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Archive of Chris Feltus

Chris discovered his passion for real estate early on working for a land developer. In addition to flipping houses, Chris operates as a licensed Realtor in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex. Come hang out with him on Twitter!

Chris has written 24 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


General Real Estate

In Real Estate, The Last Investor Standing Wins!

by Chris Feltus August 1, 2014
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I just got another executed contract this week here in the Dallas Fort Worth market, and I thought I would share with everyone the long time table it took to generate this lead. For this particular case study I won’t focus as much on the interactions between myself and the seller, but rather how being […]

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General Real Estate

Warning: Hoarder House Ahead! (With Pictures!!)

by Chris Feltus July 18, 2014
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Before I begin, let me leave you with a few pictures to jump start your imagination. You are at an appointment with the seller, and the seller nervously shuffles through her belongings to find the keys, the door is cracked and you can just tell by the smell of the air that hits your face […]

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General Real Estate

A Case Study: From Direct Mail to Closing (And Everything Else In-Between!)

by Chris Feltus July 11, 2014
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Case studies are on my favorite ways to learn in real estate because this is actual work in the trenches, not just some  theories you hear being discussed. For this reason I would like to share one of my past closings, from lead generation to closing, with the BP community. I feel it would be […]

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General Real Estate

The Fallacy of the Real Estate Investing “Magic Pill”

by Chris Feltus July 4, 2014
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There you are late at night sifting through your email inbox or flipping through the TV channels and you see the latest commercial for a seminar rolling through town that promises quick riches, no money down real estate investing, and most important it’s easy to do too! Please note if you ever see the words […]

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General Real Estate

1st Quarter Housing Report for 2014: Dallas, Texas Continues to be One of the HOTTEST Markets Around!

by Chris Feltus June 27, 2014
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The Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) market here in Texas has an active contingent here on Bigger Pockets. Not only locally, but many users here on BP will consider investing outside of their local markets simply because, in their markets, the cash flow isn’t there. It’s no secret that the DFW housing market is hot right now, […]

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General Real Estate

How to Convert a Motivated Seller’s “NO” Into a EMPHATIC “YES!”

by Chris Feltus June 20, 2014
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When you are out in the field, or on the phone screening callers, it can sometimes become a frustrating experience putting forth so much effort and writing a ton of offers to only be told “No!” when it comes to agreeing on a price that works with both parties. Think about it, you spend a […]

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General Real Estate

The Top 5 “Red Flags,” to Look For in Determining Motivated Sellers

by Chris Feltus June 13, 2014
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When we talk about marketing, direct mail, negotiating, and finding great deals they all have one thing in common, they require motivated seller to happen. In the equation to find a deal a motivated seller is a key component required to  no matter if you are looking for high equity, or to buy subject to. […]

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General Real Estate

5 Reasons You Need to “Just Say NO” to Bandit Signs!

by Chris Feltus June 6, 2014
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You’ve seen them on the corner of a busy intersection, in neighborhoods, stapled to telephone poles  and spammed throughout entire areas, covering everything with corrugated plastic… you know what I’m talking about, bandit signs. I firmly believe that you have to run your business in an ethical and legal manner. These signs are part of the reason […]

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General Real Estate

5 Killer Tips to Find Joint Venture Partners and Cash Buyers

by Chris Feltus June 3, 2014
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A common question I often see asked in the forums is where do I find potential partners for joint ventures or active cash buyers? The process is not too difficult, but it can be intimidating if you are just beginning. However, even if you are experienced, or don’t wholesale or JV too much, there are […]

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General Real Estate

A Case Study: The Closing From Hell!

by Chris Feltus June 1, 2014
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A few months ago I had one of my most unique deals ever, and I figured I would share with the story with the Bigger Pockets Community. Case studies are on my favorite ways to learn in real estate because this is actual work in the trenches, not just some theories you hear being discussed. […]

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Real Estate Marketing

Probate Marketing 101: How To Dominate In One Of The Best Niches In Real Estate

by Chris Feltus May 25, 2014
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Probates are one of the undisputed best niches to focus on when it comes to real estate investing, there is no question. However, I commonly see questions on how exactly one should specifically market to this group? There seems to be a lot of confusion and because of that I would like to share some actionable techniques and […]

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Real Estate Tips

5 Tips That Will Make You Better At Open Houses Than Anyone Else

by Chris Feltus May 20, 2014
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Some believe open houses have become antiquated and are no longer an effective method to market your property. However, I feel some new takes on an old idea can really help bring your marketing to the next level whether it’s a recent flip, a new listing or even when it comes time to selling your […]

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Real Estate Market

Just Another Artificial Stunt, Or Is The Real Estate Market Really Going Up?

by Chris Feltus May 16, 2014
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What natural factors organically drive the price and demand for real estate? The answer: first time home buyers, trade up buyers and downsizing families. The first group (first time home buyers) is being adversely affected by current economic conditions.The marks of a healthy real estate market is characterized by a strong pool of first time home buyers. We […]

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Real Estate Tips

The 5 Game Changing Benefits Of Being A Realtor

by Chris Feltus May 9, 2014
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In the Bigger Pockets forums this is often a question that comes up quite a bit. If I invest should I become licensed as a realtor? Being both a realtor and investor are not mutually exclusive as some might lead you to believe. The truth is having your license will give you more options and […]

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General Real Estate

Top 5 Signs it’s Time to Find a New Real Estate Agent

by Chris Feltus May 2, 2014
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Having a knowledgeable, hardworking real estate agent in your corner can make all the difference in your real estate business. However, how can you be certain your agent is adding value to each transaction and ultimately your business? If you are not yet involved in real estate investing, but are looking to buy or sell a […]

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