There is no doubt that for many of us, being able to retire at the age of 30 is the ultimate dream. While it might seem out of reach, today’s inspiring guest, Eric Bowlin, was able to do it. Eric invested in his first property with the hopes of selling it and returning to a ‘normal’ life after. But he saw the potential of passive income and realized that real estate was his ticket to financial freedom. Upon retiring, he soon discovered syndication.
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This was a new challenge that required him to learn a different skillset. In today’s show, we learn more about Eric’s syndication journey and the obstacles he has faced along the way. He shares with us how he changed his lone-wolf mindset to one where he was willing to collaborate. We know that syndication is a team sport and it is not possible to go at it alone. By having mentors, fostering relationships, and unwavering patience, Eric has achieved excellence. We also learn more about how he has applied his different skills to carve out his syndication niche, his networking strategies and much more. Eric’s story is one worth hearing so you don’t want to miss out on today’s show!
Key Points From This Episode:
- Eric’s background, how he discovered passive income and got into real estate full-time.
- Learn how Eric utilized small banks to qualify to buy three, four- and five-unit properties.
- How, at the age of 30, Eric was able to live off his rental income.
- Find out why Eric chose to pursue syndication and some of the initial challenges he faced.
- How Eric landed his first syndication and the difficulties he encountered.
- The syndication niche that Eric is currently focused on.
- What Eric did to network and build his investor list and how it has grown since then.
- Discover why it is important to network intentionally and focus on quality relationships.
- Eric’s biggest syndication obstacle, his preparation for the downturn, and caring for investors.
- The power of persistence: how an army background has contributed to Eric’s success.
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About Eric Bowlin
Eric Bowlin is an entrepreneur, real estate investor, and Amazon best-selling author who retired at the age of 30. He bought his first property in 2009 and now has over 480 units of rental property. Eric also runs a top 10 real estate investing blog and has been quoted or featured in popular publications such as Forbes, Trulia, WiseBread, Inc, and Yahoo as well as has been featured on popular podcasts such as BiggerPockets, Rod Khleif, Joe Fairless, Millennial Millionaire, and others. He spends his time teaching real estate, traveling the world, and enjoying time with his children.
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