10 Big Mistakes that Kill Real Estate Deals

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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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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 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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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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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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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…  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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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…  Continue Reading

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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…  Continue Reading

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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…  Continue Reading

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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…  Continue Reading

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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…  Continue Reading

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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….  Continue Reading

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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…  Continue Reading

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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…  Continue Reading

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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…  Continue Reading

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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….  Continue Reading

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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….  Continue Reading

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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…  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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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,…  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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Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio: 4 Simple Steps to Profits in Tax Sale Overages

In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Coach Radio, Josh Cantwell discusses tax foreclosures and a little known niche in the real estate industry called “overages.” The equity, or overages, are due to the former owners of these tax foreclosed homes, but they don’t know they are owed the equity, so the government is keeping…  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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Did you get the package I sent you in the mail?

Did you get the package I sent you in the mail?

  Just wanted to find out if you received the letter and FREE DVD I sent you a few days ago. Did the US Postal Service drop it in your mail box? The reason I ask is because the good ‘ol US Mail service… as you know… can be a bit sluggish at times. If you…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio: 10 Big Mistakes That Kill Real Estate Profits

Join Josh Cantwell and Kyle Garifo as they sit down to reflect on their real estate investing careers and discuss the 10 BIG mistakes that investors make that kill real estate profits. Take a look into their world and the challenges they face on a daily basis and things they have to avoid to make sure…  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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Do Real Estate Webinars or Live Workshops Achieve Faster Results

Do Real Estate Webinars or Live Workshops Achieve Faster Results

  What’s the difference between webinars versus live events? Does live events or webinar get better results? Do webinars or live workshops achieve faster implementation, action and execution? My Live Event Experience Back in 2003 when I started in my real estate investing career, webinars were not the primary method of consuming new real estate…  Continue Reading

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The One Thing (Real Estate Lesson for Entrepreneurs)

The One Thing (Real Estate Lesson for Entrepreneurs)

The One Thing After coaching and consulting real estate entrepreneurs for nearly 10 years I’ve concluded that real estate investors need to do just ONE THING to be successful. Just One. Two Main QUESTIONS Without a doubt, the two main questions I get asked the most are 1) how do I find the deals? And…  Continue Reading

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[New Training] Protecting Your Principal Part I

[New Training] Protecting Your Principal Part I

As some of you know, I have been getting a lot of questions from students lately about advice regarding becoming a private investor. I am starting to get a sense that we need to create and offer a training specifically for private investors, private lenders and self-directed IRA investors. I am working on creating a…  Continue Reading

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(Student Case Study) How to Create Standard Operating Procedures and Systems in Your Real Estate Business

(Student Case Study) How to Create Standard Operating Procedures and Systems in Your Real Estate Business

Work the System This past week, I was able to spend some time with one of our Master’s Elite Coaching Members and also an investor with Freeland, Phil Luther. He is a very experienced real estate investor with over 30 years experience a massive rental portfolio and who has been part of our high-end coaching…  Continue Reading

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The Key to Finding Good Deals on Off-Market Properties

The Key to Finding Good Deals on Off-Market Properties

What Exactly Does Off-Market Mean? Off-market properties are ones that you find that are NOT listed in the MLS database. These are typically harder to find and require hard work and marketing. BUT have no fear – I am here today to show you the secrets of finding these hidden gems. The Fundamentals If you…  Continue Reading

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The Easiest Way to Find Killer On-Market Property Deals

The Easiest Way to Find Killer On-Market Property Deals

What Does On-Market Mean? Step one as a real estate investor is usually the search for a good deal. Depending on your experience and what market you are located in, this can be pretty easy or pretty difficult. As you most likely know, the real estate marketing is HOT right now, proving it to be…  Continue Reading

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Property Launch Formula: Sell Your Property in Record Time

Property Launch Formula: Sell Your Property in Record Time

Have A Property That’s Ready to List? Here’s What to Do As a real estate investor, you have to overcome many obstacles in your career – you have to find and secure a property that’s worth investing in. After you find the property, you have to find a way to fund to get funding for…  Continue Reading

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Free Virtual Real Estate Investing Resource

