22 episodes

Real Estate Mentor is the podcast that makes you the boss so you can build your real estate empire like a house—from the foundation up. Host Jonathan Klunk brings you the inside scoop on real estate that only realtors typically know.

Jonathan is a real estate agent, founding partner at Six Degrees Real Estate, co-founder of Key Source Properties, and Louisville's #1 realtor as voted on by PropertySpark.

Subscribe to the podcast and join Jonathan every other week for a new episode of Real Estate Mentor.

Real Estate Mentor Jonathan Klunk

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Real Estate Mentor is the podcast that makes you the boss so you can build your real estate empire like a house—from the foundation up. Host Jonathan Klunk brings you the inside scoop on real estate that only realtors typically know.

Jonathan is a real estate agent, founding partner at Six Degrees Real Estate, co-founder of Key Source Properties, and Louisville's #1 realtor as voted on by PropertySpark.

Subscribe to the podcast and join Jonathan every other week for a new episode of Real Estate Mentor.

    S3 Ep 3#: Unveiling the Benefits of Purchasing Existing Restaurant Franchises with Stephanie Gilezan

    S3 Ep 3#: Unveiling the Benefits of Purchasing Existing Restaurant Franchises with Stephanie Gilezan

    Jonathan Klunk speaks with guest Stephanie Gilezan, a partner at Capital Connect, a business brokerage, and an expert in restaurant franchises.

    They discuss the benefits of purchasing an existing restaurant franchise, such as instant equity, avoidance of complicated startup costs, and established brand credibility. They touch on the opportunities that lie within aging baby boomer-owned companies as potential establishments to acquire.

    The discussion further includes how banks approach financing for this kind of investment and the potential for owner financing options. The episode also discusses the importance of proper tax structuring and how it can enhance the net income of a business. Stephanie emphasises the value of experienced teams performing more in-depth analysis of opportunities and valuations prior to purchasing businesses.
    (00:30) The Benefits of Purchasing an Existing Restaurant Franchise
    (00:59) Comparing Startup Costs: New vs. Existing Businesses
    (01:24) The Impact of Baby Boomers on the Restaurant Space
    (01:55) The Challenges of Building a Brand from Scratch
    (02:44) The Advantages of Purchasing Existing Franchises
    (03:43) The Importance of Hiring the Right General Manager
    (04:33) The Potential Savings of Purchasing Existing Franchises
    (04:59) The Challenges and Rewards of Building a Business
    (05:58) The Impact of Generational Wealth Transfer on the Market
    (06:45) The Possibility of Passive Investment in Franchises
    (08:10) The Importance of Having the Right Team in Place
    (10:00) The Potential Pitfalls of Independence in Business
    (17:24) The Role of Tax Structuring in Business Valuation
    (20:27) The Financing Options for Purchasing Existing Franchises
    (27:42) The Impact of Proper Tax Structuring on Business Value
    (32:17) Conclusion and Contact Information

    Reach out to Stephanie

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gilezanglobal
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephanie-gilezan/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gilezan_global/
    Email: stephanie@gilezanteam.com

    More about Stephanie Gilezan
    Stephanie Gilezan began her Real Estate career in 1999 at 21 years old. She has specialized in Commercial, Land Development, Asset Management, Industrial, Distressed Assets and Hospitality since her start. Throughout her career, Gilezan has transacted over 10,000 Real Estate and Business transactions across the nation and in multiple countries. Fueled by her passion to disrupt and improve the industry, Gilezan has dedicated herself to education and collaboration while building a strong team which has done more than 3 billion in volume.

    • 33 min
    S3 Ep 2#: Time Management And Productivity in Your Real Estate Business with Jason Ballard

    S3 Ep 2#: Time Management And Productivity in Your Real Estate Business with Jason Ballard

    Host of the Real Estate Mentor podcast, Jonathan Klunk, speaks to his very own business coach, Jason Ballard, about time management and productivity within the real estate business. They discuss the importance of setting clear and attainable goals, understanding the value of one's time, prioritising tasks, and blocking out time for different activities. They also touch on how to balance a full-time job with a real estate side hustle, and the need for continuous learning and mentorship in the real estate field.
    Info:
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-ballard-795a0587/
    Official Website: https://soarhighercoaching.com
    Soar Higher on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6In56c2XhCkz7RTLTmrqPoEfEub78vZ7

