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Investor Psychology

Investor Psychology

7 Actionable Things You Can Do Today To Become a Better Real Estate Investor

by John Fedro April 15, 2014
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Two of the goals of this website and the investor-authors that contribute here are to provide you with real world topics and ideas that will improve your investing knowledge and businesses.  That is my hope with this post. Investing in real estate takes determination, a plan, dedication, and daily action. (Tweet This!) While you do […]

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Investor Psychology

Sometimes Landlords Create Their Own Problems

by Kevin Perk April 7, 2014
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I was sitting around talking with a few other landlords the other day.  Some of these folks were new to landlording, others had been in the business for decades.  As is usually the case every time landlords get together, the discussion turned towards landlording problems.  This time was no different.  As the discussion rolled along, […]

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Investor Psychology

How I Overcame Fear, Age, and Lack of Experience to Become a Successful Real Estate Investor

by John Fedro April 6, 2014
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As I make my way farther and farther into my thirties I see more and more younger faces coming into the understanding and business of investing in real estate for profit. Gone are the days of me being the youngest investor in my Real Estate Investor’s Club, local seminars, or other real estate related groups. […]

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General Real Estate

“California Dreamin” – Real Estate Investing In High Dollar Areas

by Karen Margrave March 25, 2014
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HIGH DOLLAR MARKETS – DO THEY MAKE SENSE FOR YOU? When the real estate market crashed we left the area where we had done business for over 30 years and moved to southern California. The area we moved from had an unemployment rate just under 20%, and the prospects for the future of real estate […]

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Investor Psychology

The Psychology of Buying Real Estate: Why Some Investors Happily Pay More

by Chris Clothier March 19, 2014
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There has been an on-going discussion for years on the Biggerpockets.com forums related to real estate investing and what is a “good deal.”  Because there are so many different ways to invest in real estate and technology has brought every consumer much closer to opportunities than ever before, it seems that debating a “good deal” […]

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General Real Estate

Reading Between the Lines: Understanding Your Real Estate Buyers and Sellers

by John Fedro March 7, 2014
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Welcome back, As real estate investors we often have to be quick when it comes to reading people and making decisions about our buyers and sellers. While it is necessary, in this author’s mind, to be caring and honest with people you are dealing with it is also warranted to protect yourself from loss of […]

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Investor Psychology

1 Tip to Improve Your Game (My embarrassing story!)

by Tracy Royce February 22, 2014
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Recently I was invited to go bowling with a group of friends on Friday night. It’s bowling with music, drinks, and neon-lit lanes; sounds like a good time, right? Not if your average score trails that of a par golfer. I figured we’d be on teams, so my teammates could make up for my lack […]

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Investor Psychology

How to Flip Houses Like Instagram

by Michael LaCava February 9, 2014
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In 2010, a small California company opened its doors for business. With a small staff of four and an extremely limited capital, they surely lacked size and money, they even lacked a phone system. What they did have is a singular vision, which was to outdo Kodak. Even the most optimistic glass half-full person wouldn’t […]

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Investor Psychology

3 Creative Real Estate Deals That Transformed My Business

by John Fedro February 7, 2014
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Welcome back, “Real estate investing is easy. You simply purchase an unwanted property for cheap and resell it for a higher price.” This is what a young me thought 12 years ago, before I ever invested in a single property. Now with more than 100 deals under my belt I can safely say this is […]

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How to Pay Yourself When Buying an Apartment Building with Investors

by Michael Blank February 3, 2014
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When I bought my 12-unit apartment building (read the entire gut-wrenching discourse here), I put the entire deal together with a handful of investors. In fact, I ended up not putting any of my own money into the deal and got paid $15,000 at closing. Let’s talk about how to pay yourself when doing deals, […]

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Investor Psychology

YES! 6 Proven Elements of Persuasion That Actually Work

by Seth Williams January 24, 2014
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Can you think of anything more powerful than the ability to persuade? Think of what you could accomplish if you could get anyone to respond to you with the word: “YES”. Imagine if you could: Find all the buyers you need Close deals with one phone call Hire the best help, for the best price […]

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Investor Psychology

Expectations Can Lead To Suffering… Here’s How to Overcome

by John Fedro January 14, 2014
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As real estate investors our businesses often times revolve around the decisions of other people. While purchasing property we often times can find ourselves mentally crossing-our-fingers or saying our prayers in hopes a seller or buyer will make a decision which favors our wallets. These unnecessary and ill placed expectations can often times lead to […]

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Quit Making New Year’s Resolutions

by Tom Sylvester January 6, 2014
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Sit back and watch the show.  That is what I do every year about this time. You see, while successful people are just going about their daily routine, a bunch of other people come out of the woodwork and create these “New Year’s resolutions”.  Then for the next few weeks or months they are gung-ho, […]

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Investor Psychology

It Might Be Time to Switch Your Niche to New Construction – Here’s Why.

by Karen Margrave December 25, 2013
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Every day on BiggerPockets we read of the strategies of those that fix/flip properties, or buy/hold. These investors are usually looking for older houses that for one reason or another are being offered at below market prices to buyers. However; as the market improves, there are fewer and fewer of those opportunities. You can get […]

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26 Epic Insights All Real Estate Investors Need To Think About

by Seth Williams December 24, 2013
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One of the greatest resources we have is the wisdom of those who have come before us. There are a lot of things we can learn from people who have proven their aptitude to the world and made it to the top in their fields of expertise. Every so often, I’ll come across an epic […]

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