Mario Dattilo Show

Mario Dattilo

Building a portfolio of commercial real estate investments and building businesses is hard but very doable with guidance from others who have done it. This show, hosted by mobile home park investor Mario Dattilo, gives you the opportunity to hear from extremely interesting and successful real estate investors and entrepreneurs who pull back the curtain and tell you how they’ve done it. Unique perspectives and industries give you a different look at how you can accomplish the things you want to in real estate investing and business. This show will give you tons of valuable strategies but is entertaining at the same time. No boring business talk here. Whether you’re buying your first property or business or you’re looking to scale/pivot, this show will push your thinking to another level. This is not a beginner, fluffy, high-level tutorial, but an advanced dive into the deep end with experienced experts telling it like it is. Mobile home parks, self-storage, multifamily/apartments, office, retail, industrial, vacation rentals, RV Parks, marinas, acquisition, new development, value-add, startup, buying businesses, scaling businesses, building teams, due diligence, asset management, finance, debt, equity, raising capital, syndication, and the mentality required to hit your goals are all topics we discuss in depth.Websites:Podcast - https://www.MarioDattiloShow.comYoutube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGnRDb6pSONGT9PQmbXTbwHost- https://www.MarioDattilo.netConnect With Me On All The Socials:https://www.instagram.com/mariodattilotv https://www.tiktok.com/@mariodattilotv https://www.facebook.com/mariodattiloshow https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariodattilo https://www.twitter.com/mariodattilotv How do I invest in mobile home parks? How do I invest in commercial real estate? How do I invest in apartments? How do I invest in multifamily? How do I manage real estate? How do I finance commercial real estate? How do I sell commercial real estate? How do I buy commercial property? How do I buy businesses? How do I invest in businesses? How do I invest in office buildings? How do I invest in retail strip centers? How do I buy real estate? How do I sell real estate? How do you syndicate? How do you syndicate real estate deals? How do I raise money? How do I scale a business? How do I scale a real estate portfolio? How do I buy a rental property? How do I earn a high return? How do I invest in rentals? How do cost segregation studies work? How do I grow a business? How do I buy a mobile home park? How do I buy commercial real estate? How do I invest in commercial property? Investing in commercial real estate. Buy assets. Build wealth. Use leverage to build wealth. How do I build teams? How do I hire employees? How do I recruit top talent? How do I invest passively? How do I lend my money? How do hard money loans work? How do I buy loans? How do I buy non-performing loans? How do I wholesale properties? How do I value commercial real estate? How much money do I need to invest in real estate? Where do I find a good property management company? How do I build passive income? How do you analyze a deal? How do I build a real estate business? What is a good return on investment? What do I need to know about due diligence? How do I avoid risk in real estate? Are interest rates going up? How does inflation affect real estate? How does inflation affect mobile home parks? What is inflation? How does inflation work? Is now a good time to buy real estate? Are we going into a recession? How do I start a business? How do I sell my business? How do I sell my company? What makes a successful entrepreneur? Should I start a business? What kind of mindset do I need to be successful? What is the hardest part about owning a business? What is the hardest part about real estate investing? Is real estate a safe investment? Real estate vs stock market. Is real estate overpriced? How do I buy my first rental property? How do I buy my first commercial property? read less
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We're Not God - Managing $1B In Today's Economy With Scott Pinkerton
Dec 31 2023
We're Not God - Managing $1B In Today's Economy With Scott Pinkerton
I recently had an enlightening conversation with Scott Pinkerton, a successful private wealth firm and asset management company owner, on my podcast. We delved into the world of investing, and I'm excited to share some key takeaways with you.The Investor's Mindset: In the current unpredictable market, Scott emphasized the importance of caution and avoiding the trap of believing we can predict outcomes. He introduced the concept of the "loser lane" and "positive place" in investing, reminding us that we should always be aware of potential negative and positive outcomes.Guardrails in Investing: We discussed the importance of setting guardrails and sticking to metrics when making investment decisions. It's crucial to know when to cut losses and make changes if necessary. Remember, it's okay to say no to a deal, even after investing time and effort into it.Probability vs Consequence: Scott illustrated the importance of considering consequences even when the probability seems low. He advised writing down specific probabilities and defending them to crystallize thinking.Black Swan Events: We touched on the unpredictability of black swan events like 9/11 and the COVID-19 pandemic. Scott warned against dismissing potential risks just because they haven't happened before.Preserving Wealth Across Generations: Scott shared insights on the challenges wealthy families face in preserving their wealth across generations. He emphasized the importance of educating children about money from a young age and instilling a strong work ethic.The Role of the Federal Reserve: Scott explained the role of the Federal Reserve in controlling interest rates and the bond market. He emphasized the complexity of managing the economy and compared it to a doctor treating a growing problem inside a patient.Opportunities in the Market: Despite the challenges, Scott highlighted the opportunities in the market for both investors and groups looking to finance deals. He advised investors to carefully consider factors like rising insurance costs when creating their financial projections.I hope these insights spark your curiosity and entice you to listen to the full podcast. Remember, it's important to seek professional guidance and be aware of biases and blind spots in decision-making.
Starting Virtual Reality Schools of The Future With Erika Donalds
Dec 19 2023
Starting Virtual Reality Schools of The Future With Erika Donalds
I'm thrilled to share with you the highlights of my recent podcast episode with the dynamic Erica Donalds, a former investment banker turned education entrepreneur. Erica's journey from finance to education is nothing short of inspiring, and her insights into the future of education are thought-provoking.From Investment Banking to Education Management: Erica's transition from finance to education was sparked by her run for the school board. This ignited her passion for problem-solving in education, leading her to establish Optima Ed, an education management company that operates schools and manages their back-office operations.The Birth of a Virtual Reality School: Amidst the pandemic, Erica and her team created a high-quality distance learning program that replicated the in-person experience. This led to the birth of a full-time virtual school, which has been a great success. Erica emphasizes the scalability and cost-effectiveness of the virtual platform compared to traditional brick-and-mortar schools.Navigating the Politics of Education: Erica shares her experiences of facing opposition and public comments against her school's application during government meetings. Despite the challenges, Erica and her team persevered and were able to showcase the positive impact their school had on students.The Importance of Classical Education: Erica believes in providing students with a well-rounded education that teaches them to think critically and form their own opinions. She emphasizes the importance of teaching all sides of history, politics, and other subjects so that students can make informed decisions.Nonprofit and For-Profit Business Models in Education: Erica shares her experience of starting a nonprofit organization to raise money for schools and eventually transitioning into a for-profit entity to provide services to those schools.The Future of Education: Erica envisions a future where technology and innovation play a significant role in education, allowing for a dynamic and personalized learning experience. She invites parents and students to explore Optima Academy Online, her virtual school.I hope you find these insights as fascinating as I did. If you're interested in starting a school or seeking career opportunities in education, I highly recommend reaching out to Optima Ed.Don't forget to tune into the full podcast episode for a deeper dive into our conversation.
