Sterling White is a seasoned Real Estate Investor, Philanthropist, & Former World Record Attemptee who was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. Breathing and living real estate since 2009, Sterling is the Founder of Sonder Investment Group.
Throughout the span of more than a decade, Sterling has contributed to helping others become successful in the real estate industry. In addition, he has been involved with both buying and selling over 100 single family homes and scaled a personal portfolio to just under 500 units. We talked to Sterling about direct to owner strategies, how the pandemic changed his philosophy, The Houston Market and lessons learned from working with VA’s. LISTEN HERE:
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[00:01 – 03:01] Opening Segment
Sterling talks about his background.
He talks about how he got into real estate investing;
[03:01 – 14:43] A Dedicated Dive into Real Estate
Sterling talks about how he pivoted his strategy;
Why it’s a good time to build a direct-to-owner strategy;
He talks about the content he put into BiggerPockets;
How the pandemic helped change his philosophy;
What Sterling is trying to get out of traveling the world;
The importance of understanding people;
[14:43 – 31:11] $50k Investment to Five Syndication Deals in a Year
He talks about the markets he invests in;
The Houston Market vs. The Indianapolis Market;
What you need to do to learn about a new market;
Lessons learned from working with VA’s;
Direct to owner VS. Brokers
The power of creating a personal brand
[31:11 – 35:04] Round of Insights
Not raising enough money on a deal to take care of the improvements.
Living The App
Most Recommended Book:
#1 Insight for Investing
Numbers don’t lie.
Best Place to Grab a Bite in Houston:
“Numbers don’t lie.” - Sterling White
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