Who Is Buying Houses in 2018?

Author: Josh Cantwell

Who Is Buying Houses in 2018?

So often as real estate investors we talk about how to change what we’re doing in order to build our businesses. We talk about improving our direct mail techniques, automating our systems, and finding private money. But if we’re not keeping a pulse on what buyers are doing, all that work is pointless. The more…  Continue Reading

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Deal Acquisitions & Finding Hyper-Buyers: Expert Strategies to Make Your Business Boom

In this expert interview podcast, I chat with REI and wholesaling experts Ben Sherman and RJ Nusz, who offer their must-hear advice on property acquisitions and building an extensive hyper-buyer list (that is, buyers who will purchase multiple properties from you every year). Ben, who served in active duty for the U.S. Air force for…  Continue Reading

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Finding Meaning & Financial Freedom with Your REI Business – We Show You How

If positive cash flow is your ultimate goal as a real estate investor, then be sure to check out this expert interview with Jim Thomas, a “tell it like it is,” successful investor based in New Jersey. Jim formerly worked in the railroad industry, where he put in long hours and sacrificed time spent with…  Continue Reading

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5-Week Direct Mail Marketing Plan

Whoever said “print is dead” has obviously never met a real estate investor. When it comes to building a successful real estate investing business, direct mail marketing is a key component. I won’t get into the nitty-gritty details here, but there are countless studies that prove that consumers spend more time looking at direct mail…  Continue Reading

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Private Money: Terms You Should Know

Private money is key to successful real estate investing. And I’m not just talking about borrowing some dough from Uncle Bob for that rehab project and then returning it to him when the project is done. That’s fine, but if you’re serious about the REI business, you need to be a bit more savvy about…  Continue Reading

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Whittlesay Lane – The Rocky River Roller Coaster

I am thrilled to say the “1148 Whittlesay Lane Rocky River Roller Coaster” has come to a full and complete stop. It’s been quite a ride! Now it’s completely DONE and MLS-ready! The excitement of a completed project is exactly why I love real estate investing. This renovation project has been a blast to work…  Continue Reading

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9 Steps to Avoid Laziness and Procrastination

In real estate investing (or just in life, in general), do you ever feel like you could use some help in the area of procrastination? If not—I envy you. I don’t know how you do it. You could also be lying… just saying. Let’s be honest, pretty much EVERYBODY would like to overcome laziness and…  Continue Reading

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How to Find Motivated Sellers (And Get Them to Talk to You)

Finding just the right seller sometimes feels like the never-ending blind date of real estate investing. And so often it’s a painful experience… although you always wind up with a few good stories. What if you could find a goldmine of highly motivated sellers and take some of the pain out of that search for…  Continue Reading

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8 No-Fail Strategies to Find Vacant Houses

When people ask me, “What’s your favorite type of property to invest in?” my go-to response is always “Vacant homes.” Why? Well, real estate investing is all about finding the best deals so you can build a positive cash flow and long-term equity. And buying vacant properties is one of the most strategic ways to…  Continue Reading

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Acquiring Deals Like a Boss

We all got into real estate investing because we want more money, right? We want more passive income. But what we really want is control. It’s not about the money, when you think about it. If you dig down deep to discover what you really want, it’s probably control… we want to be able to…  Continue Reading

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7 Step Goal Setting Formula

What does your life look like at the next level? As a real estate investor, you have the opportunity to dream big. Maybe your next level includes more free time to spend with your family. Maybe you want to drive a fancy car or go on exotic vacations. Maybe you want time on the golf…  Continue Reading

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7 Strategies of Motivated Seller Marketing

One of the top questions I get asked, as a professional in the real estate investing industry, is “How do you find motivated seller leads – and persuade them to sell to you?” Let me tell you: it’s a fine-tuned process that has taken years to develop. But, now that I have systems and procedures…  Continue Reading

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The Vision of an Entrepreneur with Kevin Harrington

A few months ago, I had the awesome opportunity to speak with none other than Kevin Harrington, one of the original Shark Tank judges, inventor of the infomercial and the As Seen on TV pioneer. We talked about the awesome opportunities we both see in real estate investing, what he looks for when providing funding,…  Continue Reading

