What Will You Do to Achieve Success? This is What Chrissy Did

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What Will You Do to Achieve Success? This is What Chrissy Did

If you are new to real estate investing, sometimes you fail before you even start. Most investors need someone to help them along the way, to make sure they avoid the pitfalls and huge mistakes that some investing start-ups don’t know about because they’ve never experienced it before. Meet Chrissy Morrison.  She just started seriously…  Continue Reading

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Optimized Lifestyle Secrets

How does “Shark Tank” star and “Queen of Real Estate” Barbara Corcoran help run 32 different companies… …WHILE having the time to spend 4 hours per day practicing ballroom dancing? The answer: optimized lifestyle design. She shares her secrets in this special interview. I recently had the chance to sit down with Barbara, who’s actually…  Continue Reading

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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 Real Importance of Your Coaching and Mentoring

Have you ever noticed that almost all of the major success stories in business have had mentors? Well it’s true, and not just in real estate investing.  In fact, there are probably a few prominent entrepreneurs and elite business owners that you had no idea had a coach or a mentor who they studied under…  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 Maximize Your Time and Energy

Real estate investing takes work, but it doesn’t have to be an 80 hour a week job, (or even a 20 hour a week job). If you don’t have any kind of system that you use to optimize your time, your going to get bogged down with too many hours of work. And the whole…  Continue Reading

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Multiple Levels of Seller Motivation

Believe it or not, there are multiple levels of motivated sellers. In other words, there are sellers who are more motivated to sell investment properties than others. Which also means there are other levels of sellers who aren’t as motivated, but are you hitting up all of them with your marketing? I set up a…  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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Greater Cleveland Real Estate VIP Networking Party

[Exclusive Invite and 100 Free Tickets Available] For my Ohio Investor Friends… if you’re an investor in Ohio, I’ve got big news for you. I’m really excited to share this with you. But first let me ask you a question? Are you a part of a local Northeast Ohio Real Estate Investment Club, Association or…  Continue Reading

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How To Invest In Real Estate Part Time [5 Simple Steps To Make Real Estate Investing Your Side Hustle]

Quick question? DO YOU STILL HAVE A REGULAR JOB? Another quickie…..are you investing in real estate part time on the side?? It’s your “side hustle” right? It’s extra income you want to sock away to create a cash cushion so you can leave your J.O.B. and get free? That’s how I started. I bought my…  Continue Reading

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The Early Bird Gets the Profit Check

I’m sure by now you know that our next Flip & Fund Summit 7 is planned for May 5-7th in Dallas, Texas at the beautiful Fairmount Dallas Hotel. This is important to note because today is the LAST day of our Early Bird special – securing your ticket for $297 ends tonight at midnight. Don’t…  Continue Reading

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[In the Spotlight] The Cleveland Housing Market

  ATTOM Data Solutions, formerly RealtyTrac, recently published their 2017 Housing News Report newsletter and it’s chock full of important information if you’re a real estate investor – and features an article I was interviewed for about the Cleveland housing market, written by Daren Blomquist, SR. VP – ATTOM Data Solutions, who will be speaking…  Continue Reading

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How Much Does It Cost to Flip A House?

Join me and walk through one of our latest projects, 355 Elyria Street in Lodi, Ohio – it’s another house we’re flipping based on our $40k Flips/Freedom Funding model. Let’s run through the numbers… $63,000 – Purchase Price $62,000 – Rehab Budget $125,000 -Total Investment Out of our $62,000 budget, $15k is going into a…  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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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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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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