Venturing into Multi-Family Properties: How to Make the Switch

Author: Josh Cantwell

Venturing into Multi-Family Properties: How to Make the Switch

Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to increase your cashflow, build equity for your future, and secure the personal and financial freedoms that traditional jobs don’t often allow.  For most real estate investors, single-family properties are the obvious starting point. And, for many, that may be the strategy that carries them…  Continue Reading

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Do Big Things

Do you have the personal freedom to do big things?  That’s what real estate investing is all about. Rather than trading your time for money at a 9 to 5 job, you build your own business and create the personal freedom that gives you space to pursue your dreams.  Doing big things isn’t something you…  Continue Reading

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More than Money: Why Finding Meaning & Fulfillment is Essential for Entrepreneurs

Tyler Brummett has achieved more professional success in his 20s than most people hope to achieve over the course of their entire career.  As the former Director of Mortgage Banking for Quicken Loans, Tyler was one of the youngest directors ever for a Fortune 500 company. Currently, Tyler works as the Vice-President of Business Development…  Continue Reading

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Land More Deals by Controlling the Conversation

How do you handle objections as a real estate investor?  Let’s you’re on the phone with a motivated seller and they just keep bringing up concerns. What’s going to bring that seller to the table?  The key is to control the conversation. This doesn’t mean you come off as controlling. Instead, your goal is to…  Continue Reading

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The One Secret to Building Long-Term Wealth

As a successful real estate investor, people often ask me what one thing made me successful. I always have two words for them: self-discipline.  It’s the secret sauce of successful investors. It’s not a flashy insider tip or a trick that will shortcut you to success. It’s a gritty daily grind. It’s a war. But…  Continue Reading

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Ninja Leadership Tips for Every Investor

We all know a terrible boss. And we all hope we’ll never be that terrible boss. But as your real estate investing business grows, how do you avoid becoming the next Michael Scott? It’s not about dynamic speaking or motivating emails. It’s about your leadership philosophy and the foundation of your team building. If you…  Continue Reading

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Sustainable Success: Define Your Investing Strategy & Achieve Financial Freedom

One of the best parts of being in this industry is hearing the success stories of people who made the transition from their former, traditional jobs to full-time real estate investing (REI). No two stories are alike, but they are all inspiring for those who are watching and waiting to make the leap to entrepreneurship…  Continue Reading

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Five Mantras of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you ever wish someone would just hand you the secret key to success?  As a real estate investor, I’ve met my fair share of successful entrepreneurs, and I’ve become one myself. One thing I’ve realized after years in this business is that there really is a key to success. But it’s not a secret…  Continue Reading

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How to Fund Deals in Minutes

I recently did a deal with a buddy of mine. We were putting in an offer on a 164-unit apartment complex and needed to raise $1.1 million to close. I put the word out and in less than 60 minutes we had $2.55 million in pledges.  Just. Like. That. So how do you raise $2.55…  Continue Reading

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Death By A Thousand Cuts: How Distractions Can Cost You And What You Can Do About It

Real estate investing can sometimes feel like a very elaborate balancing act. You’re working on marketing efforts, raising capital, finding new properties, and adding value to your existing properties – all at once.  But when it comes to your business strategy, your focus should be very narrow. In other words, you don’t want to spread…  Continue Reading

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Your Apartment Deal A-Team

What’s the big deal with apartments? If you’re not convinced apartments are a smart move for a real estate investor, this example might just change your mind.  A buddy of mine recently did a massive apartment deal. He repositioned the apartments to improve the tenant base and drive up rent. Most of the repositioning was…  Continue Reading

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Market Trends & Predictions: Where Are We Headed?

