Real Estate Nerds 57: Bad Beats

Nonperforming Notes and Sovereign States

Scott Carson

Real Estate Investing Expert

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In todays episode of “Real Estate Nerds”, the Scotts (Smith and Carson) meet together to talk about a ‘Bad Beat’ S. Carson encountered earlier in his career. Scott Carson has been actively buying notes on residential and commercial properties since 2005 but this one stood out as a particularly tough deal.

Nonperforming Notes and Sovereign States

Introduction and Scott Carson’s background

[3:00] Intro to the ‘Bad Beat’ featuring 11 notes in Chicago.

[5:10] Scott Carson talks about the trouble he had with evictions, including:

  • A gun being pulled on a process server.
  • A tenant declaring his dwelling a ‘sovereign state’
  • $250,000 in attorney fees

[9:13] Scott Carson talks about the lengthy legal proceedings involved with this deal.

[12:15] Scott Carson talks about how to maintain good relationships with investors and what repayment of investors looked like.

[16:00] Scott Carson talks about his 5 cornerstones of conducting business:
  • Buying first lien only
  • Below market value
  • Insuring the property
  • Proper paperwork/Legal assistance
  • Wire to a bank not to you directly

[17:38] Scott Carson talks about what his drive for wealth accumulation is and his passion for educating others

[19:35] Scott Carson talks about his goal to educate and create 10,000 note investors over the next 5 years.

[23:57] Lesson Learned

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