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Gino Barbaro is passionate about multifamily investing, and he believes it’s about the strength of your WHY that determines your success. You must DECIDE you want to change your life, and if you do, you have no choice but to take massive action.

That’s what he did several years ago. Gino was in the restaurant business for 22 years, and he was burned out. He decided he needed to change his life, and he chose real estate to do it.

In this episode, he chronicles his amazing journey from pizza guy to full time multifamily investor. Despite setbacks, a bad partnership and an all consuming day job at the restaurant, he and his partner Jake did their first deal, a 25-unit in Knoxville TN. Today they own nearly 700 units and the sky’s the limit.

Together with Jake, he created Jake and, a real estate educational company that offers coaching and training in real estate investing. He is the best selling author of the book “Wheelbarrow Profits”.

About Gino Barbaro

Gino Barbaro is an investor, business owner and entrepreneur. He has been investing in real estate for 15 years and has grown his multifamily portfolio to 674 units in 3 years. He has teamed up with Jake Stenziano to create, a real estate educational company that offers coaching and training in real estate investing. He is the best-selling author of “Wheelbarrow Profits”. Visit Wheelbarrow Profits Tutorial, an educational product focused on multifamily investing. Gino is a graduate of IPEC (Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching) and is a Certified Professional Coach. He is also the author of the best-selling cookbook “Family Food and the Friars”. He currently resides in New York with his beautiful wife Julia and their six children Gabriella, Michael, Sofia, Veronica, Cecilia and Laura. To learn more about Gino visit his website or Gino Barbaro.

Listen and be inspired by Gino’s story. Decide and Your Real Estate Success Will Follow.

Key Takeaways

[2:19] Gino’s background in the restaurant industry

[5:00] Gino’s rough start in real estate investing

[8:41] Why Gino decided to invest in apartments

[12:44] The benefits of a partnership

[14:15] Gino’s and Jake’s first deal

[19:45] Why it’s a good idea to self-manage your first deal

[24:23] Why you should explain your offer to the seller

[28:12] What’s next for Gino

[29:29] Gino’s lightbulb moment

[35:00] Gino’s advice to a new investor

[37:23] Why people want things but don’t act

[43:18] Favorite books

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Resources mentioned:

Wheelbarrow Profits Podcast

Book: Wheelbarrow Profits: How To Create Passive Income, Build Wealth, And Take Control Of Your Destiny Through Multifamily Real Estate Investing.

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