Collecting Keys - Real Estate Investing Podcast

Collecting Keys - Real Estate Investing Podcast

In the 'Collecting Keys - Real Estate Investing Podcast,' seasoned Real Estate experts Mike DeHaan and Dan Austin discuss how to use Real Estate to create Massive Income not just Passive Income. Real estate doesn't have to be a get-rich slow game, and by bringing over 300 successful deals worth of experience in three years, their episodes unpack the art of real estate investing, wholesaling, house flipping, and transforming properties into profitable rentals. Listen as they share uncensored insights and strategies, from compelling guest interviews revealing personal journeys and finding off-market deals to in-depth deal analyses and the latest market trends. Whether you're taking your first investment step or scaling up your portfolio, embark on your investment journey with the Collecting Keys podcast - where every episode unlocks a door that brings you one step closer to financial freedom so you can finally live the life of your dreams.


May 24, 2024 53 mins

When a real estate pro like Shelby Johnson wants to talk shop, you immediately say yes! This special crossover episode of the Real Estate Rockstars Podcast features our very own Dan Austin, where he shares insights on finding, training and optimizing a team of virtual assistants for a real estate business. They discuss how to leverage VAs for cold calling and lead management, recognizing red flags during the hiring process, and lot...

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Stop wasting resources on "shortcuts" and expensive software. If you really want to scale a real estate business, you need these three things: consistency, systematization, and strategic planning. In this episode, Mike and Dan dive into common mistakes real estate investors make when trying to scale their business — and what they should be doing instead.

Mike and Dan reflect on their own journey from new investor...

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What’s the difference between acquiring properties and businesses? Surprisingly, there are a lot of similarities but some substantial key differences. Joining this episode to discuss it all is Drew Wiard, an entrepreneur and real estate investor who, in just 18 months, bought and merged three businesses successfully.

Drew shares his long-term strategy for building massive wealth through diverse asset acquisition, offering ...

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Seller wraps can be a game-changer in real estate deals, streamlining the process and reducing the typical buying and selling hurdles. In this episode, you’ll learn the ins and outs of seller wraps as host Dan Austin dives into a deal case study on a wraparound mortgage agreement.

Dan shares why they bought the property and later decided to sell, explaining their decision to move forward with this type of exit strategy. He...

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How does your business operate while you’re away? Does your team step up or slack off while the boss is away?

In this episode, find out what happened when Mike and Dan had the chance to lean on their employees and test their systems while they were both traveling. They discuss the challenges of managing a remote team and the role of business owners to lead their team to success.

Mike and Dan also share tips on fir...

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Craig Curelop is known for his work at BiggerPockets, but his real estate expertise goes beyond house hacking. In fact, it’s his real estate investing knowledge that helped him build a thriving business.

During this episode, he shares his journey from employee to entrepreneur and establishing his own investor-friendly real estate brokerage. He dives into the hurdles he’s faced in establishing his business, highlighting cha...

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Health insurance: a common concern for many people wanting to break away from corporate life and jump into real estate.

This week’s Friday Focus breaks down insurance options available to entrepreneurs, from the federal marketplace to direct insurance companies. Host Mike DeHaan delves into the variability of health insurance plans within and across each state, how to choose the right plan and manage the costs. He also sha...

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Travel brings a fresh perspective and invaluable insights, even in the business realm. Hosts Mike and Dan left their recent trips to New York City and Austin with a new understanding of the critical role of visionary leadership, from attracting top talent to building relationships on the journey to scale a business.

This episode of the Mike and Dan show explores the entrepreneurial struggle to hire top talent, the importan...

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From zoning law changes to shifting markets, the real estate landscape is transforming and offering investors like Mike Nuss new opportunities for growth. In this episode, he shares his unique investment approach and the progressive strategies that have expanded his operations in land banking and development, property management, flipping, and more.

Mike dives into each business vertical and his real estate portfolio, high...

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In the early days of operating a real estate investing business, reinvesting profits is the key to scaling. That’s why Collecting Keys SCALE Community members Emma and Kyle Greenwood took their $50,000 assignment fee from an RV park deal to ramp up marketing and expand their portfolio.

During this Friday Focus episode, the Greenwoods discuss their strategy to wholesale this RV park rather than keep it, and how they leverag...

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Real estate investors regularly have to deal with the drama that comes from coordinating deals with all kinds of people. Among these challenges are last-minute demands from buyers or sellers and the risks associated with Subject To deals — such as, what happens when a seller dies in a SubTo transaction?

Faced with this question recently, hosts Mike and Dan went searching for answers after getting no help from Pace Morby’s ...

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From pharmacist to real estate investor, Dylan Koch left a high-paying career to hustle his way to a 7-figure business. What’s even more impressive is that he accomplished it all on his own.

In this episode, he offers a frank perspective on what it takes to build a real estate business as a solopreneur. Dylan dives into the common fears and challenges he faced as a new investor managing a business alone, including finding ...

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For a growing real estate business, lead manager and acquisition manager are the two most important hires — but which do you hire first? When is your business ready to hire a lead manager? What makes someone the right fit for a lead manager position?

In this quick Friday Focus, Dan Austin answers these questions and more as he dives into the crucial role of a lead manager. He lays out the responsibilities of a lead manager...

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The real estate market changes every day, but understanding these shifts can lead to significant profits. This is exactly how host Mike DeHaan recently scored a $300,000 profit on a rental property, strategically assessing and capitalizing on current market conditions.

In this episode of the Mike and Dan show, the hosts talk about his big win and reflect on the ups and downs of the real estate market that have shaped their...

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What’s your definition of financial freedom? Is it solely having enough money to pay your bills, or is it also about reclaiming your time and living the life you want? Brian Luebben of The Action Academy strives for the latter, traveling for 8 months a year while mentoring real estate entrepreneurs and scaling multiple businesses.

In this episode, Brian offers a step-by-step guide to reclaiming your time as you scale ...
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The right hires make all the difference when you’re trying to scale a real estate business, especially acquisition managers who are pivotal in securing deals and driving revenue.

In this episode, host Mike DeHaan explores the role of an acquisition manager and offers his insights on how real estate investors can decide if it’s the right time to add an AM to their payroll. He shares his process for finding candidates and as...

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The problem: Soaring property taxes and insurance rates are diminishing the profitability of real estate investments. The solution? Hosts Mike and Dan discuss a radical approach: selling all their rental properties during the current selling season to capitalize on market conditions.

This episode delves into the dilemma real estate investors face when considering how to optimize returns while continuing to scale their busi...

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Taking risks is essential for entrepreneurs who want to generate massive income, especially in real estate where the rewards can be substantial. Mike Ayala is one of the entrepreneurs that has mastered the art of risk-taking, first as he scaled a successful HVAC business and then built a diverse portfolio in real estate.

In this episode, he shares the strategic actions he took to fuel business growth, from hiring the right...

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Even small wins can pave the way for success in real estate. In this episode, Collecting Keys SCALE Community member Eric Clunn is back to share a deal case study that exemplifies how every deal is an opportunity to learn and grow your business.

Host Dan Austin asks Eric four questions: What kind of property did he find, and how did he find it? Who was the seller, and why were they looking to sell? What happened with the d...

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It's no secret that we have beef with Pace Morby; listeners of this podcast have heard Mike and Dan vent about their issues regarding his business tactics and status as a real estate guru. This episode delves deeper into the root of their conflict with Pace, and how he responded  when they were able to directly confront him with their concerns.

While Mike and Dan give exciting updates on business, they look back on th...

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