Build your product to the buyer

Here’s summary of a presentation I saw at a REIA. A fellow whos a full-time investor gave a powerpoint presentation on how he flips houses in Southern CA. It was mainly on the after pictures which everyone loves (which were some pretty sweet after-photos) But that gentleman does something that is very smart and even…

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a look into a busy man’s calendar

The other day, someone followed up with a question wanting to know what my schedule looks like. Well, the following is a rough look at my schedule but just to clarify I’m not the best example to follow. I”m still tweaking and figuring it. Basically what I did is break my land business down into…

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How to stop overwhelment

I’m currently re-reading a book called Habits. And it reminds of a few lessons I’m trying to re-implement on time management. This is mainly for those who have trouble trying to fit a life of an investor with a life a family man working a w-2 (like trying to fit a square peg into a…

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How to Stand Out From The REI Masses

Writing ads for the motivated seller (part 3-headlines)   A headline is considered the highest value “real estate” of your ad.  However, your headline is not used to sell. It might not even contain anything about your service. Its job is not to sell anything except to get the prospect to read the ad. It…

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How To Stand Out From The REI Masses

Writing ads for the motivated seller (part 1)    Let’s face it, the market is getting hot, especially in metro areas. And as more and more investors enter the scene, more and more advertising is seen. Regardless if that advertising is any good, they’re all copying off each other and saying the same thing. And…

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The Lesson From Watching The Grumpy Co-Worker Who Never Asks

Don’t let your mind, your ads, or your business be like the old grumpy employee who never asks but complains all the time. Let’s call him Senor S. He’s a fellow co-worker I worked with, and has been working for the same company his whole life; absolutely nothing wrong with that mind you. But what…

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Starting Today With Your Why

Your “why” often get overlooked, passed up in the “now”. A lot of motivational speakers talk about your “why”; finding out what your “why” is so that you can keep pushing through the tough times. But, I can honestly say that during moments of stress and worry, when I think about my “why’s” I DON’T…

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2 Creative Solutions to a Real Estate Deal

Yesterday I had mentioned a juicy deal I had lost almost two years ago. Today I’ll continue the juicy details of that deal and show you what Andy and one other creative advised to do after. Here’s the story: The seller was homeless in San Diego. Yes, you heard that right he was homeless, living…

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What You’re Really Selling In Real Estate

Andy Teasley and I sat down for a conversation at our local real estate investing club. We were talking about various topics… California politics, the Mormon Army (I’ve never heard of it till now and I thought there should be a movie about this) , A/C in mobile homes, etc. But one topic that stands…

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