Hey, I’m Britt!Jul 18, 2022
There are two types of people in this world: those that cautiously dip their toes in to test out the water and those that dive in headfirst.
I have to admit, I've always been proud to be part of the latter. The most common question Iʼm asked these days is, “How did you get started in real estate?” Until recently, I never really knew how to respond to this but usually said something along the lines of, “I just did it.” Iʼm usually pretty comfortable in the unknown. Probably because I learned early on from the best (my mom) to trust that I will be successful if I put in the effort.
I bought my first house (pictured above) at 18 years old jumped into real estate full time at 24, and – by using the BRRRR (Buy, Rehab, Rent, Refinance, Repeat) strategy – quickly grew my single-family portfolio. That being said, transitioning from a small-town landlord to investing in out-of-state commercial real estate took me some time to wrap my head around. 🤯
After spending almost two full years in a state of analysis paralysis, I eventually convinced myself to purchase my first apartment building. Closing on this deal, I realized that commercial investing is way more passive, scalable, and lucrative than I ever imagined. My immediate reaction was, why didnʼt I do this sooner?!
Since then, I have put my strengths to use by teaming up with industry leaders in the commercial real estate space; experienced professionals who know the ins and outs of commercial investing and specialize in identifying and operating large apartment buildings, self-storage businesses, and industrial properties.
After recently reflecting on where I've been and where I want to go – I can confidently say the secret to getting started, scaling, and to being successful in real estate is thinking bigger sooner.
After sharing this message during my guest appearance on the Bigger Pockets Podcast: Show 470, many of you responded in overwhelming agreement, sharing how my take on “thinking bigger sooner” really resonated with you.
In response, I canʼt think of a better place to start our journey together than to break down the basics of commercial real estate, focusing on why it is such a powerful vehicle for both the passive and active investor, the new investor, and the seasoned veteran. I want to give you a taste of what itʼs all about, share some resources to continue your research, and ultimately help you feel confident that thinking bigger sooner is possible for you! 💖