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

In Episode 96, Tucker explains the future of the Real Dealz Podcast after the new year and why we're going to see some changes moving forward.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:55pm PST

In Episode 95, Tucker starts with whats going on in his own business, comments on this episode and last weeks show and covers some entertaining news.  He then quickly reminds everyone about our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending and how good their lending programs are!  Tucker then goes into the main topic about Goal Setting for the new year and why goal setting is a habit of successful people.  Not only are goals so very important to set for yourself, but it allows you to think about what it will take to accomplish those goals so that your tasks are much more specific and focused.  He then ends the episode with a great quote from Albert Einstein.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 7:42pm PST

In Episode 94, Tucker shows you our latest marketing tool that will help us take our Direct Mail to the next level.  As you know, we're huge advocates for highly target marketing using hand written letters.  This machine will allow us to automate a large portion of our hand written pieces, increase our volume and operate more efficiently.  Machines like this offer a huge opportunity and convenience to solopreneurs that may not have an office or want to deal with the hassle of hiring letter writers.  There are already several investors in our Deal Finders Academy using this exact same technology and they're seeing great results with it.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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

In Episode 93, Tucker starts with whats going on in his own business, comments on this episode and last weeks show and covers some local news.  He then makes mention to our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending who's the best hard money lender he's ever worked with.  Tucker then goes into this weeks Direct Mails Greatest Hits where a member of our DFA, submitted an entertaining voicemail from a disgruntled caller.  He then transitions into the Main Topic where he explains a few things that each successful investor has and why it allows them to achieve success in real estate.  He then finishes the episode with a great success quote and talks about our upcoming Flipping Teardowns product, which we will be releasing very soon!  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 6:36pm PST

In Episode 92, Tucker takes you back out to a project he's been sitting on for over a year and is now starting to break ground on the new home.  This is a half acre lot with an older home on it in a super desirable area in Lake Oswego.  Tucker plans to take the house down and put up a larger luxury home that should sell for around $2 million.  He walks you through the existing home and shows you what has been stripped out and why and gives you an overview of how the new home will sit on the lot.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:43pm PST

In Episode 91, Tucker starts with whats going on in his own business and comments on the show and our guest interview.  He then makes mention to our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending who's the best hard money lender he's ever worked with.  Tucker then goes into the main topic Interview with fellow DFA member Crystal Denmon of Los Angeles, CA.  Crystal shares with everyone how she started marketing directly to sellers and in six months did $200k in wholesale revenue using this strategy.  She explains a couple of her more notable deals and how she has transitioned mentally and strategically in her business.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:43pm PST

In Episode 90, Tucker starts with whats going on in his own business and comments on this weeks show as well as last weeks show.  He then makes mention to our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending who's the best hard money lender he's ever worked with.  Tucker then goes into the main topic and breaks down the three primary markets that investors can operate in throughout the country.  He defines each market and which strategies work best their.  You should definitely figure out what type of market you're operating in and use this episode as a guide on how to best operate your business in your specific type of market.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:23pm PST

In Episode 89, Tucker starts with whats going on in his own business and comments on this weeks show as well as last weeks show.  He then makes mention to our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending who's the best hard money lender he's ever worked with.  Tucker then goes into the main topic and gives you a glimpse of what the Mortgage industry was really like during the boom and all the colorful characters that went along with it.  It leaves no question as to why we saw the biggest collapse of our time.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 6:03pm PST

In Episode 88.5, Tucker announces that we're now LIVE in the iTunes App store for those of you with Apple iPhones.  He goes into a few details of the app and then goes into what Episode 89 will entail towards the end of the week.  We hope you enjoyed this episode and give our new app a shot, if you mail to D4D lists!  Thank you!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:36pm PST

In Episode 88, Tucker starts with whats going on in his own business and comments on the show and our guest interview.  He then makes mention to our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending who's the best hard money lender he's ever worked with.  Tucker then goes into the main topic Interview with Omid Ali of Portland, OR and member of the DFA.  Omid shares with everyone how he's gone from not having any experience in real estate 6 months ago, to now profiting over $60k to date.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:05pm PST

In Episode 87, Tucker starts with whats going on in his own business and shares insight on his most recent deal he sold.  He then makes mention to our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending who's the best hard money lender he's ever worked with.  Tucker then goes into the main Topic about bad realtors and what to watch out for if you're using a realtor to list all your deals.  He then transitions into what your Realtor needs to do to ensure they are serving you the best that they can.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:11pm PST

