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Uncontested Investing is your no-frills real estate podcast with experienced guests & advice that matters hosted by Tim Herriage. Hear from investors from across the United States as they share their stories of success and failure and provide actionable investing advice that they often learned the hard way, so that you don’t have to. Join Tim and a new guest every Tuesday to hear all the top information you need to be a success in real estate. 

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    • 5.0 • 16 Ratings

Uncontested Investing is your no-frills real estate podcast with experienced guests & advice that matters hosted by Tim Herriage. Hear from investors from across the United States as they share their stories of success and failure and provide actionable investing advice that they often learned the hard way, so that you don’t have to. Join Tim and a new guest every Tuesday to hear all the top information you need to be a success in real estate. 

    Keep More Properties, and Cash Flow in 2023 with David Olds

    Keep More Properties, and Cash Flow in 2023 with David Olds

    David Olds is the founder of Ez REI Closings, a real estate wholesale company based in Chattanooga, TN. He moved to Chattanooga in the middle of the crash in 2009 and built his business from the ground up, and he is on the show today to share his story. 

    Listen now to learn more about Ez REI Closings and the lessons David learned through the years as a real estate investor! 
    Key Talking Points of the Episode
    00:00 Introduction
    00:45 Who is David Olds?
    02:31 What is the story behind Ez REI Closings? 
    05:22 What does David think people should be focused on in today’s market?
    07:06 How can wholesaling help you keep your business going? 
    10:47 Why did David decide to move to Chattanooga in 2009?
    17:43 What are we currently experiencing in today’s market?
    18:56 How are David’s customer-base at Ez REI Closings adapting to the market?
    20:18 What is a novation and how can you do it today?
    21:36 How much volume are investors doing in today’s market?
    24:00 What is the challenge for wholesalers in this kind of market cycle?
    28:41 What is David’s advice to young investors starting in the business?
    31:21 Why is it important to build your portfolio through cash flow?
    32:50 What makes single-family real estate the best asset class?
    34:52 Why should people buy and hold their real estate?
    36:02 How many closings does Ez REI Closings do a month?
    36:31 What is the biggest challenge people face when trying to scale their business?
    39:12 How important is it to hire someone to fill in your weaknesses?
    43:20 What is David’s advice for real estate entrepreneurs?
    45:50 How can you reach out to David?
    Quotables
    “No matter what the market is, always be looking for opportunities to grab long-term cash flowing assets.”
    “I think a lot of our customers are experiencing, what I heard at a conference the other day, a reversion. It’s not really a correction, it’s definitely not a crash, but it’s reverting back to normal.”
    “Anybody that’s been around just a little bit and has a fully scaled-out business, they’re doubling down right now.”
    “As soon as rates flatten and stabilize, it’s going to be a feeding frenzy. It’s going to be unbelievable.”
    “I promise you, keep some of these properties. Get some financing, buy Sub-To, learn creative financing – whatever you have to do, but build that portfolio so you can get to the end faster.”
    “It’s, in my opinion, the best investment vehicle in the world because it’s inflation indexed, it’s residual income, and it has an underlying asset.”
    Links
    Website: RCN Capital
    https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast
    Website: REI INK
    https://rei-ink.com/
    Website: Ez REI Closings
    https://www.ezreiclosings.com/

    • 47 min
    Best of Season One with Tim Herriage

    Best of Season One with Tim Herriage

    2022 was a great year and as we conclude the first season of Uncontested Investing, I want to look back on all the experiences and lessons, so we can take them into 2023 and use them to grow further. 
     
    Listen now to discover what I learned in 2022 and how these lessons and experiences have prepared me for this year!
     
    Key Talking Points of the Episode
     
    00:00 Introduction
    02:09 How can you help us provide more value?
    03:42 What should you be focused on if you wanna succeed in business?
    05:08 Why is it important to always have a plan?
    06:01 What has changed since I started in real estate?
    07:00 How can you ensure demand in real estate?
    11:09 What happened to me in 2022?
    12:24 What is so important about surrounding yourself with like minded people?
    13:38 What benefits can you get from joining masterminds?
    15:45 How did RCN Capital get through 2022?
    16:59 What is the importance of believing in delayed gratification?
    18:09 How can you plan for your success effectively?
    22:01 What is the true value of networking?
    23:46 How can you overcome the challenges you will encounter?
    25:45 What should you do this year to achieve success?
    26:21 How were we able to execute the plan to start this podcast?
    30:09 Why shouldn’t you be buying using the same numbers from 6-12 months ago?
    31:01 Why is it still a good time to buy real estate today?
    32:25 When should you be looking for money for your deals?
     
    Quotables
     
    “What I found after 21 years in this industry is you don’t know what you don’t know. No one knows everything and everyone knows something.”
     
    “The point is you’ve gotta have a plan and you’ve got to plan your work and work your plan, and don’t let your work, work you.”
     
