Jhanel Wilson is a chemical engineer turned thriving real estate investor. She scaled up to an 8-figure portfolio using government programs, and being a defensive investor with a recession and pandemic proof portfolio. She is the Founder and CEO of The Savvy REI. She is on a mission to share her 17+ years of hard lessons & personal strategies to help you become a better investor.
John sat down with Jhanel to learn more about her story, strategy, and secrets to become a savvy real estate investor. Let’s dive in to learn how Jhanel started with no capital and created a pandemic proof portfolio.
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[00:01 – 06:40] Opening Segment
Jhanel talks about her background.
How she got started
The challenges she encountered and what she learned from them
How she managed to scale her portfolio
[06:40 – 10:03] Investing with 100% Financing
Why you need time for active investing
What to do when you have the time but no capital
Leveraging good credit to get started
How you can mitigate some of the risk and some of the potential exposure when investing with one hundred percent financing.
How Jhanel managed to get a $300k appreciation from a $17k property.
How having access to hard money lenders and credit cards is really helpful
[10:03 – 30:16] Fund Investing
Jhanel talks about her book “Invest in Real Estate with No Money Down”
How Jhanel manages to get great appreciation from the properties she buys
Why she keeps away from the hot areas while investing
The importance of getting ahead of development before an area gets hot
Why Jhanel took over the operations for managing her properties
John breaks down why you should choose the right property managers for the right type of property.
Why buy and hold is a great way of investing
[30:16 – 34:35] Bullseye Round
Losing so much time on a squatter
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You can find Jhanel on her Instagram.
“You just have to be able to get through the project and even if you use credit cards to do that; it’s ok – as long as you bought right.” – Jhanel Wilson
“Buy and hold is definitely the best because you can just keep re-tapping into your properties without having to buy more and make your money work for you”
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