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Bird Dog Real Estate: The (Ultimate) Guide

Real estate investing is an exciting financial strategy for so many because it is a timeless and proven way to generate wealth in any economy. A 2021 PWC real estate study highlighted this confidence in the market, citing that almost 35% of current investors feel confident making long-term and strategic real estate decisions even in this uncertain environment. 

So it is no surprise that many seek opportunities to dive into the world of real estate investing and learn as quickly as they can. Real estate investments can be incredibly exciting and overwhelming at the same time, particularly for new investors trying to break into the industry.

Becoming a real estate bird dog is one strategy used by novice investors to learn their local markets while making money relatively quickly and easily compared to other investing strategies.

Many real estate wholesalers start out as bird dogs and progress into owning their own profitable wholesaling investing businesses as they gain skills,...

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Motivated Sellers: How To Find And Negotiate With Them | Real Estate Skills

According to the U.S. Census, nearly 31 million people moved in 2019. While not all are homeowners, at least one-third of those individuals were buying and selling their homes.

Additionally, the National Association of Realtors states that the main motivation for the people who sold their homes was due to proximity to friends and family (16%), small spacing (13%), and job relocation (11%).

With the number of people constantly moving around, finding a property for sale is the easy part. Identifying properties with motivated sellers is where you want to focus your efforts as a real estate investor in order to find incredible deals.

You're in luck because we are here to help you find truly life-changing real estate opportunities with this guide, Motivated Sellers: How To Find and Negotiate With Them. (Use this menu to jump to your section of choice:)

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How To Find Distressed Properties To Buy | Real Estate Skills

Finding a property to wholesale or invest in is a tricky task for those getting into real estate for the first time. The truth is, real estate investors are always trying to find new ways to obtain the best deal, whether it's their first house or one-hundredth investment property!

One of the most reliable and consistent methods to land great deals is by focusing your efforts on acquiring distressed properties.

No matter what type of distressed property you're going after, many investors aim to buy something that needs work, improve it, then rent or flip the house to turn a profit. 

According to research done by ATTOM Data Solutions, while the national house flipping rate dropped in 2020, the average gross profit increased to $73,766 profit per flip and has been hitting record highs since 2000!

While it does take time and resources to renovate and resell these kinds of properties, the return on...

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Murder House Flip: What's The Business REALLY Like? | Real Estate Skills

Looking for a way to be entertained while also conveniently gaining insight on how you may be able to earn a profit? House flipping shows, such as Murder House Flip, may be a good starting point for you! 

As there are various house flipping shows on air nowadays, it is important to understand what perspective you are intrigued and entertained by. Hopefully, this type of entertainment inspires you to take matters into your own hands.

If you are into mystery and crime, then Murder House Flip may be a great show for you! It's a series where true crime meets home renovation, and we have got everything here for you to know what this business is really like! 

Hope you're enjoying Murder House Flip - What's The Business Really Like! (Use this menu to jump to the section of your choice:)

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What Is The 70% Rule In House Flipping? | Real Estate Skills

House flipping, when done correctly, can be an extremely lucrative way of generating market-beating profits in a very short time frame.

Like most real estate investing decisions, the investor must act with precision and a scrupulous dedication to expense management.

Believe me, making a 15% or better return in a 6 month timeframe is nowhere near out of the question. All you need to do is abide by the holy grail of house flipping - the 70% Rule.

 

What Is The 70% Rule In House Flipping?

The 70% Rule is a rule of thumb that helps real estate investors find attractive real estate investments, appropriately budget their costs, and ensure they make a substantial profit along the way. It’s a great rule for a house flipper to...

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Wholesaling Cold Calling Script: The (ULTIMATE) Guide

One of the biggest fears of newbie real estate investors is getting a conversation started with a potential property owner. Many real estate investors shy away from cold calling for fear of rejection.

A 2019 sales study found that over 40% of sales professionals consider initial prospecting---including cold calling---to be the toughest part of the entire sales process.

When done correctly, cold calling can be an effective part of a real estate investor’s overall lead generation strategy.

For this strategy to work in real estate investing, the investor must consider a few elements: 

  1. The wholesaling cold calling script that is being used.
  2. The target homeowner or property being focused on.
  3. The follow up after the initial phone call to continue showcasing value and ultimately win the business.

Read on below to learn more about creating the ultimate Wholesaling Cold Calling Script!

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How To Become A Real Estate Investor: (ULTIMATE) Guide

For centuries, real estate investing has been at the forefront of building tremendous generational wealth. Some of the nation’s wealthiest and most prominent individuals have created their empires through years of buying, selling, and developing land and buildings. Now, media companies and television shows have picked up on the action with popular productions like Million Dollar Listing, Selling Sunset, Flip or Flop, and Love It or List It.

It seems as if whichever way you look, there are people generating market-beating returns strictly investing in real estate. But, are there even any opportunities left in the market?

While walking around large cities such as New York, London, and Tokyo and viewing the remarkable multi-million dollar skyscrapers, exquisite atriums, and impressive office buildings, the aspiring small-time investor can easily be discouraged. We at RealEstateSkills are here to tell you the opportunities are boundless and it’s time you too learn how to...

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Fixer Upper: The (Ultimate) Guide | Real Estate Skills

Let’s be real, this year has been challenging in ways we could have never imagined. Struggling to stay motivated and positive has been something we have faced at one point during this pandemic. Our repetitive routines from working at home have filled our days but have made them seem longer. Well, to get out of a routine a bit, why not consider taking up a new show, and maybe even turn it into a new hobby? 

Fixer Upper, along with many other home improvement shows, is a way for you to try something new in the comfort of your own home. Watching the process of renovating a fixer-upper home can be something you may find yourself being entertained by, so much that you may be interested in doing it yourself! 

With the constantly changing state of the world today, many may be considering what they can do to gain more financial stability or even just take on a new project to get out of the house. Well, Fixer Upper may be your exposure to fixer upper homes and the...

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Wholesaling Tax Delinquent Properties: The (Ultimate) Guide

Every property owner in the United States, regardless of the property size or if the mortgage is paid in full, will pay taxes on the land itself. In fact, property tax collection revenue accounts for 72% of all local tax revenue collected annually.

Real estate tax revenue is a foundational source of revenue for local counties to keep running. But what happens when property owners are unable to pay their property taxes? 

Tax delinquent properties can become a burden to the collecting county or state. However, savvy real estate investors understand that tax lien investing or wholesaling tax delinquent properties can provide a great solution to these motivated sellers while creating an optimal investment opportunity.

Often, investors who are willing to tackle wholesaling tax delinquent properties will also have experience working with distressed sellers on foreclosure or pre-foreclosure deals.

Interested to learn more about this untapped and profitable real estate investing...

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Micro Flipping: How To Be A Successful Micro Flipper | Real Estate Skills

Micro flipping is a phrase that’s been gaining steam in the real estate industry recently and is a new market sector that everyone should know about. Done right, this is simpler and less risky than conventional house flipping and can also be very lucrative. Done wrong, it could land you with some serious financial headaches.

Technological advancements are made with each generation, but it’s fair to say that technology is evolving faster now than it has in the past. With all these developments, the way we do business has changed dramatically.

Many organizations, including Real Estate Skills, function completely online. Remote selling of stocks and shares is possible too, which has opened trading possibilities to the general public that used to be available to professional brokers only.

Micro flipping is a clear example of a business model that really only works in this day and age, where internet resources allow you to access large, complete sets of data. Analyzing...

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