    “You should not be hoping or wishing, you should be planning.”
     
    “The thing about food, water, and shelter is as long as you provide a quality home at an affordable price, I think you’ll always have demand.”
     
    “When you network and meet other people, you actually get on the ladder where they’re at. You can skip all the wrongs that they had to climb.”
     
    “You have to wait, you have to have a plan, you have to work towards that end goal.”
     
    “Having a plan and delaying gratification is the number one way to be successful.”
     
    “Don’t keep doing the same thing, expecting the same result – that’s the key!”
     
    “Now is the time to formulate your plan. Now is the time to get your capital in a row, then go execute on your plan.”
     
    Links
     
    Website: RCN Capital
    https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast
     
    Website: REI INK
    https://rei-ink.com/
     
    Instagram: Tim Herriage
    https://www.instagram.com/timherriage

    • 35 min
    Make Your Money Work for You: The Power of Compounding with Charlie Calise

    Make Your Money Work for You: The Power of Compounding with Charlie Calise

    Charlie Calise of Calise Partners and Imaginuity has decades of experience in data, analytics, and advertising and he’s on the show with us today to talk about real estate investing, marketing and advertising, the economy, and so much more.
    Listen now to learn more about Charlie, his journey in business, and what he has learned through his years as a marketing and advertising expert and real estate investor!
    Key Talking Points of the Episode
    00:30 Who is Charlie Calise?
    01:39 What businesses is Charlie running today?
    02:45 Where did Charlie’s knowledge about data come from?
    04:00 How does Charlie optimize their data?
    05:40 What is Charlie’s advice for real estate investors today?
    08:00 What can you get from compounding power, money, and time?
    11:02 What should you keep in mind when you’re planning to scale?
    12:50 What influence does Charlie’s father have on his career?
    15:34 How did Charlie get into real estate investing?
    16:09 What parallels from Charlie’s early years is guiding him today?
    18:50 How is the market adjusting to the kind of economy we’re in today?
    19:35 What kind of market are we really in today?
    21:19 What problems are we facing with tech companies today?
    23:44 What does Charlie think about the property technology industry?
    27:15 What is Charlie’s advice to anyone looking to start a business today?
    28:16 Why does Charlie believe in working hard?
    30:58 What is it like for Charlie to work with his children?
    31:57 How does Charlie navigate being a wealthy man?
    Quotables
    “What we’re in is a marathon and not a sprint, so take a long view. I’m making investment decisions today for great grandchildren 50 years from now that I’ll never know.”
    “Don’t stop at the headline, read the copy. Right now, what you’re dealing with is “the market is crashing” and so forth – the market’s not crashing, it’s correcting, but if you stop at the headline, you’ll be riddled with fear.”
    “If you think you’re gonna keep one house this year, keep two. If you think you’re gonna keep one this month, keep two. If you think you’re gonna keep five this quarter, keep six.”
    “Here’s the thing that I learned – when you talk about 10x-ing, that first 10x is the hardest.”
    “I’ve watched small entrepreneurs wash out day after day because they didn’t have a solid business plan that’s gonna make them money.”
    “Being an entrepreneur is not for the faint of heart. Work hard, it’ll get you through every short fall that you’ve got.”
    Links
    Website: RCN Capital
    https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast
    Website: REI INK
    https://rei-ink.com/

    • 36 min
    Are Your Relationships Assets or Liabilities with Terrence Burner

    Are Your Relationships Assets or Liabilities with Terrence Burner

    Terrence Burner is the CEO and co-founder of Menace who has built multiple billion-dollar brands over the years. He has been in financial planning and real estate, and now he’s on a mission to help businesses grow the way he grew his. 
    Listen to this episode to learn more about Terrence, his new brand Menace, and how he found success in multiple businesses through the years! 
    Key Talking Points of the Episode
    [00:41] Who is Terrence Burner?
    [01:35] What is Menace?
    [02:21] What did Terrence do before Menace?
    [04:36] What does Terrence have to say to listeners today?
    [06:25] Why is it important to be surrounded by the right people?
    [10:57] What was the transition mindset like for Terrence?
    [14:54] Why is it important to be open to learning new skills?
    [17:01] How can you take yourself to the next level?
    [21:26] What does it mean to be a menace for Terrence?
    [24:47] How does Terrence put execution over excitement?
    [27:10] What are the 3 most important things in business?
    [28:10] Who are the most dangerous people to be around?
    [29:55] Why is it important to be surrounded by the right kind of people?
    [33:44] What is it like for Terrence to build Menace with his best friends?
    [35:00] What is the message of Menace like to me? 
    [40:20] What is Terrence’s best advice for aspiring entrepreneurs?
    [43:07] What does it really mean to be a Menace in business?
    [44:57] Why is it important to pay attention to the market? 
    [49:32] What can people expect from the next MenaceCon?
    [51:24] What value can entrepreneurs get from MenaceCon?
    Quotables
    “If you can get clear on the types of people you want in your life, everything else takes care of itself.”
    “You’re always trying to get somebody to look so far into the future that sometimes, you forget what’s going on right now.”
    “I’m not trying to preserve and create. Those are like trying to take a left and a right turn at the same time, like a tall short guy, a skinny fat guy – it doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t add up, they’ll never align.”
    “Far beyond the financial commitment, it’s a personal commitment of courage to do the things that you wanna do.”
    “Creativity follows commitment, so where your commitment is, you’ll be creative in figuring it out.”
    “The key is once you hit the brakes, once you pivot, you can’t stop because if you stop, momentum is dead.”
    Links
    Website: RCN Capital
    https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast
    Website: REI INK
    https://rei-ink.com/
    Website: MenaceCon
    https://menacecon.com/

