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Landlording on AutoPilot, 2nd Edition by Mike Butler

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INTRODUCTION

How I Owned and Operated 75 Rental Properties While Working My Full-Time Job as an Undercover Police Detective (BEFORE Hiring a 5-Hour-a-Week Office Person)

Hello fellow landlord investors; I'm honored to have the opportunity to share my investing lessons and techniques with you. Not all of my landording education has been pretty. I've also got honorary PhDs from both the “School of Hard Knocks” and my private high school diploma. If I help you get on the fast track to holding good solid rental properties, it'll be another notch on my belt of achievements. Before we get started here, I'd like to share with you a little bit about where I've been, what I've done, and where I am today.

Photo illustration of a two-bedroom house in which Mike Butler grew up with his family.

Mom, Dad, and seven kids grew up in this two-bedroom home a few blocks from Churchill Downs, Kentucky

I grew up just a few blocks from the world-famous Churchill Downs, home of the Kentucky Derby. Our neighborhood consisted primarily of blue collar workers, where the definition of “successful” was to land a good job, at a good company, buy a home and get it paid off, and retire and buy a riding mower. In our neighborhood and church, I don't recall any doctors, attorneys, or CPAs. Those folks lived on the “other side of town.” I was the oldest of seven kids, and we were raised with a good strong work ethic. Pop worked at a slaughterhouse and proudly identified his occupation as a “meat ...

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