Mailbox Money: Generating Passive Income That You’ll Enjoy Well into Retirement

Category: Real Estate Coaching

Mailbox Money: Generating Passive Income That You’ll Enjoy Well into Retirement

As a real estate investor, the #1 thing you can do to set yourself up for long-term success is to build a steady source of passive income that will benefit you for many, MANY years to come. Michael (Mike) Neill of Texas did just that. After a successful career that included 30+ years of service…  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 Rehab a House in 6 Easy Steps

Let’s get back to real estate investing basics for a minute here – what is your game plan when you purchase an investment 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…  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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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 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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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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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 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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Strategic Real Estate Coach 10 Year Anniversary Podcast

This year, 2017, marks the 10 year anniversary of Strategic Real Estate Coach. I know, right!  I couldn’t believe it either. We’ve coached and mentored so many real estate investors and entrepreneurs and I have been through so much in my business and personal  life over the past 1o years, so we wanted to put it…  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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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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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 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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