How To Pick The Best People To Invest In Real Estate With - Paul Moore
Nov 20 2023
How To Pick The Best People To Invest In Real Estate With - Paul Moore
I'm thrilled to share with you some exciting insights from my recent podcast episode with Paul Moore, a seasoned entrepreneur and commercial real estate investor from Wellings Capital. We had an enlightening conversation about his journey, the lessons he's learned, and his unique approach to investing.The Journey from Entrepreneur to Investor: Paul shared his transition from running a staffing firm to becoming a full-time investor. He candidly spoke about his initial misconception of being an investor when he was actually a speculator. His podcast, "How to Lose Money," is a treasure trove of lessons learned from failures and losses.Selling a Business: Paul opened up about the emotional rollercoaster of selling a business. He reminded us that while it may feel like a success, it's essential to remember that money doesn't buy happiness.The Shift to Commercial Real Estate Investing: Paul's journey led him from single-family residential properties to multifamily projects. His book, "The Perfect Investment," is a testament to his experiences and the risks involved in overpaying for properties.The Importance of Focus in Investing: We discussed the significance of investing with people who specialize in a specific area. It's easy to get distracted by shiny objects, but true success lies in developing expertise in one area.Vetting Sponsors: Paul shared his 28-point due diligence checklist for vetting sponsors. It's not just about the numbers; the character and personality of the sponsors are equally important.Considering Downside Risk: We emphasized the need to assess potential losses and analyze debt structure and potential risks. It's crucial to consider unexpected events that can impact investments.Boring Investing: Paul introduced the concept of boring investing, focusing on stability and predictable cash flow. He's even co-writing a book, "Warren Buffett's Rules for Real Estate Investors," exploring this concept further.Advice for New Investors: Paul suggested diversifying risk and shared seven unique paths to getting into commercial real estate. He also emphasized the importance of partnering with experts instead of trying to become one.Staying Focused and Motivated: Paul shared his routine of taking a day off and dedicating an hour every morning to activities like thinking, journaling, meditating, praying, and reading sacred scriptures.If you're intrigued by these snippets, I invite you to listen to the full podcast episode. You can also reach out to Paul directly through the Wellings Capital website.
Running a Multifamily Real Estate Brokerage with Beau Beery
Nov 11 2023
Running a Multifamily Real Estate Brokerage with Beau Beery
I'm thrilled to share with you some insights from my recent podcast episode where I had the pleasure of hosting Beau Beery, a multifamily advisor and a real estate expert. We delved into the world of apartments, brokerage business, and the importance of finding your niche in the real estate industry.The Power of Specialization: Beau's journey from a marketing student to a successful multifamily advisor is a testament to the power of specialization. He emphasized that focusing on a specific asset class, like multifamily properties, can make you an expert in your market, attracting clients who value your specialized knowledge and experience.The Solo Practitioner Advantage: Beau shared his perspective on starting as a solo practitioner in the real estate brokerage business. He believes that joining a successful team can provide valuable experience and knowledge. However, he also highlighted the importance of outsourcing tasks to save time and avoid the need for full-time employees.Buying a Brokerage Business: Beau shared his experience of buying a brokerage during a market downturn and how it worked out well for him. He stressed the importance of reputation when evaluating a brokerage.Understanding Your Niche: Beau specializes in multifamily properties ranging from 10 to 150 units. He believes that understanding your avatar (ideal customer) and focusing on a specific market segment can lead to success.Building Relationships: Beau shared his approach to building relationships with potential clients. He believes in conducting extensive research about potential clients to establish a deeper connection and build long-term business relationships.Current Market Trends: Beau discussed the current state of the real estate market and the factors affecting property values. He believes that while property values may decrease, it won't be as drastic as the 2008 recession.I hope these insights spark your curiosity and entice you to listen to the full podcast episode. Beau's journey and insights are truly inspiring and enlightening for anyone interested in the multifamily real estate industry.
Scaling Into Massive Multifamily Investments With Tim Bratz
May 8 2023
Scaling Into Massive Multifamily Investments With Tim Bratz
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode of The Mario Dattilo Show, we introduce "The Apartment Guy," Tim Bratz, who owns over 4,000 apartment units. Tim shares his journey to success, emphasizing that growth often starts slow before skyrocketing like a hockey stick. He discusses the benefits of buying commercial real estate as a team and highlights the changing landscape in the apartment world.Tim talks about investing in apartments, buying based on cash flow, seller financing, and working with individuals. He shares his insights on market timing versus sound operations in any market and how his approach to buying has evolved over time. Tim also delves into buying vacation rentals and luxury real estate, as well as his education platform, Legacy Academy. To get in touch with Tim Bratz, listen to the end of the episode.‌Tim is the Founder & CEO of Legacy Wealth Holdings. He focuses on vision-casting, marketing, & supporting his team of “A” players. He has built his company on integrity (doing what he said he was going to do), fairness (doing the right thing), & transparency (honesty is always the best policy).Tim has dedicated his professional life to studying wealth-building & personal finance. Working in real estate, Tim has learned how to create a passive income that allows him to live the lifestyle of his choice. His goal is to educate & empower others to become financially free through entrepreneurship & real estate investments.https://legacywealthholdings.com/Find out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.net‌Talking Points:00:03 Introducing “The Apartment Guy,” Tim Bratz01:18 How Tim Came To Own Over 4,000 Apartment Units06:06 Success Starts Slow Until It Goes Up Like A Hockey Stick12:02 The Benefits of Buying Commercial Real Estate As A Team16:50 What Is Changing In The Apartment World22:47 Invest In Mobile Home Parks With Mario At http://GetRealCashflow.com23:08 Buying On Cahsflow, Seller Financing, and Working With Individuals26:29 Market Timing vs Sound Operations In Any Market29:28 How Tim’s Approach To Buying Has Evolved Over Time35:04 Buying Vacation Rentals & Luxury Real Estate43:43 Tim’s Education Platform Legacy Academy51:16 How To Get Ahold of Tim Bratz‌SUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:Mario Dattilo Show PodcastCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.com‌Links & Mentions From This Episode:www.LegacyWealthHoldings.comwww.GetRealCashflow.comEducation Platform: Legacy AcademyMastermind: Legacy FamilyFacebook: Tim BratzInstagram: @‌TimBratz
