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Are You a Victim of Procrastination in Your Personal and Business Life?

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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7 Tips for Getting Your Offer Accepted

Let’s face it, it’s a tight market out there! In most parts of the country, the real estate market has changed over the last couple of years from a buyer’s market to a strong seller’s market. The positive side of this is; whether you are an owner occupant or a real estate investor, it’s pretty easy to sell […]

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

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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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Finding a Contractor via Referrals

Getting a solid referral is the most obvious and easiest way to find contractors. In your search for a good contractor, start by trying to secure referrals from investors and friends. You want somebody you know and trust who has had a positive experience with a particular contractor. That in itself is worth a lot! […]

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7 Things that Landlords Would like their Tenants to Know

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As landlords, we deal with our renters day in and day out. Some are easier to deal with than others and admittedly some of us are better communicators that other investment property owners. I wrote this article, not just for tenants but for those of you that own rental properties. This article is really pointed […]

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All About Lien Waivers

An investor recently said to me, “I am nearing the end of a five-month rehab that was a nightmare. I never used partial lien waivers, but I still owe a big fat final check. Should I and could I get a final lien waiver”? I said “absolutely.” Many investors have said, “Well if I didn’t […]

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Master Lease Option for Apartment Building Strategy

Why buy an apartment building when you can RENT one?  If you are buying an apartment building with the intent of improving and flipping it within a few years, the Master Lease Option for Apartment Building Strategy may be the way to go.  Instead of going under contract, raising the down payment through syndication, and […]

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“Cutting Your Losses Early…Know When it’s Time to Bail on a Bad Deal”

When your primary plan of action doesn’t work, you need to have a backup strategy. This may involve switching gears from a retail sale to a rental or rent-to-own deal. It may also involve dropping your price, dropping your rent, or, if you are lucky enough to realize your mistake early, walking away from an […]

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How to Be an Ethical Real Estate Investor

(You Don’t Have to be a Slimeball to Get Rich!)Many people have a very 19th-century view of real estate investors. They think that we are modern-day “robber barons” who prey upon distressed or ignorant people, take advantage of them, and laugh all the way to the bank. The truly sad thing is that some real […]

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12 Tips on Setting your financial goals Part Two

I bet you wrote down your goals on January 1st this year.  Is that all?  Did you re-think them this month and write it down again?  If you don’t know what your goals are, how are you going to measure whether you’ve reached them?  And, I would bet that if you didn’t write them down […]

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