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Episode Info:

My guest today says he’d always wanted to own apartment buildings since he was a little kid, and that’s just what he has done.  He made investing in multifamily properties and showing others how to do the same thing his life’s work.

My guest today is Charles Dobens. Charles is an attorney and he is the founder of the Multifamily Investing Academy.  His legal and consulting practice has one specialty; helping new investors overcome any lack of confidence in moving toward their financial objective of owning and operating multifamily properties.


Show Notes

Here is some of what we talked about today.  If you’re already investing in apartments or if you’re still thinking about investing in multifamily properties, you won’t want to miss this show. 

  • How an attorney that also had an insurance business ended up in real estate
  • Why Charles believes being an attorney gives him an edge; it’s not what you think
  • Changing his legal strategy; helping investors before they need his legal advice
  • Why he always wanted to invest in apartments, never single family homes
  • The reason understanding financial statements is they key to success with apartments
  • Why he is so interested in workforce housing today, and how understanding this can benefit you 
  • Marketing; finding properties
  • His criteria for buying apartments
  • Why he always makes a down payment
  • Explaining “broker math”
  • His philosophy: every person selling has a problem; your job is to identify and solve the problem
  • Why pivoting is so important at this moment in time
  • Multi-family Investing Academy


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