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Surviving an economic meltdown is impressive but surviving cancer and aiming to become a successful real estate investor after cancer is much more admirable. That’s what my guest, Matt “Roar” Gardner, brings to the table. Matt is a Major in the United States Air Force, currently serving active duty as a fighter and evaluator pilot. After being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and while undergoing chemotherapy, he decided to build a career as a real estate investor. He is passionate about learning the skills to become successful as a property wholesaler and flipper.

Today, Matt shares his experience as a fighter pilot in the military, how being diagnosed with cancer and surviving it changed his life forever, and the moment he became enamored in real estate investing. We discuss how to establish good working relationships, the benefits, and drawbacks of working with large and small private money lenders, and tools new investors can use to improve their business efficiency.

“Everybody wants to have an opinion on how you should be doing things or how things should be done.” – Don Costa

On Today’s Episode of Flip Talk:

  • What it takes to be a fighter pilot and the challenges he faced to become one.
  • The moment he decided to become a real estate investor.
  • The lessons he learned on surviving cancer.
  • Building a good working relationship with agencies.
  • The pros and cons of having big private money lenders versus multiple small ones.
  • Tools to use in improving business efficiency.
  • Engaging potential new investors for your real estate business.
  • Whether Don stages his flips – and why.

Don’s Words of Wisdom:

  • Establish relationships with companies willing to complete the transaction in a manner you need it done.
  • The more people you put in the transaction, the more it’s going to raise your stress level.

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