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This is the only team REI podcast that focuses on the newest, cutting edge strategies that are working in the field right now...while also bringing a wealth of experience to guide your investing with proven principles that have been churning out profits for more than 30 years.
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Jan 21, 2020
Wholetale Deal Analysis From Ryan
Are you hesitant to buy properties from a seller with a professional license like an attorney or doctor? We dive deep into a wholetale deal Ryan has worked through recently in Indianapolis.
Jan 21, 2020
Hiring and Firing In A Small Business
You might be at a stage of your business and need to hire or fire an employee. When you hire, you need to know exactly what the job description is. When you think you need to fire someone, your intuition is likely right. Hire slow, fire fast.
Jan 20, 2020
Utilizing A HELOC To Scale Your Business
Home Equity Lines of Credit or HELOC's can be one of the best ways to raise private funds to jump on an investment property, interest-free. These can be great ways to scale your business quickly, but at a certain point, your business may no longer qualify for a HELOC. That’s when you start leveraging equity with multiple position liens.
Jan 13, 2020
Don't Let HOAs Control Your Cash Flow
Condos are always attractive to new investors, but most of the time, the HOA fees make your potential cash flow disappear. We’re buy and hold investors and condos aren’t really a feasible hold strategy, unless you own 51%--effectively mitigating some of the risk from a special assessment.
Jan 06, 2020
Using Data To Influence Your Marketing Strategy
One of the most important things to identify as an investor when you're deciding to get into this world of sourcing your own deals through direct to seller marketing is knowing your farm area. Where are you going to market? Where are you looking for deals? Who are your competitors?
Dec 30, 2019
How We Structured A 97-Unit Portfolio Purchase
Can you comprehend a 40 or 97 unit portfolio coming across your desk? What would it look like for your business to take up an opportunity like this and execute it well? Or if you are newer to the game, like Ryan, find a 2-property opportunity ending up with a duplex and a seller-financed 8-unit.
Dec 23, 2019
Property Management #2: Maintenance & Collections
The aspect of property maintenance and collections is critical to maintaining your flow with property management. Look at this as customer service, once you have your property leased you need to follow through on your end to set the right expectations.
Dec 16, 2019
Choosing Your Market Niche
People are very, very passionate about the topic of who you should market to, who you should not market to, where you should buy lists and from what providers. In this episode, The Good Stewards get into what we're using that's working, what lists we've tested, and then kind of, where you should start and kind of some things you can add in to get there.
Dec 09, 2019
Run Your Business Or Your Residents Will
If you intend to scale your business, systems need to be in place. Put your business in a position where it can run independently from you by delegating tasks, outsourcing but in a way that is referenceable in the event something goes wrong.
Dec 02, 2019
Long-Term Financing Deep Dive
Your long term financing plan is the secret to scaling your business more quickly than you would just with private money. The Good Stewards dissect what options are out there, who the best partners are and the way to set your best foot forward when developing a relationship.
Nov 25, 2019
Property Management #1: Leasing & Screening
Leasing and screening is the secret to retaining your investment. Make property management easier by starting early with a project management system.
Nov 18, 2019
What Your Due Diligence Should Be
Don’t fudge together your deals. Pre-offer and post-contract due diligence is critical to knowing the properties potential forward and backward. Put together a list for those phases and stick to it, don’t leave anything up for assumption, unless you write out those assumptions.
Nov 11, 2019
Acquisitions: There's Always A Good Deal
The biggest thing is just getting started and getting in front of people. There are always good deals--it doesn’t matter what metro you are in. It comes down to your marketing, and with scalability in mind, direct mail and online advertising have worked best for us to lock down deals at about $3,000 per acquisitionFAN QUESTION: The 1% rule doesn’t work in my market, should I invest in-state or out-of-state?
Nov 04, 2019
Raising Private Capital: The Key To Scaling Your Business
Having a short elevator pitch of what you do and what you offer is paramount to building a private lender network.Think of 30 people you think may have money with no prejudgement. Private Lenders have more security lending with us because their money is tied directly to an asset with a title, rather than unsecured in the stock market. If anything goes wrong, they own a property with equity built-in.
Oct 28, 2019
Prepare Your Own Scopes Of Work
The scope of work is to confirm and cross-reference your estimate. Managing your own scopes of work allows you to have a very consistent approach while at the same time ensuring that contractors are being reasonable.
Oct 21, 2019
Recession Resistant: How Stewardship Properties Pivoted During The Crisis
As the US has entered the longest economic expansion in history, a market correction is bound to take place in the near future. The one thing that will insulate you better than anything else in a recession is having a healthy cash flow.
Oct 14, 2019
BRRRR Rent: The Key To Retaining Your Investment
You retain your value of your investment property when you rent well. The Good Stewards dive into the key things investors should consider when determining your property management strategy for a BRRRR deal. Consistency is key.
Oct 14, 2019
BRRRR Strategy Overview (feat. Homicide House Deal)
The Good Stewards dive into the BRRRR Strategy and highlight a slam dunk deal on a property that was previously a homicide crime scene that lead to a cash out refinance of about $53,000.We believe the BRRRR Strategy is the best way to get into buy and hold real estate and we will be buy-and-hold real estate is the best way to make become wealthy with real estate. And we believe that real estate is the best way to become wealthy in general.
Oct 14, 2019
BRRRR Refinance: Run It Like A Business
What refinance strategies do you have in place? Are you making it easy for bankers to lend money to you? The Good Stewards dive into the key of scaling your business quickly, the refinance component. If you don't run this like a business you're going to sell to one of us at a discount later.
Oct 14, 2019
BRRRR Rehab: Where Deals Go South
The Good Stewards discuss key considerations in your rehab strategy, where most deals go down south, for a successful BRRRR deal. Should you hire a contractor or have a contractor as an employee? Where do you find good contractors?
Aug 26, 2019
The Good Stewards podcast is dedicated to seasoned real estate investors who want to maximize the cashflow potential in their business. The Good Stewards have been active investors since 1989 and will discuss the systems-driven strategies that are working in the field right now.