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Learn all about investing in real estate in Louisville, Kentucky with a combination of real estate financial planning and modeling with numbers specific to Louisville plus syndicated, more generalized recordings of live and pre-recorded real estate investing classes (not all specific to Louisville).
 
Hi! I’m Sharon. I started my investing journey in 1998 while I owned and operated another successful business. Real estate was originally my side hustle. I invested part-time for about 10 years doing rehabs and picking up a handful of rentals before finally becoming a full-time investor. In 2008 when the market crashed, I became an "accidental wholesaler". (That was never my plan.) Today, I help real estate investors create unforgettable brands and marketing plans that work! I also help peop ...
 
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The Nomad™ real estate investing strategy has you buying properties as an owner-occupant, living in them for at least a year… to fulfil your obligations to the lender for getting a low/nothing down loan with better interest rates… then converting them to a rental and moving into a new property. Repeat this until you have the number of rental proper…
 
What happens when you realize one day that you have no joy around your business? The very thing that used to make you so happy, has lost its spark? Maybe, you are feeling like a ship that’s completely off course. I have talked to a lot of entrepreneurs that have found themselves in exact situations in the past 18 months. And the funny thing is, not…
 
Learn more about modeling your real estate investing strategy in CityName using a variety of different rules in the Real Estate Financial Planner™ software. Watch the video version of this class: https://realestatefinancialplanner.com/modeling-your-real-estate-investments-rules-overview/ Resources Mentioned In Class Real Estate Financial Planner™ S…
 
It’s often said that “Success leaves clues”, and today we’re going to lay out some success tips for real estate investors that you can implement in your business no matter what your investment strategy is. Successful businesses are built on a strong foundation, and today my guest Charles Carillo will tell you what he believes are some of those key …
 
You can purchase a property in Louisville, Kentucky using an FHA loan with just 3.5% down. Heck, sometimes you can even get down payment assistance to help with the 3.5% down payment. But there are other loans with lower down payment options. However, when you put less than 20% down, FHA loans require you buy insurance to protect the lender in case…
 
I’m sure you’ve heard that entrepreneurs often have “shiny object syndrome”. What that means is we tend to jump from one thing to another often without actually finishing anything. My guest today is Pili Yarusi of Yarusi Holdings. Pili is a wife and a busy mom of three, so she is as time-crunched as anyone can be. However, Pili has really mastered …
 
Interest rates are soaring today across the country. Smart investors are using master lease options to acquire property now more than ever before. So, what exactly is a master lease option, and how can I use this investing strategy to acquire property? Master lease options allow you to control commercial property like apartment buildings, storage f…
 
With just over two months left in the year, today I want to talk about how to finish the year strong. When you are focused and you have a plan, two months is actually quite a bit of time if you are focused on things that will actually move your business forward. I also want to talk about something we don’t often think about and that is decluttering…
 
Are we currently over-building? Have we been over-building in the last few years? Where are all the 5+ unit new construction properties? What can builders tell us about impending recessions? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this first-ever chart reaction podcast episode and video from James as he goes over the following two chart…
 
We have just over two months left this year and as I was working on next week’s podcast, it came to me that there is really something that comes before the topic of the next podcast which is, “Setting yourself up for success in the new year”. Now is the time for some front-end reflection and planning before taking those next steps to actually work …
 
James is interviewed by Dave Goldberg with The Investor's Source about the effects of shifting economic forces on the real estate market. Watch the video version of this interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DELMeIdX8KE Download a copy of the newest version of The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™ by going to: https://Rea…
 
This is a very personal recording of a class I recorded on March 10, 2021 for our real estate investor group in Northern Colorado. In it I share some very failures and what I wish I knew if I was getting started investing in real estate in Louisville. Here's my list of tips: Not Get Rich Quick "A great business at a fair price is superior to a fair…
 
This is a recording of a class I recorded way back in June, 2021 for our real estate investor group in Northern Colorado. So, why am I publishing a class that's over a year old on October 24, 2022? Over the last month, I've had several people suggest to me or ask me if in our current real estate market in Louisville... a real estate market where...…
 
My guest today is Al Nicoletti, a Florida Probate Attorney extraordinaire. We’re going to be talking about advanced strategies for structuring probate deals as well as some of the more common problems with estates you will run into from time to time. Al has carved out a unique niche in solving simple and complex probate matters that once stalled re…
 
With rising interest rates in Louisville, some real estate investors wonder what's a reasonable mortgage interest rate to use when planning out their next purchases. This episode was recorded to help real estate investors better understand historical mortgage interest rates and what is reasonable to use when modeling future real estate purchases. I…
 
My guest today is former NFL player, Dean Rogers. Get ready to learn what the #1 trait is that you must have to successfully make the transition from the NFL (or any other career) to becoming a real estate investor superstar in your area. One important thing you will discover in this show is how this self-proclaimed “underdog” used this to his adva…
 
