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BTM 53: Building a Rental Property Empire with Mark Ferguson

Mark Ferguson has  been flipping houses since 2001, he started buying rentals in 2010, and has been a real estate agent the entire time. Mark loves flipping houses for the income they produce, and rentals for the long-term cash flow they provide. Over the years Mark has flipped over 130 houses, bought 18 rentals, and sold thousands of houses as an agent.


On today’s episode, we learn how Mark had an entrepreneurial spirit from a young age to be his own boss. You’ll also learn about his observations of his friends and family feeling stuck in the corporate trap. He talks about how he initially didn’t want to get involved in real estate, but saw how it could provide him the freedom he was ultimately looking for. Mark shares why he made the transition from flipping homes into buying rental properties. He also talks about the #1 reason why most real estate agent never become investors.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • The story of Mark’s childhood watching his father’s fanstinating real estate career
  • How Mark brought a house at age 22 and found his niche in the real estate industry
  • The difference between being an real estate agent,  wholesaler and investor
  • Breakdown of what might be the best path for a new investor to start their real estate journey
  • What inspired Mark to start investing in rental properties
  • The numerous ways to make a living in real estate (agent, wholesale, flipping, rentals, etc.)
  • The #1 reason why most real estate agent never become investors


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Mark’s Website: InvestFourMore

Favorite Book: Third Circle Theory by Pejman Ghadimi 

Favorite Lifestyle Design App: DocuSign 


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BTM 52: Turnkey Rentals and Done For You Investing with Marco Santarelli

Marco Santarelli purchased his first real estate investment at the age of 18. He successfully handled the entire rehab and property management of his first property without ever taking a course or reading a book on the subject. Marco is an investor, author, and founder of Norada Real Estate Investments — a national real estate investment firm offering turnkey investment property in growth markets nationwide.

On today’s show, we discussed how Marco got his start in real estate and what inspired him to start his company, Norada Real Estate Investments. You’ll also learn the importance of educating yourself on real estate, asking the right questions and taking action. Marco talks about why real estate is a great place to create and store long-term wealth. In the episode, you’ll learn what turnkey investing is and the pros and cons of active vs. passive real estate investing.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Why you should never pursue an investment only for the money
  • Importance of investing in assets that you understand
  • The 5 key benefits of using real estate as an investment vehicle
  • What first time investors need to know about turnkey investments
  • Lessons learned about building a real estate portfolio of 84 properties
  • The difference between being an active vs. passive real estate investor

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Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Marco Websites: Norada Real Estate & Passive Real Estate Investing

Favorite Books: Think & Grow Rich  & Rich Dad Poor Dad  

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BTM 51: Fastest Path To Escape the Rat Race Using MultiFamily with Mark Walker

Mark was able to go from being a part-time investor with a full-time job in high tech, to someone who quit the corporate rat race in pursuit of his passion and now thrives as a multifamily investor. Mark Walker is founder of Luxmana Investments, which focuses on residential and multifamily investments.

Mark has been an active real estate investor since 2004, so he brought a wealth of knowledge with him when he founded Luxmana Investments in 2011.  He started out as a part-time investor––holding a full-time job in high tech––and his passion for real estate enabled him to escape the rat race of Corporate America.
Prior to Luxmana, Mark succeeded in multiple development projects in the trendy Highlands and Berkley areas of Denver, Colorado.  Since then, he’s acquired dozens of residential and multifamily income properties through Luxmana Investments LLC, which he founded in 2011, and Peak Margin Partners LLC, which he co-founded in 2013.

Mark has successfully overseen the operations of his own assets, and that of other investors, in Colorado, Texas, Florida and Illinois.  This includes his active involvement with MBP Capital and Catalyst Multifamily Management—a highly successful multifamily investment, management and brokerage firm.  During this tenure, Mark has had property management oversight of his Dallas area multifamily portfolio, while assisting with acquisitions and dispositions of assets as well.

