92 episodes

Welcome to The Adventures of a Real Estate Investor podcast. Your hosts, Suzy Sevier and Michael Barnhart, interview industry experts and chat with them about their passions and how they are leveraging real estate investing to create an impact in their world. What impact do you want to make? There are almost eight billion people on this planet. What if each of us started with ourselves, our family, our in our community? All we have to do is start with a manageable 1% action every day. The effect of those billions of 1% gestures would be astronomical. This is your place to reflect and believe. Let’s create the greatest ROI, Return on Impact. Join Suzy and Michael every Tuesday to start cultivating those ideas on the impact you want to make in your world! We are so excited you are here, let's get this adventure started.

The Adventures of a Real Estate Investor Adventurous REI

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    • 5.0 • 154 Ratings

Welcome to The Adventures of a Real Estate Investor podcast. Your hosts, Suzy Sevier and Michael Barnhart, interview industry experts and chat with them about their passions and how they are leveraging real estate investing to create an impact in their world. What impact do you want to make? There are almost eight billion people on this planet. What if each of us started with ourselves, our family, our in our community? All we have to do is start with a manageable 1% action every day. The effect of those billions of 1% gestures would be astronomical. This is your place to reflect and believe. Let’s create the greatest ROI, Return on Impact. Join Suzy and Michael every Tuesday to start cultivating those ideas on the impact you want to make in your world! We are so excited you are here, let's get this adventure started.

    AREI 92: How YOU Can Own A Short Term Rental Through Joint Ventures" with Jimmy Woodard & Bryan Marks

    AREI 92: How YOU Can Own A Short Term Rental Through Joint Ventures" with Jimmy Woodard & Bryan Marks

    In this episode, Jimmy Woodard & Bryan Marks shares how they were able to acquire and own short-term rentals through joint ventures. Join us and listen in!
     They've built the first real estate investing platform that offers fractional shares, a liquidity marketplace, and monthly subscriptions. Mostly, we would like to reach Real estate beginners who want to build their wealth but don't have the time, money, and/or experience to do so on their own.

    In this episode:
     
    [00:01 - 06:57]
    • We welcome Jimmy Woodard & Bryan Marks to the show.
    • Their background on how they started investing in real estate.
    • Where did their interest in real estate come in?
    • Cloud Castle and the services that it provides.
     
     [06:59 - 17:09]
     • What will it take for them to move into new markets?
     • How did their loan structure change due to the current market economy?
     • Have they seen more lenders now who are actually giving loans for short-term rentals? 
    • How do they address some of those conversations with potential investors to let them know that we can't move forward with this deal, but there will be another one?
     
    [17:10 - 30:22]
    • Investors who want to work with short term how does that go with your strategy?
    • How they are tailoring their properties to match the efforts of Air BnB to go back to their roots of providing incredible experiences?
     •  Asking Jimmy Woodard & Bryan Marks the Adventurous Four

    Tweetable Quotes:
    "The goal behind cloud cast. Less work, less risk. And if it works out, then great. You can keep investing with us.  "  - Jimmy Woodard
    " You should have a pretty firm understanding of the actual cost of the materials, the raw materials, and from there you can estimate if the labor cost is appropriate." 
    - Bryan Marks

    Connect with Jimmy Woodard & Bryan Marks
     https://cloudcastles.io/

    Explore more. Adventure awaits. 

    Please subscribe and leave an honest review  - how do you want to create an impact in your world? Check out Adventurous REI and our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Michael on LinkedIn Suzy on LinkedIn   Invest with us! Start here. GRAB A FREE copy of The Complete Guide to Generating Passive Income for Avid Travelers & Adventure Seekers
         

    • 31 min
    AREI 91: Wholesaling vs Whole-Tailing: How You Can Make A Fortune! with TJ Kosen

    AREI 91: Wholesaling vs Whole-Tailing: How You Can Make A Fortune! with TJ Kosen

    In this episode, Tj Kosen tells shares how you can make a fortune wholesaling vs Whole-Tailing. Join us and listen in!
     
