49 min

$10M Profit On Her First Deal?! It's Possible with Campground Investing Real Estate Rookie

    • Investing

Heather Blankenship was on a road trip from Florida to California, stopping at RV parks and campsites in between driving. She saw how busy these parks were and thought it would be interesting to own one. On her way back to the east coast, she ended up buying a campground in Tennessee for over three million dollars. She had no experience, no team, and no money. Now, that campground is worth over thirteen million dollars!

Although Heather was just 26 at the time, she was able to quickly adapt to the learning curve that the campground presented her. She grew her knowledge and skill set and now oversees around thirty million dollars in RV parks and campgrounds.

We talk about the many different streams of income that a campground or RV park owner can cash in on, how to score financing when buying commercial properties, what to look for in your due diligence phase, and how to underwrite these massive deals. For beginner investors, this can seem like a huge task, but Heather proves that even with no experience, you can put in the work to make massive financial leaps like she did.

 In This Episode We Cover

The benefits of owning a campground or RV park

How commercial real estate differs from residential real estate

Financing big deals through bank loans and seller financing 

Looking for commercial BRRRRs and value-add opportunities

Long-term parks vs. short-term parks and the benefits of both

Developing systems that leave you less reliant on third-party businesses

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Real Estate Rookie Youtube

Ashley's Instagram

Tony's Instagram

Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group

BiggerPockets Calculator

Rookie Podcast 100: Why Brandon Turner Encourages Rookies to “Start Small and Scale”

Rookie Podcast 101: Campgrounds: The Investment You’ve (Probably) Never Thought About

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Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/rookie102

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Heather Blankenship was on a road trip from Florida to California, stopping at RV parks and campsites in between driving. She saw how busy these parks were and thought it would be interesting to own one. On her way back to the east coast, she ended up buying a campground in Tennessee for over three million dollars. She had no experience, no team, and no money. Now, that campground is worth over thirteen million dollars!

Although Heather was just 26 at the time, she was able to quickly adapt to the learning curve that the campground presented her. She grew her knowledge and skill set and now oversees around thirty million dollars in RV parks and campgrounds.

We talk about the many different streams of income that a campground or RV park owner can cash in on, how to score financing when buying commercial properties, what to look for in your due diligence phase, and how to underwrite these massive deals. For beginner investors, this can seem like a huge task, but Heather proves that even with no experience, you can put in the work to make massive financial leaps like she did.

 In This Episode We Cover

The benefits of owning a campground or RV park

How commercial real estate differs from residential real estate

Financing big deals through bank loans and seller financing 

Looking for commercial BRRRRs and value-add opportunities

Long-term parks vs. short-term parks and the benefits of both

Developing systems that leave you less reliant on third-party businesses

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Real Estate Rookie Youtube

Ashley's Instagram

Tony's Instagram

Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group

BiggerPockets Calculator

Rookie Podcast 100: Why Brandon Turner Encourages Rookies to “Start Small and Scale”

Rookie Podcast 101: Campgrounds: The Investment You’ve (Probably) Never Thought About

Google Ads

Biggerpockets

ARVC

Campspot Software

Airbnb

Vrbo

Slack

Check the full show notes here: https://www.biggerpockets.com/rookie102

See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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