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Founders Club - For Real Estate Entrepreneurs

Nov 24, 2020

How to Use Creative Investing Strategies to Turbocharge your Real Estate Portfolio ft. Cody Sperber, Founder, Clever Investor & 100 Million Academy on Founders Club

Connect with Founders Club Host Oliver Graf on Instagram: @OliverGraf360


Are you waiting with cash on the sidelines so that you can re-enter the markets after a steep correction? Do you think that the real estate market has peaked and good deals have totally dried up?

Think again!

Our guest for today, Cody Sperber is the founder of Clever Investor and 100 Million Academy. In today’s show, Cody shares some creative financing strategies that can help you earn great returns from real estate – even in the current climate.

Virtual real estate wholesaling, “subject-to” deals, wraparound mortgages…Cody walks us through these any many more real estate investing strategies in today’s show.  

Additionally, you will learn how, in the wake of COVID, Cody is strategizing to build a giant money machine by investing in small rentals. We wrap up this show by sharing some great apps for making data-driven investing decisions.

We hope you enjoy this show!

Key Takeaways:

  • 00:00 – Cody’s background information 
  • 03:14 – Virtual Real Estate Wholesale? What’s that? Cody explains in simple terms
  • 11:09 – Expert tips for taking your Instagram game to the next level
  • 12:37 – How often should you post on Instagram?
  • 13:08 – Is it a good idea to add long captions to a post?
  • 14:12 – Advantages of having 10,000 followers on Instagram
  • 15:43 – Typically, how much does it cost for a large group to give you a shout out?
  • 17:09 – Building engagement and creating raving fans
  • 19:09 – Recommended app for creating captions on Instagram
  • 21:29 – What has COVID impacted the real estate market as a whole? Cody shares some great insights
  • 22:44 – After a 10-year bull run, are the real estate markets set for a steep correction?
  • 23:53 – In the current scenario, is Cody coming across motivated sellers who are eager to cash out?
  • 25:23 – Example of a creative financing deal that Cody strikes on a routine basis
  • 27:25 – Are rental rates in working-class neighborhoods prone to volatility?
  • 27:49 – Some little-know creative financing strategies
  • 27:49 – Subject-To vs. Wraparound mortgage – what the pros and cons of each investing strategy?
  • 30:54 – What is an “all-inclusive contract for deed”?
  • 35:08 – Cody shares how he has evolved his investing strategy in the wake of COVID
  • 38:09 – Building a giant money machine by investing in small rentals
  • 41:49 – How can you learn more about these creative financing strategies?
  • 50:20 – What advice did Cody’s mentor give him – that he follows to this day? 
  • 52:13 – Cody shares his favorite apps
  • 52:39 – How to leverage app/software for following up with your investors and striking a deal
  • 56:13 – Making data-driven decisions for evaluating home-owner finances and making smart investing decisions
  • 01:00:48 – Looking back, is there anything that Cody wishes he could have done differently?



“With the money game-changing right now, I believe there's going to be the largest transfer of wealth we've ever seen. Ever.”

“I don't have a money problem. I have a creativity problem. I have a problem thinking so traditionally that I couldn't get out of my own way.”

“You got to create a success habit of getting out of the education world as fast as possible through active deal-making. You'll learn through screwing stuff up.”

“You start a business, you hire 10 people. If we can get 100,000 entrepreneurs to start a business, and they all hire 10 people, it gets a lot better, right?”


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