Investor Interview with Scott Brooks

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As owner of Brooks Properties, Scott Brooks knows real estate investment is the safest and best investment. He currently owns twelve properties and treats each one as a separate business. The most valuable lesson he’s learned in real estate is to let go of worries over missing out. “Don’t fret over losing a really good deal because there’s always another good deal coming.”

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 Scott Brooks, Real Estate Investor

Q: How many properties do you own?

A: 12

Q: Who were your first real estate mentors? 

A: Dennis Stanfield and Chris West

Q: When did you start investing? 

A: 2011

Q: Why do you invest in real estate? 

A: I’m convinced it’s the best and safest way to invest your money.

Q: What is the best advice you have received? 

A: ”Treat each property as an individual business. It requires planning, execution, and management.”

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

A: Be patient and learn your market. Do your background homework before buying and renting. Don’t over-rehab lower end properties and don’t under-rehab higher end properties.

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

A: Don’t fret over losing a really good deal because there’s always another good deal coming.

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

A: Hilton Head

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

A: “Asset Protection for Real Estate Investors” by Clint Coons.

Q: Do you have any hobbies? 

A: Right now, I’m resuming the restoration of my 1976 Camaro. I began restoring the inside before going to work with Conrex.

Q: If I were a member of a music group, it would be with_________.

A: The Rolling Stones. The best band ever! I was fortunate to see them twice in concert.

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

A: Missing out on a really good thing!

Q: If you were to start over_______.

A: I would have invested in real estate many years earlier.

Q: When / how were you introduced to Auben?

A: I met Tyson in 2015 when I began working with Conrex. I also got to know many others that work for Auben through Conrex. Just good people working there. My first impression of Tyson was his passion for the business.

Q: I am happy I chose Auben because _______.

A: There are lots of dedicated folks at Auben. They have a good model set up for property management.