Episode 69

Published on:

21st Mar 2023

Kurt Buchert | Achieve Financial Freedom Through Real Estate Investing

On today's episode of the Passive Wealth Principles Podcast, Jake chats with Kurt Buchert, a real estate investor. Kurt became a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) after graduating from Louisiana State University with a Bachelor's degree in Finance, Real Estate and Commercial Banking. Fun fact: Kurt was the youngest CFP in Louisiana at the time. After achieving financial freedom at age 30 and taking a year off, Kurt realized he needed a purpose, and that was investing in real estate.

He talks about his journey into real estate investing. He also talks about how his spray foam business failed in the first 60 days, how he turned it around, and the important lessons he learned after selling it for pennies. You'll learn about his $5,000 gold bet. He'll also share practical strategies to make Airbnbs more profitable and his successful system as a virtual landlord.

Kurt is also a voracious reader. He'll explains how reading has had the biggest impact on his success, and recommends 'The Psychology of Money' by Morgan Housel, among many other books. He'll go into the process of hiring an au pair and explains why it was the greatest decision.

Join Jake and Kurt for this fascinating discussion on the path to achieve financial freedom by 30, house hacking, and stock market investing.


What You’ll Learn in this Show:

  • About his professional background. 
  • The importance of building a saleable business. 
  • The day-to-day life of a real estate investor.
  • Why you should avoid individual stocks.
  • How reading has had the biggest impact on his success. 
  • And so much more...


Kurt Buchert

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About the Podcast

Passive Wealth Principles
Contrarian Investing for Cash Flow and Freedom
You are listening to the Passive Wealth Principles Podcast. Your host; Jake Harris is the founder of an award-winning real estate investment firm and actively investing in commercial real estate all over the country. This show allows you to tune into interviews, dive deeper and deconstruction many passive wealth principles not just from investing but tactics, strategies, and many fascinating ways in which people have achieved levels of passive wealth.

Through my nearly 20 year career as a professional investor, I have built an amazing network of people and come across some super-savvy investors that not only have a unique stance on the marketplace but look at the same problems we all face and many times have come up with a simple but unconventional approach to solving them.

So come be a fly on the wall. Enjoy the conversations and these amazing passive wealth principle lessons.

Learn more: https://www.catchknives.com/

About your host

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Jake Harris

A sought-after expert and gifted story teller with contagious energy, he inspires everyone around him with encyclopedic research. He can take complicated ideas and convey them simply and clearly for everyone to understand. As a founder and managing partner of an award-winning commercial real estate firm, he has authored a #1 bestselling book (CatchingKnives). He has been featured in many publications including The NY Times & Yahoo Finance, he is a frequent speaker, podcast guest, and a highly valued coach. He uses those superpowers to pioneer cutting-edge bold design into an exciting hotel, infill, and adaptive reuse projects across the country. To date has purchased and sold1200+ properties in23 states and amassed a commercial real estate portfolio of iconic properties. He earned a master's degree in International Real Estate, sits on the FIU real estate board, is an accreditedCongress of New Urbanism city builder, a member of CCIM, Urban Land Institute (ULI) and holds a CA real estate brokers license.