He had a successful portfolio in California and was looking to execute a 1031 exchange to buy more profitable property outside of the state. We really weren’t in acquisition mode - but after discussing - decided to become the third party in this transaction. Our partner took on 9 homes at the $130,000 price, and we took on 8 fully seller-financed. Looking back - when this all began - the investor approached Nick offering to pay him directly for his time. We’d love to hear from you - what are some of the guiding principles that have led you to success?