Luxury Home Flipping

Category: House Buying

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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[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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How Much Does It Cost to Flip A House?

Join me and walk through one of our latest projects, 355 Elyria Street in Lodi, Ohio – it’s another house we’re flipping based on our $40k Flips/Freedom Funding model. Let’s run through the numbers… $63,000 – Purchase Price $62,000 – Rehab Budget $125,000 -Total Investment Out of our $62,000 budget, $15k is going into a…  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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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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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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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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7 Insider Tips to Finding Off-Market Properties

The game has changed – once again – and the competition is huge. In order to stay ahead of your competitors and keep on top of your market, you have need to have a comprehensive package and automated business set up for yourself. You have to have a competitive edge – so what does this…  Continue Reading

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14 Ways to Find and Hire Qualified Contractors

I have been seeing a lot of questions lately from our members and subscribers about how to find good, qualified contractors. These are coming from students who are just starting out AND from students with experience who have just been burned by a bad contractor in the past. We know the profitability of any rehab…  Continue Reading

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How To Outsource Improvements In 6 Easy Steps

Do you know EXACTLY how to plan out your renovations and improvements once you’ve located a great deal that needs some repairs? Are you a little intimidated of making a mistake when a property needs repairs? Well if you are like me (not handy AT ALL) this can seem a little confusing and scary. Fear…  Continue Reading

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4 Simple Ways to Automate Your Profit System

  Recently, I took a survey from some of our students to see what their top challenges are when it comes to real estate investing. For the beginners, we found out that finding great deals is their number one challenge, closely followed by getting the funding. For the more intermediate to advanced students we surveyed,…  Continue Reading

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10 Must-Knows About Buying Real Estate Investment Properties at Auctions

If you’re interested in buying real estate as an investment, you should know the local MLS isn’t your only option. Real estate auctions are growing in popularity, especially for people looking for a bargain. Experienced investors often buy properties this way, but technology has simplified the process and has made it less intimidating to new…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio: Do Your Best and Outsource the Rest

SREC’s Head Coach Kyle Garifo interviews one of our Mastermind Members, DK Kim. DK is an attorney and successful real estate investor in Orlando, Florida. DK shares his career path, the bread and butter to his business – HUD homes and how he works exclusively with local wholesalers. DK will be presenting at our Flip…  Continue Reading

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The Key to Finding Good Deals on Off-Market Properties

The Key to Finding Good Deals on Off-Market Properties

What Exactly Does Off-Market Mean? Off-market properties are ones that you find that are NOT listed in the MLS database. These are typically harder to find and require hard work and marketing. BUT have no fear – I am here today to show you the secrets of finding these hidden gems. The Fundamentals If you…  Continue Reading

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The Easiest Way to Find Killer On-Market Property Deals

The Easiest Way to Find Killer On-Market Property Deals

What Does On-Market Mean? Step one as a real estate investor is usually the search for a good deal. Depending on your experience and what market you are located in, this can be pretty easy or pretty difficult. As you most likely know, the real estate marketing is HOT right now, proving it to be…  Continue Reading

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Free Virtual Real Estate Investing Resource

Free Virtual Real Estate Investing Resource

Don’t Have Access to the MLS? Here’s Your Solution… As a real estate investor, you probably know that the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is where real estate agents list all their inventory. You can find great real estate investments on the MLS. Realtors can also manually pull lists of real estate investment properties for you…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio: 8 Profit Packed Real Estate Case Studies We Are Flipping Right Now

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio, Josh talks through some of the properties that him and his team are currently buying and flipping in today’s market.  P.S. After you tune in to this free podcast, we would really appreciate it if you could leave us a review. It’ll only take you a second… and keeps…  Continue Reading

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The Deals Are Out There, And Here’s How To Find Them

