One Small Simple Step To Growing Your Network and Increasing Your Influence

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John Fedro

John Fedro has been actively investing in individual mobile homes since 2002 and in parks since 2016. Additionally, he’s been assisting other mobile home investors since 2006.

Experience
Investing since 2002, John started in real estate accidentally with a four-bedroom mobile home inside of a pre-existing mobile home park. Over the next 11 months, John added 10 more mobile homes to his cash-flowing portfolio. Since these early years, John has gone on to help 150+ sellers and buyers sell their unwanted mobile homes and obtain a safe and affordable manufactured home of their own.

Years later, John keeps to what has been successful—buying, fixing, renting, and reselling affordable housing known as mobile homes. Like almost every long-term investor, he’s made more mistakes than he can count. John discusses many of them on his blog and YouTube channel, where he shares his stories, experiences, lessons, and some of the experiences of other successful mobile home investors that he’s helped.

John has written over 300 articles concerning mobile homes and mobile home investing for the BiggerPockets Blog. He has also been a featured podcast guest on BiggerPockets and other prominent real estate podcasts, authored a highly-rated book aimed at increasing the happiness/satisfaction of average real estate investors, and spoken to national and international audiences concerning the opportunities and practicality of successfully investing in mobile homes.

John now spends his time actively investing in individual mobile homes and acquiring parks. He focuses on enjoying his time and partnering with other investors around the country to grow their own local mobile home cash-flowing portfolios and reputations.

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Welcome back,

Everyone has to eat.

One of the best things I did when I started my investing career was ask two active local real estate investors out to lunch to get to know each other and chit-chat.

I did not only ask this from these two investors but continued taking different investors and real estate professionals out throughout my first year investing. By year’s end I closely knew over twenty active investors in my market.

The goal of these lunches is not to simply “pick brains” and ask questions. Professionals do want to have their valuable time and brains’ picked for a hour by some new investor.

Instead go out with the intent to make a friend, learn about them, and ideally help these other investors in some manner.

The end goal that you make a friend.

The reason for this is because you can always call a friend for help or guidance later.

Helpful Tips:

  • Simple is good. Unless they object a Wendy’s Restaurant, Chili’s Restaurant, or any local favorite of yours will work. Do not aim to impress anyone.
  • As you are leaving ask if you may call them should you have any questions or concerned moving forward.
  • Understand what they do and what deals they are looking for.
  • Understand their family life and how they got into business.
  • Ask what they would advise you do at this point in your career.

Your challenge: Ask 1 person you admire and respect (or have been wanting to get to know) out for lunch sometime this week when they are free. Set a time, date, and location.

Then come back and leave the story of your experience and the benefits it brought and leave it in the comments.

Love what you do daily,

John Fedro

Welcome back, Everyone has to eat. One of the best things I did when I started my investing career was ask two active local real estate investors out to lunch […]