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Episode Info: Chris from Stealthy Rich – Real Estate Investor talks to Neil Henderson and Brittany Henderson, the hosts of The Road to Family Freedom podcast. Chris has built a portfolio of 52 rental properties so far since 2013 with his partner, which has made them financially independent. Read Full Transcript Greetings, friends and families on Neil. Brittany Henderson [0:07] And I’m Brittany, Neil Henderson [0:08] you’re listening to the road to family freedom podcast. Our guest today is one part of a two man partnership of family men who grew tired of working in corporate America and wanted something better. One day over lunch, they decided to do something about it. They purchased their first rental property in June of 2013. And have since built a portfolio of 52 rental properties that has made them financially independent in just six years. You can find detailed breakdowns of many of their deals at stealthy, rich, calm and stealthy rich on Instagram. Chris, welcome to the road to family freedom. Chris (Stealth) [0:43] Thank you. Thanks for having me. On your podcast. Neil Henderson [0:46] Thank you. It’s good to have you. I’m sorry. Go ahead. Sorry. Brittany Henderson [0:56] Okay, off to a great start. Yeah. Can you recall an aha moment for you when it comes to real estate investing? Chris (Stealth) [1:05] Yes. Something interesting. In the beginning, I used to invest a lot in the stock market, I loved the stock market and the idea of making a return. And I quickly learned, though, that you didn’t have at home investors, you didn’t have the all the information, it seemed like all the action happened in the pre market trading or the after hours trading. And I did some options trading as well, which I found out to be really risky. And I got into real estate with with a partner. And I quickly learned that you know, you borrow money to then leverage your return. And that’s normal in the real estate world, I would never borrow money to buy a stock, you know, I would never trade on margin. But to buy real estate and to trade or buy with with leverage was normal. And it was his aha moment to me saying that’s how I’m going to get ahead in life, that’s how would you build real wealth is by leveraging real estate to make a return. And then the the flip side to that of the icing on the cake is that you know, then you get tenants to then pay your note each month as it grows and appreciates. So that was my aha moment for me. And that’s what I basically left index investing except for my retirement accounts, and put all my eggs into that real estate basket. Brittany Henderson [2:21] Where did you first hear about real estate investing? Or did you read a book? Or were you listening to podcasts? Chris (Stealth) [2:28] Yeah, it’s a good question. I am I, you know, I went to a lunch one day with, with a group of friends. We’re all, you know, working at nine to five corporate jobs. And I think I said something like, at the lunch, hey, ...
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