This second interview in my video series, “Escaping the 9 to 5; How I Did It” is with my friend and fellow investor Mike Butler who lives right here in my hometown Louisville, KY. I was very excited to get Mike on board because he is another one of those folks that is what I call a “street smart real estate investor” that has become very successful. He learned by jumping right in and taking action.
That’s not to say that he takes education lightly. As he will point out in this interview he had a lot of help along the way in the form of mentors, folks in our local REIA group, courses and books. Like me, Mike is a lifelong learner. You will also find out in this interview that the more successful he got, the more he spent on furthering his education.
Mike began his investing career while he was still a full time undercover police detective. He started out investing in real estate with two small children and less than $1000 in the bank. It wasn’t until he had about 75 properties (while still working full time), that he hired a part-time office person 5 hours a week.
One of Mike’s strengths has always been that he is very good a developing systems for his business. He has developed a number or products most of which I have. He has two great products for landlords called “Investor Books and Tenant Tracking”. Mike is the author of a book that I have and I am happy to recommend called “Landlording on Autopilot” that was a #1Best Seller Business Book on Amazon. This book should be required reading for landlords. You can find these products and many more on his site. I have provided a link at the bottom of the page.
I know you are going to love this interview. Check it out.
Be sure to visit Mike’s site after you listen to the interview at:
http://AskMikeButler.com. You will find so many resources there. Here are just a few I would like to mention:
- You can tune in weekdays at noon for his FREE power lunches. You never know what he will be teaching that day, but I can guarantee you it will be worth the 20-25 minutes you spend there.
- Mike has an upcoming boot camp June 8 – 10 on “How to Buy without Banks, Money or Credit”.
- One last thing you absolutely have to check out it the second annual “Great Investor Cruise” which will be held December 1st through 8th 2012. You can find information here at http://mikebutlercruise.com/.
Here's a link to Mike's book “Landlording on Autopilot”.