In Episode 86, Tucker discusses why Driving For Dollars lists are so vital to a real estate investors business.  D4D lists are one of the best lists you can possibly mail to market to unseen inventory that you know you would buy.  Tucker discusses why there are so many good reason to mail these types of lists, however also discusses why many real estate investors don't.  This is because it takes a bit more work to create these lists before you can begin mailing them.  However, Tucker goes into a technological solution that he and his team have created to make this process much easier.  He runs through how the app is almost completely live for you to download and use on your smart phone and discusses what it can do for you and your business.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:15pm PST

In Episode 85, Tucker starts by sharing the latest news with his business and describes what will be covered in this weeks episode.  He then goes right into some details on a current wholesale deal he's working on and the steps he took to get the deal before another investor did.  Before getting into the Main Topic, Tucker speaks briefly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, who's the best Hard Money Lender he's ever worked with. Tucker then goes into the 10 Commandments to follow when choosing a mentor/guru for REI coaching.  These are 10 great points that all students should address when interviewing and hiring a coach/mentor.  Keep in mind, there are so many Guru's out there that don't actually do this business and just sell information about the business.  So if you can't get specific answers and details to these questions, then chances are the Guru isn't going to get you to the next level.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:02pm PST

In Episode 84, Tucker takes you out in the field this week to take a look at our Driving For Dollars App.  Long gone are the days of writing down home addresses on a piece of paper while you are driving for dollars.  We have made it more convenient by using mobile app technology to create these lists for you.  Simply identify the home you want to direct mail market to, drop a pin on the address(s), save the list and the app builds the formatted spreadsheet for you so that you can export it, mail merge it and start mailing it in no time.  Stay tuned for our official release of this groundbreaking app!  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:28pm PST

In Episode 83, Tucker starts by sharing the latest news with his business and describes what will be covered in this weeks episode.  He then goes through some details on a current wholesale deal he's working on that has quite a few twists and turns and how he plans to work through those.  Before getting into the Main Topic, Tucker speaks briefly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, who's the best Hard Money Lender he's ever worked with. Tucker then goes into four steps that you must know in order to negotiate the best deals with motivated sellers.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 11:38am PST

In Episode 82, Tucker starts by sharing the latest news with his business and makes a few comments regarding a newly proposed law in the city of Portland.  He then covers what he'll be discussing in this weeks main topic.  Before getting into the Main Topic, Tucker speaks briefly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, who's the best Hard Money Lender he's ever worked with. Tucker then goes into the steps he is currently taking in his business to find and acquire long-term multi-family rental properties.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:58pm PST

In Episode 81, Tucker starts by sharing the latest news with his business, making a few announcements and then covering what he'll be discussing in this weeks main topic.  Before getting into the Main Topic, Tucker speaks briefly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, who's the best Hard Money Lender he's ever worked with. Tucker then goes into 9 steps that you can take as a real estate investor and business owner, to minimize your tax liability.  Tucker is speaking from many years of experience, so be sure to takes notes and start implementing these steps immediately.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:55pm PST

In Episode 80, Tucker takes you out in the field this week to take a look at the beginning of our latest rehab project.  Tucker has owned this property for a little less than a year and purchased it from an out of state, absentee owner.  This home was rented out for a while and is located in SE Portland, in a transitioning area that used to have a higher crime rate but is now turning the corner with new homes being built.  Tucker takes you through the house and explains what he's updating and why.  Hopefully you'll gain some knowledge on what to do and what not to do if you're trying to hit a budget on a rehab.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 5:05pm PST

In Episode 79, Tucker starts with a summation of what he'll be discussing in this weeks main topic.  Before getting into the Main Topic, Tucker speaks briefly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, who's the best Hard Money Lender he's ever worked with. Tucker then goes into details about the four main points to consider when determining a price for your wholesale deals, so be sure to take notes!  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:25pm PST

In Episode 78, Tucker starts with a summation of whats going on with TTM Development Company and shares his thoughts on current deals and happenings in the office.  Before getting into the Main Topic, Tucker speaks briefly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, which is the best Hard Money Lender he's ever worked with. Tucker then goes into the main topic which is centered around Focus and where you as a real estate investor need to focus your energy.  Tucker discusses what to do and what not to do as you make your way up the real estate investing ladder, in order to achieve success. We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:32pm PST

