Samantha Sheehan

In addition to my blog, I write about real estate investing news and strategies for different online outlets, including Forbes, The Huffington Post, and Yahoo! Finance. From this page, you can access the newest posts I have either written or been featured in from your computer, tablet, or phone absolutely free.

And, along with hosting my own podcast, I frequently appear on other shows to share my thoughts and ideas with experts throughout the industry. Listening to these will give you insight into my knowledge on things like thought leadership, syndication, giving back, and multifamily investing.

Browse some of my latest articles and interviews regarding topical real estate investing news, and decide if you want to be an investment partner in one of my next acquisitions.

Active Vs. Passive: Which Is the Superior Real Estate Investment Strategy?

Forbes, March 22, 2018

“Generally, entry-level investment strategies fall into two categories: passive and active investing. The question is, which one is best for you?

For our purpose here, I will define active investing as the acquisition of a single-family residence (SFR) with the goal of utilizing it as a rental property and turning over the ongoing management to a third-party property management company. Alternatively, passive investing is placing one’s capital into a real estate syndication — more specifically, an apartment syndication — that is managed in its entirety by a sponsor.”

Three Ways An Owner Benefits From Selling Their Apartment Off-Market

Forbes, December 6, 2017

“The most common type of real estate transaction is an on-market sale. An apartment owner who is interested in selling their property lists it with a broker, the broker markets the deal to the public, in today’s competitive market a bidding war ensues and the contract is generally awarded to the highest bidder. The more uncommon transaction type is an off-market sale, where an apartment owner who is interested in selling their property does so without enlisting the help of a broker.

If you're an apartment investor who’s looking to expand your portfolio, to find the best deal, focus on off-market opportunities.”

3 NFL Lessons That Entrepreneurs Can Bring to Their Businesses

Huffington Post, December 5, 2017

“We’ve all heard this story: small town guy is drafted into the National Football League and has an outstanding career in the spotlight, making a boatload of money. Then, they retire and lose it all. However, we sometimes hear the exceptional tale of an athlete who made it big in the league, retired and then leveraged the skill sets acquired from the NFL to launch a career as a business person, achieving similar or even higher levels of success.
Most people have trouble mastering one area of life, let alone two. So, what is it that differentiates these two types of athletes?”