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I would fully recommend working with Rent To Retirement/Zach for anyone who is looking for guidance in building a passive income portfolio. Zach is an experienced investor himself, so he knows what works, and what doesn't. I've bought nine properties so far in numerous markets (all through Zach's company or affiliates). It's been pretty much a hands off experience. The management company only contacts me to get approval for larger repairs or something they need my input on. Most my tenants have stayed for multiple years so my vacancy is very low. I think this is a product of investing in the better quality neighborhoods. I like working with Zach because of his professionalism and attention to detail. He has all the right people in place to help you successfully, and painlessly build a passive income portfolio. He's connected me with accountants, attorneys, insurance providers, prop managers, rehabbers, etc. to help me plan my retirement. He has lots of knowledge on creative deal structuring as well if that is something you're exploring. Overall I give him a 5-star recommendation, and plan to continue to invest with him for years to come!
For someone that is new to the business and pursuing medical school at the same time, I can assure you I had my fair share of questions. I nagged the crap out of Zach with emails in the middle of the night sometimes. He always responded with professionalism and accuracy. This is what you need if you are young and inexperienced. You want people like Zach to answer you and bring you the deals that will take you the next level.
I have already bought one property with Zach and his colleagues and I am looking for another one in the area. This would not be possible as a medical student if it wasn't for Zach and his team.
Zach has helped us out tremendously with our investment goals and strategy! He first introduced us to wholesaling to build extra capital to buy rentals with. My husband & I were able to complete two wholesale deals within the first 60 days, netting us around $20K. We are now working with Zach to develop a plan to acquire enough rental properties to replace our active income, and retire on our terms. Oh, and we are also house hacking to add another rental to our portfolio. I can truly give Zach the highest recommendation to anyone that works with him! He is very knowledgeable about many areas of investing, and is prompt to follow up on any questions we had. I am confident that with his help, we will achieve our goals of building passive income to live the lifestyle we desire!
Newer Investor Ready to Take Action!
I am currently in the process of purchasing 2 SFR turn-key properties from Zach. He has guided/mentored me and most importantly given me the confidence to purchase my first out of state rental property. He he also helping me use my IRA funds from purchase a second property. I have full confidence in is guidance and look forward working with him in the future. So I can rent to retire within 6-8 years.
IRA/401(k) Real Estate Investor
As my local real estate is way too expensive to get started & cash flow, I began to look into markets where it made more sense. I came across Zach who helped educate me on what it takes to buy out of state. He was very transparent, responsive and knowledgeable! We feel fortunate to have him on our team, as we've already learned so much working with him. With a boosted confidence we purchased two out of state rentals almost a year ago. They are going great with only the occasional maintenance item. Zach is now assisting us to use our self-directed IRA to purchase our 3rd property, and to be closer to achieving our investment goals! It is clear that with Zach's assistance in purchasing turnkey properties, we are setting the foundation for a long & successful investing career! I would encourage new & seasoned investors alike to work with him!
Relationship: Out of State Investor. Written 02 Aug 09:04
Zach has been a great mentor to me. He has given me some great advice and strategies to help me build my real estate portfolio within the Memphis, TN market. Zach really explained to me how to tap into various methods to refinance a rental property and tap into the equity to invest into your next property. He has opened my eyes to see that real estate investing is the ideal way to financial freedom. I'm now looking to purchase two rental property this year using strategies that I learn form Zach.... thanks for the encouragement, motivation, and knowledge.
Relationship: Mentor/Coach/Business. Written 06 Jul 10:04
I am working with Zach on acquiring my first investment property. I have found Zach to be very knowledgable, helpful, direct, and reliable. He has connected me with other real estate professionals and helped me locate investment properties. I look forward to continuing to work with Zach on this investment and on future ones as well.
Relationship: See reference statement. Written 10 Jul 15:19
Zach is a great candidate for anyone looking to purchase their first turnkey rental property. He made the process very easy to understand and made sure I was taken care of from the start. I would highly recommend working with him as I certainly will again in the future.
Relationship: I was his client. Written 12 Oct 10:11
I used Zach for my first rental property purchase ever (in ohio) and he was kind enough to guide me through the entire process and even provided me with possible alternative financing solutions. He made the process very easy by making himself available to answer all of my questions and the process was very transparent. Thanks Zach!
Relationship: Rental Investment . Written 01 Nov 06:43
When I first stumbled upon Bigger Pockets about 1 month ago, I was a like a little fishy in an ocean full of experienced investors and a sea of knowledge. I didn't know where to begin and I was in fact, quite nervous and lost like the rest of us newbies! When I saw Zach's name come across a list of reputable members, I remember screaming to my husband in excitement, ``Honey, It's Zach! Our optometry friend that we met at a meeting a few years back!!!`` What a small world it is indeed. I reached out to Zach instantly and in about a day we were on the phone just casually catching up and chatting about my real estate goals. He is not only smart and caring (because he is an optometrist!) - he is also very genuine in his desire to help. At first, like any newbie investor, I was drawn to the C class properties (because of the low price), Zach recommended that I focus my attention on B class properties and above, to help minimize my risks, since I am a new and out of state investor. Zach also has so many connections! He connected me to different turnkey providers as well as lenders to get my search started. I haven’t secured a property just yet, but Zach reaches out to me regularly and is always available to text/chat when I need his advice. I wouldn’t feel comfortable with moving forward with any purchase without having him look at the numbers. If you are looking for someone that you can trust that has multiple connections at his fingertips, you will be well taken cared of with Zach by your side!
Relationship: Newbie Investor. Written 18 Sep 16:04
I saw Zach highlighted on a bigger pockets deal of the day and recognized in him a good investor and someone who really understands the system. I decided to get in touch with him and I am so glad that I did. Zach spent a number of calls and emails advising me on creative options for me to put a deal together including, analyzing property options, hard money lending and refinancing. Thanks to his advice, genuine willingness to help me and patience, we have been able to line up an amazing opportunity for my next investment! He knows his game, has excellent customer service and is genuinely willing to help new investors even though he has thousands of potential investors for his turnkey investment properties. I hope to work more with him and bring other investors to him for larger deals too.
Relationship: Adviser and turnkey investment provider. Written 26 Sep 10:26
I found Zach Lemaster (RentToRetirement.com), through the Bigger Pockets marketplace. My husband and I had decided to sell our SFR in Arizona and we needed to take advantage of the 1031 exchange so that we could keep all our profit and place it in more investment properties. But where to find those next investments? That's where I saw an ad Zach had on Bigger Pockets. We called him and he jumped right in to help and started hooking us up with other companies in Ohio and Alabama that had turnkey properties for sale, exactly what my husband and I were looking for. We are currently in the process of purchasing THREE new rental homes through Zach and his contacts with our 1031 exchange money. Zach has always extremely prompt to get back to my emails and phone calls. He is so knowledgeable and really helped us with our first 1031 exchange. We are so grateful to him and his contacts for helping us move forward in our investment journey! I would highly recommend him as a key player in helping you along in your own investment journey!
Relationship: Investor / Buyer. Written 30 Oct 13:31
i'am really happy with Zach and I am looking forward to working with him and his group again! He got me into a great property using creative financing, and was able to close in record time. We've spent a great deal of time on the phone discussing investment strategy and how to best build my passive income portfolio to eventually achieve financial independence. Zach is very knowledgeable and has always made time to take my calls and address all my questions thoroughly! I'm looking forward to using more creative financing to keep things rolling [email protected] 530-848-4415
Relationship: Purchased Rental. Written 29 Sep 13:06
I am new to real estate in the USA and my primary goal was to work with someone who could guide me through what i needed to do. I am a UK citizen and wanted to find someone in the US that I could build a solid relationship and trust with.
Along came Zach………….at first I had my doubts as to what he could deliver and the support I could receive from this individual because I have been shown the same gratitude from various people who said that they can do this and they can do that and yet no one has delivered other than cheap talk.
Zach has been very patient with me and has spent his time to provide me with answers to my questions and have been very satisfied with the level of support from him. He has never demanded a cent up front for services and is a straight shooter. I have purchased a property off him and being a foreign national from UK, he has provided me with a property with financing in place which was a priority rather than buying out right.
Everything has come together as it should do and I am very pleased so far with the results. The proof will be in the pudding when I get a tenant for my home. This to me is very important because it’s a complete package, which I can truly put my hand on heart and say that this was well worth doing with Zach and his contacts. It has eliminated time constraints in looking for professional services as Zach has always responded to any questions and this to me is a valuable source of friendship and business.
You might be reading this and think that I am a person who is affiliated with Zach and I can assure you that I am NOT!!!
If you need to get in touch with me, please feel free to email me at [email protected] to gain information on how I am doing with Zach and Co.
Relationship: UK Investor. Written 21 Nov 03:41
I recently worked with Zach to purchase an out of state property. He has an efficient process and handles all the details. Shortly after my purchase, the tenant failed to pay rent on time. Zach's after sales support is excellent, he worked with my property management company to quickly resolve the issue. I look forward to working with him again soon.
Relationship: Turnkey investment provider. Written 02 Jan 22:14
Would like to say a big thanks to Zach and his team for assisting us with breaking into the US market as a foreign investor.
Zach was superb during the process of us acquiring a great 6 package deal through rent to retirement. He helped us finance the deal and negotiated a great down payment with us as well.
He explained how the deal would work, assisted us with pictures, explained parts of the contract that were foreign to us, and introduced us to his networks including helping us to organise property management and insurance.
We would sincerely like to thank Zach and his team and i look forward to working with him again, and I would highly recommend him as an Australian investor.
Relationship: Client of Rent to Retirement. Written 27 Jan 04:16
I worked with Zach earlier this year to purchase my first out of state investment property. Zach and his team are very knowledgeable and respond promptly. I had many questions come up throughout the process and Zach was able direct me in the right direction. If you're looking to team up with someone who know's real estate, works hard, and is consistent with leading you in the right direction- Zach and the Renttoretirement team is a great option for you.
