#204 Brad Larsen

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Brad is the founder of RentWerx in San Antonio, Texas. In the last five years, RentWerx has grown to manage over 700 single family homes. Prior to starting a property management company, Brad served in the armed forces as an Army Infantry Officer before leaving the military as a Captain in 2002 to pursue his interests in Real Estate.

He’s also the host of the Property Management Mastermind Podcast.

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In The News Links:

Huge changes in Wisconsin for property management:
https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2018/04/18/campaign-cash-walker-signs-bill-sought-by-landlords/

Anchorage’s largest private landlords team up to provide housing for homeless:
https://www.adn.com/alaska-news/anchorage/2018/04/18/anchorages-large-private-landlords-team-up-to-provide-apartments-for-the-homeless/

Landlords Sue San Jose over rent registry policy:
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/04/19/landlords-sue-san-jose-over-rent-registry-policy/

Three Quick Questions Resources:

What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why? Or what are the one to three books that have greatly influenced your life?
[Brad Larsen Replied:] Favorite gift book: Scaling Up – Verne Harnish

Most influential books: Rich Dad / Poor Dad Series – Robert Kiyosaki

What is one purchase of $100 or less that has greatly helped you as a landlord, property manager, or investor?
[Brad Larsen Replied:] My third All Property Management lead in 2012. It was an investor that we have managed 14+ homes for since 2012…..all from an $80 APM lead. Past that, I would say my favorite Audio Book is the 40 Hour Work Year, Scott Fritz. Mindset of a build to exit.

How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a favorite failure of yours?
[Brad Larsen Replied:] Chisom Creek owner finance failure story. — Don’t assume the ability to refinance on a deal!