November 2012

Hey everyone, just a quick post today. I want to do something a little different and just ask a simple question:

What is your biggest real estate investing question?

It doesn’t matter how advanced or how simple the question is. You know the saying, “there are no stupid questions.”

I just want questions. Lots of them!

I plan on creating a giant “Frequently Asked Questions” post and I need Click to continue…

Are you just starting out?

Sometimes real estate investing for beginners can seem a bit intimidating and it’s easy to get lost in the lights and sounds of all the blogs, books, and television gurus with their slick hair. To help cut through the crap that’s out there I wanted to create a short list of tips you can use as you embark on your journey to find financial freedom through real estate.

No, this isn’t going to teach you everything you need to know. However, I hope this list will help point you in the right direction. It’s not exhaustive by any means, just a brief list of lessons I’ve learned along the way and hope will help propel you toward success. If you are reading this and have a little bit of experience in real estate investing – I’d love for you to share some of your favorite tips in the comments below; but first – here are fourteen tips for beginner real estate investors Click to continue…

Let’s talk about your crappy website.

Or your non-existent one.

 

But first- if you are here from YouTube – Welcome! You probably just want to skip the video and just get to Wix and start building your site! To do that- just click the picture below. (This is an affiliate link. It doesn’t cost you any more but Wix gives me commission so Thank You so much if you choose to go through my link!)

WIX

As I wrote in a recent blog post on BiggerPockets.com, “Beautiful websites serve the same purpose as incredible curb appeal: because first impressions matter.”

My Mom

My Awesome Mom!

Today I’m going to teach you, step by step, how to create a website in just minutes using no code whatsoever.  Seriously – you can be as clueless as my Mom when it comes to using a computer (I have so many funny stories …) and still make a professional looking website for your business. Consider this your Wix.com website-builder tutorial! Click to continue…

Just a super short update this fine Sunday morning on the Marcy house… We got an offer and are now in escrow!

Yay!

In my experience, about 50% of deals fall apart – so I don’t want to get to excited yet… but it sure feels great! I can’t talk too much about the specifics yet, but we are hoping to close before the end of the year which will be great for tax purposes Click to continue…

Do you market offensively?

No, I don’t mean using certain four-letter words and insulting your customers (I’ll leave that to K-mart.)

I’m talking about offense vs. defense. Football Style.

Like most sports, there are those who play offensively and those who play defensively. When it comes to real estate – the majority of individuals play defensively. In other words – they sit back and hope something happens.  However, it’s those who market on the offense that drive the most business, the most sales, and the most leads.

While technically this post is about the “Marcy House Flip” this post is actually much bigger than just that. Today I want to share all my thoughts on unconventional marketing of a flip. While this is specifically talking about selling a flip, the truth about offensive marketing runs much deeper than merely a single house flip and I hope you can use the information to take your marketing from defense (or sitting on the bench) to offense.

Hang on and prepare to go on the offense Click to continue…