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10 Units in 3 Years and Giving Back While Getting Ahead BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

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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!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Get Your Ticket for BPCon 2022

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Find the Real Estate Professional You Need

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

Connect with Zasha:

Zasha's BiggerPockets

Zasha's Instagram




Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-668

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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!

Links from the Show

BiggerPockets Youtube Channel

BiggerPockets Forums

BiggerPockets Pro Membership

BiggerPockets Bookstore

BiggerPockets Bootcamps

BiggerPockets Podcast

Get Your Ticket for BPCon 2022

Listen to All Your Favorite BiggerPockets Podcasts in One Place

Learn About Real Estate, The Housing Market, and Money Management with The BiggerPockets Podcasts

Get More Deals Done with The BiggerPockets Investing Tools

Find a BiggerPockets Real Estate Meetup in Your Area

David's BiggerPockets Profile

David's Instagram

Rob's BiggerPockets Profile

Rob's Youtube

Rob's Instagram

Rob's TikTok

Rob's Twitter

Find the Real Estate Professional You Need

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

Connect with Zasha:

Zasha's BiggerPockets

Zasha's Instagram




Click here to check the full show notes: https://www.biggerpockets.com/blog/real-estate-668

Interested in learning more about today’s sponsors or becoming a BiggerPockets partner yourself? Check out our sponsor page!

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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