Zach Lemaster's References
Zach, has a good head on his shoulders and is willing to help those who have a desire to invest. He is working real estate locally in North Dakota and has reached into other states as well. You would be good to connect with this smart and up and coming young man.
Relationship: Business to business referals. Written 02 Dec 12:00
Wow what a good person he is. It started with just me wanting to contact other investors in my area and has turned into him helping us with getting educated and now as a mentor. We look forward to his knowledge and working with him.
Relationship: Mentor/Coach. Written 01 Feb 18:24
Zach has helped us out tremendously with our investment goals and strategy! He first introduced us to wholesaling to build extra capital to buy rentals with. My husband & I were able to complete two wholesale deals within the first 60 days, netting us around $20K. We are now working with Zach to develop a plan to acquire enough rental properties to replace our active income, and retire on our terms. Oh, and we are also house hacking to add another rental to our portfolio. I can truly give Zach the highest recommendation to anyone that works with him! He is very knowledgeable about many areas of investing, and is prompt to follow up on any questions we had. I am confident that with his help, we will achieve our goals of building passive income to live the lifestyle we desire!
Relationship: Zach is our mentor. Written 24 Mar 10:01
I've purchased 3 homes through RentToRetirement and I'm currently working on my 4th! I've had nothing but good experiences working with Zach, and all those associated with his company! He helped me make a clear investment strategy to fit my goals, and then found the rental properties that fit my criteria. All the rentals have been pretty much hands-off! I just look forward to receiving a check each month! You need the right people on your team to be successful, and I would say Zach is essential for anyone looking to achieve consistent passive income in the right markets & right neighborhoods!
Relationship: Investor/Buyer. Written 18 May 11:25
I would fully recommend working with Zach for anyone who is looking for guidance in building a passive income portfolio. He is an experienced investor himself, so he knows what works, and what doesn't. I've bought nine properties so far in numerous markets (all through Zach's company or affiliates). It's been pretty much a hands off experience. The management company only contacts me to get approval for larger repairs or something they need my input on. Most my tenants have stayed for multiple years so my vacancy is very low. I think this is a product of investing in the better quality neighborhoods. I like working with Zach because of his professionalism and attention to detail. He has all the right people in place to help you successfully, and painlessly build a passive income portfolio. He's connected me with accountants, attorneys, insurance providers, prop managers, rehabbers, etc. to help me plan my retirement. He has lots of knowledge on creative deal structuring as well if that is something you're exploring. Overall I give him a 5-star recommendation, and plan to continue to invest with him for years to come!
Relationship: Client/Investor. Written 09 May 10:16
As my local real estate is way too expensive to get started & cash flow, I began to look into markets where it made more sense. I came across Zach who helped educate me on what it takes to buy out of state. He was very transparent, responsive and knowledgeable! We feel fortunate to have him on our team, as we've already learned so much working with him. With a boosted confidence we purchased two out of state rentals almost a year ago. They are going great with only the occasional maintenance item. Zach is now assisting us to use our self-directed IRA to purchase our 3rd property, and to be closer to achieving our investment goals! It is clear that with Zach's assistance in purchasing turnkey properties, we are setting the foundation for a long & successful investing career! I would encourage new & seasoned investors alike to work with him!
Relationship: Out of State Investor. Written 02 Aug 09:04
Zach has been a great mentor to me. He has given me some great advice and strategies to help me build my real estate portfolio within the Memphis, TN market. Zach really explained to me how to tap into various methods to refinance a rental property and tap into the equity to invest into your next property. He has opened my eyes to see that real estate investing is the ideal way to financial freedom. I'm now looking to purchase two rental property this year using strategies that I learn form Zach.... thanks for the encouragement, motivation, and knowledge.
Relationship: Mentor/Coach/Business. Written 06 Jul 10:04
I am working with Zach on acquiring my first investment property. I have found Zach to be very knowledgable, helpful, direct, and reliable. He has connected me with other real estate professionals and helped me locate investment properties. I look forward to continuing to work with Zach on this investment and on future ones as well.
Relationship: See reference statement. Written 10 Jul 15:19
Zach is a great candidate for anyone looking to purchase their first turnkey rental property. He made the process very easy to understand and made sure I was taken care of from the start. I would highly recommend working with him as I certainly will again in the future.
Relationship: I was his client. Written 12 Oct 10:11
I used Zach for my fist rental property purchase ever (in ohio) and he was kind enough to guide me through the entire process and even provided me with possible alternative financing solutions. He made the process very easy
by making himself available to answer all of my questions and the process was very transparent. Thanks Zach!
Relationship: Rental Investment . Written 01 Nov 06:43
When I first stumbled upon Bigger Pockets about 1 month ago, I was a like a little fishy in an ocean full of experienced investors and a sea of knowledge. I didn't know where to begin and I was in fact, quite nervous and lost like the rest of us newbies! When I saw Zach's name come across a list of reputable members, I remember screaming to my husband in excitement, "Honey, It's Zach! Our optometry friend that we met at a meeting a few years back!!!" What a small world it is indeed. I reached out to Zach instantly and in about a day we were on the phone just casually catching up and chatting about my real estate goals. He is not only smart and caring (because he is an optometrist!) - he is also very genuine in his desire to help. At first, like any newbie investor, I was drawn to the C class properties (because of the low price), Zach recommended that I focus my attention on B class properties and above, to help minimize my risks, since I am a new and out of state investor. Zach also has so many connections! He connected me to different turnkey providers as well as lenders to get my search started. I haven’t secured a property just yet, but Zach reaches out to me regularly and is always available to text/chat when I need his advice. I wouldn’t feel comfortable with moving forward with any purchase without having him look at the numbers. If you are looking for someone that you can trust that has multiple connections at his fingertips, you will be well taken cared of with Zach by your side!
Relationship: Newbie Investor. Written 18 Sep 16:04
I saw Zach highlighted on a bigger pockets deal of the day and recognized in him a good investor and someone who really understands the system. I decided to get in touch with him and i am so glad that i did. Zach spent a number of calls and emails advising me on creative options for me to put a deal together including, analyzing property options, hard money lending and refinancing. Thanks to his advice, genuine willingness to help me and patience, we have been able to line up an amzazing oppotunity for my next investment!
