Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing with Jonathan Greene

Real Estate Investing Through an Experienced Guide with Dani Beit-Or


Real estate investing might not always be exciting, but its steady nature is crucial for long-term success. In this episode of Zen and the Art of Real Estate Investing, Jonathan interviews Dani Beit-Or, a self-made real estate mogul who began his career in real estate investing with little financial knowledge. As the founder and CEO of Simply Do It, Dani helps busy individuals navigate remote real estate investments. Drawing from his experience as an Israeli immigrant, Dani offers a unique perspective on U.S. real estate, guiding clients to avoid common mistakes and achieve their investing goals.

Jonathan and Dani begin their discussion by exploring Dani’s background, growing up with traditional, conservative Israeli parents, and his first exposure to real estate as an investment opportunity. Dani emphasizes the downsides of hot markets, real estate’s broad appeal, and his definition of a “negative role model.” He shares how his parents reacted to his entrepreneurial goals, where he bought his first investment property, and the lessons he learned from the 2008 financial crash. They also cover Dani’s adherence to his systems and processes, new investors’ most common mistakes, learning to ask the right questions, and becoming comfortable with talking to people.

 Some points Jonathan and Dani cover more in-depth include:

  • Don’t be tempted by hot or trending markets. You’ll likely do better elsewhere.
  • A “negative role model” is someone you can look to and ask yourself, “What would they do?” Then, do the opposite of what you believe they would do because you don’t want to make decisions like that person.
  • Single-family homes are America’s backbone. Dani continues to invest in them because they’re stable, boring, and can be duplicated repeatedly with little hassle.
  • New investors are engaging too much with their screens. There is only so much researching online can tell you about an area. You need contacts there or the ability to visit yourself.

 Not all investments are exciting—or should be—and Dani Beit-Or’s advice is ideal for investors looking for stability and results.

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