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Getting Started As A Commercial Real Estate Agent

The Commercial Real Estate (CRE) industry is HARD.  Commercial Real Estate is not for the weak hearted; however this article offers 3 pieces of advice that will help cut down your learning curve and perform FAR above the majority of your competition.

FACT: Per Tom Ferry’s website (one of the top producing real estate brokers in the United States) 87% of all real estate agents FAIL and get out of the industry within the first 5 years of being licensed.  My guess is that in the Commercial Real Estate space, that number a lot higher, likely in the mid 90% range.

So why do the vast majority of new entrants fail?  Is there not enough business to go around?  Has every property owner already forged their relationships with existing brokers and thus all clients are already spoken for?  Is it a lack of experience in doing deals?  Lack of network, creativity, hustle, etc?

The brutal truth is: it can be a combination of all of these things. ...

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How To Invest In Real Estate With No Money | A Live Discussion

 

Real Estate Skills went LIVE recently with Alex Martinez & Stan Gendlin to discuss How To Invest In Real Estate With No Money!  Alex & Stan have bought, wholesaled, and fixed & flipped more than $90M in Real Estate since 2012.

The best real estate investing businesses use “Other People’s Money” & creative financing strategies to grow & scale their businesses which are covered in this discussion. 

In this LIVE discussion, you will learn:

  • How to invest in real estate without using your own money and without having any credit (or having bad credit)
  • What Hard Money Lenders are and how to find them
  • What Private Money Lenders are and how to find them
  • What JV Capital Partners & Equity Partners are
  • What Seller Financing is
  • What a non-recourse loan is and why you want all of your loans to be non-recourse
  • How Alex & Stan borrowed capital for their first fix & flip deals so that they could do deals without using...
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How To Find Real Estate Comps To Determine The House Value

If you’ve been in the real estate industry for awhile, then you’ve most likely heard of “Real Estate Comps.”  If you you haven’t heard of “Real Estate Comps,” then it’s time to get fully acquainted right now!

What you are about to learn in this article will teach you several different things, like: how to find comps in your area or neighborhood, how to find comps without a realtor, how to look up comps online for free, and the Comp Criteria we use at Real Estate Skills.  The Real Estate Skills Comp Criteria has been responsible for accurately analyzing property & generating millions in real estate investing profits for years.

By the end of this article, you’ll be able to find real estate comps to determine the value any house, and you will fully understand principles that the best real estate investors in the world use to determine house value estimates.

Whether you are a Real Estate Wholesaler, Fix &...

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Wholesaling vs. Flipping Houses in 2019 - A Live Discussion With Stan Gendlin

 

Come see Stan Gendlin & Alex Martinez discuss Wholesaling vs. Flipping Houses!  Alex & Stan will go over the Pros & Cons of Wholesaling vs. Fixing & Flipping Houses so you can roll into 2019 with a head start!

Also discussed in this video:

  • The Current State of the 2019 Real Estate Market
  • Pros & Cons of Wholesaling Houses
  • Pros & Cons of Fixing & Flipping Houses
  • How Stan was able to go from making a minimum wage to now having a home overlooking Central Park in New York
  • The most common obstacles for beginner Real Estate Investors & how to overcome those obstacles
  • How to get the most out of any REIA (Real Estate Investing Association) Meeting
  • How to find Cash Buyers in your area

 

In case you like to read, here's a transcription of the video:

Alex: Three, two, one. We should be live now. What's up, guys? It's Alex Martinez with Real Estate Skills and today I got Stan Gendlin. I'm over here in San Diego. Stan's over there on the East Coast...

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Tyler's First Wholesale Deal - How He Did It in 3 Weeks!

 

Meet Tyler. Tyler Toubeau started working with me when he had already spent a year and a half of time, $30,000 in real estate courses, and $12,000+ on marketing trying to get his first wholesale deal. Unfortunately, Tyler was not able to get his first wholesale deal alone in those 18 months.

He attended workshops just like you did and was very skeptical. Tyler knew that if he didn’t make a change in his life that nothing was going to change and he decided to trust me and the process and jump right in.

After a year and a half of spinning his wheels, he started working with me and completed his first wholesale deal WITHIN 3 WEEKS!

Tyler did an amazing job on this wholesale deal and has now completed multiple other wholesale deals, as well!

This video is perfect for you if you’ve ever wondered, “How am I going to get my first wholesale deal?”

