ILAB 31 – The Landlord: How I Acquired 485 Properties in 12 months

The Landlord: How I Acquired 485 Properties in 12 months

“Persistence breaks resistance; no matter where you are in life you can make a change to make it happen”

     The Landlord     

This episode is going to make you stand up or sit down, whatever the opposite is of what you are currently doing. “The Landlord” is famous in Real Estate investing circles. He is the real-life story of Rich Dad Poor Dad mixed with a twist of the hard knock life. Growing up in bad neighborhoods and learning to hustle out of necessity to survive at as early as 14, The Landlord became a master of many crafts, especially in Sales.

His ever-persistent attitude led him in a financial quest into different markets and eventually real estate. With only a 6 grade education he learned a unique angle in acquiring properties and was able to build a massive private property empire in under 12 months. Through his career in real estate he has amassed experience, lessons, and stories that are priceless. This episode is tremendously entertaining and has some big value takeaways. This is the ultimate story of hustle.

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ILAB 31 Show Notes

Where are we:

Budapest, Hungary


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Robert Kiyosaki – Rich Dad Poor Dad

Show notes:

01:35 – Introduction to The Landlord
02:45 – Collecting rent in urban areas
06:15 – Selecting security detail
07:15 – Early stories of the Landlord
08:00 – With only a 6th-grade education
10:00 – Hustling in the streets
13:25 – Starting his first business
15:30 – Doing a deal with
16:20 – Doing the sales calls yourself
17:25 – 10,000 hours of cold calling
20:00 – Getting through to the executives
22:00 – Hustling for the small sales, not just the big ones
23:35 – Transitioning into liquidation sales
27:00 – The Landlord’s first property
30:15 – Real estate auctions
38:00 – Gun shots in low-income neighborhoods
41:15 – Cash flows of properties
46:45 – Managing day to day drama
51:10 – Evicting 2,000+ tenants
54:00 – Scaling the company

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