In Episode 77, Tucker starts with a summation of whats going on with TTM Development Company and shares his thoughts on current deals and happenings in the office.  Before getting into the Main Topic, Tucker speaks briefly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, which is the best Hard Money Lender he's ever worked with. Tucker then goes to school teaching listeners how to wholesale deals to builders and how to step up to new construction as a real estate investor.  He lets you know what you should expect and all the things you need to consider when building new construction in your market.  Take notes or you may have to listen a few times to absorb all the valuable information in this episode.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:11pm PST

In Episode 76, Tucker takes you back in time and on a tour of all the homes that he has bought and lived in over the years.  He discusses each home and how he always tried to make large, tax-free profits upon selling each of them.  The homes that he has continued to move up into, closely follow his success as a real estate investor.  He has always continued to strive to attain his goals, whether it be living in his dream home or living his dream as a successful business owner.  Tucker discusses each home, each of their locations and the numbers associated with them.  As an additional bonus, he takes you on this tour in his 2015 Audi RS7.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 5:30pm PST

In Episode 75, Tucker starts with a summation of whats going on with TTM Development Company and shares his thoughts on current deals and happenings in the office.  Before getting into the Main Topic, Tucker speaks briefly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, which is the best Hard Money Lender he's ever worked with.  Tucker then interviews fellow DFA member Rory Boone from Seattle Washington.  Rory has just completed a six figure wholesale month and discusses his wholesale deals with Tucker and how he's achieving success.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 10:07am PST

In Episode 74, Tucker takes you back out into the trenches to look at a renovation project in southest Portland that he purchased last year.  Since then it has been a rental, but the time has come to renovate the home and sell it to a new homeowner.  This is a large lot and a great property in an area tha's transitioning into a nice little pocket of SE Portland.  Tucker takes you through the neighborhood, shows you what other builders are doing and covers the numbers on what he expects out of this project once its completed.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:22pm PST

In Episode 73, Tucker starts with a summation of whats going on with TTM Development Company and shares his thoughts on the deals he's currently working on.  He goes over what he'll be discussing in this episode, which is Direct Mail, since its such a hot topic these days.  Before getting into the Main Topic, Tucker speaks briefly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, which is the best Hard Money Lender he's ever worked with.  Tucker then revisits Direct Mail Marketing and how you need to use it in your business in order to be a successful real estate investor today.  He covers the four cornerstones of Direct Mail Marketing and takes a real close look at why each of the four points is so important and how they can take your business to the next level.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:13pm PST

In Episode 72, Tucker takes you out to the site of this years Portland area "Street of Dreams" in Lake Oswego and shows you some of the projects that are finishing up for the show next month.  He then takes you down the street to our very own "Street of Dreams" project that we think will be much more desirable once our luxury home is built.  This is a very exclusive area of Lake Oswego and our project will be sitting on a half acre lot which will give this estate a much grander feeling than those homes in this years show.  We'll be breaking ground on this project soon and we'll keep you updated on its progress with an expected completion date towards the middle of 2016.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:09pm PST

In Episode 71, Tucker starts with a summation of whats going on with TTM Development Company and shares his recent thoughts on the podcast.  He covers what listeners can expect in this episode and then goes into a quick Market Recap as Portland continues to see even lower inventory levels.  Before getting into the Main Interview, Tucker speaks quickly about our Sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, which is the best Hard Money Lender he has ever worked with.  Tucker then has a great discussion with Jared Lichtin of the "Flip Podcast", who is also a member of the Deal Finders Academy. Jared shares a lot of great info about himself, his move to Houston, how his flipping company is doing as well as his podcasting ventures.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:56pm PST

In Episode 70, Tucker takes you to our latest acquisition, which is a small tear down home on a nice lot in Lake Oswego.  We'll begin demo soon and will be building a luxurious million dollar home here.  Tucker goes into the details and explains how you can easily flip these types of deals to builders in your area.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:37pm PST

In Episode 69, Tucker shares his thoughts for the week about our market as well as his comments on this weeks topic and how it all relates to succeeding as a real estate investor.  He then speaks briefly about our sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, who's the best hard-money lender he's ever worked with.  Tucker then goes into the conversation with Nathan Poteet of the Dallas Fort Worth area.  They discuss the frustrations and struggles Nathan faced and how he stuck it out and is now seeing tremendous success in his house flipping business.  Tucker then ends the episode with his final thoughts and a great success quote.  We hope you enjoy this weeks podcast, please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:03pm PST

