Archive for Biographies

Tom Krol

Posted on October 31, 2018 by

Tom KrolFounder of Wholesaling Inc and PSL Homebuyers, Tom is considered to be one of the most successful Real Estate Wholesalers in the country. Through his unique approach to Real Estate investing, Tom has bought and sold numerous properties across the country and has taught aspiring Real Estate investors how to do the same. His no-nonsense, “step by step” coaching methods along with his passion to help others succeed has created a loyal “Tribe” of Wholesaling Rhinos!

Keith Gains

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

Keith GainsKeith’s experience in real estate, design and construction spans almost 20 years. Originally from New York, Keith moved down to the beautiful sunshine state after high school to pursue a career in Architecture, Construction and Real Estate. A graduate of the University of Florida School of Architecture, Keith brings a unique design skill set to his real estate business. Since 2013 as full time Real Estate Investor, he has successfully flipped & built over 30 homes in and around the bay area. Understanding design/market trends, paying attention to what buyers want in a home, as well as having a firm grasp on home values, gives him a unique edge in the local marketplace. Keith is also a licensed Realtor.

When Keith isn’t talking real estate (which is rare), you’ll mostly find him at the gym, jogging around the neighborhood with his Australian Sheppard Charlie or sipping on some healthy green juice. An avid reader, he understands that applied knowledge is power and the best way to earn more is to learn more.

Ben Smith

Posted on June 8, 2018 by

Ben SmithBen specializes in identifying opportunities and creating win-win solutions for sellers, buyers, contractors and investors. This, coupled with the ability to see a house’s potential and the path through rehab, provides a unique perspective to real estate investing. Ben is an experienced residential home rehabber and also holds a personal portfolio of rental homes in various US states. He enjoys providing affordable, quality housing, and likes the challenge of taking a house that needs work from the worst house on the block to the best house on the block. His ultimate goal is the creation of passive income streams as a path to financial freedom.

Lawrence Malloy

Posted on May 5, 2018 by

Lawrence MalloyLawrence Malloy is the owner and CEO of the investment company, Ethical Home Buyers and is the President of GOREIA (Greater Orlando Real Estate Investors Association). Throughout the past 14 years, by using his various dynamic approaches to marketing, he has bought and sold over 300+ properties from as low as $3,000 to as high as $1.6 million.

Through years of education from the very best in the industry of Real Estate investing, personal development and leadership training, Lawrence has developed his own unique approach to acquiring investment properties and running an investment firm like a fine oiled machine.

Coined the “Acquisition Artist”™ for his expertise in acquiring investment properties through face-to-face negotiations and his ability to creatively structure deals in a multitude of ways. While the core of his business is buying and selling real estate, his true passion is teaching, coaching and mentoring people to help them achieve financial freedom.

Ryan Groff

Posted on May 4, 2018 by

Ryan GroffRyan Groff is currently the broker and general manager of New Western Acquisitions Tampa location. Ryan started his career in investment real estate shortly after the crash in his hometown of Dallas/ Fort Worth Texas. During his time in Texas he was involved in personally acquiring over 200 single family homes for local investors. In 2015 New Western Acquisitions and Ryan, brought their business to Florida and more specifically the Tampa Bay area. Ryan and his team are now providing Tampa bay area investors with 30-40 single family investment properties every month. 

Roger Blankenship

Posted on January 5, 2018 by

Roger BlankenshipRoger Blankenship is the “Flipping America Guy.” He’s host of the nationally syndicated real estate show, “Flipping America,” author, educator, motivational and inspirational speaker, and business leader. He is a member of several professional real estate organizations and is part of the Forbes Magazine Real Estate Council.

Roger is a unique and visionary leader with a broad background in corporate and nonprofit leadership and a lifelong history of entrepreneurial ventures. His corporate career gave him a strong background in staff development, cost management, process evaluation and work-flow improvements. His skills in curricular design, strategic planning and vision-casting have allowed him to help many companies develop new approaches and new products. He has a track record for innovation, creativity, flexibility, and continual process improvement in a wide range of situations.  Read More→

Foster Algier

Posted on December 5, 2017 by

Foster AlgierFoster Algier, the “Godfather of Wholesaling”, is a real estate investment expert who specializes in wholesaling properties full-time. His chief accomplishments over his 25 years in the business include:

