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Archive for April, 2012


Lose the fear of talking to motivated sellers!

Let’s talk about taking to sellers without fear! Like in any career that entails talking to people, when we’re “new” there’s the likelihood that there’s some fear or nervousness involved… we’re not in “sales”, but we’re definitely “selling” an idea or concept, and some of the people we’re dealing with are skeptical. Whether you’ve got […]

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Staging Houses In Real Estate Investing

Three years ago, houses were selling fast. Anyone could get a mortgage, and interest rates were low. Now interest rates are still low, but it’s hard to get a mortgage. So, you do have to take a little more time to sell your houses. Now, there are some types of deals that you might want […]

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Persistence PAYS in Real Estate Investing

Let’s talk about persistence, you know, the ability to keep going when things keep holding you back? Sometimes both new investors and old need a check-up from the neck-up. This business can be tough at times ! I don’t care what the guru’s tell you, this is not an easy business, though it’s simple sometimes. […]

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Where there’s a WILL, there’s a WELL!

I haven’t showered since Saturday… but I’m hoping that with each passing day it gets me closer to enjoying the cleanliness and freshness that a daily shower brings… There’s children in East Africa in a school/orphanage that have never showered. In fact, most of the have never tasted water that wasn’t from an unclean pond […]

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Simon Sinek’s message is perfect for real estate investors…

“We’re not good at everything, we’re not good by ourselves,” says Simon Sinek at the 99% Conference. Our ability to build trust and relationships is the key to our survival as a race, and to thriving as ideamakers.” Typically I create videos for our REI-TV segments with myself teaching real estate. This round I found […]

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What’s Your Big Why?

You have one, right? Certainly people like us who are either in business, or contemplating going into business have a “big why”… so what’s yours?  Follow the steps below and you’ll be motivated and more likely to succeed! In case you have no clue what I’m carrying on about, your “big why” is what drives […]

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Use Facebook to Find Motivated Sellers!

Learn how to use Facebook to find motivated seller leads! On Tuesday the 17th at 7:00 pm central, 8:00 pm eastern, and 5:00 pm pacific time we’ll be LIVE teaching “How to Find Motivated Sellers Using Facebook”! With the growing popularity of Facebook, (almost a BILLION users now) and the ability to create profiles, groups […]

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Don’t Be a “Penny Wise and Pound Foolish”

Lately, I’ve had the conversation several times with students trying to save a few bucks by taking shortcuts with their expenses building their biz. Be careful, silly! It’s important to use good judgment on your spending. We all know that saving money is the same as making it… to the bottom line at least… but […]

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The Sky Is Falling! (or is it?)

We create our own economy… In life, as in business, we can’t always control some things. As entrepreneurs, we like to think we can, but sadly, “some” things are truly out of our control.  Having said that, there are other things that we CAN control…and THAT are where we have to put our efforts.  Our […]

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Shovels or Gold?

Who made the most money during the Gold Rush? If you said the guys panning for Gold you’re WRONG. It was the businesses selling shovels, pans, and other prospecting supplies that made it BIG! In fact, I believe it’s how the “Levis” company got started… selling blue jeans to the miners! image: http://www.reuters.com I don’t […]

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To Use A Hook Or A Net?

I’ve heard both the “fishing” analogy used above and I’ve heard the “firearms” story when discussing the answer with other successful investors.  The question being: “Should an investor pursue only one type of deal, (niche) or should she take on multiple… or many?”.   Obviously, the “hook” or “rifle” approach would have you only doing […]

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