Lesson Learned: What a Failed Deal Can Teach You

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Investing in Real Estate is almost never easy and many times you learn your most valuable lessons by deals that have fallen apart.  The only real hope is that these lessons are not expensive ones, but many times they are.  You can have all the mentors you want or have packed your brain with as much knowledge as possible and that still doesn’t mean you will escape the school have hard knocks. My Lesson Deal #2 is officially dead!  After 2 …

Lessons Learned: Presentation

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Over the past several weeks I’ve been attempting to network with Realtors who have short sale listings so an investor I know can make offers on them.  I haven’t had any problems finding such Sales Agents, but I have been running into road blocks each and every time. It’s a numbers game right? From talking with other investors, I know this method of finding leads works.  What am I doing wrong here? Everyone always says it’s a numbers game, so …

Lessons Learned: The Wrong Kind of Busy

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In last week’s Lessons Learned I talked about how important it is to stop hiding behind technology and actually use the phone to communicate with people.  For some using the phone is natural but for others like myself it is going to be a challenge because we have to overcome habit and fear. This past week was a pretty busy week for myself, I rarely watched TV and was contently doing something that was Real Estate Investing related.  Let me …