Author: John Trautman

John Trautman has spent his entire adult life in real estate. Purchasing his first property at 23, he learned the process of flipping and real estate holding from the ground up. Real estate continue to be his passion while he spent eight years as an account executive and later a vice President for Washington Mutual in the mortgage division. Holding the position of President’s Council and several years of President’s Club, he learned the lending business from the mortgage office perspective and lender perspective. Throughout his life he has also been a small business owner, commercial real estate holder, property designer, and house flipper.

Truth or Comfort Episode 10 – Sheila and Rochelle / Working With REKI

John Trautman sits down with a couple of local REKI students to discuss the importance of education, their projects, and the Phoenix market. Learn more at


Truth or Comfort Episode 9 – Devon Voss

John sits down with Devon Voss from Thomas Title and Escrow. Learn more at


Build Your Network to Build Your Net Worth

Whether you are a professional real estate investor with years of experience or a novice, building and working your network should be a high priority item on your to-do list….

Real Estate Investing

Create the Right Real Estate Investing Mindset

You’ve read the books. You’ve taken some classes. You’ve listened to podcasts. You think you are ready to begin your real estate investing journey. However, have you considered the most…

Real Estate Investing

Don’t Fall For a Rip-Off: How to Tell If Your Real Estate Guru is a Scam

As the real estate market heats up, so does real estate investing interest. And, as interest increases, so do the number of people who want to “teach” you how to…

Commercial Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Terms Every Commercial Real Estate Investor Should Know

When jumping from residential real estate to commercial real estate, you’ll find that although the general flow is the same, the steps are far more complex. Plus, making a mistake…


Thomas Road Commercial Office Update

We’re almost done with the exterior, looking good! We picked up this commercial property on Thomas Road in Phoenix, AZ with no money out of our own pocket.


Mesa Commercial Plaza – No Money Down!

A quick update on our syndicated deal in Mesa, AZ. After a small speedbump we managed to retain %60 of this deal without bringing any of our own money to…

Commercial Real Estate Investing

Commercial Real Estate Mentor: Three Reasons You Don’t Want to be Caught Without One

Are you considering buying commercial real estate investment property? You are not alone. Commercial real estate is a wealth building machine as long as you do it right. However, investing…

Commercial Real Estate Investing

What the Wealthy Understand About Commercial Real Estate

Did you know that a majority of millionaires in the US obtained their wealth through real estate? Because of the ability to provide regular income, favorable tax policies, and appreciation,…