210. Kathy Fettke

How To Become Recession-Proof with Real Estate

With a passion for researching and sharing the most important facts on real estate and economics, Kathy is a frequent guest expert on such media as CNN, CNBC, Fox News, NPR, CBS MarketWatch and the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of the #1 best seller, Retire Rich with Rentals, and host of two long-running RealWealth podcasts – “The Real Wealth Show” and “Real Estate News for Investors.” You’ll also find her on the recently launched BiggerPockets “On the Market” podcast as one of several co-hosts. 

“I just found millionaires and interviewed them, and it always came down to two things that made them wealthy: owning a business, or owning real estate. Then really it boiled down to one, which was business, because you’ve got to treat your real estate like a business.”

You will learn:

  1. How Kathy Fettke went from being a stay-at-home mom to becoming a real estate mogul, syndicating deals and owning a vast portfolio.
  2. What Kathy did to position herself and her portfolio for the upcoming recession, and how she is staying positive despite the current market conditions.
  3. How Kathy’s short-term rental business has changed in the past few months, and what she is looking forward to in the future.

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It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are giving you a DOUBLE STR Share with The Catskills Mountain House and The Crest Beach House! Why two properties this week? We get asked all the time, “what do I do if I have two properties and they have different identities?” Look no further than Umi and her properties for an amazing example of how you can do it.

Umi has a mountain rental and a beach rental (the best of both worlds!) and in each of their instagram bios, the sister property is linked. This is a great way of telling potential guests, “Hey, we’ve got two different spots. We’d love for you to stay in each.” When it comes to marketing multiple properties on social media, so many of us tend to overthink it, and we’re here to tell you… 🗣 don’t overthink it! Do what feels right.

We love that Umi has her identity out there, people can follow along, they can book direct. So please go check out both of her properties, especially if you’ve been trying to figure out how to bring identities to multiple properties!

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

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