Archive for September, 2012

It’s Very Simple: Consistency

Posted on September 25, 2012 by
Here it is the Tuesday after Labor Day, and I’m excited about the upcoming month. The market seems to be changing positively, and I am doing an increasing number of real estate deals. Also, I’m energized because I rested over the three-day holiday. I spent time with my friends relaxing and enjoying great conversation along with sharing ideas. With all of that renewed energy, I made grand plans for the upcoming week.  But, you know what they say about well-laid plans. Instead of getting to my list, I find myself trying to answer calls as the phone rings off the hook. My plan to...
Buzz Words and Warning Signs As investors, we must always be aware that there are fraud promoters lurking in every corner waiting for their next opportunity to pounce on an un-expecting investor. To help you avoid falling victim to fraud, here’s a recent study of SEC Investor Alerts which show some very obvious but worth mentioning ‘buzz’ words every investor should watch out for: Guaranteed Can’t Miss Extremely High Returns Safe and Risk Free Promised _____% Returns In the SEC alerts they are primarily discussing investing in LLCs and Private Placements; however, these warnings are...
Many real estate investors shy away from the ugly house business because they fear hiring contractors. We have all heard the horror stories of rehabbers who loose their shirt because a contractor took them to the cleaners. I am here to tell you that contractors can be your worst enemy or your best friend, depending if you hire a good one or a bad one. So how can the beginning novice real estate investor make the correct choice- the hard working team player that gets the job done on time, on budget and at a high standard of quality? The answer is by following all eight of the critical...

What Are The Risks Of Giving… A Lot?

Posted on September 25, 2012 by
“He who has pity on the poor lends to the Lord, And He will pay back what he has given.” (Pr 19:17 NLT) Every investment has a Risk/Return factor associated with it. When a business man or business woman is asked to put their finances and/or time into a venture it is wise for them to consider the projected return. The return is compared to the possible loss that is associated with an investment. Conventional wisdom says; “the greater the projected return, the greater the risk one might have to take.” Whether or not greater risk can be justified by larger projected profit depends...

The Wholesaler

Posted on September 25, 2012 by
Now it’s time to discuss a subject that I have intimate knowledge about, the wholesaler. It seems that no matter which direction you look you will always find a “wholesaler.” From my experience many people are too quick in being self proclaimed wholesalers. Anyone that is truly a wholesaler and a successful wholesaler can tell you that although it is very profitable it is not something one can be learn over night. Good wholesalers are usually a jack of all trades in the investment world. They are knowledgeable about construction, creative financing, determining values and rents, some are...
Ok, you’ve built your site. You have it all set up, targeting your proper audience. You have a freebie give-away, such as a report, video, or guaranteed offer on their house, and all they need to do to get it is give you their name, email, and phone number. So you’re ready for the next step… Now you just need some people to see it. This is called ‘Traffic.’ It’s the lifeblood of your website. It’s the first step in your marketing funnel – Generate Prospects. Without eyeballs on your site, you’re done. Might as well not even have a site to begin with! But you do have a site, so let’s get you...
Did you know you can quickly build a wholesale buyers list by having your prospects “text” to automatically join your list? Building a text message marketing list will not only prove to be easier than building an email list, but you will also have a higher chance of getting your message opened and read by your prospects. After all, about 95% of all text messages are opened and read within minutes of being sent. People also find it is easier to simply text to a number to join your list rather than having to go online, fill out a form, check their email for a verification message and then...
Did you know you can quickly build a wholesale buyers list by having your prospects “text” to automatically join your list? Building a text message marketing list will not only prove to be easier than building an email list, but you will also have a higher chance of getting your message opened and read by your prospects. After all, about 95% of all text messages are opened and read within minutes of being sent. People also find it is easier to simply text to a number to join your list rather than having to go online, fill out a form, check their email for a verification message and then...
We have another exciting week of meetings and webcasts for real estate investors this week at Atlanta REIA. Monday is Atlanta REIA West with special guest Rock Shukoor on “45 Ways to Find Under Valued Properties” with Late Nite Networking afterwards. Tuesday and Thursday at 7 PM we are having a live webcast replay with Alan Cowgill on “Raising Private Money”. Tuesday is also the Note Buyers Group with Tom Boyer. Wednesday is the Beginning Investors Group with Alan McDonald. Thursday is the Cash Cow Commercial Group with Steve Brown and his special guest speakers and...
PLEASE NOTE: The Atlanta REIA Main Monthly Meeting has moved to the Crowne Plaza Ravinia Hotel located at 4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road in Atlanta, GA. Mon, Oct 1st at 5:30 PM @ Crowne Plaza Ravinia, Atlanta Atlanta REIA Main Meeting with Alan Cowgill at the Crowne Plaza Ravinia on October 1st Atlanta REIA Members Can Attend at No Charge. Guests Can RSVP Online Now for $10 or Pay $20 at the Door. We are excited to announce Private Lending Expert, Alan Cowgill, will be our guest speaker at Atlanta REIA on October 1st. Alan is an author, a national speaker, and a private lending consultant...