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Archive of Matt Faircloth

In 2005, Matt founded The DeRosa Group along with his wife, Elizabeth. At the time, the two person company owned and managed two assets – a single family home and a duplex. Over the last nine years, they have grown the company to a 12 person team owning and managing over five million dollars in residential and commercial assets throughout the central NJ and Philadelphia area. One of DeRosa’s mantras is “to make money while making a difference.”

Matt has written 15 articles for The BiggerPockets Blog.


Business Management & Productivity*

The Ultimate Due Diligence Guide for Buy & Hold Properties

by Matt Faircloth October 24, 2014
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Hey All! As you might already be aware, our primary focus is buy-rehab-hold. Many times over the years, deals have looked great on the first walk through, and the numbers have come up solid, but upon further inspection, we have found issues that caused us to change our minds about the deal. It’s important to […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

4 Essential Steps to Take BEFORE Seeking Private Money

by Matt Faircloth October 17, 2014
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How many people remember the importance of “prerequisites” in college? I can recall being super excited to register for a few classes, and when I was filling out the last page of registration, it denied my paperwork since I did not have the correct prerequisite class.  Of course, being young and naive, I thought this rule […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

I (Almost) NEVER Wholesale Real Estate: Here’s Why

by Matt Faircloth October 10, 2014
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It’s time to stir some things up here on BiggerPockets! I know there is a large community of wholesalers on BP, and I am coming right into the middle of that community and saying that I almost never involve wholesaling in my business. So I’m pretty much getting on BiggerPockets and picking a fight. Crazy […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

Think Your Business Plan is Flawless? Don’t Forget This Key Element!

by Matt Faircloth October 3, 2014
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About a month ago my husband Matt and I were sitting in a real estate closing. We were doing the typical “closing” activities. We were busy signing paperwork and keeping an eye on our 10 month old. (Yes, our little guy has already been to two real estate closings!) We had one of our three […]

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Flipping Houses & Rehabbing*

My First Flip & Fix: Termites, Hauntings & A Foundation of Dirt

by Matt Faircloth September 26, 2014
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We all have crazy things that have happened to us that seem too out of the ordinary to be true.  This happens in all walks of life, but I have found that there is a special kind of crazy for the stories that have come from real estate investors. I have been in the business […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

8 Crucial Points to Consider BEFORE Quitting Your Job to Invest Full Time

by Matt Faircloth September 19, 2014
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“You want to leave your job and do what??!!” This was the initial comment family and friends said to us when we shared that we wanted to quit our jobs to become real estate investors full time. Here is the next question we often got as a follow up to the first question: “What will […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

5 Secrets to Increasing the Profit of Your Rental

by Matt Faircloth September 12, 2014
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Hey All! Last week my wife, Liz, shared with you a step-by-step guide to purchase a buy and hold. Closing on a deal that meets your goals is fantastic, but it is only half the battle. I am here this week to tell you about the other half of the equation — keeping it profitable. To […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

Your Comprehensive Guide to Owning a Rental Property in Just 60 Days

by Matt Faircloth September 5, 2014
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I know many of you are saying, “This can’t be done! Are these people crazy?” Well, I am back this week to tell you that this can be done! And to be honest, I am a little crazy, too! I’m super excited this week to share a step-by-step guide on how to buy your first […]

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Landlording and Rental Property Investing*

6 Brilliant Tools to Make You Look like a Pro Landlord

by Matt Faircloth August 29, 2014
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We have all heard “fake it until you make it.” Well there is a lot of truth to this! Today I am going to share some “must have” vendors and tools I use as a Landlord and that will help any landlord improve their image to their tenants. I have used some of them since […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

The 5 “Better” Questions to Ask In Order Achieve Your Goals In Real Estate!

by Matt Faircloth August 22, 2014
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Hello again. Liz back with this week’s blog post! I don’t know about you, but I feel like 2014 has flown by incredibly fast!  As the summer months come to a close, I am sure many of you are like me – thinking and planning for the last four months of the year. The last […]

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Investor Financing and Creative Real Estate Strategies*

The Definitive Guide to Finding Private Money Lenders in Your Network

by Matt Faircloth August 15, 2014
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Over the years, I have met many real estate entrepreneurs and told them of our successes in raising private lenders and private equity partners. For those in the business that have not worked with private money yet, it may seem that finding those investors requires either luck or a membership in the “good old boys […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

7 Ways to Stay HAPPILY Married When Investing with your Spouse!

by Matt Faircloth August 8, 2014
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Hello again. Liz here to share some success tips when investing and working with your spouse.  Matt (my husband of almost nine years) and I have learned a lot about this topic from trial and error and would love to share some tips that way you can avoid some of the challenges we faced! As […]

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Investor Stories and Lessons*

Gauging the Motivation of Your Buyer

by Matt Faircloth August 1, 2014
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My team and I are currently in the middle of selling a few of our “fix and flip” houses. Therefore,  I thought a timely subject to share for the week would be home buyer motivation.  Not all buyers are created equal and it goes well beyond the price and terms they offer you for your […]

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Business Management & Productivity*

Five Critical Building Blocks to Creating a “Dream Team”

by Matt Faircloth July 25, 2014
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Hi Everyone – Matt’s wife – Liz here. I am going to be a guest contributor to Matt’s blog from time to time! I am going to write on various real estate topics as well as business strategy. For over a decade, I helped leaders from many different industries build and retain high performing teams. […]

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Real Estate Investing Basics*

The 5 Things You Need to Know Before Getting Started in Real Estate

by Matt Faircloth July 13, 2014
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Hi All – this is my first blog post!  Thanks for reading and a HUGE thank you to BiggerPockets for the opportunity to share some ideas with you. I hope you find this and our future posts of value. I’ve been investing for over 10 years now, at first part time (while I had a […]

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