Property & Paper Summit 2020

Discover How to Build Wealth
Through Owner Financing & Notes!

  • Buy Property with Seller Financing: Never Ask a Bank for Permission to Close
  • Sell Property on Terms and Create a Note Worth Holding or Selling
  • How to Turn Owner Carry Paper Into Cash
  • Learn What it Takes to be a Successful Note Broker
  • Get the Truth About Non-Performing Notes
  • Go From Landlord to Lender and Leave Those Tenant Issues Behind
  • Learn How to Invest in Notes and Discover the Secret of Selling off Partials
  • Amplify the Networking by Staying with Us in One of our Lake Front Town Homes!! (see below for more info)

3 Day Summit

October 4th - 7th, 2020

Only 42 Available Seats

Intimate Small Group

Welcome! My name is Dawn Rickabaugh,

though some know me best as the "Note Queen"...I guess it's sort of a self-proclaimed monarchy. 😉 Through our small, family-operated investment company, I've been building a portfolio of seller-financed notes since 2009. I've helped many people get started investing in notes along the way. I frequently consult in real estate transactions that involve owner financing, and buy & sell real estate in Nevada (Carson City, Reno-Tahoe area).

When I turned my attention to real estate investing here in my new home town of Carson City, I realized that my knowledge of the note business gave me a competitive edge. I can do things my competitors can't.

Ignorance of the secondary market for seller carry notes is the achilles heel of real estate investors and professionals, alike. I'd like to help change that. My passion is to liberate & empower investors, buyers, sellers and real estate professionals in today’s market... to help people unplug from Washington and Wall Street and be capable creating financial solutions, just one Mom n' Pop to another.

When you master “the dance between property and paper” you can solve more problems and make more money... and have so much fun serving the people around you!! I used to be an ER nurse, but now, instead of tourniquets and gauze, I use my knowledge of notes to stop the $$ bleeding and maximize financial health.

Basic itinerary is as follows:

  • Sunday, October 4th: check in at 4pm (if you're staying with us in one of our town homes). The catered dinner networking party starts at 5pm in town home #619 right on the lake!
  • Monday, October 5th: the Summit kicks off at 9am. We'll usually go from 9-12:30, take a 2-hour lunch, then resume our meeting from 2:30 - 6pm. Most people usually saunter down the beach to Riva Grill to grab dinner, and then resume networking (& after-dinner drinks) in #619
  • Tuesday, October 6th: meeting schedule stays the same... 9-12:30 and 2:30-6. Again, no matter where you decide to have dinner, networking always ends up in #619 as we never seem to run out of booze & people who want to talk, laugh & make deals
  • Wednesday, October 7th: meeting schedule... 9-12 and 1:30-4:00. Lunch is earlier and a bit shorter so we can end by 4pm for those who are catching flights Wednesday evening. But no need to rush, because we have the town homes reserved that night, with check out time being 11am Thursday morning, so hang around if you can! We can always finish up Q&A after hours and spend one final night networking together 😉

This truly is a special event each year and I hope you'll consider being a part of it.

My best,

What You Will Get At This Year's Summit

Once You Understand Owner Financing and Notes, "The Dance Between Property and Paper", You'll Have More Options and Opportunities Than You Ever Thought Possible! Here are just a few of them...

Buy & Sell Property with Owner Financing, no Banks or Hard Money

Create & Keep an Effortless Spread, Passive Income out of Thin Air

You Can Sell on Terms and
Still Walk Away with Cash!

Make Solid Returns as a Note
Buyer or Private Lender

Broker Notes As Well as Real Estate for Grocery Money While you Grow

Non-Performing Notes and Real Stories of How They Work Out

What You Will NOT Get:

  • NO SALES PITCHES. No surprise $25,000+ mentoring programs. This is a solid introduction to seller financing and notes. This is a professional event for professional people.
  • NO INEXPERIENCED INVESTORS who ONLY talk about strategy and theory.
  • NO FENCE SITTERS…. The room will be filled with investors ready to make new relationships and deals. This is a place to associate and network with other note investors, including the Note Queen team.

Meet Our Speakers

Mike Ruscica 
Seasoned Note Investor

Mike Ruscica started buying houses for rentals in 1999 all because of a strong passion for real estate and a Carlton Sheets workbook course.

He was introduced to the non performing note space in early 2007 prior to the mortgage meltdown. He quickly saw huge opportunity in the discounts banks were allowing when purchasing these non performing "notes". After studying under his mentor he discovered there was not much competition in this space, as this used to be strictly a good old boys "Wall Street" type of investment/transaction. Mike has taken a Wall Street investment and brought it to Main Street.

"The nice thing about this business is I can do it from anywhere, heck I don't even have to be alive to collect the mortgage payments" Mike Ruscica

Gordon Moss 
“A Unique Approach To
The Perfect Financial Storm”

Gordon began his career in real estate in 1985 as a commercial real estate broker in Orange County California. He has been an avid student of the masters of all facets of the real estate and investing business for over 25 years. He now owns and manages a portfolio of properties and notes full time and today is very passionate and active in what he believes is the best real estate and note investment opportunity we will see in our lifetimes.

These 25 years of experience and focus give a unique perspective and Gordon takes great pride in the fact that he has a unique ability to make money in any real estate market. Over the last several years he has studied, developed, refined, and mastered several creative techniques that have allowed him to prosper and grow while avoiding the land mines in a very challenging and risky declining real estate marketplace.

Additionally, he has dusted off a few time tested methods of building a fortune that work now better than they ever did – but are overlooked or not understood by the real estate investing community. He enjoys writing, speaking and mentoring serious investors as a a way for him to give back as his mentors did for him.

