Mastermind Experts

Mastermind Experts

There’s already a great mix of experience and backgrounds in the Mastermind and Mastermind Pro groups. Both Masterminds greatly benefit from Mastermind Experts who will attend and provide next-level value to the group. See how the Mastermind’s Members & Experts describe themselves:

Member Mark:

Mastermind Member Mark

Real Estate Investing Experience – “I’ve done buy/holds for 10 years. I’ve been rehabbing for 2 years. I own a virtual office which I consider a commercial venture.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I’ve had my virtual office going on 2 years.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I attended the last Deal’s Meeting and liked everything I heard. I would like to be around like minded people and develop my own talents and skills. I’ve done well in real estate so far but I want to learn as much as I can and continue to progress. Also, I can gain valuable business experience being around thriving critical thinkers.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I mentor younger investors and they routinely seek my advice. I allow people to shadow my projects if they wish and have even brought others to the Deals meetings so they could gain knowledge and network. I often share my resources and assist as much as I can just as others have assisted me.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I can offer the experiences I’ve had. I’ve had an extensive military career exposing me to a vast degree of leadership, approaches and methodologies. I have close to 20 years of Information Technology experience where I’ve been directly involved with leadership, research, analysis, project management, budget and technical writing. I can share my real estate investing experience in relation to every project I’ve been involved with.”

Member Jenny:

Mastermind Member Jenny

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Beginner real estate investor active for about 1.5 years, and currently have 3 buy & holds in Baltimore.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Has spent the past 11 years working as a data analyst at Fannie Mae in both the single-family and multi-family divisions.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “Participating in a small focused group of investors in various stages of development and experience will provide an opportunity to learn different business models and strategies, which will allow me to broaden and deepen our own business. It is particularly advantageous for me join this group as beginner since my business model is still being formed; however, the beginners’ perspective can also be of value to the group. The best way to learn something is to teach it. Also, it’s always helpful to have people who aren’t afraid to ask questions.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “As we are beginners ourselves, we are relatively limited in how we can help others. Of course, there are many aspiring real estate investors that have yet to do their first deal. We’ve been able to help these aspiring investors by discussing their goals and their approach to the business as well as sharing our business model and our experiences. One of the things that we have both found is that experienced investors tell stories of when a deal goes extremely well or they focus on showcasing their seasoned business model. Beginners are not always given a realistic idea of what it takes to get started, the difficulties involved, or the tenacity that is required to get started in this business. This is a problem because it can lead to people giving up when reality doesn’t match the story. We try to help by sharing our experiences in a realistic manner.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “We will both be able to share our experiences and perspectives as beginners doing buy & holds in Baltimore. Will be able to share her knowledge of the mortgage finance system from working at Fannie Mae. ”

Member John:

Mastermind Member John

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Former real estate broker with 10 years experience, 3 of those years with investing spec building and multi-family properties. I have focused on fix & flip for the last 3 years with 6 rehab projects completed in the last two years”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “20 years experience in information technology and engineering”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I need to focus my time and efforts to achieve the maximum outcomes. I have relied on wholesalers and a limited amount of direct marketing to grow my business in the past, but that has proven to be fairly unsuccessful up to this point. It is also clear to me that there are a lot of people that aspire to succeed in this business but lack the knowledge, work ethic, time and money it takes to get there. I need to surround myself with the people that have those skills and resources. As the mission states, like minded people that hold each other accountable ultimately make one another successful. I am sure i can contribute to this group as well as benefit from it.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have several investors (wholesalers) that i have provided information and guidance. I gave Jazmyn a set of books on rehab and went through some of the techniques of a successful rehab project. I have also guided her and others on what to look for and what constitutes a good wholesale deal.

Feel free to check with her. (email address omitted)”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term is to build my business to the point of replacing current non-real estate related income. Long term is to continue my DC based business and add an equally successful business investing in south Florida. Wealth building plan is to add income producing properties over the next five years.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Building tools and systems to automate the business. Credit enhancement techniques”

Member Valerie:

Mastermind Member Valerie

Real Estate Investing Experience – “My future in real estate started in year of 2007. I have done wholesale deals, buy and hold, rehabbed several types of properties including condo conversions. My real estate portfolio including eight (8) rental properties which are located in Maryland, DC and Virginia. I am currently rehabbing multiple deals in the Washington, DC area.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “My non-real estate business experience include the following:

– Eight (8) years as a DC Police Officer
– Fourteen (14) years as a Program Analyst within the DC Government Quality Assurance and Analysis.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “My mission is to take my business to the next level by joining a mastermind group, surrounding myself with like minded people who have experience in all levels of real estate. In order to develop my personal and business development one must explore a different options. It is proven that mastermind groups are very successful in one’s growth.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have taken the leadership role in mentoring new real estate investors coming into this industry. Also, I was a guess speaker at a real estate meet up investor’s group in the DMV area. These are just a few of leadership roles that was taken without being compensated.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I would share the following topics:

– How to raise private money?
– Flipping deals in the DC market.
– Condo Conversion
– Obtaining Buy & Hold properties.”

Member Mikhail:

Mastermind Member Mikhail

Real Estate Investing Experience – “4 years developing property”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I procure million dollar contracts for the federal government”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I believe that participating in this program would be an outstanding experience, by building great relationships with other teachers and doers, in addition to learning from their experience to help create new tactics to take down deal collectively, would be extremely beneficial. In turn I also hope to be able to share my experience to help someone else avoid potential pitfalls and to navigate their path more easily”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I’ve  mentored 4 of my friends by helping them learn how to identify great properties, and giving them real “What would I do” advice on negotiating deals . I’ve even allow them to utilize my resources such as contractors and lenders at no charge.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short term goal is to build or acquire a rental portfolio that will generate $10-$15k in cash flow after tax.

My long tern goal is to develop 100+ unit complexes to generate $1M + a year.

I will get to short and long term goal by building a network of like minded individual that will help in growing capital and building a relationship with a bank that focuses in real estate development.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “My experience, leveraging money in best use, and potential new areas to identify opportunity.”

