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Brian Davis


Passionate Real Estate & Personal Finance Writer with Marketing Background

About Me

I love writing. I love real estate, passive income, personal finance, and fintech.

So writing about real estate, about personal finance, about fintech and FI/RE and passive income? It’s what I love best.

My own company, SparkRental, combines these elements of financial education and using technology to make people’s lives easier. Between our free content, our premium courses, and our online services (including a first-of-its-kind rental automation service), we get to help people build their passive income.

You don’t have to take my word that I’m an expert on real estate, personal finance, and technology. Try me for an article, and if you aren’t happy with it, you don’t have to pay for it.

I can make that guarantee because I know you’ll like what you see.

Looking forward to speaking with you about your projects!

Industries I Write About

Financial Services

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Real Estate

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My Writing Samples

Tech at Its Best: Making Life Easier for Rental Investors

How is technology changing the world of real estate investing? Chad Carson asked me to put together an overview of the changing technological landscape for real estate investors, and it was a pleasure working with him.


7 Brilliant Ways to House Hack a Single-Family Home

Who says you need to live in a multifamily in order to house hack? Here are seven ideas to live for free, even in a detached single-family home.


How One 30-Year-Old Built $40,000/Year Passive Income in a Few Years

Think you need a trust fund or decades of experience to build a passive income portfolio? In a few short years, Brady Hanna built a passive income portfolio that earns him $40,000/year. Here's how he did it.


From Cubicle to 10 Countries Per Year

I was flattered when the excellent CorporateMonkeyCPA blog asked me to share my story with their readers. When I was 22, I knew I wanted to escape the cubicle and reach financial independence. I share the mistakes I made along the way, and my winding journey toward passive income and living overseas.


Real Estate vs. Stocks: Which Has Performed Better Over 145 Years?

How have different investment types fared over modern history? I break down the results of a sweeping economic study in layman's terms, and showcase the strengths and weaknesses of equities' versus real estate's performance.


Step-by-Step Guide to Living on Half Your Income (& Investing the Rest!)

What does it take to live on half your income? Sure, it takes discipline, but it also takes a winning strategy that systematically lowers or eliminates your largest expenses.



Director of Education

Our mission: To help everyday people reach financial independence through rental income. That includes education and tools to help landlords grow and manage their rental portfolio. I create free educational content, including articles, videos, and webinars, to help people reach their passive income goals. Among our more unique services: an online rent automation platform to pull rent directly from tenants' paychecks. I also built the website myself, and wrote all copy.

Company: Spark Rental

I worked there from 1/2016 until now

Vice President Marketing & Content

I oversaw marketing, growth, content, and customer outreach. I wrote the majority of the website's educational content, and communications with our subscribers.

Company: ezLandlordForms

I worked there from 6/2008 until 1/2016

REO Manager

Managed the company's real estate portfolio and hard money lending program for investors. I worked directly with investors and oversaw all renovations.

Company: Bay Capital Corporation

I worked there from 6/2003 until 6/2008

Content I Write

Ideas and Pitches I Wrote

The Teacher's Guide to Buying Their First Home with Minimal Cash

Teachers often struggle to save enough cash for a down payment for their first home. But if they knew all the options at their disposal, many teachers who feel boxed out of homeownership could buy their first home within the next 60 days.This article will break down the options available to help teachers raise a down payment, from seller concessions to free up cash to gifts from friends & family and more. It will conclude with a summary of Seacoast Bank’s loan options, including FHA.

Content type: Article

Keywords: first-time homebuying,first-time homebuyer,teacher,educator,homeownership,American Dream


Magnetic Rentals: How to Make Your Rental Units Irresistible to Tenants

Better tenants mean better returns, as a landlord.And how do you ensure better tenants? By attracting more – and higher-quality – rental applicants. This article will break down six ways to irresistibly attract rental applications, so that landlords can have the proverbial pick of the litter. From “hook” amenities to identifying high-demand features, we’ll walk landlords through making their rentals magnetic, and will wrap it up with how Dwellyr can help them reach the best tenant prospects.

Content type: Blog Post

Keywords: landlord,property management,tenant,property maintenance


5 Creative Ways to Save & Invest for Your Kids' College Tuition

College tuition has risen by a shocking 213% in the last 30 years – and that’s after adjusting for inflation. What will it look like in ten years from now? Twenty?More importantly, how can parents of young children save and invest today, to cover the cost of their children’s college tuition?This article will explore five creative ways to invest today for tomorrow’s rising college tuition costs, from the lesser-known benefits of 529 plans to how Roth IRAs can help to tax credits and more.

Content type: Article


How Teachers Can Buy Their First Home with (Almost) No Money Down

Teachers remain notoriously underpaid, and countless teachers struggle to save enough cash to buy a home and realize the American Dream. In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week next week, here are five creative ways teachers can buy their home with almost no money down. The article will wrap up with Coldwell Banker’s resources for first-time homebuyers.

Content type: Blog Post


Slashing Turnover Rates: 7 Ways to Maximize Your Renter Retention

Turnovers are where landlords lose the most money on their rentals, and where property managers lose the most time. So how can property managers boost their landlord clients’ returns, while working less? By reducing their turnover rate, and keeping their (good) tenants in place. This article will explore seven ways property managers can boost their renter retention rates, and emphasize how Grizzard Real Estate can outperform other property managers.

Content type: Blog Post