Best Real Estate Investing Advice Ever

Neil Timmins, CEO of Agent Optional, shares his journey from being a top Remax agent to an opportunistic commercial real estate investor. He details how he transitioned from residential to commercial real estate, his strategies for acquiring and managing industrial and retail properties, and his innovative approach to creating passive income streams for real estate professionals.

Key Takeaways

  • Transitioning from Residential to Commercial Real Estate: Neil discusses his shift from a successful career in residential real estate to commercial investments, emphasizing the importance of diversifying income sources and the challenges and rewards of this transition.

  • Strategies for Acquiring and Managing Industrial and Flex Properties: Neil shares his criteria for selecting commercial properties, including his preference for fewer tenants and longer lease terms. He discusses his experiences with retail and office space as well, including the nuances of managing these assets, from lease enforcement to tenant turnover.

  • Creating Passive Income Streams for Real Estate Professionals: Neil explains the concept of passive income in real estate, the importance of diversification, and how he assists other professionals in achieving financial stability through commercial investments.


Neil Timmins | Real Estate Background

  • CEO of Agent Optional
  • Portfolio:
    • 96,000 sq ft of industrial
    • 20,000 sq ft of office
    • 15,000 sq ft of retail
    • 23 doors of multifamily
    • Two Airbnbs
  • Based in: Des Moines, IA
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  • Best Ever Book: Winning Through Intimidation by Robert Ringer
  • Greatest Lesson: Get a mentor early, and get educated. You’re going to pay for it one way or another, so you’re best to do it through a mentor.



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