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#47: Becoming a Full-Time Passive Investor, How Passive Investors Can Analyze Deals, and The Importance of Self-Education with Travis Watts

The Multifamily Wealth Podcast

Travis Watts is the director of investor relations at Ashcroft Capital, one of the largest syndication firms in the real estate business, run by Joe Fairless. Travis discusses how he got into real estate through the passive investing side of the business, as well as how he became a full-time passive investor. Travis was able to achieve what many investors dream of… financial freedom through truly passive real estate investments. In this episode, Travis talks about how to become a passive investor, what type of investor should be passive, and how passive investors should analyze deals, as well as select the right sponsors. Travis also discusses self-education and its importance for active and passive investors, as well as investors outside of real estate. There are a ton of good tips in this episode that would be beneficial to anyone who is looking to raise capital from passive investors, or for those who think becoming a passive investor or limited partner is the best route for them.Show Notes:3:03 Travis shares his background, along with his initial journey into real estate6:35 Axel and Travis discuss the uncommon nature of passive investing and how it may be the right option for you.8:09 Travis shares the importance of passive income and how growing it over time is essential.9:45 We discuss how people can still follow their passion and build a diverse portfolio through passive investing.11:42 Travis shares how passive investors enjoy the benefits of real estate investing without having to be very passionate about the business.14:40 Travis and Axel talk about how passive investors can find a great syndicator or sponsor to partner with.15:34 We discuss the importance of self-education and how it can help you avoid mistakes, as well as balancing self-education with taking action.17:59 Travis talks about how to find a great sponsor to invest with, as well as how to select a market.23:30 Travis shares what he likes in an ideal sponsor and how syndicators can improve by learning from other successful active investors. 26:40 Travis tells an example of one time a deal didn’t go as planned.30:53 Axel and Travis discuss what sponsors should do if a deal does not go as planned.33:40 Travis shares his advice that he would give before closing your first passive investment.34:17 Travis shares a skill that he attributes his success to.35:38 We discuss Travis’s short-term goals and how he plans to achieve them.CONNECT WITH AXELhttps://www.instagram.com/multifamilywealth/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/axelragnarsson/CONNECT WITH TRAVIS:https://www.instagram.com/passiveinvestortips/?hl=enhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/traviswatts1234/BiggerPockets: Travis WattsFacebook: @passiveinvestortips

38mins

27 Apr 2021

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JF2403: Self Directed IRA's | Actively Passive Investing Show with Theo Hicks & Travis Watts

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Today, Theo and Travis are going to be talking about self-directed IRAs. What is a self-directed IRA? How does that differ from IRA or 401k you may currently have? Many investors use self-directed IRAs and there's almost $20 trillion of IRA money in the United States. The purpose of this episode is to provide insights obtained by one of our contributors. Click here for more info on groundbreaker.co 

25mins

1 Apr 2021

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JF2396: Passive Investing Strategies | Actively Passive Investing Show With Theo Hicks & Travis Watts

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Today Theo and Travis will be answering their listeners’ questions and sharing their insights on investing in modern real estate development, like how important our entry cap rates versus exit cap rates in underwriting and how important are preferred returns. Rather than outsmarting the stock market, the best strategy is to mirror it in your portfolio — typically with investments based on market indexes — and afterward, sit back and see what happens. We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening, and I will talk to you tomorrow. Click here for more info on groundbreaker.co 

26mins

25 Mar 2021

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JF2389: Is Multifamily in a Bubble? | Actively Passive Investing Show with Theo Hicks & Travis Watts

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Today, Theo Hicks and Travis Watts will be answering the question, “Is Multifamily in a Bubble?” and sharing their insights about whether you should be investing right now? Or should we wait for the bubble to pop and take advantage of opportunities? Moreover, what should we be doing? They will also tackle the question, “Is now a good time to get started in Multifamily?” We get to know who we are potentially selling to, what the buying pool and the demand will look like, and the importance of an exit strategy. Click here for more info on groundbreaker.co We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications, and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening, and I will talk to you tomorrow.

21mins

18 Mar 2021

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E108 - Active Self-Education for Passive Investing with Travis Watts

Elevate with Tyler Chesser

Travis Watts is a full-time passive investor. He has been investing in real estate since 2009 in multi-family, single-family and vacation rentals. Travis is also the Director of Investor Relations at Ashcroft Capital. He dedicates his time to educating others who are looking to be more "hand's off" in real estate.In this episode, Tyler and Travis’ discussion focused on investing in self-education to cut the learning curve of passive investing. They discussed balancing education and action, the various ways Travis performs due diligence as a passive investor, books, the need of a syndication version of Yelp, embracing an active role in passive investing, and learning more and knowing less.Other passive investing topics included why people should be interested in passive investing, time freedom created by passive income, pros and cons of active and passive investing, Travis’ investing advice to his younger self and more. Whether you’re new to passive investing or just looking to grow your portfolio, you’ll benefit from the insight in this episode!Connect with Travis:Website: http://www.ashcroftcapital.com/connectwithtravisInstagram: instagram.com/passiveinvestortipsLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traviswatts1234Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/passiveinvestortipsThe following books were mentioned in the show:The Hands-off Investor, by Brian Burke Awaken the Giant Within, by Tony Robbins Rich Dad Prophecy, by Robert Kiyosaki Managing Oneself, by Peter DruckerApply for coaching with Tyler! The world's top performers in any field have a coach to help them achieve drastically greater results and in less time. The most successful real estate investors are no different. To apply for a results coaching session with Tyler, visit coachwithtyler.com.This episode of Elevate is brought to you by CF Capital LLC, a national real estate investment firm that focuses on acquiring and operating multifamily assets that provide stable cash flow, capital appreciation, and a margin of safety. CF Capital leverages its expertise in acquisitions and management to provide investors with superior risk-adjusted returns while placing a premium on preserving capital. Learn more at cfcapllc.com.

