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    Why I Give $300 A Month In Rent Credits

    March 27th, 2012

    I’m always doing various tests in my business. For example, if I’m doing a new mailing to 3,000 landlords in my area I will send a letter with one headline to 1,500 landlords and I’ll test another headline with the other 1,500 landlords.

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    How Not To Be A Scared By The Masses

    March 13th, 2012

    Once again the stock market has recently taking a beating. Investors are fleeing and the usual suspects are declaring that “the sky is falling.” Not only that, I’ve heard from numerous investor friends asking me if they should hold off on investing in real estate for a while and what they should do with the rest of their properties.

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    Why I Do Sub-2 Deals First And Lease Options Last…

    February 21st, 2012

    If I have the choice I always try and do a subject-to deal first and a lease option deal as a last resort. Why? Because with a subject-to I’m on the title, I own the property and I don’t have to deal with the seller anymore.

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    What I Wish I Would Have Known About Choosing A Mentor

    January 27th, 2012

    The world of mentoring is a dangerous one. In fact, every time you mention the word ‘real estate mentor’ it seems like people come out of the wood-work bashing mentors, talking about how they got ripped off my some guru, and saying they’ll never use a mentor in their life.

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    The Secret Of Valuing Your Time

    January 9th, 2012

    I once heard a well-known marketer speak about how to value your time and how most people get it wrong. He gave the following example which I really liked: He wanted to go to a rock concert of a famous band. His friends had spent the night in their vehicles so they could be some of the first people in line to get tickets. They had to wait all day until they were finally able to get the tickets and they were bragging to him how they got great seats for only $50.

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    How He Almost Lost This Wholesale Deal

    December 28th, 2011

    A fellow I know got a great property under contract, found a buyer for his wholesale deal and was looking to make a quick $10,000 on the deal. However, he made a few mistakes along the way which almost cost him the deal and I want to show you how to avoid them.

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    Why You Should “Fire” Potential Sellers

    December 7th, 2011

    When I first started out in this business a long, long time ago I was a desperate investor. I had almost no money and I would have done anything to get a deal. Unfortunately, my desperation showed because I made deals that I would never do again.

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    How To Close A Deal When They’re Getting Divorced

    November 18th, 2011

    Closing a deal with a couple who is going through a divorce is not fun at all, however it can be very profitable. So since 50% of all marriages end in divorce you’d better learn how to handle this sticky situation and profit from it.

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    Have You Created An Operations Manual For Your Business?

    October 21st, 2011

    I just got back from my honeymoon. I spent it on Vieques Island, Puerto Rico, which is a tiny island in the Caribbean Sea. Of course while I was there I checked out the real estate market which ranges from $4 million beachfront mansions to 3 bedroom 2 bathroom houses for $190,000.

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    Critical Items I Use When Meeting With A Seller

    October 10th, 2011

    I know a lot of investors who spend a small fortune on marketing and getting leads from sellers. However, once they’ve invested a lot of time and money into getting these leads, they don’t put enough thought into closing the actual deal.

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