Student Fears

We asked students and alumni in YFRP to share their fears and successes. It became abundantly clear to us that the vast majority of our students who go on to grow thriving portfolios started with a bunch of fears! (Some probably similar to the ones you're having right now!)

πŸ’‘ Fun fact! 48.18% of the survey respondents already have gone on to own 1 or more rental properties!

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Click a student's fear in the list below to see how they overcame it and bought successful rental properties!

Will I be able to build a team since it's long distance investing?
Am I comfortable taking on debt through financing these properties?
Am I buying at the height of the market?
Am I making accurate assumptions to calculate cash flow?

Jeremy S.

🏠 Currently owns 20 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
How to find deals.
Should I still invest even if I can't get something at a 1% rule?
How to manage properties remotely.
How to effectively build and vet a team.
How to run numbers conservatively and determine which levers can be pulled to increase returns

Rob C.

🏠 Currently owns 14 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Missing something critical and being unaware of it.

Jessamee S.

🏠 Currently owns 12 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
How do I evaluate property to know if it’s a good deal and how do I estimate the renovation cost on a fixer-upper?

Julia B.

🏠 Currently owns 12 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Spending too much money on a renovation

Luis Y.

🏠 Currently owns 12 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Running out of cash after purchase because of unanticipated major repairs and vacancies

Alexis W.

🏠 Currently owns 11 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Not having a good understanding of how to properly evaluate an opportunity, especially when a lot of the traditional rules of thumb fail in a particular market. Also, not fully understanding how to apply some of those rules of thumb.

Dave R.

🏠 Currently owns 10 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Knowing how to evaluate a property.

Mara M.

🏠 Currently owns 8 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
What if I do it wrong? How do I find good deals? How do I get the down payment and renovation money?

Ashley J.

🏠 Currently owns 8 units
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Dealing with bad tenants

Kashif J.

🏠 Currently owns 7 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Not being confident the β€œnumbers” would work for carrying costs of a property and the rental income, in Silicon Valley California.

Changing my mindset to create Cashflow on what used to be my primary home.

Jimbo G.

🏠 Currently owns 6 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Fear of the unknown. I didn't know what I didn't know.

Paul H.

🏠 Currently owns 6 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Having no idea what I’m really getting into and things going terribly wrong

Noel H.

🏠 Currently owns 5 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
How do I structure an investment to make money, and avoid pitfalls.

Thomas S.

🏠 Currently owns 5 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
So many!
Is it too late for me to invest?
Did I miss the boat?
Will there be a crash soon?
Are there any good deals with solid numbers to be found anymore?
Losing all my money on a six-figure mistake.
Not being rich enough to be able to invest in real estate.
Getting nightmare tenants who trash the place.
And what actually IS a 'good deal' β€” what are 'solid numbers'? How do I figure that out?

Danielle P.

🏠 Currently owns 5 units
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Not knowing how to manage rentals and fear of losing money

Alicia B.

🏠 Currently owns 4 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Am I too late?
What if I pick the worst tenants?
Am I going to get sued for missing a safety issue?

Teresa L.

🏠 Currently owns 4 units
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Will my property cashflow?

Daniel F.

🏠 Currently owns 4 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
We were investing in real estate before we joined yfrp. My biggest fear is not having the right personnel on our side.

John P.

🏠 Currently owns 4 units
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Dealing with tenants; liability

Romana H.

🏠 Currently owns 4 units
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1. How do I know what is good deal?
2. Confidence in understanding the process
3. Idk where to start or how to think about this opportunity as a system.
4. Making costly mistakes
5. Sweating the small things and exhausting my energy.
6. Getting distracted or lost in the noise of information out on the internet.
7. I have other goals that I would need to sacrifice/delay

Jonathan M.

🏠 Currently owns 4 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
How to get started, how to know a good deal, how to screen tenants to get ones who wouldn’t cause problems, how to do the day to day management for self managing (rent collection, tenant turnover, repairs/maintenance)

Natalie G.

🏠 Currently owns 4 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
I didn't know enough about real estate investing to get started.
There's so much information out there that I don't know what is true and what is just hearsay, it was really more of a where do I begin type of paradox.
I was so scared to start that I *didn't* until I took YFRP.

Michelle N.

🏠 Currently owns 4 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Fear that I'm going to go bankrupt, or spend all my money on rentals. Fear that my husband won't want anything to do with rentals and I'll drive him away, fear that renovations will be too expensive.

Traci S.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
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Wasting money on a grave mistake

Sylvia L.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
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I'm still fearful that I've done my math wrong. That it's too complex for me. That there are too many ways for a deal to go wrong.

But... having a system and a toolbox helps reduce those fears.

Brian C.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
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Knowing what makes a good deal

Amy N.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
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Just losing money was my main fear.

Melody W.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
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I want to invest out of state but do not know how to do it remotely.

Lynn F.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
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Dealing with tenants and renovations

Jess M.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Investing where we live (west coast) is expensive, are we using our money wisely here?
Cap rate never comes out high.
Also, can we manage these units while we still work full-time jobs or if we hire property managers, are we giving away all of our profits?

Jessica J.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
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Plunking down that much money in something I, nor anyone I knew, had done before

Micah C.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
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Am I going to miss the great deals?

Bryan C.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Long distance support - I live in Europe but my rentals are in Florida

Joseph K.

🏠 Currently owns 3 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Knew I wanted to do "remote" because I'm in a high cost of living area... fear of "lack of control."

Bob C.

🏠 Currently owns 2 units
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Buying a property without understanding the numbers and making a huge mistake

Ryan B.

🏠 Currently owns 2 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Will I get the right house?
Will it make money?
Will I make a bad deal?

Phoebe M.

🏠 Currently owns 2 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Fear of making a big expensive mistake due to a lack of knowledge

Gary M.

🏠 Currently owns 2 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
After I use my saved up down payment, how do I keep buying more properties?

Erica H.

🏠 Currently owns 2 units
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Will there be a crash soon and will tenants pay their rent?

Joseph E.

🏠 Currently owns 2 units
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Housing market crash

Jessica S.

🏠 Currently owns 2 units
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Will there be a crash soon?
How can invest in the Boston/high cost of living area and still cash flow?
How to compete with a VA loan?

Marcus H.

🏠 Currently owns 2 units
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The market is too expensive right now. I'm an amateur, so how would I be able to do this?

Dana E.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Too old

Jennifer S.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Not knowing enough to avoid mistakes. Finding the right market. How old is too old to begin investing in real estate...

Daniel B.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Losing all my money on a six-figure mistake

Erika M.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Not having enough money or knowledge to be a smart investor; I wasted lots of money in the past on Robert Kiyosaki’s coaching program so also reticence about ROI

Paris W.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
I don’t have the time or expertise to start investing in real estate

Nilantha L.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Getting nightmare tenants who trash the place
How can I even handle renovations if needed?
How will I know that I got a good deal?

Heitor G.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
That I would not be able to get financing in time, given the market.

Michaele S.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Oh I had so many!
Getting a bad deal
Thinking I couldn't afford to purchase property
Thought it was too hard to learn the basics to make calculated risks
Afraid of committing to big deals, etc.

Keon R.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
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Not being successful

Madeline M.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
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I was most excited about learning to know what to look for; ie. My fear was losing money on a bad deal. Fearful for bad tenants/how to deal, how to number crunch, what to look for.

Marla M.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
πŸ‘‰ Read their fear-to-landlord story.
Losing all my money on a six-figure mistake

Hideyo H.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
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How can I fund a purchase without a ton of cash? How do I build a team? What don’t I know?

Albert A.

🏠 Currently owns 1 unit
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