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Archive of James W. Vermillion III

James (G+) is a Principal Member of K&V LLC, a real estate investing company in Lexington, KY. His firm focuses on distressed property rehabilitation in the Bluegrass Region. He is also a licensed real estate agent.

James W. has written 17 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Real Estate

Tips for Making Stronger Real Estate Offers

by James W. Vermillion III December 30, 2012
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Buying properties is the essence of real estate investing. It sounds so easy but those first several investment properties seem to evade new real estate investors time and time again. Why? When looking at what it takes to make a strong offer on a property far too many people focus on one thing, PRICE. While […]

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Business Management & Productivity

Stop Ineffective Networking: Tips for Investors on Making Connections in 2013

by James W. Vermillion III December 16, 2012
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With the New Year upon us, take a minute and ask yourself – are you networking effectively? If you are merely running around handing out business cards you are selling yourself short. The term networking is a buzz word that just won’t go away, and for good reason, because the importance has changed very little […]

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Real Estate

9 Tips for Choosing and Managing Contractors

by James W. Vermillion III December 2, 2012
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If you catch me banging my head up against the wall it is likely because a contractor failed to show up on time or didn’t perform to our expectations. If you see me popping a bottle of champagne it’s probably because a contractor saved a project by providing a necessary service in the nick of […]

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Real Estate Investing

Overcoming the Winter Blues: 5 Reasons To Be Excited About Real Estate Investing This Winter

by James W. Vermillion III November 18, 2012
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The dreaded cold months are upon us where real estate slows sales down for the holidays and buyers aren’t buying; they are sitting at home snuggled on the couch, watching a Christmas movie marathon and dreaming of spring. In the snowy regions of the country, many potential buyers are simply not motivated enough to get […]

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Real Estate Investing

The Snowball Effect: Use it to Amplify Your Real Estate Investing Success

by James W. Vermillion III November 4, 2012
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The snowball effect is a phenomenon that can take a person from point A to point Z in a hurry, but it can move in reverse just as easily. The snowball effect, of course, is the idea that one small event can produce more significant events, which in turn can produce even more events of […]

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Business Management & Productivity

Boost Your Productivity in Real Estate With These iPhone Applications

by James W. Vermillion III October 18, 2012
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Being accessible 24/7 may be aggravating at times, but the evolution of the cell phone into a million-use device has created a lot of productive applications. As an iPhone user I find myself constantly searching for another app to simplify the way I conduct business and my life altogether. I came up with a list […]

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Real Estate Investing

8 Traits of Successful Real Estate Investors

by James W. Vermillion III October 7, 2012
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Take a few minutes to think about the successful people around you, not only financially, but also those who embody personal success. Consider the characteristics each of them possess and how these characteristics have fueled their achievements in their given field. Over the past several years I have come in contact with quite a few […]

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Real Estate Wholesaling

Wholesaling Real Estate: 3 on 3 Interview Series

by James W. Vermillion III August 18, 2012
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Wholesaling is the real estate strategy of choice for many new real estate investors because it is perceived as an easy business to start with little or no capital and minimal experience. Unfortunately, there are a lot of misconceptions regarding wholesaling and most people who attempt to wholesale fail to be profitable. However, if done […]

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Real Estate Interviews

Successful Women Real Estate Investors: 3 on 3 Interview Series

by James W. Vermillion III July 12, 2012

In the previous two installments of the three on three interview series the focus was on a specific investment strategy or type of business (spec-building & flipping & rehabbing distressed property), but this one will focus on a group of people, successful women in real estate. Real estate investing is often regarded as a male […]

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Starting Out

Purchasing a Real Estate Investing Guru Program? Read This First!

by James W. Vermillion III July 5, 2012
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There are a lot of fantastic reasons to start investing in real estate: financial freedom, family security, supplemental income, fulfilling the entrepreneurial spirit, escaping the nine to five and more. However, it is often the salesmanship of a smooth talking “guru” that convinces someone to take action. They often promise access to a “secret” real […]

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Real Estate Investing

Flipping & Rehabbing Distressed Property: 3 on 3 Interview Series

by James W. Vermillion III June 25, 2012
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The second 3 on 3 installment will focus on distressed property rehabilitation, also known as rehabbing, flipping, etc. Joining me in answering three rehab related questions are two experienced and very successful rehabbers: Will Barnard – Will is President of Barnard Enterprises, Inc. and a number of subsidiary companies. he has experience in many aspects […]

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Real Estate Investing

Partnerships: The Benefits of Teaming Up in Real Estate Investing

by James W. Vermillion III June 19, 2012
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Everyone has heard the horror stories of business partnerships: the tale of one partner screwing the other out of his life savings, the partnership turned Ponzi-scheme with one partner in the dark about the scam, friendships ruined by a disagreement or financial losses, and families torn apart by well-intentioned business plans. Who knows how many […]

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Real Estate Investing

Non-Conforming Real Estate: What Is It & Why You Should Conform

by James W. Vermillion III June 17, 2012

It’s a question straight out of a Dr. Phil episode; how do I stand out while still conforming? This scenario is not a confused teenager though, it is a rehabilitated property. Real estate investors know the dangers of investing in a property that does not conform to the area; exiting the deal becomes very difficult. […]

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Real Estate Investing

The Advantages of Spec Building: 3 on 3 Interview Series

by James W. Vermillion III June 7, 2012
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I wanted to do something a little different, so I borrowed an idea from a couple sports blogs I follow and decided to start a 3 on 3 series. In each article three investors with experience in the subject area will answer the same three questions. The objective is to provide three perspectives from experts […]

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Real Estate Investing

Finding Rehab Deals in a Competitive Real Estate Market

by James W. Vermillion III June 3, 2012
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In markets around the country investors are working harder to find deals like those that were commonplace just a year ago. It’s not that rehab worthy deals are not out there, but many markets are not saturated with low-priced REOs, making rehabbers adapt their acquisition methods. There are several approaches investors can take in competitive […]

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