Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we are excited to sit down with a real estate investor who just said “you’re fired!” to her day job and became a full-time real estate investor!
We are talking with Brie Schmidt, who invests in a wide range of rental properties in the Midwest and shares some incredible insight into how she finds them, finances them, and manages them. In our conversation we dive into some really important topics regarding personal finances, getting your first deal, working with your spouse, tenant-friendly laws, when to quit your job, and a lot more! You are going to LOVE this episode!
In This Show We Cover…Why Brie chose a triplex for her first primary residenceChoosing appreciation vs. cash flow in a buy and hold investmentWhy Brie decided to diversify her investments into long-distance investing.What makes an area “landlord–friendly” vs. “tenant friendly“Dealing with maintenance request issues.. even while on vacation.Why Brie calls herself a “YouTube Landlord“Real Estate as a hobby vs. a businessWhy Brie encourages Pets.. even a 120lb dog!When should you quit your job?Investing with your spouse: how to make it workHouse Hacking and using your personal finances to fund your investmentsUsing online software to help you control your spending and invest in real estateThe one question that Brie asked that led to a ton of deals, financing, and partnerships.Should you allow smokers in your rental unit?And a TON more!Links from the ShowBiggerPockets WebinarsPayNearMe.com/biggerpocketsHandyman MattersIncome Property TV ShowHow to Hack Your Housing and Get Paid to Live For Free Blog Post by Brandon TurnerMint.comThe Book on Estimating Rehab Costs book by J Scott, Published by BiggerPockets Publishing.Tenant Screening: The Ultimate GuidePostlets.comIfThisThenThat: IfTTT.comBooks Mentioned in the Show:The Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary KellerThe One Thing by Gary KellerTweetable Topics:“They should force lawmakers to own rental properties before writing the laws.” (Tweet This!)“BiggerPockets: Pissing Off Employers Since 2004” (Tweet This!)“What’s more important? Getting rich or staying married?” (Tweet This!)“The beginning of budgeting is understanding where you are.” (Tweet This!)“I’ve learned more on the BiggerPockets forums than any book I’ve ever read.” (Tweet This!)Connect with Brie:Brie’s BiggerPocket ProfileBrie’s Twitter: @ChicagoBrieBrie’s Website: ChicagoBrie.com