Posted on: March 10, 2020

If you’re looking for a profitable business you can do on the side, you can never go wrong with wholesaling. In fact, today’s incredible guest works 100-hour weeks yet still manages to run a thriving wholesaling business on the side!

Blake Barnes is a former marine turned farmer from Modesto, California. He’s also a new wholesaler who swears by the TTP method. The hardworking 28-year-old learned about wholesaling from a relative but didn’t act on it right away.

While it took him a year and a half before he finally gave wholesaling a try, there’s no denying it was one of the best decisions he has ever made. After all, he netted $10,000 just from his first deal alone!

If you’d like to hear Blake’s phenomenal wholesaling journey, the techniques he used to find and close deals, and how TTP has helped him make things happen, don’t forget to tune in!

 

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Key Takeaways

  • What his schedule is like at the moment
  • App he uses when he drives for dollars
  • Where his work ethic comes from
  • Why pre-qualifying is absolutely critical
  • List where he found his first deal from
  • Where and how he found his cash buyer
  • Technique he used to find cash buyers
  • Why he deleted his Instagram account
  • How people can reach out to him

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Episode Transcription

Speaker 4:
Guys, I can’t wait to spend some time with you. We are going to be running this contest the entire month of March and it’s this, I want you to head on over to iTunes, rate and review the podcast, and send that review to Darrin@wholesalinginc.com. It’s Darrin@wholesalinginc.com and we’re going to choose three people who have sent us those reviews to come down to Florida, beautiful sunny, gorgeous Palm trees and breezes and coconuts Florida, to spend two days with me. We’re going to choose three people to spend two days with me and we are going to be going over wholesaling, either how to get your first deal or how to get your next deal and explode your wholesaling business.

Speaker 4:
I cannot wait, guys. I’m going to pay for your airfare. We are going to have a great adventure and all you’ve got to do is rate and review the podcast and send a picture of that review over to Darrin@wholesalinginc.com. That’s Darrin. Let’s get started with the podcast. I’ll see you soon.

Brent Daniels:
Welcome to the Wholesaling Inc. Podcast, America’s number one podcast for new real estate investors where finding discounted properties is the most proven path to financial freedom. I am your host, Brent Daniels, Mr. TTP, and I am telling you if I can do this, so can you. I am so excited. Let’s get started.

Brent Daniels:
My guest today comes from Modesto, California. He is going to break down his very first deal, but also he’s going to talk you through every challenge, every exciting moment that he’s had in this business, how he found it and how he is succeeding. It is my pleasure to introduce Mr. Blake Barnes to the podcast. Say hello, buddy.

Blake Barnes:
Hey, what’s going on everybody? Brent, thanks so much for having me. Excited to be here and talk with you and all your audience.

Brent Daniels:
I’m excited as well. So first off, Blake, you live in California, you live in Modesto, that’s where you’re doing business. How old are you and how did you find wholesaling as a passion? How’d you find this as something that you wanted to like really commit to?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, yeah. No. So, 28 and I kind of stumbled across wholesaling through a family member who’s been doing it back in the Midwest and he’s like, “Look man, you got to try this out, check it out.” And so, it took me about a year and a half of a little bit of analysis paralysis listening to this, listen to that. And finally I’m like, “Okay, I got to do something about this.” And so, was listening to you guys and with the budget that I had, TTP kind of fell right into what I wanted, especially with being proactive, and so pulling the trigger and here’s where we’re at.

Brent Daniels:
Awesome. When you were doing it, before you joined any programs, any coaching, the TTP family, you were out there by your own, right? By yourself?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, so first off I started handwriting letters, and I had a whole massive list and I’m sitting there writing letters, writing letters, writing letters, and I’m like, “Man, there’s got to be a way more efficient way to do this.” And so, kind of took a break, because I work for a farmer. I’m a farmer here too, and that’s like my full time job, 50 hours a week, so I only have a limited amount of time that I can do this. Right?

Blake Barnes:
And so, I had to figure out a way to be most efficient in the time that I got. So, I started writing letters. That was not working for me. After that, I decided I was like Driving for Dollars. Right? I heard about that through you guys’ podcasts. I started driving around and started hand dialing, started hand dialing and from there on out then I’d kind of, it lost its luster and basically over the summer of last year, I didn’t do anything with it until the fall, after harvest.

