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In today's episode, Brian and John discuss a property they purchased about three years ago in Southfield, Columbus. The guys don’t usually hold rentals in this area of the city, so this one brought some interesting experiences and taught valuable lessons.
This week, Brian and John provide answers to the questions that they get asked most often. As the guys network, they come across people who are learning about real estate and ask for advice. Brian and John decided to record all their answers so that they can help even more people who are seeking guidance in their real estate journey. Some questions addressed today get asked a lot, while some are unique questions that the guys were intrigued by.
Brian and John are joined by Peter Lohmann to discuss property management. Peter is an engineer by trade who eventually started his own business, RL Property Management, and continues his role as the CEO. Brian and John are especially fond of Peter’s ability to be straightforward in what he says.
Brian and John talk about one of their most profitable flips ever in this week’s podcast. The property was located in Upper Arlington, a neighborhood in Columbus with a great location that demands a high price.
In this episode, Brian and John welcome Brian Fisher. He has a full-time job and began flipping houses a few years ago. He is excellent at networking, which is how he has managed to find success early in his flipping career. Recently, he has been considering flipping full-time.
In this week’s installment, Brian and John are here to talk about a flip they did on a property in the Vassor Village area of Columbus. This house was the most intricate rehab project the guys have ever taken on: they had to take the house down to the studs.
Jim Pfeifer is back on the show today to talk about a variety of topics with Brian and John. Jim has given up most of his financial advising licenses because of his preference towards alternative investments. He especially likes real estate syndication, so he provides an explanation of it and how exactly he is involved in it.
For this episode of the podcast, Brian and John share their experiences with auctions. They bought quite a few properties at auction back in 2016, but have since stepped back from the auction circuit. However, the guys just recently bought one property at auction and are now considering making this a regular occurrence again.
"Nestrs" power couple Nick and Sarah Karakaian join Brian and John in this episode. This husband and wife real estate investment team offer services such as rental consulting and home organization, with much of their focus now being on their short-term rentals via Airbnb.
Rachel Ford, an insurance agent and friend of Brian and John, join the guys in this episode. In addition to that line of work, she also invests in real estate. Rachel provides insight on both her insurance work and real estate investing. We hear about how Rachel differentiates herself from other insurance agents and why reputation is so important. She also talks about why she wanted to invest in real estate and unique stories about interactions she has had with her tenants.
Brian and John welcome Brian Jordan to this episode. He is a longtime friend of the guys and is a wholesaler. He moved from Dallas to Columbus after starting his own business and has worked on several deals with Brian and John during his time in Ohio.
In this episode, Brian and John share their story about a rehab that they did in Grove City. Dubbed the “tire house” because of how messy it was, including having about sixty tires in the backyard, this property is probably the most disgusting project that the guys have taken on!
Brian and John welcome Brad Clarizio to this episode. At 28-years-old, Brad is a young investor who holds rental properties, flips houses, and rents an Airbnb. On top of all this, Brad still holds a full-time job which increases his ease of acquiring loans and funding deals.
Moving on from the last episode about what Brian and John learned in 2018, the guys now discuss setting goals for 2019. Even though they didn’t reach all their goals last year, Brian and John are satisfied with what they accomplished and feel that setting high goals was a significant factor in their success.
For the first episode of 2019, Brian and John reflect on the successes and failures that their business experienced last year. Even though some mistakes were made, the guys believe that mistakes are necessary in order to learn and, therefore, grow the business even more this year.
Today’s episode is a re-run of a favorite that originally aired in April 2018. Brian and John share their strategy in the real estate investing field — what properties to buy, how much to buy for, how to flip/sell properties, what profit margins you should be aiming for and a lot more. Listen to learn about their practices on how to buy at a discount and what factors you should be considering when diving into the real estate investing industry.
Brian and John talk about their experience in "wholetailing". This strategy involves buying a property (typically with cash) and listing it on MLS almost instantly. Once Brian and John had the funds to make these kinds of deals, they found it made much more sense because of the abundance of exposure that MLS listings receive.
In this episode, Brian and John talk with Brian Urbanski. He was invited to the podcast to talk about lease options, but his knowledge and experience in “subject to” deals are greatly discussed as well. Brian and John have been interested in these areas and learned a lot from conversing with Urbanski.
Brian and John walk us through the deal, beginning with how they learned that is was up for sale. We hear about a man who approached the guys about buying the property on the day that they themselves bought it, and about a different buyer who tried to flip the property before he even owned it. Brian and John learned a lot in dealing with these buyers and they share those lessons with us.
In this episode, Brian and John welcome Mike Rodriguez to talk about investing in commercial real estate. Mike owns rental units and has recently jumped into commercial real estate brokerage. He operates in Columbus and has been a full-time broker for about a year. Mike discusses work/life balance, his infatuation with commercial real estate, and the difference between the deals he does and residential ones. He also discusses some new initiatives that can be utilized for investing.
Brian and John welcome Brian Hayes, co-owner of Ohio Property Brothers, to today’s episode. We hear about the shortage of tradespeople and the impact this predicament can have in the coming years, the importance of having a great process, and what Brian Hayes credits his company’s growth to. To finish the podcast, Brian Hayes has a surprise for Brian and John.
With Brian taking a vacation in Hawaii, John is solo in this episode to discuss how to communicate with sellers when buying a real estate investment property. John was the entire marketing team for his business before he met Brian, so he has experience with a wide range of customers and situations. He knows what is important to consider when speaking with sellers face-to-face.
