Category: "Podcast"

JC 054: Being Better Than You Were Yesterday with Ross Stryker

November 8th, 2018 | no comments

Real Estate, Routine and Financial Freedom

: Being Better Than You Were Yesterday Ross Stryker is the CEO at Smart Asset Opportunities (SAO), a business that teaches clients how to gain wealth and financial freedom through proper education and sound financial advice. Ross served in the military for 12 years and has 20 years of experience running a private orthodontic practice.

Ross’ investments include over 40 single-family homes, a coffee farm in Panama, apartment complexes, and ownership in a resort in Belize. He advocates for investments outside of the stock markets and his continued success in real estate as an asset class is proof of concept.

Ross steps into the Locker Room to share the idea that everyone should be constantly thinking about how to achieve their version of financial freedom. Ross reveals his pro tips on getting started in the real estate game, scaling your existing business, and how to maximize your time. He describes his life before he became an investor, what made him transition to real estate, and how he educated himself.

 

Five Key Points:

  1. In real estate investing, inside information is where the money is made.
  2. It’s never a good idea to be the smartest person in the room.
  3. Invest in your business. The highest return on your dollar will be in the business you know.
  4. Anyone with a prominent real estate business owes much of its success to networking and meeting new people.
  5. The answer to your retirement is to know how to create money.

 

Favorite Athlete:

 

Favorite Books:

 

Pro tip:

  • Any little thing that you do to make yourself better every day will build the road to your success.

 

Reach Out to Ross Stryker:

 

Thank you Ross for taking the time to share your thoughts on self-improvement and business success.

 

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JC 053: Brain Power, Habits and Real Estate with Paul Thompson

October 24th, 2018 | no comments
Your mind is the only capital required for real estate success

Paul Thomson joins me in the Locker Room to talk about how he changed the course of his life through making the right choices and having the right mindset. Paul shares the reasons why he left corporate America, the people who inspired him to become a real estate investor, and how he overcame the fear of trepidation of becoming an entrepreneur. He discusses the important lessons he learned in his journey towards success and how he applied them. Paul also explains how anyone can create a new money mindset and how you can identify your keystone habit.

Paul Thompson is a real estate investor, money expert, and wealth coach. Before becoming a full-time investor, Paul was just like the average corporate 9-5 worker. As the years passed by, what started as routine and ordinary became suffocating. By 2015 Paul wanted out and decided he’d had enough of working to make someone else rich.

After stepping away form his corporate gig, Paul connected with people who served as the inspiration for entering the business of buying and selling properties. Paul had doubts at first due to lack of capital, but quickly learned that the only capital you need is your brain. Once Paul fixed his mindset, everything just fell into place. Paul’s new mindset lead him to close 20 deals during his first 18 months in the real estate game.

Five Ways To Create A New Money Mindset:

  1. Separate time from money
  2. Switch from looking for piles of money to streams of money.
  3. Value is subjective.
  4. You don’t want more money, but you want what money can do for you.
  5. You have plenty of money for all the things you truly want.

Five Key Points:

  1. Doing nothing is still a choice, so choose better.
  2. You don’t need institutional funds to buy real estate.
  3. Aim to build passive income that exceeds your living expenses.
  4. You might be onto something when people start paying you for what you know,.
  5. You must have the intellectual capital to find great deals.

Favorite Athlete:

  • Tom Brady NFL quarterback for the New England Patriots

Favorite Sports:

  • Basketball

Favorite Books:

Pro tip:

  • Identify your keystone habit. It’s the habit that gets you going for the whole day.

Reach Out to Paul Thompson:

  • Email: paul@wincorehomes.com

Thank you Paul for taking the time to share your thoughts how to create a new money mindset.

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© John Carney 2018

JC 052: Building a Turnkey Investment Empire with Ali Boone

October 10th, 2018 | no comments

The ultimate guide to turnkey real estate investing

Ali Boone is a real estate investor and founder of Hipster Investments, a company that plays the role of “matchmaker” and serves to connect buyers and sellers in the turnkey rental property industry. When you hire Hipster, they will make sure that you receive accurate advice and locate the best property for your budget. Ali is a true real estate entrepreneur and has written over 170 articles for Bigger Pockets and sold over 200 copies of her Turnkey Rental Properties 101 eBook.

Ali worked as an aerospace engineer prior to pivoting into a career as a full time real estate investor. Despite the exciting job description, the life of a 9-5 worker just wasn’t cutting it for Ali. She began investing in turnkey investment properties on the side as both a hobby and a way to earn extra income. As Ali’s side gig grew, others took note, so she started a referral business that eventually paved the way to Hipster Investments.