Relationship: Client/investor/mentor. Written 13 May 07:15
Being very interested in investing in real estate, my wife and I basically came to a point where we realized we were just putting off investing. Probably because of the unknown. We eventually came across Zach and his team, and thought, this might be the time. Zach has maintained not only great amounts of communication, he’s also provided us with huge amounts of knowledge which gives us the confidence to move forward with purchases. So far we’ve bought two properties which Zach did an amazing job for us to break that hurdle. We are very thankful for the work and time he has put in for just us. I’m sure he is doing the same for many others just like my wife and I. Can’t wait for more to happen in the future.
Relationship: He is our mentor. Written 26 May 20:34
Firstly, big THANKS to Zach for all the help!
I am passionate about RE Investment and I found this great forum last year and got in touch with Zach. He is very knowledgeable, professional, and very pateiently to try to understand my goal, explain the program, process, and help me to identify the properties for me. He responds quickly to my inquiries and questions (VERY CRITICAL for remote RE investment!!). I was able to acquire 3 off-market rentals ``remotely`` through his helps and his financing recommendation to fund the deal. I am excited to the succesful take-off of these three properties.
I look forward to work with Zach on creative financing future deals that builds from the initial three deals.
Highly recommend to any new or experienced RE investors to team up with Zach to realize your REI goal!
Relationship: Client / Investor. Written 31 May 11:28
I found Zach through BP about 6 months ago. I am an out of country investor, looking to find some buy&hold properties. I spoke with a lot of different groups mentioned on BP (Norada, SpartanInvest, etc), but settled on Zach for a couple reasons. He explained everything to me like I was a 5 year old (upon my request!), and he didn’t try to overpromise on anything. While the other groups probably would have worked out fine, I just felt comfortable with Zach’s approach.
The process was fairly painless. He sent over a few links to inventory that he is marketing, and I kept researching the areas and reviewing the links every few days. He put me in contact with a lender that I also felt comfortable with. After a couple months, I found the right SFH and put it under contract. At that point Zach handed off the details to the turn key provider (AWB in Birmingham). There were a few small hiccups here and there, but Zach was there to step in and get things settled immediately.
The house appraised for a bit above the purchase price, and the loan closed on Feb 19. I put a renter in the house in June. We eventually lowered the rent $55/month from the expected rent ($1,350 to 1,295), which I am ok with, but was quite frustrating at the time. I continue to monitor properties for rent in the area, and I feel that if I was a bit more patient or did a few exterior cosmetic fixes (trim trees, etc) then I could have got the $1,350.
Overall, I think Zach is a great guy to work with and I would definitely recommend him for a 1st time out of state REI.
Relationship: Client 2018. Written 08 Jun 04:33
This thank you is long over do. I enjoyed working with your team. You have people that enjoy their jobs and make it easier for a new investor as myself to purchase property. I really enjoyed the process and look forward to doing this again.
Thank You so much
Relationship: Purchased Property from. Written 04 Sep 10:18
Zach was extremely informative from our first call and email to closing. Zach continues to follow up with me to ensure the property and process has gone smoothly. He was instrumental in getting me my first deal and making it a smooth process. I plan to invest with Zach and his team again in the future and would recommend Zach to anyone! He is transparent and honest in doing business and provides all the information you could ask for.
Relationship: Worked with Zach on my first deal. . Written 24 Sep 09:30
As a first time rental property investor, Zach was very patient and helped walk me through the whole process from start to finish. I'd recommend Zach and RentToRetirement to anyone wanting to begin or increase their rental portfolio with as little headache as possible!
Relationship: Investor/Client. Written 16 Jan 17:18
While I have been following Zach and his work for last last two years, we just closed our first deal together. Zach and his team did a nice job partnering throughout the process. They were responsive, polite, and professional. I look forward to positive cash flows and diversifying my portfolio with Zach in the future.
Relationship: Customer of Zach's. Written 28 Nov 17:41
My wife and I had the pleasure of working with Zach to find some out of state rental properties. Zach was very helpful and informative as well as being responsive to calls and emails. We hope to work with him again soon as we look to expand our portfolio over time.
Relationship: We bought several rentals from a company Zach referred. . Written 28 Nov 18:58
I found Zach through a video on BiggerPockets. Zach had a great deal in the video so I emailed him to ask if he had more deals like the one in the video. He and I talked on the phone and chatted through email and within a couple of weeks I had five great properties under contract. This is my first time purchasing real estate and and although I was determined to see it through every ripple in the pond feels like a tsunami when it's the first time. Zach has been there every step of the way and always had an intelligent, easy to understand, patiently delivered answer to the excessive amount of questions I've asked along the way (day and night, seven days a week). If you are someone who is just starting your journey and is unsure of every step Zach is your guy. From start to finish, contract to close, and even long term strategy after the sale, you are covered. Experienced investors will find excellent deals as well. His help has been invaluable. I will continue to do business with him in the future. Can't recommend him highly enough!
Relationship: Client/Investor. Written 19 Jan 14:31
I've worked with Zach's team for a couple years now and things are going very well. I've bought properties in multiple states, and now I'm focusing in OH. So far I've only experienced one vacancy, which was turned around in less than month so in terms of management I would say things are very efficient. As we all know management is key for long term success! The thing I've enjoyed the most is spending a good amount of time strategic planning with Zach on how to best achieve my passive income goals, and at this point I can honestly say that I will surpass my initial goals! Big thanks to Zach and everyone on his team! I can recommend them to anyone, and they are top notch in the turnkey world of real estate investing in my book!
Relationship: Investor on multiple turnkey properties. Written 12 Dec 19:52
Zach is amazing. From the moment I started interacting with him, I could tell he knew his stuff. He has a massive depth of knowledge and is always willing to patiently share it with me. The thing that sold me on him was that he was willing to spend many hours prior to our first deal helping me get comfortable with the whole turnkey process. He charged nothing for sharing his wealth of knowledge. He genuinely cares about helping people achieve financial independence. He is always patient, thorough, and professional. I cannot recommend Zach enough.
Relationship: I'm an investor being mentored by Zach. Written 31 Dec 15:53
Zach makes investing in single family rentals as easy as possible. So far I've bought 2 nicely cash flowing rental homes from him and I plan on buying 30 more! He is very knowledgeable in different real estate investment strategies. He is very prompt to reply also. Could I get better deals? Probably but that would require a lot of effort on my part. Zachs deals leave some meat on the bone for some instant equity and they cash flow with double digit returns! His deals are as turnkey as you can find. Most of all he is honest and fair.
Relationship: Buyer/investor. Written 23 Jan 22:40
We just closed on our first property with Zach. He's been very responsive, flexible and easy to work with. We plan to buy more properties from him in the future. Zach shared some great contacts with us too (lender), who we will also be using again in the future.
Relationship: Professional. Written 18 Mar 13:59
We got our first 2 properties with Zach this month, we moved from 1 LOW ROI property to a 2 HIGH ROI properties very quickly using 1031 Exchange.
Zack made the process very easy, assisting us from beginning to end. It took exactly 30 days after our closing date:
1 Property sold closed day: 03/04/19
2 Properties bought closed day: 04/04/19
If you want a straight on business, knowledgeable, super responsive, sharp, professional Adviser and turnkey investment provider, Zach is your way to go.
Relationship: Out of State Investor. Written 08 Apr 19:25
I'm very glad I connected with Zach after hearing about Rent To Retirement on BP podcast. He is passionate about investing and eager to discuss options as he shares his knowledge. He's very responsive by phone and email and loaded with creative ideas and good information. He helped me strategically plan how to invest through my solo 401K with non-recourse lenders. I look forward to a long and fruitful partnership with Zach as I grow my investment portfolio. Whether you're a newbie, or advanced investor, I highly recommend reaching out and connecting with Zach.
Relationship: Investor/Mentor. Written 01 Jun 08:44
“Consistency is KEY” and this is what makes Zack unique with his TURNKEY company. [RentToRetirement]. This is only possible when you have passion for your work.
I have started by shortlisting few Turkey Providers and after talking to few, I ended up with Zack. (I do recommended you talking to multiple turnkey providers so you will know the difference between Zack and others)
I felt comfortable with Zack. His attitude and willingness to teach 1st time RE investors is great. He takes ownership of any issues/concerns and will make sure he respond back to you ASAP with the latest update.
I would highly recommend Zack to anyone who is starting to learn & invest In RE.
I wish you good luck Zack and please keep the same passion and continue to be consistent !!!
Rakesh Reddy Mekala
Relationship: Investor. Written 08 Jul 17:44
Zach has helped and guided me to closing on my first out-of-state investment property. With me being a beginning investor, Zach has been very patient in listening to me sort out my inner doubts/conflicts while also helping me better understand the stages of purchasing an investment. He has responsive teams in place that smooth out the process. He is easy to talk to, has had an answer for every question I've had and has helped me feel more confident in making big decisions. His mix of reassuring wisdom and genuine passion for real estate is special and I am grateful to have him as a resource. I am now waiting for my first payment. Otherwise, I am looking forward to strategizing with him, and seeing how I can expand my portfolio from here! I would fully recommend scheduling a call with Zach. Feel free to contact me on my biggerpockets profile if you have any further questions. Thank you Zach!
Relationship: Coach/Investor. Written 04 Sep 11:32
I just purchased my first turn key investment using Zach. I’ve been investing in real estate for about 20 years and this is one of the easiest transactions I’ve ever completed . Zach thanks for making the process very painless . Zach was very prompt dealing with my concerns. Zach is an excellent communicator. Look forward to our next deal.
Relationship: Purchased a turn key property. . Written 13 Sep 08:12
I got my first property through connections Zach has in the Kansas City market. He was very helpful and prompt whenever I had questions or concerns and now I've got a property cash flowing! Thank you Zach!
Relationship: Worked with Zach to find a turnkey property. Written 08 Oct 12:29
Zack is, in one word, excellent! We can use other words to describe him like patient, thorough, professional, considerate, prompt, and able to put our needs first. As first time investors, he made this experience comfortable and simple. He answered all of our questions and was sure that we were confident with every move we made. Furthermore, he is extremely trustworthy. He had facts and reputable sources for every thing he told us to do. We highly recommend Zach to anyone interested in real estate investment!