Buying Multifamily 100 Units or Less With Andrew Jarrett & Nic Cooper
Mar 29 2023
Buying Multifamily 100 Units or Less With Andrew Jarrett & Nic Cooper
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode of The Mario Dattilo Show, we introduce guests Andrew Jarrett and Nic Cooper from Level Up REI. Nic shares his background as a Navy helicopter pilot and his early years in real estate, while Andrew discusses his experience working in a grocery store and discovering real estate through books and fix & flip opportunities. They explain why they chose apartments over single-family homes for scalability and reveal their strategies for sourcing deals and choosing between self-management and third-party management. The duo also discuss targeting landlord-friendly states, finding the right business partner, the advantages of syndication, and what properties to look for. They delve into fee structures, mobile home park investing, operations, asset management, and acquisitions, emphasizing the importance of focusing on regular actions that lead to key performance indicators. The conversation covers communication with third-party management, acquisition methodology, deal flow changes due to interest rates, and tips for getting brokers' attention. Finally, Andrew and Nic discuss raising capital, building relationships, vetting investors, and offer their last thoughts on entering the multifamily space. Andrew Jarrett is a native of Western New York, where he was part of numerous profitable redevelopment opportunities on single family homes. He founded a property management company which managed single family and multifamily units. He sold the company and shifted his focus to the acquisition of smaller multifamily and single family investment properties in Western New York. Andrew currently holds several hundred rental units in this market with in-place management and maintenance teams. Andrew is also a #1 Bestselling author and the host of “The Passive Road to Retirement” podcast. He scaled his investments to the acquisition of large Multifamily apartment complexes. In the past two years he has gone “full cycle” on several hundred units, located in Florida and Georgia.   Nic Cooper saw the power of cash-flowing assets with his single-family rentals but was ready to scale. He sold his remaining single-family rentals in San Diego and got his wife, Jamie on board to reinvest in real-estate on a larger scale. Together they purchased a 24 unit apartment complex in Ohio to create passive income.  In the first year they optimized systems and as a result, more than doubled the properties value!  They saw first-hand the power of multifamily real-estate investing as an opportunity to create passive income and build wealth for their family.  Nic brings a pilot’s precision and analytical mind to multifamily real estate with over 22 years as a military helicopter pilot. At present Nic owns 172 units in TX, AL, OH and VA with $11.3MM assets under management. https://www.jarrettcapital.comhttps://www.hudsonbluemf.comFind out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.net‌Talking Points:00:03 Introducing Andrew Jarrett, Nic Cooper, and Level Up REI00:52 How Andrew and Nic Got Started With Apartments01:06 Nic Shares His Origins As Navy Helicopter Pilot and Early Years In Real Estate04:08 Andrew Shares His Early Years In A Grocery Store, Discovering Real Estate Authors, and Fix & Flips Opportunities05:37 Choosing Apartments Over Single Family Because of Scaleability07:07 How Andrew and Nic Source Deals08:05 The Important Differences Between Self-Management Vs Third-Party Management10:32 Looking For Landlord-Friendly States, Population Migration, and Median Income Levels11:31 Finding The Right Business Partner With Complementary Skills13:53 The Advantages of Syndication Vs Self-Funding16:03 What Target Properties To Look Out For18:25 How The Fee Structure Differs Depending On The Deal20:53 Explori
Wholesaling Commercial Property With Jimmy Johnson
Mar 20 2023
Wholesaling Commercial Property With Jimmy Johnson
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode of The Mario Dattilo Show podcast, Mario interviews Jimmy Johnson, founder of Sanddollar Communities. They discuss Jimmy's journey in mobile home parks, why it took him a year before making a deal, the connection between mobile home parks and self-storage, changes in real estate through the years, and the difference between wholesaling single-family homes and commercial real estate. They also touch on the benefits of starting young in your real estate career, taking risks to meet people face-to-face, advice for going from employee to commercial real estate owner, developing good relationships with sellers, and Jimmy's love for fishing tournaments. Finally, they talk about the importance of patience in skill development and how to contact Jimmy.Jimmy Johnson is the founder of Sanddollar Communities, which focuses on the sourcing of off-market, direct-to-seller, mobile home parks. As of January 2023, he has closed 71 mobile home parks in 20 different states. Jimmy also founded Sanddollar Communities Management, a mobile home park management firm that manages a growing portfolio of 1,959 sites over 39 parks across the country. Jimmy lives in Tampa, Florida, and is an avid boater & tournament fisherman.https://sanddollarcommunities.comFind out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:00:03 Introducing Mario’s Friend Jimmy Johnson Founder of Sanddollar Communities01:30 How Jimmy’s Journey In Mobile Home Parks Started05:29 Why Jimmy Went An Entire Year Before Making A Deal07:04 Exploring The Connection Between Mobile Home Parks and Self-Storage08:03 What’s Changed In Real Estate Through The Years10:24 The Difference Between Wholesaling Single-Family Homes and Wholesaling Commercial Real Estate16:36 Coaching Opportunity To Learn Everything About Mobile Home Parks With Mario17:01 What Are The Benefits of Starting Young In Your Real Estate Career?22:17 Taking The To Risk Travel and Meet People Face-To-Face27:11 Advice For Going From Employee to Commercial Real Estate Owner32:25 It’s All About Developing Good Relationships With Sellers33:30 Why Jimmy Fell In Love With Fishing Tournaments36:44 Skill Development Takes Patience and Is a Valuable Attitude38:48 How To Get Ahold of JimmySUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGnRDb6pSONGT9PQmbXTbwCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.comLinks & Mentions From This Episode:http://www.getrealcashflow.comwww.jimmyjohnson.coInstagram: @‌floridajimmyTRANSCRIPT:
How To Start & Sell 100 Companies With Eddie Wilson
Mar 15 2023
How To Start & Sell 100 Companies With Eddie Wilson
