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The Profit May 2017

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The Profit May 2017 Articles

Note Buying -The Fastest, Easiest, Safest Way to Make Huge Profits In Real Estate
By Donna Bauer
Donna BauerAre you looking for the fastest, easiest, safest way to make money in today’s real estate market?  Then you need to learn about notes!  Notes are the number one way to quickly make huge cash profits in real estate, even if you don’t have your own cash or credit to get started.  In most cases, you never even own the property, which really makes for a fast, easy, safe way to profit in this marketplace. Many people are buying defaulted bank loans at very steep discounts, either as a backdoor to acquiring the property or in order to restructure the... Read More >>


Master Due Diligence
By Michael Vazquez
Michael VazquezI have always been surprised by the lack of time investors, wholesalers and even real estate agents put into properly advertising an investment deal. They all invest an endless amount of time and money on contracting a deal, only to drop the ball on the advertising side. Many times you can take the numbers, CMAs, spreadsheets, etc. that are used to advertise a property and in a few minutes pick the deal apart. Maybe it is a lack of time or knowledge but unfortunately I feel most of the time it is an attempt to mislead or just make a... Read More >>


Are You Running Your Real Estate Business Like a Business? If Not, You Need to Carefully Read This Article!
By Larry Harbolt
Larry HarboltI have talked about this subject many times before but because of a recent call from one of my students I felt it important to talk about this subject again.  A few days ago one of my students called and told me she was facing a dilemma and was worried about losing her property. She told me that she had no money to pay for the annual property insurance coming due and for two years of property taxes. She didn’t have the money to pay for either. This seems to be a common problem many beginning real estate investor’s experience.... Read More >>


Building Your Personal Credibility Kit (Part 2)
By Kathy Kennebrook
Kathy KennebrookYour Credibility Kit tells a story about who you are and what you can do for your seller or buyer in order to get a deal done. It will list the benefits to the sellers or buyers as to why they should work with you, a Real Estate Investor. The other main function of a Credibility Kit is to give you the confidence you need in order to create a win-win solution for you with your sellers. It should have all the tools you need in it to get you through the offer making process. For example, in the back... Read More >>


Staying Relevant in Real Estate
By Mark Jackson
Mark JacksonSome say the best real estate investors achieve the title and results through years of experience. I would have to agree, however in saying that I would also add that the experience these people have is only a part of their success equation in real estate. The most important components I would suggest you have in investing are solid real estate comps from REIA Comps to work with, diligence and focus on a daily personal marketing plan. That marketing plan should be developed, directed, and in tune to the local property market. Goal setting is the primary reason for business... Read More >>


Establishing Preferences in QuickBooks
By Karen Bershad
Karen BershadBefore you start entering data, make sure QuickBooks is set up appropriately for your company. QuickBooks was designed to serve the needs of millions of small businesses. To do that, it had to include the tools and processes suitable for a wide variety of companies. But Intuit recognized that every organization is unique, so your copy of QuickBooks can be customized in ways that make it work best for you. You could just dive in and start adding records and transactions. But we recommend you do some setup first. If you don’t, you may run into some issues later, such... Read More >>


Everyday Use: Reviewing The Arlo Camera System
By Don DeRosa
Don DeRosa“I did surveillance a lot, which sounds exciting, but it never was.” ~ Miranda Lambert The Arlo Camera System is a favorite alternative to the Ring alarm system. It’s very easy to install since it takes literally 60 seconds to set up. It is a wireless system that can be synced up with your smartphone. If you have Alexa by Amazon, this can easily integrate into your existing Samsung family of appliances. The pros of this system start with the ease of installation. The base plug looks similar to a router, so it is a familiar input, then turn it on.... Read More >>


The Question No One Asked
By Jonathan Henrich
Jonathan HenrichFrom as early as I can remember, the same obstacles have reappeared in my life, taunting me…never feeling satisfied, never feeling good enough, never getting ahead. Even the greatest opportunities one could ask for were sabotaged, and once again the chance to be happy slipped through my fingers. As words and teaching were given, I couldn’t see through the fog of my own delusions and as I yearned for change, I was trapped, imprisoned by shackles of my own creation. This adversity brought me to the most important question I’ve come to ask.   This won’t be the standard real... Read More >>