Aurus J. Sanchez
Relationship: Professional. Written 09 Oct 20:40
Currently being guided by Zach on my first couple of turnkeys. The process so far has been smooth and can’t wait for everything to close in the next month. Zach has been very helpful to me despite being a very busy individual, so i appreciate him taking out the time to go over every aspect of the process. Not to mention the added gems he drops regarding other aspects of investing. At the moment he is mentoring me on the strategy of investing through my self-directed IRA, which i don’t know a whole lot about, but will be considering for my next couple of purchases. From what i have gathered, Zach has a passion for helping people reach their dreams of financial freedom and as i get further along in my career, i can only say that Zach’s help will undoubtably be priceless. So, all and all i recommend first time and seasoned investors to give Zach and his team a chance to not only increase your cashflow but to broaden your knowledge of the RE investment space!
Thanks in advance Zach for everything! 🙏
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Relationship: Investor/Buyer, Mentor/Coach, Friends. Written 19 Oct 11:52
It has been a pleasant experience working with Zach on buying my first out of state investment property. He was so patient and replying back to my queries that I had texted him at odd times
Definitely, I learnt a lot interacting with him about real estate investments and had introduced me to the best lenders and property management companies in the country.
Definitely, looking forward to invest in more properties with him
Relationship: Investor. Written 12 Nov 21:15
Where do I start?
I closed on my first out of state rental with RentToRetirement back in November of 2019. Zach was very attentive during the entire process and helped to ease some of the stresses associated with closing on the property. Might I add he was also on vacation during some of the process and still made it a point to reach out and see how things were going. Top notch client relations if I say so! Need help with generating additional capital for future properties? Zach has the knowledge, tools, and team in place to help you achieve your goals if you're willing to put in the work. I sincerely appreciate all of the help and guidance Zach has given me during this process. Looking forward to future purchases with you and your team at RentToRetirement!
Relationship: Mentor/Investor/Client. Written 18 Jan 16:59
Zach was always willing to provide information on the many, many questions I had as a new investor. He laid out information in a straight-forward and honest way. His willingness to answer all my questions on RE (even those unrelated to his business) exemplifies his willingness to help you out. I'd definitely recommend signing up at the RentToRetirement site and having a conversation with him to get you started.
Relationship: Investor/Mentor. Written 26 Mar 13:04
So many positive references was the main reason why I decided to buy turnkey property from Zach, and I found that every accolades lavished upon him were not exaggerated or off the mark. I would definitely purchase from him again... as soon as I get out of this COVID mess.
Relationship: Investor Client. Written 26 Mar 10:25
Zach just helped me close on an a 37-unit apartment complex. For a first time investor, that was a bit daunting to say the least. It would have never happened if not for Zach's sincere desire to help others to win at the real estate game. He is incredibly generous with his time and knowledge. He spent multiple hours with me to make sure all of my questions were answered and I was comfortable with the deal. The biggest thing that makes investing with Zach an absolute must, is that he leaves money in the deal for his buyers. He finds the property, does the rehab, finds the tenant, manages the property, and even lines up financing if needed. After doing all the work he would be 100% justified to also take most of the profit from the deal. but to Zach's credit, his goal isn't to flip you a turn-key property, it is to provide a profitable investment and to create a long term relationship. Perhaps, Zach recognizes that having a legion of happy buyers is better for his bottom line. Or perhaps, Zach just wants to make sure that the next guy is successful as possible. Either way, in my experience, Zach did all the work, let me keep the upside, and held my hand through every step of the process. Thanks Zach! I look forward to our next project together.
Relationship: I am a turnkey buyer and REI Student of Zach. Written 12 Apr 10:36
I have bought 5 rental properties (so far) through Zach at Rent To Retirement, and he has been really great to work with. He has talked strategy with me, answered a million of my questions (as a new investor I had a lot), and has gone to bat for me anytime I've had an issue or concern with any of the parties involved in the whole process (whether it be a title company, the lender, the company overseeing the renovations....anything). He really provides a high quality service experience and will help you every step of the way. I definitely recommend working with him.
Relationship: Client/investor. Written 09 May 19:28
Zach has been a mentor in the start of my REI journey. He coached me through my first rental and is now helping me start my wholesale business. I highly recommend Zach to anyone looking to add quality properties to their portfolio.
Relationship: Mentee. Written 02 Jun 15:13
Zach has been an awesome resource for my investment partner and I through these initial steps of getting our feet wet. He is very knowledgeable and very easy to talk to.
We always leave the conversation feeling excited! Looking forward to more phone calls and more deals with Zach.
Relationship: Entry Level Investor. Written 02 Jun 15:11
It's been a great experience working with Zach and Rent to Retirement. I first learned of him because he was advertising on the Bigger Pockets podcast and I'm glad I reached out. Zach provides cash flowing turnkey opportunities in various states and was there every step of the way during the acquisitions process. Zach clearly takes pride in his work and went above and beyond to make sure every question I had was answered. He not only helps me purchase properties but we are also working on creating a long term strategy to meet my investment goals. It's been very valuable to have Zach in my corner to bounce ideas off of and get feedback and coaching. Something I'd add is Zach's professionalism in terms of customer service and handling my concerns. When there were things in the acquisitions process that made me uncomfortable, Zach was there to patiently address all concerns to make sure things kept rolling forward. Looking forward to many more acquisitions with Zach.
Relationship: Client/Investor/Coach. Written 03 Jun 14:21
I have been working with Zach Lemaster over the past couple weeks and his mentorship has been invaluable! He has helped me to examine my individual goals and has been instrumental in my strategic planning early on. I am a new investor in the area of rental properties and have interviewed 5-6 turnkey providers and am under contract for 2 properties with other providers. Having someone with his experience and wealth of knowledge has been exactly what I have needed. There are not many providers/individuals who will take the time to coach you as much as Zach and his team do. Zach has been very willing and patient even in my indecisiveness to help me develop a clear plan. He taught me something very valuable during a recent phone conversation and that the business partnership that you develop long term is way more important in your long term success than any property/properties that you are looking for. Although I am still early in my process working with them, I would still highly recommend working with Zach and his team. I am looking forward to purchasing our first property with Rent To Retirement soon!
Relationship: Client. Written 07 Jun 11:58
Around a year ago I decided to get into real estate investing.
While looking for different ways of doing so I ran into Zach's company Renttoretirement.
After a call with Zach in Nov of 2019, around March or so we began the process of closing on our first rental property. Throughout the entire process Zach and his team were there for anything we needed (even the newbie questions). They helped us navigate all of the paperwork and processes that go with buying a rental home and while it was our first time, they made us feel at ease.
If you're someone who wants to get into real estate investing, I would highly recommend you set up a call with Zach. I promise it'll be worth your time.
Ian Carlos De La Cruz
Relationship: New Investor . Written 28 Jun 15:15
I have enjoyed working with Zach to purchase my first real estate property. I am new to real estate and turnkey investing, and Zach was very helpful in answering the many questions that I had. He was easy to work with and flexible when issues popped up, and was generally quick in answering my questions. Would recommend to anyone looking to invest in a turnkey property.
Relationship: Client. Written 29 Jun 07:34
After trying to invest from overseas and getting off to a bumpy start, I finally found Zach, who was the person I have been searching for. Trusting someone to provide you turn-key real estate when you live on the other side of the world is almost impossible, but Zach beats the odds and delivers the who package.
Zach is a man of his word and has proven so multiple times throughout our business dealings. He helped me locate a market, property that suited my goals and introduced me to his local connections in the area which he has great relationships with.
I just closed on my first real estate deal through Zach and am ready to buy a couple more.
For anyone finding it hard to find someone that actually cares and genuinely wants to help, Zach is your man. Buying a house in a state/market you have never been to before is scary and so is putting up your life savings to buy through a stranger you met through the internet. That is why BiggerPockets is such a good source of
du-diligence for new and seasoned investors. I hope my post will help someone and give them the push they need to trust a good guy like Zach to get them a property and move towards their goals!
Relationship: Business Client . Written 24 Jun 23:28
Zach has done a great job walking us through the purchase and management of our first investment property. He was professional in assessing our needs, thorough in helping us pick a market and ensured we were connected to all of the right people. I would recommend working with Zach to anyone looking to start real estate investing.
Relationship: Investor . Written 29 Aug 11:26
Hello everyone ,
I came across Rent To Retirement on bigger pockets a couple of months ago.
So I scheduled a call to speak with Zach and tell me a little bit about his company. I’ve never had a mentor but Zack sure feels like one to me , he’s extremely knowledgeable and patient with all my questions. RTR has all the systems put in place attorneys ,lenders property managers . you name it ! I am looking forward to working with Zach and acquiring my first rental property. If anyone is thinking about building a nice rental turnkey portfolio I would 100% recommend giving him a call he’s big into creating long-term relationships with people.
Relationship: Investorw. Written 16 Jul 06:20
Zach is a professional in a true sense of the word. He knows how to create and deliver meaningful value to those he works with. Also, Zack knows real estate. I have had the privilege of working with Zach and would certainty recommend those I care about to him.
Relationship: Wholesaling leads. Written 23 Aug 10:14
Zach and his team were very professional right from the start. It started with a phone call where you can discuss your goals and Zach can guide you through the process. You can easily observe that him and his team are experts in their field and can answer questions in a prompt manner. He's well connected to point you in the right direction for any questions that may arise. I'm looking forward to purchasing more investment properties with Zach in the near future!
Relationship: Business. Written 23 Jul 10:18
As a California resident, I've been researching buying out of state turnkey properties over the last year. I've contacted several companies including Norada, Morris Invest, and Rent to Retirement. The end outcome was working with Zach to begin planning my investment/retirement goals. I picked rent to retirement because he is very responsive through text, phone calls, and email. In the last three months I've closed on three deals (1 Ohio Single Family, 1 Kansas City Single Family, and 1 Duplex), all with renters in place, with an easy transition with property management, and all cash-flowing 200-350 per property! Working with Zach is highly recommended and I'm excited to continue looking for more deals!
Relationship: mentor. Written 29 Aug 14:52
Zach patiently guided me through the purchase of my first rental property and provided a wealth of knowledge in addition to sound investment advice. I'm very grateful for connecting with Zach and I look forward to working with him and his team again in the future.