  • Founder of First Alliance Capital (FAC), the oldest wholesale company in central Florida with deals from Daytona to Tampa
  • Owner/Broker of Florida Real Estate Services
  • Graduate Real Estate Institute certification
  • Success team coach with Central Florida Real Estate Investors (CFRI)
  • Served on board of CFRI Association and Investment Resource Center

Not only does foster run FAC and a successful brokerage, he has been an active buyer at foreclosure and tax deed sales, done numerous “subject-to” deals, bought and sold on lease-options, has an active rental portfolio, and is the top Florida expert in how to buy probate real estate. He actively, day in and day out, works in the real estate market and runs a small, hands-on apprenticeship program to get investors off the ground in our business and on the path to success. In his free time, Foster donates his time helping his community and enjoys anything to do with sun, salt, and sand.

His knowledge, research, and continued education on ever-changing markets keep him in the top tier of the field.

David Minor

Posted on August 30, 2017 by

David MinorA true entrepreneur, David Minor has owned a wide array of businesses across many different sectors. One of his most successful companies, Definitive Aquarium, quickly went from a small startup company to making the top 5% in its SIC code within twenty-four months as well as being featured nationally and internationally on Discovery Channel’s Tanked show.

Currently Mr. Minor is the founder and managing partner of Vesado Investment Group, based in Tampa, Florida. Vesado has experienced explosive growth in its first few years of operation having facilitated the purchase and sale of over $20 million dollars in real estate since inception. Vesado prides itself as being investment real estate experts and more specifically experts in, locating, and acquiring off market real estate assets at substantial discounts for clients around the globe.

Tangie Cousins

Posted on August 16, 2017 by

Tangie Cousins Tangie Cousins has been working with Investors, Realtors and Attorney’s for almost 15 years now. She is an Independent Contractor and attends multiple Investor meetings on a regular basis and has for years. Tangie works with a Company called Foreclosures Daily.

Foreclosures Daily is a nationwide lead provider that has been in business since 2004. They are the Internet’s number one destination for the most detailed, timely and accurate information. Foreclosures Daily provides leads to suit your real estate needs such as Probates, Pre Probates, Inheritance, Divorce, Code Violations, Evictions, Lis Pendens, Auctions, Absentee Owners, Tax lates and Cash Buyers just to name a few.

Deborah Harris

Posted on June 8, 2017 by

Deborah HarrisDeborah Harris moved to Atlanta in 1965 as a small child. After attending Georgia Tech, she went straight into real estate. Now, 30 years later, she still loves watching the constantly changing landscape of both the city and the real estate business. Although truly a “people person”, getting the deal closed is Deborah’s claim to fame.

In today’s demanding real estate climate, Deborah thrives with the new business expectations, teaches real estate, and is always ready to help with people’s buying, selling, or investing needs. She is an agent who cares, stays ahead of the technology curve, and is totally knowledgeable about Atlanta. Our team meets the client where technology and real estate connect. Let us help you with your real estate needs. Read More→

Donna Bauer

Posted on May 26, 2017 by

Donna Bauer Donna Bauer, nationally known as The Original NoteBuyer®, is one of the country’s most recognized authorities on Discounted Notes, Seller Financing, and Defaulted Notes. Donna started out over twenty-five years ago, when she was babysitting nine children for a dollar an hour per child so that she could be a stay-at-home mom. Her life was changed forever when she discovered the amazing power of note buying and made over $5,000 on her very first deal. She went on to develop her own systematized approach to making amazing profits with notes. Since then, she has shared her exclusive note buying strategies and helped thousands of individuals to create, build, and maintain financial freedom.

Donna’s extensive real estate background enables her to bring a wealth of knowledge to her students and uniquely qualifies her to integrate her exclusive creative note buying strategies into all areas of real estate investing. Her experience includes the management of single-family homes, an office park, downtown high rise, and 400 – 500 unit apartment complexes. In addition to her own extensive investment career involving both residential and commercial notes and properties, she has facilitated thousands of transactions as a real estate paralegal, as the owner of a title company, and as a personal mentor to investors across the country.

Larry Goins

Posted on April 5, 2017 by

Larry Goins Larry has been investing in real estate for over 30 years. Previously, Larry served as president of the Real Estate Investors Association in Charlotte NC, a not-for-profit organization that has over 350 members and is the local chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association.

Larry is an active real estate investor and travels throughout the United States speaking and training audiences at conventions, expos, and Real Estate Investment Associations on his strategies for buying and selling houses.

