The Pandemic’s Impact on Real Estate Prices

As states across the country start talking about opening up and going back to work, we can start assessing the damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Q1 data shows that housing prices started off solid, but the market has definitely slowed down in the last few weeks as the shutdown has begun to impact…  Continue Reading

Courageous Leadership In a Time of Crisis

Many of you have reached out to me about how you can lead in this uncertain time when it feels like the news is a constant stream of negativity and doomsday advice. I’ve talked about and prepared for a recession in the housing market for a few years now, but some of you may not…  Continue Reading

Coach Kyle’s Game Plan For Success

For some perspective on real estate, I talked with Kyle Garifo recently. He’s our head coach here, and he’s been with me from the beginning, so he’s seen a lot of changes in my business. As a successful real estate coach himself, Kyle practices what he preaches to his students. He knows when to adjust…  Continue Reading

COVID-19’s Impact on Tenants, Landlords, and Small Businesses

I know a lot of you are investors like me. A large part of my portfolio is multi-family units, so I’m right there with you as we watch the impact of the Coronavirus on the economy. There are a lot of rumors floating around, and the news seems to change constantly. I talked with my…  Continue Reading

Designing Your Life: 3 Things That Fuel You Towards a Life of Success and Fulfillment

There’s not a single person in the world that doesn’t dream of a successful and fulfilled life. And, just like how it’s the same for everyone, we lose and win on the way to the life we dream of. Rod Khleif’s journey was no different. In fact, he had a shot at the life he…  Continue Reading

Failing Forward: How to Rise From the Ashes of Defeat

Our favorite kind of success stories are the ones where the hero overcomes tremendous odds and triumphs in the end. Who doesn’t love the underdog? My friend Corey Peterson has that triumph-against-the-odds kind of story, and I think a lot of the lessons he’s learned are ones that are applicable to anyone looking to change…  Continue Reading

How to Find Your True North in Three Steps

There are so many people out there who think that they want a bigger life. They want more security, more freedom, and most of all, they want more money. But I’ve also seen so many entrepreneurs, business owners, and high level performers who reach bigger incomes, but who are still broke because they have broken…  Continue Reading

Successful Networks Start with Relationships

Whether you’re new to real estate or not, you know by now that you can’t run your business alone. You need partners, investors, brokers, management companies, and just plain old friends that understand your entrepreneurial journey. How do you transition into real estate if you don’t know anyone? Kenny Wolfe from Wolfe Investments and I…  Continue Reading

Make The Jump Into Multi-Family Investing

I started investing in 2004, back when Cleveland was already seeing a foreclosure crisis. I got a taste early on for figuring out how to buy short sales, so by the time the full weight of the 2008 recession rolled around, I was ready. And of course, like many of you, I started in single…  Continue Reading

The Balancing Act of Purpose, Money, and Family Time

At one of our live events recently, Kevin O’Leary was sharing about when he sold his first company. He’d worked 50, 60, maybe 70 hours a week with his partners for years to make his business profitable. When they finally sold their company, all of these high performers just looked around at each other wondering,…  Continue Reading