28 episodes

I review the real estate industry's top books and share my lessons learned from 6+ years of being a full-time real estate investor.

Mastering Real Estate Maura McGraw

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    • 5.0 ‚ÄĘ 22 Ratings

I review the real estate industry's top books and share my lessons learned from 6+ years of being a full-time real estate investor.

    Episode 27 - Land Banking with Brad Warren

    Episode 27 - Land Banking with Brad Warren

    In this episode, I sit down with Brad Warren to learn all about Land Banking, one of the most passive and lesser-known real estate investment strategies. Brad discusses his mission to help patient investors diversify and build their portfolios through land banking. He emphasizes that his strategy is conservative and that investors should have a long-term perspective. 

    Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: 


    ‚ÄúJust Sold‚ÄĚ Book

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    • 46 min
    Episode 26 - All Things Residential Assisted Living (RAL) with Expert Isabelle Guarino

    Episode 26 - All Things Residential Assisted Living (RAL) with Expert Isabelle Guarino

    In episode 26 of the Mastering Real Estate Podcast, host Maura McGraw interviews Isabel Guarino, a top influencer in senior housing and COO of the Residential Assisted Living Academy. Isabel shares her journey into residential assisted living, a unique and profitable niche in real estate investing. The discussion covers the financial aspects, challenges, and opportunities in managing residential assisted living homes. Isabel also talks about her various ventures, including her podcast 'Young Boss' and her educational efforts through the Residential Assisted Living Academy. The episode provides valuable insights for real estate investors interested in exploring residential assisted living as a business model.

     

    00:00 Understanding Residential Assisted Living Financials

    01:13 Introduction to the Mastering Real Estate Podcast

    01:57 Meet Isabel Guarino: Senior Housing Influencer

    04:01 Isabel's Journey into Real Estate and Senior Housing

    06:07 What is Residential Assisted Living?

    12:46 Challenges and Rewards of Running an RAL Home

    14:57 Balancing Multiple Ventures and Personal Life

    17:52 Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs

    19:14 Lessons from Business Ventures

    20:36 Daily Routine and Team Management

    22:58 Empowering Your Team

    26:02 Personal Accountability in Leadership

    28:52 Upcoming Events and Resources

    31:05 Morning Routine and Personal Beliefs

    34:01 Connecting with the Guest

    35:08 Conclusion and Podcast Outro

     

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    • 36 min
    Ep. 25 - How to Raise Private Money for Real Estate with Expert Guest Jay Conner

    Ep. 25 - How to Raise Private Money for Real Estate with Expert Guest Jay Conner

    In this episode of the Mastering Real Estate Podcast, host Mara interviews Jay Conner, an expert in real estate and private money. Jay shares his journey from traditional banking to raising over $8 million in private money, discussing the transformative impact of private funding on his business.

    Raised in eastern North Carolina, Jay's background in affordable housing led him to real estate investment. He offers insights on his process for raising private money without pitching deals, emphasizing education and establishing strong financial relationships. Jay also highlights the importance of mindset and resilience for successful real estate investing, sharing how he automated his business to work less than 10 hours a week.

    Additionally, Jay discusses his various ventures, including his Private Money Academy, podcast, and book 'Where to Get the Money Now.' Listeners learn practical advice and unique strategies for securing funding and scaling their real estate ventures.

    00:00 Introduction and Welcome

    00:40 Jay Connor's Background and Early Influences

    02:27 Transition to Single Family Homes

    03:25 The Shift to Private Money

    04:17 Current Ventures and Offerings

    07:04 The Private Money Process

    15:39 Mindset and Success Principles 

    20:04 Mindset and Resiliency in Real Estate

    20:55 Mitigating Risks in Real Estate Deals

    23:11 Balancing Multiple Ventures

    24:49 Automating Your Real Estate Business

    27:51 Effective Tools and Resources

    31:35 Raising Private Money

    36:57 Personal Interests and Hobbies

    38:50 Final Thoughts and Contact Information

     

    Resources Mentioned in the Podcast: 


