This Business Is Redefining the Entrepreneur

To most people, an entrepreneur is an independent and ambitious go-getter looking to make much money. While that is usually true, there is a fundamental shift from simply wanting to make money toward making money while doing good in the world. Shared housing is one of these incredible opportunities.

Can an investor make a difference in society by investing in professionally managed single-family homes?

Real estate investing is no longer a linear concept. 

The 21st Century generational shifts have thrust real estate investing beyond its boundaries. 

Traditionally a landlord-focused industry, real estate investing has morphed into a revitalization business. 

It’s not just the revitalization of houses and neighborhoods, but communities and people who live in them.

Today, an investor can generate respectable profit margins and make a huge difference in communities. Investors focus not only on providing reasonable housing but extraordinary life changing accommodations.

How are real estate investors generating good profit margins and changing people’s lives? Capitalism, at its core, is void of any emotional connection, correct? Not so.

Real estate investors are transforming communities one life at a time, and they do so with the same tenacity and grit as prior generations have. Except, they do it for a different purpose. They do it to save lives and enhance lifestyles.

Shared Housing Academy is one such business model. Person by person, Shared Housing Academy not only shelters the body but preserves and restores the soul.  

If you have a passion for helping others while managing a highly profitable real estate portfolio Shared Housing Academy is for you. 

WHAT IS SHARED HOUSING?

Shared housing is a living space designed to be shared by those unable to live on their own. There are many examples, but some include housing for: 

  • The elderly
  • People in recovery
  • Foster children
  • Disabled veterans
  • Those facing justice issues

Shared Housing Academy is an impact investing opportunity for socially-minded investors like you. 

If you desire to change communities or want to have a lasting impact for generations, the shared housing industry is where this happens.  

Drawn to this model are socially-minded investors longing to make an impact, you are not alone. 

The Shared Housing Academy, a socially-minded organization, is already teaching and supporting investors such as yourself. The team of experts are showing students how to identify optimal properties in specific neighborhoods with appreciating value. 

The Shared Housing Academy also supports the socially minded investor with guidance on all operational aspects from A-Z. 

WHY SINGLE-FAMILY HOMES?

First off, let’s identify the attribute of a single-family home. 

  • It is more than brick and mortar.
  • It is more than beams and shingles. 
  • It is more than grass, trees, and flowers. 
  • The single-family home is a haven. 

Men, women, and children of ordinary mind and purpose cultivate meaningful and lasting relationships. It is the place that is known as home.

A home is not just a house; it is a warm, inviting domicile. It is the place of earliest memories, where children gain nourishment physically and emotionally. The sentimental attachments associated with the area called home are far more valuable than the structure itself.

There is also a logic to using the single-family home as it relates to shared housing. 

There is no shortage of them. Single-family homes are everywhere. In every state, city, town, and village, single-family dwellings exist. 

Many of them are unoccupied and need renovation with excellent appreciation potential – this is where shared housing is ideal.  

Many investors view a single-family home’s value based on the rent it generates – this is the traditional real estate investing model. 

However, market competition can lead to low returns in this model, leading to disappointment.

Shared Housing Academy teaches socially-minded investors how to use density (two beds per bedroom 4-5 bedrooms for a house that accommodates 8-10 beds, which can double or triple cash flow) as a means to not only generate profit but transform lives. 

Here are some additional benefits of shared housing for the socially-minded investor:

  • Addressing homelessness in communities
  • Breaking the cycle of poverty in communities
  • Providing a safe place for those recovering from drug addiction
  • Combating inequality in housing and care for marginalized people
  • Restoring families, which restores communities
  • Reducing the burden on the taxpayer
  • Proper and viable utilization of federal money allocated for such endeavors

Shared housing is set to become one of the 21st Century real estate investor’s optimal models for doing business. It associates profitability with social and civic improvement.  

Yet, the question remains, what exactly is a socially minded investor, or as they are more popularly known, a socialpreneur?

ARE YOU A SOCIALPRENEUR?

Historically, big business is associated with cruelty. The adage of “dog eat dog” symbolizes the nature of those engaged in capitalism. 

Americans still refer to the Gilded Age, the days of Vanderbilt, Rockefeller, and Carnegie. When employment law was a little-known concept and manufacturers did whatever they could to maximize profits, often with the price of human suffering. 

Far too often, humans paid the price with their lives – that was then, and this is now. 

The socialpreneur recognizes the incalculable value of human life.  

How can I thrive while others are unable to survive?  

The above question undergirds and drives the socialpreneur.  

Socialpreneurs distinguish good business from bad business, or good money from bad money. 

These individuals prefer to maximize profits while also maximizing humanity. They are capitalists, but with huge hearts.    

Socialpreneurs are forcing companies to change the way they operate. They are driving businesses to consider more than profit margin. In many instances, Socialpreneurs are forcing business owners to reconsider and regard people with dignity. Socialpreneurs are becoming the moral compass of 21st Century investing and operations. Their economic power grows daily, and traditional businesses are transforming to meet their demands.  

There is no class or degree required to become a Socialpreneur. Simply search within yourself and determine if your goal in entrepreneurship is less about profit and more about improving the world around you. Is this your goal?

Socialpreneurs focus their efforts on specific projects for specific reasons.

  • Manufacturing products made sustainably and humanely
  • Donated profit percentages that benefit specific causes associated with the product
  • Bring awareness to an inhumane problem by offering services and products that meet a need without harming the environment

Socialpreneurs make their social mission known – it is their mission statement woven into their marketing and financial operations. The organization’s profit highlights accomplishments that revolve around good deeds and causes. 

Socialpreneurs do not use their social missions as a prop but as a purpose. 

