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How To Sell A House In A Difficult Market

By Lex Levinrad Are you having a hard time selling your house in today’s market? As prices have declined and as sellers have become more desperate to sell it has become increasingly difficult to sell a house for fair market value. More than 50% of the properties that are listed on the MLS are either […] Read More

Should I buy my own home first, or rent and buy investment homes?

By Adiel Gorel A classic question I get when talking to a would-be real estate investor is: “Shouldn’t we buy a home to live in first before buying investment homes?” The answer, of course, depends on where you live. When considering owning your own residence, there are various layers of reasoning. Some are logic and […] Read More

Helping Others while Making Money in Real Estate

By Leon McKenzie, CEO, US Probate Leads Are you looking for ways to do something meaningful with your life? Studies have shown that all of us, not just millennials, want a job that does good in the world. Helping someone who has recently lost a loved one is one way to do that. Imagine this: […] Read More

Personal Property vs. Real Property

By Randy Hughes It is fascinating to me that real estate starts out as personal property (boxes of ceiling tile, carpet, lumber, etc.) and once it is assembled it becomes real estate. Then, when we place the property into a Land Trust, it again becomes personal property to the beneficiary of the trust. Why is […] Read More

Risk Associated with Selecting Third Party Vendors

By Dan Harkey Where does risks begin in commercial real estate lending business?  It begins with your process of hiring highly competent third-party vendors.  Your job is to assemble the most qualified real estate support professionals to eliminate costly mistakes and to ensure the best quality closing. This includes service providers who originate new loans, […] Read More

Say Cheese! One Reason Your Brand Isn’t a Thing (Yet)

By Sharon Vornholt A lot of people would rather have a root canal than actually have a professional photoshoot, but it is one of the top reasons your brand isn’t a thing (yet).  It’s time to schedule that professional photoshoot. Remember that your brand is the way people feel about you. Pictures tell a story. […] Read More

Don’t Leave Thousands on the Table at Closing

By Kathy Kennebrook (The Marketing Magic Lady) One of the things that never ceases to amaze me in the real estate business is how many investors leave hundreds or thousands of dollars on the table at closing due to errors in the closing documents. This is an area where many investors need to be educated. […] Read More

Should New Real Estate Investors Attend Local REIA Meetings?

By Lex Levinrad Find the local Real Estate Investment Club in your area and go to the meetings. Attend each meeting religiously. Get involved, become a member and make new friends with other investors who want to learn about real estate as much as you do. Network with rehabbers, wholesalers, investors, mortgage brokers, title companies […] Read More

The Perfect Investment…One Of Real Estates’ Best Kept Secrets

By Reggie Brooks When we look at the investment opportunities in the marketplace, we see the same old patterns. “The greater the risk, the greater the reward”. To see where this is played out, look at the stock market. While fortunes have been made in the stock market, fortunes have also been lost in the […] Read More

Real Estate Investing With No Money Or Credit

By Laura Alamery So, you want to be your own boss and do not want to put a lot of start-up capital into your venture. You have been researching which business options might be best for you and keep reading about real estate wholesaling and other strategies that allow you to make a profit in […] Read More

Just DO It: BE the difference you want to make

By Karen A. Walker You want to make a difference? Start by BEING the difference. And if you’re serious about being the difference, start with trust. Famed leadership consultant Stephen R. Covey said it best: “Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds […] Read More

Yield Hungry Investors Discover New Real Estate Opportunities Online

High yield seeking investors are finding exciting new investment opportunities in a $200B online landscape JP Maroney and his investors have found a new form of real estate online. So, far this new frontier has been delivering strong double-digit returns, with no signs of slowing any time soon. While the massed has been desperately searching […] Read More

Following Up with Motivated Sellers Can Make You Millions

By Kathy Kennebrook (The Marketing Magic Lady) Let me ask you a question; are you properly managing your prospects? Are you taking the time to follow up with the sellers who didn’t initially accept your offers, or the sellers you still need to make offers to? Did you know that you are leaving thousands of […] Read More

Key Vocabulary for 1031 Exchanges

By Dr. Robert G. Hetsler, Jr. If you’re new to the world of section #1031 of the IRS Tax Code, the terminology that comes along with these tax-saving exchanges can be confusing. To help you understand the phrases you will undoubtedly hear if you choose to complete a tax-deferred 1031 exchange, here’s a list of […] Read More

Feeling a Little Lost? How to Get Your Groove Back

By Sharon Vornholt Do you ever feel a little lost? Like you just can’t get your groove back? That’s not too surprising. The world is full of amazing opportunities. There are so many ways to make money in real estate investing, it’s easy for us to jump from one thing to another. Generally speaking, shiny […] Read More

Steve Bighaus: Leveraging Technology to Improve Investor Lending

By Anita Cooper Investing in property can be frustrating, especially when you’re always searching for good financing options that suit where you’re at as an investor. Having someone in your corner to provide quality information and advice can help you reach your goals more quickly than going it alone. As founder of Team Bighaus, Steve’s […] Read More

7 Bookkeeping Mistakes That Real Estate Business Owners Make and How to Avoid Them

By Leon McKenzie, CEO, US Probate Leads How would you feel if you had to watch as your hard-earned wealth goes up in flames because you failed to make sure that your finances were in order? The word horrible comes to mind. Statistics show that about 49% of small businesses will not be able to […] Read More

The Number 1 Risk for Real Estate Investors Now

By Fuquan Bilal What’s the top risk that investors in real estate are facing today? There is still a lot of opportunity out there. There are great deals to be made. Yet, it is also true that it is taking more attention to detail and effort to find the really profitable deals. Market well, in […] Read More

The 3 Things Investors Need Most in 2019

By Fuquan Bilal Do you have the three things you need most out of your investing for this year and beyond? Many are finding it hard to make sense of the market right now. The media headlines proclaim the economy is awesome and supercharged with growth and low unemployment. Yet, the hard data and other […] Read More

When You Can’t Find Real Estate Leads, Look to Probate!

By Leon McKenzie The real estate industry is changing. With more and more competition in the marketplace, challenges in getting a loan and cautious homeowners staying put, it can be nearly impossible to find property that you might be interested in purchasing for your real estate portfolio. Is there a solution? Is there a way […] Read More