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Educational and insightful

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Great podcast with high quality guests and a good mix of education and inspiration

Great content and delivery!

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Thanks Michael for putting out such great content and delivering it so well!

iTunes Ratings

401 Ratings
Average Ratings
347
27
11
6
10

Educational and insightful

By jamespatrickjp - Aug 07 2018
Read more
Great podcast with high quality guests and a good mix of education and inspiration

Great content and delivery!

By timhubbard - Jul 31 2018
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Thanks Michael for putting out such great content and delivering it so well!
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Apartment Building Investing with Michael Blank Podcast

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: MB 124: The Shortest Distance Between You + Financial Freedom = Multifamily – With Josh Eitingon

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What is the quickest route to financial freedom through real estate? Josh Eitingon joins me to explain how a coach supported him in accelerating the timeline and jumping straight into multifamily investing. Listen in for Josh’s advice around investing in your own deals, optimizing each new property, and scaling up a multifamily business!

Aug 30 2018

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Rank #2: MB 003: How to Analyze Apartment Building Deals

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In this episode, my good friend Jonathan Mickles asks me a 101 questions about analyzing apartment building investing deals, and how to do so as quickly as possible. We talk about investment criteria, returns, the 50% rule, how to value commercial real estate, and how to determine the most you should pay for an apartment […]

Apr 04 2014

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Rank #3: MB 005: From Full Time Job to Apartment Empire with Brian Burke

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Brian Burke started flipping houses on the side while still employed full time. Over the years, he's not only built the house flipping business but amassed several hundred multi-family apartment building units. Let's listen to his story!

For more free articles, podcasts, and videos about apartment building investing, please visit TheMichaelBlank.com.

May 18 2014

49mins

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Rank #4: MB 004: How to Find Apartment Building Deals (Even Out of Area)

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Having trouble finding good deals? In this episode we'll talk about the best way to find deals. We'll also talk about how to look for deals and build your team outside your own area. Get out your pen and paper and let’s get started!

May 02 2014

25mins

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Rank #5: MB 188: STOP Saving Your Money & START Investing in Multifamily – With Grant Cardone

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Do you have your money right? Or are you handing it over to Wall Street and hoping for the best? Today, Grant Cardone joins me to explain why the secret to true wealth is to STOP saving your money and START using it to invest in real assets—like multifamily real estate!

Nov 11 2019

40mins

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Rank #6: MB 006: Creating Value with Apartment Buildings with Tommy Bateman

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I'm excited to be able to welcome Tommy Bateman to the show this week. Tommy started his career with a single town house in SE Washington DC that he bought with the help of his grandmother. His focus as been to find problem properties and add value in a short period of time, using the equity he creates to purchase more real estate. Today he owns apartment buildings, rentals, a property management company, and he loves development projects.

May 23 2014

43mins

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Rank #7: MB 151: Uncovering Off-Market Multifamily Opportunities for Unlimited Deal Flow – With Cory Boatright & Sean Terry

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In a climate where good deals are hard to find, off-market opportunities are key for multifamily real estate investors. But how do you find property owners who might be willing to sell? Today, Cory Boatright and Sean Terry join me to share the resources and marketing strategies they use to source unlimited deal flow!

Mar 08 2019

40mins

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Rank #8: MB 042: How To Do Your FIRST Apartment Building Deal in the NEXT 90 days

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In this episode, I will lay out a plan for you to do a deal on a duplex in 90 days.

Aug 08 2016

23mins

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Rank #9: MB 186: The Predictability of Passive Investing in Multifamily – With Spencer Hilligoss

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W-2 employment gives us a sense of security. But what happens if you lose your job or can’t work due to illness or injury? Today, Spencer Hilligoss joins me to explain what inspired him to pursue passive income through multifamily and why passive investing in apartment buildings is more predictable than you think!