He knows his game, has excellent customer service and is genuinely willing to help new investors even though he has thousands of potential investors for his turnkey investment properties. I hope to work more with him and bring other investors to him for larger deals too.
Relationship: Adviser and turnkey investment provider. Written 26 Sep 10:26
I found Zach Lemaster (RentToRetirement.com), through the Bigger Pockets marketplace. My husband and I had decided to sell our SFR in Arizona and we needed to take advantage of the 1031 exchange so that we could keep all our profit and place it in more investment properties. But where to find those next investments? That's where I saw an ad Zach had on Bigger Pockets. We called him and he jumped right in to help and started hooking us up with other companies in Ohio and Alabama that had turnkey properties for sale, exactly what my husband and I were looking for. We are currently in the process of purchasing THREE new rental homes through Zach and his contacts with our 1031 exchange money. Zach has always extremely prompt to get back to my emails and phone calls. He is so knowledgeable and really helped us with our first 1031 exchange. We are so grateful to him and his contacts for helping us move forward in our investment journey! I would highly recommend him as a key player in helping you along in your own investment journey!
Relationship: Investor / Buyer. Written 30 Oct 13:31
am really happy with Zach and I am looking forward to working with him and his group again! He got me into a great property using creative financing, and was able to close in record time. We've spent a great deal of time on the phone discussing investment strategy and how to best build my passive income portfolio to eventually achieve financial independence. Zach is very knowledgeable and has always made time to take my calls and address all my questions thoroughly! I'm looking forward to using more creative financing to keep things rolling [email protected] 530-848-4415
Relationship: Purchased Rental. Written 29 Sep 13:06
I am new to real estate in the USA and my primary goal was to work with someone who could guide me through what i needed to do. I am a UK citizen and wanted to find someone in the US that I could build a solid relationship and trust with.
Along came Zach………….at first I had my doubts as to what he could deliver and the support I could receive from this individual because I have been shown the same gratitude from various people who said that they can do this and they can do that and yet no one has delivered other than cheap talk.
Zach has been very patient with me and has spent his time to provide me with answers to my questions and have been very satisfied with the level of support from him. He has never demanded a cent up front for services and is a straight shooter. I have purchased a property off him and being a foreign national from UK, he has provided me with a property with financing in place which was a priority rather than buying out right.
Everything has come together as it should do and I am very pleased so far with the results. The proof will be in the pudding when I get a tenant for my home. This to me is very important because it’s a complete package, which I can truly put my hand on heart and say that this was well worth doing with Zach and his contacts. It has eliminated time constraints in looking for professional services as Zach has always responded to any questions and this to me is a valuable source of friendship and business.
You might be reading this and think that I am a person who is affiliated with Zach and I can assure you that I am NOT!!!
If you need to get in touch with me, please feel free to email me at [email protected] to gain information on how I am doing with Zach and Co.
Relationship: UK Investor. Written 21 Nov 03:41
Would like to say a big thanks to Zach and his team for assisting us with breaking into the US market as a foreign investor.
Zach was superb during the process of us acquiring a great 6 package deal through rent to retirement. He helped us finance the deal and negotiated a great down payment with us as well.
He explained how the deal would work, assisted us with pictures, explained parts of the contract that were foreign to us, and introduced us to his networks including helping us to organise property management and insurance.
We would sincerely like to thank Zach and his team and i look forward to working with him again, and I would highly recommend him as an Australian investor.
Relationship: Client of Rent to Retirement. Written 27 Jan 04:16
I worked with Zach earlier this year to purchase my first out of state investment property. Zach and his team are very knowledgeable and respond promptly. I had many questions come up throughout the process and Zach was able direct me in the right direction. If you're looking to team up with someone who know's real estate, works hard, and is consistent with leading you in the right direction- Zach and the Renttoretirement team is a great option for you.
Relationship: Client/investor/mentor. Written 13 May 07:15
Being very interested in investing in real estate, my wife and I basically came to a point where we realized we were just putting off investing. Probably because of the unknown. We eventually came across Zach and his team, and thought, this might be the time. Zach has maintained not only great amounts of communication, he’s also provided us with huge amounts of knowledge which gives us the confidence to move forward with purchases. So far we’ve bought two properties which Zach did an amazing job for us to break that hurdle. We are very thankful for the work and time he has put in for just us. I’m sure he is doing the same for many others just like my wife and I. Can’t wait for more to happen in the future.
Relationship: He is our mentor. Written 26 May 20:34
Firstly, big THANKS to Zach for all the help!
I am passionate about RE Investment and I found this great forum last year and got in touch with Zach. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and very pateiently to try to understand my goal, explain the program, process, and help me to identify the properties for me. He responds quickly to my inquiries and questions (VERY CRITICAL for remote RE investment!!). I was able to acquire 3 off-market rentals "remotely" through his helps and his financing recommendation to fund the deal. I am excited to the succesful take-off of these three properties.
I look forward to work with Zach on creative financing future deals that builds from the initial three deals.
Highly recommend to any new or experienced RE investors to team up with Zach to realize your REI goal!
Relationship: Client / Investor. Written 31 May 11:28
I found Zach through BP about 6 months ago. I am an out of country investor, looking to find some buy&hold properties. I spoke with a lot of different groups mentioned on BP (Norada, SpartanInvest, etc), but settled on Zach for a couple reasons. He explained everything to me like I was a 5 year old (upon my request!), and he didn’t try to overpromise on anything. While the other groups probably would have worked out fine, I just felt comfortable with Zach’s approach.
The process was fairly painless. He sent over a few links to inventory that he is marketing, and I kept researching the areas and reviewing the links every few days. He put me in contact with a lender that I also felt comfortable with. After a couple months, I found the right SFH and put it under contract. At that point Zach handed off the details to the turn key provider (AWB in Birmingham). There were a few small hiccups here and there, but Zach was there to step in and get things settled immediately.
The house appraised for a bit above the purchase price, and the loan closed on Feb 19. I put a renter in the house in June. We eventually lowered the rent $55/month from the expected rent ($1,350 to 1,295), which I am ok with, but was quite frustrating at the time. I continue to monitor properties for rent in the area, and I feel that if I was a bit more patient or did a few exterior cosmetic fixes (trim trees, etc) then I could have got the $1,350.
Overall, I think Zach is a great guy to work with and I would definitely recommend him for a 1st time out of state REI.
