If you are reading this, I can assume that you have some interest in rental property. More than likely you are already a landlord of at least one property.  You have probably already seen the good, the bad, and the ugly of the life of a landlord. 

You should know that I was once in the same boat as you are. 

I owned three single-family rental properties and saw the tremendous value in the appreciation, someone else paying my mortgage, and, of course, the incredible tax breaks.

But I also realized that in order to really get the returns I wanted to help me retire early (isn’t that what we all really want), I had to buy at least 30 single-family houses to be able to replace my income.

That’s where reality set in.

I started to think about those late-night phone calls from tenants.

I remember one time I got a late-night call from one of our tenants. There was a  big storm and part of the roof had been damaged. Water was leaking onto their bed. Getting someone out there in the middle of the night was a nightmare. And expensive!!

Another time, we made a surprise visit to one of our tenants whose rent was late almost every month and found they had caused over $5,000.00 damage to the house because of dogs that we didn’t even know they had. Evicting her was a pain and again: EXPENSIVE. 

So much for our profit that year.

These are just a few of many stories. I’m sure you have plenty of nightmare stories to tell. too

When I think about multiplying those nightmare stories by thirty times or more with 30 more houses, it makes me cringe.

I started thinking There must be a better way. So I started researching everything I could.

I then heard a podcast about Multifamily investments (investing in apartment complexes with other investors). It was an interesting idea and made a lot of sense. I started digging up anything I could find. 

I read voraciously and listened to tons of podcasts. What I found kinda blew me away.

I simply came to realize that I could make more money investing in apartments through a syndication with zero headaches and without dealing with late-night phone calls or bad tenants.

I literally had to do nothing but invest.

Now of course, like any investment, I did my due diligence and thoroughly checked out the operators of the syndication. (The managing partners are called the operators)

The ultimate fact is the numbers don’t lie. Take a look at these two case studies. 


Let’s say you want to purchase a single-family residential rental property for $200,000 today in Texas. Let’s also assume you want to finance the property. Here is what your investment looks like numbers-wise: 

30% down payment = $60,000 

~3% in closing costs = $6,000 

Total Cash Investment: $66,000 


Let’s assume your mortgage payment with taxes and insurance is $1100.00. 

You rent the property for $1600/month based on the area’s current rates. You have a property manager that you pay 10% a month; in addition, they charge you half of the first month’s rent to find a tenant. You plan to hold this property for five years and then sell it. 

There will more than likely be vacancies, repairs, and maintenance, so let’s assume $50/month toward maintenance as well as a 5% vacancy every year (just to be on the safe side). 

We’ll also add a conservative 3% increase in rents annually. 

Your net income after 5 years would be around $21,892.41. 

Now, if all goes according to plan, you will sell the house in year 5. 

Let’s add another 3% increase in annual value over 5 years, putting the sales value at $231,854. You owe $128,344 on your mortgage balance. 


To sell your home, you will pay: 

$13,911 for a 6% selling fee to a broker 

$6,955 for 3% in closing costs to the title company. 

$128,344 to pay off the mortgage note 

Total Deduction of $149,210 

= Net Profit from sale = $82,643.88 

+ Plus annual net income = $21892.41 

– Minus your initial investment of $66,000 


Total Return On Investment = $38,536.28 


*assuming a 5% interest rate, $2400 in taxes, $1200 in insurance, and $30/month HOA 




Now, let’s look at investing that same $66,000 you put down in the scenario above into an apartment purchase with a syndication group instead. 

The group plans on purchasing a 118 unit complex in Savannah, GA. Their business plan is to lower expenses, increase rent, make some capital improvements, and then sell the property in 5 years. 


The group has offered you a preferred return of 7% annually (paid out quarterly), and they have agreed to give you your pro-rata share of the equity when they sell the complex. They are purchasing the property for $11,500,000 and will sell it for $20,650,000** in 5 years. They also assume a conservative 3% market growth rate annually on the rental income. 

They tell you it’s a 20.60% Annual Rate of Return, 10.2% Cash on Cash, and a 16.70% Internal Rate of Return. The total return on the investment is projected to be 103%. While these may be new business terms, we can still break down how each year will pay over 5 years: 

Year 1 = $3,842 

Year 2 = $4,620 

Year 3 = $5,755 

Year 4 = $4,620 

Year 5 = $4,917 

 Annual Returns = $23,754 over the 5 year hold time 

+ Plus Your Equity Gain Portion paid at the sale of the property for $44,222 

+ Your initial $66,000 investment back at 


Total Return On Investment = $133,976 


As I said, the numbers don’t lie. 

I now only invest in multifamily apartment syndications. I mean realistically, why would I want to make a lot less money and deal with all the headaches when it’s completely unnecessary?

I don’t.

Not only do the investment strategies make so much sense, but it has inspired me so much. I chose to really educate myself in the field of multifamily syndications and am now a sponsor/operator myself with a spectacular team.

My team co-owns and operates 218 doors total and is growing every day. 

To sum it all up, the top 3 reasons to invest in Multifamily as opposed to buying another single-family rental property are: 

  1. You are tired of the headaches of owning and managing single-family properties and would like to make more money with fewer headaches.
  2. The numbers don’t lie. Multifamily is far more lucrative.
  3. You are smart and this makes total sense.

Call me and let’s go over your financial goals. Together we will create a plan to get you there faster with far less headaches and much less work. 

It simply makes sense.