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Investor Stories and Lessons*

Investor Stories and Lessons*

5 Surefire Tricks & Tips to Overcome Naysayer Negativity

by Matt Faircloth October 31, 2014
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“You can’t do that!” “The market is not good.” “Real estate investing is risky!” We have all heard these less-than-uplifting comments before. Everyone from seasoned real estate investors to newbies have come across naysayers when the topic of real estate investing is discussed. The toughest part about naysayers is that they typically are friends and […]

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How to Use Positive Triggers to Be a More Productive Investor

by John Fedro October 31, 2014
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Over the past decade investing in real estate I realized my strengths and weaknesses as a real estate investor, and as a human being in general. Below is a list of the biggest 5 positive triggers I’ve set for myself.

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The Buy ‘n Hold and NEVER Sell Strategy: A Case Study

by Jeff Brown October 30, 2014
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Last week’s post talked about various strategies that didn’t work as advertised when it comes to real estate investing. Now, to be clear, the “tried and true” strategy of acquiring rental homes ’til one has 10 homes, then eliminating all debt by retirement, will defeat most-non real estate approaches, hands down. That’s true and has […]

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Real Estate Investors: Do You Exhibit These 5 Irrational Behaviors?

by Chris Clothier October 29, 2014
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I had some fun with this week’s article by recording a video. I am so used to simply writing, so I wanted to change up my own routine a bit. Take a look at the video, and then be sure and connect below in the comments. I would love to hear some of your own […]

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3 Simple Traits that Will Take You Far in Business (and in Life)

by Engelo Rumora October 25, 2014
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“Getting rid of a delusion makes us wiser than getting hold of a truth.” — Ludwig Borne In many of my blogs, I have mentioned that I live by the numbers. The daily grind is really about replicating and creating an environment to succeed. In my business, I keep in mind that my purposes should be […]

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How to Embrace the Uncertainty of Change & Make Your First Deal

by Marcus Maloney October 24, 2014
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In life, change can present many challenges and can therefore be frightening — but to become a successful real estate investor, you will eventually come to a fork in the road called transition. One question you will face is: do I continue on the path of working a job that is paying the bills but which I dread going […]

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You’ll Reach Goals Faster by Rewarding Yourself: Here’s Why

by Mark Ferguson October 19, 2014
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If you are a regular on the BiggerPockets Blog or any personal finance blog, you should notice a common theme. Save money, invest that money, and in the future you will have much more money that you can spend on the things you want, or you can retire early. I believe in saving money and […]

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Good Tenant, Low Yield or Bad Tenant, High Yield: What’s Better?

by Leon Yang October 16, 2014
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There comes a point, I think, when every landlord takes a look at what they own and wonders whether to keep the property or sell it. There are many motivations for wanting to sell a property, but in this post I’m going to talk about trying to decide whether to sell a property that has […]

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How to Overcome Fear & Ask for What You Want (or the Time I Made $30K in 6 Weeks)

by Nathan Brooks October 15, 2014
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There are monumental moments in life we will never forget: in life, in business and with our family and our children. For me, there was one such moment during a deal that came together where I made the most money I had ever made in a real estate deal to that point — and having been […]

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It’s My Birthday and I’ll Work 12 Hours if I Want to!

by Engelo Rumora October 4, 2014
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In case you missed it, my birthday was this Thursday, October 2nd. While most people my age would be out shopping or celebrating with family and friends, I decided to go to the office and continue with my daily routine. (Check out this article to find out more about Engelo’s daily routine.) The last full […]

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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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How Tyler Made $100,000 Through the BiggerPockets Forums (Video Included!)

by Andy McFarland October 2, 2014
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“You’re just wasting your time online reading that real estate stuff!” Ever hear that from anyone? Can BiggerPockets REALLY help you succeed and make money in REAL LIFE? I’m asking a serious question here. Are you just wasting your time surfing the forums and reading these blog posts? Can it translate into real world success? […]

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The Top 6 Reasons Mobile Home Investing Sucks (and How to Get Around Them)

by John Fedro September 26, 2014
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Welcome back, Three weeks ago I was out of the state looking at some investment property to purchase, a mobile home park to be specific. Typically, when I am out of my local area and staying a few nights, I enjoy finding local real estate investor clubs to attend to learn more about the locals […]

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26 More Epic Insights All Real Estate Investors Need To Think About

by Seth Williams September 26, 2014
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Last year I compiled a collection of 26 Epic Insights All Real Estate Investors Need To Think About. It was an instrumental list of undeniable wisdom that played a major role in helping me think the right way about about real estate investing and business in general. Realizing that these quotes would probably have a similar effect […]

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The “Hood” I Didn’t Buy in, 5 Police Cars and the Gun Pointed at Me

by Nathan Brooks September 24, 2014
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A few days ago, as I do often, I walked through a bunch of houses. Right now in our market, the good houses are flying off the shelves — and generally for more money than they have been. Dangit. So I’ve been even more on top of properties new to the market in order to […]

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