Free Virtual Real Estate Investing Resource

Don’t Have Access to the MLS? Here’s Your Solution… As a real estate investor, you probably know that the Multiple Listing Service (MLS) is where real estate agents list all their inventory. You can find great real estate investments on the MLS. Realtors can also manually pull lists of real estate investment properties for you…  Continue Reading

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Let Me Help You Become a Confident Investor

Let Me Help You Become a Confident Investor

As you might know, the accumulated third quarter ROI inside of Freeland Fund I is 6.39%/25.6% annualized.  One of the best parts of starting a new venture is when it works out EXACTLY like you planned and that’s what we have done with Freeland Ventures. I am so proud of this and now I want…  Continue Reading

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How to Find Off-Market Properties to Keep You from Going Extinct

How to Find Off-Market Properties to Keep You from Going Extinct

As I’m sure you know, the real estate market game is changing. Thousands of new investors are jumping in every second to swipe the good deals in your market right out from under you. The more competition grows, the more you need to stay on top and adapt to the ever-changing strategies. Some of your…  Continue Reading

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Do You Want to See How I Live For a Day? (Or Three)

Do You Want to See How I Live For a Day? (Or Three)

Recently, one of my students asked me what the biggest, game-changing thing was for me in my real estate investing career. I thought about it for a while, then decided hands-down, it was my one-on-one coaching experience. I got to actually sit down with a professional and learn the business. Your set-up for success immediately,…  Continue Reading

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How to Start Your Week with a Plan for Success

How to Start Your Week with a Plan for Success

About ten years ago, I was just a guy with a vision for a fixer-upper I wanted to buy and flip. I hated my job. I worked a lot of nights and weekends as a financial planner. I had a six figure income, but I was basically broke living commission check to commission check. So…  Continue Reading

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Case Studies I’m Flipping Right NOW

Case Studies I’m Flipping Right NOW

8 Profit Packed Case Studies This summer has been crazy busy for my personal real estate investing business. Since we had such a tough winter, some properties had to get put on hold and took longer than expected. Some had unforeseen costs and issues. And sometimes you just hire a bad contractor who isn’t doing…  Continue Reading

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What do Josh & Cleveland Whiskey Have in Common? [Private Equity Case Study]

What do Josh & Cleveland Whiskey Have in Common? [Private Equity Case Study]

506(c) SEC General Solicitation For those of you that are local Clevelanders like myself, maybe you caught the article in the Plain Dealer this weekend regarding Cleveland Whiskey launching a new website as a portal for accredited investors. More and more companies are doing this. It is EXACTLY how I’ve been raising money for the…  Continue Reading

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The Deals Are Out There, And Here’s How To Find Them

The Deals Are Out There, And Here’s How To Find Them

  Real Estate in 60 Seconds – Finding Deals This week we were able to catch up with one of my property manager’s, Dione Saliba, for a new episode of Real Estate in 60 Seconds. We joined him one of our current properties that we’re rehabbing, 26930 Oxford Park Lane in Olmsted Township, Ohio. A…  Continue Reading

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The Answer to All Your Real Estate Investing Questions

The Answer to All Your Real Estate Investing Questions

Ready to Go From Rookie to Rockstar? This is it. Your golden opportunity. Your big break. I want to show you how to set up your own $40,000.00 per month property flipping machine. I want to give you all the strategies and techniques you’ll use to run this system effortlessly. Without needing years of experience……  Continue Reading

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The Only Real Estate Strategy You’ll Ever Need

The Only Real Estate Strategy You’ll Ever Need

After weekends like Labor Day, doesn’t it make you wish you were able to have the flexible schedule and lifestyle like a long, holiday weekend all the time? Big Brother Breaks Free As a professional real estate investor who left a full-time job as a financial planner, a question I get asked frequently is “how…  Continue Reading

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Secret Weapons in Real Estate Investing

Secret Weapons in Real Estate Investing

The Automated Offer Formula When you find a property that you are considering purchasing as an investment property, are you often stuck on what number you should offer the seller? Are you interested in learning a foolproof formula that works EVERY time to give you the price you should offer on a potential property? I…  Continue Reading

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