#84: Getting Started with Creative Finance and Designing Your Ideal Lifestyle With Chad Carson
Published August 21, 2014
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    Today on the BiggerPockets Podcast we sit with Chad Carson, a full time real estate investor from Clemson, South Carolina. Chad brings expertise in a TON of areas including everything from fix-and-flips to creative finance, property management to buy-and-hold. This show explores how to use real estate as a means to design the lifestyle you really want. There are a ton of tips and tricks in this one, so dive in! In This Show We Cover…How to get started straight out of collegeThe benefit of having a few key buyers vs. a buyers listThe key is sincerity, hunger and enthusiasm  Getting your real estate license as an investorHow to prepare yourself for future-changing marketsThe key to networking with financial partnersDirect mail tips and strategiesLifestyle design through real estateThe importance of the “why” behind your business50/50 partnershipsProperty managing your own portfolioCreative finance strategiesSelf-Directed IRA’sUsing court records to look up potential tenantsAn awesome example of an elevator pitchThe importance of protecting your lendersAnd a whole lot more!Links Mentioned in The Show:The BiggerPockets Member BlogsSee who is looking at YOUR profileBiggerPockets Pro Memberships Tenant Screening: The Ultimate GuideBooks Mentioned in the Show:Building Wealth One House at a Time: Making it Big on Little Deals , by John SchaubThe Warren Buffet Way, by Robert G. HagstromThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Stephen R. CoveyTweetable Topics:“Sometimes growing big brings a price you might not need to pay for the lifestyle you want…” (Tweet This!)“The minute you break people’s trust is the moment you lose everything!” (Tweet This!)Connect with Chad’s:Chad’s BiggerPocket Profile
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