Member Blaine:

Mastermind Member Blaine

Real Estate Investing Experience – “I bought my first buy and hold rental in the Spring of 2008. A friend of mine new the renovator and wholesaled me the property. The next property I bought was in the Spring of 2010. The same friend renovated the property. Since then I have been interested in making money through real estate. I took classes from Rich Dad Poor Dad and learned about different aspects of Real Estate Investing. I have renovated properties, wholesaled properties, brokered hard money, brokered private money for debt, brokered equity partnerships in renovations, and I am a licensed mortgage loan officer. In August of 2013 I quit my 9-5 job as a dental equipment salesman and have been a full time real estate investor since. ”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I graduated from University of Maryland in Jan of 2014 with a Econ Degree. My first job out of college was selling linen service contracts to restaurants. I reached my ceiling at the company. I hit president’s club my first year, my third year at the company I sold the most profit dollars in the history of the company, fourth year I was on the same pace when I quit to sell Pharmaceutical Goods. I worked in Pharma starting in Fall of 2008 but the company went out of business in Spring of 2009. December of 2009 I started working for Patterson Dental selling dental supplies and equipment. I quit that job in August of 2013 to focus full time with Real Estate Investing.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I am looking to take the next step in my Real Estate Investing career. A group collaboration is something that I could be a strong asset to. Everyone has different strengths and weaknesses. Being in a well rounded group allows everyone to focus on their strengths. When everyone is only working to do what they do best serious growth can occur. I have a young daughter and a pregnant wife. It has never been more important for me to reach my earning potential as it is now. I can be a vital member of your group.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have many times reviewed deals for people and given them my advice. Usually I end up telling Sellers how to best vet their offers. I have read through contracts and let Sellers know pit falls to look out for.

While being a loan officer I often speak with Realtors who would like to learn more about the investing side. I supply them with my contract,and assignment agreement. I try to help them get up to speed quickly and avoid mishaps that I have learned along the way. I do not ask for compensation for this. Hopefully if they even need help or a partnership along the way they will reach out to me.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term I am going to buy 3 more rental units in 2018 that cash floor greater than $500 each month after PM is paid for. Short term is to have 5 people working with me full or part time on Real Estate Investing side. Another short term goal is to make $1,000,000 gross income in 2018 between real estate investing and CRM Lending where I have my mortgage license.

I will get there by being more active and closing more deals. Being part of your group will help me achieve my objectives faster.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I am a strong wholesaler, single family home renovation up to 4 unit condo conversions, I am strong at sourcing private money and have great relationships with a few prominent local Hard Money Lenders.”

Member Michael:

Mastermind Member Michael

Real Estate Investing Experience – “20+ years of purchasing Residential and Commercial Real Estate. Buying, selling, rehabbing, buy and holds.We have purchased over 500+ rehabs in our career  :)”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I am an opportunist entrepreneur, anywhere I saw an opportunity I pursued it and built a business around it. Bootstrapping and constantly adapting to the surrounding environment helped build the business. Like most people my life started simple, but as my businesses developed, so did I. I have overcome many life-altering obstacles, and want to share my experiences with the group.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “To improve my knowledge of the investing world and to share my experiences with others to do better. Be with like minded folks that want to enjoy the journey to successfulville. The most important is to learn from yesterday to improve today!”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Helping others is the most enriching and rewarding accomplishment. I have assisted both wholesaler and rehabbers with deals that they where unable to close. We closed the deals and the wholesaler was able to have they assignment fee ( they wholesaled it to another rehabber ) and assisted rehabbers with challenges they had with unforeseen issues that they had NO IDEA HOW TO CONQUER. With are expertise was able to get it to market.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? –  “Short-term next 12 month purchase 2 buy & holds and have paid off in 5 -7 years, 30 wholesale deals, 12 rehab projects. Get a more productive motivated sellers marketing campaign to be able to double in the next 18 -24 months.

Long-term to add an additional 10 buy & holds  in our rental portfolio and have them paid for in the next 10 years. Wholesale 80 – 100 deals per, and stop rehabbing within the next 2-4 years

How am I going to get; with the help and guidance of Andre Johnson.  : )”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Add value with my wisdom, knowledge, leadership, experience. Most important is ” If you think you can or if you think you can’t you are correct.”

Member MaryJo:

Mastermind Member MaryJo

Real Estate Investing Experience – “15 plus years in real estate investing.  Portfolio of 20 rentals. – Fount all of my units myself, managed the renovations and placed my own tenants / Managing other owners units since 2010 / Some wholesaling and flipping experience.  Most recently renovating rentals for landlords.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Owned and managed Children’s Consignment Shop for 10 years.  Owned and managed a Licensed Child Day Care for 4 years. Was district manager (Baltimore, Washington, Virginia area) for a company with Seasonal Christmas Shoppes.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I am looking to grow my business quickly to a new level with the intention of becoming more hands off.  I feel that surrounding myself with other investors who are also on a path of growth I can only learn and improve my own capabilities.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “For the past 14 years I have been a volunteer at MAREIA with their landlord discussion group. And more recently for the past two years I have been co-coordinating the Baltimore REIA Landlord meetings. It has always been my passion to share my knowledge and help other new investors shorten the learning curve with this business. I believe that we are all partners in this business together and if we teach others to be ethical and do things the right way we will all improve the value of the areas in which we are investing.  Property values go up. We all win.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? –  “It is my intention to grow my business where I can be more hands off.  I want to do networking, bringing more business in, consulting and mentoring.  My partner will run the day to day functions of the company.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “My expertise is land lording, management, and networking.  Keeping up on legislature in reference to rentals.”

Member Bruce:

Mastermind Member Bruce

Real Estate Investing Experience – “None”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “12 years of experience in construction of commercial projects as a licensed journeyman electrician in the district of Columbia”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I’ve always had a fascination with real estate but never really knew how to get into it. I see this as an opportunity to create a legacy for my family and eliminate financial concern by networking with like minded individuals and applying the principles learned through this program.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have yet to do so but I am willing to if the opportunity presents itself.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short term investing goal is to learn what I can through a jv. Find some wholesale deals get them under contract and reciprocate that process. Long term is to just stick with the program learn as much as possible and help others along the way. In my mind I’m going to get their by trusting the process learning from someone who’s already accomplished what I’m trying to accomplish and being coachable.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I’m not sure what subjects I will be able to share with other mastermind members not having much experience with real estate investing.”

Members Shequita & Sheku:

Mastermind Members Shequita & Sheku

Real Estate Investing Experience – “My partner and I have been into real estate investing for 5 months. We are just getting our feet wet and excited to take things to the next level.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I am am a electrician with Local 26. We do residential and commercial buildings all over the DMV. I have been with the union for 5 years. Partner has a background in title, mortgage and accounting, She has been doing this for 7 years.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “We would like to participate in this program to be successful business owners. We want to experience the highs and lows and most importantly get and close deals. At this point we want to be financially free and investing is the way to go.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “We share how we get leads and the necessary steps to get leads.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term goals are to close on residential properties and long term is to step it up and get into commercial. we will get there by listening and copying what the experience investors do.”

Members Chelsea & Carl:

Mastermind Members Chelsea & Carl

Real Estate Investing Experience – “4 months and willing to learn. We look forward to working with everyone”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “4 years in the mental health field and 4 years in criminal justice field for my partner.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “We wish to participate because we want to make deals. We want to surround ourselves with people who are successful in this business and build relationships with everyone in order to help grow our business while helping others.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Well are deal partners and we both have volunteered to help during set up as well as when we received compensation we chose to put it towards an individual who really wanted to be apart of the family but couldn’t afford it. It’s all about everyone winning.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Our short term goals are to not only master wholesaling but also put in offers so that we can start doing smaller fix and flip projects . Our long term goals are to be able to have programs to help our contractors as well as our sellers after they sell there homes . Also we want to own properties In order to have passive income.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “We will share our wholesaling strategies.”

