REAL ESTATE INVESTING NEWS AND INFORMATION

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 6 in Dallas, Texas is coming up October 14-16. I’m really proud of the lineup we have for this event – from our keynote speakers (Kevin O’Leary from ABC’s Shark Tank and Daren Blomquist, VP of RealtyTrac) to our talented faculty, to having the newest, most […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Escaping the 9-5 Grind

We get a lot of questions from people wondering how do you make the decision to get started in real estate investing, tune out the naysayers and break free from your 9-5 grind. Today, Kyle Garifo answers that for you. There are a lot of factors that go into a real estate investing business like marketing, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Simple 7 Step Plan for Success with Private Investors

Many of my students use my lending company, Freeland Lending, to fund their deals, but I really encourage them after they get a few successful flips under their belt to eliminate the middle man (ME) and save themselves some cash. There are several important little pieces to the real estate investing puzzle that you need […]

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3 Ways to Get Your Deals FUNDED

We know that there are multiple different ways to get real estate financing. The problem is that most real estate investors have no clue these options exist. They are tricked into thinking they need their own CASH or bank financing to fund their deals. They are lead to believe that they must WHOLESALE properties for […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Q and A with Kyle – Gauging the Amount of Work Your Rehab Needs

SREC’s head coach, Kyle Garifo, addresses some of the recent questions we’ve been receiving from our students and subscribers. He covers topics such as using silent investors, questions regarding interest when using funding through Freeland Lending, how to be taken seriously by listing agents when you’re a first time investor and gauging the amount of work a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Local Firefighter Breaks Free with Real Estate Investing

Josh Cantwell sits down to chat with Maverick Mastermind, Mike Neill, to discuss his transition from being a full-time firefighter to getting in to real estate investing. Mike shares how using Strategic Real Estate Coach’s proven formula has worked every time and how having a one-on-one coach has really helped taken his business to the next level. […]

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5 Things You Missed About Real Estate Investing This Week

As many of my students and subscribers may know, we offer a lot of free content. We have a weekly podcast that comes out every Wednesday called Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio, we have a YouTube channel where we post new videos weekly and we’re on almost all the other social channels as well sharing […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: How to Leave Corporate America to Get Into Real Estate with Jeff and Julia Kappel

Two of our Mastermind Coaching Students, Jeff and Julia Kappel talk to Kyle about how they both left their IT jobs in corporate America and got into real estate investing. They discuss the training went through, their strategies for finding properties that are not listed on the MLS and how they are growing their business. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: How to Find Good Contractors

Kyle Garifo covers an important topic that can really make or break your real estate career – how to find a good, reliable contractor. Having a bad one could hurt your entire business and you could lose money, investors or your reputation. He talks about what to look for in a good one, where to find […]

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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 […]

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10 Big Mistakes that Kill Real Estate Deals

I recently sat down with my former student, and now Head Coach of SREC, Kyle Garifo, to reflect on some of the mistakes and challenges that real estate investors face. We started discussing the good, the bad and the REALLY ugly things that we’ve faced and were able to compile this list of 10 big […]

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14 Ways to Find and Hire Qualified Contractors

I have been seeing a lot of questions lately from our members and subscribers about how to find good, qualified contractors. These are coming from students who are just starting out AND from students with experience who have just been burned by a bad contractor in the past. We know the profitability of any rehab […]

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How To Outsource Improvements In 6 Easy Steps

Do you know EXACTLY how to plan out your renovations and improvements once you’ve located a great deal that needs some repairs? Are you a little intimidated of making a mistake when a property needs repairs? Well if you are like me (not handy AT ALL) this can seem a little confusing and scary. Fear […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Q & A with Kyle – When to Use a Virtual Assistant

On this episode of Q and A with Kyle, he will address questions regarding flipping houses in a state you do not reside in, when to hire a virtual assistant and if there’s a way to get around a one-year owner-occupant agreement. If you have a question you would like Kyle to answer on a […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: How to Invest in Apartment Buildings By Raising Private Money

Michael Blank joins Kyle Garifo today to discuss how he went from a full-time job using his computer science degree to opening a pizza shop, to deciding he was more interested in being an entrepreneur. He is now a succesful real estate investor who teaches how to raise private money, invest in apartment buildings and how to analyze your […]

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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, […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: 12 Step Money Magnet Process

Many people think getting funding for your real estate deals is hard – but Josh Cantwell is here to show you his 12 Step Money Magnet Process you can use to fund your flips and sell them QUICKLY. P.S. After you listen to this free podcast, we would really appreciate it if you could leave us a review. […]

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7 Truths About Asset Based Lending

  The #1 challenge for real estate investor and entrepreneurs is FUNDING. How to get all the funding you need to acquire, re-position, stabilize, flip and/or rent distressed and discounted real estate properties. Truth is, there’s more funding and financing options in our real estate world today than at any other time in U.S. history. […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Q&A With Kyle – Saving Money on Your Rehabs

Q&A with Kyle is back with some great questions including how to do inexpensive, but quality work when rehabbing a property, why having a contractor’s account at Home Depot or Lowe’s is important, when to pass on a deal and if it’s hard to sell flipped houses to the FHA. If you have a question you want […]

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[Flip & Fund Recap] 12 Lessons Learned from Donald Trump Jr. and More

Our Flip and Fund Summit 5 is officially in the books and the positive feedback has been rolling in from both our attendees and speakers! It took place in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada at the stunning Aria Resort and Casino on February 19-21. We had over 250 attendees, which made it our biggest event so […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: 12 Lessons Learned From Donald Trump Jr. at The Flip and Fund Summit 5

The Flip and Fund Summit 5 is officially over and it was one for the record books. In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio, Josh Cantwell reviews the 12 lessons he learned from our keynote speaker, Donald Trump Jr. P.S. After you listen to this free podcast, we would really appreciate it if you could […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Think Of Your Real Estate Business Like A Funnel

Josh Cantwell discusses why you should think of your real estate investing business like a funnel and the 5 step process he uses to get the good deals to shake out the bottom of the funnel in this episode of Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio. P.S. After you listen to this free podcast, we would really appreciate […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: Firefighter Retires After 30 Years and Becomes Success Real Estate Investor

We always get questions about how people go from their full-time jobs to becoming full-time real estate investors. In this episode, Head Coach of SREC, Kyle Garifo talks with Mike Neill, one of the original Strategic Real Estate Coach Mastermind members. Mike resides in Texas and previously worked for the fire department and retired after […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: How to Get the Most Out of the Flip and Fund Summit

Chris Seder, a former SREC student and now Accelerated Investor Head Coach, joins Kyle Garifo to discuss his real estate investing career and how to get the most out of attending the Flip & Fund Summit for the first time. P.S. After you listen to this free podcast, we would really appreciate it if you could leave […]

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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 […]

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