Real Estate Investing: Are You Mentally In The Game

If you’ve been following along with my trials & tribulations in the world of real estate investing, then you know that I am not immune to the challenges we face as real estate investors. Heck, my blog here was zapped at the beginning of the year which is requiring rebuilding -talk about taking the wind . . . → Read More: Real Estate Investing: Are You Mentally In The Game

Marketing Real Estate Investments: A Realtor Is A Key Member of The Team

Working with a REAL Realtor that does more than just list a home on a Multiple Listing Service, is often the difference between success and failure when selling real estate in volume. I’ve been a real estate investor since 1994; however, it took the downturn in the Fall of 2007 before I really understood how . . . → Read More: Marketing Real Estate Investments: A Realtor Is A Key Member of The Team

An Active Real Estate Invester - Ignor The Static and Take Action

Here we are practically half way through the 2010 year -it appears as if we are in a state of flux. We have a good half of expansionists stating ‘Doom & Gloom’ and the other half stating we’re ok, gaining traction, and will move forward in a positive manner. Let me guess -after these last . . . → Read More: An Active Real Estate Invester – Ignore The Static and Take Action

Are You The Problem - A Real Estate Investor's Challange of Succeeding With Real Estate

I met with a fellow friend and real estate investor the other day to discuss challenges we’re working on with our real estate investments. It was a very productive meeting that actually lasted 3 hours. The topic was not improved tenant screening, creative financing techniques, marketing programs, nor systems for efficiency or guaranteed success. The . . . → Read More: Are You The Problem – A Real Estate Investor’s Challange of Succeeding With Real Estate

The Time is Now: Real Estate Investors Re-Group & Take Action

Our summer is slowly coming to an end and it’s becoming readily apparent that we are facing a very strong dichotomy in the currents of real estate investing. There is a lot of fear, pessimism, and frustration. While on the flip side, I’m seeing another group that is out there in full force with determination, . . . → Read More: The Time is Now: Real Estate Investors Re-Group & Take Action

Landlording: The Art of Screening An Applicant

One key facet to being a successful landlord is effectively screening your future residents. Failure to choosing a stable, on-time, rent paying citizens of our society will only cost you time, money, and un-needed aggravation. I don’t care whether one is filling a $300/mo or a $3,000/mo rental nor if the applicant is a $7/hr . . . → Read More: Landlording: The Art of Screening An Applicant

Are You Scared: Prosperity Requires Action

Sometimes one just has to step back and put the realities of it all into perspective. Yes -there are serious headwinds against us in the world of real estate. Yes -the finance (lending) industry is on its heels (too) & effectively correlates to our ability to buy and create liquidity in our real estate operations. . . . → Read More: Are You Scared: Prosperity Requires Action

Contrarian Value Investor: Whether it be Real Estate or Stocks

What type of investor are you?

Have you given that some thought? Do you go after growth tracking trends that require the insight of whether its occurring or not or are you into value focusing on discounts to value and income with the ability to understand what exactly value is? Do you actually research . . . → Read More: Contrarian Value Investor: Whether it be Real Estate or Stocks

Landlording: Slow the Tenant Turnover -Part II

There truly is an art to Landlording when it comes to filling vacancies. Anybody can screen for the ideal tenant; however, it takes more than just facts to line up that person/family whom is most compatible with your house and terms.

Sometimes we need to step back and ask ourselves: What is the goal of . . . → Read More: Landlording: Slow the Tenant Turnover -Part II

Landlording Niches to Maximizing Rental Cash-Flow

The ideal way to maximize cash-flow with rental properties is to provide a superior product, customer service, and a reputation of strong character. It is the art of renting that provides the delicate balance of providing a good product and a referral pipeline that efficiently fills vacancies based on your reputation while achieving an acceptable . . . → Read More: Landlording Niches to Maximizing Rental Cash-Flow

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