Michael Plaks, EA
Since 1996, Michael Plaks has helped hundreds of real estate investors to win IRS audits and reduce their taxes. A federally licensed income tax expert, Michael's sucess comes from his depth of knowledge and two of his senses- common sense and sense of humor. Because his presentations are always entertaining and because he has the ability to translate complicated matters into simple language, Michael is always in demand as a speaker. "Stop overpaying the IRS" and "Life is too short to take it too seriously" are two mottos he lives by. Visit his website www.MichaelPlaks.com
Linda Purcell-Muscarello is a full-time real estate investor, focusing on single family and small multi-family properties. Starting in 1993 with little to no money and absolutely no credit, she begun successfully acquiring properties in various stages of foreclosure, thereby helping home owners out of difficult situations. Now fondly referred to as "The Queen of Foreclosures" she begun teaching others how to do the same thing in 1995. She is a past president of RICH (The Realty Investment Club of Houston) and is a member of the board of the National Real Estate Investors Association. With a degree in psychology and insight into the mental and emotional state of distressed homeowners, she has developed a highly effective, systematic approach to both assessing and addressing the seller’s needs. This is invaluable to the negotiating process because foreclosure investing is not just about structures and numbers. It is a people business. As Linda says, the offer to purchase a property must be structred around a solution to the homeowner's needs. It is imperative to understand their needs. For many would-be-successful foreclosure investors, this is the missing piece of the puzzle.
Richard Cinta is a seasoned investor and title expert with 14 years experience in Texas who brought you the "Advanced Investors And Secrets of "Kick-Butt" Courthouse Research Trainings. Richard works with people who want to get a title report before they buy a property. He has learned all the ways to check a title thoroughly and wisely. He can show you what you need to know before make a mistake and buy a property without knowing how much is owed against it.
Jim Kennedy purchased his first investment property in 1974 and was hooked. Over the past 37 years he has been involved in various aspects of real estate including brokerage, land speculation, land development, spec building, office building construction, note brokerage, rehabbing, and being a land lord. He has completed transactions utilizing a wide variety of creative techniques including purchasing homes “subject to” and using lease options. He is conversant with land trusts, syndications, and structuring deals using contracts for deed. Previously, he served on the Board of Directors for the Realty Investment Club of Houston. Between 2011 and 2013, he negotiated the acquisition of more than 7.2 million dollars of private capital to be used for acquiring and renovating real estate. Jim has a wealth of knowleadge he is willing to share.