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With so much competition, what makes a motivated seller want to deal with you and not someone else? Figure it out and make it happen!(1) Communication – It’s vitally important to be a good communicator. To be a good communicator, you must be a good listener.Starting out, I knew nothing about this...
08/31/2018
After reading my previous wholesale posts, you should be able to find deals and know that they need to be purchased at deep enough discount that you can sell them to investors who can, in turn, make their own profit from them. Here we’ll assume you have these great deals and you simply don’t have...
08/29/2018
I get this question a lot. I believe the question comes from confusing wholesaling with assignments, 2 very different types of transactions.Wholesaling is a normal selling transaction and, therefore, should be perfectly legal in all states. Simply contact your local real estate attorney to confir...
08/27/2018
Getting Started in Real Estate – Just Do It! 08 / 22 / 2017 No Comments Edit Real Estate Investing Many potential real estate investors come to us asking questions about what to do and where. Where’s the “best” place to buy real estate? What’s the “best” way to market? What’s the “best” way to fi...
08/22/2018
If I were to start my real estate investing over again today, knowing what I know now, what I would do differently is:  (in no particular order of importance) Accept how difficult it was going to be. I’d never owned a business before. We knew this venture would be tough because it was just us – n...
08/20/2018
Forbes.com posted an article where I was interviewed about my mid-life (late life?) career change to real estate.I met Caroline Ceniza-Levine at an International Franchise Expo in New York City recently and she became interested in what I was doing and why.One of the quotes used describes how I s...
08/17/2018
Interested in real estate investing? Or, perhaps you're already an investor and wondering why you're struggling? Following are 10 Common Real Estate Investing Starting-out Mistakes: Failing to learn the basics. When starting anything new, including real estate investing, there are simple ways to ...
08/15/2018
Are you marketing a property to sell? Have you considered who it is, exactly, that your marketing should target?Start by taking a look at what you are marketing and ask yourself, “who would be interested?”  To be successful and get the most out of your advertising dollar, narrow your focus to a t...
08/14/2018
Because I have been investing for a long time, many new investors assume I've always known how to buy and sell investment real estate. Absolutely not true. No one is less experienced than I was starting out, but I had an absolute goal and I was willing to work hard to achieve it.Let me tell you a...
08/11/2018
So, as a buy-and-hold landlord, you've found a property to purchase that already has a tenant in place. Is this a good thing? It can be.Ideally, the value of buying a property with a tenant in place is that the property is already cash flowing and you have income from the day you close on the pro...
09/23/2016
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