Member Ana:

Mastermind Member Ana

Real Estate Investing Experience – “15 Years”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “2+ Years”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “To form new mutually beneficial relationships.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have used my expertise to assist others without charging for it.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “1) Wholesale deals
2) Time
3) Expertise in negotiating
4) Expertise in selling”

Member Kathy:

Mastermind Member Kathy

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Training but, no actual investing yet”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I have been a full time Realtor for 20 years. My degree is in Medical Technology which I did for several years after college. Years of banking management, loan officer, loan processor and retail experience.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I want to getting into investing for several reason.  The main one is to fund my retirement,  daughter’s current med school, son’s college in a year an half and to develop and build my retail real estate team.

Those are my financial reasons, I also have found often people are in bad situations with their property and it is actually a relief for someone to take it off their hands. I want to help in that way as well.

Then there is the each one teach one. Once I am successfully with investing I want to help others to do the same thing, one on one.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Haven’t done any investing yet. I am always help fellow realtor with there clients, transaction etc.

I worked as a hostess for one realtor at his client appreciation event to help him get more clients which brings me nothing.

I sat in at closings for other agents for free, helped out with their clients in various way w/o compensation.

I often sit with new agents and teach them how to write a listing agreement, contract and how go to a bpo or cma… with zero compensation… I am a giver and always give back… It who I am.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “I want to do flips for lump sum funds and to invest those funds into buy and hold properties.

Short term goal is to flip a minuim of 4 houses in 2018 and to purchase a 2+ buy and hold properties by the end of 2018.

To develop a team of regular contractors for consistent use.

Long term (5 years) flip average of 24 houses a year and purchase 12 rental properties annually nation wide.

Getting there required doing my first deal and reinvesting the income earned from that transactions. I will need an equity partner or the use of other people funds to complete my first few transactions.

Then just put a system in place to make it a continuous cycle of flipping and purchasing properties.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Well I have 20 years of retail real estate experience, I am sure there is a lot I have to offer… general real estate knowledge, things I picked up from my investor clients, negotiation skills and how to successfully get around tons of issues that may arise.

I know how to get around some title issues I imagine that have stop some transaction from closing.”

Member Regina:

Mastermind Member Regina

Real Estate Investing Experience – “I have no real estate investing experience. I owe my own home and I am in the process of buying another home as a primary residence while renting on my current home.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I have a B.S. in Architecture from Florida A&M University.  Though I am a lover of architecture and design and have the ability to do drawings, I am not a practicing architect.  I have been a construction manager for the past 10 years.  I specialize in Government contracting services as an Owner’s representative.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “Everyone has to start somewhere and this program has presented itself to be the perfect opportunity to get my start in the real estate investment industry.  I was looking into investing on my own and through a mutual friend, I stumbled upon Kiyon Harley who gave me great advice on a property.  I then met Andre Johnson during a housing rehab. Both gentlemen had great business advice and awesome track records, I knew I could learn a lot from them.  I would much rather learn from some one with proven methods and experience than to jump off the boat on my own into untested waters.

I am ready to make changes in my life that will positively affect my professional development and the development of my bank account.  In my experience, it is much more effective to learn skills by participating especially in the building industry.  This  program offers an “earn while you learn” opportunity and I want to go all in.  I have learned so much already in the application process, I cannot wait to get started.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have not personally been involved in real estate at this point, but I do not shy away from providing information to others such as contact sharing.  I believe in sharing information to those I understand are serious about advancing their goals.  I hope that others are willing to do the same for me.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term:
I would like to get my real estates license in MD.
Invest in my first real estate property through the JV partnership.
Buy my second home in Washington DC.  Rent my current home in MD.
Mostly, I want to start to earn income that will supplement income from my primary career.  Ideally, this supplemental income will lead to being my primary income and I can venture into entrepreneurial ventures that can more than keep the bills paid.

Long Term:
I would like to get a real estates license in DC after I get experience in MD.
I would like to be the primary lead/partner on Fix and Flips throughout the DMV.  I am trying to get to this point by learning, accumulating funds, and partnerships through the Mastermind program.  I want to make a substantial amount money for myself and for others.
I also have a personal goal of completing a Masters in Engineering Program and becoming a professional engineer.  I was accepted into Johns Hopkins University’s Engineering School and I would love to start that program in the Fall of 2018.
I am also partnering with two of my colleagues to start a General Contracting business specializing in Government contracting.  We have already began taking steps toward this goal by gaining experience so we can start an 8A business.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I would love to share my knowledge base in construction scheduling and construction estimating.  A common issue I hear about while attending rehabs are cost and schedule overruns.  My experience in construction can be widely utilized to close the projected/actual gaps in these areas.”

Member Ian:

Mastermind Member Ian

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Beginner real estate investors who have been active for about 1.5 years”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Has spent four years working construction and maintenance for a developer on two 300+ house retirement community projects. Partner has also spent four years doing property management and maintenance for a 10-unit apartment building. Additionally, he has four years of sales and inventory experience with an industrial supply company.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “Participating in a small focused group of investors in various stages of development and experience will provide an opportunity to learn different business models and strategies, which will allow us to broaden and deepen our own business. It is particularly advantageous for us join this group as beginners since our business model is still being formed; however, the beginners’ perspective can also be of value to the group. The best way to learn something is to teach it. Also, it’s always helpful to have people who aren’t afraid to ask questions.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “As we are beginners ourselves, we are relatively limited in how we can help others. Of course, there are many aspiring real estate investors that have yet to do their first deal. We’ve been able to help these aspiring investors by discussing their goals and their approach to the business as well as sharing our business model and our experiences. One of the things that we have both found is that experienced investors tell stories of when a deal goes extremely well or they focus on showcasing their seasoned business model. Beginners are not always given a realistic idea of what it takes to get started, the difficulties involved, or the tenacity that is required to get started in this business. This is a problem because it can lead to people giving up when reality doesn’t match the story. We try to help by sharing our experiences in a realistic manner.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Add perspective as someone who has worked in construction.”