    (01:45) The Importance of Goals and Priorities
    (02:46) Assessing Your Current Life and Career Status
    (09:47) Understanding the Value of Time
    (16:18) The Concept of Time Blocking
    (23:31) Taking Control and Owning Your Priorities
    (24:53) A Real-Life Example of Mismanaged Priorities
    (25:15) The Consequences of Neglecting Big Opportunities
    (27:11) The Eye-Opening Realization
    (29:43) The Importance of Prioritizing Your Calendar
    (31:23) Balancing a Career and a Real Estate Side Hustle
    (32:32) Understanding Your 'Why' in Side Hustling
    (38:05) The Importance of Being Informed and Efficient
    (43:43) Closing Thoughts and Contact Information
    More about Jason Ballard
    Jason Ballard is an entrepreneur and Founder/President of Soar Higher Coaching & Training. He serves as the #1 Ranked Business and Executive Coach in the Eastern U.S. where he leverages his 27+ years of Real-World leadership experience to accelerate the growth of career professionals and organizations to desired levels of success and reach their full potential faster than they could on their own.
    His diverse background involves leading 12 different organizations world-wide to new heights and includes: growing up and working in a family-owned construction company, serving as a senior
    officer in the U.S. Air Force, operating in numerous C-Suite corporate roles, starting multiple
    companies, and serving as a trusted advisor to political leaders, celebrities, and dignitaries throughout his distinguished career.
    Jason has a deep passion for helping others succeed. He is actively involved in various aspects of the community. He has cultivated public/private partnerships with government agencies, corporations, and non-profit organizations. He has served on numerous boards and committees and has been a lifelong volunteer supporting veteran organizations, mentoring in schools across the country, and raising funds and donating time for Church missions and charitable campaigns.

    • 45 min
    S3 Ep 1#: Exploring Office Conversions and the Future of Property Investing with Cora Henderson

    S3 Ep 1#: Exploring Office Conversions and the Future of Property Investing with Cora Henderson

    In this episode of the Real Estate Mentor podcast, host Jonathan Klunk converses with Cora Henderson, partner and attorney at Pitt & Frank, about the rising trend in office conversions. 

    We discuss the challenges and opportunities in the real estate sector, highlighting the impact of various factors such as COVID-19, generational wealth building, and the influence of technological advancements like AI on the future of real estate.

    The conversation also explores the potential of converting vacant office buildings into residential or multifamily units due to changing work and office culture, the urgent need for affordable housing, and trillions in commercial real estate loans coming due.

    We further explores the prospect of converting office spaces into data centers, given the growing necessity for cloud-based solutions.

    (00:28) Guest Introduction: Cora Henderson
    (00:51) Discussion on Office Conversions
    (01:51) Current Landscape of Office Sector
    (06:08) Challenges in Converting Office Spaces to Multifamily
    (08:20) Potential Investment Opportunities
    (13:42) Impact of AI and Cloud Computing on Real Estate
    (18:58) Future of Energy Projects
    (20:42) Closing Remarks and Future Opportunities

    More about Cora Henderson
    Cora Henderson is a partner at Pitt & Frank, specializing in residential and commercial real estate closings, contract disputes, 1031 exchanges, and estate planning. She received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration-Management from the University of Louisville, and graduated cum laude from the Brandeis School of Law. Cora has faithfully served as a board member for Mortgage Bankers of Louisville, Mortgage Bankers of Kentucky, GLAR education faculty, GLAR Board Forms committee, Kentucky Realtor Institute educator, and was the 2019 recipient of the Nat Sanders Educator of the Year. She is also a part time instructor for the University of Louisville teaching Real Estate Law.
    Info:
    Website - www.pittandfrank.com
    Instagram - @Pitt.and.Frank
    Facebook - PittandFran
    LinkedIN - https://www.linkedin.com/company/pitt-and-frank

    🎤 Podcast post-production by EZPZ Podcasting.

    • 22 min
    S2 Ep 9#: Estate Planning 101: The Gorilla In The Room with Guest Sean Lohman

    S2 Ep 9#: Estate Planning 101: The Gorilla In The Room with Guest Sean Lohman

    Estate planning has to be one of the most complex and foreign topics to most real estate investors. Yet, it is one of the most important as you spend your life generating passive income, building wealth, and taking advantage of tax strategy through 1099 exchanges and cost segregation. You can even have a will- but what happens to your empire once you die? Plus, add in the complications that could present for your heirs. 
    Jonathan recently met a state planning attorney, Sean Lohman, to discuss the situation with his parents and their property. Sean explained very complex topics, such as wills and trusts, power of attorney, beneficiaries, medical or healthcare power of attorney, and so much more. He also found some gaps in Jonathan’s own estate planning. And what real estate podcast would be complete without covering this super important topic for you?
    Sean is an attorney at the Lohman Law Offices, a second-generation law firm in Louisville Kentucky. Sean specializes in estate planning and is also the host of the Uncontested podcast. 
     
    Visit lohmanlaw.com to connect with Sean Lohman and begin your estate planning. 



    Want to learn more about launching and scaling your realestate business through short term rentals? Send us a direct message on Instagram @top.louisville.agent, @thejustinreid, @selling.derby.city or send an email to jonathan@sixdegreesre.com.
     