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode of The Mario Dattilo Show podcast, Eddie Wilson from Collective Influence discusses his approach to building a portfolio of active and passive income through startups and buying businesses. He shares his experiences overseeing 86 companies, creating accountability with metrics and standards, and clearing out parasitic businesses. Eddie also talks about being industry agnostic and looking for opportunity, what to look for when buying a business, and when to sell a company. Finally, he discusses the importance of understanding the process.Eddie Wilson is a businessman who is known as the “King of Exits.” He has owned over 125 companies and exited over 85 of them successfully. His current private equity firm Collective Influence has significant holdings as well. Of those holdings, the PE firm owns – Think Realty, American Association of Private Lenders, Apticode, Fitcon, Mana Health, Tax Free Crypto, Because Coffee and around 20 other companies. Eddie is also known for creating an operating system that manages the growth of his companies systematically allowing him the greatest odds for success. His operating system is known as the Empire Operating System.With all of his success in his 40s he has turned his efforts to faith based and humanitarian non-profit activities such as - Christian Media International and Impact Others.Find out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:00:05 Introducing Eddie Wilson & Collective Influence02:36 The Full Circle: Active Income, Passive Income, & Contribution05:35 The Companies Taking Off In Eddie’s Portfolio12:42 Start-Up Businesses vs Buying Businesses15:24 Creating Accountability With Metrics & Standards18:30 The Formidable Task Of Overseeing 86 Companies22:21 How Much Time Do You Give A New Business?24:50 Clearing Out Parasitic Businesses25:44 Eddie’s A-Grade Speciality Bean Story29:27 Being Industry Agonostic & Looking For Opportunity30:14 What To Look For When Buying A Buiness36:07 When Do You Sell A Company?41:30 Architecting Strategic Selling & Buying44:33 Understanding The Process Gives You ConfidenceSUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:Mario Dattilo Show PodcastCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.com‌Links & Mentions From This Episode:Aspire TourEmpire Operating System (Code: POWERROOM)
Scaling Up in Self Storage with Joe Evangelisti
Feb 28 2023
Scaling Up in Self Storage with Joe Evangelisti
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this podcast episode, Joe Evangelisti shares his origin story in the self storage industry. He started out in construction before serving in the Navy, as a springboard to starting his own business. He then transitioned from single family homes to self-storage to avoid burnout and find something more scalable. Joe discusses his approach to finding deals and working with others, as well as the importance of expanding into new markets. He also talks about the benefits of investing in the self-storage industry and how to assess the risk factors of different markets. Joe shares his experience in building a strong personal brand and offers advice for those looking to get into commercial real estate. He emphasizes the importance of commitment and provides contact information for those interested in working with him.Once known as “The Flip King”, Joe Evangelisti is now the host of The Legacy Blueprint podcast and a leading expert in real estate investing - specifically in the self storage industry. After experiencing “burn out” from chasing single and multi-family deals, Joe walked away from his wildly successful flipping empire and transitioned to the world of Self-Storage. Today, Joe’s mission is to show others how to tap into the massive opportunities hidden inside the self-storage industry. Opportunities that require far less time, less risk and exponentially more profits than any industry in real estate. In addition to The Storage Syndicate, Joe also serves as the CEO ofthree 7 and 8 figure companies.  Prior to building his business and real estate empire, Joe served in the military as a Builder in the US Navy Seabees. He holds Letters of Commendation from the US Navy and The White House, a Letter of Appreciation from President Clinton, and numerous service medals. Joe lives with his wife Ashley and their 2 girls in beautiful Haddonfield, New Jersey.https://www.investwithlegacy.com/Find out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:00:01 Joe Evangelisti Is A Rockstar In The Self Storage Industry00:44 Joe Shares His Origin Story01:14 Early Years Working On Construction With Rolemodel Dad01:43 Serving In The Navy Seabees As A Springboard To Business02:53 Buying First Houses In 2007 During A Tumultuous Economy03:40 The BRRRR Method, Building A Rental Portfolio, & Single Family Homes For Twelve Years03:56 Handling Burnout By Transitioning Into Something More Scaleable05:50 How Joe Goes About Finding Deals & Working With Others06:33 Moving From Red Ocean To Blue Ocean Strategies07:18 Creating “A Certified Feild Agent Training” Program09:22 Expanding Into Markets From Colorado To The East Coast10:02 Benefiting From Inflation In The Self Storage Industry13:25 What You Need To Be Aware Of Before Going Into Self Storage15:45 Working With Big Marketing Teams To Speed Up The Process16:58 Raising Captial By Caring About The Details19:04 Getting Into Self-Storage By Investing In Your Network21:33 How To Think About Rates & New Developments In The Current Economy23:32 How To Know Whether An Area Is Oversaturated or Undersaturated26:28 Optimizing Occupancy When Developing & Operating New Sites28:59 Assessing Markets For Greater Or Lesser Risk Factors31:41 Thoughts On Building A Strong Personal Brand34:07 Buying First Storage Sites in 2018 and 201934:20 Joe’s Biggest Challenge On A Specific Deal39:24 One Thing Joe Would Tell Those Looking To Get Into Commercial Real Estate40:30 Knowing Whether You’re Interested Or Committed Makes All The Difference44:30 How To Get Ahold Of Joe & Work Together‌SUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:
Diversifying Your Way to Success with Chris Rood
Feb 20 2023
Diversifying Your Way to Success with Chris Rood
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode, Chris Rood shares his journey of going from zero to six figures a year in senior high, emphasizing the principle of diversifying your way to success and the importance of being smart and resourceful in business. He talks about the process of doubling his income and opening new shops, and the importance of reinvesting profits back into the business, as well as tips on how to get back on top with real estate, learning the wholesaling business model and attending Grant Cardone's first 10X conference. He also shares his thoughts on Warren Buffet's real estate predictions, the power of positive thinking and how it attracts what you want, discovering mobile home parks and the value of the "Ready. Fire. Aim." approach, and the importance of having an unfair advantage. Chris also shares his insights on learning from failure, and advice for young entrepreneurs. He also talks about family values and raising tough kids. The conversation provides valuable insights for anyone looking to navigate the business world.Chris Rood is a 7 figure wholesaler and flipper with a 40 million portfolio consisting of Mobile Home parks, Apartments, Commercial Property, AirBNBs, and Single Family Homes. He has recently started developing land and getting a contractors license.http://ChrisRood.comFind out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.net‌Talking Points:00:01 Introducing Chris Rood00:56 Chris Was “A Ball Lightening” As A Kid03:22 Going From Zero to Six Figures A Year in Senior High04:04 The Principle of Diversifying Your Way to Success05:37 “Business Is War” — Be Smart & Resourceful06:46 Doubling Income & Opening New Shops09:36 Reinvesting Profits Back Into The Business11:33 Real Estate Can Get You Back On Top13:19 Learning The Wholesaling Business Model16:50 Going to Grant Cardone’s First 10X Conference18:27 Warren Buffet’s Real Estate Prediction19:21 Whatever You Think About You Attract19:35 Discovering Mobile Home Parks22:30 Ready. Fire. Aim.23:17 The Work Ethic Value24:07 Starting to Invest In Development25:17 When You Move The Universe Opens Up27:19 Read, Study, & Skill Up27:40 Everybody Ends Up Being A Land Developer28:44 You’ve Got To Have An Unfair Advantage29:30 Be First In A Market To Get An Advantage30:02 Learning From Failure & Coming Back Stronger31:16 You Never Lose, You Only Learn31:01 Advice For Young Entrepreneurs32:37 How Many Problems Can You Solve?33:30 Good Family Values & The Temporary Nature of Life35:27 Raising Tough Kids Who Can Handle Life38:37 Struggle Creates Strengths39:47 How To Get Ahold Chris‌SUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:Mario Dattilo Show PodcastCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.com‌Links & Mentions From This Episode:Instagram: @realesateroodFacebook: ChrisRoodEntrepreneurwww.ChrisRood.com
