119 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.

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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 119: Performance Metrics for Multifamily Assets: Tracking KPIs for Success Part 1 (of 2)

    AREI 119: Performance Metrics for Multifamily Assets: Tracking KPIs for Success Part 1 (of 2)

    Welcome adventurous family! In this episode we dive into understanding KPIs for Multifamily Asset Success emphasizing the continuous nature of tracking KPIs until asset closure or sale. Discuss the benefits of KPI tracking: aiding decision-making, maximizing profitability, and boosting investor confidence. 
     
    Episode Highlights :  
    1.Importance of KPIs in enhancing operational efficiency and resident satisfaction. 
    2. Essential Groups of KPIs 
    Five essential groups of KPIs: leasing, income, maintenance, occupancy, and loss to lease.  Examples of specific KPIs within each group, emphasizing their role in evaluating different aspects of property performance. Emphasize the significance of weekly tracking and the use of spreadsheets for data management.  
    3. Monthly KPIs and Financial Performance Tracking 
    Discuss additional KPIs tracked monthly, such as loss to lease and amenity tracking. Explain the process of financial performance tracking, including NOI calculation and variance analysis. Highlight the importance of collaboration with property management teams and transparency in reporting.  
    4. Multifamily Myth Busters: High Occupancy Rate 
    Myth: High Occupancy Rate Equals Success? Discussing the importance of considering other factors beyond occupancy rate. Emphasize the need for deeper analysis and understanding of resident quality, lease terms, and rental rates. 
     Come join us and listen in!  
    Tweetable Quotes:
    "We strongly believe, Self reflection is what gives you the most growth as an individual. Well, self reflection on your financials also will help you have the most growth within your property. Sometimes it is difficult to not have a property that's going super well, or a property that's going well, but you wish it was going better.
    But be able to look at the numbers really gives you motivation to dig deeper, to ask more questions to the property manager.
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    • 24 min
    AREI 118: Guess who's back?! Welcome to Season 3!

    AREI 118: Guess who's back?! Welcome to Season 3!

    We've Missed you Adventurous FAMILY!! Come join us and listen in as we
     
    Welcome all of you to our  SEASON 3 of Adventurous Real Estate Investors Podcast.

    Welcome Back!
    Greeting and Welcome Back: Susie and Michael are back for Season 3.Recap of Hiatus: A brief explanation of the break and the need for refreshment in life, asset management, and podcasting.Appreciation for Listeners: Thanking the audience for their support and for joining the journey.Reflection on Past SeasonsHighlighting Previous Seasons: Discussing the focus of seasons one and two on impactful stories within the investing space.Emphasis on Interviews: Acknowledging the value of one-on-one interviews and interactions with guests.Season 3 Focus: Multifamily OperationsShift in Focus: Introducing the new season's theme centered around multifamily real estate investing, particularly operations and asset management.Behind the Scenes Look: Promising insights into the aspects of investing beyond acquisitions and closings.Incorporation of Interviews: Balancing personal insights with expert interviews to provide comprehensive content.2023: The Year of Asset ManagementEvaluation of Recent Trends: Reflecting on the challenges and lessons learned during 2023.True Asset Management: Distinguishing between market speculation and genuine asset management amidst economic fluctuations.Nitty-Gritty of Multifamily OperationsExtended Acquisition Timelines: Exploring the complexities of prolonged acquisition processes and decision-making.Creative Problem-Solving: Highlighting the excitement and creativity involved in operational challenges.Personal Experience: Sharing anecdotes and insights from their own journey as operators and asset managers.Interactive Engagement with AudienceAdventurous Family take Action By: We encourage all our listeners to engage by suggesting topics for discussion via various platforms.Addressing Misconceptions: Committing to debunking common myths and sharing real-world experiences.Segment Preview: Introducing "Multifamily Myth Busters" as a recurring segment to tackle misconceptions.Conclusion and Season PreviewGratitude and Enthusiasm: Thanking the audience for their patience and support during the hiatus.Promise of Quality Content: Assuring listeners of an enriching and engaging Season 3.Call to Adventure: Encouraging listeners to embark on the journey of exploration and learning together.Farewell and Next Steps: Signing off with excitement for the episodes to come and the adventures ahead.

    Explore more. Adventure awaits.
     
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    • 9 min
    AREI 117: Navigating Multifamily Property Financing: What Real Estate Investors Need to Know about Lending With David Frasz

    AREI 117: Navigating Multifamily Property Financing: What Real Estate Investors Need to Know about Lending With David Frasz

    David Frasz is a Director and commercial loan originator for a leading national CRE lender. His role involves managing relationships and originating commercial loans for various asset types, with a focus on direct originations of multifamily financing including Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, FHA/HUD, and bridge loans. He strives to establish lasting and trusting relationships with his clients and to help them reach their investment objectives with a personalized and high-quality financing service.
    With nearly ten years of experience in multifamily finance and has earned a reputation for his dedication to client service and his ability to close even the most challenging loan transactions that others deem impossible.His honed skills as an underwriter, where he closed loans worth more than $1 billion and supervised the screening of more than $9 billion in transaction volume.
     
