The Real Dealz Podcast - Hosted By Tucker Merrihew & Elliot Smith

In Episode 246, Tucker talks with Joann Kandrac and Kelly Kole from Kandrac & Kole Interiors out of Atlanta Georgia to talk about the latest design trends in real estate.  They discuss some great tips and tricks that real estate professionals can use to enhance a home on any budget as well as give some guidance on thing to stay away from.  They cover everything from paint, surfaces, flooring, hardware, lighting and much more and give some great advice on in all these areas.  Taking the advice from professionals like Joann and Kelly will really help you design and quickly sell your homes in what appears to be a slowing market heading into 2019, so be sure to take notes! We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT

In Episode 245, Tucker reflects on the past year or two of being in the real estate investing business and shares what he has learned and what he would have changed. He discusses how his outlook has changed over the years and how he plans to implement his strategy moving forward into 2019. There are a lot of great golden nuggets in this episode that many investors can learn from. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:27pm PDT

In Episode 244, Tucker interviews Thach Nguyen from the Seattle Market.  Thach is a serial real estate entrepreneur who is in many facets of the business.  He runs his real estate investing business building town-homes and holding a large rental portfolio, he also runs a brokerage through John L. Scott and an investment coaching company called 'Springboard to Wealth'.  Thach shares his story and his outlook on the purpose and end goal of real estate investing as well as what he see's in the near future for the real estate market overall.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:04pm PDT

In Episode 242, Tucker discusses the current market conditions and what he projects the real estate market to look like in 2019.  He reflects on the past 15 years of his investing career and how he was able to withstand the last downturn.  Tucker offers several tips and examples of what you will need to do to not only get through a slowing market, but how to take full advantage of it in order to make big profits. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 11:48am PDT

In Episode 241, Tucker interviews Charlotte Investor Karl Spielvogel about his specific niche of real estate investing.  Karl focuses on Tax Foreclosure properties and specializes in tracking down missing heirs, title issues and pretty much any type of problem that needs to be solved.  Karl prides himself on doing work other investors won't, which is why he's been so successful in this specific niche.  Tune in to learn about another side of this business that can be incredibly lucrative. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:57pm PDT

In Episode 240, Tucker interviews Texas investor and Owner of Too Dash Properties in Dallas Texas, Jawad Dashti.  Jawad shares the story of how he started investing in real estate in 2010 and how he's managed to grow two very successful businesses in only 8 years.  He shares a lot of great insight on his real estate investing business, what he's currently focusing on and how he's managed to amass an almost 8 figure net worth.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:22pm PDT

In Episode 239, Tucker interviews Charleston area investor and DFA Member Danny Pitcher.  Danny shares the story of his determination to make real estate investing work and how he went all-in and never looked back.  His journey wasn't without its challenges and he shares some of the pitfalls he encountered along the way and how he was able to persevere and continue to see success in his business.  Tune in for an inspiring story of how Danny has continued to accomplish the goals he's set out to conquer. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:08pm PDT

In Episode 238, Tucker reflects on what the real estate market looked like ten years ago when he started TTM Development Company.  He shares some stories and experiences that he had to go through and what he took away from those.  He then talks about what he thinks the future real estate market will look like and how he's approaching it based on what he's already been through. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:05pm PDT

In Episode 237, Tucker sits down with Seattle Investor Marc Erickson to discuss all things real estate investing. Tucker and Marc discuss a variety of topics starting with how Marc got into the business, what his current business looks like in Seattle, the state of the real estate market and how real estate is the best investment vehicle in the world. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:33pm PDT

In Episode 236, Tucker talks about filing your taxes as a self-employed house flipper and real estate investor.  He discusses the difference between a W-2 Employee and being self-employed and how this can make a huge difference in the amount of income you get to keep over a given year.  Tune in for a brief but powerful overview of how to minimize your taxes by being a self-employed house flipper.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:House Flipping -- posted at: 3:32pm PDT

In Episode 235, Tucker talks with Texas Investor, Corey Thompson from the Roughneck 2 Real Estate Facebook Group.  Corey shares his story of how he got into real estate investing and what his business model looks like.  He then discusses the challenges he's had to face over the years and how he's continued to grow his business at a remarkable rate.  Tune in for a very inspiring and educational story from a very entertaining and intelligent investor.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:41pm PDT

