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Jason Roberts and Rachel Schneider

Posted on July 30, 2020 by

Jason Roberts and Rachel SchneiderJason Roberts and Rachel Schneider have always been fascinated by the world of real estate. In 2001, while still in their early 20’s, Jason and Rachel decided that instead of working for someone else, they would rather be in charge of their own destiny and opened a mortgage company. They eventually built that business into a multi-million dollar company, where they closed over 3000 real estate transactions. Then the market crashed and they had to find a new way to use their real estate talents. That is when they went into real estate investing and started down a new path. Implementing the real estate strategies they have honed over time they have since closed well north of 300+ real estate transactions (pre-foreclosures/short sales, wholesales, probates, etc).

Having seen pretty much everything, they decided to funnel that expertise into their true passion; sharing their knowledge with other investors. They now run a top coaching program with the nation’s leading investors, own a profitable hard money lending company, with over 2 million dollars in loans out to their coaching students at any given time, share their wealth of knowledge as co-owners of their local REIA all the while continuing to flip houses.

Kevin Sayles

Posted on July 9, 2020 by

Kevin SaylesKevin Sayles obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of La Verne, Magna Cum Laude and an MBA from the University of Redlands. He started his career in the real estate industry by working in banking beginning in 1993. While working for some of the nation’s largest savings institutions, Kevin received extensive training in lending, sales, appraisals, banking back office, escrow and title and of course, probate, retail and commercial banking.

Kevin is a real estate investor and an expert in closing difficult transactions. Since the late 1990’s, he has used his experience in the field of title insurance (real estate closing services). He has a “never say die” attitude and knows how to close the deals! It is estimated that he has closed well over 15,000 transactions while working as a title representative. He uses his knowledge and first hand experience to help close even the toughest transactions. Currently, Kevin helps real estate agents and investors close transactions as the Probate Expert, for a Southern California title company.

Kevin has been training real estate agents and investors since about 2003. He officially launched his Probate Real Estate Training company in 2015 with the launch of his book Probate Real Estate Sales 101, which was an Amazon Best Seller. He has received nationwide praise and been highlighted on numerous news websites across the nation including ABC, NBC, CBS and Fox.

Brian Lauchner

Posted on May 7, 2020 by

Brian LauchnerBrian purchased his first piece of real estate in 2008. Making the leap out of the financial software industry, he jumped full time into real estate as a wholesaler and rehabber.

Gaining traction as a wholesaler, Brian expanded into other strategies including land trades, private lending, rentals, and buying/selling on terms through owner finance. He’s seen first-hand how becoming a deal architect is required to get deals done at today’s seller’s “kitchen table”.

Brian also realized the reality of wealth building using real estate secured assets which inspired him to dream of connecting people and educating others so they too can build wealth using real estate. Brian has been teaching and consulting investors since 2017 and is very excited to bring his passion and experience to the NoteSchool team.

Brian is a family man first, he’s married to his high school sweet-heart Chelsea, and has two amazing kids that drive him to be a change-agent in the world.

Lee Kearney

Posted on April 8, 2020 by

Lee KearneyLee Kearney is one of the nation’s most active and successful single-family real estate investors, buying and selling over $500,000,000 in real estate assets since 2004. 

Lee is known as the leading expert in understanding and leveraging real estate market cycles. During the last market cycle, he made and lost his first million dollars in a span of 1 year. Over the last 4 years, Lee saw the writing on the wall of another economic correction. He’s been preparing. Now it’s here.

Lee has been on the front lines of flipping homes, and his passion and expertise come into play as he educates and inspires real estate investors at all levels—helping them to reach their goals, just like he did.

Joe Dillon

Posted on October 5, 2019 by

Joe DillonJoe Dillon is a Real Estate Wholesaling expert and Coach, whose superpower is to take existing and experienced investors doing 0 to 3 deals a month, and help them explode to 5 to 10 deals a month. Joe built a multi-million dollar wholesaling firm that was operating in 5 different markets and now has the best program in the industry for scaling. His genius lies in his ability to systematize, structure, and process out this Real Estate acquisitions business and he’s passionate about helping the right people elevate. His program was built to help investors solve the issue of deal flow inconsistency.

What separates Joe from others in the industry is that he holds absolutely nothing back, has the ability to truly break down the business in a simple to understand way, gives you all the tools you would need to succeed, and truly cares about the success of his clients. Lastly, Joe is passionate about helping people not only become financially wealthy, but have incredible success and peace in every area of their personal lives.

Vicky Schettini

Posted on August 3, 2019 by

Vicky SchettiniFour years ago, I was homeless. Now, I’m building homes for other people.

In 2012, I found myself working from paycheck-to-paycheck with ONLY $25 a month to spare. As a single mom, I wanted financial security for my child and I. I set out to make the right connections. I learned how flip homes in California. Although I had early success, legal expenses from the divorce were extracting all the profits. Undeterred, I was determined to build wealth and my legacy for my family. In 2074, my daughter graduated high school and started her new chapter going to LSUA. I was now one of the many women who have the empty-nest syndrome. I took a leap of faith and relocated to Jackson, MS to be closer to my only daughter. After several setbacks that left me homeless, I was finally able to close my first home with only $500 left to my name.

In 2018, I founded WIT (Whatever It Takes) Property Finders. I was already on track to accomplish my financial freedom building my wealth and legacy. From those humble beginnings, I stayed focused
and driven. I own and owned several multi-family complexes, over 700 SFRs (Single Family Residences), retail and commercial buildings. In the last four years, I have executed over 7,000 traditional and non-traditional transactions ranging from flips, buy and holds, notes, wraps, partials, and wholesales of single-family residences, multi-family, storage units, mobile home parks, retail and commercial buildings all combine totaling over $72 million in real estate.

Currently, I am the author of “Investing Real Estate Secrets,” set to launch in August of 2019. My most recent accomplishment, I have completed my offer, “Wealth and Empowerment – Real Estate for Financial Freedom” product. My goal is to use my product and all of the knowledge I’ve gained over the last few years to help at least one million people. Once again, I am in full speed, determined to make a difference in other peoples lives.

Randy Hughes

Posted on June 4, 2019 by

Randy HughesRandy Hughes, aka Mr. Land Trust, started life out on the wrong side of the railroad tracks. His father was an alcoholic and his mother was left to raise four children on a clerk’s wages. None of his relatives owned their own business … everyone worked for wages.

His father charged the weekly groceries so that the family would have food on the table. There was no stable income for any future education much less the current needs of the family.

No intellectual or financial direction was taught in his schools or church.  No blood relative had anything to offer other than “working for the man” at an hourly wage. Bank savings and financial security was what only the rich had. He was doomed for financial failure and unhappiness for the rest of his life.

Randy knew that there MUST be a better way to live. He decided to break the cycle of poverty in his family genes. Education came first. Randy graduated from Eastern Illinois University and began buying single family homes for rental while in college. After college, the Randy tried many different types of businesses, but always came back to the Single Family Home as the IDEAL investment. Since purchasing his first rental house in 1969, Randy hasn’t looked back!  Read More→

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, National Speaker, Investor Coach, Mentor, President of GOREIA (Greater Orlando Real Estate Investors Association) and is a licensed Real Estate agent in Florida. Throughout the past 15 years, by using his various dynamic approaches to marketing, he has bought and sold over 400+ 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.