Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes)

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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I would buy some adjoining land and then build a family compound and also build some beautiful air bnb's on mountains. :-)

And I'd splurge on more seafood!

Nov 04, 2022 02:12 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Yes, for some family members, also buy one in Nashville and take an extended vacation! What would you do Will?

Nov 04, 2022 02:05 PM
Pete Xavier
Investments to Luxury - Pacific Palisades, CA
Outstanding Agent Referrals-Nationwide

NO, no need to invest, just give (maybe I'll buy just one more additional vehicle and more boneless spicy chicken wings). my retirement and medical insurance (until patching into Medicare) needs are already set up for life.


In short, I'll be one of those "fools" who blows it ALL in two years!

It would be an interesting two years. LOL

Nov 04, 2022 01:17 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Yes we have several areas in mind already!

Nov 04, 2022 04:35 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Yes. among other things, such as cars, yachts, airplanes, islands, and other shiny objects. 

Nov 04, 2022 03:08 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Larger apartment complexes around 200 units (some resort style) are preferred eventually reaching 1,200 to 1,800 in total should suffice with several locations.

Nov 04, 2022 02:05 PM
Ray Henson
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

The winnings would all go into investments, including rental property and I would live off of the returns.  I have never played, though, so unless someone gives me a ticket it is not going to happen.

Nov 05, 2022 04:26 AM
Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

First and foremost I would help a lot of people and probably buy a few vacation properties in different parts of the world. 

Nov 04, 2022 05:43 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Yes, for my family!  And possibly some land as well.

Nov 04, 2022 05:13 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Will Hamm I will invest in real estate, if I win the Powerball.

Nov 04, 2022 02:42 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

Just one and done:

274 Coast Blvd, La Jolla, CA 92037 | MLS# 220006961 | Redfin

I'd become a part-time world traveler and a part-time homebody here in one of my favorite La Jolla homes. I'd knock on the door, "My wife loves your home, how much?" They'd say "not for sale" and then I'd open a suitcase full of cash, pause, and they'd hand me the keys.
No need to invest in real estate other than homes I'd live in around the world at that point, since living on the interest alone would be more than enough. But, I would start making some dreams come true for others - that would be fun!


Nov 05, 2022 06:46 AM
Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
A moving experience!

The purpose behind investing (at least for me) would be to earn enough money to support my lifestyle and spending choices.

If I won the current Powerball, which is currently about 1.8 Billion dollars as of this Saturday morning, I would no longer have any need to invest in anything, having fully accomplished that goal.

Nov 05, 2022 03:23 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

At this point in my life - absolutely!  In states that were landlord friendly, which is not Oregon!

Nov 04, 2022 09:20 PM
Peter Mohylsky
PMI. Destin - Miramar Beach, FL

Possibly,  need to wait until it actually happens.

Nov 04, 2022 02:18 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

I would definitely invest in more real estate. And, I'd start a charitable organization to help families buy their first home.

Nov 05, 2022 06:40 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Hollywood movie stars in their start-up came into mega money and in turn, the smart ones after having splurged on all things imaginable bought Real Estate for write off and investment. Where else can you park money safely and make money to boot? If you have large family and want to leave a legacy, I would buy the prime properties especially income producing and large tracts of land. But here's the paradox. Like Wrigley and Hurst, who acquired so much land, their tax structure overwhelmed them making them trade land against taxes due. Too big and your problems take over. In the end, help yourself, others and give it away so it doesn't bother your life

Nov 04, 2022 03:36 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

you bet! I believe it's still the best investment to have.

Nov 04, 2022 03:00 PM
Gary Frimann, CRS, GRI, SRES
Eagle Ridge Realty / Signature Homes & Estates - Gilroy, CA
REALTOR and Broker

I'd certainly invest in real estate.  

Nov 05, 2022 08:54 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

I would probably purchase a home at the beach. I'd give most of it away in time. 

Nov 05, 2022 07:39 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No... at that point I'd have enough money not to need to make more by investment in real estate. 

Nov 05, 2022 04:30 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I would help some family members and would donate most of the money.

Nov 04, 2022 05:43 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Absolutely.  Houses, land, farm land especially.  Residential, SFR, MFR, and maybe some commercial and industrial for an even mix... plus the losses on commercial right now would be nice for tax purposes.  LOL!  I might also buy a winery, since they were exempt from all the lockdown rules and water rules in our state since the governor owns one.


