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About JP Moses

JP Moses

JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in 2000. After trying to find a local REIA in his hometown (Memphis) and coming up dry, he decided to start one himself. So he started the Memphis Investor Group and grew it right alongside his real estate business for half a dozen years, before retiring from MIG in 2006.

JP started in real estate as a landlord, realized it was a complete mismatch for his personality, and stuck his flag deep into wholesaling instead. He went full time in 2002 and has since wholesaled somewhere north of a couple hundred deals, and had his hands in a little bit of everything else from time to time also - from short sales to rehabbing to Realtoring to BPOs to REO listings to notes to owner financing...blah, blah, blah. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, delivering big value, general fun-ness and being unshaven.

JP doesn't hold himself up as a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. He totally loves being chief blogger guy at REItips.com and hosting the free "Real Estate Investing Simplified" podcast, where he stratches his itch for "edutaining" fellow investors.

JP also finds speaking about himself in the third person to be strangely more fun than he expected and may consider it sometimes in real life too, just for fun.

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Here are my most recent blog posts:

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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” […]

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 […]

New Market Rules: Why MAO Can Be a Moving Target »

It’s no secret that today’s real estate market is a good bit different than even a couple of years ago, right?  Sure, the fundamentals are all the same.  And the opportunity for making really great profits is still very much alive – arguably even more so. But still, there are some key, noteworthy shifts we […]