145: Millennial Apartment Syndicator with Brent Kawakami

Brent Kawakami – Millennial, Engineer, Apartment Syndicator
Brent is currently invested in 450 multifamily units in Texas, Georgia, and Ohio. He started investing in real estate in 2012 buying, rehabbing, and renting single-family houses in the Dallas, TX area but eventually sold these properties to move into multifamily. He is a protégé of Mark and Tamiel Kenney of Think Multifamily, owners of ~3000 multifamily units across cities like Dallas, Atlanta, and Memphis. Brent has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

Key Points
From engineer to apartment syndicator
Engineering a life you want
The importance of having a mentor
Evaluating your strengths and weaknesses
Lightning Questions
What was your biggest hurdle getting started in real estate investing, and how did you overcome it?
Lack of experience. Brent looked to people doing what he wanted, and learned from them.
Do you have a personal habit that contributes to your success?
Brent focuses on The Power 5 every day, which he writes in his notebook
Do you have an online resource that you find valuable?
BiggerPockets
Podcasts!
What book would you recommend to the listeners and why?
Getting Things Done by David Allen
If you were to give advice to your 20 year old self to  get started in real estate investing, what would it be?
Start earlier – jump into real estate quicker!
Resources
Commercial Loan Success 

Brent’s BiggerPockets profile

Contact Brent at Brent@hellomultifamily.com

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144: Automation – Friday Fundamentals

Real estate investing offers many benefits. One, and possibly the most important, is the ability to be passive. Passive income is a bit overstated in many cases. Even though receiving rental income seems passive, there are many things that go into cashing that rent check – education, analyzing properties, managing expenses, etc.

However, real estate investing allows you to build systems and processes to automate certain tasks. Listen as we dive into automation strategies, that allow you to work on your business, rather than work in your business. 

Key Points
Wealth doesn’t matter if you don’t have freedom
Why automation is important
How to automate your business
Dictate, delegate, & disappear
4 Steps to Automate Your Business
Do what you love to do, and outsource the rest.
Select a team – from virtual assistants to general contractors.
Automate – delegate to your team and leverage technology.
Do deals! Put the automation in action. 
Resources
www.jacobayers.com/event for special pricing to Jay’s Live Event Oct. 10th, 11th, and 12th

143: Military to Millionaire with David Pere

David Pere – Marine, Investor, Entrepreneur
David is an active duty Marine, and has been for 10 years, where he specializes in transportation and logistics, and has spent time as a recruiter for the military as well. Throughout his tenure, David has traveled all over the world, faced adversity, and learned from many cultures! He enjoys hiking, investing, and spending time with his family!

In 2015 David was pointed towards real estate investing by a friend. After reading books and researching online he decided to take action and bought a duplex! David lived in one side, and rented the other side out to cover the mortgage payment. That moment changed his life for the better!

From Military To Millionaire is David’s journey, and his goal is to help you become a millionaire!

Key Points
House hacking a duplex to avoid paying rent
Using a HELOC to buy an 10 unit apartment building
Investing in continental United States, while living in Hawaii
How to protect your downside
Do not let your income limit your wealth
Setting 10X goals
Learn, network, and take action!
Lightning Questions
What was your biggest hurdle getting started in real estate investing, and how did you overcome it?
Education was a hurdle. David delved into the world of real estate via podcasts, audio books, and networking.
Do you have a personal habit that contributes to your success?
David practices a morning routine inspired by Hal Elrod’s The Miracle Morning.
Do you have an online resource that you find valuable?
BiggerPockets
FromMilitarytoMillionaire.com
What book would you recommend to the listeners and why?
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
Long Distance Real Estate Investing by David Greene
If you were to give advice to your 20 year old self to  get started in real estate investing, what would it be?
Read, network, and take action!
Resources
Commercial Loan Success 

FromMilitarytoMillionaire.com

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142: Exit Strategies – Friday Fundamentals

So you bought a piece of real estate – great! Now what? Let’s explore some exit strategies. 

Key Points
How to find qualified buyers for your property
Building a buyers list
Ensuring your property sells
5 Steps To Sell Your Property
Build the buyers list – using FaceBook ads, newspaper classifieds, etc. 
Stage the house. Kitchens and bathrooms are what sell a house, so focus there. Cookies don’t hurt, either! 
Promote the “event”! Create a short notice, 3 days prior to the open event. Use www.callfire.com for contact services. 
Create an open house frenzy. Create a 1 hour Open House. It’s important to hold the event to one hour, to create a sense of urgency. 
Rinse and repeat!
Resources
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141: Financial Freedom as a Millennial with Christian Montalvo

Christian Montalvo is a young professional, food microbiologist, and real estate investor in the Dallas-Ft.Worth metro. Christian and her husband, Cameron, have house hacked their way to 8 units in less than two and a half years using conventional financing, sweat equity, and tons of hard work. Outside of working her full time job and building a real estate empire, Christian loves to spend time with her family, travel, exercise, read, and of course, listen to podcasts and audiobooks!

Key Points
Finding a financially sustainable lifestyle
Investing in real estate as a recent college graduate with a full time job
Using an FHA loan to buy  duplex
How to refinance and use an FHA loan for a second time
Goal setting – breaking 10X goals into daily tasks
 Reinvesting cashflow to increase the velocity of money
Lightning Questions
What was your biggest hurdle getting started in real estate investing, and how did you overcome it?
Saving up and getting financing for that very first investment property. By utilizing a low down payment, FHA loan, Christian and her husband, Cameron, were able to buy their very first duplex.
Do you have a personal habit that contributes to your success?
Christian practices the SAVERS methods from The Miracle Morning throughout her day.
Do you have an online resource that you find valuable?
Youtube.com
BiggerPockets
What book would you recommend to the listeners and why?
The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod
The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
The ABCs of Real Estate Investing by Ken McElroy
If you were to give advice to your 20 year old self to  get started in real estate investing, what would it be?
Watch out for student loans!
Resources
Commercial Loan Success 

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