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Direct Mail - The Ultimate Guide by Real Estate Skills

In the real estate world, there have been loads of discussions about direct mail marketing and strategies that can be used to make it work for small businesses.

What you should know is that properly utilizing direct mail as one of your top marketing strategies can clog your funnel with thousands of leads.

But before you scribble direct marketing at the helm of your marketing list, do you have enough knowledge about it? Well, if you don’t, you have come to the right place!

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How To Flip A House For The First Time (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE)

Learning how to flip a house for the first time doesn’t have to be complicated!

If you’re looking for a simple step-by-step guide to follow on how to flip a house as a first timer, then you’ve come to the right place!

In this Ultimate Guide, I’m going to show you everything you need to know when it comes to learning how to flip a house for profit.

You’ll even learn how to flip a house without using your own money, with bad credit, and even with no credit. 

I completed my first house flip at the young age of 20 years old, and I’m no genius. If I can do this, then so can you!

Ready to get started? Let’s dive right into this simple, step-by-step tutorial for how to flip a house.

 

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Cash Buyers: The Beginner's Guide | Real Estate Skills

Cash buyers are essential players in the national real estate market. If you’ve been in the real estate business for any amount of time, you've certainly heard about cash buyers. The old saying “cash is king,” especially applies to the property market.

According to the National Association of Realtors, cash buyers made up 27.8% of all single-family and condo sales in 2018. In some real estate markets, cash buyers represented nearly 90% of transactions! That said, you may be wondering:

  • What is a cash buyer? What are the benefits of real estate cash buyers?
  • How can I work with cash buyers? Why would a cash buyer work with me?
  • How are cash home buyers different from other buyers?
  • Where can I find cash buyers for real estate? How do I build a cash buyers list?

Whether you’re a brand new investor, experienced house flipper, home buyer, condo seller, real estate agent, or property wholesaler, understanding all about cash buyers can open...

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Skip Tracing: The Ultimate Guide For Real Estate Investors

Skip tracing, also known as fugitive or debtor recovery, is a term that you may have heard being tossed around by private investigators and bounty hunters, especially in movies such as Skip Tracer (1977) and investigative TV programs.

Often, these TV programs that use skip tracing revolve around finding fugitives and bringing them to book. What you might not know is that this process is also wildly useful in the real estate business.

In case skip tracing is critical to you, but you don’t have much information about it, you have come to the right place. Read this guide to the end, and you will doubtlessly have a better understanding of skip tracing. 

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8 Benefits of Learning How To Wholesale Real Estate!

It's hard to fathom where I would be today if it wasn't for making the decision to learn how to wholesale real estate almost a decade ago!

Being a real estate investor has been my livelihood, and learning how to wholesale real estate was the starting point of my investing journey.

Whichever way you look at it, we all have something to gain from learning how to invest in real estate as a wholesaler!

If you’re on the fence about becoming a real estate investor, or don't know exactly how to get started, then wholesaling can be the avenue for you to get started!

Before we get into the 8 Benefits of Learning How To Wholesale Real Estate, let's briefly cover what wholesaling is!

 

Wholesaling Real Estate: What Is it?

Wholesaling is when you find properties that can be purchased below market value, get ownership interest in the property by getting it under contract, and then sell the rights of that contract to an end buyer for a profit.

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The BRRRR Method (Ultimate Guide) | Real Estate Skills

The BRRRR method is a powerful, wealth-building real estate investing strategy that’s exploded with popularity lately. Although it’s been practiced by successful property investors for decades, only recently has BRRRR emerged into mainstream headlines.

The main buzz around the BRRRR strategy in real estate boils down to this -- you can buy rental properties and build a large income-producing portfolio without running out of money.

Sounds too good to be true, doesn't it? It’s not.

It’s a tried and true model that works in any real estate market if you follow the process.

I can tell you from experience, it's not all hype. I went from knowing next to nothing about real estate many years ago, to purchasing my first income producing apartment building following the BRRRR method closely. Since then, I've been able to pull out all of my capital from that building and recycle it into other investments. 

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How To Flip Real Estate Contracts? | Real Estate Skills

It's no surprise investors are attracted to the quick profits that can be made by flipping real estate contracts. Flipping deals through assigning contracts has grown to become a lucrative niche for starters in the industry . This is because there are minimal barriers to entry and almost no cost, not to mention that it's a relatively low risk venture.

In situations where rapid turnover is ideal, it is a prudent strategy to flip real estate contracts. However, the fact that doing this is highly rewarding doesn’t mean that it does not come with its fair share of cautions. If you engage in this business without arming yourself with the right knowledge and skills, you can rest assured that you will be immersing your business in a pool of failure.

Therefore, it is high time you armed yourself with the right arsenals and educate yourself on how to flip real estate contracts for higher levels of success.

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How To Choose The Best General Contractor? | Real Estate Skills

One of the best moves you can make as a real estate professional is hiring an experienced general contractor to manage and complete a renovation!

In this guide, we’re going to cover how to find, qualify, & hire the best general contractor for your real estate projects.

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1. What Is A General Contractor?
2. What Does A General Contractor Do?
3. How To Find The Best General Contractors?
4. How To Qualify & Choose The Best General Contractor?
5. How To Hire A General Contractor?
6. 3 Main Goals Of The Best General Contractors
7. Alternatives To Hiring A General Contractor
8. The Bottom Line

What Is A General Contractor?

A general contractor is an expert at increasing the value of houses and can handle all of the challenging aspects associated with a renovation project. Such as, managing the ordering of materials, sub-contractors, people, dealing with...

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Bandit Signs: The Ultimate Guide For Real Estate Investing

For a marketing campaign to be successful, a point of contact must be created for a transaction to be initiated. This is why bandit signs are considered an essential element of a real estate marketing system for many investors.

Even though some might dismiss them as ‘primitive’ when compared to contemporary techniques, bandit signs can go a long way in generating unparalleled exposure for investors at all levels and can enhance brand awareness.

Today, even the most successful real estate investors make use of different variations of bandit signs since they have been tested and proven for years.

Their simplicity disguises their complexity. You don’t need a lot of resources and effort to place bandit signs. However, if you want them to give you long-term success, there is a lot you need to learn.

Remember, the success of your bandit sign campaign will ultimately determine the profitability of your real estate business.

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How To Find And Buy REO Properties: The Investor's Guide

REO properties continue to present lucrative investment opportunities for many real estate investors today.

That said, many people do not clearly understand what REO foreclosure properties are, how to buy them, and how the foreclosure process works.

These are some of the questions that this article seeks to answer. Read on to learn more about how to find and buy these properties.

 

What Is An REO Foreclosure Property?

A Real Estate Owned or REO foreclosure property refers to property that has been seized by lenders, such as banks, from people who have defaulted on their mortgage payments.

An REO foreclosure property can include condos, detached homes, townhouses, commercial property, multifamily property, and land.

Whenever a borrower is unable to consistency make mortgage payments, the lender has two options for covering the loan including a:

  1. Short sale or
  2. Public auction of the property.

If no bidder at a foreclosure auction comes up with the amount of...

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