Ali Boone steps into the Real Estate Locker Room to share how she managed to shift from working in the corporate world to becoming a full time real estate investor. Ali reveals the story of what made her quit the corporate life, how she prepared to exit her full time job and challenges she faced during her first days as an investor. She talks about the benefits of turnkey real estate, how Hipster Investments operates and what value that she offers to customers. Don’t miss out on Ali’s pro tips for those wanting to get their feet wet with turnkey property investments.

Five Key Points:

  1. Work with the middlemen. They don’t charge anything and you get expert advice.
  2. Struggling is part of the process of being successful.
  3. The real estate game is not always roses and rainbows.
  4. Only connect people to deals and companies you can trust.
  5. In connecting buyers and sellers, being a friendly face helps facilitate a smooth transaction.

Favorite Athlete:

  • Pat Summitt –  WNBA coach

Favorite Sports:

  • Basketball, Softball, Rugby, Rowing, Tee-Ball

Favorite Book:

Pro tip:

  • Never look back, no matter how stressful your dream job gets.

Reach Out to Ali Boone:

Thank you Ali for taking the time to share your expert advice on how to get started in turnkey investments.

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JC 051: Meet the Sexy Boss with Heather Havenwood

September 19th, 2018 | no comments

How an entrepreneur learn to “take a hit” and get back up

Heather Havenwood is a serial entrepreneur, influencer, and marketing ninja. She owns multiple companies, including Havenwood Worldwide and Sexy Boss Inc. Heather has extensive experience in sales, offline and online marketing, personal coaching, and real estate. Heather was recently named one of the “Top 50 Must-Follow Women Entrepreneurs” by Huffington Post and is the author of the book Sexy Boss.

Heather Havenwood joins John Carney on The Real Estate Locker Room to share how her action- packed career has grown and evolved since getting started in 1999. Heather describes her humble beginnings and how being a “go-getter” enabled her to thrive in the male-dominated industry real estate game.

You will learn how to be resilient and how Heather recovered from the many setbacks she encountered on her entrepreneurial journey. Heather shares her secret recipe for success, her must read book list and the “how to develop the mindset” that a budding entrepreneur should have to taste success in their chosen industry.

Five Key Points:

  1. There are no guarantees whether you’re in real estate or any other career.
  2. If you never give yourself permission to fail you’ll never give yourself permission to succeed.
  3. Begin anew. Don’t wait for a new beginning.
  4. If you want to have a guarantee that it’s going to work and not fail, then don’t try it.
  5. Learning to get “hit” in business will let you know how to recover and eventually conquer.

Favorite Team:

  • The Dallas Cowboys

Favorite Sports:

  • Drill Team, Bodybuilding

Favorite Book:

Pro tip:

  • Meditate every day, even for just a few minutes, to keep you calm and clear your mind.

Reach Out to Heather Havenwood:

Thank you Heather for taking the time to share your thoughts on the importance of failure in building a successful business.

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© John Carney 2018

JC 050: The 50 Episode Recap with Kirk Lintern

September 5th, 2018 | no comments

The common threads of success in 50 Episodes

Kirk Lintern and host John Carney take a look back at some of the highlights of the first 49 episodes of The Real Estate Locker Room Show.

Kirk Lintern is the President of the Lintern Corporation, an air conditioning business that pioneered the severe-duty air conditioning industry over seventy years ago. Lintern Corporation sells and services the primary metal industry, mining, utilities, chemical processing plants, and other large scale industries in over sixty countries. Kirk joins us in the locker room for this 50th episode special to interview me, your host John Carney.

Kirk dives into some of the lesser-covered topics in real estate and fires away with his unanswered questions relating to the first 49 episodes. I share my thoughts on strategies like AirBnB; why I think they are viable and scalable, and how they disrupt the big hotel industries. We also explore the important aspects of who to hire when starting out and how to scale your real estate investing business. This special episode highlights the common threads of success that I have learned from all of my previous guests.

 

Five Key Points:

  1. A good partner and a good mentor are the key ingredients to success.
  2. The single family home is the logical starting point in real estate.
  3. Real estate is a viable and scalable business.
  4. You should be able to recruit an A-Team in any market regardless of where you live..
  5. There’s always a problem to solve and problems are generally opportunities to improve.

