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Kick The Learning Curve To The Curb: Hit The Gas On Your Real Estate Goals

By Peter Vekselman

Peter Vekselman is looking for aspiring investors who are willing to put in some hustle. In return, his partners not only gain the benefit of a high performance team, but all the money you could ask for to fund your deals too.

Nothing Is The Same Here

Dubbed ‘America’s Real Estate Investor Expert’, Peter Vekselman has been featured on Market Insider, ABC, Fox, and in the Boston Herald and Washington Business Journal.

We managed to catch up with Peter in between writing earnest money deposit checks for thousands of dollars for his partners’ property deals. He is a house flipper, investor and funding partner with offices in multiple states. Though, that’s about where the similarities between Peter and all of those real estate investing ‘gurus’ ends.

As he says “nothing is the same here.” There are a lot of real estate investors who have done a few deals, and now have crowned themselves as educators. The majority of them don’t seem to be doing much in real estate anymore, except for selling books, and more events.

While he may already be very successful, Peter is still in the trenches, doing deals every month. He believes in sharing that knowledge and training the next generation of investors, but his approach is very different. He’s willing to partner with those who are serious and willing to put in some hustle. He’s willing to do deals right alongside them, and put his money on the line to fund their success.

Bringing Home The Bacon With Brick Houses

brick housesWhen his camera crew isn’t catching him enjoying a thoughtful moment with an Arturo or Brick House cigar, Peter is hosting live coaching sessions, or hugging and high-fiving his student-partners who have seen their lives changed by what real estate can do for them when done right.

This mentor has been in the business for over 22 years – clocking up over 3,600 real estate deals over the years.

Being transparent, Vekselman tells us that his Partner Driven program helps him do more deal flow every month. As any experienced real estate pro knows, once you start hitting 15 to 30 transactions every month, it takes a team. It takes manpower and womanpower and partners.

So, in exchange for helping aspiring investors avoid all the pain and expense of the pitfalls that are out there waiting for them, Peter partners with them, gets real deals done, and they split the profits 50/50.

Success Stories

Peter’s websites sport numerous success stories of those who have partnered with him already.

DSC_0348 smallThere is Denisha, a mother of six in South Florida, who did her first deal with no money for her own down payment – who made a profit of $18,300.

There is 20 year old ex-bank teller Alex, who went from making a measly $1,500 a month salary to scoring $52,000 on his first deal with Peter.

Then there is Ivo, who made $26,000 on his first deal, fresh out of school, and has gone on to closing over 200 transactions, and starting – a company that is now doing 8 to 10 deals a month.

No Guru Has This…

He does not proclaim to be a guru, yet, if you want to compare Peter to those other guys, he says “no guru has this…”

Those who join the Partner Driven program get:

● One on one coaching
● A professional team already in place
● Help with every step of structuring and closing deals
● Support and marketing materials
● Contracts and help using them
● Experts to rehab properties

That’s just the foundation. He’ll not only show you how to do the deals, he’ll put up 100% of the money needed to get them done. That means deposit money, closing costs, purchase money and repair money.

DSC_0077 smallSome people say they will do these things, and then just leave their students hanging in the wind, out on their own to try and find deals, and deals that work.

Not here. Peter has personally jumped on jets to go meet with sellers and get deals closed for his partners. He even provides an in-house team who help partners with all the research for finding local pre-foreclosure deals and ripe single family homes to bank on. You get a real pro to stand by your side, and get to use his experience and money.

What’s The Strategy?

chess-3325010 smallVekselman says “this is a fast paced market, where there is a lot of competition, but where flipping homes and wholesaling houses can be incredibly profitable.”

These are the two most popular strategies used by his student-partners. Though many have gone on to expand their own businesses into great personal brands and diverse empires of their own.

If you’re really serious, and willing to at least put in the work part-time, and truly take action, Peter invites you to call him directly. Pick up your phone and dial (404) 915-9685.

If you want to learn more, and see the types of results others are getting first, hop onto, and check out the Facebook group too.

alton jones


By Karen A. Walker

For Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer and master real estate investment teacher and trainer Alton Jones and his wife, Rocio, it’s all about relationships, helping others succeed and being your best self. Every day. Every minute.

But while Jones has helped people succeed in real estate investing beyond their wildest imagination, he doesn’t promise, and never himself expected, overnight success. His experience as a police officer prepared him for that.

He knows first-hand that success takes learning, listening, focus, persistence, a good sense of humor, a healthy dose of humility (did I mention persistence?!) and, most importantly, taking action.

That last step—action—can be the most difficult, but simply doing the right things and repeating until it become second nature marks the difference between success and none.

“It’s one thing to talk about it,” says Jones, “but a totally other thing to actually DO it!”

Did you say police officer?

Jones has been an LAPD policeman for more than 34 years. For the first 16 of those years, he served as a full-time, active duty officer. After that—to this day—he serves as reserve officer.

In the last 10 years, Officer Jones has been honored as a Reserve Officer of the Year. Twice!

