What are Your Financial Resources for Real Estate Investing?

When you attended your first real estate event, it was probably expressed to you that you don’t need a ton of money to begin investing; and that is true. However, having even a bit of money can help speed up the process quite a bit. It is also true that properties can be bought with […]

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Marketing to Find Motivated Sellers

Marketing to find motivated sellers is the lifeblood of your business. Marketing can be compared to oxygen to the human body-it’s essential for your body’s life, and marketing is essential for the life of your business. It doesn’t matter how much knowledge you have, without marketing in one shape or form, you will have no […]

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Curb Appeal 101

They say that 1st impressions are lasting impressions. By improving a house exterior you can attract buyers to look inside, where hopefully you have also done other great improvements! Exterior improvements can add not only curb appeal but can add to your bottom line by commanding a higher selling price on the property and a […]

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A House Is its Own Best “Comp”

An appraisal is a certification by a licensed professional that a house is worth a certain amount based on comparable sales. It is, however, an opinion of value based on one person’s analysis and experience. The actual “market value” is the amount a buyer is willing to pay and for which a seller is willing […]

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Equity Sharing & Partnerships

If you are low on cash or have cash and are low on time, a partnership or equity-sharing arrangement may be for you.  Using partners to finance real estate transaction is the classic form of using “OPM” (other people’s money).  Experienced investors are always willing to put up money to be a partner in a […]

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Work a Farm Area for Your Investing

Work a FARM Area for Your Investing Real estate brokers generally have particular neighborhoods in which they work, rather than an entire city. Brokers refer to this as a “farm” area. You’d be wise to adopt a similar approach to your real estate investing business. The goal is to become an expert on one specific […]

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Tax Lien Investing 101

What is a tax lien? Tax liens occur when a property owner has not paid local taxes on a property. The local government will issue a lien against the property that states that it can’t be sold and ownership cannot be transferred until the owed amount has been paid in full. How do you make money […]

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Will the Wholesale Process Work in My Real Estate Market?

People are constantly looking for reasons why something won’t work in real estate investing. The good news is: Wholesaling — buying low and selling high — works. Wholesaling will work in our market, your market, and every other market. However, you need to learn your market and adapt the proper techniques in order to be […]

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Staging for Optimal Effect

Recently, “staging” has become a buzzword among Realtors and real estate investors alike. There are many theories on how to most effectively stage a home, and an Internet search will turn up a slew of articles on the subject, each offering their own perspective on the matter. Unfortunately, there are significant differences between staging an owner-occupied home and […]

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Are You a Victim of Procrastination?

Let’s face it. Even the most ambitious of us sometimes faces the procrastination “demon” from time to time. Call it “Spring Fever”, “Summer Malaise”, The Winter Doldrums” or any other name- it’s all the same. For most of us, it’s a temporary state and sometimes indicates that we need to slow down a bit and get […]

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