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EP 48: Flipping Close to 1000 Houses & Finding Deals in a Hot Market with Melissa Johnson

Native Texan, Melissa Johnson, knows what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. Beginning with her professional start in the industrial gas business, she quickly learned the importance of organization and efficient processes and has successfully applied these principles in real estate investing. Melissa and her husband, Danny, began flipping houses in 2003, and have continued to grow and expand into a thriving real estate investment operation. They have flipped close to 1000 houses and built a portfolio of rental properties and real estate notes.

As CEO of, Melissa balances her creative, design side with the practicalities of running the real estate investing company. She also provides her unique perspective as COO and CFO of Freedom Driven LLC, where she helps other real estate investors grow their businesses by providing software, online marketing, and training.

On today’s episode, we discuss a bunch of different topics with Melissa, including:

  • How to choose the right “mentor”
  • How to translate current skills into investing skills
  • #1 strategy to hiring your first team member
  • Her top marketing strategies for finding deals
  • How to start a new business while running an existing one

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About the author, The Real Estate

The Real Estate InvestHER Show is hosted by Liz Faircloth and co-host by Andresa Guidelli. Created to support and inspire women who invest in real estate to live a financially free and balanced life.

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