5-Week Direct Mail Marketing Plan

Category: Real Estate Tools

5-Week Direct Mail Marketing Plan

Whoever said “print is dead” has obviously never met a real estate investor. When it comes to building a successful real estate investing business, direct mail marketing is a key component. I won’t get into the nitty-gritty details here, but there are countless studies that prove that consumers spend more time looking at direct mail…  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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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10 Tips for Choosing the Right Contractor

Recently I put together a training video and blog about how to find reliable, quality contractors. Now I am going to tell you the next step on what to do once you have put together a list of possible contractors you may want to work with. As you already know, a good contractor can really…  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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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 Maneuver Ultra Competitive Markets with Sean Katona

Sean Katona from Simplified Property joins Kyle today to discuss how to find properties in ultra competitive markets. Simplified Properties is a commercial and residential development company.  Sean started investing in 2009 and is currently redeveloping property across the western US – predominantly in Seattle and Southern California, two super competitive markets. P.S. – After you listen to this free…  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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7 Steps to Prep for a Fast Fix and Flip Real Estate Investment

Nothing sucks up money and eats into profits like a house sitting vacant so it’s an enormous mistake to buy a house and then have it sit for days, weeks, months before the repairs and work gets done. Trust me, I’ve made this mistake before and all of a sudden I’ve spent $1500 just on…  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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In 2016, Let’s Stop Chasing the Latest Fads

In 2016, Let’s Stop Chasing the Latest Fads

  I want to talk to you guys today about your real estate investing business. Where does your business stand? Are you just starting out and need some direction? Or, have you flipped a few homes, but need to systemize your business so you can consistently collect your profit checks without getting too involved with…  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 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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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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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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How to Be a Current Day Robin Hood: Real Estate Overages and Finders Fees

How to Be a Current Day Robin Hood: Real Estate Overages and Finders Fees

REAL ESTATE OVERAGES: ADVANTAGES FOR EVERYONE If you haven’t heard about it already, I want to talk to you again about the Hooked on Overages master class that myself and my buddy, Bob Diamond are offering this week. Bob Diamond is a Business and Real Estate Attorney and has been in the real estate investing industry…  Continue Reading

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A New Opportunity is Knocking

A New Opportunity is Knocking

I wanted to take a minute to wrap-up on our 2015 PurpleStride 5k Run & Family-Friendly Walk. It happened this past Saturday, June 13. Strategic Real Estate was the presenting sponsor again this year and we were able to raise over $229,000 for the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, which is incredible. Thank you very much…  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: 15 Must Use Resources & Tools for Real Estate Investors

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: 15 Must Use Resources & Tools for Real Estate Investors

  In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell fills you in on 15 must-use resource tools for real estate investors. A Pinterest-like platform for home remodel and design? Inspections on a home that provide photos and video for you virtually so you don’t have to visit a property? Tune in to learn…  Continue Reading

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(Free Training TODAY) Automated Real Estate Profits

(Free Training TODAY) Automated Real Estate Profits

[LIVE TODAY: This free training shows you how to set up a fully-automated real estate business… That generates huge checks FOR YOU… no matter where you are… or what you’re doing… Choose the time that works best for you…] Register for the 2pm EST Training Class Register for the 8pm EST Training Class Register for…  Continue Reading

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Earn More By Doing Less

Earn More By Doing Less

[How Would You Like A Fully-Automated Investment System, That Produces A Consistent $30-60K… Every Freakin’ Month?] (This free training shows you how…) Right now… we’re in the strongest BUYER’S MARKET we’ve seen in years. That means… There’s an ENORMOUS amount of money out there on the table… strictly up for grabs. How do you get…  Continue Reading

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Real Estate Is DEAD Stop wasting your time.

Real Estate Is DEAD Stop wasting your time.

[Right Now…Successful Investors Are Generating DOZENS Of Lucrative Deals In Their Sleep… Using This Secret Automated System…] (Click here for the full story…) Yeah, I said it… Real estate is DEAD. At least, the old way of doing deals is. You won’t make a DIME in TODAY’S market, if you’re relying on investing strategies that…  Continue Reading

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Find Real Estate Deals In 60 Seconds Using This Free Tool

Find Real Estate Deals In 60 Seconds Using This Free Tool

How would you like to be able to find juicy real estate deals in under 60 seconds? HomeSteps.com is a totally free website owned by Freddie Mac Homes that you can use to help find potential homes to buy and sell. These are homes listed directly from Freddie Mac when they are ready to go…  Continue Reading

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