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The School of Hard Knocks with Martin Saenz

The School of Hard Knocks with Martin Saenz



Episode 239
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Scott: We’re excited to be joined by our guest, Martin Saenz. How are you doing?

Martin: Scott, how are you?

Scott: I’m good. You’ve been running and being a very active real estate investor for how long now?

Martin: Since 2009.

Scott: You came in the same time I did, when all the crap was hitting the fan. Share with people a little about your background. What did you do before you became an active note and real estate investor?

Martin: In 2004, I got fired from my corporate job, which was a blessing in disguise because I was horrible at having a boss and doing the whole corporate thing. My wife and I said not to do that again, and we need to go in business for ourselves. We started a government contracting company out of the basement of our home in 2005. What we offered is design and fabrication services for museum exhibit displays and signage for the federal government. From that, I was always going to different seminars. Bill Bartmann, Robert Kiyosaki, I did all that. It took three years or four years of seminars and reading, and then jumped in and started becoming a landlord in 2009.We bought a commercial building where we operated our company out of. Then I bought the commercial building next to the commercial building, already picking up residential and other commercial properties along the way.

Scott: How did you evolve into the note game? Is it from learning from other seminars about it?

Martin: There’s something wrong with the residential landlord game. The commercial landlord game is on autopilot. Our issue was small business ownership and having a whole team of employees, having payroll, taxes, expenses, and overhead. We sold the company in 2013, because we started building a family. From that point, I was looking for something to do with my time. Landlording is good as a slow bill. You accumulate properties a correct way. You’re not going to be on the beach with a Ferrari in five years. I did NoteSchool’s three-day seminar when they came to town. I read about fifteen books on investing, and then I went out with $200,000 in my own money and started buying notes. The real learning took place with my $200,000 not beforehand.

Scott: Did you focus on firsts or seconds? What was your focus?

Martin: I started focusing on firsts. I bought ten first mortgages. I did half the due diligence that I do today. All ten mortgages were in Ohio so I went and drove through Ohio for ten days, looking at all the properties I felt I knew best. I don’t need a BPO, I got an eagle eye for real estate. I made out with some deed in lieu. I barely survived that purchase. One property I bought was in Shaker Heights in Cuyahoga County. Shaker Heights is a beautiful place, but it was a block away from abandoned buildings and spray paint and gangland. The property I thought was $80,000 turned out to be $25,000. I did a whole bunch of things halfway. Then I started buying seconds and focusing on the borrowers and loan modifications. That’s when it started to turn with me and I started to pick up momentum. In fairness to the first side, I don’t think that I gave it its proper due because I was only doing due diligence halfway and I wasn’t doing smart buys.

Scott: I see that all the time, like, “I know best. I don’t need a realtor.” A lot of that comes from the traditional real estate investment side where a lot of the gurus out there are, “You can do it yourself. You don’t need a realtor to take 3% of your commission.”A lot of people talk about realtors being lazy. I’m a big advocate of realtors because they can save me a lot of time and they could do the driving for ten days versus me. You’ve been buying active seconds for what, five, four, six years?

Martin: About four years. Because the book came out, I started doing some training. I wasn’t thinking of doing training when I wrote the book, but it started happening because people started reaching out to me. As I was doing more training, I backed down on purchasing NPNs. Last year, I picked up a bunch of re-performers that are easy to pick up and keep the cash flow moving.

Scott: With you first 200, you bought ten firsts. How many seconds have you bought over the last few years?

Martin: I’d say about 30.

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Sharesies – Grow Your Go

Sharesies – Grow Your Go



Social media advertisements for Sharesies, a New Zealand based company that is simplifying investing.

Animation – Latham Arnott
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DELREIA Meetup – No Toilets, No Tenants, No Problems

DELREIA Meetup – No Toilets, No Tenants, No Problems



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Scott Carson discusses his upcoming Virtual Note Buying For Dummies workshop and his 3 F’s of Note Investing. http://bit.ly/VirtualDummies

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7 Step Mini-Course to Avoid Real Estate Investing

7 Step Mini-Course to Avoid Real Estate Investing



Robb Bailey’s professional background is in real estate finance and internet marketing. Robb started his own real estate investing business after growing an online presence for two small companies in Southern California.

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Virtual Note Buying For Dummies

Virtual Note Buying For Dummies



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Scott Carson invites you to attend his LIVE Virtual Note Buying For Dummies Workshop!

Learn the 3 F’s of Note Investing…The Find, Fund, and Flip of NPN’s!

Sign up now at http://bit.ly/VirtualDummies

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TONY WILLIAMS: HOW TO USE MONEY TO MAKE MONEY

TONY WILLIAMS: HOW TO USE MONEY TO MAKE MONEY



JOIN US EVERY WEEK FOR MORE MOTIVATIONAL, INSPIRATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL VIDEOS ON HOW TO BECOMING HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL IN YOUR EVERYDAY BUSINESS, PERSONAL AND SPIRITUAL LIFE. …

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Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate | real estate investing for beginners

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Real Estate | real estate investing for beginners



Here are our top 5 reasons to invest in real estate. real estate investing for beginners and for many can be daunting. Traditionally people are programed to save …

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How To Build A GREAT Real Estate Investing Business (Live Seminar)

How To Build A GREAT Real Estate Investing Business (Live Seminar)



Are you looking to build a great real estate investing business? In this live seminar, I go over the strategies that I used to become a millionaire by the age of 28.

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Attentive Students

Attentive Students

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