Here’s how to start incorporating real estate into your retirement portfolio.

A lot of aspiring investors often ask me if it’s possible to start investing in real estate through their individual retirement account (IRA) of 401(k). To help answer this question for you, I recently sat down with Haley Gant, an IRA specialist at Quest Trust Company who has a ton of useful knowledge on this topic. If you’re like most people, you’re under the impression that the only way to structure your retirement funds is around publicly traded assets. Thankfully, there is a bounty of other options. Let’s explore them, shall we? 

Cited below for your convenience are timestamps that will direct you to various points in the video. Feel free to watch the full message or use these timestamps to skip to topics that interest you most:

1:20 — Most Americans aren’t aware that they can diversify their retirement with privately held assets in their IRA, or use their IRA to be a private lender for other real estate investors 

3:18 — A quick review of what you can and can’t do with IRAs 

4:18 — Quest Trust Company helps guide people through the process of setting up self-directed retirement accounts for maximum success 

6:30 — The importance of hiring professionals with a proven track record and area of expertise

8:29 — The power of getting in on the ground floor of a rapidly transforming real estate market 

10:20 — Finding ways to invest your IRA funds into tangible assets allows you to actually know where your money is each day 

11:50 — Wrapping up today’s topic, and the best way to get ahold of Haley and the Quest team 

I hope you found value in this discussion. Special thanks to Haley for joining us and to Quest Trust Company for all the great work they do. To check out some of their awesome educational materials, head to