Member LaKeisha:

Mastermind Member LaKeisha

Real Estate Investing Experience – “My experience is somewhat limited in terms of closing deals, but I’ve conducted direct mail campaigns, knocked on doors, contacted probate leads, and I’ve joint ventured (I had the buyers) with other wholesalers. ”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Currently, I work as an IT Portfolio Manager overseeing major IT projects over a certain threshold amount.  Prior to being an IT Portfolio Manager, I was a Contracting Officer overseeing major IT Contract from building requirements, development work statements to the close of the contract.  i also have experience in budgeting and program management.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I wish to participate in this program because I am looking to take two actions in particular one flip properties for profit and flip properties for buy and hold purposes.  In completing this program, I am looking to generate more leads not just on the investment side of things but for residential sales as well.  I am also looking to streamline and automate my business to establish a strong business model.  In accomplishing the items mentioned above, My long term goal is to stop working in the next 5 – 8 years because I should then be able to generate enough passive income through buy and holds as well as income through residential sales and fix and flips.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I was introduced to another new investor who was curious about how to obtain leads for possible wholesale deals and interested in learning more about investing in general.  I explained several options in seeking leads (direct mail, online marketing, and door knocking.).  I was also able to provide the investor scripts I had obtained previously for absentee owners. In a different scenario, I provided a wholesaler with JV agreements to assist him in receiving payment for working with another wholesaler.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “I explained this in another section, but my short term goal is to begin generating more leads and establish systems to streamline my business for future growth.  With continuous growth I hope not only to fix and flip properties, but to flip and hold to create passive income to build wealth. I would like to generate enough passive income and residential income to replace my salary.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Working with investors as an agent.”

Member Yannik:

Mastermind Member Yannik

Real Estate Investing Experience – “None”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Professional Football”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I believe this program is great for a new investor like myself to be able to find an experienced investor/mentor to learn from and become an expert in finding, funding and fixing great deals. I have committed the past year to learning the basics of real estate investing and I am ready to apply my education in the field.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “In the past I have shared a great amount of notes and content I run across with many other newbie investor as well as attending seminars, webinars  and conference calls with them.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short term investing goals are to buy and hold 2-3 residential properties each year that have decent to great cash flow and appreciation for the next 3-5 years. As well as potentially partner in a commercial property.

My long term goal is to build equity and appreciation in these properties and 1031 exchange into larger Multifamily and commercial assets for greater cash flow and wealth.”

Member James:

Mastermind Member James

Real Estate Investing Experience – “I started wholesaling in 2015. My wife and I own one rental property in Waldorf, MD”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I was involved in network marketing for approximately 4 years”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “With the goal of being a full-time investor, I know that surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals from diverse backgrounds is the best way for everyone to take their business & personal aspirations to the next level.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I get calls all the time from newbie wholesalers asking me how to get started. I know that there are no trade secrets I need to keep to myself. I don’t see others as competition, because I know there is plenty of business for everyone to become successful by their standards”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short-term goal is to turn my 1 man shop, doing deals inconsistently, into a business that produces 2-5 closed wholesale deals a month. This would allow me to quit my day job. I also want to buy a small residential multifamily deal in 2018.

My long-term goal is own plenty of commercial properties, that would produce at least 250K a year net.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “At this point in my career, it would be wholesaling.”

Member DeAnte:

Mastermind Member DeAnte

Real Estate Investing Experience – “2-3 Private Lending Deals, 1 Fix and Flip (Full Gut), Own 1 Rental Property”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Owner of Luxe Hair and Skin Salon – Annapolis, MD. Employer – Comcast Cable – Network Engineer | 10 years | DC MD”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “To obtain more knowledge to execute deals on my own, to get a better direction/guidance on real estate planning.  The main goal is to create multiple streams of income.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short-term goal is a couple of fix and flips until I’m able to build a rental portfolio for long-term.  Once I get my return back from my biggest deal, I’m looking to a get multi unit (4-7 units) and keep building from there. ”

What specific topics/subjects you want to LEARN from other mastermind members? – “The process and procedures of fixing a property (full gut).  The main steps,  I’m usually the guy who sits sideline but I want to gain more knowledge on the full construction from start to finish. I want to get a better understanding of blanket loans and how they work for acquiring multi-units.”

Member Sade:

Mastermind Member Sade

Real Estate Investing Experience – “I’m new to the world of real estate investing but ready to dive in!”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Co-founded a vegan catering & nutrition education business. Several years in event marketing & sales”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “After a year + of attending various workshops & field sessions like those hosted by Mr. Johnson… really affirmed my desire to be in this industry! The Deal Mastery Mastermind program feels like the best next step. Why?! I like the format– workshops/ meetings, 1 on 1 sessions & hands on site visits. Most importantly though I’ve been to some of the events you’ve hosted which have been both informative & entertaining. I’ve even met some “masters” and the community seems great!”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Most dear to my heart is the role I’ve taken in helping my mother essentially”flip” her own home in NW DC. Back in 2014 I  fell into the role of project manager for the first floor renovation of my family home. This included choosing a contractor, oversee the construction, painstakingly selecting every single element from cabinetry to flooring, to fixtures, appliances to hardware. This was/ is such a great opportunity though since I want to eventually do this for a living!”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term (in the next 1-3yrs):
Become a licensed real estate agent
Wholesale 8-10 properties to finance purchase of buy & hold properties
Own three income generating properties in the DC/Baltimore area
Flip four homes & net at least 250k profit

Longer term:
Generate enough passive income to comfortably “retire”by 45
Own a city block in Baltimore, and land on several continents
Become a mentor to young people of color especially with regard to financial literacy, wealth building and nutrition!
Build wellness centers in black communities”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Growing and working knowledge of construction, and various trades
Intimate knowledge of DC (Native Washingtonian)
Knowledge of marketing, the “art” of presentation
Interior design & staging”

 

Member Lorraine:

Mastermind Member Lorraine

Real Estate Investing Experience – “I am new to the real estate investing.  I am looking to learn this business through wholesaling, fix/sell and owning commercial property. I have also taken the Mosley Real Estate Class and plan to take the RE local and national exams shortly to be licensed in VA.  I hope to expand and obtain my license in MD. I’m looking forward to meeting you all and being apart of this dynamic group of implementers. ”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I have worked most of my life as a project or program analyst for DoD.  I have working in the Financial, Logistics and Engineering shops of NAVSEA working on the cruiser conversions or submarines programs.  I currently work for the Navy on analyzing cost, schedule and technical points on strategic systems.  And I am the Accountability Property Officer for my branch.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I have been watching this program because I want to invest my time, my future and reputation with a group of like minded people who are focused on the implementing, learning and helping each other. This is the religious side of me: Jesus had his inner circle of people to help grow the body of Christ.  With ‘Be Not Afraid” (BNA) Property Solutions, I hope to be fruitful and be gazelle intense with like minded people.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have introduced the concept of Real Estate Investing to several family and friends because I want the best for them. Some have expressed interest but have not really taken a step forward.  However, one person has planted this in her heart! On Thursday, Tonya will be attending her first meet-up with me to start networking and learn this business. I have been sharing meet-up information, youtube channel tutorials and personal materials with her to help her grow along her path.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short term goals is to set up my marketing, automation and delegation systems and have these in place in the next month.  My long term goals is to make at least $10K a month.  That means an average profit of $5K a month. which means I need 40 leads per deal, 80 leads per month, at least 20 leads per week and 5 leads a day. I plan to build wealth through purchasing and holding commercial properties for long term residual income.  I have no idea how to reach this goal just yet.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Right know how I need to know how to market, the TTP method, how to contract and learning the construction side of the house.”

