Racking Up Rentals (formerly Sleaze-Free Real Estate Investing) is real estate investing education for everyday investors who want to build long-term wealth by building a portfolio of rental real estate. Hosted by Jeff from The Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneur, the show focuses on grassroots real estate acquisition strategies based on the timeless fundamentals of relationship and negotiating directly with property sellers. The show explores all aspects of entrepreneurial off-market real estate acquisition--from lead generation to left-brain negotiation to right-brain deal structuring, financing and beyond. Learn more about The Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneur at www.thoughtfulre.com
Relationship Currency—A Live Conversation
Following up on recent podcast episodes about The Five Currencies (Financial, Effort, Time, Expertise and Relationship), Jeff hosts a live discussion with friend and coaching client Joe Hefley. In this episode, Jeff and Joe have an engaging conversation about the real-life, day-to-day dynamics of growing an “account” full of Relationship Currency.
The #1 Mistake Investors Make When Trying to Get Seller Financing
When real estate entrepreneurs learn about Seller Financing, they tend to get really excited—for good reason! But this enthusiasm can lead to one big mistake, that actually decreases their success. In this episode, Jeff discusses the #1 mistake that real estate investors make when pursuing Seller Financing deals, and explains how to correct that mistake and get much better results!
Never Hire an Acquisitions Manager
For many people, a growing real estate investment business means “scaling”—buying more properties, and doing a higher volume of deals. And that often leads investors to consider hiring an “Acquisitions Manager”—an employee whose sole job is the negotiate the purchase of properties, so that the investment company has enough “inventory” to repair, remodel and improve. For Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneurs, though, this is a huge mistake. In this episode, Jeff explains why TREES never hire Acquisitions Managers (Hint: it’s because that would mean outsourcing he most important part of the entire business: the negotiation with the Seller.)
Be the Seller’s “Travel Agent”
Being a great off-market real estate investor—and a Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneur—is like being a great travel agent: you need to know where the Seller wants to go, and then you need to present them with an amazing plan and vehicle to get them there. In this episode, Jeff discusses the art of approaching Sellers with this mentality, how to understand what they really want, how to make proposals they will accept.
3 Keys to Establishing Enough Credibility to Get Seller Financing
How do you establish enough credibility with the Seller, to get them comfortable with the idea of doing Seller Financing with you; to being your lender? It’s an important question, with an important answer. In this episode, Jeff provides the top three keys to establishing that credibility with the Seller, so that you can get all the Seller Financing loans you need!
On The Go Episode: Are You Balanced…or Balancing
The topic of balance is something we all think about, and strive for. But as we know, it can be elusive. In this episode, recorded on the go, Jeff discusses what it feels like to always be striving for, but often failing to achieve, a state of balance. He explains the difference between balance, the noun, and balancing, the verb, and encourages us to strive for balancing (verb) rather than balance (noun).
This podcast is the best!
Jeff does such a good job covering a variety of topics. The guests offer valuable insight as well. I would recommend this podcast to anyone looking to be inspired and informed!
I listen regularly to this podcast! Jeff has an easy-going yet “straight to the point” communication style. Each episode is just the right length and packed with actionable tips. I just keep coming back for more! I love the THOUGHTFUL approach on communicating with homeowners and the emphasis on building relationships.