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Real Estate Investing Podcast designed to help experienced real estate investors make & keep more money.

The REI Diamonds Show is a loose discussion between Dan & expert guests focused on strategies for avoiding risk & generating profits. Many of the guests generate more than $1 Million in profit per year-investing in real estate.

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Real Estate Investing Podcast designed to help experienced real estate investors make & keep more money.

The REI Diamonds Show is a loose discussion between Dan & expert guests focused on strategies for avoiding risk & generating profits. Many of the guests generate more than $1 Million in profit per year-investing in real estate.

    Life Lessons on Prosperity with The Wealthy Gardener author John Soforic

    Life Lessons on Prosperity with The Wealthy Gardener author John Soforic

    Episode: Life Lessons on Prosperity with The Wealthy Gardener author John SoforicGuest: Dr. John Soforic was a once chiropractor with 200k in student debt. He retired at 49 with a retirement income of $240,000. He then wrote a book for his son in college: The Wealthy Gardener: Lessons on Prosperity between Father and Son. The book became an Amazon bestseller, hit #46 worldwide on audible, and has been translated into 6 languages.Big Idea: Generational Wealth is not just money, equity, or numbers on the balance sheet.   One very critical component of wealth his the knowledge on how to steward that wealth, a critical piece missing from so many estate plans.  John viewed this challenge in his own life as he sought to inspire his 19 year old son to absorb and learn the wisdom he’d discovered over the decade of building his own wealth.  And so The Wealthy Gardener was born.  I listened on audible myself and then found myself immediately recommending the book to a few friends of mine who are early in their real estate investing career.  I’d describe this book as the “Rich Dad, Poor Dad” for the new generation, but with a greater focus on real estate and the mindsets needed to create a wealthy life.  John and I discuss real estate, my juvenile delinquent past, our shared experience of having a child attend Temple University, and of course his book, The Wealthy Gardener.  Please enjoy this conversation with John Soforic.This Episode of The REI Diamonds Show is Sponsored by the Deal Machine. This Software Enables Real Estate Investors to Develop a Reliable & Low Cost Source of Off Market Deals. For a Limited Time, You Get Free Access at http://REIDealMachine.com/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:https://WealthyGardener.com/For Access to Real Estate Deals You Can Buy & Sell for Profit:https://AccessOffMarketDeals.com/podcast/View the Episode Description & Transcript Here:https://reidiamonds.com/life-lessons-on-prosperity-with-the-wealthy-gardener-author-john-soforic/Dan Breslin: Welcome to the R.E.I Diamond Show. I’m your host, Dan Breslin. And this is Episode 200 with Life Lessons on Prosperity with The Wealthy Gardener author John Soforic.If you are into building wealth through real estate investing, you are in the right place. My goal is to identify high-caliber real estate investors and other industry service providers. I’d invite them on the show and then draw out the jewels of wisdom, those tactics and mindsets, and methods used to create millions of dollars or more in the business of real estate.Dr. John Soforic was once a chiropractor with more than $200,000 in student debt. He retired at age 49, with a retirement income of $240,000 per year. He then wrote a book for his son in college, The Wealthy Gardener: Lessons on Prosperity Between Father and Son. The book went on to become an Amazon bestseller. Hit number 46 worldwide on Audible and has been translated into six languages.Generational wealth is not just money. It’s not just equity or numbers on a balance sheet. One very critical component of wealth is the knowledge on how to steward that wealth, a critical piece missing from so many estate plans. John viewed this challenge in his own life as he sought to inspire his 19-year-old son to absorb and learn the wisdom he discovered over the decade or more building his own wealth. And so, The Wealthy Gardener was born.I listened on Audible myself and then found myself immediately recommending the book to a few friends of mine who are early in their real estate investing career. I describe this book as the Rich Dad Poor Dad for the new generation, but with a greater focus on real estate and the mindsets needed to actually create that wealthy life.John and I discussed real estate, my juvenile delinquent past, our shared experience of having a child attend Temple University and, of course, his book, The Wealthy Gardener. Please enjoy this conversation with John Soforic.John(continued)

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    The iCandy Realty Fix & List Model with Steve Budzik

