The strongest theme that runs through my real estate investing success is that I am at my most profitable when I treat people well. Note: This is not a blog post about the specific financial advantages of house hacking or what makes a property a good for house hacking. The person who was there to take us through the apartments, let’s call him Sam, was the property manager and the nephew of the owner. It would have been their first real estate purchase, just like us, and they backed out even though there were no major inspection or appraisal issues. Over $1,000,000 in appreciating cash-flowing real estate was made possible because I thought to buy a property manager a “You Pick Two” and let him tell me his story.