In Episode 68, Tucker takes you back to our major rehab project in Lake Oswego.  The finished product will be going on the market in a week and has been completely transformed compared to how it looked when we started.  If you don't remember how it looked when we acquired it, go back and watch Episode 49.  We have gone a little over budget on this one, but know the hot market will compensate for it.  We really like the way this home turned out and can't wait to get it sold to a new buyer!  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 1:43pm PST

In Episode 67, Tucker shares the latest news for TTM Development Company.  He then speaks briefly about our sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, who's the best hard-money lender he's ever worked with.  This weeks Main Topic is comprised of four different lessons that every Real Estate Investor should be aware of.  Both entertaining and informational, these lessons are something to learn from and are things that other RE investors may have to face at some point in their career.  Tucker then ends the episode with his final thoughts and a great success quote.  We hope you enjoy this weeks podcast, please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:29pm PST

In Episode 66, Tucker takes you back to our amazing "View Lot" that overlooks Lake Oswego.  The existing home has finally been torn down and the excavator is finishing the removal of the foundation.  This lot is surrounded by multi-million dollar homes and once the new home is complete, we expect the final sales price to start with a "2".  Tucker talks about the lot and some of the challenges that he has dealt with in getting approval to rebuild on it.  However, as you can see, the view is fantastic and the finished home will be amazing and one of a kind.  We're hoping to have the new home completed towards the end of the year and will keep everyone posted on its progress.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:15pm PST

In Episode 65, Tucker shares the latest news for TTM Development Company and the most recent deals he's working on.  He then speaks briefly about our sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending, who's the best hard-money lender he's ever worked with.  In this weeks Main Topic, Tucker talks with Anson Young of Denver, CO about the current real estate market conditions.  Anson gives his insights about how hot his local market is and the frenzy he's seeing firsthand.  Tucker then ends the episode with his final thoughts and a great success quote.  We hope you enjoy this weeks podcast, please leave us feedback and reviews!

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

In Episode 64, Tucker takes you back in the trenches with a video update of our most recent completed project in one of the hottest neighborhoods in Lake Oswego, OR.  This luxurious home had sold before it was even completed.  This is due to a very hot market, low inventory and of course, the home turned out amazing!  Tucker gives you the details of the deal as well as a tour of the home so that you can see how nice this home turned out.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:34pm PST

In Episode 63, Tucker talks about the latest news with TTM Development company and the latest offerings that help real estate investors improve their businesses.  He then speaks briefly about our sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending who's the best hard-money lender we've ever worked with.  Tucker then gives his thoughts on what he's seeing in his local market and what he thinks others can expect this summer.  In this weeks DFA Interview Series, Tucker interviews Brian Daly of REIG in San Diego and dives into Brian's business, how his company is structured and what kind of projects they're currently focusing on.  This week in the No BS Zone, Tucker talks about a recent run-in with an unethical realtor.  He then ends the episode with a great success quote.  We hope you enjoy this weeks podcast, please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:29pm PST

In Episode 62, Tucker takes you back in the trenches with a video update of our high-end rehab deal in Lake Oswego, OR.  This is a deal that Tucker got through a probate attorney where the previous owners had to move to an elderly home.  This house was in pretty bad condition, needed a lot of work and being a split-level home, produced some additional challenges.  Tucker will show you how he reconfigured the floor plan to open it up and make it more livable.   He also goes over the numbers for this project and talks about how he will easily make a six figure profit on this deal.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:42pm PST

In Episode 61, Tucker talks about the latest news with TTM Development company and our other latest products that help real estate investors improve their businesses.  He then speaks briefly about our sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending who is the best hard money lender we have ever worked with.  With the latest RMLS Market Action Report in hand, Tucker dives into the historic numbers Portland Oregon is currently seeing.  In this weeks DFA Member Interview Series, Tucker interviews Bob Couture of Springfield, MA and dives into his business, what he's working on and what he thinks it takes to succeed in real estate investing.  This week Tucker combines the No BS Zone and the Golden Nugget and comments on a suggestion made by another Guru regarding showing up at seller appointments in an exotic sports car.  We hope you enjoy this weeks podcast, please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 11:30am PST

In Episode 60, Tucker talks briefly about the latest new construction projects his company is listing as well as a great wholesale deal he just locked up.  He then introduces and shares his thoughts on our latest 'Negotiating With Sellers' product and gives you a behind the scenes look at what you will be receiving when you purchase this product.  We think this product can benefit anyone in the real estate investing space, no matter your skill level or business model.  If you're interested in learning more, please visit: www.NegotiatingWithSellers.com.  We hope you enjoy this weeks podcast, please leave us feedback and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:22pm PST

