Fri, 28 June 2019
Don’t think you have the time to start investing in multifamily? Anna Kelley is a wife and mother of 4 who worked a demanding full-time job AND built a real estate portfolio on the side, working 82 hours a week for nearly 5 years. She argues that sacrificing your time for a couple of years to buy yourself decades of financial freedom is well worth it. But you’ve got to be willing to take consistent action—even when it’s hard.
Anna is a seasoned real estate investor with a rental portfolio valued at $12.5M. She is also an Amazon bestselling author and sought-after speaker in the realm of buy-and-hold investing, creative financing, vacation rentals, women in real estate, and multifamily investing. Anna has coached several new investors through their first deal, and she is dedicated to educating others on the benefits of multifamily real estate investing.
Today, Anna joins me to discuss how she executed on a 5-year plan to quit her job with real estate investing. She shares her new emphasis on work-life balance, explaining how she is still working hard but making time to focus on her health and family. Anna also offers insight on why she struggled with the decision to quit her job and how that uncertainty inspired her to joint venture and scale up. Listen in for Anna’s advice around finding partners with complementary skills and learn how to MAKE the time to achieve financial freedom!
How Anna’s life has changed since quitting her job
Anna’s new emphasis on work-life balance
Why Anna questioned the decision to quit her job
How Anna got started investing in real estate
Anna’s five-year plan to replace her income
Anna’s decision to scale up to larger multifamily properties
Anna’s investing advice for her younger self
Anna’s strategic approach to syndicating deals
Anna’s advice around joint venturing
Anna’s insight for aspiring multifamily investors
Anna’s response to the lack of time argument
How Anna got through the difficult times
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Thu, 20 June 2019
The beautiful thing about achieving financial freedom is that it gives you the means to give back. Of all the investors I know, the majority who quit their jobs with multifamily go on to pursue a greater purpose, using real estate as a vehicle to make other’s lives better.
Reed Goossens is a real estate entrepreneur and Managing Partner of Wildhorn Capital. He moved to the New York from his native Australia in 2012, and since then, Reed has grown a portfolio of 1,100 multifamily units. He has been involved with $500M-worth of large-scale commercial construction and development projects in Australia, the UK and the US. Reed is also the host of the Investing in the US podcast and author of Investing in the US: The Ultimate Guide to US Real Estate.
Today, Reed joins me to discuss how his life is different now that he’s financially free and why he’s using the platform he created through real estate to raise cancer awareness. He also weighs in on the difference between productivity and activity, offering insight around the best use of your time as a syndicator and the value in firing yourself from repetitive or administrative tasks. Listen in to understand how Reed’s definition of success has changed to focus on his evolution as an entrepreneur and learn the #1 factor that helped him build a substantial multifamily portfolio!
Reed’s mom’s inspiring advice
Reed’s journey to financial freedom
Reed’s insight on productivity vs. activity
The best use of your time as a syndicator
Reed’s first hires as a multifamily investor
The activities that Reed categorizes as ‘black time’
How Reed’s definition of success has changed over the years
Reed’s mission now that he’s achieved financial freedom
The #1 factor in building Reed’s 1,100-unit portfolio
Reed’s advice for building a successful brand
How Reed is building a multifamily business ecosystem
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