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Ron LeGrand

Episode 92: Ron LeGrand Tells All!

Ron Legrand is from humble beginnings, a former auto-mechanic who couldn’t even make ends meet working overtime. He’ll never forget telling his wife, again and again, they couldn’t afford a new washing machine when their old one broke. Today, they live in a 7,000 square foot home in Florida. He’s bought and sold over 3,000 homes and commercial properties all over America (using the same System he’ll give you) and he has thousands of people he’s helped and is helping to achieve their grandest goals. He’d like to share his story with you…

He’s been buying “quick-turning” for cash and keeping as investment houses as an independent investor and entrepreneur for 35 years. You can’t do that by random. You can’t do it “hit or miss” or you’d be broke, and he’s not; he’s quite rich. That’s because he has an actual SYSTEM for this that anybody can follow. And just about all business success and wealth is based on SYSTEMS. McDonald’s has a System for efficiently serving food. Southwest Airlines has a System for efficiently transporting passengers. “Old” wealth, like the Ford family’s, came from the Systems of assembly-line manufacturing and franchised dealerships. “New” wealth, like the Walton’s family’s, came from the Wal-Mart Systems for regional warehousing and distribution and controlling costs. In your job or business, you undoubtedly have Systems.

Ron has a System for efficiently locating, accurately analyzing, and intelligently purchasing certain very specific types of real estate, in some cases, to quickly resell one of several ways for immediate cash profits; in other cases, to hold onto, without landlord headaches. His System can be your System – without the years of trial-and-error and expense that went into perfecting it…

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Paul Moore

Episode 91: Big Apartments: Profiting from Economies of Scale

After graduating with an engineering degree and then an MBA from Ohio State, Paul entered the management development track at Ford Motor Company in Detroit. After five years, he departed to start a staffing company with a partner. They sold it to a publicly traded firm five years later. Along the way, Paul was Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Michigan Entrepreneur of the Year two years straight (1996 & 1997).

Paul later entered the real estate sector, where he flipped over 50 homes and 25 high-end waterfront lots, appeared on HGTV’s House Hunters, rehabbed and managed rental properties, built a number of new homes, developed a subdivision, and started two successful online real estate marketing firms. He also built a number of other companies and made quite a few medium- and high-risk investments along the way.

Three successful developments, including assisting with development of a Hyatt hotel and a very successful multifamily project, led him into the commercial multifamily arena. Paul is married with 4 children and lives in Central Virginia.

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Larry Higgins

Episode 90: Skiptracing In Bulk

Larry Higgins is a real estate investor based out of Houston, TX. After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2003, he began his career in construction project management which he thoroughly enjoyed until 2013, when for the first time in his life, he found himself in a job from which he got no sense of satisfaction and decided he needed to make a change. That’s when he decided it was time to quit and jump into real estate full time although he had zero experience in it and had never even done a deal.

Fortunately, during this transition, Larry stumbled across Mitch Stephen whose mentorship helped him hit the ground running.

Like so many other investors have experienced, before he knew it, Larry had a huge stack of returned mail from his mail campaigns and he knew he needed to do something with it. After getting in touch with several skip trace services he realized how expensive it can be to skip trace so he decided to learn how to become his own skip tracer. Two deals later and he fully realized how crucial it is to be able to skip trace returned mail.

But it wasn’t just the returned mail that got Larry’s attention. As he worked his business, he couldn’t help but notice that some letters weren’t returned for weeks, months, or even years (yes years) after they were initially mailed.

He also witnessed first-hand how in most cases where his mail was received and he happened to get an appointment, it had a lot to do with luck in what he calls the yellow letter lottery. This is where the seller has received a stack of mail from other investors and the seller decides to pick just two or three people to call and get offers. No matter how great you think your mailing list is, if you’re in a larger market, the odds are there’s at least a dozen if not dozens of other investors mailing the same people.

So with a keen understanding that he was losing valuable time and leaving too much to chance with mailing, he knew he needed to create a system that allowed him to skip trace high volumes of people or lists and then call or text them. In another stroke of luck, Larry had just started partnering with Will Denker, an established and successful investor in Houston. With their combined knowledge and experience and the great team Will already had assembled, they were able to create the system they envisioned.

Now that they have created this system they no longer do mail campaigns and they rely strictly on skip tracing lists of potentially motivated sellers and contacting them via phone calls or text messages and it’s transformed their business. The ability to skip trace high volumes of people in a cost-effective manner has not only given them the ability to find and call or text the potential sellers, but it allows them to scan the lists and identify great deals that are flying under every other investor’s radar. The bottom line result is that they are more successful at getting deals and the deals are much more profitable. After first implementing their system their average assignment fee grew from $10,000 to $22,000 and then after becoming much more targeted they doubled it again to their current average assignment fee of $44,000.

Because they now have their strategy defined and much more targeted, Larry and Will recently decided to create skipgenie.com to begin sharing their high-volume skip trace system with other investors in various markets around the country, and helping them develop and tailor a system around their specific goals.