    The iCandy Realty Fix & List Model with Steve Budzik

    Episode: The iCandy Realty Fix & List Model with Steve BudzikGuest: Steve Budzik is the managing broker & founder of iCandy Realty, a Boutique Real Estate Brokerage in Mokena, IL serving the greater Chicago Real Estate Market.  Steve is also an accomplished high volume fix & flip investor.  Long time listeners will remember Steve’s past REI Diamonds episode where we discussed high dollar house flipping.Big Idea: Steve developed the fix & list program to help his brokerage sell houses faster & at a higher price.  The experience and contacts he developed flipping houses has dovetailed neatly into this new program.  Steve has built both his brokerage & real estate investing business with a priority on high level service to the market place over high volume advertising.  Our conversation begins with Steve’s evolution to the fix & list business model, his views on how to mitigate risk both as an investor and as a real estate agent, as well as a few reasons he believes every real estate agent should offer a program like this.  Let’s begin:This Episode of The REI Diamonds Show is Sponsored by the Deal Machine. This Software Enables Real Estate Investors to Develop a Reliable & Low Cost Source of Off Market Deals. For a Limited Time, You Get Free Access at http://REIDealMachine.com/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:http://www.SteveBudzik.comhttp://www.iCandyRealty.com For Access to Real Estate Deals You Can Buy & Sell for Profit:https://AccessOffMarketDeals.com/podcast/View the Episode Description & Transcript Here:https://reidiamonds.com/the-icandy-realty-fix-list-model-with-steve-budzik/Dan Breslin: Welcome to the REI Diamond Show. I’m your host Dan Breslin and this is episode 199 on the iCandy Realty fix and flip model with Steve Budzik. If you’re into building wealth through real estate investing, you are in the right place. My goal is to identify high-caliber real estate investors and other industry service providers, inviting them on the show, and then draw out the jewels of wisdom. Those tactics, mindsets, and methods, used to create millions of dollars more in the business of real estate.Steve Budzik is the managing broker and founder of iCandy Realty. A boutique real estate brokerage in Mokena, Illinois, serving the greater Chicago real estate market. Steve is also an accomplished high-volume fix and flip investor. Long-time listeners will remember Steve’s past REI Diamonds episode where we discussed his high-dollar house flipping strategy. Since then, Steve has developed the fix and list program to help his brokerage sell houses faster and at a higher price. The experience and contacts he developed flipping houses along the way have dovetailed neatly into this new program. Steve has built both his brokerage and real estate investing business with a priority on high-level service to the marketplace over high-volume advertising. Our conversation begins with Steve’s evolution into the fix and flip business model, his views on how to mitigate risk both as an investor and as a real estate agent, as well as a few reasons he believes every real estate agent should offer a program like this. Let’s begin. All right, cool. Welcome back, Steve. How are you doing today?Steve Budzik: Good, good. Thanks for having me on the show, Dan.Dan: Yeah. Absolutely. I guess it’s been maybe what? 2017 or something like that? Maybe in 2016? One of the early guests of the REI Diamond Show is returning.Steve: Yeah. Absolutely, man. I love it. I love it.Steve & I Discuss the Fix & List Real Estate Brokerage Model:• Generating Faster Sales & Higher Prices (& Higher Commission!)• How to Generate 80% of Business from REFERRALS• Landlords Using the Fix & List Program• Listing a Property Per Week with NO Ad SpendRelevant Episodes: (There are 199 Content Packed Interviews in Total)• Steve Budzik on High Volume & High Dollar House Flipping & Boutique (continued)

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    Flipping Houses in Florida with Viktor Jiracek

