I’m Kenneth Rolands, the founder of Property Tips For You.
I am glad you found the site and I hope you enjoy all the free content. Before you dig too deep into the articles and what we have to offer, below is a little about myself and the site.
Why I created this blog
I believe smart people who want to win in today’s society and build a life they love MUST learn how to become investors.
I created Property Tips For You to help people become real estate investors either as rental property owners, flippers, wholesalers or even note owners.
There are many websites, books and even seminars that talk about the best ways to invest. Many sites have multiple authors all with different opinions and investing preferences. How do you know who you are listening too? Have the authors bought rentals or flips? Have they ever wholesaled a house? I have flipped over 120 houses, sold over 1,000 houses as an agent, own 16 rentals, and have even wholesaled a few houses, although honestly wholesaling is not my specialty.
How did I get started?
I have been a licensed real estate agent since 2001. My father has been a Realtor since 1978 and I was surrounded by real estate my entire life. I remember sleeping under my dad’s desk when I was three while he worked tirelessly in the office. Surprisingly, or maybe not, I never wanted anything to do with real estate. I wanted to create my own path. I graduated from University with a degree in business finance in 2001. I could not find a job that was appealing to me so I reluctantly decided to work with my father part-time in real estate. Many years later I am sure glad I got into the real estate business!
Even though I had help getting started in real estate, I did not find success until I was in the business five years. I tried to follow my father’s footsteps, which did not mesh well with me. I found my own path as a REO agent and my career took off. I think that I actually would have been more successful sooner without a safely net and someone showing me the way.
Now I run a real estate team of 9 that has sold close to 200 homes each of the last three years. I fix and flip 10-20 homes a year and I own 16 long-term rentals. I have even written one of the top selling real estate books on Amazon. I love real estate and investing because of the money you can make and the freedom running your own business brings. I also love big goals and one of those goals is my plan to purchase 100 rental properties by January 2023.
I started Property Tips For You in March 2016 and the primary objective was to provide information on investing in long-term rentals. I was not a writer at any time in my life, until I started this blog. In fact I had not written anything besides a basic letter since college. Readers who have been with me from the beginning may remember how tough it was to read my first articles with all the typos and poor grammar (I know it is still not perfect!). My goal has always been to provide incredible information, not to provide perfect articles with perfect grammar.
The blog provides articles on financing, finding, buying, rehabbing and renting rental properties. The blog also discusses mortgage pay down strategies, fix and flips, advice for real estate agents and many other real estate related topics.
I am married , in 2008 and we have twins who turned five in June of 2016. She was a Realtor when we met in 2005, but has since put her license on ice while she takes care of the twins. She loves to sew and makes children’s dresses under the label little sprinkles.
Outside of work I love to golf and work/play with my cars.
If you want to learn some of the tactics I’ve used to build a life with plenty of earned income, passive income and free time for my family and hobbies, check out the Property Tips For You blog.