Archive for April, 2008

Real Estate Investment Financing Strategies : Leverage

Real Estate Investment Financing Strategies : Leverage

A buddy of mine, Andrew Turner, is building an integrated web based platform for students, parents, and college advisers. His new company, CollegePlanningU, provides things like free SAT prep, the most advanced college planning software on the market, and a mortgage pay down acceleration program all based on cutting edge web 2.0 technology. Andrew and […]

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Real Estate Investment Tips and Strategies: How to Motivate Your Team

Real Estate Investment Tips and Strategies: How to Motivate Your Team

In his book, Predictably Irrational, Dan Ariely wrote, “Should you give an employee a gift worth $1,000 or pay him or her an extra $1,000 in cash? Which is better? If you ask the employees, the majority will most likely prefer cash over the gift. But the gift has its value, though this is sometimes […]

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How to Get an Upfront Contract in Your Real Estate Negotiations

How to Get an Upfront Contract in Your Real Estate Negotiations

An upfront contract is an agreement that is structured with someone BEFORE taking someone through your sales process. It is a technique developed by David Sandler and is extremely powerful. Use an upfront contract and you’ll be playing by your rules, not be theirs! The following script will show you how to effectively set up […]

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How to Build Rapport : “How To” Real Estate Investing Class

How to Build Rapport : “How To” Real Estate Investing Class

You have probably noticed before that sometimes, you just click with some people. Let’s say you are at a networking event. There is always that one person that you strike a conversation with and everything just flows. You both seem to enjoy each other’s company and the entire experience is effortless. On the other hand, […]

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Vacancy Hurts…Should We Fill the Property with This Tenant?

Vacancy Hurts…Should We Fill the Property with This Tenant?

We have a property that we recently got back after an eviction. We had to go in and do some cosmetic work, but it wasn’t too bad. The property has now been on the market for a little over a month and is still vacant. We are marketing the property on a lease option and […]

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