How to Get Your First Deal—An Episode For New Investors With Bill, Jacob, and David!

Your first deal might just be your most important — because it leads to all the rest. That’s why it’s so imperative to study others who have just recently purchased their first deal! So today we’re excited to bring you a mashup episode, in which we sit down with three different investors to hear how they bought their first few investment properties. You’ll hear how Bill went from ex-con to house hacker, how Jacob used some highly creative methods to find his first deals, and how David is building an empire from across the ocean. Don’t miss a moment of this powerful episode!

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In This Episode We Cover:


  • Being imprisoned for 10 years
  • What changed in prison for Bill
  • Starting your business on the side
  • How he ended up investing in real estate
  • What went in his head with his first investment property
  • The beauty of keeping expenses low
  • Having tiny little steps


  • Jake’s investing path
  • How he got into real estate
  • Buying a $25,000 house with a $140 monthly mortgage
  • Going for the smaller banks
  • Investing at a very young age
  • Joining local Facebook pages
  • His criteria for finding properties


  • David’s story and how he got to Hawaii
  • BRRR, OD, and HELOC
  • Paying close to 5 percent on a 10-unit apartment
  • Having a great team you can trust
  • How he built a meet up in Hawaii
  • And SO much more!

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Tweetable Topics:

  • “My success story didn’t started when I got out (from prison), it started right away in the very beginning.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Quit the things that are holding you back and have you put in the exact location you are.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Find a market that makes sense.” (Tweet This!)
  • “I want to buy something that is certainly desirable.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Highest risk is vacancy.” (Tweet This!)
  • “Become a person worth being around.” (Tweet This!)
  • “If they’ll like you, they’ll join.” (Tweet This!)

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