May 25, 2020
On today’s episode, Leafy hosts Brian and Jennifer sit down with stress management coach, Lolita Guarin. Lolita was once in a busy professional career, working 60+ hours a week, not being healthy and stressing out all of the time until that put her in the hospital. Then she realized she needed to change her lifestyle. That started her new career in stress management and becoming a stress management coach, speaker and author. She now coaches clients to lower stress, burnout and increase health, productivity and profitability by implementing simple stress reduction strategies. During this pandemic, Lolita says everyone needs to take time to take care of themselves mentally to help with this stressful situation. She says to find the silver lining, count your blessings and finding your strengths and concentrate on honing your skills during this time. Listen to the rest of the episode for more tips to help deal with stress in your life.
To learn more about Lolita, visit her site: www.BeAmazingYou.com
My book: https://www.amazon.com/Crush-Stress-While-You-Work/dp/1542609798/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1514926315&sr=8-1&keywords=crush+stress+while+you+work
May 22, 2020
In this episode, Leafy Podcast Hosts talk with The Queen of Capital, Holly Lynn. Holly is an experienced businesswoman with a demonstrated history of working feverishly in the real estate industry. With over 20 years in the real estate, financing, and investment business, she is at the pinnacle of her career. Holly is a graduate of San Francisco State University, College of Business. She specializes in helping people with their real estate needs. She is a creative and results-driven resource who can assist investors at every level. She built B.A.M.F (Bay Area Multi-Family) into the single most recognized name for investors looking to build strong relationships and investments in the multi-family project arena and to create massive cash flow and wealth. As the multifamily properties continue to be an investment mega-trend. She tells us that she doesn’t ‘stop all of the noise’, when it comes to sifting through the wealth of knowledge available in multifamily investing. She doesn’t resist the noise; she embraces all of the advice and uses it at different times when she needs it.
To learn more about Holly Lynn, visit her website: https://hollylynn.com/
May 18, 2020
Today, Leafy Podcast interviews John Manes, CEO and co-owner of Pinnacle Storage Properties and Pinnacle Storage Managers. John is responsible for driving the culture, direction and overall operation of the organization. Pinnacle Storage Properties is a privately held, national real estate owner-operator focused in the acquisition, development, and management of self-storage assets. Their investment strategy is to purchase under-managed, under-enhanced, and under-developed assets in suburban and secondary markets. John has been involved in self-storage since 2005 serving in multiple executive level rolls. John made his mark in the self-storage industry in his previous role as a VP at Uncle Bob’s Self-Storage (now Life Storage), when he concentrated on small but significant improvements to merchandise sales and then adding upgrades to operations and maintenance of the self-storage properties. John says that secondary and tertiary markets are historically successful markets for self-storage. He tells us to partner with someone who is knowledgeable in the self-storage industry to get started and you are bound to succeed.
To learn more about John Manes, visit: https://pinnaclestorageproperties.com/
May 15, 2020
Today, Leafy Podcast host Jennifer Gligoric talks with Dave Zook, CEO and Founder of The Real Asset Investor. Dave has acquired over $100 million in multi-family apartment investing and self-storage investing. Dave started to ‘Pivot’ back in 2017, once he saw the bell curve for multi-family starting to fall and began investing in self-storage instead. He tells us that self-storage, even in a downturn, is a great investment because peoples’ habits are to want to hold on to their valuable “stuff”, even when losing a house, etc. For Dave’s investment model, he is always looking for cash flow and tax benefits, which lead him to begin investing in ATM machines. He and his investors have machines strategically placed throughout New York in toll plazas, McDonalds, train stations, airports; institutional locations. Dave’s company manages these machines and the profit breakdown for investors is about 24.5% cash on cash returns. Dave tells us great places for these ATM machine investments right now are high foot traffic places like grocery stores and gas stations, where there is the densest traffic during the pandemic. In Dave’s own very interesting lifestyle, he has not seen a huge difference in operations during this Covid19 Pandemic and is still out looking for more opportunities in the market. In closing, Dave tells us about his latest investment opportunity in Shale oil, used in the medical industry for IVs, etc.
To learn more about Dave Zook and to pick up a copy of his book , visit his website: https://www.therealassetinvestor.com/
May 11, 2020
Today, Leafy Podcast hosts talk with Avery Carl, CEO and Founder of The Short Term Shop, about the vacation rental investment market. Avery fills us in about the state of short term rental market during the Covid-19 pandemic. Avery tells us about the different short term rental property online platforms, including AirBNB and what they have done since the outbreak. Avery says that vacation rentals in areas that are within driving distance are still being steadily rented over the vacation homes that require a plane flight to get there (for instance Hawaii or Orlando, FL). We continue our conversation on the short term rentals markets and which are struggling or striving right now, especially in metro markets vs. rural areas. Listen to the entire episode to hear Avery talk about her process to finding the optimum places to invest in short term rentals.
To learn more about Avery Carl and The Short Term Shop, visit: www.theshorttermshop.com
May 8, 2020
In this episode of Leafy Podcast, our hosts have a fascinating discussion with Sonia Hodgin, author of her newest book “Push” and creator of the “Formulaic Circle”. Sonia tells us her harrowing backstory and how she got into real estate investing over 22 years ago. Sonia talks about her Formulaic Circle, a forum wherein investors come to trade, buy and become part of an exclusive group of investors with portfolios of no less than $1 million. To Sonia, every day is a good day to buy or sell in real estate investing. You can use multiple formulas to buy sell and trade real estate, no matter what the economy throws at you. Real estate isn’t about being rich; real estate is about being successful. Sonia tells us different variation of her 300 formulas that she teaches about in her seminars. Listen to the entire episode to learn more about Sonia and her new book “Push”.
