Getting Started: Eric M. Wohlwend started his first business when he was 11 years old. After running half a dozen break even businesses he realized that there was a secret that he didn’t know. He was working too hard and making too little. After learning to use some basic universal laws to his benefit his life changed virtually over night. While applying principles from The Secret and Secrets of the Millionaire Mind he continues to learn and grow in his life and applies these lessons to his multiple new businesses. Eric chose to live on a mattress in a broken down warehouse rather than give up on his dream; he gave up everything to start investing in real estate. Next he focused on learning to systemize a business. Now Eric is a professional real estate investor, business owner, and entrepreneur. In his first 2 years of investing he became financially free at the age of 30. He has mentored students from New York to Texas to Vancouver, BC, with ages ranging from 7 to over 60. He is an international speaker that has been in front of thousands of students from all over the world. He has written articles for various investment newsletters. He currently controls millions of dollars of real estate. He has owned everything from Airports to Vending machines and Warehouses. He has single family and multi-family residential properties as well as commercial real estate. He was the president of the Alliance Property Owners and a trustee and chairman of multiple committees for the Stark County Real Estate Investors Association. He is president and founder of Clear Sky Properties, Inc. He also is a managing member of various other real estate holding companies, Clear Sky Training, Ltd and other companies. He runs an independent Cash Flow Club. Every Wednesday he dedicates to helping others. He starts by chairing a free breakfast for anyone interested in investing or running a business. This is followed by giving time and guidance to up and coming entrepreneurs. Then he ends the day with an investor dinner.
Now: Eric has been a full-time Real Estate Investor since 2003. He received both the Ohio and the National Professional Housing Provider certification in 2006. He has been a Real Estate Agent since 2010. He specializes in repositioning multi-family residential properties. He has completed the IREM CPM training. He has a Bachelors of Science from Kent State University. He has written multiple articles in various Real Estate Investment newsletters. Eric was published in Business Innovators Magazine and is a #1 Best Selling Author. He has also spoken to thousands of people all over the US and Canada. He is the past president of the Alliance Property Owner’s group and has been on the board of multiple Real Estate Investment Associations (REIA’s).
Eric has used millions of dollars of private money to finance hundreds of multi-family units, single-family homes, about a dozen storefronts, a few mobile home parks, a storage facility and part of an airport. He specializes in finding deals that are “On Sale”, then buying and managing his managers. Eric’s ability to find deals in creative ways and then fund them through alternative funding sources has led to a huge expansion since the crash of 2007. When banks stopped lending money to small investors, he developed a network of over 50 private lenders to finance new deals.
Eric has helped many people, with limited money and no credit, start investing in Real Estate. Using what he teaches, both of his kids started buying real estate when they were seven years old.
He owns the full service real estate brokerage Clear Sky Realty, Inc, which specializes in buying, and helping other investors to buy, assets that are under value. Clear Sky Realty then repositions these assets to maximize cash flow and increase asset value. They control hundreds of units in a four-county area in northeast Ohio.
Eric is also President and CEO of the construction company Clear Sky Properties, Inc. In his free time, he is a pilot, skydiver, SCUBA diver and a life member of the VFW and the NRA…
If you would like more information about Eric or information on his companies’ services you can visit http://www.ClearSkyRealty.com. You can also see some of our properties and a short video about how we started on our You Tube Channel: Clear Sky Realty.
Eric is now the Master Trainer for Clear Sky Training, Ltd.
From the time he was born, Deven has been going to investment meetings. He developed an interest in investing at a very early age. He found a way to invest in what he knew when he was only 5 years old. By the time he was 7, he started a company and started purchasing real estate. He purchased his first house using only his knowledge, creativity and a little bit of money that he had earned at his part-time job. By the time he was 10 years old, he attained his Ohio Professional Housing Provider Certification (O.P.H.P.). This made him the youngest person to ever attain this certification. He started investing in single family homes. Then, he rapidly moved on to a small, multi-family (duplex.) Within 3 years, he had bought 20% of a 60-unit complex. He is constantly growing his real estate team and acquiring more assets. At 11 years old, he published his first book about his successes and setbacks: If I Can Do It, So Can You. You can get more information or order a book from Amazon or at www.IfICanSoCanYouBook.com. Within a few months he was interviewed by Larry Goins on his first Podcast. At 12 he started speaking and has bee on stages in multiple states in the first half of 2019. He is working his way around the eastern United States this year. Look for him at a conference near you.
Deven is an assistant trainer for Clear Sky Training, Ltd. and currently scheduling stops for a book tour. His official book launch will be in Toronto, Canada. He will also be Speaking in Pittsburg, PA and Boardman, OH in early 2019.
Lila J. Wohlwend
CEO of Clear Sky Realty, Inc.
Lila Speaks on how to Manage the Real Estate once you own it. She teaches Delegation, Systematization & Automation and how to hire a good manager. After Managing about a thousand rentals and having offices in both Canton Ohio and Columbus Ohio, Lila has a unique perspective on how to get tenants to stay longer, be happier and also to pay rent.
Ethan Graduated with his Ohio Professional Housing Providers certification in November 2019 at just 9 years old! This make him the youngest graduate ever. He company owns close to 30 units at this time. He also started buying when he was 7 years old. Yes a minor CAN own a company that owns real estate.
“I’m buying too many properties to stop & Speak.” I’ll see you at the next REIA meeting.