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Are you a new investor looking to buy your first rental property? Or a busy executive looking to deploy capital into cash flowing rental properties? Are you interested in flipping houses or becoming a wholesaler? Are you looking to invest in different markets around the US? If you fall in any of those buckets, this podcast is for you. Join seasoned rental investors and co-hosts Matthew Whitaker, Spencer Sutton, and Gray Hall for in-depth conversations about real estate investing, deal analys ...
 
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If you’re a property manager looking to scale your business beyond 300, 500, or even 1,000 doors, you’ve come to the right place. You might be asking - Is worth it? How do I do it? Where do I find the money? What about the people? Trust us, we've made every mistake you can think of...then we made some up. Listen in as we describe what worked and what didn't on our journey from 300 to 3,000 houses.
 
Do you want to learn the ins and outs of owning rental property in Birmingham, Alabama? Want to hear from local pros as they break down the areas, the deals, and even pitfalls rental owners fall into? Then you've come to the right podcast. Join rental experts, Matthew Whitaker and Spencer Sutton, as they provide you with the local scoop and interview both hometown and nationally-renowned investment heroes.
 
Do you want to learn the ins and outs of the Atlanta, Georgia real estate market? Want to hear from local pros as they break down the areas, the deals, and even pitfalls from decades of experience? Then you've come to the right podcast. Join real estate experts, Matthew Whitaker and Spencer Sutton, as they provide you with the local scoop and interview both hometown and nationally-renowned investment heroes.
 
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Are you looking to generate more leads for your real estate business? In this episode, Spencer welcomes Joel Rowland, Evernest’s Lead Generation Specialist, to discuss the strategy you need to find qualified seller leads. Tune in. 🎧 =================================== Reach out to an investor agent today → evernest.co/realestatepartner ============…
 
If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Peter Lohmann is a popular guy. How else could we explain his massive success on platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn, or the fact that he’s built (and it’s still growing) a strong email list of readers eager for his newsletter? What we admire most about Peter is how he genuinely wants to help other property m…
 
In this episode, Spencer shares what we are seeing in the real estate market as of June 2022. He discusses everything from inflation, interest rates, the impact of supply and demand, whether you should buy now or wait, and more. __________ Reach out to an investor agent today → evernest.co/realestatepartner =================================== Leave…
 
In this episode, Spencer shares what we are seeing in the real estate market as of June 2022. He discusses everything from inflation, interest rates, the impact of supply and demand, whether you should buy now or wait, and more. __________ Reach out to an investor agent today → evernest.co/realestatepartner =================================== Inves…
 
In this episode, Spencer and Gray discuss what they are seeing in the real estate market as of June 2022. They discuss everything from inflation, interest rates, the impact of supply and demand, whether you should buy now or wait, and more. =================================== Reach out to an investor agent today → evernest.co/realestatepartner ====…
 
In this episode, Matthew and Spencer discuss how attending conferences can help you take your business to the next level. Tune in to hear how to best maximize your time and energy at a conference. Matthew reveals his strategies and best practices so you can get the most out of your time and money. =================================== Episode 36: Beh…
 
In this episode, you will learn the top five cashflow markets to invest in. Spencer dives into each by listing… Neighborhood classes Cashflow cities/zip codes How much you can receive in rent =================================== Interested in learning more? Check out our website for more information about these markets! [https://evernest.cc/3xEls4J]…
 
Real estate is a very capital-intensive game. This is where creative financing strategies come into play. Matthew and Spencer like to joke that they started their rental business with a lot of time and no money. So what did they do? Found partners who had a lot of money and no time (i.e. Private money and lenders). Matthew, Spencer, and Gray dive i…
 
Your greatest asset isn’t your property—it’s your tenant. To build a successful rental portfolio, you must take care of your tenants. And there is nothing that kills your returns more than tenant churn. No tenants = No cash flow. The key to eliminating tenant churn? Understanding the lifecycle of every tenant. If you know these 7 stages, you’ll kee…
 
