I'm not a genius. I've learned a boatload of life-changing information from many experts in my life and real estate. I've taken these techniques and strategies from these folks and have tweaked and twisted them to fit into my program of life, investing, and landlording. I want to thank my family, mentors, coaches, business associates, and all of our tenants who showed me how to work smarter, not harder.
Thanks to my dad, mom, brothers, and sisters, who lit my fuse to achieve “more” in life; to be a superstar. Thanks again to my first wife, Tammy, who passed away in 2004, and our daughters, who kept this fuse lit, keeping me fired up to be the best I could be for myself and my family.
I also want to thank my wife Beth. I feel like the luckiest man on the planet because Beth is my life partner, best friend, my bride, she loves my daughters, and my daughters love her like a big sister. Plus, she jumped in with both feet to continue making our real estate business more efficient and profitable.
I owe a big thank-you to “Fixer Jay” P. Decima of Redding, California, who directed me to “Wild Man” Richard Narramore, senior editor at John Wiley & Sons publishers, who published both editions of this book.
Special thanks to all of my mentors, coaches, and business associates. I will miss a few and please accept my sincere apologies. I wish to thank—in no particular order—John Schaub, Pete Fortunato, Jack Miller, Jimmy Napier, Pete Youngs, Carl Fischer of CamaPlan.com, Ron ...