With over 17 years of experience, St. Louis Real Estate Investor David Dodge is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs achieve success in the industry that provided his own. David first began investing in real estate at the age of 20 while attending the University of Missouri-Columbia. From there, his career skyrocketed. Today, David and his team have wholesaled over 500 houses. Leveraging his industry expertise, David has co-authored three books and even launched a podcast, “Discount Property Investor”, where he teaches people all the ins and outs of wholesaling real estate, along with tips and tricks for marketing, landlording, and rehabbing properties. “I was inspired to get into this industry for a few reasons,” he explains. “I wanted passive income and tax advantages, but I also wanted to be my own boss. I wanted to have the freedom to travel and do what I wanted to do on my own timeframe!”

However, David Dodge defines success in more than simply monetary terms. “Success is just a mindset,” he says. Instead, David focuses on the impact he can have on those interested in the real estate industry. He and his partner Mike have created a free course on wholesaling real estate where he aspires to help others learn how simple the wholesaling business truly is.

Nonetheless, in each resource he has created, David makes sure to include the good, bad, and the ugly of real estate wholesaling. “It’s not always going to go smooth,” he notes. “You’re not going to have fun all the time. Some days are really going to suck. You are going to have to make tough decisions. You might have to fire employees that are not aligned with your goals. You might want to cry at some point. It will be hard!”

David continues, “But, the rewards of being your own boss and having your own business are better than any rewards that another boss or job can provide to you.” Looking to the future, David hopes to continue educating others about the industry, while also taking his own career to new heights. His goal is to take his rental portfolio to over 150 properties in the next few years, a journey he plans to document on Instagram. Follow along at @davidalandodge or click here to learn more.

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