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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  

Favorite App: Audible

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 36: Buy Your 1st (Next) Real Estate Investment: The 12 Step Process

Buy Your 1st (Next) Real Estate Investment: The 12 Step Process.

In this episode we walk through the exact steps that I charge my $300 per hour coaching students to ensure that they close on their first property this year. I know you are thinking that this is too good to be true – but believe it! I want to make sure that as many people who are looking for a process to follow are equipped with the know how to purchase their first rental investment in 2018. Here are the steps:


1. Real Estate Literacy


2. Goal Setting (SMART Goals)

  • Lifestyle Goals
  • Financial Goals
  • Real Estate Investment Goals


3. Choosing A Market

  • Types of Markets
    • Growth Market
    • Stable Market
    • Declining Market
  • Top-Down Approach
    • Economic Factors
    • Real Estate Factors
    • Regulator Factors
    • Local Market Factors
  • Investing Locally or Remote


4. Analyzing Deals

  • In Depth Analysis
  • General Rules of Thumb
    • 50% Rule
    • 2% Rule
    • 70%Rule


For steps 5 through 12 along with 1-4 above, we have created a detailed 12 Step Process write up for your ease…

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Links mentioned in the show:

Daily Audio Bible

Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (Physical Copy)

2 Free Books Today on Audible

4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris

One on One Coaching with Daray




BTM 02: $50 Million Dollar Rental Portfolio and the A-Team Behind it with Reed Goossens

On today’s show we’re speaking with Reed Goossens. Reed is a serial real estate entrepreneur and founder of RSN Property Group. As a native Australian, Reed moved to the US to pursue his investing career. As a qualified structural engineer and project manager, Reed has been involved with construction and real estate since 2007. Reed’s expertise includes project management, property development, and key stakeholder management. Reed has been involved in the development and acquisition of over $500 million in real estate and infrastructure across Australia, North America, Europe, and South East Asia.


After gaining valuable experience working in the engineering and construction industry, Reed decided to pursue his passion for real estate development and investing by starting RSN Property Group.Throughout recent years Reed has developed his personal portfolio of solid cash flow investment properties. He believes now is the time to enhance and utilize the power of syndication investing to purchase apartment communities. Reed’s commitment to the development of a structured, systemized approach to researching, acquiring and managing investments provides the basis for RSN’s sound operating system.


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Reed tells us about his journey from student, to engineer, to successful entrepreneur .
  • Hear how the book Rich Dad, Poor Dad has been a big motivator in Reed’s life.
  • Find out how Reed closed his first deal on a triplex.
  • Understand what Reed learned from his first deal and the team he used.
  • Learn how a move to commercial real estate and scaling was more beneficial for Reed.
  • Find out more about the components of a successful team.
  • Hear some of Reed’s suggestions on finding a good broker.
  • Discover how Reed sculpted his entrepreneurial journey through his daily goals.
  • Understand why, as a real estate agent, you need to know how to hustle.
  • Why Reed believes that getting a mentor is another way of investing in yourself.
  • Hear what sacrifices Reed had to make in order to get to where he is today.
  • Find out why Reed’s mentor is key to his success.
  • Understand why people underestimate the amount of work it takes to grow a business.
  • And much more!




Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Reed Goossens —

Reed’s Instagram—

Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Rich Dad’s CASHFLOW Quadrant: Rich Dad’s Guide to Financial Freedom

The 4-hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss