15 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 Michael & Suzy

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    • 5.0 • 138 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 15: From Military Life to Real Estate Life with David Pere

    AREI 15: From Military Life to Real Estate Life with David Pere

    David Pere joined the Marine Corps in August of 2008. Since that time, he has lived in or traveled to many unique places around the world, including a combat tour in Afghanistan. David got started in real estate investing in 2015. He house-hacked a duplex with the FHA loan and lived in it for a little while until getting married to his beautiful wife, Kimberly, and receiving orders to Hawaii. While stationed in Hawaii, David bought a 10-unit apartment in Missouri and has had continued success with real estate investing! 
    Through these experiences, From Military to Millionaire was born, with the goal of teaching service members and veterans how to build wealth through real estate investing, entrepreneurship, and personal finance. In this episode, David shares his amazing story of how he built his wealth and success in real estate. He also talks about how he leveraged content creation to achieve his goals as an investor. Listen in!


    [00:01 - 06:03] Opening Segment 
    We introduce David to the showDavid’s backgroundHow he got into real estate investingBeing in the military[06:04 - 24:05] From Military to Millionaire 
    Leveraging content creation Launching his platformHis blog, YouTube, and podcastConsistency is keyDealing with imposter syndromeDavid’s journey to success in real estateDavid on mastermind groupsHe shares his creative real estate projectsScaling from a duplexInvesting with friends[24:06 - 29:42] Closing Segment
    Asking David the Adventurous FourHow you can connect with DavidFinal thoughts

    Tweetable Quotes:
    “If you just keep going, eventually, it's gonna catch on at some point… Just keep going no matter what.” - David Pere
    “There are things you should learn before you start doing it because anybody and everybody will be willing to help you make a return... But you got to know what you're doing, what your goal is, what your five-year goal is, and what you actually want.” - David Pere


    Connect with David on Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok!
    Check out David’s YouTube Channel and podcast!


    Resources mentioned:
    From Military to Millionaire websiteFrom Military to Millionaire Facebook Group--
    Until next time...
    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 

    • 29 min
    AREI 14: Living in the Present Moment with Melanie McDaniel

    AREI 14: Living in the Present Moment with Melanie McDaniel

    Living in the present moment brings so much happiness and peace. Today’s guest, Melanie McDaniel, talks about that in this episode. Melanie is the founder of Freestyle Capital Group, a boutique private equity firm that partners with passive investors to invest in private equity real estate transactions across a variety of recession-resistant asset classes. Leverage her expertise, due diligence, relationships, and partnerships to gain access to institutional quality investment opportunities. Melanie is a lifestyle design enthusiast, digital nomad, location independent traveler always looking to connect with like-minded unconventionalists.  
    In this episode, Melanie shares why she chooses to live in the present moment and what that has brought to her life. She also talks about the advantages of real estate investing and the importance of educating yourself about the industry. Melanie also shares her thoughts on authenticity, genuineness, and honesty. Listen in!
    [00:01 - 07:58] Opening Segment 
    We introduce Melanie to the showMelanie’s backgroundHow she started in real estateHow ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad’ shifted her paradigm about moneyStarting out as a real estate agentBeing a digital nomad[07:50 - 26:24] How Living in the Present Brings Happiness and Peace   
    Melanie’s passion for serviceExplaining the advantages of real estate to average peopleTaking responsibility for your moneyEducating yourselfMelanie on authenticity and honestyLiving in the presentMelanie talks about lifestyle designHer whyAdvantages of traveling[26:25  - 30:45] Closing Segment
    Asking Melanie the Adventurous FourHow you can connect with MelanieFinal thoughts

    Tweetable Quotes:
    “Life is beautiful, and it can be whatever you create your life to be.” - Melanie McDaniel
    “We're born who we are. The life path is to find who that is and develop that right to our full potential.” - Melanie McDaniel


    Connect with Melanie via her email, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn! Connect with Melanie on Clubhouse at @melaniemcdaniel
    Check out Melanie’s website and YouTube Channel: Your Passport to Financial Freedom
    Resources mentioned:
    Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert KiyosakiThe Power of Now by Eckhart TolleFreestyle Capital Group--
    Until next time...
    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 

    • 30 min
    AREI 13: You Are Worth It with Jerome Myers

    AREI 13: You Are Worth It with Jerome Myers

    One of the best ways to realize your self-worth is by moving in your own world and being accountable to yourself. This is what Jerome Myers will talk about in this episode. Jerome Myers is the founder of The Myers Development Group, a real estate investor, and the host of two podcasts, “Myers Methods” and “Dreamcatchers”. Jerome decided to leave corporate America and start his journey in real estate investing. Today, he is creating an impact on people's lives by developing real estate properties. 
    In this episode, Jerome shares his story of dropping out of the corporate world and starting his venture in real estate investing. He shares the impact of keeping your promises to yourself, the importance of being a good person, and how he changes people’s lives through buying and improving real estate properties. 
    [00:01 - 10:47] Opening Segment 
    We introduce Jerome to the showJerome’s backgroundHow he got started in real estate investingJumping out of corporate AmericaJerome shares his stories of rejectionsBe a good person[10:48 - 30:25] Realizing Self-Worth by Being Independent of the World   
    Jerome’s transition from the corporate world to real estate investingWhy saving money and access to a credit line is importantBefore shifting, make sure you can actually do itBecome a problem solverThe impact of keeping your promises to yourselfBeing accountable to yourselfYou are worth it!Making properties safer and more comfortable for peoplePeople are still people, even after their shortcomings[30:26 - 33:33] Asking Jerome the Adventurous Four
    Where Jerome wants to travelThe number one thing on his bucket listHow he is leveraging real estate to achieve itJerome’s advice to aspiring passive real estate investorsHow he wants to leave an impact[33:34 - 34:54] Closing Segment
    How you can connect with JeromeTweetable Quotes:
    “There's no substitute for being a good person. People try to shortcut that process... Be a good person and great things will happen. I promise.” - Jerome Myers
    “When you decide that you have to take care of you, you're going to defend you. And if you are more accountable to yourself, you keep the promises to yourself, then you can keep it for everybody else. Because at the end of the day, you are moving independent of the world, you're moving in your own world, and what the standard is in your world is higher than anything that the outside world could ask or beg of you.” - Jerome Myers
    Connect with Jerome on his website and LinkedIn!
    Resources mentioned:
    Jerome Myers’ websiteUntil next time...
    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 

    • 34 min
    AREI 12: The Human-Nature Relationship with Susan Elliott

    AREI 12: The Human-Nature Relationship with Susan Elliott

    Having a healthy relationship with nature has benefits to our careers and well-being. This is what Susan Elliott will talk about in this episode. Susan’s story begins with a decade of traveling to rivers all over the world as a river guide and elite whitewater kayaker. While prioritizing epic experiences and building the international community, she failed to acknowledge the importance of financial security. She then became a River Restoration Engineer and a landlord but still did not find the freedom and financial confidence she knew was essential to living the adventurous life she wanted for her family. She then discovered Note Investing and the flexibility, risk mitigation, and positive impact potential that came with it. She founded Flow State Investing and helps to create wealth for her investors, her team, and the homeowners she works with.  In today’s episode, Susan shares how she is impacting people’s lives through note investing and the significance of the human-nature relationship. 
    [00:01 - 08:01] Opening Segment 
    We introduce Susan to the showSusan’s backgroundHow she started in real estate investingHaving an abundance mindset[08:02 - 18:31] Impacting People’s Lives Through Note Investing   
    Susan talks about note investingHelping people deal with financial anxietyImpacting people’s livesWomen empowerment in real estate investingAdvantages of being in an all-women spaceGrowing confidenceDiversification in the workspace[18:32 - 25:01] The Human-Nature Relationship
    Why the human-nature relationship is importantWorking with natural forcesSusan on teaching KayakingWhat Susan loves about the real estate industryThe human aspect of real estate investing[25:02 - 32:21] Closing Segment
    Susan answers the Adventurous FourHow you can connect with SusanMemorable Quote:
    “That moment in someone’s life where they have a home, and they’re able to keep it, ripples into future generations, too, for generational wealth. It is a very important moment in someone’s financial life to be able to keep their home for their own stability and comfort level into retirement… It’s a pivotal moment for someone’s life.”  - Susan Elliott
    Connect with Susan via her email, Instagram, and LinkedIn!
    Resources mentioned:
    Flow State InvestingFlow State Investing on InstagramFlow State Investing on FacebookFlow State Investing on LinkedIn--
    Until next time...

    Explore More. Adventure Awaits.
    Please subscribe and leave an honest review. We would truly appreciate it.

    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. 

    • 32 min
    AREI 11: Balance and Alignment with Billy Keels

    AREI 11: Balance and Alignment with Billy Keels

    Managing investments in real estate can get really hectic, but learning how to align things perfectly will definitely help. Take it from Billy Keels, our guest for today’s episode. Billy is a long-distance investor, podcaster, and the founder of KeepOn Cash Flow. Billy shares how he started his journey in long-distance real estate investing and the challenges he had to overcome during the process. Billy also talks about the importance of having a great team and keeping everything aligned and balanced.  

    Join us and listen in!
    [00:01 - 05:58] Opening Segment 
    We introduce Billy to the showBilly’s backgroundHow he started in real estate investingWanting to take control of the financial aspect of his life[05:59 - 15:14] Starting in Long-Distance Real Estate Investing   
    Why having systems in place is importantPutting in the right peopleReal estate investing from overseasHow Billy’s corporate experience helped himBlindspots he uncovered during the processThe benefit of having mentors[15:15 - 25:20] Keeping Everything Aligned is the Key
    What Billy is focusing on todayMoney is important, but it’s much more than thatHow Billy manages his timeSpending time with his familyDealing with different time zonesWhy having an effective team is criticalKeeping everything aligned[25:21 - 32:03] Closing Segment
    Billy answers the Adventurous FourHow you can connect with BillyFinal wordsTweetable Quotes:
    “Money, currency, it’s very important. Anybody that says it’s not probably has never seen two parents work two jobs and have to do that kind of stuff, but there’s a lot more to life. You having a quality of life and being able to do the things that you want to do with the people that you want to do [them] with when you want to do it, it goes way beyond the amount of money that you make.” - Billy Keels
    “The team is the most critical part of being able to be an effective long-distance investor. Once you’re clear on what you want to do, you’re in the right location, and you have a team that understands the location and what you want to be able to do as an individual or as a team, then it doesn’t matter if the next property you put in your portfolio is 300 units, 50 units… because everything is aligned.” - Billy Keels
    Connect with Billy on LinkedIn!
    Resources mentioned:
    Going Long Podcast with Billy Keelsbit.ly\speakwithbilly Billykeels.com\7mistakesKeepOn Cash Flow--
    Explore More. Adventure Awaits.
    SUBSCRIBE & PLEASE LEAVE AN HONEST REVIEW as we discuss real estate and seek our own adventures! 
    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 10: Impactful Asset Management Hacks with Sandhya Seshadri

    AREI 10: Impactful Asset Management Hacks with Sandhya Seshadri

    What is the best way to manage your assets? Today’s guest, Sandhya Seshadri, walks us through it.  Sandhya Seshadri has a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering. She worked at Texas Instruments for over fourteen years in various technical, marketing and management roles with revenues in excess of $80M and budgets of $28M. During her time at SMU acquiring her MBA, Sandhya began investing in the stock market and built a portfolio that allowed her to “retire” early from her corporate career. Sandhya is a resident of DFW for 30+ years and got into commercial real estate in 2018. She has invested in 4000+ doors as LP, GP, and KP.
    In this episode, Sandhya shares how she manages her assets as a real estate investor by building a community. She talks about the importance of engaging with your residents or tenants and why it is a great thing for long-term success. 


    [00:01 - 03:58] Opening Segment 
    We introduce Sandhya to the showSandhya’s backgroundHow she got started in real estate[03:49 - 24:47] A Great Way to Manage Your Assets is to Build a Community   
    Stock market investing vs. real estate investingAdvantages of investing in real estateA place to live is always in demandSandhya talks about market trends Why 2021 is a great time for multifamily investingSandhya on managing her properties and interacting with her residentsBringing the community togetherHelping tenants during a pandemicOffering incentives for renewing residentsROI: Return of ImpactThe impact of surveying residents[24:48 - 27:10] Asking Sandhya the Adventurous Four
    Where Sandhya wants to travelOne thing on her bucket listHow she is leveraging real estate to achieve itSandhya’s advice to aspiring passive investorsHow she wants to leave an impact[27:11 - 29:10] Closing Segment
    How you can connect with SandhyaFinal words

    Tweetable Quotes:
    “Choose the market and your operator very very carefully, because those are the two things that will make or break your deal. You can have an excellent operator, but if they pick the wrong market, you’re gonna lose. Or you can pick a fantastic deal and a perfect location, but the wrong operator can ruin it.” - Sandhya Seshadri
    “When people love where they live, they talk about it, and then that brings in people as well. Then you create a community where everybody loves being there, and that’s like a win-win for everyone involved.” - Suzy Sevier
    Connect with Sandhya on her website and LinkedIn!
    Resources mentioned:
    multifamily4you.com--
    Explore More. Adventure Awaits.
    SUBSCRIBE & PLEASE LEAVE AN HONEST REVIEW as we discuss real estate and seek our own adventures! 
    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 

    • 29 min

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138 Ratings

stasher7696 ,

Good inspiration

This is a great podcast for those of us (particularly millennials) who are active and interested in real estate - thought provoking!

Anthdoxbeobdis ,

5 star

Supporting local but also knowing that they are here to help and guide is a great reason to listen to this podcast!

Megan Hines ,

Inspiring and honest!

I appreciate hearing their honest stories of how they got started, and how they got to where they are now. It makes it feel realistic to get started with investing, and less daunting.

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