With rising interest rates in Louisville, some investors are wondering if real estate investing is dead. This episode was recorded to help real estate investors better understand how much and how quickly interest rates have changed over the last 35 years. Then, with that knowledge, what the impact might be on real estate investors plus the start of…
 
I am so excited to share this show with you because we are going to talk about teaching kids how to achieve financial freedom through real estate. This is not just theory, but this is a real-life case study of parents teaching their children not only how to generate passive income, but how their own knowledge around money and finances can have a hu…
 
Learn this advanced goal setting process for real estate investors called the Future Narrative Process (or Future Narrative Checklist). This is a throwback recording from 2012 when James first taught the process live. Download a copy of the newest version of The World's Greatest Real Estate Deal Analysis Spreadsheet™ by going to: https://RealEstate…
 
How many of us have given up on turning dead leads into hard cash, because we either don’t know how to do it or we haven’t been successful at systematizing this process? Today, we are going to do a deep dive into how real estate investors can make money from those dead leads. My guest is Chris Craddock, and he is an expert on this topic. You are al…
 
Most real estate investors in Louisville, Kentucky face similar challenges, hurdles and obstacles: Where do I get my next down payment from? How do I overcome negative cash flow or improve the cash flow I have? How do I qualify for the best loans? How do I find what I'm missing (deals, dream team, partners, tenants)? How do I commit to achieving my…
 
One of the most common questions I get from investors is how to get started in probate investing. I love probate investing because they are an endless source of leads, and they are such lucrative deals. So why don’t more investors dive into this niche? There are a number of things that hold real estate investors back when it comes to probate invest…
 
Most real estate investors in Louisville, Kentucky face similar challenges, hurdles and obstacles: Where do I get my next down payment from? How do I overcome negative cash flow or improve the cash flow I have? How do I qualify for the best loans? How do I find what I'm missing (deals, dream team, partners, tenants)? How do I commit to achieving my…
 
When we talk about what it takes to become a successful real estate investor, there is one trait that is always present. That trait is extreme focus. My guest today is Jason Yarusi of Yarusi Holdings. I’m excited to do a deep dive into the importance of habits and focus, and the profound effect these two things can have on your business. What exact…
 
Most real estate investors in Louisville, Kentucky face similar challenges, hurdles and obstacles: Where do I get my next down payment from? How do I overcome negative cash flow or improve the cash flow I have? How do I qualify for the best loans? How do I find what I'm missing (deals, dream team, partners, tenants)? How do I commit to achieving my…
 
Have you ever wondered how to approach potential money partners and ask for capital so that they actually want to partner with you? This can be tough! Today we are going to dive into the 3 biggest mistakes real estate investors make when raising capital and how to avoid them. My guest, Dave Dubeau, is an expert in having these conversations. He’s a…
 
Most real estate investors in Louisville, Kentucky face similar challenges, hurdles and obstacles: Where do I get my next down payment from? How do I overcome negative cash flow or improve the cash flow I have? How do I qualify for the best loans? How do I find what I'm missing (deals, dream team, partners, tenants)? How do I commit to achieving my…
 
My guest today is Tim Winfrey, and we are going to dive into tips for making a business partnership work. Becoming and staying successful business partners is no easy task, but he has successfully navigated this process. Tim co-hosts the Freedom Chasers Podcast and that’s how we met. He is also a real estate broker, marketer, and BPO expert. Tim ha…
 
Most real estate investors in Louisville, Kentucky face similar challenges, hurdles and obstacles: Where do I get my next down payment from? How do I overcome negative cash flow or improve the cash flow I have? How do I qualify for the best loans? How do I find what I'm missing (deals, dream team, partners, tenants)? How do I commit to achieving my…
 
What does it take to build real wealth? Is it just about money, or does “real wealth” have a totally different meaning? I believe you can be rich, but not be wealthy, and this is what this show is all about. My guest today is Rich Fettke, and we are going to talk about his philosophies around this topic as well as his new book, “The Wise Investor: …
 
Most real estate investors in Louisville, Kentucky face similar challenges, hurdles and obstacles: Where do I get my next down payment from? How do I overcome negative cash flow or improve the cash flow I have? How do I qualify for the best loans? How do I find what I'm missing (deals, dream team, partners, tenants)? How do I commit to achieving my…
 
I got a listener question this week and it was, "what do you do when the heirs can’t agree on a sales price for the property in the estate"? That’s a really good question, but I have to tell you that in reality, you get it less often than you might think. However, over time it will happen so it's good to know how to handle that situation. In this s…
 
How prepared are you for a drop in rent in Louisville, Kentucky? How prepared are you for a drop in property values (price) in Louisville, Kentucky? Rent Resiliency™ measures how much rent can drop before you have negative cash flow. Price Resiliency™ measures how much property values (price) can drop before you're upside down, underwater or have n…
 
