I was recently invited to be in the Members Spotlight for the National Real Estate Investors Association! The article hasn’t been released yet, and I just found out. It turns out that the owner of the Boston Real Estate Investors Association, which I am a long-time member of and volunteer each month, submitted my story to the NREIA to be a part of their member spotlight!
This is a huge honor as it was the local REIA’s that helped me learn how to invest in real estate when I first got started and has been such an important part of my investment career over the last 14 years. They sent me an email with a bunch of questions to answer and this is a behind-the-scenes preview!
Do you have a tip or advice that you would pass along to other investors?
I have interviewed over 130 real estate millionaires over the last few years. If I could give a piece of advice from what I have learned from them it is this: “Decide what you want to accomplish for yourself and then find a mentor who has already done it. Follow what they suggest and stick to your goal until successful.”
My First Flip Purchased In 2008. Sold for a $34k Profit
How important is joining a local REIA to a new investor?
There are only three things needed to be successful in real estate. Those are the right Knowledge, Network & Accountability. You can find all three at your local REIA and I strongly urge new and even experienced investors to become active members in their local REIA. All it takes is one right
connection, idea or strategy to become a millionaire.
My First Rental Property! 3 Family Purchased for $155k in 2012. Sold for $260k in 2015, due to a Divorce.
What is your favorite self-help or business book?
If there is one book that I have read more than any other it is “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace D. Wattles. This book is a part of my weekly routine and I have listened to it on Audible every Sunday morning for years.
Duplex was Purchased for $109k in 2013. Sold for $220k in 2018.
Do you have any interesting hobbies or something unique that you like to do?
I have found blogging and posting about real estate on social media to be a fun
hobby for me. I know most people don’t think of these things as fun, but I enjoy
seeing what other people think about the information I share and being able to
create valuable and informative posts that get people thinking.
10 Units Purchased for $365k, Gross Rents $8,500
Does your business have a website?
Yes, you can go to GualterAmarelo.com to learn more about my books, podcast,
blog and some of the projects I am working on.
24 Condos Purchased for $840k Off-Market. Worth $2.5MM at closing! The current Value is $3.5MM. Gross Rents $22k Per Month!
My Favorite Question To Answer
What are your current and future goals?-GA
My current goal is to build 100 Millionaires who are inspired to build 100
Millionaires themselves. It’s my way of paying it forward, and I believe real estate is the best way to reach this goal. My future goal is to build high-rise sustainable housing using 3-D printing technology. I am closely following the progress in this technology and am putting my company into a position to be a player in the arena.
I am so thankful to the NREIA for giving me a platform to share my story and success. Even more, I am thankful to YOU the reader for taking the time to read my blogs and share your feedback in the comments. I enjoy sharing what I have learned, my insights, and occasionally my completely biased opinions on investing and business. Thanks to your feedback I continue to improve my skills as a writer and am able to help guide more people on their journey to becoming millionaires and attaining financial freedom. Thank you!
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Cheers to our success!