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    Sneak Peek at the 2019 RPOA Annual Free Conference & Expo!

    Anticipation is running high for the next Michigan Landlord & Real Estate Investor Conference & Expo, the RPOA’s annual conference. The dates for 2019 will be February 21-23. The location will be the same as in years past, the DeVos Place, downtown Grand Rapids. And, yep, the conference is still free!

    We searched high and low to find national speakers on hot topics in the investing market. Here’s a sneak peek at who’ll be featured during the 2019 conference:

    Beth Carson | Short-term & Vacation Rental Investing

    Beth CarsonShort-term rentals, like AirBnB’s, are still a hot investment commodity…especially in a place like Michigan. Beth helps investors and vacation rental owners make as much money as they possibly can out of their investment. Are you leaving money on the table–like thousands of dollars? Beth will help you make tweaks and changes—and BAM—you’ll be making more money with your investment property. She not only knows vacation rentals in the U.S. but is also well versed in international vacation rentals and retirement strategies using short-term rentals. You’ll learn the tips and tricks used to increase revenue, decrease vacancy rates, improve ratings, and more.

    Having been an international traveler since she was 9, Beth caught the vacation bug early. After getting her degree in Psychology, she entered the travel marketing business and has worked in the industry for 18 years—working with mini-resorts and high-end homes. She’s helped investors go from losing millions a year to being profitable in one month.

    Scott Meyers | Self-Storage Investing

    Scott MeyersWith the significant increase in those choosing to rent instead of buy, the number of people looking to rent storage units is skyrocketing. Storage units are a great way to create massive cash flow without the downsides associated with residential rent units. Scott will teach you how to find undervalued deals (where nobody else is looking!), how to evaluate a good market for self-storage, how to fund self-storage deals, and more!

    Scott began his real estate career began back in 1993 after purchasing a home study course by one of the top “Guru’s” in the country on how to invest in real estate with no money down—and it worked! He then followed that success up with rehabs and flips and then ventured into apartment investing with over 400 units. He is now the living the dream of low-risk, high cash flow investing through the self-storage business.

    Marco Kozlowski | Mobile Home Investing

    Marco KozlowskiMany investors are turning to mobile home investing to avoid the crazy competition in the real estate market for rentals and flips—and they’re succeeding! Mobile homes are sometimes the only alternative for those families with less money to spend on rent. Marco believes that anyone can achieve success in real estate and is betting that mobile home investing is the fastest and best way to achieve that dream in today’s market. He’ll show you how you can do mobile home investing virtually from anywhere in the world—without using your own money or credit.

    Marco is well known as one of the world’s leading experts in real estate investing, platform speaking and systems process engineering. He is currently an owner in a wide variety of successful companies in multiple countries. From holistic medical centers to a robust property portfolio to advanced one on one mentoring – Marco’s methodologies have proven results.

    Alan Cowgill | Private Money & Lending

    Alan CowgillOne of the most asked questions: where do I get more money to do more real estate deals? (Or, if you’re just getting started, where do I get the funds to do my first deal.) Alan has the answer. He’ll teach you how to look for “win-win” situations, where the seller, the private lender, and the eventual homeowner can all “Win”—while meeting all the requirements of the SEC. With private lenders, you can have funds available all the time. When a good deal comes your way, you can grab it because you’ll know the money is waiting for you. While your competitors are scrambling to find funding, you’ll be closing the deal.

    Alan is a full-time real estate investor, investing in single family and small multi-family properties in Springfield, Ohio. Since 1995, Alan has done hundreds of real estate transactions. He uses private lenders to fund his real estate purchases. By doing this, he has created his own private bank of funds.

    Gene Guarino | Senior Citizen Housing

    Gene GuarinoThe profits from senior citizen housing are huge, and the total number of senior citizens is only going to increase in the coming years. Gene will teach you how to significantly increase your return on investment by owning real estate, leasing it to an operator AND operating a Residential Assisted Living business. This approach is a powerful combo for increasing revenue and obtaining longer leases from individuals that take better care of your property.

    Gene Guarino is President of Residential Assisted Living Academy™ in Phoenix, AZ and has over 30 years of experience in real estate investing and business. Today, Gene is focused on just one thing… investing in the mega-trend of senior assisted housing. Having trained tens of thousands of investor/entrepreneurs over the past 25 years, he now specializes in helping others take advantage of this mega-trend opportunity.

    Sue Nelson | Multi-family Housing Investment (Special 4-Hour Session!)

    Sue NelsonSue Nelson has constructed almost every type of creative real estate deal: commercial short sales, loan modifications, options, master leases, JV agreements, note buys, you name it. She’s repositioned all of her assets to create massive value and is the queen of understanding how to cash-flow apartments and ferret out hidden pitfalls overlooked by even the most experienced investors. Sue will teach you how to find deals, analyze them and raise the capital needed to invest in multi-family housing.

    Sue Nelson was a very happy high school teacher. She loved her job, she had no money, and she had a stack of unpaid bills. In one day her life completely changed by a tragic event and she could no longer go back to that job. Sue looked for ways to make money from home and was attracted to the big profits that could be made quickly in real estate. Having virtually no money of her own, she had to find creative ways to buy properties and raise money from private investors. She quickly discovered (and created) little-used techniques that allowed her to take control over numerous commercial and residential properties with as little equity as possible. She and her partner now own over 1,500 apartment units.

    Jeffrey Taylor (aka Mr. Landlord) | Increasing Rental Cash Flow by the Thousands

    Jeffrey TaylorBack by popular demand! Jeffrey will share his many ways of increasing rental income—without increasing the rent. Jeffrey is one of the most creative landlords out there. He’ll show you how you can easily increase your cash flow by the thousands with simple tweaks to your current business strategy. His presentation is not only one of the best landlord teaching moments on the circuit but—without a doubt—one of the most entertaining.

    Jeffrey and his wife have acquired and managed rental properties ranging from single family to apartment communities for over 20 years. He is the founder of the MRLANDLORD.COM website that has over 1,000,000 page views every month and the most visited Q&A forum online by rental property owners. He is also the author of THE LANDLORD’S KIT, the bestselling book nationwide on the subject of property management. His latest book is THE LANDLORD’S SURVIVAL GUIDE.

    Cameron Gaskill | Rehabbing & Flipping for Profit

    Cameron GaskillCameron is the real deal! He’ll teach you how to flip properties for profit. He’ll share with you how flipping houses changed his life and helped him build his financial legacy. His course contains information for first-time investors as well as seasoned investors. His system provides investors the “real deal,” nuts-and-bolts facts on how this stuff is really done. He’ll share with you how to find deals, find great contractors and get the job done. He also has available over 44 forms–from agreements and contracts to marketing letters.

    Cameron didn’t start his real estate journey from a place of wealth or privilege. He was struggling to make ends meet, living paycheck to paycheck, and telling people he wanted to be a real estate investor. (They laughed.) After one last disaster, he decided to make a change—and the rest—as they say—is history. He has now rehabbed over 800 houses in northeast Florida.

    The conference committee will soon announce the topics of the breakout sessions–keep your eyes open for further updates. In the meantime, register now so you don’t forget and put it on your calendar! See you in February–if not before.



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