Relationship: Client 2018. Written 08 Jun 04:33
This thank you is long over do. I enjoyed working with your team. You have people that enjoy their jobs and make it easier for a new investor as myself to purchase property. I really enjoyed the process and look forward to doing this again.
Thank You so much
Relationship: Purchased Property from. Written 04 Sep 10:18
Zach was extremely informative from our first call and email to closing. Zach continues to follow up with me to ensure the property and process has gone smoothly. He was instrumental in getting me my first deal and making it a smooth process. I plan to invest with Zach and his team again in the future and would recommend Zach to anyone! He is transparent and honest in doing business and provides all the information you could ask for.
Relationship: Worked with Zach on my first deal. . Written 24 Sep 09:30
As a first time rental property investor, Zach was very patient and helped walk me through the whole process from start to finish. I'd recommend Zach and RentToRetirement to anyone wanting to begin or increase their rental portfolio with as little headache as possible!
Relationship: Investor/Client. Written 16 Jan 17:18
While I have been following Zach and his work for last last two years, we just closed our first deal together. Zach and his team did a nice job partnering throughout the process. They were responsive, polite, and professional. I look forward to positive cash flows and diversifying my portfolio with Zach in the future.
Relationship: Customer of Zach's. Written 28 Nov 17:41
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Zach to find some out of state rental properties. Zach was very helpful and informative as well as being responsive to calls and emails. We hope to work with him again soon as we look to expand our portfolio over time.
Relationship: We bought several rentals from a company Zach referred. . Written 28 Nov 18:58
I found Zach through a video on BiggerPockets. Zach had a great deal in the video so I emailed him to ask if he had more deals like the one in the video. He and I talked on the phone and chatted through email and within a couple of weeks I had five great properties under contract. This is my first time purchasing real estate and and although I was determined to see it through every ripple in the pond feels like a tsunami when it's the first time. Zach has been there every step of the way and always had an intelligent, easy to understand, patiently delivered answer to the excessive amount of questions I've asked along the way (day and night, seven days a week). If you are someone who is just starting your journey and is unsure of every step Zach is your guy. From start to finish, contract to close, and even long term strategy after the sale, you are covered. Experienced investors will find excellent deals as well. His help has been invaluable. I will continue to do business with him in the future. Can't recommend him highly enough!
Relationship: Client/Investor. Written 19 Jan 14:31
I've worked with Zach's team for a couple years now and things are going very well. I've bought properties in multiple states, and now I'm focusing in OH. So far I've only experienced one vacancy, which was turned around in less than month so in terms of management I would say things are very efficient. As we all know management is key for long term success! The thing I've enjoyed the most is spending a good amount of time strategic planning with Zach on how to best achieve my passive income goals, and at this point I can honestly say that I will surpass my initial goals! Big thanks to Zach and everyone on his team! I can recommend them to anyone, and they are top notch in the turnkey world of real estate investing in my book!
Relationship: Investor on multiple turnkey properties. Written 12 Dec 19:52
Zach is amazing. From the moment I started interacting with him, I could tell he knew his stuff. He has a massive depth of knowledge and is always willing to patiently share it with me. The thing that sold me on him was that he was willing to spend many hours prior to our first deal helping me get comfortable with the whole turnkey process. He charged nothing for sharing his wealth of knowledge. He genuinely cares about helping people achieve financial independence. He is always patient, thorough, and professional. I cannot recommend Zach enough.
Relationship: I'm an investor being mentored by Zach. Written 31 Dec 15:53
Zach makes investing in single family rentals as easy as possible. So far I've bought 2 nicely cash flowing rental homes from him and I plan on buying 30 more! He is very knowledgeable in different real estate investment strategies. He is very prompt to reply also. Could I get better deals? Probably but that would require a lot of effort on my part. Zachs deals leave some meat on the bone for some instant equity and they cash flow with double digit returns! His deals are as turnkey as you can find. Most of all he is honest and fair.
Relationship: Buyer/investor. Written 23 Jan 22:40
We just closed on our first property with Zach. He's been very responsive, flexible and easy to work with. We plan to buy more properties from him in the future. Zach shared some great contacts with us too (lender), who we will also be using again in the future.
Relationship: professional. Written 18 Mar 13:59
We got our first 2 properties with Zach this month, we moved from 1 LOW ROI property to a 2 HIGH ROI properties very quickly using 1031 Exchange.
Zack made the process very easy, assisting us from beginning to end. It took exactly 30 days after our closing date:
- 1 Property sold closed day: 03/04/19
- 2 Properties bought closed day: 04/04/19
If you want a straight on business, knowledgeable, super responsive, sharp, professional Adviser and turnkey investment provider, Zach is your way to go.
Relationship: Out of State Investor. Written 08 Apr 19:25
It's very hard to trust people in this day and age but its good to know that some real gentlemen still exist. As new investors my wife and I had many options to choose from in the RE space. We decided to go turnkey for our first deal to simplify the process and get the ball rolling. We came across Rent to Retirement and liked seeing all the great reviews. Zach himself also had a great reputation so we scheduled a call and were pleasantly surprised.
He advised us in a general sense on entering the market and never pushed his company on us. He was exactly as he is on his podcasts... friendly, relatable and full of knowledge. He always responded quickly to our emails and even took another call to answer some final questions.
We are now in the process of our first Cape Coral build and looking forward to possibly another new build or one of the many other turnkey opportunities RTR has to offer. Zach is a great resource and we highly recommend reaching out to him with any and all questions. Thank you Zach
Relationship: Investor. Written 20 Apr 12:26
Zach is always available for any question. I have been in touch with him for a few years and when he opened up to new markets on the east coast, I started investing with R2R and I've been really happy with the level of support from him and the companies/partners he works with.
I highly recommend R2R for active people that do out-of-state investing. R2R is gradually becoming a one-stop shop where you can also get access to experts in legal advices, taxes, LLCs, SDIRA,...
Relationship: Investor. Written 26 Apr 06:49
I recently purchased my first property through Rent to Retirement. Zach was extremely helpful in answering any questions I had and I was very impressed with the professionalism that he showed. I now own my first rental property and am extremely glad I had his support in taking that first step.
