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WebTalkRadio.net HostConfessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul answers every question you’ve ever had about real estate investing, starting with the obvious: If all the real estate gurus say it’s so easy to make money through real estate investment, why is it so hard? Every week, we’ll take things apart so they become easy, keep you on top of all the trends, help you understand today’s lending market, and give you the inside scoop on everything you need to know about real estate investing today. Our mantra? Show me the money!

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Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – MARKET METRICS

Quinn Eddins of Radar Logic tells listeners about their Residential Property Index (RPI) and some of the interesting residential market insights it offers. Mortgage banker Dennis Ryan updates listeners on the pulse of the residential mortgage marketplace. Real estae agent Julie Marcus gives the lowdown of great investment opportunities in the Phoenix area.

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Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul with James Pockross

James S. Pockross has been a real estate investor for twenty-six years and currently controls 270 rental units. He is past president of Lakeview Developers Association and served as an officer of Lincoln Park Builders Club of Chicago. The City of Aurora, Illinois selected his property for its annual Excellence in Property Improvement award.

Mr. Pockross received a B.S. from University of Illinois, where he was Phi Beta Kappa and a Master’s in Business Administration, with honors, from University of Chicago. He also owns an insurance agency specializing in health insurance for small companies.

Mr. Pockross enjoys sports, the stock market, duplicate bridge, and travel. He is married and claims the boss of the house is their cat, Mimi.

 

