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Podcast #073 – Interview with J. Martin, Organizer of SFBay Real Estate Summit

J. Martin shares his story about how he became the founder/host of the SFBay Real Estate Summit and how he funded his world exploration through real estate. Here are some of the topics we discuss in this episode:

  • $85K Passive income with a furnished rental business and other rental investments
  • He started a meet up in San Francisco and Josh Dorkin from BiggerPockets contacted him
  • After the 2012 BiggerPockets summit he copied the speaker list and called everyone
  • Replicate what people want
  • A lot of REI clubs are pitch-fest with profit sharing
  • Contact me with an iTunes review or referral to a new listener and I will let you know who to stay away from
  • Speech or topic meeting appeal to new members
  • Open circle
  • Don’t be an ask-hole, always add with value
  • Think what the potential mentor needs and do it
  • A lot of people what to be active when they really want to be passive
  • In every interaction try and add value
  • Give away info and value to see who are the sharks out there
  • There can be value to talking to people who do completely different type of investing thing using the same tool
  • IP Targeting to target certain people
  • Before an event look people up and see who you want to meet
  • Have a goal of what you are looking for and what you have to give
  • Make the initial contact to follow up later
  • Just realize that everyone else is there looking to people just like you
  • In today’s market J Martin is realizing that he can’t travel and purchase to properties and is traveling
  • He likes to deploy capital when the odds are best in his favor
  • Funding & Deals work in inverse

Thank you J.Martin for joining us on Simple Passive Cash flow!

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Bad Data: Class C/B vs Class A

Being an Industrial Engineer by education it drives me crazy how “Bad Data” is prevalent everywhere… much like how English majors get headaches over my writings.

“Lifestyle Asset Class” is the Class A inventory. The place rich people live in (or people who think they are) and what institutional and unsophisticated investors invest in.

“Renter-by-Necessity” is the Class B/C inventory. This is where blue collar hard working Americans live and where sophisticated investors are able to carve out double digit gains with stabilized properties that still produce cashflow in case of a market correction.

Take a look at the data below for All-Classes and compare it with “Lifestyle” and “Renter By-Necessity” tables and take note how you can’t take data you read in the Wall Street Journal at face value. We invest in “Renter-by-Necessity” properties and we need not let the “Lifestyle” data skew our analysis.

All Classes Data

 

Using Life Insurance to be your own bank

Video: Using Life Insurance to be your own bank

Find more videos in the video section. And please share the podcast by emailing it (I know you guys don’t want to share on social media because you are scared of others knowing that you are going to quit your job. I just want to get the word out that there is something other than the stock market!

The inspiration behind this:

I got really upset the other day. A friend of mine was talking to a so called financial planner and was getting sold Whole Life Insurance. To set the stage, the subject client did not have investments or much cashflow. Why the heck was Whole Life Insurance was being prescribed?!? Oh because Whole Life has some fat commissions and the ding-dong financial planner does not know enough to get themself out the rat-race.

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately… about what I really want to do with myself. One realization I have discovered is when something gets you so upset or passionate (like a financial planner screwing regular people… people who don’t have the cashflow or liquidity and being sold on the BS line of “conservative investing”) you have found a higher calling.

My rant is now over… As we covered very briefly on this past podcast. We are not talking about buying these types of policies for “insurance” or death payout, we are doing it for liquidity (to invest) and shield assets from creditors or lawsuits. I spoke to a couple other life insurance guys (smart guys) but they don’t get this either. They just tried to sell EIULs which do have higher yields but don’t have the liquidity component we are looking for so we can take out a loan from ourselves to invest and make a spread on the difference.

 

SPC065 – #LaneHack – Resonance Frequency & 10 ways to appear engaged at your day job.

Happy Independence Day!
It is currently my 10 year anniversary of working and being a productive adult in the workforce
Somewhere along the way I found my way into this real estate investing and dedicated my efforts to building passive streams of income to do what I want, where I want, with who I want
Anti Rich Dad Poor Dad will call us undisciplined and with poor work ethic
I have collected the data points of over a hundred calls with investors and have found that it is rare that someone is able to align what they are good at and what they are passionate about
If you like what you do (I mean Saturday morning like what you do) consider yourself lucky
I use the analogy of a sonicare toothbrush and resonance frequency

10 ways to appear engaged at your day job with you are building passive streams of income
1) walk fast and move around frantically – general work areas
2) don’t tell people where your are going on vacation (ie going to Dallas to look at apartments)
3) don’t take calls in your car where people can see you
4) don’t drive a fancy car to work
5) attempt to look like your bring a brown bag to work… Say something like you are being healthy
6) invest in a small compact laptop to analyze deals and emails & Google Drive!
7) use calendar scheduler and VAs to schedule your calls around your work
8) when asked why you are not investing in the company sponsored 401k just say you are a government conspiracy folk… It will be easier to understand
9) just nod and say yes!
10) when you purposely keep your workspace cluttered so you look busy and appear indispensable
(Just for fun!)


