The Birmingham Real Estate Investor

The Birmingham Real Estate Investor

Do you want to learn the ins and outs of owning rental property in Birmingham, Alabama? Want to hear from local pros as they break down the areas, the deals, and even pitfalls rental owners fall into? Then you've come to the right podcast. Join rental experts, Matthew Whitaker and Spencer Sutton, as they provide you with the local scoop and interview both hometown and nationally-renowned investment heroes.

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July 25, 2022 24 min

Investing in real estate is a fantastic way to build wealth.

Today’s episode reveals our five tips for out of state investors to succeed.

  • Set targets

  • Start small

  • Get your hands dirty

  • Build your team

  • Don’t be afraid to say no

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    In this episode, Spencer shares what we are seeing in the real estate market as of June 2022.

    He discusses everything from inflation, interest rates, the impact of supply and demand, whether you should buy now or wait, and more.

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    Your greatest asset isn’t your property—it’s your tenant. To build a successful rental portfolio, you must take care of your tenants. And there is nothing that kills your returns more than tenant churn. No tenants = No cash flow.

    The key to eliminating tenant churn? Understanding the lifecycle of every tenant. If you know these 7 stages, you’ll keep your tenants happy and build a legitimate rental business.

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    In this episode, Spencer and Hunter Terryn discuss common questions investors ask (trust us— there are a lot of them). At the end of the day, there are really only three key questions you need to answer before buying in Birmingham.

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    Episode 50!

    It only seemed right to have our first-ever guest, Bryan Miles, back on the show!

    In this episode, Bryan reveals the newest trends in Birmingham real estate investing. Including new neighborhoods and strategies that have emerged over the past two years. Get your pen and paper ready because you’ll want to take notes!

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    In this episode, Spencer welcomes Jonathan Mednick, the managing director of REI Trading, LLC, and a financial broker with Real Equity Realty.

    Jonathan specializes in turnkey properties in Birmingham, AL.

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    ➡️ Turnkey: REITrading.com

    ➡️ Financing: REIbrokers.com

    ➡️ ​​ Realty: Realequityrealty.com

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    Finding the right partner in real estate investing can be difficult.

    In this episode, Spencer Sutton explains why you need an investor-friendly agent, questions you should be asking real estate agents who claim they are investor-friendly and learn the resources they can bring you as an investor yourself.

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    What separates a wannabe investor from a true real estate investor? There are many ways out there to learn how to invest in real estate. The difference isn’t due to lack of information. Why are some successful and others not? Quick story. For the last number of months, Spencer had trained and got into the best shape he could for his first ever Spartan Ultra Beast in Dallas, TX. The race consists of a 31 mile race, 60 obstacles th...

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    October 25, 2021 38 min

    In this episode you will get a special sneak peek into our new national podcast series, The Evernest Real Estate Investor. In this episode, Spencer and Gray discuss the fundamentals you need to make a great deal.

    From setting your investment goals and knowing how to estimate the rehab costs to making an offer. Cash is king. It is crucial to know where to look for property details, determine estimates and do your due diligence when ...

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    Finding deals is the lifeblood of the real estate investor. In recent years, the market has been hot which has left many investors wondering how they’re going to find the deals they need to achieve their investment goals. In this episode, Spencer walks you through five different ways investors are finding deals even in today’s hot market. You’ll walk away from this episode with a fresh perspective on an age-old problem - finding gr...

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    In this episode, Spencer Sutton explains the pros and cons of self management vs property management. He lays out what we see to be the three main reasons someone starts to consider property management:

  • You just became an out of state investor

  • You're finding and leasing to the wrong people

  • Maintenance is getting to be too much for you

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    If you are a real estate investor, you will have tenants treat your property like trash. But, if they are damaging your property that is an entirely different battle.

    In this episode, Spencer explains how to deal with a tenant damaging your property. He answers questions you should ask yourself and shares a checklist you need to have.

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    Have you ever felt you were getting a great deal on a new rental property, but soon realized you made a horrible purchase?

    Did you buy a property on the wrong street?

    Was the condition of the house worst than you thought?

    Or was the layout simply so weird that you knew it needed to be redone altogether?

    All of these things can cost you thousands of dollars if not taken into consideration BEFORE you purchase. In this episode, Spence...

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    We’ll dive into how to know if you should buy a turnkey rental property or a distressed property and fix it up yourself. There are many aspects of both that you must consider in order to make the right decision for your situation.

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    When it comes to owning properties, it is inevitable that you will have maintenance issues. The key is understanding the relationship between maintenance and tenant longevity. In our experience of managing thousands of properties since 2008, maintenance handled incorrectly has the ability to dash your passive income dreams. In this episode, we welcome Will Morton, Director of Property Services, to explain the three major mistakes o...

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    Most rental investors become enamored with the thought of receiving mailbox money month after month and leaving their full-time job. But few think through all of the potential pit falls before they start buying property. In this episode, we’ll walk you though the five ways we’ve seen rental investors fail and what you can do to avoid the same fatal mistakes.

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    You have several property management options when it comes time to lease your home. So how do you decide which property manager is your best choice? In this episode, Spencer provides his top 5 questions you should be asking a property manager before you hire them. These questions are designed to give you insight into the most important aspects of how they run their business in order to discover if it will be a good fit for you.

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    Do you want rent income that you can rely on? A tenant that stays longer? In this episode, Matthew and Spencer welcome Holly Atchley, our Birmingham Team Leader, to discuss Section 8. They explain the processes, the requirements, the pros and cons, and some personal experiences they have had renting to Section 8 residents.

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    Dani started as an out of country investor! He bought his first rental house in Arizona and that kickstarted his passion and love for real estate. What drove Dani to move to the US and become a full-time real estate investor? Like many investors, his 9-5 job was not going to provide him with the life he knew was possible. In this episode, we dive into his career as a successful mentor, how he motivates others to take action, the tr...

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    Probably the most important aspect of owning rental property is getting the right tenant in your home. Since 2008, we have placed thousands upon thousands of great residents. In this episode, we’ll dive in with our leasing ninja, Jacob West, and explore what he and his team have done to make the past 18 months fantastic even in the middle of a global pandemic. We’ll share practical tips you can use whether you own one property or 1...

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