In this episode, Spencer dives into three concrete ways you can lead your team from 300 doors and beyond. Are you ready to be brutally honest and fully commit to being the best leader for your team? Tune in! 🎧 ____________ Books mentioned: The One Thing by Gary Keller https://evernest.cc/3lL98Jh Mindset by Carol Dweck https://evernest.cc/3PLnjvp __…
 
Your greatest asset isn’t your property—it’s your tenant. To build a successful rental portfolio, you must take care of your tenants. And there is nothing that kills your returns more than tenant churn. No tenants = No cash flow. The key to eliminating tenant churn? Understanding the lifecycle of every tenant. If you know these 7 stages, you’ll kee…
 
Want to know the best way to maximize ROI on any rental property? It’s simple: keep tenants as long as possible. Your property isn’t your greatest asset—your tenant is. In this episode, Spencer and Gray discuss how to keep a tenant in your house long-term. If you have a resident who moves out every year, you’ll end up sacrificing time, opportunity …
 
Spencer and Gray welcome Jonathan Mednick to the Podcast. Jonathan is the co-founder of REI Trader, a Birmingham-based investment company. We cover a lot of ground in this episode covering everything from, Why Jonathan chose Birmingham as his home base for building a 100+ rental portfolio Predictions on the housing market for the rest of 2022 The s…
 
'A Players' are difficult to find. Especially when it comes to the BDM role. In this episode, Matthew and Spencer welcome Evernest’s Birmingham Business Development Manager, Hunter Terryn. Hunter walks through how he's managed to sign on so many doors while being a champion of the Evernest culture. You do not want to miss this episode! ============…
 
In today’s episode, Spencer Sutton welcomes Erin Dreher, to discuss the rental market in Little Rock, Arkansas. Erin joined Evernest in 2018 after 10 years of property management experience. She has held many roles from Team Leader, Business Development Manager, and Real Estate Agent. Be sure to listen to the full episode. Erin gives her top seven …
 
In today’s episode, Spencer Sutton welcomes two special guests, Debbie Brettner and Christine Belin, to discuss the rental market today on the Front Range. Debbie Brettner joined Evernest in January 2022. She brings 7 years of experience in Colorado real estate, starting as a property manager, and now in business development. Christine has been a R…
 
There are three types of communication you need to implement within your company. You implement each… ✔️ weekly ✔️ monthly ✔️ quarterly Are you a leader responsible for sharing the overall vision, strategy, and goals in your company? This episode is for you. 🎧 =================================== Have ideas for the show? Podcast guests? Email us at …
 
Real Estate is sold as “mailbox” money, a simple game of passive income. But there is A LOT more to it than that. Investing and building wealth comes with its fair share of risks, challenges, and headaches. In this episode, Spencer and Gray discuss the five most difficult things that come with buying and managing rentals that every investor needs t…
 
In this episode, Spencer and Hunter Terryn discuss common questions investors ask (trust us— there are a lot of them). At the end of the day, there are really only three key questions you need to answer before buying in Birmingham. =================================== Leave us a review to let us know how much you enjoyed this podcast! --------------…
 
In this episode, Spencer Sutton discusses the most common questions investors ask (trust us— there are a lot of them). Luckily, at the end of the day, there are really only three key questions you need to answer before buying in Atlanta. =================================== Leave us a review to let us know how much you enjoyed this podcast! ========…
 
Buying rental property brings up five common fears for every first-time investor. In this episode, Matthew, Spencer, and Gray dive into these fears and explain each, so you are prepared whether it’s your first rental or your hundredth. Tune in. 🎧 =================================== We are hiring! Check out our open positions at evernest.co/careers …
 
Everyone in our industry complains about paying for leads. Yet very few commit to the long-term approach that great marketing requires. In this episode, we’ll pull back the curtain of how we have approached marketing for the past 7.5 years. You might be surprised to find out that the three requirements for marketing that works can be done from a th…
 
When we first started buying rental property, we managed everything ourselves. We handled the acquisition, the rehab, the marketing and leasing, and ongoing management. But not everyone needs to be ‘hands-on’ (or wants to be) in the process. In this episode, we walk through the pros and cons of using a property manager. We’ll explore how experience…
 