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Podcast#63 – Interview – Sarah Pritchett another Passive W2 Employee investing herself out of the job and getting all she needs

 

Building up the portfolio off of MLS 25% returns Use condition of purchase to have big capex repaired Cashflow is 40-45% of rents collected Find the WHY behind the WHAT of financial independence She used the HELOC to power her investing Now she is trying out foreclosure and partnerships @29:00 I just decided to pass on a deal because it just did not fit based on what she said Do you day job well and do what else you enjoy I’m 29, grew up in Michigan (went to UofM- Go Blue!) where I joined Air Force ROTC and commissioned into the US Air Force. My first station was down in Florida and now I’m here in Colorado loving life. I do Program Management/Acquisitions related work for the military. What area of real estate do you plan to discuss? – SFH buy and hold rentals mostly, one duplex How did you get started in REI? – I’ve been pursuing Financial Independence since I plugged into Mr. Money Mustache’s blog in December 2014. My goal was to make it by age 30 and I got there 10 months later. I started my journey by investing for Cash Flow (instead of flipping, etc). My first offer was Jan 2015 on short sale, first deal (not the short sale) closed July 2015. How many deals have you done? – Seven- about to be eight next week if all goes well What types of deals were they? – Four townhouses in FL where I used to live for the military and two condos in CO, duplex in MI, about to close on another one in MI Can you name something notable about these deals? – They have taught me a lot personally (relaxing more, empowering myself, taking me out of my comfort zone in a way the military hasn’t), they allowed some great connections and teams. I’ve also only signed one deal in person. Most were mail outs but the most recent one I was out of the country for. What is the current focus of your business? – Financial Independence. Freedom.

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ent focus of your business? – Financial Independence. Freedom.

 


#LaneHack #JustTheTip

Check out my Free Resources Below:
1) If you are an accredited investor and afraid of the impending market correction?Get out the stock market and into the Simple Passive Cashflow Hedge Fund!
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2) Join a Social Club:
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5) Make sure you sign up for my Hui Deal Pipeline Club to get sent the deals I come across:
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6) I am partnered with a start-up Virtual Assistant firm out in the Philipines. Shoot me an email Lane@simplepassivecashflow.com if you want to try out a 10-hour free trial.
More info: https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B4gFjCt6Knc1U3YwYjdZRnYzN1k

7) Join a Local Social Club:
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8) Please leave a review for the podcast!
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Podcast#62 – Fundamentals – 3 Things to do this summer for your rentals

Ask assistance from your property manager for your tenants about lease option. An option for the tenant to purchase the home.
$100 or $5000 lease option fee. A win-win for yourself as a home owner and for the tenant.

Hi property manager,

With the summer coming up and rent up season approaching I was wondering if you would be able to ask every one of my tenants if they were interested in purchasing the home via lease option.. Here is an idea on how to have a conversation about the proposition..

1) Praise the tenant for a good track record.. And let them know we are looking to create a win-win situation.

2) Ask if they would like to own their own home one day.. This also provides us information on if we need to plan for vacancy.

3) Present the lease option deal idea, if the rent is 1000, ask to raise the price to 1100 (+100) and 50 dollars goes to a deposit account and 50 goes as a fee as a deposit.

We can work on the exact contract with a lawyer. This is offer is not for everyone but is ideal for someone who has to recover from bankruptcy and/or has a credit score improving… Once they are signed on with the lease option this should greatly eliminate service calls making your job easier… Also when we sell you will be the agent on record on can have the commission$… Please report back on the following within the next month after you have had a brief conversation with the tenant: 123 Main Street:

1) Interested in buying this home? if not why/when? any issues with current living conditions? 2) What are their barriers to a lease option? (credit score, job/location stability) —

2) What are their barriers to a lease option? (credit score, job/location stability) —

3) Present the lease option deal idea, if the rent is 1000, ask to raise the price to 1100 (+100) and 50 dollars goes to a deposit

 

#LaneHack #JustTheTip

Check out my Free Resources Below:
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3) Subscribe to my podcast on iTunes or Google play.

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4) Once you have gone through the majority of podcasts feel free to sign up for a chat:
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5) Make sure you sign up for my Hui Deal Pipeline Club to get sent the deals I come across:
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6) I am partnered with a start-up Virtual Assistant firm out in the Philipines. Shoot me an email Lane@simplepassivecashflow.com if you want to try out a 10-hour free trial.
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8) Please leave a review for the podcast!
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Are we in a Recession?

