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My name is Tyler Sherman and I have been investing in real estate for over 10 years. By nature, I am a conservative investor. The first investment I bought was an 800 sq foot apartment in Denver, Colorado. My first apartment did well and I bought 5 more apartments over the next 2 years.
I am a great believer in education. Your teacher can summarize all the knowledge they have learned and pass it down to you. My aunt, uncle and cousin have been investing in real estate for as long as I can remember. I asked my cousin how do you choose the type of property you want to buy. He didn’t have a good answer. I was looking for something along the lines of I pay X dollars for the property and it gives me a return of Y dollars. The training classes that I took helped explain a legitimate business philosophy.
Additionally, training saves you a lot of time and money. I often see new investors try to ask experienced investors how they run their business. It is important to talk with experienced investors but that is never a replacement for investment training.
While I was living in Denver I took a training class. The class taught you how to buy homes in other states and how to manage them from a distance. In the class they opened my eyes to investing in Atlanta. At that time you could buy a single family brick home for under $20,000. I moved up from apartments and starting buying homes.
Things were going so well in Atlanta we decided to move to Atlanta. Atlanta was and still is one of the best places to invest in real estate. Low taxes, major metropolitan city, good for business, many colleges, warm weather and a growing metropolitan area.
After I felt comfortable investing on my own I began taking on clients. I helped my clients purchase, rehab and rent or sell their investment home. Over the past 10 years I have worked on over 75 homes. For all of the homes I helped identify them, rehab and then get them rented or sold. I didn’t do all of the tasks on my own. My philosophy is to hire an expert and let them do their job. My job is to identify what their strengths are and let them do that task. If they are weak in a certain area I find someone else to do that part. People would often ask me who do I recommend to do a certain job. In order to be more efficient I made a website with all of this information on it www.HydraATL.com.
I have owned rental homes consistently for the past 10 years. I have worked with Section 8 in both Dekalb and Fulton County. I have done a lot of investing with self directed IRAs and solo 401 k plans.
I love doing real estate. I enjoy taking a home in poor condition and bringing back to life. I enjoy the friendships I have made as well at the REIA meeting and with the people I work with. In addition to enjoying real estate it has been financially rewarding as well. You have to invest your money in something. The bank pays you absolutely no interest at all. The stock market is a complete gamble. I was watching a documentary and one of the most experienced investors made a huge bet on the market and lost over $500 million dollars on one bad trade. If the experts can’t get it right what chance do we have. Everyone needs a place to live. There are more and more people coming to Atlanta each year and God isn’t making any more land in the Atlanta area.
As with all investing there are never any guaranteed returns. I do try to minimize the risks as much as possible. My philosophy is to build wealth over time. There are tons of people who pitch get rich quick schemes that hardly ever work. If you want to learn how to do things the right way, meet all of contacts, learn the systems that have worked for me and have some fun doing it then let’s work together. The most important thing is to get started now.
Hi, My name is Stacy Rossetti and I’m the owner of the South Atlanta REIA. I am a real estate investor. I am actually rehabbing 10 houses right now. Oh, and I own a storage facility, a commercial building, several rentals and the South Atlanta REIA. Plus, I have mentored, taught and coached students all across the country on how to get started in real estate investing. I have been a real estate investor since 2010.
I remember the first house I ever rehabbed. It was my own home! My husband and I bought it in the downturn. The perfect time to buy a house! It is on 12 acres with a house and a guest house. Before we moved in, we updated everything in the home. We did most ourselves, except the painting. I hate painting! Well, we had a $30k budget and it took about two months to fix the place up.
It was ours, so it wasn’t that big of a deal to us that it was so much work. Then, we fixed up the guesthouse ourselves also. That took us another few months and another $20k, but now, we rent out the guesthouse for the same amount of money that it costs us every month for our mortgage on the whole deal! Well, that kind of got us thinking about real estate and how we could get more involved.
My husaband, Pete, decided to start his own home inspection business. The first year was really hard getting it up and started, but he worked his butt off, while I had a full-time job. The best part about watching Pete grow his business, was that I got to help him in the office and I started to see awesome changes in him. He began to have so much more confidence in himself and he really started to grow. His mindset changed and he became this new person that I just was so envious about. I wanted to to have my own business too, not just work in his company.
That is when I came across a real estate investment training, much like the one that Tyler and I starting through the South Atlanta REIA. They walked me through each step and gave me all the tools I needed to start up my own real estate investing business. It was such a blessing and completely changed my life. It opened up many doors for me and Pete and we started to think BIG. After a year in training and doing my rehab, I decided to scale up and did 13 rehabs the next year! It was fun and chaotic at the same time, but after doing a few rehabs, I figured out that I needed to implement systems into my company, get organized and delegate. I couldn’t handle it all.
All of the systems that you will learn in the class, are exactly what I use in my real estate business. While doing all these rehabs, I also worked on setting up systems to wholesale and systems to manage my rentals. I manage everything in my office through Google Drive and I’m 100% electronic. I want to teach you how to do this also. We need to get your foundations for your business set up properly, so that you can run your business more efficiently in the long run.
You have probably noticed that I do a lot of marketing also. I want to teach how to build credibility so that you can find more money for you deals. I am 100% privately funded. This means that I just use friends, family and acquaintances to fund my deals. I want to show you how to do this also. There is so much money available! Let me show you how to find it.
The best part about learning to rehab, buy rentals and get started in real estate is that once you get going, the opportunities are endless. Now I own a storage facility, I’m about build another one. I have commercial building that we renovating now and flips, rehabs and rentals galore! Let me show you how its done. I love helping and teaching others how to get started in real estate and even once you do get started, how to scale up. I’m looking forward to seeing you at the academy.