    TJ Kosen has been in Real Estate since 2006, first cutting his teeth before the crash with 200+ multi-family units in Tennessee. He has done deals in Texas, California, and Tennessee. TJ’s company primarily renovates and whole-tails in the DFW area, and wholesales deals throughout Texas. He stresses multiple marketing channels and strong operational accountability are key in all aspects of his real estate business. Whether flipping or whole-tailing, Tj focuses on maximizing deal profit by repairing to a certain level to hit the desired price point. Fun fact: TJ learned how to walk in 2014
     
    [00:01 - 00:32]
    We welcome Tj Kosen to the show. [00:33 - 05:05]
    Tj Kosen's background and how he started investing in real estate.His first deal was 112 units, to 96 but 2008 hit. And then now into wholesaling.How big is his team now?[05:06 - 17:03]
    What is whole-tailing? Tj's favorite about its process? With the current market rising how did it affect his strategy? And his advice to future investors regarding the ongoing situation.  [18:04 - 26:32]
    Single-family market and escalation clauses.Why honesty always wins. [26:37 - 34:39] 
    Closing Segment Asking Tj Kosen the Adventurous Four  
    Tweetable Quotes:

      "Active income should always surpass passive income unless you're, you know unless you're screwing it up.  "  - Tj Kosen
     
     Connect with Tj Kosen
    https://www.instagram.com/tjkosen/ https://www.facebook.com/tkosen https://www.linkedin.com/in/tj-kosen-a944382b/
    https://www.tjkosen.com https://www.reiaf.com/

    Explore more. Adventure awaits.

    Please subscribe and leave an honest review  - how do you want to create an impact in your world?

    Check out Adventurous REI and our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn. Michael on LinkedIn Suzy on LinkedIn   Invest with us! Start here.

    GRAB A FREE copy of The Complete Guide to Generating Passive Income for Avid Travelers & Adventure Seekers
        

    • 36 min
    AREI 90: Buying Investment Properties with Family featuring Annchen Knodt

    AREI 90: Buying Investment Properties with Family featuring Annchen Knodt

    In this episode, Annchen Knodt shares how she has found the best part of investing to be connecting with other excellent investors and inspiring each other! Join us and listen in!
     
    Annchen has a background in analytics and works as a research scientist at Duke University. She loves putting her analytical skills to work in real estate investing and has acquired a variety of buy-and-hold single-family investments individually and with partners (including her parents!), as well as partnered in two multifamily syndications. To boost cash flow, she is currently focused on acquiring short-term rentals. 
    [00:00- 08:49]
    We welcome back Annchen Knodt to the show. And how Suzy and her met.Annchen Knodt's background and how she started investing in real estate.Realizing that you can start investing in real estate at any time of your life.What life after retirement you could be having? [09:39 - 18:39]
    From long-term rental to pivoting to short-term rentals?Converting their properties to short-term rentals and considering medium-term rentals? Getting your spouse on board with investing in real estate.How does Annchen see the current market situation? Having properties that your family and friends can enjoy too.[18:40 - 26:32]
    Her Greatest and worst story in real estate investingCommunicating enough with your vendors and everybody in your circle.Helping the community to solve problems that they had for years and finding the balance to help people have a great place to live. [26:34 - 30:51]
    Asking Annchen Knodt about the Adventurous Four 
    Tweetable Quote: 
     "I want to be providing people a good place to live, And I want to be doing everything I can to do that.  I'm not gonna do it halfway."  - Annchen Knodt
     
     
     Connect with Annchen Knodt
    https://www.instagram.com/annchenknodt
    https://www.facebook.com/annchenknodt
     
    Explore more. Adventure awaits. 
     
    Please subscribe and leave an honest review  - how do you want to create an impact in your world?
    Check out Adventurous REI and our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.Michael on LinkedInSuzy on LinkedIn   Invest with us! Start here. GRAB A FREE copy of The Complete Guide to Generating Passive Income for Avid Travelers & Adventure Seekers

    • 32 min
    AREI 89: Mobile Home Park Fever! With Charlotte Dunford

    AREI 89: Mobile Home Park Fever! With Charlotte Dunford

    In this episode, Charlotte Dunford tells us how they were able to thrive on the mobile home park market and how you can do too. Join us and listen in! 
    Charlotte is the Managing Partner of Johns Creek Capital – an investment managing company that focuses on mobile home park investments, with a total investor subscription amount of over $4.2M. Numbers-wise, they currently have 20 park investments, and Charlotte herself has also created over $500k in asset value in the past 12 months. Charlotte really comes from humble beginnings and is a first-generation American citizen and college graduate after leaving China with just her belongings at age 16.
     
