BiggerPockets Podcast 266: How We Used a Partnership to Buy 900 Units with Jake and Gino

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We’re not going to lie: It was hard to come up with a title for this episode because we covered SO much—productivity strategies, morning routines, growing from zero to 900 units, partnerships, 1031 exchanges. Whether you are a top performing real estate expert or still looking for your first, you’ll leave this interview challenged, encouraged, and fired up to make some big changes in your life! Jake and Gino are full of energy and even more full of knowledge, so get ready for one awesome show.

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In This Episode We Cover:

  • Who Jake and Gino are
  • The importance of having a picture in mind
  • Tips for having good morning habits
  • How they built ancillary businesses to support their real estate investing
  • Advice for finding the right employees
  • How to get into the first deal
  • How to balance being focused and building another revenue streams
  • Why partnerships are vitally important
  • What to seek in a partner
  • What their partnership looks like
  • Thoughts on using an LLC for each deal
  • What exactly cost segregation is
  • A discussion on holding properties forever
  • Their thoughts about 1031 exchanges
  • How they find deals
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “Have a picture in mind and just keep focusing on it.” (Tweet This!)
  • “You grow into your problems, and you outgrow your problems.” (Tweet This!)
  • “The fear is worst than the reality.” (Tweet This!)
  • “If you’re not thinking of creating value for the other person, then the partnership is not going to work.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Transactions are not going to create wealth; equity is going to create wealth.” (Tweet This!)

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  1. Great podcast once again guys! I am wondering if you could share your insights into what the ‘minimums’ are with the Big Boys like Freddie, Fannie or HUD, and which might be the best in a market priced on the lower end like the rural mid west where I am? We have 26 units in SFHs duplexs and four plexes right now with some paid off and quite a bit of equity and are looking to ‘trade up’ to larger properties. Thanks again for the great show.

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