When he started investing, he did it all THE WRONG WAY. (Those are his words) He went to his local banker and was able to do a few deals. But you know what happened? He had come up with big down payments, origination fees and he had to play by the banker’s rules. Then the Market turned and Jay’s Banker cut him off! With NO WARNING! And Jay had never been late on a payment…
As good timing would have it, Jay was introduced to the world of Private Lending. Jay says, “PRIVATE LENDING ROCKED MY WORLD AND MY REAL-ESTATE INVESTING CAREER!” His first Private Lender gave him $250,000 in Private Money. The, Within less than 90 Days, Jay raised $2,150,000.00 in Private Money.
Jay has been a full-time Real-Estate Entrepreneur for 14 years in a population of only 40,000 with his average profit per deal at $64,000 while producing a seven figure net income per year. Jay is a National Best Selling Author with his new book: “The Masters of Real Estate : Getting deals done in the new economy.” For the past 6years he has been mentoring Real-Estate Investing Students across the U.S. and Canada. Since he started raising Private Money, he has developed new, easy and simple techniques for raising all the money you’ll ever want for your Real Estate Deals.
Beyond his own success, Jay’s passion in real estate is to enlighten, teach and inspire other investors how to raise lots of money fast and easy for their Real Estate Deals. Jay’s Complete and Unique System for raising Private Money can be found at: www.JayConner.com. His consulting goes far beyond elementary “how to” techniques. Jay teaches an entrepreneur to transform a Real Estate Investing Business into an “Automatic Transaction Machine,” thus allowing his students to achieve their life goals: Financial Independence and the Freedom to enjoy what’s really important to them. Hand-in-hand with his one-on-one mentoring, Jay shares his insights at seminars as a leading
expert on private lending, marketing, business development and ethical business practices.
Jay pours his talents and energies into numerous activities. He is President of Conner Properties and EZ Mortgages, plus former CEO of Leader Homes. In 1997 Jay formed Encore Music, a private record label, where he records original piano compositions and produces other artists. He also founded and directs The Carolina Chords, an a capella chorus in great demand. Jay and his wife, Carol Joy, reside in Newport, NC. Jay can be contacted at 252-808-2927 or at www.JayConner.com
Orange County native Matt Blashaw, nationally recognized as the host of several popular home improvement programs on HGTV and DIY networks, is raising the bar for excellence in real estate in his very own backyard. After spending many years in various facets of the home industry, Matt decided to bring his career journey full circle by becoming a residential real estate expert in coastal Orange County. His comprehensive experience encompassing construction, design and the home buying and selling process provides his clientele with a rich perspective for their residential real estate needs.
Globally respected for his service driven approach and authentic communication style, Matt is dedicated to assisting his clients with the most important investment of their lives…their home. With a kindred connection to Orange County, Matt enjoys being able to assist his clients in navigating the residential real estate process. As a distinguished REALTOR® on The McMonigle Team at Berkshire Hathaway, Matt’s focused work ethic and decades of home building experience are a true asset to the team of respected professionals.
Locally known for his commitment to giving back, Matt founded Build for Love, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing support for families with children struggling or recovering from an illness or disability by making building improvements to their home. A handpicked team of Build for Love staff and volunteers arrive at each child’s home and complete a one to two day room makeover, making it fresh, fun, and most importantly safe for the child. This could include new carpet, flooring or furniture, and also includes something fun and specifically designed for the child such as a mural. Additionally, if needed, the Build for Love team can accommodate specific building needs such as wheel chair ramps or handicap accessible bathrooms. Being able to support those in need provides Matt with a sense of fulfillment unlike any other and a deep sense of gratitude to all who contribute to each “Build for Love”.
Credentials + Affiliations
REALTOR® with The McMonigle Team, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties
Host, “Yard Crashers”, “Project Xtreme”, “Money Hunters” for DIY Network
Host, “Vacation House for Free” on HGTV
President, Build for Love
B.F.A in Film and Television Production, Chapman University
Filmmaker of the Year, Chapman University
After a career in Human Service I went to back to school for photography. I became interested in photography during a cross country road trip. I took evening and weekend classes while working full time. After an internship at a magazine in Washington D.C. I started a 5 year stint assisting local and national commercial photographers.
I worked on editorial shoots at the for magazines such as Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Time, Newsweek, The Smithsonian Magazine. Subjects included President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, Chief Justice Rehnquist, Condoleezza Rice, Vice President Al Gore, Martin Sheen, and Rob Lowe. I assisted on architectural shoots of luxury resorts in Mexico and the Caribbean, including on the private Island of Musique.
