EP 156: Why This Investor Chooses Seller Financing Notes Over Everything Else with Tracy Z Rewey

notes Jan 29, 2021

Would you rather be the bank instead of the landlord? Then note investing may be for you. On today’s episode, we talk with Tracy Z Rewey, note investor, about how you can be on the other side of the cash register by investing in seller financed notes.

Tracy began investing in notes over thirty years ago when she quickly realized that she’d rather be a lien-lord than a landlord. We discuss with Tracy exactly what note investing is, the difference between performing and non-performing notes, how to find potential sellers of notes, and why understanding seller financed notes is a valuable tool to have in today’s market. Tracy also shares with us the three parts of seller financing notes when analyzing a deal.   

Tracy Z Rewey has handled millions of dollars in owner financed real estate notes since 1988. She headed up the due diligence department for one of the nation’s largest owner finance note buyers as VP of Production for Metropolitan Mortgage & Securities. Loving the business but wanting to work for herself, Tracy left the institutional investor side in 1997 to start Diversified Investment Services, Inc., a note buying company and NoteInvestor.com, an online newsletter for private investors.

Tracy specializes in the use of tax-advantaged retirement funds to purchase real estate notes and helps landlords convert to “lien-lords” by safely creating and holding paper. A well-known educator, she has a passion for sharing her knowledge and guiding others on their note investing journey.

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

  • How beginners can invest in notes
  • The different types of note investing
  • How to approach potential sellers of notes
  • The due diligence required when note investing
  • Red flags to watch out for when underwriting a note


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