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

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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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The Advantages of Saying “No” to Poor Opportunities

Real Estate Investing has led me to so many different opportunities, and most have them have been incredible.  But every once in a while, you get a real dud. Sometimes you have to just say “no.” I was recently honored to be a guest on my buddy Josh Felber’s podcast, “Making Bank.” You may have…  Continue Reading

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How to Secure Private Money for your Real Estate Investments

There’s a way to present a private investor with an irresistible offer that they will be begging to fund. I’ve been doing it for years. It’s all about giving them the best option for their money. In this video we are going to talk about private money for your investment properties and what you need…  Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Quality Contractors for Your Real Estate Investments

Good quality contractors can make or break your investment property. That’s why finding the best possible contractor is crucial to making huge profits when flipping a house or securing equity in a rental property. We get asked repeatedly about how we find contractors and what the best strategies are for finding reliable contractors, so to…  Continue Reading

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How Surviving Cancer Inspired My 5 Step Process

I’m a real estate investor from the greater Cleveland Ohio area, which for a long time people called “the mistake on the lake.” But right now there’s amazing things happening in Cleveland. Not only is it amazing for sports, with Lebron James and the Cavs winning a championship, and the Cleveland Indians making a World…  Continue Reading

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How to Maximize Your Time and Energy

Real estate investing takes work, but it doesn’t have to be an 80 hour a week job, (or even a 20 hour a week job). If you don’t have any kind of system that you use to optimize your time, your going to get bogged down with too many hours of work. And the whole…  Continue Reading

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Multiple Levels of Seller Motivation

Believe it or not, there are multiple levels of motivated sellers. In other words, there are sellers who are more motivated to sell investment properties than others. Which also means there are other levels of sellers who aren’t as motivated, but are you hitting up all of them with your marketing? I set up a…  Continue Reading

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How to Leverage Big Data to Find Real Estate Deals

  Analytics and data are everywhere now, so obviously us real estate investors want to try to use it to our advantage, right? In comes Attom Data Solutions, one of the nations leading providers of real estate data and intelligence on real estate trends, an awesome resource for real estate investors and entrepreneurs. I’ve been…  Continue Reading

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How I Made $55k without Investing Any of My Own Money [Case Study]

Can you flip a house without money of your own? Yes, you can. And if you do it right, you can make a huge profit out of it. My students and I do it over and over and over. You see, real estate investing does not have to be tough if you stick to a few…  Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Overcoming Laziness and Procrastination

Having trouble getting started in your real estate investing business? Or even having trouble starting your day? Some times it’s tough to take that first leap.  Hell, some times it’s hard to just get off the couch. That’s why we set out to create the Ultimate Guide to help you overcome any obstacles that you…  Continue Reading

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10 Big Mistakes that Kill Real Estate Deals

Don’t you wish someone could tell you all the mistakes you need to avoid before you actually make them? I recently sat down with my former coaching student, and now Head Coach of SREC, Kyle Garifo, to reflect on some of the mistakes and challenges that we faced investing in real estate and flipping investment…  Continue Reading

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4 Tips for Getting Bank Owned Investment Properties Cheap

You don’t always have to buy investment properties from banks, but when you do you want to get them for as cheap as possible, right? I know I do, and I know that when I first started out I didn’t have the easiest time getting properties from the bank at discounted prices. And then the…  Continue Reading

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5 Ways to Fund Real Estate Investments

Understanding how to fund a deal is as crucial as finding it in the first place, and funding real estate investments continues to be a major challenge. It may be simply because investors are not aware of the numerous financing avenues that exist. There is a big misconception that you need a lot of money to…  Continue Reading

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14 Ways to Find Contractors for Your Flips

It’s no secret that a good contractor is hard to find. It’s also no secret that the profitability of any rehab can be directly correlated to the contractor. So, hiring a dependable contractor is not only critical, but also essential to the success of any flip. Whether it’s a light rehab for a significant full…  Continue Reading

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The Ultimate Guide to Finding Investment Properties

Are you trying to figure out the best way to get deeply discounted investment properties, stuff like foreclosures, auctions or vacant properties, but don’t know where to start? We asked our coaches, students, clients and anybody who knew anything about getting killer deals and we put it all together in a super simple infographic. We present… The…  Continue Reading

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Tax Free Wealth Building & Self-Directed IRA’s

