who is

In 1985, my real estate investment career began as a second thought. While shopping for a new home of my own, a large 3 bedroom, 1-1/2 bath condo in Mesa, Arizona caught my eye. It needed some work, but it was priced right. I thought, if I could purchase this condo, fix it up and rent it out, maybe the profit could help to pay my home mortgage.

I had never done any type of income real estate or rehabbing before, but I jumped right in, bought the condo and got dirty. When the work was complete, I ran a classified ad in the newspaper… no Zillow back then… The response was overwhelming! People lined up for a chance to rent my first income property! It rented immediately and I was off to the races. Over the next few years, I purchased 9 more condos. Rinse and repeat…

​In 1990, I decided to diversify with the purchase of a fixer upper tri-plex. Little did I know that my life was about to change. The property was a mediocre investment, but through it, I met the guy who would help take my investing to the next level. One day I was talking to one of the triplex tenants. He told me that the was a contractor that did repair and rehab work. I asked him if he was interested in working with me. He agreed and later that day I went out to find my first flip home.

​About one month later, my new contractor friend and I had finished the work on my first flip home. I called a realtor friend to list and sell it. The sale netted me a whopping $2500! It was better than losing, but after taking a hard look at the HUD statement, I realized that my friend made more money on the deal than I did. So off to real estate school I went, and in 2000 I made it official and became a licensed Realtor.

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​My second flip home started me thinking of how I could expand my purchases. Now that I wasn’t doing all the work myself, I wanted to do more than one home at a time. So I decided to run a short classified ad about needing someone to help fund me. At that time I didn’t know anything about financing or private lending. Just a short time later, I got a call from a great private lender that changed my life again! Our agreement was that he would fund the property purchase and I would cover the construction costs.

​And the rest is history… Now after 1000+ homes, I not only invest for myself, I help other investors find, fix, flip or lease their investment homes in both Ohio and Arizona. I have completed over one thousand income ad flip homes in my career so far. That is the short version of my real estate bio. This book is dedicated to my experiences and the long road I traveled to get to this point in time. My hope is that my words are meaningful and will help others investors find success in this industry.


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I’m an investor who lives in Israel, I can tell anyone who reads my opinion that 5 stars are not enough to express the level of professionalism of BRETT YOUNG, I tried to sell my property more than once with a number of agents but unsuccessfully and then I realized that the way to a solution must pass through the “MASTER” What others did not succeed was that BRETT would succeed, and so it was. the property was sold in less than 3 months, just a “world champion”.I highly recommend BRETT to anyone interested in making an investment or just buy/sell real estate.Professional, reliable, available for any question. BRETT and of course to LORI, thank you very much for everything.
Ronin B.
Brett has given us service above and beyond the normal call of duty as he acted for the out of town seller to get the job done. He hired skilled contractors to handle buyer punch-list items and made sure the work was done correctly and on time. He handled last minute negotiations to the benefit of the seller and performed and closed under a very tight time frame. We highly recommend Brett Young as a knowledgeable and responsive agent with the highest degree of integrity. We would do business with him again. A+++
Charles F.
It is such a pleasure working with Brett. The best thing I like about Bret is that he is available to chat at ALL times. He is impressive with his knowledge of the real estate market covering Cleveland metro and all its surrounding suburbs. he has had many years of experience in real estate both in Cleveland and Phoenix (Arizona) and it shows in all his conversations. I am an out of town investor and completely rely on his knowledge and experience to help me invest wisely in the Cleveland metro market. I am looking forward to more transactions and projects with him. I highly recommend Brett.
Ananth R.
Buying a home from out of state, we had some concerns. However, we were extremely fortunate in using Brett as our buying agent. He resolved our concerns with his knowledge of the real estate process. Brett represented us extremely well and went to bat for us in negotiating the best deal. He was always available to answer questions and went out of his way numerous times to take care of issues for us. We can’t say enough about our great experience with Brett.
Jane D.
Brett was amazing. We have bought and sold many homes but never have had an easier and stress free experience! Brett was ready and prepared to get us too dollar for our home in the middle of winter. We were told by another realtor that it would take at least 90 days to sell Brett sold ours in 4 Days!!! I can tell you if you want to sell your home, have someone who looks out and protects your interests, Brett is the man!
Tom B.