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How to Become a Real Estate Engineer

Why do so many people FAIL in real estate investing? I’ll tell you: They don’t think outside the box. They compete with other people for common real estate deals, maybe on the MLS, or for foreclosures, or for Zillow properties… Who isn’t trying to buy cheap foreclosures? That’s definitely one successful strategy, but that can’t…  Continue Reading

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5 Steps to Creating Your Own Off-Market Lists

When it comes to creating a list of motivated sellers, the more unique you can make your list—the better. In the competitive world of real estate investing, a list that is highly specific to your needs and goals will get you much better leads that help you boost your business. So, what does it take…  Continue Reading

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Simplify, Accelerate and Automate

Over the last 13 years as a real estate investor, coach and national speaker, I’ve discovered that THE key ingredient to being successful in real estate (or any business for that matter) is SPEED. It’s the ability to find deals fast, evaluate deals fast, get comps fast, close deals fast, decide on an exit strategy…  Continue Reading

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Buying Contracts, Clauses and Assignments

As real estate investors, we all want the buying or selling process to be smooth sailing… And that’s most likely to happen if you have a good understanding of what goes on through each step of a real estate deal. So, let’s take a high-level view of contracts and purchase agreements to get a clear…  Continue Reading

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Don’t Jack Up Your Fix-Up

There’s a moment at the end of home reno reality shows when the homeowner sees the finished project for the first time. Usually, someone cries, at least a little. And sometimes, it’s because that remodel is an epic fail. As a real estate investor, you don’t want to ugly cry on the job site. Really,…  Continue Reading

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Building Your Rockstar Real Estate Dream Team

You’re familiar with the saying, “It takes a village…” Well, in the world of real estate investing (REI), it doesn’t take a village—but it does take a dream team—to build a successful, growing and thriving company. So, how do you go about building your rockstar real estate dream team? And where do you look for…  Continue Reading

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6 Tips for Pre-Screening and Negotiating with Sellers

Today I want to talk with you about something that’s super-important to your real estate investing… but something that might not get as much attention as it should. And while there’s a big trend in doing deals with off-market properties, these key 6 tips I’m about to share with you apply to just about any…  Continue Reading

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Inside Commercial Investing

I often talk a lot about fix and flips because that is mostly what I do and I love teaching that investing strategy… My real estate investing business is mostly rehabs and rentals. For the past 5 years or so, I’ve been building a big-profit portfolio of passive cash flow. So today, let’s talk about…  Continue Reading

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Finding Hyperbuyers

If you only know one thing about real estate investing, it’s that it’s a relationship-based business. Without fellow investors, buyers, real estate agents, lenders, etc. to support your endeavors, you’ll never achieve your long-term goals. Yet, so many investors focus solely on finding deals—without spending the time needed to build strong relationships with trustworthy buyers…  Continue Reading

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6 Shortcuts to Save Time and Money During Renovations

One of the reasons I wanted to make sure had a blog and kept up with it is to offer those “insider tips” you will not likely find in your typical real estate investment course. After years of trial and error, we’ve learned it isn’t always most profitable to do things by the book. For…  Continue Reading

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7 Steps to Outsourcing Improvements

In real estate investing, the renovation piece of the puzzle is a tricky one for some investors. From floors and walls to electrical and plumbing, there is a variety of work your properties may need in order to maximize the appreciation, and it is important to know what steps you will need to take and…  Continue Reading

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4 Rules of Big Profit Flips

Let’s talk Property Acquisition and filling up your deal pipeline for real estate investing. The way I think of property acquisition is like a funnel. You need to put A LOT of deals into the top of your funnel and the good deals worth buying will shake out the bottom. There are many ways to…  Continue Reading

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Finding Deeply Discounted Properties

Want to see how a Real Estate Investing powerhouse evaluates deals? Come along with Josh as he tours potential investment properties in the Northeast Ohio Area and witness firsthand how he finds deeply discounted investment properties. Find out all about the strategies Josh talked about in the video when you register for the One Flip…  Continue Reading

