Rod Barshook began his real estate career in 1996 as a commercial real estate appraiser, analyzing shopping centers, apartment buildings, offices and industrial buildings for banks and national insurance companies in the DC Metro area. He was a commercial real estate broker, leasing and selling investment properties in Southern California for over twenty years. During the 2008 recession, he began buying one to four-unit properties and was involved in hundreds of transactions as a broker and as an investor from 2009 until 2015. Rod is a strong proponent of financial freedom through real estate investing. He lives inHoward County with his wife and young son and enjoys cars, going to concerts with friends and watching the Capitals win.