What does it take to truly find success in real estate — especially when you make an average salary and live in an expensive city? That’s the topic of today’s show, where we sit down with David Greene, a full-time police officer in the San Francisco market who’s managed to buy multiple deals in the past several years through mass hustle and persistent deal-finding. You’ll learn how David finds deals, invests both in-and-out-of-state, and finances those deals on a cop’s salary! This show is sure to motivate and educate you to do more deals this year!
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In This Episode We Cover:
- Who David Greene is and how he bought a $565k house for $195k
- The challenges of renting out a house
- His tips for first time landlords
- Thoughts on credit checks
- How to use property managers as advisors
- Steps for buying property from afar
- The second hurdle he met while investing
- What you want in a real estate agent
- How he got financing despite his profession
- Looking at investing like the Golden Real Estate Warriors to save money
- The importance of working hard to reach your goals
- A discussion on investing in notes — the downsides and upsides
- David’s game plan
- Why consistency is key to reaching success
- And SO much more!
Links from the Show
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- Tenant Screening: The Ultimate Guide
- How To Rent Your House: The Definitive Step by Step Guide
- How to Invest in Real Estate with Just 5 Spare Hours Per Week
- Be Like Elon (image)
- BackstreetBoys Documentary on MTV
- Jeff Brown’s BiggerPockets Profile
- Compound Interest Spreadsheet
- BiggerPockets Instagram Post (Quote)
- BP Podcast 034: Virtual Real Estate Investing and How to Find Great Deals in a Hot Market with Anson Young
- Andrew Cushman’s BiggerPockets Profile
- BiggerPockets Webinar
Books Mentioned in this Show
- The Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon Turner
- The Richest Man in Babylon by George S. Clason
- So Good They Can’t Ignore You by Cal Newport
- The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller
- The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary Keller
- Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki
- “You can do everything wrong in real estate at the beginning. If you hold on long enough, it’s going to work out.” (Tweet This!)
- “You have to embrace that it’s hard and be glad that it is.” (Tweet This!)
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