I am going to be putting together a short series of posts that will list some great real estate investor blogs. These blogs will surely make it to your rss reader. Initially I was just going to make one giant list, but upon further analysis I realized that by breaking up the list into smaller sub-categories it would put proper focus on what each of these amazing blogs bring to the table.
Top 5 Up and Coming Investor Blogs
I first wanted to give a shout out to those blogs that are being maintained by Up and Comers in 2010. These are Real Estate Investors who have yet to really crack their first deal or are working hard to keep a past deal’s momentum going. The common strand in these blogs is the author’s dedication to hard work. Not one of them is afraid to fail and their ability to keep moving forward, from those failures, tells me these are by far the most interesting blogs to read. Never will you learn more about a person then you will by watching them struggle. These five investors will surely be around for a long time to come as apposed to the multitude of other investor blogs who start out strong but fade away as life happens.
These are in no particular order..
1. Kelly Flippin Cali by Kelly Miller.
Kelly is a fast mover and has no problem over coming her fears. She wrote one of the most useful articles I’ve ever read when it comes to getting MLS access without your license (How To: Get MLS Access WithOut Your License). She lives in California and has attempted to wholesaler there with little success, but that hasn’t stopped her from her dreams. She is pressing her luck in VEGAS now and things are looking up. Outside of being a go getter, she is very giving and that shows in her blog. One of my favorite posts was her most recent one, Tearing it up, where she lead off with…
On the way to the airport to catch the plane to Vegas right after Thanksgiving, we went to look at 5 houses in a lightning round of speed shopping. Two of the houses looked great , one might have been too pricey so I made an offer on one. On the ride back from Vegas, the bank asked for highest and best, I bumped it up just a tad, and BAM, fish on! Woo Hoo! I found out later, I was 1k less than the other cash offers????
Got to love that!
2. Good Faith Investing by Shae Bynes
Shae is by far one of my favorite people period. Even if her blog wasn’t about Real Estate Investing I’d be subscribing. Shae works a full time job on the side and also has a rental property or two, so she has done some investing before. However, Mrs. Bynes main focus now is getting into wholesaling properties in South Florida. She is an expert at networking and routinely will write about new networking opportunities she might have and the reasons why it is a good idea to start up that relationship. I’ve gotten a lot of ideas from reading her posts. You will also understand why she is going to be so successful because she does things like this…
I’ve spent the last two weeks thinking and writing about goals for this year, and now I’m at the tail end of the process of writing out the action plans for each of those goals which I’ve categorized into: Physical, Spiritual, Business/Financial, Personal/Relationships. I’m really excited to head up to Tampa next weekend to hang with my girl Steph Davis so we can do more planning, sharing of ideas, and just plain having fun.
That are the actions of a successful person! Networking, setting and defining goals and having fun are all keys to success in this business. We’d all do ourselves good by doing what she does. Shae also regularly posts articles to my site as well as is a guest poster on the BiggerPockets.com’s blog.
3. SAHM Real Estate Investor by Ingrid Armstrong
Ingrid is a special person. She works so hard at balancing her family, her tight budget and dealing with all the crap life has to offer that I find it hard to believe she can work in REI. The best part about her blog is how open she is about her personal life and the struggles she goes through. I root for Ingrid to make it more then anyone else and I know she will. This past fall I thought that maybe Ingrid would give up on Real Estate Investing and any momentum she had developed because of some family emergencies. Through it all she persevered and is getting so close to that first deal. Take a look at her last post, Another Lead in the pipeline.
4. Goin’ Flippin’ Crazy! by Flippin’ Carey
Carey has had some success with wholesaling a couple of years ago but needed to take a break to get some other things in order. She is now back with a vengeance and looking to take no prisoners. Her focus right now is multi-unit apartment buildings and is getting some good and some interesting responses from sellers. Like this one…
“Oh Carey. It sounds like you’re a woman, that’s good because if you were a man I would have been pretty angry. So you want to buy my property? Do you know anything about it? Do you know how much land it has? Anyway, you can call me back at this number.”
That just could not be made up people. You can find the rest of that post here, 2 More Calls From Our Direct Mail Campaign. Additionally Carey will talk about here other passive income streams such as her ATM business.
5. Live and Flip by Jason “BilgeFisherman” Miller
Jason and I have a little contest going to see who will get the first Probate Deal wrapped up and I’ll be honest I’m a little scared. The loser will give out a $100 gift card to one of the winner’s blog commenters. So if you are smart you’ll follow both of our blogs to double your chances of winning free money. In all honesty Jason is hard working and will do great things in the near future. His current focus is on Probates and he just got 147 leads from his supplier after 3 months of neglect on their part and is off to the races. On his first call he got “THAT CALL” that we all hear about…
Got my first phone call a few minutes ago. The lady on the other end was a bit unhappy with me. Let me see if I can remember all the words that I can share, scumbag, vulture, cruel, insensitive, all being screamed at me. Thank goodness. My letters are working.
I don’t care who you are, if you come out of a call like that and are still willing to take another, you are going to make it!
Look for my post next week about the top investors who are kicking butt and taking names
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