The Deals Are Out There, And Here’s How To Find Them

  Real Estate in 60 Seconds – Finding Deals This week we were able to catch up with one of my property manager’s, Dione Saliba, for a new episode of Real Estate in 60 Seconds. We joined him one of our current properties that we’re rehabbing, 26930 Oxford Park Lane in Olmsted Township, Ohio. A…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio: How to Bid on Properties Using Auction.com

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio, Josh discusses another one of his 55 Simple & Powerful Strategies to find Killer Real Estate Investments, Auction.com. You will learn how to use this online method and see how to bid on properties using their live auctions. P.S. After you tune in to this free podcast,…  Continue Reading

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The Only Real Estate Strategy You’ll Ever Need

The Only Real Estate Strategy You’ll Ever Need

After weekends like Labor Day, doesn’t it make you wish you were able to have the flexible schedule and lifestyle like a long, holiday weekend all the time? Big Brother Breaks Free As a professional real estate investor who left a full-time job as a financial planner, a question I get asked frequently is “how…  Continue Reading

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Secret Weapons in Real Estate Investing

Secret Weapons in Real Estate Investing

The Automated Offer Formula When you find a property that you are considering purchasing as an investment property, are you often stuck on what number you should offer the seller? Are you interested in learning a foolproof formula that works EVERY time to give you the price you should offer on a potential property? I…  Continue Reading

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Never Have to Ask “How Do I Find Good Deals?” Again

Never Have to Ask “How Do I Find Good Deals?” Again

The Direct Deal Formula This week I had the privilege of sitting down Jason Lucchesi, a former student of mine and founder of a real estate investing training and coaching company called Global Fortune Solutions that he’s been running since 2008. Jason has since flipped hundreds of properties using what he calls his “Direct Deal…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio: How To Calculate Private Investor Returns

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio, Josh Cantwell walks you through how to calculate private investor returns using a case study of his, 1300 Idlewood Dr. in Lakewood, Ohio.  P.S. After you tune in to this free podcast, we would really appreciate it if you could leave us a review. It’ll only take you…  Continue Reading

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How You Can Become an Expert Real Estate Investor

How You Can Become an Expert Real Estate Investor

  Win a FREE iPad Mini 2 Here’s the scoop – do you subscribe and listen to our podcasts? Do you like what you hear and learn? Awesome, then leave us a 5 star review on iTunes! Reading your reviews keep us motivated to bring you the best free, education content that we can. Once…  Continue Reading

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How to Rehab a Flip in 6 Simple Steps

How to Rehab a Flip in 6 Simple Steps

Let’s get back to basics for a minute here – what is your game plan when you purchase a property to rehab and sell? Are you just a wholesaler and looking to get into the bigger profit deals? If you aren’t sure exactly where to start, here is our simple 6 steps that we follow…  Continue Reading

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The Real Estate Investing Game Has Changed… Quickly!

The Real Estate Investing Game Has Changed… Quickly!

Competitive Advantages In my last blog post, I covered a game-changing topic involving motivated sellers and off market properties. I also invited you to join a free master class with myself and my buddy, Kent Clothier. As I mentioned, Kent has been a full-time real estate investor since 2003. He is truly an innovator – in…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: How to Find the Best Motivated Seller Lists

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: How to Find the Best Motivated Seller Lists

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell tells you how to find the best motivated seller lists. Josh walks you through his Oxford Park Lane case study, a house he’s in the middle of flipping right now, and reviews some acquisition strategies for your real estate deals. P.S. After you tune…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Learn The Secret System For Finding A Hidden Inventory Of 100,000+ Deeply Discounted Properties… At Your Fingertips!

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Learn The Secret System For Finding A Hidden Inventory Of 100,000+ Deeply Discounted Properties… At Your Fingertips!

  In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell lets you in on the secret to finding a hidden inventory of discounted properties. Join Josh and Kent Clothier to learn how Kent is truly an innovator – in the way he invests and in the software he uses to do it. While your…  Continue Reading

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Hidden Inventory at your Fingertips

Hidden Inventory at your Fingertips

My Buddy Kent Clothier is truly an innovator – in the way he invests and in the software he uses to do it. Kent has been a full-time real estate investor since 2003. We met about 8 or 9 years ago and since then, he has done over 2500 residential deals and he and his…  Continue Reading

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Think You Know All About Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements?

