Social media is so powerful. You probably know that it’s important to have a social media strategy, but the big question is always, “How do I do that”?.
Today I have a guest post on ways you can develop a winning social media strategy for your real estate business. Sabine has a great list of tools in her article, but I would like to add two more. One is MeetEdgar and the other is the one I'm currently using which is SmarterQue.
In social media platforms, people gather to talk and share information about various things, from entertainment, business, and politics to sports, lifestyle issues, technology, and so on.
For real estate investors, social media presents, a perfect opportunity to reach out and engage with prospects.
Many who know about this, however, make the mistake of simply posting stuff on the most popular platforms-Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest and so on, hoping there will be some kind of a massive positive reaction from the audience. Read the rest of this entry →
My guest today is successful rehabber, Beka Shea. Beka is a wife and the mother of 3 daughters. She is an engineer by trade.
Beka also spent 4 years in the Navy. Part of that time was spent on an aircraft carrier so she has an interesting story to tell.
If you're wondering how to make the decision to ditch the “9 to 5”, you will hear how Beka took a leap of faith and dove headfirst into entrepreneurship.
I talk a lot about the importance building a lifestyle business. At the end of the day, having the lifestyle you are passionate about living is what drives so many investors. It certainly plays a big part in the day to day decisions that we make.
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I'm the youngest of 4 daughters and I grew up in rural Pennsylvania. I've always been an exuberantly tenacious person, setting stretch goals and moving on to the next one. I went to college at WPI for Mechanical Engineering on an ROTC scholarship, then I spent about 4 years in the Navy.
After that, I put my engineering degrees to use working for an Energy Efficiency company out of Boston for 7 years. When my 3rd daughter was born, I decided to spend less time traveling and more time at home.
We bought our first rehab, which was a hoarder house that we essentially gutted, and I was hooked. Making ugly things pretty is my favorite. The first year I flipped 3 houses, the second year I flipped 6, and then I moved up to one a month and started building out a team to support that. This year we're on track to do 15 flips and about 20 wholesales, as well as venturing into the rental arena.
As an aside – It's crazy that I always feel like the little fish because I keep moving to bigger ponds. If you had told me 3 years ago where I would be now, I would not believe it. But here I am, and it still doesn't feel like “enough”! 🙂
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Today I have some safety tips for fireplaces and chimneys. The month of December is all about safety.
This is the time of year when everyone that has a fireplace, wants to prop their feet up and sit by the fire. Sitting by a warm fire is definitely one of my guilty pleasures.
It’s also the perfect time for a reminder about fireplace and chimney safety. It is estimated that there are approximately 14,000 fires started every year by fireplaces.
In spite of all the pleasure they bring us, we also need to remember that whenever you are dealing with an element as potentially dangerous as fire, knowledge really ispower. Here are some simple steps you can take to help you stay safe.
What's the secret to your success? It believe that it just might be writing down your goals (as opposed to simply thinking about them).
Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at the Dominican University in California, found that you are 42% more likely to achieve your goals and dreams, simply by writing them down on a regular basis.
Today's post is the next part of this series on setting goals for 2018 that get results, and I have just one quick exercise for you today.
I would like you to take out a piece of paper and write down 3 or 4 big goals you want to accomplish in the next 12 months. (Remember, no more than 3 or 4). The reason for this is when you have too many goals, it often just becomes overwhelming and you end up doing nothing. There is a good chance you're just setting yourself up to fail. Read the rest of this entry →
How do you avoid burnout? That’s the million dollar question. We all know that we need to have goals, but how do you avoid burnout?
Most of the time it seems like we’re on a hamster wheel. There is too much to do and too little time to get it all done. We just keep chasing our tail day after day, week after week. It’s like the race that never ends.
I discovered a book called the 12 Week Year a while back, and for the last couple of years I’ve been working on my goals using the 12 Week Year plan. I’m not going to tell you it was easy or that I’ve been anywhere near perfect. I will tell you that by following this system I have seen a big difference in what I am able to accomplish.
Most of us are a big hot mess when it comes to staying focused. Let’s face it; we need help. This book has taught me that with planning and some trial and error, we do get better at it with practice. This last quarter of the year will be one of the best in terms of getting things done. I can finally cross some big projects off my list that were on there a whole lot longer than they should have been.