Getting started in real estate investing is one of the most rewarding things that someone can do to build personal wealth and create a lifestyle that lets you prioritize the most important things in life. So, it’s no wonder that you hear a lot of talk about all the amazing things that real estate investing can provide, but you don’t hear as much about how hard it can be to get started much less stay established.
That’s why today I’ve invited my friend J Scott to be on the podcast with me and share how got started in real estate and what we can learn from his mistakes. You just might have heard of the name J Scott before if you’ve ever perused the internet even the slightest bit looking for real estate investing info. That’s because he’s been a big part of the success over at the very popular and resourceful website Bigger Pockets. J and his wife are the voices behind mic on the BiggerPockets Business podcast and he’s written a bunch of books about real estate investing. It seems I’m recommending that people visit Bigger Pockets at least 2-3 times a week to connect with other investors – so it’s a really great resource.
What’s really cool in this episode though is how J starts off by sharing how he & his wife got started in real estate; but more importantly, he talks about the ton of mistakes that they made. This is important because we learn from our mistakes and, if we’re really smart, we learn from the mistakes of others. J doesn’t stop there though. He takes us through his journey form budding real estate investor to what he focuses in on full time these days. He shares a lot of what he’s learned over the years and what’s working for him today. He even throws in a few of his thoughts on the state of the economy and what that might mean for real estate investing businesses in the near-to-mid future.
Watch and Learn:
Listen and learn:
- J Scott relives his early real estate investing woes
- What’s working for J Scott right now
- Which markets are working and which ones aren’t
- Joe’s “crumbled paper” hack for investor owners
- J Scott’s unofficial prediction on what the future of the markets might hold in store
Mentioned in this episode:
- J Scott’s Books on Bigger Pockets: biggerpockets.com/store
- Get Joe’s new book for free: REIsecrets.com
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