This week on the Alternative Investing Advantage podcast, Alex Perny welcomes decontamination specialist Laura Spaulding, founder of Spaulding Decon, who covers the dirty jobs of real estate. Laura established Spaulding Decon in 2005. The company deals in various creative ways to find real estate deals, structuring unusual notes and options.
During this podcast, Laura gives an in-depth view of the dirty jobs of real estate. She explains the challenges of rehabbing properties in terrible conditions for rent and ways to find affordable distressed properties. She also discusses the potential dangers of hordes, which can be more severe than death scenes, and the challenges of dealing with them in real estate investing.
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About Our Guest Laura Spaulding
Laura Spaulding is the owner and president of Spaulding Decon, the first nationally franchised decontamination service to offer crime scene, hoarding, and meth-lab cleanup throughout the United States. Before founding Spaulding Decon in 2005, Spaulding served in the U.S. Army and spent seven years in law enforcement, working narcotics and vice in Kansas City’s toughest neighborhoods. Using a $15,000 home equity loan, she began the company as its only employee, cleaning crime scenes by herself for the first year. In 2006, she hired her first employees and expanded her services to include meth labs and hoarding sites. Since then, her leadership has helped the company grow by 50 percent annually.
About Our Host Alex Perny, CISP
Alex Perny is a business development specialist and host of Advanta IRA’s podcast, the Alternative Investment Advantage. He is a self-described policy geek who loves learning the rules and technical aspects of SDIRAs, employer plans, and IRS regulations.
For more than a decade, Alex has helped thousands invest in alternative assets. These include precious metals, real estate, private stock, notes, and countless others. Additionally, he has spoken to investors across the country about using retirement plans to invest outside the stock market. Alex believes so strongly in self-direction that he invests his own IRA and HSA in real estate and private equity.