About

Hey, I’m Patrick Riddle. Welcome to my creative real estate investing blog.

If you’re reading this page, that means you’re probably interested in learning what MustKnowInvesting.com is all about (aka how it can help you and your real estate business)… but before I get to that, let me introduce myself.

Who The Heck Is Patrick Riddle?

Patrick_KeysI’ve been investing in real estate ever since I got the bug in college at Clemson University… and to my parents dismay… dropped out of college to dive full-time into real estate at the age of 22 with a couple friends/partners from school.

The first few deals were rough… mainly using our own cash, credit, and hard money loans… but soon found out that was a rough and unsustainable way to build a real estate business.

After “on the job” learning through the school of hard knocks at first… I found the key that helped our company (Palmetto Property Solutions based out of Charleston, South Carolina) get deals done more quickly, with higher profit, less risk, without having to go to banks or use our own cash…

… that key was private money (using other peoples funds to close on their deals).

Fast forward to today, our company has closed over 130 real estate transactions… has put over $6 million in private money into our transactions…

Ranging from…

* Foreclosure properties

* Small multi-family “buy and hold” deals

* Short sales

* Lease options

* REO deals

* Mobile homes

* … and just about every other type of distressed property

Our company holds a small portfolio of rental units in the South Carolina area.

I love teaching… and for the past few years have put a lot of focus into helping other people have similar results without the learning curve that I had to go through. I’ll be the first to tell ya… I’ve made some BIG mistakes in this biz. When you get a chance, check out my “Lessons Learned In The Trenches” video. My hope is that you can learn from my mistakes and avoid them in your own business and life.

Ok, now that you know me… let’s get connected… then I’ll tell you more about MustKnowInvesting.com :-)

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What Is MustKnowInvesting.com All About?

Four words…. creative real estate investing. Using non-traditional techniques and strategies to wholesale, buy, lease, option, flip, and sell properties in today’s market.

MKI’s mission: To lower the barrier to top notch creative real estate education and empower investors to take action towards their goals.

When I got started in the real estate game, you had to spend thousands of dollars to go to a big bootcamp to get the “real meat” and actually learn this business. That’s why you’ll find hundreds of articles, videos, and resources here for FREE… to do our part in lowering the barrier of entry.

But it doesn’t matter how much knowledge you accumulate if you don’t actually take action and put it to use. So we’ll help you overcome your obstacles and fears to implement everything you learn too.

Alrighty, let’s do this!

If myself or MustKnowInvesting.com can ever do anything to help you, let me know. Leave a comment on the blog or shoot an email to support [at] mustknowinvesting [dot] com.

Happy Investing!

- Patrick

P.S. - You know, creative real estate investing is just a means to an end. For me, that “end” is having fun… whether it’s playing beach volleyball, offshore fishing, playing piano, flying a biplane in the Florida Keys, riding ATVs in Cabo, spending more time with family, helping you build a thriving business and live an epic life. What’s your “end?”

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