Ten amazing days … over 200 people … studying, sharing, learning, growing, and partying … that’s the Investor Summit at Sea!
For 17 years, the Summit at Sea has been the highlight of our year … and we’re excited to share a piece of it with YOU.
We’ve gathered some of real estate’s most successful investors, entrepreneurs, niche experts, and thought leaders to share their insights and key takeaways from the 2019 Summit.
Listen in and learn what these pros discovered … and how it could help you make smarter investment decisions.
In this episode of The Real Estate Guys™ show, hear from:
- Your sailing host, Robert Helms
- His flailing co-host, Russell Gray
- Author and seasteading expert, Joe Quirk
- Rich Dad, Poor Dad best-selling author, Robert Kiyosaki
- The Apartment King, Brad Sumrok
- Marketing mastermind, Kyle Wilson
- The Godfather of Real Estate, Bob Helms
- And SO MANY MORE!
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This is the Investor Summit at Sea
The annual Investor Summit at Sea is always a highlight of our year.
It’s a concentrated amount of time with some of real estate’s smartest people … all from different walks of life, different perspectives, and even different countries.
Every year, we learn to ask better questions … clarify our thinking … and do things differently.
Opportunities like the Summit at Sea are rare. In a short time frame, investors become friends, work out problems, and do some business.
We’d love EVERY one of our listeners to join us on the high seas … but we’d need a bigger boat!
So, we’ve brought together some of our fabulous faculty members to share their insights and key takeaways from the 2019 Summit at Sea.
A first glimpse at seasteading
Joe Quirk was a last minute addition to our faculty this year … and we’re so glad he came.
Joe’s real estate niche is seasteading … that’s right … homesteading the high seas.
It’s a novel idea. Joe says that … considering nearly half the world’s surface is unclaimed by any existing nation state … the technology is at hand to create startup countries on the ocean.
“It’s sort of a Silicon Valley sensibility brought to the problem of governance,” Joe says.
Instead of trying to change things from the inside, you create startups and do things better.
The first seastead has been floating off the coast of Thailand since early 2019 … and living there costs less than the average American home.
Joe and his team are ready to scale up … and scale up quickly. But he needs partners with real estate smarts to make it happen.
“We have marine engineers, economists, scientists, and medical experts. We have almost everyone we need, but we don’t have people that know how to structure and sell these things,” Joe says.
We view seasteading as a fascinating new frontier in real estate … and we’ll have more with Joe in the coming weeks.
Look at deals through a new lens
It’s Robert Kiyosaki’s sixth Summit at Sea … and we couldn’t be happier to welcome him back.
“I come to learn as well as to teach,” Robert says. “The Summit at Sea is basically immersion learning for real estate.”
Our port excursion this year was Grand Cayman. This area has undergone an interesting transition over the last few years.
Typically, people think of Grand Cayman as the place where rich people want to hide their money … but it is so much more!
Robert says he learned that how you look at a deal can really change the opportunities you see.
In the case of Grand Cayman, Robert had always looked at the market from the point of view of an investor … but he learned that sometimes it pays to try looking at a market from a developer’s point of view instead.
Through this lens, he could see that Grand Cayman is becoming a target for families. As the economic gap between rich and poor widens on other islands … crime rates are rising.
But Grand Cayman has the lowest crime rate in the Caribbean.
That fact coupled with high standards of living make it attractive to a new housing demographic … not just people looking for a tax shelter.
“There’s a deal of a lifetime every minute if you can see it,” Robert says.
Expand your team, increase your success
The Apartment King, Brad Sumrok, joins us for his third Summit at Sea.
Brad has made apartments his bread and butter … but that doesn’t mean he is done learning and growing.
“I keep expanding my team every time I’m here,” Brad says.
There’s no better way to grow your team than by spending a week and a half on a ship with 200 other people who specialize in a variety of asset classes.
So much of investment success is leveraging other people’s experience.
Last year, Brad says he connected with our good friend CPA Tom Wheelwright … and this year Tom saved Brad seven figures in taxes!
That’s a take away Brad took directly to the bank … and by surrounding yourself with smart people, you can do the same.
Master your marketing one step at a time
We’ve known Kyle Wilson for many years. He is a familiar face on the Summit at Sea … and always has great ideas for how to better market your real estate business.
“So many people are in the real estate business. They’re good at real estate. They’re good at finding markets and putting together teams, but not always solid in their marketing position,” Kyle says.
It’s easy to overcomplicate marketing. At the end of the day, marketing is simply connecting the dots for your customers.
Kyle says the key for real estate investors is to act in a strategic way. Don’t just throw a bunch of stuff at the wall and hope it sticks.
And remember that so much of real estate investing is built on relationships. Never let what seems like a good tactic get in the way of a good relationship.
Kyle is leaving the Summit with a list of ideas and action items … but cautions investors to take things one step at a time.
“You can’t do it all. Pick the one thing that’s screaming at you that will make the biggest difference and start there,” Kyle says.
A wealth of amazing opportunities
If anyone understands the benefits of an opportunity like the Investor Summit at Sea, it’s the Godfather of Real Estate himself … Bob Helms!
We’ve been hosting these cruise ship conferences for 17 years … and Bob has been with us every time.
With 40 years of real estate experience, Bob has seen amazing changes in the way investors make money and grow their opportunities.
“As I look at the group that is here with us today and the diversity of things they are involved in, I can’t help but have a big grin on my face,” Bob says. “The opportunities out there are amazing.”
Bob says his advice to investors is to educate themselves on different locations and asset classes. Find the niche that is right for you … and start building a winning team!
Get on the advance notice list for next year’s Summit at Sea by visiting our website … and listen in to the full episode to hear from even more experts and ideas from our week on the waves.
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