Relationship: Business. Written 04 Sep 09:27
I just closed on my first two properties and Zach was a huge help through the whole process! He was always happy to take my call and answer my questions or send me to the right person. The process took longer than expected, but went really smoothly all things considered. I recommend Zach and his team to all my friends and look forward to working with him in the future!
Relationship: Client. Written 31 Aug 12:59
I've purchased properties through RentToRetirement and have started my foray into the USA real estate with an initial phone call with Zach. It's rare to encounter someone like him in today's hectic world - he takes the time to talk to you, promptly responds, has a lot of actionable ideas and, most importantly, a lot of patience. All of this, together with his depth of knowledge of the real estate market and large inventory, is what makes working with him and his company a real pleasure. He's got the right ideas, right team, right connections for financing and overall is a phenomenal guy to deal with. Easy recommendation and I plan to work with him for years to come!
Relationship: Investor/Buyer. Written 17 Sep 10:14
My partners and I began our relationship with Zach in February of 2020 through a conference call. He began by asking us about our vision and goals. We found this refreshing because this allowed us to develop a foundation before speaking about specifics. Through our conversation he provided guidance and support that gave us clarification and more of a purpose in pursuing an investment. We recently successfully purchased a home and Zach was an integral part of the process.
Jose Gallegos, 4G's Invesments
Relationship: Investor/Buyer. Written 26 Sep 11:11
I found out about Zach Lemaster and Rent to Retirement through positive comments posted on bigger pockets. I went to his website and scheduled a phone call he answered all my questions. I'm happy to announce we bought our first investment property with the help of Zach and his team. My partners and I are discussing our next purchase with Zach.
Relationship: invester/buyer. Written 29 Sep 09:34
I contacted Zach because I was interested in turnkey property investing. We set-up a phone call and he explained to me how the process works and how his business operates and finds properties. I decided to move forward with the process and he was with me step by step along the way to answer all of my questions and guide me through the process. My experience with Zach and his team has been outstanding and I plan to continue working with Zach for future investments.
Relationship: Advisor/Investor. Written 09 Oct 13:46
As a Seattleite, I set out to find a turn-key company to help me in securing passive income from SFH in the midwest. I interviewed/researched many companies and chose to move forward with Zach. He is genuine, responsive, and knowledgeable. He offers more than just a business transaction, but guidance on long-term REI goals. I purchased two properties from him in two different markets. Zach was quick to address any bumps in the road and advocate for me as his client. I am looking forward to investing in more properties in the future through Rent to Retirement.
Relationship: client/investor. Written 31 Oct 13:03
My partners and I had been looking to find someone to work with us, guide us, and overall, mentor us in purchasing properties out of state. Zach fit the bill. It is difficult to find someone who is not only willing to help you, but genuinely cares about educating and helping your business move forward. If you are unsure about working with Zach, take my word for it and do it. He is easily accessible via scheduled phone calls or emails. Zach is always there to help.
Greg De Los Santos
Relationship: Investor. Written 09 Nov 15:39
I am happy to have found Zach through BiggerPockets! I was lost and had no clue where to start. However, I felt a sense of direction when scheduling a free consultation. During my first purchase, I experienced some confusion and had several questions. Nevertheless, Zach was very responsive and I recieved timely guidance. Thanks!
Relationship: Client - Written 09 Nov 21:45
I've either purchased or entered purchase agreements on 8 properties through Zach and Rent To Retirement in 6 short months. He's been a rockstar throughout all of this and has made the process extremely easy. I'm from California and real estate investing has priced us all out of the market here. Zach has been able to help me find cash flowing properties in the midwest and other areas that I could've only dreamt of acquiring a year ago. Selfishly, I don't want to recommend him because I want his expertise to be all mine!! But all kidding aside...I completely recommend him and Rent To Retirement. They're professional, they're honest, they're helpful, they're patient (even when I send midnight emails) and they offer great cash flowing properties. Couldn't have asked for a better partner in achieving financial independence! Looking forward to many more deals together!
Relationship: Working Relationship - Written 10 Nov 19:52
Zach is AMAZING!
He's been supporting me with his expertise and brain knowledge in the RE investing world.
I purchased my first property with him and I am on the route to the second one as he is helping me build my portfolio and have been extremely happy with his counseling.
I really have pleasant interactions with him. He is so professional and holds his investors in a pedestal.
I feel so blessed I came across him.
Relationship: Investor Client - Written 11 Nov 08:18
As a passive investor, RentToRetirement aligns with my goal of building passive income through real estate. After a little research and a few calls with Zach, I decided to move forward with a SFR out of state. The systems and people he has in place made the entire process straightforward and easy.
Zach has a wealth of knowledge and insight coupled strong teams in each market that give me confidence to continue scaling my portfolio through additional RentToRetirement properties.
Relationship: Client - Written 16 Nov 14:27
Zach and his team with Rent To Retirement could not have made my first step into real estate investing any easier. Zach takes the time to help you with any questions you may have, and takes the time to learn all about his client. Zach helped me link up with a lender who was awesome to work with. Being that I have already closed on my first rental property with him, and have already received my first rent check. I can not say enough good things about my experience with him. In my situation, his pre-estimated numbers on my specific property were spot on ( I am actually cash flowing more than what was estimated). I can confidently say that my next real estate investment will be again with Rent To Retirement. I've read most of the BP Investing books, and it is safe to say that I have learned way more by getting my first rental property. I have already learned so much from Zach, and I can not wait to continue building my real estate portfolio with the aid from him and his team. Thank's Zach!
Relationship: Investment Advisor - Written 17 Nov 19:12
I finally made the big decision in purchasing my first rental property. I heard about Rent To Retirement from the Bigger Pockets podcasts. After a few weeks of crunching numbers and contemplating scheduling a call, I finally did it and it was great move. I spoke with Zach Lemaster and he was a pleasure to speak with. He was very knowledgeable and answered every question that I had. The process was easy and so smooth to go through. Had multiple mortgage companies that he recommended if needed, options for starting up an LLC, property management options. Zach was always answered questions by email if needed or is easily able to reach by scheduling phone calls on the site. Tamara also helped greatly with a weekly phone call throughout the mortgage process. All in all was a great experience and helped get the ball rolling with portfolio. Looking forward to doing business with Zach and Rent To Retirement again shortly. Definitely recommend reaching out and having a chat with them.
Relationship: Professional/Client - Written 22 Nov 06:22
Just closed on my 1st rental property purchase with Zach and the team at Rent to Retirement. After having been stuck in a "paralysis by analysis" phase for some time, I connected with Zach to explore my options with turnkey properties. Zach and his team are seasoned professionals who are knowledgeable, thoughtful and really work to help their investors every step of the way through the process. Wish I had made the call sooner, however I now know I have a trusted partner to help me build and grow my passive income real estate portfolio!
Relationship: Investor/Buyer - Written 08 Dec 14:02
I started my real estate journey back in the summer of 2020 when I was addicted to podcasts and reading books on real estate investing. I had a goal to get my deal done by the end of the year. Although living in an expensive market, I started to look out of state, and that's when I heard about Zach and his team at Rent to Retirement from the Bigger Pockets podcast. I was thrilled with my decision, as Zach and his team mentored me through financing to closing. I was not only able to meet my goal of having my first property; I exceeded it by purchasing two!
The most significant value when partnering with Zach and his team is that you don't just have someone just selling you turnkey properties but a team who truly cares about your success and helps you find ways to accomplish your goals. I look forward to growing my portfolio with Zach and his team.
If you have any questions about my experience, please feel free to reach out.
Relationship: Mentor - Written 03 Feb 07:17
Zach was very helpful from the very beginning of the process all the way through closing. He helped us establish a good plan in the very beginning and answered all of our questions throughout the process. We would definitely recommend working with him and we will be using him for our next purchase.
Relationship: Investor/Buyer - Written 03 Feb 02:51
I was referred to Zach and his team by a mentor of mine and I am sure glad to have reached out to his and his team. I wanted to start my journey into real estate investing but did not have the resources or experience other than reading a few books. Zach provides experience and connections that will help you reach your investment goals. He is a great communicator and has been there with me every step of the way. I have already closed two properties with him and will close on the third one very soon (all within 6 months!).
We have also discussed the many ways to keep building the portfolio and reaching my goals to secure financial freedom for me and my family. I am glad to have built a strong relationship with him and look forwarded to this journey with him by my side!
Bryan T Livingston
Relationship: Investor - Written 07 Feb 11:09
Zach, has a good head on his shoulders and is willing to help those who have a desire to invest. He is working real estate locally in North Dakota and has reached into other states as well. You would be good to connect with this smart and up and coming young man.
Relationship: Business to business referrals - Written 02 Dec 12:00
Wow what a good person he is. It started with just me wanting to contact other investors in my area and has turned into him helping us with getting educated and now as a mentor. We look forward to his knowledge and working with him.
Relationship: Mentor/Coach - Written 01 Feb 18:24
I personally invested in three properties with Zach and introduced a couple of my friends to his way, and have goals to do 1-2 every year with Zach. The return profiles relative to other turnkey providers are better, and so far, the rents have been coming in like clockwork. I believe their edge comes from their excellence in execution and scale. Real estate investing looks daunting at first but I would not hesitate with Zach. They make the process as effortless as possible.
Relationship: Investor - Written 24 Feb 10:32
I recently purchased my first property through Rent to Retirement. Zach was extremely helpful in answering any questions I had and I was very impressed with the professionalism that he showed. I now own my first rental property and am extremely glad I had his support in taking that first step.
Relationship: Client - Written 03 Sep 10:00
I first contacted Zach and Rent 2 Retirement over 18 months ago and now I'm completing my first 2 real estate investments with Zach and Rent 2 Retirement. These are actually our first 2 real estate investments ever. Zach and his team were patient with me and were always willing to jump on a call and answer any questions a new investor has. Once I was ready to pull the trigger and anticipating the slew of work that it usually takes to purchase a home, the opposite actually happened. Everyone Zach recommended were great to work with and only touched bases when they had to. I feel like I bothered the team more wanted updates than the other way around. Overall from this long winded review, I look forward to continuing my relationship with Zach and his team and I would recommend them to anyone looking to invest out of state.
