How to Be a Real Estate Investor

The list is seeming endless today regarding the number of people fighting for your undivided attention to show you how to be a real estate investor. Before taking action on any of their advice, whether it’s paid or free advice, I’d recommend researching their track record and current standing as a real estate investor. In more instances than you can probably imagine, the real estate investing education industry is saturated with “experts” that allege to know a bunch, yet come up a little short on the doing. There are two types of people in the real estate investing education industry…

Four Tips to Successful Creative Real Estate Investing

Necessity, as they say, is the mother of invention- which makes perfectly good sense during these trying times. With the troubled economy we are facing, we all try our best to survive and think of every possible way to earn some extra to help ends meet. In many parts of the country, it’s the best time in the last decade to invest in Real Estate to earn some extra… and do much more than survive. Thrive!

10 Books Every Serious Real Estate Investor Should Read

Ongoing education is important to stay ahead of the competition in any profession, and real estate investing is no different. Below are ten books in no particular order that I have found to be “game changers.” The more you learn, the more you earn. Enjoy!

10 Painfully Simple Steps to Improve Your Real Estate Investing

The lottery and real estate investing have two things in common. First, you’ve got to be in it to win it! Second, the silver bullet!

Where to Start in Real Estate Investing

Real Estate Investing can be quite tricky if you don’t know the ropes. Some even actually think that there are sure-fire ways to easily earn profit from this trade. There are tons of free video and audio courses, infomercials, books and even seminars about how to get started and succeed in Real Estate Investing, but trying to learn it all at once will not only get you frustratingly confused, you might even go crazy!

Understanding the Purchase Agreement, or else…

The purchase agreement is a necessary, and can be the most powerful, tool of the real estate investor. Unfortunately, most investors cheat themselves by not understanding the purchase agreement more. Tragically, most new investors are so terrified of the purchase agreement that regardless of how much they invest in their real estate investing education, they never do a deal due to that fear. Repeat after me, “The purchase agreement is my friend.”

How to “Clearly” Tell a Good Deal From a Bad One

Knowing the difference between a good deal and a bad deal is essential if you expect to invest in real estate for the long-term. Some are naturals at recognizing deals, and others… not so much. Either way, the skill can be learned through the right real estate investing education and real world experience.

The educated real estate investor answer to just about any investing question is, “It depends.” The question, “Is this a good deal?” is no exception. The answer depends on the investor’s goals and intent.

Is the goal cash or cash-flow?

Is the intent to invest long-term or flip quickly?

These are important questions to be addressed before the original question, “Is this a good deal?” can be accurately answered. However, a quick analysis to determine a clear initial opinion of “good deal” or “bad deal” can be had by using a simple acronym that was taught to me years ago… C.L.E.A.R. I still use it today.

3 Steps to Getting Started in Creative Real Estate Investing

Many believe real estate investing is for people with plenty of cash in the bank and super credit scores. That belief couldn’t be further from the truth, not to mention devastating to realizing your real estate investing potential. There is more to real estate investing than the conventional approach of bank financing and 20% cash down payments. The world of “creative” real estate investing is a world of which anyone can participate regardless of money and credit resources. In order for it to work for you, you’ll have to make a decision to work “it.” You’ll be taking a step from the grandstands to the court. If you’re like most, you’re taking this step because for one reason or another you’ve decided working for someone else is no longer for you and you know you’re capable of more.

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Why Most Loan Mods Won’t Get Approved

A loan modification request is the most common action taken by property owners just prior to resorting to short selling their property. Approved loan modifications seem to have gone the way of the dodo bird, meaning they’re practically extinct. Here’s a simple explanation as to why it’s so difficult for the average property owner to get their loan modifications approved…

Four Cities to Consider for Buy n’ Hold

For a greater portion of this decade the real estate market experienced unprecedented appreciation considerably due to a “Buy, buy, buy!”mob mentality. If you timed it right, you made out like a “fat cat.” If your timing was off, however… you have likely lost a significant portion of your portfolio, are losing it and/or are carrying “money-pit” properties.

Don’t Let the Ball Bounce Twice In Your Court

Although I haven’t found much value in being a licensed real estate agent in my roll as a real estate investor, this week I was able to implement a negotiating strategy taught to me by my former broker. It worked countless times when I was representing home buyers and sellers as an agent, and it worked this week as an investor putting five figures in my pocket. Hmmm… So I guess all that work as an agent wasn’t for nothing.

The Secret to Real Estate Investing Being a Full-time Gig

The Secret to Investing You Won’t Learn at a Seminar, and it’s Spelled A.B.E.

A.B.E. is the secret to real estate investing becoming a full-time gig for you!