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This episode is a bit different than the norm because I am the one being interviewed! JP Moses with realestatemogul.com interviews me about apartment building investing and raising money.

I talk a bit about my journey, the struggles I’ve had and why many people dismiss apartment building investing as a wealth creating strategy for themselves. We discuss the myths and realities of getting started in apartment building investing and how to overcome the initial roadblocks.

Key Takeaways

[4:02] Success is riddled with mistakes and failures.

[6:02] You have to be willing to operate in an environment where you can’t control everything and be at peace with that.

[11:59] Key components that make a deal worth doing.

[13:24] Why there is less speculation in commercial real estate than in single family investing.

[13:56] Very few great deals are going to be in your backyard.

[14:10] The best way to find deals in through relationships with brokers.

[16:35] Loopnet.com is useful in finding brokers to start relationships with.

[20:14] People dismiss apartment building investing for these three reasons:

  1. I don’t have the money.
  2. I don’t have the experience.
  3. It’s so overwhelming I don’t know where to start.

[21:40] Flipping houses or investing in single family doesn’t give you credit when it comes to investing in multifamily dwellings.

[22:25] If a broker is asking you qualifying questions they’ve already classified you as a newbie.

[27:00] Even in stable apartment building investments you need to be interacting with your property manager on a consistent basis, so you don’t lose touch.

[31:45] The right way to introduce yourself to a broker.

[34:55] Putting together a sample deal for potential investors.

[45:37] How to make money on deals you can’t pull the trigger on yourself.

[48:29] Don’t spend money in the due diligence process until you are 98% sure you are going to get the deal done.

[53:04] Invest in your education. Everything else can be achieved with hustle.

 

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