Relationship: client. Written 03 Sep 10:00
I'm very glad I connected with Zach after hearing about Rent To Retirement on BP podcast. He is passionate about investing and eager to discuss options as he shares his knowledge. He's very responsive by phone and email and loaded with creative ideas and good information. He helped me strategically plan how to invest through my solo 401K with non-recourse lenders. I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Zach as I grow my investment portfolio. Whether you're a newbie, or advanced investor, I highly recommend reaching out and connecting with Zach.
Relationship: Investor/Mentor. Written 01 Jun 08:44
“Consistency is KEY” and this is what makes Zack unique with his TURNKEY company. [RentToRetirement]. This is only possible when you have passion for your work.
I have started by shortlisting few Turkey Providers and after talking to few, I ended up with Zack. (I do recommended you talking to multiple turnkey providers so you will know the difference between Zack and others)
I felt comfortable with Zack. His attitude and willingness to teach 1st time RE investors is great. He takes ownership of any issues/concerns and will make sure he respond back to you ASAP with the latest update.
I would highly recommend Zack to anyone who is starting to learn & invest In RE.
I wish you good luck Zack and please keep the same passion and continue to be consistent !!!
Relationship: Investor. Written 08 Jul 17:44
Zach has helped and guided me to closing on my first out-of-state investment property. With me being a beginning investor, Zach has been very patient in listening to me sort out my inner doubts/conflicts while also helping me better understand the stages of purchasing an investment. He has responsive teams in place that smooth out the process. He is easy to talk to, has had an answer for every question I've had and has helped me feel more confident in making big decisions. His mix of reassuring wisdom and genuine passion for real estate is special and I am grateful to have him as a resource. I am now waiting for my first payment. Otherwise, I am looking forward to strategizing with him, and seeing how I can expand my portfolio from here! I would fully recommend scheduling a call with Zach. Feel free to contact me on my biggerpockets profile if you have any further questions. Thank you Zach!
Relationship: Coach/Investor. Written 04 Sep 11:32
I just purchased my first turn key investment using Zach. I’ve been investing in real estate for about 20 years and this is one of the easiest transactions I’ve ever completed . Zach thanks for making the process very painless . Zach was very prompt dealing with my concerns. Zach is an excellent communicator. Look forward to our next deal.
Relationship: Purchased a turn key property. . Written 13 Sep 08:12
I got my first property through connections Zach has in the Kansas City market. He was very helpful and prompt whenever I had questions or concerns and now I've got a property cash flowing! Thank you Zach!
Relationship: Worked with Zach to find a turnkey property. Written 08 Oct 12:29
Zack is, in one word, excellent! We can use other words to describe him like patient, thorough, professional, considerate, prompt, and able to put our needs first. As first time investors, he made this experience comfortable and simple. He answered all of our questions and was sure that we were confident with every move we made. Furthermore, he is extremely trustworthy. He had facts and reputable sources for every thing he told us to do. We highly recommend Zach to anyone interested in real estate investment!
Relationship: Professional . Written 09 Oct 20:40
I'd like to say that Zach has been very instrumental in helping me grow my investment portfolio fairly quickly over the last year. I plan on continuing consulting with him on my investment strategy moving forward.
The thing I appreciate most is he has "over delivered" on the transactions we've been involved with, and it is much appreciated.
Relationship: investor client. Written 24 Feb 13:19
Currently being guided by Zach on my first couple of turnkeys. The process so far has been smooth and can’t wait for everything to close in the next month. Zach has been very helpful to me despite being a very busy individual, so i appreciate him taking out the time to go over every aspect of the process. Not to mention the added gems he drops regarding other aspects of investing. At the moment he is mentoring me on the strategy of investing through my self-directed IRA, which i don’t know a whole lot about, but will be considering for my next couple of purchases. From what i have gathered, Zach has a passion for helping people reach their dreams of financial freedom and as i get further along in my career, i can only say that Zach’s help will undoubtably be priceless. So, all and all i recommend first time and seasoned investors to give Zach and his team a chance to not only increase your cashflow but to broaden your knowledge of the RE investment space!
Thanks in advance Zach for everything!🙏
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Relationship: Investor/Buyer, Mentor/Coach, Friends. Written 19 Oct 11:52
It has been a pleasant experience working with Zach on buying my first out of state investment property. He was so patient and replying back to my queries that I had texted him at odd times
Definitely, I learnt a lot interacting with him about real estate investments and had introduced me to the best lenders and property management companies in the country.
Definitely, looking forward to invest in more properties with him
Relationship: Investor. Written 12 Nov 21:15
I am in contact with RTR for more than a year now and I have communicated with Zach over the phone and over email multiple times.
He is the same person as he portrays on his YouTube, transparent, an educator, and with never-ending enthusiasm to evolve and improve.
I am very happy to find him and his company through random Google search and Biggerpockets. I highly recommend him if someone is looking to make passive income through real estate, regardless of your level in the game, and for sure for newbie.
Relationship: Real Estate Investment Counselor/Mentor through RTR (Rent to Retirement). Written 27 Jun 14:00
Connecting with Zach was easily some of the best time spent. His knowledge and willingness to help others eager to get to to the real estate space is clearly evident. He has a true passion for the business and a desire to inspire those interested to learn. He speaks practically and is able to relate to your current situation allowing him to give personalized advice. Very rare to come across someone who has been successful in the business world, yet still stay grounded and selfless and his endeavors. I look forward to continuing the growth of our relationship and working together over the coming years.
Relationship: Acquaintance . Written 04 Jul 08:03
Where do I start?
I closed on my first out of state rental with RentToRetirement back in November of 2019. Zach was very attentive during the entire process and helped to ease some of the stresses associated with closing on the property. Might I add he was also on vacation during some of the process and still made it a point to reach out and see how things were going. Top notch client relations if I say so! Need help with generating additional capital for future properties? Zach has the knowledge, tools, and team in place to help you achieve your goals if you're willing to put in the work. I sincerely appreciate all of the help and guidance Zach has given me during this process. Looking forward to future purchases with you and your team at RentToRetirement!
