I am a real estate investor and a buyers agent. Born and raised in Austria; went to school for mechanical engineering, got job transferred to the US in 2008 and was shocked about the prospect of a 401k instead of a pension and having my retirment depending on Wall Street. Like so many others I started out reading Robert Kiyosaki, went to every seminar I could find and was hooked. My first property was a duplex in West Milwaukee bought in 2010 as a short sale, which gave me my first experience as a landlord. After that I decided to focus on SFR's and started to buy REO's in the Milwaukee suburbs. I enjoy top to bottom rehabs and did some flips, but mainly buy and hold. Eventually I was out of the rat race. In 2016 I decided to take the plunge, quit my job in corporate America and focus on real estate as an investor and as an agent. Naturally about half of my clients are investors and it's great to see them grow and prosper.