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Showcasing Active duty military investors striving towards financial freedom through real estate.

The Lessons in Real Estate Show Anthony Pinto

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Showcasing Active duty military investors striving towards financial freedom through real estate.

    Episode 97: Space Force and Multifamily Investing with Myles Spetsios

    Episode 97: Space Force and Multifamily Investing with Myles Spetsios

    For today's episode, we have an awesome guest Myles Spetsios. A founding member of The Joint Chiefs of Real Estate also known as JCORE. He is an active duty space force officer and a general partner on over 250 units. Tune in as he shares what he has done to make investing in real estate work even while on active duty.

    If you would  like to know more about real estate investing.  Check our website https://pintocapitalinvestments.com

    Myles Spetsios is  a seasoned Space Force Officer with experience leading large teams at the tactical and operational levels. He has a degree in engineering and experience in project management and business administration. Myles helps others invest passively in cash-flowing assets.

    While in the Air Force, Myles has led over 200+ Airmen in various capacities and has been responsible for over $100M worth of equipment. His experience leading teams in the areas of Civil Engineering, and IT directly correlate to the Multifamily industry. Myles also excels at the technical aspects of real estate drawing on his background in Electrical and Computer Engineering. His primary skills are in Project Management; Data Analysis; Business Plan Development; and Underwriting. He is currently part of the JCORE team serving as the lead underwriter.

    In this episode, we explore:


    Guest Background
    Getting into the Real Estate Investment
    Having the right partners
    Different skill sets for each roles
    Trusting people in finding deals
    Importance of communication
    Finding a great property management team

    Snapshot:

    1. What is your number one failure in real estate?


    Not going after more. Having limited belief and limited mindset

    2. What advice do you have for other military investors to be successful?


    You can do it too. Take the time. Get educated.

    3. What inspired you to serve your country?


    Very strong family ties.

    4. What is your dream?


    Build a legacy for my family.

    Connecting with the Guest:

    Website: https://jcoreinvestments.com/
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/spetsios/
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jcore_investments/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jcoreinvestments/



    #multifamilyrealestate

    #spaceforce

    #thelessonsinrealestate

    • 38 min
    Episode 96: $1M in Real Estate in 1 Year with Patrick Menefee

    Episode 96: $1M in Real Estate in 1 Year with Patrick Menefee

    Very excited to have Patrick Menefee on the show. He is the founder and CEO of Invest DGP. He created the Invest DGP platform to give back to the community and help others the way he’s been helped!

    Patrick grew up in Minnesota. He graduated from Ranger School in 2012 and spent time in Africa and Southwest Asia over his 6-year career as an Infantry Officer before joining corporate America. He started with small multifamily properties and quickly scaled from 8 properties and 20 units within 10 months of getting started. He was able to do this while working full time in the banking industry as a consultant with one of the Big Four, spending every week traveling and living out of a hotel. In August 2020 He shifted his primary focus to house flipping, and on October 30, 2020, decided to quit his well-paying full-time job to go into real estate full time. He currently runs and is scaling a house flipping business in the Charlotte, NC MSA.

    You can do real estate as an investor or as a full-time business. Patrick loves real estate and the business side of it so today, He shares the key lessons he learned about the business side of real estate, taking massive action, how he transitioned from real estate as a side hustle to a full-time business, learning from past mistakes, and how to go about finding the right people once you’ve made this decision. Tune in!

    If you would like to know more about real estate investing.  Check our website pintocapitalinvestments.com.



    In this episode, we explore:

    -Guest Background
    -Military background and how he got into real estate
    -What made him take action
    -Own money or raise capital?
    -First two properties
    -Calling up a contractor
    -One of the main reasons people get into real estate on the side
    -Getting into hiring
    -Transition from real estate investor to a real estate business owner
    -Options as a CEO
    -One that looks out and away while the other one looks down and in
    -How to go about finding the right person
    -Partnerships

    Patrick was born and raised in Minnetonka, MN. After earning a business degree from Iowa State University he was commissioned as an Infantry Officer in the US Army. He graduated from Ranger School in 2012 and spent time in Africa and Southwest Asia over his 6-year career before joining corporate America as a consultant at a Big Four firm.



    Snapshot: 40:26

    1. What is your number one failure in real estate?

    -Being too trusting. The worst deals were tied back to that.

    2. What advice do you have for other military investors to be successful?

    -Systems. There are a ton of systems that are in place and you can learn from those.

    -Setting and enforcing standards. You need to have standards for everything you do in your business.

    3. What inspired you to serve your country?

    -Sense of duty and honor

    -A neighbor who enlisted ahead of me. I saw him go do it and that was a very big inspiration for me.

    4. What is your dream?

    -Build a legacy, a life. Leaving an impact on my family and for God.



    Connecting with the Guest:

    Website: https://www.investdgp.com/

    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrick-menefee

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/investdgp/?hl=en

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.menefee.3

    Email: patrick@investdgp.com

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxbnzkSXJD4lF4z_lTtqgvQ



    #realestate #multifamilyproperties #bankingindustry

    • 52 min
    Episode 95: Getting Started in Real Estate While on Active Duty with Patrick Kappel

    Episode 95: Getting Started in Real Estate While on Active Duty with Patrick Kappel

    Welcome to another episode!   

