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How much Money does it take to get started in a specific real estate investing niche? How much and what kind of Knowledge does it take? How much Time does it take once you're up and running? And how Location dependent is it? Tune in each week to follow our journey and learn as we interview successful investors and entrepreneurs who have achieved or are well on their way to achieving financial and location independence, with a special focus the Time, Money, Knowledge and Location dependence of their chosen investment niche.

Road to Family Freedom Neil and Brittany Henderson

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

How much Money does it take to get started in a specific real estate investing niche? How much and what kind of Knowledge does it take? How much Time does it take once you're up and running? And how Location dependent is it? Tune in each week to follow our journey and learn as we interview successful investors and entrepreneurs who have achieved or are well on their way to achieving financial and location independence, with a special focus the Time, Money, Knowledge and Location dependence of their chosen investment niche.

    Lessons for New Storage Owners from an Experienced Manager with Victor Diaz

    Lessons for New Storage Owners from an Experienced Manager with Victor Diaz

    In this episode, we talk to Victor Diaz about how he got his start in self-storage, the mistakes he sees many new self-storage owners making, how to stand out from the crowd when marketing to potential sellers, and the changes he’s seen in the storage industry since he got into it.
    Victor Diaz is the co-founder of Stor365.com, a new consulting firm that specializes in helping self-storage owners operate their small storage portfolios the way a large REIT would. Victor’s entire adult life has been spent in the self-storage business where he was general manager and then an area field manager for U-Haul. He now oversees 8 facilities and over 670,000 square feet of storage for a private firm in Ohio.
    In This Episode We Cover:
    Ways a self-storage owner can incentivize their on-site manager to achieve better performance
    Emerging trends in the self-storage industry
    The biggest mistakes new self-storage investors make
    Why you should not rely solely on the self-storage supply index when evaluating a self-storage facility for purchase
    And much more!
    Books and Resources Mentioned:
    The Road to Family Freedom: https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com)
    Website: http://stor365.com/ (Stor365.com)
    Email: victor@stor365.com
    Phone: 330-591-5958
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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Passive Real Estate Investing Strategies with Alka Kumar

    Passive Real Estate Investing Strategies with Alka Kumar

    In this episode, we talk to Alka Kumar about how concerns over burnout as a doctor led her to pursue additional streams of passive income, how she scaled after buying that first single-family rental, how she purchased a small mobile home park using her self-directed retirement account, and why she is focused on investing passively in real estate syndications.
    Alka Kumar of YourWealthMD.com came to the United States from India with $40 in her pocket. Fast forward to today and she has been making a comfortable living working as a physician for the last 30 plus years. A few years ago, she realized that she was overworked and heading towards burnout. This forced her to look for passive and semi-passive sources of income which led her to real estate. She has now switched to working part-time as a physician and spends her free time focusing on expanding her real estate portfolio. That currently includes a local rental portfolio, a small mobile home park, and numerous passive real estate syndications.
    In This Episode We Cover:
    Why high-income earners such as doctors, lawyers, corporate executives would want to pursue passive real estate investing
    Why she chose to purchase a rental property in a coastal community with cash
    How she went about scaling her real estate portfolio after that first single-family rental
    Why she transitioned out of buying single-family rentals
    And much more!
    Books and Resources Mentioned:
    The Road to Family Freedom: https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com)
    Website: https://www.yourwealthmd.com/ (YourWealthMD.com)
    Book: https://amzn.to/2ojo1IA (The Millionaire Real Estate Investor) by Gary Keller
    Book: https://amzn.to/3hP6SQb (The ABCs of Real Estate Investing: The Secrets of Finding Hidden Profits Most Investors Miss) by Ken McElroy
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    • 39 min
    40,000 Square Foot Self-Storage Deal as First Facility with Christian Mercado

    40,000 Square Foot Self-Storage Deal as First Facility with Christian Mercado

    In this episode, we talk to Christian Mercado about how he purchased his first piece of real estate using a VA loan, how a light bulb went off after he started renting one of his rooms out, how he purchased his first self-storage for zero money down, and the key to negotiating with self-storage owners.
    Christian Mercado is a full-time real estate investor and Army Captain. He got his start in real estate in 2017 with the purchase of his first house utilizing a VA loan. 6 months later, he rented a room out and discovered the power of house hacking. After a year, he purchased another home to live in using his VA loan and rented out the first, and he was off to the races. Since that time he has flipped at least 8 houses, opened up several short-term rentals, and purchased a self-storage facility.
    In This Episode We Cover:
    How he bought his first property using a VA loan
    The red flags that led him to walk away from his first self-storage deal
    How he found his first self-storage deal
    How he negotiated with the seller to purchase for zero down with seller financing
    And much more!
    Books and Resources Mentioned:
    The Road to Family Freedom: https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com)
    Website: http://www.thesentrystorage.com (The Sentry Storage)
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ChristianDoesRealEstate/ (@ChristianDoesRealEstate)
    Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/middle-class-to-millionaires/id1498647963 (Middle Class to Millionaires)
    Resource: https://www.thestoragerebellion.com/ (Storage Rebellion)
    Book: https://amzn.to/2ZzCKMb (Rich Dad, Poor Dad) by Robert Kiyosaki
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    https://www.instagram.com/roadtofamilyfreedom/?hl=en (instagram.com/roadtofamilyfreedom/)
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    Other Stuff:
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    For show notes and past guests, please visit https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/episodes/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com/episodes/)
    Discover the tools and services we use, visit https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com/resources/)

    • 53 min
    Building Multiple Streams of Income using Passive Real Estate Investments with Jeff Anzalone