Relationship: Mentor/Investor/Client. Written 18 Jan 16:59
I first contacted Zach and Rent 2 Retirement over 18 months ago and now I'm completing my first 2 real estate investments with Zach and Rent 2 Retirement. These are actually our first 2 real estate investments ever. Zach and his team were patient with me and were always willing to jump on a call and answer any questions a new investor has. Once I was ready to pull the trigger and anticipating the slew of work that it usually takes to purchase a home, the opposite actually happened. Everyone Zach recommended were great to work with and only touched bases when they had to. I feel like I bothered the team more wanted updates than the other way around. Overall from this long winded review, I look forward to continuing my relationship with Zach and his team and I would recommend them to anyone looking to invest out of state.
Relationship: Current Investor. Written 24 Feb 13:28
Zach was always willing to provide information on the many, many questions I had as a new investor. He laid out information in a straight-forward and honest way. His willingness to answer all my questions on RE (even those unrelated to his business) exemplifies his willingness to help you out. I'd definitely recommend signing up at the RentToRetirement site and having a conversation with him to get you started.
Relationship: Investor/Mentor. Written 26 Mar 13:04
So many positive references was the main reason why I decided to buy turnkey property from Zach, and I found that every accolades lavished upon him were not exaggerated or off the mark. I would definitely purchase from him again... as soon as I get out of this COVID mess.
Relationship: Investor Client. Written 26 Mar 10:25
Zach just helped me close on an a 37-unit apartment complex. For a first time investor, that was a bit daunting to say the least. It would have never happened if not for Zach's sincere desire to help others to win at the real estate game. He is incredibly generous with his time and knowledge. He spent multiple hours with me to make sure all of my questions were answered and I was comfortable with the deal. The biggest thing that makes investing with Zach an absolute must, is that he leaves money in the deal for his buyers. He finds the property, does the rehab, finds the tenant, manages the property, and even lines up financing if needed. After doing all the work he would be 100% justified to also take most of the profit from the deal. but to Zach's credit, his goal isn't to flip you a turn-key property, it is to provide a profitable investment and to create a long term relationship. Perhaps, Zach recognizes that having a legion of happy buyers is better for his bottom line. Or perhaps, Zach just wants to make sure that the next guy is successful as possible. Either way, in my experience, Zach did all the work, let me keep the upside, and held my hand through every step of the process. Thanks Zach! I look forward to our next project together.
Relationship: I am a turnkey buyer and REI Student of Zach. Written 12 Apr 10:36
I have bought 5 rental properties (so far) through Zach at Rent To Retirement, and he has been really great to work with. He has talked strategy with me, answered a million of my questions (as a new investor I had a lot), and has gone to bat for me anytime I've had an issue or concern with any of the parties involved in the whole process (whether it be a title company, the lender, the company overseeing the renovations....anything). He really provides a high quality service experience and will help you every step of the way. I definitely recommend working with him.
Relationship: Client/investor. Written 09 May 19:28
Zach has been a mentor in the start of my REI journey. He coached me through my first rental and is now helping me start my wholesale business. I highly recommend Zach to anyone looking to add quality properties to their portfolio.
Relationship: Mentee. Written 02 Jun 15:13
Zach has been an awesome resource for my investment partner and I through these initial steps of getting our feet wet. He is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to.
We always leave the conversation feeling excited! Looking forward to more phone calls and more deals with Zach.
Relationship: Entry Level Investor . Written 02 Jun 15:11
It's been a great experience working with Zach and Rent to Retirement. I first learned of him because he was advertising on the Bigger Pockets podcast and I'm glad I reached out. Zach provides cash flowing turnkey opportunities in various states and was there every step of the way during the acquisitions process. Zach clearly takes pride in his work and went above and beyond to make sure every question I had was answered. He not only helps me purchase properties but we are also working on creating a long term strategy to meet my investment goals. It's been very valuable to have Zach in my corner to bounce ideas off of and get feedback and coaching. Something I'd add is Zach's professionalism in terms of customer service and handling my concerns. When there were things in the acquisitions process that made me uncomfortable, Zach was there to patiently address all concerns to make sure things kept rolling forward. Looking forward to many more acquisitions with Zach.
Relationship: Client/Investor/Coach . Written 03 Jun 14:21
I have been working with Zach Lemaster over the past couple weeks and his mentorship has been invaluable! He has helped me to examine my individual goals and has been instrumental in my strategic planning early on. I am a new investor in the area of rental properties and have interviewed 5-6 turnkey providers and am under contract for 2 properties with other providers. Having someone with his experience and wealth of knowledge has been exactly what I have needed. There are not many providers/individuals who will take the time to coach you as much as Zach and his team do. Zach has been very willing and patient even in my indecisiveness to help me develop a clear plan. He taught me something very valuable during a recent phone conversation and that the business partnership that you develop long term is way more important in your long term success than any property/properties that you are looking for. Although I am still early in my process working with them, I would still highly recommend working with Zach and his team. I am looking forward to purchasing our first property with Rent To Retirement soon!
Relationship: Client. Written 07 Jun 11:58
When I started on this journey, I was totally new to this rental property market and was skeptical about it. But Zach has made everything easier by staying with me every step of the way. From providing contacts for loans and funding to helping me thru my first deal when it hit a snag. Zach has been responsive to all my questions and often times go above and beyond to solve my problems. Even though our conversations does not always revolve around a deal, he was still very patient and helpful to teach me what I need to know to achieve my goal. I am confident that I will get to where I want with Zach’s help and I look forward to our long term partnership.
Relationship: Client/learner. Written 28 Feb 18:40
Around a year ago I decided to get into real estate investing.
While looking for different ways of doing so I ran into Zach's company Renttoretirement.
After a call with Zach in Nov of 2019, around March or so we began the process of closing on our first rental property. Throughout the entire process Zach and his team were there for anything we needed (even the newbie questions). They helped us navigate all of the paperwork and processes that go with buying a rental home and while it was our first time, they made us feel at ease.
If you're someone who wants to get into real estate investing, I would highly recommend you set up a call with Zach. I promise it'll be worth your time.
Relationship: New Investor . Written 28 Jun 15:15
I have enjoyed working with Zach to purchase my first real estate property. I am new to real estate and turnkey investing, and Zach was very helpful in answering the many questions that I had. He was easy to work with and flexible when issues popped up, and was generally quick in answering my questions. Would recommend to anyone looking to invest in a turnkey property.
Relationship: Client. Written 29 Jun 07:34
After trying to invest from overseas and getting off to a bumpy start, I finally found Zach, who was the person I have been searching for. Trusting someone to provide you turn-key real estate when you live on the other side of the world is almost impossible, but Zach beats the odds and delivers the who package.
