Investing in Real Estate with Clayton Morris | Build Financial Independence show

Investing in Real Estate with Clayton Morris | Build Financial Independence

Summary: Want to build financial independence and passive income? Have you paid off debt with Dave Ramsey and are now looking to build wealth? Are you frustrated because you want to quit your 9-5 job and build passive income but you don’t know HOW to do it? This Inc Magazine Top Business Podcast teaches you how. No gimmicks, no fluff. Hosted by Morris Invest Founder Clayton Morris, this podcast publishes three times a week and has a laser focus on buy and hold rental properties in order to create passive income. Clayton retired from his 9-5 job at 40 years old and teaches you his exact step-by-step methods for acquiring rental real estate, building net worth, and accelerating your financial freedom so you can experience financial independence. This podcast utilizes expert interviews, case studies with normal everyday investors, and Clayton's own methods for achieving passive income. If you want to learn how to acquire turnkey rentals, discounted properties, passive income and true legacy wealth then subscribe today. We're going to help you chart a course to build passive income and build legacy wealth for you and your family. If you're a fan of Morris Invest, Mr. Money Moustach, Planet Money on NPR, The Dave Ramsey Show, BiggerPockets Podcast, Grant Cardone, Epic Real Estate Investing with Matt Theriault, Listen Money Matters!, The Tai Lopez Show, or The Rich Dad Radio Show with Robert Kiyosaki, then you're going to love this show. 

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 The Hidden Gem of Real Estate Investing That You Haven't Thought Of with Glenn Stromberg - Episode 557 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:13

On today's show, I'm joined by Glenn Stromberg, an expert in the manufactured housing industry! Glenn is here to share why manufactured housing is the best kept secret in real estate investing, and some of the benefits of investing in manufactured housing.   You'll learn about the tax benefits, including how depreciation and cost segregation work on this investment type. Glenn is sharing the details of what to look for in a manufactured investment, and what investing in manufactured housing is like. Don't miss episode 557 of Investing in Real Estate!   This episode is sponsored by Rhone, the premier men's performance lifestyle brand. Rhone is designed for men who appreciate quality, comfortable clothing that fits how they live, work, and sweat. With styles for everything from the gym to the office, Rhone is the go-to choice for men living an active lifestyle. Go to use promo code INVESTING to get 20% off your first purchase!   Book a call with our team:

 How To Spend Less Time Working and More Time Living with Michael - Episode 556 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:52

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm excited to share my conversation with new investor, Michael. Michael is here to share his experience purchasing rental properties, overcoming apprehension, and his journey working with our team at Morris Invest.   You'll hear about Michael's turnkey properties, as well as some of his DIY rentals. We'll talk about the importance of strategy and identifying your why, plus some of the mechanics of being a real estate investor. I hope you'll find Michael's story inspirational - don't miss episode 556!   This episode is sponsored by Simplisafe! SimpliSafe is my choice for home security. It’s comprehensive, professional home security at a fair price. And right now is the best time of the year to get a SimpliSafe security system: for the holidays, you get a HUGE discount on your security system—and a free security camera! Go to take advantage of Simplisafe's amazing holiday savings AND get a free HD security camera!   Book a call with our team:

 The Right Way to Grow in 2020 - Episode 555 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 10:59

As we approach the end of the year, many businesses and individuals find themselves assessing their growth and setting goals. On today's show, I want to discuss the right way to evaluate and measure goals in the new year. No matter what your goal is for 2020, I hope today's show will resonate with you.   You're going to hear about aligning your goals with your purpose. I'll discuss setting real, numbers-based projections, the importance of growing in alignment with your why, and the importance of having a sense of purpose when you're growing. Please join me for episode 555 of Investing in Real Estate!   Book a call with our team:

 They Lost Everything in the Stock Market, Now They Own Real Estate with Johnny and Jenny Situ - Episode 554 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:39

On today's show, I'm joined by a husband and wife real estate investing team, Johnny and Jenny Situ. After immigrating from China to the US, the Situs built a rental portfolio of nine rental properties and launched their successful real estate app, DealCrunch! You're going to hear Jonny and Jenny's story of how they lost everything in the stock market, then pivoted to real estate investing. We'll discuss the details of their first deal, plus the advantages of using DealCrunch. Don't miss this episode of Investing in Real Estate! Book a call with our team:

 A Powerful Tool of the Wealthy with Brett Swarts - Episode 553 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:21

