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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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​.

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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.

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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. ​

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Why picking a real estate niche is so critical to get cash in your pocket fast, and set up for long-term success.
How to find a real estate niche that makes the most sense for your area.
Breakdowns of specific deals to show you exactly what's working now.
How to start finding opportunities without spending any of your money.
How to get started in real estate investing, and advanced strategies for greater cash flow and leverage.
How to value a deal: how veteran real estate investors make decisions on buying, holding, flipping, or passing on properties.
Learn what makes a good candidate, how the private financing process works, and how to protect yourself while being of good entrusted steward.
How to find private money, and still pocket a slice of each deal you bring to the table.
How to go from $0 to a fully renovated and profitable rental.
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