EP 316: Everything Works!

Today I want to talk about the various modes of real estate investing. Over the last few years, I’ve realized something I really didn’t understand in the beginning. I would read or hear real estate success stories online and on podcasts, and each time I would think that that investor had the answer, or understood the definitive…

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EP 315: Nick Ruiz–Self-Made Millionaire

Today’s episode is a replay of an interview with the phenomenal Nick Ruiz.  Nick has a rags to riches to rags to riches story, and the interview really shows you that, when things go wrong in the business, you need to know how to pick yourself up and build yourself up all over again. Nick…

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EP 314: It’s About More Than the Money

Today we’re going to talk about why we’re in this business. A lot of people get into this business simply because they want to make money, and even run their business differently than they would if they weren’t driven by money. And of course, real estate is a for profit business. However, that doesn’t mean…

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EP 313: Are New Investors Unethical?

Today I want to address a question that I saw on an online real estate group: is it unethical for a new real estate investor to sign a purchase agreement for a deal when they’re not sure they have the money to close? When you’re starting out, you’re going to make mistakes. You might not…

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EP 312: Inside the Mind of a Private Investor

Today, I’m replaying an interview with someone who deals with a very unique aspect of real estate–private investing. Private investors rarely talk on podcasts because they don’t want to be inundated with calls or emails from new investors who want money. That’s why I’m only using this investor’s first name in the interview, and I’m…

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EP 311: Fish Where the Fish Are

Today I want to talk to new investors about choosing a market to invest in. The right answer is different for everybody, but in general you want to look for an area that is within reasonable driving distance from where you live and work. Within that radius, you don’t want to invest to the absolute…

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EP 310: Break the Business Down into Bite-Size Pieces

Today we’re going to talk about getting things done. Whenever you’re starting something new or you’re trying to build something you’re unfamiliar with from scratch, the tendency is to get overwhelmed. It helps to break it down into smaller pieces so you can keep putting one foot in front of the other. I talk to new…

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EP 309: J Scott–Professional House Flipper–Part 2 (Replay)

This week I’m sharing part two of my most downloaded interview ever–last year’s interview with J Scott. J Scott is a full-time real estate investor who specializes in rehabbing single family homes and building new construction “spec” houses.  J and his wife, Carol, started investing in 2008, and since then have purchased, rehabbed and resold nearly $15M in residential real estate. J…

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EP 308: How to Be Productive

Today I want to talk about being productive. The problem is that sometimes people think that being busy makes them productive. That couldn’t be farther from the truth–sometimes, the less you do, the more productive you are. Some people make endless to do lists. They’re trying so hard to get so much done. They’re being pulled…

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EP 307: Listen to Your Inner Investor

Today I’m going to talk about something I learned early on in my career that I think is very important for new investors to be aware of. One of the biggest mistakes that new investors make is to act like a teenage boy on a first date, as Sharon Vornholt once put it in her interview….

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