He is a published author in several key industry publications (including “The Paper Source”) and frequent speaker and panelist at real estate, note, and investment clubs and meetings.

Tom Henderson 

Tom Henderson graduated from Texas A&M University in Commerce with a degree in Economics and Finance. An emphasis in economics and finance made a perfect match for entering the field of real estate and financing.

Tom began his real estate career in the 1980's in the complex field of exchanging real estate. It was here where Tom was introduced into area of creative financing and real estate notes. Investing in real estate for almost a quarter of a century, Tom is well versed in "no money" techniques, and creative financing. He is well known for sharing his knowledge freely.

Tom got his first note education from John Berven in 1980. In his class were such notables as Robert Allen and John Behle. Tom learned from the best, with the best.

Because of his no nonsense, creative techniques, Tom receives calls nationwide asking for his advice and expertise. Tom is a sought after speaker and writer, who teaches powerful, "money in your pocket" methods of acquiring and disposing of real estate. His specialty is owner finance notes, and applying the wonders of time value of money as a practical vehicle for creating wealth. Tom is famous for turning "poor quality" notes into astronomical yields, and his ability to satisfy both the buyers' and sellers' needs through owner financing.

Cheri Hill
Sage International, Inc.

Cheri S. Hill, “Wealth Protection Diva” & CEO of Sage International, Inc., is a leading provider of financial education, business development and wealth protection strategies. For over two decades, Cheri has taught thousands of business owners, investors, professionals and entrepreneurs how to properly structure their business and personal assets to safely grow, protect and leverage their hard-earned wealth from the Three Flaming Arrows of Challenge: Income Taxes, Liability Exposure, Estate Taxes & Probate.

She is a national speaker, best-selling author of Incorporate & Get Rich!, and host of the weekly broadcast Cheri Hill Radio Show which airs Thursdays, 4 pm on 1180 AM. Cheri has assisted thousands of real estate investors across America thanks to very early working relationships with Robert Kiyosaki, author of Rich Dad Poor Dad and Robert Allen, author of Nothing Down.

She will you understand that it’s not how much you make, it’s how much you keep that counts.

Abby Shemesh
Amerinote Xchange

Abby J. Shemesh is the founder and managing partner of Amerinote Xchange, LLC. Abby started his career in mortgage originations at the end of 1998 with IBG Financial, which was primarily focused around the creation first position mortgage loans (conforming and nonconforming) for individuals purchasing owner-occupied and investment, residential properties.

In 2000, Abby started working with Empire Mortgage Services Inc. which expanded his mortgage-lending capabilities from Pennsylvania to the entire east coast of the US. In early 2005, Abby learned of the secondary mortgage market from an account executive from Bear Sterns which lead to the exploration of the discounted note market. In late 2006 Abby made the full transition from the primary mortgage market (i.e. the lending of money and creation of notes) to the secondary mortgage market (the acquisition and management of notes). Today Amerinote Xchange is one of the fastest-growing, direct note buyers in the United States.

David Kurtzman
Seasoned Note Investor 

After two years in Africa with the Peace Corps and four years in Sacramento with the Air Force I ended up in South Lake Tahoe and started a 47 career as a real estate broker. That grew to owning a four office independent company with 55 agents. Real Estate sales provided a good living, paid for braces, put the kids through college, etc. The best thing I ever did, however, was listen to my original broker who said “do you really want to sell houses all your life?” That was my introduction to investing. My career has been a combination of management, sales, coaching and investing. While I enjoyed the sales side the real fun has been on the investing side finding opportunities, figuring out creative ways to handle unique situations and teaching others what I have learned by sharing the details of the successful and not so successful adventures along the road. It has been and continues to be an interesting journey.

Time Left Until
Property & Paper Summit 2020!
October 4th (5:00pm - 11pm), 5th, 6th & 7th | Lake Tahoe, CA


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Options for Reserving Lodging

Reserving lodging is super easy, simply choose an option below:

OPTION 1: There will be a few rooms available to rent in our Lakefront Town Homes at Lakeland Village, 3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd. This is definitely the primo option. You rent a private bedroom but share the rest of the house with other attendees, family style. Most people, even if hesitant, say that this was one of the most powerful experiences of the summit... getting to rub shoulders with speakers and other investors. Ideas are shared, deals are made and lives are changed in unexpected ways. I would encourage you to get up close and personal and grab one while they last!! 

  • Rooms are available for $549 for 4 nights (Sun, Mon, Tues, Wed). Town homes will be stocked with basic breakfast items, snacks & drinks. Choose this option through our site when you purchase your tickets.
  • 1 minute walk to the Property & Paper Summit venue 

OPTION 2: Alternatively, you can make your own private townhome reservation directly within the Lakeland Village complex by calling 855-802-3133.

OPTION 3: Make your own reservations at area hotels. Very affordable accommodations can be made at the Travel Inn across the street at 3536 Lake Tahoe Blvd by calling 530-544-2036.

Lakeland Village
Resort at Heavenly

3535 Lake Tahoe Blvd, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150 | 855-802-3133

Resort Accommodations include:

  • LOCAL GAMING & FUN: Enjoy first-class, top-quality casinos; HARD ROCK HOTEL & CASINO, HARRAH'S LAKE TAHOE, HARVEYS LAKE TAHOE and MONTBLEU RESORT CASINO & SPA, that provide the excitement, and fun that Nevada nightlife is famous for. (Complimentary Shuttle Transportation is available for guests)
  • OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES: Hiking and bike trails are available for our outdoor lovers!
  • SHOPPING & DINING: 5-minute drive to a wide variety of shopping and dining
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