This is episode number 365 - The Final Episode of 2022. We're super excited about this final episode and we want to do a quick review of our 2022 and share to you what you’ll be expecting in 2023.
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First, our sixth company Freedom Capital Investments, grew to a team of nine. So here are our most amazing team members. Excluding Flip and Dani, we now have seven team members: Joe, Jody, CJ, Ben, Eric, Della and AJ. We set and achieved our goal of four four acquisitions in our first year of operations and we want to thank our team for their dedication and hard work. We hired a marketing company to help get our message out to a wider audience, to create monthly webinars and question and answer sessions and help build a community for anyone interested in joining in or learning about real estate investing. You can now find us at Instagram @FlipnDaniRobison We also started writing a book that should be finished in 2023. In 2023, we are going to be speaking at many events and doing a podcast tour, where you will be able to hear and see us as we participate in the podcasts of others. Our goal is to share our knowledge and experience and help others become successful in the world of real estate. Dani will also be speaking at a Masterminds group called Racefest in Kentucky. Also coming in 2023 are new liquidity and $100 million funds that we're going to be opening up and to help you meet your goals as an investor. We are transitioning Freedom Through Passive Income into a weekly podcast. The first one debuts January ninth and will include guest speakers. While we will have experts on the new podcasts, we invite you to join us as a guest speaker. If you have invested with us, or if you want to share your story! Finally, on January 1, 2023,So as of tomorrow, January 1, Freedom Capital Investments will have a new name! Our new name is Freedom Family Capital. The reason for this change is that although the previous name aligned with our vision and values, we found another company called Freedom Capital Investments. As you know from watching or listening to us, we are always talking about family and our family includes our investors and employees so we thought the new name was a perfect representation of who we are. Although we will now be called Freedom Family Capital, you can still find us online at www.FreedomCapitalInvestments.com and you will be automatically redirected to our new website.
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Hey everybody! Flip and Dani here, founders of the Freedom Real Estate Group Family of Companies, and welcome to the final episode of our daily podcast. And our podcast is called Freedom Through Passive Income. Ahh, yay! This is episode number 365. And you can see my shirt, if you're listening and not watching. I'm wearing my baseball jersey that says Freedom! Well, I think it just says freedom. It doesn't say, anyway. But this is the final episode. And this is the 2022 review & 2023 sneak peek.
Yes, yeah, super, super exciting. And what's funny is, I thought I packed my Freedom Through Passive Income shirt, and I can't find it anywhere. So if I did pack it, it's somewhere. I can go get it for you. Yeah. Yeah. Toss it to me through the screen. So instead, I wore my shirt, my Peter Pan shirt, second star to the right and straight on till morning. My inspiration. It's our everyday motto. Yes. Inspiration for 2023. Yeah, we're super excited about this final episode, we want to do a quick review of 2022, which we did a little bit of in the most recent 2022 good times and bad times episodes. So this is just going to be the highlights, and we're really going to dig into 2023.
So I'll start with the first one. The FCI team, we grew to a team of nine. So here are our most amazing team members. Well, excluding Flip and myself, there's seven more. I'm not amazing. Stop it, you're incredible. Our team members are Joe, Jody, CJ, Ben, Eric, Della and AJ, thank you so much for being dedicated to FCI. Because you guys are the team members that are solely dedicated to FCI. And so we just want to say thank you, because there's lots of other team members across our Family of Companies that we even have on our website, because they do touch FCI in some way, shape, or form, and help us in building the sixth company and helping us operate the sixth company. But our core team members are the seven people we mentioned, we just want to say thank you to them, because they came in while we were bootstrapping it, right? While we were building from scratch, and you have to be, there's a particular type of person who can enter into a company at that stage of it. And we're very, very, very grateful to have you guys, as a part of the growth of this sixth company. We are excited about its future and where it's going, especially in 2023.
Yeah, I mean, for the first year. I mean, I know we're going to talk about what it did in the first year. But for you know, I remember the thought process of starting this company in the pool in Cancun, you know, when we decided this is what we wanted to do. And you know, for it to not only get put together, but then next thing you know, what we did last year in its first full year. I mean, most people wish that this was their year five. Yes. You know, so it's absolutely astounding. Yes.
