Chad Carson

Expertise: Real Estate Investing Basics, Personal Development, Business Management, Personal Finance
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Chad Carson is an entrepreneur, writer, and teacher, who used real estate investing to reach financial independence before the age of 37. He wrote an Amazon bestselling book
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Chad Carson is an entrepreneur, writer, and teacher, who used real estate investing to reach financial independence before the age of 37. He wrote an Amazon bestselling book Retire Early With Real Estate, and his story has been featured on Forbes, Yahoo Finance, Business Insider, GetRichSlowly.com, the BiggerPockets Podcast, How to Money, ChooseFI, and more.

Experience
Chad and his business partner currently focus on long-term rental properties and private lending in and around the college town of Clemson, S.C. Their portfolio of 90+ units includes houses, small multi-unit apartments, and mobile homes.

In 2003 soon after graduating from college, Chad and his business partner began real estate investing from scratch. They started by wholesaling and fixing and flipping properties. They also learned to rely on non-conventional financing sources like private lending, seller financing, and lease options, which remains their expertise today.

After surviving the 2007 to 2009 real estate downturn (with scars to prove it!), they transitioned to more of a focus on student rentals. They are also exploring private lending, small-scale development, passive investing in syndications, and real estate crowdfunding.

Chad, his wife, and two kids recently returned from 17 months living abroad in Cuenca, Ecuador. The trip was motivated by their love of the hispanic culture and a desire for their kids to become fluent in Spanish at an early age.

When not writing about himself in the third person, vying for the silliest dad award, playing pick-up basketball, or publishing in-depth posts and podcasts at CoachCarson.com, Chad enjoys volunteering with Friends of the Green Crescent, a local non-profit he co-founded. Its mission is to improve the local community around Clemson, S.C., by creating a network of walking and bike paths.

Education
Before real estate investing, Chad graduated from Clemson University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar finalist, Academic All-American, and a two-year captain of the football team as a linebacker (Go, Tigers!). Chad received a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences with a minor in German.


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