In Episode 59, Tucker takes you to one of our recently completed new construction projects.  This was one of two new construction homes that Tucker built on a double lot that was purchased in a very desirable high-end area of Lake Oswego Oregon.  We haven't listed this home for sale yet, but have already had tons of interest as well as several offers.  We don't think it will take long to sell this beauty, but we will keep you posted on the sale.  Enjoy the tour of this wonderful home as Tucker takes you through and shows you all the great design that went into this luxurious home.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us comments and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 2:45pm PST

Episode 58, starts with Tucker sharing the latest news with his development company.  In the "Market Recap" segment,  Tucker goes over the latest RMLS Market Action report for his local market and shares his thoughts on it.  In the main topic segment, we continue our DFA member interview series with "The Boston Investor", Justin Silverio of Boston, MA and talk to him about his business, where he's come from and where he's going.  In the No BS Zone, Tucker shares a call he received from a virtual wholesaler trying to sell him a ridiculous deal.  Tucker then ends the Episode with a great success quote.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us comments and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:50pm PST

In episode 57, Tucker takes you back to our large rehab project that we featured in Episode 49.  Tuckers team is about done with demo and is putting everything back together on this house.  Tucker ran into a few challenges with this project, the first being the very cheap siding and sheathing that was all needing to be replaced, the second was the rotted shake roof that the "newer" roof was placed on top of, and the third is having to deal with the neighborhood HOA, which is always fun!  This project will be over budget, however recent sales in the area have been promising and Tucker knows he can make up the additional expenses when its time to sell.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us comments and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 10:15am PST

Episode 56, starts with Tucker sharing the latest news with his development company, our information products and the DFA.  In the "Market Recap" segment,  Tucker goes over his latest thoughts and what he's seeing in his market.  In the main topic segment, we continue our DFA member interview series with Phillip Vincent of St. Louis, MO and talk to him about his business, new construction and REI as a whole.  Tucker then ends the Episode with a great success quote.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us comments and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 6:30pm PST

In Episode 55, Tucker takes you on a tour of one of our best farm areas in a high-end neighborhood of Lake Oswego, OR.  He shows you the projects he's currently working on and gives you advice on what types of homes we look for when we drive for dollars.  He explains why its so important to actually get out there and drive these areas to really see what types of homes are being built so you have a better understanding of your market and how to market to potential sellers.  Thanks for watching!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 5:40pm PST

Episode 54, starts with Tucker sharing the latest news with his development company.  In the "Market Recap" segment,  Tucker goes over the latest RMLS Market Action Report for his Market.  In the "Deal of the Week" segment Tucker goes into detail about a current Direct Mail Lead that he has been working on since last year.  The main topic segment is our second DFA member interview with Shannon Feick of Cincinnati Ohio.  Shannon talks about where his REI business has come from and what his plans are for the future.  In everyone's favorite segment, "Direct Mails Greatest Hits", Tucker changes it up and shares a message from a positive call that a listener received, showing that house flippers offer a great service at the end of the day.  In the "No BS Zone", he discusses some current issues he's having with an HOA in a neighborhood were he's doing a high end remodel.  Tucker then ends the Episode with a great success quote by Bruce Lee.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us comments and reviews!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 5:41pm PST

In Episode 53, Tucker takes you on a quick tour of one of his latest new construction projects.  He's knocking down the existing home on this lot, splitting the lot, and building two luxury townhomes.  This project is in a high-end area of Lake Oswego, where Tucker has several million dollar single-family residential projects going on.  We hope you can learn something from this episode and please let us know if you have any questions.  Thanks for watching!

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Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 3:14pm PST

Tucker makes a special announcement about his latest Ebook that he just released.

'The Dirty Truth: Real Stories From The Real Estate Trenches'

What is real estate investing? Glitz? Glamour? And profits of $10,000 a day from your laptop on a beach? No. No. And, no. Real estate investing requires hard work and dedication. Tucker Merrihew, Host of ‘The Real Dealz Podcast’ and owner of TTM Development Company knows this. How? Located in Portland, Oregon, Tucker has been running his own successful real estate investing company for 10 years. How has he accomplished this? By skipping over foreclosures and MLS listings and marketing directly to homeowners for the best deals!

During his tenure, Tucker has seen thousands of homes and witnessed hundreds of odd, ugly situations in homeownership. Did he buy? Maybe. Did he see the inside? Yes. Did he get his hands dirty? Always!