Spencer welcomes Jacob West, our Director of Operations in Detroit, to discuss four areas in the Detroit Metro every investor should have on their radar. For each area, Jacob discusses, Neighborhood classes Things to keep an eye out for Why investors are having success here Tune in to hear Jacob West give an insider look at Detroit, Michigan. =====…
 
0 to 300 units is BIG. 300 to 6,000 units is a whole other beast. As our friend, Jordan Muela, CEO of Leadsimple says, “A PM company with 6,000 units is not a 300 unit business 20 times.” In this episode, Matthew and Spencer discuss the five most important lessons learned while growing from 300 to 6,000 units. Each mile marker during your growth is…
 
Spencer and Gray welcome Rachel Schwalenberg back to the ERI podcast to share two great deals in Columbus, OH. In this episode we cover two popular Columbus zip codes: East Columbus - 43207 (single-family property) Southern Orchards - 43206 (multi-family property) As a heads up → we go through each deal LIVE with our calculator so you can see the d…
 
Episode 50! It only seemed right to have our first-ever guest, Bryan Miles, back on the show! In this episode, Bryan reveals the newest trends in Birmingham real estate investing. Including new neighborhoods and strategies that have emerged over the past two years. Get your pen and paper ready because you’ll want to take notes! Tune in. 🎧 =========…
 
Do you want to make your vision a reality? Are you focusing on the right things? How do you know what steps to take next? In this episode, Spencer lays out how to make sure your vision becomes a reality. Whether that’s to own 10 or 500 properties, these six things are what every successful investor understands. =================================== H…
 
Spencer and Gray give a quick update on the Jackson, MS property and then dive right into the important topic of estimating correct ARV. This is a topic you can’t afford to ignore because it can make all the difference between the ability to buy more properties quickly…or having to wait. =================================== Looking to invest in sing…
 
Join Matthew and Spencer as they welcome PM veteran Robert Locke. Robert is known throughout the NARPM world as one of their most requested speakers and educators. Having run a successful property management company (Crown Management Corporation in Atlanta) for almost 40 years, Robert sold and has built a business around his passion - helping prope…
 
Memphis local, David Sehar, joins us to talk about the best places to invest in Memphis, Tennessee. He'll shed light on some areas that may be overlooked by many not familiar with the area. David is also the Director of our Institutional relationships. =================================== Looking to invest in single-family rental properties in 2022?…
 
Are you disciplined in your pre-purchase inspection of a home? In this episode, we welcome the Evernest Renovations Manager, Craig Bengston, to the show. Craig gives us an inside look at what every serious investor should be doing during their due diligence period. You’ll discover the major issues he’s found over the years that have completely bust…
 
If you've been in the industry for any amount of time, you probably know our next guest. He's a serial entrepreneur who recently sold some of his businesses to focus on scaling the CRM he founded and runs, LeadSimple. Listen in as Matthew and Spencer welcome Jordan Muela to the show and dive into the following topics… How Jordan built and scaled Le…
 
Are you having trouble finding deals in this competitive market You don't have to...Evernest can help! At the beginning of 2021, Evernest began helping investors across the country find and purchase investment properties. Last year we were a part of 726 transactions for new and seasoned investors. The brokerage division of our business is here to h…
 
In this episode, Spencer welcomes Jonathan Mednick, the managing director of REI Trading, LLC, and a financial broker with Real Equity Realty. Jonathan specializes in turnkey properties in Birmingham, AL. Tune in. 🎧 ➡️ Turnkey: REITrading.com ➡️ Financing: REIbrokers.com ➡️ ​​ Realty: Realequityrealty.com ----------------- Connect with Matt and Spe…
 
Having a skilled inspector is key to making a great deal. In this episode, Spencer Sutton welcomes Craig Bengtson, the Brokerage Renovation Manager for Evernest, to explain the top three inspection mistakes people make and how they can avoid them in Atlanta. Tune in. 🎧 Watch on YouTube ➡️ https://evernest.cc/3oER84S ----------------- Connect with M…
 
