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Small Axe Podcast

Feb 1, 2021

Bill Ham is the owner and operator of Phoenix Residential Group and Phoenix Residential Management, as well as the Chief Operating Officer at Broadwell Property Group. He’s been in the real estate business for 15 years and has created a portfolio of over 1,100 units while growing Phoenix Management to a team of 15 staff members.

He has taught real estate for the past 6 years and has dozens of successful real estate students. Today he will talk about his book he’ll be launching and the beauty of non-traditional means to buy properties. 

Let’s listen to Bill and learn the beauty of seller financing! 

[00:01 – 07:11] Opening Segment 

  • Let’s get to know Bill Ham
  • He doesn’t recommend you making this decision


[07:12 – 16:37] Creative Financing

  • Bill talks about these creative financing deals you should know!
  • If you don’t have Experience, what is this other “E” you should have?
  • Here’s a unique mindset from Bill you’d want to try 


[16:38 – 30:43] Seller Financing Options 

  • Don’t miss Bill’s tips to start a conversation with a seller 
  • Bill breaks down seller financing and leases options 
  • How can properties renovate themselves?
    • Bill shares his take 


[30:44 – 40:40] The 3 Pillars of Real Estate 

  • Bill recalls his experience on his first big deal
    • Why was he confident about it? 
  • Learn the 3 pillars of real estate from Bill!
  • Here’s Bill’s reminder whenever you land a negotiation 
    • Don’t make stuff up


[40:41 – 52:19] Solid Exit Strategy

  • Be careful about short-term debt 
    • Bill explains
  • Bill talks about this uncommon asset category 
  • He tells us why a solid exit strategy is important


[52:20 – 56:19] Closing segment

  • Connect with Bill. See the links below 


  • If your great great grandkids are to write a book about you, how would you like it to be titled? 


  • Shit Bill Said 
  • Shit My Crazy Grandfather Said
  • Crazy Stuff My Grandfather Said 


Tweetable Quotes

“Creative financing is one of the best ways to get in [real estate] and get experience before you need the experience.” – Bill Ham


“The more knowledgeable you are about what real estate really is coming into the business, the more likelihood you are to stay here and survive.” – Bill Ham

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Email Bill at or reach out to him on LinkedIn. You can also visit Broadwell Property Group to learn more about their work. 

Watch out for the launch of Bill’s book on February 9, 2021 on Amazon and Audible and check out his masterclass here.

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