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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[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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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3 Ways To Fund Your HUD Home Purchases

Lately I’ve been telling you about some incredibly easy yet profitable ways to purchase HUD homes for pennies on the dollar. This is a tool that every smart real estate investor should have in their arsenal because it’s a great way to generate consistent profits – there is no shortage of HUD homes to purchase….  Continue Reading

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What Private Lenders Want to Know

I’ve said it over and over… in order to be a successful real estate investor and build the business you’ve always dreamed of, you need to have access to private money. Sure you can do some quick wholesale deals with no cash of your own and make a small profit, but in order to go…  Continue Reading

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3 Most Common Questions From Private Lenders

When you’re meeting with prospective private lenders, they will have questions – they want the reassurance that their money is going to be safe. If you’ve done your job, you’ve already educated them about the benefits of investing with you in real estate as opposed to putting their money in stocks, bonds, annuities or CDs….  Continue Reading

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The Economy Needs More Buyers and Borrowers

2011 was a bad year for home prices. As a matter of fact, it was the worst ever. As a real estate investor looking for bargain properties that can be scooped up, fixed, and either sold or rented – that has to music to your ears. There’s only one problem: Mortgage bankers have gotten a…  Continue Reading

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The True Cost Of Private Money For Real Estate Deals

The True Cost Of Private Money For Real Estate Deals

Let’s discuss the True COST to YOU if you choose not to have access to private lenders and the money they have available for you to close your real estate transactions. If you’re brand new to real estate, it will cost you your confidence because you will likely be too scared to make your first…  Continue Reading

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You Two Deserve Each Other [Video]

You Two Deserve Each Other [Video]

Do you have enough private money lined up? How much is enough? Well, I recommend a new investor have at least $500,000 and a seasoned investor have at least $2 million. This will give you all the money you need to get every deal you want and you’ll never miss out on an opportunity. I…  Continue Reading

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Top 5 Keys to Understanding Private Lending

Private lending is the absolute key to unlocking the door to successfully completing real estate deals. Why would you want to use a private lender? You are able to get money from individuals more easily, more cheaply and on better terms than you can from institutions. In real estate, where you may only need short-term…  Continue Reading

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You Missed It. 2nd Chance

You Missed It. 2nd Chance

I’m walking out the door to meet up with my broker and two private lenders / partners for coffee and to see some properties. I wanted to dispel a rumor real quick before I go. Some say you can’t make BIG money quick turning short sales with back to back closings anymore. Despite what you…  Continue Reading

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36 *active* private lenders in 27 minutes (how he found them)

36 *active* private lenders in 27 minutes (how he found them)

Last week I told you about how important using private money lenders is to your real estate investing business. It’s incredibly easy to find private lenders in your area, and when you watch this video you’ll see proof! This guy found 36 active private lenders with over $1.2mm in *available funds* in under 27 minutes…  Continue Reading

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Last Chance

Last Chance

Quick reminder. This is your last chance to listen in on the awesome training with my good friend and student, Jason “The Money Man” Medley. Click here to register for Tonight’s webinar at 8:30 pm EST. As his nickname suggests he’s an expert at raising money for deals. On the training call he’ll show you…  Continue Reading

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In case you missed this…

In case you missed this…

Don’t forget that the first replay of Thursday night’s call is today. My good friend and student “The Money Man” revealed how to tap into an endless flood of money for your deals using private lenders in your local area. I’m holding TWO encore presentations. Click here to register for the first webinar this afternoon…  Continue Reading

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Why You Aren’t Getting The Best Deals

Why You Aren’t Getting The Best Deals

Last night’s call was incredible. The “money man” rocked the house! He’s an expert at raising money for deals and on the call he revealed a simple way to access all the money you’ll ever need for real estate deals. If you ever wondered why you “missed out” on the best deals… it’s because you…  Continue Reading

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Endless money source for REI deals in your own back yard

Endless money source for REI deals in your own back yard

On tonight’s webinar training my good friend and SREC Master’s Elite student, Jason (nicknamed the “Money Man”) will show you how to tap into a practically endless stream of funding for all of your deals. You’ll discover a fast, safe, and easy way to get CASH to close deals quickly working with private money lenders….  Continue Reading

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How to get the best deals with instant funding (no qualify)

How to get the best deals with instant funding (no qualify)

You may have noticed an interesting shift in real estate over the last few months. Yes, deals are still there… and yes, it’s totally a buyer’s market… BUT… All the BEST deals (with the largest profits) seem to be getting snatched up faster and faster. You see the savvy investors know … How to find…  Continue Reading

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Where To Invest Your Time And Capital In Today’s Marketplace

Where To Invest Your Time And Capital In Today’s Marketplace

I’m in Austin, TX for a high level mastermind with my peers and colleagues sharing ideas, dissecting business challenges, and creating new opportunities for growth. I’ve invested tens of thousands of dollars and a couple days of my time every few of months to meet with this particular group. (I’ve invested MUCH more on other…  Continue Reading

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Legally swipe your competition’s private lenders (video for ya)

Legally swipe your competition’s private lenders (video for ya)

Have you ever seen a real estate investor in your town closing a bunch of deals… … and you’re sitting there wondering how they’re funding their deals?   Well, this video that I found last week shows you how you can literally (and legally) *spy* on your competitors to see who their private lenders are…  Continue Reading

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