About Karen Rittenhouse
My name is Karen Rittenhouse and I’ve been investing in real estate full-time since January 2005. In that time we have purchased hundreds of homes, opened a full-service real estate company, a property management company, a coaching business, and I have written several books on real estate – The Essential Handbook for Buying a Home, The Essential Handbook for Selling a Home, and The Essential Handbook for Landlords.
My goal with this site is to share what I know, what I’m learning, and to create a place to network. I have gained much knowledge through the deals I’ve done and the investments I’ve made in my real estate investing. I am not a realtor. All of the deals I’m involved with are my own.
I have found through my travels nationally that many, many, many people recognize the value of investing in real estate, some with only their personal home, others as a way to produce present and future income. Most people simply don’t know how to get started, what to do next or where to get information. That’s the purpose of my writing – concise, abundant information.
In my coaching, I find that people get stopped in their real estate efforts for one or two reasons, lack of knowledge and fear. Of course, most fear comes from lack of knowledge! That’s what I want to prevent here. Don’t get stopped. Let me help you keep moving forward in your endeavors.
Before turning to real estate, I sold high end furniture and did interior design. As you can see, much of my working career has been involved with creating nurturing home environments.
This is a very exciting time in real estate. It is my goal to help you see the benefits, find the areas of investing that spark your passion and, ultimately, be successful no matter what your real estate endeavors.
To learn more about how we started out in our investing career, please listen to my podcast over at BiggerPockets.com/show2.