Reaching financial freedom doesn’t mean grinding away for decades to finally retire. It may only take a couple of deals for you to create enough traction to quit your W2 or go full-time into investing. But what if you have a family and children to support? Surely there’s no way to hit quick financial independence with those responsibilities? If you’re still not persuaded, hear Zasha Smith’s story.
Zasha was working sixty-hour weeks, sometimes every day of the week, as a civil engineer. She knew that continuing down this career path would lead to long days, even longer nights, and time away from her children. After a quick Google search on “how to get rich,” she stumbled upon real estate investing. After her first successful home flip and her first rental property purchase, she gave her resignation, and the rest is history.
Now, she’s got a portfolio capable of providing her a financially free lifestyle, with ten units acquired in just three years. Mind you, this all happened during the events of 2020, meaning Zasha deserves even more credit! She’s currently using her wealth to give back to the community, with plans to build affordable housing throughout her home state of Hawaii. Her “give back, get ahead” mentality is surely working, and it’s something all real estate investors should try.
In This Episode We Cover:
When to quit your W2 and pursue full-time real estate investing
Finding off-market deals and beating Brandon Turner in his own backyard
Affordable housing and how you, the landlord, can help those who have limited resources
Masterminds, real estate meetups, and other ways to quickly grow your investing network
Real estate partnerships and red flags that every investor must pay attention to
Giving back to the community and mentoring others who are just getting started
And So Much More!
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Why I’m Investing in Affordable Housing for the Long Haul
10 Challenges to Seriously Consider BEFORE Quitting Your Day Job
Books Mentioned in the Show:
Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat by David Greene
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
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