Investor Interview with Jennifer Beadles

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Working two jobs, 21-year-old Jennifer Beadles saved up enough to buy her first investment property in 2007. Today, as CEO at Agents Invest and owner of 240 units, her achievements are largely due to the clarity of her goals. “We are most powerful when we have a compelling reason why we must do something. Take the time to gain clarity of the results you want and your why for investing in real estate.”

Here at Auben, we are proud to serve all types of people, from many backgrounds and schools of thought. From brand new investors purchasing their first property to seasoned ownership groups who are ready to expand their investment portfolio rapidly, we have strategies that are founded in experience and backed by our commitment to your success as an investor!

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Here with tips and insight, is Jennifer Beadles, Real Estate Investor

Q: How many properties do you own?

A: 240 units across five states and six different markets

Q: Who were your first business mentors?

A: My parents

Q: Who was your first real estate mentor? 

A: My grandfather, who owned commercial real estate

Q: When did you start investing? 

A: My first real estate investment was in 2007. I was 21 years old and had been working two jobs, saving my money to purchase my first property. The first purchase was a single-family home in high-density zoning. My strategy was to owner occupy with plans to eventually tear the house down and build townhouses for resale.

Q: Why do you invest in real estate? 

A:  – To create quality affordable housing

      – To positively impact the communities I’m invested in

      – To create generational wealth

Q: What is the best advice you have received? 

A: Start with the end in mind, gain clarity on what you want and why you want it.

Q: What is the best advice you could give a new investor? 

A: We are most powerful when we have a compelling reason why we must do something. Take the time to gain clarity of the results you want and your why for investing in real estate. Practice just-in-time learning. You do not need to know it all. Just get started and find the right team to help you achieve your goals.

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

A: The numbers don’t lie. The deal either makes financial sense or it does not. You cannot get emotionally invested in any one property. If you’re unsure what to do, do the math.

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

A: Anytime I am hiking with my family where it’s just the three of us without distraction.

Q: What is a must-read book you would recommend?

A: “The Four-Hour Work Week” by Tim Ferriss

Q: Do you have any hobbies? 

A: Spending quality time outdoors with my family, travel, and creating magic moments with friends and family.

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

A: Investing in small-businesses

Q: If you were to start over_______.

A: I would follow the exact same plan as when I started in 2007.

Q: When / how were you introduced to Auben?

A: I was introduced to Auben by one of our Inner Circle members. We were looking for a new property manager in Chattanooga, TN and one of our members had hired Auben for the property she purchased from our preferred agent. Right away I knew Auben was the right fit for us. Auben manages a property for me and several investors in my community.

Q: I am happy I chose Auben because _______.

A: The Auben team is dedicated to their client’s success.