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Blog Post Episode 293: Help! Firefighters, City Inspectors, and Police Officers Are All at My Building With Anthony Rodriguez From Drexel Properties

Episode 293: Help! Firefighters, City Inspectors, and Police Officers Are All at My Building With An...

Anthony Rodriguez is an experienced Chicago Property Manager who manages over 300 units for Drexel Properties!Anthony starts by discussing his previous experience in other industries and how those skills have translated into his real estate career. Then, Tom and Anthony retell th...
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Blog Post Episode 292: Why Investors Need to Know a Good Public Adjuster with Dorian Bezanis

Episode 292: Why Investors Need to Know a Good Public Adjuster with Dorian Bezanis

Chicago Native Dorian Bezanis is the president of ALPHA Adjusting and has nearly four decades of investing experience in Chicago’s Northside!Dorian jumps right in by discussing the investing portfolio he’s built in Edgewater and Rogers Park over the last 37 years. He ...
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Blog Post Episode 291: What Every Investor Needs To Know About the Rehab Draw Process

Episode 291: What Every Investor Needs To Know About the Rehab Draw Process

How does the draw process work when taking on a construction loan?Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.comEmail the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.comGuest: Eric Workman, Renovo FinancialLink: Workman Lending Team - Renovo Financial - Real Estate ...
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Blog Post Episode 290: Want To Make It 20+ years in Chicago REI? Learn How With Neena Vlamis

Episode 290: Want To Make It 20+ years in Chicago REI? Learn How With Neena Vlamis

Neena Vlamis is the President and Owner of A and N Mortgage. Born and raised in Chicago, she discusses building her mortgage company along with developing an impressive real estate investment portfolio in Chicago.Neena starts by explaining how she scaled her mortgage company, bui...
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Blog Post Episode 289: VA Loans, ADUs, and Turning a Funeral Home Into an Airbnb with Andrew Dorazio

Episode 289: VA Loans, ADUs, and Turning a Funeral Home Into an Airbnb with Andrew Dorazio

Andrew Dorazion is a former Army officer and accomplished real estate broker, investor, and property manager!Andrew jumps right in with a cool story involving a funeral home turned short term rental! He shares tips on finding partners and structuring partnerships to help scale mo...
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Blog Post Episode 288: This Is Where Interest Rates Are Going Next...

Episode 288: This Is Where Interest Rates Are Going Next...

Where Are Interest Rates Heading and What's Happening in The Capital Markets?Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.comEmail the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.comGuest: Eric Workman, Renovo FinancialLink: Build Your Team | Straight Up Chicago I...
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Blog Post Episode 287: Why Your Customer Experience is Falling Short with Joey Coleman

Episode 287: Why Your Customer Experience is Falling Short with Joey Coleman

Joey Coleman is a best selling author and founder of a branding firm that specializes in helping businesses retain customers and employees!Joey jumps right in by explaining the difference between customer service and customer experience. He explains the best ways to handle routin...
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Blog Post Episode 286: The Chicago Investor’s Guide to Public Relations with Sabrina Wottreng

Episode 286: The Chicago Investor’s Guide to Public Relations with Sabrina Wottreng

Sabrina Wottreng Shares How To Leverage Public Relations To Grow Your Real Estate BusinessSabrina Wottreng is a Chicago-based Publicist and a “Friend of the Pod.” Sabrina’s company specializes in the real estate sector and has helped many Chicago-area real estat...
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Blog Post Episode 285: Diving into DSCR with Eric Workman of Renovo Financial

Episode 285: Diving into DSCR with Eric Workman of Renovo Financial

Diving into DSCR with Eric Workman of Renovo FinancialHow is DSCR calculated, and how does it affect investors' ability to borrow?Connect with Mark and Tom: StraightUpChicagoInvestor.comEmail the Show: StraightUpChicagoInvestor@gmail.comGuest: Eric Workman, Renovo F...
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Blog Post Episode 284: Triumphs and Troubles From a Decade of Experience on Chicago’s Southeast Side with Jared Kott

Episode 284: Triumphs and Troubles From a Decade of Experience on Chicago’s Southeast Side with Ja...

Jared Kott returns to share the ups and downs of his real estate journey that started just over 10 years ago when he left the corporate world!Jared gets right into it by talking about the challenges of operating in C/D class neighborhoods! He shares the cold hard truth of dealing...
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