When I began photographing for myself I did editorial work for associations, covered events, and started photographing for TTR Sotheby’s International Realty. This was 10 years ago. Since then I have photographed President Barack Obama and numerous luxury homes for the agents of Sotheby’s.
Sylvia Alston- is a sales executive and Vice President of a top 25-brokerage firm. With over 18 years of results oriented experience in the insurance industry, she has worked for the largest and most prominent insurance brokerages in the country in several key roles. Sylvia began her insurance career at Zurich Insurance Company while in college at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
She is a client advocate and a wealth management specialist representing some of the most successful and wealthiest public figures in the United States, acting as a trusted advisory member of their financial management team.
Sylvia is a member of NYWIFT (New York Women in Film and Television) and NAFE (National Association of Female Executives).
Sylvia is also a key contributor and a producer on the wildly popular evening radio show the Karen Hunter Show on Sirius XM channel 126. Known as Cousin Syl, she can be heard daily weighing in on the issues of the day in a number of capacities ranging from business to insurance to entertainment to politics. She also provides insurance counsel and provides product knowledge through her regular insurance segments on the show.
Business acumen aside, the key to her continued success is her relatability, wit and humor. Sylvia is a warm spirit and a lifestyle influencer. Sylvia has helped families and listeners get their business in order and helped them to imagine and create a lifestyle and legacy plan that meets their life’s needs and desires.
I have been in Mortgage Banking for over 22 years. My expertise, experience, and talent are second to none, and I’m known for integrity, hard work, and sincerity as I care for people. We simply deliver here at Academy Mortgage as we have been meeting the needs of home buyers across the United States since 1988.
I grew up in Richmond, VA, and am no stranger to hard work. I was raised working in my father’s construction company with a shovel in my hands.
Today, I help our clients choose the mortgage program that is right for them. I have helped many families achieve the dream of home-ownership. Whether you want to buy a new home or refinance your existing mortgage, I will provide a customized solution for you at competitive rates.
Academy Mortgage is an independent, direct lender, which means that my local branch offices are equipped to complete the entire loan process in-house; all loan processing, underwriting, closings, and funding are handled locally. By handling everything locally, loans close in a matter of days rather than months because we have control of your loan from start to finish, and provide constant communication continually to all involved parties during the loan process.
I graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Business Administration degree. I have served in many of the DC Metro real estate trade organizations, and currently am a member of the NVBIA and its Home Aid subcommittee, and am President of the Real Estate Prayer Breakfast – Metro DC. I enjoy spending time with my wife of 20 years and our two teenage sons. We make our home in Loudoun County, Virginia.
Sabrina Soto is one of the world’s most sought after lifestyle experts. From home décor and design, food, beauty and fashion, Soto covers it all. Her unique ability to curate in a variety of spaces, providing outlets for people with varying budgets, styles and personalities truly sets her apart. She sees possibilities where others see a roadblock and is able to relay this vision to her audience in an exciting and engaging way.
White-glove client service, brilliant marketing strategies, meticulous business practices and record-breaking sales deals make The Habibi Group one of the top-producing and most recognized real estate names in San Francisco Bay area today. Headed by Roh Habibi industry leader and star of the #1 Real Estate television show in the world, Million Dollar Listing San Francisco on Bravo TV viewed by 25 million people in 140 countries, and supported by 4 talented professionals, The Habibi Group sets the standard in results-driven real estate, with unprecedented sales achievements in San Francisco, Marin County, Silicon Valley and the East Bay.
Roh has taken client service and deal-making to a whole new level of success. He has pooled his wealth of resources, connections and knowledge, and in a short period of time has become ranked in the top 4% of agents in the entire SFAR. Roh is a go to resource for every national business news outlet from the Wall St. Journal, CNBC, MSNBC, Fox Business, and Bloomberg among many others. Sought-after by high-end clients, major developers and prestigious media outlets for his unparalleled expertise, The Habibi Group specializes in all facets of real estate, from opulent resale properties (co-ops, condos, homes, TIC’s, estates and townhouses) to ground up new developments and conversions. Their impressive track record of results attests to their innate passion for the business, and uncompromising level of attention they pay to every client’s needs.
Renowned locally and globally, the multi-cultural and multi-lingual Habibi Group also possesses a unique knowledge of foreign markets. Fluency in English, Farsi, Dari, Arabic, and Spanish, facilitates streamlined deals with foreign investors and non-native clients unfamiliar with the SF Bay Area landscape. Entrust your real estate needs to incomparable professionals who always over-deliver for their clients, The Habibi Group.