     Come join us and listen in!
    [00:00 - 12:51]
    • We welcome David Frasz to the show. And how we met a Him and mentored us.
    • David and his background on how he started investing in real estate.
    • How David specialized on originating loans?
    • Different aspects of underwriting and discovering those are important
    • Knowing that every decision you make with the financing is going to come with trade-off.
    • Hearing about loan product somewhere does mean that it may or may not work for you unless you do that with a professional.
     
    [12:53 - 21:03]
    • Why most deals fall apart?
    • The quote you're going to get is only as good as the information you provide.
    • As an operator you must put a lot of effort in financing a property seasoned or not you must. 
    • It is beneficial to cooperate with an underwriting originator, otherwise the deal might turn against you.
      
    [21:12 - 32:40]
    • How David creativity shines on his questions on the deals that we sent him?
    • Helping clients to figure out what you need to ask the seller for.
    • David on the convenience fee package little nuggets that could help your property.
    • Getting additional income sources for the property and how it makes a difference.
     [32:42 - 47:01] 
     • Asking David Frasz the Adventurous Four
     
     Tweetable Quotes:
    "Every decision you make with the financing is going to come with trade-offs. " 
     
     "The quote you're going to get is only as good as the information you provide." 
     - David Frasz
     
    Connect with David Frasz
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/davidfrasz/
    https://www.instagram.com/david.frasz/?hl=en
    Email -  david.frasz@lument.com

     Explore more. Adventure awaits. 
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    • 47 min
    AREI 116: Next Level Mindset Strategies towards Financial Freedom with Chris Larsen

    AREI 116: Next Level Mindset Strategies towards Financial Freedom with Chris Larsen

    What exactly is a next-level mindset? It goes beyond traditional ideas of budgeting, saving, and investing. It transcends the limitations of a scarcity mentality, replacing it with a mindset of abundance, opportunity, and possibilities. 
     
    In this episode, we welcome Chris Larsen, as he shares his story and invaluable wisdom from his own journey towards prosperity. With his next level mindset strategies, Chris has transformed countless lives, guiding individuals towards a new form of financial abundance.  Come join us and listen in!  
    Christopher Larsen is the founder and Principal of Next-Level Income.. Chris has been investing in and managing real estate for over 20 years. He began syndicating deals in 2016 and has been actively involved in over $1B of real estate acquisitions. In addition to real estate, Chris owns multiple car wash locations across the Southeast. Chris lives with his wife and two boys (and Viszla, Lucy!) in Asheville, NC where he loves spending time with them in the outdoors and enjoying the food and culture that the region has to offer.

    [00:00 - 13:55]
    • We welcome Chris Larsen to the show.
    • Chris Larsen and his background on how he got started investing in real estate.
    • Realizing that you are not invincible and that life is finite.
    • The importance of perspective and how a change in your state of mind can lead to motivation.
    • The Gap and the Gain, appreciating how far you have come and refocus on where you're going next. 
       
    [13:58-21:34]
    • Take those tendencies and desires while still checking these things off but doing it in a way that you experience the moment.
    • Hacking your mental strength framework.
    • The benefit of reflecting gratitude with your family as a whole.
    • Making sure your child resilient by letting them understand that they're part of the family.


    [21:38 - 31:56]
    • Conscious choices with your family but also practicing a give and take habit relationship with them.
    • If your mind isn't right, and not ready for the progress and the knowledge you're not going anywhere. 
    • Asking Chris Larsen the Adventurous Four
     
    Tweetable Quotes:
    " You can have a goal.  You can read my book, you can read a thousand other books on real estate and you pick up some stuff like that.But if your mind isn't right, if it's not fertile and ready for the progress and the knowledge, you're not going anywhere. "  - Chris Larsen

    Connect with Chris Larsen
    https://www.facebook.com/nextlevelincomeshow
    https://www.instagram.com/thenextlevelincomeshow/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/nextlevelincome/
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7ryurcdx6zl1wqpb0la2JA
    https://nextlevelincome.com/book/
       
    Explore more. Adventure awaits. 
    Please subscribe and leave an honest review  - how do you want to create an impact in your world?
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    • 31 min
    AREI 115: How to Wow Your World with Bailey Miles

