Born and raised in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, PA Deals Founder and CEO Zack Wiest bought his first investment property in 2000, while he was still in his early twenties. He has been a full-time real estate investor and redeveloper ever since. He has gone on to acquire over 1,200 properties throughout Central Pennsylvania with a combined fair market value of $120,000,000.
Wiest has been recognized for his accomplishments in real estate both locally and nationally. He was the recipient of the prestigious Blue Vase Award in 2005 from CREOnline.com and just recently won the People to Watch Award from Personal Real Estate Investor Magazine, which also named him 2015 Master Investor. Wiest is also the organizer of Landlords and Investors Mastermind Group, the largest residential real estate investing organization in Central Pennsylvania, with over 600 active members.
An entrepreneur since he was a teenager, Wiest has started and grown several successful businesses. He founded PA Deals in 2006 with the intention of bringing legitimate opportunities to serious individuals looking to diversify into real estate.
Wiest believes in actually doing what he teaches others to do, and as a result, his current residential portfolio comprises over 100 rental units all located throughout Central Pennsylvania and Ocean City, Maryland. When Wiest is not buying or selling real estate for PA Deals, he is helping others achieve success investing in quality real estate. He resides in Harrisburg with his loving wife and two amazing twin girls, Skai and Sarai.
Zack lives by this mantra, a quote from his favorite author, Napolean Hill: "What you can conceive and believe, you can absolutely achieve."
Owning rental real estate can be very rewarding, and it’s not uncommon for investors to enjoy 16 to 22 percent annual returns from their portfolios.
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