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Techies - Would you be interested in learning how to invest in real estate?

Medallia
El Puente

Medallia

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El Puentemore
Dec 1

With a mix of high incomes and the ability to analyze numbers, there's no reason why tech workers can't be making big returns in real estate.

I learned how to actually invest in real estate and am working on my fourth property. Thinking of putting my knowledge into a book tailored for the tech community. Would you be interested in this?

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  • Google waiycxzp
    No.
    Dec 12
    • Google waiycxzp
      ...but make sure you title it "I happened to buy real estate at a good time, and if you have a time machine, you can too!"
      Dec 1
    • Medallia
      El Puente

      Medallia

      BIO
      Gorgeous
      El Puentemore
      OP
      Actually I bought at the peak. The properties I bought were foreclosures. I found partners to help me fix it and rent it out
      Dec 1
  • Microsoft Big Pun
    This doesnt sound like a scam at all
    Dec 14
    • Medallia
      El Puente

      Medallia

      BIO
      Gorgeous
      El Puentemore
      OP
      Not interested in scamming people. I'd like to educate people on how to analyze real estate deals I think that's the number one reason people don't invest and/or lose money.
      Dec 1
    • T-Mobile Naively2
      If that's true then just publish it online for free. If you're trying to make money off a book then you're not making much from real estate
      Dec 1
    • Medallia
      El Puente

      Medallia

      BIO
      Gorgeous
      El Puentemore
      OP
      Cool. It'd be a blog, write book on accident. And I'm planning to make it free.
      Dec 1
    • T-Mobile Naively2
      Blog is a nice idea. Especially when you interact with readers
      Dec 1
  • Amazon / EngIAmJob
    No.

    I also invest and theres enough books plus Biggerpockets. Theres nothing unique about working in tech and real estate investing, and to be frank with only 4 properties you are still a beginner.
    Dec 12
    • Alarm.com / HR
      n0tth4tgrl

      Alarm.comHR

      PRE
      Amazon
      n0tth4tgrlmore
      What's bigger pockets? I googled but tldr
      Dec 1
    • Amazon / EngIAmJob
      A forum and website for real estate investors with free eduction and webinars
      Dec 1
  • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
    Dude, making a short term profit during the greatest expansion since the 50’s by being over leveraged with cheap, stupid money doesn’t take a lot of explaining.
    Dec 11
    • Oracle / Mgmtkryuogam
      Market is starting to drop again in Seattle, so maybe the sequel book will be about Chapter 11.
      Dec 1
  • TripAdvisor owlwise
    Yes if its free
    Dec 10
  • Snapchat dilbert123
    Pretty toxic eh..OP was was trying to help..if we r interested ..move on..chill out ..no reason to bash him
    Dec 12
    • Microsoft INTP
      He asked for thoughts and he got what he wanted. Wtf is your problem? If the only comments were about agreeing with him then what's the point of posting on blind? BTW op, instead of a book put it in a blog and send us the link next time.
      Dec 1
    • Broadcom Ltd. rFkd21
      Real estate “investing,” other than through truly diversified instruments like REITs, is largely heavily leveraged wild ass speculation. Like they say, everyone’s a genius when the market’s up. The Blind audience is merely smart enough to call bullshit.
      Dec 2
  • eBay jrCTO
    Pretty sure stocks are easier, especially since you dont have to worry about actually maintaining them. Plus you can make about 8% a year with stocks, pretty comparable to real estate is it not?
    Dec 13
    • Amazon / EngIAmJob
      My properties net return (IRR) are 20-40% annually. Not as passive though.
      Dec 1
    • eBay jrCTO
      So basically that extra 10-30%, you had to work for it right? Did you subcontract maintence out or did you maintain it yourself? If the former, is that taking into account labor costs?
      Dec 1
    • Amazon / EngIAmJob
      My property manager handles all of that. Repairs in the mid west are dirt cheap. But they are not common for me since I buy homes, rehab them then rent them.
      Dec 1
  • New DuQvV7x
    Writing a book is not profitable.

    4 properties is not enough to share experience. You’re still learning.

    When you get to 10, you may be almost ready.
    Dec 11
    • Amazon / EngIAmJob
      More like 60+
      7d
  • Microsoft Akd71.36
    Yes but not from a newb like OP.
    7d0
  • Twitch FUI
    Yes if it’s free
    Dec 10
  • Google oioioioio
    Yeah I would be interested if it was tailored to a first time home buyer
    Dec 10
  • Free, yes. Paid, no there are plenty of free resources.
    Dec 10
  • Uber Isueyd
    Interested
    Dec 10
  • Google QNrQ72
    Free, yes I am very interested
    7d1
    • Medallia
      El Puente

      Medallia

      BIO
      Gorgeous
      El Puentemore
      OP
      Will be all free 😀
      6d
  • LinkedIn / Eng
    goldbug

    LinkedInEng

    PRE
    Google
    BIO
    Full time coder and part time gold dealer.
    goldbugmore
    Share the contractors you use, the real estate broker you use, the property management company you use and the mortgage broker you use.
    Dec 11
    • Medallia
      El Puente

      Medallia

      BIO
      Gorgeous
      El Puentemore
      OP
      Also planning to share potential deals. Will be a blog, not a book.
      Dec 1
  • eBay CEbi00
    Yes
    7d0
  • Google screwdriver
    Yes
    Dec 10
  • Okta nfc
    My 0.02 - By the time we get to n00bs investing in a space, it's probably too late for any real gains and a correction is coming.
    Dec 10
  • Entelo / Eng3 fiddy
    Yes
    Dec 10
  • Microsoft LatinaLaLa
    Yes but I certainly wouldn’t pay for a book when everything is online or by talking to friends
    Dec 10
  • Facebook / Engkerby
    From my experance in FinTech, a lot of normal tech workers are actually pretty bad with investment and vastly overestimate their abilities. I know enough to realize how much I don't know. The average person's investment strategy is basically gambling (But boy does Wallstreet appreciate the extra liquidity)

    I can't say if you fall into that category or not OP, but I got to see South Florida first hand during the 2008 real estate crash and just how many engineers fucked themselves over thinking they were making smart investment choices with real estate. Try not to overextend, you need to be able to hold those properties when you can't find tenants and they have negative equity.
    Dec 10
  • Cisco B-Intern
    S/he is asking whether publishing a book is profitable. I don’t think so because you’re not famous or experienced (only 4 properties)enough yet. Buying more properties for yourself would be a better choice. Good luck!
    Dec 10
  • Sprint lxCy58
    Let me guess, you are buying these properties with cash!? If so, not interested to learn more. If you are buying them with mortgage then still not interested because the process here is pretty straightforward.
    Dec 10
  • Apple / Eng
    Djfj663hdj

    AppleEng

    PRE
    Google, Netflix
    Djfj663hdjmore
    Free. Yes
    Dec 10
  • Wish / Eng
    kagamoto

    WishEng

    PRE
    Amazon, Facebook, Google
    kagamotomore
    Write a blog and get yourself known to others through social media campaigns. You’ll make more money giving talks than selling books. Artists don’t make money writing songs; they make money going on mega concerts.
    Dec 10
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