Real Estate (Un)Success Stories
What Works for Others May Not Work For You with Taylor Loft

What Works for Others May Not Work For You with Taylor Loft

May 18, 2022

Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey.

 

 

 

In this episode, our host, Cody Lewis has a conversation with Taylor Loft. Taylor helps busy professionals passively invest in real estate syndications through his company NT Capital. He started and runs the monthly Richmond Multifamily & Commercial Real Estate Investors Networking Group (now nearly 700 members).

 

 

 

Taylor is on a mission to teach busy professionals how they can invest in real estate without dealing with tenants, toilets, and termites. He highlights and distills the knowledge, experiences, and lessons of expert real estate investors through his podcast The Passive Wealth Strategy Show.

 

 

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • If you have a third party property manager, you want them to be a true third party. They really shouldn’t be “blended” with equity.
  • Always be trying to mitigate risk
  • Real estate investing is simple at it’s core but can get very complicated. What works for other investors may not be a perfect fit for you.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

The Power of Focus with Andrew Shutsky

The Power of Focus with Andrew Shutsky

May 13, 2022

Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey.

 

 

Andrew Shutsky joins Cody this time to have a conversation framed around focusing on what you’re doing and what you’re good at. Andrew is the founder of Redline Equity, LLC, a real estate syndication firm specializing in the acquisition, improvement, and management of large apartment buildings. He also has over 14 years of real estate rental experience, beginning with a “house hack” of his first home in 2007.

 

 

 

In the multifamily investment space, Andrew is currently active as both a GP and LP and has ownership interest in over 1100 units. He likes to move quickly and take massive action - In his first 5 months he closed 2 deals as a GP. Andrew is also the host of the Crushing Cashflow podcast which interviews investors of all stages of their journeys to tell their stories of successes and failures.

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • Build a brand
  • Join a Mastermind Group
  • Spend time grooming your investors, especially if they’re new

 

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

Don’t Get Lazy or Complacent with Zach Roesinger

Don’t Get Lazy or Complacent with Zach Roesinger

May 11, 2022

Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey.

 

 

Zach Roesinger, an energetic, experienced real estate advisor joins our host Cody Lewis on this week’s episode. Zach runs CRE PRO Course which shows commercial real estate agents how to get their first listing and first closing in less than 6 months. He worked in commercial real estate brokerage, specializing in warehouse, industrial, land, 1031 exchanges, opportunity zones and works for Galvanized, which is a commercial real estate 506b & 506c syndication.

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • Always be learning
  • Figure out what works for you
  • Find a tool that helps you retain information like the app, Drafts

 

 

 

 

During this episode, Cody mentions a program he used to help him through his journey, Manager Tools.

 

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

Why Doing Your Due Diligence is Key with Sanjay Hegde

Why Doing Your Due Diligence is Key with Sanjay Hegde

May 10, 2022

Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey.

 

 

 

Sanjay Hegde is Founder and President of Blue Ring Investors LLC and brings to the company more than 15 years’ experience establishing customer relationships and managing multimillion-dollar corporate accounts for companies in the U.S. and abroad.

 

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • If you invest the time to do your due diligence, you can avoid costly mistakes.
  • Owning multifamily units can often be more lucrative than single family.
  • When you’re raising capital, try to have a good mix. Don’t place all of your eggs in one basket, in the event an investor pulls out.

 

 

 

 

Blue Ring Investors, LLC is available on multiple social media channels like Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

Saving Money Doesn’t Always Save You Money with Marcus Rodgers

Saving Money Doesn’t Always Save You Money with Marcus Rodgers

April 27, 2022

Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey.

 

 

 

Marcus Rodgers joins our Cody in this episode to shed light on taking it back to the fundamentals, especially if you’re new to the realm of real estate. He always was curious on how to get ahead in life financially without the expense of others. One day he stumbled upon a book called “Rich Dad Poor Dad” and it changed his life forever and he never looked back.

 

 

 

Marcus’ curiosity led him to get himself involved in real estate as a real estate investor and started the process of building wealth. Upon his journey, he realized that what our youth and the masses are missing is financial education. He wanted to teach the youth and masses what he has learned to bring awareness to help people realize that they have a choice and they are options to jump start your life by learning and educating them about the financial game. Sharing this information is fulfilling to him to see people grow mentally and see a new side of them that they didn’t know was there all along. Educating the world is an important purpose and this will lead to financial freedom for themselves and their family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • All debt is not bad debt, as long as you leverage it correctly.
  • Invest money in utilizing the services of a professional.
  • Don’t get so excited that you lose focus on the fundamentals.

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

Emergency Funds and Lifeboats with Emma Powell

Emergency Funds and Lifeboats with Emma Powell

April 22, 2022

Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey. You’ll definitely want to listen to this installment a few times, and not on 1.5 speed.

 

 

 

Cody’s guest this time is Emma Powell, owner and operator of Highrise Group and she share quite a few golden nuggets on the importance of having several forms of liquidity.

 

 

 

Emma has been featured on Business Insider and The Bigger Pockets Podcast, as well as many other programs and stages. She loves to talk and guest on real estate related podcasts or events with a talkative, easy to interview style. Emma has experience speaking about getting started in real estate by learning to network and learning to analyze deals, thinking bigger, scaling quickly, a positive mindset with a down-to-earth attitude, and accepting with humor the imperfect balance of business success and personal life.