Nov 04 2019

49mins

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Rank #10: MB 195: Retire WAY Early Via Passive Investing in Multifamily – With Travis Watts

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Most of us dream of retirement because we’ll FINALLY have the time freedom to do things that interest us and spend time with the people we love. But what if you didn’t have to wait until you turned 65 to live that dream? What if you could retire early? Better yet, what if you could retire in the next few years? Passive investing in multifamily syndications helped Travis Watts do just that, and you could be next!

Travis is an experienced passive investor and Director of Investor Relations at Ashcroft Capital, a national multifamily investment firm with more than $820M in assets under management. Prior to pursuing real estate full-time, Travis worked a grueling job in the oil industry, spending 14-hour days outside in extreme weather while saving money to invest in single-family rentals and apartment building syndications.

On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Travis joins me to discuss the time freedom he enjoys now as a passive investor in multifamily real estate. He explains how he saved the money to invest via extreme budgeting and what made SFH investing unsustainable. Listen in for Travis’ insight around where to find a good syndication team and learn how YOU can follow in his footsteps and quit your W-2 with passive investing!

Key Takeaways

Travis’ path to full-time passive investing

  • Demanding job in oil industry
  • Laid off in oil downturn but already financially independent

How Travis’ life is different now

  • Unhappy as W-2 employee, everyday struggle
  • Now pursues things interested in (personal growth)

How Travis saved money to invest

  • Brought up with conservative parents, extreme budgeters
  • Didn’t change lifestyle as income grew from $20K to six figures

How Travis invested his money before multifamily

  • Pulled money from stock market after Rich Dad’s Prophecy
  • House hacking strategy (first-time home buyer tax credit)
  • Sought high-paying job to continue buying SFH
  • Buy-and-hold, fix-and-flip as well as vacation rentals

What inspired Travis’ transition to multifamily

  • SFH strategies had become job on top of W-2
  • Single-family not scalable, sustainable or passive

The FIRE movement 4% rule

  • Passive income goal x 25 = amount to invest
  • EX: 30K x 25 = $750K investment

What kind of income you can generate as a passive investor

  • 7% to 10% cashflow
  • Equity upside upon sale or refinance

Travis’ insight on the tax benefits of multifamily

  • Use bonus depreciation for tax-free distributions
  • Capital gains upon sale (usually offset by gains)

The beauty of the infinite return model

  • Refinance after 5 years to return most of capital
  • Continue to earn returns, no money in deal

Travis’ top investing AHA moments

Travis’ advice for aspiring passive investors

  1. Start with WHY
  2. Create a budget (know where money going)

How to vet a syndication team

  • Ensure strategy aligns with personal philosophy
  • Track record, markets you believe in

Where to find a good syndication team

  • Go to seminars and local meetups for networking
  • Start with world-of-mouth referral, follow up with due diligence

Connect with Travis Watts

Ashcroft Capital

Email travis@ashcroftcapital.com

Travis on LinkedIn

Travis on Facebook

Resources

Spencer Hilligoss on ABI EP186

Jan Larson on ABI EP181

Ryan McKenna on ABI EP174

Rich Dad’s Prophecy: Why the Biggest Stock Market Crash in History Is Still Coming … And How You Can Prepare Yourself and Profit from It! by Robert T. Kiyosaki

The FIRE Movement

Tax-Free Wealth: How to Build Massive Wealth by Permanently Lowering Your Taxes by Tom Wheelwright

Work with Tom Wheelwright

Join the Nighthawk Equity Investor Club

Podcast Show Notes

Review the Podcast on iTunes

Michael’s Website

Michael on Facebook

Michael on Instagram

Michael on YouTube

Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group

Jan 06 2020

40mins

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Rank #11: MB 168: MAKE the Time for Multifamily & Quit Your W-2 Job – With Anna Kelley

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Don’t think you have the time to start investing in multifamily? Anna Kelley is a wife and mother of 4 who worked a demanding full-time job AND built a real estate portfolio on the side. Today, she joins me to explain how she took consistent action—and quit her job with apartment building investing!

