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

Brandon is in his young twenties & had zero real estate experience when he joined the Pro Wholesaler VIP Membership 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 wholesale real estate deal!

- How he was able to wholesale a house with only laptop and phone

- How he was skeptical about wholesaling real estate at first, but not anymore

- How we smash the misconception that finding cash buyers for your wholesale deals is difficult (Brandon found all the cash 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 (Multiple Listing Service)

- How Brandon submitted 15 wholesale offers, got 2 wholesale deals under contract, and closed one of them for $12,000,...

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Ryan Got His First Wholesale Deal Within 3 Weeks Of Becoming A Pro Wholesaler Member!

Ryan got his first wholesale deal within 3 weeks of joining & becoming a Pro Wholesaler Member! This is a feat that multiple members of the Pro Wholesaler Membership & Course have been able to do! Kudos to Ryan for crushing it.

Here's a special link to the training that got Ryan started: https://www.realestateskills.com/p/workshop 

Here's what Ryan covers in his testimonial video:

  • How he came into the Pro Wholesaler Program knowing little to nothing about wholesaling real estate
  • What he likes most about the Pro Wholesaler Membership & Program
  • The type of people Ryan thinks are a great fit for Pro Wholesaler
  • How we use an Offensive Strategy versus a Defensive Strategy for wholesaling houses
  • What he thinks of the Pro Wholesaler Community & Support

Here's what Ryan has to say:

My name is Ryan Warden and I am a Pro Wholesaler. I came into the Pro Wholesaler system knowing little to nothing about wholesaling, and within the...

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How To Build A Real Estate Network | Wholesaling & Flipping Houses

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 great real estate network. This guide explains how you can establish a strong real estate network for yourself & your company.

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

Real Estate Networking will enable you to acquire important...

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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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Alex Martinez Real Estate Review by Angel Cortez - Wholesaling & Flipping Houses

After being unsure on how to progress on a real estate deal, Angel Cortez reached out to Alex Martinez for one-on-one real estate investing consulting.

This is Angel's testimonial:

So I contacted Alex about two months ago via Facebook message because I had an appointment set up to see a home. And it was a short sale. And reading on the internet and talking to other real estate agents, they really tried to push me away from the deal but I saw an opportunity. But I wasn't sure. So I sent Alex a message and he responded very quickly, within the first 30 minutes of me actually sending the Facebook message. And we set up an appointment the next day to talk about the deal and other advice he'd had for me. And one of the things that really stuck with me was how he was able to push me to a new level of confidence that I wouldn't have otherwise had. Because I had no support. And with his experience, I just felt that I could do it. And it's just something that sometimes you just need an...

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What EVERY Real Estate Investor NEEDS TO KNOW When Wholesaling & Flipping Houses

The most important thing as a real estate investor is including an inspection contingency on every contract. This is how you protect yourself and are able to invest with as little risk as possible! Be smart - use the inspection contingency. Check out the video above if you're interested in:

  • learning how to make your offers more desirable
  • seeing what an inspection contingency is
  • why you need an inspection contingency on every single offer you send!

Here is a transcription of the video if you enjoy reading:

Hey, everyone, it's Alex Martinez, and today, we're going over the most important thing as a real estate investor.

When a lot of people look at real estate investing, and look at entrepreneurship, they look at it as something that's a little risky.

What we do, as real estate investors and entrepreneurs is, is mitigate and lower our risk as much as possible, and then, make calculated decisions after that.

The most important thing, as a real estate investor, when...

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Interview: From $10 / Hour to Profiting Over $1.2 Million in 12 Months With Real Estate Investor, Alex Martinez

I was recently interviewed & featured on Authority Magazine to talk about my real estate journey, investing advice, efficiency hacks, & about my most memorable failure to-date!  Here is the full article & interview written up by Drew Gurley.  Drew's questions are in bold and my answers are below each question.  Hope you enjoy!

From $10 / Hour to Profiting Over $1.2 Million in 12 Months With Real Estate Investor, Alex Martinez

Alex Martinez has a great story, one that certainly resonates with the concept that you have complete control of your life and your decisions. To go from making sandwiches to breaking 7 figures of profit in 12 months takes confidence in knowing who you are.
I spent some time learning about Alex’s story and was nothing less than motivated to say the least. He’s young, energetic, and passionate about working to sustain what has come to be an amazing lifestyle, all before turning 30!
Here’s more on...
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How To Talk To Cash Buyers & Find Their Buying Criteria | Real Estate Skills

Hey, guys, What's up? It's Alex Martinez, and today's video is How to Talk to Cash Buyers and Find Their Buying Criteria.

First off, cash buyers are the real estate investors that are going to buy your wholesale real estate deals. They are most likely renovators or flippers that want to purchase a property, renovate it and resell it for a profit. You get paid by bringing them this nice deal that you get under contract, and then you sell that contract or assign that contract to them for $10,000 plus. Cash buyers want you, and you need cash buyers to buy your property with all cash.

So, you may be asking, "How do I find cash buyers?" I previously made a video on how to find cash buyers in your area in one minute or less, so definitely check that out, but some other ways are to go to your local real estate investing association, and there you can meet cash buyers. Also, when you see bandit signs on the side of the road, give them a call, because there's most likely cash buyers on the...

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2 Lessons From A Real Estate Investing True Story

real estate investing Apr 23, 2018

Here's a quick, true story about a younger gentleman (age 20) who came to me for real estate investing advice.  I get into a little bit on flipping houses but this DIRECTLY applies to wholesaling real estate, as well!

This particular gentleman asking for feedback was raising capital for a property he was going to buy for $770,000.  The agent he was working with told him that the property would sell at $1.2+ million all day after he put $100,000 of repairs into the property.  Sounds like a sweet deal, right?

Well, thankfully, I met this gentleman at an open house for a property I was flipping at the time.  He asked if I could take a second look at his particular deal before he went through with purchasing the property.  He was 2 days away from removing his home inspection contingency, which would contractually force him to buy the property, or at the very least, lose his $10,000 deposit.

That night I analyzed the property for him and saw that the...

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As A Real Estate Investor, Should You Get A Real Estate License?

real estate license Mar 10, 2018

You may have heard this before: “Real estate investing sounds great, but don’t you have to get a license to start investing?”

To simply answer the question: Nope, you DO NOT have to get your real estate license in order to invest in, wholesale, or flip real estate. In fact, for my first three years of real estate investing, I wasn’t licensed, and I was able to generate well over a million dollars of profit.

So, believe me when I say: it is not necessary to get your real estate license to begin investing.

However, I did eventually become a licensed real estate agent, which opened up additional revenue streams & opportunities in the industry.

In this article, I’ll give you my Pros & Cons of getting your real estate license as a real estate investor. These insights will help you if you’ve ever asked the question: “As A Real Estate Investor, Should I Get A Real Estate License?”

 

PROS of Getting Your Real Estate...

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