A Deferred Sales Trust is one of the most powerful tools available to real estate investors.This strategy can help you build wealth, defer taxes, and maximize your depreciation benefits. The key to taking advantage of this powerful tax deferral tool is to understand how it works.   On today’s show, Brett Swarts from Capital Gains Tax Solutions is back to break down the Deferred Sales Trust. We'll talk about tax advantages, estate taxes, depreciation schedules, and more. If you want to determine if a Deferred Sales Trust is right for you, don't miss this episode of Investing in Real Estate!   Book a call with our team:

 No Liability Holiday Challenge - Episode 552 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 12:25

This holiday season, my family and I are inviting you to join our No Liability Holiday Challenge. This is an opportunity to break away from the massive consumerism that the holiday season encourages. It is also a way to give more meaningful gifts.   On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you'll learn all about the No Liability Holiday Challenge and how you can join. I'll share the rules, a list of gift ideas, and what you can gain from participating.   Book a call with our team:

 How to Set Up Your Trusts to Protect Your Assets with Bruce Mack - Episode 551 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 31:32

As a real estate investor, asset protection is incredibly important. Most business owners get sued at some point, so it's critical to ensure that you have the right protection in place, proactively! On today's show, we're diving into the world of trusts with Bruce Mack!   For over 25 years, Bruce has been a successful real estate investor. He is also one of the nation’s foremost authorities in financing, credit, and other financial services. At Platinum Trust Group, Bruce and his team help their clients establish trusts that eliminate the need for liability insurance, protect assets, and become virtually lawsuit-proof. On today's show, Bruce is sharing what you need to know about setting up a trust, and how to determine if a trust is right for you!   This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by SimpliSafe! If you’ve been thinking about your home security, there is no better time to get it than right now. Because starting this week, SimpliSafe Home Security is giving our listeners exclusive deals for Black Friday. SimpliSafe almost never has deals like this. So if you’re thinking about protecting your home, check out SimpliSafe today! SimpliSafe is already the best value in home security. And right now, you’ll get all the savings from their massive Black Friday sale. Just visit This offer ends Cyber Monday.   Book a call with our team:

 How I Lost Everything - Episode 550 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:49

On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm sharing a personal, devastating story of how I once lost everything in a speculative land project. You'll hear the details of the deal and how it went under.   More importantly, I'll share how I recovered from that setback. I'll discuss the lessons I learned about investing in real estate, why I chose to continue investing, and how to have a positive mindset when things don't go your way. I hope this episode inspires you to move forward, no matter what hardships you've faced.     This episode is sponsored by Vistaprint! Whatever reaction you’re looking for this holiday, you can spread more joy with custom holiday cards, calendars and photo gifts from Vistaprint. Vistaprint has custom calendars for gifts that keeps giving…all year round. You can also upload your favorite photos right from your phone and save on mugs, canvases and other photo gifts. So this season make more merry at Vistaprint with up to 50% off all holiday cards and photo calendars, plus great deals on photo gifts. Just visit vistaprint.comand enter promo code INVESTING50. Offer expires January 5.   This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by Enclosed! Gentlemen, are you looking for something different and romantic to give your wife or girlfriend this holiday season? Do not buy her another sweater or flowers. Surprise her with designer lingerie from Enclosed. Once you sign up, Enclosed will send her a new gift every month. Your work is done, and she enjoys a custom-curated surprise, month after month. Enclosed is offering a special offer for our listeners: when you sign up at, use our special coupon code ​CLAYTON ​at checkout to save $35 off the purchase of any multi-month gift.   Book a call with our team:  

 Get Rid of Toxic People in Your Life - Episode 549 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:42

When you're trying to make a positive change in your life, it's important to assess sources of negative energy that might be dragging you down. You might find yourself surrounded by negative friends, colleagues, or family members who are sabotaging your growth.   On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, you will learn about five strategies you can use to disarm the toxic people in your life. I'll discuss having compassion, being a positive role model, and more. If you are dealing with naysayers in your life, this episode is for you.   Book a call with our team:

 The Importance of Real Estate Photography with Darryl Glade - Episode 548 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 28:25