Many of you have been hearing me show my frustrations over the lack of deals since we are in a seller’s market. I don’t have the answers but I do ask the right questions… and that question is are we ‘already in a recession’?

Recessions are loosely defined as two-quarters of stagnant GDP growth. I don’t really know what goes into those numbers but I can tell you that the explosive rent growth in markets like Dallas are starting to stagnant (still increasing though).

Take a look at these articles and email me your feedback (Lane@simplepassivecashflow.com) also, check out simplepassivecashflow.com/fund for the soon to be opening hedge fund of direct investments in stabilized and value-add SFH and MFH… invest in everyday housing with the increasing American population.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-11/restaurant-sales-traffic-tumble-industry-hasnt-reported-positive-month-february-2016

[Americans are minimizing discretionary spending on Main Street]

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-10/us-weeks-away-recession-according-latest-loan-data
[The real Americans are decreasing their home purchasing]

Everyone talks about every 8-12 years we are due for another correction. There is some validity to it, however, the past does not predict the future.

Today is a different day with the internet product cycles are compressed and this helps smooth out market fragmentation. Unfortunately fear and greed make up a large portion of stock evaluations which is extremely difficult to model or predict.

Source: http://www.moneyballeconomics.com/how-far-along-we-are-in-the-current-business-cycle/

Podcast #59 – Interview – Amy Wan – Advises on syndication/crowdfunding law & fights for the bootstrap entrepreneur

 

-family has RE background

-did private money loans, fundrise e-reit
-was GC of a private money online lender
-now, does the equity piece as well with Trowbridge sidoti
-turnkeys, but just started a company that’ll help RE syndicators, so the money is going towards that.
-Recently invested in a business coach that is providing great accountability mechanisms. I just started using productivity planner + 5 minute journal.
-Follow the money (instead of wasting time on little things), my life mission is to democratize law for the people, but it has to be substantial improvement. I’m not happy with the way law is practice today and how attorneys and clients are supposed to interact.

Here is my best attempt at explaining this… An accredited investor is a defined by the United States Securities & Exchange Commission as someone who makes a minimum of $200,000 ($300,000 if filing jointly) or has a net worth of 1 million dollars excluding personal residence. The significance of being an accredited investor is that you can invest in things that those with less money, cannot. You can also be something called “a sophisticated investor” which has a much more nebulous definition but essentially says you know what you are doing even if you don’t have that much money.

These laws were put in place long ago to “protect” the average person from predatory activity. The irony of this all is that there is no protection for the average Joe, or pension funds for that matter, against investing in a wildly bloated stock market at record valuations. Every major trader out there knows we are in a bubble but there is no protection for individuals dumping money into their retirement accounts to buy mutual funds.

It’s an archaic system which makes little sense. Certainly, there has been some recognition of this fact. The 2012 JOBS act made it easier for Main Street America to participate in “alternative” investments via crowdfunding and made it easier for sponsors to advertise previously unknown opportunities. However, we have a long way to go.

I would advise you that you need to know the lead syndicator personally. None of this “we met at a local REIA and he pitched me his deal”. If a guy does not have a list of solid investors they must lack the track record.

Contact info:
Crowdfundinglawyers.net
Amywanlaw.com
@amyywan

 

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Podcast#57 – #LaneHack – Computer productivity hacks

Time is the Most Important thing!
Time is short we are limited in the number of days we have. The other day I need to scrub rebt rolls and get Zillow… perfect job for a VA.
Pull alll vendors and email for Atlanta Indy Birmingham.
Use the VAs I use with 10 hours for free.

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Podcast#56 – Interview – Sep Bekam – W2 Electrical Engineer never looks back and why he does SFH and not MFH

Sep Bekam is a full time real estate investor and was able to get out of the rat race when he was 31 years old. He currently invests in 4 states and has acquired a portfolio of 50 houses and 80 apartments with his investors. Sep has been interviewed twice on the Real Estate Guys Radio Show and recently co-founded a real estate crowdfunding company. He enjoys helping other investors avoid making the same mistakes he did when he first started.

