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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 32 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Business Management & Productivity*

The Simple, Effective Way to Build Seller Trust & Land More Deals

by Chris Feltus October 17, 2014
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When it comes to submitting offers on distressed properties, a lot of both new and seasoned investors can sometimes get stuck feeling guilty about their offer. But by being genuine with people and truly caring about their situations, over time you will be able to build trust and generate more business while simultaneously providing help […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

5 Compelling Reasons to Invest in Real Estate Probates

by Chris Feltus October 10, 2014
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Probates can be a great way to score good deals through motivated sellers — and potentially help others out of hard situations. I’ve compiled a few reasons why I believe more investors should try their hand at probates. Let me know what you think in the comments section! 5 Reasons You Should Be Investing in […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

I Checked Out a Drug House So You Don’t Have To (With Pictures!)

by Chris Feltus October 3, 2014
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In real estate, you often have be flexible, and that sometimes this means buying homes that you would normally never ever consider. This is especially true right now in the Dallas Fort Worth market, as inventory months of supply is less than 3 months. I once had a colleague who was a former marine deployed in […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

3 Tips to Ease the Sale of a Tenant Occupied House

by Chris Feltus September 19, 2014
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Whether you own only a few rental properties or you have dozens, selling your tenant-occupied home presents its own unique challenges, and there several steps you can implement to help make the process easier on both yourself and the tenants. Put Your Tenant’s Mind at Ease Oftentimes tenants become frustrated — or downright uncooperative — when it […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

Your Guide to Real Estate Marketing Success Using Door Hangers

by Chris Feltus September 9, 2014
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Targeted direct mail should always come first and is definitely the backbone of any sustainable real estate market campaign, but people often ask me about other methods for marketing. A common one I am asked about is door hangers, and do they work? The answer is a resounding yes; that is if your budget can […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

The Keys to Branding Your Real Estate Business

by Chris Feltus August 29, 2014
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When I first started in the real estate business, I used a local bulk mail service provider for direct mail. Everything was turnkey. I would provide the leads, they would format everything, stamp and ship it out on time without fail. The service was cost effective; however, they only allowed you to choose from a […]

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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

2nd Quarter Housing Report for 2014: Dallas, Texas is a SCORCHING Hot Summer Market

by Chris Feltus August 15, 2014
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Although we are having a “mild” summer (mild here in Texas is high 90s) here in North Texas right now, the housing market is on fire and setting record levels. Its no secret that the Dallas – Fort Worth is one of the hottest housing markets right now, but Q2 in particular is one of […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

A Guide on How to Answer the Phone as a Real Estate Investor

by Chris Feltus August 8, 2014
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To become successful in real estate in any capacity, no matter if you are a licensed Realtor or a real estate investor, you must learn to master phone conversion. Taking the time to master your phone conversation will ultimately lead to more appointments, more contracts and higher profits. Throughout the years of my business I […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

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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Investor Stories and Lessons*

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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Real Estate Marketing*

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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Investor Stories and Lessons*

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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Market Trends, Data, News & Commentary*

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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Investor Stories and Lessons*

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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Investor Stories and Lessons*

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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