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Archive of Jaren Barnes

Jaren Barnes is working with BiggerPockets.com as a Community and Support Associate. He is passionate about what the BiggerPockets community has to offer and is very active in his local real estate market. Come say hi to him on Twitter!

Jaren has written 13 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


General Real Estate

Why Your Real Estate Business Should Mean More to You Than A Way to Simply Make Money

by Jaren Barnes August 13, 2014
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This week I wanted to (again lol) write something more on the side of investor psychology. A lot of the time, our community focuses so much on the “how to make a bunch of money” part of real estate that we neglect the “why” behind our actions. Now I’m not trying to harp on being […]

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General Real Estate

4 “Real Estate” Side Income Streams to Sustain You As You Pursue Investing Full Time

by Jaren Barnes August 6, 2014
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Last week I wrote a post on 4 side income streams to sustain you as you pursue real estate investing full time. The response was great and I realized that this is an area that people in our community have a lot of interest in and it doesn’t get explored very often. So this week […]

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General Real Estate

4 Side Income Streams to Sustain You As You Pursue Real Estate Full Time

by Jaren Barnes July 30, 2014
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Today, I am reminded about how excited I was when I quit my very stable, very awesome day-job, to jump full force into real estate. I was very stupid, but very excited all the same. I remember thinking, “All I have to do is just get 1 deal and I’ll make more money than I […]

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General Real Estate

Real Estate Investors: Do These 5 Things Now… Or Regret It 10 Years From Now

by Jaren Barnes July 16, 2014
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As people who use real estate investing to pursue their dreams, we often put our focus on short-term goals and results and neglect the more important long-term vision. And don’t get me wrong, I don’t blame anyone! There is so much minutiae that comes with pursuing real estate that it really takes some concentration to work on the […]

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General Real Estate

5 BiggerPockets Forum Discussions Every Real Estate Investor Needs To Be Following

by Jaren Barnes July 9, 2014
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Despite how awesome the BiggerPockets Forums can be, I know from both personal experience and the feedback I’ve received from others that because of how much information there is- it can sometimes it can be EXTREMELY overwhelming! I wanted to ease some of that pain and the “paralysis from analysis” that a lot of new users experience […]

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Investor Psychology

4 Difficult Questions Every Real Estate Investor Needs to Ask Themselves

by Jaren Barnes July 2, 2014
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As an aspiring real estate investor, there are a ton of things that compete for our attention, our time and our effort. So many of us can get lured in by the dream that we end up distracted, spread thin or worse, burned out. Today I’m speaking primarily to those just like me, who are […]

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General Real Estate

How to Pay for College Using Real Estate: A Definitive Guide

by Jaren Barnes June 18, 2014
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Young people! So many of you are either in your last year of high school or recently graduated and you’re trying to figure out how exactly you are going to pay for college. If you are anything like I was, you haven’t been the most diligent student and haven’t really taken the necessary steps to position yourself as “scholarship friendly” […]

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General Real Estate

Getting Started in Real Estate With Less Than $1,000

by Jaren Barnes May 25, 2014
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People use the excuse that they don’t have enough money to get started in real estate all the time. This honestly is simply a fear-based lie and this post is going to show you how money really isn’t the barrier that you think it is. My hope is that after you read this, all excuses […]

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Investor Psychology

The Simple Truth All Newbies Need to Read Today (In Just 161 Words…)

by Jaren Barnes May 19, 2014
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You. Are. Powerful. You are on a path to build an insane amount of wealth in order to make a massive amount of difference in the world. Don’t. Stop. Ever. So many have come and gone in real estate because they didn’t know their ‘why’ and they didn’t have the grit to stick with it. Clearly […]

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General Real Estate

10 Things Nobody Told You While Getting Started In Real Estate

by Jaren Barnes May 7, 2014
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For this week’s post I wanted to give you an overview of the top 10 things nobody tells you when you’re first starting out in real estate. You see personally, I was introduced to the real estate industry with unrealistic expectations and I have found other people that have had very similar experiences. I was […]

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General Real Estate

Passive Real Estate Investing: How to Have a True “Four Hour” Real Estate Workweek

by Jaren Barnes April 30, 2014
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You know those moments in life when you’ve been dead set in one direction and then all of a sudden something crazy happens that changes everything? It just happened to me. I’ll spare you the nitty-gitty details but long story short, I had a pretty big disappointment happen recently that led me to take some […]

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Real Estate Deal Analysis & Advice

5 Simple Strategies For Real Estate Acquisition Domination! (You are Going to LOVE #5!)

by Jaren Barnes April 23, 2014
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Last week I wrote an in depth post covering the topic of  “How to Rock at Finding  a Mentor in Real Estate”. In the post we discussed how one of the key components to getting the conversation started is by actually bringing a deal to the table that the seasoned investor can help you with (and make money from). […]

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Real Estate Investing

How to Rock at Finding a Mentor in Real Estate: The Definitive Guide

by Jaren Barnes April 16, 2014
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Finding a mentor in the real estate game is both one of the most important tasks of a beginning investor and one of the hardest. You hear it here on BiggerPockets all the time, “Don’t waste your time with the Gurus! Instead find a mentor in your local market who will show you the ropes of […]

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