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Getting High Return on Investment through Co-Living Rentals with Johnny Wolff The REI Diamonds Show-Real Estate Investment Podcast

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Episode: Co-Living Tech Company Producing High ROI for Investors with Johnny WolffGuest: Johnny Wolff is the CEO & Founder of tech Company, HomeRoom.  HomeRoom is one of the fastest growing co-living companies in the U.S.  Johnny founded HomeRoom after a career as an analyst in Silicon Valley and then relocating to Austin, TX.  Big Idea:  Investors can obtain outsize returns by investing in co-living housing.  Co-living is a trend where many young people prefer living with roommates for social & economic reasons.  This trend exists throughout the U.S. and a new industry is arising to provide a professionally managed experienced to both residents & landlords.This Episode of The REI Diamonds Show is Sponsored by the Deal Machine. This Software Enables Real Estate Investors to Develop a Reliable & Low Cost Source of Off Market Deals. For a Limited Time, You Get Free Access at http://REIDealMachine.com/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:https://LiveHomeRoom.com/For Access to Real Estate Deals You Can Buy & Sell for Profit:https://AccessOffMarketDeals.com/podcast/View the Episode Description & Transcript Here:https://reidiamonds.com/getting-high-return-on-investment-through-co-living-rentals-with-johnny-wolff/Dan Breslin: Welcome to the REI Diamonds Show. I'm your host, Dan Breslin, and this is Episode 194 on getting high return on investment through co-living with Johnny Wolff.Johnny Wolff is the CEO and founder of the tech company, HomeRoom. HomeRoom is one of the fastest-growing co-living companies in the US. Johnny founded HomeRoom after a career as an analyst in Silicon Valley and then relocating to Austin, Texas, where, in both markets, he actually lived in co-living situations.Today's discussion centers around how investors can obtain outsized returns by investing in co-living housing. Co-living is a trend where many young people prefer living with roommates for both social and economic reasons. This trend exists throughout the US, and a new industry is arising to provide a professionally managed experience to both the residents and the landlords. Shall we begin?All right. Welcome to the REI Diamonds Show, Johnny Wolff. How are you doing today?Johnny Wolff: Good, Daniel. Super happy to be here and thanks for having me.Dan: Nice. It's an interesting business model. So when the booking agents connected us and floated you as a potential guest, I noticed this like, renting rooms kind of a thing, and it probably would be helpful to hear the origination story. Maybe what was the background, some of your experience, even pre-real estate investing? Certainly, a business model now. And then cap it off with kind of the business model as it stands today.Johnny: Sure. For the last few decades, I've lived with about fifty different roommates. I think it's kind of ongoing growth. I still live in roommate houses. But it really started after college. I lived in Silicon Valley. I worked in finance for technology companies and startups in the bank. And when you're in Silicon Valley, you rent rooms. You don't buy houses because they're all million dollars.And so we kind of developed different ways of finding new roommates on Craigslist and betting them, and then having really cool dinner parties. And honestly, our roommate house is like the hub. Some people lived alone, but they were boring. And people that lived in roommate houses, they're the fun ones, and they had the cool stuff going on.So I move to Austin, Texas in 2015 to invest in real estate more actively. I have been investing in single-family homes in Texas since 2008, which was about a year after I got out of college remotely and wanted to do that up close. And so I moved to Austin, bought a number of properties there in 2015, and turn them all into roommate houses.And it was difficult to cash flow. It's impossible to cash flow in Austin or very difficult. We can do it with home remodel, but it was pretty hard back th(continued)

Episode: Co-Living Tech Company Producing High ROI for Investors with Johnny WolffGuest: Johnny Wolff is the CEO & Founder of tech Company, HomeRoom.  HomeRoom is one of the fastest growing co-living companies in the U.S.  Johnny founded HomeRoom after a career as an analyst in Silicon Valley and then relocating to Austin, TX.  Big Idea:  Investors can obtain outsize returns by investing in co-living housing.  Co-living is a trend where many young people prefer living with roommates for social & economic reasons.  This trend exists throughout the U.S. and a new industry is arising to provide a professionally managed experienced to both residents & landlords.This Episode of The REI Diamonds Show is Sponsored by the Deal Machine. This Software Enables Real Estate Investors to Develop a Reliable & Low Cost Source of Off Market Deals. For a Limited Time, You Get Free Access at http://REIDealMachine.com/Resources Mentioned in this Episode:https://LiveHomeRoom.com/For Access to Real Estate Deals You Can Buy & Sell for Profit:https://AccessOffMarketDeals.com/podcast/View the Episode Description & Transcript Here:https://reidiamonds.com/getting-high-return-on-investment-through-co-living-rentals-with-johnny-wolff/Dan Breslin: Welcome to the REI Diamonds Show. I'm your host, Dan Breslin, and this is Episode 194 on getting high return on investment through co-living with Johnny Wolff.Johnny Wolff is the CEO and founder of the tech company, HomeRoom. HomeRoom is one of the fastest-growing co-living companies in the US. Johnny founded HomeRoom after a career as an analyst in Silicon Valley and then relocating to Austin, Texas, where, in both markets, he actually lived in co-living situations.Today's discussion centers around how investors can obtain outsized returns by investing in co-living housing. Co-living is a trend where many young people prefer living with roommates for both social and economic reasons. This trend exists throughout the US, and a new industry is arising to provide a professionally managed experience to both the residents and the landlords. Shall we begin?All right. Welcome to the REI Diamonds Show, Johnny Wolff. How are you doing today?Johnny Wolff: Good, Daniel. Super happy to be here and thanks for having me.Dan: Nice. It's an interesting business model. So when the booking agents connected us and floated you as a potential guest, I noticed this like, renting rooms kind of a thing, and it probably would be helpful to hear the origination story. Maybe what was the background, some of your experience, even pre-real estate investing? Certainly, a business model now. And then cap it off with kind of the business model as it stands today.Johnny: Sure. For the last few decades, I've lived with about fifty different roommates. I think it's kind of ongoing growth. I still live in roommate houses. But it really started after college. I lived in Silicon Valley. I worked in finance for technology companies and startups in the bank. And when you're in Silicon Valley, you rent rooms. You don't buy houses because they're all million dollars.And so we kind of developed different ways of finding new roommates on Craigslist and betting them, and then having really cool dinner parties. And honestly, our roommate house is like the hub. Some people lived alone, but they were boring. And people that lived in roommate houses, they're the fun ones, and they had the cool stuff going on.So I move to Austin, Texas in 2015 to invest in real estate more actively. I have been investing in single-family homes in Texas since 2008, which was about a year after I got out of college remotely and wanted to do that up close. And so I moved to Austin, bought a number of properties there in 2015, and turn them all into roommate houses.And it was difficult to cash flow. It's impossible to cash flow in Austin or very difficult. We can do it with home remodel, but it was pretty hard back th(continued)

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