Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

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In this episode, we sit down with Ben Bauer, a seasoned real estate investor and attorney, to explore the intricacies of commercial real estate investing. With a wealth of experience in both residential and commercial properties, Ben shares valuable insights on deal structures, seller financing, and the impact of early exposure to real estate. 

Key Takeaways:

  • Deal Structuring Wisdom: Ben highlights the significance of sound deal structures, particularly in complex commercial real estate transactions. He emphasizes the importance of seeking legal counsel and networking within local real estate investor groups to make informed decisions.
  • Seller Financing Strategies: When it comes to seller financing, Ben stresses the importance of detailed contracts. He recommends specifying all terms and attaching draft notes and mortgages as exhibits to the purchase contract. This transparency ensures all parties are on the same page, reducing potential conflicts down the line.
  • Early Exposure to Real Estate: Reflecting on his own upbringing around real estate, Ben underscores the value of exposing young minds to entrepreneurial thinking. Encouraging questions and fostering an environment that promotes independent thinking can lay the foundation for a future in real estate or any entrepreneurial venture.


Ben Bauer | Real Estate Background

  • Real estate investment lawyer of The Bauer Firm, LLC
  • Portfolio:
    • 8 units from single family rentals and small multifamily properties
  • Based in: Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • Best Ever Book: Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • Greatest Lesson: Success is all about mindset, courage, and confidence.


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