In Episode 234, Tucker talks about building the type of business that you actually want.  Often times investors just starting out, copy what other successful investors are doing only to find out they don't have the infrastructure to handle the outcome or they get to a place in their business where they don't actually want to be.  Tucker provides some real world examples and makes you think about where you want to end up with your business, whether it's your business model, your profits, or lifestyle.  You really need to take a closer look at the actions you take today to ensure they're the best choices for where you want to be tomorrow.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:House Flipping -- posted at: 2:16pm PDT

In Episode 232, Tucker discusses what appears to be a softening real estate market around the country.  He discusses what he's seeing here in his local market and what his strategy is moving forward.  He also offers great advice on how you should approach any deals you're purchase moving forward into next year and how to best monetize them in this market climate. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 11:15am PDT

In Episode 231, Tucker interviews Ian Morell, CEO of Caliber Real Estate and Partner at Rain City Capital in Seattle Washington. Ian shares how he got his start in Real Estate and what its taken to grow Caliber Real Estate to the size it is today. He also shares how he teamed up with Rain City Capital and what services they offer. He shares how his company is setup, discusses the brokerage side of the business, shares deal volume and what he thinks the future holds for his business! We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:00pm PDT

In Episode 230, Tucker shares his most recent challenge, a $500,000 challenge he's had to deal with. He discusses the mental fortitude you must have in this business to be able to withstand the challenges and struggles a real estate investor faces on a regular basis. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Investing -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT

In Episode 229, Tucker interviews Jan Wanot & Paeden Cooper from Seattle Washington. Jan and Paeden are using a creative investing strategy based around the rezoning of areas within the city of Seattle.  Jan and Paeden discuss their strategy with Tucker and disclose what the future can look like for other major cities with a housing crisis and how you can capitalize from it!  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Investing -- posted at: 2:26pm PDT

In Episode 227, Tucker discusses projects that may be more work than they're worth, which often makes him ask the question; "Is The Juice Worth The Squeeze?"  He provides examples of projects that were good deals that he could make money on, but they weren't the best use of  his time and resources.  Ultimately, as a real estate investor, you have to weigh the deal against your effort and time to ensure the deal is absolutely worth doing.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:18pm PDT

In Episode 226, Tucker discusses the best time to expand your business.  He walks through all the transition periods that a real estate investor will face and how you need to approach it from a timing, financial and resources perspective. He provides examples of his transitions from rehabbing to new construction and new construction to development projects and how he proceeded to ensure success. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:31pm PDT

In Episode 225, Tucker interviews Ryan Rasmussen the Founder of RooR, a Data Automation and Marketing Platform that we currently use everyday in our business to send Ringless Voicemail and Text Messages to homeowners.  Ryan discusses how RooR was established, how the platform has grown over the years and all the features the platform has to offer.  Ryan goes into detail regarding the ringless voicemail, text and AI Automation features that users can implement to completely automate their marketing efforts. We highly recommend RooR for an all-in-one platform that's cost-effective, easy to use and an additional hi-tech tool to market to sellers.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Investing -- posted at: 12:14pm PDT

In Episode 224, Tucker interviews Brad Chandler from Express Homebuyers out of the DC Area.  Brad shares how he started in the real estate investing business and discusses the changes he's made over the years to grow his company into a massive wholesaling operation.  He dissects what his company looks like today as far as employees and their responsibilities, all the different markets they're in and what his marketing machine looks like.  He then goes on to discuss his feeling on the real estate market overall as well as what his future is with Express Homebuyers and his coaching program.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Investing -- posted at: 3:11pm PDT

In Episode 223, Tucker revisits Anchor Projects and explains what to look for in a project to determine if it's one you should take on, or one you should avoid.  He also goes over details of two Anchor Projects he's currently working on and provides real examples of issues that have emerged.  Tune in to avoid certain pit-falls that some projects may have so you can avoid time and money wasted!  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:47pm PDT