    Patrick Has been investing since 2008. Since then he and his wife have managed to acquire an impressive net worth and amount of real estate in a short amount of time individually, no syndications or partnerships involved. He enlisted right out of high school in the year 2000, went through the nuke program as a sub guy and did not stop applying at the naval academy until they said yes. During his A school days, he met Chief McGrath who taught him the value of real estate and how to get into it while on active duty. Soon after, he went into brokerage with the goal of helping people do and achieve what he has.   

    Once you've made an investment on a property, you can decide where your returns will come from: appreciation or cash flow. Ideally, a property should be able to provide both but the reality is far from it. Patrick shares with us his strategies for buying properties, using the economy and demographics to predict which properties will provide returns on appreciation or cash flow, and the best time to invest for either one. There’s a lot to learn from this episode so don’t miss it!   

    Click the link below to find out how this information can help with your success https://www.pintocapitalinvestments.com.  

     In this episode, we explore:  

    -Patrick’s military background and how he got into real estate
    -Buying owner occupied property -Going into brokerage -Financing that Patrick used to buy his first property
    -Why your first purchase should be a duplex -When to use a VA loan  
    -Things to remember when working with realtors  
    -What your success or failure in real estate is based on  -Strategy for buying properties
    -The Gordon growth model  
    -Cash Flow and cap rate  
    -Where do you want your return to come from: appreciation or cash flow
    -How to evaluate a market that you’re wanting to buy in  
    -Two things in real estate that are speculative  

    Patrick is an award-winning real estate agent, business owner, and investor with a focus on educating and serving clients at the highest level. In 2020, Patrick was awarded San Diego's highest real estate honor when he was recognized as San Diego's Team Leader Realtor of the Year by the San Diego Association of Realtors (SDAR) and the San Diego Union Tribune. Additionally, within SDAR, Patrick has earned Platinum Realtor status and Platinum Team status, recognizing him and his team amongst the top 1% of all Realtors and real estate teams within San Diego County. Patrick was also recognized as “40 Under 40” within San Diego real estate for three years in a row, between 2018 to 2020, as recognized by the San Diego Union-Tribune and SDAR.

    Snapshot Timestamp: 43:28 

    1. What is your number one failure in real estate? /lesson learned 

    - Investing for capital appreciation rather than cash flow will usually make you wealthier faster. 

    2. As a veteran investor, what advice do you have for other military investors to be successful? 

    - The sooner you start the better. Don’t try and time the market just go out there and buy.  

    3. What inspired you to serve your country? 

    - My Grandfather was a WWII veteran. I wanted to follow in his footsteps.  

    4. What is your dream? 

    - A quote from Henry David Thoreau: “To live as many lives in this one as possible”  

    Connecting with the Guest:

    Website: https://kappelrealtygroup.com/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/patrickkappe

    Email: patrick.kappel@compass.com  

    #valoans #investinrealestate #strategy

    • 51 min
    Episode 94: Exchanging Deep Facts About 1031 Exchanges with Greg Schowe

    Episode 94: Exchanging Deep Facts About 1031 Exchanges with Greg Schowe

    Welcome to the Greg Schowe!

    Greg Schowe is an advanced real estate specialist with over 20 years of experience. His expertise is real estate transfer tax planning, specializing in the not-so-well-known tax code that is Section 1031. Greg combines his knowledge of real estate and tax laws to help individuals plan the most advantageous way to execute exchanged property dispositions under Section 1031 Exchanges in order to minimize taxes, reduce liabilities and plan for future investment success. He has coached over 5,000 real estate professionals all over the state of Missouri.

    The best part about a 1031 exchange is that it is structured as a deferral of capital gains tax. This allows investors to receive the proceeds from their exchange, eventually deferring their taxes on any gains until the sale of their new property. That makes it one of the most powerful and valuable financial tools available to real estate investors. Greg Schowe will provide you with a vast overview of his knowledge base of 1031 exchanges and the various strategies he uses for his clients. Watch Greg get ‘show-y’ as he goes on a deep dive with us in this episode.

    Click here on the link below to find how you can begin a success story just like this. pintocapitalinvestments.com.



    In this episode, we explore:


    Greg’s prolific Navy career
    Commercial deals to 1031 exchanges
    Pursuing the lifestyle you want
    The 1031 Exchange is a process
    Oil, gas, minerals, easements, and DSTs
    Case study: Multifamily and capital gains tax
    Timeline process of 1031 Exchanges
    Delayed and reverse exchanges
    Qualified intermediary and fund security
    How 1031 Exchanges with syndications

    Questions asked:

    What is your number one failure in real estate?

    - Sold all multifamily units 10 years ago



    As AD investor, what advice do you have for other military investors to be successful?

    - Just go for it. Knowledge is not doing, so if you're going to do it, do it.



    What inspired you to serve your country?

    - Felt like I had a calling thanks to generations of military family members



    What is your dream?

