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Just Go Grind with Justin Gordon

Aug 1, 2020

Max de Melo is a real estate entrepreneur based in Scottsdale, Arizona. After moving to the U.S. from Germany, Max and his business partner and friend Patrick Niederdrenk started from humble beginnings in the real estate industry with the first home they flipped and from there have grown an empire of real estate, as co-owners and managing partners of America One Luxury Real Estate, in addition to doing remodels and rebuilds of multi-million dollar homes in the Paradise Valley area.

America One Luxury Real Estate is Arizona's most reliable source for full-service property management and brokerage services since 1988. With many choices throughout Scottsdale and the East Valley for full-service property management, they take pride in their commitment to personal service, responsiveness, direct communication, and their experience and expertise in real estate. Each of their employees are seasoned real estate professionals, providing services for homeowners, investors, and lenders.

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Some of the Topics Covered by Max de Melo in this Episode

  • What America One Luxury Real Estate does in the Scottsdale and Paradise Valley area
  • How Max and his business partner Patrick got involved in real estate and why they chose Scottsdale
  • Max's self-proclaimed German approach and advice for finding your first property to flip
  • How Max and Patrick did their first flip, from discovering the property to finding a general contractor to furnishing, renting and eventually selling
  • Max's advice for networking
  • The journey of getting an investor visa and buying into the brokerage they are now co-owners of
  • Their unconventional method of getting into the luxury market
  • What makes a great business partner
  • How Max and his partner find opportunities and add value to the properties
  • The importance of "understanding the numbers" and how to do so
  • How they approach and carry out a typical flip
  • Strategies for selling luxury properties
  • How they plan to expand their business
  • The biggest lessons Max has learned on this journey

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