     [00:01 - 00:33] 
    • We welcome Charlotte Dunford to the show.
     [00:34- 03:39]
    •Charlotte Dunford's background on how she started investing in real estate.
    • What is the blue ocean strategy?
     
     [03:40 - 06:44]
    • Which locations they are mostly invested in?
    • Charlotte on what she loves about mobile home parks?
    • How mobile park homes are helping solve the housing crisis.
      
     [06:45 - 12:29]
    • Why do they not own the exact mobile park home unit and try to avoid that? 
    • What they are doing for their mobile home park communities to be recognized as together within the community area it's in and to prevent from getting pushed out?
     [12:32 - 17:48]
    • Are they looking at the possibility of buying a mobile home park and transitioning it into a tiny home?
    • Property management systems and structures that they use for their mobile park homes?
    • What is some advice that Charlotte would give somebody who wants to start investing in mobile home parks?
     
     [17:50 - 34:49]
    • What's next for John's Creek
    • How did the current state of the economy affect their investment thesis?
    • Asking Charlotte Dunford about the Adventurous Four


    Tweetable Quote:
     "I believe education really opens, lots of doors. Because I think, and not only, it's not just a piece of paper that you get from a college, it broadens your mind and it makes you think, I think that's important. That would definitely leave an impact."  - Charlotte Dunford 
     
     Connect with Charlotte Dunford
    https://johnscreekcapital.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/johns-creek-capital-llc/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-d-a03139189/
    https://www.facebook.com/johnscreekcapital    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCucY4rBQpyukUqFUNo-FYFw/videos  https://twitter.com/CapitalJohns
    https://www.instagram.com/johnscreek.capital/     
    Explore more. Adventure awaits. 
    Please subscribe and leave an honest review  - how do you want to create an impact in your world?
    Check out Adventurous REI and our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.Michael on LinkedInSuzy on LinkedIn   Invest with us! Start here. GRAB A FREE copy of The Complete Guide to Generating Passive Income for Avid Travelers & Adventure See

    • 24 min
    AREI 88:Paying Attention to the Details within Macroeconomics with AdaPia d'Errico

    AREI 88:Paying Attention to the Details within Macroeconomics with AdaPia d'Errico

    In this episode, AdaPia d'Errico shares why we all need to pay attention to the details within macroeconomics. Join us and listen in! 
    AdaPia d'Errico is an entrepreneur, advisor, investor, and the co-founder of Womxn of Wealth, a non-profit organization and community that empowers women to take wealth creation firmly into their own hands. She has worked in financial services since the age of 18, going from banking to hedge funds to fintech. She was also a key figure in taking real estate crowdfunding into the mainstream and currently serves as a partner at a private equity real estate firm, Alpha Investing. AdaPia has overcome many hurdles, including being defrauded of her life savings, to reach a level of wealth and confidence that she wants everyone to achieve. Her life is dedicated to the mission of helping women build the confidence (because they have the ability already!) to OWN their wealth, their birthright to abundance, and the power that comes from moving into this mindset.
     
    [00:01 - 01:36]
    • We welcome AdaPia d'Errico to the show.
    [01:37- 09:28]
    • AdaPia d'Errico's background and how she started investing in real estate.
    • Real estate syndication and real estate crowdfunding what's the difference?
    • Does real estate crowdfunding take advantage of depreciation?

    [09:29 - 20:06]
    • What made her transition into private equity?
    • Alpha investing current strategies with everything that has happened in the economy.
    • AdaPia on where people can find resources or need to listen to help figure out where the economy is going.
     [20:08 - 30:23]
    • Why financial concepts are complex and why she started Women of Wealth.
    • Challenges in raising money from investors because of declining stock portfolios.   
     
     [30:24 - 34:49]
    •Closing Segment
    • Asking AdaPia d'Errico the Adventurous Four
     
    Tweetable Quote: 
     "It's not that people don't wanna invest, but they're feeling like maybe now is not a good time. So you just have to work a little harder to help them get over the fear and the uncertainty and the discomfort."
     