Jul 04 2019

42mins

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Rank #12: MB 161: Break into the Multifamily Business with Joint Ventures – With Jens Nielsen

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What’s the best way to break into multifamily? Active or passive investing? Go it alone or partner with a team? Raise capital or syndicate deals? Today, Jens Nielsen joins me to share the benefits of each strategy and explain how to leverage the power of joint ventures to invest in bigger deals early on!

May 16 2019

33mins

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Rank #13: MB 162: Quit Your Job & Control Your Own Destiny with Multifamily – With Danny Randazzo

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Imagine having the passive income to quit your job. Imagine having the freedom to control your own time—and financial destiny. Imagine having the means to build wealth for your family long-term. Today, Danny Randazzo joins me to explain how he is making the transition from employee to full-time investor with a robust multifamily portfolio!

May 23 2019

34mins

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Rank #14: MB 170: Maximizing ROI in Value-Add Multifamily Deals – With Ira Singer & Marc Rutzen

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Adding value to a property is what allows you to raise rents and earn a solid ROI. Today, Ira Singer and Marc Rutzen join me to discuss the fundamentals of value-add multifamily deals. Listen in for insight on choosing the right contractor, overseeing large-scale renovations, and making decisions around amenities that work in your market.

Jul 18 2019

35mins

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Rank #15: MB 174: Put Your Money in Motion with Passive Investing – With Ryan McKenna

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If you make good money, and you want to make it work for you, passive investing in multifamily syndications may be a perfect fit. Today, Ryan McKenna joins me to explain how he achieved financial freedom as a passive investor and discuss how real estate outperforms other investment options—including the stock market!

Aug 15 2019

37mins

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Rank #16: MB 175: Leveraging Hustle & Heart to Find Off-Market Deals – With Logan Freeman

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Good deals are so hard to find right now! That’s become a common complaint among real estate investors in recent months, but I’m not convinced it’s true. Today, Logan Freeman joins me to explain how cultivating an abundance mentality and hustling to build relationships with brokers gives him access to off-market multifamily deals.

Aug 22 2019

41mins

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Rank #17: MB 157: Achieving Financial Freedom as a Passive Investor in Multifamily – With Doug Marshall

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So, you want to achieve financial freedom with real estate investing, but you’re a busy person with a demanding job and a lot of responsibility. You don’t have time to learn the ins and outs of putting together an advisory team, finding a good deal, or making decisions about the financing and management of a […]

Apr 19 2019

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Rank #18: MB 194: How to Crush It in 2020: 6 Steps to Setting Goals You WILL Achieve

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It’s that time of year again. Time to set goals for the year ahead and start working toward your dream of financial freedom. But what’s the best way to set goals and commit to following through? How do you avoid overwhelm and keep going no matter what?

On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, I am sharing my top 6 tips for setting goals you CAN and WILL achieve in 2020. I explain why it’s crucial to find your WHY and state your goals clearly—over multiple time frames.

I go on to reveal my secret to avoiding overwhelm, describing the value of consistency in working toward financial freedom. Listen in for advice around leveraging practice to develop confidence and learn to commit to doing your first multifamily deal, no matter how long it takes!

Key Takeaways

Tip #1—Develop your WHY

  • Affords clarity, moment of decision
  • Less about you = more powerful

Tip #2—State your goals clearly over multiple time frames

  • Create yearly, 90-day, monthly, weekly and daily goals
  • Short-term goals align with big targets (e.g.: analyze 20 deals)

Tip #3—Always do the next 3 things

  • Best way to avoid overwhelm, keep moving forward
  • Consistent with progress (i.e.: finish book, choose property manager)

Tip #4—Focus on the activity, NOT the outcome

  • Analyze every deal and talk to everyone early on
  • Knowledge + practice = CONFIDENCE

Tip #5—Be consistent

  • Support network to keep on track (peers + expert)
  • Recognize and celebrate milestones

Tip #6—Commit to the outcome, not a timeline

  • Set deadlines for short-term goals under your control
  • Keep going no matter how long it takes, no other option

