yellow letters

When sending out direct mail, you want to get the most bang for your buck. These days, if the homeowner thinks it’s an advertisement or junk mail, it usually goes straight in the trash. This means a wasted lead and wasted marketing dollars. As a real estate investor, your goal is to make your yellow…

REI

Before we get started, we want to disclose that there are nominal costs for the strategies mentioned in this article. We’re talking stamps, gas for your car, white cardboard/corrugated plastic, etc. Now that we’ve cleared that up, getting started in real estate investing can be difficult when you don’t have a large marketing budget to…

social media

Odds are, you know MAYBE 1-2 people in your network that aren’t on social media. Social media has become part of everyday life. We connect with old friends. We learn about important news. We interact with people who, in real life, we would never have the chance to talk with. It’s a powerful tool that…

rehab costs

Full rehab jobs, when finished, can bring in a substantial profit if you bought at the right price and calculated your rehab costs correctly. The last thing you want though is unexpected rehab costs that eat away at your profit margins! Sure, a few light bulbs here and some window screens there don’t break  the…

rehabbing small changes

There are a number of reasons why a real estate investor wouldn’t want to do a full rehab on a property. Full rehabs involve more money, more time, more labor, and more risk. Many times a light or minor rehab is enough to sell to a retail buyer, given that all of the mechanicals are…

Being a true cash buyer has its advantages when you’re working with sellers and wholesalers. Branding yourself as a reputable, trusting cash buyer is key so that when your name is brought up, nothing but good is mentioned. Word of mouth goes far in the the real estate investing industry. Word travels fast through small…

preparing next recession

Real estate investors who were actively investing during the last recession saw deeply discounted properties everywhere they looked. They had their pick of properties and the profit margins were phenomenal. While we aren’t in the same situation currently, a slowdown is a natural part of the market cycle. Expert predictions of when the next economic…

For real estate investors who are learning as much as you can about the industry so you can finally start doing deals, don’t make this newbie mistake! If you do, you’re leaving deals on the table and it is costing you money. It can be an easily missed step when you’re just starting out and…

If you’ve been in the real estate investing game for a while, you’ve probably realized that your tactics that worked 6-8 years ago are not working as well nowadays. A common change in this industry is choosing to wholetail instead of a straight wholesale. What’s the difference, you ask? Traditional wholesaling is buying a property…

When attending an appointment with a motivated seller, you want to put your best foot forward. You have an hour or so to build rapport with the seller, to figure out their motivation for selling, to highlight your expertise, and provide an educated offer on the property. It’s a lot to accomplish in a short…