BTM185: Using PropTech in Multifamily to Create Outsized Returns with Kent Ritter

On today’s show we are talking Technology & Real Estate and where those 2 worlds meet. Today’s guest is multifamily investor and entrepreneur, Kent Ritter.

Kent is a former management consultant, start-up owner, and corporate executive turned full-time real estate operator. After a massive exit from his healthcare technology start up, he turned his eyes (and capital) towards real estate. His technology background, coupled with real estate allowed Kent to use property technology to create outsized returns from acquiring and improving mismanaged, undercapitalized, and undervalued properties.

On the show, we discuss the advantage of forward thinking approaches and the role technology plays in Kent’s portfolio for creating greater returns on the properties that he repositions.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • The future of virtual leasing agents
  • How dynamic pricing adjusts can bolster your returns
  • (AI) Artificial Intelligence and Real Estate
  • How to vet new technologies
  • Kent’s take on the Miracle Morning
  • The advantages of buying smaller properties
  • What a conservative underwriter does and doesn’t look like

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Kent’s Website

Recommended Book:

Wheelbarrow Profits by Jake and Gino Barbaro

Best Ever Apartment Syndication by Joe Fairless

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Lifestyle Design App:

Calendly Scheduling App

BTM174: Budgeting, Saving and Investing for Financial Freedom with Todd Miller

This week on the podcast, I interviewed a real estate investor/financial coach Todd Miller, who has spent the past 11 years building up his passive income portfolio to quit his job.

His strategy was straightforward and not at all different from the plans many of us make to leave our soul sucking day job.

You know… Budget, save, invest and retire early on the beach somewhere.

If only it were that simple.

See we can know the steps but not understand them. We can understand the steps but not implement them. We can implement them but not succeed.

There are numerous areas in which we can fall short of the ever elusive financial freedom that we desire.

But if you’ve known me for any stretch of time, you are aware that I’ve made it my mission to help all of us better succeed.

Rather than claiming life changing results in a single episode, we wanted to help you with the baby steps for budgeting, saving and investing in hopes that these small actions will have massive results for you later down the line. This is a good one!

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Todd’s Website

Recommended Book:

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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Lifestyle Design App:

Google Docs

BTM170: Your Money Mindset Matters

Most of our beliefs form in early childhood and often times from our parents and loved ones.

I always play with this idea: If I was born 200 years ago halfway across the world, how different would my belief system be? So who’s to say my beliefs now are true? See, it’s some trippy stuff.

This leads me to believe that our beliefs are simply things that we hold true in our own minds and that at any time, we can change those beliefs – but only if we choose to.

On today’s show, I highlight the beliefs about our financial goals that may be holding many of us back – the type of beliefs that cause most of us to stagnate or burnout or not get started at all.

Your money mindset matters and today we are going to see just how deep down the rabbit hole we can go to uproot the things that aren’t serving us.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

The 4 Keys Masterclass*

*On this LIVE masterclass, I’ll teach you my 4 part system for building a location independent real estate business and portfolio. There are just a couple more live sessions left where I’ll be hosting a Q&A and Walkthrough. Make sure to register!

BTM166: The Pursuit of Financial, Location and Time Freedom for Immigrant and Ex Wall Street Trader Linying Zou

Today’s guest, Linying Zou is on a mission to achieve one thing – help people achieve freedom in their lives, by breaking free from the constraints of money, time and employers.

On this episode, we discuss exactly how Linying was able to achieve this feat in her own life. As a former Wall Street trader, her initial dream was to become a partner at her firm but she quickly realized that she was a pawn and had no true way to wealth if she kept down that track. After a few failed entrepreneurial partnerships and a 6 month trip halfway across the world she decided that it was finally time to settle on real estate as her wealth building vehicle and has been on a trip to her freedom number ever since.

Key Points From This Episode:

  • How Linying’s immigrant upbringing affected her financial future
  • The importance of a “freedom number” and how to calculate it
  • Why Linying attributes her success to her “miracle morning”
  • The decision Linying made to start investing in multifamily apartments
  • How you can use real estate to replace your income and travel the world

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Linying’s Website

Recommended Book:

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki

Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod

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Lifestyle Design App:

BTM 5K Challenge

BTM159: Vertical Integration? How To Grow Your Real Estate Business Profitably with Colin Douthit

Currently managing over 300 units after only being in real estate for three years, it’s clear that Colin Douthit, today’s guest, knows how to invest and how to do it well.

He realized early on that he needed to be far more profitable to create the life he wanted so he took a hard look at his business and portfolio to understand what was working and what wasn’t in hopes that he could do more of the former.

The end result came in the form of a brand new business. Since Colin had managed his own units efficiently in the prior months, he had the expertise and manpower to vertically integrate his business – coming out on the other end with two businesses.

Colin has a construction company that followed the same model and is constantly looking for ways to become more profitable by systematically building a network of businesses that compliment each other. In today’s episode, we discuss exactly how this can translate to your endeavors.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Colin’s Website

Recommended Book:

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

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Lifestyle Design App:

Everlance: Mileage Tracking