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Aug. 1, 2022

46 | Points to Ponder on in the Early Stages of Multifamily by Tilman Dunbar III

46 | Points to Ponder on in the Early Stages of Multifamily by Tilman Dunbar III

Tilman has been stationed in Norfolk, VA since 2017, and he began his real estate investing career in 2020. He began his investing much like other investors by purchasing and rehabbing distressed single-family properties after starting 3DT Realty Group. While building his real estate portfolio, he managed to accumulate multiple properties over the past year while being a full-time Naval officer leading two divisions of 135 enlisted Sailors and closing on five transactions as a realtor in his first three months as an agent and now 35+ over the past 16 months. He has built a personal portfolio of 5 units worth over $1.3 million.

[00:01 – 10:37] Opening Segment

  • The Next Big Thing is Real Estate
  • How Tilman transitioned to his next chapter in life
  • What Leads Military Men to Real Estate

[10:38 – 25:11] Points to Ponder on in the Early Stages of Multifamily

  • Smiling at adversity
  • “I’m going to make you rich through real estate! ”
  • Embracing the rough first deal journey
  • 10-Second Advice for Real Estate Newbies

[25:12 – 28:27] The Legacy Round

  • No two deals are the same: Know more about Tilman’s newest deal
  • Best Advice from Syndicators
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[29:28 – 36:20] Slice of Knowledge

  • Tilman’s Final Words: “God is the greatest!”
  • One Slice of Wisdom: Perseverance
  • Real Estate Multifamily Vocabulary
  • Cap rate, ARV, LCV/LCC
  • Books and Masterminds to Try
  • Shift by Gary Keller
  • The Syndicator Show
  • Profit First

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