I decided to start a similar activity on my own, believing that the results would be better in terms of money.
So my then 18-year-old brother and I started BnB Real Estate in Athens
Of course we started the activity with a small capital and from our home so that we have as small expenses as possible.
As young and rookies, we didn’t make it though. When the initial excitement starts to pass and you see that you do not have the results you want, it is easy to give up.
And of course we gave up. We managed to sell 1 house and rent another 1 in the few months that our business lasted. The financial gain we had from these 2 deals was not enough to give us the impetus to continue.
But it was a nice experience at a very young age, an experience that, like the next ones that followed, taught us a lot about both life itself, money and ofcourse real estate too.
At this point, together with my brother, I began a more intensive search for business, finances, and life in general.
As a character I personally have always been quite introverted and not very popular as you understand during the school years.
But I had 2 other aspects of my character that helped me along the way and that were and still are, that I like to search and read as well as that in the end I will do what I want regardless of any consequences.
My search and additional knowledge led me after about 2 years to my next business step which was again done together with my brother and was again around real estate.
Only this time we decided to make it a little more organized and serious.