It seems like every day, multiple times a day, we’re bombarded with news about the real estate market.  “Rates are down!” “Inventory is up!” “Appreciation has slowed!” “Is another recession on the way?” So be daring, Josh

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Entrepreneurial Motivation from Rock-Climbing Champ Hans Florine

Which thought is scarier: climbing nearly 3,000 feet up the side of a mountain or quitting your stable job to start your own business? If you answered, “climbing the mountain,” I’m 100% right there with you. If you answered, “starting a business,” we have some talking to do.  The fact is: neither of these scenarios…  Continue Reading

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Your Legacy Your Way

You’ve been working hard every single day to build a legacy. But how can you be sure that legacy will be protected and handled the way you want it to be handled when it’s time to pass it on?The key is asset management. And that’s not just going to happen—it takes time and planning. Time…  Continue Reading

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4 Steps for Launching & Maintaining a Successful Business

Starting a business is no easy feat. But it’s something that millions of people have done – and done successfully – for many years.  So what’s the secret to making sure your business will be profitable and sustainable? Well, there are a ton of factors that come into play. But one of the most important…  Continue Reading

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The Seven Secrets of Successful Entrepreneurs

What does it take to succeed? To meet your goals? To build a thriving investment business? To have significance and contribute to your community? If you observe successful real estate investors, you’ll see that they have a few things in common. They share some mindsets and habits that you can adapt. And if you do,…  Continue Reading

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Wholesaling Pre-habs

One of my clients that I fund a lot of deals for, Anthony, has become a master of Wholesaling Pre-habs. I fund 4-10 deals a month for him (like clockwork), and he’s getting in and out of these properties for quick profits. So I was thinking that you should get to know his system. I…  Continue Reading

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Apartments = Massive Passive Income

If you’re looking for ways to increase your real estate investment profit without increasing your workweek, it’s time to consider an apartment investment. You’ll see long-term increases in passive income if you stop busting your butt doing rehabs and enter a whole new world of commercial real estate. Is this the right move for you?…  Continue Reading

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Multi-family Investments: Finding Deals and More

Real estate investors who specialize in apartment buildings or other multi-family properties are a unique breed. Investing in apartments takes a special skill set, and not everyone is cut out for it. But, on the other hand, not everyone is cut out to be a real estate investor – period. But, investing in multi-family properties…  Continue Reading

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Investor Habits that Wow Private Lenders

When you close a deal as a real estate investor, you’re not the only one getting paid. And if that deal went well, you’re probably not the only one eager to repeat the process. But will your private lender want to work with you again? If you adopt these five habits, you’re sure to be…  Continue Reading

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From First Convo to Final Offer: A 5-Step Process to Win Over Sellers

Imagine that you could win over every potential seller that you interact with… by getting them to agree to a fair but awesome property deal for you. Well, I have bad news and good news. The bad news? This scenario won’t play out for you every time you interact with a seller. The good news?…  Continue Reading

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Private Lending for Rentals Rehabs and Apartments

Private lenders might just be holding the key to your next big real estate investment deal, especially if you’re dreaming of moving from single family investments to apartments. Let’s cover some key definitions and principles of investing, then turn to a few examples of private lending deals and some of the benefits you’ll see when…  Continue Reading

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3 Steps for Building a Killer Pipeline of Property Deals

Imagine if you had someone whose sole job was to find property deals for YOUR real estate investing business. This person would spend all their working hours scouting for properties, connecting with real estate experts in your area, and bringing you all the deals you need to keep your business booming. Well, I’ve got good…  Continue Reading

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How to Find and Close Killer On Market Deals

“It’s not who you know. It’s who knows you.” Your job is to do deals, so you should constantly be looking for them. On market properties (actively listed for sale on the MLS) might have more competition, but they’re also ready to be closed, so they’re a great source for investors. The key is to…  Continue Reading

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5 Surefire Ways to Build a Cash Buyers List

“It’s not who you know. It’s who knows you.” Every real estate investor knows that having a solid cash buyers list is super important… but not all of them realize that the list doesn’t have to be huge. As you build a cash buyers list, the key to success is to “collect” a core group…  Continue Reading

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Six Step Due Diligence and Property Analysis

New real estate investors out there, are you doing your due diligence to protect yourself from a deal that’s sure to go sideways? Here are six steps (plus two bonus steps I threw in just because I like you) you can take to analyze potential properties and narrow your focus to the ones that are…  Continue Reading

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9 Things Enormously Productive People Refuse to Do

