These are our personal friends, industry experts and thought leaders who graciously contribute their time, experience, expertise and resources to help make the crazy awesome stuff at REIology possible for you…
Greg Bell was introduced to Texas real estate by his grandfather as a wee lad of only 9. After a few years of hard lessons from the infamous school of hard knocks, he built a solid rental portfolio starting with very little money, a with workable plan plus heaps of desire, he was in a retiring position by only 34.
Today he buys, sells and leases a tidy 3-5 houses each month, and has 500+ real estate transactions notched in his belt. As the president of the Dallas Real Estate Investors Training Club, he’s trained and coached hundreds of investors in TX and U.S.-wide And he has a Millionaire Maker Mindset Makeover audio packed with powerful mind-bending breakthrough systems, available free for you at reitc.com.
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Dennis is known as “The Cash Flow Mercenary”. He started REI in 2005 to create a safety net for his family when the auto industry started tanking, and presently owns $3M+ in investment real estate including a portfolio of single family homes and two apt. buildings, which he’s crazy enough to mostly self-manage (he says it’s easy). Armed with a fancy MBA and 20+ years’ experience in investment banking and corporate finance, he’s also founder/owner of a private equity fund he formed to cash in on the current market through buying apts. regionally.
As a published real estate author, teacher and coach, Dennis loves helping new real estate investors learn how to buy their first cash flow properties and generate that first positive cash flow check in weeks instead of months. He teaches awesome seminars on how to find, buy and manage cash flow real estate, and coaches/consults individually as well. Dennis has his own person blueprint for buying your first apartment building available free here:
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Peter Gauthier, a rehabber/wholesaler in the DC/Baltimore arena, jumped into REI shortly after 9/11. Pete wears many specialty hats, not the least of which is being a commercial airline pilot who flies jumbo jets to Europe and such. But his real passion lies in flipping homes (well over 100 deals) and touching real people’s lives through his REI activities.
Captain Pete’s other activities include master negotiator, a coach for Robyn Thompson’s private coaching program, a regular guest on REI radio, runs the show at FlippingHomes.com, and also runs “Deal Buying” Bus Tours for local investors, where he wholesales 5 or more great deals in a single day.
Pete is very serious about real estate, scotch, cigars, raw food, boats and the artful combination of any/all of them. One of Pete’s specialties is wholesaling without cash, credit or risk through his expert use of options – a tactic his attorney calls “Pure Genius” (thus his “Wholesale Genius System”)
Ken Holmes lives in Chapin SC with his wife and two boys. He started his career in real estate at the age of 23 as an appraiser. In 1993, he went into business for himself as an appraiser, and also started buying rental property. Later, he owned a property management firm as well as his appraisal business. In 1997 he started his flipping business, and has been involved in over 300 flip transactions since, including wholesales, rehabs, lease options, and owner financing. Today he mainly focuses on rehabs (around 20-25/year) because that’s just what he likes right now.
Ken also happens to be one of the funniest guys I know. The kind of funny where he doesn’t crack a smile, and sometimes you’re not even sure he was really trying to be funny – but he just is.
In addition to his flipping and investing escepades, Ken’s a real giver. He loves helping folks learn and grow, and is a frequent contributor in the top real estate investing forums online. Overall Ken’s one awesome dude.
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Joe McCall lives in St Louis, he’s been happily wed for 14 years and is the proud father of 4 awesomely cute little kids.
He’s started REI part-time in 2005, and went “full-time” in ’08. I say “full time” because Joe quit his job in ’08. But the reality is this guy’s done over 75 deals in just the last 3 years, and did so still only working part-time hours. This is because he’s basically an outsourcing machine. Seriously, he’s among the few I know who’ve truly cracked the code on how to outsource 90% of his business to Virtual Assistants.
His main specialty is “Wholesaling Lease Options”, a brilliant business model he innovated and refined himself, and which he now coaches students all across the country to successfully reproduce through his Wholesaling Lease Options Academy. He and Alex Joungblood also run the second best, free Real Estate Investing podcast around 😉 at RealEstateInvestingMastery.com.
Shaun McCloskey is a seasoned real estate investor, author and coach from St. Louis. He’s completed over 300 deals since 2003, and is widely known for his expertise in pre-foreclosures and short sales (80%-ish of his current biz is from short sales). He’s also authored several awesome real estate investing courses (the Short Sale Wealth Academy, among others), and is also the co-founder of LIFEonaire education.
In other news, Shaun fancies himself a slammin’ electric guitarist, but Cory Boatright and Steve Cavanaugh frequently beg to differ. He’s also been dubbed as “The Tony Robbins of Real Estate” and if you ever meet him or hear him speak you’ll know why. He’s engaging, funny, challenging and inspiring on multiple levels.
