From Pro Athlete to $4 Million BRRRR with Nat Borchers

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Many investors are building a plan for someday retiring from their day jobs and entering the world of real estate entrepreneurship full-time. That’s even true for professional athletes, like this episode’s guest, Nat Borchers. Nat is retired professional soccer player, who while building a respected career on the field and winning two MLS Cups, also built a real estate investing business that he could transition to full-time when he retired.

In this episode, Jeff and Nat discuss a wide variety of topics related to real estate investing, entrepreneurship and life, including the importance of being coachable, how to be intentional in life and business, and the parallels between winning as an athlete and as an investor. Plus, Nat shares the story of a giant BRRRR deal involving 28 homes!

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And so for me, it’s like: Look, I love real estate, I love doing deals, I might lose, sometimes I might win sometimes, but I’m enjoying that part of it. Right. And then I also love my family, and I can be with them a lot more with this lifestyle that I do have. And so I kind of tried to do that every single day and some days I’m successful at it and some days, not so. But I think the goal is always to have more time and to be more present. And I think the longer you get in the real estate game, the more you can do that.

Jeff Stephens 

Welcome to Racking Up Rentals, a show about how regular people, those of us without huge war chest of capital or insider connections, can build lasting wealth acquiring a portfolio of buy and hold real estate. But we don’t just go mainstream looking at what’s on the market and asking banks for loans, nor are we posting We Buy Houses signs are just looking for “motivated sellers” to make lowball offers to. You see, we are people-oriented dealmakers, we sit down directly with sellers to work out win-win deals without agents or any other obstacles, and buy properties nobody else even knows are for sale. I’m Jeff from a Thoughtful Real Estate Entrepreneur. If you’re the kind of real estate investor who wants long term wealth, not get rich quick gimmicks or pictures of yourself holding fat checks on social media. This show is for you. Join me and quietly become the wealthiest person on your block. Now let’s go rack up a rental portfolio.

Jeff Stephens 

Thank you for joining me for another episode of Racking Up Rentals. Show Notes for this episode or at www.thoughtfulre.com/e78, and that’s gonna include a full transcription of this interview that you are about to hear, so I’m excited to get to that. Before we do, please do us a big favor hit that subscribe buttons super quick in your podcast app. It really does help fellow thoughtful real estate entrepreneurs to find us. Onward with today’s episode.

In today’s episode, I’m really excited to share with you an interview conversation I had with my real estate colleague and my friend, Nat Borchers. Nat is a recently retired professional soccer player, had a long, great career, won multiple MLS cups with multiple teams, and along the way, built a great real estate business that then as soon as he retired, he transitioned to full time and just made absolutely take off. Nat is a great guy as a person and a really sharp businessman. And so I’m really excited for him to share with you his story about how he’s accomplished some really incredible things. In this conversation. We talked about everything from the intentionality of how you design your business around the life you want to have. We talked about a four plus million dollar burn deal that he did himself. And we talked about metaphors of soccer and business and success and being coachable and a whole bunch of awesome territory. So without further ado, I’m gonna put you right over into this great conversation with my friend, Nat Borchers.

Okay, awesome. Nat, thanks so much for being here, man.

Nat Borchers 

Thanks, Jeff. It is an absolute pleasure to be on with you. I’ve been following you on my Facebook feed and seeing all the good content you’ve had. And you know, we’ve had a great relationship over the years. So really happy to be on the show and talk shop with you, man.

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