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The Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing podcast is all about how you can achieve financial independence and control your time through apartment building investing. Each week, hosts Michael Blank and Garrett Lynch interview experts who share how you can get started with investing in multifamily real estate even if you don’t have previous real estate experience or cash of your own to invest. You’ll hear from experts like Grant Cardone, Robert Kiyosaki, Ken McElroy, Robert Helms, Brandon Turner and Hal Elrod about developing the right mindset and scaling your portfolios. You’ll also hear from dozens of people who share how they have been able to quit their jobs with multifamily real estate. Whether you’re just getting started or want to scale your syndication business, this is the show for you!

Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing Michael Blank, Garrett Lynch

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The Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing podcast is all about how you can achieve financial independence and control your time through apartment building investing. Each week, hosts Michael Blank and Garrett Lynch interview experts who share how you can get started with investing in multifamily real estate even if you don’t have previous real estate experience or cash of your own to invest. You’ll hear from experts like Grant Cardone, Robert Kiyosaki, Ken McElroy, Robert Helms, Brandon Turner and Hal Elrod about developing the right mindset and scaling your portfolios. You’ll also hear from dozens of people who share how they have been able to quit their jobs with multifamily real estate. Whether you’re just getting started or want to scale your syndication business, this is the show for you!

    MB302: To Scale Fast, Think BIG from the Beginning – With Chris Roberts

    MB302: To Scale Fast, Think BIG from the Beginning – With Chris Roberts

    It’s a common misconception in multifamily investing that you have to start small. But Chris Roberts looked beyond his first deal to envision a multimillion-dollar real estate business. He accelerated his success by thinking BIG from the beginning, acquiring nearly 1,000 units worth $69M in just three years. So, what’s the secret to scaling fast the way Chris did? Chris is the Founder and CEO of Sterling Rhino Capital, where he specializes in commercial debt, managing financials and investor relations. A full-time entrepreneur and investor since 2007, Chris started his real estate career by renovating, flipping and renting dozens of single-family properties. But after attending one of our events, Chris shifted his focus to helping people create cashflow by investing in larger apartment buildings of 100 units or more. 
    On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Chris joins cohost Garrett Lynch and me to share the process he used to scale quickly and achieve financial freedom. He explains why finding the right partner was key in growing Sterling Rhino and describes his team's make-it-personal approach to finding deals and raising money. Listen in for Chris’ insight on investing in mentorship and find out what it takes to build a BIG real estate investing business—in very little time.
    Key Takeaways  What inspired Chris to invest in multifamily real estate
    Motivated by money at first Passive cashflow = freedom The mindset shift that propelled Chris into action
    Realized one person’s decision could change future Would much rather control own destiny The process Chris used to scale quickly
    Take massive action Invest in tools, mentors for support Chris’ transition from sales and marketing to multifamily
    Already people person, love business planning Had to overcome fears and bring on team How Chris and his business partner divide roles
    Paul excels at numbers, analytics and systems Chris focuses on investor relations Chris’ approach to deal flow and raising money
    Set yourself apart by ‘making it personal’ Create frictionless process of doing business What Chris is doing to handle scaling quickly
    Software to manage assets and team Grow team Chris’ advice on how to scale fast in multifamily
    Don’t be afraid to partner Join programs for tools, guidance and networking Connect with Chris Roberts Sterling Rhino Capital 
    Sterling Rhino on YouTube 
    Sterling Rhino on Facebook 
    Sterling Rhino on LinkedIn 
    Charging Forward Podcast
    Resources Get Tickets for Deal Maker Bootcamp
    Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program
    Join the Deal Maker’s Mastermind
    Register for the Deal Maker Certification Program
    Buy Michael’s Syndicated Deal Analyzer 
    Access Michael’s Free Resources in the Freedom Vault
    Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club
    Review the Podcast on iTunes [Text CONTEST to 66866]
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    • 48 min
    MB301: A Blueprint for Developing New Skills – With Jerome Maldonado