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  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – MARKET METRICS Quinn Eddins of Radar Logic tells listeners about their Residential Property Index (RPI) and some of the interesting residential market insights it offers. Mortgage banker Dennis Ryan updates listeners on the pulse of the residential mortgage marketplace. Real estae agent Julie Marcus gives the lowdown of great investment opportunities in the Phoenix area.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – DEATH AND TAXES 102 Estate Planning Attorney Stan Gass returns and offers important advice about how to arrange your affairs to minimize death taxes and to see that your heirs get their maximum inheritance. Jim Pockross answers e-mails about how to set rents and how not to overpay when buying a property.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – DEATH AND TAXES 101 Estate Planning attorney Stan Gass shares with listeners the facts of life and death when it comes to estate planning for real estate investors. Morningstar real estate stock analyst Jason Ren returns to give his take on the stock market opportunities and pitfalls in the coming year for real estate.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – CALIFORNIA DREAMING California investor Reggie Lal and his team buy 50 to 80 houses a year. Reggie talks about all the single family house opportunities and how to take advantage of them. Attorney Paul Plotnick returns to give new advice on how an investor should protect his/her assets. http://www.bethesmartinvestor.com
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – ALL ABOUT REITS Stock Security Analyst Jason Ren from Morningstar teaches listeners the ABC’s about investing in Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs). Jim Pockross responds to e-mails from listeners about what makes a good deal.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – ASSET PROTECTION 101 Attorney Paul Plotnick tells listeners the basics of asset protection. Jim Pockross interviews himself and shares with listeners about mistakes he’s made and what kind of investments he’d make if he were starting out today.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – PROPERTY INSPECTION 102 Property inspector Jim Kolke returns to give the listeners specifics of what to watch out for when checking out a potential property to buy. Consultant Larry Lund revisits Jim to talk about the great opportunities property that have become obsolete present for smart investors.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – DEMOGRAPHICS AND THE CITY Consultant Larry Lund from the Real Estate Planning Group tells listeners about all the factors to check out when doing commercial real estate projects. Property insurance agent Tom Masterson returns to teach listeners the XYZ’s of properly insuring your property.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – INSPECT TO PROTECT Property Inspector Jim Kolke teaches listeners about what structural/mechanical problems to look out for before committing to buy an investment property. Jay Harris from First Advantage Saferent talks about effective methods to screen tenants so you don’t get stuck with a bunch of rotten apples. Newbie Dan Joyce updates listeners about his 5 ...
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – SURMOUNTING ACCOUNTING Newbie Dan Joyce gives a progress report on his 5 unit rehab. It’s rental time. Property Manger Harold Rider, Jr. shares with listeners his observations on how the spring 2010 residential rental market is shaking out. C.P.A. Chris Murschel teaches listeners about the do’s and don’ts of real estate accounting for ...
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – THERE IS HOPE Dan McLean from MCL Companies is a major national developer. Dan shares with listeners what’s happening today, his predictions for the future and how he grew from owning nothing to being a mega developer. Jim Pockross interviews himself about how he got started and why there is hope.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – TENANT SCREENING 101 Jay Harris from First Advantage Saferent shares with listeners information on how the screen prospective tenants for credit background and criminal history. Private money guru Adam gives more details on how find private money for investments. Newbie Dan Joyce gives a progress report on the 5 unit building he’s rehabbing.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – COVER YOUR ASSETS Property and Casualty insurance agent Tom Masterson teaches listeners about important coverages that all investors doing real estate deals need to have when insuring their property. Reid Thomas and Kelly Alton from Nationwide Exchange Services continue this week explaining the critical aspects for investors when doing like kind (IRS Code 1031) exchanges.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – PRIVATE MONEY ANYBODY? Private money guru Adam Davis tells listeners about how to find private lenders to help finance their deals. Kelly Alton and Reid Thomas from Nationwide Exchange Services teach listeners the ABC’s of how to sell a property and defer FOREVER the capital gains taxes that are due.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – READ FOR GREED Jim Pockross tells listeners why it important to read and recommends several books. Developer Jim Jann shares with listeners how much fun it is to be a developer in this economy. Residential real estate agent Jamie Roth gives us very encouraging news from Chicago’s north shore.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – BIRDS OF A FEATHER Camille Baptiste of REICLUB.COM tells listeners of the resources her organization offers including links to over 350 real estate investment clubs in North America. Syndicator Richard Kaplan tells listeners of a hot new deal with projected annual returns exceeding 17%. Newbie Dan Joyce gives a progress report on his rehab deal.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – ezLandlord Brian Davis from ezLandlordForms shares with listeners all the resources his company provides to real estate investors that need help in all aspects of the business. Roger Beattie from the Middle Class Millionaire program returns to give listeners more information about how his program can help you become a successful investor.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – CREDIT LAW UPDATE Kredit Guru Gary Novel tells listeners about recent changes credit card companies have made and what actions consumers can take to protect themselves. In addition, Paul Chenoweth, spokesperson for the National REIA tells listeners about all the great resources the National REIA offers to investors.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – GIFTS FROM UNCLE SAM C.P.A. Chris Murschel talks about why real estate ownership is a great way to reduce your income taxes. Real Estate attorney Gary Benson gives practical advice on how to legally protect yourself when doing real estate deals. Newbie Dan Joyce gives a progress report on his rehab of a 5 unit building.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – MIDDLE CLASS MILLIONAIRE Investor/Mentor Roger Beattie Gives listeners very practical advice on what it takes to easier become a Middle Class Millionaire and his special program to train investors. Syndicator Richard Kaplan returns to give listeners his take on investment opportunities in various types of commercial property.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – DO I HEAR $450,000 Listen in to a live real estate where a house valued at $450,000 or more goes on the auction block. Will some investor get a great deal? In addition, syndicator Richard Kaplan talks about opportunities for passive investors who don’t want to buy bricks and mortar real estate.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – AUCTIONS 101 FOR DUMMIES Real estate auctioneer Charles Parrish teaches listeners about the ins and outs of real estate auctions and the bargain opportunities they offer. Real estate attorney Gary Benson offers sound information on the legal do’s and don’ts of real estate.