Matt Atkinson has an extensive background in putting together real estate investment deals. You can read his full bio below, or watch the video showing how he pools together everything he's learned from his 130+ flips and instructs us on how to use real estate investing to enhance our lifestyle.
"I'm going to focus on a couple of things with this one...
There are Three Stages of Being an Investor:
STARTER, BUILDER, and ENDER.
A Starter is a real estate investor who's been investing less than 10 years. They do not know what they're doing because they're all over the place. They normally haven't survived a cycle. And we just get excited about squirrels, right? Most people who are real estate investors have short attention spans that I noticed where they like to do a lot of different things. That's my style, but your friends 10 years and less, you're still establishing a track record.
Okay, a Builder is years 11 through 30. I learned this from a gentleman named Peter Fortunado. He lives in Florida. A builder is when you've actually established two different ways of of passive income: you're either going to have real estate as rentals, or you're gonna have cash flowing notes.
So they both generate revenue. You'd have rentals, right after expenses, operating expenses, management, depreciation, stuff like that, or you're going to be a cash flow investor that you lend money with notes. Does that make sense? You want to be the bank.
On years 31 through 40. You're considered an Ender. An Ender has two concerns in life, preserving capital because they don't want to lose and paying the least amount of taxes possible...."
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Who is Matt Atkinson?
Matt started his career in real estate 17 years ago as a mortgage professional and has been investing for the last 14 years. He purchased his first investment property in 2004, a single-family home through a short sale, which is a rental unit he still owns today.
Matt credits this experience with getting him addicted to local real estate investing and now owns over 14 million of rental properties personally and with partners. He has accumulated 25,500 hours experience – nearly 7 years round the clock – and has personally invested over $1.87 million dollars in rehabbing rental properties since 2004, and an additional $4.55 million on flip properties since 2008.
Matt has focused consulting on a local level with his expertise ranging from rentals, land lording, hard money lending, fix and flipping, assignments and building wealth as an investor. He has served as the President of the Utah Valley Real Estate Investors Association (UVREIA) for 6 years, a board member of the Salt Lake Real Estate Investors Association (SLREIA) for 8 years, a member of the National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) for 4 years, and is a member of the Utah Association of Mortgage Professionals (UAMP) for the last 3 years.