    • 55 min
    Short Term Rentals and Their Potential with Fouad Bazzi

    Short Term Rentals and Their Potential with Fouad Bazzi

    Fouad Bazzi is the owner of Crescent Retreats in Huntington Beach, CA, and Scottsdale, AZ. His luxury short-term rentals are crushing the markets today and he is on the show to give us a little insight into how he was able to make it happen in less than a year. 


    Watch now to learn more about Fouad, his luxury brand, and the process that led him to where he is today!


    Key Talking Points of the Episode


    [00:00] Introduction
    [00:40] Who is Fouad Bazzi?
    [02:03] What does Fouad look at when evaluating deals?
    [03:51] How did Fouad establish the luxury standard for his rentals?
    [06:15] How did Fouad get into short-term rentals?
    [08:50] How does Fouad’s philosophy help him succeed?
    [09:35] What made Fouad expand into Scottsdale?
    [11:20] How will the Superbowl impact Fouad’s business in Scottsdale?
    [14:10] How does Fouad track and manage all his rental properties?
    [17:06] How does Fouad manage customer communication?
    [19:01] What is guiding Fouad in running Crescent Retreats?
    [21:40] What market is next for Fouad?
    [22:48] How does Fouad handle liability for his rentals?
    [23:49] How much time does Fouad have to spend in his rental properties?
    [25:09] How do interest rates affect short-term rentals?
    [27:09] What does Fouad’s agreement with his investors look like?
    [31:10] What does Fouad have to say to aspiring investors?
    [33:03] What is the importance of taking uncomfortable action for your success?
    [36:31] How do masterminds help business owners stay accountable?
    [39:44] What part of the business makes Fouad want to give up?
    [40:40] Why is balance important in building your financial future?
    [42:15] What part of the business keeps Fouad going?
    [43:39] How can you connect with Fouad?


    Quotables


    “I’ve been around long enough to know that nothing is sustainable if not everybody around you is happy.”


    “I stay true to my core values – health, love, peace, time, and travel.”


    “You gotta stay true to your core, you gotta know exactly what you want and what drives you, and then it’s authentic.”


    “When you really push past what you’re capable of and you take uncomfortable actions, the sky’s the limit.”


    “When you’re getting started as an entrepreneur, is occupying as many quadrants as you can at the same time because then, you’re less at risk of failure.”


    Links


    Website: RCN Capital
    https://www.rcncapital.com/podcast


    Website: REI INK
    https://rei-ink.com/


    Instagram: Crescent Retreats
    https://www.instagram.com/crescentretreats/


    Instagram: Fouad Bazzi
    https://www.instagram.com/fouadbazzi_airbnb/


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    How to Fast Track your Financial Success with Casey Quinn

    How to Fast Track your Financial Success with Casey Quinn

    As Co-Founder and CEO of CityLife Realty Group, a real estate investment company located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Casey Quinn is not your average real estate investor. In his chat with host Tim Herriage, shares the strategies and methods that fast-tracked his financial success in real estate investing. He emphasizes the value of having a team and highlights the importance of chasing happiness, whatever that may mean for each individual in the organization. Learn the basic principles and values that Casey instills in his approach and the culture he builds for his organization. There’s a lot to learn from Casey and his way of managing, investing, and planning for the future. Tune in to learn all about it.


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    • 34 min

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Real Estate Investor Resources

I love providing education and resources to investors. This show is designed to help real estate investors make more money and get more out of their businesses.

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Must listen for investors

I love listening to this podcast on my way to work. It’s a quick 30 minutes of people who have done it before and continue to thrive in the current market. The variety of guests provides content for a wide range investment strategies to help the audience start or improve upon their own business. Tim is also a great and engaging host who is enjoyable to listen to, and has his own background of success as an investor.

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Excellent podcast

Every time I hear or see Tim Herriage talk about the market and/or RE, I am always amazed at how much he knows and how much I learn from what he has to say! The fellow he interviewed is really knowledgeable too. Great podcast (even for someone new to the industry).

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