“Officer of the Year is a big deal,” explains Jones. “A few officers are selected each year and honored for exceptional service during the year. About 600 people attend the honoree dinner, and it’s really a big deal, with any funds raised going to help the families of fallen officers or others in our police family who need it.”

At his more recent honoree event, the main cast and the creator of the TV series THE ROOKIE attended, which made it extra fun.

People skills

Just as in police work, real estate investing involves good training and good people skills. Relationships matter.

Knowing how to talk with a myriad of different types of people can mean the difference between life and death in police work.

“As an officer, especially on patrol, you have to talk with so many different kinds of people—victims, drug dealers, the mentally unstable, drug users on a high, the traumatized, witnesses, violent or less violent criminals,” says Jones. “Good officer safety skills are critical. You also have to be able to get accurate, useful information from witnesses. Those statements have to be able to hold up in court or identify a perpetrator, so you have to know how to ask a question and which information to pursue.

“In addition, sometimes you have just seconds to assess a situation or persons involved. Knowing how to quickly assess and talk with different people can determine if you come home that day.”

In real estate investing, regardless whether you are fixing and flipping houses, negotiating fair win-win deals, managing contractors, or teaching others your proven system for success, it’s critical to develop good people skills and to build strong relationships.

And to build any kind of relationship, you have to be a person of integrity in words and actions.

Knowledge alone isn’t enough

“It’s one thing to talk about it, but it’s a totally other thing to actually DO it!!” says Jones, who gets his students quickly to action.

Again, the comparison to police work is clear.

In the training process you learn how to talk to different people, what you need to ask and what to do in different situations, what information you need, and so forth. But learning it in a classroom doesn’t make you successful.

It’s a different story when you get out on the streets and you’re talking with real people, or in the chaos of an incident and trying to sort it out.

Same for the investor.

Practice (i.e. taking action) sharpens people skills until the right thing to do in negotiating an opportunity or managing contractors becomes second nature.

Never stop learning: Mentors matter

Alton always says, “It’s OK to copycat, as long as you copy the right cat.”

Jones got into the rehab, fix and flip business in 2009. But he didn’t do it alone. He chose his mentors well. He invested in himself and in his success, and he hasn’t stopped to this day.

Even with the success he and his wife have achieved and continue to achieve… even with his rapid rise to being asked and encouraged by his mentors to become a teacher for others, beginning in 2013… even with his popular books and with the success he and his wife continue to nurture and grow in themselves and others… even with all that, Jones continues to listen and learn from others.

Two of his stand-out mentors are Ron LeGrand and Dan Kennedy.

From his mentors, Jones learned early on that to be successful you must be purposeful in all you do. You must run your business as a business, not as a hobby.

He learned what to do and how to do it.

He also learned to expect uphill battles and set-backs, even after you’ve achieved remarkable success.

It is what it is.

Be prepared. Go forward. Keep your eyes on the prize, on doing the right thing, and on serving others.

Knowledge alone isn’t enough

“The majority of people will tell you ‘no,’” says Jones. “So what? You have to rise above. There’s EGO, but you gotta drop the “e” and just GO!

“In the police department you have to have the will to live. You learn and you have to face the reality every day that there are people who want you dead, but you have to — you MUST — have the will to LIVE. That keeps you doing the right things, following the good skills and training you received.

“In developing a real estate business, you have to have the will to WIN. That keeps you focused on the end goal. It keeps you going forward.”

Good mentors tell you the truth. They also practice what they preach.

The best mentors don’t just deliver knowledge. They don’t teach swimming lessons while standing on the edge of the pool. No. The best mentors lead by example. They get in the pool with you and show you how it’s done. They insist you get into the water and learn how to swim for yourself. And they’ll be with you every step of the way, IF you allow it.

When Jones holds training sessions and boot camps, he tells it like it is. With a smile, he calls himself a minister of truth. He doesn’t deliver what attendees might want to hear. He delivers the reality, the truth.

Rehab 2 Riches

It was an unexpected honor when Ron LeGrand, in 2016, not only praised the system for success Alton and his wife had developed, but when he also strongly encouraged Jones to launch his own training courses on that very system.

Alton’s Rehab 2 Riches courses, bootcamps and more soon followed, to popular acclaim by attendees.

“I believe what we do changes lives,” says Jones. “People who come to one of our events, they’ll make a life-changing decision at that event. Those relationships made at our events can take you from $0 to self-sufficient.”

Jones smiles when he talks in his bootcamps about the importance of building a Million Dollar Rolodex of exceptional resources for your business. “These days there are a lot of people who don’t know what a rolodex is,” he says. But it hasn’t held any of his students back. They still understand the point.

Jones practices in three markets—southern California, Dallas and Memphis. Of all these, however, his preference is his beloved southern California.

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Alton Jones says that in this business there are five things you have to do to succeed:
1. Locate prospects
2. Pre-screen prospects
3. Construct and present offers
4. Follow-up
5. Close quickly

Books by Alton Jones include:
• Ask Me How I Know? Four biggest house-flipping mistakes that made me millions, by Alton Jones


Karen Walker is the founder and executive producer of The Mentors Radio Show (