Drew, a long-time real estate investor, joins Jason for the introduction portion of today’s podcast to discuss the pitfalls of trying to time the market, bulletproofing your properties and the downside of over-diversification. This episode finishes with a recording of the self-management expert panel of Jason, Fernando and Oliver answering investor’s questions during the most recent Software and Buying Event. If you have questions about moving from a property management service to self-managing your own properties this Q&A session is a must listen. Income property investors get answers to their real-life concerns about self-managing properties.

Key Takeaways:

[3:05] Drew sells commercial printer cartridges on amazon (shameless self-promotion) and invests in real estate.

[6:02] Was it a wise choice to buy a property in San Jose, California in 1986?

[9:57] Real estate can be a forced savings program for people who lack financial discipline.

[12:20] Be sure to have enough money to bulletproof your properties when you first purchase them.

[16:32] Don’t be a speculator, be a cash flow investor.

[22:54] Be careful not to over-diversify your real estate portfolio.

Self-Management Panel Q&A:

[24:49] Is it difficult to find tenants when self-managing properties?

[27:35] Make sure to take good photos of your properties.

[28:16] What are the best communication tools to use with tenants?

[31:20] How to facilitate move out inspections, handle legal infringements and qualifying for the real estate professional material participation time.

[39:00] These are the questions to ask property managers when vetting them.

Mentioned in This Episode:

Jason Hartman

Venture Alliance Mastermind

Hartman Education

Ink Safari

Cozy

Voxer

Episode: 731

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