July 28, 2018

Episode 12: Common Pitfalls in Real Estate Investing

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In this episode, John and Brian tell us stories about times they have failed while growing their company, from using disreputable contractors early on to raising the rent on a property they currently own. They also give advice on how to deal with failure and how to minimize it.

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Covered Topics:

  • Failure with contractors.
  • Failure with acquiring properties.
  • Current failure that the guys are dealing with.

Show Notes:

01:08 – The property that Brian and John purchased today and other recent happenings.

          - The best deal they’ve ever gotten on a single-family home.

04:08 – Failure.

04:33 – Failures with contractors.

          - Being careful with who to trust.

          - Not getting proper quotes.

09:55 – Acquisition failure.

          - Winning an auction for a destroyed house.

          - A house that the guys made many different types of mistakes on.

          - Dealing with higher-end homes.

17:06 – Adversity that the guys presently face.

          - Multi-family homes.

          - A property the guys own that is sitting half vacant.

          - Delegating and trusting people.

          - Challenges in growing the company.

20:55 – Viewing failure positively.

          - Using mentors vs. learning from doing.

Topic Takeaways

  • Accept failure and learn from it.
  • Do your due diligence.
  • Be open to advice from private lenders that you trust.
  • Don’t get discouraged when you make mistakes.

Tweetable Quotes

“If you’re going to an auction, maybe don’t make the first bid.” (Tweet This!)

“Knowing your market is a key component to being able to sell a house.” (Tweet This!)

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