The Real Estate Way to Wealth and Freedom Podcast
Matt Faircloth is the President and Co-founder of The DeRosa Group which is a developer and owner of commercial and residential property with a mission to “transform lives through real estate.” Matt got started investing in Real Estate 12 years ago, with a $30,000 loan as seed capital. Since then he has grown from nothing to a 6 person company controlling over 150 units of residential and commercial properties throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania. DeRosa who is based in Trenton, NJ has completed over 15 million in real estate transactions involving private capital including fix and flips, single family home rentals, mixed use buildings, apartment buildings, and tax lien investments.
Imagine this scenario. You are going to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa. Standing at the base looking up, you can’t see the summit above the clouds, although you know it’s up there somewhere. Suddenly you realize just how daunting this climb will be. Your mind is racing with thoughts about how you’ll accomplish this feat, what supplies you have, and what dangers lurk ahead.
Real estate investing is a lot like climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. But before you ever take that first step, there are things you can and should to to prepare yourself. We’ll lay these three simple things out, and dive into each in detail.
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Inaky Strick began his real estate career at Sotheby’s International Realty where he represented luxury custom builders.
He then moved down to the Caribbean to become the Business Development Manager for Mahogany Bay Village; the largest and first luxury branded resort in the country of Belize.
Today, Inaky is the Director of Investor Relations at Four Peaks Capital Partners, a private real estate investment firm that focuses on mobile home park communities and gives accredited investors the opportunity to invest passively.
He is also a #1 Amazon bestselling co-author of The One Thing That Changed Everything. Endorsed by Brian Tracy, this book is for anyone who is seeking mentors who have found a path to success.
Leverage is an important tool, especially in real estate investing. It’s perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic from other asset classes (paper assets – stocks, bonds, mutual funds, etc. and alternative assets – oil and gas, art, agriculture). That is, leverage is a common practice in today’s real estate world. Without it, we wouldn’t have near the quality nor quantity of homes, apartments, high rise office buildings, warehouses, or retail stores as we do today.
Scott Royal Smith is a real estate investor and asset protection attorney in Austin, TX. He graduated from Albany Law School and began his career in high-stakes corporate litigation. Scott learned the key secret he now uses to defeat lawsuits: that they are a business. Through his defense work, he targets defeating lawsuits before they are even filed by making sure the business part of a lawsuit no longer makes financial sense for a plaintiff to proceed.into sustainable properties.
When you were young, your parents probably told you when you grow up you can be anything you want to be and do anything you want to do. If you are anything like me, you dreamed of what that freedom would look like. For me, I was going to be an astronaut and explore space. I hung posters on my wall of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. I had memorabilia and toys. Eventually those thoughts of being an astronaut faded and I moved on to other things.
John Matheson is the CEO of Commercial Loan Success, a software and education platform designed to help small business owners and property investors make more informed financing decisions.John is also the managing member of J. Healy Development, LLC. The company specializes in developing new projects
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There are two ways one can enter a pool. You can take the stairs into the shallow end… or, you can cannonball the deep end. I find that these are the same two approaches to achieving your goals, whatever those may be.
Jay Conner has been buying and selling houses for 14 years and has been involved in over 52 Million dollars in transactions. For the past 7 years, Jay has completely automated his 7-Figure Income Business to where he works in his business less than 10 hours per week. He is a leading expert on Private…
We often confuse being busy with being productive. Being busy simply means you are filling the hours of your day with things. Being productive, means you are accomplishing the important things you need to. These two things can sometime be hard to distinguish. In order to do so, you must first audit your time.
"This podcast offers a great perspective for people who are just getting started in real estate investing. I HIGHLY recommend it!"
- Nathan B.
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La Porte, Texas
"I've tried my hand at stocks, and let's just say it didn't go as well as I planned. This podcast has helped me realize the multiple benefits of real estate investing. I just wish I would have started sooner!"
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