And what Flip is alluding to there is when we talk to different people in multifamily, commercial, syndication, funds, that type of thing. Many of them are aiming for four acquisitions per year. And that gives them you know, the time and patience to find, you know, the really good deals. So one per quarter is the goal, and you don't have to push yourself too hard. And you can be confident in your ability to raise money. And some people can't even do four per year, but four per year is kind of a common theme for a goal for some of the people that we've met. And so we didn't actually even set a goal for 2022. But yet we accomplished four in 2022. And it's partly how we structured our company from the ground up, who we brought on as team members and the people we surrounded ourselves with as far as coaching and partners and the extended partners, partnerships that we've created in this, you know, commercial arena, which is a requirement. This is one of the companies that you don't build and do on your own. It is critical to have those extra people surrounding you that have different boots on the ground in different areas, different expertise for different types of assets, different role, the segregation of roles of who's doing what, in these bigger style transactions, this is just a partnership game and being able to very quickly form these partnerships because of our reputation. And the people that know us, I think led to the success of what we had this year, plus the team that said, hey, may we know that you're starting this, this company from scratch, but we've seen what you've done with the other five, we're happy to jump in. And we're excited to bring on those team members. And they've helped us, you know, get to where we are as well, because we couldn't have done it without them.
So it's been really exciting to be able to do four deals and our very first year in business, so we bought four. And we also had three dispositions. So one of the deals that we already had was in 2021, not even counting 2022. So we went into 2022, with the 384 unit, and also the 56 unit that you and I had already purchased in 2020. So that's how we walked into this first year of business. And then we still bought four more. And then we sold the 384, we sold an 8 unit, and we refinanced Pine Ridge. And so that is a banger of a first year in business. And again, it's just all about our network and the people that we surrounded ourselves with. We have really great people around us. And I'm so so excited. How 2022 rolled out for FCI. Yeah, no kidding. It's like, I don't even, I'm glad that no one said you can't do this in your first year or whatever it is. We just don't know better. We're just gonna go do it. That's right. Yeah, when one closes, and we're like, Alright, what's next? Let's close another deal. That's right.
That's right. I love it. And then you want to start us off on our sneak peek, Flip? Yeah, so 2023. I mean, this is, we're still recording this a day or two early because of the planning of everything. But today that you're watching this is December 31, New Year's Eve. And we already have things lined up for 2023 of course. Yeah. You know, so we're going to be doing more speaking events, we're going to be doing what's called a podcast tour. And no, that doesn't mean we're going to take this podcast and go on a tour. Haha! That's going to be funny. We've already done that. I'm trying to think of all the different cities we've been to this year for this podcast, too many to number, too many to name. But we're going to be, you know, on many other people's podcasts and promoting their podcasts as well as promoting our podcasts. So it's kind of like a cross pollination of podcasting.
And you've already been asked to speak at an event in just a couple weeks. Yes, yeah. So I'm going to be in Kentucky. Going back to the cold, you actually chose not to go with me because it's cold there. She was like, do you want to go with me? And I'm like, where's it at? She said, Kentucky. I'm like, nope! Raise Fest, it's put on by Hunter Thompson. He's just, he's just an amazing human. And he's put together a great group of people, I mean, one of his masterminds. And so I'm excited to speak at that event. And I've actually got people saying, hey, I want to go and I want to be a part of that. And I want to listen. And so it's just really cool to kind of start off the year that way, right? Because we said, we're going to do it. And then here it is January, and we already have something booked. So that's exciting to see that launch off in such a positive manner in such a great event. So that's exciting.
And then we've got some other stuff, I will let you talk about some of the other stuff. Yeah, you know, we just talked about last year, how we did four deals and three dispositions. And of course, this year, we're looking at doing bigger and better things. But that wasn't enough. So Dani hired not one but two marketing companies to help us with what we're planning on doing in 2023. And so one of those things that we're going to be doing is writing a book. You know, because that's what I like to do in my spare time. Is write a book, oh and also, we're going to be working on a course. Because that's also one of my favorite pastimes. And so I'll let you talk more about those.
