#45: Finding Your Unfair Advantage, Rural Investing, and Getting Started with Tom Sylvester
Published November 21, 2013
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    On today’s episode of the BiggerPockets Podcast, we cover a huge variety of really interesting topics with real estate investor Tom Sylvester (yes, that rhymes!) Tom has been investing in the Rochester, NY area for several years and has a great perspective on getting started, building systems to manage your business, investing in rural areas (or as Brandon says, “rrrrrurrral”,) and a whole lot more. Don’t miss a second of this excellent interview! Read the transcript for episode 45 with Tom Sylvester here. In This Show, We CoverTom’s early lessonsThe advantages and disadvantages to rural investingFinding mentors and networkingTalking with your spouse about getting started with real estateGetting started with real estate at a young ageWhen is the right time to quit your day job?Red flags for problem tenantsThe $10 Toilet part that could have saved Tom hundreds of dollarsAnd much more.Links from the ShowInvesting in Rural Markets: The Secret to Real Estate Investing Success?The Top 100 Ways To Make Money In Real EstateHow to Get Started With $100 blog post by TomKeyword AlertsHow To Survive When Your Spouse Doesn’t Believe In Your DreamHow to Start Investing In Real Estate at a Young Age (or a “Young at Heart Age”)BP Podcast 044: Creating Systems to Flip Houses While Still Employed with Michael WoodwardTenant Screening: The Ultimate GuideCashflow 101: Using the Game to Define Your Investing StrategyHome Depot Toilet Fill ValveDropbox AppBooks Mentioned in the ShowThe Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by David BachRich Dad Poor Dad by Robert KiyosakiThe 4 Hour Workweek by Tim FerrissThe E-Myth Revisited by Michael GerberThe Book on Flipping Houses by J ScottThe Book on Estimating Rehab Costs by J ScottWhat Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Know About Cash Flow… And 36 Other Key Financial Measures by Frank GallinelliThe Ultimate Beginner’s Guide to Real Estate Investing by BiggerPocketsTweetable TopicsFind your unfair advantage in business and exploit it. (Tweet This!)What do you want your life to be? How are you going to get there? (Tweet This!)If you aren’t finding success – be persistent but change your tactic. (Tweet This!)Know the difference between a cheap property and deal. (Tweet This!)Connect with TomTom’s BiggerPockets ProfileTom’s Website: Tom-Sylvester.com
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