My guest today is Chicago Investor, Brie Schmidt. Like a lot of us, Brie started out investing part-time. Today she is a buy and hold investor, a public speaker, and the managing broker of Second City Real Estate. Brie bought her first investment property in 2011, however she continued investing part-time for 3 more years. In 2014 when quit her job to become a full-time real estate investor. Brie currently owns and manages 90+ units in Chicago and Milwaukee.
Brie is the Co-Founder at The Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit that I have the honor of being a part of this year. I will put a link to the event below.
- The interesting way Brie got started investing
- What made her finally decide to quit her “day job”
- Why she chose buy and hold as her strategy
- How her location factored into her decision to choose small apartments over houses
- Why she chose Milwaukee for her virtual investing
- The challenges of holding property out of state
- How she manages 90+ properties as just one part of her business
- Scaling her business and helping others do the same thing
- Advice for anyone just starting out
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Brie is a buy and hold investor, entrepreneur, public speaker, and the managing broker of Second City Real Estate. Brie started her career in corporate sales in 2005 and acquired her first investment property in 2011. She continued to work in corporate sales until 2014 when she left the industry to become a full-time real estate investor and currently owns and manages 90+ units in Chicago and Milwaukee. Brie is the Managing Broker of Second City Real Estate, a full-service brokerage working with new investors and seasoned investors looking to expand their knowledge of the industry and their portfolio.
Brie is a Co-Founder at The Midwest Real Estate Networking Summit, a non-profit educational summit for real estate investors. This 3-day annual event provides new to experienced investors with the tolls and connections necessary to build a real estate business.
Brie’s other passion is travel and in the past few years she has been to 17 countries.
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