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How to COMP a Single Family Home

It can be confusing but there's no reason to be afraid of the "C" word...COMPING! It's a relatively simple process that just takes time to master and in this blog I walk you through how my team and I evaluate our properties.

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Don't Be the Decisions Maker...Setting Your Higher Authority

You never want to be cornered by a seller in a negotiation scenario, so to combat that we always have our Higher Authority. What is that and how do we use it? Read on!

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The Most POWERFUL and UNKNOWN Real Estate Investing Event

Hi guys, Franklin Cruz here – REI Drill Sergeant here…I want to talk to you today about something awesome – that you might be missing out on – The Clever Labs.The Clever Labs is an effective real estate investing event held by Clever Investor. And, as you probably know, Clever Investor provides marketing for their students and holds a groundbreaking conference where mentors walk their students through live deals!Just look at...

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Hiring a Virtual Assistant (When)

One of the first questions I get from new investors is “How do I hire a virtual assistant (VA)”, and often times it’s just to soon.

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The Case for Mentors: How a Trio of Newbie Investors Did Their First Deal

Hey investors, Cody here with an awesome real-life success story from some of our Clever students.You probably know that I'm a solid believer in having a mentor in the real estate investing industry. Actually, I'm gonna go as far as to say - don't even think about jumping into REI without one.Having been in this game a while now, I am a mentor myself and offer tons of advice, helpful courses...

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Your Network is Your NetWorth

Surrounding yourself with like-minded individuals that have the same goals and ambitions as you is imperative if you’re going to succeed in not only real estate but anything you set out to accomplish. I’m sure you’ve heard this said one way or another that “Your Network is Your NetWorth” or “Your income is the average of the 5 people you spend your time with”… and the crazy thing is it’s true! I’ve always made sure to position myself around other successful people who had what I was working towards. If I was the smartest guy in the room then I knew I was in the wrong place! Let’s think about it this way…If I had $1,000,000 and I needed advice on what to do with it, would I take advice from the guy that has never had more than $50,000 in his bank account…NO! I would go to the guy who has $2,000,000 in his account because he’s been where I am and is where I’m going to be. But let’s take this one step further, it’s more than just surrounding yourself with successful people, it’s about who you are around on a day-to-day basis and what kind of energy/mindset they project onto you. Have you ever been having a great day and you meet up with that friend who is always negative? What happens? All of a sudden you leave and you’re in a bad mood and you’re suddenly negative about everything! Starting to recognize who is an asset on your journey and who’s not is a huge step toward accomplishing your goals. And look I get it, it’s easier said than done. A lot of us are born into a family that doesn’t understand what we’re trying to accomplish and we’ve had the same close friends for the last 5/10/15 years, and unknowingly we’ve accepted who we are and where we’re at. But I’m going to challenge you to take a really close look at who you’re surrounding yourself with. Are they challenging you to be better? Are they pushing to achieve something bigger like you are? These are some tough questions to ask…and don’t take this the wrong way, I’m not telling anyone to dump their friends and family tomorrow. I’m just wanting to get the wheels turning that possibly part of the reason you aren’t where you want to be is because you aren’t surrounding yourself with the right people and adding that piece to the puzzle of becoming the most successful you.

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Short Sales

Hey there, Cody here…Today I’m going to share with you Part 1 of a great 2 Part series, The Life Cycle of a Short Sale. In Part 1, we’re going to cover what short sales are, why you should do these deals, the life cycle of a short sale, and where you should get leads.So, let’s dive right into it…What is a Short Sale?When a homeowner owes more money on their...

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