    Flipping Houses in Florida with Viktor Jiracek

    Episode: Flipping Houses in Florida with Viktor JiracekGuest: Viktor is a full time real estate investor focused on flipping houses in Florida.  He also coaches new investors on how to find off market deals then fund, fix & flip those deals.Big Idea: If you’re just getting started in real estate investing, constructing a plan to earn $100K per year flipping houses is a good place to start.  This was my own plan back in 2006 when I just got started.  It turned out pretty well so far.  Viktor & I discuss how to find & fund that first flip.  We also talk about finding and managing contractors, avoiding costly mistakes, and of course everyone’s favorite type of deal.  This Episode of The REI Diamonds Show is Sponsored by the Deal Machine. This Software Enables Real Estate Investors to Develop a Reliable & Low Cost Source of Off Market Deals. For a Limited Time, You Get Free Access at http://REIDealMachine.com/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:https://www.SellYourGainesvilleHomeToday.comFor Access to Real Estate Deals You Can Buy & Sell for Profit:https://AccessOffMarketDeals.com/podcast/View the Episode Description & Transcript Here:https://reidiamonds.com/flipping-houses-in-florida-with-viktor-jiracek/Dan Breslin: Welcome to the REI Diamond Show. I’m your host Dan Breslin, and this is episode 198. On flipping houses in Florida with Viktor Jiracek. If you’re in the building wealth through real estate investing, you are in the right place. My goal is to identify high-caliber real estate investors and other industry service providers, invite them on the show, and then draw out the jewels of wisdom. Those tactics, mindsets, and methods used to create millions of dollars and more in the business of real estate.So Viktor is a full-time real estate investor focused on flipping houses in Florida. He also coaches new investors on how to find off-market deals, then fun, fix, and flip those deals. So if you’re just getting started in real estate investing, constructing a plan to earn $100,000 per year flipping houses, is a pretty good place to start. That was my own plan back in 2006 when I got started and it’s turned out pretty well so far. Viktor and I discussed that plan as well as how to find and fun that first flip. We also talked about finding, managing contractors, avoiding costly mistakes. Of course, everyone’s favorite type of deal. Shall we begin?All right. Welcome to the REI Diamond Show, Viktor. How are you doing today?Viktor Jiracek: I’m good. Thanks for having me.Dan: Cool. I think we’d start with a location drop a pin in your market and kind of talk about where you’re doing business first and then, maybe as part of that, you could talk about, how you got in real estate and what your business looks like today?Viktor: Sure. I live in Gainesville, Florida. I flipped in the surrounding area so mostly Alachua County but a little bit like if it’s a good deal we’ll go a little bit farther but I like to keep it private within an hour driving distance is how I typically look at it. Yeah, so I primarily do fix and flip. So by it, fix it up, sell it, is how I typically do it. I got started full-time out two and a half years ago. I was working full-time, that wasn’t working out. Just wanna make a shift in real state, I’m happy, and I don’t wanna look back. I’m happy about this. This is it. This is the goal.Viktor & I Discuss Flipping Houses in Florida:• How to Find the Best Deals• Funding your 1st Deal• Impact of Design on Resale• Building a Funnel of ContractorsRelevant Episodes: (There are 198 Content Packed Interviews in Total)• Jacksonville Florida Turn Key Rental Properties with Gregg Cohenhttps://bit.ly/3nY9nmy• Get Max Cashflow from Buying Vacation Rental Property with Avery Carlhttps://bit.ly/3EPm1u8• Jim Zaspel on Finding, Funding, & Flipping a Large Volume of Single Family Houseshttps://bit.ly/39yHOI3• Ashley Micciche on Creating Your Business Continuity(continued)

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    How to Invest in a Franchise Business with Jon Ostenson

