Posts Tagged ‘investing’

BTM 59: Time Wealth Anyone? The VIP Formula with Mark Dolfini

Mark Dolfini is a husband, father, and a veteran of the United States Marines.  He owns several million dollars worth of real estate and has actively managed over $40 million in real estate in his 20 years of being in the real estate business. That is not what makes his story so compelling. Mark has Time-Wealth. He is now able to control his calendar to do the things he wants, when he wants, and with whom he wants to do them.

 

Marine veteran, Mark Dolfini received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting at Purdue University. He is the Managing Broker of June Palms Property Management, LLC and the CEO of Landlord Coach, LLC. Mark Dolfini is also the author of The Time-Wealthy Investor.

 

On today’s episode, we talk to Mark about his journey into entrepreneurship after leaving his corporate accounting career. He shares with us his story as a high school graduate to finally joining the U.S. Marine Corps and becoming an real estate investor. After he joined the military, Mark realized he needed to get his life on track and start making some serious plans to make a better future for himself and his family.

 

You’ll learn how to use the concept of “anticipated joy” to create the life of your dreams. You’ll also learn why every investor must become a student of business in order to succeed. Mark breaks down The “VIP” concept and how you can use it today to structure your business and achieve the goals you have for your life.

 

Key Points From This Episode:

  • Mark’s journey into entrepreneurship from being a first endeavor vegetable stand in his parent’s garden in upstate New York
  • Importance of setting up a infostructure that fits your vision for your dream life
  • The story of how Mark brought his first real estate property (while attending college)
  • Mark’s favorite failure to date that set up him and his business for later success
  • Why you need to understand the difference between self-employment and business ownership
  • How Mark rebuilt his real estate portfolio and business after losing millions of dollars due to a health
  • How you can create a system to help you run your business and not let the business run you
  • Why you should become a “student of business” and learn the systems and infrastructure of how successful companies are built and managed
  • Importance of investing in great property management software
  • The #1 investment Mark made to take his real estate business and network to the next level
  • The 2 most important questions every real estate investor must ask to avoid bottlenecking
  • Why you need to learn how to eliminate, delegate or automate low-end tasks to free up your time as a entrepreneur
  • What “VIP” is and how you can use it as a investor and entrepreneur to achieve your goals and dreams
  • V- Vision: Establishing a crystal clear picture of what exactly you want your life to be like. Write down everyday what that vision is and have an accountability partner to keep you accountable through the process.
  • I- Infostructure: How you will run your business. Think of this as train tracks for your business. This is the foundation for everything.
  • P- Process: The rules you will operate on top of the infostructure. If you find yourself involved in every aspect of the business, ask yourself these 2 questions: Is this the best use of my time? Can I delegate, eliminate or automate this task?

 

Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode

Mark’s Website: Landlord Coach 

Mark’s Favorite Book: Think & Grow Rich 

Mark’s Favorite Lifestyle Design Apps:

Property Boss Solutions: Customizable Property Management Software

Contactually is an intelligent CRM for real estate professionals.

 

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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 44: Recession Proof Investing After a 2008 Cataclysmic Crash with Kevin Bupp

The Crash is coming! So they say. There’s no real way to actually know if we are facing a crash soon. What we do have is historical data and people with experience who’ve weathered the storm and have lived to tell about it. Today’s guest, has done just that losing everything he worked so many years for in just a few short months.

Todays guest, Kevin Bupp, is a Florida-based Real Estate Investor, top iTunes podcast host and serial entrepreneur with over $40 million of real estate transactions. His extensive investment experience spans the gamut of apartment buildings, single-family homes, office buildings, raw land, condos and his favorite and by far the most profitable for him, Mobile Home Parks.

We touch on this extensively and why Kevin thinks these parks are such good investments. More importantly we discuss his experience with the crash and lessons learned so that you can avoid those same pitfalls if we do in fact have another pending crash looming above us.

Lastly, I’d like to leave you with this. Wealth is rightfully yours and ready for the taking – so much so that God himself has already ordained it. If this confuses you then be sure to listen to this episode and I’ll discuss it further in the Tip of the Week!

 

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Links mentioned in the show:

www.kevinbupp.com

Mastering the Rockefeller Habits

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BTM 43: Grocery Bagger Turned Real Estate Millionaire After Divine Intervention with Matt Theriault

From a 7-Figure Record Label to $7 an hour as a grocery bagger. Matt Theriualt, today’s guest, encountered a pivotal moment in has life as he was in the middle of bagging groceries for a young lady and his life was never the same. It is during our darkest times that our true destiny is formed. In the 9th inning when your back is against the way and you completely focus on success because you have no choice, that’s when I’ve found divine intervention to occur.

Matt am a fifth-generation California native and Desert Storm Veteran (USMC) and has worked as a full-time real estate professional since 2003. After building a small real estate empire with hardly using one dime of his own money or one point of his own credit (mostly because he was lacking in both), he discovered that he had a knack for simplifying the complicated, implementing systems and producing passive cash flow.

Matt is an ordinary guy who once had a goal to be successful in real estate investing and become a master of the “multiple streams of passive income” concept. He is an inspiration to many of us when believe that we do not possess what it takes become a successful investor. Tune in as Matt share a wealth of knowledge when it comes to finding and interacting with motivate sellers. I guarantee that you will learn more than a trick or 2 when it comes to working with a real estate owner looking to sell their property.

Links mentioned in the show:

Epic Real Estate Investing

The Slight Edge

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BTM 37: Long Distance Real Estate Investing 101 with Billy Keels

Today International Investor, Billy Keels, is on the show and is going to teach us all things lifestyle design through Real Estate. We dive into Billy’s life and discover some of the tactics he uses to grow his portfolio such as Seller Financing. We are going to learn exactly what Seller Financing is and how we can take advantage of such a strategy. We’ll also look at the importance of building a strong team around your real estate business especially if you are one that is looking to be location independent. Lastly, we’ll discuss how crucial it is to be a problem solver rather than a real estate investor.

 

In the last 17 years Billy Keels, KeePon Cashflow’s founder, has had the opportunity to work in 86 countries, learn and fluently speak 5 languages and has lived in 3 European Countries. Today Billy is a long distance real estate entrepreneur, author, coach, public speaker and mentor. Hi’s teams select and operate multifamily properties in the USA, while Billy lives in Barcelona, Spain. Today’s show is jam packed and filled with actionable goodies!

 

Links mentioned in the show:

The Creature From Jekyll Island
Speak with Billy
growyourmoneythesmartway.com
keeponcashflow.com
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki (Physical Copy)
2 Free Books Today on Audible
One on One Coaching with Daray

 

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