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6 Step Process to Find and Locate Deals

When I’m looking at a new property to buy for real estate investing, I’m typically looking at it for the first time from my computer, whether it’s photos someone sent me or it’s a listed on a site. I want to do as much due diligence on the it as I can before actually going…  Continue Reading

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7 Traits of the Perfect Private Lender Pitch

A regular recurring mistake that I see from my real estate investing clients and students is that they figure they’ll go to the bank, apply for a loan, then rehab and sell a house for a nice profit. When I meet new investors, they focus their attention on buying and selling, because they don’t realize…  Continue Reading

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5 Strategies to Crush Your Competition in Competitive Markets

For SREC coach and real estate investor Christopher Seder, the MLS in his market really started to dry up around 2011-2012. He quickly realized he needed to get creative if he wanted to stay in the real estate investing game. Where you are at in your market, it’s probably the same situation. Not as many…  Continue Reading

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5 Tips for Tripling Your Real Estate Investment Business

Maybe you have already dipped your toes in the real estate investing pool. Maybe you’ve completed one or two deals, but now you’re eager for more. How do you triple those profits and take your business to the next level? Last week, I sat down with coaching student, Maverick Mastermind member and third place winner…  Continue Reading

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Luxury Home Flipping

Most real estate investors who are looking to flip investment properties often deal with middle to lower-priced homes. The costs involved are typically more manageable and the likelihood of finding buyers is higher. It requires an in-depth and strategic understanding of the market so that investors can make profits from the transaction. Flipping a luxury…  Continue Reading

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Direct Mail for Inherited and Probates Lists

The real estate market is so hot right now, and properties are selling quicker and more competitively across many different markets and cities. This is one of the best times for individuals who are new or experienced in real estate investing to scoop up properties at a discounted cost and to make a significant return…  Continue Reading

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Real Estate Investing Strategies from the Experts

Want to learn investing strategies from one of today’s leading expert on the real estate market? Well you are in luck because I recently had an amazing conversation with the distinguished Dr. Peter Linneman, author and founder of Linneman Associates, a premier consulting and research firm, specializing in commercial real estate investment strategy. Dr. Linneman has…  Continue Reading

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5 Traits of a Disclosure Document for Private Lenders [Best Practices]

There are many ways to get started in real estate investing and flipping properties with no money. Anyone can start doing wholesale deals with no money down. There are also several other strategies like owner financing, lease options and joint ventures that can be executed with no money out of pocket. Doing large flips, commercial…  Continue Reading

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Forecasting the Real Estate Investing Market

Have you ever wished there was some kind of “Crystal Ball” inside your real estate investing toolbox that would allow you to peak into the current housing market to find out HOW it’s changing, and WHAT to do? Well, I got a special treat for you today. I conducted an eye-opening interview with Daren Blomquist….  Continue Reading

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How Real Estate Investing Saved My Life

Quick story for you…. you know 15 years ago, before I got in to real estate investing, I was a financial planner.  I thought I was helping my clients achieve financial security…..wow, was I wrong… What I really experienced was average Americans really struggling to save and make returns in the stock and mutual fund…  Continue Reading

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How to Structure and Execute Your Real Estate Investing Business

It’s most people’s dream to have enough passive income from real estate investing to settle down, enjoy life and be free of the day to day grind. Real estate investing has been very rewarding for me. It can be lucrative for anyone who applies the training principles Strategic Real Estate Coach teaches. All you need…  Continue Reading

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How to Acquire a 0% Interest Line of Credit for Your Real Estate Investments

Did you know: Right now, regular investors are getting 50K, 100K, even up to 250K… to build their real estate businesses with? I’m talking about legitimate, unsecured, 0% interest lines of BUSINESS credit YOU can use to close deals fast! This is a safe, practical, EASY way to acquire capital for your real estate deals……  Continue Reading

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5 Phase Renovation Breakdown

