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Achieving Your Goals; a Supplemental Guide

We’ve been talking about goals a lot lately and for good reason. If you need a refresher on what S.M.A.R.T. Goals are and how to use them to get what you want, CLICK HERE. If you attended the Lee Arnold CEO Fireside chat this last Monday, January 8th, then you know exactly what I’m talking about. Kudos, too, for all the ambitious goals you committed to in the comments. If you gave us those goals, we WILL follow up with you! …

10 Questions Your Potential Buyers Are Asking

Do you know what potential buyers are asking themselves when they look at your property? We can anticipate the basics: Will they like the kitchen? Are there enough bathrooms? But what about the underlying questions every homeowner wants to know? By now, we know that you make money when you buy and you realize that money when you sell. Easy. If you want to fully actualize all the money you can, consider some of the questions your potential buyers will have in mind when touring all the hard work you've made happen. The more ...

S.M.A.R.T. Goals in 2018

It's that time of year again...say it with me, "New Year's resolution time!" I love New Year's resolutions. It's the annual time where we collectively look at what we want out of life for the upcoming calendar year and challenge ourselves to make new things happen. Sometimes the resolution is to do that one thing you've been procrastinating on, and you're ready just to get it done. Whatever your reason behind setting the new resolution, chances are, you've gotten there because your intent and actions haven't met up in the past. So, you resolve ...

2018 Predicted Real Estate Trends

2018 Predicted Real Estate Trends; and How it Impacts You As we roll through Christmas and prepare for the New Year, let's spend a few minutes discussing the real estate trends you should prepare for. WHY? Each year, the market looks different. As much as you can, you should spend some time evaluating the professional predictions, looking at your local market, and working the trends into your annual goals to see faster, more effective growth. According to Zillow, inventory shortages will drive the housing market. With 12% fewer homes on the market nationwide than ...

We Love OPM

What is OPM? Most people don't have the personal capital to buy and renovate houses to put on the retail market for profit. Yet so many self-made millionaires make their money with real estate. So how do you bridge the gap between not having enough money for your first project and having an abundance of capital to fund larger deals, more deals, and other people's deals (making passive income on the interest)? How do you go from no-capital to plenty of it? OPM OPM (or "other people's money") is a great tool. Nix that, ...

By |December 16th, 2017|Categories: Borrowing, Entrepreneurship|

Novice Borrowing

Real Estate is a long-term finance and management proposition. You must be an efficient manager for your properties if you're going to be a successful investor, but equally important, you need to secure a trusted source of financing. Less money down equals more deals, more equity, more net worth, and more cash flow. If you are just starting out in the investment world, the first source of financing you may think of is conventional, bank finance. That's what you've secured for your primary residence, and it might be all you know. Especially if you're new ...

By |December 1st, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

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