Quitting your job frees up so much time to progress business
2009 came around and getting fired was the best thing!
Oh no investing is stocks like Washington Mutual

1) How much simple passive Cashflow are you making today and how are you doing it?
(You don’t need to give a number if you would like privacy. You can be vague such as halfway to quitting my job, cover my mortgage, Make 25% of my expenses, over $10k, although people like when people open up the kimono.)
• Six figure range
2) What is your Han Solo moment – Han Solo and his buddy Chewbacca from Star Wars were cruising around the galaxy as lowlife smugglers but then cross paths with Luke and Leia and his life took a pivot point. Describe the resistance that was the catalyst for change. Did you “burn the boats” or did you let it happen naturally – was there an internal (you decided to make a change on own – what was thought process?) or external (you got fired) trigger?
1. Live in Orange County, California
2. Love to travel, paintball, attend seminars
2. Went to school for electrical engineering because that’s what I was taught
4. Started working and felt like Office Space
5. Was very stressful, 2008. Recession hit, I had a nasty, egotistical boss (also an engineer)
6. I was told when to go to work, when I could take a break, when I could eat, and when I could see my friends and family.
7. And then I was laid off after 4 months. I go to school for 26 years to be laid off after 4 months
8. Then went on to pursue masters in robotics
9. Cousin introduced me to Robert Kiyosaki’s book called Conspiracy of the Rich
10. Fell in love with real estate investing. Found podcasts
11. Big influencers: Real Estate Guys (Robert Helms & Russell Gray), J Massey, David Lindahl, Ken McElroy
12. Got the cash flow bug. I wanted to own apartment buildings. I thought it would give me freedom so I could stop trading time for money.
13. Tried investing in OC but nothing cash flowed. Then I began searching for markets that had properties with better cash flow. Everyone told me I was crazy and I should invest locally
14. Bought my first 2 properties in Phoenix. Two 4-plexes.
15. Evictions, broken windows, bleach on the carpets, management excuses, etc. while working full time job
16. When I started investing, I made virtually every mistake possible: overpaid for properties that appraised low, meth labs,
Robert Helms: “Live where you want to live, invest where the numbers make sense”
• Investor Identity – Why does it matter?
• Marketplace: How to find good emerging real estate markets
• Team: Team includes: Property Manager, brokers, leasing agents, evictions Attorney, contract review attorney, Mastermind, insurance brokers, public insurance claims adjusters, CPA, tax attorney, securities Attorney if you are raising capital, etc.
• Deal:
-Self managing vs.hiring a property manager. Managing the Manager
-If I fail, it’s my fault. If I succeed, it’s because of my Team.
Why I am focusing more on single family rental portfolios than apartments?
• When the crowd is going one way, there is a lot of opportunity in the opposite direction
• Gurus often compare owning 1,000 apartments to self-managing 1 house
• Why not manage your houses like an apartment complex?

3) Worst life/business moment what did you do after? Lesson learned?
-When a bank tried foreclosing on one of my apartment complexes…even though we never missed a mortgage payment.

4) A mark of a high performer is to put your ego aside and accept the help of others and mastermind. 2 week experiment and 6 month project? (90-180 day goal) Perhaps people can help you out? Any secret habit to share?
Secret Habit #1: Fast way to underwrite deals: 1.5% rule
Secret Habit #2: Surround yourself with investors that are ahead of you. Not the talkers.
Secret Habit #3: Investor Identity

5) What is your simple passive Cashflow number? Now imagine you had 2x that amount… Describe your ideal day, detailed routine, and what projects you are working on.
• Simple Passive Cashflow number: $50,000/month.
• Double that: $100,000/month
• Travel to Europe 6 times a year. Underwrite deals while living in Lake Como, Italy for 3 months.

6) Something that you have recently or thought about “burning your cash” on for time savings or an improvement in quality of life.
• I could hire more employees, expand the team, invest in additional marketing to be able to help, teach, and create 1,000 millionaires per year.

7) Tony Robbins identifies two large concepts that we are continually struggling to gain perfection at: #1-Art of Fulfillment and #2-Science of Achievement. If you died tomorrow and this was your final words of wisdom, what is your secret to the “Science of Achievement?” And “Art of Fulfillment?” How you do contribute back?
At the Unleash the Power Within seminar, Tony talked about the importance of measuring all of the important aspects of life to ensure fulfillment:
Draw a wheel (circle) on piece of paper and divide it up into 7 or 8 spokes. In each spoke, write the following:
1. Finances
2. Relationships
3. Time
4. Body
5. Emotion
6. Mission
7. Contribution
Then shade each spoke from the center on a scale of 1 to 5. 1 being awful and 5 being excellent. When you’re done shading each wheel, you’ll notice that some areas might be a little bit off balance. Just like the tires on your car, if they are off balance then your car can’t go as fast or run as efficient. It’s important to make sure that the wheel is balanced.

8) Anything we missed and contact info if you would like anyone to get a hold of you. URL?
Facebook: Sepehr Bekam
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