Don’t know where to start with the renovation for your real estate investment property? Whether you are just starting out in real estate investing or you’re a seasoned vet, I know it helps me get started when I have everything broken down in to simple steps or phases. So I wanted to do the same…  Continue Reading

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How to [Accurately] Project Property Repairs

One of the most frequent questions that we get here from our students and borrowers at Strategic Real Estate Coach is “How can I accurately budget repairs?” This is a BIG deal because comping the property correctly and making sure we know and understand the After-Repair Value (ARV) of the home is very important to…  Continue Reading

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5 Proven Strategies for Finding Vacant Houses

There’s no doubt that vacant, abandoned and forgotten houses are the #1 way to find the best deals and make money in the real estate investing market today, especially in competitive markets. There are houses sitting vacant, ready for a new beginning, on every block you drive down. Thousands of real estate investors across the…  Continue Reading

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How Teddy Slack Acquired Properties for ONLY $1 (Case study)

For years, Teddy Slack cleaned up environmental waste fora living. Then he found Strategic Real Estate Coach…and went on to acquire and flip 21 houses… since January! The crazy thing is, Teddy regularly makes 100K+ on EACH deal… And has a way to acquire houses for as low as $1 (NOT a typo). This could…  Continue Reading

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Mark Carmona Reveals How He Flipped 17 Houses

Mark Carmona spent 27 years working in the non-profit sector. Then… he decided to get involved in real estate investing. Within 1.5 years of working with us here at Strategic Real Estate Coach Mark generated SEVENTEEN high-profit flips! In the latest edition of Strategic Real Estate Coach radio, we sat down with Mark… to dive into…  Continue Reading

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Investing in Real Estate Tax Free Using IRA’s

I sat down with my friend Greg Herlean who exposes a LEGAL loophole for generating high profit real estate investing deals WITHOUT paying taxes on them. VERY few investors understand that this is possible, and that’s a huge shame because this one simple tweak allows you instantly add an extra 30-50% or MORE to your…  Continue Reading

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Massive Passive Cash Flow from AIRBNB

By now everyone knows about AIRBNB, but is there a way that we as real estate investors can monetize it? Well, there is now. In the latest edition of Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio, I sat down with Brian Page, creator of the AIRBNB Formula, and interviewed him on his unique method and got him…  Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Selling Investment Properties

You’ve been working on your real estate investment property for months, so what do you do to get as many buyer in to your house as possible all at once so that you can sell to the one buyer that matters?  How do you get someone chomping at the bit to buy your flip? The…  Continue Reading

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10 Steps to Peak Performance for Entrepreneurs

The real estate market is full of opportunities to buy and sell as well as make big gains. This is manifest in the way real estate investing has grown popular in the last 50 years. However, it being a common investment vehicle does not guarantee you any successes. You need to learn how to achieve…  Continue Reading

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What Will You Do to Achieve Success? This is What Chrissy Did

If you are new to real estate investing, sometimes you fail before you even start. Most investors need someone to help them along the way, to make sure they avoid the pitfalls and huge mistakes that some investing start-ups don’t know about because they’ve never experienced it before. Meet Chrissy Morrison.  She just started seriously…  Continue Reading

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Optimized Lifestyle Secrets

How does “Shark Tank” star and “Queen of Real Estate” Barbara Corcoran help run 32 different companies… …WHILE having the time to spend 4 hours per day practicing ballroom dancing? The answer: optimized lifestyle design. She shares her secrets in this special interview. I recently had the chance to sit down with Barbara, who’s actually…  Continue Reading

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Top 5 Principles of Successful Entrepreneurs

Have you ever wondered what some of the most successful entrepreneurs and business leaders on the planet did to get there, or what they do to stay on track and continue to be successful? 9 times out of 10, there are a few simple principles that those rock stars do to help them achieve their goals,…  Continue Reading

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The Real Importance of Your Coaching and Mentoring

Have you ever noticed that almost all of the major success stories in business have had mentors? Well it’s true, and not just in real estate investing.  In fact, there are probably a few prominent entrepreneurs and elite business owners that you had no idea had a coach or a mentor who they studied under…  Continue Reading

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