Alena Chapman is a mentor, speaker and International Bestselling Author. She has been involved with the study of self-improvement and development for over two decades. Her focus has been on teaching others the tools through her Break Free Programs, meditations, on-line classes, Move on Mondays FB, and One-On-One Private Mentoring. Alena provides the knowledge, tools, compassion and strength to help others unleash their power within, to break free from beliefs that prevent them from growing, and to begin to love their lives again.
Her books include: You Can’t Escape From A Prison If You Don’t Know You’re In One: What Is Blocking Your Freedom
Yashi Brown is an author, poet, speaker, and active leader in the mental health community. Poetry became a safe space when she began experiencing severe emotional challenges in her late teens. Her recent book of poems, Black Daisy in a White Limousine, expresses with imaginative detail her emotions, mental health challenges, dreams, and passions.
She was invited to the White House for President Obama’s 2013 National Mental Health Conference discussion on stigma reduction strategies which featured her video on the administration’s website, www.MentalHealth.gov , alongside Kay Jamison, Demi Lovato, Cher, Glen Close, and Elyn Saks. She also spoke at Google Headquarters about mental health privacy needs and was a “Goodwill Ambassador” for the LA2015 Special Olympic Games in downtown Los Angeles.
Yashi is especially passionate about conducting poetry workshops for psychiatric forensic patients through her foundation project, People of Poetry (POP), and is currently completing the music and audio re-release of her poetry book, “Blackdaisy in a White Limousine”.
Yashi demonstrates how a support system of family, friends, treatment, poetry, and her strong spirituality are the keys to her success.
Phil Roe represents the First Congressional District of Tennessee. A resident of Johnson City serving his fifth term in Congress, Phil has a strong work ethic and is committed to working on behalf of the First District, Tennessee and our nation.
A native of Tennessee, Phil was born on July 21, 1945 in Clarksville. He earned a degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Austin Peay State University in 1967 and went on and to earn his Medical Degree from the University of Tennessee in 1970. Upon graduation, he served two years in the United States Army Medical Corps.
Congressman Roe is Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Additionally, he serves on the House Education and Workforce Committee.
As a physician, Congressman Roe has become an active player in the effort to reform our nation’s health care system. He is the co-chair of the House GOP Doctors Caucus and a member of the Health Caucus.
Prior to serving in Congress, Phil served as the Mayor of Johnson City from 2007 to 2009 and Vice Mayor from 2003 to 2007. He ran a successful medical practice in Johnson City for 31 years, delivering close to 5,000 babies. Phil has three children - David C. Roe, John Roe, and Whitney Larkin - and is a proud grandfather. He is a member of Munsey United Methodist Church.
Serving the First Congressional District of Nevada, Congresswoman Dina Titus has built a strong record of achievement as both an educator and a public servant. As a professor, Dr. Titus taught American and Nevada government classes from 1979 through June 2011 at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she has professor emeritus status. A noted non-fiction writer, she is internationally known for her expertise in the history and policies related to nuclear power, weaponry, and waste as well as for her knowledge of the popular lore of "Atomic Culture."
In 1988, Dina was elected to represent the people of District Seven in the Nevada State Senate, serving as the Democratic Minority Leader from 1993 to 2008. During her service in the Legislature, Dina was a champion for quality education and renewable energy development, and a strong advocate on behalf of Nevada’s children, seniors, and persons with disabilities.
Dina has received numerous awards from various state and local organizations, but one of her proudest moments came in 2006 with the dedication of the Dina Titus Estates, an innovative affordable housing complex for disabled Nevadans, named in recognition of Dina's tireless advocacy.
Currently in her fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives, Dina is a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and its Aviation, Highways and Transit, and Water Resources and Environment Subcommittees. She also serves on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and its Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade, and Asia and the Pacific Subcommittees. She is also a member of the Senior Whip Team and the Steering and Policy Committee for the minority and serves on a number of caucuses, including the USO Caucus, the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, the Hellenic Caucus, and as Co-Chair of the I-11 Caucus, the Democratic Chair of the House Travel and Tourism Caucus, and the co-chair of the House RV Caucus.
Dina grew up in the small town of Tifton, Georgia, with her parents, Joe and Betty Titus, and her younger sister, Dr. Rho Hudson, who is a professor of special education and founding faculty member of Nevada State College. Dina is a graduate of the College of William and Mary, holds a Master's degree from the University of Georgia, and earned her Doctorate at Florida State University.
Dina has been married to Professor Thomas C. Wright for over 35 years. Tom, a Latin American historian, received the prestigious UNLV Distinguished Professor award in 2008 and is the author of a number of award-winning books, most notably on political exile and human rights. John Wright Hall on campus is named for his father, pioneer professor at UNLV.
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