Monday, March 24th, 2014
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4 Essential Traits of SUPERinvestors

“Do I Have What it Takes?” Do you have what it takes to be a SUPERinvestor? What’s that? A Superinvestor? Yep — think about it like this… Super: (adjective) very good; first-rate; excellent; of the highest degree or power So… kind of like a spin on Superman… Do you have what it takes to be […]

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Critical 1099 Info for Investors – Ignore at Your Own Risk

If you’re in business for yourself but not actively sending out 1099s to your non-employee contractors like you should, then you need to read every single word of this blog post. Just do it…you’ll see why, and you’ll likely buy me something frosty next time you see me to say thanks (hypnotic command…boom ; -) […]

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How to Make Awesome Sauce (Top 47 MLS Keywords for Investors)

A while back I posted an article about how investors can get access to the MLS without a license. I was quite surprised, honestly, by how much buzz that post generated at the time. Judging by the extensive and saucy comments, some folks absolutely loved it, while others got their feathers more than a little […]

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For Pete’s Sake! Debunking the “Easy” Button Myth

OK, I need to get something off my chest. If you’ve ever struggled with reaching your REI goals, or wrestled through “bright shiny object” syndrome, then this may sting a little…but it’s for your own good… Ah, the Easy Button… Everyone wants an easy button. Just press it and get-rich-quick. To be honest, it is […]

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Do I Have to Accept Section 8? (Hint: Yes and No)

Ah Section 8. If you’re a landlord, chances are you either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Personally, I love to hate ‘em. But the question is…do you have to rent to Section 8 tenants if you don’t want to? I hear this one a lot, and my answer may surprise you. But first… Why I […]

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4 Essential Traits of SUPERinvestors

“Do I Have What it Takes?” Do you have what it takes to be a SUPERinvestor? What’s that? A Superinvestor? Yep — think about it like this… Super: (adjective) very good; first-rate; excellent; of the highest degree or power So… kind of like a spin on Superman… Do you have what it takes to be […]

Real Estate Investing Tips

Critical 1099 Info for Investors – Ignore at Your Own Risk

If you’re in business for yourself but not actively sending out 1099s to your non-employee contractors like you should, then you need to read every single word of this blog post. Just do it…you’ll see why, and you’ll likely buy me something frosty next time you see me to say thanks (hypnotic command…boom ; -) […]

Real Estate Investing Tips

How to Make Awesome Sauce (Top 47 MLS Keywords for Investors)

A while back I posted an article about how investors can get access to the MLS without a license. I was quite surprised, honestly, by how much buzz that post generated at the time. Judging by the extensive and saucy comments, some folks absolutely loved it, while others got their feathers more than a little […]

Mindset

For Pete’s Sake! Debunking the “Easy” Button Myth

OK, I need to get something off my chest. If you’ve ever struggled with reaching your REI goals, or wrestled through “bright shiny object” syndrome, then this may sting a little…but it’s for your own good… Ah, the Easy Button… Everyone wants an easy button. Just press it and get-rich-quick. To be honest, it is […]

Real Estate Investing Tips

Do I Have to Accept Section 8? (Hint: Yes and No)

Ah Section 8. If you’re a landlord, chances are you either love ‘em or hate ‘em. Personally, I love to hate ‘em. But the question is…do you have to rent to Section 8 tenants if you don’t want to? I hear this one a lot, and my answer may surprise you. But first… Why I […]

Under The Spotlight

Real Estate Mogul Review: Is Real Estate Investing Really Dead?

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So…the few days have seen quite the hubbub about a controversial new webinar that’s hit the interwebs. Seen all the saucy emails about it? I’ve heard some alarming claims like… “…real estate investing as we know it is dead!” –and– “…investors are in danger of becoming extinct!” So…what do you think? Me? Look, I’m always gonna shoot straight with you. […]

Real Estate Investing Tools

How to Notarize Documents Online…Kapow!

Recently I found myself pulling my hair out with an important real estate closing that nearly fell apart entirely. It was thanks in part to the fact that one of our sellers lived out of state (in a multi-heir estate situation) and apparently couldn’t seem locate a stinking notary within 200 miles to help get […]

Deal Stories

Viewer Discretion: Landlord Discovers Crazy, Pizza-Loving, Cat Lady Hoarder Hideout

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This is just too good not to share. Or too bad. Depends on your perspective, I guess. When my long-time friend and local turnkey rental guy Chris Wark finally had to evict a school teacher he’d been renting to for seven years, he had no idea the disturbing mess he’d uncover after she moved out. And trust me, […]

Real Estate Investing Articles

How a Wholesaling CEO Hires His Crazy Awesome Team

By far one of my most popular podcast episodes recently was my candid conversation with Rob Swanson in Denver. And for good reason: He’s a freakin’ machine… Rob’s a good friend, one of the smartest guys I know and is basically the e-Myth personified. He knows how to build a thriving business that actually runs like […]

Free Real Estate Investing Forms

The Art of the Contractor Lien Waiver (free download)

Ah, the contractor lien waiver… Unassuming… Underrated… Undeniably essential… So recently I was chatting with my bud Brian about one of his deals… (You may remember brian from my “Pink Bath, Buyers Out the Wazoo” case study a while back – he’s a short saler, rehabber and darn fine transactional lender.) …and he was sharing with […]

Real Estate Investing Tips

Rehabbers: Using Your Own Cash? Danger!

So I just learned something salient I think you should really be aware of if you’re not already.  Especially if you’re considering a cash-out refinance at some point in your future. If that’s you, then danger, Will Robinson, danger! Here, listen to this… It’s a short snippet from my  “Super Sexy Mortgage REI Market Update” […]

Podcast

Announcing: A Fancy, New Podcast! (And a Wee Bribe)

I’m thrilled to finally be able to share an announcement that’s been simmering for (quite literally) years now.  This is extremely fulfilling for me, and colossal win for you at the same time… We Gots Us a Fancy New Internet Radio Show! That’s right, it’s a brand spankin’ new podcast affectionately called: REIology » Real Estate Investing Simplified […]