Aaron and his wife, Makiko, are DINKS living in Oregon. Originally, both had full-time jobs. Then, Aaron’s mom suffered from failing health and decided to move in with them. Aaron decided not to sell his mother’s house. Instead, he kept it and rented it out so his mother would have a steady source of income from the rental in addition to her social security and small IRA savings. Aaron enjoyed being a landlord, so he bought another rental property that he and Makiko could have as an income stream. As he continued to add properties, he decided to quit his full-time job and manage the properties full-time. He now owns over 40 properties. If you, too, dream of eventually managing properties full-time, there are a number of excellent resources to learn how to invest in real estate.
Resources to Learn How to Invest in Real Estate
Podcasts and Facebook groups can be a great way to learn how to invest in real estate.
If you learn best by listening to podcasts, you can go wrong by listening to one of these podcasts.
Ask anyone who is interested in real estate what podcast is best, and they will undoubtedly recommend Bigger Pockets. A new podcast is uploaded once a week. However, if you want to listen more frequently, they have nearly 500 previous podcasts you can access.
The podcast, hosted by Brandon Turner and David Greene, features interviews with real estate investors from all walks of life.
Real Estate Rookie
Brought to you by Bigger Pockets, the Real Estate Rookie podcast targets beginners. Hosted by Ashley Kehr and Tony J Robinson, Real Estate Rookie helps newbies through the process of buying their first rental property. Podcasts are uploaded twice a week, and there are over 100 previous podcasts you can access.
Rental Rookie is hosted by Emily Du Plessis and her husband, Kirk. Emily was a school teacher, but she started investing in real estate to get more flexibility in her schedule. Then, she moved to full-time real estate. Her podcast is designed to help real estate newbies learn the ins and outs of buying property. She also seeks to create a community of investors. To that end, Emily also has a Facebook group, Rental Rookie Community.
If you prefer a more engaging resource to learn how to invest in real estate, consider Facebook groups. You can ask questions and read about others’ experiences in these groups. Of course, you can join the Rental Rookie Community, as mentioned above, and Real Estate Rookie also has a Facebook group, but there are other groups available.
Are you a woman who wants to achieve financial independence through real estate? If so, this may be the group for you. At 18,000 members strong, you’ll find many experts as well as newbies learning how to make money through real estate.
Fans of Bigger Pockets
Fans of Bigger Pockets has created their own Facebook group (not affiliated with the Bigger Pockets podcast). This group is 67,000 members strong and includes both experienced real estate investors and newbies.
Real estate investing can be lucrative. However, even if you don’t earn a fortune, you can replace your full-time job and have more free time as a real estate investor than you had with your 9-to-5 job. You can try signing up on Groundfloor to make a start on your real estate investing. They offer short-term, high-yield real estate debt investments to the general public at your own terms.
Hopefully, these resources to learn how to invest in real estate will help you determine if this type of investing is right for you. For my friend Aaron and his wife Makiko, real estate investing is the perfect fit.