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October 7, 2020
Tagged in: Rentometer Webinars

Are you interested in investing in real estate but not sure how to get started?

Have you been curious to see how real estate experts have weathered fluctuating housing markets and economic upheaval? You are not alone.


At Rentometer, we wanted to know more as well. We’ve partnered with the American Apartment Owners Association (AAOA) to bring you a special Virtual Real Estate Roundtable. 

Rentometer Real Estate Investing Roundtable

American Apartment Owners Association (AAOA)

Virtual Rental Housing Conference & Expo

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 / Time: 4:30pm ET / 1:30pm PT

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Join us for a special live roundtable event with real estate industry experts. Discover their tips and methods for identifying and profiting from rental investment properties. Hosted by former CBS anchor Meaghan Corson. Sponsored by Rentometer.

This is not like other open mic events at your local Real Estate Investing Association (REIA). 

We’ve asked real estate industry experts like: 

Gino Barbaro

Michael Lapsley

David Pere

Tracy Ma 

Meaghan Corson - Host


To help us understand the key topics all investors must know to be successful, we will be discussing different real estate investing styles like buying and holding, flipping, wholesaling, multifamily, commercial, and residential investing. 

Along with the different real estate investing opportunities, we’ll discuss:

•           How to find deals- specific tips for evaluating deals and deals to stay away from

•           Where to invest- preference for primary, secondary, or rural markets

•           How to measure your success- the number of successful deals, the value of a portfolio, and more. 

•           Rules of thumb to help investors make quick decisions

•           Deal metrics recommend for ROI or cash-on-cash returns

•           Setting budgets for purchases, renovations, and other costs

•           House hacking and can you do that will no or little money down

•           Mortgages and should you rely on cash

•           Utilizing hard money lenders

•           Property management pros and cons

•           And much more. 

We will be filling up the entire 50-minute webinar with hard-hitting questions for these elite investors. You dont want to miss this master class in real estate education. 


Our Guests Speakers


Gino Barbaro | Co-Founder | Jake&Gino

Gino Barbaro is an investor, business owner, author, and entrepreneur. As an entrepreneur, he has grown his real estate portfolio to over 1500 multifamily units and teaches others how to do the same. Gino is the co-founder of Jake&Gino, a multifamily real estate education company that offers coaching and training in real estate founded upon their proprietary framework of Buy Right, Manage Right & Finance Right.

He is the best-selling author of three books, Wheelbarrow Profits, The Honey Bee and Family, Food, and the Friars. Gino graduated from IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching), where he earned his designation as a Certified Professional Coach.

He currently resides in St. Augustine, Florida, with his beautiful wife Julia, and their six children.

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Michael Lapsley | President | Rentometer, Inc.

Over the last 25 years, Mike Lapsley’s professional career has been focused on the rental housing industry and technology. Mike lead a group that acquired Rentometer in April 2012 and now serves as the company’s president and has built Rentometer into an essential destination for landlords, property managers, and renters.

Before Rentometer, Mike served as CEO at RentGrow, Inc., which provided applicant screening technology and services to residential property management companies across the United States. Under his leadership, RentGrow grew from a venture startup to a profitable, growth-oriented operating company and oversaw the successful acquisition of RentGrow by Yardi Systems.

Mike has published articles and presented on industry panels on issues affecting the U.S. rental housing market, including topics such as resident screening, consumer credit, technology, marketing, and security.

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David Pere | CEO | From Military to Millionaire

David Pere joined the Marine Corps in August of 2008. Since that time, he has lived in or traveled to many unique places worldwide, including a combat tour in Afghanistan.

David got started in real estate, investing in 2015. He house-hacked a duplex with the FHA loan and lived in it for a little while until getting married to his beautiful wife, Kimberly, and receiving orders to Hawaii. While stationed in Hawaii, David bought a 10-unit apartment in Missouri and has had continued success with real estate investing!

Through these experiences, From Military to Millionaire was born, with the goal of teaching service members and veterans how to build wealth through real estate investing, entrepreneurship, and personal finance.

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Tracy Ma | Founder | Financial Nirvana Mama

Tracy Ma is a former engineer turned consultant, real estate investor, and founder of Financial Nirvana Mama: a personal finance website that simplifies real state investing for part-time investors. Financial Nirvana Mama has been featured in Huffington Post, Canadian Real Estate Wealth, Rockstar Finance, Lifehack, and AOL Finance.

While balancing family life and a demanding career, she amassed rental properties across Canada, reaching a goal of 10 properties in 10 years. At 35, she left public service to live a life entirely on her terms. When she’s not parenting or consulting, she follows her passion for helping others learn about investing and ultimately reaching their financial nirvana.

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Meaghan Corson | Professional Speaker | Your Video Brand

Meaghan Corson is a former CBS news reporter with experience building video programs for various organizations, from startups and small businesses to billion-dollar software and medical companies. Executives and professionals seek Meaghan’s expertise to map out their video strategy and improve their on-camera skills to achieve their marketing, sales, and internal communications goals.

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