Yeah, it's just uh, so as we rolled into 2023, I knew that we wanted to expand, in order to expand you got to get your brand out there, you have to get your name out there. And so I talked with multiple marketing companies trying to figure out how we do that. And I've said many times on this podcast and I have a love-hate relationship with social media because I want to be focused on the business and the growth of what we're doing. And yet I know how powerful social media platforms are in sharing that business and that growth and allowing others to get to know what you're doing. It's just not like who I am. I don't like going on there and going look at what we did, you know, even this podcast is a little bit out of you know, sorts for us. Um, but we know that we have to get the word out. If we don't get the word out, we can't help people. So talking to different marketing companies, there's a couple that just really aligned for us. One was a social media team, or part of their offerings, where it was social media management. And I was just like, Oh, please, please, please, will you please take this over? For us, so that we don't have to do that. And then another one was somebody who has done launches like this for himself, with a book and courses and communities and things like that. And so we talked to him, and just really, really, he's in one of our masterminds as well. And actually, both of them, we met through with masterminds. So that just the power of masterminds really, it has grown our network, it's just incredible. But they both just ring true to you know, who we are as people, they align with our values, and we just really look up to them in terms of their professionalism, and what they do in their niches. And so we're really super excited to be working with them. And so we're launching a lot of things, because of their help, certainly, we are not doing all of the work, but it is our voice. And you know, we are approving everything that kind of comes to us, we're doing a bunch of brain dumps, my entire team did this huge brain dump for the course and for the book. We're all just going, blah! And they're taking that and they're, you know, making it you know, nice and pretty, so that we can get it out and start sharing some of that stuff with everybody. So that's super, super exciting to finally be able to do but not necessarily be in charge in.
And then with this, you're creating a community. And when you first told me about that, I immediately thought of like what is that, the Island of Misfit Toys? Just kidding. But so yeah, but you're building a community of all the people that we're gathering because of all of this, right? Yes, yeah, that's going to be exciting, because it's going to be, we started some Facebook groups and a LinkedIn group that really just, it hasn't really taken off, because I haven't had the time to pour into it like I wanted to. And so this is going to be a community that's going to be off the social media platforms, I believe. And it's going to be a way for our entire team to be able to get in and help and go back and forth with people. And they can ask questions. And then potentially, that's where we're going to have monthly webinars, where we do live Q&A, and get, you know, people more engaged in the growth of their journey of Freedom Through Passive Income. And I think that will likely tie into that community. I'm not sure exactly how it's all going to work. But I know that it's exciting because our original idea of doing the Facebook community or the group was to have that community and be able to do that. And it's just I have not personally had the time to be able to pour into it as much as I, as I wanted to. We still post in there, and we still do lots of things. And we saw answer, questions. I just want it to take off more. And so I think that Facebook group, Facebook group will likely still continue to grow, the LinkedIn group will pay more attention to, but we're really going to probably focus more into that community. And it's going to be very, yeah, it's gonna be very exciting. I'm excited to see it.
Yeah, even with the monthly webinars, you know, like you said, they're Q&A. And even if you don't have questions, you should still listen, because somebody else might have a question like, oh, I never thought of that. Yeah. And so I know that you and I, in the past have attended those types of webinars going into it going, well, I don't have anything but you know, well, let's just listen, and we go, wow! Did you get all those gold nuggets? Yeah. So it's, you never know what's, since it's not scripted, you know, what's gonna happen this time? That's right.
That's right. And then we also have our funds being launched. So again, that's taken longer than we anticipated, which is typical for me. I always take, set aggressive goals, but then on top of that, you know, that life has happened. And here we are. I am in Arizona. And so we're getting through that process, but we still intend to launch it in 2023. That was the goal anyway, I was just in my mind going maybe I can launch it into 2022. So it's still coming out. We've got a liquidity fund and a $100 million fund that we're going to be opening up and a lot of the goals behind that was to meet your goals as an investor, including ours because there's funds that we have that we want to put into the liquidity fund. And there's lots of things that we've got coming up that are going to be created through these new vehicles. So we're super excited to get those launched once they are ready.
And then Flip this is the big one. You ready? Yeah, I think we mentioned it, possibly once in this podcast. We're officially as you're watching this on December 31. So as of tomorrow, January 1, Freedom Capital Investments will now be known as Freedom Family Capital. Yeah. But if you still go to www.FreedomCapitalInvestments.com it will forward you over to the new website. But we're rebranding everything to Freedom Family Capital. And this is, with working with these marketing companies. We wanted to make sure that everything was all aligned, everything lined up, you know, stripped, you know, just nice and hunky dory. Well, then we found out somebody else was, there was another freedom capital investments. And we said, Boo on you, we're going somewhere else. Yeah, we really just didn't want to spend a bunch of money on marketing this name, when there was another person out there with that name. And it was already on, you know, you can find them on Google, and nothing against that company. We know nothing about the company. We just wanted to have our own unique name, right? So when people search for us, they would find us and only us, also Freedom Family. And it's very much about our Freedom Family of Companies, you Google Freedom Family, you're seeing a whole lot of all of our companies and who we are. And so we really thought that change of name just aligned with the rest of our companies and who we are. And we are always talking about family, and that includes our investors. So we thought it was just perfect. So we're excited about that name change. It was nothing other than our marketing team going, Hey, there's another Freedom Capital Investments out there and we went, Oh, I guess we don't want to spend all this money promoting that name. So super excited about it, Freedom Family Capital, baby, FFC!