    How to Invest in a Franchise Business with Jon Ostenson

    Episode: How to Invest in a Franchise Business with Jon OstensonGuest: Jon is a consultant, investor, author, and international speaker specializing in the area of non-food franchising. Having served as the President of an Inc. 500 franchise system and now as a multi-brand franchisee, himself, Jon is uniquely positioned to educate others on franchising and franchise selection. In addition to serving as the CEO of FranBridge Consulting, Jon oversees FranBridge Capital where he and his partners own multiple service franchises.Big Idea: Real Estate investors rely on the next deal in order to remain profitable.  With the tightening of the real estate market over the past 2 years and deals becoming harder to find, some investors are turning to franchise business ownership.  Jon & I discuss opportunity for consistent cash flow by investing in non-food franchise businesses.This Episode of The REI Diamonds Show is Sponsored by the Deal Machine. This Software Enables Real Estate Investors to Develop a Reliable & Low Cost Source of Off Market Deals. For a Limited Time, You Get Free Access at http://REIDealMachine.com/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:https://FranBridgeConsulting.com/For Access to Real Estate Deals You Can Buy & Sell for Profit:https://AccessOffMarketDeals.com/podcast/View the Episode Description & Transcript Here:https://reidiamonds.com/how-to-invest-in-a-franchise-business-with-jon-ostenson/Dan Breslin: Welcome to The REI Diamond Show. I’m your host, Dan Breslin. And this is Episode 197 on how to invest in a franchise business with Jon Ostenson. If you’re into building wealth through real estate investing, you are in the right place. My goal is to identify high-caliber real estate investors and other industry service providers, invite them on the show, and then draw all out Jewels of Wisdom, those tactics mindsets, and methods used to create millions of dollars or more in the business of the real estate.So today’s guest, Jon, is a consultant, investor, author, and international speaker specializing in the area of non-food franchising. Having served as the President of an Inc. 500 franchise system, and now as a multi-brand franchisee himself, Jon is uniquely positioned to educate others on franchising and franchise selection. In addition to serving as the CEO of FranBridge Consulting Jon oversees Franbridge Capital where he and his partners actually own and operate multiple service franchises.So today’s episode is a little bit of a different avenue than we normally go. But it ties in because real estate investors like me and you, rely on the next deal in order to remain profitable. I’m always hunting for the next deal. I’m sure you know the feeling. And with the tightening of the real estate market over the past two years and deals becoming harder to find, some real estate investors are turning to franchise business ownership. Jon and I discussed an opportunity to get consistent cash flow by investing in these non-food franchise businesses.We also discussed Jon’s building of a portfolio of franchise businesses. The reasons why exiting, meaning, selling a franchise business is often more profitable and much easier than exiting a business that you’ve constructed yourself and why you should run from food franchise business models. Normally, what most people think of when you hear the word franchise. Please enjoy this conversation with Jon Ostenson.Jon & I Discuss How to Invest in a Franchise Business:• Building a Portfolio of Franchise Businesses• Franchise Business Exit-there are a  Pool of Qualified Buyers• Opportunities that Require Just 10-15 Hrs to Run• Why to RUN from Food Franchise BusinessesRelevant Episodes: (There are 197 Content Packed Interviews in Total)• Mike Shapiro on Transforming a Southern California Real Estate Brokeragehttps://bit.ly/3gRs5be• How to Find Motivated Sellers with David Leckohttps://bit.ly/3yxhIzj• How to Become a Real Estate Developer with Ad(continued

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    Investing in 200 Unit Multi Family Apartment Buildings with Ken Gee

    Investing in 200 Unit Multi Family Apartment Buildings with Ken Gee

    Episode: Investing in 200 Unit Multi Family Apartment Buildings with Ken GeeGuest: Ken Gee is multi family syndication operator focused on buying & improving complexes in the 200 unit and less B & C market.  Big Idea: The timing & order of renovation of a large multi family asset is critical to the repositioning process.  Spend money on the wrong items, or in the wrong order and your target tenant population will ignore your property.  Investing right will attract them.This Episode of The REI Diamonds Show is Sponsored by the Deal Machine. This Software Enables Real Estate Investors to Develop a Reliable & Low Cost Source of Off Market Deals. For a Limited Time, You Get Free Access at http://REIDealMachine.com/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:https://www.KRIpartners.com/For Access to Real Estate Deals You Can Buy & Sell for Profit:https://AccessOffMarketDeals.com/podcast/View the Episode Description & Transcript Here:https://reidiamonds.com/investing-in-200-unit-multi-family-apartment-buildings-with-ken-gee/Dan Breslin: Welcome to The REI Diamonds Show with Dan Breslin. Your source for real estate investment, Jewels of wisdom.Welcome to The REI Diamond Show. I’m your host Dan Breslin, and this is episode 196 on investing in 200 unit multifamily apartment buildings with Ken Gee. If you’re into building wealth through real estate investing, you are in the right place.My goal is to identify high-caliber Real Estate Investors and other industry service providers, invite them on the show and then draw out the jewels of wisdom, those tactics mindsets, and methods used to create millions of dollars and more in the business of the real estate. Ken Gee is a multifamily syndication operator focused on buying and improving complexes and the 200 unit unless B and C markets throughout the United States. Ken and I in this episode discuss the timing and order of renovation of a large multifamily asset and how that’s critical to the repositioning process. Spend money on the wrong items or in the wrong order and your target tenant population will ignore your property, damaging your returns. We also cover Tax Strategies, Market Selection, and how to vet a syndication operator through a third-party financial review. Please enjoy this conversation with Ken Gee.All right. Welcome to The REI Diamond Show, Ken. How are you doing today?Ken Gee: Doing great. How about yourself?Dan: Fantastic. Good time of year here in mid-summer and things are going well. The economy still holding together and stock markets up, right?Ken: That’s right. Yes, sir.Dan: At the moment. Cool. So, Ken. Can you give our listeners a little bit of background history? So, what your career was? What has it developed into now in the real estate space?Ken: Sure. So, my career is actually taken a number of turns over the years. I initially got my finance degree from Toledo, Ohio, and became a commercial lender for 5 years with a small Regional Bank, or well, at the time was small, it’s large now. And then, after about 5 years of that, I decided I wanted to be a CPA. So, with that, I got my CPA license and spent 7 years at Deloitte, in their tax practice, do an MA work. Working with a lot of private Equity Funds, had a lot of fun doing that. And then, at some point here, I bought some Cessna Pilot Centers. Most people don’t make the jump from accounting to flying airplanes, but I did. It was a lot of fun. We owned 3 Cessna Pilot Centers for a number of years, and really enjoyed that business. But all through that time, I jumped into real estate back in 1997, and have not looked back since.So, it’s all we do now — a hundred percent apartments. We were a vertically integrated real estate company. We do our own investments. We raise money syndications and funds, as well as do third-party management.Ken & I Discuss Investing in Multi Family Syndication:• How to Vet an Operators Financial History• Interest Rate Risk • Priority (continued)

