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From Cancer Research to Short-Term Rental Success: Becky Nova’s Journey

Dive into the inspiring story of Becky Nova, who transitioned from the world of cancer research to becoming a strategic short-term rental investor with Airbnb. Follow her remarkable journey as she navigated through challenges, moving from New York to Europe, losing everything and starting over.

Ignoring the doubters, Becky took the plunge into real estate in 2018, starting with a duplex. Her approach emphasizes intentionality and meticulous planning for success. Through self-reflection, goal setting, and a willingness to take calculated risks, Becky has built a thriving portfolio that leverages Airbnb. Her experience, filled with both triumphs and setbacks, fuels her passion for inspiring others.

Becky’s strategy extends beyond a single location. She strategically uses income from her New York rental portfolio to invest in additional properties. This approach allows her to provide long-term housing solutions while building a global portfolio of income-generating properties.

More than just bricks and mortar, Becky’s story highlights the personal growth that comes with real estate investing. She emphasizes the importance of confidence, supportive communities, and smart delegation.

This is a story that will inspire you with its message of resilience, determination, and the transformative power of investing in real estate. Tune in now!


[02:25] A short introduction about our guest Becky Nova

[05:01] How Becky was exposed to real estate investing

[06:52] Becky shares how she learned and refined her skills in real estate investing

[08:44] Becky’s real estate portfolio and her properties in New York

[10:30] Her journey on investing in Dominican Republic that was guided by a goal and purpose

[12:00] The importance of self-reflection and understanding one’s goals to make meaningful changes in life

[21:10] The transformative power of surrounding oneself with a supportive community

[23:46] Becky shares her journey of facing setbacks and failures that led to opportunities for growth and self-discovery

[24:00] Becky’s  favorite ways or patterns of behavior that she sees as confidence builders

[25:39] Becky’s reflection on her real estate investing journey

[27:37] The importance of introducing younger generations to the opportunities and benefits of real estate investing

[30:56] Becky’s plan on expanding her real estate portfolio and to further involve her husband

[32:32] The lightning round

Golden Nuggets:

  • “Real estate investing has so many proven methods, that it is just plugging into what other people have already done. And just kind of doing that on repeat.”
  • “I’ve always been a person that tries to find ways to push boundaries or to live a little bit differently.”
  • “Don’t let someone else dictate what your dreams are.”
  • “There’s so many different ways that you can do the right thing for you, not just be chasing somebody else’s dreams.”
  • “Why aren’t we celebrating our failures? Because that’s how we learn.”

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