Zach is a man of his word and has proven so multiple times throughout our business dealings. He helped me locate a market, property that suited my goals and introduced me to his local connections in the area which he has great relationships with.
I just closed on my first real estate deal through Zach and am ready to buy a couple more.
For anyone finding it hard to find someone that actually cares and genuinely wants to help, Zach is your man. Buying a house in a state/market you have never been to before is scary and so is putting up your life savings to buy through a stranger you met through the internet. That is why BiggerPockets is such a good source of
du-diligence for new and seasoned investors. I hope my post will help someone and give them the push they need to trust a good guy like Zach to get them a property and move towards their goals!
Relationship: Business Client . Written 24 Jun 23:28
Zach has done a great job walking us through the purchase and management of our first investment property. He was professional in assessing our needs, thorough in helping us pick a market and ensured we were connected to all of the right people. I would recommend working with Zach to anyone looking to start real estate investing.
Relationship: Investor . Written 29 Aug 11:26
Hello everyone ,
I came across Rent To Retirement on bigger pockets a couple of months ago.
So I scheduled a call to speak with Zach and tell me a little bit about his company. I’ve never had a mentor but Zack sure feels like one to me , he’s extremely knowledgeable and patient with all my questions. RTR has all the systems put in place attorneys ,lenders property managers . you name it ! I am looking forward to working with Zach and acquiring my first rental property. If anyone is thinking about building a nice rental turnkey portfolio I would 100% recommend giving him a call he’s big into creating long-term relationships with people.
Relationship: Investorw. Written 16 Jul 06:20
Zach is a professional in a true sense of the word. He knows how to create and deliver meaningful value to those he works with. Also, Zack knows real estate. I have had the privilege of working with Zach and would certainty recommend those I care about to him.
Relationship: Wholesaling leads. Written 23 Aug 10:14
Zach and his team were very professional right from the start. It started with a phone call where you can discuss your goals and Zach can guide you through the process. You can easily observe that him and his team are experts in their field and can answer questions in a prompt manner. He's well connected to point you in the right direction for any questions that may arise. I'm looking forward to purchasing more investment properties with Zach in the near future!
Relationship: Business. Written 23 Jul 10:18
As a California resident, I've been researching buying out of state turnkey properties over the last year. I've contacted several companies including Norada, Morris Invest, and Rent to Retirement. The end outcome was working with Zach to begin planning my investment/retirement goals. I picked rent to retirement because he is very responsive through text, phone calls, and email. In the last three months I've closed on three deals (1 Ohio Single Family, 1 Kansas City Single Family, and 1 Duplex), all with renters in place, with an easy transition with property management, and all cash-flowing 200-350 per property! Working with Zach is highly recommended and I'm excited to continue looking for more deals!
Relationship: mentor. Written 29 Aug 14:52
Zach patiently guided me through the purchase of my first rental property and provided a wealth of knowledge in addition to sound investment advice. I'm very grateful for connecting with Zach and I look forward to working with him and his team again in the future.
Relationship: Business. Written 04 Sep 09:27
I just closed on my first two properties and Zach was a huge help through the whole process! He was always happy to take my call and answer my questions or send me to the right person. The process took longer than expected, but went really smoothly all things considered. I recommend Zach and his team to all my friends and look forward to working with him in the future!
Relationship: Client. Written 31 Aug 12:59
I've purchased properties through RentToRetirement and have started my foray into the USA real estate with an initial phone call with Zach. It's rare to encounter someone like him in today's hectic world - he takes the time to talk to you, promptly responds, has a lot of actionable ideas and, most importantly, a lot of patience. All of this, together with his depth of knowledge of the real estate market and large inventory, is what makes working with him and his company a real pleasure. He's got the right ideas, right team, right connections for financing and overall is a phenomenal guy to deal with. Easy recommendation and I plan to work with him for years to come!
Relationship: Investor/Buyer. Written 17 Sep 10:14
My partners and I began our relationship with Zach in February of 2020 through a conference call. He began by asking us about our vision and goals. We found this refreshing because this allowed us to develop a foundation before speaking about specifics. Through our conversation he provided guidance and support that gave us clarification and more of a purpose in pursuing an investment. We recently successfully purchased a home and Zach was an integral part of the process.
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Relationship: Investor/Buyer. Written 26 Sep 11:11
I found out about Zach Lemaster and Rent to Retirement through positive comments posted on bigger pockets. I went to his website and scheduled a phone call he answered all my questions. I'm happy to announce we bought our first investment property with the help of Zach and his team. My partners and I are discussing our next purchase with Zach.
Relationship: invester/buyer. Written 29 Sep 09:34
I contacted Zach because I was interested in turnkey property investing. We set-up a phone call and he explained to me how the process works and how his business operates and finds properties. I decided to move forward with the process and he was with me step by step along the way to answer all of my questions and guide me through the process. My experience with Zach and his team has been outstanding and I plan to continue working with Zach for future investments.
Relationship: Advisor/Investor. Written 09 Oct 13:46
As a Seattleite, I set out to find a turn-key company to help me in securing passive income from SFH in the midwest. I interviewed/researched many companies and chose to move forward with Zach. He is genuine, responsive, and knowledgeable. He offers more than just a business transaction, but guidance on long-term REI goals. I purchased two properties from him in two different markets. Zach was quick to address any bumps in the road and advocate for me as his client. I am looking forward to investing in more properties in the future through Rent to Retirement.
Relationship: client/investor. Written 31 Oct 13:03
My partners and I had been looking to find someone to work with us, guide us, and overall, mentor us in purchasing properties out of state. Zach fit the bill. It is difficult to find someone who is not only willing to help you, but genuinely cares about educating and helping your business move forward. If you are unsure about working with Zach, take my word for it and do it. He is easily accessible via scheduled phone calls or emails. Zach is always there to help.
Relationship: Investor. Written 09 Nov 15:39
I am happy to have found Zach through BiggerPockets! I was lost and had no clue where to start. However, I felt a sense of direction when scheduling a free consultation. During my first purchase, I experienced some confusion and had several questions. Nevertheless, Zach was very responsive and I recieved timely guidance. Thanks!
