Building Wealth Through Real Estate

About Melissa Swanson

I am no stranger to hard work. I started a catering company in Charlotte, NC at the age of 23 and ran it for twenty years. I put the profits from my events back into the business and eventually into real estate. I studied all things money; namely Suze Orman, Tony Robbins and Robert Kiyosaki. I took debt reduction and investing classes at the community college and was adamant to change the financial disaster I brought with me out of college. It took many years and many long hours at my catering company but eventually I got over that hump. I am a firm believer in how you do anything is how you do everything and I live my life seeking excellence in all I do. I enjoy teaching, motivating and saving others from the pain of the mistakes I have made along the way. Learn More

“People who succeed at the highest level are not lucky; they’re doing something differently than everyone else does.”
– Tony Robbins

Melissa Swanson

Latest Blog Posts

How do you do it? Working with tenants in today’s times.

I really do not know how you do it. If I could get a dollar every time someone said this to me, I may not have to do it. Being a landlord that is. Truth be told, it really isn’t that hard. What it is is incredibly stressful and heart hardening. Yes, you need a very...

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Private landlords. Why are so many tenants seeking them?

I am often asked if I have rental vacancies or if I know of any other private landlords that may have units available. My first question is why are you seeking a “private landlord” and what exactly does that mean to you? A “private landlord” is the owner of the...

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So little time yet so many thoughts have changed

It has been a while since I sat down to write. My life as a landlord has been a complete chaotic mess in the last 60 days. I purchased my duplexes in Hidden Valley and built two because I knew there was a need for affordable and workforce housing. I wanted to bring in...

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