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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 Advantages of Saying “No” to Poor Opportunities

Real Estate Investing has led me to so many different opportunities, and most have them have been incredible.  But every once in a while, you get a real dud. Sometimes you have to just say “no.” I was recently honored to be a guest on my buddy Josh Felber’s podcast, “Making Bank.” You may have…  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 Surviving Cancer Inspired My 5 Step Process

I’m a real estate investor from the greater Cleveland Ohio area, which for a long time people called “the mistake on the lake.” But right now there’s amazing things happening in Cleveland. Not only is it amazing for sports, with Lebron James and the Cavs winning a championship, and the Cleveland Indians making a World…  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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Tax Free Wealth Building & Self-Directed IRA’s

My First Private Lender Once upon a time, I was an inexperienced real estate investor. The first private lender I ever got was my brother’s mother-in-law. I had no job, $15k in credit card debt and ZERO EXPERIENCE. The first note (non-IRA) I ever did was in Spring of 2004. It was a 5 year…  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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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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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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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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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…  Continue Reading

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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,…  Continue Reading

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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…  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 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…  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 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…  Continue Reading

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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…  Continue Reading

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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….  Continue Reading

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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…  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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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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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,…  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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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…  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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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…  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 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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Here’s How Attend the Flip & Fund Summit 5 for FREE

WHY ATTEND THE FLIP & FUND SUMMIT 5? I recently sat down with SREC’s Head Coach, Kyle Garifo, to talk about experiences we’ve had with attending real estate live events and other training programs. Looking back on it, I think in the year 2005 alone, I must have spent about $100,000 just traveling and attending…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investor Radio: SREC Classic: Former Clinical Therapist Does Deal, Makes $94,000 Using SREC Investing Systems!

Today, we’re throwing it back and giving you a SREC Classic – a former Clinical Therapist does deal and makes $94,000 in profit using SREC investing systems. Who is this former Clinical Therapist we are talking about? SREC’s new Head Coach and frequent podcast host, Kyle Garifo!  P.S. After you tune in to this free podcast,…  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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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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