smaller property with just the necessities work well for this generation. Most baby boomers are getting to the point that they want to downsize so that they don’t have to worry about the upkeep. Depending on the size of land you have, you can even create a senior community for those older than 55. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 708: What is the Difference Between a 401(k) and an IRA?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2018 10:06

    While many think that a 401k and an IRA are the same things, there are differences that you need to know as an investor, as Clay Malcolm explains. Learn the advantages and disadvantages to both types of retirement accounts along with distinctions of both types of accounts. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 707: The Importance of Digital Marketing to Grow Your Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2018 9:03

    In today’s world, social media is a crucial tool to making a successful business. Networking and generating leads are a consistent part of growing your real estate investing business. Generating buyer, seller, and investor leads on a consistent basis can give you the stability you need in your business. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 706: Knowing All Exit Strategies Available

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2018 8:10

    Brian Meara goes over various exit strategies for short sales, along with a few differences that short sale deals have compared to other deals. From renovating the property to getting out of the deal (while still making money), Brian shares the options you have have a short sale deal. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 705: Items that are Easily Missed on a Rehab Bid - Part 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2018 7:53

    Ron Carlson continues this two part series over items that are easily missed when a bid is being created. The majority of theses items are smaller but they can add up quickly. A few items Ron talks about are the prep work that goes into a painting project, driveway repairs, sprinkler systems, etc. Listen in to hear the full list of items that are most commonly missed! To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 704: Creating a Marketing Plan

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2018 8:54

    Sharon Vornholt discusses how to go about creating a marketing plan so that you have multiple strategies planned out that you can implement. You need to list out the steps needed to implement each type of marketing strategy that you plan on using so that you aren’t left winging it and hoping for the best. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 703: Building Your Cash Buyers List

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 9, 2018 6:45

    Lex Levinrad discusses how to go about building your cash buyers list. He shares where to find your cash buyers, where to post your properties, how to capture the information of those interested on your site, and more. There are ways to build your list both offline and online. Lex shares a few tips of how to get your information out there so that cash buyers are contacting you. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 702: Choosing the right entity for REInvesting

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2018 7:08

    William Bronchick talks about LLCs, S-Corps, and C-Corps and what works for different types of investors. Choosing the correct type of entity to have your properties in is critical from a asset protection standpoint and also when considering tax status, as William Bronchick tells us. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 701: How a Claim on a Property Before You Owned Could Hurt You

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2018 6:04

    In the classroom today, Tim Norris talks to us about how diligent you should be about checking into the possibility of claims that exist for a property, before you purchase it. Tim emphasizes how before you make an offer, you can check to see if a home has any claims on it that you need to take into consideration, including the possibility of negotiating a lower offer because of the claims. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 700: Mindset Tools to Help You Be a Successful Person

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2018 7:46

    Steve Rozenberg talks to us about how failure isn’t always bad and how so many are scared of failure or of being told “No”. In addition, Steve Rozenberg emphasizes the need to protect your time and offload and leverage as much as you can. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 699: What Counts as a Financed Property

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2018 6:10

    This short and sweet lesson goes over just exactly what counts as a financed property, when considering your 10 financed properties. Find out the different types of properties that DO count towards your financed properties and also, which ones don’t count. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 697: Finding Qualified Long-Term Tenants

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2018 7:52

    Robert Syfert goes over how to find quality, long-term tenants for your rentals. By qualifying your tenants with background checks, credit checks, and a an application process in general, you’re able to better find reliable tenants. Finding qualified tenants takes a bit more time, but the extra steps you take can help avoid quick turnover. In addition, once you have a tenant in place, Robert shares tips to keep them happy so they want to stay in the property long-term. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 696: Personal Branding

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2018 9:34

    Pete Asmus talks to us today about personal branding and it needs to be a part of your business. From who you surround yourself with to what you’re posting online, everything you do builds your personal brand. You are able to control your brand by choosing what you want to show publicly and what you decide to keep private. No matter your age, you should be thinking about what you post and think about how other people will perceive it. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 695: Value Adds to Existing Properties

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 12, 2018 10:31

    Today, Patrick Donohoe elaborates on where it makes sense to add value in your rental properties. A good way to do this is to look at nearby homes that are getting higher rent and see what they have that your property doesn’t. In addition to upgrades, there are other ways to add value to the property, including Airbnb rentals. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 694: How Does the Crowdfunding Process Work?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2018 7:37

    Today, Nav Athwal goes over how crowdfunding works for investors needing to borrow capital. From the initial application to getting approved, closing the deal, and funding, find out how the crowdfunding process works. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 693: Securing the Deal with Sellers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 5, 2018 8:30

    As Nate Armstrong explains, once you have an appointment with a potential seller, make sure to add value to the deal, connect one a personal level, and be upfront with them. Instead of being aggressive with sellers, Nate Armstrong urges investors to find common ground so that the sellers are comfortable with you. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 692: 8 Steps to Getting Started with Apartment Building Investing

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2018 8:17

    In the classroom today, Michael Blank lists and explains 8 steps that will help get you started in multifamily investing. From the basics such as reading, all the way to making an offer on a multifamily deal, Michael Blank walks us through the 8 steps you need to get started in buying multifamily deals. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 691: The Path To Great Answers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 28, 2018 6:01

    In the REI Classroom today, Matt Garabedian explains how to get the answers you want by asking the right questions. It’s important to ask questions that lead to the answer you’re looking for. This takes practice but can be very beneficial in the real estate investing industry. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 690: The Importance of Processes

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2018 7:06

    Mark Podolsky talks to us about how important processes are in the real estate investing industry. Stop trying to do everything yourself and take advantage of software and virtual assistants so that you can create a more efficient business. Not only do they allow for more efficiency, but if you have a team carrying out these processes, it allows you time to grow and concentrate on the success of the business. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

    Lesson 689: Landlords: 5 Tips to Maximize Return on Rentals

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2018 8:56

    Marck De Lautour shares 5 tips to help in maximizing your returns on your rental properties. From simple tips such as professional photos to having 2 year lease agreements, Marck shares some spot on strategies to maximize your returns on rentals. To learn more about our Investor Fuel Real Estate Mastermind, please visit InvestorFuel.com.

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