Resources

Tony Robbins

Grant Cardone on the Lewis Howes Podcast

The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM) by Hal Elrod

Deal Maker Live

Syndicated Deal Analyzer

The Miracle Equation: The Two Decisions That Move Your Biggest Goals from Possible, to Probable, to Inevitable by Hal Elrod

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

Michael’s Mentorship Program

Podcast Show Notes

Review the Podcast on iTunes

Michael’s Website

Michael on Facebook

Michael on Instagram

Michael on YouTube

Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group

Dec 27 2019

25mins

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Rank #19: MB 165: The BE-DO-HAVE Model for Achieving Your Big Dreams – With Hal Elrod

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We want to be the best version of ourselves for the people we love and lead. But most of us don’t think we can BE happy or fulfilled until we HAVE the things we want. What if we’ve got it backwards? Today, Hal Elrod joins me to share his BE-DO-HAVE approach to achieving your dreams!

Jun 13 2019

48mins

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Rank #20: MB 193: World-Class Property Management for Multifamily – With Tony LeBlanc

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Should you self-manage your multifamily portfolio? Or is it better to outsource to a third-party? If you do choose to outsource, what should you look for in a property management team?

Tony LeBlanc is the author of The Doorpreneur: Property Management Beyond the Rent Roll, a book that redefines the potential of property management businesses. Tony grew up inside the industry, watching his mother manage the building where he was raised. Ten years ago, he started his own property management company, and today, it is one of the largest on Canada’s East Coast and supports seven subsidiary businesses from landscaping to commercial cleaning to a real estate brokerage.

On this episode of Apartment Building Investing, Tony joins me to explain how he developed The Doorpreneur Way and what it meant for his property management company in terms of productivity and profit. He offers insight around how to hire a third-party property manager, what the ideal investor-property manager relationship looks like, and why it can be difficult to manage to a pro forma. Listen in for Tony’s innovative ideas for driving additional revenue and learn when it makes sense to self-manage your portfolio and when to outsource the job.

Key Takeaways

Tony’s extensive experience in property management

  • Mom was resident manager, VP of management company
  • Started own company 10 years ago (3 locations, 2K doors)

What inspired Tony to write The Doorpreneur Way

  • Building out other companies created new level of respect
  • Help others make business more productive + profitable

Tony’s advice on hiring a third-party property manager

  • Investors need hands-on experience to develop empathy
  • Learn enough to ‘manage the managers’

The ideal relationship between property managers and investors

  • Get to know each other up front
  • Engage minimum of once a month to review financials

Tony’s approach to working with sophisticated investors

  • Weekly call to discuss vacancies, major maintenance issues
  • Monthly financial call to review budget vs. actuals

What makes it difficult for property managers to stay on budget

  • Lack systems + processes for managing to pro forma
  • Pressure to please tenants, don’t look at expenses
  • Failure to include staff in financial discussions

Tony’s Doorpreneur Model

  1. Determine where subbing out most work
  2. Market research in new area
  3. Cut teeth on own properties
  4. Open door to general public

Tony’s best practices for property managers

  • Proactive communication with investors
  • Proper accounting + due diligence
  • Educate owners on new trends, tech

Innovative ways to increase revenue and reduce expenses

  • Transition from coin machine to card-based laundry
  • Offer internet service for units
  • Smart apartment technology

Tony’s insight around personal development practices

  • Develop self-awareness with meditation, journaling
  • Self-reflection allows us to better serve others

Connect with Tony LeBlanc

Doorpreneur

Doorpreneur on Facebook

Doorpreneur on Instagram

Resources

The Doorpreneur: Property Management Beyond the Rent Roll by Tony LeBlanc

Save Water Co

The Leader Who Had No Title by Robin Sharma

Podcast Show Notes

Review the Podcast on iTunes

Michael’s Website

Michael on Facebook

Michael on Instagram

Michael on YouTube

Apartment Investor Network Facebook Group

Sponsor

The Investor Incubator Mentorship Program

Dec 23 2019

48mins

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