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Habits of Highly Successful Small Portfolio Real Estate Investors

Success is little more than the long-term outcome of following a set of simple, and often boring, sets of routine habits. Walter Bond (previously NBA crusher and now motivational speaker) say’s, “Success is a matter of following successful habits and rituals.” Have you thought about your real estate habits and rituals? Highly successful real estate investors share a set of habits . Understanding and adopting these habits will help to ensure your success. Begin your investing career on the right foot. Habits can make all the difference. Tip the odds in your favor by having effective investing habits: Successful investors have multiple advisors they trust. The members of the team will vary with the type of commercial real estate involved. An accountant, attorney, banker, title company, and mentor are standard. Contractors, business partners, and property managers might also be required.   Successful investors are focused. Find a niche and stick with it until branching out makes sense.

5 Common Real Estate Investing Mistakes of Small Portfolio Owners

Although real estate may seem like a sure bet for anyone, many investors make the same few mistakes. Eliminate these errors from your investing activities and you'll be well on your way to accumulating the wealth you desire. Avoid These Mistakes Poor research. Most of us do a lot of research when we plan our vacations or purchase a new television. If you were buying one that was worth 100k, you can bet you’d do even more research! Well, you should be doing that when you purchase a piece of real estate, too. Inadequate financing. Real estate investors frequently like to wheel and deal, and their deals can have a lot of moving parts. Balloon payments, interest-only payments, owner financing, subject-to, and many others are commonplace. To make a deal happen, we can get carried away doing everything in our power. Getting a great price doesn’t always justify the deal if the financing is inadequate. Are you really sure that you can unload the property or get another financing before

2021 Say's, "Say Goodbye to SMART Goals." Your Brain Requires The RIGHT Goals!

R – Realistic I – Individualized G- Gaping H – Helping T – Targeted "There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative." - W. Clement Stone What is your attitude towards your goals? Do you have a positive attitude or a negative attitude? You will love what Dale Carnegie says, “ Happiness doesn't depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude”. Our attitude towards goal setting is vitally important in helping to reach our goals. Steven Covey was exactly right when he wrote, “We are the creative force of our life, and through our own decisions rather than our conditions, if we carefully learn to do certain things, we can accomplish those goals.” I believe Steven Covey was writing about RIGHT goals. There is a story of two businessmen who wanted to achieve top success. One businessman had big ideas, big dreams, big goal

The 3 Biggest Misconceptions About Horizontal Leadership in Real Estate

What is Not Leadership Often leaders learn from books, podcasts, and blogs written by leaders who sell leadership trainings, books, or courses and it can kind of get boring. It can be hard to sift through the information on leadership and find things you didn't already know.  This is where inspiration is hard to come by. So to help you we have created a post of what leadership is not. There are three words often associated with leadership that actually are misconceptions of Horizontal Leadership and those three words are authority, followers, and servant.  The Big Misconception #1: Leaders have to have authority to lead. Authority is defined as the power or right to give orders, make decisions & enforce obedience. Leaders lead with the influence of their actions, they do not force actions with authority. They are role models, examples. When you study leaders, you want to model their actions and be able to get similar results. Management is all about control. To control you nee

Attracting Successes

Are you attracting successes to you?   Science has an explanation for understanding the harmonizing of desires that some call luck, coincidence, or manifestation of desires.  Atoms are made up of neutrons, protons, and electrons. Those units of matter are made up of quarks. Quarks have different important properties. These properties consist of electric charges, mass(weight), color charge (energy with different combinations), and spin (vibration). These units of matter are held together through electromagnetism.  "All matter at its basic units are energy, frequency, and vibration." Nikola Tesla.  Why is this important?  In relation to becoming the best version of yourself, thoughts are electrical waves in the form of frequency. Frequency carries information. Think for one second about a radio frequency.  Now in relation to becoming the best version of yourself, your "being" does not see with your eyes your "being" sees through your eyes.  Your "Soul,&

5 Baby Steps For Real Estate Agents to Attract Clients!

There is beauty in Real Estate. Specifically, because the population is growing. In Real Estate you can receive a steady income that you can accurately predict and rely on, unlike typical sales roles. To attract the best clients and make the top dollars you have to start with focusing on becoming a top-producing Real Estate Agent. There are a number of books and references on selling but not much available on the topic of attracting a Real Estate clientele. In Real Estate the skill of persuasion is one you must develop. To get started there are 5 baby steps that you must take to begin a career. 1. Read books on influence, persuasion, marketing, and asset management 2. Write down and affirm your success, “I am closing 35 homes per year” 3. Find an agent with a lot of listings you connect with 4. Find a mentor to show you the way 5. Associate with others who are currently successful in Real Estate Getting your Real Estate License can be the better avenue when starting in real estate.

A Problem with Passion?🔮

Do you or your employees struggle with enthusiasm or passion for the job? 🤷‍♀️ If your company is like most, then you might have some employees going through the motions. Passion is not something that just happens to your employees or yourself it is a planned operation. 👨‍💻👩‍💻 Are you planning for passion development? You should be. Lack of passion leads to underperformance. Just as you have a plan for how you are going to market you business you should have a plan for how you are going to build passion in your company. There are four ways to build passion in your organization: developing a strong mission, building a training program, including your employees in goal setting. 🥇Developing your mission! What is your company’s purpose? Maybe you don't own the business, that's okay. You can have a team mission. Why do you exist? If you do not have something to live for then you merely existing, not living? Having a strong mission is one of the biggest builders of passion in a

How to Eliminate Entitlement

A “How To Plan” For Parents of Spoiled Real Estate Children:  When I was younger, my neighbor had a crazy dog. Every day this dog would wait by the side of the road for vehicles to drive by. When a vehicle drove by, this crazy mutt would run down the road, barking and chasing everyone’s vehicle that drove by.  On one rainy day, I asked my neighbor “Do you think the dog is ever going to chase down one of  those vehicles?” My neighbor replied, “That’s not what worries me. What worries me is what he would do if he ever caught one.” Many people in life behave like that dog who is pursuing meaningless goals. Meaningless goals are goals that are not backed by values. Before you start defining your family goals you first need to define your values.  Goals not backed by values are meaningless and might as well be considered criminal activity.  If you want to define the life goals you first need to define your values. The framework for setting goals back by values can be defined in the value go