 

Favorite Athletes:

  • Kirk – Bo Jackson, American Baseball and Football player
  • John – Tony Hawk – Pro Skater; Kelly Slater- Pro Surfer

 

Favorite Sports:

  • Hockey, skateboarding, surfing & skiing

 

Favorite Book:

 

Pro tip:

  • When scaling, what you really need first is a great partner.

 

Reach Out to Kirk Lintern:

 

Thank you everyone for tuning in to this special 50th episode of The Real Estate Locker Room Show.

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JC 049: The Competitive Lender with Lindee Flater

August 8th, 2018 | no comments

Exploring the Intersection of Sports and Business

Lindee Flater was born competitive. In this episode, we go behind the scenes with Lindee to understand a typical, commercial loan transaction. She explains how lenders are conservative by nature and how you have to look at every deal from both the lender and borrower’s viewpoint. Lindee also shares her experience running a single-family, fix and flip business and how it helpers her better service her clients in the financial industry.

Lindee prides herself on always being in the mood to compete. Being competitive is something she was born to do and was a four-sport athlete during school. Her fierceness on the field transitioned to her profession in commercial lending with a work ethic and determination to deliver results.

Lindee is the Director of Lender Relations at Pinnacle Financial Group, Inc, a business that provides a full range of receivable management services for the commercial and consumer marketplace. Lindee has fifteen years of experience working with investors, developers, and institutional capital sources. She holds a B.A. in Finance from the University of Northern Iowa with a focus on Real Estate.

Five Key Points:

  1. The biggest hurdle a borrower has is realistic expectations.
  2. Educating borrowers from day one makes the transaction run smoother.
  3. You have to know both sides: Understand where the market is on rent and know where the market is on sales.
  4. Establishing a daily routine helps with work-life balance.
  5. The more disciplined you are with your routine, the more free time you will have in your life.

Favorite Athletes:

  • Michael Jordan, Chicago Bulls Superstar

Favorite Sports:

  • Volleyball, Track & Field, Basketball, Softball

Pro tip:

  • Real estate is an instinct game. It’s not science, it’s an art. Never doubt yourself and go after it.

Reach Out to Lindee Flater:

Thank you Lindee for taking the time to share your expert advice on facilitating lending transactions.

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JC 048: Wheelbarrow of Profits with Gino Barbaro

July 25th, 2018 | no comments
There is no such thing as an overnight sensation

Gino Barbaro is an entrepreneur and real estate investor. Gino and his partner Jake Stenziano, co-founded Jake & Gino, LLC, a real estate educational company that provides real estate training and coaching for investors. He has over 15 years experience in the real estate industry, owns and manages 900 units valued over $51 million and is the best-selling author of Wheelbarrow Profits.

Gino spent 25 years running a pizza restaurant prior to pivoting into a successful career as a real estate investor. The pizza shop taught him how to manage a small business and that experience allowed Gino to identify the perfect partner and build a portfolio apartment communities.

In this episode of the Real Estate Locker Room, Gino talks about his life before he became a real estate investor and how the business lessons that he learned running a small pizza restaurant helped him build a multifamily real estate company.

Gino shares how he and his partner Jake met and how they entered the apartment building market. Take notes as Gino discloses all of his trade secrets to successful multi-family investing. You will learn the importance of building rapport and establishing networks in the real estate industry and why there’s no such thing as an overnight sensation.

Five Key Points:

  1. Real estate is a relationship-based business.
  2. Once you know the reason why, start looking for mentors. Follow their roadmap and learn the ins and outs of the multifamily industry.
  3. Nobody is an overnight sensation; they grind, they work, they miss important events to get to where they are.
  4. A mentor is such an important team member because they guide and oversee the business from a wider perspective.
  5. Acting as a sub syndicator allows you to raise money for somebody else’s deal.

Favorite Athletes:

Favorite Sports:

  • Baseball

Favorite book:

Pro tip:

  • Surround yourself with like-minded individuals and join mastermind groups to achieve more success in your industry.

Reach Out to Gino Barbaro:

Thank you Gino for taking the time to share your thoughts on how to successfully build a multifamily real estate business.

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JC 047: Achieving your business goals with Jim Leonard

July 15th, 2018 | no comments

Goals require daily action

Jim Leonard is President and co founder of Pinnacle Financial Group, a financial services company that provides the best possible loan terms available in the market for their clients.

Jim has more than three decades of experience in the mortgage banking industry. Pinnacle is known for transactions that include non-recourse, long-term permanent financing, acquisition and redevelopment loans, and equity placements.