In Episode 222, Tucker shares a presentation from the Fixated Real Estate Meetup on June 20th in Seattle. In the presentation, Tucker discusses how to find and market to the most profitable deals in your market.  He calls it the Ultimate Motivated Seller, Marketing Plan for Real Estate Investors.  Tune in now!  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:26pm PDT

In Episode 221, Tucker interviews Don Costa of the Flip Talk Podcast and Owner of Strategic Real Estate Investment. Don discusses how he built his business over the years, what his business looks like today as far as deal flow, employees, marketing etc.  Don then goes on to share his podcasting journey and what value he gets out of sharing his investing experiences.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:03pm PDT

In Episode 220, Tucker discusses a very personal topic that many people don't like talking about, "Feeling Broke". This is a feeling and process that most every real estate investor is going to deal with at some point in their journey. Tucker discusses the mindset of going through that, how to get through it and how to mitigate it as much as possible in the future. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:45pm PDT

In Episode 219, Tucker interviews RJ Bates, owner of Titanium Investments in Texas.  RJ shares his story, how he started and how he was able to grow his business in three short years to produce over seven figures in revenue and operate in multiple states across the country!  Tune in Now!  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:54pm PDT

In Episode 218, Tucker does a solo show and talks about The Big Mo.  Momentum is huge in the real estate investing space and a key factor of success in any endeavor.  Tucker explains how to keep the momentum going in your business and the work it takes to see results and success in your business.  He also provides personal examples early on in his own business, where he had to make key decisions to keep the momentum rolling in order to see continued success.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:11pm PDT

In Episode 217, Tucker is joined by Justin Silverio to talk about the latest High-End Coaching Program they're partnering up on.  The REI Deal Generator Mastery Program is going to be a full service coaching program that walks investors through every facet of the business.  From starting your business, to market analysis, to helping design and execute your marketing, even helping you negotiate and analyze deals, this program does it all.  Tucker and Justin want to take 5 investors and personally ensure that those investors exponentially increase their success through this program.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 6:59pm PDT

In Episode 215, Tucker interviews real estate investor and lender, Ramon Gonzalez from Miami, FL.  Ramon shares his story, how he worked his way up the real estate investing ladder, and what his business looks like today.  He discusses many aspects of being an Investor and how you should be thinking about the business and adapting to the ever-changing environment.  Ramon also shares a ton of wisdom about the mindset of not only being an investor, but also an entrepreneur, so listen in and take notes!  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:18pm PDT

In Episode 214, Tucker shares his presentation from the PNW Big Badass Real Estate Wealth Expo over the weekend where he discussed Generating Deals On-Demand with Direct To Seller Marketing.  Tucker takes you through his direct mail journey, gives tips and advice on whats working for him and what to do in your business to see success.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:49pm PDT

In Episode 213, Tucker shares an interview he had on Matt Aitchison's "6 Figure Flipper" Podcast. Matty has a ton of great questions and Tucker talks about his real estate investing business, being a business owner, personal life, podcasting etc.  They cover a ton of different topics and it's a great interview that everyone should listen to, since Tucker is normally asking the questions.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 10:33am PDT

In Episode 212, Tucker interviews Real Estate Doru, Nasar El-Arabi.  Tucker and Nasar talk about all aspects of the business including how Nasar started in the business, what types of deals he's focusing on now, as well as what his marketing looks like.  They both discuss their overall businesses, Nasar's business goals, what he's focusing on moving forward and his projections of what the real estate market might look like in the near future. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:50pm PDT

In Episode 211, Tucker discusses what could potentially be the biggest opportunity in real estate investing.  Today home prices are at all time highs along with building costs and permits.  Tucker compares traditionally built homes versus modular or prefab homes that are just as high of quality but at a fraction of the cost.  With many cities around the country begging for more affordable housing, this could be a very profitable and easier solution for you as a real estate investor. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:04pm PDT

In Episode 210, Tucker interviews Adam Koehler, Dotloop Co-Founder and Founder of Cprop, a blockchain powered real estate transaction solution.  Adam starts by breaking down bitcoin and the benefits of blockchain technology and explains how Cprop is planning to revolutionize real estate.  Tucker and Adam get into detail about using blockchain technology to enhance the real estate transaction experience and how Adam plans to be the preferred company in the industry moving forward. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 10:22am PDT

