Wed, 23 January 2019
When you hunt, the prey runs away. But when you fish, you simply put a lure in the water and let the fish come to you. Tim Bratz likens raising private money to fishing: You provide value through education and intentional conversation—and then wait for the investors to come to you.
Tim is the owner of CLE Turnkey, a real estate investment firm focused on apartment buildings, vacation rentals and other commercial properties in Ohio, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Texas. His current portfolio consists of 2K units with a value of over $100M. Tim also offers coaching and mentoring through Commercial Empire.
Today, Tim joins me to explain how working as a commercial broker sparked his interest in investing and share the story of buying his first property—with a credit card! He discusses his transition from flipping, wholesaling and single-family rentals to multifamily buy-and-holds as well as his mindset shift around hiring a team. Listen in to understand the current opportunity around raising capital for multifamily and learn Tim’s approach to luring passive investors rather than chasing them.
How Tim got interested in real estate investing
How Tim bought his first duplex on a credit card
Tim’s transition to multifamily buy-and-hold
Why raising capital is the best use of your time
Tim’s mindset shift around building a team
The activities Tim outsourced first
Tim’s first six-figure hires
The current opportunity around raising money
Why multifamily is the safest investment
Tim’s approach to potential passive investors
What investors are looking for
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