Anna Kelley, REI Mom: Time and Money Freedom with Real Estate

Creating Time and Money Freedom with Real Estate, Anna Kelley, REI Mom

In today’s show, we’re interviewing Anna Kelley.  She’s a real estate investor who has created time and money freedom.  And, she’s the founder of REI Mom, helping women create a legacy through real estate investing. 

Where Real Estate Fits into the Cash Flow System

Here at The Money Advantage, we are a community of wealth creators taking control of our lives and financial destiny. 

It’s not enough to just make a great income.  You have to figure out how to keep more, protect that money, and finally, increase and make more through the right investing decisions.

Unique Ability Investing

That’s why we have created the 3-step Business Owner’s Cash Flow System.  It’s your roadmap to take you from just surviving, to a life of significance, purpose, and financial freedom.

The first step is keeping more of the money you make by fixing money leaks, becoming more efficient and profitable.  Then, you’ll protect your money with insurance and legal protection, and Privatized Banking.  Finally, you’ll put your money to work, increasing your income with cash-flowing assets.

Today’s conversation will help you look at your investing in a way that is aligned with your unique abilities, produces value for people, and puts your money to work earning a cash flow return. 

Who Is Anna Kelley?

Anna personally owns and manages a multi-million-dollar rental property portfolio and has ownership in over 2000 units as both an active and passive investor.  She is a General Partner, Sponsor & Asset Manager for large multi-million-dollar multifamily real estate acquisitions, and through Zenith Capital Group, actively seeks out the best opportunities for her partners and investors.

Anna currently has $52M in assets under management. 

She is also a frequent guest on Real Estate Investing podcasts, speaks at REI groups around the country, is an Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, and runs a local meetup group for Women in Real Estate.

Conversation Highlights

Creating Time and Money Freedom with Real Estate, Anna Kelley, REI Mom
  • How Anna Kelley started out in private banking, selling stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.  But realizing that her very wealthy clients made their money in real estate put her on a path to build true wealth.
  • Anna’s story of starting out in real estate with a failed flip, and then becoming a landlord before a homeowner.
  • The personal hurdles she navigated as she realized she couldn’t rely on a W2 job or entrepreneurship.  Instead, her family needed passive income from assets.
  • How she navigated the market cycles and lending requirements over the past 16 years.
  • Anna’s personal why to be able to be home with her kids allowed her to transcend obstacles.
  • The creative financing strategies Anna used to continue buying real estate, even when banks wouldn’t lend to her.
  • How she and her husband learned to be resourceful landlords when they were hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and had no money.
  • How Anna Kelley has honed her niche through testing, trying, and experimenting with various neighborhood classes, and why it’s so important to understand not only projected income from a property, but also balancing growth and preservation.
  • Transitioning from active to passive income.
  • Why you should use leverage for production.
  • How she’s working to find, finance, and syndicate large multifamily apartments.
  • Why the stock market is overvalued, and a correction has to happen. 
  • Real estate has a real value. There’s true, intrinsic value in property, but the stock market is primarily valued based on consumer sentiment.
  • Why it’s so important to master your money, so money doesn’t master you.

Find out More About Anna Kelley and REI Mom

Connect with Anna Kelley on FaceBook, at Anna REI Mom Kelley, and find her group Creating Real Estate Wealth That Lasts with REI Mom.  You can also email her at

Get Financial Clarity Today

If you would like to implement Privatized Banking, cash flow strategies, or alternative investments, so you can accelerate financial freedom, we can help.  We’ll review your situation to help you decide what moves are best for you.

To start the conversation, book a call with our advisor team.

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Rachel Marshall

Rachel Marshall is the Co-Founder and Chief Financial Educator of The Money Advantage and President of Marshall's Insurance and Financial Services. She is known for making money simple, fun, and doable. Rachel has built a team of licensed professionals (investment advisors, insurance agents, attorneys, tax strategists) to help her clients create time and money freedom with cash flow strategies, Privatized Banking, and alternative investments. Rachel is the co-host of The Money Advantage podcast, the popular business and personal finance show. She teaches how to keep more of the money you make, protect it, and turn it into cash-flowing assets.
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