Navigating the Business World with Kris Kluver
Feb 13 2023
Navigating the Business World with Kris Kluver
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode, Mario interviews Kris Kluver, a successful businessman with a varied background. Kris shares his journey of starting his first company at the age of 19, insights on scaling and delegation in business, and how to not get owned by your business. He also provides advice on assessing tools, and his perspective on work-life integration. He emphasizes the importance of investing in talent as a bootstrapper, and the difference between real estate and businesses. He also talks about his decision to not move forward with a self-storage deal, redefining success and life-changing goals for impact, and how to contact him. Kris's insights on navigating the business world is valuable for anyone looking to start or grow a business.Kris Kluver is a dedicated speaker, facilitator, advisor, seasoned entrepreneur, and bestselling author of The Aspiring Solopreneur: Your Business Start-Up Bible as well as The Fable: Life on Your Terms, part of the Defining What’s Next series. He has helped thousands of individuals, couples, and organizations find balance and achieve more than they ever thought possible using simple tools, candid facilitation, and unique stories.Kris is a Certified Speaker with EO, the Entrepreneur Organization and a graduate of the EO Global Speakers Academy. Kris has extensive speaking and virtual speaking experience both nationally and internationally with groups ranging from CEO’s to university students.Kris empowers others to achieve success through real-life examples, stories and analogies. Understanding that everyone is in one of four stages of life; Stabilize, Visualize, Strategize or Execute, Kris meets people where they are at by integrating his extensive business strategy experience with proven tools and a fun attitude. Once individuals are aware of where they are starting from, they learn how to dream about what an amazing, well-balanced life can look like. From here they build a simplified strategy with clear action steps to achieve their dreams.https://www.lifeon-yourterms.comFind out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.net‌Talking Points:00:01 Introducing Kris’s Varied Business Background00:56 How & Why Kris Started His First Company Age 1902:44 The Different Industries Kris Explored03:12 The Many Stuff You “Could Do” Trap05:31 Kris’s Coffee of Choice05:52 Systematic Scaling in Business & Real Estate08:38 Delegation Is Important for Real Estate10:07 How To Not Get Owned By Your Business11:35 Your Main Jobs As A Business Owner13:12 Advice On Specific Assessment Tools15:40 The Sliding Scale of Work/Life Integration19:08 The Company Leader Is The Main Asset19:30 How To Invest In Talent As A Bootstrapper25:34 Real Estate vs Businesses29:49 Kris’s No-Deal Self-Storage Decision33:29 What Does Redefining Success Mean?38:54 Life-Changing Goals for Impact40:11 How To Get Ahold of Kris‌‌SUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:Mario Dattilo Show PodcastCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.com‌Links & Mentions From This Episode:www.LifeOn-YourTerms.comLinkdIn: Kristopher-Kluver
Asset Based Lending for Wealth-Building With Kevin Amolsch
Feb 6 2023
Asset Based Lending for Wealth-Building With Kevin Amolsch
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode, Mario interviews Kevin Amolsch, CEO of Pine Financial an asset based lending fund. As a successful businessman he shares his journey from the military to real estate investing and how it can be a vehicle for wealth-building. Kevin emphasizes the importance of reading books, foreclosure investing, and lease options. He also highlights the benefits of transitioning to lending and shares insights on debt and equity funds, legal council, and regulations. Kevin stresses the importance of having a diversified portfolio and a great team to navigate complexity. He also provides tips on how to handle inflation and uncertainty, and how to keep your investments profitable. Lastly, Kevin shares his thoughts on the future of commercial real estate and how to best approach investing in debt, and how to contact him.About Kevin:Kevin Amolsch is a successful real estate investor and private money lender.  He earned his degree in Finance after serving four years in the US Army. After college, Kevin spent two years working with Wall Street as a Mortgage Bond Analyst before leaving to work in real estate financing for investors full time. He and his companies have closed on over 2,400 transactions as a buyer, seller or private money lender. He has spent 2 decades as a real estate investor and 16 years in real estate lending. He is the author of The 45-Day Investor, a frequent speaker, and has been quoted in The Las Vegas Review Journal, The Denver Post, Yahoo Real Estate, Denver Business Journal, and Forbes.https://pinefinancialgroup.com/Find out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:00:59 How Kevin Started from the Military into Business02:15 Real Estate Is The Vehicle That Will Make Me Rich02:34 Reading Books and Foreclosure Investing03:29 Picking Up a Book on Lease Options04:44 Transitioning from Real Estate to Lending05:56 Securities Offering or Debt to Debt?08:29 Get Legal Council from an Attorney, Not Government10:33 Reg-D and Reg-A Explained12:22 Debt Funds vs Equity Funds16:46 Invest in a Diversified Portfolio Run by Pros18:30 Have a Fantastic Team to Deal with Complexity21:00 The Most Popular Business Models for Borrowers22:20 How To Get Comfortable with Inflation and Uncertainty25:44 How to Keep Pace with Above-Average Returns30:20 Beefing Up Liquidity to Weather Tough Times33:42 The Banks Might Have to Hit Commercial Real Estate35:15 How to Think About Investing in Debt38:38 How and Who Should Get Ahold of KevinSUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGnRDb6pSONGT9PQmbXTbwCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.comLinks & Mentions From This Episode:www.PineFinancialGroup.comKevin@PineFinancialGroup.comwww.ThePineReport.com
Navigating the Cannabis Industry as a Lender with Rob Sechrist
Jan 30 2023
Navigating the Cannabis Industry as a Lender with Rob Sechrist
