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08: What You Should Know Before Investing in Real Estate with John Swagerty

Episode description

Real estate is a diverse market that is much more complex than commonly perceived. In today’s interview with John Swagerty, Senior Vice President at Acadia Realty Trust, Scott and John dissect what goes into evaluating a property and a potential real estate investment. John covers different dynamics of the industry and uncovers focal points of the behind-the-scenes mechanics. To learn more about real estate investments and the perspective shift that’s occurred in the market tune into this episode of Your Best Financial Life with Scott Malbasa. 

Show Highlights: 

  • How John got involved in real estate and what drew him to it 
  • The math and numbers that go into real estate 
  • How real estate has transitioned over the years and the perspective shift 
  • The central focus when evaluating assets and properties 
  • The day-to-day ins-and-outs of real estate investing
  • The difference between stable and value add investments 
  • What needs to be considered in a small vs. large property 
  • Evaluating the busy-ness of the market 
  • Creating relationships with tenets and collecting market data 
  • Applying real estate knowledge to buying a house 
  • What makes investing exciting and fun 


Acadia Realty Trust

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