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We work with real estate professionals to build comprehensive plans that help you achieve your unique definition of financial freedom.
As a real estate professional, you are dedicated to helping others accumulate wealth and achieve their goals through real estate. Who is helping you achieve your financial goals?
This is our core service for clients. We begin with a three-month onboarding process, and then we partner with you to implement your customized financial life plan.
*Fees start at $6,000/year based on household net worth.
*$5,000 individuals / $7,500 couples for a one-time plan; waived for comprehensive financial planning clients.
We manage traditional investments such as mutual funds for our clients. We do not directly manage real estate assets for clients.
*Fee based on assets under management; waived for comprehensive financial planning clients.
We provide limited-scope engagements for clients that need to review just one or two discreet financial planning topics.
*Projects are $350/hour; waived for comprehensive financial planning clients.
There are two meetings in the discovery phase and both are free – a short initial consultation and an in-depth Discovery Meeting. The purpose of this phase is simple. Your planner will ask “What brings you here today?” and we will explore what led you to the point of seeking a financial advisor. You will have as much time as you need to share your background, current life situation, and aspirations for the future. We will also thoroughly review what to expect from comprehensive financial life planning (read about the entire process here).
Several beliefs guide our process:
First, we know that simply naming far away goals like a certain retirement age or account balance is not enough to build a financial life plan that is uniquely tailored to the life you want to live. Second, we know that your true passions and relationships will be the ultimate drivers of your financial life plan. Third, we know that goals and life situations can change over time, so we iterate your plan as “life happens” and will be with you as a partner every step of the way.
During onboarding, we will have two in-depth meetings discussing what truly matters to you and your family. How do you want to spend your time? How satisfied are you with your current work? What do you truly enjoy? What kind of legacy do you want to leave? To prepare for these meetings, you will be given a series of exercises that we will work on together throughout the comprehensive financial life planning process.
The financial planning phase of our process consists of several in-depth meetings where we will help you get organized, explore possibilities, learn about investments, and of course, discuss the actual strategies we can use to achieve your goals.
We will cover every financial topic that matters to your family: retirement, taxes, debt, cash flow/budgeting, investments, employee benefits, education funding, inheritance, career progression, mortgage analysis, insurance, and estate planning. For REALTORS® and business owners, we will also review your annual business plan, expenses and strategy.
You will have access to a secure client portal to upload documents where we will create a detailed financial life plan for your family. Since we know that “life happens” sometimes, your financial plan will be a living document that we review and update regularly.
For clients that engage us in ongoing financial planning, we will be your guide and strategy partner as we implement your plan together. Every client will receive a customized client service calendar (example here). We will help keep you organized, connect you to insurance and tax professionals as needed, open and monitor accounts, give you investment advice, and much more. Ongoing financial planning fees are determined annually based on household net worth, but there are no contracts.
See your full financial picture and make better decisions about what really matters. Asset-Map is a tool that allows us to visualize your complete financial inventory on one page and inform progress toward goals.
With intuitive mind map-like diagramming, you can see and understand your finances like never before and as a result, make better decisions about your financial future.
Asset-Map uses estimates and minimal personal information, so it only takes about 10 minutes to complete. Start yours here.
Once complete, we will send you a free one-page PDF and you can schedule a meeting if you wish to discuss it.
Why? Because while markets are largely efficient in the long run, short-term anomalies are more like gambling than a true strategy you can rely on.
At Real Estate Wealth Planning, we believe that a financial plan is so much more than numbers and investments. A financial plan that you are