Think You Know All About Real Estate Purchase and Sale Agreements?

  Protect yourself by getting the lowdown on real estate purchase and sale agreements and realtor contracts.   Whether you’re a grizzled old veteran of the business or a pink little newbie just starting out, it never hurts to get a better understanding of the real estate purchase and sale agreements and contracts you use…  Continue Reading

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55 Simple and Powerful Ways to Find Killer Real Estate Investments

55 Simple and Powerful Ways to Find Killer Real Estate Investments

Ever wish there was a manual that you could go through that would show you all the ways that my team and I find our great real estate investment deals? Perhaps a book that included links to the sites we use, details on each and even some real life case studies? Well guess what –…  Continue Reading

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DANIEL WIAFE: $40K FLIPS MEMBER, HGTV’s STAR OF “FLIPPING THE HEARTLAND”

DANIEL WIAFE: $40K FLIPS MEMBER, HGTV’s STAR OF “FLIPPING THE HEARTLAND”

I created Strategic Real Estate Coach because I love to teach people how to become successful real estate investors – it’s my passion in life to help others achieve the type of lifestyle they want and deserve. DANIEL WIAFE: $40K FLIPS MEMBER; STAR OF HGTV’s “FLIPPING THE HEARTLAND” A perfect example of this is my…  Continue Reading

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Student Case Studies, Cruisin’ for Comps and More

Student Case Studies, Cruisin’ for Comps and More

One of the most important pieces of information that I like to provide you with is real life case studies from students who have completed our training programs and are now successfully flipping properties. A student of mine, Nick Zalonis, recently purchased his first property that we are working with him through our Freedom Funding…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Freeland Lending Offers Asset Based Funding To Strategic Real Estate Coach Members Nationwide

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Freeland Lending Offers Asset Based Funding To Strategic Real Estate Coach Members Nationwide

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell introduces Freeland Lending, a direct real estate lending company that he started. Freeland officially launched on June 1, 2015.  P.S. After you tune in to this free podcast, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave me a review. It’ll only take you a…  Continue Reading

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What You Should Know About Real Estate Contracts

What You Should Know About Real Estate Contracts

Some basic information about real estate contracts that might help you with your next deal As a professional investor you already know that it’s almost impossible to buy or sell a house, an office building, land, or just about any other kind of property without real estate contracts. But what exactly is a contract, and…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: 10 Simple Methods To Find Qualified Contractors

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: 10 Simple Methods To Find Qualified Contractors

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell gives you 10 simple methods to locate and hire qualified contractors. This can sometimes be a tough feat if you’re newer to the business and need to find quality contractors who will respect your timeline and budget. Josh will cover everything from hanging out…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Why Conventional Bank Loans Don’t Work for 97% of Real Estate Investments

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Why Conventional Bank Loans Don’t Work for 97% of Real Estate Investments

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell talks about why conventional bank financing and conventional bank lending doesn’t work for most real estate investment properties. P.S. After you tune in to this free podcast, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave me a review. It’ll only take you a second… and…  Continue Reading

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Are You Ready to Receive the Keys to the Ship?

Are You Ready to Receive the Keys to the Ship?

  Have you been using the 21 simple and FREE online methods to find great real estate investments I told you about last week? You should be! If you missed it you can download and listen to it here. If you have access to the internet, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be browsing those…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: 16 Simple and Powerful Paid Offline Marketing Methods to Find Killer Real Estate Investments

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: 16 Simple and Powerful Paid Offline Marketing Methods to Find Killer Real Estate Investments

  In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell covers 16 simple and powerful paid offline marketing methods to help you find killer real estate investments.  P.S. After you tune in to this free podcast, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave me a review. It’ll only take you a second……  Continue Reading

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