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EP 34: From Teaching to 100 Real Estate Transactions in Less than 2 Years with Mary and Brynn

Today we sit down and chat with two powerhouse ladies from Chicago – Mary Derman and Brynn McNicholas. These ladies are realtors and investors and are making huge things happen in the Chicago area. Both Mary and Brynn were teachers prior to joining forces and both decided to take the plunge and transition into the real estate world. Although they teamed up only last year, they are growing exponentially both on the investor side and brokerage side. In their two short years as partners, they have completed over 15 fix and flips, worked on close to 100 real estate transactions, and have a growing rental portfolio (which includes experience with AirBnB rentals).

They have experienced a lot of success in a short time frame, so we discuss a ton about partnerships and what makes their partnership work (and how you can do the same!)

  • How to build a powerful partnership
  • How the “emotional bank” account can help you become a better investor
  • How you should consider “not owning” your AirBnB rentals
  • Qualities to avoid in partnerships
  • The #1 key to sustaining a lasting partnership

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The Real Estate InvestHER Show is hosted by Liz Faircloth and co-host by Andresa Guidelli. Created to support and inspire women who invest in real estate to live a financially free and balanced life.

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