How Hard Is It to Become a Real Estate Developer?

How Hard Is It to Become a Real Estate Developer

I have worked in the real estate industry as an agent, broker, landlord, house flipper, and educator. While I have done many things in the real estate business, I have never been a true developer. Some may call flipping houses developing, and I have done some minor development—but nothing major. I think of developing as … Read more

Does Rich Dad Poor Dad Teach Real Estate?

Robert Kiyosaki’s book Rich Dad Poor Dad was a huge motivator for me to invest in real estate. However, it did not teach me how to actually invest: just that I needed to. I hear all the time how great the book is, and I agree that it was a great book, but I don’t … Read more

How to Become a Full-Time Real Estate Investor

full time real estate

Many people dream of quitting their jobs and running their own business. Becoming a full-time real estate investor may be one of the easiest ways to achieve this dream. However, making enough money or feeling comfortable enough with real estate takes a lot of work and time. While it might be one of the easiest … Read more

What Are the Traits of Successful Real Estate Investors?

traits of successful real estate investors

A lot of people want to be successful real estate investors, but not everyone is able to accomplish this feat. What is it that makes someone successful at real estate? Are they smarter? Do they work harder? Were they just lucky? I think there are many traits that make someone more likely to be a … Read more

Should You Stage a House When Selling?

house staging

I have sold thousands of houses in my career, for both clients as a real estate agent and my own properties. Over the years, I have learned a few things about selling. In the past, I was hesitant to stage properties, but lately, we have been staging our properties, and I think it has helped … Read more

How To Sell a House for the Most Money

how to sell a house

Many people dream of buying a house, but when you buy, you usually need to sell at some point. Even if you never buy a house, you may end up having to sell a house you inherit. There are many ways to sell a house, and most people want to make the most money they … Read more

How Did Warren Buffett Get Rich?

how did warren buffet get rich?

When I talk about investing in the stock market versus investing in real estate, I often hear that the stock market is a better investment because of what Warren Buffett has done. Warren Buffett has made billions of dollars in his career, but was it because he invested in stocks? I think Warren Buffett has … Read more

How Will the CoronaVirus Impact Real Estate?

coronavirus and real estate

I have been a real estate agent, broker, and investor since 2002, and I have seen many crazy things happen in that time. I went through the worst housing crash in the history of the United States, and I have been a part of one of the most prolific housing markets in U.S. history since … Read more

What is a Cap Rate and How is it Calculated?

Cap Rate Formula

If you have researched investment properties, you have probably heard the term CAP rate. CAP stands for capitalization and is often used to determine the value of income-producing real estate. The cap rate is a measure of what the returns will be assuming you pay cash for a property. The CAP rate will not give … Read more

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