The most successful businesspeople in the world all achieved their goals through different strategies and methods. But, no matter their industry or goals, they all generally have 9 characteristics in common. And these are traits that lead to exceptional productivity. Remember this: NONE of us have extra time. All of us have 24 hours in…  Continue Reading

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Five Traits of Success

What makes an investor successful? What makes an investor fail? Successful investors share several mindsets and habits and these are things that every investor needs… not only as they’re starting out, but at every stage in their investing business. Let’s take a look at the top five of these traits. 1. Be Willing to Fail…  Continue Reading

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Lifecycle of Investors

  Building a successful real estate investing (REI) business is a marathon—not a sprint. You’d be hard pressed to find a real estate investor who became successful overnight. It takes days, weeks, months, and usually years of hard work to grow a business that brings you the financial freedom you’re hoping for. On the bright…  Continue Reading

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Market Research and Making Offers

So you’re just starting out as a real estate investor. You’re ready to look at properties and make offers. But how do you find those properties? Let’s talk about what it takes to find properties—including strategies that save you money in the process. Market Research First, where exactly are you looking for these properties? Don’t…  Continue Reading

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Rent to Own and Alternate Exit Strategies

In the world of real estate investing, making a quick and profitable sale of your property is the ultimate goal. But—more than likely—this picture-perfect ending isn’t always the reality of your situation. So, when you’re struggling to sell a property, what other options can you consider? If you don’t have any interest in keeping the…  Continue Reading

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The Contractor Interview

Your contractor is a crucial member of your team—contractors can make or break a project. But it’s still your team, so there’s plenty you can do to make sure your contractor is helping you make money and finish on time. And it starts with hiring the right contractor to begin with. So how do you…  Continue Reading

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Private Lending for Profit: Part 1

Insurance adjuster by day, real estate private lender by night (well, and weekends too). This describes Keith Baker’s professional life, in a nutshell. The Houston-based private lender also hosts The Private Lender Podcast. But he didn’t always have a career in real estate. As Keith explains to Josh in this podcast, his background is in…  Continue Reading

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How to Get Your Direct Mail Paid For

Direct mail marketing is one of the most effective ways for those of us in real estate investing to score the best property deals. Even though it seems antiquated to send a postcard or letter through the mail, tons of research proves that this marketing technique is very impactful. In fact, direct mail marketing still…  Continue Reading

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Structuring Creative Real Estate Deals to Boost Your Profits

When it comes to structuring creative real estate deals, Sean Flanagan is a verified pro. With more than 20 years of real estate investing experience in several competitive markets across the nation, he’s covered all the bases – from wholesaling to fix and flips, and everything in between. Sean is also an expert marketer who…  Continue Reading

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From Firefighter to REI & Entrepreneur Coach: Colby Amerine’s Story – Part 2

As an experienced and renowned sales coach for real estate investors and entrepreneurs, Colby Amerine has worked with clients from all walks of life – and at various points in their business paths. Colby, a firefighter-turned-investor-turned-coach, has interacted with many real estate investors over the years. During that time, he began to notice patterns in…  Continue Reading

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7 Common Mistakes Wholesalers Make

Have you set any wholesaling goals for the year? All real estate investors (really, everyone actually) should have big goals. And once you have goals, you need to figure out the steps to meet those goals. But have you ever thought about what you should avoid doing in order to meet your goals? I want…  Continue Reading

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From Firefighter to REI & Entrepreneur Coach: Colby Amerine’s Story

Colby Amerine’s professional path is anything but typical. As a firefighter and paramedic who was 10 years into his career when he experienced a serious physical injury, he never expected to be facing such a pivotal and life-changing decision. Knowing he needed to pursue a new path, Colby began to immerse himself in real estate…  Continue Reading

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Top Tips for Becoming High-Performing Entrepreneur

Real estate investors are some of the most successful entrepreneurs around the world. In fact, 90% of millionaires have created at least a portion of their wealth through real estate investments. Talk about the entrepreneurial spirit! As the founder of multiple 8- and 9-figure businesses, Vinnie Fisher knows a thing or two about becoming a…  Continue Reading

