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Investor Psychology

Investor Psychology

The Importance of Being a Genuine Person In Real Estate

by Engelo Rumora August 22, 2014
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Real Estate investing is a numbers game. For anyone that has ever thought about purchasing just one property, all it takes is a few quick calculations and you’ll begin to see the dollar signs $$$. It’s pretty simple math too. I don’t know anyone that doesn’t enjoy cashing checks each month and really feeling their […]

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How to Think & Work Like a Successful Real Estate Investor

by Engelo Rumora August 2, 2014
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Just the other day I was reading an article about millionaire mentality. I shared the same article with my friends on Facebook where I got the standard likes. I don’t know if anyone actually read it, as the article was nothing original or profound but it was correct. Being successful is not an end result […]

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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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How to Handle Questions Prospective Tenants Ask That Legally You Can’t Answer

by Kevin Perk June 30, 2014
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Prospective tenants like to ask lots questions. “Who else lives here?” “Where do the people that live here work?” “Are there any kids living here?” These types of questions are to be expected. After all, choosing a new place to live and making a move are pretty big decisions. It is not unreasonable for someone […]

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Start Small: How Purchasing 1 Investment Property A Year For 10 Years is Really All You Need

by Lisa Phillips June 24, 2014
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When you’re getting started in real estate investing, you hear so much advice from experienced investors, its really hard to determine a strategy on where to start. I have one bit of advice for you in order to help break this real estate investing thing down, and give you a model that can help make […]

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10 Powerful YouTube Videos Every Real Estate Investor Needs To See (#10 Might Even Change Your Life)

by Seth Williams June 20, 2014
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1. Simon Sinek: Start With Why While it sounds like an obvious concept on the surface, I’ve found a surprising pattern in my conversations with a lot of real estate investors. Most real estate investors have no idea why they’re in business. They may understand what they’re doing (buying and selling real estate), they may understand how […]

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Things aren’t Always Objective in Real Estate — Life Happens!

by Jeff Brown June 10, 2014
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In last week’s post we talked about how a California couple might trade their impressive net equity — about $435,000 — into a far better investment environment, Texas. Since their household income is enough to support their growing family, but not enough to add to their overall Plan, at least for now, their options are […]

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One Man’s BiggerPockets Experience – Narrated by 15 Mildly Amusing Internet Memes

by Seth Williams June 6, 2014
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If you’re not familiar with “internet memes”, let me give you a quick rundown. According to Wikipedia, A meme (/ˈmiːm/ meem)[1] is “an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture. A meme acts as a unit for carrying cultural ideas, symbols, or practices that can be transmitted from one mind to another.” If you’ve spent any […]

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Real Estate Is Like A Roller Coaster (Learn To Enjoy The Ride!)

by Glenn Schworm May 31, 2014
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Fellow Investors, are you enjoying the Roller Coaster? If you are actively investing in any capacity, you are on a roller coaster! My question to all of us is….Are you enjoying the ride? Where I Have Been And What Have I’ve Been Up To? I have not written consistently for many months now, but I […]

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3 Reasons Why Being Last Is Better Than Being First In Real Estate

by John Fedro May 30, 2014
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Welcome back, The world is full of people who quit. A study I remember hearing years ago that frightened me terribly was that over 90% of people interested in real estate investments never close their first real estate investment deal. Why does this failure happen when people have such good intention and ambition when starting […]

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14 Things Every Real Estate Investor Should Do Every Single Day

by Brandon Turner May 28, 2014
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Every morning I’m awaken by a slobbery Yorkie tongue licking my face; after that, it doesn’t get much better. I stand in the freezing cold for twenty three minutes while my puppy Charlie leaves his signature on seven different tree trunks followed by a rousing game of “I Wonder How Loud I Can Bark at The Cats To […]

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The 3 Types Of Multi-Family Buyers: Idiots, Jerks and Me…

by Ben Leybovich May 27, 2014
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First – I owe you an apology. I was forced to skip last week on the blog, and one of you guys called me out on it.  So, I am sorry for missing and I am ecstatic that someone would actually miss me on here! Specifically because when I called Brandon on Monday to tell […]

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Why Real Estate Investors Shouldn’t Be Afraid To Ask In Spite Of a Likely No

by Ken Corsini May 23, 2014
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Today I was reminded of a very important principle. I had scheduled an appointment with a garage door company to do some repair work on my garage door. The technician looked at the work and told me the parts and labor would be $200. Being that I’m a cheapskate, I had no intention of paying […]

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One Small Simple Step To Growing Your Network and Increasing Your Influence

by John Fedro May 23, 2014
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Welcome back, Everyone has to eat. One of the best things I did when I started my investing career was ask two active local real estate investors out to lunch to get to know each other and chit-chat. I did not only ask this from these two investors but continued taking different investors and real […]

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How Over-Paying For An Apartment Building Can Get You A Deal In Real Estate

by Michael Blank May 19, 2014
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We’re taught that we should never underwrite a commercial real estate deal based on future performance, always on current performance. This is great advice, but sometimes it doesn’t match reality. Here’s an extreme example to make my point: what if you’re looking at an empty 10-unit apartment building? Technically, the net operating income (NOI) is actually […]

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