 

 

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • The person who risks their money can be set back several years in their investment career.
  • Think about the forms of liquidity and how you’re holding it.
  • Your only source of liquidity doesn’t have to be cash sitting in a bank somewhere.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

Dealing with Blind Spots with Darren Krakowiak

Dealing with Blind Spots with Darren Krakowiak

April 20, 2022

Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey. In this episode, Darren Krakowiak joins Cody for an incredibly insightful episode and conversation about receiving, and taking action on feedback on both professional and personal levels.

 

 

 

 

Darren has 20 years of commercial real estate experience racked up at firms like CBRE and JLL in Australia and Korea. He has been a country head responsible for 300 employees, a top-1% agent representing office tenants and a thought leader in research.

 

 

 

After more than a decade in Asia as an expat, he returned to Melbourne and founded CRE Success to help commercial real estate firms develop their people and grow their revenue. His firm provides speaking, training and leadership coaching in Asia Pacific and North America.

 

 

 

Darren also equips commercial real estate professionals with proven client attraction and retention systems so they can save time, earn more and be top performers in their market. This is delivered via a paid membership and through free content such as CRE Success: The Podcast (which has hit the Top 10 in the Apple Podcasts business category in nine countries).

 

 

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • Your business is a direct reflection of you
  • Do you have a growth mindset in your personal and professional life?
  • You have to be ready, and willing to accept different types of feedback, whether it’s personal or professional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

Work to Learn, Not to Earn on Your First Deal with Phil Capron

Work to Learn, Not to Earn on Your First Deal with Phil Capron

April 18, 2022

Welcome to the Real Estate (Un) Success podcast where our host, Cody Lewis talks to people from the real estate community, sharing real stories about their struggles, pains, and even losses during their own real estate journey. In this episode, Phil Capron talks about how he learned a hard lesson on, “working to learn before working to earn”.

 

 

 

Phil served honorably as a Naval Special Warfare Combatant Craft Crewman, where he spent his days jumping out of planes, shooting, and manning the radios on the small fast boats that take Navy SEALs and other Special Operations personnel to and from their missions in non-permissive or denied areas of the world.

 

 

 

During his time in service, Phil realized that real estate was something he had a passion for and could help others, so he committed to pursuing it further. He took a real estate license course while still in the Navy and upon separation in 2012, immediately went to work selling his military buddies' homes as they transferred to and from Virginia. In 2019, Phil penned his first book "Your VA Loan: and How It Can Make You a Millionaire" in an effort to educate more military members and veterans about real estate.

 

 

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • Even if you’re working with your best friend or a family member, write up an agreement and set the expectations.
  • Mitigate your risks, early on, especially if you’re new.
  • If you’re working on you first flip or your first renovation project, add a little to cushion the end of you budget and schedule. For a startup or someone new, 10% may be an appropriate cushion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

Why Not Knowing Will Kill a Deal with Spencer Carpenter

Why Not Knowing Will Kill a Deal with Spencer Carpenter

April 6, 2022

Spencer Carpenter joins our host, Cody Lewis for this installment of the Real Estate (Un) Success Stories podcast and the focus is simply on, “you don’t know what you don’t know”.

 

 

 

Spencer is the founder of Outlier Audio, a full service podcast booking agency that represents talented entrepreneurs, business professionals, and investors, specializing in real estate investors. Prior to being in the podcasting space, Spencer spent over a decade working in the music industry, taking on various roles including talent management and representation, event and festival organizing, record label head, VIP Meet & Greet coordinator, merchandising, and more. Spencer's pivot to the podcasting space came when the music industry shut down due to COVID-19 and he saw a need to help entrepreneurs, investors and business professionals get on to the new medium as a way to continue growing their business.

 

 

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • There’s certain thing that you’re not going to know until you’ve gone through the experience
  • Having a mentor for guidance through a project you’ve never experience is a wise investment of your time and effort.
  • Partner with someone who’s been there before

 

 

 

 

Spencer is available to engage with you on a couple different social media platforms like Instagram and LinkedIn.

 

 

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

Knowing How To Handle The Problematic Items with Whitney Elkins-Hutten

Knowing How To Handle The Problematic Items with Whitney Elkins-Hutten

April 4, 2022

Whitney Elkins-Hutten joins Cody in this installment of The Real Estate (Un) Success Stories podcast. Whitney is the Director of Investor Education at PassiveInvesting.com and a partner in $700MM+ in real estate — including over 5000+ residential units (MF, MHP, SFR, and assisted living ) and more than 1400+ self-storage units across 8 states—and experience flipping over $3.0MM in residential real estate.

 

 

 

Key Takeaways

 

  • You can get into real estate doing whatever it is you were doing before. You don’t have to have a real estate background.
  • Get to know the area around your investment
  • Know how to handle the problematic items, and keep the right mindset.

 

 

 

 

Connect with on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Thanks for listening to The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast.  Help someone hear the challenges we went through so they can avoid the same mistake by sharing this episode or listen to our previous episodes. Please don’t forget to leave a review and 5-star rating on your favorite podcasting platform.

 

 

 

 

Vendue Capital is on the Web and, you can connect with our host, Cody Lewis on LinkedIn.

 

 

 

Production services for The Real Estate (Un)Success Stories podcast are provided by Downtown Podcasting. To start a conversation on how you can have a podcast, simply send an email to info@downtownpodcasting.com.

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