Archive for Biographies

Aislee Jackson

Posted on March 23, 2012 by

Aislee JacksonAislee Jackson was one of six children born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. He graduated from HV Jenkins High School and attended Georgia Tech. Aislee joined the Georgia Air National Guard in 1995 where he served as an Computer and Telephone Maintenance technician until 2001. Aislee continued his formal education majoring in Business and is scheduled to graduate in fall of 2012 with a BS in Business with a concentration in Small business & Entrepreneurship from the University of Phoenix. Read More→


Craig Halperin, Real Estate Attorney

Posted on February 24, 2012 by

Craig HalperinCraig M. Halperin was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. After graduating from North Springs High School, he conducted his undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin and graduated with a B.A. in Business Economics. Craig went on to study at the University of Georgia, Hirsch School of Law on scholarship, where he enrolled in a J.D./M.Ed. joint degree program. After graduation from law school, Craig practiced corporate law until making the switch to the practice of real property law in early 2006. Craig has acted as the Managing Partner and CFO of Halperin Lyman, LLC since its inception. Halperin Lyman has successfully conducted thousands of closings for hundreds of different clients, working hand in hand with real estate investors, agents and brokers, both conventional and private money lenders, as well as a team of vendors specializing in real estate investments, to see each transaction through from cradle to grave. Read More→


Jonathan Lyman, Real Estate Attorney

Posted on February 24, 2012 by

Jonathan LymanJonathan Lyman was born in Atlanta, Georgia and was raised in Gwinnett County. After graduating from Shiloh High School, he attended The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.A. in Psychology and a minor in Law and Legal Studies. He went on to study law at the University of Georgia, Hirsch School of Law where he focused his studies on real property law and received a J.D. in May of 2004. He was admitted to the State Bar of Georgia in December of 2004 and has been employed in the transactional real property field since. Read More→


Robyn Thompson

Posted on January 19, 2012 by

Robyn ThompsonRobyn Thompson is the nation’s leading expert on buying, renovating and selling homes for huge chunks of cash and is known throughout the United States and Canada as “The Queen of Rehab”.

After spending 9 years working a dead end corporate job, Robyn realized that her hard work and dedication for IBM was not going to provided financial independence.  She walked away from her secure paycheck and never looked back.

Over the past 13 years since Robyn left IBM, she has bought, fixed and sold 300+ homes with price ranges as low as $8,000 to as high as $4,000,000.  She has spent as much as $2,100,000 in labor and materials in one year to renovate properties with more than 22 contractors working full time to take the ugly homes she bought and turn them into little castles at lightening speed. Read More→


Sophie Ting

Posted on January 6, 2012 by

Sophie TingSophie Ting is an immigrant from Taiwan. She came to US at 21 and started her first job as a house keeper in Holiday Inn. Later, she got a job in the bank as a teller. One and half year later she was promoted to be the head teller.

After another year of working for the bank, she attended college. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in Electrical engineer with cum laude in 3 and half years.  She completed her Master’s degree in Electrical engineering while concentrating on computer engineering. Sophie’s name was mentioned in “Complex Variable with Applications” which is the text book for the senior year of Electrical Engineering due to her contribution to the book. She worked for Digital Equipment Corp  and Compaq as a network engineer. Read More→


Rateb Rock Shukoor

Posted on November 13, 2011 by

Rateb Rock ShukoorRateb “Rock” Shukoor has worked as an investor, consultant, mentor and coach in the field of marketing and real estate for more than 10 years. He frequently speaks at investment conferences and has been interviewed and consulted by other real estate investors and promoters. The secretes to his success has been his deep knowledge and understanding of marketing. He has been using and teaching investors and entrepreneurs the secretes of video, mobile and direct response marketing. Read More→


Jon Steingraber

Posted on October 24, 2011 by

Jon SteingraberJonathan Steingraber bought his first property at 22 years old and by the time he was 25, he was flipping multiple properties each month in his real estate business. Jon also owns and operates a very successful Real Estate brokerage that lists over a 100+ properties a year. He also started the New Jersey Real Estate Social Network which is currently one of New Jersey’s largest Real Estate Investor Associations with over 700 members.

Jon is currently partnered with Than Merrill the star of A&E’s “Flip This House” and has been featured in a few of the episodes. Jon and Than are currently buying between 8 and 10 properties every single month. In the past eight years they have collectively bought and sold a total of over 550+ properties nationwide. Read More→


Than Merrill

Posted on October 18, 2011 by

Than MerrillThan Merrill, star of A&E’s “Flip this House” and the founder of and CT Homes, LLC is one of the most successful real estate investors in the nation. In the past eight years he has bought and sold a total of over 500+ properties nationwide.

Than also coaches many other successful Real Estate Investor’s and business owners around the country. The key to his student’s rapid success is the franchise like systems he helps students set up within their business. Than’s mantra is derived from the belief that “Business Process Automation” is the key to insuring guaranteed success in any marketplace. Than absolutely loves guiding other investors towards financial freedom by teaching them the principles of how to invest strategically.



Jim Hitt

Posted on October 14, 2011 by

Jim HittFor 30+ years, Jim Hitt has been committed to all aspects of investing, using self -directed IRAs for his own investments since 1982.

Jim’s forte is the financing and acquisition of real estate, private offerings, mortgage lending, business’s, joint ventures, partnerships and limited liability companies using creative techniques. He has developed, owned, and managed everything from single family homes to multi-unit commercial properties and million dollar business’s. Read More→


Monte Smith

Posted on October 1, 2011 by

Monte SmithMonte Smith, Education and Marketing Director, is a former Financial Analyst and High School Spanish Teacher who started with Entrust of Tampa Bay in 2007. In February of 2009, he relocated to Atlanta to take the same position with Entrust Georgia. Monte is a proud graduate of the University of Florida and the University of South Florida. At Entrust, his goal is to present the message of self-direction in an easy to understand format that gives clients the confidence to trust their own investments. He hosts free weekly seminars and webinars on a variety of self-directed investment topics, including Tax Liens, Hard Money Lending, and Mobile Homes. He also does speaking engagements for investor groups and offers free CE to Realtors.


Bob Massey

Posted on August 29, 2011 by

Bob MasseyBob Massey, the nation’s leading expert on using Real Estate Agents to bring you deals, has a very unique background for a Real Estate Investing Trainer.  Bob became a very successful Investor after retiring from a 30 year career in corporate sales and marketing.  He is a career sales person, sales manager, sales trainer and former top level sales executive.  Bob’s last position was as a partner in the 2nd largest accounting firm in the world.  His job was to teach the accountants how to sell their services.  Bob has been building sales and marketing campaigns his entire career.  What is exciting is that Bob has brought that experience to our industry and has introduced a unique concept with a level of professionalism that is second to none. Read More→


Michael Vazquez

Posted on August 29, 2011 by

Michael VazquezMichael Vazquez graduated in 2004 from the University of Houston with a BS in biology and minor in marketing. By applying his marketing know-how he has been able to consistently acquire and sell multiple properties month after month. He is now the senior acquisition associate in Atlanta and leads the acquisitions team in finding the great deals Networth Realty has become known for. He has been with Networth Realty since 2006 and has grown into a well rounded associate having done many investments of his own. Michael taken on projects starting with just 4 brick walls (literally) to managing his own rental portfolio. When it comes to investing in real estate he has done much more than many twice his age, so Networth Realty entrusts that he will do the same for his investors.