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Podcast 94 House Hacking Multifamily

Starting out in the world of house flipping and landlording can be taxing and a lot to take on at first, but it’s all a learning experience, which is why we want you to get to know a master at both, Michael Siekerka.  Michael’s first real estate investing experience was just six months after he […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

Real Estate Investors: Do You Exhibit These 5 Irrational Behaviors?

by Chris Clothier October 29, 2014
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I had some fun with this week’s article by recording a video. I am so used to simply writing, so I wanted to change up my own routine a bit. Take a look at the video, and then be sure and connect below in the comments. I would love to hear some of your own […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

3 Common Mistakes Landlords Make During Lease Signing & Move-In

by Drew Sygit October 29, 2014
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It’s time for our next look into the mistakes and mess-ups of the property management world! Today, we’re looking at leases and lease signing, as well as the actual moving in part of the tenancy process. Let’s jump right in: Leases: Avoid ALL The Headaches! Probably the single most important document you can pay attention […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

The Ultimate List of Ways to Finance Buy & Hold Property

by Andrew Syrios October 29, 2014
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Last week, I made the case that buy and hold real estate is the best investment around. Unfortunately, like all good things, there’s always a catch. Buying real estate and holding it requires money, and if you don’t start with much, that can be a great challenge. Luckily, there are many methods to overcome such […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

Investor Seeks Joint Venture Partner: How to Find the Perfect Match

by Nathan Brooks October 29, 2014
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Finding the perfect someone is what life is all about, right? You can fill out a thorough hour-long questionnaire on eHarmony and Match.com. They know all the questions to ask to connect you with the perfect mate (so I am told — I met my wife while going to meet a different girl… #seriously #dishinsometruth). Yeah, […]

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Flipping Houses & Rehabbing*

Your Complete Step by Step Guide to Expertly Renovating a Flip

by Conor Flaherty October 28, 2014
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Flipping a house is difficult. I don’t care how many HGTV shows make it look simple — I’m here to tell you that it’s not. In order to successfully flip a house, you need to source a good deal, find investors to fund your deal, go through the machinations of closing on the deal, renovate […]

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Real Estate Marketing*

Put Down the Bandit Signs! Here’s How to Reach Leads FAST

by Antonio Coleman October 28, 2014
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Welcome to Part 2 of creating a lead magnet for your real estate business and website. Last week, I talked about how to create one of these lead generating items for your website that has the ability to put your brand in front of thousands of people. Before we get into how we are going to […]

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Real Estate Marketing*

How to Use Marketing for a More Successful Real Estate Year in 2015

by Sharon Vornholt October 28, 2014
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With less than 10 weeks left in this year, it’s time to “assess and plan” for your success in 2015. This is “truth time,” as you put together a successful marketing plan for the upcoming year. What I mean by that is it’s time to look in the mirror and be completely honest with “the […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

The Top Tips You Need to Choose the Right Real Estate Partnership (With Video!)

by Ben Leybovich October 28, 2014
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I enjoy arguing with Brandon Turner… Why? ‘Cause he makes it so easy. I can usually take his arguments apart with half my brain tied behind my back! But I can’t do it today. I am actually very proud of my friend. Mine was the first ever purchase of Brandon’s new book, The Book on […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

How to Get the Best Possible Tenants into Your Rental Property

by Eric Drenckhahn October 27, 2014
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When you have a vacant rental, you will inevitable have to advertise and fill it. And unless you are extremely lucky, you will not rent to the first person who inquires on your rental — or at least the first person will not likely be qualified to live in it. At some point, you will […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

The Pros and Cons of Fractional Ownership of a Vacation Home

by Trey Duling October 27, 2014
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Are you looking to buy a vacation home, but are unsure if it is the right move for you and your family? If so, you might want to look at fractional ownership. It is a great way to still have many of the benefits of owning a vacation home while spreading out the risk and/or […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

5 Ways Landlords Can Achieve Better Tenant Stability

by Kevin Perk October 27, 2014
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Tenants are the lifeblood of any landlord. Therefore, attracting and keeping quality tenants is one of the major keys to a landlord’s success. Attracting and keeping quality tenants also leads to what I call tenant stability, and it should be a goal for all landlords. Tenant stability is just what it sound like: tenants who […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

Opinion: You Should Use Money From Friends & Family for Investing

by Michael Blank October 27, 2014
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You’re afraid that friends and family will never talk to you again if a deal goes bad. Should you take their money to fund your real estate deals? We don’t want to take money from our family and friends because we’re afraid. We’re afraid that we might lose our family’s and friends’ money in one […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

How to Avoid Rental Drama by Being a “Boring” Landlord

by Dawn Anastasi October 26, 2014
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When you take a risk (and investing in real estate is intrinsically a risk), you want to try to mitigate your risks as much as possible. In order to mitigate your risks, you need to analyze the areas in which your business provides a “failure point” and be proactive in thinking about how you can […]

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Flipping Houses & Rehabbing*

Flipping Houses: 101 Awesome Quick Tips for Success

by Brandon Turner October 25, 2014
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This morning I discovered something terrible while standing in the shower… I had forgotten a towel.  And worse, I was not at my house. I’m spending the week with my fellow host of the BiggerPockets Podcast, Josh Dorkin, and his wonderful family and I couldn’t simply streak through the home to get back to my […]

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