About The Original NoteBuyer® Team

Donna Bauer®

Donna Bauer®

The Original NoteBuyer®

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.”

Benjamin A. Bauer

Benjamin A. Bauer

Of Counsel

Ben is a Cincinnati-based attorney with a private practice focused primarily on serving the needs of the real estate investment community. Ben is an active real estate investor and serves on the board of the local real estate investors association. Being the oldest of Donna’s four sons, Ben grew up in real estate, having witnessed firsthand the evolution of Donna’s business from its inception. Ben first began getting involved with real estate in 2001 when he took a job with a local title company. During that time he had the chance to work with several real estate attorneys who had a profound impact on him and influenced his decision to attend law school.

Prior to entering solo practice, Ben worked for several years as a complex problem solving specialist and project manager for a neutral settlement services provider for mass tort and class action lawsuits. During his tenure there he had the privilege of working on several high profile projects, including the World Trade Center Disaster Site litigation settlement, which provided compensation to 10,000 men and women who were involved in the response and clean-up following the 9/11 tragedy.

Ben lives in Cincinnati with his wife Rebecca and their two children, Tenoch and Paloma. He is an avid musician and music lover and enjoys spending time outdoors whenever possible, whether car camping with his family or backpacking with friends.

Ben is admitted to practice in the states of Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, and Maine, as well as in federal court and the United States Tax Court.

Matthew Miller

Matthew Miller


Matthew Miller joined the team in 2017. His mission is to keep our web technologies updated, create more secure and accessible digital versions of our products, and maintain The NoteBuyer’s online presence. He’s also assisting in other areas of our business operations, so you’ll likely speak with him over the phone or via email if you have any questions about accessing your materials.

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