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Dwan Twyford

Posted on May 24, 2018 by

Dwan TwyfordThroughout my adult life, I have worked an endless string of dead-end jobs ranging anywhere from waiting tables at Denny’s, to selling vitamins on the phone, to owning a chain of tanning salons. I didn’t see myself become a real estate investor at the time. Most of the jobs in my past paid okay, but they were unrewarding and required me to work overtime. I went from job to job searching for something that I could really sink my teeth into without much success. I thought I had found it with the tanning salons. As it turned out, I was tied to the salon seven days a week. Every weekend when one of my girls called in sick, guess who had the privilege of working? Right… me! I got to the point where I hated the business because of the insane hours.

At the age 29, I was married, had a baby on the way, and life was looking good. Nevertheless, things happened, and a year later, I found myself single-handedly raising an eight-month old daughter and going through a divorce. Life as a single mom had definitely not been in my game plan! I needed to go back to work, but the idea of leaving my daughter in day-care, working for someone else all day, and then paying my hard-earned money to the day-care center, was unacceptable. This just wasn’t the sacrifice I was willing to make! I needed an NEW game plan and quickly.  Read More→

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Bill Twyford

Posted on May 24, 2018 by

Bill TwyfordMy history is typically, “All American.” Having grown up in a small town in Iowa, my brother and I worked with our Dad, who owned a successful commercial painting contract business. By the age of 24, I started my own business in Houston, Texas, painting water towers, silos, and radio towers. You name it – I painted it!

In the midst of preparing a bid on a huge job, I was required to take a respirator test. This test requires you to breathe into a test tube to see what your lung capacity is. I failed the test miserably. My doctor warned me that if I wanted to live to be forty, I needed to quit painting immediately and move to a higher altitude to clean out my lungs. Therefore, I packed-up my family and moved to Colorado.  Read More→

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Manesh Hardeo

Posted on April 10, 2018 by

Manesh HardeoManesh Hardeo has been working with NetWorth Realty since he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in Economics in 2003. During his time in Houston he successfully completed hundreds transactions including wholesale deals, rentals, owner finance, and retail flips. In addition, he originated several hundred hard money loans and had much experience dealing in private equity during his tenure in Houston. 

In March 2011, he opened the doors to NetWorth Realty of Atlanta to continue our growth of Networth Realty USA and was the first associate to start the expansion process on a nationwide basis outside of the 3 original Texas offices.  Networth Realty USA now consists of 16 offices nationwide and is seeing continued success.  

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Tolla Cherwenka

Posted on December 1, 2017 by

Tolla CherwenkaTolla Cherwenka is an internationally renowned Business Operation Transformation Executive, thought leader, startup advisor and keynote speaker. Tolla started working, writing algorithms, for the federal government at the at the age of 15 in Seoul, Korea. Her teenage job morphed into a lifelong passion for creating the intersection between business and technology. She is currently the Chief Technology Officer at Goldmine Properties, Inc. and with her husband Mike, heads up Cherwenka Realty Team, a boutique realtor specializing in luxury real estate.

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Amy Ransdell

Posted on November 29, 2017 by

Amy RansdellAmy Ransdell is an active real estate investor, real estate investment coach, investment strategist, real estate broker, designer, speaker, writer, and mother of three rockin’ children. Actively running an investment team and brokerage sales team in Marietta, Georgia, Amy has been buying, renovating, and wholesaling homes for over 15 years. She is heavily experienced in short sales, turn-key investments, and extensive renovations.

Amy RansdellHer team works actively to support fellow investors throughout Atlanta to locate opportunities, list and sell their renovated property for maximum profit, and provide consultation to investors to develop their scope of work and project management skills. While working as a real estate investment coach for an Inc 500 top program for 9 years she realized her passion is to empower people to build their investment skills, grow their entrepreneurial fortitude, and help them find the moxie to live fiercely everyday.

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Lorraine Beato

Posted on November 29, 2017 by

Lorraine BeatoLorraine Beato is a passionate, constantly evolving real estate professional that specializes Residential Single-Family Homes, Investment Acquisitions, and Renovated Investment Sales. Lorraine has garnered an excellent reputation and counts some of Atlanta’s top business people and private lenders as clients as well as investors from across the country. She hails from the financial services industry having worked on the Mortgaged Backed Securities trading floor for Merrill Lynch in Manhattan as well as several years working as a real estate appraiser.

In order to deliver the greatest value to the clients—whether they are buyers, sellers, developers or investors – she focuses on one thing above all others: the client.

“I have an incredibly high work ethic for myself as well as for everyone who works with me. The client always comes first, and we keep our clients happy—and coming back to us—through hard work, doing what is right for the client at that particular time, advocacy, and innovative thinking.”  Read More→

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Peter Pasternack

Posted on November 2, 2017 by

Peter PasternackGrowing up in Connecticut, Peter Pasternack came by his entrepreneurial spirit very early on. Peter’s parents owned and operated a Dunkin’ Donuts location as well as a fast food restaurant in the West Hartford area. From an early age Peter had a knack for numbers as he assisted his father with payroll for both businesses, even processing payroll checks himself starting at age 5 when his parents were away for vacations.

