169 episodes

The Invest Smarter is a podcast dedicated to providing insights on how to build wealth and create passive income streams through apartment investing so that you too can become a smarter investor. Released weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, The Invest Smarter Podcast is hosted by Simon Castillo. The show will feature interviews with real estate experts who share their experiences on their journey to financial freedom.

Invest Smarter Podcast Simon Castillo

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The Invest Smarter is a podcast dedicated to providing insights on how to build wealth and create passive income streams through apartment investing so that you too can become a smarter investor. Released weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays, The Invest Smarter Podcast is hosted by Simon Castillo. The show will feature interviews with real estate experts who share their experiences on their journey to financial freedom.

    ISP 169: How to Navigate Your W2 and Grow Your Real Estate Portfolio

    ISP 169: How to Navigate Your W2 and Grow Your Real Estate Portfolio

    Episode 169: How to Navigate Your W2 and Grow Your Real Estate Portfolio
    Host: Simon Castillo 




    Join our host Simon Castillo for a one on one Friday Look Back episode as he reflects on: 


    Tips to navigate your W2 and grow your portfolio.Setting aside dedicated office hours for your side hustle.Focusing on real estate-related tasks.Leveraging automation and services to help streamline your workload.Time is probably your most precious resource.Being efficient and set boundaries.Avoiding burnout at work and your side hustle.Having to have a point in your life where you can turn things off.Not leaving your job until it's costing you money.We have open investment opportunities. Want to learn more? Check out www.sastexascapital.comDownload our FREE E-Book - Multifamily Millions - www.sastexascapital.com On the second wednesday of every month, we have the Wealth and Whiskey Meet Up - For more information, head over to www.sastexascapital.com Looking for investment opportunities? - Learn more at www.sastexascapital.comWe now have a free private Facebook group! - Name of group: Wealth & Whiskeywww.sastexascapital.com - Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we have investment opportunities available 


    Simon Castillo is a real estate investor & business development executive from San Antonio, TX. Simon began investing in real estate in 2004 and is currently invested in more than $39 million of single family and multifamily assets both as a general partner and limited partner. Simon’s experience includes providing safe, stable returns for investors, real estate development, value add investing and investing for long term cash flow.   

    Simon is the Principal and Founder of SAS Texas Capital, a real estate firm focused on raising capital for the acquisition of value-add, class B & C multifamily properties. SAS Texas Capital has raised over $1 million in investor capital for the purchase of these assets.   

    Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Simon serves as Chair for the prestigious Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) offered through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President for the South Texas Chapter for the Risk Management Society, and serves on the St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business Finance & Risk Management Advisory Board.



    Connect with Simon Castillo: 

    Website:  www.sastexascapital.com

    Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9055ec64716e/newsletter

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384

    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 

    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg

    Tiktok - @sasinvest

    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 14 min
    ISP 168: Friday Look back - Unpacking the Latest Fed Interest Rate Decision

    ISP 168: Friday Look back - Unpacking the Latest Fed Interest Rate Decision

    Episode 168: Friday Look back - Unpacking the Latest Fed Interest Rate Decision

    Host: Simon Castillo 




    Join our host Simon Castillo for a one on one Friday Look Back episode as he reflects on: 


    The Fed's decision to leave interest rate unchanged.Why interest rates are so important to real estate investors.Interest rates are basically your cost of money.Investing in real estate is a capital-intensive business.Interest rate level can make or break a deal's profitability.The lack of real organic demand in the underlying economy should bring inflation back under control over the next few quarters without additional rate hikes.We have open investment opportunities. Want to learn more? Check out www.sastexascapital.comDownload our FREE E-Book - Multifamily Millions - www.sastexascapital.com On the second wednesday of every month, we have the Wealth and Whiskey Meet Up - For more information, head over to www.sastexascapital.com Looking for investment opportunities? - Learn more at www.sastexascapital.comWe now have a free private Facebook group! - Name of group: Wealth & Whiskeywww.sastexascapital.com - Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we have investment opportunities available 


    Simon Castillo is a real estate investor & business development executive from San Antonio, TX. Simon began investing in real estate in 2004 and is currently invested in more than $39 million of single family and multifamily assets both as a general partner and limited partner. Simon’s experience includes providing safe, stable returns for investors, real estate development, value add investing and investing for long term cash flow.   

    Simon is the Principal and Founder of SAS Texas Capital, a real estate firm focused on raising capital for the acquisition of value-add, class B & C multifamily properties. SAS Texas Capital has raised over $1 million in investor capital for the purchase of these assets.   

    Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Simon serves as Chair for the prestigious Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) offered through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President for the South Texas Chapter for the Risk Management Society, and serves on the St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business Finance & Risk Management Advisory Board.



