Jeff is a graduate of Ohio Bible College and Cleveland Marshall College of Law. He was admitted to the Ohio Bar in May 1991. For nearly 25 years, he has been a full-time attorney with an active trial/hearing practice. For more than nine years, he has been the owner of a successful law practice.
Jeff has been a landlord and real estate investor since 1994. His real estate investing experience includes rehabbing, creative buying, long-term holding of numerous rental properties and apartment buildings, short sales in more than one state, private lending, and self-directed retirement account investing. As a frequent and popular guest speaker and teacher on stages and webinars, he has become recognized as a thought leader and innovator in the field of real estate investing, wealth building and self-directed retirement account transactions.
He currently represents established real estate investors in commercial and residential matters when the investments involve self-directed retirement accounts. He was a nationally-recognized authority in the area of short-sale transactions, disclosures and regulatory concerns. He was the co-creator of the Option Contract method that dramatically changed the short-sale process and transparently discloses “back-to-back” transactions for short-sale quick-turns.
He is also legal counsel to the National Real Estate Investors Association (NREIA) and Eagleville Bible Church, Inc.
He is co-founder and part owner of Venture Land Title LLC and Realeflow LLC. He regularly prepares deeds and other documents for local title companies.
He is the author or co-author of 6 digital books:
- “Understanding Self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts”
- “How to Hire Your ‘Dream Team’ ”
- “Understanding the Foreclosure Process”
- “Death of the Land Trust … in Short Sales”
- “Short Sales Done Right – How to Profitably and Legally Navigate the Short Sale Jungle”
- “A Guide to Private Lending”
Jeff, his wife Lorri, and their five children reside in a small town on the shores of beautiful Lake Erie in northeast Ohio.
To read what Jeff has to say on investing, entrepreneurship and life, you can always go to www.watsoninvested.com/blog.