Archive for July, 2013

CASH or CASH FLOW???

Posted on July 31, 2013 by
Hope everyone is doing well and out there putting out their marketing, getting leads, and doing deals. You can’t make much money in real estate if you aren’t doing deals, right? Real estate “Deals” can come in many forms. You can have a wholesale flip, where you are basically flipping the contract for a fee [...]

Rehabbing with Creative Financing

Posted on July 31, 2013 by
If you have looked at more than a few deals over the last year you have undoubtedly seen a distressed asset. Repairs needed, low occupancy, bad management (or tenants) are some examples, just to name a few. From single family to large apartment complexes there are distressed assets in all types of real estate these [...]
It is as easy to succeed as it is to fail. Why does this sound untrue? Because most of us forget that we have a choice: we can enjoy the good and overcome the negative. What we must remember is that when we encounter something that we initially see as negative, we have a choice [...]
(This article is continued from Part 1 in the July 2013 Edition of The Profit Newsletter.) Listening to poor advice. This is something you probably already know. As you go through life, there will never be a shortage of people who want to give you advice. Your parents, your spouse, friends, in-laws, kids, they all [...]
Combining a self-directed IRA and real estate is a trend that is picking up speed fast! Real estate investors are redirecting their focus and purchasing homes with their self-directed IRAs in mass. Partly because they refuse to settle for living on the measly average $1,230 per month social security check that many retirees are forced [...]
I am consistently asked about liens.  Who can file a lien?  How can I file one?  What are my rights?  These are all common questions I hear from real estate brokers, contractors, landlords and others.  For the next few months, I will discuss different industries that have the right to file a lien against real [...]
So how are we going to get ready to have a conversation with our motivated sellers? I believe that readiness is a state of mind, and I have put together some ideas for you designed to help you have meaningful and successful conversations with motivated sellers resulting in profitable deals. First of all, expect to [...]
Okay, the media in general is touting the US economy is doing better than it has over the last bunch of quarters. People across the country are working again. Typically this news leads people to feel better about the overall economy. More directly, this has translated to a recovery in the real estate market. Signs [...]
A conversation with Elsa Palmer, Owner of VA Staffing, a new business member with Atlanta REIA.  Hello Elsa and welcome to the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance. Tell our membership a little about VA Staffing. Virtual Office VA Staffing was designed for today’s business professional in mind. We pride ourselves in offering top-notch results to [...]

America’s BIGGEST Ponzi Schemers

Posted on July 31, 2013 by
When it comes to Ponzi schemers, Bernie Madoff and Lou Pearlman are rank armatures when compared to many of our elected officials.  Can you spell D-e-t-r-o-i-t? A Ponzi scheme is a FRAUDULENT investment operation that promises to pay BIG returns to its investors.  Problem is, the investors are paid with money gotten from additional investors, [...]