    Where to Get the Money Now Book: https://www.amazon.com/Where-Get-Money-Now-Traditional/dp/1628658002 
    Private Money Challenge: https://www.jayconner.com/7-day-challenge/ 
    REI Software: https://www.reisoftware.com/ 
    Jay’s Music: 

    https://youtu.be/siAWljKBZQ4
    https://youtu.be/achJI13NyO8 

    Jay’s favorite books (besides the Bible): 

    University of Success: https://www.amazon.com/Og-Mandinos-University-Success-Self-Help/dp/0553345354
    The Go Giver:https://shorturl.at/VnLyJ


     

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    • 44 min
    Episde 24 - The Apartment Catastrophe

    Episde 24 - The Apartment Catastrophe

    In this gripping episode of the Mastering Real Estate Podcast, host Maura McGraw recounts the nightmare of managing a disaster-stricken apartment complex in Mobile, Alabama. After returning from maternity leave in early 2022, Maura faced the challenge of overseeing three run-down apartment buildings, which culminated in a catastrophic series of pipe bursts that flooded the entire complex. Maura shares valuable lessons learned, including the critical importance of due diligence, effective communication during crises, and the necessity of renter's insurance. This episode offers real estate professionals practical insights into navigating property management disasters, ensuring tenant safety, and protecting investments.  

    00:00 Introduction to the Apartment Complex Disaster Episode 00:32 Welcome to the Mastering Real Estate Podcast 02:03 The Catastrophic Apartment Complex Management Experience 04:16 The Nightmare Begins: Pipe Bursts and Flooding 08:11 Dealing with the Aftermath: Tenant Relocation and Lawsuits 09:53 Key Lessons Learned from the Disaster 15:30 The Importance of Insurance and Final Takeaways 18:26 Reflecting on the Experience and Closing Thoughts

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    • 19 min
    Episode 23 - The Only Woman in the Room

    Episode 23 - The Only Woman in the Room

    In this episode of the Mastering Real Estate podcast, host Maura McGraw reviews Ashley Wilson's book 'The Only Woman in the Room', highlighting the challenges and successes of 20 female real estate investors in a male-dominated industry. McGraw shares insights into Wilson's impressive background and the key concepts covered in the book including resilience, building a team, and the importance of setting clear goals and taking action. The episode also touches on McGraw's own experiences in real estate, the support of Duratus Properties, and ends with recommendations on who should read the book and why it's rated 7 out of 10. The podcast concludes with a teaser for the next episode about acquiring a 21 unit portfolio with seller financing.

    00:00 Welcome & Introduction to 'The Only Woman in the Room' Book Review

    00:31 Meet Your Host: Maura McGraw's Real Estate Journey

    00:45 Duratus Properties: Opportunities for Real Estate Professionals

    01:27 Deep Dive into 'The Only Woman in the Room'

    02:11 Ashley Wilson: A Trailblazer in Real Estate

    04:19 Empowering Women in Real Estate: Key Concepts from the Book

    12:53 Inspirational Quotes & Personal Takeaways

    20:26 Who Should Read This Book & Overall Rating

    22:24 Sponsor Spotlight: Doradus Academy & Closing Thoughts

     

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    • 23 min
    Episode 22 - Starting a Property Management Company

    Episode 22 - Starting a Property Management Company

    This video features Maura McGraw, a full-time real estate investor since 2018, sharing her challenging journey of starting and running a property management company alongside her business partners, Danny Gonzalez and Aziz Shannara.

    After purchasing a 42 property portfolio in Birmingham, Alabama and unsatisfied with existing property management services, they decided to establish their own company, Freedom Ventures Property Management.

    Maura discusses the hurdles and steep learning curve they faced, from legal setup, office establishment to managing over 600 units in three years, and the importance of followership, scaling growth wisely, and focusing on core businesses without overextending.

    Maura shares personal insights on how this experience taught her valuable lessons on leadership, growth, and the importance of maintaining a balanced life outside of business ventures.

     

    00:00 Introduction to Property Management Challenges

    00:39 Welcome to the Mastering Real Estate Podcast

    01:23 The Journey Begins: Starting a Property Management Company

    03:11 The Rollercoaster of Running a Property Management Business

    07:31 Learning the Hard Way: Growth and Scaling Challenges

    11:19 A Personal Pivot: Refocusing on Core Values

    15:53 Key Takeaways and Closing Thoughts

     

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    • 17 min

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