Don’t Be The Four-Car Pile Up On Your Own Highway To Success

Category: Real Estate Investment Coaching

Don’t Be The Four-Car Pile Up On Your Own Highway To Success

The path to success is always lined with obstacles. You learn that much all too quickly in the real estate world, where unexpected setbacks and ever-growing competition add unnecessary complications to every move. Even when you get the deal of the year, you’re left wondering whether you’re doing enough, buying enough, to stand out against…  Continue Reading

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How to Use Big Data and AI to Perfect Your REI Strategy and Increase Your Profits

“Predicting the future isn’t magic, it’s artificial intelligence.” Dave Waters, director and geoscience consultant of Paetoro Consulting UK Ltd Big data and artificial intelligence (AI) have become increasingly prominent in our society. As technology continues to become more sophisticated and complex, the successful use of big data and AI is becoming even more imperative for businesses…  Continue Reading

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Venturing into Multi-Family Properties: How to Make the Switch

Investing in real estate is one of the best ways to increase your cashflow, build equity for your future, and secure the personal and financial freedoms that traditional jobs don’t often allow.  For most real estate investors, single-family properties are the obvious starting point. And, for many, that may be the strategy that carries them…  Continue Reading

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Do Big Things

Do you have the personal freedom to do big things?  That’s what real estate investing is all about. Rather than trading your time for money at a 9 to 5 job, you build your own business and create the personal freedom that gives you space to pursue your dreams.  Doing big things isn’t something you…  Continue Reading

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More than Money: Why Finding Meaning & Fulfillment is Essential for Entrepreneurs

Tyler Brummett has achieved more professional success in his 20s than most people hope to achieve over the course of their entire career.  As the former Director of Mortgage Banking for Quicken Loans, Tyler was one of the youngest directors ever for a Fortune 500 company. Currently, Tyler works as the Vice-President of Business Development…  Continue Reading

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Land More Deals by Controlling the Conversation

How do you handle objections as a real estate investor?  Let’s you’re on the phone with a motivated seller and they just keep bringing up concerns. What’s going to bring that seller to the table?  The key is to control the conversation. This doesn’t mean you come off as controlling. Instead, your goal is to…  Continue Reading

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The One Secret to Building Long-Term Wealth

As a successful real estate investor, people often ask me what one thing made me successful. I always have two words for them: self-discipline.  It’s the secret sauce of successful investors. It’s not a flashy insider tip or a trick that will shortcut you to success. It’s a gritty daily grind. It’s a war. But…  Continue Reading

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Ninja Leadership Tips for Every Investor

We all know a terrible boss. And we all hope we’ll never be that terrible boss. But as your real estate investing business grows, how do you avoid becoming the next Michael Scott? It’s not about dynamic speaking or motivating emails. It’s about your leadership philosophy and the foundation of your team building. If you…  Continue Reading

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Sustainable Success: Define Your Investing Strategy & Achieve Financial Freedom

One of the best parts of being in this industry is hearing the success stories of people who made the transition from their former, traditional jobs to full-time real estate investing (REI). No two stories are alike, but they are all inspiring for those who are watching and waiting to make the leap to entrepreneurship…  Continue Reading

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Five Mantras of Successful Entrepreneurs

Do you ever wish someone would just hand you the secret key to success?  As a real estate investor, I’ve met my fair share of successful entrepreneurs, and I’ve become one myself. One thing I’ve realized after years in this business is that there really is a key to success. But it’s not a secret…  Continue Reading

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How to Fund Deals in Minutes

I recently did a deal with a buddy of mine. We were putting in an offer on a 164-unit apartment complex and needed to raise $1.1 million to close. I put the word out and in less than 60 minutes we had $2.55 million in pledges.  Just. Like. That. So how do you raise $2.55…  Continue Reading

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Death By A Thousand Cuts: How Distractions Can Cost You And What You Can Do About It

Real estate investing can sometimes feel like a very elaborate balancing act. You’re working on marketing efforts, raising capital, finding new properties, and adding value to your existing properties – all at once.  But when it comes to your business strategy, your focus should be very narrow. In other words, you don’t want to spread…  Continue Reading

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Your Apartment Deal A-Team

What’s the big deal with apartments? If you’re not convinced apartments are a smart move for a real estate investor, this example might just change your mind.  A buddy of mine recently did a massive apartment deal. He repositioned the apartments to improve the tenant base and drive up rent. Most of the repositioning was…  Continue Reading

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Market Trends & Predictions: Where Are We Headed?

It seems like every day, multiple times a day, we’re bombarded with news about the real estate market.  “Rates are down!” “Inventory is up!” “Appreciation has slowed!” “Is another recession on the way?” So be daring, Josh

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Entrepreneurial Motivation from Rock-Climbing Champ Hans Florine

Which thought is scarier: climbing nearly 3,000 feet up the side of a mountain or quitting your stable job to start your own business? If you answered, “climbing the mountain,” I’m 100% right there with you. If you answered, “starting a business,” we have some talking to do.  The fact is: neither of these scenarios…  Continue Reading

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Your Legacy Your Way

You’ve been working hard every single day to build a legacy. But how can you be sure that legacy will be protected and handled the way you want it to be handled when it’s time to pass it on?The key is asset management. And that’s not just going to happen—it takes time and planning. Time…  Continue Reading

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Strictly Buy and Hold for Extra Cash Flow

One of my investor clients that I fund a lot of deals for…Andy L…has a full time business He’s Strictly Buying and Holding Singles and Duplexes for cash flow. Now he owns about 90 units. He told us he figures he’ll stop around 200-300 or so. Here’s his model Very active doing 4-8 deals a…  Continue Reading

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Mastering Multi-Family Property Investing

Investing in multi-family, value-add apartments is not for the faint of heart—but it can be an extremely profitable niche of this industry. Case in point: Real estate investor Jason Yarusi of New Jersey, who owns 400+ units, has had amazing success in the multi-family investing business. In this podcast, Jason shares how he first got…  Continue Reading

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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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