Bottom line: Shaun is a lover real estate investing – both as an business endeavor and as a catalyst for improving the lives of the people around him. And he’s really, really good at both. In spite of his shifty eyes and “hair” problem, he’s a seriously awesome guy, an truly exceptional teacher and motivator, and he really loves it when people call him “Swan”.
Brian happily lives in Milwaukee, WI with his wife and 3 kiddies, and has a fancy financial background I won’t go into right now. What I really love is his funny Sconnie accent he doesn’t believe he actually has, and also how he’s “hopelessly addicted to buying houses with killer profits”. (Yes, his own words)
He picked up his first rental in ’03 (at only 24), went full-time into REI in ’07, and the guy really gets the shakes if he doesn’t have deals in the pipeline. Besides buyin’-fixin’-sellin’, his is also a landlord (by choice), a respectable wholesaler, he does a crapload of short sales, has a transactional funding company, and due to popular demand has also been doing local real estate coaching for a handful of lucky Sconnies – teaching them how to acquire their own profitable addiction problem.
If you need transactional funding, I definitely recommend you check out what Brian offers (in all 50 states) at www.CashForMyClosing.com. It’s a killer deal on one-day funding, and I recommend folks to him all the time.
JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in 2000. After trying to find a local REIA in his hometown (Memphis) and coming up dry, he decided to start one himself. So he started the Memphis Investor Group and grew it right alongside his real estate business for half a dozen years, before retiring from MIG in 2006. He started in real estate as a landlord, realized it was a complete mismatch for his personality, and stuck his flag deep into wholesaling instead.
JP went full time in REI in 2002 and has since wholesaled somewhere north of a couple hundred deals, and had his hands in a little bit of everything else from time to time also – from short sales to rehabbing to Realtoring to BPOs to REO listings to notes to owner financing…blah, blah, blah. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, delivering big value, general fun-ness and being unshaven.
JP’s super proud of his blog REItips.com, where he stratches his writing itch and loves “edutaining” other investors. He also runs this here website and finds writing about himself in the 3rd person to be more fun than he expected.
What about Bob? Bob flips houses. Lots and lots of houses. He can’t stop. He flips them all around the country. Give Bob $100 million and he would still flip houses.
A few things about Bob: >> He’s notched 300+ flips (wholesales, turn-key rentals or retail) >> His average profit is $30k-$40k per deal >> He’s regularly earned more than 6 figures in a month flipping houses, and has even done it a couple of times on a single flip >> He’s also been a hard money lender (over 200 loans) and transactional funder (but not anymore) >> Bob once bought a house sight unseen via Auction for $5600, then quick-flipped it as-is for $60k 3 days later. >> Bob’s flipped 95-100 turn-key rentals in Pontiac, MI to out of state investors, then developed a strong hate for renters in Pontiac. >> Bob’s built like a freakin’ tank and could probably thump that smile right off your face…but he’s too nice. >> Bob and JP Moses co-created the KISS Flipping model/training, which is currently no longer for sale.
On top of all this, Bob’s also extremely A.D.D. and……Sorry, what was I saying again?
Dr. Lawrence E. Roberts, III (or “Law Dog” for those of us who know him well) thrives on rehabbing and wholesaling ugly houses in the proud South of Mobile, AL. He did his first deal in the fall of 2004 and more than sixty hearty transactions later, he’s never looked back.
Yes, he holds a fancy doctoral degree from Xavier University. Yes, he’s “Mr. President” of the Port City Real Estate Investors Assoc. And yes, as a full-time pharmacist, he makes a good deal more working REI part time than most do full time. He’s also a freaking HUD deal machine.
But I think what I like most about him is his awesome, warm personality – he’s funny as heck – and can eat more mudbugs (crawfish) than anyone I’ve ever seen in my entire life.
Rob Swanson is an entrepreneur, educator and active real estate wholesaler/rehabber/holder with over a decade of REI experience in his hometown of Denver. He typically buys around 10 or so houses per month and runs up to 15 to 20 rehab crews at any given time. He’s at his best when wholesaling, raising private money, finding a bunch of ways to get paid on the same deal, running ridiculously long ultra-marathans a mile above sea level, and skiing or hiking with his family. He also fancies himself a fly fisher but the jury’s still out on that one.
Rob’s philosphy is simple: “Learn from your mistakes and don’t do them again – or better yet, learn from other peoples mistakes and never make them yourself.” Well said, Swansonator. Well said.
So yeah, Rob’s a freakin’ real estate machine. But I’d also say he’s honestly one of the most gifted, authentic teachers I’ve ever heard. He’s just got this elegant way of breaking things down to their fundamentals, and making complicated things simple and systematic. As a teacher, I have a total man-crush on him.