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20 Sumthing Landlord is a no holds barred assault on the traditional idea of what a full time real estate investor really does. The author speaks freely and unapologetically about his experiences in the real estate world. He describes his day to day activities and how he accomplishes what many people would only dream of: Retirement and Financial Security before age 30! 

Getting out of the corporate machine before it has had a chance to chew you up and spit you out is not impossible. This book is a refreshing break from “professionalism” to realism with a Do Now and Apologize Later attitude that will help you bulldoze through obstacles. 

This book exposes the fundamental flaw in the concept that working hard will make one successful…20 Sumthings have been fed this as dogma since the womb – but working hard doesn’t actually mean you will be successful. A college degree doesn’t make you successful, nor does it teach you how to make money. College may teach you how to think and will train you to make money for someone else. And so the cycle begins. It’s an uphill race on ice skates for anyone trying to survive, let alone thrive, in the aftermath of the largest financial bubble bursting we
will ever see.

Joe Donlon has found a unique way around the hamster wheel that most 20 Sumthings are either running on or just stepping into and shares his experiences freely. Joe covers everything you will need to know to become a successful landlord. 

He tells you:
  •  where to find motivated sellers, 
  • how to approach them and 
  • how to acquire their properties - 
  • sometimes without ANY money down at all! 
  • how to get discounted and sometimes even free repairs done with absolutely no money out of your own pocket! 

He describes the different types of tenants and the best ways to market and deal with them. He shows you how to deal with dead beats and get them out quickly, with minimum damage and minimum time spent with vacant apartments. Furthermore, he even tells you how he goes after people who owe him back rent with a vengeance to make sure you always get the money that’s owed to you. With this guidance you will be able to make sure your properties run smoothly and you can live the life you’ve always wanted. He shares his first-hand experience to illustrate the good, the bad and the outrageous. 


"I got started by knocking on doors.  I didn’t have any money for mailers and didn’t yet know about the courthouse thing. So I literally knocked on people’s doors and asked them if I could buy their house.  
Imagine this, a 20 year old kid knocking on your door, asking you if you would deed him the property 
and hold the mortgage for him. I know it sounds like it would never work, but it did. 
 I would knock on ten doors a day during the week, 30 doors on Saturday and another 30 doors on Sunday.
  I did this for more than a year. No joke, I knocked on thousands of doors and I got lots of people who, after their initial surprise, and then understanding my offer, said 'Yes!'"   ~ Joe Donlon



What a Book! Wow!! Powerful stuff right from the get go! Joe says it all in no holding back language that is funny and direct even if it's a bit over the top with the "F" word. I'll encourage all my students to read this before graduating high school. It's a game changer and for those with the courage to take the risks Joe took, a God send! ~Robert Blocker, high school teacher

​Where is new information to get started in real estate? Here! Joe tells it like it is for us grads who can't find a good job. And he does it with the kind of style I understand. This offers the breakthrough info we all need! After reading this book, I decided to step out and start my own business. I know I can be successful too! It's not only informative, it's very funny and wild! This book helped me to think very differently about HOW I got where I am in my dull job. I am ready to move on! ~Jason Musgrave, 2012 grad

This book Brings It Home! One of the best books I've ever read! It's outrageous and irreverant, but packed full of great info. Thanks for putting me back on track with my future and giving all the ins and outs of real estate to be able to move forward again! ~ K. Mershawn, a 20 sumthing

Joe Rocks! Our job opportunity reality has changed, and Joe explains it well! No other book on real estate like this one! How one young man used will power to change his life for the better and do exactly what he wants to do, when he wants to do it! Love it! ~Kris Jerome, recent college grad

Life Changing! If you're drawn to this book, don't ignore that curiosity. It's a good thing. This book is so empowering. Joe explains every step required to take charge of your life and create security for yourself and your family for generations to come. I now feel have the tools to step out of my comfort zone and take the plunge. Joe says it all.  ~Dianne Williamson, mom of a 20 something still at home

How well do you like your current job?Love it!
It's okay
Not very happy
It sucks!
It's tangible, it's solid, it's beautiful. It's artistic, from my standpoint, and I just love real estate. Real estate is always good, as far as I'm concerned.
~Donald Trump 
Joe Donlon takes you from soup to nuts in this outrageous, true chronicle of the life of a full time 20 Sumthing landlord.
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