    Follow Jonathan and Justin on Facebook for a revolutionary approach to property positioning, digital marketing, and technology.
     
    Subscribe on YouTube to watch Season 1 of the Selling Derby City podcast. Be sure to check out our blog to see everything we talk about in each episode and so much more.  
     
    Become a short-term rental expert by clicking HERE for the STR Success Course.
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    A very special thanks to our sponsors!
    Bluegrass Land Title
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    • 38 min
    S2 Ep 8: 1031 Exchange: The Legal Way to Avoid Real Estate Tax with Guest Scott Harper

    S2 Ep 8: 1031 Exchange: The Legal Way to Avoid Real Estate Tax with Guest Scott Harper

    What is the legal way to avoid paying real estate tax when you close out the sale of a property? Join Jonathan in this episode with special guest Scott Harper as he explains how you can avoid paying taxes until a later date with the 1031 exchange. Scott dives into the 1031 exchange at a high level and also brings some interesting color around the short-term rental and vacation rental specifically. If you are an avid short-term rental user and investor, this will be some really valuable information for you.
    Scott Harper is an attorney and closer with Bluegrass Land Title. Scott and his team work to get transactions done and close with confidence. 
    Bluegrass Land Title is also a sponsor of the Selling Derby City Podcast. You can find them online and schedule services from their website at: Bluegrass Land Title.
     
    Want to learn more about launching and scaling your realestate business through short term rentals? Send us a direct message on Instagram @top.louisville.agent, @thejustinreid, @selling.derby.city or send an email to jonathan@sixdegreesre.com.
     
    Follow Jonathan and Justin on Facebook for a revolutionary approach to property positioning, digital marketing, and technology.
     
    Subscribe on YouTube to watch Season 1 of the Selling Derby City podcast. Be sure to check out our blog to see everything we talk about in each episode and so much more.  
     
    Become a short-term rental expert by clicking HERE for the STR Success Course.
    _______________________________________
    A very special thanks to our sponsors!
    Bluegrass Land Title
    @bluegrasslandtitle
     
    Guardian Home Inspections
    @guardianinspectionsky
     

    • 41 min
    S2 Ep 7: How to Ace Your Home Inspection with Guest Eric Gentry

    S2 Ep 7: How to Ace Your Home Inspection with Guest Eric Gentry

    For Buyers, the home inspection is an important part of the real estate transaction. This is the time when you find out about the overall health of the property you have under contract. Most transactions include this as a contingency of the sale, meaning the house must receive a good bill of health. This is also the point in the transaction when the Buyer can request that the Seller make specific repairs to the house. In this episode, we are honored to have Eric Gentry, owner of Kentucky-based Guardian Inspections, dive into how you can ace your home inspection.
     
    Eric Gentry is a certified MASTER home inspector and the owner of Guardian Inspections, a Louisville-based home inspection company. They cover Louisville and surrounding areas, Central Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Their sister companies: Guardian Environmental and Guardian Pest Control provide Radon testing and mitigation services as well as termite inspection and pest control services. 
     
    Guardian is also a sponsor of the Selling Derby City Podcast and we recommend Guardian’s services regularly to our clients. If you live in the Louisville, KY area you can find them online and schedule services from their website at: www.GuardianInspections.biz
     
    Also mentioned:
    Season 2, Episode 3 Understanding Appraisals



    Want to learn more about launching and scaling your realestate business through short term rentals? Send us a direct message on Instagram @top.louisville.agent, @thejustinreid, @selling.derby.city or send an email to jonathan@sixdegreesre.com.
     
    Follow Jonathan and Justin on Facebook for a revolutionary approach to property positioning, digital marketing, and technology.
     
    Subscribe on YouTube to watch Season 1 of the Selling Derby City podcast. Be sure to check out our blog to see everything we talk about in each episode and so much more.  
     
    Become a short-term rental expert by clicking HERE for the STR Success Course.
    _______________________________________
    A very special thanks to our sponsors!
    Bluegrass Land Title
    @bluegrasslandtitle
     
    Guardian Home Inspections
    @guardianinspectionsky

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

CC40218 ,

Practical & Comprehensive!

Thanks to both of you for delightful info and reminders for everyone! Enjoying your insightful honest perspectives on each topic.
-The Bashford Manor

Raphael Collazo ,

Fun and informative podcast!

This is one of my favorite new podcasts! Jonathan and Justin do a great job of explaining the nuances of AirBnb investing as well as detailing all the things Louisville has to offer. Not only that, they do it a fun and engaging way that makes for easy listening. Highly recommended!

Dpaulheintz ,

Great dynamic and great info!

Love the dynamic between the hosts and honestly, the info is super helpful! Some real estate podcasts can be blah, but this podcast is fun and informative!

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