4 Pitfalls New Real Estate Investors Never See Coming

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Sep 30, 2017

Investing in real estate is a great gig. We absolutely love this business. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be here! Not only is it one of the most rewarding and engaging ways to invest, but it’s also people-centered and people-driven. How often do you find that?

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Topics: risk management

Top Tips for Passive Investing in Single-Family Rental Properties

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Sep 28, 2017

We’ve all heard at some time or another that real estate is a great investment. It’s true—investing in real estate can be your key to financial freedom and the retirement of your dreams. Unfortunately, a lot of people make the mistake of conflating “great investment” with “easy investment.”

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Topics: single-family rentals

5 Tiny Details That Real Estate Investors Must See to Succeed

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 26, 2017

We’ve all heard the saying “the devil’s in the details.” Less common but no less true is the counter, “God is in the details.” It’s the idea that paying attention to small things has big rewards! The details matter, and it’s no less true when it comes to real estate investment.

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Topics: investment strategies

Old Home or New Construction? Here's What Makes the Better Investment Property

Posted by Chris Clothier on Mon, Sep 25, 2017

When buying an investment property, there are a lot of factors that go into the decisionmaking process. As real estate investors, you’re dedicated to optimizing your passive income—and that means weighing not only the cost of the property from the outset, but weighing its long-term potential.

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Topics: investment properties

Defining the True Value of Turnkey Real Estate Investment

Posted by Chris Clothier on Fri, Sep 22, 2017

For some real estate investors, turnkey real estate is an elusive idea. It doesn't quite make sense. After all, at first glance—some of the pieces of the turnkey real estate puzzle don't seem to add up! For inexperienced investors or those used to investing a certain way, the turnkey method sounds too good to be true.

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Topics: turnkey real estate

5 Habits Every Successful Real Estate Investor Adopts

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Sep 21, 2017

We all have habits. We brush our teeth, we sleep in certain positions, we lock the door before we leave, we check our e-mails when we wake up. It doesn’t matter if it’s personal, professional, or some weird quirk—we’ve got habits.

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Topics: habits for success

The Investor's Guide to Generating Real Results from Your Rental Properties

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 19, 2017

So you’ve been investing in real estate for a little while. Maybe you have a rental property or two. But you’re not really seeing results yet. You’re doing everything right, but you’re not quite where you want to be.

Things aren’t moving fast enough yet. How do you move the needle? How do you start actually seeing results? How do you start actually building wealth?

Being a real estate investor is tough. If you want to actually start seeing real results from your rental properties, it starts with these steps.

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Topics: build long term wealth

Is Turnkey Real Estate Too Expensive?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Real estate investors come in a lot of varieties. Different strategies, goals, opinions, and standards. You’re going to find a lot of differences of opinion out there.

And if you’ve ever looked into turnkey real estate, you’ve likely stumbled across this opinion: turnkey real estate is too expensive. It’s overpriced.

Is it true?

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Topics: turnkey real estate

Invest in Success: Top Priorities for Passive Real Estate Investors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Thu, Sep 14, 2017

As real estate investors, we are bombarded with a metric ton of information each and every day. The amount of information out there to consume and digest is overwhelming at times.

That makes it difficult to discern what's truly at the heart of it all. What actually makes an impact on your investing career? What really makes a tangible impact on your success?

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Topics: real estate investors, passive investing

Why The Next Generation Picks Real Estate Investment Over Everything Else

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

As the next generation of investors rises, it seems like they’re weighing more options than ever. It’s not so surprising to us, however, to learn that more investors are choosing to invest in real estate. According to Gallup data, roughly two-thirds of Americans had money in the stock market in 2007. By 2016, that figure had fallen by half.

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Topics: millenial real estate investing

Valuable Ways Real Estate Investors Can Utilize VR

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Virtual reality is here. It’s long been the subject of science fiction, cartoons, and comic books, but VR is the hottest tech trend that just about every sector of industry is trying to find an application for. Medical professionals are using it to train and prep for surgeries. Museums are using it for tours and education. And, more obviously, entertainers are using it as a platform for games and interactive experiences.

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Topics: technology in real estate

Make Serious Passive Income: Cut Out These 3 Behaviors

Posted by Chris Clothier on Tue, Sep 5, 2017

Earning passive income is everyone's dream. If you want to have a satisfying, fulfilling retirement, it really can't be beaten. So many people rely on passive income every year to not only fuel their financial futures but to unlock financial freedom.

The "safe" ways to earn passive income, however, don't really bring in the dough. Relying on the growth of a savings account of 401K just doesn't cut it today.

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Topics: passive income

Do You Have What it Takes to Make it in Real Estate Investment?

Posted by Chris Clothier on Sat, Sep 2, 2017

Real estate investment takes a special kind of person. We don’t mean that everyone can’t find success in this business—only that certain types of people are going to have an easier time at it than others based on their personalities. There are certain traits that successful real estate investors just have.

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Topics: real estate investors