The InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast is hosted by Mark Ferguson, a successful real estate agent and investor. Mark owns 16 rentals, flips 10 to 15 homes a year, and runs a real estate sales team of ten. Mark also created Investfourmore.com, a real estate blog that gives advice and chronicles his investing. On the podcast Mark interviews successful investors, successful agents, and many other people who are in the real estate business. Mark also does solo shows where he goes in-depth on his own real estate investing and strategies like switching his focus from Colorado for rental properties to Florida. Mark also interviews new and beginning investors. This practice allows a new investor to get direct advice on how to get started, how to overcome roadblocks and helps the listeners as well. Mark has been featured on the Washington Post, Time, Yahoo, Zillow, Realtor.com, Huffington Post, and many more major media outlets. Mark has written multiple best-selling paperback and Kindle books and loves hearing from his listeners and readers.
150: Update on My Brokerage, Flips, and Rentals
30:28On my 150th episode of The InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast, I go over my business, which has been a little crazy lately. I started a new real estate brokerage in April, which we have been getting up and running as well as remodeling a new space. I am still flipping a lot of houses, but I have not been buying as many flips as I would like too. I have not been buying a lot of rentals, but the one rental I bought this year has been doing very well. On the podcast, I talk about all of this, the challenges, the progress, and the plan moving forward.
149: Creating a Million Dollar Real Estate Team with Christopher Watters
53:21On this episode of the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast, I interview Christopher Watters, who started Watters International Realty. Christopher started out in the real estate business at a young age, but it took him a while to find his niche as a real estate broker. He obtained his real estate license right after college but was distracted by a number of jobs within the real estate industry before he started his own company. Christopher created a huge real estate team and then created a large real estate brokerage with multiple offices throughout Texas. On the show, we talk about Christopher's journey, including how he got started, how he created his team, how he finds leads, how to sell houses as an agent, how to create a brokerage, and much more.
147: Follow-Up with Hawaii Real Estate Investor Dean Ueda
33:08I interviewed Dean Ueda on the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast in 2016. We talked about how he has invested in rental properties in the mainland US while living in Hawaii. Dean also was getting his real estate license and had a couple of properties in Hawaii. On this podcast, we talk to Dean again about the progress he has made with his investing, his real estate license, and how he has bought more properties in the mainland and Hawaii.
Podcast 146: Super Successful Wholesaler with 24 Year-Old Ryan Dossey
33:45On this week's episode of the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast, I interview Ryan Dossey. Ryan is a super-successful wholesaler and an investor. Ryan got started in real estate at a very young age and has found incredible success. He is only 24 and has set up a wholesaling business and bought many rentals. Ryan has also helped me with my direct marketing and runs a company that takes motivated-seller calls for investors. One of the biggest reasons I have not done much direct marketing was because I did not want to take calls, but his company takes the calls for me, vets leads, and gets as much information as they can for me to follow up with. We talk all about Ryan's past, his wholesaling business, his rentals, his direct marketing, and his company, Call Porter, on the show.
145 Moving into my New Real Estate Brokerage
25:48I started Blue Steel Real Estate last week. It has been an exciting and slightly stressful process. We opened earlier than we thought we would open, but everything has worked out extremely well and I am glad things happened the way that they did. On this episode of the InvestFourMore Podcast, I talk about the move, the process, and how everything has gone so far.
144: The Difference Between a Work Vacation and a Family Vacation
20:35In March, I was lucky enough to have two vacations! I took a work vacation by myself in the mountains, and I took a vacation with my family to Turks and Caicos. The work vacation was meant to help me focus on work and accomplish as much as I could in a couple of days. The family vacation was meant for me to have fun and not think about work. Both vacations were awesome, and both were great for my business, even though one is all about business and the other has nothing to do with business. You can listen to why I loved both vacations on this episode of the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast.
143 What is an Automated Investment Fund? With Ray Sturm
34:09On this weeks episode of the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast, I interview Ray Sturm who was one of the founders of Realty Shares and is the current CEO and founder of Alphaflow. Alphaflow is a company that brings a brand new investing concept to the market. They invest in hard money loans that are typically used by house flippers. Alphaflow buys hard money loans for their investment fund, which is available to get involved with. On this episode, we talk about Alphaflow, how it works, how to invest in it, as well as why Ray likes to start companies and what is involved in building a startup.
142: How to supplement your income with a real estate license and rental properties
27:15On this episode of the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast, Jason Downing is our guest. Jason is a personal trainer who has bought rentals and become a real estate agent. Jason has an interesting story as he is just a regular guy with a regular job who has been successful as a part-time real estate investor. Jason is a personal trainer and knew his income was limited to how many hours he could work. He looked to supplement his income and chose real estate to help him. Jason was able to buy 7 rental property units in a couple of years, and he also recently got his real estate license. On this show, we talk about Jason buying his first rental, how he has found his deals, why he got his real estate license, and what his plans are for the future.
141: How to Find and Manage Great Contractors
35:41When I am completing up to 22 flips at once, having great contractors and a system to keep track of them is vital to my business. It has taken some time, mistakes, and multiple people, but I have things running relatively smoothly now. On this episode of The InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast, I go over exactly how I have developed my contractor system, how I hire contractors, how I find them, how I pay them, and how I use subcontractors.
140: Agent, Property Manager, Investor Sean Morrissey in Chicago
30:42On this episode of the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast, I speak with Sen Morrissey, who is a real estate investor, broker, and property manager in Chicago. Sean got into the real estate business in 2001 when he bought a rental property. He was then able to quit his corporate job by becoming a real estate agent. He has bought 23 rentals and managed over 200 properties at one time as a property manager. Sean has a very interesting story, and we hear all about it on this week's show.