    Connect with Simon Castillo: 

    Website:  www.sastexascapital.com

    Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9055ec64716e/newsletter

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384

    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 

    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg

    Tiktok - @sasinvest

    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 10 min
    ISP 167: Friday Look Back - Should You Raise Money from Friends and Family?

    ISP 167: Friday Look Back - Should You Raise Money from Friends and Family?

    Episode 167: Friday Look Back - Should You Raise Money from Friends and Family?

    Host: Simon Castillo 




    Join our host Simon Castillo for a one on one Friday Look Back episode as he reflects on: 


    Can you raise capital from your friends and family to get your real estate business off the ground?The two types of investors.The requirements to be a credited real estate investor.Some are non-credited real estate investors who don't meet the income or net worth requirements but are sophisticated and know what they are doing.We have open investment opportunities. Want to learn more? Check out www.sastexascapital.comDownload our FREE E-Book - Multifamily Millions - www.sastexascapital.com On the second wednesday of every month, we have the Wealth and Whiskey Meet Up - For more information, head over to www.sastexascapital.com Looking for investment opportunities? - Learn more at www.sastexascapital.comWe now have a free private Facebook group! - Name of group: Wealth & Whiskeywww.sastexascapital.com - Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we have investment opportunities available 


    Simon Castillo is a real estate investor & business development executive from San Antonio, TX. Simon began investing in real estate in 2004 and is currently invested in more than $39 million of single family and multifamily assets both as a general partner and limited partner. Simon’s experience includes providing safe, stable returns for investors, real estate development, value add investing and investing for long term cash flow.   

    Simon is the Principal and Founder of SAS Texas Capital, a real estate firm focused on raising capital for the acquisition of value-add, class B & C multifamily properties. SAS Texas Capital has raised over $1 million in investor capital for the purchase of these assets.   

    Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Simon serves as Chair for the prestigious Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) offered through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President for the South Texas Chapter for the Risk Management Society, and serves on the St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business Finance & Risk Management Advisory Board.



    Connect with Simon Castillo: 

    Website:  www.sastexascapital.com

    Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9055ec64716e/newsletter

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384

    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 

    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg

    Tiktok - @sasinvest

    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 9 min
    ISP 166: The Four Quadrants of Real Estate Investing

    ISP 166: The Four Quadrants of Real Estate Investing

    Episode 166: The Four Quadrants of Real Estate Investing

    Host: Simon Castillo 




    Join our host Simon Castillo for a one on one Friday Look Back episode as he reflects on: 


    How will you use single-family properties to build tangible wealth?The 1% rental value ratio.If you are starting out, where should you invest?Pick a submarket within your city.When you sell your property, don't sell it through a traditional mortgage, instead try to think about selling all cash or seller financing.Being a real estate investor is not just about acquiring property after property but it's about making smart investments.Finding which quadrant/s align with your goals.What is your next move going to be?We have open investment opportunities. Want to learn more? Check out www.sastexascapital.comDownload our FREE E-Book - Multifamily Millions - www.sastexascapital.com On the second wednesday of every month, we have the Wealth and Whiskey Meet Up - For more information, head over to www.sastexascapital.com Looking for investment opportunities? - Learn more at www.sastexascapital.comWe now have a free private Facebook group! - Name of group: Wealth & Whiskeywww.sastexascapital.com - Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we have investment opportunities available 


    Simon Castillo is a real estate investor & business development executive from San Antonio, TX. Simon began investing in real estate in 2004 and is currently invested in more than $39 million of single family and multifamily assets both as a general partner and limited partner. Simon’s experience includes providing safe, stable returns for investors, real estate development, value add investing and investing for long term cash flow.   

    Simon is the Principal and Founder of SAS Texas Capital, a real estate firm focused on raising capital for the acquisition of value-add, class B & C multifamily properties. SAS Texas Capital has raised over $1 million in investor capital for the purchase of these assets.   

    Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Simon serves as Chair for the prestigious Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) offered through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President for the South Texas Chapter for the Risk Management Society, and serves on the St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business Finance & Risk Management Advisory Board.



    Connect with Simon Castillo: 

    Website:  www.sastexascapital.com

    Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9055ec64716e/newsletter

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384

    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 

    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg

    Tiktok - @sasinvest

    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 18 min
    ISP 165: Friday Look Back - Should You Pay a Buyer's Agent?

    ISP 165: Friday Look Back - Should You Pay a Buyer's Agent?

    Episode 165: Friday Look Back - Should You Pay a Buyer's Agent?

