229 - It all started with a flood...with Jeffrey Brogger
Flood insurance for the house on the hill? You got that right! Jeffrey Brogger, a real estate investor and marketer, shares the story of when flood insurance really saved the day. Listen in to hear Jeffrey’s top investing tips, why he believes strongly in coaching, and what he did to expand his network—and learn what book changed the game. Please subscribe to this podcast in iTunes or in the Podcasts App on your phone, and never miss a beat from Leigh by visiting https://leighbrown.com. If you’re tired of doing real estate alone, enroll in Leigh Brown University and be sure to use your special “CSIRE” discount code at checkout for $10 off your subscription. Time Stamped Show Notes: 01:30 - Introducing Jeffrey, a real estate investor in Huntington Beach, CA 01:45 - Jeffrey’s CSIRE story 01:50 - He read Rich Dad Poor Dad in high school 02:15 - He inherited property in high school; it was a ranch home with avocado groves around it 03:00 - A pipe burst under the floorboards; there were 3 feet of water under the home and they had to empty the house 03:40 - Luckily, they had flood insurance; his sisters helped him redo the home from the bottom to the top 04:45 - The lessons 04:50 - Sometimes investors forget about the maintenance and emergency costs that come with a property 05:05 - The crawlspace under the house is what got flooded; it’s all developed around that house now 06:22 - Any house can get flooded, it’s not just for homes near a river; insurance matters on investment properties 07:10 - Why they kept the property instead of selling it 07:30 - He was an advocate for keeping it; they made it work and had good tenants 08:40 - Investment tips: Have a clear vision and never overleverage yourself 09:15 - Jeff maxes out at an 80% loan-to-value for a single-family home; everyone’s numbers are different and based on a variety of factors 11:25 - He’s gun shy and considers himself conservative when it comes to real estate investing 11:50 - Jeff predicts that some correction is bound to happen 12:25 - Investing in things you understand and always pay for coaching 15:05 - Read and keep learning; education doesn’t stop after school 15:35 - The best education he has received 16:05 - Local investment club meetings 16:50 - Everyone is looking for the deal; the money and everything else is actually easier to find 17:15 - He learned to provide value and build valuable relationships; he wasn’t looking just to take 18:15 - QR code technology pre-COVID 19:15 - A photo with a small QR code would send people your contact card automatically or subscribe them to your FB business page for follow-ups 19:40 - People loved the technology and are still using it today 20:20 - What’s next for Jeff 20:25 - He’s getting his real estate license 22:00 - How to reach Jeff: LinkedIn 3 Key Points Read Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and make your kids read it! A correction is coming, so get ready. Invest in things you understand and get coached by an expert!