Relationship: Client. Written 09 Nov 21:45
I've either purchased or entered purchase agreements on 8 properties through Zach and Rent To Retirement in 6 short months. He's been a rockstar throughout all of this and has made the process extremely easy. I'm from California and real estate investing has priced us all out of the market here. Zach has been able to help me find cash flowing properties in the midwest and other areas that I could've only dreamt of acquiring a year ago. Selfishly, I don't want to recommend him because I want his expertise to be all mine!! But all kidding aside...I completely recommend him and Rent To Retirement. They're professional, they're honest, they're helpful, they're patient (even when I send midnight emails) and they offer great cash flowing properties. Couldn't have asked for a better partner in achieving financial independence! Looking forward to many more deals together!
Relationship: Working Relationship. Written 10 Nov 19:52
Zach is AMAZING!
He's been supporting me with his expertise and brain knowledge in the RE investing world.
I purchased my first property with him and I am on the route to the second one as he is helping me build my portfolio and have been extremely happy with his counseling.
I really have pleasant interactions with him. He is so professional and holds his investors in a pedestal.
I feel so blessed I came across him.
Relationship: investor client. Written 11 Nov 08:18
As a passive investor, RentToRetirement aligns with my goal of building passive income through real estate. After a little research and a few calls with Zach, I decided to move forward with a SFR out of state. The systems and people he has in place made the entire process straightforward and easy.
Zach has a wealth of knowledge and insight coupled strong teams in each market that give me confidence to continue scaling my portfolio through additional RentToRetirement properties.
Relationship: Client. Written 16 Nov 14:27
Zach and his team with Rent To Retirement could not have made my first step into real estate investing any easier. Zach takes the time to help you with any questions you may have, and takes the time to learn all about his client. Zach helped me link up with a lender who was awesome to work with. Being that I have already closed on my first rental property with him, and have already received my first rent check. I can not say enough good things about my experience with him. In my situation, his pre-estimated numbers on my specific property were spot on ( I am actually cash flowing more than what was estimated). I can confidently say that my next real estate investment will be again with Rent To Retirement. I've read most of the BP Investing books, and it is safe to say that I have learned way more by getting my first rental property. I have already learned so much from Zach, and I can not wait to continue building my real estate portfolio with the aid from him and his team. Thank's Zach!
Relationship: Investment Advisor. Written 17 Nov 19:12
I finally made the big decision in purchasing my first rental property. I heard about rent to retirement from the bigger pockets podcasts. After a few weeks of crunching numbers and contemplating scheduling a call, I finally did it and it was great move. I spoke with Zack Lemaster and he was a pleasure to speak with. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question that I had. The process was easy and so smooth to go through. Had multiple mortgage companies that he recommended if needed, options for starting up an LLC, property management options. Zach was always answered questions by email if needed or is easily able to reach by scheduling phone calls on the site. Tamara also helped greatly with a weekly phone call throughout the mortgage process. All in all was a great experience and helped get the ball rolling with portfolio. Looking forward to doing business with Zach and Rent To Retirement again shortly. Definitely recommend reaching out and having a chat with them.
Relationship: Professional/Client . Written 22 Nov 06:22
Just closed on my 1st rental property purchase with Zach and the team at Rent to Retirement. After having been stuck in a "paralysis by analysis" phase for some time, I connected with Zach to explore my options with turnkey properties. Zach and his team are seasoned professionals who are knowledgeable, thoughtful and really work to help their investors every step of the way through the process. Wish I had made the call sooner, however I now know I have a trusted partner to help me build and grow my passive income real estate portfolio!
Relationship: Investor/Buyer. Written 08 Dec 14:02
I started my real estate journey back in the summer of 2020 when I was addicted to podcasts and reading books on real estate investing. I had a goal to get my deal done by the end of the year. Although living in an expensive market, I started to look out of state, and that's when I heard about Zach and his team at Rent to Retirement from the Bigger Pockets podcast. I was thrilled with my decision, as Zach and his team mentored me through financing to closing. I was not only able to meet my goal of having my first property; I exceeded it by purchasing two!
The most significant value when partnering with Zach and his team is that you don't just have someone just selling you turnkey properties but a team who truly cares about your success and helps you find ways to accomplish your goals. I look forward to growing my portfolio with Zach and his team.
If you have any questions about my experience, please feel free to reach out.
Relationship: Mentor . Written 03 Feb 07:17
Zach was very helpful from the very beginning of the process all the way through closing. He helped us establish a good plan in the very beginning and answered all of our questions throughout the process. We would definitely recommend working with him and we will be using him for our next purchase.
Relationship: Investor/Buyer. Written 03 Feb 02:51
I was referred to Zach and his team by a mentor of mine and I am sure glad to have reached out to his and his team. I wanted to start my journey into real estate investing but did not have the resources or experience other than reading a few books. Zach provides experience and connections that will help you reach your investment goals. He is a great communicator and has been there with me every step of the way. I have already closed two properties with him and will close on the third one very soon (all within 6 months!).
We have also discussed the many ways to keep building the portfolio and reaching my goals to secure financial freedom for me and my family. I am glad to have built a strong relationship with him and look forwarded to this journey with him by my side!
Relationship: Investor . Written 07 Feb 11:09
I personally invested in three properties with Zach and introduced a couple of my friends to his way, and have goals to do 1-2 every year with Zach. The return profiles relative to other turnkey providers are better, and so far, the rents have been coming in like clockwork. I believe their edge comes from their excellence in execution and scale. Real estate investing looks daunting at first but I would not hesitate with Zach. They make the process as effortless as possible.
Relationship: Investor. Written 24 Feb 10:32
I was looking to get into my first rental and actually signed a contract through Roofstock before meeting Zach. My gut was telling me something wasn't right with the deal - in terms of it being just "OK". I chatted with a friend about it who referred me to Zach. He was quick to chat and we reviewed that previous deal together. He validated all of the concerns I had in a very honest way (and even pointed out things that I didn't see at first). We then started to talk about what my goals are, what resources I have and where I want to be in a few years. (Passive income to replace W2 / building a portfolio as quickly as possible). He was generous with his advice and took the time to actually educate me on all the options. His wisdom in the field is so evident, I feel lucky to have him as a partner and advisor. Every time we chat, I walk away learning something and feeling more confident about my investing plan. Closing on my first property this month, and a second very soon! If you're ready to actually start investing in real estate and take action, I 100% recommend working with Zach and team. Thank you for your partnership, Zach!!