Larry has also written several books on real estate investing that are available wherever books are sold.  Read More→

David Tilney

Posted on February 27, 2017 by

David TilneyDavid Tilney began investing in real estate in 1978. He began managing properties when he couldn’t find a competent company to manage his own rental portfolio. Over the years, David has invested in rentals, notes, foreclosures, tax sales, IRS liens and leasehold interests. David has become the “go to” guy for management of single-family homes and loves being a landlord. He looks forward to hearing from his tenants, but often feels like the repairman in the old Maytag appliance commercial who rarely gets a call.

David and Mary, his wife of 43 years, reside in Naples FL and spend summers in Colorado Springs. They manage their portfolio of rental houses from wherever they are without employees. Their three daughters and their husbands (who have blessed them with 8 grandchildren) have also invested in rental property. David believes that owning rentals is not a get rich quick scheme, but an investment that can sustain you when you choose to retire or can no longer work and continue to provide for your heirs when you have passed on.

Dozell Varner

Posted on February 3, 2017 by

Dozell VarnerDozell Varner is an Account Executive at Visio Lending, specializing in assisting real estate investors with long-term alternative financing for their rental properties. Dozell has been in the real estate investing arena since 2008. As a senior in college, he launched his first company – primarily focused on consulting and wholesaling – while sustaining a full athletic football scholarship at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.  Read More→

Nathan Trombetti

Posted on February 3, 2017 by

Nathan Trombetti Nathan Trombetti is the Chief Investment Officer of Secured Investment Lending Corporation (SILC), which has operated as a licensed Hard Money lender in Florida since 2009, exclusively lending on non-owner occupied investment properties as well as commercial properties.

Mr. Trombetti believes in conservative lending practices and instills rigorous underwriting guidelines which has facilitated an increase in SILC’s servicing portfolio every year since inception. It has since expanded from a local mortgage lender in Central Florida to a regional lending institution. This traditional philosophy also prevents potential borrowers from taking on projects that may pose risk for all parties involved.  Read More→

Gregory Emmer

Posted on February 3, 2017 by

Gregory EmmerWhile Gregory Emmer joined EquityMax full time since 2008, he has been actively involved with the business since 2002, when he first obtained his Real Estate Sales Associate license.  Subsequently, he has obtained his Real Estate Broker and Mortgage Loan Originator licenses in Florida.  Since he started at EquityMax, Gregory has been a key contributor in generating new client relationships as well as nurturing existing client business.  Read More→

Jackson Jones

Posted on February 3, 2017 by

Jackson JonesOver 25 years’ experience in the Real Estate industry. His extensive background as an attorney whose focus was on was serving the investment property and commercial market. Currently he serves as the Business Development Director for Angel Oak Prime Bridge. Angel Oak Prime Bridge, LLC (AOPB) is a commercial residential lender providing financing solutions for today’s real estate investor. Our Mission Statement To be today’s best Residential Investment Property Lender by providing world class service and loan programs that are fast, simple, flexible, and dependable.

Paul Albano

Posted on February 3, 2017 by

Paul AlbanoPaul Albano currently serves as Lima One Capital’s business development representative for the Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville markets with his office and primary focus in the Tampa area. He is responsible for originating investment loans for the company and discussing current financing options for residential real estate investors. Lima One Capital works with investors all over the country to provide funding for fix and flip projects as well as rental properties. Read More→

Karen Bershad

Posted on November 9, 2016 by

Karen BershadKaren Bershad has owned and operated several businesses during her career including a printing company and a remodeling business with her late husband. Having over thirty years of hands on business ownership experience, she learned many things about owning and operating a business and always felt “there has to be a better way”. This was the basis of developing The Small Business Advisor.

All the downsizing and our current economy has encouraged many who have been employees to change hats and become entrepreneurs. What has come to light is, most entrepreneurs know a product or service really well and decide to go into business for themselves, but they don’t know what they don’t know about running a business. Read More→

Jim Banks

Posted on November 1, 2016 by

Jim BanksJim “Mr Probate” Banks has been investing in Probate Real Estate and Probate Personal Property for over 30 years. Jim started with fixer-uppers then moved into tear-downs and building two story homes.

Jim is the creator of the Probate Investment System which he has taught and lectured on nationally decades.  He has also been a been a Real Estate Broker for over 30 years. He has attended Indiana University, the University of Southern California and West L.A. Law School.

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