The supply of apartment buildings, of quality, of size is so small that when you triple, quadruple or quintuple the people that want them, the prices go up and they’re beyond price for perfection in my market. We did that 1031, which took from one house to five doors. We’re going to tell you what they’re not telling you. You need to qualify for loans. I looked up at 30 going, “Do I want to be these people?” The answer was no. I couldn’t figure out how to get paid. The market turns right. Welcome to the Bigger Cash Flow podcast, where each week, we share tips and tricks on how to grow your monthly cash flow and get out of the rat race. You have that. I’m trying to move someone who’s paying $1,000 a month rent to pay $1,000 PITI or maybe PITIS. I said, “I haven’t said one original thing in this whole book.” Maybe there are two original thoughts, one sentence each or something but other than that, there’s nothing original. I chose storages because it is the path of least resistance to a renter. I finished interviewing this girl, Leonie Fitzgerald who helps people go through their budget and find money they don’t know that they can free up. She’s 100% in. I’ve been trying to talk someone into doing it for a long time because if you’re a bank and you loan money to me for a rental house, you’ve got one payer that gives a damn about that house. I understand the reason why these storage facilities and apartment complexes are selling in such tiny cap rates. I woke up on that day and had 44 vacancies and that’s what scared me. They knew facts on my life. We went from eight doors to 80 at the peak. I was and she gets a lot of credit because this business will test you. They’re parking money there. You think faster so you can grow faster, but it ended up being your safety net instead or your life jacket. It’s a review of our history. I could have retired a couple of years earlier. That guy’s book had an effect on me too. Yes, I was a geek. 2020 ‎Life gives us unexpected things to ponder about. I go all in and I figure it out. I’m doing very well, Mitch. They said, “If it’s to the audience, can we read it?” I’m like, “I guess.” I wrote 1,200 pages. If I had known, I might have done some things differently for sure. It has a happy ending. The actuals are less than X and sometimes significantly less than X. Why real estate? I want the audience out there to know, for once in your life, not making a lot of money could work for you well. I believed in that guy. We highly recommend Rent a Podcast as the equipment quality, roominess of the studio, and accommodating attitude of Jeremy and Crystal make for an optimal experience. My circle of influence when I was 30, 90% of the people I worked with made my amount of money or more and they spent it all. I traveled all the time in my job. This got to be the most expensive university on the planet. At the time, I was buying 150 houses that year when I was wrapping up this book. When you were talking about when you retired, you didn’t own a million doors or anything. Is there anything we can learn from it?” I’m like, “Not unless you have a checkbox on the application that says ‘Are you going to get divorced?’ or something.” She goes, “Let’s keep going.” I was shocked. He says, “All your books have the same name. I started what I call sacrifice. Explorer Find similar podcasts. I had so few hours in the day where I could do my own stuff. Curated Podcasts Recommended by media. How do I know how many records got pressed? I’m not an economist but I lived through this and I saw it with my own two eyes and with my own money on the line. I have some housing that I bought during the crash that had 10% owner-financing on it or private money financing. I’m sure more people have gotten rich off of rentals than owner financing strategy simply because I don’t think people understood or even think about owner financing until someone shows them another side. Everybody is a syndicator now. You run your business. Did you ever have that moment where you’re like, “My bottom line says I’m supposed to make this much but because of the liabilities, I’m not making that much?”. Even so, it might have worked for me. Once I get it 90%, the appraisal is $7.3 million, not 90% but break even. In the middle of a recession, your rents were going up. I thought it was journaling. I was in day trading and then the tech wreck happened. I’ve documented how do you learn the market, how to run the numbers, how to build a team, how to create the business. I’m talking about the business owner, not the CEO because the CEO is still working in the business. When I get committed to something, I’m either in or out. My stupid financial brain doesn’t let me buy the ninth property and I know I’m nowhere close to being done. There are a couple of answers to that. Michael puts out great, easy to digest content every day. I went from making six figures a year day trading in addition to my job to losing all the $40,000 in the market. It doesn’t matter. If videos are more your thing, you're in luck. People don’t let you use their money because you don’t pay them back. What’s going on? We put 20% down at cashflows. If you can manage it from two and a half hours, you can manage it from two and a half continents. I paid $10,000. I didn’t want any piece of that. Sell it with owner financing, creating a cashflow that has a life. I said, “Is there any tree ordinance or anything out here?” They said, “No.” I bought a $630,000 piece of dirt, six acres, $100,000 plus an acre. Since I was the buying and the selling side, I couldn’t very well be selling while I was buying a house a day. I can learn it from people that weren’t better as well as I can learn it from people that were better because you can start to see some trends. You pushed through and survived. I was looking for a book that was somebody’s story that I could see myself in. I don’t know why you wouldn’t pick two concerned citizens over one, but they don’t have that money out there. Yellow seemed to be prominent but I didn’t want to copy the whole thing. It has a term and it has an end date but you can create great wealth and there are differences. I tried to copy Kiyosaki. I have a stack of business cards. Rents went up during the dot-com crash. We went all in. It was on my 30th birthday, I’ve always been focused and I take two times a year to self-organize and review myself. Learn More . It’s a different way of thinking. I almost quit because I told this guy who was a college professor at A&M. This story is going to be good for a lot of people because a lot of people can’t jump off the cliff and go full-time and nor should they until they’re positive that things are going to work for them or until they have some foundational income from the property. He goes, “Have you ever looked at commercial properties?” I’m going, “I don’t want a shopping mall or an office building. Be it a part of the complexes or rental houses, industrial leasing space, strip centers, commercial buildings, office buildings or whatever it is. I tell the truth, what worked and what didn’t work. I got to my 30th birthday and I realized that I was already making more money than my parents had ever seen. I was trying to get out. The “S” stands for servicing fee because I charge people for the servicing fee, cutting another expense off my side to someone else’s side. It’s not hard to figure out. This is a wonderful podcast for people who are into buying fixer-uppers. The people that take the time to figure it out will have a lot better retirement than the people that don’t. We take a bite-sized portion and enjoy life one day at a time. I’m nothing but authentic. It’s my cleansing. I was consumed with it and everything in my life is related to it. It challenged me to revisit what I was raised with. That wasn’t even recognizable to the bank because it was tips. They were all for the most part on their second or third marriage. Right out of the MLS. I didn’t know if that was going to happen either. The biggest stopping block for a lot of people is like, “I only got $1,000 to put into the thing. Busy Professionals need to know they have a way out. The title attracted me because I locked into that thousand houses. We survived the crash and we actually prosper because rents went up. He always Rich Dad everything. It’s a decent amount of money in anybody’s book, I get it. The other thing I did on my 30th birthday is I looked at my org chart. 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