WHO ARE SOCIALPRENEURS?

Socialpreneurs care about the world around them – the communities in which they live, operate, and exist. 

They also recognize the need to regard humanity before counting profitability. 

  • Toms is a company that provides a pair of shoes to a child in need when every customer buys a pair for themselves.
  • Home Depot offers the “Retool Your School” as a way to fund expensive projects on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities in America.  
  • “Amazon Smiles,” offered by Jeff Bezos’ organization, is quite popular. Amazon gives a portion of its profits to charity, allowing you to give back as you shop.

Clothing, building, and giving back to communities while consumers go about their regular shopping business. Socialpreneurship, like the companies mentioned above are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of giving back while making a profit. 

HOW TO BECOME A SOCIALPRENEUR?

Socialpreneurs are creative; they understand incorporating good works with business takes a concerted and consistent effort. 

The difficulty faced by socialpreneurs is adequately incorporating and aligning their business’s needs with the needs of their chosen philanthropic efforts. However, the work must still be done to adequately and effectively integrate the needs and wants.

An actual socialpreneur maneuvers strategies. 

When giving back, building, and supporting those in need is truly your heart’s desire, sociopreneurship is a joy to undertake. 

The socialpreneur understands government can only do so much. Business owners, however, can do far more and quicker – this is the call the socialpreneur answers.

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE BUDDING SOCIALPRENEUR

The Shared Housing Academy model of real estate investing is sociopreneurship. The marriage of housing with community development through helping the most vulnerable is central to the Shared Housing model. 

It is without a doubt the 21st Century reinvention of real estate investing.

Finding properties and renting them out to prospective people is insufficient as it relates to shared housing. 

The marriage of investment potential and community development must be seamless. The Shared Housing Academy helps socialpreneurs find the proper mission to associate with this model. 

It’s not luck of the draw but a purposeful and meaningful endeavor. 

There are some intangible aspects associated with shared housing and the socialpreneur. Below you will find a shortlist of considerations. Take them seriously and earnestly contemplate your personal “why” about business ownership. 

  1. Decide What Philanthropy Means To You.

For the shared housing investor, philanthropy focuses on improving communities’ conditions, one person at a time. For others, it might be ensuring clean drinking water for millions in need of it, at home and abroad. Find your “why” and then know your “who.”

The “who” in regards to shared housing should be explicit. Whom do you want to help most by offering clean, safe housing?

  • Persons rehabbing from drug abuse
  • Battered women
  • Human trafficking victims
  • America’s hurting veterans
  • Foster children
  • The elderly

Explore how your “why” can be connected with a “who,” and let the Shared Housing Academy help you prepare to meet this need.

  1. Follow Your Passion

Be honest with yourself. If you do not have a passion for a particular population of people, do not attempt to help. It’s okay to assist one part of the population and not another. You are not a wrong person or insensitive.  

Help where you have a passion. You might understand the experience of one pain point versus another. That’s what sociopreneurship is all about – helping where you have passion. Therefore, offer shared housing to the population of people you long to help. They need you, your compassion, commitment, and you want to help.

  1. Solve a Problem

Honesty in passion leads to solutions to problems. Plagued communities suffering from a plethora of issues are embedded throughout America. Let your passion fuel your creative genius. Shared housing offers a solution to many of these problems. Quality housing is a root challenge for many hurting Americans. Fix it with Shared Housing. It will not be easy, but the rewards are immense and extend far beyond profits.

  1. Think Like an Investor

Do not think being a socialpreneur means shaking off the savviness of being an investor. Nothing is further from the truth. The sociopreneurship of Shared Housing needs all of your skills to come to bear.  

Your passion and heartfelt desire to help those unable to do so for themselves require your investor mindset. It must work on all fronts: profitability, value, and adequate certified housing. Compassion causes socialpreneurs to work harder than traditional entrepreneurs. It’s not just business, but it’s business with a purpose – a human purpose.  

The Shared Housing Academy can help the budding socialpreneur leverage all of his/her business talents with a social mission that has far extending implications for years to come.

  1. Take Risks

Simply put, have no fear. Success as a socialpreneur using the Shared Housing model requires one to take risks. Calculated risk creates a level of comfort, but they remain risk no less. There will be things out of your control.  

Once your home is certified, occupied, and operating, things can still go wrong. You are helping people that are hurting. 

Sometimes hurt people hurt others – this is why you engaged this model to help change the culture of underserved people. 

Remember your “why” and then understand the “who.”

SHARED HOUSING ACADEMY WILL PREPARE YOU FOR SUCCESS

The benefits will outweigh the risks. Financially, the home will prosper. The federal government will pay rent per bed, increasing the profit margin of the house. 

However, the profit margin must also reflect the margin of change in the residents. The services provided in your shared housing investment make a lasting impact, and your successful home will become known as a place to go for help.

Therefore, take the risk – it is worth it.

However, take the risk with education and training – do not attempt to take the risk alone – be wise. The Shared Housing Academy offers education and training for socialpreneurs who see housing as a way to make a difference. Do not hesitate. Contact the Shared Housing Academy today to register for the next course.

Discover How to Fund Your Freedom with 4 Single-Family Homes

Get your pad and pen ready! Learn what Shared Housing is, how it compares to other real estate deals, how you can be involved, and how you can help the 70 million people in the United States facing housing insecurity.

We want to share our Shared Housing 101 presentation with you to help you discover how you can play a role in this impact investing opportunity.

Discover How to Fund Your Freedom with 4 Single-Family Homes

We want to share our Shared Housing 101 presentation with you to help you discover how you can play a role in this impact investing opportunity.