Members Malyssa & Ryan:

Mastermind Members Malyssa & Ryan

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Between my husband and I we have about ten rental properties. I recently sold a house and I’m in the process of fixing to hold and fixing to flip. My family has been in the real estate business in the DC area for about 100 years”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I am a health and wellness professional for about 20 years. Starting in massage therapy, teaching yoga and fitness classes and now a professional health coach.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I am still new to the game of real estate and I’d like to be around like minded people who are interested in building successful businesses and growing as individuals while expanding and helping others in the process. Besides most things are easier when you have a team and a good support system.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “When I moved back here from Miami FL my father was struggling with his Baltimore properties. I took them over and have taken responsibility for the properties over the last few years. This was the beginning of my journey towards a path in real estate investing.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term I’d  like to do a few deals here locally for the next two years while I’m in the area. Then hopefully sell the  properties and move to Miami FL for first retirement. There we will build an empire of  one or more apartments buildings and a strip mall. Otherwise investing our cash and doing JV deals while our money is working for us and we are the bank.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “We can share about alternative investing strategies that we’ve learned from our groups.   Ryan can share about  his video business and potential commercials. We have  cash to offer and have access to other investors and money.”

Member Lawrence M.:

Mastermind Member Lawrence M.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Former real estate agent – wholesaled deals in the past – was a agent for a local lease-option company for a short period – I have been actively looking but have not completed any deals recently”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “20+ years in IT serving as Desktop Technician working my way up to Network Engineer; Served in financial, legal, law enforcement, corporate and government environments

Simultaneously ran my own personal training business for 5 years”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I feel that I have enough basic knowledge to “pull off” a deal or two but I’m looking stabilize and grow my business so that I can actually make a career change. I know enough to know that I need to learn more and learning from those that have already gone down that road is the logical step to take. Joining this mastermind will also allow me to pass on the knowledge and insight shared with me with those coming in after me.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Usually when I meet a newer investor I take the time to share what I’ve learned so far, share any valuable resources with then and also introduce them to others who may be able to assist them in ways that I can’t… ie hard money lenders, rehabbers and contractors. I know real estate is a relationship business so helping them get a good start in building quality relationships is the best way I can contribute to their success.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term I’d like to be able to wholesale homes consistently; at least 1 per month. I would also like to flip some properties but that is more of a secondary focus for me.

Long term Im looking to acquire some multiunits and create enough cashflow for myself and my wife to retire if/when we choose to. I’d like to do this thru vacation rentals, storage facilities and possibly laundrymats. I want to focus on acquiring properties that can be used to run or I that I can run as a business.

I’m looking to gain the knowledge to be able to see an investment as having multiple exit strategies and not strictly from a fix and flip perspective. I truly am looking to become a “transaction engineer”.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I’m pretty resourceful and am pretty good with finding information and resources. I’m an avid networker and feel I can share my connections for the greater good of the group and its members.”

Member Ravi:

Mastermind Member Ravi

Real Estate Investing Experience – “5 years, 1 rental townhouse”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “20+ years in IT in leadership roles”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I plan to be financially independent and would like to use Deal Mastery Mastermind program to have a proper approach to creating a real estate portfolio.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have advised several family and friends on owning or investing in real estate and key steps needed to owning a property.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term I would like to learn and start adding to my real estate portfolio and long term have a regular income stream from real estate investments.  This will be a gradual process and I hope to learn more from the Mastery program”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I can share project management and financial analysis subjects with the other members that I am familiar with.”

Member Jamarr:

Mastermind Member Jamarr

Real Estate Investing Experience – “I started wholesaling about 3 months ago as soon as we experienced the government shutdown. Once that happened I dove in head first and put 6 deals under contract.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I have been a mortgage loan officer for 10+ years
Specialized in reverse mortgages for 8 years”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I like the idea of having resources available through like minded people. Also learning as a unit and holding those on  the same path accountable as they hold me accountable to our goals that we set.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have given numerous people who are interested in making money in real estate but are fearful of getting started. I have given them the strategies that I have used. I have pointed them to free education on the topic. And given them different REI meetup information.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “I have been successful in the mortgage industry through consistency and staying knowledgeable and coachable. I plan to stay on the cutting edge of new strategies and marketing tools. ”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Probate process and the current tools that I use”

Member Marshall:

Mastermind Member Marshall

Real Estate Investing Experience – “3 years of owning a rental SFH. I currently own”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Currently, 4 years of Software consulting as self employed consultant.
25 years total experience as IT Consultant as a government contractor.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “At this point in my career I have been trading hours for dollars long enough. I would like to develop wealth in the form of asset based income streams. I would like to develop an income producing real estate portfolio that I can pass along to my children.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have not had the opportunity to help other investors with my current experience. I look forward to developing business relationships and am very willing to share and explain what I learn. I have mentored many in my Software Consulting/government contracting career.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short term goals involve completing 3-4 deals over the next 6 mos. Both developing some passive income and generate more capital for continued investment.
My Long term goals would be to develop enough passive income to pay for my children to go to college and replace my income.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I will share anything I learn. I could share some general business experience from my consulting practice.”

Member Sam:

Mastermind Member Sam

Real Estate Investing Experience – “About 12 years. Rented condo in Fairfax City, VA and single family on St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Currently: $25,000 invested in a to be constructed 21 unit apartment building on Baltimore St. in the Jonestown area of Baltimore.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “IT Consulting:
1. Installed and maintained small networks
2. Consulted on IT services contract opportunities with the US Government.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “Over the past 10 years, I spent about $350,000 to take care of my mother after she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. My plan before my mother’s illness was to invest in multifamily properties for retirement cash flow and wealth generation to pass on to my two adult children. The Deal Mastery Mastermind program would be plan B of my original plan, but starting with significantly less cash.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Participated in a team of investors  to acquire wholesale properties and developed an automated solution to generate Real Estate contracts using an MS Excel spreadsheet and MS Word mail merge. I trained the team to use the solution to generate contracts offers more efficiently and cost effectively.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Long term goal is to earn at least $15,000 per month from multifamily properties (50-100 units). Short term goal is to wholesale and renovate properties to generate cash to acquire long term hold multifamily properties.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? –

“1. IT Knowledge
2. Project Management
3. Multifamily Property Analysis”

Member Joe A.:

Mastermind Member Joe A.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “1 year of research and studies.  6 months of rehab project management.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I currently have an associates degree in Construction Management and am striving for my bachelors degree in Construction Management.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I feel that I am ready to dive into the Real Estate Investing industry but need some more guidance to mitigate the amount of risk.  I’m new to the business and being a apart of the Deal Mastery Mastermind will open many doors for me to develop myself as a person and a potential business owner.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have worked with a rehabber on multiple projects organizing the scope of work and managing the work on the properties.  There are times when I must make decisions on my own if the my rehabbers are too busy for a call.  So I work with the subcontractors and come up with the most cost effective solution while also keeping the integrity of the original plan.  I treat all rehab projects that I manage as if they were my own in hopes of one day doing that same process for my own rehab projects. ”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short-term goals as far as real estate investing is to make around 5,000-8,000 dollars per month broken down into 1-3 deals per month on wholesale deals.  My long term goals are to own a plethora of rental properties and to become a developer.  I will reach these goals in my mind through patience and continual career development.  I have to constantly advance forward and never let myself become comfortable with anything.  Once I have mastered one strategy I must advance to the next and the next until I have accumulated a pool of skills that will be vital to my ultimate goal.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “As a tech savvy and social young adult I will be able to share many advancing technologies that can prove to be vital to the advancement of businesses.”

Member Dawn L.:

Mastermind Member Dawn L.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “I am a new investor looking to focus on multi-family deals. More specifically, 4-6 unit apartment buildings then move up to medium size (6-24 units) apartment buildings. I have over 10 years of real estate training and education and now I am ready to start putting some of this education to work. Looking to invest in  SE Washington DC with a strong interest in finding property in the Opportunity Zones for buy and hold.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I have 25 years experience as a licensed social worker and currently I am a director of a social services program in SE Washington DC.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I have over 10 years of real estate training and education. I feel confident that I am now ready to begin investing as I have gotten over the fears that held me back.  Over the years the passion and desire I have for real estate investment has never died down. Every time I am driving in a neighborhood I am analyzing potential deals and looking at the possibilities of fixing and flipping an abandon property. I have been searching for an organization of like minded people such as Deal Mastery Mastermind to get the support, encouragement and confidence needed to take me to the next level.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I am new investor trying to get started this year. In the past several I would meet with other people who have completed the same training as me and we would start to build strategies on how to do our first deal or structure a deal but we never actually partnered on a deal. Now I am ready to partner with others to make my real estate dreams become a reality.  I plan to become a leader in this field by bringing my knowledge and experience back to my social work colleagues who have capital to invest to give back to communities to continue our mission to help families.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short- term and long-term goals is to acquire a combination of fix and flips and buy and holds. I am interested in creating long term wealth for my grandchildren and beyond.

In my mind, I will start with two fix and flip to gain the capital I need to invest into my apartment units, which will be my buy and hold. I have recently started looking into converting my current 4 bed room home into an Assisted Living facility, again as part of my long-term wealth building strategy. However, the more I am learning about condo-conversion the more I am thinking that that strategy has much faster growth potential and bring me to wealth building at a faster rate.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “As I new investor I am positioning myself to learn as much as I can. I just want to be around a group of like minded people. As I grow and learn I will have no problem giving back the knowledge I have gained.

But most important to me is teaching others what I know about investing. Many of us have fears that are holding us back from getting started. I want to encourage others to get in the investment game. I want to encourage other social workers to stop saving their money in the banks and not gaining any interest and invest those dollars in real estate.”

Member Reese P.:

Mastermind Member Reese P.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Been wholesaling since 2015 i just recently completed my first fix and flip and it was only on the market for 4 hours before it was under contract. I own 7 rental units and I have another fix and flip in Dundalk that I just bought that is about to be renovated ”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I have been in sales for over 10 years.  I have sold cars, software to hotels, facades to buildings, loans, and credit card processing.  I also took electrical as a vocation in high school and worked in that field for 5 years.  I have a construction background which has really helped ”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “Well when I started in 2015 I barely knew anything about real estate and I have grown my knowledge by reading books attending seminars and purchasing online courses.  I now have some great momentum going on in my business and I want to take it to the next level.  So much in fact I have always wholesaled in the Baltimore area while living on the eastern shore. I have already made the commitment to move down here and will have a place secured by the end of nov. the power is in the proximity of the people of you.  I know that being part of this mastermind group will take me full time in to real estate investing.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I have helped many new Wholesaler through the BWI meetup group without taking half of their deal at all.  I have shown the tools like call rail and where to get cheap bandit signs and how to put them up to even giving out my username and password to some of the wholesaling step by step courses I have purchased without collecting a dime.  I do this to help because when I was first starting out people helped me like that so I want to pay it forward.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short term goal is to create consistency in whole sale deals and flips coming in that I can quit my day job and be a full time real estate investor.

My long term goal is to create a business that will be able to almost run its self.  I have a team of acquisition managers and disposition mangers and VA support team to handle leads and follow up to free my time up to focus on building a huge rental portfolio comprised of apartments.  My long term goal that I write down every morning and night one of them is to own 1,000 apartment units.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I have a huge back ground in sales and being able to talk and communicate with people in person or over the phone.   I believe I can help share in some of my sales strategies to help other meme vets of the team be more discreetly”

Members Vinny & Chrissy G.:

Mastermind Members Vinny & Chrissy G.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “3 months talking to and negotiating with off market property owners. Also negotiating with heirs and owners of tax lien delinquent property.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “8 + years as Business Development Manager and 1 year Near shore call center owner operator.
I help to market various services through telephone campaigns where scripting and telephone agent engagement is necessary for our clients growth.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I am very interested in utilizing real estate investment as the vehicle for financial security for my family. Its no secret that real estate has created more millionaires than any other business and I’d like to participate in that statistic. Lol.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short term investing goals include accumulating enough cash to enable me to be able to buy and hold cashflow properties. I’d like to cashflow a positive 5k per month for starters. To start gaining such capital i will start with wholesaling tax delinquent properties while also helping individuals who have lost their properties to tax foreclosure recover the tax sale overages due them for a fee.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I will share my knowledge in marketing, credit enhancement, scripting and whatever else i can share to bring value to the team”

Member Fanita P.:

Mastermind Member Fanita P.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Taken several investment courses over the last 5 years”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Working as Real Estate Agent for last 15 years”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “To obtain knowledge, expertise, and networking opportunities for investment”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Introduced Christina D. into the Real Estate business. Helped her get professional training. Also worked with Christina helping her to complete her first 3 transactions. I continue to lead, guide and provide support for Christina and other new Agents”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “I would like to stop working full time as an Accountant and devote more time to my Real Estate business and investments ventures. I’d like to complete at least 7 transactions each month”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Wholesale deals
Obtain real Estate license
Training opportunities”

