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The woman, the myth, the legend — and also the backbone of all of my business and personal ventures. My best investment yet, Dominique Osborn shares her insights below about what it takes to work together in Real Estate with your significant other. Hey Everyone! Dominique here! After Engelo’s recent BiggerPockets Podcast episode, he received a […]

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Real Estate Marketing*

5 Ways to Revolutionize Your Business Using HD Video (With Example!)

by Chris Feltus October 31, 2014
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A picture is worth a thousand words when it comes to conveying information, especially in real estate. But if a picture is worth a thousand words, then video, by definition, must be worth over a million. Think about that for a moment and let it sink in. Video, unlike any other medium, has the greatest […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

5 Surefire Tricks & Tips to Overcome Naysayer Negativity

by Matt Faircloth October 31, 2014
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“You can’t do that!” “The market is not good.” “Real estate investing is risky!” We have all heard these less-than-uplifting comments before. Everyone from seasoned real estate investors to newbies have come across naysayers when the topic of real estate investing is discussed. The toughest part about naysayers is that they typically are friends and […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

How to Use Positive Triggers to Be a More Productive Investor

by John Fedro October 31, 2014
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Over the past decade investing in real estate I realized my strengths and weaknesses as a real estate investor, and as a human being in general. Below is a list of the biggest 5 positive triggers I’ve set for myself.

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

The Buy ‘n Hold and NEVER Sell Strategy: A Case Study

by Jeff Brown October 30, 2014
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Last week’s post talked about various strategies that didn’t work as advertised when it comes to real estate investing. Now, to be clear, the “tried and true” strategy of acquiring rental homes ’til one has 10 homes, then eliminating all debt by retirement, will defeat most-non real estate approaches, hands down. That’s true and has […]

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Real Estate Marketing*

My Single Biggest Real Estate Marketing Discovery of 2014

by Matt Landau October 30, 2014
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Real estate agents, property managers, and vacation rental owners, listen up: Chances are, your marketing skills are excellent in person. When face to face with a client, your personality alone can probably sell or rent a property better than most of your competitors. However, when you don’t have the opportunity to be with a client […]

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Podcast

BP Podcast 094: House Hacking, Partnerships, and Investing in Multifamilies While Working a Full Time Job with Michael Siekerka

by Brandon Turner October 30, 2014
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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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