Tanner’s story

Posted on: July 12th, 2017 by , No Comments

Tanner’s story, written from his perspective:
I’m not a writer, so here goes nothing.

I realized the value of money at a very young age. Unlike Adam, I haven’t been interested in real estate my whole life. I have, however, been interested in money since I was around 10 years old.

I remember, I hid a stash of money under my bed for 2 years in order to buy a four-wheeler that I wanted. I didn’t pay for the whole thing, but I had over a thousand dollars saved up when I finally bought it. With my mom’s help, I ended up with the four-wheeler I wanted. I learned the value of saving money in order to purchase the things that I wanted in life.

Fast forward to my senior year in high school, I had a solid savings account and a decent amount of money invested in a bank certificate of deposit (CD). They had a decent return back then.

I have old notebooks where I had written down ideas surrounding flipping homes and investing in real estate. It was always on my mind.

I took the easy route through college by deciding to study law enforcement. It wasn’t an easy path, but more certain. I, of course, graduated on time with a bachelor’s degree. I was hired by the Indiana State Police just one year after graduating from college. Even as a police officer, I always wanted more. I knew this wasn’t my ultimate goal.

I knew I wanted more, but I was too scared to make the move, like 99% of all other human beings. In 2014, I was involved in a car accident while on duty, during which I broke my neck. It was hell to go through, but it ended up as a blessing in disguise.

Ultimately, I was put on full time disability. After a year of recovery, and a year of flailing around in a sales job that wasn’t for me, I pulled my head out of my butt and decided to follow my dreams. I quit my job and immediately signed up for an accelerated course to become an Indiana real estate broker. Two weeks later, I passed the exam and applied for my license. The goal behind it all was to become a real estate investor.

There is a long and comical story about the way Adam and I met. I will save that story for another blog entry. Adam went after his license for the same reason I did (to save on commissions for the investments). We met at a class in our real estate firm. 6 months later we started a business.

I can’t wait to share our stories with you!!