Slam Dunk of a First Year

Slam Dunk of a First YearTestimony of Dmitriy and Gaby DyachukDmitriy and Gaby’s journey with flipping houses starts as simple and honest as anyone’s: they attended a Funding Tour. Having shown interest in studying real estate investing, the couple committed to spending a weekend on their new idea. From gobbling up all the information they could in the classroom to taking full advantage of the bus tour with active participation, Dmitriy and Gaby knew this was for them. …

By |2022-02-24T12:12:12-08:00October 5th, 2018|Borrowing, Case Studies, Getting Started|

Communicate to Stop Wasting Time and Money

Communicate to Stop Wasting Time and Money6 Keys to Contractor SuccessThere is no question. If you aren’t leading your contractors, they are going to “lead” you. The #1 snag investors experience with house flipping has to do with contractors in one way or another.If you invest in a property that needs work, you are likely going to be involved with a contractor in one or more of the following areas:relationships between investor and contractor is vital to the success of any project, but can become trying when any of the following problems creep in:Lack of communicationPoor communicationNo ...

By |2022-01-25T10:45:37-08:00September 8th, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Testimonial|

Goals That Get You More

Goals That Get You More No, you didn’t accidentally click on and old issue from January. Yes, we’re talking goals in August and September. For anyone with school-age kids, this time of year can be all about preparation. You’ve spent your budget (and then some) on backpacks and sneakers, amping up your offspring to have the needed confidence to enter and tackle the upcoming semester with a steady stream of tenacity. You may already be sitting on the sidelines of pre-season football games, convincing your kids they can be champions. What are you doing for your ...

By |2021-09-10T19:54:27-07:00August 18th, 2018|Borrowing, Entrepreneurship, Personal Growth|

It’s Too Bad… (A Hard Look at Why Some Deals Fail)

It’s too bad so many people don’t succeed at getting funding and successfully profiting on a deal. It’s not that the process is impossible, many people just tend to “go for it” without considering what they could do to improve their success rate. I tend to talk a lot about what NOT to do in Real Estate Investing. Sometimes, it seems like I speak more on this subject than what you SHOULD do (but logically, I don’t). I’m truly looking out for your best interest when I make these posts, because no matter how much training ...

By |2021-09-10T19:54:27-07:00August 11th, 2018|Borrowing, Getting Started|

4 Mistakes to Avoid When Investing in Real Estate

I love making mistakes. (Well, sort of.) Why? First, mistakes mean I'm trying something new, and good things often come from stretching myself. Second, every mistake I have made, I've turned into a learning opportunity so that YOU can avoid the same misled path and can make up the money where I've lost it in the past. We all make misguided choices, often with the best of intentions. And we shouldn't jump into every opportunity expecting to just make a bunch of mistakes. Not only is that going to keep us from taking advantage of good ...

By |2021-09-10T19:54:27-07:00July 13th, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Getting Started, Property Evaluation|

Entry Strategy

What's in a name? We've discussed exit strategy, process, acquisitions, and many things in between. Let's talk about entry strategy, specifically the name There are as many answers to the question of entry strategy as there are options to purchasing real estate. There is flexibility in mixing business and personal, the purpose of the property, interest rates, and taxes. Let’s focus on the name under which you should purchase a house to fix and flip so you can maintain better control over your exit strategy. Why does your exit strategy determine your entry strategy? If you ...

By |2021-09-10T19:54:27-07:00July 9th, 2018|Borrowing|

Does Your Offer Have Teeth?

Are you able to properly present an offer on a property, without wavering or back peddling? If you struggle to make offers on real estate, either out of timidity, uncertainty, or naivety, then rest assured. I can train you to have better results. Broad offers with little to no direction or education lack more than conviction. You must be presenting three-tiered offers that are appropriate to the situation and property in question; offers that will benefit the seller, allow enough room to make a profit, and result in a gain after being sold quickly on the ...

By |2021-09-10T19:54:28-07:00June 6th, 2018|Borrowing, Fixing, Flipping, Property Evaluation|

Financing Q&A

It's time for another Q&A, and once again I'm excited. I receive frequent questions about financing. I'd rather get the same question a thousand times than never have you ask. But though engagement is key, I love when I get the opportunity to disclose a few answers, to the more regularly asked questions. Q- Do I have to be educated by The Lee Arnold System of Real Estate Investing to get funding from Cogo Capital? A- No. You can apply for and receive up to 90% of value on the property even if you've never even ...

By |2021-09-10T19:54:28-07:00June 1st, 2018|Borrowing, Getting Started|