    Host: Simon Castillo 




    Join our host Simon Castillo for a one on one Friday Look Back episode as he reflects on: 


    A huge change in the real estate landscape.Should you pay or not for a buyer's agent when you're buying a home?Buyer agents provide valuable services to home buyers by helping them navigate the complexity of the home-buying process.In any transaction and negotiation, transparency is always a key.Having an experienced professional by your side can provide you with some additional peace of mind.There is no right or wrong. It will come down to your individual circumstances and preferences.We have open investment opportunities. Want to learn more? Check out www.sastexascapital.comDownload our FREE E-Book - Multifamily Millions - www.sastexascapital.com On the second wednesday of every month, we have the Wealth and Whiskey Meet Up - For more information, head over to www.sastexascapital.com Looking for investment opportunities? - Learn more at www.sastexascapital.comWe now have a free private Facebook group! - Name of group: Wealth & Whiskeywww.sastexascapital.com - Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we have investment opportunities available 


    Simon Castillo is a real estate investor & business development executive from San Antonio, TX. Simon began investing in real estate in 2004 and is currently invested in more than $39 million of single family and multifamily assets both as a general partner and limited partner. Simon’s experience includes providing safe, stable returns for investors, real estate development, value add investing and investing for long term cash flow.   

    Simon is the Principal and Founder of SAS Texas Capital, a real estate firm focused on raising capital for the acquisition of value-add, class B & C multifamily properties. SAS Texas Capital has raised over $1 million in investor capital for the purchase of these assets.   

    Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Simon serves as Chair for the prestigious Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) offered through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President for the South Texas Chapter for the Risk Management Society, and serves on the St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business Finance & Risk Management Advisory Board.



    Connect with Simon Castillo: 

    Website:  www.sastexascapital.com

    Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9055ec64716e/newsletter

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384

    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 

    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg

    Tiktok - @sasinvest

    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 9 min
    ISP 164: Single Family Versus Commercial Real Estate

    ISP 164: Single Family Versus Commercial Real Estate

    Episode 164: Single Family Versus Commercial Real Estate

    Host: Simon Castillo 




    Join our host Simon Castillo for a one on one Friday Look Back episode as he reflects on: 


    Single family vs commercial real estate, both provide you with traditional advantages in real estate investing in terms of cash flow, equity appreciation, and leverage depth, which can be risky if not structured properly.Commercial Real Estate investing can be more scaleable and simple than single-family homes.On Single property, you have the opportunity to learn by simply acquiring one property, get control of it, and make local investments.If you are looking to build generational wealth, I think both syndication and commercial real estate and single family properties can do it for you but there's more risk involved.We have open investment opportunities. Want to learn more? Check out www.sastexascapital.comDownload our FREE E-Book - Multifamily Millions - www.sastexascapital.com On the second wednesday of every month, we have the Wealth and Whiskey Meet Up - For more information, head over to www.sastexascapital.com Looking for investment opportunities? - Learn more at www.sastexascapital.comWe now have a free private Facebook group! - Name of group: Wealth & Whiskeywww.sastexascapital.com - Sign up for our newsletter to be notified when we have investment opportunities available 


    Simon Castillo is a real estate investor & business development executive from San Antonio, TX. Simon began investing in real estate in 2004 and is currently invested in more than $39 million of single family and multifamily assets both as a general partner and limited partner. Simon’s experience includes providing safe, stable returns for investors, real estate development, value add investing and investing for long term cash flow.   

    Simon is the Principal and Founder of SAS Texas Capital, a real estate firm focused on raising capital for the acquisition of value-add, class B & C multifamily properties. SAS Texas Capital has raised over $1 million in investor capital for the purchase of these assets.   

    Simon holds a Master’s Degree in Finance from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. In addition to his extensive professional experience, Simon serves as Chair for the prestigious Alexander Briseno Leadership Development Program (ABLDP) offered through the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, President for the South Texas Chapter for the Risk Management Society, and serves on the St. Mary’s University Greehey School of Business Finance & Risk Management Advisory Board.



    Connect with Simon Castillo: 

    Website:  www.sastexascapital.com

    Newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/9055ec64716e/newsletter

    Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100073324501384

    Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/SimonCastilloJr/ 

    Calendly: 15 min call or 45 min podcast - https://calendly.com/sastexascapital 

    YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigqGLXB0Cr-yUIIJsgZlQg

    Tiktok - @sasinvest

    Instagram – http://instagram.com/thesimoncastillo

    • 11 min

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Invaluable content. I highly recommend the podcast!

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Sensational Podcast

Enjoyed the nuggets of this show. For anyone looking to get started in real estate this podcast covers a multitude of topics, which is essential for growth and success!

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Great insights!

This is a real estate podcast but love that he talks about mindset and overcoming self doubt!! Definitely recommend!

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