If you look at the 1% most of their wealth is from real estate.  So heck yeah I'd buy more real estate!  I'd just be REALLY careful about the laws of where I'm buying and make sure they aren't going "full stupid" like San Diego is trying to do with registration and reporting requirements and fines for vacancy.

Nov 05, 2022 08:53 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Maybe a compound for me and I'd get more critters. 
THEN I would open a 24 hour-home care VET OFFICE in my county with multiple locations. We are sorely lacking these services. 
But no one would know about this except my attorney and money manager . . . LOL 

Nov 05, 2022 07:13 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

So far I have never purchased a ticket to any lottery, however if I did, and if I won, I would likely buy some more real estate.

More likely land than homes though.

Nov 05, 2022 12:05 AM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

I don't play the lottery.  However if I was super rich, I wouldn't invest in more homes, I would just air bnb where I wanted to stay and not have to worry with maintenance on another house.

Nov 05, 2022 11:53 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I would:

Buy an oceanfront home for me. 

Purchase a home for my son, set up in my family trust.

Gift enough money to my two best friends to pay off their mortgage and retire them.  One already is retired. 

Set up charitable non-profits to care for abandoned and rescued animals both wild and domestic. 


Nov 05, 2022 09:56 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Buy my son a home. Diversify investments which would include real estate in the portfolio. No other needs!

Nov 05, 2022 05:11 AM
Vickie Teel
RE/MAX PALM REALTY - Port Charlotte, FL
Sharing Florida sunshine one homeowner at a time!

Most definitely!!!

Nov 05, 2022 04:37 AM
Eileen Burns
Trans State Commercial RE Ft. Lauderdale/Miami/Palm Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
FLorida Real Estate Connector

I would purchase family farms in distress and lease it back to the farmers to get back on track.  I would purchase ancillary businesses to facilitate the needs of our USA farmers.

I would purchase a cottage lack front home and a pontoon.

I would set up a trust with a purpose and connect the right executors to follow through on my other wishes

Nov 05, 2022 10:21 AM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

maybe 1, but not plural.

Nov 05, 2022 12:29 PM
Elyse Berman, PA
Best Connections Realty, Inc. - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824


Nov 05, 2022 11:49 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

No, larger apartment complexes


Nov 06, 2022 10:49 AM
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

I'm have enough properties... 300 acre working farm with 7 buildings, 2 lake homes, an office and 5 bedroom, 3 bath home. But I would use the money to help my community, beef up the program to fund the grand children's college funds.

Nov 05, 2022 04:37 PM
Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

I'd have to buy a lottery ticket first, to be able to win. Presuming I did, I would first set up a more meaningful family trust, then a philanthropic foundation. Given my chance of cashing the winning lottery ticket, I probably have PLENTY of time to do so.

Nov 06, 2022 11:59 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Yes I’d buy Rental Property 

Nov 06, 2022 10:11 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

That is 1.7 BILLION dollars.
No, I would NOT invest in more homes.
This that much money one can create an atomomous enterprise, fully funded, that could exist in perpetuity. And their in lies the PROBLEM.
Salvation Army received a BILLION dollar gift from the Koch wife and has since become an enterprise accoutable to no one meanign they have abandonded the vision of the founder and now doing their own 'corp' thing.
Here is what I do know. 
I did not earn the money so I cannot spend it on myself.
Discipline would be needed to keep personal changes to cosmetic, that my fundamental values remain untouched. Although I love my 10-year-old Honda Pilot, with 1.7 BILLION I just may opt for a EV SUV.

Nov 06, 2022 06:52 AM
Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Group Valencia & Aliso Viejo

$2,000,000,000 no, Islands

Nov 05, 2022 07:10 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I would start Jeff's savings and loan., and also buy land and do some home building.

Nov 05, 2022 02:00 PM
Adam Feinberg
Elegran - Manhattan, NY
NYC Condo, Co-op, and Townhouse Advisor

When John Jacob Astor the Ist was asked on his deathbed in 1848- he replied “If I could live all over again, I would buy every square inch of Manhattan”. In case you aren't familiar with the Astor name -  he was the first multi-millionaire in the nation and his son and another relative (William Waldorf Astor) created the famous Waldorf Astoria hotel. John Jacob Astor the IV famously died on the Titanic.  I will be discussing more on the Astors in an upcoming episode of my podcast. 

Nov 18, 2022 09:58 AM