The 12 Step Private Money Process

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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[8 Steps] How to Become a Successful and Confident Self-Directed Private Investor

[8 Steps] How to Become a Successful and Confident Self-Directed Private Investor

Lately I’ve been noticing a trending question among my students – they have been telling me they have some extra cash on hand or in their self-directed IRA accounts and need some advice on what to do with it. This question really got the wheels turning in my brain and I decided to create a…  Continue Reading

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Are You Still Sitting on the Fence?

Are You Still Sitting on the Fence?

It’s Time to Pull the Trigger If you’ve been on the fence about whether or not to attend our exclusive live event, the Flip & Fund Summit taking place in Dallas, Texas in just two short weeks – now’s the time to make the decision! Is the cost an issue? Or timing? Whatever it is…  Continue Reading

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The Real Estate Investing Game Has Changed… Quickly!

The Real Estate Investing Game Has Changed… Quickly!

Competitive Advantages In my last blog post, I covered a game-changing topic involving motivated sellers and off market properties. I also invited you to join a free master class with myself and my buddy, Kent Clothier. As I mentioned, Kent has been a full-time real estate investor since 2003. He is truly an innovator – in…  Continue Reading

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An Invitation You Do Not Want to Say “No” To

An Invitation You Do Not Want to Say “No” To

Prohibited Self-Directed IRA Investments Since the launch of Freeland Ventures back on June 1, we have been talking a lot about Self-Directed IRA’s and how can you invest in real estate with one and advantages that they have. Today, I wanted to quickly touch on some prohibited investments that you CANNOT use your Self-Directed IRA…  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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Are You Ready to Receive the Keys to the Ship?

Are You Ready to Receive the Keys to the Ship?

  Have you been using the 21 simple and FREE online methods to find great real estate investments I told you about last week? You should be! If you missed it you can download and listen to it here. If you have access to the internet, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t be browsing those…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: The Truth About Using Hard Money to Fund Your Real Estate Flips

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: The Truth About Using Hard Money to Fund Your Real Estate Flips

  In this episode of Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio, Josh Cantwell reveals the truth about using hard money lenders to fund your real estate flips. He explains the advantages and disadvantages of using them. P.S. After you tune in to this free podcast, I’d really appreciate it if you could leave me a review. It’ll…  Continue Reading

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Hidden Rules of Private Money / YOUR work ethic / We are a team?

Hidden Rules of Private Money / YOUR work ethic / We are a team?

As some of you may know, my background prior to real estate was in financial advising. I thought about the people I used to help by put their funds into the stock market, annuities and mutual funds. Shortly into my career in real estate investing, it sunk in that I could be using a lot…  Continue Reading

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8 Key Ways Pros Market to Private Lenders to Fund Real Estate Investments

8 Key Ways Pros Market to Private Lenders to Fund Real Estate Investments

Here are 8 powerful marketing tools for recruiting private money to fund real estate investments. If you’ve been flipping houses for any length of time you’ve probably learned that borrowing money from private lenders is the best way to fund real estate investments. But the big questions are how do you find these lenders? Then,…  Continue Reading

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Do You Know All You Should About Raising Private Funds for Real Estate Deals?

Do You Know All You Should About Raising Private Funds for Real Estate Deals?

Top real estate pros point out some things to keep in mind when raising private money to fund your deals. There are lots of ways to go about raising private funds for real estate deals, but it’s almost always a belly-to-belly endeavor. Meaning it’s usually an intense, one-on-one interaction as you try to convince people…  Continue Reading

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What You Should Know Before Trying to Raise Private Capital for Real Estate Investments

What You Should Know Before Trying to Raise Private Capital for Real Estate Investments

Don’t Be Intimidated by Federal Laws Affecting How You Raise Private Capital for Real Estate Investments. Here’s a Look at What’s Involved. Leave it to the federal government to beef up the red tape quotient. It seems no matter where you turn when trying to raise private capital for real estate investments, there is just…  Continue Reading

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Confused About How the SEC Affects How You Can Raise Capital for Real Estate Deals?

Confused About How the SEC Affects How You Can Raise Capital for Real Estate Deals?

