100 episodes

The Commit to Wealth Podcast brings you tips, strategies and insights from today's biggest real estate entrepreneurs. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced real estate pro looking to take your business to the next level, you will get real life actionable advice, value and motivation so you can commit to building wealth and live a life built on YOUR terms.

The Commit to Wealth Podcast - Creating Generational Wealth through Real Estate Investing Juan Vargas / Multifamily Real Estate Investing / Apartment Investing / Rea

    • Investing
    • 4.9, 73 Ratings

The Commit to Wealth Podcast brings you tips, strategies and insights from today's biggest real estate entrepreneurs. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced real estate pro looking to take your business to the next level, you will get real life actionable advice, value and motivation so you can commit to building wealth and live a life built on YOUR terms.

    CTW 139: George Arau - Understanding Debt and Weathering the Crisis

    CTW 139: George Arau - Understanding Debt and Weathering the Crisis

    George is the Vice President of Loan Originations at Basis Investment Group where he has assisted borrowers in debt and equity placement for commercial multifamily transactions.
    Topics Covered
    Understanding the CMBS market Understanding the debt fund Understanding Libor Assessing business plans for tertiary markets COVID-19’s impact on debt funds Requesting forbearance Communicating with your lenders Nuggets of Wealth
    What is a tool, source, or platform you use every day that can also help others? YouTube What is the top advice you would give to potential borrowers in today’s market? Stay on top of market research, be realistic, take it in short-term intervals What are some of the mistakes you’ve seen borrowers make? Difference between lender’s underwriting v. a borrower’s underwriting Where can Commit to Wealth Nation go to contact you and find out more about you and Basis Investment Group? basisinv.com

    • 51 min
    CTW 138: Jeff Love - Protecting Yourself in Every Deal

    CTW 138: Jeff Love - Protecting Yourself in Every Deal

    Jeff is an attorney and partner with Gibbs Giden where he and his team focus on residential and commercial transactions, purchase and sale agreements, syndications, and leases.
    Topics covered:
    Biggest mistake is not reading the agreement
    Understanding representations and warranties
    How to cover yourself after a sale
    PPM=disclose, disclose, disclose
    Navigating major upsets like COVID-19
    Planning your deal ahead of time
    Understanding the difference between residential and commercial leases
    Protecting yourself in a commercial lease
    Nuggets of Wealth
    What is a good tool, source, or platform that you use almost daily at your firm that can also help others? Zoom
    What was the best general legal advise you can give? Check your insurance, casualty insurance, liability insurance
    What’s a good resource for people to follow to keep up with legal issues? Law firm blog posts
    Where can Commit to Wealth Nation go to contact you and find out more about you and your law firm? www.gibbsgiden.com jlove@gibbsgiden.com

    • 34 min
    CTW 137: Jason Pero - Building an Empire from Scratch

    CTW 137: Jason Pero - Building an Empire from Scratch

    Jason got his start in real estate investing in 2001 after buying his first duplex with his wife. From there he was able grow his portfolio up to 300 units before he was able to leave his job in pharmaceutical and medical device sales in 2012. He currently owns over 900 units throughout the Erie, Pennsylvania market and he under contract on another 127 units.
    Topics Covered
    Learning to run a business on the fly
    Understanding seller carried financing
    Using regional and local bank financing treat as a bridge loan
    Look for 20-30 years on mortgages to stretch out cashflow
    Understanding small balance loans
    Setting yourself up to weather a downturn and market shocks
    Hiring people who are better than you
    Building positive tenant relationships
     
    Nuggets of Wealth
    What is a good tool, source, or platform that you use almost daily that can also help others? Facebook Groups, Propertyware What was the best business advice you ever received? Work harder on yourself than you do on your job. How do you best manage your time? Make time for yourself and family. Go for run and gym. What book are you currently reading and which one has had the biggest impact on your life? The Compound Effect, Old Charlie’s Almanac quotes by Charlie Munger At the end of your life, how do you want to be remembered? Loved his family, gave his all to his family friends and business. Where can Commit to Wealth Nation go to contact you and find out more about you and your business? www.perorealestate.com, jasonpero@yahoo.com  
     
