Jason Hartman, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is President of Platinum Properties Investor Network. He has been helping thousands of investors build nationwide income property portfolios over the last decade. He teaches others how to create rental income and preserve wealth through real estate investing. He also shares interesting strategies that exploit monetary and fiscal policy.
Hartman is a personal finance and investment expert. He offers his unique viewpoints on real estate, the economy and wealth creation with more than 20 highly regarded podcasts. On The Creating Wealth Show he features cutting-edge topics and interviews thought leaders such as: Jim Rogers, Steve Forbes, Meredith Whitney, Harry Dent, Senator Byron Dorgan, Robert Kiyosaki, John Mauldin, Pat Buchanan, Noam Chomsky, Laurence Kotlikoff, Michael Gerber, Ellen Brown, Jack Canfield, Ric Edelman, Doug Casey, Noah Kagan, Amity Shlaes, Ken McElroy, John Assaraf, Bill Ayres, Robert Greene, T. Harv Ecker, Brian Tracy, Peter Schiff, Lawrence Yun and George Gilder.
Hartman specializes in providing a stream of new, creative strategies for financial defense and success. These strategies generate additional streams of income for investors and entrepreneurs.
He purchased his first income property while still in college at age 20. In the early years, he owned a traditional real estate company that was acquired by Coldwell Banker in 2005.
Hartman explains, “We operate like a financial services firm for real estate investors. We teach people how to invest and actually help them do it by providing income properties, tracking software and ongoing support. We provide a global perspective on investing. The investor-only real estate business filled a gap in the marketplace.”
He adds, “That means we recommend undervalued markets where our investors can deploy their capital nationwide. We offer software to manage and track their investments, free support for life and actual investment properties. Before recommending a market, we research it for cash flow, stability and a landlord friendly regulatory climate. One of the things I teach investors to look for is properties that make sense the day they buy them – from a cash flow perspective. If it doesn’t make sense, don’t buy it!”
According to Hartman, “In a country as large and diverse as the United States, there is no such thing as a national ‘real estate market’. But there are nearly 400 local markets or MSA’s (Metropolitan Statistical Areas). Each MSA is unique and each neighborhood within that MSA is unique. Real estate is a very localized investment and markets can be counter-cyclical to each other. We focus on stable, linear markets. We stay away from cyclical markets with high prices that tend to be unstable. Our clients are conservative, prudent, long-term investors. They want good return on investment rather than gambling on speculative deals. Because income property is a multidimensional asset class, returns from 15% – 40% are really possible for long-term investors.”
Mark Cuban, American businessman and investor, supports Hartman’s idea—getting out there making money and gaining investment experience by taking action.
Cuban says, “Sweat equity is the most valuable equity there is. Know your business and industry better than anyone else in the world. Love what you do or don’t do it.”
David Toombs, North America Director of Sales at Cortus SAS, learned real estate investing techniques from Hartman.
David says, “Where others attempt to teach real estate investment from the perspective of only what to do, Jason educates with comprehensive, practical, step-by-step methods of exactly ‘what, why and how’ of creating, managing and preserving wealth through real estate investing. Not only does he teach others how to invest,Jason and his team members are active real estate investors. Jason is able to teach and impart the process of real estate investing in a way that most everyone can readily understand. The case he makes and evidence he presents is current, compelling and overwhelming. Further, everything Jason teaches is time-tested and proven.”
To learn more from The Creating Wealth podcast hosted by Hartman at http://www.JasonHartman.com/podcast or by searching “Jason Hartman” on iTunes or Stitcher Radio.