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We created Take Action Real Estate: the website, podcast, created tutorials, wrote blogs and put all all of this together to help YOU. We want to share our experiences and knowledge and help you get started without making the same mistakes we did.
John has always been active on online networking forums. Due to that and networking constantly, he has a stream of investors contacting him for advice. "I simply ran out of time to help them all and respond individually. I really wanted to start this so we could help these investors."
Where We Started
In 2013, Brian and John did their first 2 deals together. Brian was having a hard time finding deals on the MLS. John had a couple wholesale deals when he was getting started. Brian had the funds and John was finding the deals.
A Partnership Grows
In 2014, Brian and John started wholesaling deals together. They flipped/wholesaled 14 properties that year. Brian funded and managed the rehabs. They shared marketing expenses and split the profit on these deals.
Time to Get Serious
In 2015, Brian and John purchased their first rental property! They went on to acquire 9 units as rentals: a 4plex and 5 single family homes. They also flipped 13 houses for a total of 19 deals done this year! John was able to quit his day job mid-year and they leased out a small 1 room office to work out of.
Time To Get Help!
In 2016, the guys doubled the number of deals they did from the previous year. They flipped 16 houses and purchased 22 rental units. They made the decision after the first quarter to hire Darius to help with property management. In December, they hired Katie for bookkeeping.
Double or Nothing!
In 2017, Brian and John hired two more employees, doubling their team in size! They also doubled their number of deals for the second year in a row. They flipped 20 houses and purchased 56 rental units.
Hitting Our Stride
2019 is going to be our biggest year yet. Our goal is to reach 200 rental units by year's end. We plan to do this by buying a total of 62 MFH units and 62 single family homes. Of those 62 SFH homes we plane to flip approximately 36 of them. We are excited for what is to come! We also had goals to add 3 more positions to our team (2 of which have already been filled!)
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