Feb 20

Sources and Uses of Market Information in Real Estate

By John Wilhoit | Podcasts , Real Estate Investing Podcasts

This episode is entitled Sources and Uses of Market Information in Real Estate. We’re talking about decision analysis for making real estate acquisitions. As much as that’s a mouthful, the easier title is finding and using market information for making real estate decision. We have two different areas; one is sources of market information and the other is uses of market information. I’m going to suggest you to please download the spotlight page and have that in front of you when you’re listening or download it for future reference because it makes the things I’m about to share with you a lot simpler to follow.

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Jan 25

5 Sources of Yield from Real Estate Investing + IRR

By John Wilhoit | Podcasts , Real Estate Investing Podcasts

Welcome to today’s episode: 5 Sources of Yield from Real Estate Investing.

[00:00:06] We do have five sources. Most of you know what they are. But I’m going to go into a little bit more detail and insert my bend, or my perspective, on the five sources of income that generate yield which leads to a higher internal rate of return when they’re all deployed by your investment dollars.

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Jan 18

Counting Cars and Rental Property Marketing

By John Wilhoit | Podcasts , Property Management Podcasts

Today’s episode is counting cars and rental property marketing. Measuring traffic goes way beyond counting cars anymore, of course. There’s been a paradigm shift.

[00:00:16] There’s a different way of thinking today as opposed to even two or five years ago. Anymore we don’t talk about cars as much as we talk about marketing or branding. From measuring car counts, we now talk about social media impressions or interactions. But let’s not discount car counts just yet because most people arrive at your door from a vehicle.

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Jan 11

Cap Rates – The Great Equalizer

By John Wilhoit | Podcasts , Real Estate Investing Podcasts

Today we’re talking about cap rates (and the cap rate formula), what I call the great equalizer. I say this because we make the presumption that cap rates are just that- an equalizer amongst all property types for all the deals that we’re looking at. If that’s true it means that we’re always getting net operating income (NOI) right from the beginning. If we have a good NOI then we probably can always come up with a good cap rate.

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Dec 27

Property Management: Offense, Defense and Special Teams

By John Wilhoit | Property Management

It’s football season! America’s great spectator sport is front and center for the playoffs.  In professional football, serious resources go into the process of placing a good team on the field.  Each team has three smaller teams within each team; offense, defense and special teams. Every good property manager needs the same structure.   Is your property management pro-active?  Are responsibility centers clear?  Who is responsible for marketing, for emergency maintenance, for answering the phone?

Are you fielding a good team?

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Dec 21

Big Trends Affecting Real Estate Values

By John Wilhoit | Podcasts , Real Estate Investing Podcasts

Welcome to today’s episode: Big trends affecting real estate values. We have four areas we want to cover today. The first is technology followed by demographics, urban density and then demand for housing. Those are our four big trends. Yes, there’s 40 but hey we can’t do them all in 20 minutes. Today we’re talking about:

  • Technology (Utility Costs, Construction Design/Architecture, Mobility)
  • Demographics (Smaller families, SRO, Seniors housing, Relocation)
  • Urban Density (Population explosion in downtowns, Suburbs as City-Centers)
  • Housing Demand (Life-time Renters, Economic Knowledge)

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Dec 14

3 Reasons to Create Strategic Vacancy

By John Wilhoit | Podcasts , Property Management Podcasts

Today’s episode is about the case for strategic vacancy. Why would we want to create vacancy? Strategic vacancy is always planned and it has a purpose. Usually the purpose is to increase rents (we’re talking about rental property). We’re always looking to increase rents but rent is not always about price.  There are three reasons to create strategic vacancy.  They are:

  • Asset Renovation
  • Asset Re-positioning
  • Removal/replacement of low quality clients/customers

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