The three Ds in storage units is a little different: death, divorce, and downsizing. This means that even in a recession, storage units are in demand as people shift into smaller apartments and lose the extra storage space in their homes. By adding storage units to your portfolio, you can add assets that steadily produce returns, even in a downturn.
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Tying your earning potential to an hourly wage keeps you on a leash. Leslie Awasom’s great job in medicine became a W2 jail cell when he realized that. But shifting out of a W2 job and losing that steady paycheck was a huge change for him. Learn about how he’s doing it with his partner Tenny Tolofari in the Maryland metro area.
Be a positive influence and do some good in the world by connecting with compassion. David Wood, a life coach, and performance expert shares three ways you can truly see the people around you. By asking questions that are truly interesting, you can help your team, your family, and your customers feel like they matter. And people who matter love doing business with you.
Even if you hire a property management company, you still need to keep an eye on your operations. As the owner of the Ohio Landlord Association, I talk to a lot of landlords about how to maximize their investments. My 6 Dos and 6 Don’ts for property management will protect you from being surprised by a failing apartment building.
Data beats guts all day, says Neal Bawa from Multi-Family University. As the reigning mad scientist of multi-family, Neal uses data to predict trends and make safe secure investments. Your gut feeling may tell you to invest in your backyard, but does your city have the fundamentals in place to weather a recession?
Finding the perfect multi-family deal takes some time, a little bit of homework, and a lot of elbow grease. Remodeling without a reliable contractor could be a disaster that destroys your deal and causes your investors to run far away from you. Multi-family investor and contractor Jorge Abreu straddles both of these worlds, and he has some great advice to help you find the right contractor and make sure your CapEx is done correctly.
Being resourceful is one of the top characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. On his way to building micro-units, Scott Choppin from Urban Pacific found instead a building model that fits in an unrealized niche. Pivoting to address this undersupply, Scott’s been able to keep his company busy even as projects across California have slowed down.