In this episode, Jim shares the success story behind Pinnacle and how they worked to scale the business to where it is today. Learn the methods Jim and his team use to secure lenders, how they research property owners (prospective clients), and the difference between growing a business then and now. Turn up the volume when Jim shares his best tips for goal setting, cash flow and knowing what to look for in a great real estate deal.

Five Key Points:

  1. New investors have it easier or harder starting off depending on where we are in the credit cycle.
  2. A good deal is buying something and fixing it up and the property ends up being worth more than what you paid for and the cost to improve it.
  3. Focus on the cash flow. How much you can rent it for and understand the expenses to operate the property.
  4. Nothing you do is mutual. Action either takes you to your goals or farther away from them.
  5. Numbers are good, but knowing your competition and neighborhood is better

Favorite Athletes:

  • Johnny Bench, Cincinnati Reds
  • Francisco Lindor, Cleveland Indians

Favorite Sports:

  • Soccer, Baseball, Basketball

Favorite book:

Pro tip:

  • Write down your goals. It doesn’t matter if they’re short term or long-term goals. Write them down so you never forget.

Reach Out to Jim Leonard:

Thank you Jim for sharing your process for achieving goals and how to identify a great real estate opportunity.

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JC 046: How to Own Your Business with Joe Evangelisti

July 6th, 2018 | no comments

Your business must be able to operate without you

Joe Evangelisti is the founder of The Flip King podcast that serves to improve the skills of both new and veteran investors as well as Operator to Owner, a platform that allows business owners to sign up for seminars, mentorship programs, leadership courses and training.

Joe has flipped over a thousand houses and is no stranger to seven-figure contracts. He couldn’t have done it by himself and credits his team for enabling him to succeed in ways that he would never have been able to attain had he continued to work solo.

In this episode, Joe dives into what it takes to elevate your business to the highest level. He shares his experience as a solopreneur and why he eventually formed a team. Joe explains the importance of taking the leap on their first hire and how that person will greatly impact the way you run your business. He also provides pro tips and strategies on what to look for in a new employee and how to get yourself in the productivity zone every day.

Five Key Points:

  1. Your business must be able to operate without you.
  2. Don’t be afraid to take a risk on someone or invest in the right people.
  3. Hiring employees can help you work on the business instead of within business.
  4. Each company grows differently; there’s no cookie-cutter system that helps every business scale successfully.
  5. The right employee should double or triple what you’re paying them within the first three months.

Favorite Team:

Favorite book:

Pro tip:

  • Wake up early, have a morning routine, and get yourself ready for the day ahead.

Reach Out to Joe Evangelisti:

Thank you Joe for taking the time to share your expertise on how to transition from business operator to business owner.

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JC 045: How to be the #1 Realtor in the World with James Wise

June 13th, 2018 | no comments

Grinding from the skate park to a $50 Million portfolio

The Real Estate Locker Room Show with John Carney EP 045 - James Wise James Wise is the Co-Founder of The Holton-Wise Property Group, a full service, real estate brokerage that operates in the Cleveland area. They support local homeowners in finding buyers and sellers as well as promoting Cleveland to international investors. Aside from being great at managing his business, James is known for his selling and underwriting of commercial and residential investment properties. But, the best testimony to his skills is how he ranks as the number one realtor in the world, as per the MLS stats, when it comes to multifamily and commercial property selling in Cuyahoga County (Cleveland).

In this episode, James shares his thoughts on what it takes to not just start a real estate business, but to scale it to the highest level possible. James talks about his life before he got into real estate, how he met his partner, and the strategy they implemented that made everything work for their business. James also explains what it means to be number one and why you should never stop being the best in real estate industry.

Five Key Points:

  1. Real estate is a scalable business and you must own multiple properties. Twenty properties are great, but you can’t buy a boat with it.
  2. Think of real estate as a fire. Your income and your job are the gasoline to pour into the fire.
  3. Expensive contractors charge that amount because they are better and are able to take things off your table.
  4. Spreadsheets are important, but real estate is a people-business. There are things that your spreadsheets can’t predict or prepare you for.
  5. When you’re just starting out, you spend all your time getting into rooms with people. When you’ve grown, it will be people trying to get into a room with you.

 

Favorite Athlete:

  • LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers / NBA Superstar

Favorite Sport:

  • Skateboarding

Favorite book:

Pro tip:

  • Take a look, observe how others in the business do it. Take what you like and throw awaywhat you don’t like.

Reach Out to James Wise:

Thank you James for taking the time to share your advice on what it takes to be #1 in the real estate industry.

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