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Stress-Free Closings

Nothing strikes simultaneous dread and excitement into the heart of a real estate investor (or any home seller, really) than the words “closing day.” Closing on a property you’re selling is exciting, for sure, but it can also come with a lot of stress and uncertainty—especially if you aren’t prepared. So to help you out,…  Continue Reading

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Finding a Lender for Your Commercial Real Estate Investments Just Got Easier

When it comes to real estate investing, commercial projects are an entirely different beast. But the good news is this: many residential real estate investors have made the successful leap to commercial investing – which can be a very profitable venture, if done correctly. Whether or not you’ve considered dabbling in commercial real estate investing,…  Continue Reading

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Building Your Team & Making the Switch from Operator to Owner

Known as “The Flip King,” real estate investor Joe Evangelisti has done over 1,000 property deals and flips $10 million+ in real estate every year. It’s safe to say he’s pretty much an expert in the areas of flipping properties and wholesaling. But—get this—Joe only spends about 5-10 hours a week working for his company…  Continue Reading

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How Video & Digital Marketing Can Make Your REI Profits Skyrocket

In this day and age, digital marketing has become an essential component of every successful company. As a real estate investor, you have the power to build a profitable business for yourself with the help of digital and video marketing. If you want the best results, it can be highly beneficial to consult an online…  Continue Reading

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Mastering Multi-Family Property Investing

Investing in multi-family, value-add apartments is not for the faint of heart—but it can be an extremely profitable niche of this industry. Case in point: Real estate investor Jason Yarusi of New Jersey, who owns 400+ units, has had amazing success in the multi-family investing business. In this podcast, Jason shares how he first got…  Continue Reading

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The Ins and Outs of Seller Financing & Lease Option Investing

John Jackson knows a thing or two about seller financing and lease option (rent to own) closings. After all, he’s done more than 600 of these types of deals. He’s even fondly known as the “Texas lease option guy” by real estate experts and homebuyers in his local market. So, why would a real estate…  Continue Reading

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Working with Bank Asset Managers to Find Pre-MLS Properties

Real estate investing is a competitive but highly profitable industry. To help you gain the competitive edge you need to score the best property deals in your area, you might consider working with an asset manager at your local bank. That’s exactly what Jason Luchessi does to find many of his deals. As a successful…  Continue Reading

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How Part-Time Real Estate Investing Can Fit Your Goals & Lifestyle

Bigger isn’t always better – even in the world of real estate investing. For some of us, part-time investing strikes the perfect balance between earning extra income and maintaining a relatively low-stress lifestyle. In fact, part-time investing is exactly what Brad Crow set out to do about three years ago. Based in the Indianapolis area,…  Continue Reading

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10 Advantages of Self-Directed IRAs

You probably already know all 10 advantages of self-directed IRAs. You’ve probably already set up your own self-directed IRA and use it to fund deals. But how many people in your circle of influence have set up a self-directed IRA in order to invest with you? Your family members, friends, colleagues and other contacts probably…  Continue Reading

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2019 Ultimate Planning: Taking Your REI Biz to the Next Level

New Year’s resolutions… love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are pretty popular. The tricky thing with New Year’s resolutions is that many people don’t keep them—and that’s mainly because they don’t create quantifiable, detailed, written goals. When it comes to your real estate investing business, simply having a thought or a wish to succeed won’t…  Continue Reading

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Wholesaling Success Story: 6 Months, 20+ Property Deals & a Half Million in Profit

Cheryl Sturt isn’t your typical real estate investor. She got into the business just a few years ago and has already seen a huge amount of success—thanks, only in part, to her hot pink bandit signs. But it’s not just Cheryl’s pink marketing pieces or even her feminine name (which stands out in a sea…  Continue Reading

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From 1 Team Member to 100: A Successful REI Business Story

If Joe Greaves’ story teaches you anything, it should be this: it’s never too late to build a successful real estate investing business. Plus, with the right motivation, you can do it quickly. Not too long ago, Joe quit his job of 35+ years in commercial construction management to pursue real estate investing full-time—and he…  Continue Reading

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