Brian and John talk about an investment property flip that they closed on earlier this year. This property was quite unique. The sellers approached the guys after receiving a mailer and had a large, modern condo they wanted to sell. It was smooth sailing up until the day before the deal was set to close.
In this episode, Brian and John talk about wholesaling. They share the qualities that they look for when dealing with wholesalers. These traits help determine whether or not a wholesaler knows what they're doing and allows them to decide if there is potential for a long-term business relationship. We also hear several stories of the guys working with wholesalers over the years.
In this episode, Brian and John talk about making the transition from working a full-time day job to being a full-time real estate investor. Both guys have taken this step and they say that it is the best decision they’ve ever made. Brian and John run through many pieces of advice for people who want to become their own boss in the real estate investing space.
In this episode, Brian and John focus on a property that they bought in 2016 in. The guys have been on a roller coaster ride with this property, but thankfully, everything worked out in the end!
In this episode, Brian and John welcome their first ever guest, Jim Pfeifer, to the show. Jim is a financial advisor by profession but invests passively in real estate by using property managers to help him oversee and manage his properties.
In this episode, John and Brian share details of the most profitable deal they have done together. Listen to the rest of the story that goes with our most read blog post by the same name.
In this episode, Brian and John tell us about networking in the real estate investing world. The guys worked hard to grow their business to what it is today, and attribute the majority of their success to networking. Brian and John even met through networking!
In this episode, Brian and John give tips on how to scale your business. When they first got involved in the real estate business they didn’t imagine they’d grow to have so many properties and employees as quickly as they did, but they kept making the right decisions and continue to grow. Join the guys as they discuss what software they like to use to save time, the types of people that they look for when hiring, and how they are discovering new business by stepping outside of their comfort zone.
In this episode, our hosts tell us about their experience managing their properties in-house. They used to outsource their property management, but learned that it is best for it to be done within their own company. We learn about various aspects of in-house property management, such as generating tenant leads and processing their maintenance requests. Brian and John also tell us some interesting stories involving an incomplete drainage setup and some nightmare tenants.
In this episode, John and Brian tell us stories about times they have failed while growing their company, from using disreputable contractors early on to raising the rent on a property they currently own. They also give advice on how to deal with failure and how to minimize it.
In today’s episode, John and Brian share details of a not-so-quick flip deal they recently finished up. They take us through the acquisition process where they learned how a recent death was tearing this family apart. After 5 months and a lengthy sale process, they finally found a solution that worked for all parties involved.
In this episode, Brian and John give an overview of the different ways to fund real estate deals. Though it gets easier to do with more experience, it is still possible to get funding even if you are new to flipping. Listen to find out how to finance your deals, including how the guys got funding for their first projects.
In this episode, Brian and John give us an idea of what strategies they use to stay on top in the event of a real estate market downturn. It’s true that there’s no certainty when the market will correct, so keeping strategies in place is a definite must. Listen to know more about these strategies and get insights on which ones are actually implementable in your business.
In this episode, Brian and John list the multitude of tools and apps they’re currently using in their business. For some, finding the right tool to fit your needs may be through trial and error. Skip the hassle and listen as Brian and John share what tools they use, what they use it for, and their tips on using them.
In this episode, Brian and John conclude the 3-Part Series of Flipping a House. The finale is none other than the ultimate goal — selling the property! From cleaning up after rehab to getting offers and receiving appraisals, Brian and John walk us through every step it takes to close a deal.
Today, Brian and John take us through their step-by-step process in rehab management. Part 2 of the Flipping Process series is about rehabbing properties for both renting and flipping. Listen as our hosts share details of their flipping experience and what they’ve learned in the process. Get their tips on finding and dealing with contractors.
In today’s episode, John and Josh share a quick flip deal they did recently. They discuss each step of the acquisition process and the surprises they faced along the way. Find out how they fared in this short and sweet episode!
Every real estate investor has their own process they follow to find and close deals. Today Josh joins Brian and John to walk us through how they find and close off-market deals. Tune in as they walk us through how they generate off-market leads up to the final closing process. They also discuss the tools, apps, and software they use to make it all possible.
Welcome to the third episode of Take Action Real Estate Podcast, where we share our knowledge and experience to help you become a better investor. Our hosts, Brian and John talk about all topics real estate, share their successes and failures to help you with your journey. In today’s episode, Brian and John share their strategy in the real estate investing field — what properties to buy, how much to buy for, how to flip/sell properties, what profit margins you should be aiming for and a lot more. Listen to learn about their practices on how to buy at a discount and what factors you should be considering when diving into the real estate investing industry.
Welcome to the second episode of Take Action Real Estate Podcast, where we share our knowledge and experience to help you become a better investor. Our hosts, Brian and John talk about all topics real estate, share their successes and failures to help you with your journey. In today’s episode, Brian and John welcome Josh to the show. Josh plays the role of Acquisitions Manager and analyzes deals, negotiations, and property evaluations. Together, they walk us through their day-to-day while giving insights and tips on leveraging roles, supporting employees, networking, and building relationships with people.
Welcome to the first episode of the Take Action Real Estate Podcast, where we share our knowledge and experience to help you become a better investor. Our hosts, Brian and John talk about all topics real estate, share their successes and failures to help you with your journey. In today's episode, Brian and John talk about the beginning of their partnership, how they came to know each other, how their partnership was formalized, what it’s like starting their own real estate venture and a lot more. Tune in to know what their goals are for 2018 and why rental properties are a big part of their plans.