Member Tammara P.:

Mastermind Member Tammara P.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “3 years.
Landlord to ‘2’ homes
Just bought investment property in July”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I work for the US Patent Office. If anyone has questions about patents and/or patent applications…I’m your girl!”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “After my conversation with Andre I think I may be only seeing one aspect of the business. I am focusing on getting deals with cashflow – yes that is the point of real estate investing – but hoping my judgement alone is sound could limit my growth.  I see what I want my future to be and its not living though my W-2 job for the next 17 years. At 57.5, I will be able to retire but mentally – today – I am ready to move in a different direction. Before, when I attended meeting I wanted to sit and listen and learn. And maybe I still need to listen and learn but my mission now is to learn from others that were in my place today.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My long-term investment goal is to have passive income via single/multi family holdings. I want to learn about note buying and selling. I hope to buy properties – hold them for a while – and get into the lease to own sector. In the short term I want to learn from my mistakes. I am currently self financing my renovation and I now realize there was a better way.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Now I know I am not Andre. But in a year time, if I am chosen, I want to be that person that gets up in front of a meeting of newbies and say ‘I took a chance by going to a real estate investment group I first found on biggerpockets.com, it was the best decision I made in my life. There will be failures and fortunes but if you are here today to change your life and your family’s life.’ As clique as it sounds, it will be the truth. I would want to do my part to help spread the word that financial freedom is possible.”

Member Janella:

Mastermind Member Janella

Real Estate Investing Experience – “None”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “Because I am ready to transition into Real Estate!  I have worked for myself for the 15 years, and I am ready to earn my income that does not require me to present to create wealth!”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I meet a man through a REI Group who was helping homeless people get housing, he was asking for donations!  I reach out to him telling him I wanted to be apart of what he was doing.  I said I have lightly used clothes and brand new clothes with the tags still on them!  And we actually meet up at the real mastery.   It was an awesome feeling to give a suitcase full of clothes to a great cause!”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term: To obtain as much knowledge as a I can to be as successful as possible so that I can close a deal during the First quarter of 2019. Long term: To double my income through Real Estate totally replying my current income.  My goal is to develop a portfolio that resembles diversity and allows my family unlimited options.  I know this is possible by surrounding myself with a team with like minded investors who are willing to help and share their expertise.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Deals and any information I find that will be beneficial to the group or groups!  I love knowledge and information but I also love sharing it as well.  What good is the information I obtain if you don’t share it! I will also add my creative touch with brain storming and asking questions that might suggest a different point of view.”

Member Calvin S.:

Mastermind Member Calvin S.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “None, although I did have a property under contract earlier this year.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I have been a GIS mapping specialist for 17 years in St. Mary’s County Government.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I wish to participate because I believe this is the best place I can finally receive the results I’ve spent so much time trying to achieve. I am encouraged by the resources that will be available to me (private lenders, cash buyers, etc.)”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Unfortunately, to this point I have not been able to assist anyone as I have been struggling with my own business so far.  Although, when I am able and get my business off the ground I plan to change that by helping others to achieve the same success I know I will.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “What I would like to do to start off is by being able to pay off some debts and clean up my credit. Then from there I hope to be able to apply for business funding and lines of credit so I can expand my real estate investing business. Then to also expand to other streams of income.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I hope to be able to share my experience of the lack of results I have failed to achieve due to not having the proper guidance. Hopefully, once I can, the support I receive will be endless in the many areas I feel I can use the most of help. Thank you!”

Member Devin B.:

Mastermind Member Devin B.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “13 years in Property Management and Development.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “10 years of Sales and Hospitality experience.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “My desire it expand personally and professionally by focusing on relational, spiritual, financial, mental and physical goals.  I believe that Deal Mastery Mastermind can offer opportunities and for growth in three of these key areas.  It is my ultimate goal to found my own development company where we can develop and manage residential and mixed use assets.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I realize that a large portion of the population invests in Real Estate.  Since shelter is a basic need we all invest time, energy or money into Real Estate and we do this directly and indirectly whether for our own benefit (home ownership) or someone else benefit (landlord).  Without compensation, I’ve provided guidance regarding repairs and maintenance to owner occupied investors.  I’ve also provided guidance on finishes for developers and market research for new investors looking for farm areas.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short-term goal (30 days) is to put one deal under contract for rehabbing and complete one wholesale deal.  My long term goal (12 months) is to wholesale 8 deals and rehab 4 deals in 2019.  In 2020 I hope to change farm areas and increase the number of rehab deals to 8 while wholesaling 12 or more deals.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I’m happy to share my knowledge of property management, operations, budgeting and all things Real Estate Management.  I’m also available to share my experience starting out and anything I learn along the way.”

Member Jackie R.:

Mastermind Member Jackie R.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Real Estate Agent for 3 years”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Teacher”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I got into real estate to ultimately learn to invest; I’ve always known that investing was my end game. Over the past decade, I’ve been in multiple investment groups and taken courses or seminars and never got completely through a deal. At this point, I don’t feel the fear and hesitation I had in the past and feel confident enough to follow through to successfully complete some deals. I want to participate in a group for accountability and to learn from experts who can help me to minimize costly mistakes.  ”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I was still new as a realtor and did not take on any leadership roles. But I did make a power point of frequently asked questions from 1st time buyers that many of my fellow realtors borrowed for their clients.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My immediate short term goals are to wholesale a few properties, preferably in DC, to get to the point this year where I can comfortably do a fix & flip. My long term goals are to continue to fix and flip at an equal pace to fix and hold. I’d like to build a comfortable portfolio of properties (individual and multi-unit) and eventually expand to other states. In my mind I have to get there 1 lesson & property at a time, so after getting started I plan to make an annual goal based on whatever tool I determine is a best fit for me.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I’m not certain what is needed; I know real estate contracts and can provide help with that.  I also have good credit.”

Member Keith:

Mastermind Member Keith

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Only Sold Real Estate as a ReMax agent for 3 years.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “Over 27+ Year of Computer Management, Training and IT Help Desk experience.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “1) Just started my Real Estate Investing Business. 2) Looking for the education and knowledge from people that are already doing this business.  Willing to learn.  3) Adding another form of income. 4) Wanting to make my full time job the Hobbie and not the main source of income. (Work for my Church as IT Network Admin) 5) To Help plan for a better retirement 6) Past a family business down to my Kids.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Not there yet but Shortly after joining my plan is to bring in another real estate investor who already owns 6 properties and is a CPA.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short-term
1) 3 months – Close on 1-3 properties (Wholesale or Flips)
2) 6 Months – Close on 3-8 properties.
3) Create a cash flow between 5,000 – 10,000.