    MB301: A Blueprint for Developing New Skills – With Jerome Maldonado

    In a culture with an aversion to failure, learning something new is scary. So, what is the best way to build new skills? How much information do you need before you start doing? And how do you keep moving forward when it gets hard?
    Real Estate Investor and Developer Jerome Maldonado got his start in direct sales and built a six-figure network marketing business in his mid-20’s. He leveraged those skills in team building and sales mastery to pivot into real estate and construction. Today, Jerome runs an eight-figure empire, and he is currently focused on land development and multifamily investing.
    On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Jerome joins cohost Garrett Lynch and me to share his blueprint for getting into a new business and offer advice on how to stick with something when it gets hard. He explains how he developed such a strong work ethic, describing how he built a successful construction business and what inspired his pivot to buying land. Listen in for insight on minimizing risk as a land developer and learn Jerome’s secret to developing new skills as an entrepreneur and real estate investor!
    Key Takeaways  How Jerome developed a strong work ethic
    Parents set example growing up Learned from competitive sports What skills most contribute to Jerome’s success
    Consistency Stay focused through difficult times Jerome’s advice on sticking with something
    Have faith in what you’re doing Press yourself in multiple ways  How Jerome built a successful construction business
    Helped brother-in-law take over crew Leveraged sales experience to win big bids What inspired Jerome’s pivot to buying land
    Met developer at construction site Not afraid to ask questions about business Jerome’s blueprint for getting into a new business
    Take time to get educate yourself Be a DOER (but be methodical) Jerome’s reduce-the-risk approach to land development
    Work through entitlements during due diligence Ready to start immediately once land acquired How to learn more about land development
    Surround yourself with right people Inundate yourself with material Give up equity to veteran partner on first deal Connect with Jerome Maldonado Jerome’s Website 
    Jerome on Twitter 
    Jerome on Instagram 
    Jerome on Facebook 
    Jerome on YouTube
    Resources Get Tickets for Deal Maker Bootcamp
    Download Michael’s Special Report—What's the Best Investment: The Stock Market or Real Estate?
    Review the Podcast on iTunes [Text CONTEST to 66866] 
    Access Michael’s Free Resources at the Freedom Vault
    Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program
    Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Michael Blank
    Tai Lopez 
    Grant Cardone on Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing EP188
    Michael on Facebook 
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    Podcast Show Notes

    • 44 min
    MB300: The Best of 2021 on Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing

    MB300: The Best of 2021 on Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing

    We had some inspiring guests on the podcast in 2021, all with their own particular interest or expertise around achieving financial freedom. But the one thing they all have in common is the powerful combination of hard work and passion it takes to achieve next-level success.
    So, what were some of the highlights from our interviews this past year? What are my top takeaways from the entrepreneurs and real estate investors who appeared on the show?
    On this episode, I’m sharing the Best of 2021 on Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, beginning with Jordan Harbinger’s insight on building relationships BEFORE you need them and Brandon Turner’s simple approach to developing your personal brand.
    We revisit John Lee Dumas’ dynamic formula for becoming a person of value, Joe Fairless’ perspective on raising capital through a fund and Chad Williams’ thoughts on applying Navy SEAL principles to your multifamily business.
    Listen in as we look back at Liz Faircloth’s commitment to building the Real Estate InvestHER community, Jenny Gou’s experience of leaving her high-paying corporate job for real estate, and Ronan McMahon’s understanding of opportunities to invest internationally!
    Key Takeaways Jordan Harbinger’s proactive approach to networking
    ‘Dig the well before you’re thirsty’ Don’t wait until you need something to reach out Brandon Turner’s insight on building a personal brand
    Consider how people already think about you Lean into what you’re good at (simplicity is key) John Lee Dumas’ take on what it takes to be successful
    Hard work + passion wins every time We develop passion for things we’re good at Liz Faircloth's passion for the Real Estate InvestHER community
    Support women investors, provide role models Thrive better in marriage to have own business Joe Fairless’ insight on raising capital through a fund
    Con = miss out on ‘lightning in a bottle’ Pro = spread out capital raise over time Chad Williams’ take on applying SEAL principles to multifamily
    Control emotions regardless of circumstances Take on role of servant leader Jenny Gou’s experience of quitting her job for real estate
    Inspired by desire to prioritize time with family Left corporate job, grew to 800 units in 10 months Ronan McMahon’s insight on investing internationally
    Big buying moment always happening somewhere Identify places with significant upside potential Resources Register for Michael’s Deal Maker Bootcamp
    Access Michael’s Deal Maker Certification
    Join the Deal Maker Mastermind
    Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program
    Get Your Tickets for Deal Maker Live
    Download Free Resources from The Freedom Vault
    Review the Podcast on iTunes [Text ‘contest’ to 66866]
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    Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty: The Only Networking Book You’ll Ever Need by Harvey Mackay
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    Dave Meyer’s Data Deli on Instagram
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    Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group 

