06 May 005: From Australia with zero credit and credibility to Multifamily Syndicator with Reed Goossens
Reed Goossens moved to the U.S. in 2012 to pursue a career in structural engineering, however he discovered a passion for real estate investing. With limited funds and no credit, Reed went from purchasing a small duplex to growing his own real estate investing firm, RSN Property Group. Reed now syndicates large multi-million dollar deals across the U.S. Reed Goossens certainly lives up to the ‘never say die’ Aussie attitude when it comes to being a successful entrepreneur. Reed is also the host of the up & coming podcast, Investing in the U.S. An Aussie’s Guide to U.S. Real Estate, where he invites other distinguished real estate investors and entrepreneurs to speak with him about their success and help guide other international investors who want to successfully invest in the U.S.
HOS #005 – Reed Goossens Show Notes:
Originally from Australia, Reed Goossens came to the US as a structural engineer and has now started his own real estate investing firm, RSN Property Group (http://www.rsnpropertygroup.com/). After coming to the US without a job, Reed bootstrapped to buy his first duplex investment property within 18 months, which was the first step in growing his current firm.
2:40 – moved to the US for two loves, his then-girlfriend and New York.
3:35 – Rich Dad, Poor Dad (https://www.amazon.com/Rich-Dad-Poor-Teach-Middle/dp/1612680011/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1493929124&sr=8-1&keywords=rich+dad+poor+dad) as the catalyst for his entrepreneurial bug.
4:03 – realizing he couldn’t stomach 40 years, stuck at a desk in a 9-5 job.
4:49 – moving to the US without a job, but having been researching real estate investing and then going to networking events.
5:38 – purchasing his first duplex in cash within 18 months.
6:55 – led into starting his own business by being a driven person and being more afraid of NOT trying something.
7:41 – starting with surrounding himself with like minded people.
9:20 – advice for getting started and experiencing different things through travel.
11:45 – approaching networking effectively as an expat, the importance of both hustle and grind.
12:21 – starting own real estate investing meet-up group.
13:38 – transitioning from a regular job to your own business, needing to grind is an understatement.
14:31 – biggest thing he missed starting out was having the right mindset.
15:53 – reference to Murray Newlands’ episode and taking on skills within a job to prepare for your own business.
17:44 – becoming a person of influence through being open minded and taking in advice.
18:45 – slowly building influence and credibility through bigger and bigger networking spheres.
20:17 – using platforms and education to build credibility and trust with potential clients.
21:48 – most entrepreneurs start small, not with large amounts of funding.
22:25 – as a business owner, you’re there to bring value and solutions to others.
24:50 – be consistently evolving with the ways your industry is changing.
25:58 – the value he’s gotten from his meet-up groups and other avenues of adding value.
27:24 – Reed’s ebook as another value add.
28:15 – keeping an open mind and taking the proper steps builds momentum.
28:32 – creating wealth is mostly about perception of risk.
29:17 – Reed’s advice for starting a business is to find a meet-up group that aligns with your passions and to find a mentor to help guide you.
Soon his own site – reedgoossens.com