How to Work Pre-Foreclosures
By Bill Cook
Bill CookGoing to the foreclosure auction was the best way to find real estate investing deals from 2009 through 2012…talk about lots of low-hanging fruit!  We were often able to buy a nice three-bedroom, two-bath home in a solid neighborhood for $35 a square foot.  Then in 2013, the cheese moved.  Buying on the steps was no longer the best place to get deals. Let me explain: In April 2012, there were close to two hundred properties advertised for foreclosure in Bartow County, but at the auction, there were only five investors bidding on them.  It was like shooting fish in... Read More >>


Homeunion Survey Identifies Most Promising Markets for a Real Estate IRA
By Jim Hitt
Jim HittLooking for a great place to invest your Real Estate IRA dollars? Start right here in the Southeast. The 2017 Homeunion 2017 National Single Family Rental Research Report is out and Atlanta was named the #1 top city in its “Opportunity Ranking” metric for real estate investments in the single family home market. The number two city was Orlando, Florida. Overall The Opportunity Ranking indicates markets that provide a “strong balance of supply/demand fundamentals while offering favorable entry prices and limited threats,” said the study authors. The markets in this index were measured by a combination of cap rates and... Read More >>


Finding Deals without Flapping Your Lips?
By Kimberlee Frank
Kimberlee FrankI have been mentoring for many years and have found that my best deals come from actually “speaking” directly to a Seller and working out a win-win situation.  Since I first started investing back in 1998, I have not purchased a property directly from the Multiple Listing Service.  However, some Investors would prefer not to talk to Sellers and would like to be fed deals from other Investors or from the Multiple Listing Service.  We each have different personalities and based on your personality and your personal preferences, I may be talking to you.  If this is your mind set,... Read More >>


Why Would Anyone Give Me $100,000 Cash to Invest?
By Russ Hiner
Russ HinerI think the better question is why wouldn’t someone give you $100,000 in cash? Is it because you would run off with the money? Is it because you have little to no experience in handling that kind of money? Does that thought run through your mind on a regular basis?  Well it needs to stop! Focus on the goal and dump the negativity! If you are a crook stop reading this article.  The best question to ask is, who will fund my whole project, (the purchase price, the repair costs, the monthly payments, the utilities, the taxes, and insurance) and... Read More >>


How to Control Real Estate Without Signing the Dreaded Bottom Line
By Wahid Shakur
Wahid ShakurThe majority of us have been taught that financing means putting your name on that dreaded bottom line.  Be thankful that the time has come for you to learn a new way to play the game of financing.  Understand, however that the rules of financing have not changed; you were just not aware of all the rules.  I am about to share with you ways to buy real estate without having to jump through credit hoops and debt to income foolishness.  Since going to the bank is my least desirable method to finance real estate, I will discuss with you... Read More >>


The Carrot? Or the Stick? Which Do YOU Prefer?
By Tony Pearl
Tony PearlIn this article, we’re going to discuss something vitally important that may very well help you understand a LOT about yourself and everyone around you on this planet.  Yes, that includes dealing with sellers, buyers, private lenders, and even those alien creatures we love to call tenants. Also-your mother, brother, father, sister, sons and daughters, uncles, best friends and distant relatives. So You might NOT want to read this article... Unless you want to discover the secrets behind the reasons WHY people DO or DON’T Do the things they do...or don’t do. It all comes down to TWO things. The... Read More >>


The Power of Networking
By Frank Iglesias
Frank IglesiasNetworking is perhaps the most underestimated resource every single investor has.  I am constantly amazed at how in a world as interconnected as it is, I am constantly seeing how little we leverage each other to get more deals done.  I sat recently and wondered why and came to some conclusions: Perhaps we are too ‘competitive’ and don’t want to share our deals Perhaps due to some less than ethical behavior, we keep our deals to ourselves and as a result have to work harder to get them moved Perhaps we had a bad experience in the past with another... Read More >>