Brent Daniels:
Well, and that’s incredible, 50 hours a week. And listen, I don’t know if anybody, my family came from Iowa, they were all farmers. This is not an easy life, right? This is not, “Oh, I’ve got a ton of energy at the end of the day to go do some side business.” Right? So you’ve got an incredible mindset. What is it about you that you think that you want something different besides what you’re doing now?

Brent Daniels:
Because a lot of people are doing this, a lot of people are listening to this. A lot of the people have either part time or full time jobs, be in the military, be in some sort of service, but they still have this passion. And it happens very often, Blake, like you were saying, that it takes longer and longer and longer and things come up and distractions come up. What was the moment or what was the thought that was going through your head that said, “You know what? I got to commit to this and now is the right time.” When did that happen?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah. It was basically middle harvest. I run a night shift during harvest and so harvest time is like a hundred hours a week. Right? And so I’m running the night shift. I work from six to nine o’clock the next morning, six at night to nine o’clock the next morning. And I’ve got all this time to myself, I’m managing this plant and just sitting there. I’m like, Dude, I got to find something else. There’s no way I’m doing this.”

Blake Barnes:
And so, I had million different business ideas and always running them through, “Well, I can do this, I can do that, I can do this, I can do that,” and always came back to wholesaling. That’s, for me, the money that you can make and the time that I had available that I could use, that’s the most efficient and the best way that I can do it. And so I was like, “Okay, what am I going to do?”

Blake Barnes:
As soon as after harvest got over, I called you and talked to you guys and yeah, I mean, that’s what it was. I’m working in my butt off or somebody else and I was just like, “Dude, I’m tired of this.” And two kids, I got two kids under three years old, wife, we’ve only been married five years and I’m like, you add it up two months out of the year where you basically don’t see them at all. They’re in the house for 20 years, that end up being missing out about two years of their life. And especially in the fall when football season rolls around, I got a boy that’s going to be playing ball. So, that’s me, man. I’m like, I want to be there for all that. [crosstalk 00:06:59]

Brent Daniels:
Start setting it up, yeah. Well, that’s the most beautiful reward of this business is freedom of schedule. You know what I mean? People talk about the money and the money’s great and this is a cash machine and this is the lottery. But the real core of it is you get freedom of schedule, and that, for most people, most people out there, that is like something that they never achieve. You know what I mean? Because you get stuck in there, right? You get stuck in what you’re doing, the nine to five, or in your case, the nine to 9:00 PM, you know what I mean? You get into that rhythm and then you start buying things and you start having responsibilities and you get stuck in that trap. And the only way out of that is these side moments, these beautiful side moments when you can peel away, when you can go and really focus on these businesses that you really, really, really are committed to.

Brent Daniels:
But nothing happens, nothing happens unless you have that hunger to get out of your current situation, number one. And number two, you’ve got to commit. I mean, it’s got to be like, “This is what I’m going to do. I don’t care if it takes six months, eight months, 16 months,” whatever it was for you. You commit.

Brent Daniels:
And obviously, that splinter in your brain that is wholesaling kept poking you while you’re sitting at your job, while you’re doing your work, while you’re away from your family. You know what I mean? To the point where you committed, you started going and you started taking action. So, let’s talk about what your schedule looks like now. How do you be a 50 hour a week farmer and a wholesaler?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, basically I started look … I took my whole day, right? I start work at seven in the morning. I worked till five, or 4:30 to five at night. And so, I’m not going to completely just isolate my family and just spend every … That’s not what I want, you know what I mean? So basically, what I do is I wake up 4:30, 4:30 in the morning and I go out, make a pot of coffee and I go out and drive around neighborhood for an hour in the morning. So from 4:30 to 5:30 I’ll drive around town.

Blake Barnes:
Kind of creepy, a little bit, some people think. I got some guys … I’ve only been followed one time, middle of the night, it’s kind of weird, but it is what it is. And so anyway, yeah. So I drive around, drive for dollars, 4:30 in the morning and then go to work. And [crosstalk 00:09:13].

Brent Daniels:
are you using something? Are you using an app?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, I use the Deal Machine.

Brent Daniels:
Deal Machine, awesome. Guys, Deal Machine, phenomenal. It’s the best of the best. It’s the Rolls Royce of Driving for Dollars apps. It’s super easy. If you use the coupon code TTP, get 10 bucks off. It’s 120 bucks over the year, but it’s something, so definitely use that coupon code. Go ahead.

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, for sure. So yeah, go to work, come back 4:30 and be calling through the dialer, but calling by five and then I call for an hour at night, five to six. And actually, I just found out yesterday that the dialer that I use has an app on my phone, so now I can start dialing over lunch, so I’m going to start calling. Now I can get two hours of dialing time a day instead of one.

