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Abandoned Properties – One Of The Best Kept Money-Making Secrets
By Reggie Brooks
Reggie BrooksWhen I began my career as a real estate investor in 1985, I stumbled across a little known area of real estate that had the potential to make us a ton of money. This was an area of the market that went unnoticed by most people. This was the area of abandoned properties. Read More>>

How Many Leads Do You Need to Succeed?
By Dustin Griffin
Dustin GriffinRecently I wrote an article on “Determining Your Marketing Plan in 7 Easy Steps”. You can apply these 7 Steps to market your home buying and selling business or pretty much any other business, product or service you wish to promote. In this article, I want to expand on Step #1: Determine How Many Leads You Need to Succeed at Wholesaling. In order to determine how many leads you need to succeed at Wholesaling, you need to begin with the end in mind and ask yourself a few more questions… Read More>>

Building a Better Blog
By Don DeRosa
Don DeRosaLast month, if you’ll remember, I talked about starting a blog. I began with a reality check, which I’ll repeat here: Blogging can be a great marketing tool, but it takes a lot of work to keep one up. And don’t expect riches! I gave you four other tips as well: make sure you have something to say, know your goals, identify your audience, and read other blogs. Those tips are just as important when you sit down to write individual posts, too. Read More>>

Negotiate Like A Pro
By Bill Ham
Bill HamHave you ever made a great offer, had it accepted and then for some reason it just fell apart? This is an all too common occurrence in the real estate business. The most common reason for this is an improper negotiation prior to the acceptance of an agreement. If you view a real estate negotiation as “win/lose” situation, then you probably got the buyer or seller to agree to something that they really weren’t comfortable with. Read More>>

How Countrywide Created 3.5 Million Fraudulent Loans and What It Means to You
By Bob Massey
Bob MasseyMy last two articles focused on the great Securitization Swindle the banks have been perpetrating for over a decade. It was successful because the banks created such a tangled web that it was nearly impossible for everyday people, lawyers, and judges to understand what was happening. But what if they committed a comparatively straightforward fraud? Surely that would be caught and stopped, right? Read More>>

Making the Impossible Deals Possible
By Bill Cook
Bill CookA realtor asked me to talk about a real-world example of a recent deal we did that demonstrates how we make impossible deals possible. No problem, but I ask one favor: As I describe the homeowner’s situation, BEFORE you read how we structured the deal, think about how YOU would have done it! Read More>>

Foreign Real Estate in Your Self-Directed IRA
By Jim Hitt
Jim HittMany people are surprised to learn that not only can they take direct ownership of real estate within their IRA, but they aren’t even restricted to owning land within the United States. The IRS rules regarding what you may or may not invest IRA assets in are very liberal, and there is no IRS restriction whatsoever on ownership of foreign assets, including real estate. Read More>>

Case Study: Piercing the LLC Liability Shield
By Dyches Boddiford
Dyches BoddifordSally and Julie grew up together and have decided to invest in real estate. They both have regular jobs, but figure they can find a property, fix it up and rent it out in their spare time. They find a good property which takes most of their savings as a down payment. They figure that over the next few months, they can get the repairs done with money earned on their regular jobs. Read More>>

Nationstar and Take Advantage of Short Sale Sellers!
By Kimberlee Frank
Kimberlee FrankRecently we were working a short sale through Nationstar who requested that the Seller sign a document allowing Nationstar’s affiliate,, to sell our short sale. Yes, you heard me correctly! We already had a buyer, submitted all the financials to Lender, and had the BPO (Broker Price Opinion). However, they hadn’t countered the buyer yet. The form that my agent and her Seller signed stated that was allowed to hold an auction on the property and should my agent be a dual agent on both sides… Read More>>

How to Make a Website For Fun or Profit – Part 2
By Tony Pearl
Tony PearlHaving a free website is great! This is particularly an attractive option IF you don’t run a “real” business, or if you’re only concerned with sharing your thoughts or ideas with the world. However, if you DO run a legitimate business, or if you’re interested in making money or being perceived as legitimate… or if you want to learn how a true website is made these days, then keep reading! Read More>>

Create Your Own Luck in Real Estate Investing
By Matt Larsen
Matt LarsenHowdy! As I am writing this in early October, I’m celebrating my one year anniversary of quitting my job as well as our 50th deal, as we closed deals 48, 49, and 50 last week. We are also a couple of weeks away from our one year anniversary of our 1st deal back in late October 2012. So as I reflect back on these milestones and the last year, I wonder how to attribute our early success. Was it luck?Read More>>

Choosing the Road to Wealth
By Kathy Kennebrook
Kathy KennebrookMore people are becoming millionaires today than ever before in the real estate business. So what makes these wealthy entrepreneurs so different? They chose the road to wealth and real estate as the vehicle to get there. When choosing the road to wealth, there are some important distinctions that set the truly successful people apart from everyone else. Read More>>

Locating Prospects
By Ron LeGrand
Ron LeGrandLast month, I said we were going to spend the next few issues going through an ACTS or Sandwich Lease Option deal. The first step is locating prospects, and that’s what we’re going to cover here. Actually, this is one of the easiest steps in the multiple steps of getting through a deal and getting your first check. Today, my team does nothing but call FSBOs to get more leads than we can handle, and in fact… Read More>>

IMPORTANT: Private Money and Cash Flow
By Russ Hiner
Russ HinerOne of the most important rules to remember is that…
Cash Flow Starts and Stops a Business. As my career has matured, I have realized that the best way for me to grow my business is by making others wealthy — making YOU wealthy. I want you to learn from my mistakes and enhance your life and your business. I know that you can do it with certain essentials in place. Read More>>

Local Market Actually Does Equal Location
By Mark Jackson
Mark JacksonAs a regular writer for the Atlanta REIA and Tampa REIA, I look forward to sharing with readers current, timely concepts and ideas regarding the valuation of real estate in many markets. Perhaps even better than sharing in these articles, is knowing REIAComps helps to quickly see how the location of your market impacts the profit of a deal year to year and in some cases, month to month. Read More>>

Do You Have a Burning Desire to Buy One Hundred Houses per Year? If You Do, Be Sure You Are Prepared!
By Larry Harbolt
Larry HarboltRecently I was talking to several of my students who each said they wanted to buy 100 houses next year. These students had listened to one of the gurus who had bought and sold over one hundred houses in one year and is now teaching people how to duplicate what he had done. I listened closely to these bright eyed, inexperienced students tell me they wanted to do the same as the guru, which frightened me to death. Read More>>

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