5 Strategies to Crush Your Competition in Competitive Markets

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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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The Vision of an Entrepreneur with Kevin Harrington

  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, and we talked…  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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Characteristics of Elite Entrepreneurs with Josh Cantwell and Kevin O’Leary

As you might have heard, the Flip & Fund Summit 9 in Dallas, Texas is coming up April 13-15th . I’m really proud of the lineup we have for this event – from our keynote speakers (Dr. Peter Linneman, former professor at Wharton School of Business and Kevin Harrington, creator of “As Seen on TV”) to…  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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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 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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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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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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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Using Real Estate Investing as a Vehicle with Mike Cantrell

Kyle Garifo interviews Maverick Mastermind student, Mike Cantrell, about controlling your own destiny and being an entrepreneur his whole life. Mike tells Kyle about how the real estate investing business has allowed him to have a free lifestyle and create an opportunity to have guaranteed no market losses with potential double-digit returns. P.S. After you…  Continue Reading

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5 Step Process of Locating Vacant Properties No One Else Knows About

  Vacant properties in many markets can be considered some of the best deals you can find. There is also pretty low competition in the vacant house market because truthfully, about 90% of real estate investors don’t want to take the time to scope out these deals and do the follow up work needed. Most…  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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4 Proven Ways to Still Get Good Real Estate Deals in Competitive Markets

  Those of us competing for real estate deals realize it is currently a seller’s market. With property inventory levels getting low, even in places in the Midwest, the competition lately seems even higher than we’re normally used to. Investors are traditionally a competitive bunch by nature. The ability to outmaneuver competitors while picking up…  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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12 Steps to Launch a Facebook Ad Campaign to Drive Buyers Leads

Some of you might be reading this post and thinking, “Facebook advertising? For real estate?” and not really see how it’s relevant to you and your career. That is understandable and I am here to explain. Think of your Facebook ad as a virtual bandit sign – one that you might place around your neighborhood…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: 155 Ways to Meet Private Investors

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio, Josh Cantwell discusses 155 different people, places and referral sources to raise private money from. It starts from knowing who is in your sphere and where you can start to get referrals from. You can approach these people to have them buy a house from you,…  Continue Reading

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4 Simple Steps to Profits in Tax Sale Overages

Today I want to talk to you about a topic not many people are too familiar with – tax foreclosures and a little known niche in the real estate industry called “overages.” When a property is in foreclosure, it’s usually there for one of two different reasons: The homeowner is not paying their mortgage and…  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 Coach Radio: Q & A with Kyle – Funding, Commissions & Branding

Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Q & A with Kyle – Funding, Commissions & Branding

Today, SREC’s Head Coach, Kyle Garifo, answers some of the questions we have received through our social media and from our customer service team. He answers questions about earnest money, if we will invest in students who are buying apartment complexes and multifamily homes, wholesale deal commissions and creating a brand for your business. Tune…  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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Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio: Q&A With Kyle

SREC’s Head Coach Kyle Garifo answers questions from students we have received through our customer service team and on our social media channels such as how do I find good deals, how do I partner with other students, how do I structure my 506B’s and current market trends. P.S. After you tune in to this free…  Continue Reading

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Let Me Help You Become a Confident Investor

Let Me Help You Become a Confident Investor

As you might know, the accumulated third quarter ROI inside of Freeland Fund I is 6.39%/25.6% annualized.  One of the best parts of starting a new venture is when it works out EXACTLY like you planned and that’s what we have done with Freeland Ventures. I am so proud of this and now I want…  Continue Reading

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How Michael Johnston Recovered From Hurricane Katrina [Student Case Study]

How Michael Johnston Recovered From Hurricane Katrina [Student Case Study]

I always truly enjoy catching up with our students to see where they are and how their real estate investing career is going. We have many great success stories here at SREC that I’m proud to share – but this one in particular truly shows how resilient we can be. Hurricane Katrina hit 10 years…  Continue Reading

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How to Find Off-Market Properties to Keep You from Going Extinct

How to Find Off-Market Properties to Keep You from Going Extinct

As I’m sure you know, the real estate market game is changing. Thousands of new investors are jumping in every second to swipe the good deals in your market right out from under you. The more competition grows, the more you need to stay on top and adapt to the ever-changing strategies. Some of your…  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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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 is New & Noteworthy

Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio is New & Noteworthy

Our podcast, Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio, has been making waves on iTunes lately! We were ranked at #8 under the “Investing” category – which is HUGE considering there are thousands of other investing podcasts! We are also featured right on the front page iTunes under the New & Noteworthy section! I want to give…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: 9 Steps to Flipping Lease Option Assignments

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: 9 Steps to Flipping Lease Option Assignments

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell interviews Joe McCall of Real Estate Investing Mastery. They discuss virtual investing, how Joe flips properties from all different states with his students and 9 steps to flipping lease option assignments. They also touch on how to balance having a full-time job and real…  Continue Reading

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How to Fast-Track Your Real Estate Investing Career

How to Fast-Track Your Real Estate Investing Career

Just one short year ago, we hosted our first Strategic Real Estate Coach Flip & Fund Summit back in July 2014. The event went so well and we got so much positive feedback from our students, we decided to hold another in December 2014. It was the biggest event that we had ever had and…  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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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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Create Your Own Personal Bank to Fund All Your Real Estate Investments

Create Your Own Personal Bank to Fund All Your Real Estate Investments

10 Advantages of Self-Directed IRA’s in Real Estate Investing Did you know the US Social Security Administration defines financial security as those people who have $3,000 per month of recurring income at the age of 65? Unfortunately, only approximately 5% of Americans achieve this and are able to retire at the age of 65. We…  Continue Reading

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10 Advantages of Self Directed IRA’s in Real Estate Investing

10 Advantages of Self Directed IRA’s in Real Estate Investing

In this week’s episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell covers 10 Advantages of Self-Directed IRA Real Estate Investing. He will cover the basics from what exactly is a Self-Directed IRA and how it can benefit you as an investor or as someone who borrows from a Self-Directed IRA. P.S. After you tune…  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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