Relationship: Current Investor - Written 24 Feb 13:28
I'd like to say that Zach has been very instrumental in helping me grow my investment portfolio fairly quickly over the last year. I plan on continuing consulting with him on my investment strategy moving forward. The thing I appreciate most is he has "over delivered" on the transactions we've been involved with, and it is much appreciate
Relationship: investor client - Written 24 Feb 13:19
I was looking to get into my first rental and actually signed a contract through Roofstock before meeting Zach. My gut was telling me something wasn't right with the deal - in terms of it being just "OK". I chatted with a friend about it who referred me to Zach. He was quick to chat and we reviewed that previous deal together. He validated all of the concerns I had in a very honest way (and even pointed out things that I didn't see at first). We then started to talk about what my goals are, what resources I have and where I want to be in a few years. (Passive income to replace W2 / building a portfolio as quickly as possible). He was generous with his advice and took the time to actually educate me on all the options. His wisdom in the field is so evident, I feel lucky to have him as a partner and advisor. Every time we chat, I walk away learning something and feeling more confident about my investing plan. Closing on my first property this month, and a second very soon! If you're ready to actually start investing in real estate and take action, I 100% recommend working with Zach and team. Thank you for your partnership, Zach!!
Relationship: Partner - Written 24 Feb 18:24
My experience in the OOS turn key space started in 2002. I have worked with most of the top providers and sales outfits in 20 plus markets as Lender. I am proud to leave this referral for Zach.. He has demonstrated to myself and my team a very high degree of Morals and Ethics in the space.. Puts his clients first and foremost at all times.
As with any real estate purchase proper representation is a key component for the buyer and seller as well. As always with real estate do proper due diligence and buy in nice areas and you will reap the rewards.
Relationship: We provide A an D for a few of his Vendors - Written 04 Mar 10:51
I've purchased properties through RentToRetirement and have started my foray into the USA real estate with an
initial phone call with Zach. It's rare to encounter someone like him in today's hectic world - he takes the time to
talk to you, promptly responds, has a lot of actionable ideas and, most importantly, a lot of patience. All of this,
together with his depth of knowledge of the real estate market and large inventory, is what makes working with
him and his company a real pleasure. He's got the right ideas, right team, right connections for financing and
overall is a phenomenal guy to deal with. Easy recommendation and I plan to work with him for years to come!
Relationship: Investor/Buyer - Written 27 April
I've purchased 3 homes through RentToRetirement and I'm currently working on my 4th! I've had nothing but
good experiences working with Zach, and all those associated with his company! He helped me make a clear
investment strategy to fit my goals, and then found the rental properties that fit my criteria. All the rentals have
been pretty much hands-off! I just look forward to receiving a check each month! You need the right people on
your team to be successful, and I would say Zach is essential for anyone looking to achieve consistent passive
income in the right markets & right neighborhoods!
Relationship: Investor/Buyer - Written 18 May
I've been working with Zach & RTR for a few years now, and have only the highest recommendation to leave for them. With their assistance I purchased 2 properties in 2016 in Columbus OH for $94k and $97k. I just put them on contract for $150k and $160k! I am now working with them to 1031 these properties to expand my portfolio into more rentals, and we hit some snags that would have left me with a major tax burden and no money to continue investing. A terrible deal! BUT Zach and the RTR team to the rescue! He showed me a quick fix that allowed the properties to still close so we didn't lose the buyer, minimized my tax burden, AND left me with over $125k in the bank to keep investing! The properties were excellent performing rentals while I owned them providing great cash flow & tax benefits, and have appreciated quickly allowing me to expand my portfolio & increase my overall passive income. Zach & his team have been an essential part of my success in breaking into the real estate game! I have had multiple conversations with them over the years to discuss various tax strategies & investment advice. I highly recommend their team to anyone looking to invest in real estate in some of the best markets, and looking for all the crucial, need to know advice along the way!
Relationship: Investor/Buyer - Written 04 June
I entered the world of real estate by just jumping straight into the deep end barely knowing how to swim. I
lacked knowledge and I had zero experience in the industry. 'The best way to learn is to just get started'. 'I will
be here every step of the way'. Said Eric Winkler on our first phone call. Eric walks the walk. He was there when I
doubted the process and kept me in the loop when I was lost in translation. I'm very lucky Eric was here to guide
me in this journey. With his recommendations, time, effort, experience, and sacrifice to seeing this through I can
happily say I am a first time home owner and investor. Highly encourage others to work with Eric because he will
work for you! I look forward to another deal with Eric in the future. Thank You Eric! You are the real MVP
Relationship: Client - Written 26 June
Eric is a great resource to work with and a great addition to the Rent to Retirement team! I first contacted Rent to Retirement and purchased my first out of state investment property in July 2020. After realizing the multiple benefits of real estate investment I was hooked! One year later, I've acquired 7 investment properties and now I'm working with Eric to close by property #8, #9, and #10!
I can attest that this group is very knowledgable, really look out for their clients best interests, and make turnkey real estate investing as simple and passive as possible!
Relationship: Investor - Written 30 July
As my local real estate is way too expensive to get started & cash flow, I began to look into markets where it made more sense. I came across Zach who helped educate me on what it takes to buy out of state. He was very transparent, responsive and knowledgeable! We feel fortunate to have him on our team, as we've already learned so much working with him. With a boosted confidence we purchased two out of state rentals almost a year ago. They are going great with only the occasional maintenance item. Zach is now assisting us to use our self-directed IRA to purchase our 3rd property, and to be closer to achieving our investment goals! It is clear that with Zach's assistance in purchasing turnkey properties, we are setting the foundation for a long & successful investing career! I would encourage new & seasoned investors alike to work with him!
Relationship: Client - Written 8 Aug
I've had the privilege of working with and learning from Zach Lemaster and his team at RentToRetirement for over a year now. I initially found Zach when searching for reputable turnkey companies. He had glowing reviews on BP and so I reached out. 14 months later I can say the reviews are an understatement if anything. I only wish I had reached out sooner! I currently have three investments with RentToRetirement and have referred them to friends and family members who have also benefited. These investments include a SFH in Little Rock, a build to rent new development in Cape Coral FL, and a canal lot acquisition also in Cape Coral. I've made great money on all three and plan to scale quickly with the help of Zach and his team. Zach and his team made themselves available for an initial consultation and several follow up conversations to better understand my background, investment experience, current portfolio, risk tolerance, preference for cash flow vs. appreciation, and preferred investment strategy. He helped me identify a great initial SFH investment in Little Rock, AR. The process was the definition of turnkey. A list of reputable lenders, insurance agents, home inspectors, title companies, and other stakeholders was provided and Zach and his team made themselves available for any questions along the way. It was clear Zach had found the best vendors in each aspect of the procurement process and it all operated like a well-oiled machine. There are a few things that I believe set RentToRetirement apart from other turnkey providers: #1: They operate in 10+ markets and are much more nimble. Instead of doubling down on markets that may no longer be optimal investments, Zach and his team are quick to transition to new market opportunities both with their own portfolio and that of their clients. #2: They offer more than just the traditional SFH turnkey solution. From private lending opportunities, to short-term rentals, to multi-family units, Zach and his team have opportunities THAT THEY THEMSELVES are personally invested to help investors at every stage of their real estate journey. #3: Most CEOs of successful turnkey companies offer some sort of "Master Course or Mastermind Group or Master xyz" and charge tens of thousands for the privilege. Not Zach. He has been gracious with his time, arrives promptly for every meeting, and never makes you feel rushed. For example, my Little Rock property appreciated a good deal and as part of a larger strategic conversation on scaling my portfolio, Zach helped me to see the benefit of a 1031 exchange to a new build to rent opportunity in Cape Coral, FL. #4: Zach and his team have integrity when it counts. For example, with my Little Rock property, there was a slight hiccup with the developer and a subsequent dispute over who should receive the pro-rated rent since I inherited a tenant. Zach jumped in and used his own money to compensate me while he worked out the situation with the developer. He was more concerned about our long-term relationship than the money and that meant the world to me. #5: Zach and his team focus on strategic discussions vs. just promoting more turnkey rental opportunities. Have questions on tax optimization or need to find an expert? Ask Zach. Have questions on scaling your portfolio? Ask Zach. Have questions on risk mitigation or need to find a good accountant? Ask Zach. The guy truly seems to derive great joy from helping his clients grow their own real estate portfolio in a way that helps them achieve their long-term goals. I've been on BP since 2013 devouring podcasts, blogs, and forum comments, and I can say the team at RentToRetirement are in a league of their own. I highly recommend.
Relationship: Client - Written 30 Aug
I have now purchased four properties with Eric and his team at Rent To Retirement. I have been very pleased
with the service of both Eric and his providers. They have all been upfront and very responsive in all aspects of
this process. I highly recommend them for all turnkey needs!
Relationship: Client - Written 7 Sep
I just closed on my first vacation condo with Scott and Rent-to-Retirement. The process was smooth and Scott
and the team were very helpful. This was an excellent opportunity that I would not have found without him.
Additionally, Scott has worked with me to define a strategy for my portfolio. I'm extremely excited to work with
Scott and team to continue to build out my portfolio!
Relationship: Client - Written 9 Sep
Eric was very helpful to me as I went through the process of buying my first investment property. I was
impressed that he was willing to talk me through the different steps of the process as we went through it. It was
a smooth process overall and a good learning experience for me. I'm really happy with my purchase so far!
Relationship: Client - Written 9 Sep
I connected with Eric through Rent to Retirement. He has been a great partner and resource as I started exploring properties in the R2R inventory. He was great at pointing out what properties may be best for someone starting out. He also shared a lot of helpful information about the new builds in the Florida area while I was considering those as well. While working on our first deal, there were some issues that showed up in the inspection. He discussed what was reasonable to fix vs. not with the seller, and we agreed it would have been okay to walk away from the deal if we didn't reach an agreement with the seller. Eric was invaluable in getting everyone on the same page and ensuring we could move forward. He was the MVP in the deal. We are also working on a new build in Cape Coral, FL, which has been a smooth process so far. Overall, Eric is a pro at what he is doing and knows the ins and outs of real estate. He was great with communications and was only a quick email or phone call away. I'm looking forward to working on more deals with him. Thank you Eric!