Mark also spent over a decade at Seagate Technology where he held senior leadership roles in Marketing, Product Line Management and Sales. In addition to being a licensed real estate broker in Colorado, Mark holds a degree in Marketing from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  In his spare time, he enjoys theater, camping, cycling, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Mark earned his P.h.D. in real estate during his time of testifying in a grand jury indictment in the largest prison sentencing in Colorado for fraud
  • Why every investor must invest in mentorship to be successful
  • Importance of asking a lot of questions when learning real estate investing
  • What first time investors can do now to escape the rat race
  • #1 action step you can do today without spending a dime
  • The value in learning how to relate to people and meeting people on their level
  • How to choose your investment criteria
  • Type of questions you should ask property managers when analyzing deals (What are the rents in this area? What the property might rent for? What areas are you seeing the shortest marketing time? What features in property that you see is the easiest to rent?)
  • What is a cash-on-cash return in real estate investing?
  • How Mark helps people conquer their fear and inaction with investing

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode

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Luxmana Investments

Rich Dad Poor Dad


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BTM 50: Building A MultiFamily Empire with Eric Bowlin

Eric accidentally got into real estate back in college when he and his wife decided to buy a house near the University. They purchased a 3 unit building, living in one unit and renting the rest. One night while watching a movie with his wife, he heard a knock on the door. It was one of their tenants there to pay rent. At that moment he realized that I would become a real estate investor. That was the easiest money he had ever earned in his entire life. At that moment he realized that I would become a real estate investor.

Eric Bowlin started investing in real estate in 2009 with the purchase of his first three family property. He got into real estate full time at the end of 2011 and became financially independent at the end of 2015 when he quit his job forever.

Now, Eric is working on larger multifamily deals and syndications. He owns or is a GP on over 470 doors in Massachusetts and Texas. Also, Eric talks constantly about financial independence and is the founder of IdealREI (a top resource for real estate investors trying to achieve financial freedom) and Stacking Millions (a community where investors can learn and grow together).

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Eric went from full-time student to building a multifamily empire
  • The story of him convincing his wife during a deployment to start to invest in real estate
  • Importance of taking action and why you shouldn’t let people caution you away from investing
  • The Differences between real estate business vs. real estate investing
  • How Eric found his niche in real estate investing
  • The break down of his process of finding deals, talking to owners and creating offers
  • What steps Eric took to escape the rat race

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Eric Bowlin 

Rich Dad Poor Dad


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BTM 49: The Ultimate Wealth Formula to Financial Freedom with Buck Joffrey

On today’s show we welcome Buck Joffrey. Buck is an accomplished Surgeon, Entrepreneur, Asset Manager and Podcaster. He is also the #1 best-selling author of The 7 Secrets of Eternal Wealth. With a negative net worth upon finishing his surgical training in 2008, Buck quickly became a serial entrepreneur and real asset investor amassing an 8 figure net worth. In order to help his high paid professional colleagues, he started a financial education website called and hosts the popular Wealth Formula Podcast.

Buck knows the old mantra of “investing in a diversified portfolio of stocks, bonds, and mutual funds,” is outdated and dangerous for high paid professionals given the volatility and instability of the current global economy. Therefore, he advocates entrepreneurship and/or investing in hard assets that provide cash flow as a more reliable way of approaching personal finance. Through a strong foundation of financial education and emphasis on cash flow investing, Buck teaches professionals how to take charge of their money and prosper.

Key Points From This Episode

  • Buck’s story from surgeon to real estate investor/entrepreneur
  • What is the “Wealth Formula” and how you can use this to achieve financial freedom
  • Why most successful people never “retire”
  • Importance of shifting your mindset to life life on your own terms
  • What made Buck change his focus on making money from a different quadrant
  • Why your focus should be on buying streams of income
  • How Buck lost 300K on his first real estate investment and the #1 thing he would do differently

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Buck Joffrey

Wealth Formula Roadmap



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