 

In this video you’ll see:

  • How Tyler got his first wholesale deal within 3 weeks time
  • Where Tyler got his...
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Do You Still Make Offers Even If There Are Offers Higher Than Yours? - Q&A Mentor Call Highlight

 

Are you a Real Estate Investor and ever wonder the question of: "Do I Still Make Offers Even If There Are Offers Higher Than Mine?"

From this video, you will quickly LEARN WHY it makes completes sense to submit offers on properties you are looking to wholesale and fix & flip EVEN IF there are higher offers than yours!

This video is a sneak peak of the Q&A Mentor Calls that take place with those in our Pro Wholesaler Program.  The Q&A Mentor Calls take place every other week where all students in the program get to ask questions about the wholesaling process, contracts, specific deal questions, real estate negotiation, and any other questions regarding wholesaling and fixing & flipping real estate.

In case you enjoy reading, here's a transcription of the video:

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Would you make an offer even if there is an offer higher than what you would pay? Would you keep sending offers for what you think it's worth even...

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What Is Real Estate? - A Quick Guide

The real estate industry is among the key drivers of economic growth across the world. Due to the huge potential of the real estate sector, more people are joining the industry. Most people focus on the financial aspects of this industry. However, there is more to real estate business than just money. In fact, there are many things that you should know to succeed in this industry. So, what is real estate and what does it entail?

Real estate refers to property in terms of land, buildings and rights of air, both above and beneath the land. In simple terms, real estate is physical property. This article highlights the key elements of real estate. It focuses on enhancing your understanding of this industry and how it works.

 

What is Residential Real Estate?

Residential real estate refers to the property that is developed for living in. There are various property types that are categorized under residential real estate. They include single family houses, mobile home parks, and...

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How Brandon Made $12,000 On His First Wholesale Real Estate Deal

 

Brandon is in his young twenties & had zero real estate experience when he joined the Pro Wholesaler Course by Real Estate Skills. Now, with zero experience & with spending $0 in marketing, Brandon made $12,000 on his first wholesale real estate deal!

In this interview you will learn:

- How Brandon went from knowing nothing about real estate & wholesaling to making $12,000 on his first deal!

- How he did this with just a laptop and phone

- How he was skeptical at first, but not anymore

- How we smash the misconception that finding buyers for your wholesale deals is difficult (Brandon found all the buyers he needed in just 5 days)

- How he found his first properties to wholesale on the MLS

- How he got access to the MLS

- How Brandon submitted 15 offers, got 2 deals under contract, and closed one of them for $12,000, while spending $0 on marketing

- How he utilized the Pro Wholesaler Q&A calls to continue progressing

- How we protect ourselves on each and every...

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Guide: How To Build Your Real Estate Network

Networking is a powerful marketing tool in every profession and real estate is no exception. In the words of a renowned investor, Warren Buffet, ‘’If you are alone you will move fast but if you are more than one you will go far.’’ Basically, you will go far with a good real estate network. This guide explains how you can establish a strong network for your real estate brand.  

The Greatest Real Estate Investment You Can Make is in Your Network

Networking is an essential strategy when it comes to a real estate business growth. Perhaps, you are just joining the real estate industry. Maybe you are an accomplished realtor. Whatever the case, professional networking should be a crucial component in your business plan. The more people you interact with, the higher your chances of attracting more deals. Basically, your real estate business will benefit from networking in many ways.

Networking will enable you to acquire important contacts to grow your...

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My First Real Estate Deal | $22,000 Profit

 

In this video, you will learn how I completed my first real estate deal at 20 years old!  This specific real estate deal changed my life because no money was put into the deal, yet it produced $22,000 of profit!  45 days before making this deal happen, I was making sandwiches for $10/hr...

Come take a listen to learn how you can do these types of deals called "Wholesale Deals," for yourself!

Here's a transcription of the video if you enjoy reading:

Hey everyone, it's Alex Martinez and today I'm going to talk about my first real estate deal. So let me take you back to when I was 19 years old, so I wasn't in real estate at 19 years old, I didn't know anything about real estate. What I was doing was, I was actually making sandwiches, and I was making sandwiches for 10 bucks an hour while going to school full-time, so I was working about 25 hours a week, going to school full-time. So I'd go to class and then I'd go make sandwiches all day and I'd come home every night...

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