Behind The Shine 2/23/24

    Last week I attended the BiggerPockets Host Summit in Denver.  While I missed Brandon not being there, it was still a great time learning, brainstorming, and hanging with the other hosts. We went snowmobiling, snowboarding, skiing, and ate way too much food. I learned several things about my fellow hosts, including:

    The last several years were extremely busy and stressful as I expanded The David Greene Team into Southern CA, started The One Brokerage, launched Spartan League, and went from recording one BiggerPockets Podcast a week to 3-4. During that time I used third party vendors to help keep my books, do my taxes, oversee my rehab/construction projects, and manage my short term rentals. When I finally got a better understanding of what these people were doing, I was shocked to find out how bad things were. My books being a mess kept me from seeing the poor performance of my STR’s, construction projects, and the profit margins in my businesses. 

    If you’re not closely following the statements from your property manager, you may be shocked to find areas they are nickel and diming you. My current property manager found the previous one had been overcharging me for repairs, cleans, linen service, and even snuck things into the contract they had never told me about. As things get more clear for me, I’ll be much more valuable to you-helping to provide small business support services like marketing, bookkeeping, entity creation, database management, consulting services, property management, and more.

    Getting clarity on the issue of bookkeeping revealed problems in so many other areas of business. In future episodes of BTS I’ll be sharing specifics for you to learn from. The good news is, as I’ve brought these hires in house and replaced the third party vendors with my own staff, not only did things get better, but I was able to create systems that allow me to share these resources with other investors and business owners. I’ll be sharing more about that in the future as well, so keep your eyes open for news about my STR property management company.

    Coming soon Spartan League will have a total overhaul. We’ll be on our way to becoming a legit RE University that offers:

    • Five weekly calls on various RE topics
    • Instructors with expertise in Short Term Rentals, Construction, House Hacking, Budgeting/Defense, Property Management, RE Agent Sales, Financing, Small Business Operations, and Mindset
    • The premiere source for RE investors to learn the ropes and fundamentals
    • Weekly calls from successful investors you can help interview (like a Biggerpockets podcast where you can interact with the guest)
    • Access to an exclusive members only online community
    • Discounts on DG retreats, courses, and masterminds
    • Budgeting software and tools
    • A Spartan League Swag Pack starter package
    • Access to me
    • And more!

    If you’ve been looking for an online community to learn from, grow with, and challenge you, visit or email and ask for more information.

    Wanna get away? As a subscriber to this text letter you’re eligible to receive discounts on the short term rentals I own and manage. Currently I’ve got options in Maui, Scottsdale, South Florida, Cooperstown, the Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge Georgia, and more. Email us at and let us know which locations you’re interested in and what direct booking options are available!

    Congrats to buyer client Laura! This week during a DGT Meeting, we celebrated a huge win for the buyers of one of our top producing agents, Kyle Renke. In the competitive Sacramento real estate market, Kyle once again demonstrated his exceptional negotiation skills and deep commitment to his clients’ best interests.

    After a weeks’ long search, Kyle found his first-time homebuyer, Laura, the perfect property. The offer situation was extremely competitive – and although his client loved the home and was eager to make an offer, Kyle was able to advise his client on crafting the perfect offer that would beat out all of the other offers without overspending. During the escrow process, a few challenges arose: 1. Section 1 items (wood destroying organisms) were found on the inspection report, and the appraisal came in low. Kyle used his experience and skill to successfully negotiate in the favor of his buyer on both of these issues, dropping the sales price to the appraised value and getting the seller to cover all identified section 1 repair costs, saving his client more than $10,000.

    Laura moved into her new home in Sacramento, with enough money saved to help with furnishing her new home.  As a first time homebuyer, she is well on her way to building wealth through real estate. If you’re looking for an agent in the Sacramento area, reach out to Kyle at And, if you’re an agent looking to build the skill necessary to bring maximum value to your clients, you should check out my upcoming accelerator course for real estate agents here.

    Conventional: 7.500%

    FHA: 6.625%

    VA: 6.625%

    DSCR Investment: 7.875%

    If you’re in the market for a loan and need assistance, our team at The One Brokerage is here to help. ​Visit our website here​ to explore our loan options and find the right financing solution for your real estate goals and email us at to speak to one of our loan officers.

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