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The Gold Collar Investor

Jul 26, 2021

In today’s show, Pancham interviews Sep Bekam - Founder and CEO of Bekam Investment Group.

A former full-time electrical engineer that’s studying for a master’s degree in robotics, Sep has been unknowingly trading time for money until his friend helped him connect his endgoals to his lifestyle. Now with a multi-million dollar portfolio of rental houses, he has been continuously innovating by uplifting neighborhoods through adding value to properties!

In this episode, we’ll unpack his journey as he shares his growth from how he failed his first investment to owning a successful real estate company. This episode will surely resonate with you as he tackles his realizations and the mindset he had when he finally took a leap of faith in investing.

Listen and enjoy the show!



“I just realized that the life that I was living isn't just the freedom that I wanted out of it.”

Timestamped Shownotes:

  • 0:43 - Pancham introduces Sep to the show
  • 2:14 - How a conversation with his friend got him out of the rat race
  • 7:47 - The first steps he took to start his investing journey
  • 11:00 - On his investment with a turnkey provider that had gone wrong
  • 17:58 - His transition from electrical engineer to full-time investor
  • 22:21 - Improving a thousand neighborhoods as his long-term goal
  • 24:15 - Lessons learned from getting fired by a property manager 
  • 26:54 - How waking up early increases his productivity
  • 31:28 - Taking the Leap Round
  • 31:28 - His first investment outside of Wall Street
  • 31:54 - How he overcame his negative mindset
  • 33:00 - Why his 2 duplex investments didn’t work out
  • 34:38 - Why investors should continuously look for opportunities
  • 36:16 - Where you can get his guide on interview questions to a property manager

3 Key Points:

  1. Real estate investing isn’t simply buying and renting properties but is also looking for ways on how you can add value to the property.
  2. Real estate will perform well, even with different economic issues taking place, because  it is one of the primary needs of the person to survive.
  3. Building a good relationship with the team you’re working with is vital as they will work and manage properties with you as if it’s their own.

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