EP 76: From Stay at Home Mom of 9 to Buying a Foreclosed Resort with Melanie McCallen

Is it possible that an investor’s first real estate syndication would be a foreclosed winery – a winery that produced the same Champaign that JFK used at his inaugural ball in 1961?  The answer is YES and on today’s episode with Melanie McCallen, we chat about her path to buying a foreclosed winery and resort in New Jersey called Renault Winery Resort & Golf.  We cover a lot with this mom of 9 from why she loves hospitality, why syndications are so powerful, the #1 strategy to building relationships with investors, failing forward and how her skills as a mom prepared her for this life-changing venture.

Melanie McCallen is a partner in both Vivamée Hospitality and Accountable Equity, where she manages various designers and architects, as well as serves investors directly. She and her husband Josh are passionate about taking on hospitality projects together. Being the oldest of 10 and now a mother of 9, Melanie believes her family is the reason genuine hospitality comes naturally to her. “I think when we explain that to investors, it touches them as well. Your passion comes through when it’s authentic.” Before starting a family, Melanie earned her Bachelors in Education from the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. She has since had opportunities to live in various cities around the globe, including Austria, where her first child went to kindergarten.

On today’s episode, we discuss a ton with Melanie, including:

  • Why her and husband love hospitality
  • Foreclosed resort real estate
  • #1 Strategy to build relationships with prospective investors
  • How she transferred her skills as a “stay at home” mom to buying this resort
  • Simply way to motivate children into action
  • Failing forward and importance of investing in your marriage

 

Contact Information

 

Invitation to Join Melanie and her team at their next Learn & Grow Event at Renault Winery & Resort

  • You can’t miss this event! August 24th, 4:30 pm
  • Receive 50% off of the admission to this event with this Code “InvestHER”

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InvestHER Community

Join us on our mission to support and empower as many women as we can to live a financially free and balanced life. We invite you to join the InvestHER Community Facebook group along with other new and experienced women real estate investors!

InvestHER Meetup

Check out our local and “in person” monthly meetings!

Follow us on:

Facebook: @therealestateinvesther

Instagram: @therealestateinvesther

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