Brent Daniels:
Are you a workaholic?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, a little bit. Yeah.

Brent Daniels:
But I mean honestly, and that’s a funny word, right? But I mean, you would almost have to be obsessed. Not only do you have this like really intense job, but then in your lunch breaks and then between five and six … Listen, Blake, I can’t tell you how many people I talk to on Instagram or Facebook, or through YouTube and they say, “I just can’t do it. I just can’t get on the phone. I just, I’m so scared of it.” And you’re like, “Oh no, no, no, no, no, no. Okay. This is what I got to do? Okay, boom.” And you take action, right.

Blake Barnes:
Well, and it didn’t start a lot like that. You know, there’s a saying that 10 pound phone. And in the beginning when I was hand dialing, it was like that. I’m like, I got the number dialed in the phone and I’m looking at it and I’m like, “Ah,” it’s just, it’s crazy, but it is. It’s like the phone just turns to 10 pounds and you can’t freaking dial it. But you just got to get over it.Once you get over it, it just gets easier and easier and easier.

Blake Barnes:
And I’m still learning, you know what I mean? I don’t know half of anything, you know what I mean? But you just got to go. [crosstalk 00:11:04] perfect action, like you guys say all the time. That’s what’ll get it done.

Brent Daniels:
I love it. I love it. I used to do, and it was before … I believe the author’s name is Mel Robbins, but there’s a book, The Four Second Rule, and I had that in my head. Basically, the essentials of the book is take action. You count down from four seconds and then take action. And I always had that because I had the same problem. I would drive by a house, right? It would have like a for sale by owner sign, this is old school, right? This before bad skip tracing and all of these tools that we have now. And it had the phone number there, and it looked like a rough property. I was like, “This could be a deal,” and I put that phone number in there and I’m like, “Okay, just press go. Just just press, just press.”

Brent Daniels:
And then I’d be like, “Oh you know what? You know what? I’ll wait till I’m back at the office, and then now I’m centered. I’m focused, I’m not in the car and I’ll do it.” And then I started realizing, “Wait, when I get back to the office, I’m not making these calls. When I get back home, I’m not making these calls. I need to make it now.” So I was like, “Okay, three, two, one, go, boom.”

Brent Daniels:
So, if you’re out there and you’re thinking like, if you’re overthinking it, just count back from three, go three, two, one and press go and just see what happens. That’s essentially what you were doing. You know what I mean? You started getting to the point where you forced yourself. Obviously, you got into the TTP program and we gave you the tools and the strategies to be able to make that really, really seamless, really efficient. But in the beginning, you were just old school, right?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, no, I had an Excel spreadsheet that came after I skip traced them, had my number, I’d zoom in as far as I could. And you try and remember the number, “Oh man, crap, I got to go back.”

Brent Daniels:
You’d write it down.

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, write it down, yeah, whatever you had to do. But, yeah.

Brent Daniels:
incredible. Where did this work ethic come from? Has it always been in you? Is this something then that your family instilled with you? Like, let’s get a little bit deeper here, so that people that are listening that relate to you can also use you as inspiration to take action today when they’re listening or watching this video. And also, if you are just listening to this on the podcast, make sure you go to YouTube, Brent Daniels real estate to watch us so you can put a face to a voice. But what is it?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, so I’m actually from Indiana originally, and my dad’s kind of an entrepreneur. I grew up, was a hog farmer in Indiana. Then we moved to Oregon when I was a kid, and was always involved in agriculture and then started, he started a landscaping business. He actually flipped houses for a little while. And so from super young age, always involved. That’s one thing that I really appreciated about how I grew up, was always involved in everything with whatever it was. Whatever Dad was doing, it didn’t matter if I was eight, I was working in the hogs, or whatever it was. And so, I mean I credit that work ethic from comes from that from a young age. You know how to work, you watch the older guys work and then you understand how it work.

Blake Barnes:
And for me, that was a hard transition for pulsing into a different kind of work. Me, I was raised on manual labor, like 10 hours a day working with brawn and, whatever [crosstalk 00:14:11].

Brent Daniels:
Yeah, yeah. I get it.