You Might be Surprised to Learn How the SEC Impacts Your Ability to Raise Capital for Real Estate Deals. If you’re just starting out as a real estate investor and don’t have much money, or even if you’ve been at it for a while and would like to learn more about how to raise capital…  Continue Reading

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What You Should Know About Raising Private Money to Invest in Real Estate

What You Should Know About Raising Private Money to Invest in Real Estate

Learn the best ways of raising private money to invest in real estate while avoiding the pitfalls. One of the first considerations when you’re trying to raise private capital is, do you want to advertise for private money or not? A lot of private lenders are going to have money in their retirement accounts. They…  Continue Reading

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Teach Your Private Lender the Best Way  to Fund Real Estate Deals

Teach Your Private Lender the Best Way to Fund Real Estate Deals

Does your private lender know how to fund real estate deals? Show him how it’s done and make points in the process. Most active, full-time real estate investors are interested in recruiting private lenders so they don’t have to use their own money to fund real estate deals. These lenders are typically not big time…  Continue Reading

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Real Estate Investing Basics Many Investors Forget

Real Estate Investing Basics Many Investors Forget

Don’t Forget These Real Estate Investing Basics, and You’ll Do Just Fine There are really only a handful of building blocks that form the foundation for success in real estate investing. That being said, young or old, grizzled trooper or newbie, it’s surprising how many investors are unfamiliar with these essential building blocks. In fact,…  Continue Reading

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Foundations for Success in Real Estate Investing – What You Should Know

Foundations for Success in Real Estate Investing – What You Should Know

What do the top real estate professionals say about the path to success in real estate investing? There are some very concrete steps the dedicated investor can take to put them on the road to success in real estate investing. This is not brain surgery; in fact, it’s not very difficult at all. If you’re…  Continue Reading

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ALL The Funding You’ll Ever Need

ALL The Funding You’ll Ever Need

Hey, Josh here… And I have some super exciting news to share with you… that can make doing profitable deals easier than ever before. A few weeks ago, I sent out a survey… asking what your biggest frustrations in real estate were. What aspect of this business are you struggling with? What is keeping you…  Continue Reading

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boatloads of capital // no money down // 100% financing

Ironic isn’t it? The largest institutions in the WORLD caused the financial melt down of 2008 by lending to anyone who could fog a mirror… And now there’s great investment properties on every block due to all their foreclosures… BUT….the biggest conventional lenders in the world won’t lend to investors like us….. even on the…  Continue Reading

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Best for Investors – Conventional Banks or Private Lenders? – Strategic Real Estate Coach

Best for Investors – Conventional Banks or Private Lenders? – Strategic Real Estate Coach

Why are conventional banks becoming an obsolete funding source for real estate investors? The answers might surprise you. You don’t have to be in the real estate investing business long before you start hearing investors complain about conventional banks – and extol the virtues of working with private lenders instead. If you automatically assume ‘private…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Banks Are The Enemy

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Banks Are The Enemy

  Ironic isn’t it? The largest institutions in the WORLD caused the financial melt down of 2008 by lending to anyone who could fog a mirror….. And now there’s great investment properties on every block due to all their foreclosures…. BUT.…the biggest conventional lenders in the world won’t lend to investors like us….. even on…  Continue Reading

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I Want To Fund YOUR Deals

I Want To Fund YOUR Deals

Hey, Josh here… And I have some super exciting news to share with you… that can make doing profitable deals easier than ever before. A few weeks ago, I sent out a survey… asking what your biggest frustrations in real estate were. What aspect of this business are you struggling with? What is keeping you…  Continue Reading

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Extra! Extra! Read All About It!  If You’re Not Doing THIS for Your Real Estate Investment Business, Now’s the Time to Start – Strategic Real Estate Coach

Extra! Extra! Read All About It! If You’re Not Doing THIS for Your Real Estate Investment Business, Now’s the Time to Start – Strategic Real Estate Coach

Read on to discover how a simple monthly newsletter can do wonders for your real estate investment business – starting with making it easier to fund your deals. The real estate investment business world is competitive. There’s a lot of noise out there, and it can be challenging to attract the attention of potential private…  Continue Reading

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Why banks won’t lend to you

Ironic isn’t it? The largest institutions in the WORLD caused the financial melt down of 2008 by lending to anyone who could fog a mirror… And now there’s great investment properties on every block due to all their foreclosures… BUT… the biggest conventional lenders in the world won’t lend to investors like us… even on…  Continue Reading

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The Private Lender in Real Estate Projects:  What You Need to Know So You Get Funded (and Not Thrown in Jail!) – Strategic Real Estate Coach

The Private Lender in Real Estate Projects: What You Need to Know So You Get Funded (and Not Thrown in Jail!) – Strategic Real Estate Coach

Looking at the role of the private lender in real estate investment projects… What do you need to know so you can do it right? One of the most important aspects of investing in real estate projects is working with a reliable private lender for investment capital. But finding those sources, and understanding the laws…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: How to find private lenders at the courthouse: Josh Cantwell interviews Nick Zalonis

In this week’s edition of the Real Estate Investing Made Easy podcast, Strategic Real Estate Founder Josh Cantwell is joined by special guest Nick Zalonis. Nick is a newcomer to real estate investing who’s been able to get incredible results right out of the gate. And in this episode, he reveals the secrets behind his…  Continue Reading

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Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Make The “Money Phone” Ring

Strategic Real Estate Investing Radio: Make The “Money Phone” Ring

Leads are the lifeblood of any successful real estate operation. If you want to “make it,” then you need to consistently get the money phone to ring… With sizzling hot leads on the other line! I’m talking sellers motivated to give you their properties at a deep discount… Buyers ready and willing to snatch properties…  Continue Reading

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Does Investing in Real Estate Scare You to Death?