Relationship: Client - Written 18 Sep
I just closed my first investment property with Scott and RtR. I definitely recommend Scott and RtR for first time
investors and investors who want to be hands off. The team did great job in rehabbing the property and
preparing it for closing. Scott and RtR team can recommend other highly professional vendors to work with,
lenders, insurance agents, etc... their assigned PM is professional, very accommodating and most importantly
honest and upfront. I truly enjoyed working with Scott and RtR team and am planning to continue working with
them in the future.
Relationship: Client - Written 21 Sep
My business partner and I were lucky to have had the opportunity to work with Eric and the RTR team in
obtaining our first investment property. Being new to real estate investing, Eric was patient with us, shared his
knowledge, and walked us through the various phases in obtaining our property. Eric made himself very
available to assist at anytime, especially when issues arose. Would and will recommend Eric and the RTR team to
friends and family.
Relationship: Client - Written 25 Sep
I've worked with Scott on a handful of transactions this year and I have nothing but good things to say about him
and the RTR team. They help break down the transaction and are willing to spend time with you to ensure you
fully understanding everything that is going on. Property has been performing well and the team they helped put
together has been great too. Would highly recommend Scott and look forward to working with them in the
Relationship: Client - Written 7 Oct
Scott with RentToRetirement helped connect me with trusted developers, acquisition companies, and property
management companies in several different states. He is responsive and helped answer questions whenever I
had them. Whenever I encountered problems during the process of acquiring passive, long-distance properties,
Scott always tried his best to remedy the situation. I'm glad to have Scott as a contact in my real estate investing
Relationship: Client - Written 19 Oct
Eric has been a true collaborator and mentor throughout my journey in buying my first rental property in 2021. With how big Rent to Retirement company has grown over the last few years, I was honestly not expecting any 1:1 customer service or quick turnaround with my myriads of questions I had as a noobie investor. Oh boy I was wrong. Eric supported me from the very moment I sent my first email to reserve my Turnkey Property to literally the last day of when I closed the property. He was super responsive in all my ad-hoc/last minute email questions/requests and also got on a quick phone call when needed. Eric and the rest of the Rent to Retirement employees truly go above and beyond in all aspects, and I truly felt like they all cared about me, especially since this was my first rental property. I can’t wait to purchase another property with Eric.
Relationship: Client - Written 2 Nov
Eric, and the whole crew at RTR was amazing to work with. The combination of patience and knowledge for
first time investors was beyond what I would have expected! I recently closed on a house with RTR, and have
2 more on the way. I'm looking forward to many more deals with him!
Client - Written 10 Nov
In early 2021, I was looking on BiggerPockets for a turnkey provider and happened to stumble upon Rent to Retirement. I saw that they had great reviews and decided to talk to them and see if their company was a fit for my situation. Eric reached out right away and we got to talking about what my goals were and how to proceed with getting a property that was going to help me retire sooner and help me achieve my goals in the real estate market. As a first time out of state investor, I had so many questions and worries and felt bad emailing Eric nonstop and scheduling more and more phone calls but he was very understanding and knew all the answers to the rookie questions that I had. When I had misunderstandings or roadblocks with the lender or the property management team, Eric took care of it right away. It's been a couple months now of owning the property and it's been a great. I enjoyed my working relationship with Eric very much and even referred him to my brother. They closed on a deal a month ago and are in the process of doing another property. It's been a bit slower for me but I too am planning on buying another property with Rent to Retirement and will reach out to Eric once my capital is raised. If you are looking for a turnkey provider, reach out to Eric and his team and you won't regret it.
Client - Written 18 Nov
Scott has been excellent to work with. He has helped us in the purchase of two properties and we will
continue to work with him as we build our portfolio. He is available for questions whenever we have them,
and he is a great resource for general real estate investment advice as well as for access to professional
markets (property managers, rehab teams, lenders, etc.) that he and his team at Rent To Retirement have
built out. As an out-of-state buyer, it's critical to have a team of people you can trust - we have found that and
more with Scott and Zach at Rent To Retirement.
Client - Written 08 Dec
Zach is AWESOME! He helped me purchase 8 properties in under one month in order to take advantage of accelerated depreciation. I had heard of cost segregation studies, but he took the time to explain it to me, and to find me 4 properties in IN and 4 properties in OH. We had less than 45 days to close all 8 properties, and he and his entire team worked like rockstars to make it all happen. He also introduced me to his legal team so I could set up REPTs. I am already working with his team to purchase 2 more properties in Memphis, and 2 in Florida. This is my first time doing turnkey real estate investing. I used to own properties decades ago and hated managing them. I am excited to see how this experience differs. I know real estate is like any business and comes with ups and downs. I am glad I have Zach and his team in my corner to hold my hand through it all. If you want a proven mentor and leader in this space, Zach is the man!
Client - Written 18 Dec
David was a huge help on my first property with Rent to Retirement! He guided me through the entire process and was quick to answer any and every question I had. I'm looking forward to work with him on many more deals in the future.
Client - Written 29 Dec 2021
I just bought 2 investment properties with with Rent-to-Retirement, and David was my Portfolio manager through the process. He was easily accessible and quick to respond to all my questions and gave me practical advice when I needed some mentorship. One other quality of David is that he is a non nonsense kind of guy and does not beat around the bush - which is what you need especially when you are doing multiple real estate transactions. He also is super customer centric meaning - he keeps your tastes and objectives in mind before recommending a property. This immensely helps you Vet unwanted properties from a list and focus.
Client - Written 30 Dec 2021
Zach and his team at R2R are second to none when it comes to customer service. I recently purchased a new build property in Cape Coral with a creative financing option that was recommended to me by them and I couldn't be happier. I would highly recommend anyone looking for a TK provider to reach out to R2R! Happy to share my experience if you are on the fence.
Client - Written 01 Jan 2022
When I decided to shift from purchasing BRRR's to turn-key, Eric was a key resource in helping me to prioritize the type of real estate investment that I was looking for. I decided to go with new construction in Cape Coral, Florida as a result. I have one home being built and another in. the permit process. I have gained a ton of equity and increased rents on homes that have not even been completed yet as a result of his help.
Client - Written 01 Jan 2022
Eric has been a pleasure working with since . I like bouncing my ideas of him and he has been instrumental in helping me "build my team" as a long distance investor. Purchased 6-plex and in contract to buy 4 more new builds through rent-to-retirement. I have worked with Eric since about the summer of 2021. Even more importantly, I suffer from "shiny object" syndrome and am very impatient in wanting to get more and move fast. Eric has been a calm force and advised me (on numerous occasions) on why a particular buy would not be a good fit for me (these were the RTR inventory options we were looking at). This has a been a great litmus test for me as I feel he genuinely wants us to succeed and is directing us towards what would best accomplish our particular goals. Highly recommend Eric Winkler. Here's to many more years of partnership!
Client - Written 07 Jan 2022
We had a great experience with Eric, RTR and the sales team surrounding our first purchase with them. Buying out of area can be scary but Eric helped coach us toward investments that would fit our goals and we've been really happy so far and look forward to another transaction hopefully soon!!
Client - Written 07 Jan 2022
Eric and team helped me purchase a new build in FL. Just closed on the loan. The process has been extremely smooth and efficient. If you're trying to decide whether or not to reach out to him, I strongly suggest you pull the trigger.
Client - Written 07 Jan 2022
David was my first contact at Rent to Retirement and within a week we were in contract on our first property. David was always available and responded very quickly via email. The process was so smooth and the house, the pro forma, and the plan were spot on. We just closed last week, and are in contract already on our next property, a Triplex. I am excited to work with David on building my portfolio and scaling in my REI path.
Client - Written 09 Jan 2022
I reached out to rent to retirement in order to gather information about turn key real estate investing. After setting that initial consultation call, Adam reached out to me explaining the process to me in a easy understandable way. From that first initial call to closing on my very first real estate investment deal 12/21. Adam has been easy to reach and more then willing to answer any questions a new investor such as myself might have. We are already planning for my next step and I am more then ready to continue to work with Adam and the rent to retirement team.
Client - Written 10 Jan 2022
Hello all, My name is Ruchit Patel, and I was/am just another young and clueless (in REI) kid in America, trying to dream financial independence. Somehow ended up having a call with Eric from the random website on the internet, and it's been a blessing since then. I can bet that no one emails or calls more than me to Eric, and for around 1000 email and 100 phone calls with him, he never lost patience and have been perfect professional with my every question, no matter how dumb those are. I have been working with him/RTR since March of 2021, and I didn't sign the first contract till August. Even though I wasn't buying anything through him for the first few months, nothing has changed in his attitude towards my question. He and RTR are definitely men of their word. They are true to their values. I think RTR is scaling fast last year, and soon not everyone will have the opportunity to have frequent 1on1 with Eric. I suggest any Joe on street aspiring to achieve financial freedom, better call Eric/RTR.
Client - Written 11 Jan 2022
Eric has helped me find and close 2 properties and a third is in the works. He of provides great advice and guidance as you are learning the ropes. I plan on continuing to work with him as I build out my investment portfolio. His connections to Turnkey providers, Property Managers, Insurance providers, Inspectors etc., has really helped me build out my network of professionals.
Client - Written 14 Jan 2022
David is a fantastic human being. I worked with him through Rent to Retirement and he has done a fantastic job with getting me my first rental property and answering all of my many questions as a new investor. He is patient, kind and generous with his time and knowledge. I would not have purchased my first property (now on my way to 2 properties through R2R) without his guidance, availability and expertise. Thanks so much David. You are a true gem in this world.
Client - Written 20 Jan 2022
I've worked with David on the acquisition of four properties now. David has always been quick to offer sound advice and thoroughly explain any of my questions. He helps to make the process much smoother and I plan to work with him on many more deals.
Client - Written 21 Jan 2022
I just bought my first investment property with Rent to Retirement and David was a huge help throughout the process. He's very knowledgeable and I would recommend David to anyone who is interested in investing through Rent to Retirement. I will definitely be working with him again in the future.
