Mike Butler

While working his full time job as an undercover police detective in Louisville, Ky, Mike Butler began his real estate investing career by buying fixer uppers and renting them to make extra money vs. working “off duty” jobs like most of his police buddies.

            Mike discovered very quickly how powerful investing in real estate could be for his family and quickly exploded his real estate business by buying 2 rental properties every week while working his full time job! Mike knuckled down and developed his amazingly simple and safe “push button” 5M Wealth Autopilot System" with Investor Books and Tenant Tracking to deliver true financial freedom for his family.

            His proven, simple and safe system allowed Mike to safely catapult his real estate business. In fact, he owned and operated over 75 properties before making a huge decision to hire a “part time” office help to work 5 hours per week.

Mike Butler has NEVER gone to a bank to buy an investment property nor has he used a private lender or hard money lender and he started his real estate investing with less than a  thousand bucks!

Now Mike Butler works when he wants to – as a Dad, an investor, speaker, author, lender, coach and trainer. His investing success has been featured in Money magazine, The Wall Street Journal Radio network and numerous radio shows, and his new book “Landlording on Autopilot” made the #1 Best Seller Book on business on Amazon and has become the training manual for thousands of landlords and property managers.

Mike Butler enjoys training millionaires and future millionaires and is a highly sought after featured speaker and trainer at real estate seminars all across America.

Be sure to visit his website at www.MikeButler.com for live investor training events, home study courses, and coaching programs.

            Mike Butler

K.R.E.I.A. is the Kentuckiana Real Estate Investors Association. Mike is a term past president and currently serves on the board of directors. Mike Butler is a recipient of the prestigious "Ed Melton Award."

NARPM is the National Association of Property Managers and Mike Butler is a Charter Member of the local chapter for Louisville and Lexington, KY.

NaREIA is National Association for Real Estate Investors Associations and Mike Butler has just completed a term on NaREIA's Board of Directors.

Principal Broker for his real estate firm, Vista Properties, Inc. and Vista Realtors.

KREE is the Kentucky Real Estate Exchangers, member.


w is a two term past president of KREIA and current board member, a charter member of the local chapter of NARPM, KREE member, and National REIA Director, and supporter of The Home of Innocents








WealthBuilding 24-7 LLC was founded in May 2002 after Mike Butler was invited to teach his complete bookkeeping system to clients of J. Michael Grinnan CPA.

Mike Butler had developed a very unique, efficient, simple, and powerful bookkeeping system for his real estate investments using the #1 Accounting Software. He had received many requests from successful real estate investors and his mentors to teach his proven system. In May 2002, Mike pulled the trigger and committed to creating a product now called, "TENANT TRACKING". This product is the result of literally thousands of hours of tweaking and reviewing different software programs. (Please go the TENANT TRACKING page for more details on the product.)


Mike was raised in the south end of Louisville, Kentucky and is the oldest of 7 kids. He bought his first house before age 20. In 1991, while buying another rental house, Mike met Ed Melton Sr., who introduced him to the Kentuckiana Real Estate Investors Association. From KREIA and by attending workshops and seminars around the country, Mike developed into a focused, aggressive real estate investor, who takes pride in avoiding banks to buy investment property. He is still very active in KREIA today.

   Mike realized early on that he MUST have a strong foundation in order to grow quickly and safely. Mike has reviewed many property management software programs only to discover they fell short of what was needed. Remember, property management software is usually designed for those who manage property for others for a fee. Those programs can cost thousands of dollars plus more for tech support. Mike has spent THOUSANDS of hours tweaking and  researching Quickenâ and QuickBooks Proâ. His method is getting the results that he needs.

    Mike has taught short introductory classes on getting started using these two programs and has been swamped with requests to “set up” investors with his method of using this program.

        He enjoys teaching and helping fellow investors; however, with so many requests, he decided to create courses that TEACH fellow investors how to use these programs to suit each investor’s individual needs. He's created programs along with  workshops for Tenant Tracking and Investors Books made EZ! Along with showing investors these powerful cash flow enhancing and profit producing tools of operating 100+ properties part time while working a full time job, many investors demanded Mike show them his insider secrets on how to make investing explode safely while working your full time job.

       Because of all the requests and demands, Mike has developed simple, step by step, easy investor programs and Boot Camps geared specifically to those investors who have JOBS. Mike will never tell you to abandon your job and take a chance with real estate investing. He won't buy your groceries if it doesn't work out for you. Mike believes you should SAFELY and aggressively grow your real estate so you can transition SAFELY from your job to real estate with absolutely no risk. Simply put, grow your real estate to REPLACE and exceed your job income, then make the transition.

   Mike admits the bookkeeping subjects are boring; however, like Rue McFarland says, “investing in real estate is a get rich slow program”. With effective property management and effective bookkeeping, you will get rich slowly and have fewer headaches, nightmares, and expenses. You will be able to spend more time on what you want to do in life and you will have all the detail to CYA.

    Successful investing utilizing TENANT TRACKING and  effective property management and bookkeeping techniques enabled Mike to retire in March 2000 after 13 years as a Louisville Police Detective.

Today, his rents exceeds 1 million dollars annually!

    Mike was featured Money magazine, June 2001, in the article “Can Real Estate Make You Rich?”. He is a Kentucky licensed real estate broker, a realtor, member of KREE, and a charter member of NARPM. (look for these groups on our links page)

check out his website   www.VistaKY.com to see his real estate in action!

    Mike thanks his wife Tammy, his daughters Rachel and Melissa, for all of their sacrifices, support, and confidence. Special thanks to the Kentuckiana Real Estate Investors Association. He attributes  much of his success to this association.



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