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The Gold Collar Investor

Jul 4, 2022

In today’s show, Pancham interviews April Crossley - founder of Lazy Girl REI and Crossley Property Group.

After realizing that she is paying their landlord’s mortgage and blindly placing her money in a Roth IRA without knowing her expected returns, she has finally left her healthcare job of 13 years to pursue investing! On a mission to grow wealth and change lives, she continues to engage in private lending and focuses on affordable housing!

In this episode, get inspired by her journey as she shares how a book helped her end up on the path of real estate investing, building up her investment portfolio, and why marketing is an important aspect when you are investing!

Listen and enjoy the show!



“We're super passionate about buying houses that we can turn into shared affordable housing or building affordable housing and that's what we're really working on now.”

Timestamped Shownotes:

  • 0:40 - Pancham introduces April to the show
  • 1:22 - Her transition from healthcare worker to real estate investor
  • 6:33 - On surviving the 2008 market crash with the help of her husband
  • 10:09 - Why real estate investing is more of a business of marketing
  • 12:31 - The challenges she faced when she first got into investing
  • 14:38 - On continuously learning and providing affordable housing
  • 16:23 - Her “Aha!” moment in her unforgettable first deal 
  • 19:13 - How her morning routine helps with her productivity
  • 22:37 - Taking the Leap Round
  • 22:37 - Her first property investment outside of Wall Street 
  • 23:01 - Overcoming her fear from real estate nightmare stories
  • 24:46 - Why her seller-financed deal didn’t work out
  • 27:30 - Why investing partners are more important than the deal
  • 28:19 - How you can connect with April

3 Key Points:

  1. Identify the reason why you want to invest in the first place. In this way, you can find out what’s the excellent avenue of investing for you.
  2. Real estate investing is a slow journey. You’ll not become a millionaire right away but you have to continuously learn about the market and its needs.
  3. Starting your journey as a real estate investor is a challenge in itself as you need to learn to be more disciplined as you will be adjusting to a new career.

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