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode of the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast, Rob Sechrist, an expert in lending in the cannabis industry, shares his experience and insights on the industry. He discusses how new legislation has changed the industry, the advantages of investing in REITs, the likelihood of rents decreasing, consolidation trend, how supply & demand affecting the industry, how different states are performing, and the future of the industry. He also explains how the Fed issues DEA licenses, the wild west of the lending industry, and how to get in touch with him. Rob's insights on cannabis industry is valuable for both investors and those looking to enter the industry.Rob is a co-founder and president of Pelorus Equity Group (“Pelorus”), the leading provider of value-add bridge commercial real estate loans to cannabis businesses and owners with cannabis-related real estate, and the co-manager of the Pelorus Fund, a private mortgage real estate investment trust (“mREIT”). https://pelorusequitygroup.com/Find out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:00:50 How Rob Entered the Cannabis Industry01:01 Rob’s Lending Expertise01:55 How New Legislation Changed Everything04:36 Explaining Different REITs08:37 Advantages to REITs for Investors11:15 Target Between 12% and 15% IRR13:13 Why Rents are Likely to Go Down in the Cannabis Industry17:00 How Bond Rates Went Away18:17 Is the Cannabis Industry Starting to Consolidate More?20:50 Is an Increase in Supply Having an Impact?21:46 Lenders vs Cannabis Operators22:55 How Different States Compare in the Cannabis Industry26:01 It’s Easy to Increase Production26:20 Lending to Retail vs Growing Facilities29:22 The Value of the Build Out30:30 What’s Coming Down the Pipe?31:45 How Different Administrations Impact the Cannabis Industry33:01 How The Fed Issues DEA Licenses34:34 The Wild West of the Lending Industry35:11 Are Borrowers Often Operators?38:25 Very High Standard Facilities38:58 How To Get Ahold of Rob‌SUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:Mario Dattilo Show PodcastCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.comLinks & Mentions From This Episode:Pelorus Equity Groupinfo@pelorusequitygroup.comir@pelorusequitygroup.comwww.mariodattilo.net
Commercial Real Estate Success With Lane Kawaoka
Jan 23 2023
Commercial Real Estate Success With Lane Kawaoka
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode, Mario talks with Lane Kawaoka about his approach to commercial real estate success. The topics include Lane's beginnings in real estate, the importance of building a network of investors and operators, the importance of empathy and storytelling in securing investments, strategies for accessing capital, the benefits of being a debt fund, and tips for achieving financial freedom.About Lane:In 2007, I graduated from college with a degree in Industrial Engineering and went to work as a construction supervisor. Study hard at school, get an engineering job, and work at said job for 40 years. But then I started investing in a SIMPLE single family home rentalWith $2200 a month rent and $1600 mortgage payment.... That was a lot of beer money For an early twenty year old engineerFor you that can be a means for quitting a job you don't like orA spouse staying at home to raise your own childrenIn 2015, As I reached 11 rental units I found a better way to invest for the busy professional by investing in private placements and syndications. I also found the secrets of the wealthy which I bring to SimplePassiveCashflow.comStart learning about real estate investing - SimplePassiveCashflow.com/startFind out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:01:17 Lane’s Beginnings on “The Liner Path”02:22 Unscaleable Rental Properties03:26 It Takes More Than a Superficial Understanding to Be a Pro04:59 Lane’s Start in Multi-Family Real Estate05:53 Building a Network of Passive Investors and Operators06:16 Why Lane Went from Passive to Active Investor09:22 Empathy from Passive Investors10:44 Crafting the Story for Investors11:55 Lane’s First Deal12:33 Tapping into Capital Sources14:00 Reinvesting Profits Back into the Business15:42 Why Are You Doing a Capital Call?18:08 Always Have Some Capital as a Back-Up18:31 What Is Infinite Banking?20:01 You Need Reliable Liquidity in Tough Times21:25 Be Smart About Borrowing24:58 Learn From People Who Are Where You Want to Be26:05 Only Take Financial Advice From People Who Are Financially Free28:17 How Lane Competes in the Apartment Sector31:20 Why Lane Is Operating More Like a Debt Fund32:32 The Advantages of Creating Your Product33:30 What Attracts Lane to Debt35:03 The Predatory Strategy39:30 Underwriting Using Banks Strategy42:15 Look At Specific Overlooked Expences46:25 The Three Step Program To Reach Financial Freedom Three Times Faster Than The Average Joe‌SUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:Mario Dattilo Show PodcastCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.comLinks & Mentions From This Episode:Podcast: Passive Real Estate Investing via Simple Passive CashflowWebsite: www.simplepassivecashflow.comwww.mariodattilo.net
Apartment Investing & Raising Capital With Pranay Parikh
Jan 16 2023
Apartment Investing & Raising Capital With Pranay Parikh
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode, Mario talks with Pranay Parikh about his journey from a medical doctor to a real estate investor. The points discussed in this podcast include the benefits of real estate investing, such as having control over your investments and the potential for passive income. Pranay also talks about building a media ecosystem and audience, and the importance of having a balanced investment portfolio and being flexible and ready for changing market conditions. Additionally, the speaker emphasizes the importance of considering risk as well as reward and making investments that help you sleep well at night.About Pranay:Dr. Pranay Parikh is a medical doctor, serial entrepreneur, and podcast host. His unconventional journey to medicine helped him learn the skills to excel in entrepreneurship and real estate. Over the past 16 months, he’s bought over $200 million in real estate and helped 100s of others invest in real estate without being a landlordhttps://www.ascentequitygroup.comFind out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:00:35 How Pranay Became A Doctor01:00 Real Estate Gives You Control Unlike The Stock Market01:54 Finding Syndications: 95% Benefits With 2-3% of The Work04:30 Active or Passive Investment?05:12 Pranay’s Course “Passive Income MD”06:11 How Pranay Built His Media Ecosystem06:51 Build Your Audience First08:03 You Only Have So Much Cognitive Bandwidth09:44 Have A Balanced (Investment) Diet11:01 Providing Quality Housing13:42 We Don’t Look For Deals, People Bring Us Deals14:58 Build Relationships Before You Need Them15:35 Focusing On Low or No Tax Areas16:50 Look At Your Networks For Inspiration18:18 Adapt To Changing Conditions19:30 Flexibility Is Important21:40 Be Ready With Liquidity22:30 Recognize Risk, Not Only Reward23:10 Get On The Phone24:19 Making Investments That Help You Sleep Well At Night25:30 It’s Important To Look At Trends27:28 Can Your Property Handle Double or Triple Vacancy?28:44 The Common Sense TestSUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGnRDb6pSONGT9PQmbXTbwCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.comLinks & Mentions From This Episode:Pranay@assentequitygroup.comwww.assentequitygroup.comwww.assentequitygroup.com/deal
Principles of Investing With Steven Pesavento
Jan 9 2023
Principles of Investing With Steven Pesavento
