Michael Oliver is a High-Level Real Estate Investor who has combined his passion for Real Estate and helping others. He initially became involved in real estate in 2018 after his grandmother’s house was at risk of being foreclosed on for unpaid taxes. Looking out for the interests of his family and neighborhood, Michael decided to do what he could, even in the face of gentrification, in order to use real estate in a way that would set up a solid financial future for his family. While Michael managed the rehab on his grandmother’s home, he also purchased another property just up the street and began making money on the property. However, after sinking much of his own money into these properties, he realized this wasn’t sustainable.
This led Michael to realize a more sustainable option – if he sold the properties, he could use the money to invest in real estate at a bigger scale. As such, Michael determined how to multiply his impact with the proceeds and sold the properties quickly: the first property, which he purchased and rehabbed and in less than 24 hours he earned 6 figures from that listing, then he sold his grandmother’s property and did the same thing.It was with these profits that Michael was able to hit the ground running and begin his path to becoming a successful Real Estate Investor.
Now, Michael has pivoted to focus completely on large multi-family apartments, which he uses the same methods he used in the past on single family homes.
In addition to his wholesaling business, Michael also runs a Real Estate Development business, as well as one dedicated to finding and buying apartments with the vision of increasing their value. This is allowing him to create a greater impact by improving communities and helping others create financial freedom and build wealth. Since a larger investment is required, he is able to bring on people who aren’t full time real estate investors to partner with him to purchase and renovate apartments. With this Michael is about to start an opportunistic fund to allow people with lower income to participate in investing with him to help them boost their returns through a financial education based incentive programs.
Through these different businesses, Michael has been able to achieve his version of success – success in family, spirituality, and career. He has been able to generate passive income, which allows him to spend more time with his loved ones. Ultimately, he has been able to achieve his ultimate goal, which is to leave a positive impact on others and help inspire more people of color and people who are growing up in poverty or dealing with difficult circumstances.
This year, Michael is breaking ground on an $18M 156 unit apartment complex in Ohio, which he believes will be a very important part of the revitalization of the beautiful city of Reynoldsburg, OH, just 20 minutes from Downtown Columbus, OH. In addition to this project, Michael plans to expand into some new markets in the U.S.
To anyone who is looking to start their own business, Michael shares:
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