Long-Term
1) Continue to build business.
2) FLip 3-8 properties in 8-10 months
3) Create a cash flow between 20,000-50,000 a year.
4) Grow Interior Decorating business

To get there my plan is to use the resources from the mastermind and find other outside lending opportinuties.  Also by devoting 1- 20 hours a week to grow business.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “How I did it”

Member Hassan B.:

Mastermind Member Hassan B.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “I’ve been reading and attending workshops for the last 10 years however timing and lack of resources have kept me form securing my first deal.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I’ve dabbled with small businesses with a clothing line and in photography.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I realize that the current path I’m on will not lead to the lifestyle I desire. I want to provide for my family but I also would like to spend time with them.  Also I’m just tired of working for other people and would prefer to put that time and energy into working for myself.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “Unfortunately I haven’t been in position to directly aid another investor on a deal.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short term I would like to make my first deal.  I’ve spun my wheels long enough I need too take action.  Long term I would like to leave the workforce and invest full-time. In other words leave the rat race.  One thing I’ve noticed is that successful businessmen I’ve come across have mentorship which is something I’ve lacked.  They also have strong networks which I have failed to establish thus far.”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I will try to be a resource about areas of opportunity in my hometown of Baltimore MD and my current home in Woodbridge VA.”

Member Jonathan G.:

Mastermind Member Jonathan G.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “Newbie.”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “I have had over 30 jobs to date. I have experience in various fields. I have done telemarketing, cable, fixed windshields, driven trucks/delivery… to name a few.”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “I was a Realtor approximately 10 years ago. I always enjoyed real estate and the business of real estate. I got back into real estate to learn the business of investing. I’m participating in this program to speed up the learning process and expand my resources.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “I haven’t had the opportunity to offer another investor my help at this point in my career, but I look forward to learning the necessary skill set to do so in the very near future.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “My short-term goal is to simply jump in and get started.  I’d like to have atleast one deal under my belt in the next three months. My long-term investing and wealth building goal is to be a full-time real estate investor by the beginning of 2020. I will achieve these goals by utilizing the knowledge and resources provided to me through our trainings, and working hard to leverage this information through real-world application to my new real estate investing business. I will cold-call, email campaign, market through social media, door-knock, and reac out to my warm market to build up my business as effectively as possible. ”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “I will share my network of people that I know. I will share my expertise as a Credit Specialist and Realtor.”

Member Ray W.:

Mastermind Member Ray W.

Real Estate Investing Experience – “13 years-  Started with a couple light fix & Flips in 2006
Progressed to Full fix & Flips
Started Wholesaling in 2007-2009
Recession happened so had to put out some fires for a few years
2012 did a fix and Flip
2012-2017 worked on business development of another company
2017- Did a fix & Flip
2018- Did a fix & Flip
2019 started wholesaling again”

Non-Real Estate Business Experience – “1996 to present.
Always been Self-Employed
1996-2005- Sales & Marketing Company
2006-2009- Real Estate Investing & Realtor
2009-2011 Sales & Marketing Company
2011- Present – Roofing & Mitigation Company”

Why do you wish to participate in Mastermind program – “In Life you should always continue to Learn from others who can teach you things you don’t know or teach you how to do things in a more simple or cost effective manner.”

Give an example of a way in which you have taken a leadership role in real estate and helped another investor WITHOUT compensation – “My Friend brought a property years ago.  He didn’t properly calculate his expenses on the renovation cost.  So I chipped in some elbow grease and hard work on some of the repairs and helped him get it fixed up so It could be sold.”

What are your short-term and long-term investing and wealth building goals? How will you get there in your mind? – “Short Term- Make 120-140k from Wholesaling &/or fix & Flips- 2019
Pick up 2-3 more passive income properties- 2019
Long Term: 2-5years
Fullfill learning items in Question # 4”

What specific topics/subjects you will SHARE with other mastermind members? – “Wholesaling
Fix & Flips
Traditional Marketing tactics to require Leads
Deal Acquisitions
How to communicate to raise private money”

Mastermind Experts have businesses that currently dominate the market in a niche category within The Power of Four (F4): FIND, FUND, FIX & FLIP.

Expert Joe:

Mastermind Expert Joe

Seasoned real estate investor who owns an impressive real estate portfolio in the metropolitan Washington DC area. With over twenty five years experience acquiring, renovating and managing single family houses, he transformed what was once a hobby into a business that allowed him to realize a personal goal of financial independence via passive real estate income.

Having completed numerous real estate transactions and leveraging on his 25 years of experience, he developed the “Fast Track” real estate financial independence system. This strategy includes his signature buy, fix and hold along with his “quick cash” buy, fix and sell system. Combined, the strategies are designed to maximize the benefits of cash flow, appreciation, tax benefits and real wealth.

Through his successful coaching program, he has coached over 200 seasoned and novice investors on his unique approach to real estate investing. In this regard, he has been awarded numerous professional and real estate awards.

He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering, a MBA and a PhD in Information Systems.

Expert Kevin:

Mastermind Expert Kevin

An investor since 2003 completing over 200+ wholesale transactions that span from short sales, subject-to, double closes, land installment agreements, whole-tail deals, LLC sales, option assignments, note creation and any other way to skin a cat. The core belief is that solving problems by identifying the best exit strategy that is a win-win-win for all parties and gets deals done. He is a firm believer in what is know as becoming a transaction engineer expecting each transaction to have 2-3 options for successful completion for all parties involved.

He has been a full time investor for the last three years, completing over 80+ deals in the last 18 months generating well over $250,000 in profits strictly from wholesaling. He started out as an inspector at a one-stop shop during the real estate boom of the early 2000’s quickly soaking up knowledge in every aspect of deal analysis including negotiating techniques, estimating repairs, deal structuring, deal management, client retention, joint venture structuring and anything real estate he could get his hands on.

When the market took a dive and a baby on the way he opted to take a hiatus as a direct investor to hone his negotiating skills and joined a company that serviced Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac short sales, learning the business on the other side of the negotiating table which allowed a fresh perspective and has been a tremendous benefit thus far. After leaving that company he worked as a legal debt settlement negotiator, negotiating consumer debt with attorney’s and debt collectors for five years. As a negotiator for the last 15 years in various capacities he has the honed a very unique skill as a real estate investor as a problem solver, utilizing those negotiating skills to identify opportunities that are often overlooked.

Over the last three years he has been intricate in setting up business systems and processes in his own business as well as other investors identifying and solving the growing pain problems that often plague new and seasoned investors alike as they become more successful and increase transactions. He attributes the success directly to understanding the fundamental business processes and implementation of systems to running a business.

He is often identified as one of the go to wholesalers in the greater Baltimore market consistently providing quality deals to both local regional and international buyers. With team member additions over the next few months plans to expand into 3-4 major markets are set to launch and an expanded platform for group and one on one coaching are in the near future.

He enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, traveling as often as possible to different destinations both domestically and internationally.