My First Private Lender Once upon a time, I was an inexperienced real estate investor. The first private lender I ever got was my brother’s mother-in-law. I had no job, $15k in credit card debt and ZERO EXPERIENCE. The first note (non-IRA) I ever did was in Spring of 2004. It was a 5 year…  Continue Reading

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The 12 Step Private Money Process

Many people have been asking me on our social media, blog and in our member sites how I can get all my deals funded with private money and NEVER use any of my own cash or credit. The first thing I tell them is that they must know what the investment alternatives are in today’s…  Continue Reading

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Greater Cleveland Real Estate VIP Networking Party

[Exclusive Invite and 100 Free Tickets Available] For my Ohio Investor Friends… if you’re an investor in Ohio, I’ve got big news for you. I’m really excited to share this with you. But first let me ask you a question? Are you a part of a local Northeast Ohio Real Estate Investment Club, Association or…  Continue Reading

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How To Invest In Real Estate Part Time [5 Simple Steps To Make Real Estate Investing Your Side Hustle]

Quick question? DO YOU STILL HAVE A REGULAR JOB? Another quickie…..are you investing in real estate part time on the side?? It’s your “side hustle” right? It’s extra income you want to sock away to create a cash cushion so you can leave your J.O.B. and get free? That’s how I started. I bought my…  Continue Reading

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The Early Bird Gets the Profit Check

I’m sure by now you know that our next Flip & Fund Summit 7 is planned for May 5-7th in Dallas, Texas at the beautiful Fairmount Dallas Hotel. This is important to note because today is the LAST day of our Early Bird special – securing your ticket for $297 ends tonight at midnight. Don’t…  Continue Reading

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[In the Spotlight] The Cleveland Housing Market

  ATTOM Data Solutions, formerly RealtyTrac, recently published their 2017 Housing News Report newsletter and it’s chock full of important information if you’re a real estate investor – and features an article I was interviewed for about the Cleveland housing market, written by Daren Blomquist, SR. VP – ATTOM Data Solutions, who will be speaking…  Continue Reading

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7 Steps to Searching for Comps

Today I wanted to talk to you about an important piece of the real estate investing puzzle that a few of our students and subscribers have had questions about – Comparative Market Analysis’. You can use these when finding new deals to see if they are in a good area and will sell quickly and…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Assisted Living Facilities with Gene Guarino

Gene Guarino is on the line with Kyle Garifo this week discussing the untapped market of Assisted Living communities. Gene is the Founder and CEO of the Residential Assisted Living Academy. The Academy can train you to own and operate an Assisted Living facility of your own. In this episode, you will learn: The concept of residential…  Continue Reading

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Why Mold is Gold

Josh here… I’m turning over this blog post to SREC’s head coach, Kyle Garifo, who has been working on some big projects in his market. He’ll walk you through why mold is gold, why not to shy away from flipping bigger houses and how to learn the exact systems that we use in our business…  Continue Reading

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3 Characteristics of Elite Entrepreneurs with Josh Cantwell and Kevin O’Leary

As you might have heard, the Flip & Fund Summit 6 in Dallas, Texas is coming up October 14-16. I’m really proud of the lineup we have for this event – from our keynote speakers (Kevin O’Leary from ABC’s Shark Tank and Daren Blomquist, VP of RealtyTrac) to our talented faculty, to having the newest, most…  Continue Reading

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6 MORE FREE, Offline Ways to Find Killer Deals

  In this competitive real estate investing market, I know no one is going to turn down some FREE methods to help them find deals, so I’m going to continue with my previous topic. I gave you 7 free, offline methods to help find deals and I’m now giving you 6 more… 6 MORE Free, Offline…  Continue Reading

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7 Free, Offline Ways to Find Killer Deals

As a serious, full-time real estate investor, you need to constantly have your feelers out for new methods to find good deals. I can almost guarantee that you won’t be able to find a sufficient amount of deals just by looking on Zillow.com and your local MLS. There are a ton of different ONLINE methods…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: 3 Attributes of Elite Entrepreneurs with Kevin O’Leary

Josh Cantwell sits down with our Flip & Fund Summit 6 keynote speaker, Kevin O’Leary from ABC’s Shark Tank, to discuss what started his entrepreneurial journey and what motivates him in this exclusive episode of Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio. You’ll also learn: 3 attributes that elite entrepreneurs have that are common 100% of the…  Continue Reading

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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Contractor

