The Commercial Investing Show

Jason Hartman talks with Frank Barletta, Co-Founder and CEO of UpTop, about how his software can help self-managing property owners. Frank explains how UpTop helps landlords deal with leases and maintenance requests, as well as how to use the platform.

Key Takeaways:

[4:14] What does a landlord do with UpTop?

[7:12] Where UpTop makes its money

[12:18] How UpTop handles leases

[13:05] Dealing with maintenance issues through UpTop

Website:

www.LiveUpTop.com

Jason Hartman's Real Estate Investor Update Alexa Skill

Direct download: CI_193_Frank_Barletta.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:34am EST

Jason Hartman talks with Ray Hespen, co-founder and CEO of Property Meld, about how property owners can proactively close the problem areas that tenants and landlords have in order to retain the tenants longer. Learn how tenants like to be contacted in today's age, why they leave, and how Ray's software may be able to help you.

Key Takeaways:

[2:44] What issues does Property Meld address to help the tenant?

[4:38] Around 1/3 of all non-renewals are due to poor maintenance experiences

[10:14] The strongest correlation between maintenance requests and renewals is speed, hands down

[12:45] Renters nowadays want to be texted, not called

Website:

www.PropertyMeld.com

www.RealData.com

Direct download: CI_192_Ray_Hespen.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:23pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Dr. David D Friedman, son of Milton Friedman, former professor at Santa Clara University in the Law School, and author of books such as The Machinery of Freedom: Guide to a Radical Capitalism and Law's Order: What Economics Has to Do with Law and Why It Matters. The two dissect what role the government should have in society: what it's capable of and what it need to steer clear from, while also delving into the 4 problems that need to be addressed in a feud system.

Key Takeaways:

[1:47] How David's thinking is similar and different than his father's

[4:00] Can the government actually be out of everything?

[8:21] One of the mistakes that supporters of free markets make is implying that things won't ever go wrong

[11:51] Market failure is a mark for and against government

[17:43] What David learned about feud law when looking at various legal systems

[21:38] Making the tort claims transferable would make our legal system much better

Website:

www.DavidDFriedman.com

Direct download: CI_191_David_Friedman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

Jason Hartman talks with Jorge Newbery, founder and CEO of Debt Cleanse, founder of American Homeowner Preservation and author of Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar, about how he was able to climb out of a $26 million hole and how others can follow in his footsteps. This isn't about cheating your way out of debt, it's about using the same rights that creditors have because you need to protect yourself from predatory lending practices.

Key Takeaways:

[2:32] Debt may seem simple, but it's a lot more nuanced that you'd first believe

[4:17] If you can't afford your debts, the best thing you can do is to stop paying them

[7:29] How Jorge got started paying off his $26 million debt

[10:06] What kind of errors you should be looking for from your lendors

[15:56] The elite have often used debt as a way to enslave the lower classes

Website:

www.DebtCleanse.com

Debt Cleanse: How to Settle Your Unaffordable Debts for Pennies on the Dollar

Direct download: CI_189_Jorge_Newbery.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:41pm EST

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