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Sep 27, 2018

FAR 189 Scott Carson

Expected Air Date: 9/22/18


Great show coming to you today. Scott Carson (aka “the Note Guy) has been an active real estate investor since 2002 and solely focused on the note industry since 2008 where he buys and sells non-performing mortgages directly from banks and hedge funds all across the country. Scott is the CEO of and the creator of the Note Buying for Dummies workshop that focuses on the 3 F’s of Note Buying… The Find, Fund, and Flip. He has purchased over a half billion dollars in distressed debt for his own portfolio and purchases assets in over 30 states across the United States. He is a highly sought-after speaker on distressed debt and was the 2014 Note Educator of the Year. He has also been featured in numerous newspapers including Investor’s Business Daily, the Wall Street Journal, and He has also helped thousands of other real estate investors come to the dark side of investing by plunging into the world of NPN’s or non-performing notes. An avid sports fan and reader, you can find him home in Austin, Texas when he isn’t buying assets for his own portfolio or sharing his love of the note game. How to contact us Twitter and Instagram @FlippingAmerica YouTube: Linkedin: We now have a profile at for what it’s worth. Call our National Comment Line: 404-369-1018, ext 1. Leave your message or your question.


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Guest:  Scott Carson

Topic: Note Buying and Selling

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  • Alana, Jonesboro, GA “I’m looking at a deal where the owner lives out of state, the tenant is a relative paying well below market rate. He wants her out but doesn’t want to evict his own relative. He just wants to sell the house. It’s worth about 130k. May need 25k in rehab. He’s open to seller financing. I mentioned offering him 50-60k and he didn’t say no. So what are my options or exit strategies?”
  • Shamsideen, Boulder, CO “My partners and I are looking at various opportunities, apartments, hotels, and mini-warehouses, to be specific. Can you offer guidance for us as we decide where to put our money?”

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