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    Passive Investing in Apartment Syndications with Camilla Jeffs

    Passive Investing in Apartment Syndications with Camilla Jeffs

    Episode: Passive Investing in Apartment Syndications with Camilla Jeffs  Guest: Camilla Jeffs is the founder of Steady Stream Investments a company focused on providing investment opportunities in large multi family and senior housing communities. Big Idea:  When investing in syndications, choosing the right Operator is as important, if not more than selecting the right market.  While you’re technically investing in an apartment deal, you’re really investing in the people running the deal.  By this line of reasoning, your ability to select profitable investments hinges on your ability to select people with whom you’ll invest.This Episode of The REI Diamonds Show is Sponsored by the Deal Machine. This Software Enables Real Estate Investors to Develop a Reliable & Low Cost Source of Off Market Deals. For a Limited Time, You Get Free Access at http://REIDealMachine.com/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:https://SteadyStreamInvestments.comFor Access to Real Estate Deals You Can Buy & Sell for Profit:https://AccessOffMarketDeals.com/podcast/View the Episode Description & Transcript Here:https://reidiamonds.com/passive-investing-in-apartment-syndications-with-camilla-jeffs/Dan Breslin: Welcome to the REI Diamonds Show. I’m your host, Dan Breslin. This is episode one hundred and ninety-five on Passive Investing in Apartment Syndications with Camilla Jeffs.Camilla Jeffs is the founder of Steady Stream Investments, a company focused on providing investment opportunities in large multifamily and senior housing communities.When you’re investing in syndications, choosing the right operator is as important, if not even more important, than selecting the right market or asset. While you’re technically investing into an apartment deal, you’re really investing in the people who are running the deal. It’s probably obvious. But by this line of reasoning, your ability to select profitable investments hinges on your ability to select the right people with whom you will invest.Camilla brings her background, her experience in the corporate HR world, her ability to select professional talent to the apartment syndication investing business. She also acts as a general partner on her deals. We double click on her investment team, selection process, favorite asset classes, and markets to invest and more during this episode.Let’s begin.All right. Welcome to the REI Diamonds Show, Camilla. How are you doing today?Camilla Jeffs: I’m doing great, Daniel. Thank you so much for having me on.Dan: Yes. Absolutely. I know a little bit about you. But for anybody who may not recognize the name, could you kind of go through – we’ll call it – the origination story?What did you do before real estate? How did you find real estate? How did real estate investing evolve into Steady Stream Investments in your business model today?Camilla: Yes. Perfect. I started real estate investing when I was quite young. I got my first property at the age of twenty-two. It was a house hack that we did.We didn’t know about it. It wasn’t a cool term back then, house hacking. We just figured out we want to own our own place, but we didn’t have enough money to own our own place, basically.So we bought a home that had a basement apartment in it. We rented it out. It worked out perfect. We only paid about one hundred dollars a month in rent to live there. It even had a pool in the backyard. It was so cool.Camilla & I Discuss Passive Investing:• Investing in 100 Unit+ Apartment Deals• Market with the Most Promise• Identifying the Biggest Risk in a Syndication Deal• Understanding Whether You should consider Syndication InvestingRelevant Episodes: (There are 195 Content Packed Interviews in Total)• Being a Professional Passive Investor with Dr. Jeff Anzalonehttps://bit.ly/3CqnQfJ• 100+ Unit Apartment Syndication with Stephanie Walterhttps://bit.ly/3yvdlph• Marketing, Meetups & $100 Million in Apartment Syndications with Adam Adamshttps://(c

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