Blake Barnes:
And so, for me it was hard to translate that into staying on the phone and being on the computer. Because me, hard work is exerting yourself, so this is a little bit different. But anyway, that’s, I think that’s where the work ethic comes from. And then I was actually in the Marine Corps for four years and so that coupled with the work ethic and the discipline that comes with that, you know what I mean? It’s just a lot of it, there’s a guy named Jocko Willink, “Discipline equals freedom.” That’s what it is. It sucks, but like he says, “It sucks good.” He helped me figure it out.

Brent Daniels:
I love it. He has some incredible books. Extreme Ownership is a great book as well, but just incredible. So, let’s break it down man. Let’s talk about a deal. Let’s talk about some success that you’ve had. So, we’re going to go through the four pillars. If it is your first time listening to this podcast, whenever you prequalify a distressed property owner, you want to prequalify them based on the condition of the property, their timeline to sell, their motivation and their price. The more that you prequalify, the more that you have answers to those four pillars, the more likely they’re going to sign a contract with you when you get on the appointment or when you send them the contract. So, it is critical, absolutely critical that you prequalify. So, let’s start, what was, first of all, what was the list that you found this deal on?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, so this was a Driving for Dollars, and actually it was a property that I found earlier in 2019 when I was doing this on my own. I think I found it in February or March, something like that. I mean, I actually had contacted the guy back then and I blew it up, just inexperienced, didn’t know.what I was talking about, and messed it up. The guy basically told me to take a hike. I come back to it in November, end of November of 2019, and I still had, I pull up my Driving for Dollars app, and I still have that guy in there. So, I drove by, my first morning driving around, I drove by the house because for some reason I knew, “This is a deal, I know it.” And so, drive by the house, still looked exactly the same. You can tell it’s vacant, it’s run down, needs a new roof.

Blake Barnes:
So, I called the guy and I’m like, “There’s no way this guy can remember me.” And so I call him, he doesn’t remember me, and same situation. He shot me the price of what he wanted and it was quite a bit less than … Depending on the work. I didn’t really know, this was my first time really doing it. And so, yeah, we agreed to a price, 195, and basically I kicked into a cash buyer and made 10 grand on the deal.

Blake Barnes:
For anybody out there that’s going to deal with it, there’s guys like this who’ve done this before, right? Or they think they’ve done this before, and this is one of those guys. Super aggressive, he’s on his before. He knows what he’s talking about. [crosstalk 00:16:53].

Brent Daniels:
The seller you mean.

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, the seller, and you got to work around that. He was one of those guys like talk, so you just be quiet, let him talk. He gave me the price sitting there empty and you’re like, “I don’t want to deal with it. I don’t care anymore, and I’ll let it rot, whatever, if I don’t get what I want for it.” So yeah, I agreed to a price and cash buyer, kicked it to him and yeah, made ten grand on the deal.

Brent Daniels:
so well, first of all, let’s ring this thing, okay? For his first deal, Blake, $10,000. Let’s get it. Incredible. I love doing that. Absolutely incredible. I mean, here’s the thing, man. Let’s break this down. So, the condition of the property was it’s vacant and it needs total remodel? I mean, you’re driving by this and you’re like, “Wow, this thing is, this thing needs some love.”

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, the garage door, the header above the garage door is sagging, right? You can see a sagging, and sagging’s missing a few spots. The roof was an old cedar shake roof that was … I know the way they get, they turn all up, they get all nasty rotten. And aluminum windows, single-pane aluminum windows. You could just tell. There’s vegetation everywhere, so you can just tell it was empty.

Brent Daniels:
And it seemed like as we’re going through these prequal, we understand the condition. There’s timeline, it sounded like his timeline was basically, “Hey, I own this thing free and clear. It’s not eating me alive financially. Give me my price or I’ll just wait till the market gives me the price.” Right? So his timeline was open ended.

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, his timeline was definitely open ended, yup.

Brent Daniels:
And here’s the point that I want to make with this, because this happens sometimes, especially if it’s an investor or somebody that owns this property, they’re not living in it, it might be a rental. They might have other options. They might not be financially motivated, like stressed to cause their motivation. So, you’ve got to see, basically, they’re in a position where you’ve got to peel back all the layers to see if that’s real. See if there’s any kind of financial stress that they’re having on a monthly basis, whether it be code violations, whether it be property taxes. Even if they don’t have a mortgage. Certainly, if they have a mortgage that’s going to play into it.

Brent Daniels:
So, when you guys are looking at deals, if you’re pulling up the deals and you’re finding out, one of the important things to find out is, does this thing have a mortgage? Do they owe this property? Do they own it free and clear? Now, obviously you can ask that question when you’re talking to them and pull it out of them and see if they owe anything on the property, which is the easiest. But also, if you go through Prop Stream, they’ll show you how much is owed on each property and you can get that at ttpdata.com, great tool to see what’s owed on that.

