Changing Their Family's Fate by Building a 600+ Unit Portfolio (At Age 20!)

04.20.2022 - By Real Estate Rookie

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There are those who accept their circumstances and then there are those like today’s guests —the Donis Brothers (Jeffrey, Kenneth, and Kerwin). These three brothers have created immense success for themselves at only twenty & twenty-three years old through self-education, network building, and hard work. They’ve done seventeen wholesale deals and co-sponsored three multifamily syndications with a total of 636 units between them in a mere two years.

They got their start in college when the oldest brother, Kenneth, heard about wholesaling while watching The Breakfast Club. After taking a humbling trip to Guatemala and realizing how many opportunities they had access to, they knew they had to pursue real estate. Once they decided to pursue real estate, each brother separately came to the same conclusion—college wasn’t for them. They collectively decided to focus on building their business so they could reach their ultimate goal of financial freedom and retiring their mom. 

They started their real estate journey with single-family homes but quickly realized multifamily properties aligned more with their goals. During their transition, it took six months of straight cold calling before they got their first deal. While working to get their first deal they also joined a mastermind and spent time expanding their network. They actively sought out people in spaces they were trying to penetrate which led them to their current mentorship program. Their ability to scale their business and network simply proves they are a force to be reckoned with. Make sure to listen closely because the Donis Brothers could be the next big thing.

In This Episode We Cover

How to invest at a young age and turn being young into an advantage 

Networking events and how to extract true value from each one you attend

Cold calling, its importance, and how to effectively nurture leads

How to make the transition from single-family to multifamily properties

Building a powerful real estate network of mentors, investors, deal finders, and friends

Syndications and how to use them to broaden your investing opportunities

Building a social media platform to expand your network and reach

And So Much More!

Links from the Show

Ashley's Instagram

Tony's Instagram

BiggerPockets

Real Estate Rookie Youtube Channel

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The BiggerPockets Conference 2022

Max Maxwell's Website

Meetup

Eventbrite

Podio

Subto Real Estate

PropStream

ListSource

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Mojo Dialer

Grant Cardone's Website

BiggerPockets Forums

Your First Real Estate Investment Podcast

Is This Deal Worth My Time? The 6 Crucial Steps to Vet a Multifamily Deal

The 8 Steps That Will Stop You From Getting Burnt on Multifamily Deals w/Andrew Cushman

Pitchstack

Bar Down Investments

Tyler Combs

Rare Bird Real Estate

BiggerPockets Real Estate Podcast

Real Estate Rookie Facebook Group

Books Mentioned in this Show:

Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Best Ever Apartment Syndication Book by Joe Fairless and Theo Hicks

Connect with The Donis Brothers:

The Donis Brothers's Website

The Donis Brothers's Instagram

The Donis Brothers's Facebook Page

The Donis Brothers's Twitter

The Donis Brothers's Tiktok 

The Donis Brothers's Youtube Channel

The Donis Brothers's Podcast

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