    Building Multiple Streams of Income using Passive Real Estate Investments with Jeff Anzalone

    In this episode, we talk about two key setbacks that shifted Jeff Anzalone’s mindset towards building multiple streams of passive income, why he doesn’t invest in single-family rentals, the lessons learned from losing his first $50,000 he invested in a syndication, and the great question he uses to find other potential groups to invest with.
    Dr. Jeff Anzalone is a full-time practicing periodontist in the great state of Louisiana, author, and founder of DebtFreeDr.com. He focuses on teaching doctors and other high-income professionals to create passive income from real estate so that they can STOP trading their time for money.
    In This Episode We Cover:
    How school may give you the knowledge to practice your profession but not prepare you for actually practicing it
    How a skiing accident helped him realize how precarious his economic future was even with a high-paying, safe, secure job
    Why 90% of all millionaires have real estate in their investment portfolios
    Why high-income earners should focus on their core money-making ventures and leave the active real estate investing to others
    Why he doesn’t invest in single-family rentals
    The lessons learned from losing the first $50,000 he invested in an apartment syndication
    Why he doesn’t like investing in syndications through crowdfunding platforms
    What led him to choose apartment syndications over other asset classes
    How he would go about educating himself on apartment syndications if he were starting over
    And much more!
    Books and Resources Mentioned:
    The Road to Family Freedom: https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com)
    Website: https://www.debtfreedr.com/ (Dr Debt Free)
    Resource: http://debtfreedr.com/freeguide (Free Doctor’s Passive Income Guide)
    Email: jeff@debtfreedr.com
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    Other Stuff:
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    Discover the tools and services we use, visit https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com/resources/)

    • 47 min
    Shifting from Multifamily to Self-Storage Investments with Powell Chee

    Shifting from Multifamily to Self-Storage Investments with Powell Chee

    In this episode, we talk to Powell Chee about his start in real estate and why quickly he shifted into multi-tenant assets, the three main roles of a real estate syndication team, a key difference between residential and commercial lending that challenges many investors making the switch, and how to build relationships with commercial real estate brokers that last.
    Powell Chee is a Los Angeles-based real estate investor who does all his investing out of state. After buying his first investment property in 2015, a single-family home in Kansas City, he came to the realization that one door at a time was not going to get him to his goals. Since 2017, Powell has partnered on 7 multifamily properties totaling over 1000 units. As Covid-19 affected the US in 2020, Powell shifted gears from multifamily and expanded his investments into self-storage. He closed his first self-storage property in January of 2021 and is operating it remotely.
    In This Episode We Cover:
    How he got started investing in single-family rentals but quickly shifted into multifamily investing
    How he scaled from those early self-funded apartment communities into larger assets with groups of passive investors
    Why he shifted from investing in multifamily into self-storage investments
    Some tips on forming real estate partnerships
    And much more!
    Books and Resources Mentioned:
    The Road to Family Freedom: https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com)
    Website: http://www.multifamilymasters.com/ (www.multifamilymasters.com)
    Email: powell@multifamilymasters.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/powellbiz (https://www.facebook.com/powellbiz)
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/powellchee (@PowellChee)
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    Other Stuff:
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    • 1 hr
    From Rentals and Flipping to Raw Land Success with Landon and Teria Harris

    From Rentals and Flipping to Raw Land Success with Landon and Teria Harris

    Landon and Teria Harris started out rehabbing single-family homes. After a few successful projects, they realized it was not the direction they wanted. The amount of time, work, and capital was more than they wanted to manage. Their love of real estate led them to other investing opportunities. After hearing a podcast on vacant land sales, they immediately knew land investing was the right direction for them!
    Their land business began in 2019 where they immediately set up structure, processes, and tools to build their land business. Within a few short months, their business soared! They were able to build a successful land business and replace Landon’s full-time job in the first year.
    In this episode, we talk to Landon and Teria about the challenges of rental property investing as well as house flipping, how that experience led them to invest in raw land, how they purchased 10 parcels for just $14,000 on their first deal, and the systems and processes they’ve set up to make their raw land business run as passively as possible.
    In This Episode We Cover:
    How Landon and Teria Harris got into real estate investing
    How their experience with house flipping and single-family rentals led them to shift to raw land investing
    How much it cost them to buy their first raw land deal
    How much it costs to market for raw land
    And much more!
    Books and Resources Mentioned:
    The Road to Family Freedom: https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com)
    Website: http://www.creeksidedevelopments.com/ (CreeksideDevelopments.com)
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CreeksideDevelopments (Creekside Developments)
    Resource:: https://www.thelandgeek.com/ (The Land Geek)
    Resource: https://www.loom.com/ (Loom)
    Resource: https://airtable.com/ (AirTable)
    Resource: https://trello.com/ (Trello)
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    Other Stuff:
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    Discover the tools and services we use, visit https://www.roadtofamilyfreedom.com/ (roadtofamilyfreedom.com/resources/)

    • 42 min

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26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Marty7YOTO ,

Self Storage Information

If you are interested in self storage this podcast is an excellent resource. They interview new storage investors who own only one facility to owners who own 8-10. Each episode gives you insight to how they are managed, software they use, strategies to handle all kinds of situations.

S H Elliott ,

Awesome guests and topics!

I love how entertaining and lively your podcasts are, yet so informative. You always have great guests on your show. Thank you for sharing real experiences and recommendations for real estate investors.

Aneatra Gillis ,

Great Content!

Always a pleasure to hear Neil and Brittany’s
Podcast! Great insights and advice! 5 stars!!

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