7 questions to guide investors toward their ideal property

Real estate agents thrive on finding the perfect properties for their clients. If you’re working with an investor, a good recommendation could lead to more business in the future and more recommendations to their peers …

Podcast: 12 killer qualities of a true entrepreneur (part 2)

Most real estate agents are taught all the ins and outs of the business — but not how to build a business. If you want to be in it for the long haul, you have to think like an entrepreneur, not an independent contractor. …

6 common real estate crowdfunding myths debunked

Crowdfunding — using an online platform to “pool money from the crowd” to facilitate funding of new investment opportunities — has been a hot idea for years. Thanks to changes in regulation, developments in technology and the internet’s ability to connect people and information quickly and effectively, small businesses have the potential to raise capital like never before. Likewise, investors can participate in previously inaccessible opportunities from their laptop or tablet, which makes the whole process fast, convenient and efficient …

17 things for the wanna-be real estate investor to consider

Investing in real estate properties can provide excellent returns as well as stable earnings for those who prefer that. But, it’s important to remember that successful investing is much easier said than done. Here are some things that you should consid…

Why you should ignore popular advice about real estate investing

There are so many myths out there about purchasing distressed properties in what people often call problem neighborhoods. Raise your hand if you ever heard this before: “Don’t ever buy a real estate investment in a bad neighborhood.” …

Why daring to be unpopular in investing pays off

A friend of John C. Maxwell, author of the book “Thinking For a Change,” observed: “The problem with popular thinking in business is that it doesn’t require you to think at all.” Most of us don’t want to do the tough work of thinking. It’s much easier …

Infographic: 10 mistakes to avoid when investing in real estate

I made this list to expose those minute details that investors might miss if left uninformed. These points are from personal experience, as well as the many investors I have worked with. Here are the 10 mistakes to avoid when investing in real estate …

How to avoid 2 ugly real estate train wrecks

My first real estate investing career in 2005 ended in smoldering ruins. I lost money on every property and eventually sold them off at a $150,000 loss. My second foray in real estate, however, has been highly successful. The difference: I have avoided…

Declining oil prices: boon or bane for real estate?

Most Americans are thrilled by the 50 percent reduction in prices at the gas pump. The strong U.S. dollar also helps our purchasing power for products manufactured outside the U.S. The real question is to what extent these shifts will positively or neg…

Experienced investors can stabilize markets

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