For the past 31 years Dolf de Roos has immersed himself in the world of Real Estate, which led him to become one of the most respected investors and teachers. He is a Professor of Real Estate Studies at the University of North Texas and teacher of the Real Estate courses for Trump University and Tony Robbins' Wealth Mastery. His property holdings span the world, including oil wells, ranches, marine farms, vineyards, hotels, and even a funeral parlor.
Dolf is first and foremost a real estate investor, which is where his true passion lies. He has written books and created courses on real estate to help others learn how create their own success, but Dolf spends most of his time executing transactions.
While studying Electrical Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Dolf realized that electrical engineering though interesting, was not necessarily profitable. He conducted a study of affluent communities which determined the qualities they had in common. They did not share a common age, gender, race, creed, or education. Surprisingly, it wasn't even a factor whether or not they were born with a silver spoon their mouths. Dolf did note one common denominator; almost without exception the wealthy either made their fortune with property or held their wealth in property. This discovery marked a transfer in Dolf's focus. Although he continued his education to earn a PhD, Dolf began investing in property.
Dr. de Roos' initial goal at the age of 17 was to acquire one property. He met with several different banks for financing and was turned down again and again. His perseverance led him to a bank that finally agreed to finance him. After reaching his goal of acquiring one property, he set his sights higher. Dolf realized that it is possible to acquire real estate that generates more income than total operating costs. In that moment he realized the powerful potential of real estate. He recognized that rents and capital values have a tendency to rise in the long run and he was fascinated.
People who are familiar with Dolf know him to be passionate about the psychology of wealth in real estate and more than willing to share the fruits of his ongoing quest for knowledge. In addition to being an educator and author, Dolf has introduced software that analyzes and manages investment property. He is often asked to address investors' conferences, appear on radio shows and take part in television debates.
Dolf advocates the importance of educatiing yourself on the subject of real estate investing before you get started, then take action. Dolf's website provides the tools you need to become wealthy through real estate. Dolf talks about the 100:10:3:1 rule in his best-seller, Real Estate Riches. The book states that when you look at 100 properties, you put offers in on 10, try to arrange financing for 3, you may end up buying 1. So, the more properties you look at, the more you will begin to understand real estate and learn what makes one property a good buy versus another. This will also help you to form useful business relationships.
Dolf realizes the advantages of investing in real estate over other investment vehicles such as the stock market. He believes the risk is not as great in real estate and even if the housing market takes a dive and you hold on to your properties, the market will evenutally rise again. He has experienced the ups and downs of both the real estate market and the stock market, and has collected tremendous returns in real estate. This fuels his desire to acquire more properties by funding new endeavors with profits from previous deals. He claims once you make your first deal, you won't ever want to stop!
Dolf is the author of 9 real estate books that have been on best seller lists in 6 countries and is listed as Nightingale Conant's all-time best selling real estate author. His book Real Estate Riches has been on the New York Times best seller list as well as those of The Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Amazon.com. In addition to his writing, Dolf is the Founder and Chairman of the public real estate investment company Property Ventures Limited.