Freedom Hall of Fame
The “Freedom Hall of Fame” coin is awarded to someone who has achieved financial freedom with multifamily real estate – either as an active or passive investor. “Financial freedom” means that they’ve either quit their jobs or have covered their basic living expenses with income from apartments.
Financial freedom is a major milestone, but it’s not the ultimate goal. It’s only the beginning of the next chapter. The compass rose represents the “true north” that every person needs to find for themselves and follow with courage and integrity. It’s the ultimate journey towards living a life of significance and leaving a legacy.
If you’re coming to Deal Maker Live, I’d like to give you these coins in person on stage. If not, I will mail them to you.
In order to qualify for one of these awards, you have to acknowledge with a video testimonial that we have helped you achieve your goals in some meaningful way. This could be through the podcast or book or it could be through some of our programs.
Freedom hall of fame Award Recipients:
“I Quit My Job 5 Months After Getting Started with Multifamily!”
At the height of my banking career, I got laid off and it rocked me and family to the core. In November 2018 I decided to pursue multifamily investing, educated myself and got started. During the next 4 months, I closed on a 27 unit and 10 unit apartment building and quit my job with passive income coming from those properties!”
Gary Guidi – Chicago, IL
“Three deals and financially free in 12 months!”
I signed up for Michael’s program in May of 2018. By June, I had my first property under contract, and I’ve been on a roll ever since. One year later, I have built a multifamily portfolio of 3 properties (95 units total), and I have 2 more deals under contract—a 94-unit I am syndicating and a 48-unit I am buying on my own. I have achieved financial freedom within 12 months of starting the program. I would recommend Michael’s mentoring program to anyone who’s serious about quitting their job with passive income from apartments!
David Kamara – Ann Arbor, MI
“I’m Quitting My Job!”
In 2017, I made the decision to scale up my real estate portfolio with the intention of replacing my income. I joined Michael’s coaching program in 2018, and by June, I had closed on a 28-unit deal. I added an 8-unit in August, and by the end of 2018, I had achieved financial freedom. Now, I’m in a position to leave my corporate job!
Jeremy LeMere – De Pere, WI
“I have so much freedom in my days, and I have Michael to thank for it all!”
Michael’s programs taught me more than I ever possibly could have imagined about running a real estate syndication. I went from working a full-time job that made me miserable to full-time entrepreneur with my own multifamily business! My days look completely different, and I am grateful to Michael for giving me the courage to change my life.
Annie dickerson – emeryville, ca
“The Ultimate Guide Helped Me Quit My Job!”
When I turned 40, the prospect of spending 25 more years at my engineering job seemed like torture. I made the decision to pursue multifamily investing in the Summer 2018 and found Michael’s ‘Ultimate Guide to Buying Apartment Buildings' that fall. Michael’s detailed, step-by-step system gave me the confidence to close on my first 5-unit deal in December—and now I am a full-time multifamily investor!
justin pratt – richland, wa
“Quit My Job 11 Months After Joining Michael’s Program”
I joined Michael’s mentoring program and quit my job 11 months later because I had a growing pipeline of deals and investors and wanted to accelerate my goals. That freed me up to start a podcast and meetup, which allow me to attract more investors. 2 months later, I found my first deal, a 41 unit. We raised $1M and we closed it 5 months later. 3 weeks after that, we now have a 128 unit under LOI – the purchase price is $15.4M – an amazingly high price that was completely out of my comfort zone just 12 months ago. The Law of the First Deal in action! Thank you, Michael for your guidance and for having confidence in me.
kyle mitchell – los angeles, ca
“Michael’s mentoring program got me started, and today I have 1500+ units!”
I was interested in multifamily investing but had zero knowledge, zero experience and zero money. I invested in mentoring with the Michael Blank organization, and within a year I had landed my first 90-unit deal! I have since graduated from the program, and my partner and I have grown a 1500-unit portfolio.
kristine jefferson – washington d.c.
“Within a few months of finding michael blank's courses, I completed a 130-unit deal, have gone on to do hundreds of units and have left my corporate job!”
I got into real estate investing and quickly realized that I wasn’t going to get the passive income I was after doing single family investing. I found Michael Blank’s podcast, Ultimate Guide, and Syndicated Deal Analyzer and got the education I needed to understand how to syndicate large deals in a way that would allow me to leave my corporate job. Within a few months, I completed a 130-unit deal. We’ve gone on to do hundreds and hundreds of units since then and I definitely credit Michael Blank and his programs.
“I still use the SDa to this day, have completed five deals, and have left my old job!”
After spending 25 years as a commercial real estate appraiser, I came across Michael Blank’s Ultimate Guide and Deal Analyzer when I was switching to the investment side of multi-family real estate. These tools are fantastic! I still use the Syndicated Deal Analyzer to this day, have completed a total of five deals, and have left my old job.
“I think this is the best program from start to finish for anyone!”
I’m not sure where I’d be if I was still listening to other peoples’ podcasts. I started listening to Michael Blank’s podcasts in 2016, bought the Ultimate Guide course in October of 2017, and by June of 2018, I had my first multi-family deal under contract. Through Michael Blank’s Deal Desk program, I had a partner every step of the way. I think this is the best program from start to finish for anyone.
“two years after using the ultimate guide we've become multimillionaires and finally have our financial freedom!”
Two years ago, after using the Ultimate Guide and learning how to find and underwrite deals, we attended our first Financial Freedom Summit. Since then, we’ve closed on about $70 million worth of commercial real estate and are under contract for another $31 million. And now, we’re proud to be partnering with a non-profit with every deal that we do and to “invest with purpose.” There’s no shortage of need and it feels good to give!