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Small Axe Podcast

May 2, 2022

Whitney is a successful business owner who has overcome many obstacles in his journey to success. He shares his story, emphasizing the importance of converting clients into investors and having a strong mission. Whitney discusses the process of syndicating his business and how he balances being aggressive with doing due diligence.

In this episode, we'll be discussing how to invest in multifamily real estate, specifically with regards to how to make the most of your returns and avoid some of the common pitfalls that can occur in this market.

Listen in and learn more about Whitney’s story and practical tips to employ. Let’s jump right in!

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[00:01 – 09:16] Determination Trumps Credentials

  • Starting with neither network nor credibility from the get-go
  • How it doesn't have to be easy to start a successful business
  • The effects of the 2008 financial crisis on rental values and income
  • Achieving success by learning from mistakes and trusting your gut

[09:17 – 22:16] Build Wealth and Provide Security through Real Estate Investing

  • The value of following your passion to overcome limitations
  • Have some thinking time where you are not pulled in every direction
  • The importance of taking risks and cultivating great habits to achieve success
  • Sharing your story with honesty to be respected and accepted

[22:17  – 36:49] Strategies for Scaling

  • The secret sauce to establish a relationship with a potential client
  • Approaching deals, funding and underwriting strategies, and team expansion
  • As a business grows, different aspects of running it become more complex
  • The importance of feeling grateful for what you have

Find out more and connect with Whitney through the following:




Podcast: The Real Estate Syndication Show 


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Tweetable Quotes:

“When you can build loyalty with your clients, you can start to do things that nobody else can do.” - Whitney Sewell


“"We don't have to be as aggressive or do a deal just to get that acquisition fee or whatever. We don't have to do that and we don't want to be in that position where we have to do that.” - Whitney Sewell