Investor Interview with Ashton Parker

Ashton Parker Investor Interview

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 Ashton Parker, Operations Manager at Plant Vogtle Nuclear Plant

Q: Who was your first business mentor? 

A: Warren Buffet – the man that helped me understand the basic concepts of ROI.  If you choose to spend a dollar vs. invest a dollar, that dollar is not working for you.  Gotta put money to work…

Q: Who was your first mentor in real estate? 

A: Tyson Schuetze

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

A: That it takes money to make money. Five percent on $1000 is 50 bucks.  Five percent on $1M is $50k….right?

Q: How many properties do you own? 

A: 40 units

Q: When did you start investing? 

A: I bought my first rental unit in 2013.

Q: Why do you Invest?

A: Retirement & options

Q: What is the best advice you have received?  

A:  Fix it and fix it right on the front end, and you will come out better in the end.

Q: Do you have a favorite podcast?

A:  Hmmm…I’m a little behind on the podcast movement. Send me recommendations.

Q: Any hobbies?

A: Marathon running and biking usually keep me occupied enough.

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

A:  In addition to fixing what’s broken, re-invest funds into the business to allow for expansion. Those re-invested funds will then start earning you ROI.

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

A:  Anywhere on the water, out running, and Savannah–a fun & exciting place to travel.

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

A:  The Rolling Stones. That would’ve been a fun tour in the 70’s!

Q: I was introduced to Auben ______.

A:  through an introduction to Tyson by my good friend, Gould Hagler, at French Market Grille in 2013.

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

A:  teaching college math, probably.

Q: If you were to start over_______.

A: I would have been more aggressive on loading up on real estate in the beginning so that funds would be re-invested.