Relationship: Partner . Written 24 Feb 18:24
My experience in the OOS turn key space started in 2002. I have worked with most of the top providers and sales outfits in 20 plus markets as Lender. I am proud to leave this referral for Zach.. He has demonstrated to myself and my team a very high degree of Morals and Ethics in the space.. Puts his clients first and foremost at all times.
As with any real estate purchase proper representation is a key component for the buyer and seller as well. As always with real estate do proper due diligence and buy in nice areas and you will reap the rewards.
Relationship: we provide A an D for a few of his Vendors. Written 04 Mar 10:51
I've been working with Zach & RTR for a few years now, and have only the highest recommendation to leave for them. With their assistance I purchased 2 properties in 2016 in Columbus OH that have both appreciated in value over 50% within a short few years! I am now working with them to 1031 these properties to expand my portfolio into more rentals, when a few problems popped up. Zach effortlessly and efficiently guided me through the process to minimize my tax burden and allow me to keep investing with the most bang for my buck. The properties were excellent performing rentals while I owned them providing great cash flow & tax benefits, and have appreciated quickly allowing me to expand my portfolio & increase my overall passive income. Zach & his team have been an essential part of my success in breaking into the real estate game! I have had multiple conversations with them over the years to discuss various tax strategies & investment advice. I highly recommend their team to anyone looking to invest in real estate in some of the best markets, and looking for all the crucial, need to know advice along the way!
Relationship: Mentor/Coach. Written 04 Jun 10:02
I've had the privilege of working with and learning from Zach Lemaster and his team at RentToRetirement for over a year now. I initially found Zach when searching for reputable turnkey companies. He had glowing reviews on BP and so I reached out. 14 months later I can say the reviews are an understatement if anything. I only wish I had reached out sooner!
I currently have three investments with RentToRetirement and have referred them to friends and family members who have also benefited. These investments include a SFH in Little Rock, a build to rent new development in Cape Coral FL, and a canal lot acquisition also in Cape Coral. I've made great money on all three and plan to scale quickly with the help of Zach and his team.
Zach and his team made themselves available for an initial consultation and several follow up conversations to better understand my background, investment experience, current portfolio, risk tolerance, preference for cash flow vs. appreciation, and preferred investment strategy. He helped me identify a great initial SFH investment in Little Rock, AR. The process was the definition of turnkey. A list of reputable lenders, insurance agents, home inspectors, title companies, and other stakeholders was provided and Zach and his team made themselves available for any questions along the way. It was clear Zach had found the best vendors in each aspect of the procurement process and it all operated like a well-oiled machine.
There are a few things that I believe set RentToRetirement apart from other turnkey providers:
#1: They operate in 10+ markets and are much more nimble. Instead of doubling down on markets that may no longer be optimal investments, Zach and his team are quick to transition to new market opportunities both with their own portfolio and that of their clients.
#2: They offer more than just the traditional SFH turnkey solution. From private lending opportunities, to short-term rentals, to multi-family units, Zach and his team have opportunities THAT THEY THEMSELVES are personally invested to help investors at every stage of their real estate journey.
#3: Most CEOs of successful turnkey companies offer some sort of "Master Course or Mastermind Group or Master xyz" and charge tens of thousands for the privilege. Not Zach. He has been gracious with his time, arrives promptly for every meeting, and never makes you feel rushed. For example, my Little Rock property appreciated a good deal and as part of a larger strategic conversation on scaling my portfolio, Zach helped me to see the benefit of a 1031 exchange to a new build to rent opportunity in Cape Coral, FL.
#4: Zach and his team have integrity when it counts. For example, with my Little Rock property, there was a slight hiccup with the developer and a subsequent dispute over who should receive the pro-rated rent since I inherited a tenant. Zach jumped in and used his own money to compensate me while he worked out the situation with the developer. He was more concerned about our long-term relationship than the money and that meant the world to me.
#5: Zach and his team focus on strategic discussions vs. just promoting more turnkey rental opportunities. Have questions on tax optimization or need to find an expert? Ask Zach. Have questions on scaling your portfolio? Ask Zach. Have questions on risk mitigation or need to find a good accountant? Ask Zach. The guy truly seems to derive great joy from helping his clients grow their own real estate portfolio in a way that helps them achieve their long-term goals.
I've been on BP since 2013 devouring podcasts, blogs, and forum comments, and I can say the team at RentToRetirement are in a league of their own. I highly recommend.
Relationship: Client. Written 30 Aug 17:11
In the last few years, in my role as CEO of Lendai, I had the privilege to work with and meet hundreds of real estate professionals. I have been working with Zach and his team at Rent to Retirement for the past year. They are among the best and brightest real estate professionals I have met thus far! Their understanding of the market is spot on and therefore are able to custom-pick for their clients the best deals for them.
Relationship: We finance his foreign national clients. Written 21 Oct 09:03
Zach is AWESOME! He helped me purchase 8 properties in under one month in order to take advantage of accelerated depreciation. I had heard of cost segregation studies, but he took the time to explain it to me, and to find me 4 properties in IN and 4 properties in OH. We had less than 45 days to close all 8 properties, and he and his entire team worked like rockstars to make it all happen.
He also introduced me to his legal team so I could set up REPTs.
I am already working with his team to purchase 2 more properties in Memphis, and 2 in Florida.
This is my first time doing turnkey real estate investing. I used to own properties decades ago and hated managing them. I am excited to see how this experience differs.
I know real estate is like any business and comes with ups and downs. I am glad I have Zach and his team in my corner to hold my hand through it all.
If you want a proven mentor and leader in this space, Zach is the man!
Relationship: client. Written 18 Dec 11:02
Zach and his team at R2R are second to none when it comes to customer service. I recently purchased a new build property in Cape Coral with a creative financing option that was recommended to me by them and I couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a TK provider to reach out to R2R! Happy to share my experience if you are on the fence.
Relationship: Investor/Client. Written 01 Jan 20:14
I have worked with Zach and his team on several deals now. Through my experience I have come to trust the quality advice and services provided. Any and all concerns become addressed in a timely manner. I would recommend anyone to work with Zach and his team.
Relationship: Client. Written 11 Mar 17:39