Client - Written 25 Jan 2022
I started working with Adam and Rent to Retirement about a month ago. I've been doing due diligence on real estate investing in South Florida for a while, and I liked what RTR had to offer. It's been a pleasure working with these guys, especially Adam. You can tell that they care about their business and about their clients making $$$. After all, we are in this to attain or improve upon our financial freedom. These guys have set up a great system and incredible partnerships with lenders and builders that empower us as clients to get deals we might otherwise not find. Adam is very knowledgeable and is there when you need him. Glad I found these guys and looking forward to doing a lot more deals with them.
Client - Written 27 Jan
I worked with Adam through rent to retirement. He helped me go through buying my first rental property and helped me understand the process in the simplest way possible. He was able to get me in contact with the right people as well as lenders who were able to help me network even further. He definitely seems to care about his clients. He answered emails while he was on vacation for me as well as remembered everything we talked about in our previous call. I do plan to work with him again to get my second property very soon !
Client - Written 25 March 2022
I had an initial call with Adam on Jan 10. He was very reassuring and laid back. After I decided that waiting was not expedient, I was told that I needed to get prequalified for a loan. After that, and identifying some properties, I also had to learn that the system works by using the address in the email subject line, and not doing that causes delays. Once I understood the R2R system a little better, Adam stepped in when needed to help me close my first deal on 03/23. He does a lot of podcast videos which are very helpful as well. Looking forward to working with him on more deals down the line.
Client - Written 30 March 2022
It's very hard to trust people in this day and age but it's good to know that some real gentlemen still exist. As new investors my wife and I had many options to choose from in the RE space. We decided to go turnkey for our first deal to simplify the process and get the ball rolling. We came across Rent to Retirement and liked seeing all the great reviews. Zach himself also had a great reputation so we scheduled a call and were pleasantly surprised. He advised us in a general sense on entering the market and never pushed his company on us. He was exactly as he is on his podcasts... friendly, relatable and full of knowledge. He always responded quickly to our emails and even took another call to answer some final questions. We are now in the process of our first Cape Coral build and looking forward to possibly another new build or one of the many other turnkey opportunities RTR has to offer. Zach is a great resource and we highly recommend reaching out to him with any and all questions. Thank you Zach
Client - Written 20 April 2022
Zach is always available for any question. I have been in touch with him for a few years and when he opened up to new markets on the east coast, I started investing with R2R and I've been really happy with the level of support from him and the companies/partners he works with. I highly recommend R2R for active people that do out-of-state investing. R2R is gradually becoming a one-stop shop where you can also get access to experts in legal advices, taxes, LLCs, and SDIRA.
Client - Written 26 Apr 2022
I'm from Portland OR, we have a home business and like all other small business owners, my wife and I always have to deal with high tax rates when it comes time to file our year-end taxes. After thinking about it, as Asian Americans, we still choose to go to buy a property as our best investment, but we live in a west coast city and we can't find any house with positive cash flow at all, we stumbled upon RTR on BP once and thought this might be our best choice, of course, property investment is a big life event, we finally after about 6 months of research and investigation, finally in this year In January, we bought a new construction house in Florida. Although I had bought my own home, I was completely unfamiliar with investment houses in foreign states, especially the price of new home construction, and by making an appointment to talk to ZACH, I was able to put down my doubts, and then we bought a canal lot and signed the construction contract. participated in the work, so it was not enough to see on the proof of work income. I thought my first investment home was going to be a bust, but they immediately recommended another lender to me, and this lender approved my application in one day. As the first investment home, the purchase process went pretty smoothly. My brother bought a property immediately after seeing me buy a house out of state and learning about it from me, and he is now preparing to buy a second investment home. He was very careful and had a lot of strange questions, but Lars from RTR and Kevin, the local property management manager, answered his questions very professionally and patiently, and he now has more confidence in investing in the Florida real estate market than I do. Highly recommend any real estate investor looking to invest out of state to check out RTR and have a chat with ZACH. Finally, happy investing!
Client - Written 06 May 2022
I've been working with RTR since January of 2021 in the SW FL Cape Coral area doing 2 build to rent deals. Once onboarded my rep ended up leaving a couple weeks later, Zach called me directly and talked through what was going on and totally put my mind at ease with these 2 deals that I started. Zach spent around 45 minutes on the phone with me on a Saturday... I was extremely impressed and extremely thankful for his transparency. Zach is nothing but trustworthy and honest, he is all about helping newbie investors like me gain knowledge and figure out how to use REI as a tool for freedom. I'd also like to thank Cori Zigman for her help in the mid-west area properties on the RTR hot list. My first call with her gave me a ton of insight into that market and REI in general. Thank you RTR for all your help and I look forward to a continued relationship in the future!
Client - Written 17 May 2022
I've purchased properties through Rent To Retirement and have started my foray into the USA real estate with an initial phone call with Zach. It's rare to encounter someone like him in today's hectic world - he takes the time to talk to you, promptly responds, has a lot of actionable ideas and, most importantly, a lot of patience. All of this, together with his depth of knowledge of the real estate market and large inventory, is what makes working with him and his company a real pleasure. He's got the right ideas, right team, right connections for
financing and overall is a phenomenal guy to deal with. Easy recommendation and I plan to work with him for years to come!
Client - Written 12 June 2022
As of today, I have 3 investment properties. One of them I purchased through RtR and I want to thank Zach Lemaster, Scott Lundgren, and the RtR team for the enormous help and education through the process. The other two properties I partnered with my brother who took the ProjectX training and was able to find great off market deals through his contacts there.
The property from RtR was purchased using standard financing with ~25% down payment, with renovations and property management provided by them, basically a white glove service. I would say a perfect way to start my real estate investments career. We had ups and downs, but RtR was super professional all the way and I would surely recommend starting real estate investments with them.
The other two properties we bought for cash, off the market and we just completed a cash-out refinance on one of them taking all our money out. The second cash-out refinance is closing, we will have about 16K equity left in the property (including costs of renovations ~10k).
We have set up our LLC and are ready to continue rolling out.
Overall I am satisfied with the progress I have made in my first year, it is not the fastest growth ever, but I am comfortable with it.
Client - Written 23 June 2022
I like small multi family. Minimizes vacancy losses since you have the other units still occupied. You experience more vacancies, but you’re just more insulated since you have 3 other doors in the same property. Through Rent To Retirement, my process was easy, smooth, 1 stop shop. Property was totally rehabbed and seller in Cleveland was absolutely fantastic to work with.
Client - Written 20 March 2022
Simply being a subscriber to Rent to Retirement allowed me to be notified of new Construction, no competition which was a plus! I wanted a new construction as my first investment property to lower the risk, less risk for vacancy, maintenance issues. This new construction homes come with 1/2/10 warranty. Southwest Florida is red hot right now and Cape Coral is a beautiful area and the property is located a few miles from a luxury development including shops, restaurants, marinas, & residential living, replicating what is down in Southwest Cape Coral. Opportunity for built in equity in an 'A' graded neighborhood
Client - Written Sept 2021
I just wanted to share that I recently closed on my first turnkey deal with Rent to Retirement in Illinois. I am busy in a full-time job in Boston and wanted to work with someone trustworthy to get started quickly rather than get stuck in analysis paralysis or be discouraged by Boston prices. I came across Rent to Retirement through the BiggerPockets forum and podcasts and was encouraged by numerous positive reviews.
I bought a single-family home with a tenant in place, generating cash flow. The whole process was pretty straightforward and smooth. We worked with investment strategists. They were very knowledgeable, provided excellent service, and was always a quick call or email away. We received recommendations for the lender, insurance, and property management, and the team worked efficiently to close the deal on time. I found independent inspectors. While they were a few minor incidents, like the tenant refusing entry to the appraiser due to COVID concerns or issues with fixing things that showed up in the inspection, they helped sort it all out in the end, and we got them resolved.
We look forward to working more with their team in the future. We are also in the process of going through a new construction property in Cape Coral with them.
If you are on the fence and thinking about getting started, I'd recommend a quick discussion with them.
Client - Written Nov 2021
Wanted to share a case study of our recent purchase in Indianapolis through Rent to Retirement, hoping this is helpful for those who are looking into this company or turnkey investment in general. The property is a single family home located in a B/C neighborhood.
We closed it over a month ago and just received our first month rent. The process was smooth and all the parties involved (RTR, local turnkey provider, lender, PM company) are pretty responsive. The numbers provided by RTR are mostly accurate (the only thing is that their property tax number $829 was for owner-occupied which became $1076 since it's now a rental). So far there hasn't been any maintenance issues but of course too early to say. Overall it's a positive experience.
We have a few rentals in NY where we live but now shifting our focus out of state for obvious reasons. Our plan is to purchase more properties in Indianapolis, turnkey or fixer upper. Look forward to meeting more people in this market. Any comments, questions, suggestions welcomed.
Doris Jin Huang
Client - Written July 2021
I worked with Rent to Retirement (RTR) to identify a builder, purchase a lot, and construct a 4 bed/2 bath, 1,536 sq ft SFR home in Cape Coral, FL. I purchased the canal lot in NW Cape Coral in February of 2021 for $11,500 and the actual construction cost was $226,500 at the time. My construction contract was signed April 1, 2021. Certificate of Occupancy was received 14 1/2 months later around June 15th. I listed the property and have it under contract for $377,500!
The combination of cash flow (if I chose to rent), high likelihood of appreciation, and instant equity since RTR was able to use their client volume to negotiate construction costs far below what an individual investor could find on the market. I also liked the idea of virtually no maintenance and a higher likelihood of attracting a good tenant.
By leveraging RTR's network and financing the construction costs for the builder, I was able to construct for well below market build costs and walk away with over 6 figures in equity.
I had an enviable choice of renting at roughly $2,600/month (I had initially expected $1,800 when construction started over a year ago) or sell and walk away with over $100k. I took the cash and grossed nearly $140k that I'll 1031 into more RTR opportunities!
New construction can be challenging - especially given supply chain issues, materials price volatility, labor shortages, and local/state government permitting delays caused by COVID 19. The rewards are absolutely worth it, but investors looking at new construction should know there will be delays these days no matter where they invest.