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Mike Bundrant

Episode 89: How to Unblock Your Road to Success

Mike Bundrant is the founder of iNLP Center. He is an NLP Master Practitioner, IANLP Fellow Trainer and retired psychotherapist (NM).

Mike became a certified NLP practitioner in 1993 by taking a 27-day NLP certification course from Western States Training in Salt Lake City, UT. Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith were co-trainers then. He was certified by Michael Grinder after three days of watching him razzle dazzle the room, and he’ll never forget that.

He jumped right on master track at that point by going to Santa Fe, NM and taking a 21-day intensive from NLP Santa Fe’s Jake Eagle and Nelson Zink. What a meaningful experience! In fact, it was so worthwhile that he packed up and moved to New Mexico and joined the NLP Santa Fe training team to learn how to be a trainer.

That journey began in 1994. In 1995, Mike had the opportunity to develop our NLP training presence in Toyko, Japan. He does believe he was the first American to conduct a full-fledged NLP practitioner certification in Japan (at least he feels good when he tells himself that). Since then, Mike has designed and taught several NLP courses every year as a master trainer, and has been fortunate enough to teach twice annually in Tokyo, sponsored by the great Kazuhiko Umemoto of Team Medicine and supported by the world’s best translator, Nobuko Kobayashi. The programs he teaches in Japan were recently certified by IANLP.

He co-wrote a book that was published in Japan in 2007. He calls it Holistic NLP. It represents his unique approach to the field. He provides the digital version of it to my online students free of charge.

Mike decided to take the NLP courses and certification program he developed over the years online, developing the iNLP Center. His disappointment at how NLP is advertised and perceived has driven him to create an honest curriculum that doesn’t hype NLP or pretend it is “easy” and will give you magical powers. It’s a wonderful set of skills that is sure to enhance your life. Is that enough for you?

Because of NLP, Mike’s been fortunate enough in life to do exactly what he wants. He couldn’t ask for anything more. What takes up most of his time is his family. He lives in Murrieta, CA with his wife, Hope, and their children.

What is NLP? Listen in and find out!

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Kathy Fettke

Episode 88: Finding Turn Key Properties

Kathy Fettke is CEO and Founder of Real Wealth Network based in Walnut Creek, CA, an organization dedicated to helping members get the most current and cutting edge education and information they need to succeed as real estate investors. Kathy is a licensed Realtor, former mortgage broker, and an active real estate investor She was selected as one of America's "100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs" by Goldman Sachs at the 1st annual and now 2nd Annual Builders and Innovators Summit.

Kathy Fettke is an active real estate investor, licensed Realtor, certified coach, and former mortgage broker. She specializes in helping people build multi-million dollar real estate portfolios through through creative finance and planning. With a passion for researching and sharing the most important facts on real estate and economics, Kathy received her BA in Broadcast Communications from San Francisco State University and worked in the newsrooms of CNN, FOX, CTV, and ABC-7.

She's past-president of American Women in Radio & Television. Kathy became a certified personal coach through the Coaches Training Institute in San Rafael, California. In 2001, she took the coaching process to television and produced a cable show called "DREAM" which followed the process of 6 people going after their dreams over 90 days. Kathy noticed a theme on her Dream coaching show: most people didn't have time for their dreams when they are spending all their time at work to make money to pay the bills. Her show sponsor was a real estate expert and the segments they produced changed her life. After interviewing dozens of real estate millionaires, Kathy discovered their best strategies for creating passive income streams. She and her husband bought numerous investment properties and since then learned the highs and lows of investing that can only come from hands-on experience.

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Taylor Hartman

Episode 87: Know Who You’re Speaking To

Dr. Taylor Hartman, author of The Color Code, and a very successful clinical therapist with two Ph.D.’s after his name will tell you that his greatest achievement in life is not those Ph.D.’s. His greatest achievement is helping “the one” – the individual learning to see themselves clearly for the first time, and suddenly lit up with the possibilities before them.

There is power in knowledge – especially when that knowledge helps unlock the potential of success for you, and everyone around you!

Imagine what your life could be if you understood how to positively motivate yourself, your family, your co-workers - even your boss – and in the process build rock-solid relationships of trust! It would be so fun to get up in the morning and start the day.

Taylor Hartman International’s single purpose is to educate people from all walks of life about themselves and how they can most effectively enhance their personal and professional relationships.

Dr. Hartman is a dynamic speaker with a message that has immediate and powerful application in business and personal life. His keynote address will energize your group and prepare the way for further training through workshops and coaching by his trained consultants.

Dr. Hartman has appeared on numerous television programs including the TODAY Show, The Gayle King Show and The View with Barbara Walters. He has also been a guest on hundreds of syndicated radio shows and local TV spotlights and has penned many magazine articles.

Internationally recognized for his pithy candor and spirited presentations, Dr. Hartman gets to the heart of what matters quickly. During his eight years as a professor at the University of California at Long Beach, he was awarded the outstanding lecturer of the year.

