Jason A. Duprat, Entrepreneur, Healthcare Practitioner and Host of the Healthcare Entrepreneur Academy podcast speaks with Dr. Gurpreet Padda, MD, MBA and entrepreneur. Dr. Padda is an avid real estate investor. He shares the lessons he has learned as an early entrepreneur and also provides tips for healthcare professionals interested in creating wealth through real estate investment.
Dr. Padda grew up in India during war and uncertainty. He moved to the US when he was 8 and started his first business at the age of 10 selling cards door-to-door. At 16, he had a team of 30-year-old men working for him. He states – I was an entrepreneur before I went into medicine. Dr. Padda made it through medical school by hustling, which he did through real estate auctions. During his first year of residency, Dr. Padda rehabbed an eight-unit building in Chicago. After his residency, he went into pediatric anesthesiology for heart, liver and lung transplants. His medical path also included addiction and interventional pain management. Dr. Padda’s practice has 7 locations and he provides $1.5 million in free care. “Option” is when you purchase a sale contract with an option to buy. You have three months to decide if you want to buy and the price is held at the same level. If you decide not to buy, you’re usually only out $100. Dr. Padda uses option contracts, where he’s looking at zoning and municipal plans. He researches what’s being planned for development in the area. Option contracts are low risk and offer a high reward. There are two types of wholesaling. “Ugly” includes houses below $80k requiring a lot of work. “Pretty” is when someone wants to sell and is having a hard time finding a buyer. This option provides great margins and it’s the one Dr. Padda recommends physicians to use. Dr. Padda also recommends going big with real estate vs buying single units. Cap rate is the net operating income divided by the price. Become a passive investor with somebody first, watch and learn from their mistakes, and then become an active investor. To get started in real estate investing, talk with people you know. Work referrals through friends and contacts. Don’t blindly trust people on the internet.
The most valuable resource on earth is not money but time. You have to look at both active and passive methods of gaining wealth. Passive income is what people pay you while you’re sleeping. The biggest impediments to becoming wealthy are ourselves and our taxes. The number one impediment is our personal wealth operating system and how we think about money.
“Time is like a water hose and you’re watering a particular concept or project. The more water and fertilizer you apply to it, the better it grows.” – Dr. Gurpreet Padda
“I think entrepreneurship is the ability to ask questions of yourself, realizing you don’t know, and then trying to figure out the answer.” – Dr. Gurpreet Padda
“Leverage what you know.” – Dr. Gurpreet Padda
Red Pill Kapital: https://redpillkapital.com/
Dr. Gurpreet Padda’s LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gurpreet-padda
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