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Welcome to Target Market Insights. A podcast to help real estate investors navigate neighborhoods through the lens of local experts. In each episode, we speak to local specialists to learn about their market, useful tips, and the latest trends and developments. This show is designed to help you with the insights you need to win your target market.

Oct 12, 2021

Darin Batchelder is the principal owner, asset manager and lead sponsor on a 76 unit townhome community in Crowley, TX and he is the Minority General Partnership interest and the key principal in 256 units in Dallas, TX not to mention he is a limited partner in 14 properties and 3,944 multifamily units.

Let’s dive in to learn more about Darin’s investing journey.


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[00:01 – 06:54] Opening Segment 

  • Darin talks about his background.
  • How he started real estate investing.
  • The importance of committing to action.
  • Why he decided to join a mentorship group.

[06:54 – 14:21] The Texas Market

  • Why the Texas Market.
  • Deal flow in the Texas Market.
  • Why Darin wanted his investments to be in a major market
  • The importance of demand in a major market.
  • Why Darin prefers longer-term multifamily loans and how that helps with protection.

[14:21 – 24:48] The LP Experience

  • The benefits of being an LP.
  • Why Darin invested in different syndicator deals.
  • How learning from different people helped Darin find out how he wanted to operate.
  • Why you shouldn’t formulate an opinion about your deals too soon.
  • The importance of transparency in real estate investing.
  • Darin talks about his podcast and why he launched it.


[24:48 – 30:08] Bullseye Round

Apparent Failure:

A deal he lost which led him to start podcasting.


Digital Resource:

Active Campaign


Most Recommended Book:

The Magic of Thinking Big


Daily Habit: 

His morning routine


Curious About:

The next level up


I Wish I Knew When I Was Starting:

To know about real estate investing earlier


Best Place to Grab a Bite in North Dallas

Many restaurants around Legacy West


Contact Darin:

To learn more about Darin go to or find him on Instagram,  Linkedin, Facebook or Twitter

Tweetable Quotes:

“If there is more competition, it’s going to be harder to win a deal but on the same token when I go to sell, there are going to be that many more buyers.” - Darin Batchelder

“You don’t want to be sitting on the sidelines forever” - Darin Batchelder


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