“I don't want to look back and regret not at least trying to invest and if it doesn't work out, but if this works out great this could be a life-changing moment.”
Don Spafford is an amazing, motivational, and inspiring person. Don has always had a connection with finance; getting his first job at the age of 14, saving money, and looking at newspapers for updates on stock prices. Go give him a follow at https://www.linkedin.com/in/don-spafford-5887867/
Don has an educational and professional background in Finance and Securities Investing. He has held several management and leadership positions in his corporate finance career, as well as, various volunteer service positions. He bought his first property, a four-plex, in 2017. Then he began to scale into commercial real estate including ground-up development projects and joined Happy Camper Capital in 2021 where his team focuses on syndicating RV Resorts. He is also the Co-Owner of CTR Dream Homes, LLC & CTR Rental Properties, LLC.
He enjoys spending as much time as he can with his family to create lasting memories. He loves to serve and help others. His hobbies include coin and bank-note collecting and traveling. He has been married for over 21 years and has 4 children. He also is fluent in Spanish.
Fun Fact: Don used to be a Scout Master and used to participate in mock-up investments. One of the main stocks he would invest in mock-up is Micron Technology. He lived in Argentina for 2 years with his wife who is from Paraguay and owned a translation business.
In this episode we discuss:
✅ Global Financial Crisis (2007-2008)
✅ Stock Market
✅ Boy Scouts of America
✅ RV Resort Investing
Great quotes from the episode include:
“I followed that path for a while, trusting that God would guide me to where I need to go and do whatever.”
“My wife wanted to start working, and we came up with the idea to get into real estate as a realtor to give her that flexibility to be available whenever the kids need her.”
“For business, it goes for relationships, it goes for real estate as well.”
“I don't want to deal with bad properties or bad tenants, or even bad landlords.”
“I like that you're taking care of people and it's funny that you tried to outsource and they came in at lower rents. That’s crazy!”
“I treated BiggerPockets as my mentor. Not just the company itself, but obviously everybody that was talking on all the podcasts.”
“If you listen to this podcast or any other podcast, or you hear somebody and something resonates with you, don’t be afraid to reach out and contact that person who could definitely change your life.”
“I pray about everything and seek guidance on everything.”
“The door opens up that can put me in a position to really do a lot more to help people later on down the road. So I decided to go for it.”
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