Brent Daniels:
So, this one was owned free and clear, so he’s kind of like floating out there timeline wise. His motivation truly was the price.

Blake Barnes:
Yep.

Brent Daniels:
Right?

Blake Barnes:
Yep, yep. He wanted what he wanted and I actually, I mean, I got him under contract for five grand less than what he wanted. He wanted 200 and so I came in with … And I knew it was probably a deal at 200, but I wanted to see if I could get him a little bit less so I came in with 190 to 195. I said 190, but really 195 I knew it would work, but I gave him that, you know, a little bit less then a little bit more, and I made him choose. And so obviously he’s going to choose 195 but that’s what I wanted.

Brent Daniels:
Well, and it’s beautiful. This is the beautiful thing about it. Even if they’re like, “Hey,” even if you give them what they want, sometimes if you give them what they want too easy, they’re going to think they left money on the table. All of a sudden their brain starts whirling, right? Like, I mean, they start thinking about, “Wait a second, did I sell this, I sold this way too, they agreed to this price way too easy. Maybe I left a bunch of money on the table. Maybe I should consider backing out, or maybe I should talk to an appraiser. Maybe I should talk to a real estate agent. Maybe I should talk to my cousin, Bill who is an investor and he’ll tell me,” whatever it is.

Brent Daniels:
I think it’s very powerful that whatever number they give … And it’s in the Wholesaling Inc. program and the Wholesaling Inc. script that, when they give you a price you ask, “Is that the best you can do? Is 200 the best you can do. I was thinking more like 190, 195.” So beautiful. I mean, you used the technique beautifully in action. I love it.

Brent Daniels:
Tell me about your cash buyer, because listen, there’s three parts of this business, acquisition, conversion, disposition, right? That’s what it is. So, you had the acquisition, I mean, you were converting this guy, you knew what he wanted. Now, the disposition side is where a lot of deals go to die because people don’t have the cash buyers, or don’t have the confidence to go and reach out to cash buyers when they do actually have a deal. So, who was your cash buyer and how’d you find them?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, so I found my cash buyer through … Basically, I called a title company around here. That’s how I was building it up initially, and was like, “Hey, who do I need to talk to? Who’s doing deals in the market? Who do I need to talk to?” So, they gave me this guy’s name, I called him. Super cool guy. He was actually a real estate agent and he also flipped houses and he has … He’s got a lot going on, this guy. But he had quite a bit of money that he has access to. Right? And so, the guy, he’s very no competition, all collaboration, just a really nice guy.

Blake Barnes:
I didn’t actually, I didn’t fire this out to my whole list because I knew that this guy was an agent and he flipped houses, and I don’t know. For some reason, I just went with this guy. I’m like going with my gut, and he was all about it and … But it all came from randomly calling the title company, from talking to people.

Brent Daniels:
That’s it. I am telling you. I was raising my hands. If you guys are watching this, I was raising my fist up cause I love this technique. Let me give you some pure instruction here. Go to Facebook, find the fix and flip groups or the real estate investing groups in your market. Join that group and post to that group and ask, “Who is the best escrow officer for investors/wholesaling?” And watch everybody respond, respond, respond, see who’s in there the most, see who the big dog is.

Brent Daniels:
Because guys, listen, the title companies know every big cash buyer in town because they all come through the door. They all know him, they know him, they send these, they love these guys. They love sending these guys deals. They would love to put you in touch with them if you have a deal that makes them look better as a company.

Brent Daniels:
Or if it’s a closing attorney in your state, just depends on which state you’re in, use that same technique. Find out who that is, have that conversation. Say, “Hey, I’ve got a deal. Who should I bring this to do you think that’ll make it go smooth and is really cool to work with and is super ethical?” And I’m telling you, the escrow officers will just [inaudible 00:23:45]. And it’s proof, it’s right here. It’s beautiful. I mean, you did that and now you’ve got somebody that you could probably sell dozens of properties to. Right?

Blake Barnes:
A lot. Yep, and I will say too, yeah for sure. And I will say too, if you don’t have it, get the Meetup app and find your local REA groups, whatever. I just went to my first one two weeks ago and met, basically, I added five cash buyers to my list, and one of them texted me yesterday and said, “What do you have? I need a fix and flip right now. I’m looking for rehab.” So I mean that was definitely another app. Talk to people, go to the meetup [crosstalk 00:24:18].

