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BP Podcast 087: How to Thrive After The Collapse of a Real Estate Empire with Nathan Brooks

by Brandon Turner September 11, 2014
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Failure is no stranger in the real estate industry which is why we are excited to bring Nathan Brooks to The BiggerPockets Podcast today, an investor who knows firsthand that real estate can be tough! Nathan is an investor (both flips and rentals) from Kansas who went through a very difficult period during the real estate crash, losing […]

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General Real Estate

How to Go Broke in Real Estate, Pick Yourself Up & Try Again

by Nathan Brooks September 10, 2014
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My real estate education came through a different form than a classroom, a mentor or a self-help book. I learned it on my own. And after having owned nearly a million dollars worth of real estate before the age of 25… We filed for bankruptcy. No words come to mind after typing that sentence. It […]

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General Real Estate

7 Signs You’re Entering Into a House Flipping Disaster

by Michael LaCava September 10, 2014
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Without a doubt, the best way to succeed at house flipping is to identify early warning signs that a deal can potentially go south before it happens. Read on for tell-tale clues that you might be walking into a nightmare of a deal that could cost you thousands. Related: The Five Fundamental House Flipping Team […]

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General Real Estate

Inside Tips & Secrets From a Negotiating Pro

by Chad Carson September 10, 2014
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Negotiation is one of the most important skills you can learn as a real estate investor. I can easily think of hundreds of thousands of dollars I’ve made from small improvements to my negotiating skills. Almost daily you will negotiate to get a property at a good price, a lender’s money at good terms, a […]

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General Real Estate

The New Trend That May Convince You to Try Your Hand at Property Management

by Drew Sygit September 10, 2014
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The Great Recession ended, according to U.S. economists, five years ago — so we can all stop worrying about the state of the economy now, right? Riiight. No matter what the economists tell you, the real estate market may be on the rise, but that’s only because it was beaten down so dramatically. Rewind to […]

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General Real Estate

How to Blow Your Local Competition Away Using Internet Marketing

by Antonio Coleman September 9, 2014
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Today is my third week of blogging for BiggerPockets, and I must say that the community is even better than I expected. You are wonderful people who take lots of pride in your real estate business. I would like to thank all of you who continue to read my blogs as they go live here […]

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Your Guide to Real Estate Marketing Success Using Door Hangers

by Chris Feltus September 9, 2014
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Targeted direct mail should always come first and is definitely the backbone of any sustainable real estate market campaign, but people often ask me about other methods for marketing. A common one I am asked about is door hangers, and do they work? The answer is a resounding yes; that is if your budget can […]

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The Vital Real Estate Investing Lesson I Just Taught My Daughter

by Ben Leybovich September 9, 2014
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One of the most important skills in life is to know how to pay attention. I don’t mean paying attention to details — you can pay others to do that. Pay attention to opportunities to learn. They are not always obvious. They are, in fact, almost never obvious… My Daughter’s Training Wheels So — we […]

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Make Your Own Luck: How to Succeed Using Results-Based Thinking

by Jeff Brown September 9, 2014
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Since back in 1976 I’ve been mentored by pros, all of whom provided lessons in real estate investing and general wisdom for which I’ll never be able to fully repay. There were those who were local. They mentored me at their convenience, beckoning me at random times at equally random places, though over half the […]

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How to Dodge the Bad Tenant Bullet

by Kevin Perk September 8, 2014
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When you are a landlord, figurative bullets can fly at you from many directions. Taxes, insurance, code enforcement and repairs are all things we landlords have to deal with. One of the most painful bullets if it finds its target, however, is the bad tenant. Dodging bad tenants begins with your tenant screening process, but […]

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How to Market Your Vacation Rental to Ensure Maximum Bookings

by Trey Duling September 8, 2014
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One of the most important tasks any vacation homeowner should pay attention to is getting bookings for their vacation home. After all, vacation home upkeep is not cheap, and to run any successful business (yes, owning a vacation home is a business) you need income. There are several ways to market your vacation home in […]

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Ace Your First Investor Meeting

by Michael Blank September 8, 2014
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In my BiggerPockets article “How to Find Investors To Fund Your Real Estate Deals,” I talked about how to find potential investors for your next apartment building deal. In this article I’ll give you a script for your first meeting with a potential investor. What do you want to accomplish with your first investor meeting? Ideally, […]

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How to Use a Home Buying Site to Boost Your Conversions & Credibility

by Danny Johnson September 7, 2014
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My wife and I started flipping houses way back in 2003. Time flies, and it’s flying much faster these days. I started a website for buying houses in 2004 or 2005. Looking back, that thing was atrocious. Ok, it wasn’t that bad, but I didn’t really do much with it. It was more of a […]

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How to Think Big to Achieve Big Financial Dreams

by Mark Ferguson September 7, 2014
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I like to think I have been pretty successful in real estate. I have 11 rentals, I’m working on 10 fix-and-flips and I employ a real estate team of 10 that helps me sell over 200 houses a year. My blog, which discusses my real estate investing and being a real estate agent, is doing […]

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How to Find Great Tenants Without Ever Meeting Them

by Eric Drenckhahn September 7, 2014
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I screen hundreds of renters every year for an apartment complex in an Homeowners Association (HOA). I see lots of background checks; our HOA is 95%+ a rental complex. I approve tenants — hundreds of them every year — without ever seeing or meeting them. I do not even call them. Of course after I […]

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