As a real estate investor of more than ten years, she combines her passion of investing with her tax expertise to help others supercharge their wealth and keep more of what they make. Her cutting-edge tax strategies—including entity structuring, self-directed investing, and income-offset opportunities—have been featured on prominent platforms including Money Magazine, Realtor.com, and “Talks at Google.”
Amanda is the co-author of the Tax Strategies series, including the bestseller Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor, which has sold more than 50,000 copies. Amanda currently lives in Fullerton, CA.
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About Elisa Zhang:
I am the owner and principal of over 3,000 apartment units totaling $450M across the US. I’m an educator, an artist and a mother of two beautiful children.
I am on a mission to help motivated individuals make money while they sleep and retire faster than they ever dreamed.
What makes me so confident that I can help others to achieve their financial independence goals? Because it’s the exact process I used to replace my annual full-time corporate IT income of over $200K. By leveraging the power of real estate investing to form passive income streams that now fund my dream life, I was able to quit my job in 2019 and achieve true time and financial freedom.
So, why do I share all of this info so openly?
Unlocking the formula to FI is my way of showing gratitude and adding unique value to the world.
⏰ Timestamps ⏰:
01:40 Entrepreneurial influences and mindset
03:40 Getting started with Real Estate investing
05:45 First real estate investment through syndication
08:56 Transition from W-2 job to full-time real estate entrepreneurship
12:50 Hiring the first employee
16:30 Tax advice for real estate investors
20:13 Taxation on rental income
21:38 Passive investing vs. active investing
25:47 Which property is better from tax perspective: Old or New?
28:40 Cost segregation tips
31:11 Managing side businesses from tax standpoint
34:33 Tax advantages for real estate investors
38:52 When to start with full-time entrepreneurship
43:00 Wrap up