Welcome to RentRedi’s new series: Investor Spotlight! We’re highlighting experts & their real estate investing tips for beginners—from the experts.
Our Expert Eleven features quickfire questions of the tools, advice, routines, and strategies real estate professionals use to grow their business & gain passive income.
Investor Spotlight: Antonio Cucciniello
Antonio is the owner of Investarters who is helping beginner real estate investors who don’t know where to start buying their first rental property with a step-by-step process. Check out his TikTok!
Let’s dive in!
11 Quickfire Real Estate Investing Tips for Beginners
This Investor Spotlight features Antonio Cucciniello owner of Investarters. He is dedicated to helping beginner real estate investors get started on their journey!
Get the inside scoop on investing from Antonio with his answers to The Expert Eleven—quickfire advice, strategy, and real estate investing tips for beginners from the experts!
1. What’s your favorite app (real estate related or not)?
PropStream (super handy on the go – all the details about a property while I’m looking at them). And then obviously, TikTok.
2. How many hours a night do you sleep?
3. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
I’ve had to learn that I won’t ever be able to control the outcome of what I want. I can’t guarantee it. I can put in all the effort towards that goal, but that doesn’t necessarily mean I’ll get what I want.
4. Do you invest out-of-state?
All my properties are out of state.
5. Have you ever house hacked?
I came one week away from house hacking. I’m trying to house hack right now in Austin, but it’s very hard.
6. Do you have a go-to paint color for your rentals?
No. I know next to nothing about paint or design or anything like that. I usually just leave it up to the contractors!
7. How long does it take you to analyze a property for investment?
Depends on the location. If it’s a brand new market, typically 5 minutes or so. It can also depend on the type of investment. If it’s just a regular rental, under a minute. If it’s a BRRRR, it takes a little longer to figure out all the comps.
When I first started investing, it took me a little longer—maybe 30 minutes. It gets easier the more you do it.
8. How old were you when you purchased your first rental property?
9. Hard money loan or conventional?
10. What’s a landlord “hack” you use to make your life easier?
I try to bulk together my work as much as I can. Before, I lost a lot of time constantly context switching between tasks. Now, I try to stay focused on one thing at a time.
Reading Deep Work by Cal Newport really helped me learn to be more intentional with my time.
11. What is the #1 piece of advice you would give a new real estate investor just starting out?
Narrow your scope of what you’re looking at. Many times, people feel overwhelmed & scared of where to start. Focus on the problem you’re facing TODAY. Then, tackle your money, location, strategy, and ability to analyze tasks next.