In Episode 209, Tucker discusses the Primary Residence Tax Exclusion strategy and how this can help jump start your business and your personal wealth.  Tucker explains how he's done this 5 different times over the past decade and how his tax-free earnings, using this strategy, have exponentially increased each time.  There's no reason, as a real estate investor, why you shouldn't incorporate this strategy to increase your personal wealth. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 11:11am PDT

In Episode 208, Tucker discusses the differences between being an investor and being a business owner.  He provides several examples of things he's had to learn over the years of being a business owner and the challenges of making the transition as an investor.  He then shares some important steps and tips you should take that will better you as an owner in order to run your business smoother. We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT

In Episode 207, Tucker interviews the Flip King CEO Joe Evangelisti.  Joe discusses his real estate and investing businesses as well as his podcast and the coaching he does with other investors.  Tucker and Joe's businesses share a lot of similarities and they discuss the challenges they both face in helping to grow their businesses and run them more efficiently.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:14pm PDT

In Episode 206, Tucker interviews best selling author Oren Klaff about his popular book "Pitch Anything". Oren discuss how the principles in his book can be applied to the types of real estate deals that Tucker does.  He then dives further into detail about the principles discussed in his book to help people understand the best way to either get deals or to pitch deals.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:55pm PDT

In Episode 205.5, Tucker announces the Third Open Enrollment for the DFA Launchpad.  If you're looking to get started in real estate investing and house flipping and want to get your business off the ground, be sure to tune in!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:48pm PDT

In Episode 205, Tucker interviews Portland Area Investor and DFA Launchpad Member, Luca Gorman. Luca has been investing in the Portland area for less than 6 months and is already seeing great results.  He and Tucker discuss his business and how he's working on his 5th deal already in only 6 months of investing.  Luca also discusses a few deals he's worked on as well as what he's learned being a newer investor.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 11:29am PDT

In Episode 204, Tucker interviews Atlanta Area Investor, Author and Bigger Pockets contributor J Scott. J has been investing in the Atlanta area for many years and is currently building single family new construction and existing multi-family renovations.  He and Tucker discuss their businesses and where they think the real estate market is heading in the near future.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 11:36am PDT

In Episode 203, Tucker interviews Bay Area Investor Chris Porto. Chris has been investing in the bay area for many years and is currently working on larger commercial redevelopment opportunities.  He and Tucker discuss this niche and also discuss his podcast where he covers this topic at length.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:20pm PDT

In Episode 202, Tucker discusses the point in your real estate investing career where you're spending thousands of dollars on marketing and feel like it isn't working.  He discusses the psychological impact this has and how to get over this hurdle and learn to trust in the process.  He also discusses other things you can do in addition to your direct mail marketing to help generate seller lead flow.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:46pm PDT

In Episode 201, Tucker welcomes Tarl Yarber from Seattle WA.  Tarl is an active real estate investor in the Seattle area and discusses running his business and how its changed over the years to do fewer but more profitable deals.  Tucker and Tarl also discuss this years PNW BIG BADASS REAL ESTATE WEALTH EXPO where Tucker will be participating and speaking at the event.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:45pm PDT

In Episode 200, Tucker reflects on the past four years of pod-casting and all the things that he's learned by doing so in the real estate investing space.  He also discusses the future of the podcast and what plans he has in place moving forward.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:09pm PDT

In Episode 199, Tucker discusses anchor projects and how to tackles these types of projects during your real estate investing career.  He defines what an anchor project is, talks about the anchor projects he's working on and how he's handling them.  He provides feedback on what to do and what not to do if you're about to acquire an anchor project and how to pace yourself if you looking to do bigger and better projects in your real estate investing business.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:47pm PDT

In Episode 198, Tucker welcomes Jonathan Steingraber to the show to discuss his story, his real estate investing business and how he continues to work with Fortune Builders to help investors achieve their goals.  Tucker and Jon talk about today's real estate market, what it takes to get deals today, the types of marketing they do, what market conditions Jon see's in 2018 and the work he does for Fortune Builders.  We hope you enjoy this episode and be sure to leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:21pm PDT

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