“With strong economic fundamentals, a diverse employment base, lower than average unemployment, and a solid local government, Pittsburgh is a great place to invest in property. Working with TJ and his team gave me the local knowledge and know-how about the Pittsburgh market to make sure I invested in the right neighborhoods, at the right price, for the right reasons (cash flow primarily, appreciation as an upside). It is so easy to make mistakes when investing in Real Estate; TJ and the entire team take the guesswork out of the Pittsburgh market and I’m now a proud owner of multiple properties producing passive income for my family for the next couple of generations.”
“Hi I’m Andrew Thomas and I’m based in Sydney Australia. I knew after the GFC hit, with the massive foreclosures across America and with the Aussie Dollar being so strong against the US dollar that America was the perfect storm to invest in property but where? After a lot of research I heard about Aurora Real Estate Investment Services 3 years ago at a seminar I attended that focused on investing in the USA. From there I was introduced the principals of Aurora Real Estate Investment Services who provide a full turnkey property investing solution based in Pittsburgh. All of the deals these guys were finding were not only providing above normal returns they were selling as soon as they released them to the market.
I decided to fly to Pittsburgh to meet up with them to find out for myself what was going on and I ended up buying four properties straight away. That’s how confident they made me feel.
Not only did I get great deals well below market value (being $31K on a $58K property )they rehabbed them, tenanted them and managed the whole process making it very easy for me as an international investor.
I have found their team very professional, welcoming, insightful and good operators with a very sound understanding of their local market. I really enjoy their company and I have recommended them to many people in particular Aussie investors and will continue to do.
I can’t wait to secure my next deal.”
“TJ, I’d like to thank you and your father personally for the help that you have given me with getting into my first investment property in Pittsburgh. As small time investor who has worked with several different real estate investors and management companies over the years, my experience with Bencho-Aurora has been wonderful and everything I’ve come to expect from a professional management company. Everything from the initial purchase of my property, to the renovation & finally managing it was completely seamless and hands off for me which is what I really appreciate as an out of state owner. I’d also like to that you and your father for always being accessible whenever I have a question or concern. I look forward to purchasing more properties in the Pittsburgh area because of my experience with you guys.”
New York, NY
“I have been working with TJ and Tom for a year now. It has been a great working relationship with them that has ultimately increased my wealth. What I love about them is that they are an honest hard working team that I can trust and look out for my best interest. With this being my first investment, I was very nervous but they were so patient in answering all of my questions and helping me make it a great success. I’m thrilled to report that my property is looking at a valuation of almost 100% more than what I paid for it. I have a strong positive cash flow from the property and great appreciation. I am currently looking at more properties with them. Thanks TJ, Tom and the team!”
West Orange, NJ
“I’ve been working with Tom and TJ since I first started investing in Real Estate in early 2005. I can’t say enough good things about Tom and TJ. I’ve worked with both of them on several types of projects. They keep their word, they work hard and they value relationships. In fact Tom is the only person from those early years that I continue to work with and look forward to doing more business with in the future.”
Jim Cope and Ping Haas
“My wife Ping and I met TJ at a Real Wealth Network meeting. His family’s roots in the Pittsburgh area, his commitment to improving neighborhoods one house at a time, combined with his warmth and sincerity convinced us to schedule a visit.
On the day of our tour, TJ was well prepared and contagiously enthusiastic. Throughout the day we saw the city and its colorful neighborhoods. We visited properties and enjoyed a delicious lunch in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh. We felt secure that TJ and his company were a perfect fit for us.
At the end of the day, we selected two houses to purchase. As is often the case in real estate transactions, one house had a hidden defect which made the deal unattractive. Within 2 days TJ found another beautiful gem for us to buy.
The renovation for both houses went smoothly. We were kept up to date with weekly progress pictures. We are thrilled with the quality of the work.
Our houses rented quickly and the ongoing management of our investments has been seamless.
We are planning to buy another this summer!”
Ivan and Tracey Krivacic
New South Whales, Australia
Why should others consider investing with us in the future?
You know that you can trust the team at Aurora Real Estate Investment Services. From the moment that I met T.J. in Sydney last year in May 2016 during “Cash Flow USA” seminar that Dymphna Boholt was hosting and throughout the whole process, T.J and the team have always been true to their word. My family and I spent time with T.J. touring properties in Pittsburgh during January 2017 and were shown properties prior to rehab as well as completed rehabs. This then provided us with a really good idea of the quality of the rehabs and what we would expect to see with our investments. When our investment property in Ambridge, PA was completed during May 2017 we were amazed at the results after the rehab was completed. The quality of the work was excellent and far exceeded our expectations. T.J. and his team always strive for excellence and when you see the results for yourself it is clearly evident.
What prompted you to work with us and why did you specifically seek our services?
We were looking for a team that could work with us throughout the whole process. From property acquisition and rehab, right through to sourcing and managing our tenants. Being more that 9,500 miles away from our properties we really wanted peace of mind that our properties were in good hands and that’s why we chose the team at Aurora.
How did you benefit and what were the results from investing and working with Aurora Real Estate Investment Services?
When a deal is presented by Aurora you are provided with all of the details and costs upfront as well as the expected rental income and cash on cash returns. This allows you as an investor to quickly assess if the deal works for you personally and the team at Aurora strive to meet the numbers that they provide you upfront. From our personal experience, the team at Aurora were able to meet the numbers that they provided upfront for our property that we purchased in Ambridge, PA and we didn’t encounter any variation to these numbers throughout the whole process. Again providing us with peace of mind and comfort to acquire additional properties from Aurora in future.
If a potential client was on the fence about whether to work with Aurora Real Estate Investment Services or not, what would you say to them?
When you work with the Aurora team you feel like you are also part of their family. They love what they do and really look after you as an investor. Throughout the process you receive progress updates and a lot of photos on a weekly basis. You can really see how your property is progressing and once you see the end results after the rehab is complete then you know that you have engaged the right team. The quality of their work is exceptional and well beyond all of our expectations. For this we would really like to personally thank all of the team at Aurora.
In the future, what area(s) can we improve upon?
Just keep doing what you are doing, no improvements required. Your team, your processes and the quality of your work is excellent!