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Are You Ready For a Mentor?

I’ve been working with mentors all my life, in lots of different areas of my business and in my personal life.  But I wanted to talk a little bit about what a good mentorship looks like and who would make a good mentor.  Depending on what you want to do, you can use mentors to […]

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How to Lose Big Money in Real Estate?

There is really only two ways that you lose money in real estate the first is being greedy and the second is not doing your due diligence. That usually accounts for 97% of the errors that happened. I constantly hear and read about people giving advice around what to purchase and what they should be […]

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The Three Roadblocks All Real Estate Investors Will Face

Eventually every real estate investor comes to a point where they are challenged with being able to get a real estate deal done. It is either on Financing, Funding, and Finding. Im going to use Financing as an example. For some people this might be something that happens right out of the gate. So their […]

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What Makes a Property, A Good Investment?

I use scorecards and a number of different tools that help me to evaluate real estate assets in order to figure out which will make a good investment and which do not. Lately, I have been talking to different investors who are caught up with finding markets that have the lowest price and highest cash […]

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Three Levels of Real Estate Investors

Having met thousands of real estate investors over the years and seen so many come and go. I have found that there are three levels of investors. Level 1 – Wanna Be Real Estate Investor These investors have many ideas but they rarely take any action on getting everything off the ground. They keep looking […]

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Getting Started with Your First Investment Property

Before we get into the six different methods for purchasing your first investment property, I have noticed that there is one differentiating factor that separates those who invest in real estate and those who are constantly learning to invest in real estate. Finding other people who are already investing in real estate and learning from […]

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The Risk of Diversification

Ignorance is a risk Lack of control is a risk Not knowing how to add value is a risk Getting investment advice from those who get a commission from selling the investment is a risk Deworsification is a risk The average parent tell their children to learn a trade, get a college, or university degree […]

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The Lure of Passive Real Estate Investment Income

I’m not sure how many times I have the term “passive income” and “real estate” together over the last 10 years at various events and presentations – but it is definitely a lot. It seems that many gurus tout the benefits of investing in real estate by stating that real estate is more like mailbox […]

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Phases of Real Estate Investing

Many investors go through three distinct phases while investing in real estate. Of course this will depend on your goals. For example if they are planning on using the funds as their primary income source. How these investors do their purchases and think of investing is quite different and distinct, depending on the phase that […]

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Getting To A Yes

One of the things that I have noticed between successful Real Estate Investors compared to those who don’t succeed is their ability to get to a yes. They continue to persist and persist until they get to an outcome that they are happy with. Many who invest in real estate accept what they’re told and […]

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