Peter’s love of numbers lead him to the University of Georgia where he earned undergraduate and master’s degrees in accounting. Upon graduation he began his career at Price Waterhouse in Atlanta before transitioning to the banking industry where he gained over 20 years of experience. From this He financed over 500 businesses and saw firsthand why some ventures succeed and many fail.

In 2005, Peter co-founded Foundations Design, LLC with his best friend and business partner, Brian Trow. The award winning company designs, builds, and renovates residential properties in the Greater Atlanta area. Peter is responsible for the operational and financial aspects of Foundations Design as well as the long term growth of the company.  Read More→

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Ramon Tookes

Posted on November 2, 2017 by

Ramon TookesRamon Tookes is a real estate investor, coach, author, wealth builder, public speaker, radio celebrity and developer with 20+ years of experience in the industry. Ramon currently oversees the daily operations of The Tookes Group, a firm that he founded in 2005, specializing in real estate investment consulting.

Ramon has been surrounded by entrepreneurs for his entire life. He watched his grandfather build many successful businesses, his father amassed a respectable real estate portfolio and his uncles had a lucrative contractor business. Ramon began his entrepreneurial career as a teenager when he started his own lawn care service and car wash. He inked his first real estate deal as a freshman in college and financed his college career with the proceeds from his real estate investments.  Read More→

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Larry Goins

Posted on June 27, 2017 by

Larry Goins Larry Goins has been investing in real estate for over 30 years. Previously, Larry served as president of the Real Estate Investors Association in Charlotte NC, a not-for-profit organization that has over 350 members and is the local chapter of the National Real Estate Investors Association.

Larry is an active real estate investor and travels throughout the United States speaking and training audiences at conventions, expos, and Real Estate Investment Associations on his strategies for buying and selling houses.

Larry has also written several books on real estate investing that are available wherever books are sold.  Read More→

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David Tilney

Posted on May 19, 2017 by

David TilneyDavid Tilney has owned and operated single-family houses for 39 years.  He understands that real estate, if vacant, is not an asset but a liability. He also believes that his tenants are his greatest assets. David views his tenants as his on-site resident managers who are compensated with good long-term housing. Empowering tenants has allowed David and his wife, Mary, to spend 8 months each year in Naples FL and 4 months in Colorado Springs, without the need for any employees.

In 1984 David became a tenant and rented a house for 35 years, which he then sub-leased for a profit. By the end of 1996 David had leased and sub-leased over 100 houses. Many others have achieved real estate success using this business model.

John D. Rockefeller once said, “Own nothing, but control everything.” David has found master leasing to be a great way to control most of the benefits of real estate without all of the liabilities.

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Jonathan Henrich

Posted on April 30, 2017 by

Jonathan HenrichJonathan Henrich was a professional drummer from Philadelphia in his early 20’s. He started his investing career in 2009 investing in paper, stocks, real estate wholesaling, then bought and rehabbed his first rental property in 2012 even after battling a debilitating brain tumor. His interest was piqued by Larry Harbolt who introduced him to a legendary real estate investor in the St. Pete area, he decided to move to Florida in 2012 as part of his recovery and to study under the legends of investing.

He worked alongside Wayne Arnold and Peter Fortunato to help develop the Creative Real Estate Exchangers (CREE) where he has gotten a unique look at the real estate business. He has since authored his first book The Secret Recipe for A Happy Life: Practical Guide to Conquering Fear Depression and Anxiety and spends his time writing, speaking, investing, working on his Tech Start-Up company Jinzi Tech, and enjoying life.

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Donna Bauer

Posted on April 24, 2017 by

Donna Bauer Donna Bauer, nationally known as The Original NoteBuyer®, is one of the country’s most recognized authorities on Discounted Notes, Seller Financing, and Defaulted Notes. Donna started out over twenty-five years ago, when she was babysitting nine children for a dollar an hour per child so that she could be a stay-at-home mom. Her life was changed forever when she discovered the amazing power of note buying and made over $5,000 on her very first deal. She went on to develop her own systematized approach to making amazing profits with notes. Since then, she has shared her exclusive note buying strategies and helped thousands of individuals to create, build, and maintain financial freedom.

Donna’s extensive real estate background enables her to bring a wealth of knowledge to her students and uniquely qualifies her to integrate her exclusive creative note buying strategies into all areas of real estate investing. Her experience includes the management of single-family homes, an office park, downtown high rise, and 400 – 500 unit apartment complexes. In addition to her own extensive investment career involving both residential and commercial notes and properties, she has facilitated thousands of transactions as a real estate paralegal, as the owner of a title company, and as a personal mentor to investors across the country.

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