If you need a refresher on my background, I was a burned-out landscaper 14 years ago. I had:
No money (OK, that's not totally true; I did have a whole $800 in the bank);
No time (that one is definitely true, because each night after a full day of grunting dirt and railroad ties around in my landscaping business, it was all I could do to pop a cool one and collapse in my chair in front of the TV);
No experience. My family didn't know anything about real estate. In fact, I got the "Dave, you're making a big mistake!" speech when I mention real estate.
I didn't "luck into" a fortune. I instead made it using tested and proven systems I developed over time. At first they were crude, but I hate making the same mistake twice, so I got better fast.
Dave Lindahl is an accomplished real estate investor who has been involved in over 550 deals and controls over $240 million in real estate. Dave is the principle owner of the Lindahl Group and the Bostonian Investment Group, a real estate investment company that acquires properties in emerging markets across the nation.
Dave also operates RE Mentor (www.rementor.com), a publishing and seminar company that shows investors how to profit from all forms of real estate investing. He is also a popular speaker and trainer at real estate investment clubs, national conventions, and seminars throughout the country.
Other Programs & Highlights
David is considered as the Nation's Leading Expert in Buying and Selling Multi-Family Properties. Currently owning over 7,200 units around the US, David has been investing in Real Estate for the last 14 years. David regularly shares the same stage as Robert Kiyosaki, Tony Robbins and Donald Trump. Among other publications David has been featured in Reader's Digest, Creative Real Estate Lifestyles, AOL, & Kiplinger Magazine.
Dave Lindahl was hand picked by Donald Trump to write Trump University Commercial Real Estate 101. When asked why Donald Trump picked Dave Lindahl he said, "I chose David Lindahl to write it because he's not only a highly successful investor, but he has a knack for clarity in explaining commercial real estate investing."
Favorite Quotes & Thoughts from David Lindahl
"Money does not make money; It's the movement of money that makes money!"
Ignore the media when they focus on national real estate trends: The
only cycles that count are LOCAL ones"!
"Do You Have "The Attitude"?
That's when you Get To Do:
--WHAT you want
--WHEN you want
--WHERE you want
--WITH WHOM you want!
"My Systems Will Get You There!"
"Whenever you reduce your price or give something up, ask the other
party also to make a concession."
"Practice the "Safe Island Technique" Summarize each step you'll take
the seller through so nothing's a surprise."
"Happiness is Positive Cash Flow!"
Dave Lindahl's Principles of Successful Investing
Have integrity in everything you do
You're not in the real estate business; you're in the marketing
You have to respect yourself in order to get that from others.
Start small, simple, and inexpensively. But start!
Expect to feel a little uneasy at first, and be HAPPY about the fact
that some parts of the business take work.
Be thrifty. Don't be cheap.
Follow my systems before you create your own.
Don't waste time with unmotivated sellers.
Delegate before you think you are ready.
If it works, keep using it; if it doesn't, then tweak it. If it still
doesn't, toss it.
You're marketing to a "moving parade".
Track your activities and results.
David Lindahl is passionate about real estate investing & that same excitement carries over into his speaking events. Donald Trump best described Dave when he said, "I chose David Lindahl to write it because he's not only a highly successful investor, but he has a knack for clarity in explaining commercial real estate investing." David Lindahl travels the United States holding seminars and real estate camps. Dave's Camps include: "Managing the Manager Boot Camp", "Apartment House Riches Boot Camp" "Private Money Syndication Boot Camp" & "Chunker Boot Camp". To learn more about David Lindahl & all of his products and events go to www.rementor.com