Today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast is different than any other we’ve done, and probably not one to listen to with the kids in the car. Today we’re talking with Justin Escajeda, who overcame a life of crime, drugs, and homelessness to create an impressive real estate business, despite his ugly past. You’ll learn about the process Justin went through to build his empire and discover some unique ideas to help you create additional passive income in your life. Prepare to be shocked, encouraged, and motivated after listening to today’s show.
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In This Episode We Cover:
- How Justin got started in real estate investing
- The hard past he had to overcome
- His first screening experience with his duplex
- How he landed his first deal, a duplex in a low income neighborhood
- How he found his real estate partnership
- A discussion on seller financing
- The ins and outs of self storage
- Some of the downsides of self storage
- One tip for a storage unit operator
- Justin’s opinion on mobile homes
- His plans for the future
- And SO much more!
Links from the Show
- BiggerPockets Meet
- The Super
- Mobile Home Investing and Getting Started With John Fedro
- Storage Wars
- BiggerPockets Forums
Books Mentioned in this Show
- “The more people you network with, the greater your chance to succeed as a real estate investor.” (Tweet This!)
- “I try to negotiate with park owners because what’s in their benefit is my benefit too.” (Tweet This!)
- “It’s very difficult to do things the correct way, by the book.” (Tweet This!)