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode, Mario talks with Steven Pesavento about his success principles for entrepreneurs. The points discussed in this podcast include the importance of building long-term client relationships, having a bigger mindset and belief, and shifting to long-term and remote business models. Steven also talks about holding assets for longer periods of time, the gap between sellers and buyers in the real estate market, and the importance of focusing on one thing to be successful. Additionally, Steven emphasizes the importance of setting clear goals and aligning them with a plan of action, being open to collaboration, and aligning interests with others.Steven Pesavento is an active investor who helps clients build wealth & cashflow through Commercial Real Estate Investments at VonFinch Capital. As Host of The Investor Mindset Show & Certified High Performance Coach he has raised $10’s of Millions dollars, invested into $100’s of millions of real estate. Beginning in Single Family as an operator he bought & flipped over 200 houses in under 3 years, prior to expanding into Commercial to focus on building a business around working with his ideal client - successful high income earners like himself who are investing to create flexibility and independence. VonFinch Capital is an Investment Manager & Sponsor specializing in Value-Add Multifamily. Their advantage is financial ingenuity & deal structures targeted to preserve investors capital, while creating outsized returns. www.VonFinch.comwww.InvestorMindset.com Find out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:00:42 Based In Denver01:00 Steven’s Miniapolis Origin Story01:54 Building Long-Term Client Relationships02:28 Going Beyond The 9 to 5 Lifestyle02:44 High Growth Startups In Colorado03:33 Shadowing Real Estate Experts To Learn Fast05:32 How To Transition Business Models05:45 Get Clear On What You Want and Why You Want It06:09 What’s The Ideal Business and Who’s The Ideal Client You Serve?06:49 Have A Bigger Mindset and Belief07:07 How Can You Shift Your Business To Longer Term Relationships?08:12 How Can You Shift To Long-Term and Remote Business?09:22 Selling Off Assets, Cycling Out, and Pivoting11:42 The Gap Between Sellers and Buyers14:37 Holding Longer Than 24 to 26 Months to Weather Instability16:03 You Have Got To Have Value In The Multi-Family Space17:57 The Five Success Principles19:00 Change Mental Your Code With A Successful Mindset19:47 View Challenges As Opportunities20:02 Problems Equal Profits22:33 Look For Problems Other Avoid23:08 The Most Successful People Are Ultra Focused23:52 Get Rich Doing ONE Thing23:58 Get Rich and Get The Fly Wheel Moving27:44 Use The Why Question As A Clarifying Tool28:37 Create “Super Clear Goals”29:20 Align Your Goals With A Plan of Action And See Who Can Help31:05 Success Comes Down To Alignment of Interest32:02 Don’t Be “Super Selfish”SUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGnRDb6pSONGT9PQmbXTbwCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.comLinks & Mentions From This Episode:VonFinch CapitalPodcast: The Investor Mindset—Real Estate Showwww.investormindset.com/successLinkedIn: @steven.PesaventoInstagram: @steven.Pesavento
The Science of Flipping With Justin Colby
Jan 2 2023
The Science of Flipping With Justin Colby
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode, Mario talks with real estate investor Justin Colby about his strategies for success. They discuss the single-family home market, including flipping, wholesaling, and buying and holding rentals. He talks about the importance of understanding the math behind real estate investing and offers advice for navigating the current market conditions. Justin also emphasizes the value of investing in education, including paying for mentorship and joining a mastermind group. He encourages listeners to be consistent, achieve mastery, and do the work in order to succeed in real estate investing.About JustinAfter graduating from UCLA in 2003 with an English degree, Justin went directly into business for himself. He has never had a W-2 job. In 2005 he got into real estate by co-founding a brokerage in the Northern California area. Quickly he realized that being a realtor was not for him.In 2007 he got into real estate investing full-time. 15 years later, Justin has flipped well over 2000 properties, accumulated millions in rental properties, and is an active investor to this day.His success in real estate led him to start The Science Of Flipping podcast and education company, where he has coached and mentored over one thousand aspiring and active investors. He is a nationally recognized speaker and is on a mission to impact tens of thousands more on financial literacy through real estate.*Find out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:01:05 How Justin Got Into Real Estate03:18 Justin’s First Fund Is Now Available05:15 Flipping, Wholesaling, and Buying/Holding As Rentals06:06 Justin Explains Novations08:57 Justin’s Strategy for the Single Family World10:14 Flipping Homes in Multiple Markets11:03 The BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) Model11:24 It’s All Just Math11:39 Justin’s “Personal Bane” Is Contractors13:13 Justin’s Preference for Using a Property Manager13:55 Wholesaling and Developing a Buyers List14:55 Marketing to Buy Homes Across the Country16:48 Justin Compares Financial Education with University Degrees20:57 Why Justin Has Spent $75,000 on Education This Year21:38 Be Around The People Who Have Been Where You’re Trying To Go22:33 The Highest Performers Invest In Education22:44 Justin’s Pay-To-Play Philosophy24:34 Justin Encourages Everyone to Find a Mentor, Join a Mastermind, and Pay-to-Play24:52 Building a Valuable Network and Taking Personal Responsibility26:27 “You Just Need to Stay In The Game Long Enough to Win the Game”28:20 Have Realistic Expectations, Be Consistent, and Achieve Mastery29:15 The Key is Doing the Work30:17 Justin on the “Microwave Society”31:33 Tactics for a Changing, High-Interest Market35:36 Are Short Sales Coming Back?38:06 Supply and Demand Is Still Strong40:05 How and Who Should Get Ahold of JustinSUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGnRDb6pSONGT9PQmbXTbwCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.comLinks & Mentions From This Episode:Instagram: @thejustincolbyYouTube: http://justincolby.tvPodcast: The Science of Flipping
Creative Investing and Financing Strategies With Chris Prefontaine
Dec 26 2022
Creative Investing and Financing Strategies With Chris Prefontaine
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!Mario talks with Chris Prefontaine about creative investing and best practices. Chris is a real estate expert who advises seeking out free and clear properties, screening for good partners, building an education company, and paying a premium for the right deal. Chris and Mario discuss how listening is the best way to find solutions to problems. Chris also advises on how to exit creatively and avoid exposing yourself to a bank. Mario also predicts a more rental society. Together they discuss finding a niche you're passionate about as well as experienced partners and mentors. And why it’s important to focus on your business for at least five to seven years to see real results. Finally, Chris recommends working with people who have failed and learned.Chris Prefontaine is the four-time best-selling author of Real Estate on Your Terms, The New Rules of Real Estate Investing, and Sell With Authority for Real Estate Investors. He’s also founder of the Wicked Smart companies and host of the Smart Real Estate Coach Podcast.Today Chris and his family and team run their own creative financing business and are still in the trenches every day. Their main focus is helping students across North America plan their escape from their W-2 jobs by getting in the trenches and doing deals with them. They’ve completed over $100 million in transactions.Find out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:00: 38 Chris’s Real Estate Origin Story01:44 Starting Creative Financing03:38 Transitioning From Land Owners04:33 “The Great Debacle” and Chris’s Book04:47 The Market Changes, Strategy Changes05:29 How Should We Be Thinking Differently Now?07:42 “You Get Paid In Life By How Much Value You Bring”07:53 Remember Everything Changes Continuously08:17 