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At a recent local investor meeting the question was raised, “should we use a sign in the yard, even if we only plan to wholesale the property?”I have a very strong opinion about yard signs.Yes – you should use a sign at every opportunity.1. A sign in the yard is probably the best marketing tool y...
10/09/2018
All over the country we’re ready for some climate change, you know, that normal cooling off that happens this time of year. Are your properties ready? Rentals-Rehabs-Personal?Here are 8 things you should do now:1. Check the roof. Is your roof in good enough shape to make it through upcoming cold,...
10/09/2018
What should you name your company? I get this question a lot. “I want to order business cards but first I need to come up with a name. What’s a good name for my company?”There are some absolute things to consider before you make a final decision. In no particular order, those include:1. Is the na...
10/07/2018
My last post, Service Animals/Emotional Support Animals – What You Need to Know, discussed the fact that, if you have rental properties, you need to know the laws on service and emotional support animals. We covered rules laid out by the ADA, but there are 2 agencies that create regulation regard...
09/24/2018
If you have rental properties and you manage them yourself, you need to know the laws on service and emotional support animals. If you use a property manager, make sure they are up on the laws, as well.At a recent local Landlord Association meeting, the discussion was on which animals we are requ...
09/21/2018
In 2008-2010, lending stopped. Interest rates were variable and, as they rose, borrowers who had been told to simply refinance when payments got too high, couldn’t. Foreclosures began to mount. People simply couldn’t afford their house payments any longer and house price values were dropping. Own...
09/18/2018
Planning to buy a home? Here are some things to be aware of:1. Lender: Step one – meet with a lender FIRST to find out if you qualify to buy and how much you can afford.2. Income: Spending no more than one fourth of your income for your home is best. That way you can afford other expenses and, ho...
09/13/2018
The real estate market is HOT right now and everyone seems to be getting into investing. The excitement of those flip-it shows and the strong economy has everyone looking to make quick money buying, rehabbing, and re-selling real estate.But, beware. There are some really easy and common mistakes ...
09/10/2018
15 Tips for Negotiating Your Purchase PriceWhen sitting in front of a seller, negotiating a purchase price that is acceptable to both of you can take time and be a bit intimidating for both parties. Here are some of the things we use that make the process much more simple and successful for every...
09/07/2018
And if you're a real estate agent, how do you work with wholesalers? Probably the number one way is to call them when you go to list a property and it's too trashed to list. Many sellers don't have the funds to fix up their property but a wholesaler will take it as-is.Wholesaling is an amazing ar...
09/03/2018
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