Find out more about Sonia and pick up her new book “Push”: https://www.linkedin.com/in/soniathompsonhodgin
Sign up for Sonia’s invites and update http://eepurl.com/c9jk_5
For more information about the Formulaic Circle, visit: https://mailchi.mp/82320243b497/rule-your-investments-the-market-can-price-things-wrong
May 4, 2020
Today on Leafy Podcast, hosts Jennifer and Brian sit down with Jeff ‘Shecky’ Schechter, CEO and Co-Founder of High Return Real Estate, LLC and Co-Host of the High Return Real Estate Show Podcast. Shecky and his partner Jack Gibson provide their clients with an opportunity to acquire higher returns in real estate rental properties. With their buy-rehab-tenant placement-management system, Shecky and team have successfully provided a safe haven for investors, insulated from other market fluctuations. They boast a much higher rate of return than through traditional sources. Shecky talks about their ‘done for you’ service to offer turn-key properties for passive real estate rental income. He tells us that during this Covid19 crisis, he hasn’t seen a dip in rents being paid but that he has seen a dip in investor interest for tenant occupant properties. So he has made a shift in his business to now purchase more for his personal portfolio and has been growing with nicely preforming assets. Listen to the entire episode to learn more on how Shecky has made his system work during the Covid19 outreach and moving forward.
To learn more about Jeff ‘Shecky’ Schechter and Higher Return Real Estate, LLC visit their Website: https://highreturnrealestate.com/ check out their podcast: https://highreturnrealestate.com/real-estate-investing-podcast/
May 1, 2020
On this episode of Leafy Podcast, hosts Jennifer and Brian talk to Nichole Stohler. Nichole loves her full-time career in the tech industry and also invests and owns hotels and is the host of The Richer Geek podcast. Nichole tells us that even if you have just 1 rental house, that’s a business. The tax benefits, the income stream, you just can’t go wrong. It’s very important to have that diversified income stream. Nichole recommends staying in your job, if you love what you do, and invest passively in real estate to diversify income streams. She also dives deep into the pivot she has made in the hotel investment industry due to the Covid-19 outbreak. She was able to quickly change direction from the boutique hotel prototype that she was investing in near colleges and airports to hotels that cater to the service industry for construction crews, hospital employees, truck drivers, etc. Nichole ends the episode discussing The Richer Geek podcast. Her mission is to share stories, information and ideas on what others in Tech are doing to be smarter with money so that their money works for them. She covers a range of different topics that you won’t find on any other podcast. Listen to the episode to better understand how you can become a hotel investor.
Take The Richer Geek Quiz: https://www.therichergeek.com/quiz
And for more advanced investors looking to learn more about hotel investing, sign up for Nichole Stohler’s hotel investment workshop: https://www.therichergeek.com/workshop
April 27, 2020
On today’s episode of Leafy Podcast, hosts Brian and Jennifer interview one of the Business Bros Podcast hosts Hernan Sias. Hernan has a number of certifications and professional designations - from high school financial algebra teacher, licensed in real estate sales, life and health licensing, CTEC certified tax professional and a degree in accountancy. Hernan and his co-host James Sias (his brother) have been educating their audience in real estate investing and financial freedom from their podcast, blog, YouTube channel and coaching program. Hernan tells us that how you provide the value of your podcast as it grows is how you will reach your first 1,000 raving fans. He tells us that you don’t need to have millions of listeners like Joe Rogan, you just need to concentrate on your first hardcore fans, they will be the ones who rely on you for valuable content and become your most loyal customers. Hernan also says to help people in a very targeted way. Solve a problem, answer a question for your audience and you will entice them to come back and keep listening. He reminds us that we need to be consistent in our practices to add content regularly so that our audience knows when to expect more education from us. He leaves us with a reminder that during this Covid-19 epidemic, we need to be innovative. Don’t be afraid to pivot and find opportunities rather than wait in fear for the pandemic to end.
To hear more from Hernan Sias and the Business Bros Podcast, visit: www.BusinessBros.biz/popwebinar and https://siasfirst.com/
April 24, 2020
On this episode of Leafy Podcast, our hosts sit down with Dr. Amanda Barrientez, Founder and CEO of NFA Coaching and Host of Max Potential Habits Podcast. Amanda went from food stamps to building a 6-figure business with her coaching philosophy to implement a ‘No F*cking Around’ approach to helping her clients get unstuck so they can thrive in life and business. Through offering resources on Instagram, YouTube, IGTV, podcasts, 1:1 coaching, online courses, books, workshops and speaking, Amanda’s lifetime company goal is to help a minimum of 5,000,000 people improve their lives and businesses. With us, Amanda discusses mindset and her coaching model, which is to shift the ‘victim mindset’ to ‘victor mindset’. Amanda tells us about how she came up with ‘NFA’, as a bold statement for her coaching program, she takes every client’s situation very seriously (NFA!). She helps people resolve self-doubt and overcome fears with a plan and clarity and self-alignment shift mindset. Listen to the entire episode to learn more about Amanda and NFA Coaching.
Visit: http://www.drbarrientez.com/ and receive a free mini course here: https://www.drbarrientez.com/Own-Your-Inner-Boss-Minicourse