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The Evolution of a Real Estate Investor

The Evolution of a Real Estate Investor


No one becomes a successful real estate investor overnight. It involves hard work, time, and experience to get to the point that you’re doing multiple deals a month without being involved in every aspect of the business. It’s no secret that when you first start out, you’re most likely going to be doing it all…

5 Red Flags When Analyzing a Deal

5 Red Flags When Analyzing a Deal


Some red flags to retail buyers are blessings for real estate investors. The kitchen is outdated. The roof needs to be replaced. There seems to be a plumbing issue. These are all red flags that a normal retail buyer might shy away from simply because they don’t want to deal with it. Most want a…

Vetting Your General Contractor

Vetting Your General Contractor


So you’ve got the perfect property just waiting to be rehabbed and sold on the retail market. The only problem is, you don’t plan on doing the work yourself and don’t have a general contractor. It’s okay! The best way to find a general contractor for your job is to get referrals from other real…

Resolutions for the New Year

Resolutions for the New Year


“Be better.” Regardless of what your specific goal or resolution is for the next year, it’s most likely centered on doing better. Maybe you want to make more money or grow your business. Maybe you want to spend more time with family and leave your full time job (and become a full-time real estate investor).…

Nurturing Your Relationships

Nurturing Your Relationships


You’ve heard it before… Networking is everything. Within the real estate investing industry, it’s critical to form connections with everyone you can in the business. Not only will you find support within the industry this way, but these relationships can also create opportunities for you. Who should you know? The simple answer is everyone. Below…

The Pros and Cons of Partnering on a Fix and Flip Deal

The Pros and Cons of Partnering on a Fix and Flip Deal


When it comes to investing in real estate, many times investors will decide to partner with someone on their deals. These partnerships can consist of either family members, friends, or other investors/business professionals. Investors choose partners because they provide them with money, experience, and resources. It is important though to clearly define with your partners…

Letting Go of the Control and Empowering Your Team

Letting Go of the Control and Empowering Your Team


As you start to get more deals under your belt, your weaknesses will become more and more apparent. It takes a lot of time and effort to go through the process of finding a deal, working the deal, and closing the deal. Consider what you’re good at and what might be better handed off to someone…

Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a Distressed Property

Do’s and Don’ts of Buying a Distressed Property


Distressed properties can be perfect for real estate investors. They can normally be purchased at a deep discount, allowing you a budget to rehab the property and (ideally) still make a profit. With the proper walk through of the property to estimate the cost of repairs, you can calculate the numbers to make sure that…

The Benefits of Using Debt vs. All-Cash Financing

The Benefits of Using Debt vs. All-Cash Financing


Real estate investors face this question all too often: should I use only cash to purchase my properties or should I take out a loan and incur debt? Before you immediately answer with “of course I don’t want debt,” it is important to consider what it means when you choose to invest in properties with…

Turn-Key Myths Debunked

Turn-Key Myths Debunked


The term “turn-key” can be confusing since it’s used so broadly in the real estate investing industry. Most commonly, real estate investors consider properties that have been rehabbed with a tenant and property management in place to be a “turn-key” property. We want to debunk a few myths or misconceptions out there regarding turn-key properties…

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