Donna Bauer, nationally known as The Original NoteBuyer, is one of the country’s most recognized authorities on Discounted Notes, Seller Financing, and Foreclosures.  For over two decades, she has shared her exclusive wealth-building strategies and helped thousands of individuals to create, build, and maintain financial freedom.   She is  a featured speaker at major real estate events across the country and has shared the stage with such celebrities as Donald Trump, Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins, and Dr. Al Lowry.

Donna started out as a typical soccer mom, babysitting 5 kids for a dollar an hour each.  Determined to find financial independence for her family while being a stay-at-home mom, she soon found the perfect vehicle—investing in discounted mortgages. Using none of her own money or credit, she bought and sold her first discounted mortgage and made over $5,000—quite a raise from $1/hr to over $500/hr!

Besides her own real estate and paper investments, as well as the numerous investments of her consulting clients and students, Donna’s resume is quite extensive, including all areas of real estate investing, such as owning a title company, managing commercial collateral files for a national bank, acting as loan officer for a large mortgage company, and managing a commercial office park, a downtown high-rise, and several large apartment complexes.

Donna is the recipient of the 2012 Jon Richard’s Educator of the Year Award for “Excellence in Note Buying Education and Training.”  She also received the coveted 2014 Noteworthy Industry Achievement Award for “Many years of sharing expertise in the note buying industry with all who ask.”

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Grant Schuchmann

Director Of Marketing

Grant Schuchmann is a Strategic Business Consultant for The Original NoteBuyer with a focus on Marketing, Systems, and Strategic Growth.  He has worked with Donna Bauer since 2011 and has a strong business background with more than 16 years in Business Development, Sales and Marketing, Customer Service, Project Management, and Financial Services.

Grant has attended a variety of universities including Virginia Military Institute, University of Cincinnati’s Design, Art, and Architecture Program, as well as Cincinnati Christian University.

His strengths are problem solving and teaching, and he is a man of high integrity and professionalism.  He is gifted in helping others discover and walk in their life purpose and destiny.

Grant’s favorite quote is from the movie Braveheart, “Every man dies, but not every man really lives.”

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