Well, buck up, Nancy, and learn how easy investing in real estate can be. There are haunted houses full of the ghosts of people who tried to make money investing in real estate and failed. But there are growing numbers of people who didn’t know any more about investing in real estate than you do,…  Continue Reading

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How to Raise Cheap Private Money for Your Real Estate Investing Deals

How to Raise Cheap Private Money for Your Real Estate Investing Deals

Raising capital is not a matter of marketing, or overcoming objections. It’s about knowledge, understanding how money works and understanding how the money you’re going to borrow from private lenders gets put into play. On top of that, it’s about understanding what else is out there that you’re competing against. When you meet with private…  Continue Reading

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2014: A Difficult Year to Get a Mortgage?

2014: A Difficult Year to Get a Mortgage?

In the past, mortgages have been relatively easy to obtain, but it ended up causing financial ruin for many people. Chances are these homeowners didn’t plan to default and lose their homes but it happened. Some situations were just naivety on the part of the buyer who thought if they were approved, they could afford…  Continue Reading

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Help Homeowners Avoid The Loan Modification Trap [InfoGraphic]

  Most loan modification programs focus on making payments affordable for the short term instead of reducing the borrower’s principal to eliminate the burden of negative equity (when what is owed on the house is more than its value). What is a Loan Modification? According to HUD, a loan modification “is a permanent change in…  Continue Reading

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Make Compelling Offers To Your Private Lenders

Make Compelling Offers To Your Private Lenders

This is the first in a series of videos I made to walk you through the process of finding private lenders. In this video I walk you through the documents used to raise capital for a property I just acquired, and I take you to the house itself. We go through the note and the…  Continue Reading

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What Do Mortgage Lenders Look For In A Borrower?

There’s been a lot of coverage in the news lately about low interest rates on home loans, and this is causing more and more people to either try and refinance or get approval to move forward with a new home purchase. Even though mortgage rates are low and deals plentiful, it’s still not easy to…  Continue Reading

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How To Raise Capital for Your Real Estate Transactions

How To Raise Capital for Your Real Estate Transactions

Raising capital is not a matter of marketing, or overcoming objections. It’s about knowledge, understanding how money works and understanding how the money you’re going to borrow from private lenders gets put into play. On top of that, it’s about understanding what else is out there that you’re competing against. When you meet with private…  Continue Reading

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How To Get People To Beg You To Take Their Money

I’ve said it before and you’ll hear me say it again – you need money to invest in real estate. But, it doesn’t have to be your own money. Using other people’s money is a foundational strategy for real estate investing. But how can you get to the point where people are calling you, begging…  Continue Reading

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Short Sales On The Rise Again

Short Sales On The Rise Again

Great news for real estate investors who focus on short sales – they are on the rise again. Banks are turning to short sales more and more so they can get around the long process of seizing, maintaining and then trying to sell homes through foreclosure. The pace of new foreclosures has slowed slightly, but…  Continue Reading

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Waiting For the Next Shadow To Come

Waiting For the Next Shadow To Come

Many analysts are saying there is another looming shadow inventory coming from REOs. Banks are holding back REOs from the market, leading to the speculation. According to some experts, as many as 90% of REOs are being intentionally held off the market. If this is the case, we’re in for another flood, it’s just a…  Continue Reading

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Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Buying & Selling HUD Homes

Buying HUD properties is a simple, fast way to make consistent profits – quickly putting thousands of dollars in your pocket over and over again. Before we find out some of the tips to working with HUD properties, let’s define what a HUD property is. A HUD property is one that used to have an…  Continue Reading

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My Life in Real Estate: Rehabbing Bank Owned Properties, {Case Study Heights Drive Part 2}

My Life in Real Estate: Rehabbing Bank Owned Properties, {Case Study Heights Drive Part 2}

I’m back with another installment of “My Life in Real Estate”, this time checking in on one of my most recent rehab projects – 193 Heights Drive. This is part 2 of this case study. Part 1 I recorded 2 months ago and we showed you this house when we first started the project. In…  Continue Reading

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