Brent Daniels:
TTP, yep. I love it. I love it. Now, you’re a 28 year old man, that apparently your crazy because you just deleted your Instagram account. Right?

Blake Barnes:
I did.

Brent Daniels:
So, let’s talk about this, because I think that this is really, really, really important to talk about. Because I think that if you use social media as a tool, as a resource, it is fantastic. If you’re on there purely for entertainment, it will absorb you. It’ll absorb all that extra waking hours that you have to be productive out there, to provide value to your marketplace. And I think that this is really an important lesson, an important thing that you’ve done. So. Talk to me, why did you delete your Instagram?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, so it was on January 1st after New Year, sitting there with my family and I looked around the room and pretty much everybody’s on their phone, right? Looking at their phone, me included, I’m on my phone. And I’m like, I’m thinking, “Okay, if I really want this to happen.” And then I started thinking about it, how much time do I actually spend on Instagram? Right? And so I was like, “You know what? I’m just going to delete it. I’m going to do it. I’m going to delete it.” And for me, it’s a lot of, you’re looking at other people’s successes, you’re focusing on what other people are doing, when you can take that time to focus on building your own thing. Those people didn’t get there by looking at Instagram, looking at what other people are doing. They got there by putting into the work and buckling down and being laser focused on one thing.

Blake Barnes:
And so, yeah, I mean I’ll probably bring it back at some point, but definitely, the people that I follow will be a lot different, you know what I mean? Because I followed everybody, whoever, friends from back in the day [crosstalk 00:26:03] who’s doing this and doing that, who’s partying, whatever. There’s no value in that. Right? That’s not going to help me reach what I need. And so, yeah.

Blake Barnes:
And then like Facebook, I did that too. I deleted all my friends except for basically anybody that anything to do with real estate at this, right now,

Brent Daniels:
It’s really interesting. I heard a Gary Vaynerchuk, Gary V, say something really interesting. He goes, “Most people are on social media because they never really get out of high school. Their brain never really gets out of high school. They’re always worried about what their high school people are doing and how much success they’re having or how fat or skinny, however many kids, all these other things.”

Brent Daniels:
It hit me. I was like, “Oh my gosh, that’s so absolutely true,” but if you use it as a tool and a resource, you can really connect with a lot of really awesome people. You can get a lot of great content if you’re following the right people and use it more for the information, instruction and education than you do for entertainment. Although entertainment in life is great, you could really make it a powerful tool. So, it’s a side note. It’s kind of weird that we talk about it on the podcast, but I think it’s important for everybody.

Brent Daniels:
So anyway, how do people get a hold of you now that you don’t have Instagram? They want to reach out. Maybe they’re in Modesto, maybe they’re in California, maybe they just are former military. And of course, thank you for your service. Absolutely bad ass, just incredible. Thank you. But maybe they’re former or getting out of the military, they’re getting into regular life, how do they reach out to you?

Blake Barnes:
Yeah, my email is Bmarshall, with two L, Barnes@gmail.com and Facebook is just Blake Barnes, nothing special, just Blake Barnes.

Brent Daniels:
And he’s got room there, guys, because he just cleared out all of his [crosstalk 00:27:47]. So that is awesome man. Really, really excellent. I mean just a phenomenal interview. Thank you so much. I think you gave a lot … One, you give a beautiful example of somebody that has a overwhelmingly time intensive job and you’re still doing this. You’re still getting … You got your first deal, you’re off and running, you’re building it up. I mean, that’s incredible. For everybody out there that’s considering it, guys, it’s all about taking action.

Brent Daniels:
And then, the just the steps that you took to get there. I mean, it’s not rocket science. You went out and found a property that needed some love. You stayed on top of that seller. You came back with more confidence months later. You locked it up and then you gave a brilliant, brilliant, brilliant tip on getting cash buyers. So, thank you so much for being on the podcast.

Brent Daniels:
Guys, everybody out there watching and listening, if you’re interested in joining Blake in the TTP family, in the TTP program, it is at wholesalinginc.com/TTP. That’s wholesalinginc.com/TTP. Scroll down, check out what the program’s about, check out all the testimonials. If it feels good in your gut, then sign up for a call. I look forward to working with you personally.

Brent Daniels:
So, that is it. Blake, thank you so much. I really appreciate you being on here. And for everybody out there watching and listening, as always, I encourage you to talk to people. Until next time. See ya, love you.

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