37 episodes

Sleaze-Free Real Estate Investing is a show for those of us who never felt at home in the “we buy houses” crowd. In this show, we take a stand against what we call the Lowbrow approach–the mainstream guru-seminar, distressed-seller approach that ends up giving real estate investors a slimy reputation. Instead, we discuss the strategies, tactics and philosophies we call the Thoughtful way–an enlightened approach to real estate entrepreneurship that focuses on constantly sharpening the sophisticated real estate entrepreneur’s three most critical capabilities: Seller relations skills, deal architecture skills, and opportunity vision. When all three of these capabilities are successfully in motion, you can make an excellent living today, AND build long-term wealth while creating value for everyone you touch along the way.

Sleaze-Free Real Estate Investing Jeff Stephens

    • Investing
    • 5.0, 34 Ratings

Sleaze-Free Real Estate Investing is a show for those of us who never felt at home in the “we buy houses” crowd. In this show, we take a stand against what we call the Lowbrow approach–the mainstream guru-seminar, distressed-seller approach that ends up giving real estate investors a slimy reputation. Instead, we discuss the strategies, tactics and philosophies we call the Thoughtful way–an enlightened approach to real estate entrepreneurship that focuses on constantly sharpening the sophisticated real estate entrepreneur’s three most critical capabilities: Seller relations skills, deal architecture skills, and opportunity vision. When all three of these capabilities are successfully in motion, you can make an excellent living today, AND build long-term wealth while creating value for everyone you touch along the way.

    Build Wealth By Revitalizing Small Town Main Streets with Robb Crocker

    Build Wealth By Revitalizing Small Town Main Streets with Robb Crocker

    In this episode, host Jeff interviews guest Robb Crocker, a real estate entrepreneur who has built an incredible commercial real estate portfolio one deal at a time, without it even being his primary entrepreneurial focus. In this episode, Robb and Jeff discuss the wealth-building power of owning a building for your own business, the virtues of investing in small towns, using seller financing and other creative financing, Opportunity Zones and how to build a substantial portfolio on the side of your main focus.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    SFREI #31: Off-Market Seller-Financing Duplex Live Coaching Case Study with New Investor

    SFREI #31: Off-Market Seller-Financing Duplex Live Coaching Case Study with New Investor

    In this episode, Jeff provides a live coaching session with an aspiring real estate investor who is interested in buying an off-market duplex with Seller Financing...from a Seller in a very unique scenario. The conversation is a great case study on the art of Seller Relations skills, and how the Thoughtful approach is applied in the pursuit of acquiring investment real estate off-market. Jeff and the investor discuss how to evaluate the deal, what information needs to be gathered about the Seller, and how to go about gathering that information in order to make a solid proposal.

    • 1 hr 8 min
    SFREI Special Bonus Episode: Real Estate Entrepreneurial Adjustments from COVID-19 Mike Nuss

    SFREI Special Bonus Episode: Real Estate Entrepreneurial Adjustments from COVID-19 Mike Nuss

    In this timely bonus episode of Sleaze-Free Real Estate Investing, Jeff from The Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneur and Mike Nuss from Investor Lab discuss the adjustments Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneurs need to be prepared to make in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. From investing to retail brokerage to property management and beyond, Mike and Jeff discuss the effects of COVID-19 on real estate entrepreneurs, as well as the opportunities created by it.

    • 41 min
    SFREI #30: Aligning Money with Purpose, With Dill Ward

    SFREI #30: Aligning Money with Purpose, With Dill Ward

    In this episode, host Jeff interviews Dill Ward, who is on a mission to raise the vibration on the planet one interaction at a time. Working as a life-catalyzing Realtor for the past decade she combines her unique perspective as a real estate investor, community builder, business mentor, and coach. In their encouraging and inspiring conversation, Dill and Jeff discuss the importance of aligning money with purpose, being positive and abundant, what Dill learned from living through the last real estate crash, and the most important thing to focus on during this time of pandemic.

    • 58 min
    SFREI #29:  COVID-19, The Perfect Storm of Ethical Opportunity

    SFREI #29:  COVID-19, The Perfect Storm of Ethical Opportunity

    Though we find ourselves in very difficult and uncertain times, the COVID-19 pandemic has created the Perfect Storm of Ethical Opportunity for Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneurs. Beginning right now, and for at least months if not years ahead, Sellers will need the unique gifts and talents that TREEs can offer them: empathy, listening, tailored proposals and a relationship-oriented approach. In this episode, we discuss all the reasons why Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneurs were born for this current situation. This will be TREEs’ finest hour!

    • 31 min
    SFREI #28: Podcaster and Author Josiah Smelser on Crushing Your Real Estate Investing Goals

    SFREI #28: Podcaster and Author Josiah Smelser on Crushing Your Real Estate Investing Goals

    In this episode, Jeff interviews Josiah Smelser, host of The Daily Real Estate Investor podcast, and author of the new book “Dream It and Build It: How to Crush Your Real Estate Investing Goals.” In this conversation, Jeff and Josiah discuss how Josiah has created a strong, synergistic business partnership, how he and his partner set a stretch goal for 2019 and crushed it, how to strike a balance between making a living and doing long-term investing, and how to make the transition from investing in single-family homes to much larger apartment complexes with multiple partners.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

FF🏝 ,

Great

Amazing podcast. Great Info

kenman13 ,

Concise and Honest

I found this later it’s been refreshing to find like minded REI and similar struggles I’ve experienced
Thank you for doing this
-Kenny

JenniRust ,

A breath of fresh air!

If you are a real estate investor - experienced or brand new - stop searching the archives and listen to this podcast! Jeff explains the why behind the how of finding your market, targeting the right deals, explaining key communication ideals, and so much more. Everything he does is based on finding the win-win for everyone involved in a real estate transaction, and the marketing examples and ideas are amazing. Puts everything into perspective for me, and I’m no longer feeling sleezy for being a REI. 😉

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