Age, how many rentals, and type of rentals?

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@David Adams

I started buying SF homes 21 years ago when I was 40. (You can guess my age). I knew nothing about nothing but knew I wanted RE income when I retired . I had a full time job that allowed me flexibility so I was able to manage my properties and still have a full time job . The first 30 or so I did all the repairs maintenance etc on my own . I had a giant learning curve during these years . Hardest part was between 35 and 50 rentals . I told people I was in purgatory during that time in my life . It was too much to handle on my own but not enough rentals for a full time maintenance guy . Once I got past that point I hired a full time guy for maintenance and continued to buy. Now I've got a couple guys working for me doing the maintenance . Have close to 100 doors (SFH & MF). I handle all of the showings. rent collection etc. working on retiring from my full time job really soon . It's been a wonderful ride and a lot of work but would not have traded it for anything . Good luck and always stay positive. .

32 years old. 6 properties, 4 duplex's. 4 on 15 year loans, 2 on 30 year. Looking to buy now

I am 35. I currently have 51 units i left my 9-5 at age 32. Best thing i ever did. I self managed until this year to help save money which i just kept on putting into the next deal. Second best thing i ever did.  Working on my systems right now so i can work from anywhere. 

Age 38

20 units (all multifamily and 1 convenience store) 

Started by buying a wreck of a duplex in 2016

BRRRRed it up the whole way. Own three 6-plexes and that duplex. Have yet to sell. 



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