     

    • 43 min
    CTW 136: Ellis Hammond - Creating wealth and serving others

    CTW 136: Ellis Hammond - Creating wealth and serving others

    Ellis Hammond is a full time real estate investor based out of San Diego, CA. He started a Christian non-profit focused on serving the city of San Diego through leader and spiritual development at the college level. He saw first hand the challenges, particularly in regards to funding, for non-profits like his own, and began to search for his own ways to create wealth in order to support the ventures he was involved in. Ellis is passionate about investing in wealth producing vehicles for long term financial growth and life changing impact.
    Topics Covered
    Learn what you’re good at
    Partner with other experts
    What you can bring to the table
    Active v. passive investing
    Investing money in yourself
    Add value on social media
    Nuggets of Wealth
    What is a good tool, source, or platform that you use almost daily that can also help others? LinkedIn What book are you currently reading and which one has had the biggest impact on your life? Ready Fire AIM, Bible, Mindset Best ways to manage your time? Wake up at 5am and have a group call. 
 At the end of your life, how do you want to be remembered? Gave more than he took, incredible husband and father. Where can Commit to Wealth Nation go to contact you and find out more about you? LinkedIn/ellishammond Kingdom Capitalists

    • 40 min
    CTW 135: Douglass Lodmell - Protecting Your Wealth

    CTW 135: Douglass Lodmell - Protecting Your Wealth

    Douglass Lodmell is Managing Partner of Lodmell & Lodmell, P.C., one of the nation’s leading Asset Protection Law Firms. Through his firm, Douglass has assisted thousands of business owners and investors with legal structures and asset protection and he’s responsible for protecting over $4 Billion in client assets.
    Topics Covered
    Figuring out your exposure
    Understanding LLCs and holding companies
    Understanding different state laws
    Privacy v. protection
    How to use trusts
    Insurance + asset protection
    Protecting retirement savings
    Nuggets of Wealth
    Key tip or advice would you give to those who want to save money by setting up their LLC online? Start at the top and then work your way down.
    What is a good tool, source, or platform that you use almost daily that can also help others? Internet
    What book are you currently reading and which one has had the biggest impact on your life? The Course of Miracles
    Best ways to manage your time? Schedule time
    At the end of your life, how do you want to be remembered? Kind, people are for loving and things are for using.
    Where can Commit to Wealth Nation go to contact you and find out more about you? Call Douglass to schedule a FREE Asset Protection Analysis (800)-231-7112 Lodmell.com

    • 45 min
    CTW 134: Peter Conti - Finding Purpose and Seeing Opportunities

    CTW 134: Peter Conti - Finding Purpose and Seeing Opportunities

    Peter is a successful real estate investor with a background as an auto mechanic. His journey in real estate investing began with smaller properties including duplexes and 4-plexes before he worked his way to shopping centers and 300+ unit apartment complexes. He’s the author of several books which can be found on Amazon, including Commercial Real Estate Investing for Dummies.
    Topics Covered
    Finding profit activators in a property
    Commercial master lease options and when to use them
    What properties are best for master lease options
    Finding a “lazy landlord”
    Nuggets of Wealth
    What is a good tool, source, or platform that you use almost daily that can also help others? EverNote, Text Expander What book are you currently reading and which one has had the biggest impact on your life? Habits, Instant Rapport Best ways to manage your time? Link activities together 
 At the end of your life, how do you want to be remembered? Someone who encouraged other people. Live to the full extent of your full abilities. Where can Commit to Wealth Nation go to contact you and find out more about you? https://realestate101.com/ Petersfreebook.com

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

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73 Ratings

73 Ratings

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Awesome Podcast!!!

Juan, host of The Commit to Wealth Podcast, highlight all aspects of real estate, investing and more in this can’t miss podcast! The host and expert guests offer insightful advice and information that is helpful to anyone that listens!

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So helpful!

I really enjoy enjoy Juan’s interview style. He asks insightful questions and proves to make sure that his guests give concrete examples and applicable advice for the listeners. He deeply cares about his audience and wants to help them grow both professionally but also personally.

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