215: Lessons From Real Estate Investing – An Interview With Christina Diehl

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215: Lessons From Real Estate Investing - An Interview With Christina Diehl


Who is Christina Diehl?

Christina Diehl is a Realtor in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She knew she wanted to be a real estate investor since she was a kid. She now owns a portfolio of short-term and long-term rentals that contribute to her financial freedom. At the age of 40, she has been a full-time Realtor since 2010. In her free time, she stays involved with the community by volunteering in various governmental and nonprofit organizations. Recently she published an Amazon bestselling book, Money Girl, that aims to provide a financial education and inspiration to children all over the country. It is her goal to change the trajectory of future generations by ensure their understanding of debt and how money works.


“Once you start buying investment properties, you become addicted to it and you just want more and more and more because you see how that passive income just becomes part of your life and you see how easily it can be made. My dad was a landlord, so that’s what kind of showed me that I wanted to also be a landlord. I saw how that worked, and once I started buying properties, I couldn’t stop. I remember even at one point telling my friends like, okay, I’m done now. I’m not buying anymore. And then the one day I was sitting for coffee with a friend, I was like, so guess what I did, she’s like, you bought another property. And I was like, yeah, it almost became a joke. And that was a few properties ago.”

“Your time in the market is way more important than timing the market.”

Learn all of this and more:

  • Why it makes sense to buy a property that is cash flowing only a couple hundred dollars a month
  • What made her decide to write the book and what that process was like
  • Which things Christina considers before she makes investing decisions
  • How to run the numbers if you’re risk averse
  • What she advises landlords to do about the horror stories
  • How to decide on properties in a crazy market
  • Why you can’t have a “job on the side” if you want to be a Realtor


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Contact Christina Diehl

Facebook page: Lancaster Homegirl

Her website

Podcast edited by Kenny Carfagno.

Show notes and blog posts are created by Jennifer Harshman and RealtorEmails.

John Schuchman is a licensed REALTOR® in Lancaster, PA, with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty and a part of the Andrew Welk Group. The opinions shared on this show represent the opinions & values of John Schuchman and do not necessarily represent the opinions & values of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty. The opinions & ideas shared in this podcast do not guarantee or promise any results of success to the listener.

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