How can a financial planner protect you from making financial mistakes as a new investor?
Are you finding it difficult to find a financial advisor that doesn’t give you a blank stare or worse yet try to talk you out of going too far down the real estate investing journey?
In today’s video, I will show you how a financial planner who is knowledgeable about real estate investing can help you better reach your overall personal financial goals whether its more financial freedom today or wealth that can be passed on to your family. I am sharing an interview with Cynthia Meyer of Real Life Planning, who is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and holds the CFA® charter.
03:20 Cynthia’s role as a financial mentor to rental property investors
05:39 What should be in a financial plan for real estate investors
06:23 Why financial planners are famous for discouraging real estate investing
07:45 Areas of financial planning focus as you scale
11:22 Financial planner who invests in real estate
12:51 How do you know whether it is a good time to invest
16:08 Confusion over what makes a good real estate investment deal
17:24 How do you set expectations on a “good enough” deal
20:35 Risk management questions as investors
22:34 Biggest risk is in your 1st property
24:15 Managing vacancies
25:18 Avoiding the mistake of overleveraging
28:54 Taking a holistic view of debt
32:00 Nothing goes up in a straight line in real estate investing
34:05 Challenges for short-term rental investors in 2023
35:10 Achieve your life goals with the right financial plan
37:18 More on the higher risks with your first rental property
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Veronica comes from a family of real estate investors. She is passionate about helping clients create wealth, build a legacy, and design a dream lifestyle through real estate.
What makes Veronica stand out from other realtors is her financial background. With an MBA in Finance from The Wharton School and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Northwestern University, she does not run from the numbers. She spent over a decade running financial models to help her employers evaluate projects and products. This skill allows her to simplify the bottom line for a homeowner or forecast the return on investment for a developer.
Veronica is a licensed realtor in PA. Veronica helps her clients buy, sell, invest in real estate in the following neighborhoods in the Philadelphia metro area: Cedar Park, Chester, Cobbs Creek, Darby, Drexel Hill, Germantown, Kingsessing, Lansdowne, Marcus Hook, Overbrook, Overbrook Farms, Sharon Hill, University City, Yeadon, and Upper Darby. Her company also provides property management services for single-family homes and small apartment buildings in the area.