Cover art for podcast We Love Equity Real Estate Show

We Love Equity Real Estate Show

87 EpisodesProduced by Marcus E MaloneyWebsite

"The We Love Equity Real Estate Show" is designed to talk all things real estate from equity positions, passive income, real estate strategies and more. Marcus (Host) will conduct interviews with beginning investors who've recently started to high net worth investors that are making innovative st… read more


W.L.E.R.E #43: Motor City Engineer Turns High Producing Wholesaler with Philip Blake

In today's episode, learn from slow to go: 22 Months of Failed Deals To millions annually in closed deals with Philip Blake.

Phil Blake is the founder of Stride Investment Group, Inc, one of the top-performing wholesale operations in Metro-Detroit with subsidiary branches in Charlotte, NC, and Raleigh, NC.
S.I.G operates 100% virtually while averaging 100 deals per year, keeping the core values of Passion, Perseverance, and Progress close to heart.

He was born in Detroit, MI, and also has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering. Phil Blake also participates in lucrative commercial real estate transactions, having recently set his focus & resources on the acquisition of multi-family apartments, self-storage, and mobile home parks.

In his personal life, Phil Blake is big on health, diet, & fitness and giving back by actively mentoring those who seek financial freedom through real estate.

Listen to the full episode as Philip Blake answered our HOT SEAT questions directly to the point and learn actionable tips and key metrics that will help you along your journey!


  • 4:00 Pivoting from College grad Engineer to working in Real Estate (How reading got me into real estate)
  • 9:54 Maxed out my $1500 credit card to get my first deal
  • 14:00- 16:50 Investing in a mentor the benefits (the trust, framework, blueprint and valuing the knowledge
  • 17:30 Sacrifices to success
  • 20:00- Perseverance 18 months of investing and going to school how I finally got my first deal!!
  • 23:28 After First Deal $30,000 over asking to make $50,000
  • 26:25 A Year and a half of getting properties under contract and not closing
  • 27:20 Philips mindset caused deals to fall out of escrow, how was that?
  • 29:39 Flat Fee listing agents to move your deals.
  • 31:00 Let’s talk Memorandum of Agreement (Link in the show notes)
  • 37:25 Scaling from 15 deals a year to 100 deals
  • 40:06-43:02 Taking my business to a new level expanding to be more consistent.
  • 43:12 -46:50 How to hire your team
  • 48:20 The power of masterminds
  • 49:24 Philips perspective on competition and debunking the saturated market questions
  • 54:09 Less deals and more profit, how is this possible
    58:30 Choosing different Market’s
  • 1:02:04-1:03:35 Building different virtual teams in different markets
  • 1:08:09-Pivoting to commercial markets
  • Hot Seat 1:20:15

𝐂𝐨𝐧𝐧𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐡𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐩 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐭:
Instag ram: 




Thanks for listening to this episode! And, if you enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media using the social share buttons below, and don't forget to leave a short review on iTunes.  

Also, if you want to learn more about real estate wholesaling, feel free to visit my website and youtube channel.  If you get value from the videos and content we’re putting out, please subscribe.⠀



Schedule Your 15 Minutes Free Consultation with Marcus at:


𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐛 𝐦𝐲 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄𝐁𝐈𝐄𝐒 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐜𝐞𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐫:

Purchase Contract: 
Assignment Agreement Link: 
15 Questions to validate your seller: 

𝐉𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐭:
Facebook group: 
Linkedin: ⠀


Also, find the show on Feedspot:

Enjoy the Real Estate Journey!

Educational emoji reaction


Interesting emoji reaction


Funny emoji reaction


Agree emoji reaction


Love emoji reaction


Wow emoji reaction


Listen to We Love Equity Real Estate Show


A free podcast app for iPhone and Android

  • User-created playlists and collections
  • Download episodes while on WiFi to listen without using mobile data
  • Stream podcast episodes without waiting for a download
  • Queue episodes to create a personal continuous playlist
RadioPublic on iOS and Android
Or by RSS
RSS feed

Connect with listeners

Podcasters use the RadioPublic listener relationship platform to build lasting connections with fans

Yes, let's begin connecting
Browser window

Find new listeners

  • A dedicated website for your podcast
  • Web embed players designed to convert visitors to listeners in the RadioPublic apps for iPhone and Android
Clicking mouse cursor

Understand your audience

  • Capture listener activity with affinity scores
  • Measure your promotional campaigns and integrate with Google and Facebook analytics
Graph of increasing value

Engage your fanbase

  • Deliver timely Calls To Action, including email acquistion for your mailing list
  • Share exactly the right moment in an episode via text, email, and social media
Icon of cellphone with money

Make money

  • Tip and transfer funds directly to podcastsers
  • Earn money for qualified plays in the RadioPublic apps with Paid Listens