Yup and the one marketing company said, well, we want to really promote you guys. And I'm like, no, just do the company. We need to promote you guys, we're like, no, we'll do something. And so I couldn't find it anymore. And so they're really launching it. And you might have seen it on Facebook. It's been coming out for the last week or two now. But they're just really promoting Flip and Dani Robison. And you know, on Facebook, it's Flip and Dani Robison and then on Instagram, it's @FlipnDaniRobison. But if you type Flip and Dani Robison, you'll find us on both platforms. I think we actually might even have a TikTok account. Yes. I think they have four accounts. So these new accounts are on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and then our YouTube channel that you have been watching us on, if you're listening, you haven't been going to the YouTube channel. But for those watching, you've been going to our Freedom Capital Investments YouTube channel that has been rebranded to Flip and Dani Robison, since this is where everybody has been watching us over the course of 2022, build up this sixth company, this is really kind of our journey now in life is Freedom Through Passive Income. So we decided this channel was appropriate to be changed over to the Flip and Dani Robison, because we're just going to continue, you know, these podcasts and these videos, and it's all going to stay in the same place. So you don't have to go to another place to find more information. So find these new channels. We're excited about building them out. And we're excited, there's another team actually doing it.
Yeah, exactly. And for those of you wondering, I did lose the bet. And I wanted to do the quarterly podcast. But we are transitioning Freedom Through Passive Income into a weekly podcast. That's right. And so there won't be one next week, the first week of January, but the week of the ninth, the second week of January will be the first episode of the weekly podcast. Because I don't know if I can do one a week, that's seems like that's gonna be a breeze. But anyway, it's gonna be a new podcast, it's I mean, it'd be a lot of the same format, but we're gonna be doing? We are going to have guest speakers. So for the very first time on any of our podcasts we have, we've got two podcasts running right now. We've never had guest speakers on them. So this Freedom Through Passive Income podcast is going to start having guest speakers. We also will do some, you know, Flip and Dani episodes where we're just kind of talking about our business and just keeping you guys in the loop as to our path and our journey and how things are going. But I would say I think we're looking at a ratio of three to one. So every single month, we'll have four episodes being released, assuming four weeks in a month, and three of them will have guests and one of them will be just Flip and I, you know, just talking about our journey and talking about what's going on. And yeah, we're super excited about that type of format because we get to mix it up a little bit, but still share a little bit about what's going on. So we're going to take a week off because I am still here in Arizona until January 5, and so January 5 I fly back, that allows us to be able to record our first episode together in Florida, that will be Flip and I and in the meantime, we're going to be lining up guests to start being with us here in the new year.
So the type of guests that we're gonna be looking for are probably people like you that are listening and you are on this journey of Freedom Through Passive Income. And no matter where you're at in the journey, whether you're beginning or in the middle or at the end, we want to hear from you. And so if you've invested with us, or if you're just somebody who has a story to share, we want to talk to you, we are going to be, we've got some other people in mind for guests as well, who are very well known, and can share topics that I think are relevant to those who listen to this type of podcast. So we're gonna be inviting them as well. But we want a little mix of both things that are going to help you on your journey. And then people who are on your journey too, sharing their stories and their successes and their challenges. And, you know, we can just do life together, as we all work towards this financial and time and geography freedom that we all want.
Exactly, exactly. Well, I think that's it. Well, I don't know if there's any more that we can speak about 2023 that I know of. I think this is all that we can fit into 2023, let's just leave it as is. If there's other deals and I don't know about you, it's always possible.
But we hope that you enjoyed this last episode of our daily podcast, make sure you're heading on over to our website or one of them, www.FreedomFamilyCapital.com or www.FreedomCapitalInvestments.com that'll take you to the same place. Yes. But make sure you head on over there, make sure you're joining the investor club because that will never change. So make sure you're heading over there and make sure you're talking to CJ and Ben to find out about all the stuff that's going on because as you can see, no moss grows on us.
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