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Flipping houses or fix and flip
Buy Fix Flip
Clever Investor

What Is Flipping Houses?

HGTV has definitely piqued interest in flipping houses in recent years. How many of us have spent countless hours slunk in our couches, indulging in our favorite shows, and dreaming of our own future fix-and-flip success story? You can have that success story. Just without a show host and camera crew. So what does it

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Make Money in Real Estate for financial freedom
Getting Started
Clever Investor

Make Money in Real Estate: Your Ticket to Financial Freedom

“Financial freedom.” What do those words mean to you? That likely depends on where you are in life. And, how exactly do does financial freedom happen when you make money in real estate? Let’s say you’re 20-something. Financial freedom could be achieving a certain lifestyle without a lot of effort or investment. Or, if you’re 35–55,

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What is wholesaling real estate
Wholesaling Real Estate
Clever Investor

What Is Wholesaling Real Estate?

Put simply, wholesaling real estate is no-money-down real estate investing. It’s a strategy of finding a below-market or distressed property, getting it under contract from the homeowner, then selling that wholesale property contract for a profit to a buyer before the close date. It’s kind of like being a matchmaker, but for homeowners and real

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Clever Motivation
Cody Sperber

How to Take the Road Less Traveled to Financial Freedom

After years in the real estate investing business, I’ve come to realize that there are two roads you can travel. The first road looks faster and easier, but ends up being much slower, harder, confusing and often ends up going nowhere. The second road typically goes unnoticed by most investors though, it’s available from the

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Work life balance in Real Estate Investing
Clever Motivation
Cody Sperber

I Gave up on Trying to Find a Balance Between Work and Family

I am so thankful for everything I’ve built and experienced. Being the CEO of multiple companies is incredible. Closing over 1,000 real estate deals in my 15 years of real estate has been life changing. Getting to speak at events across the country and inspire others to chase their goals through real estate investing has

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Getting Started
Cody Sperber

Joining a REIA Club Changed the Game for Me

If you’ve never been to a local REIA club (Real Estate Investment Association) in your area, you need to. It’s the perfect place to network and can help you build your team. Joining a REIA club is easy, and worth it! WHERE DO I FIND A REIA CLUB? Visit the National REIA website and look

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calculate your net worth
Clever Motivation
Cody Sperber

Don’t Know How to Calculate Your Net Worth? I Have You Covered.

Before I first started my journey in real estate investing, I had no idea what “net worth” even was, let alone how to go about calculating my own. Now, that I have gained some experience, I get asked all the time from my students: “How do I figure out my net?” If you are asking

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house in bad neighbood
Investing Creatively
Cody Sperber

Hidden opportunities Buying a House in a Bad Neighborhood

We all know that some neighborhoods are better than others and this typically affects the prices of the homes and sometimes the desirability of the house as well. Some investors hate buying houses in bad areas, others love it. There’s drawback and there’s also some hidden opportunity. If you are considering buying a house in

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Valentines day
Clever Motivation
Cody Sperber

Valentine’s Day: The Real Truth About Dating an Entrepreneur

First dates are always full of questions. Where are you from? Do you have any siblings? What do you do on your free time? And most importantly… what do you do for a living? For some of us, this question is a game-changer. The other person’s professional title always has an effect on what we

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Getting Started
Cody Sperber

Get a title company you trust!

I will never be able to say it enough. Find yourself a title company you trust! This is crucial in the game of real estate investing and here’s why… So there’s this investor who’s buying a high-end property from a seller, and the seller was upside down and the investor decided to do a short

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