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Success comes from getting out of your comfort zone

Success is forged through mistakes, hard work, discomfort, and relentless effort. Every experience is a stepping stone refining the desires and goals you want from life. Red Robin marked my beginning where I went from $3 in tips to eventually 3,000 flips and counting....

4 Comeback Housing Markets Primed to Explode in 2023

4 Comeback Housing Markets Primed to Explode in 2023

Looking for housing markets with population growth, new jobs, rising home prices, and unlimited profit potential? If so, you’re in luck! In this episode, we’ll reveal four of our favorite “comeback” housing markets primed to explode over the next few years.

“It’s Coming THIS Year,” A Market Crash is Imminent

“It’s Coming THIS Year,” A Market Crash is Imminent

The wealthiest in America know that market crashes and financial collapses aren’t a time to worry; they’re a time to make millions! Ben shares the markets with the most opportunity, how to pick up properties for dimes on the dollar, and why hoarding cash during a time like this isn’t such a bad idea.

The Fed Raises Rates, Home Sales Shoot Up, But Prices DROP

The Fed Raises Rates, Home Sales Shoot Up, But Prices DROP

the Federal Reserve both surprisingly and unsurprisingly raised rates. For weeks leading up to this meeting, investors had a glimmer of hope that the historical rate hikes would end and that we could finally look forward to a time of reasonable mortgage rates and sustainable home prices.

4 Smarter Ways to Invest in Real Estate as Interest Rates Rise

4 Smarter Ways to Invest in Real Estate as Interest Rates Rise

As interest rates rise, trying to invest in real estate may seem harder and harder. For most rookie real estate investors, this is true. You may find yourself with fewer financing options and higher home prices, but that doesn’t mean you can’t make big house flipping profits or rental property passive income just because mortgage rates are rising. James Dainard and his team at Heaton Dainard Real Estate have found four simple ways to ensure you the money you want, no matter what the housing market conditions are like.

James has invested throughout multiple market cycles. He walks us through a flip he’s rehabbing in the expensive Seattle area and how his team has multiple ways to make either killer cash flow or almost six-figure flipping profits from this deal.

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18 Mar 2022 | Finding Contractors, Renovation Red Flags, and Estimating Rehab Costs (Part 2) w/ James Dainard

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Welcome to part two of a rehab estimation masterclass with real estate mogul James Dainard! As mentioned in part one, James has created a multi-level brokerage where he has been involved in 3,000 transactions. His excess experience has allowed him to create an almost scientific process for his flips. In today’s podcast, James builds off part one and gives you a step-by-step guide on how to emulate the process that has given him his success.James goes over what and who to bring when visiting a property, closing on a property, writing a contractor contract, and finalizing a project to perfection. Each process includes tedious details that may seem daunting at first, but as the saying goes, the devil is in the details. While the initial steps may seem meticulous, once you begin making the process repeatable and do it continuously, it’s second nature. James perfected his flipping and renovation processes through trial and error, and if you listen closely you can avoid commonly made mistakes and have an advantage over most new investors. To be the best you have to learn from the best—so listen closely!

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15 Mar 2022 | A Step-by-Step Guide to Estimating Rehab Costs w/ Master Flipper & Investor James Dainard (Part 1)

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Welcome to part one of a rehab-estimation masterclass with real estate mogul James Dainard! James has earned his title by being involved in 3,000 transactions over the past fifteen years and creating a multi-level real estate brokerage. He has mastered the art of estimating rehab costs which has allowed him to invest on a seriously large scale. Currently, he is working on thirty flips and has 400 apartment doors under construction, so not only has he had past successes, but he is consistently learning and adjusting to the rapid changes of the market. James is an investor to not only learn from but to emulate, and today he gives a step-by-step guide to do just that. James breaks down renovation steps like building a team, getting a budget sheet together, and vetting workers, contractors, and properties in vast detail. The underlying theme behind each of his steps is meticulous preparation. As an investor, one of the best things you can do for yourself is to prepare and get rid of any variation in your processes. By perfecting his preparation processes, James has been able to minimize variation and save himself in the long run. Do yourself a favor and listen to these next couple of podcasts intently— it could save you serious time, headache, and money in the future!

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5 Nov 2020 | Real Dealz 345: One Of Seattle's Most Successful Investors - James Dainard

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In Episode 345, Elliot and Cole interview Seattle Investor James Dainard! James is the Co-Founder and Managing Principal at Heaton Dainard Real Estate, which is one of the biggest real estate investing companies in the Seattle area. James shares a ton of great information in this episode and not only discusses where he started in this business, but shares the successes and the challenges they’ve overcome as they continue to grow. Tune in for a great Episode! Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube or Stitcher for all future episodes and updates!

1hr 30mins

24 Dec 2019 | Building Rental Empires Alongside Your Real Estate Business with James Dainard

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As one of the co-founders of Heaton Dainard, not only has James Dainard developed an executed corporate strategies, he’s also invested in and developed a real estate empire. He shares his story and some insight on this episode.

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30 Nov 2019 | JF1915: How A Broker Evaluates Deals For Himself & Clients with James Dainard

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James has seen a lot of transactions and has had a lot of his own real estate investing experience. We’ll hear about some of his own deals, adding bedrooms, and how he looks at deals not only for himself, but also for his clients. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes and leave us a review! Best Ever Tweet: “Don’t let the contractor dictate the budget” – James Dainard

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11 Jul 2019 | BiggerPockets Podcast 338: From Red Robin Waiter to 250 Units (Using the MLS!) with James Dainard

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From waiting tables to scaling up to 250 units! Today’s show is going to blow your mind. Brandon and David sit down with James Dainard, a real estate investor in the Seattle area, who is using his broad knowledge of real estate investing to do some big things! James shares how he got started door-knocking for someone else’s company to learn the business—and things took off from there! He also shares how he’s finding 60 percent of his deals from the MLS, how he uses local zoning knowledge to find opportunities others are missing, and how he made over a million dollars off an MLS flip! James has some GREAT strategies he uses, including combining flipping, wholesaling, and BRRRRing; improving the return on his equity; and “inventing returns.” You’ll also be blown away at how he created a 60-room rental (!!!) property that earns over $9K a month and how he saves money on maintenance and property management by running it all in-house. James is a smart, humble, and experienced investor doing some very impressive stuff.

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Project Flip Starts June 24!

Space is limited! My eight-week Fix and Flip Course combines my 20 years of experience into real actionable guidance. I am teaching a  live online session to a limited number of students.

Don't miss this opportunity learn from an expert and join a team of action-taking investors. Let's achieve your financial goals in 2024.