Recently I put together a training video and blog about how to find reliable, quality contractors. Now I am going to tell you the next step on what to do once you have put together a list of possible contractors you may want to work with. As you already know, a good contractor can really…  Continue Reading

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6 Effective Ways to Build Your Buyers List

So you found a steal of a deal property and got it under contract, so now what? If this isn’t your first real estate rodeo, then you probably have a solid buyer’s list put together, but what if you don’t? It’s time to put in a little extra work and get one together so you…  Continue Reading

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10 Step Marketing Funnels for Motivated Sellers

I can’t believe it’s been over 10 years now since I’ve been mentoring other students on how to become a successful real estate investor. I’ve done countless webinars, live coaching classes, video trainings, podcasts, blog posts and spoken at multiple live events. I have seen the market shift and the main questions I get asked…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: How to Acquire Houses for a Dollar with Teddy Slack

This week, Head Coach, Kyle Garifo, sits down with one of his very successful coaching students, Teddy Slack, to see what isn’t working, what is working, WHY it’s working and how he was able to once acquire a house for a buck. Teddy is currently a real estate investor AND working full-time running his environmental company in New…  Continue Reading

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4 Profit Centers of Real Estate

Step back and took a look at your life and observe where you are currently at. Are you currently happy with where you are and what you see? Are you living the lifestyle you have always wanted? Are you stable and where you want to be financially? If not, it may be time to invest…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: From Theatre Professor to Real Estate Investor with Kathryn Schimmel

SREC’s Head Coach, Kyle Garifo, talks to one of our high level coaching students, Kathryn Schimmel about how building her real estate investing business is going. Kathryn was previously a university theater professor decided to change professions and become a realtor in 2008, right around the big market crash. She then started investing in rentals…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: How to Retire at Age 35 with Tom Nardone

This week on Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio, Kyle Garifo interviews the “Millionaire Mailman” Tom Nardone. Tom is is a prolific entrepreneur and has founded four companies that each have more than $1,000,000 in annual revenue and allowed him to retire at the age of 35. Kyle and Tom discuss how Tom started his career as…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Escaping the 9-5 Grind

We get a lot of questions from people wondering how do you make the decision to get started in real estate investing, tune out the naysayers and break free from your 9-5 grind. Today, Kyle Garifo answers that for you. There are a lot of factors that go into a real estate investing business like marketing,…  Continue Reading

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4 Types of Motivated Sellers You Want to Target

There’s no question that thanks to HGTV and other popular TV shows and social media that flipping houses has become trendy and cool. Whenever people I just meet ask me what I do and I tell them I’m a real estate investor, they immediately go on and on about their favorite TV show or how…  Continue Reading

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4 Tips to Having the Competitive Advantage in Your Market

I think it’s safe to say that it’s officially a seller’s market right now. We are in the days of… Multiple Offers Bidding Wars Lotteries for Offers Prices Skyrocketing 2014 and 2015 were years of recovery, but it seems that 2016 is the year of growth in the housing market. All statistics show that this…  Continue Reading

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Simple 7 Step Plan for Success with Private Investors

Many of my students use my lending company, Freeland Lending, to fund their deals, but I really encourage them after they get a few successful flips under their belt to eliminate the middle man (ME) and save themselves some cash. There are several important little pieces to the real estate investing puzzle that you need…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Q and A with Kyle – Gauging the Amount of Work Your Rehab Needs

SREC’s head coach, Kyle Garifo, addresses some of the recent questions we’ve been receiving from our students and subscribers. He covers topics such as using silent investors, questions regarding interest when using funding through Freeland Lending, how to be taken seriously by listing agents when you’re a first time investor and gauging the amount of work a…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: From Hurricane Katrina to Investor of the Year with Michael Johnston

Kyle Garifo interviews SREC’s Investor of the Year, Michael Johnston on this episode of Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio. Michael currently resides in New Orleans, Louisiana and still works his full-time job as the Director of Programs at a rehab facility ON TOP of running his investing business. They discuss how Michael lived through Hurricane Katrina…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Sponsors 2016 PurpleStride Cleveland on June 11

Cleveland, OH (April 8th, 2016) – Strategic Real Estate Coach (SREC) is pleased to announce their partnership with the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network’s 2016 PurpleStride event for the fifth year in a row. The 15th annual 5K and 1.5-mile Family Fun Walk will be held Saturday, June 11, at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo. SREC founder…  Continue Reading

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