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Investor Interview with Havird Usry


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Investing is for all types of people, from many backgrounds and schools of thought. You may find similarities among other investors, or learn something new!

Herewith tips and insight, is Havird Usry, Investor, Chef & Entrepreneur

Q: Who was your first business mentor?  

A: My dad, Brad Usry, was and still is.


Q: Who was your first mentor in real estate?  

A: My grandfather, Jack Hodges, taught me how to take care of things, especially property.

 

Q: What is your favorite book? 

A:  "The Devil In the Kitchen," by: Marco Pierre White


Q: What is the best lesson you have learned in real estate? 

A: Be willing to walk away. Numbers don't lie.    


Q: How many properties do you own? 

A: We own 9 properties: A solid mix of commercial and residential. 

 

Q: When did you start investing? 

A: We started investing in real estate about two years ago.  

 

Q: Why do you Invest?

A: Our city is in a unique position right now. We want to be a part of that and capitalize on it.


Q: What is the best advice you have received?  

A: A dollar saved is much more than a dollar made. 

  

Q: Do you have any hobbies?  

A:  I enjoy hanging with my family and being outside. 


Q: Do you have a favorite podcast?

A: The Forward - Lance Armstrong


Q: What is the best advice you could give someone else? 

A:  Surround yourself with the best people and work hard. Pray.


Q: Is there a place for you where time slows down?  

A: Life slows down when I'm with my wife and two little girls. 


Q: If you were a member of a music group, you would be _________?

A:  a drummer for Aerosmith. My wife would think I was pretty cool.

 

Q: Who first introduced you to Auben?

A:  I knew of Auben for several years but started working with Auben just last year. 


Q: If you weren't investing in real estate you would be_______.

A: Not smart.


Q: If you were to start over_______.

A: I'd slow things down. Talk less and listen more. It would be like watching a good movie for the second time catching all the details I missed.


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