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Investing in Rental Properties - Why It's a Long Term Game

In some ways, rental properties are like reptiles. They don't need to be fed every day, but periodically, they do require a rather substantial meal. For example, let's say that you have a pretty ..
(November 04, 2008)
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Is it a Deal? Getting the Info You Need to Decide

Working with tens of thousands of real estate investors, I get more than my fair share of e-mails giving me some very basic information about a property and asking me if it is a deal. The challenge I .
(October 28, 2008)
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Success in Real Estate Investing - Setting Goals and Working ..

While most people associate goal setting with New Year's, I am going to share with you some tools for converting the goals that you set into metrics that you can measure and work toward achieving ..
(October 29, 2008)
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Raising Private Money For Real Estate Investing

If you've been watching the news lately you might have heard some of the breaking headlines about our current real estate and finance markets. Actually, it's kind of hard to miss. I know, because I ..
(October 30, 2008)
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Repairing Your Rentals - Is Flat Rate Pricing Better?

As your rental properties come due for maintenance and occasionally you get ambushed with emergency repairs, you may encounter the practice of flat rate pricing while gathering quotes. You may wonder .
(October 20, 2008)
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Landlord Basics - Security Deposits

So you've picked up a rental or two, have gotten the necessary repairs and updates done and are ready to make it profitable with a tenant. Amongst the many things that you will need to do is to ..
(October 22, 2008)
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Bird Dog Versus Wholesaler - What's the Difference?

If you've ever wondered what the difference between a real estate bird dog and a real estate wholesaler is, then you are not alone. Lots of people confuse the two and some actually use the terms ..
(October 23, 2008)
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Should You Have to Manage Your Property Manager?

I've written a lot about the importance of taking the time up front to prescreen your property manager to find one who has good follow through skills. That they possess adequate knowledge, of course ..
(October 06, 2008)
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You Get What You Pay For - Lease Signing Fee Vs Ten Percent ..

Most property managers charge you a percentage of the first month's rent (usually half to two-thirds) to place a tenant in your property and then ten percent a month thereafter to manage the ..
(October 07, 2008)
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Choosing a Property Manager - Weighing Experience and Resources

An important thing to consider when hiring a property manager to take care of your rental properties is the amount of experience they have and the available resources they will be able to draw upon ..
(October 08, 2008)
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Real Estate Investor Tips For Hiring a Property Manager

So, you've decided to hire a property manager to make your investing business run a little bit more smoothly. How should you go about finding one? I'd start with your real estate agent, your investor .
(September 30, 2008)
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How Property Managers Get Paid

When shopping around for a property manager, it's a good idea to understand how they are going to be paid from you hiring them. As you interview various property managers, it's important to remember ..
(October 01, 2008)
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Hunting Down a Property Manager - When to Abandon the Chase

So, you're in the market for a property manager and you are being diligent about interviewing at least three candidates. The trouble is, only one of them has bothered to return your phone calls. What .
(October 02, 2008)
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Words Are Cheap - Finding a Property Manager Who Will Do What ..

The saying is true: words are cheap. If you are in the market for a property manager, you want one who will do what they say they will do. From the very first time you call to find out about their ..
(October 03, 2008)
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Setting Up Your Seller File System

There are nine different groups that we divide our motivated seller leads into. Today I want to share with you how we organize our physical files in our office to keep these leads organized based on ..
(September 24, 2008)
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Using a Property Information Form to Gather Seller Information

I hope you're not still using scraps of paper or a yellow legal pad to keep track of your seller property information. You should be using a standardized Seller Property Information form to track ..
(September 18, 2008)
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Using Letters of Intent With Real Estate Agents

Some real estate agents and real estate brokers prefer to write up a contract for each offer, while others use a letter of intent to express interest in a property and to work out the details before ..
(September 19, 2008)
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Behind the Scenes Real Estate Investing - Preparing a Property .

I am going to give you a sneak peek behind the curtain of an up and running real estate investing business. In our real estate investing business, we compile a Seller Property Information File that ..
(September 22, 2008)
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Follow Up Lead Status For Motivated Seller Leads

We categorize our motivated seller leads into nine different groups based on their status in our motivated seller lead flow system. The first group is when a motivated seller calls into our office ..
(September 23, 2008)
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Real Estate Investor Home Value Game - How to Become an Expert .

Whether you are a relatively new real estate investor or an experienced real estate investor, if you want to become an expert on housing prices in your current real estate market, consider playing ..
(September 15, 2008)
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Real Estate Investor Motivated Seller Calls - How to Deal With .

So, you've put out some marketing like an ad on CraigsList, a classified ad in your local free weekly newspaper, maybe a few bandit signs or even some direct mail and now the phone is ringing with ..
(September 16, 2008)
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How to Ask a Seller What They Owe

I talk to many investors that get hung up on asking a seller what they owe on their property. Real estate investors that have not routinely asked this question and know better, often think that the ..
(September 17, 2008)
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Eviction Attorneys - Why You Should Hire a Professional ..

Lately, I have been working on gathering information for our real estate investor clients about certain key dream team members and am currently writing about the value of Eviction Attorneys. First, ..
(September 08, 2008)
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Marketing Checklist For Real Estate Investing - Buy, Sell, ..

One of the most critical things we can do as real estate investors (and in fact this rule applies to just about every business) is to get marketing out to find prospects in order to convert them into .
(September 05, 2008)
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Working Your Buyers List - How to Broadcast Deals to Your ..

If you have taken my advice and invested your time (and possibly money) into building a large buyers list, then congratulations! You've taken the first step that very few people ever actually take. ..
(September 09, 2008)
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