404: How a Mailman Was Able to Quit His Job Through Real Estate Investing with George Gipson
We frequently talk about networking as a real estate investor: for example, talk to your mail carrier because they likely have seen opportunities in your neighborhood. But what if you are the mail carrier?
Today’s guest, George Gipson, worked for the USPS when he started investing, which seems like the perfect opportunity for finding deals. But as with any start in real estate investing, it isn’t always as easy as it seems.
In today’s episode, we talk about taking action and committing to yourself - to ensure that those key opportunities actually work in your favor. We also talk about how important it is to learn your personal finances before diving into investing, plus how George used house hacking and short-term renting to reach financial freedom at an early stage of his investing. He’s even quit his job at USPS now so he can focus full-time on real estate. This is a real story about getting it done and seeing your own potential.
In This Episode We Cover:
- Investing that doesn’t meet your standard rules of thumb
- Overcoming issues that might be deal-breakers for other investors
- Living for free through house hacking and short-term renting
- Setting up your short-term rentals for success
- Utilizing your network to find deals
- Pushing through your commitment to yourself, even when it isn’t easy
- Finding the path in life that’s right for you
- And SO much more!
Links from the Show
- BiggerPockets Forums
- BiggerPockets Podcast
- BiggerPockets Marketplace
- BiggerPockets Podcast 393: Campus Maintenance Man to $10M in Real Estate Owned with Rick Jarman
- BiggerPockets Shirt
Check the full show notes here: http://biggerpockets.com/show404