    - Creating a lifestyle where I don’t have to worry; help people get what they want, and you'll get everything that you've ever wanted.



    Connecting with the Guest

    Email: gregschowe1031@gmail.com

    Phone: (314) 369-8766

    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/greg-schowe-97b0a49/


    #1031exchange
    #taxcode
    #realestate

    • 49 min
    Episode 93: Diving into Renter-proof Homes and Managing Tenants with Josh Baker

    Episode 93: Diving into Renter-proof Homes and Managing Tenants with Josh Baker

    Josh Baker has been a diver all his life. Once at Navy boot camp, he almost went in the cryptography direction but the call of the dive was far too strong. He built a storied military diving career, from secondary command, climbing the ranks to first-class, making chief his first year on the mobile diving and salvage unit, and running the diving robotics division. He’s also been on multiple deployments in South America and Bahrain. Now, he’s reached his 20th year and intends to retire very soon. The cherry on top to all of that? He dived into real estate in the middle of his active military duty stint.  

    Being the avid diver he is, Josh has made it his life to explore deep unknown trenches. He bought his first house soon as he realized apartments are black holes for your cash flow. It wasn’t perfect of course but he put his handyman skills to work and made sure his properties are renter-proof. He shares his in-depth method on how he achieved that. You certainly will not want to miss that one. Most of all, Josh goes on to shed some honesty and genuineness when dealing with tenants, and how it all ties with his goals to help and teach others about real estate. Watch the episode and dive in with Josh himself!

    Click here on the link below to find how you can begin a success story just like this. pintocapitalinvestments.com.

    In this episode, we explore:


    Almost crypto tech to Navy Diver
    20-year path to retirement
    House hacking start
    Make it your main goal to buy a house
    Renter-proof homes
    Having reserves is integral
    Dealing with nightmare tenants
    Humanizing the approach
    Helping others buy and manage houses
    Real Estate during active duty
    Changing your sphere of influence
    Being genuine as a realtor

    About Josh:

    Snapshot Timestamp: 40:00

    1. What is your number one failure in real estate?


    Should’ve got a license earlier and bought more houses

    2. What advice do you have for other military investors to be successful?


    Control your debt-income ratio

    3. What inspired you to serve your country?


    I came from a long line of military family members with a passion to serve


    What is your dream?


    Create an environment that supersedes me

    Connecting with the Guest

    Website: http://bakerrealty.com/

    Email: josh@bakerreatly.com

    #renterproof
    #tenants
    #househack

    • 49 min
    Episode 92: The Lifetime Entrepreneurial Prowess of Greg Dickerson

    Episode 92: The Lifetime Entrepreneurial Prowess of Greg Dickerson

    Greg was born into a military career family. His father and every man in their house all served in the military. Early on, he was instilled with an entrepreneur mindset and realized that life was all about providing value and scaling. He built multiple businesses and lived a long storied life that many business owners dream of. Greg went from doing every job available to scaling a small handyman business, which he sold off for $30 Million, a deal that got him started in real estate. That time alone took 17 years of preparation but Greg is the epitome of focus and action plan.

    You cannot help but appreciate the cerebral approach of Greg. He’s figured everything down to a tee, from scaling in real estate, professionalism, and credibility, and automation, from leads to marketing, and scheduling. The key is to become exclusive and make your time as valuable as possible. He carries himself with such expertise and shares so much value that made this episode such a pleasure. And that’s what Greg is all about: providing value where there is a problem, having a plan, execute and start now. He has used his lifetime of sharp experience to educate and impact as many lives as possible. Watch the episode and meet the great Greg!

    Click here on the link below to find how you can begin a success story just like this. pintocapitalinvestments.com.



    In this episode, we explore:


    Greg’s career military family
    Natural Born Entrepreneur
    Construction to Buy and Sell
    The long road to handyman
    Sold company for $30 Million
    Starting and scaling in Real Estate
    A networking contact sport
    Providing value for a problem
    Marketing, leads, and automation



    About James: 

    1. What is your number one failure in real estate?


    Got taken advantage of because I didn’t put everything into writing

    2. What advice do you have for other military investors to be successful?


    Start now, learn the market, the business, educate yourself, take action

    3. What inspired you to serve your country?


    Passionate about the US, a rite of passage, a hardened patriot

    4. What is your dream?


    Impact as many lives as possible in this lifetime



    Connecting with the Guest

    Website: https://www.gregdickerson.com/

    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/agregdickerson/videos



    #entrepreneurship
    #business
    #value

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

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46 Ratings

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Great podcast!

This podcast is an incredible resource for any military investors looking to build wealth through passive income in real estate! Anthony is very knowledgeable and each of his conversations with guests provides great insights and advice.

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Anthony has a deeply ingrained mission to help others improve their lives and build their wealth through real estate. He brings on unique and thoughtful guests with real world experience who want to share their knowledge. Anthony strives to connect people’s investment journey with meaning and offers a unique perspective as a result. I’m most impressed with his desire to serve and educate his fellow brothers and sister in the armed forces with the goal of providing value with ever episode. Awesome Podcast!

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