Creating an Actionable Plan for your REI Biz

Category: Real Estate Investment Coaching

Creating an Actionable Plan for your REI Biz

It doesn’t take much effort to come up with definable goals—but it DOES take time to develop an actionable plan that will allow you to achieve those goals. As a real estate investor, a step-by-step plan will be 100% necessary to the success of your business. Luckily, you’ve got people like Chris Seder on your…  Continue Reading

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Effective Coaching: What You Need to Build an Evergreen REI Business

Of all the successful, thriving real estate investors you can think of, how many of those individuals do you think reached their goals without any help from anyone… whatsoever? Probably NONE, right? The truth is: even the smartest, savviest, most motivated real estate investors all need some inspiration, guidance, and advice from others – especially…  Continue Reading

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From Zero Deals to $450K Profit in 6 months: You Could be Next!

If you’re brand new to real estate investing—or even if you’ve got plenty of deals under your belt—it can be highly motivating to hear stories of success from other investors just like you. For instance, Eduardo Lopez, our 2018 Strategic Real Estate Coach (SREC) Investor of the Year, was just a regular Joe, doing the…  Continue Reading

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Wholesaling: Quick Deals for Cash

Wholesaling can be an extremely profitable niche of the real estate investing industry – and, it’s often one of the fastest ways to earn the cash you need to continue building your business and income. In this expert interview, Josh is joined by Joe Nemeth of Lorain County Homebuyers, LLC. During the time that they’ve…  Continue Reading

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

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

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

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

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Whittlesay Lane – The Rocky River Roller Coaster

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

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Acquiring Deals Like a Boss

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

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7 Step Goal Setting Formula

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

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7 Strategies of Motivated Seller Marketing

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

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How to Become a Real Estate Engineer

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

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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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5 Steps to Creating Your Own Off-Market Lists

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

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Simplify, Accelerate and Automate

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

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Buying Contracts, Clauses and Assignments

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

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Don’t Jack Up Your Fix-Up

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

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Building Your Rockstar Real Estate Dream Team

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

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6 Tips for Pre-Screening and Negotiating with Sellers

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

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Inside Commercial Investing

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

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Finding Hyperbuyers

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

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6 Shortcuts to Save Time and Money During Renovations

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

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7 Steps to Outsourcing Improvements

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

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4 Rules of Big Profit Flips

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

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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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5 Strategies to Crush Your Competition in Competitive Markets

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

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5 Tips for Tripling Your Real Estate Investment Business

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

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Luxury Home Flipping

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

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Direct Mail for Inherited and Probates Lists

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

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

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

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Forecasting the Real Estate Investing Market

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

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How 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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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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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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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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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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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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