As always, Zach Lemaster and the team at RTR provided an incredible investment opportunity along with ongoing support and strategic planning. I'm light years ahead of where I would be otherwise in my real estate financial independence journey thanks to them. My realtor, Peter Davis with John R Wood properties has also been a joy to work with. I highly recommend!
Client - Written 28 June 2022
I recently worked with Zach from renttoretirement.com for my first investment property. I was looking for turnkey opportunities, and I found Zach and Rent To Retirement. Our first introductory phone call went really well, Zach answered all my questions and addressed my concerns and I left the conversation feeling very comfortable moving forward and working with Zach for my first property.
I am new to investing and I was looking for some guidance. Also, I did not have a network or team in place to support my investments. The turnkey process offered by Zach was a solution for me and provided me with a team of experts in real estate investing.
Client - Written June 2020
Connecting with Zach was easily some of the best time spent. His knowledge and willingness to help others eager to get to to the real estate space is clearly evident. He has a true passion for the business and a desire to inspire those interested to learn. He speaks practically and is able to relate to your current situation allowing him to give personalized advice. Very rare to come across someone who has been successful in the business world, yet still stay grounded and selfless and his endeavors. I look forward to continuing the growth of our relationship and working together over the coming years.
Client - Written 04 July 2022
Had a wonderful experience with our first real estate investment. Ben was thorough, patient and very informative. It's as much an educational process as it is a partnership. We look forward to many more deals with Ben, expanding our portfolio and learning through the process.
Client - Written 19 July 2022
I went through Rent To Retirement to get the ball rolling on my first investment property, which is a build to rent. Ben Erik Smith and Zach Lemaster have been very encouraging and supportive through this whole process. They seem genuine and really happy to help. In addition, all the organizations that they surround themselves with all seem genuine as well. As a rookie investor, this is a really great way to start the investment process too. If you are looking for turnkey and/or looking to accelerate your REI I highly recommend you contact them.
Client - Written 19 July 2022
I did a Mezz lending deal with Zach and his transparency and professionalism throughout was five stars. For me the time agreed to return funds once requested was very important and he said he would do his best to beat our
agreed timeframe. He did even better than that and once I needed the return of funds he was immediately responsive and put things in motion to make it happen significantly quicker than we had agreed upon. As my liquidity needs ebb and flow I won’t hesitate to work with Zach in the future.
Client - Written 20 July 2022
Ben helped me with a challenging 1031. He understood my goals and was able find great replacement properties that I am very happy with!
Client - Written 03 Aug 2022
I just purchased a turnkey property with Adam that basically was holding my hand from A to Z of the process. Rent To Retirement helped me so much by connecting me with the right people to fund, insurance company and property management. I am looking to get my 2nd deal with them shortly.
Client - Written 05 Aug 2022
I have purchased two properties through R2R now and want to say that this team is everything they say they are. They scout out properties and markets for you and already have teams in place in these markets. They have excellent communication and are always quick to reply and they will answer any question. The best and most important part is that the R2R team has your back!! My second property experienced some problems after closing and Adam and Scott were right there for me to get these problems solved. I am so so appreciative of their support and expertise. I would not feel confident buying out of state properties without a team like this in place to offer support and guidance. I feel these guys are invested in the success of their clients and they will help however they can when problems arise. Even after closing you are not alone. I am very happy with the R2R experience and look forward to adding to the portfolio with them!
Client - Written 08 Aug 2022
As a first time investor Ben Smith was extremely helpful. He walked me through the process and made everything as smooth as possible. He gave personal recommendations which I could not have been more grateful for. Definitely look forward to working with him again in the future
Client - Written 11 Aug 2022
Zach is always available for any question. I have been in touch with him for a few years and when he opened up to new markets on the east coast, I started investing with R2R and I've been really happy with the level of support from him and the companies/partners he works with. I highly recommend R2R for active people that do out-of-state investing. R2R is gradually becoming a one-stop shop where you can also get access to experts in legal advices, taxes, LLCs, SDIRA
Client - Written 12 Aug 2022
Cori was our investment specialist as we purchased two properties through Rent to Retirement. She was extremely responsive and a pleasure to work with. Whenever any issues came up, she jumped right in to support us in whatever way we needed it. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Cori moving forward and recommend her without reservation!
Client - Written 12 Aug 2022
My husband Bernard and I have had a very good experience with Rent to Retirement. Ben Erik Smith was our initial contact and he took the time to explain all our options and help us get the ball rolling in our initial investment. Very knowledgeable and easy going, we look forward to working with him again. Zach Lemaster as well has gone above and beyond to make us feel comfortable in our decision making process. You can tell he wants all of his investors to be happy. The podcasts and YouTube videos are well worth your time also. We don't hesitate recommending this company to anyone.
Client - Written 09 Sept 2022
There are no shortage of glowing reviews for Rent to Retirement (RTR) here on Bigger Pockets. As you can see from the numerous posts below, they are known for their top-notch customer care, which was what initially attracted me to them when selecting my first turnkey operator. I'm glad to report that my experience with the Rent to Retirement team in the time since has been nothing short of stellar. If you’re reading this in your due diligence phase, I don’t want to waste your time with a repeat of anything you’ve already read, so I’ll skip ahead to some specific examples from my own experience that I think best illustrate just how much the RTR team cares about ensuring an excellent customer experience. After a couple of meetings with Zach, he introduced me to Adam Schroeder, who’s one of RTR's investment advisors. Much like Zach, he cares a lot about teaching his clients and making time to meet with them (even on short notice) despite his busy schedule. When I decided which market to make my OOS entry in, Adam connected me with their general contractor/flipper who operates exclusively in that market because he loves the area and has been living and investing there for much of his life. Prior to going under contract, the general contractor was always happy to answer questions about his market, and when it later came time for a review of the inspection reports, he was more than fair in addressing my "punch list” (the list of items you’d like to see addressed prior to the purchase). RTR is a great company, but no matter how polished a team is, no one can promise a totally smooth ride. Things will always go awry. The real measure of a great turnkey provider then is how far they’ll go to stand by their product and their values - how hard they’ll work to earn your trust no matter the cost. I am happy to report that when the chips were down, RTR more than exceeded my expectations in this regard… Immediately after my tenants moved into one of my properties, an unexpected and extremely costly capital expenditure reared it’s head. The sewer line coming from the street was severely blocked by tree roots and needed to be dug up and replaced. For my part, being a newbie to this process, I learned a valuable lesson and will never let my inspector ignore the sewer line ever again! Another turnkey provider may have said “Sorry, tough luck! This is your problem.” But not Zach and his team. They knew that this huge repair would have annihilated my cashflow for years to come, so they stepped in to cover the cost of the repair. I think this experience alone speaks volumes about what type of team this is and how they stand by their houses and that they are invested in YOUR success. I now own two properties though RTR and am so glad that I decided to work with them.
Client - Written 11 Sept 2022
Just completed my first purchase of an investment property with Rent to Retirement. I worked with Adam Schroeder who helped me identify a property and answer all my questions as I went through the process. From property selection to closing took less than 4 weeks since I had my loan approval ready to go. The team that Adam introduced me too was great and helped me get through the process very smoothly. I look forward to purchasing my next property with them in a few months.
Client - Written 20 Oct 2022
I worked with Adam Schroeder throughout the entire process, and he was incredible! He knew this was my first investment property, so provided useful advice at each step of the way. Couldn't have navigated this process without him, his team, and all the relationships they have. Easy group to work with!
Client - Written 25 Oct 2022
I began to work with Adam Schroeder almost 1 year ago, when I started my journey as a Real Estate Investor. During my first call, Adam impressed me with his vast knowledge of the real estate realm ranging from lenders, appraisers and home insurance. His openness and generosity helped me to secure my first turnkey property back in April 2022. Since then, I have purchased from RTR, 3 other turnkey properties in Ohio and 2 new builds in Tennessee, 4 new builds from Cape Coral and the most recent deal is the purchase of new construction in Lehigh Acres, FL which is anticipated to be ready by next summer. I am looking forward to continue to work with Adam and the awesome team at RTR to buy my next property. The experience with RTR overall has been great, rich of learnings and fun as well!
Client - Written 27 Oct 2022
I recently partnered up with a long-time friend to start our real estate investment journey. As our local market is quite expensive, my partner suggested we look into RTR for a potential out of state property. We immediately were able to start digesting properties from their list and identify a few that were within our budget and met our investment strategy. We then had a discussion with Adam, who gave us surprisingly unbiased feedback on the various markets and properties we were considering. We ultimately landed on a duplex in Ohio, and closed in less than 30 days. RTR was there to support at each step, including helping us negotiate with the seller when the appraisal came in slightly lower than expected. This really is top notch service and a really easy first step into the real estate investing world. We plan to utilize RTR for our next property in the coming months. I've already recommended RTR to a close friend of mind, and would not hesitate doing so to others.
Client - Written 27 Dec 2023
My new business partner and I used RTR to acquire our first out of state property and I couldn’t be happier. We approached Adam with questions about a few markets on their inventory list and were pleasantly surprised when he gave us very honest feedback about each of them and the teams on the ground. Anytime we asked for market comps or additional pictures or information he was quick to get those to us. He put us in touch with a great financing. Our property was in OH and the team on the ground there was also fabulous. Inspection came back and without even asking the team in OH requested our inspection and went in and took care of everything. The appraisal came in low and they met us in the middle. They had vertical integration with PM and they got the duplex rented right before Christmas above our projected rents. Just been an absolute pleasure working with RTR and I look forward to doing more deals with them.
Client - Written 29 Dec 2022
I bought my new construction home in Florida through RTR. At first of course I had a million questions, both long term and short term investment strategies, LARS was very professional and patient in answering my questions and made me feel more confident to go through the whole process of buying a property. I would recommend LARS to anyone looking to get into the real estate investment field.
Client - Written 03 Jan 2023
Scott has been excellent to work with. He has helped us in the purchase of two properties and we will continue to work with him as we build our portfolio. He is available for questions whenever we have them, and he is a great resource for general real estate investment advice as well as for access to professional markets (property managers, rehab teams, lenders, etc.) that he and his team at Rent To Retirement have built out. As an out-of-state buyer, it's critical to have a team of people you can trust - we have found that and more with Scott and Zach at Rent To Retirement.