Dr. Hartman’s first book, The Color Code (now titled The People Code), published by Simon and Schuster, is an international bestseller and has been translated into nine languages.

His work quickly became recognized for its simplicity and accuracy in understanding the unique complexities of human behaviors. His second book, Color Your Future (The Character Code), enriches and deepens the revolutionary theory initially expressed in The Color Code.

In addition to his seminar work, Dr. Hartman currently maintains a private practice for individuals seeking to improve the quality of their relationships and their personal mental health.

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Steve Kleber

Episode 86: The Tiny House Craze

Steve is a passionate force within his agency. He has a deep understanding of the home and building industry and brings valuable insights on current trends and how they relate to consumers, architects, distributors, builders, remodelers, designers, and manufacturers. Steve’s past presentations and white papers include an exploration of Small Spaces, Social Media and Search as it relates to ROI… and consumer trends in relation to specific demographic groups.

He is president of the National Remodeling Foundation and the immediate past president of the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Center for Kitchen and Bath Education and Research. He can talk about real estate, housing trends, the state of the housing economy, he can give a recap of IBS and K/BIS 2017.

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Joy Gendusa

Episode 85: 1 Hour with Joy Gendusa - Founder of POSTCARDMANIA

Joy Gendusa is an entrepreneur, business owner, author, established speaker and philanthropist. She is the Founder and CEO of PostcardMania, a rapidly expanding marketing company specializing in lead generation for small to large-sized businesses. With only a phone, a computer and postcard marketing, Joy grew PostcardMania from a startup into an industry leader generating more than $49 million in annual revenue and employing more than 200 people in the Tampa Bay, FL area.

As a business leader, Joy has been awarded the Tampa Bay CEO of the Year, Entrepreneur BusinessWoman of the Year in Tampa Bay, and twice been an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist. Her company, PostcardMania, has been named to the Inc. 500 and the Inc. 5000 lists and has helped over 73,000 small businesses with their marketing.

You can request free postcard samples from Joy’s company, PostcardMania, or connect with Joy by emailing Joy.Gendusa@PostcardMania.com.

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Peter Vekselmann

Episode 84: Accelerate Your Success

Peter Vekselmann is one of those people to whom doing the usual and customary thing runs contrary to the way he’s wired. Instead of going the traditional and culturally accepted route of getting a job after college and working his way up the corporate ladder, Peter chose the uncertainty of the entrepreneurial lifestyle, founding multiple successful businesses before ultimately settling on real estate investing. After building one of the largest and most successful real estate investing companies in the southeastern United States, he continued adding affiliated businesses to his arsenal and realized one day that he was pioneering an entirely new and successful business model: providing clients with one source for all their needs.

Peter began getting franchise requests from people who wanted to learn how to achieve the results he had without the trial and error of developing and implementing an untested business plan and making mistakes along the way. When one of his staffers suggested he make himself available to a student to teach his system in a one-on-one learning environment, Peter accepted and did that very successfully for a period of time. In the beginning, it was a markedly unstructured learning environment. Numerous students took advantage of his unorthodox coaching clinics. As he continued teaching students, Peter’s teaching methods got increasingly better and the number of requests for personal coaching grew. His real estate company and his holdings continued to grow.

Torn between a desire to continue investing in real estate and to coach investing students’ eager to tap into his knowledge so they could build businesses of their own, Peter once again found himself at a crossroads. It became clear that while he loved real estate investing, his true calling was in teaching others how to succeed in the rough and tumble world of real estate investing. Peter developed a unique curriculum that takes the needs of his students into consideration. Years later, he’s convinced that it’s working. Instead of a three day interaction with a student that barely scratches the surface of what he wants and needs to teach, Peter now gives his students a one year immersion into real estate investing - 12 months of practical hands-on learning. He’s able to teach everything he has learned about real estate investing and how to make money.

Whether the market is up, down, or somewhere in between, Peter loves teaching his students how to become self-assured, confident, and successful investors able to achieve their goals and surpass the expectations of what they hope to accomplish by investing in real estate. This is what he will do for you, using a Develop, Teach, and Do proven method. He looks forward to playing a part in your success.

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Eddie Speed

Episode 83: Seller Finance Coalition

Since 1980, Eddie Speed has dedicated his professional life to the Note buying industry, seller financing, and non-performing notes. He’s introduced innovative ideas and strategies that have positively impacted the way the industry operates today. Fifteen years ago, Eddie founded NoteSchool, which is a highly recognized training company, specialized in the teaching of buying performing and nonperforming discounted mortgage notes. He is also a principal of Colonial Capital Management LLC, which is a private equity fund that acquires discounted real estate secured notes.

In 2016, Eddie received the special recognition of being honored as the first inductee into the SBRE Hall of Fame along with the Think Realty Award of Distinction for Alternative – Asset Investor of the Year. Thus far, in 2017, Eddie has been awarded Mentor of the Year from the Note Investor Summit.

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