    AREI 115: How to Wow Your World with Bailey Miles

    In a world full of challenges and uncertainties, we often find ourselves searching for guidance and motivation. That's where the power of storytelling comes in. Throughout history, extraordinary individuals have risen above adversity, pushed boundaries, and achieved unparalleled success. 
    In this episode, we welcome Bailey Miles, as he shares his journey on how he wowed the world with unleashing excellence,. And even individuals with a mindset of relentless pursuit of improvement andleave a lasting impact on the world. Come join us and listen in!
    Bailey Miles is a partner at Milestone Homes & Development, as well as an associate broker with Legacy Multifamily Capital Advisors.  The Building Excellence podcast is all about sharing inspiring stories and lessons from successful business minds, athletes, coaches, and thought leaders to help people build excellence in their life, leadership, and legacy. 
     
     [00:00 - 12:08]• We welcome Bailey Miles to the show.
    • Bailey Miles and his background on how he started investing in real estate.
    • How did Bailey made sure that his values that he had as a coach wouldn't  be lost after choosing a different line of work? 
    • Discovering and truly understanding a lot about yourself. What makes you tick? Knowing  your why?
    • Getting past questions in our society that only reflects the surface of an individual.
    • People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care. 
       
     [12:08-19:42]• Getting out of feelings, conversations and get into more thoughts, conversations?
    • Why asking the right questions, like I said earlier, can get you the right answers.
    • What does the "1% better framework" from personality tests helps people to learn about their strength and weaknesses?
     [19:50 - 33:43]• Not neglecting your weaknesses but focusing majority of the time on what makes you better.
    • Your inputs determine your outputs
    • Why creating systems and the environment that enables you to automatically have an outcome without putting as much as work is best?
    • Asking Bailey Miles the Adventurous Four
     Tweetable Quotes:
      " The traits and the qualities that you uniquely possess and understanding those things. Those are common denominators that are always important. So whatever job you have, those qualities and those traits will carry over."  - Bailey Miles
     
    Connect with Bailey Miles
    https://www.baileymiles.com/
    https://www.instagram.com/baileyrmiles/hl=en https://www.facebook.com/people/Bailey-Miles/100082855756594/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/bailey-miles-80547694 https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/building-excellence-with-bailey-miles/id1574388409
    Explore more. Adventure awaits. 
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    • 33 min
    AREI 114: The Backbone of Success: Systems and Processes Demystified with Todd Silance

    AREI 114: The Backbone of Success: Systems and Processes Demystified with Todd Silance

    As you know real estate investing can be a lucrative business, but it's not without its challenges. From finding deals to managing properties, there are a lot of moving parts involved. And as your business grows, it can be difficult to keep everything organized and running smoothly. That's where systems and processes come in. By implementing effective systems and processes in your real estate investing business, you can streamline your operations, increase efficiency, and ultimately achieve greater success. 
    In this episode, we welcome Todd Silance, we're going to be discussing how implementing effective systems and processes can help you take your real estate investing to the next level. Come join us and listen in!

    Todd Silance is a corporate consultant turned business owner and real estate investor. In just under 5 years, Todd has built a personal portfolio of over $30MM and 160+ units along with being a limited partner in 450+ units nationwide. Most recently Todd is Co-Founder and managing partner of the real estate investment company Summit Capital.Their top priority was freedom of time – not wanting to miss out on all the big (and little) milestones that comes with raising a family. This was the biggest driver in opening their own business, an Anytime Fitness Franchise, in 2008, a second location in 2014, and eventually Todd’s real estate investment company in 2019. 


     [00:00 - 11:55]
    • We welcome Todd Silance to the show.
    • Todd Silance and his background on how he started investing in real estate.
    • Buying a proven concept with systems in place.
    • Why for some people might think franchising isn't for them?
    • Could franchising help you get into real estate investing? 
    • Look and understand the market and the culture of that   market. 
     • Making sure to trust the sponsor and their values align with yours. 
      
     [12:52 -18:40]
    • Knowing what exactly your looking for in partnerships.
    • Having those hard conversations with investors and being upfront with them.
    • Asking operators important questions that will help determine if your in great deal.
    • Partnering with someone who had that experience, but also maybe had that failure.
      
    [19:30 - 31:40]
    • Todd on, if parent company of a franchise brand do their due diligence for potential investors?
    • The importance of systems and processes no matter what the business type.
    • Asking Todd Silance the Adventurous Four
      
    Tweetable Quotes:
     " Make sure your goal aligns with whatever you're investing in." - Todd Silance
     
    Connect with Todd Silance
    https://www.summitcap.co/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddsilance-7b7a9211/ https://www.facebook.com/summitcap/ 
    https://www.instagram.com/tps_investor


    Explore more. Adventure awaits. 


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    • 31 min

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