Welcome to Episode #2 of our new BRRRR series! In this episode, Spencer Sutton welcomes Craig Bengtson, the Brokerage Renovation Manager for Evernest, to walk us through what renovations are needed for our new property in Jackson, MS. Any investor will find a TON of value from our time with Craig, who goes over exactly what you should be looking fo…
 
In this episode, Matthew and Spencer welcome Thad Tarkington, the co-founder and CEO of Second Nature. You may know them from their unforgettable parties…their purple suits…or fantastic customer service. But one thing’s for sure, they have built an incredible team culture! Listen in to learn how they’ve done this while providing what they call a tr…
 
Welcome to Episode #1 of our new BRRRR series! In this episode, Matthew, Spencer, Gray, are joined by investor- agent, Jim Strickland to kick off our first of many deal highlights. This first one is all about our Jackson, MS property. Here’s what you can expect in Episode #1: How we found the deal, analyzed, and financed it Our projections for cash…
 
Let’s talk about one of the most overlooked markets in the rental industry: Jackson, MS. If you are looking for a market with low taxes, low cost of living, and a landlord-friendly state, Jackson, Mississippi is worth checking out. In this episode, Matthew, Spencer, and Gray welcome Jim Strickland, an investor agent for Evernest. Jim shares what he…
 
Matthew Whitaker and Spencer Sutton welcome former Evernest team member and Founder and CEO of Property Manager CFO, Phil Mazur. At Property Manager CFO, his company helps PM owners understand their financial performance, clarify their vision, set better targets, and effectively manage their business. Phil has been on our podcast before and so we i…
 
The Birmingham market is one of the HOTTEST rental markets for investors. In fact, Birmingham is where Matthew, Spencer, and Gray cut their teeth in real estate investing. In this episode, you will learn the neighborhood classes, insight into the Birmingham market, and much more! Tune in to find your next real estate deal! 🎧 =======================…
 
Finding the right partner in real estate investing can be difficult. In this episode, Spencer Sutton explains why you need an investor-friendly agent, questions you should be asking real estate agents who claim they are investor-friendly and learn the resources they can bring you as an investor yourself. Tune in. 🎧 ----------------- Connect with Ma…
 
A lot has changed in Atlanta over the past couple of years. Everything from COVID to growing investor demand has changed the landscape. So the question for investors is, “Where should I invest?” In this episode, Spencer Sutton welcomes Ted Strane, an Atlanta investor real estate agent and property manager at Evernest. Ted shares what he has been se…
 
Columbus, Ohio is not only a great place to live—but it’s also a great place to buy rentals. If you are a rental investor looking for a B+ class, willing to put a little work into modernizing appliances and performing small repairs, Columbus is the market for you. In this episode, local expert, rental investor, and real estate agent, Rachel Schwale…
 
We all know that the property management business uses more energy than it gives! But there are things you can do to actually increase your energy and power through the day. Why is this important? Because to create sustainable momentum in your business and scale from 300 to 3,000 to 6,000, you will need every ounce of energy possible…physically, me…
 
Warren Buffett once said, “Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked.” Well, this happened to Matthew and Spencer in 2008…and happens every day to real estate investors who aren’t paying attention. In this episode, Matthew, Spencer, and Gray talk about the top five mistakes they see investors make when building their rea…
 
In November, 2021, Matthew, Spencer, and Gray attended the IMN SFR West Conference in Arizona. During the week they met with institutional and local real estate investors from all across the country. The main topic of conversation? What are we able to expect from the single-family housing market in 2022? In this episode, our hosts share with you th…
 
In 2012, we made our first bolt-on acquisition in Birmingham, AL. As of today, we’ve closed on acquiring 17 new property management companies across multiple markets. In this episode you’ll learn… New market vs bolt-on acquisitions When to move your business into a new market What a successful acquisition looks like What happens when deals go sidew…
 
In today’s episode, our co-hosts Spencer and Gray discuss their process for getting started as an out-of-state investor. They cover everything from: Deciding on a market Choosing a type of property Picking partners and building a local team And more. If you’re looking to buy properties in a market (NOT) near you—this is a must. Tune in to learn the…
 
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