    "It's time to stop working for your money and put your money to work for you. Like the fairy godmother of passive income, that just gives you the money that you want to do the things because, when we have that solid other pieces of income or however much it is, it's that we are actually freed up to do more. - AdaPia d'Errico 
     
     Connect with AdaPia d'Errico
     https://www.womxnofwealth.com/
    http://www.linkedin.com/in/adapia
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/real-wealth-realhealth/id1494432943
    https://www.instagram.com/adapiaderrico/
     
     
    Explore more. Adventure awaits. 
     
    Please subscribe and leave an honest review  - how do you want to create an impact in your world?
    Check out Adventurous REI and our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.Michael on LinkedInSuzy on LinkedIn   Invest with us! Start here. GRAB A FREE copy of The Complete Guide to Generating Passive Income for Avid Travelers & Adventure Seekers

    • 35 min
    AREI 87: Medium Term Rentals - The Path to Financial Freedom with Ingrid Duque

    AREI 87: Medium Term Rentals - The Path to Financial Freedom with Ingrid Duque

    In this episode, Ingrid Duque tells how she built her path to financial freedom with medium-term rentals. Join us and listen in!
     
    Ingrid Duque was born in Cali, Colombia, and moved with her family to the United States when she was ten years old. She is a professional engineer with over 12 years of experience in leadership roles on 500 fortune companies and a real estate investor with extensive knowledge of residential and commercial real estate underwriting and investing. In 2021, Ingrid was featured as a Hispanic Leader to look out for in the book Hispanic Stars Rising: The New Face of Power, due to her contributions to the nuclear power field. Ingrid became financially independent before age 30 through real estate investing and currently focuses on helping others do the same. On the personal side, she is an avid ultra-marathon runner, hiker, and world traveler. She currently travels the world while growing her real estate portfolio, and enjoys spending time with her spouse Hector and Aussie doodle, Ahri.
     
    [00:01 - 01:09]
    • We welcome Ingrid Duque to the show


     [01:17- 06:22]
    • Ingrid Duque's background and how she started investing in real estate.
    • How their first tenant became also their first eviction?
     
     [06:23 - 11:11]
    • What does their current portfolio look like?
    • Midterm rentals and the market for traveling nurses.
     
    [11:25 - 15:06]
    • The process and the goals that she set to be able to scale and leave her W2 job.
    •  Getting a request from her previous employer to come back, not only one time.
     
     [15:30 - 20:02]
    • How is the current situation in the market is affecting her investing strategy?
    • Creating a new kind of strategy during this economic downturn instead of just holding on to the money.
     
    [20:03 - 27:50]
    •  Private lending utilizing money pulled out from your line of equity, how does it work?
    • Being an ultra-marathon runner.
     
    [27:57 - 34:49]
    • Closing Segment
    •  Asking Ingrid Duque the Adventurous Four
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
     "Do not confuse being useful for a company with being indispensable."
     "Instead of thinking how many units I need, think what cash flow do I need." 
     -  Ingrid Duque
     
    Connect with Ingrid Duque
    https://www.ingridduque.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/engineer.on.fire/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingrid-duque-9378bba4/
    https://linktr.ee/engineer.on.fire
     
     
    Explore more. Adventure awaits. 
     
    Please subscribe and leave an honest review  - how do you want to create an impact in your world?
    Check out Adventurous REI and our social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.Michael on LinkedInSuzy on LinkedIn   Invest with us! Start here. GRAB A FREE copy of The Complete Guide to Generating Passive Income for Avid Travelers & Adventure Seekers

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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154 Ratings

154 Ratings

aknodt ,

Informative and inspiring!

Suzy and Michael bring on a great variety of real estate investors - everyone with uniquely inspiring stories and advice! I love their focus on using real estate investing to make an impact on the world. They also do a great job of breaking down relevant topics on investing themselves. Give this a listen!

Leigh Leite ,

Fantastic podcast!

This is a fantastic podcast with top notch guests and hosts. Hearing everyone's investment stories is so inspirational!

Edsnet02 ,

Great podcast

I really enjoy the energy and insights that this show brings! I am always looking for content that makes me better and this show definitely meets the mark! Thanks

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