October 20, 2014 in Investing In Real Estate
I have another successful rehabber on the podcast today to share his wisdom about building a thriving rehabbing business in what folks will tell you has been a challenging environment for real estate investors in recent years.
Glenn Schworm is best described as a serial entrepreneur. He is the owner of Signature Home Buyers in upstate New York a company that has grown to include 6 employees. Glenn and his wife Amber have built a successful family owned business that has done almost 200 flips in the past 7 years. This working couple has a growing family so they are busy people.
Glenn not only shares his wins in this podcast, but he shares how he did everything wrong on his first property which by the way is a property that he still owns today. (Does that story sound familiar?)? If you are wondering how to scale your rehabbing business up from doing a few deals a year to having a much bigger business, this podcast is one you don’t want to miss.
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October 17, 2014 in Podcasts, Probates/ Probate Investing
Recently Joe Fairless from JoeFairless.com asked me to do a podcast on wholesaling probates, and I was more than happy to spend some time with him talking real estate. Joe is a full time real estate investor that you might remember I interviewed recently for my blog.
If you have ever wondered about some of the ins and outs of probate investing and especially wholesaling probates, this podcast is for you.
We talked about finding leads, mail pieces, talking to sellers and so much more. Joe has a lot of great content on his blog so be sure to check that out too. Read the rest of this entry →
October 15, 2014 in Books and Book Reviews
I love a good book, and I recently read what I believe is one of the best business books on the market. It is called The Pumpkin Plan by Michael Michalowicz.
In this book, you will find strategies to help you grow a remarkable business by following his 7 step process. To prove that these same 7 steps can be used in any business in any industry, Michael has “Pumpkin Planned” a number of businesses as examples. These examples will help you to apply these same principles in your real estate investing business and in the process you will get clear on how your ideal client is and how you can best serve them.
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October 13, 2014 in Commercial Property, Podcasts
My guest today is New Yorker Joe Fairless of Fairless Investing. I was really looking forward to this podcast because I get one question over and over again; “How do I go from investing in single family home, to investing in apartments?
I personally have seen a lot of real estate investors that made this leap from one to the other seamlessly. I have also seen folks that experienced disastrous results when going from single family to commercial investing. So today we will just ask someone that has done it successfully.
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October 10, 2014 in Building Your Business, Guest Posts
Work ON Your Business Not IN Your Business
I have a guest post for you today from Jimmy Moncrief on “Organizing and Automating Your Real Estate Business”.
This is something that all of us should be doing, but we get so caught up in “doing everything” that we often fail miserably at this.
In today’s guest post, you will find some tips and free tools to help you with this process.
Organizing and Automating; Why Is It So Hard?
Throughout history technology has always disrupted industries.
- For farmers, tractors replaced wagons.
- For airlines, websites replaced travel agents.
Interestingly enough, most real estate investors continue to operate as they did 20-30 years ago. Driving around looking for deals. Getting rent in the mail via a check. Sounds crazy, right? Read the rest of this entry →
October 6, 2014 in Marketing, Podcasts
Today I am going to change things up a bit and do a mini-podcast on “The 4 Essential Components of Successful Direct Mail Campaigns”.
I have said it before; direct mail is my #1 source of motivated seller leads. Done correctly, it will bring you a steady stream of business. In this episode, we are going to nail down exactly how to create successful direct mail campaigns.
In this episode you will learn – Read the rest of this entry →