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10 Things You Can Do for Your Real Estate Business Before End of Year

Don’t slack, there’s plenty to get done before the end of the month! 1. Clean up your Quickbooks. Make sure everything is entered correctly and reports print accurately. Hire a bookkeeper if you need help or try realestatetaxlaw.com for good Qbooks tools for real estate investors. 2. Corporate Records in Order. You need an annual meeting of […]

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8 Tips for Door Knocking Success for Real Estate Investors

Door Knocking for Real Estate Investors

Let’s say for argument’s sake that you have tried marketing with signs, letters, postcards and more. You have given this a concerted and consistent effort but in your target farm area, it seems like everyone else is doing the same thing. You feel that your results are diluted at best. You want to try something […]

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Dealing with Competition in Your Real Estate Business

When you talk about competition and competitors in any business and the real estate business is no different. It can tend to strike fear into the hearts of many investors who are in direct competition with them. The fact is, for most of us, our competition is here to stay, so we need to be […]

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Real Estate Contract Earnest Money

A buyer will usually put up earnest money to bind the contract and show that he is a serious buyer.  Most sellers ask for the earnest money deposit because they are afraid of tying up the property and rejecting other potential buyers. How Much is Necessary? No specific amount of earnest money is required.  I […]

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Real Estate Marketing on a Shoestring

Marketing is the lifeblood of a business.  It doesn’t matter how much knowledge you have, without marketing in one way, shape or form you will have little or no business. It’s a fact that marketing is one of the most underused and overlooked ingredients in many businesses. It’s also a fact that there is no […]

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5 Tips on How to Avoid Investment Pitfalls

One thing you don’t want to do is to get in an investment deal that doesn’t turn out right, or at least the way you thought. After all of that work, sweat, and tears of finding a place, the last thing you need is a potential real estate nightmare. Here are some things you can […]

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Is Real Estate Investing for You? Here Are Some Considerations.

Real estate is an intricate business that involves many different legal, financial, and interpersonal aspects. Are you ready to jump into this complicated business? Think about these essential questions before you make your first move. 1. How much money can you invest? Investing in the real estate market requires some capital. The initial outlay of cash needed upfront to […]

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7 Reasons to Use Land Trusts- Part 2

In Part 1 of this article we talked about the fact that you wouldn’t walk around with a financial statement taped to your back, would you?  Then why are you holding title to your real estate in your own name?  Whether it’s your personal residence or your rental properties, you are a “sitting duck” for […]

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7 Reasons to Use Land Trusts- Part 1

You wouldn’t walk around with a financial statement taped to your back, would you?  Then why are you holding title to your real estate in your own name?  Whether it’s your personal residence or your rental properties, you are a “sitting duck” for disgruntled tenants, ex-employees, ex-spouses, the IRS and their attorneys.  Real estate is […]

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Moving Your Real Estate Business Forward by Learning to Say “No.”

saying no for real estate success

As entrepreneurs, we somehow always seem to have a lot going in our lives, both in business and personal. Admittedly, it can sometimes be overwhelming and can tend to overload us at times. Appointments and meaningful dates such as anniversaries and birthdays may be overlooked. Promises and commitments might be broken. All of this can […]

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