The primary reason he got into real estate was because he wanted the time to be actively part of his daughter’s life — a freedom his W-2 didn’t allow. His ability to cultivate meaningful relationships is the reason he has been able to find so much success as a real estate agent and investor. Jay heavily emphasizes the role his mentor plays in his real estate career, especially given that when he was new to the industry, he needed someone to show him what the classroom couldn’t. His genuine nature got him his first sale, his first flip, and a continued relationship with his lenders.
Real estate has allowed him to not only free up his time but enjoy the time he has freed up, which to a family man like himself, is the dream. Investing is about more than building wealth, it’s about learning the value of time, especially because you can never get it back.