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – DON’T GET DIVORCED Financial Advisor Nancy Liebman specializes in giving financial advice to people who are getting divorced. Nancy provides critically important information about how divorce impacts real estate ownership. Attorney Peter Marx who has closed hundreds of short sale deals gives listeners the low down on SHORT SALES.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – A TEST FOR ENTREPRENEURS Do you have what it takes? Career coach Jack Chapman tells what key personality traits entrepreneurs have that perpetuate success. Appraisal Institute President Elect Joe Magdziarz explains to listeners the ABC’s of commercial real estate appraisals.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – APPRAISAL UNIVERSITY 101 Joe Magdriarz, president-elect of the Appraisal Institute gives listeners sound advice about how appraisers work when conduction residential real estate appraisals. Bank president Steve Johnson tells how to build profitable relations with lenders. Newbie Dan Joyce makes progress on finding a bargain property.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – LIFE LESSONS 101 Maverick investor Walter Lind shares his thoughts on how to grow to be the person you can be. Upstart investor Bryan Pritchard teaches listeners about all the big mistakes he’s made as an investor.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – GENERAL CONTRACTING 101 Mentee Dan Joyce updates listeners on his quest for a bargain property. General Contractor Bernie Kennedy gives listeners the lowdown on dealing with General Contractors. Consultant Susan Tjarksen tells listeners how she helps lenders and owners of troubled assets solve their problems.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – MISTAKES! MISTAKES! MISTAKES! Maverick investor Walter Lind talks about mistakes he’s made for listeners to learn from. Young upstart Bryan Pritchard talks about how he grew from ground zero in 2005 to owning over 300 rental units today.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – A DEVELOPER’S DILEMMA Developer Jim Jann tells listeners what he does as a real estate developer. Newby Dan Joyce updates listeners on his quest for a real estate bargain. Maverick investor Walter Lind shares some pearls of investment wisdom.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – 2010 RESOLUTIONS REVELATIONS Jim Pockross shares with listeners his new year’s resolutions. Best selling author Jack Chapman advises listeners about how to transition from being employed to being successfully self employed. Jim’s buddy Walter Lind gives nuts and bolts advice to newby real estate investors.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – SHOW ME CHEAP MONEY Mortgage banker Tim Gibbons tells listeners about special programs for anyone seeking to get a mortgage today. Kredit Guru Gary Novel gives listeners great advice about credit repair shops and credit monitoring services.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – MINI MOGUL MENTORING Jim Pockross begins mentoring newbie Dan Joyce on finding a real estate investment bargain. Residential broker Bill Alston updates listeners on the single family house market. Kredit Guru Gary Novel warns listeners about nasty new programs that the credit card companies have just come up with.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – SEX AND THE LANDLORD Host Jim Pockross shares with listeners stories of the romantic escapades of some of his FORMER employees. Real estate broker Ed Schwartz returns to give his bullet point advice to commercial investors. Bank president Steve Johnson talks about what the deal is about getting commercial money for deals.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – Fear Strikes Out Jim shares effective techniques he uses to overcome his fears. Broker Ed Schwartz gives his unique perspective on office and retail investment opportunities today. Environmental consultant John Polich tells listeners how to deal with environmental headaches.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – SHOW ME THE MONEY Mortgage banker Tim Gibbons from USA Mortgage Pros gives listeners the lowdown on how to get the best mortgage available today. In addition, the Kredit Guru, Gary Novel, shares with listeners what to do the maximaze their credit scores and what to avoid so they don’t have their credit scores lowered.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – GOING GREEN John Polich, president of Gabriel Environmental, tells listeners about how an investor can protect himself/herself from environmental nasties such as radon, asbestos, lead paint, mold or contaminated soil. In addition, Pizza Delivery Millionaire Rick Vasquez gives listeners specific recommendations on finding great deals today.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – THE PIZZA DELIVERY MILLIONAIRE Rick Vasquez, the Pizza Delivery Millionaire, shares with listeners how he become a real estate millionaire while working as a pizza delivery man. Top Chicago are multi-family real brokers Lee and Estella Kiser pull out their crystal ball and give their predictions about the future of apartment building values.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – SHORT SALE BONANZA Real Estate attorney Peter Marx specializes in short sales. Peter tells listeners how to reap huge profits doing short sales. He also offers advice for short sellers. Economist Dr. Geneo Staranczak shares with listeners where our economy is today and offers sound advice on how to take advantage of it.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – Buying Apartment Buildings 101 Guests Lee and Estella Kiser, the top apartment building brokers in the Chicago area discuss how to get great deals on apartment buildings today. Special guest Harold Rider, Jr. tells listeners what to look for when hiring a property manager.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – MANAGEMENT IS THE DREGS Professional property manager Harold Rider, Jr. tells listeners about the methods his company uses to manage over 6000 apartments. Top Chicago area apartment building brokers Lee and Estella Kiser share their views on the current market climate.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – Mrs. Mini-Mogul Speaks Foreclosures acquisition specialist Allen Paul tells listeners what to look out for when buying foreclosures. Host Jim Pockross’ wife Michele shares with listeners what life is like when married to a Mini-Mogul.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – Prospecting for Foreclosures Foreclosure acquisitions specialist Allen Paul shares with listeners the ins and outs of making outstanding investments when buying foreclosures. In addition, syndicator Joey Lansing tells listeners about armchair investment opportunities.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – Lazy Person’s Investing 101 This week’s show is for investors who don’t want to deal with the hassles of managing bricks , mortar and annoying tenants. Special guest Joey Lansing, an experienced syndicator, tells listeners how easy it is to buy into real estate syndications. In addition, foreclosure specialist Allen Paul teaches listeners about the fantastic opportunities right now ...
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – Show Me The Money Do you have to sell your first born to get a real estate loan today? This week’s show updates listeners on where to find mortgage money and important questions to ask lenders. Host Jim Pockross finishers off by sharing stories about some of his pain in the neck “Tenants from Uranis.”
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – This week’s show covers four topics: 1.Is now a good time to buy real estate? 2.More special tips on buying a house. 3.Further discussion on what it takes to be a successful investor. 4.Who shouldn’t be a real estate investor.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – House Buying 101 The host discusses the ABC’s of house buying: checking your credit history, improving it, getting pre-approved for a loan, and how to determine home value. In segment 2, Jim discusses personality traits he believes a successful investor should have.
  • Confessions of a Real Estate Mini-Mogul – Jim lays out the shows philosophy about real estate investing “BE HONEST-BE REAL. Jim, who grew up poor and very afraid, shares his story about his CHALLENGING journey to real estate wealth. He tells of his mistakes and triumphs. Future topics are discussed.