    • 21 min
    MB299: 2021 Year in Review & Market Outlook for 2022

    MB299: 2021 Year in Review & Market Outlook for 2022

    One of the best things you can do for yourself at the end of each year is take time to reflect on what you’ve learned and achieved. Celebrate your wins and apply the lessons learned as you plan for the year to come.
    On this solo episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, I reflect on 2021 through the lens of our core values here at the Michael Blank brands, sharing what I’ve learned about making intentional decisions based on what’s really important to you.
    I discuss some of the milestones we’ve achieved in the last year, celebrating the launch of our Deal Maker Certification program and the three deals we closed through our investing arm, Nighthawk Equity.
    Listen in for insight into the market outlook for multifamily in 2022 and find out what we’ve got planned for the new year—and how YOU can be part of our mission to help 1,000 families achieve financial freedom in the next five years!
    Key Takeaways The benefit of examining your core values
    Focus on what’s important and make decisions accordingly Align with right partners, team members and community Our core values here at The Michael Blank brands
    Do what you say Do your best Make a difference Get stuff done The Michael Blank brands milestones for 2021
    Onboard several new team members Host Deal Maker Live (first in-person event since COVID) 1,000 reviews of book on Amazon Launch Deal Maker Certification Mentoring students close 1 deal/ week Consolidate free resources at The Freedom Vault Our podcast milestones in 2021
    Rebrand to better reflect mission Surpassed 3M downloads Notable guests (Jordan Harbinger, David Meltzer, etc.) Nighthawk Equity milestones for 2021
    Closed 3 deals totaling 491 units, $90M Built social media presence on LinkedIn and Instagram Completed value-add renovations at 3 properties My top lessons learned in 2021
    Know core values and be intentional Surround self with quality partners The Michael Blank brands plan for 2022
    Help 1,000 families become financially free in next 5 years Build out Deal Maker Journey programs Expand team and introduce new faces/voices Why we believe multifamily will continue to do well in 2022
    Millennials prefer to rent rather than own Opportunities to increase value of assets Why multifamily prices are likely go up in 2022
    Growing inflation and higher incomes Ongoing low interest rates, demand for affordable housing My advice on creating an intentional plan for 2022
    Reflect on what worked and what didn’t in last year Write vivid vision and plan goals accordingly Get clear on what financial freedom means to you Resources Get Your Tickets for Deal Maker Live
    Access Michael’s Deal Maker Certification
    Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program
    Download Free Resources from The Freedom Vault
    Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club
    Register for Michael’s Deal Maker Bootcamp
    Join the Deal Maker Mastermind
    Review the Podcast on iTunes
    Uganda Counseling and Support Services
    Syndicated Deal Analyzer
    The Core Value Equation: A Framework to Drive Results, Create Limitless Scale and Win the War for Talent by Darius Mirshahzadeh
    Core Values on Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing EP292
    Navy SEAL Chad Williams
    Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Michael Blank
    Nighthawk Equity on LinkedIn
    Nighthawk Equity on Instagram
    RIch Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not by Robert T. Kiyosaki
    The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (by 8AM) by Hal Elrod
    Vivid Vision: A Remarkable Tool for Aligning Your Business Around a Shared Vision of the Future by Cameron Herold
    Five Minute Journal App
    The State of Multifamily on Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing EP283
    Consumer Price Index
    Podcast Show Notes 
    Michael’s Website 
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    Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group 

