The Investor Empowerment Series Radio Show

The real estate investment world is filled with late night infomericals, free seminars hosted by Reality TV show stars that lead to weekend boot camps and eventually empty wallets. The Investor Empowerment Radio Show was created as the host's outlet to provide free educational information intending to motivate and inspire the listener. You'll hear from the host and the show's guests years of experience to help guide you on your path to a successful real estate investment business!
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May 31, 2017
  • What goes into your decision about disposing of properties? 
  •  Market-level dispositions
  •  Impact of the rising rate environment
  •  Dealing with re-trades
  •  Redeployment of capital
  •  Disposing occupied vs. vacant
  •  Friction cost vs. price of bulk vs. one-off
  •  Disposition fees
  •  Selling to an institution vs. retail
  •  Small portfolio exit choice evaluation metrics
  •  Impact of buying originally for appreciation; selling for cash flow
  •  What is changing about the local broker market that you need to know?

RJ Palano

Director of Acquisitions
Buy Cash Flow Properties

Doug Smith

Portfolio Manager & COO
Castle Rock Capital Management

Joshua Swift

SVP Investments
Colony Starwood Homes

Brittney Fairweather

Director, Enterprise Sales & Business Development

Paul Yazbeck

Executive Director
SVN | Investment Sales Group

Joe Mueller

Head of Investment Acquisition
May 24, 2017

Ever wonder how "Turnkey Investing" REALLY works?  Well, let me briefly explain...

Turnkey Rental companies offer you a product.  Hopefully the work is completed, hopefully the tenant is vetted and actually pays, and hopefully the management company which is sometimes ALSO the "Turnkey" Company actually does a good job and collects rent and manages the property appropriately.  The 'good' ones make this happen consistently and provide a nice, profitable, hands-off investment for their clients, aka you as the investor.

You as a buyer don't know how much the turnkey company paid for the asset, how much work went into it cost-wise, you can't really have a good gauge of the quality of the work other than what you can see to the naked eye.  And you don't know how much profit the turnkey provider ends up making in the end of your investment.

Now comes Lee Smith from Spouses Buying Houses, which you can find at

Lee offers full disclosure throughout this investment process, he provides all the same services that a turnkey provider offers, but you make all the decisions and you control the flow of the asset, from start to finish.

Lee finds you the houses, you set the offering price.  You get a full HD video of each asset you are interested in.

Lee offers contractor bids on the project, you decide what you want to fix or not.  The entire process is document in full 1080HD video, the work is quality control by Lee and his team, and the work gets done right through his large network of experienced contractors, AT THE BEST PRICE.

Lee rents out and manages the properties for you.

OR, you can control how much or how little Lee and his team handles for you.  You want to swing the hammer?  Go for it.

You want to rent it out and manage yourself?  Go for it.

Full disclosure remote or local investor investing in one of the countries greatest markets.

Hear about it on this awesome podcast!

May 17, 2017

This AWESOME episode is with one of my long term contractors, friends, and investor partners Tim Jastrab of TMJ Asset Services on his ability to HUNT, STALK, and KILL some of the very few UNICORN deals left in existence and make some killer profits on his fix and flip deals!!!

I think the moral of the story is that making money in real estate investing all comes down to relationships.

Know the right buyers, sellers, investors, contractors, partners, money people, brokers and unicorns!  It's a people business!!

Tim is a "newer" investor, originally kicking one fix and flips "A**" back before the crash of 2007, and now back at it again with 3 more under his belt in the last year and a half or so, making some clean killer profits.

If you want to have a unicorn horn in mounted on your wall someday, you don't want to miss this episode!


May 10, 2017

So I give a lot of hype to this conference...  Here's a second opinion of what another investor thinks as we chat on day 3 of the conference, which also happens to be the day we are packing up to go home.

Meet Lee Smith, an Indianapolis investor and friend of mine, who owns and manages 150 units for himself and other investors. 

  • We discuss the state of the real estate market and where it's headed.
  • Important information on what the "BIG" guys in our investment business are seeing.
  • Where you should be looking to find your next deals, and where the "BIG" guys are not looking!
  • What we've learned, where it's causing us to head, and what's next!

Stay tuned, check it out, listen up on and rate me on iTunes, Stitcher, Google Play, YouTube, SoundCloud, WHATEVER YOU CAN!

May 3, 2017

So I found an opportunity just before leaving for the IMN conference that is a 6 house package deal in the Chicago suburbs.

It's still available as of release of this podcast.  The seller is offering to finance the deal for a 1 year term at 8% interest amortized over 30 years with a 1 year balloon on it.

Let's review the numbers and go over some of the value add/exit strategies on it.

Is it worth going after?

Review the numbers with me and let me know what you think...

If you're interested, call or email me @

If you have questions or criticisms, let's hear them.

Maybe YOU want it, maybe we can partner on it, maybe you can be the private lender on the deal.