59mins

27 Nov 2020

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JF2270: Top 10 Changes for Real Estate Investors Under the Biden Tax Plan | Actively Passive Investing Show With Theo Hicks & Travis Watts

Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Today Theo and Travis will share their thoughts on the tax proposal that’s been recently released. And while this tax plan is only at the early stage, it’s important to consider the options early on. Travis mentions ten main points that real estate investors need to examine. Most of them apply exclusively to high-income earners, but some touch on the very popular real estate policies such as 1031 Exchange that are true no matter what income bracket you’re in. We also have a Syndication School series about the “How To’s” of apartment syndications, and be sure to download your FREE document by visiting SyndicationSchool.com. Thank you for listening, and I will talk to you tomorrow.  Click here for more info on groundbreaker.co 

30mins

19 Nov 2020

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Full Time Passive Investing - With Travis Watts

Wealth Builders Real Estate Investing Podcast

Travis Watts Bio:  He is a full-time passive investor. He has been investing in real estate since 2009 in multi-family, single-family and vacation rentals. Travis is also the Director of Investor Relations at Ashcroft Capital. He dedicates his time to educating others who are looking to be more "hand's off" in real estate. Key Insights: - What is means to be a full time passive investor. “A day in the life of a passive investor” - The most important things to looks at when reviewing passive investment opportunities  - Doing due diligence on a management team  - The key things to look at when selecting a market to invest in - The key things to look for on a property - How to review a private placement memorandum Book Recommendations: The Hands Off Investor - Brian Burke Contact Information: 15 Minute Call With Travis: www.ashcroftcapital.com/connectwithtravis Instagram: @passiveinvestortips

44mins

5 Nov 2020

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RG 231 - Redefining Your Value as a Real Estate Investor w/ Travis Watts

Investing In The U.S.

This week on the podcast I am chatting Travis Watts, head of investor relations at Ashcroft Capital. Travis walks us through his journey as an investor from flipping houses, to wholesaling, to passively investing in large multifamily, to traveling the world. He opens up about his realization around the type of value he can bring to the table as an operator vs the value as an investor. We cover some cracking topics in this episode:- Learning to really assess the value your bring to the table;- What skills sets do I need to be successful in the multifamily industry?;- Creating a lifestyle where you can add value but also live the life of your dreams;- Understanding it is ok to not be a lead syndicator and just invest passively; - And much, much more. So what are you waiting for? Travis provides some true down to earth advice for anyone looking to get started in the multifamily industry, and he helps redefine what a becoming successful real estate investor really looks like. Remember, be bold, be brave and go give life a crack!

49mins

7 Oct 2020

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Over 28 Passive Syndications Between 14 Firms with Travis Watts

Purchase to Profits - Real Estate Investing Podcast

Travis Watts is a full-time passive investor. He has been investing in real estate since 2009 in multi-family, single-family, and vacation rentals. Travis is also the Director of Investor Relations at Ashcroft Capital. Travis has invested in over 29 passive syndications between 14 different firms. Travis now dedicates his time to educating others in the world of investing and has made it his mission to share passive investment strategies in order to help others achieve and maintain wealth in real estate. Connect with Travis Watts: ashcroftcapital.com https://ashcroftcapital.com/connectwithtravis/ LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/traviswatts1234/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/passiveinvestortips/ IG https://www.instagram.com/passiveinvestortips/ Connect with Seth Ferguson: http://www.SethFerguson.org 📞 ONE-ON-ONE CALL: Interested in learning more about real estate investing? I'm opening up my schedule to speak with people who are serious about learning about how real estate investing can significantly impact their lives. 👉 Go to http://www.CallSeth.com to book a 20-minute call. 👈 🏦 FREE DOWNLOAD - The Top 7 Key Market Drivers Every Real Estate Investor Must Know: http://www.TopMarketDrivers.com

25mins

6 Oct 2020

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230: How to Lose Money by Investing in an Asset Class You Don’t Fully Understand with Travis Watts

How to Lose Money

Travis Watts is a full-time passive investor. He has been investing in real estate since 2009 in multi-family, single-family and vacation rentals. Travis is also the Director of Investor Relations at Ashcroft Capital. Travis has invested in over 25 passive syndications between 14 different firms. Travis now dedicates his time to educating others in the world of investing and has made it his mission to share passive investment strategies in order to help others achieve and maintain wealth in real estate.

29mins

21 Sep 2020

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