Quickly Evaluate Apt Deals: Top 5 Questions to Ask

Sunday, January 19

Let’s talk about how to quickly evaluate an apartment building deal. It’s important because there are tons of deals out there and you have to quickly know which ones you should pursue and which ones aren’t worth your time. Here are the 5 questions you should always ask: 1.What’s the NOI? ...


Bed Bugs: Spotting & Getting Rid of Them

Saturday, November 30

I invest in Cincinnati (among other markets) and live in NYC – the two bed bug capitals of the world. Needless to say, I’ve had to become familiar with how to quickly spot those little dudes. And they are nasty. Here’s why: Bed bugs can take over an entire house or apartment building. ...


Attention Wholesalers: 2 Ways to Stand Out from your Competition

Thursday, November 21

I’ve never successfully wholesaled a deal. I have, however, purchased real estate from a wholesale dealer. And I am constantly emailed, mailed and called from wholesale dealers wanting to buy my properties or sell me properties they have under contract. Plus, I’m a former VP at a New York City...


Get an Intern (yes, you!)

Tuesday, November 12

There’s really no reason not to have an intern. If you are a real estate investor then you should have an intern. I structure my internships so they receive a stipend based on performance and, so far, it’s worked out where we both enjoy the partnership. The experience they get from learning fir...


The Psychology of Raising Money

Monday, November 11

What’s the primary reason people invest in your deals? I just got done closing on a deal where I raised over $1,000,000 from private investors for my first multi-family deal. Before that process started, I thought the primary reason people would invest in my deal would be because of the re...


Don’t be a Real Estate Gambler

Sunday, November 03

There’s one approach to real estate investing that’s like gambling. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy Texas Hold Em and going to Vegas during March Maddness (BEST. TIME. EVER) but I don’t use that same gambling mentality when investing in real estate. If I were to use that gambling mentality whe...