This book is a down and dirty wild ride through the Real Estate Investing Trenches. Want to know what REI is really about? Take a look inside! Be careful. It isn’t pretty in here. It’s just The Dirty Truth!

Direct download: The_Dirty_Truth_Special.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 9:30pm PST

Episode 52, starts with Tucker sharing what's going on with his development company as well as the products were developing for Real Estate Investors.  He then gives you some brief details about our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending and their great programs.  In the "Market Recap" segment,  Tucker shares his thoughts on his local markets current inventory levels.  In the "Deal of the Week" segment Tucker goes into detail about a current short-sale deal he's working on and how he got it.  The main topic segment is our first DFA Interview with Danny O'Bannon of the 'Spokane Project'.  Danny covers the progression of his REI business over the past 9 months.  In everyone's favorite segment, "Direct Mails Greatest Hits", Tucker shares a message from a guy that threatened to file suit and have Tucker arrested.  In the "No BS Zone" segment, he discusses an out of state caller who wanted Tucker to send him wholesale inventory that he would help Tucker sell locally.  Tucker then ends the Episode with a funny success quote.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us comments and reviews!

Direct download: Ep_52_Final_MP3.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 5:44pm PST

In Episode 51, Tucker walks you through a new construction project we're currently working on and explains the necessary steps you need to take in order to build new construction.  He covers excavation, foundation, design, framing, plumbing, HVAC, and electrical.  These are the things you need to know about when working on large scale rehabs or new construction.  We hope you enjoy the video and are able to learn something new, that you can apply to your real estate investing business!

Direct download: Ep_51_Mobile.mov
Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 11:58am PST

Episode 50, starts with Tucker sharing what's going on with his own REI business on the sticks and bricks side as well as some informational products were developing for Real Estate Investors.  He then gives you some brief details about our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending and their great programs.  In the "Market Recap" segment,  Tucker goes over the most recent RMLS Market Action Report for his Market and talks about the extremely low inventory numbers were currently experiencing.  In the "Deal of the Week" segment Tucker talks about a current deal were working on and how we got it, as well as shares some great tips on your lists and response rates.  In everyone's favorite segment, "Direct Mails Greatest Hits", Tucker shares a very weird message that he received and shares his thoughts on it.  He then transitions into the "Golden Nugget" where he discusses in length the biggest opportunity in wholesaling right now.  In the "No BS Zone" segment, he discusses a particular realtor call that Chris had, and gives you a tip on what not to do on the phone.  Tucker then ends the Episode with a funny success quote.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us comments and reviews!

Direct download: Ep_50_Final_MP3.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:46pm PST

In Episode 49, our One Year Anniversary Episode, Tucker takes you through a rehab deal we bought through a referral from a probate attorney.  This house is located in a high-end area of Portland where we've been building several new construction luxury homes. Tucker gives you a tour of the home and goes into detail about all the updates and changes that will be done to the home.  We hope you enjoy this video and please leave us feedback and reviews on iTunes!

Direct download: Ep_49_Mobile.mov
Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:58pm PST

In Episode 48, Tucker talks about how you should qualify seller leads that come into your lead funnel.  Often times investors that are marketing directly to homeowners don't know which leads to prioritize and where to direct their energy.  Tucker explains the best way to go about this and where you should be spending your time and energy when pursuing leads.  We hope you enjoy this video and please leave us feedback and reviews on iTunes!

Direct download: Ep_48_Mobile.mov
Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 12:44pm PST

Episode 47, starts with Tucker sharing what's going on with his own REI business on the sticks and bricks side as well as some other products were developing for other RE Investors.  He then gives you some brief details about our show sponsor, Iron Bridge Lending and their programs.  Next up, in the Market Recap,  Tucker goes over a recent Forbes article and talks about several points to look at for 2015.  In the "Deal of the Week" segment Tucker talks about a current deal he went and looked at that's a potential double lot, knock-down-new-build deal. He then goes into "Direct Mails Greatest Hits" and plays a voice mail that one of our listeners submitted that's highly entertaining.  Tucker then transitions into the "Golden Nugget" where he explains a great tip on how to use Facebook to legitimize your REI business.  In the "No BS Zone" segment, he discusses online trolls and gurus making large claims online.  Tucker then ends the Episode with a quote from Carrot Top.  We hope you enjoy this episode and please leave us comments and reviews!

Direct download: Ep_47_Final_MP3.mp3
Category:Real Estate Investing -- posted at: 4:10pm PST

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