When it comes to owning properties, it is inevitable that you will have maintenance issues. The key is understanding the relationship between maintenance and tenant longevity. In our experience of managing thousands of properties since 2008, maintenance handled incorrectly has the ability to dash your passive income dreams. In this episode, we welcome Will Morton, Director of Property Services, to explain the three major mistakes owners make when dealing with maintenance concerns.
Most rental investors become enamored with the thought of receiving mailbox money month after month and leaving their full-time job. But few think through all of the potential pit falls before they start buying property. In this episode, we’ll walk you though the five ways we’ve seen rental investors fail and what you can do to avoid the same fatal mistakes.
You have several property management options when it comes time to lease your home. So how do you decide which property manager is your best choice? In this episode, Spencer provides his top 5 questions you should be asking a property manager before you hire them. These questions are designed to give you insight into the most important aspects of how they run their business in order to discover if it will be a good fit for you.
Do you want rent income that you can rely on and possibly a resident that stays longer? In this episode, Spencer welcomes Duncan Murphy, our Atlanta Team Lead, back to discuss Section 8. They explain the processes, the requirements, the pros and cons, and some personal experiences they have had renting to Section 8 residents.
Dani started as an out of country investor! He bought his first rental house in Arizona and that kickstarted his passion and love for real estate. What drove Dani to move to the US and become a full-time real estate investor? Like many investors, his 9-5 job was not going to provide him with the life he knew was possible. In this episode, we dive into his career as a successful mentor, how he motivates others to take action, the transition from investor to mentor, and the challenges many of his students face today.
Probably the most important aspect of owning rental property is getting the right tenant in your home. Since 2008, we have placed thousands upon thousands of great residents. In this episode, we’ll dive in with our leasing ninja, Jacob West, and explore what he and his team have done to make the past 18 months fantastic even in the middle of a global pandemic. We’ll share practical tips you can use whether you own one property or 1,000.
Most investors agree that building a rental portfolio is a solid strategy to longterm wealth creation. But that doesn’t mean that managing rental properties is your highest and best use as an investor. In this episode, Spencer shares his experience managing rentals vs having a Property management company manage it for him and how this can net you $5,000 each month.
Frank was an IT professional for 15 years when he left his corporate job to focus full-time on his real estate business. Listen in as he describes the transition and how he’s even able to find deals in today’s ultra competitive market. Frank also describes his passion for coaching other investors on how to become successful simply by taking action every day.
In this episode, we invite our Atlanta Team Leader, Duncan Murphy, to walk us through where he’s seeing investor activity inside and outside of the perimeter. Enjoy this overview of the Atlanta investor market and hear Duncan’s top three areas to invest.
Curt Smith is back for another episode to explain what it means to Bulletproof your Rental Portfolio. Curt dives into the steps you can incorporate into your own rental strategy that will give you the steady cash flow that every investor wants. One of the most important pieces of advice Curt shares is around how best to locate these properties at discount and fill them with long term tenants.
Curt started his investment career buying houses off of Hud Home Store website. That was back in a different time of Atlanta real estate investing. But Curt’s disciplined strategies have kept him focused building a bulletproof rental portfolio even in the current competitive environment. Get ready to take notes if you want to build your own bulletproof portfolio.
Are you an investor in the greater Atlanta area looking for deals and a private money lender you can trust? We have you covered. Meet James Melton. In this episode, we talk with James about several topics including: - His own journey in the hard money space - The process of obtaining a loan from start to finish - The typical terms and most recent interest percentages (if you haven’t shopped hard money in a while, this one will shock you!) We also discuss the differences (and benefits) of this type of private lending versus bank lending.
Not every investment is successful and not every investor succeeds. But you can make sure that careful thought and planning go into your Atlanta investment goals. In this episode we’ll walk through five reasons that investors should avoid investing in Atlanta rental properties. These lessons have come from first hand experience in dealing with thousands of investors over the past 17 years.
Pain + Reflection = Progress. Without the pain of the 1989 real estate collapse of his businesses, Keith Cunningham wouldn’t have been able to build a successful real estate career over the next 30 years. In this episode, we discuss seven of the most insightful takeaways from Keith’s book, The Road Less Stupid.
In this episode, Matthew and Spencer discuss the pros and cons of allowing pets into your rental property. What are your options? What kind of fees should you charge? How do you mitigate the risk of having pets in your property? All of these questions plus more will be answered in this new episode.
Making your money work for you is extremely crucial when getting into real estate. Alex explains how he uses both flips and rentals to grow his real estate footprint in Atlanta. We also dive into one of his latest flips and he shares insight into the latest Atlanta trends and strategies. Listen and share with your friends!
Matthew and Spencer reflect on the past year with COVID-19; how it affected leasing properties, collecting rent, and investor sentiment across all of our markets. They explore the trends moving into the 2nd Quarter of 2021 and what you as an investor can expect in the coming months.
Roofstock wants to make it easy for you as an investor to buy more rentals or sell your entire portfolio to a qualified investor. In this episode, we hear from Jason Green, Director of Portfolio Services, as he explains how you can benefit from their relationships with institutional investors as well as take the headache out of the due diligence process. We explore the areas of Atlanta where investors are finding deals and touch on the growing popularity of build-to-rent.
As a rental property investor, your goal is to keep your home rented and avoid tenant turnover. This may seem like common sense, but not all common sense is common practice. In this episode, we’ll walk through at least seven tips to help you keep your tenant happy and renting from you for the longterm.
Neal Bawa is affectionately known as the mad scientist of multifamily for his data-backed approach to real estate investing. The founder of Grocapitus, Neal also trains nearly 40,000 students hoping to take his data-driven approach and grow their own portfolios.