What Are The New Strategies?10:08 Seek Out The Free and Clear Properties11:52 How To Be Aware of Seller Financing and Dodd-Frank14:24 Screening for Good (and Bad) Partners16:49 Make Sure Your Mentors, Coaches, and Partners Have a Track Record17:27 How Do You Vet Inexperienced Partners?18:22 Building An Education Company Around Real Estate20:33 Cash Upfront Mindset to Paper Mindset22:02 Paying a Premium For The Right Deal23:25 Listening and Finding Solutions to Problems23:59 The Quadrant: Price, Term, Monthly, Downpayment/Interest26:45 Local Investing or Long-Distance Investing?27:31 Self-Manage or Third-Party Management?29:19 Creative Angles to Exit29:51 “Don’t Expose Yourself to a Bank”31:29 Buying Differently Than You Sell33:04 What Is Chris Looking At Doing Next?34:08 The Three People Who Get Effected35:20 A More Rental Society36:35 How to Go From Your Job to Real Estate37:04 Find a Niche You’re Passionate About37:19 Find Experienced Partners and Mentors37:49 Put “The Blinders” On For Five to Seven Years (Focus)40:02 Working With People Who Have Failed and Learned43:03 Who Should Get Ahold of ChrisSUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGnRDb6pSONGT9PQmbXTbwCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.com**Links & Mentions From This Episode:**Wicked Smart Financewww.wickedsmartbooks.com/mariowww.smartrealestate.com/mastersclass
From Beauty To Crypto With Brian Esposito
Dec 19 2022
From Beauty To Crypto With Brian Esposito
Welcome to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast!In this episode, Mario talks with Brian J. Esposito about his entrepreneurial journey through multiple businesses. From the beauty industry, to the music business, to cutting-edge crypto businesses and beyond. They discuss the benefits of "getting beaten up and bruised" as a CEO. And how to be a positive resource for others. All while staying true to your values and your gut instinct.About BrianRanked among the world’s Top 10 CEOs for 2020 & 2021 in The World CEO Rankings Awards by Adria Management, LLC, Brian J. Esposito is the founder and CEO of Esposito Intellectual Enterprises, LLC, (EIE). An award-winning serial entrepreneur and business leader, he is recently renowned for being a core part of an innovative team to build Nodle—the world’s largest wireless network and ecosystem of connected devices. In addition, also being a core part of team TurnCoin and the launch of VirtualStax through TheXchange. TheXchange is the company behind VirtualStaX & the VirtualStaX App: A people-driven platform that empowers individuals to achieve their dreams, while giving their fans a vehicle to support them, share in their journey, and participate in their success. TheXchange currently has the public support of Drew Brews, Patrick Mahomes, Randy Jackson, and Jean de Villiers—and for one of his early businesses, which ranked among The Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc. 5000 for six consecutive years.  With over 20 years of experience in high-profile executive roles involving complex business challenges and high-stakes decisions, Brian founded Esposito Intellectual Enterprises (EIE) in New York in 2013. Wholly owned by Brian, EIE currently has 85+ entities within it and over 150 joint ventures that have been accumulated around the world over the last 20 years. http://www.eie.rocksFind out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:0:57 Over 20 Years in The Beauty Industry1:27 The Hamster Wheel1:59 Entering The Music Industry2:20 Creating Apparel For The Band2:30 Controlled Choas03:03 90 Entities, 150 Joint Ventures, 25 Industries03:16 Surround Yourself With Positive People04:50 Many Businesses With Positive Earnings05:00 The Principles That Apply To Every Industry05:55 Working With Startups06:24 Getting Beaten Up & Bruised07:20 "The Best Thing In Life Is Momentum"09:15 If It's Your Company, Your Ass Is On The Line09:35 Becoming A Complete Turnkey Resource09:47 What I Did Wrong For 20 Years10:48 You Can't Be "Half Pregnant"11:30 Create A Self-Sustainable Company From Cashflow12:15 Raising Capital Is A Whole Separate Business13:21 Entrepreneurs Are A Unique Breed13:55 "You Are Not Alone"14:55 Cores Revenue & Profitable Revenue16:30 Crypto, Digital Securities, NFTs, Web 3, And More16:58 The World's First Crypto Hotel18:30 Crypto Trading Floors20:55 Building Supportive Communities22:58 Buying Virtual Shares of People25:35 Ethics, Morals, Values26:12 "We're All Equal, I Don't Care What You Have In The Bank"27:11 From Nail Polish To Billion-Dollar Companies29:19 Get A Fresh Perspective31:52 Failure Is Part of The Process33:22 Commercial Real Estate Is A Team Sport34:14 Know When To Say No34:49 Your "Gut" Is The Smartest Thing In Your Body35:54 Why To Wish Your Enemies WellSUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGnRDb6pSONGT9PQmbXTbwCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.comLinks & Mentions From This Episode:LinkedIn: BrianJEspositoTwitter: BrianJEspositoWebsite: https://eie.rocks
Tech Business Success With Anton Ivanov
Dec 12 2022
Tech Business Success With Anton Ivanov
In this episode, Mario talks with Anton Ivanov about real estate and software. First, Anton shares his early life in the US Navy and how he turned a family tragedy into a financial triumph. Sharing his journey with "Deal Check," Anton's leading real estate analysis software, and founding his rental search platform "Rent Cast." Next, Anton offers his one piece of advice for all entrepreneurs. They then discuss the value of focus, outsourcing a team, and owning your growth potential. Finally, both agree on the importance of patience and how execution, not ideas, matters most.About Anton:Anton Ivanov is a US Navy veteran, real estate investor and entrepreneur with a 40-unit rental portfolio spread out across 4 states. His portfolio generates over $20,000 in monthly passive income and requires less than 1 hour a week to manage.Anton is also the founder of two popular real estate software platforms - RentCast.io and DealCheck.io. RentCast is a platform that helps real estate investors and property managers grow, track and optimize their rental portfolios by giving them access to nationwide rental data. DealCheck is the leading real estate analysis platform for quickly analyzing and comparing rental properties, flips, and commercial buildings.https://rentcast.ioFind out more about Mario at MarioDattilo.netTalking Points:1:11 Joining The US Navy1:20 Turning Tragedy Into Triumph2:57 Making Big Life Decisions With Your Partner3:20 Building A Real Estate Portfolio3:47 Reivesting Profits Into New Investments3:13 Technology And Real Estate5:30 How "Deal Check" Started7:03 Working As A Software Engineer8:58 How "Deal Check" Became A Market Leader12:02 Using Your Product Every Day13:04 Introducing "Rent Cast"15:03 Start In Industries Familiar to You15:35 Anton's One Piece of Advice18:03 Have An Edge18:21 Long-Distance Investing19:20 Build A Network22:50 Monthly Phone Check-Ins23:58 How To Not Be Owned By Your Own Company25:08 Focus And Outsource27:27 Learn How To Let Go29:59 Business Is Not The Military31:55 Get Your First Customer33:24 Cashflow Is Like A Snowball34:40 What Every Successful Business Person Has In Common35:15 Ideas Are Easy, Execution Is Everything35:57 Plant Seeds with Patience36:15 Misnomers In Tech Companies38:29 Have A Dedicated In House Team41:57 Own Your Growth Potential42:42 How To Find Anton OnlineSUBSCRIBE to the Mario Dattilo Show Podcast YouTube Channel:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGGnRDb6pSONGT9PQmbXTbwCheck out this podcast website: MarioDattiloShow.com