My name is Chad Carson. I am a real estate investor, world traveler, father of two beautiful children, and husband to my wife & adventure partner (shown above).
Let me tell you a little more about why this site exists, who I am, and how I may be of service to you
My mission here at is to help youdo more of what matters.
Money is the reality that keeps us stuck at a 9-to-5 grind for too many years. You might say that were making a dying instead of truly living.
Ive been there too. I became an entrepreneur in 2003 right out of college with $1,000 in the bank. I had to hustle every day just to put food on the table.
But when I finally learned to acquire and profit from real estate investment properties, the rat race of working for dollars finally began to slow down. And it eventually allowed me toretire early(i.e. working for money is optional).
What could you do more of if you didnt need to work for money? Here are a few ideas:
Sleep more. Relax in the morning. Read a book.
Visit amazing places. Go on adventures. Hike trails. Ride a bike again.
Unplug from the matrix. Do work you love. Buck the system. Say shove it to the man.
Raise your own kids. Play silly games. Help with homework. Spoil your grandchildren.
Plant a garden. Grow your own food. Connect with nature.
Pursue your passions. Volunteer. Listen to people. Make an impact.
Advance your cause. Start a business. Create your art. Write your story.
I want to help you do what matters. Life is too short.
And real estate investing is one of the best tools to help you retire early so that you regain your most precious resource TIME.
If youd like to learn more about my real estate investing tools and philosophy,start here.
If youve like to learn more about me and why I go by Coach, keep reading!
I grew up playing and loving sports. My childhood dream was to earn a scholarship to play college football, and in 1998-2001 I played for Clemson University where I started at linebacker and was the 2-year defensive captain.
Football was my daily job during college (and it even paid for my tuition!). I learned a lot from my experience, but I hung up the helmet soon after graduation.
Not long after, a business partner and I started a business investing in real estate. After a slow start, we have bought, sold, financed, and rented over one hundred properties since then.
As a former athlete, I found that the games of investing and entrepreneurship were very similar to sports. I needed goals, fundamentals, hard work, persistence, a team, and coaches.
The best coaches and mentors in my life were always enthusiastic teachers. They truly cared about my success. They never allowed me to settle and pushed me to be my best.
When I started writing and teaching about real estate investing, I decided to borrow the name coach.
I want to help you win. And I care about your success with investing and even more with life.
I dont know it all, but here on Ill share what I know about real estate investing, money, and life. And Ill deliver it in the most practical way possible so you can use what you learn.
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I still live in Clemson, South Carolina (aka Tigertown) in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian mountains
My family and I traveled to Cuenca, Ecuador for17 months in 2017-2018
I speak Spanish (ok, speaking implies 100% fluency I try hard!) and I used to speak German in high school & college
On the side, I try to improve pedestrian and bike connectivity in my small town (Go Connect Green Crescent Trail)
When playing football, I bench pressed 375 pounds and squatted over 600 pounds (now those same weights would crush me!)
I have a weakness for chocolate (the darker the better!) and craft beer
I love playing sports more than watching (especially pick-up basketball)
My basketball amigos in Ecuador. Im the tall guy 3rd from left.
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I dont have it all figured out. But Ive had plenty of successes working in the nitty-gritty of real estate investing every day since 2003. And the results have given an enormous amount of freedom and flexibility to me and my family. Im happy to share whatever Ive picked up with you.
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I had a 3-part feature on Business Insider (Part 1Part 2Part 3).
At the Real Estate Blog I am a regular contributor(my author page). I was also a featured guest on BPs 1 Rated BiggerPockets Podcast. Check outinterview 1(topic: creative real estate financing and building a lifestyle business) andinterview 2(topic: 7 ways to find incredible real estate deals).
I have also been featured on other popular sites and podcasts mMadFientist.comSideHustleNation.com1500days.comThe Radical Personal Finance Podcastwith Joshua Sheets, andThe Best Real Estate Investing Advice EverPodcast with Joe Fairless.
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