March 23, 2021

Turnkey Trifecta with Axel Meierhoefer

Axel Meierhoefer was born in Germany. He joined the Air Force and served 22 years as an aviator and instructor. In 2005, he started his consulting company then discovered real estate investing during the great recession. Now, experiencing financial freed...


Axel Meierhoefer was born in Germany. He joined the Air Force and served 22 years as an aviator and instructor. In 2005, he started his consulting company then discovered real estate investing during the great recession. Now, experiencing financial freedom, Axel mentors people who want to start their investing journey.

In this episode, Axel shares how real estate has given financial freedom to more investors than any other vehicle. He talks about the turnkey properties he focuses on, and how he is able to get accountability from the property providers. He also shares his virtual triangle method, which helps make his strategy work. 

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What you’ll learn in just 17 minutes from today’s episode:

  • Learn how to find turnkey properties that put the risk on providers, thereby creating dependencies that work well with investors 
  • Find out how to sweeten deals for your investors with properties all fixed up, with tenant and property management all in place, and guaranteed to be maintenance free for a year 
  • Discover one strategy to keep you investing in turnkey properties without the risk of running out of money 

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Topics Covered: 

01:40 – What are the advantages of finding deals in other states than your own backyard 

02:46 – What is a virtual triangle 

03:21 – What is a turnkey property? How does a virtual triangle work in a turnkey property? 

06:40 – Why do turnkey property providers need investors to sell to when they could do it themselves 

08:40 – How does he keep growing his portfolio 

10:58 – A big fan of leverage 

11:48 – Axel’s sweet deals to get into 

13:51 – Monthly cash flow estimate for these kinds of properties 

14:16 – Nice things you get with real estate you don’t get with other investments 

Key Takeaways: 

“From the turnkey, virtual triangle perspective, I’m looking as an investor to how can I push as much risk to somebody before I need to commit my money.” – Axel Meierhoefer 

“Why I call it virtual triangle is because it creates dependencies that make it good for us as investors to work with them.” – Axel Meierhoefer 

“What we do not to run out of money to keep investing for ourselves is to help other people learn what we learned, basically, to benefit from the fact that naturally to get to where we are, I made a whole bunch of mistakes and lost some money.” – Axel Meierhoefer 

“How do you see the next five years going? I think the low-interest-rate environment will continue to be around, and I think we will ultimately start getting some inflation. And so, for me, that is the best environment to have as much leverage as I can get.” – Axel Meierhoefer 

“We are now at a point where I can say, if I didn’t do anything else anymore, the passive income from the properties would be sufficient. And that’s where I wanted to get my clients to.” – Axel Meierhoefer 

“You can go back in history, people who own real estate was in, whatever happens, they’re always the ones who remain on their feet. They have the assets; they can turn the assets into money without having to sell them. It’s pretty amazing what real estate allows you to do.” – Axel Meierhoefer 

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