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Hi! We’re Russ and Kim Keith. We have been successfully flipping our own houses for the past 27 years and have earned between $14,000 and $80,000 profit on each homestead flip. We have enjoyed designing the changes for the remodels and have carried out many aspects of the work ourselves in addition to supervising General Contractors, Subcontractors, as well as an Interior Designer.
Kim and I share our strong interest in real estate and feel led to pursue this field. It was quite ironic that she was up very late one night and saw Than Merrill from Flip this House fame on television announcing that his company, Fortune Builders, was coming to Dallas for a free seminar. I happened to have heard the same ad on the radio that week. So, when she mentioned it to me, we felt that we were destined to attend this seminar and, of course, it was so exciting and motivational that we decided to take our interest all the way to the Fortune Builders Inner Circle with the intent of establishing a Real Estate Investing Business and creating a second career. Having completed this goal, I must say that we have enjoyed almost all aspects of this business. Our first career is in the field of education from which we are very close to retiring. So, it just made since to take this step at this time.
In the process of reinventing ourselves, we have developed a way to synthesize both our passion for real estate and our love of helping others create, set and achieve their goals. As we have been brainstorming what form this aspect of our business should take on, we have fallen back on our educational systems and have decided to develop a 16 week, semester long course beginning in Spring, 2017. We are conservative investors and believe that we will be able to educate and advise our students in a methodical way designed to prevent them from making typical rookie REI mistakes.
Between the two of us, we have over 20 years of instructing and another 20 plus years of experience in administration and counseling. I currently instruct at Tarrant County College, Alliance Airport in their Professional Pilot Program. My passion for aviation along with Kim’s passion for travel is part of the motivation for us to pursue this exciting second career in Real Estate Investing.
Kim has her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Psychology from Austin College in Sherman Texas. I earned my Bachelor’s in Business Management from LeTourneau University. We both have our Master’s Degrees in Education from the University of North Texas. We host 2 REIAs per month with just over 800 members between them. We believe that with our strong educational credentials, background and experience, it is just a natural progression for us to add our other passion into the mix providing educational opportunities for others to achieve & succeed.
With this in mind, we are excited to announce our latest REI endeavor, REI Systems Academy! Classes will begin when a cohort group of students have enrolled in the program and we have enough students to make a class. We look forward to working with anyone who is interested in growing their REI business and taking it to the next level! See you in the classroom!
Russ and Kim Keith
Russ and Kim Keith