Have you ever thought about the role of photography and marketing within the real estate industry? Whether you're trying to list a property or find a tenant, high quality photos can go a long way in building your business. Today's guest, Darryl Glade, is the co-founder and CEO at the real estate photography platform, Stilio.   Stilio offers an innovative approach to photography for real estate professionals. Their platform connects real estate professionals to photographers. On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Darryl is sharing the importance of real estate photography. You'll learn about the importance of marketing in real estate, how to get consistent photos, and more!   This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by SimpliSafe! SimpliSafe protects your whole home – every window, room and door - with 24/7 monitoring for just a fraction of the cost. There’s no contract, hidden fees, or fine print. For free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial, visit   Book a call with our team:

 3 Important Year-End Tax Tactics to Use Right Now - Episode | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 17:07

Even though it's the end of the year, it's actually the perfect time to be strategic about tax season. Investing in real estate is an incredible tax shelter on its own, but smart investors know that in order to reap the most tax benefits you have to plan for taxes year-round.   On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, Natali and I are sharing three important tax strategies to employ before December 31. You'll learn about estimating your income, making tax deductible purchases, and more! We hope this episode will inspire you to make some financially intelligent moves before the year ends!   Book a call with our team:

 Do It Now. Why the End of the Year is the Best Time to Buy Real Estate - Episode 546 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 13:01

The end of the year is always a great time to assess your goals. As a real estate investor, there are tremendous tax benefits to purchasing real estate before the end of the calendar year. If you can take initiative now, you'll reap numerous rewards from purchasing a rental property (or two!) before the year ends.   On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'll share a few reasons why the end of the year is the best time to buy real estate. You'll learn about the importance of getting focused about your finances, and how to stop letting your excuses hold you back. If you're ready to take action before the end of the year, this episode is for you!   Book a call with our team:  

 Financial Independence in 3 Steps with Alex Babayev - Episode 545 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:41

Real estate investing is the number one way to build wealth in the United States. From cash flow to tax deductions, there’s no denying the power of purchasing real estate investments. And the good news is, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel to become wealthy via real estate.   Today’s guest, Alex Babayev is here to share a successfully proven strategy for building financial independence through real estate. You’ll learn about educating yourself, conducting market research, and the power of taking action. If you’re ready to be financially independent, this episode of Investing in Real Estate is for you!   This episode is sponsored by Pitney Bowes! With SendPro Online from Pitney Bowes, it’s just click, send and save for as low as $4.99 a month. Schedule package pick-ups and track shipments from departure to arrival. And for being one of our listeners, you’ll receive a FREE 30-day trial to get started and a FREE 10-pound scale to ensure that you never overpay. Go to to access this special offer!   Book a call with our team:  Show notes:  

 How to Use Digital Marketing to Grow Your Business with Nate Kennedy - Episode 544 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:20

It’s no secret that the internet and social media have changed the game for many industries, and real estate is no exception. The days of handing out business cards, knocking on doors, and cold calling are fading into the past, and now real estate professionals can harness the power of social media to find deals.   Today’s guest, Nate Kennedy is a real estate investor and digital marketer who helps other real estate professionals grow their businesses and develop their brands online. In this interview, he’s sharing how to build a strategy around marketing and branding, the power of having genuine conversations, and how to build your presence online. Don’t miss episode 544 of Investing in Real Estate!   This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by HelloFresh! With HelloFresh, America’s #1 meal kit, get easy, seasonal recipes and pre-measured ingredients delivered right to your door. All you have to do is cook and enjoy! From step-by-step recipes to pre-measured ingredients, you’ll have everything you need to get a wow-worthy dinner on the table in just about 30 minutes. For a limited time only, get 9 free meals with HelloFresh by visiting and use promo code INVESTING9.   Book a call with our team:  Show notes:  

 5 Expenses Rich People Avoid - Episode 543 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 16:07

Wealthy people usually have a few things in common: the right mindset, passive income, and good spending habits. In fact, I've noticed five key areas in which most rich people refrain from spending money. These five categories are what truly separates the wealthy from the poor and middle class.   On this episode of Investing in Real Estate, I'm going to share 5 expenses rich people avoid. You'll learn about spending habits, college debt, housing costs, and more. If you want to learn about emulating the habits of wealthy people, this episode is for you!   This episode of Investing in Real Estate is sponsored by SimpliSafe! SimpliSafe protects your whole home – every window, room and door - with 24/7 monitoring for just a fraction of the cost. There’s no contract, hidden fees or fine print. For free shipping and a 60-day risk-free trial, visit   Book a call with our team:  Show notes:  


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