Don’t miss the final Alex Deacon Real Estate Workshop of 2018!!! We’ve opened up the room for extra seating due to our growing attendance. Click below to connect with Alex on MeetUp.com, network with nearly 600 other Real Estate Professionals, and RSVP to the November workshop!
Virtual Bus Tour of Current and past rehabs
Saturday, Nov 10, 2018, 10:00 AM
Hampton Inn Bridgeville 150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa
40 Members Attending
We have done a few actual bus tours in the past but with the strong turnout I dont like to have to turn down folks due to the high volume of requests. Our next workshop in November we will do a virtual tour of some current and past projects and show you where to spend your money wisely and where you can and cant cut corners in order to stay profita…
Come out to Penn Hills this Monday to look at this fantastic home! Located in a quiet neighborhood, this brick home has been uniquely renovated and is a must see. Contact Megan Clancy or click the picture above for more details!
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How to find and analyze my next RE Investment
Saturday, Oct 13, 2018, 10:00 AM
Hampton Inn Bridgeville 150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa
27 Members Attending
This is our most widely asked for workshop. We do this a few times a year and it will contain the steps you can take right now with very little experience. You can implement these steps and start using them in your day to day investment journey. We will discuss and hit on a few very important ideas on how to do the following 1. Where to look for …
Born and raised in the South Hills of Pittsburgh, Megan knows the Steel City well. After graduating from Baldwin Senior High School, she briefly attended the University of Pittsburgh before having to drop out due to her military obligations. She did two tours of duty overseas and then transferred to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics and an MBA with a concentration in Finance. It was here that she turned her interest in finance and investments into a viable career option, later blending these skills with her love of Real Estate to start her own Real Estate investment portfolio.
However, today we put all those accolades and accomplishments aside and place Megan in the DHRE Spotlight! Let the fun begin!
DHRE: Let’s start with a “get to know” question. Why Real Estate?
MC: I accidentally got into Real Estate when I dropped out of the college (the first time) in 2010. I had a year’s worth of Pitt tuition that I had saved up now burning a hole in my 20-yr old pocket. Thankfully, my dad was smart enough to see where that was going, so he convinced me to buy out his business partner’s share of a flip house they had bought a few years prior. Long story short, I did, we renovated it from top to bottom, I rented it out for a few years while I moved out of state to finish college, then moved back into it with my now-fiancé after graduating and returning to Pittsburgh 3 years ago. I had wanted to get back in to Real Estate investing eventually, but kept putting it off until recently when I decided to get my license and jump in full time.
DHRE: Keeping things serious for a second, what do you find is the most rewarding aspect of Real Estate?
MC: I love the potential real estate has to create wealth and financial freedom for literally any person from any background. There are, of course, the traditional ways to buy a house, but there are so many non-traditional ways as well, that anyone can get involved even if they don’t have the capital. For me, it is the single best way to create your own personal “American Dream” and I love being a part of helping other people create that for themselves.
DHRE: Fill in the blank: If I didn’t go into Real Estate investing, I would probably be ____________
MC: Sitting behind a desk doing a mind-numbingly boring job, existing only for vacation and the weekends. Real Estate investing was my plan B (plan A was to be an Air Force pilot, but that’s another story for another time), I always thought of it as something I would do on the side when I had enough money set aside and “made it” in my “dream job,” but several years of schooling and searching have taught me that dream “jobs” don’t exist, only your dream “life” does. If I was not investing and working in Real Estate, I don’t know exactly what I would be doing, but I know I would not be creating my “dream life” or helping other people create theirs.
DHRE: Alright, time to loosen up and pander to the Steel City a little. Why Pittsburgh?
MC: I was born and raised here, and every time I have had to leave for work or school, I’ve always been drawn back. It’s a big “small town” with such a familiar feel, I have met people from Pittsburgh all over the world and it doesn’t matter what part of the city they hail from, we all have/had the same experiences while living here. I have always loved Pittsburgh, and the transformation the city has gone through over the last 20ish years just makes this an even better place to live, work and invest.
DHRE: Let’s see how Pittsburgh you really are. Is it PGH or PIT?
DHRE: Fair play! You passed. Now let’s hear your favorite quote.
MC: “If information were the answer, we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs” –Derek Sivers
DHRE: We’re pretty sure that’s not Derek Sivers, but it is a millionaire with perfect abs. (Kind of a new segment here and still working out the kinks.) Nevertheless, I have as many abs as I do questions left…zero. Help me out and ask yourself a question.
MC: What would you do if you didn’t have to worry about money?
DHRE: You know, I do have one last question. Megan, what would you do if you didn’t have to worry about money?
MC: I spent a lot of time mulling over this question when plan A fell through in 2015.
DHRE: They pay me big bucks to ask the hard-hitting questions.
MC: One of the things I kept coming back to, magnified by the awful Hurricane season last fall, was the desire to travel with various volunteer groups such as Habitat for Humanity rebuilding homes in communities devastated by natural disasters. Someday, when I have enough passive income to live off of my own investments, I would love to be able to work in a devastated area for several weeks or even months at a time helping people rebuild their lives.
Megan is always ready to field any questions or comments you have. Contact her today!