Today we are going to talk about how to fund real estate deals from a lender’s perspective. My guest today, Beau Eckstein, does many types of loans. These include commercial lending, construction loans, business loans, hard money loans, and bridge loans. If you’re wondering what the best way is to approach a lender to fund your project, that’s one …
 
Unexpected things while investing in real estate can be shocking! Find out the most common real estate investing shocks in Louisville, Kentucky and how to mitigate and/or elimiate them completely in this special class. Especially helpful for newer real estate investors that are not aware of some of the things that could go wrong while buying, selli…
 
My guest today is Caleb Davis. He is a partner in the real estate company, Three doors. Caleb has built a multi-million-dollar rental portfolio which has allowed him to become financially free at the age of 30 through real estate investing. He has also built a 40-million-dollar agent team in just 3 years. His story is quite amazing. Listen in to le…
 
Learn how to find off-market deals in Louisville, Kentucky. Especially helpful to find creative financing deals and fixer upper properties using marketing and other strategies. Topics discussed include: How real estate investors find deals from The Millionaire Real Estate Investor book by Gary Keller et al Why Motivated Sellers? Creative Transactio…
 
Part-time investors often long for the freedom full-time investors have. They want to know how you quit your day job to become a full-time real estate investor. What are the steps to successfully making this transition? My guest today is Billy Keels who lives in Barcelona, Spain. Billy has lived in Europe for many years however he invests right her…
 
A deep-dive into real estate partnerships including the 3 roles: deal maker/syndicator, money partner and loan partner in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes a qualitative discussion of what real estate partnerships are and how to do them plus quantitative, numbers-based discussions showing how each partnership role might perform toward a goal of achiev…
 
Today, I want to talk about probates and exactly how to talk to motivated sellers with confidence. Real estate investors think this is tricky. However, with these tips, you’ll find out it’s actually pretty easy. At the end of the day, it's just a conversation. Let's dig into it! Key Highlights: [00:01 - 04:23] Opening Segment • How to have comforta…
 
A deep-dive into creative financing strategies like owner financing, wrap financing, subject to, lease-options, lease-purchases, rent to own, lease to own, agreement for deed, contract for deed and loan assumptions in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes a qualitative class discussing what the creative financing strategies are and how to do them plus qua…
 
So many investors find it hard to talk to motivated sellers and make offers confidently. But let’s face it; real estate investors have to know how to do this to grow a successful business. For many people, it’s just practice. It’s simply making (low-ball) offers over time that makes the difference. In today’s show, you’re going to get some actionab…
 
A deep dive into the flipping properties strategy in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes a qualitative class discussing what the quick turn and flipping properties strategy is and how to do it plus quantitative, numbers-based discussions showing how the strategy performs toward a goal of achieving financial independence. Check out our flipping propertie…
 
Today’s show is one you just don’t want to miss. You’re going to learn tips for building a rockstar real estate team like his that does hundreds of deals each year. My guest is Jim Manning of Three Doors. Jim has built one of the top 100 real estate teams in the country. Their business is a hybrid model with three doors or 3 different opportunities…
 
A deep dive into the Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refi and Repeat (BRRRR) strategy in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes a qualitative class discussing what the BRRRR strategy is and how to do it plus quantitative, numbers-based discussions showing how the strategy performs toward a goal of achieving financial independence. Check out our BRRRR modeling (and other…
 
My guest today is my friend and the founder of Carrot, Trevor Mauch. I’m excited to talk about how real estate investors can effectively generate leads online. Leads that come through your motivated seller website are generally higher quality leads than those that you generate with direct mail marketing and other outbound marketing strategies, and …
 
A deep dive into the strategy of house hacking in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes a qualitative class discussing what the house hacking strategy is and how to do it plus quantitative, numbers-based discussions showing how the strategy performs toward a goal of achieving financial independence. Check out our house hacking modeling (and other real est…
 
In the last show, I talked about how to find off-market properties using direct mail marketing. After that show, folks wanted to know, “How do you automate this process so that it’s easier to manage”? That’s a great question and that’s what I’m going over today. 5 ways to automate your direct mail marketing and increase your response rates. Let's d…
 
A deep dive into the strategy of buying rental properties utilizing the Nomad™ real estate investing strategy in Louisville, Kentucky. Includes a qualitative class discussing what the Nomad™ strategy is and how to do it plus quantitative, numbers-based discussions showing how the strategy performs toward a goal of achieving financial independence. …
 
Today’s show is on how to find off-market properties using direct mail marketing. By focusing on off-market deals, you will get properties other investors miss out on. I have been using direct mail marketing for off-market deals for more than 20 years now. Hands down, it has always been my best source of leads. The secret sauce is creating an excep…
 
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