    • 30 min
    MB298: The 4 Levels of Financial Freedom – With Mandy McAllister

    MB298: The 4 Levels of Financial Freedom – With Mandy McAllister

    The more truth you put to any problem, the easier it is to solve. So, if you want to quit your W-2 job, start by doing the math. Because once you know how much you need to cover your living expenses, it’s just a matter of building your multifamily portfolio step by step until you achieve financial freedom.
    Mandy McAllister is Managing Member of Good Fortune Capital and Cofounder of the Aspiring Women Achieving More community. After years of chasing a commission, Mandy retired from her 9-to-5 in medical device sales to pursue multifamily investing full time. Today, she’s on a mission to help others define their own path to financial freedom.
    On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, Mandy joins cohost Garrett Lynch and me to share her take on the different levels of financial freedom, describing how she calculated her freedom number—and achieved it 12 months later. She explains why she started small, working her way up to large multifamily properties acquired in joint venture partnerships. Listen in for Mandy's insight on securing debt to match your business plan and learn how to leverage multifamily investing to break free of YOUR golden handcuffs and live a life by design!
    Key Takeaways When Mandy started thinking about quitting her job
    Bought fourplex when son was born as college fund Saw potential to retire on cashflow with more deals Mandy’s take on the different levels of financial freedom
    Cover minimum living expenses Cover current living expenses Replace income Replace income plus buffer How Mandy financed her multifamily deals
    Use equity in other properties for deals Took on partners in JV structures for > 50 units How to decide whether to start small or go big right away
    Depends on individual goals Advantages to going larger What Mandy looks for in a multifamily deal
    B class asset with quality long-term debt Size agnostic (less competition for 50-unit deals) What Mandy looks for in a joint venture partnership
    Someone on same page who you can trust Important to have different strengths Why Mandy sees long-term debt as the ultimate flexibility
    15-year loan on recent 53-unit acquisition Terms allow for 3 potential exit strategies What Mandy is doing to ensure consistent deal flow
    Network with young, hungry investors at Meetup Potential JVs look for deals that fit her criteria Where Mandy is looking to invest right now
    Strong growth markets in Midwest Drive there and back before dinner How COVID influenced Mandy’s decision to quit her job
    Did 4 transaction in 3 months with extra time Brought in double W-2 income What Mandy is looking forward to moving forward
    Impact as many lives as possible Help others remove golden handcuffs Connect with Mandy McAllister Mandy’s Website
    Good Fortune Capital
    Aspiring Women Achieving More
    Mandy on Instagram
    Mandy on Facebook
    Mandy on YouTube
    Mandy on LinkedIn
    Resources Get Tickets for Deal Maker Bootcamp
    Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program
    Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club
    Rocket Fuel: The One Essential Combination That Will Get You More of What You Want from Your Business by Gino Wickman and Mark C. Winters
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    • 39 min
    MB297: What’s the Key to Happiness—Success or Significance? – With David Meltzer

    MB297: What’s the Key to Happiness—Success or Significance? – With David Meltzer

    What will make you happy? Yes, money gives us the freedom to retire early and spend our days on a beach somewhere. But it doesn't take long to realize that a fulfilling life requires purpose and meaning. That the end goal is not success but significance. 
    Bestselling author and Top 100 Business Coach David Meltzer is the cofounder of Sports 1 Marketing and former CEO of Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, the agency that inspired the film Jerry Maguire. David is also the executive producer of the television series 2 Minute Drill and Office Hours and host of The Playbook Podcast. His life’s mission is to empower one billion people to be happy.
    On this episode of Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing, David joins cohost Garrett Lynch and me to explain what he learned from his biggest failure, describing the abundance mindset he used to bounce back from losing $100M. He shares his daily habits for achieving success and fulfillment, challenging us to adopt an attitude of gratitude and prioritize what really matters. Listen in for David's insight on reframing failure and learn to engage in the consistent, persistent pursuit of YOUR greatest potential!
    Key Takeaways  What David learned from losing $100M and going bankrupt
    When you appreciate what you have, it grows More than enough of everything for everyone David’s quest to empower over 1B people with happiness
    Teach gratitude, forgiveness and accountability Help people prioritize and apply their WHY David’s daily habits for achieving next-level success
    Take daily inventory of what you want  Know your what, who and how Know your now (priorities, non-negotiables) Clear any interference between you & God Why David builds his calendar around 5-minute coaching
    Leads to productivity, accessibility and gratitude Prioritize discussion around what really matters How David’s definition of success has changed over time
    Used to be defined by bank account Now consistent, persistent pursuit of potential Connect with David Meltzer  David’s Website
    Email david@dmeltzer.com 
    The Playbook Podcast
    Resources  Review the Podcast on Apple [Text CONTEST to 66866]
    Learn More About Michael’s Mentoring Program 
    Get Tickets for Deal Maker Bootcamp 
    Join Michael’s Deal Maker Certification Program
    Uganda Counseling and Support Services 
    Financial Freedom with Real Estate Investing by Michael Blank
    2 Minute Drill
    Office Hours with David Meltzer 
    Game-Time Decision Making: High-Scoring Business Strategies from the Biggest Name in Sports by David Meltzer 
    Connected to Goodness: Manifest Everything You Desire in Business and Life by David Meltzer with Harrison Lebowitz
    Bob Proctor
    Michael on Facebook 
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    Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group 
    Podcast Show Notes

    • 37 min

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