#155: From Zero to 200+ Deals in Five Years with Sharad Mehta
Published December 31, 2015
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    Boom! Prepare to be blown away by this unbelievable interview with an investor who’s gone from nothing to more than 200 deals in just five years! You’ll learn how Sharad was able to find great deals, finance those deals, and build an investment portfolio that continues to grow no matter where lives or travels in the world. This show is one of the most humorous and most enlightening shows ever recorded on the BiggerPockets Podcast, so why are you still reading this? Listen to the show! In This Episode We Cover:The story behind the $5,000 scholarship chequeHow Sharad’s love for saving money led him to buy his first propertyWhy he values bigger goals in lifeThe importance of focusing on the things that matterThe details of his first investment propertyHow he figured out what he wanted to do as real estate investorHow to start out without any formal education in real estateWhether you should buy inexpensive properties or notWhat A, B, and C-properties areWhy he invests in his area nowThe importance of talking to local people to get a feel for the marketHow he bought $65,000 worth of property with just $17,000 cashHow Sharad uses his time to find and analyze dealsA call simulation that’ll teach you how to achieve the bottom lineHow to keep a good relationship with an agentHow many deals he has doneSharad’s views on turnkey propertiesThe benefit of having 48 properties for rental free and clearHow he keeps his real estate business as simple as possibleSharad’s role within his businessHow his business works and how he automates itHow to trust your contractorsHow to get discounts from Home DepotAnd SO much more!Links from the ShowFrom $80k in Credit Card Debt to 100+ Deals with Glenn and Amber SchwormAuction.comWaitButWhyBooks Mentioned in this ShowThe Millionaire Real Estate Investor by Gary KellerThe Book on Rental Property Investing by Brandon TurnerThe Book on Investing with No or Low Money Down by Brandon TurnerStart Something That Matters by Blake MycoskieElon Musk: Biography of a Self-Made Visionary, Entrepreneur and Billionaire by B StormTweetable Topics:“You have to make some sacrifices to achieve bigger goals in life.” (Tweet This!)“If you are motivated enough, you will get anything done — no matter what.” (Tweet This!)“It all comes down to numbers. If the numbers make sense, I’ll buy it.” (Tweet This!)Connect with SharadSharad’s BiggerPockets ProfileSharad’s Website
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