Discover how to make great money investing in real estate, in a way that helps people, doesn't require a lot of risk and leaves plenty of room for you to live your life. The REtipster Podcast is the best source of insight and inspiration for new and experienced real estate investors! Seth Williams pulls back the curtain to reveal the inner workings of how he runs his land investing business and rental property portfolio. In each episode, Seth explains the most essential real estate investing strategies and business essentials you can use to stay ahead of the curve in your real estate profession. Discover how to skyrocket your income, replace your day job and earn your financial freedom WITHOUT risking your life savings in the process. Seth dishes out real-world guidance about what works and what doesn’t in today’s business environment. Seth is a land investor, rental property owner, online educator and skilled communicator who has been a student of the real estate investing game for over a decade. Join him in the next episode and learn how to crush it in your real estate business!
How to Get Your Land MBA
136: Today, we’re talking with our friends, Howard Zonder and David VanSteenkiste.
(Show Notes: REtipster.com/136)
Howard and David have both been interviewed on the podcast before but in two separate episodes. Howard was in episode 9, and David was in episode 36.
Howard and David are now business partners and work together on a joint venture called Land.MBA that we’re going to hear more about in just a minute. These guys offer some great coaching services for land investors and in this episode, we'll discuss their thoughts about where things are going for the small niche of the land flipping business.
$1-3 Million Per Month in the Land Business w/ Doug Smith
135: I discovered Doug Smith about a year ago when I heard his interview with Austin Peek on Millionaire Interviews.
(Show Notes: REtipster.com/135)
Doug has a fascinating story because he has succeeded in a BIG way in multiple domains, but his journey hasn't been easy.
Doug started out as a house flipper, then he transitioned into an online business, and now he’s a land investor who has bought and sold thousands of acres in Texas through his private equity firm, Hawthorne Capital. We're going to cover all of that and more in this conversation.
Doug is the highest-grossing land investor we've interviewed to date on the REtipster Podcast and there's a lot we can learn from this guy!
SCAMMED! When Someone Tries to Steal Your Property, What Can You Do?
134: Today, I’m coming to you with a true story about a scam involving identity fraud, money laundering, and other white-collar crimes.
(Show Notes: REtipster.com/134)
Back in May of this year, I saw someone post an article about identity thieves using fraudulent deeds to steal people’s property in Florida.
Then someone else posted another article in the comments about how a couple in Florida was arrested for stealing 67 Florida homes.
Then another guy named Eloy Ochoa left a comment saying that a similar scam almost happened to him in SW Florida.
At first, when I heard about this, I wanted to brush it off as a random thing that almost never happens, but when I started hearing story after story of this happening (all in Florida, for some reason), I knew I had to investigate this further.
So, I reached out to Eloy and he was happy to do a recorded call with me, and that’s what you’re about to hear in this episode.
A Recession Is Coming. Here's What You Can Do About It.
133: By now, you've probably heard it on the news and amongst your friends and colleagues. There has been a lot of talk about the U.S. heading into a recession.
(Show Notes: REtipster.com/133)
How did we get here? What does this mean for real estate investors at large and how will it impact people in the land investing business?
It's a tricky subject to tackle because nobody knows exactly how the future will play out. Even so, there are several things we can think through as we try to unpack the positives and negatives of what the future might hold.
How Land Investors Can Start Using 21st Century Marketing Techniques w/ Callan Faulkner
132: Callan Faulkner runs a company called REI Optimize, which is a high-end, done-for-you - CRM and technology implementor for land investors.
(Show Notes: REtipster.com/132)
I met Callan earlier this year at a real estate investing conference and as we were standing around in the same circle, I was listening in as she talked about her ideas and experiences, and I kept having all of these “WOW” moments. It hit me that she was really smart! She had some really fascinating ideas and seemed to know what she was talking about.
In this episode, we wanted to give her the stage so she could share these new concepts with the larger audience of land investors because there are a lot of marketing approaches that most of us aren't even thinking about, let alone implementing.
How the Land Flipping Business Has Changed Since 2016 w/ Matt Peterson
131: Matt Peterson has clearly found his stride as a land investor.
(Show Notes: REtipster.com/131)
Matt started as a part-time land investor back in July 2016 and in his first year bought 72 properties and sold 54 of those, half for cash and half on terms.
In January 2019, he pulled the plug on his corporate job in project management for a Fortune 20 engineering & consulting firm in Houston to take on land investing full-time. To date (as of May 2022), he has 2 full-time employees (1 full-time W2 employee & 1 full-time commission-based employee) and a few VAs as well.
The fun thing about talking to people like Matt is that it’s a great reminder of how everyone is a teacher. Matt has a lot of unique experiences in his business and he knows things that I don’t know and you probably don’t know either! In this conversation, we're going to learn everything we can about how he found his success.
Hosts are very genuine and not trying to sell you anything - they focus on education and information over profit…
Love this podcast…I’ve learned so much! But would prefer only LAND topics…thanks!
Top Notch Real Estate Podcast
One of the best RE podcasts I’ve heard to date. Very genuine guys who truly desire to educate and inform about different things happening within the industry.