Author: Betsy Jay

DetailsThe day after any of our major events, we hold a closed-doors training session for Associates in our Wicked Smart Community. In year’s past, we’ve allowed prospective coaching students to purchase entry into the room as a shadow or silent observer for as much as $1,500. This year, we’ve decided to bring back the option to tack a VIP pass onto your existing QLS Live ticket. In addition to the Development Day, you'll also receive access to an Evening Social on 9/14 reserved only for our coaching students and VIPs.Registerhttps://smartrealestatecoach.com/product/qls-vip/When & WhereSeptember 16, 2022 (8:00 am) - September 16, 2022...

DetailsAfter every one of our live events, we ask our Associates in the Wicked Smart Community what they'd like to see more of next time — and Deal Structuring is by far is the biggest request we get. As we continue to focus on teaching our Genius Model (Mindset, Skillset, and Systems), learning from these deals is a major part of the process in your journey towards becoming a Master Transaction Engineer. In our newest edition of Real Estate On Your Terms, Chris talks about getting there by not only doing deals in the trenches, but by reviewing case studies...

There are always risks involved when it comes to being a real estate investor. But you can minimize your mistakes, or even completely avoid them, when you learn from others’ experiences. Claudia Dill from Arizona counts herself as one of our successful High 6 Associates. But looking at her now, it’s hard to believe that she once hit rock-bottom. Why? First, she got divorced a few years after selling off her physical therapy practice. Second, the tech crash happened shortly after her divorce and she lost 80% of her wealth as a result. Third, the recession happened at a time when she was still trying...

There’s no time like the present to prepare for a real estate market crash and lay down the foundations for a recession-resistant business. Discover how you can do just that. The 2008 financial crisis was a major headache for us – but it wasn’t a complete disaster. In fact, it actually helped us lay down a recession-resistant foundation that has helped us until today. But it took us a while to find our bearings, of course. We were even caught in the thick of the storm for four years, between 2008 to 2012. That’s when we were forced to restructure nearly everything. Yes,...

DetailsThis September, join us for our biggest event of the year! We're back live in our hometown of Newport, RI (for the first time since 2019) with high-caliber speakers, live coaching panels, and interactive breakout sessions. You’ll be meeting dozens of the most successful investors in North America; not just on stage, but right in the audience with you. Each one of them is ready to give you the EXACT steps to multiply your profits with new opportunities… most of which you never even knew existed. It doesn’t matter if you’re brand new to investing or you’ve been investing for...

Building strong business relationships matters. Especially when moving from the corporate world to the world of real estate entrepreneurship. What does every company have in common?  You might think that “sales” is the answer. But without “people”, a company won’t have any sales to begin with.  Without people, you won’t have anyone to produce the products or services you’re selling. And without your marketing and distribution partners, reaching your target customers will be an uphill task. Whether it's on an internal or external level, each company’s success depends on the relationships it builds.  When you’re working for a large corporation, however, you’re often not solely...

Don’t buy into the myth of the lone wolf or the solitary genius. Being part of the right real estate investing community can take you much further in your career. “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This African proverb might be from an entirely different context, but it really resonates with me.  You see, many real estate investors have the impression that it’s more efficient to do things on their own, in their own way. And it is indeed possible to learn the basics of real estate investing on your own.  Hence, it’s not...

Never underestimate the power of changing your mindset. That’s the key to achieving what we once thought to be impossible. On a cold day in 1954, a full-time student and self-trained runner earned his place in history.  The late Sir Roger Bannister ran a mile in Oxford, England – and became the first human to break through the four-minute barrier.  Talented runners in North America, Europe, and Australia had all been trying to break the 4-minute barrier since the late 1800s. But after Bannister’s breakthrough, it only took 46 days for another runner to accomplish the same feat. And the following year, three...

Achieving success in life and in your real estate investing business means opening up yourself to the idea of change. Discover how you can do just that. “If you can cut a check for a problem, you don’t have a problem.” These words came from one of my mentors – and they’ve stuck with me for a long time.  You see, many of us, real estate investors included, have psychological hang-ups when it comes to making money.  Society, in general, has mixed feelings about people who make money. This is why entrepreneurship isn't really encouraged in certain social circles. But here’s the thing… A lack of...

With the right motivation, mindset, and support, practically everyone can succeed as a real estate investor. Here are four tips for succeeding in the real estate game. I know Link Ervin as a student and a business partner.  Given how far he’s come and where he started, I believe that he has a wealth of valuable insights. And it will be helpful for anyone thinking about investing in property themselves. You see, Link comes from a family that has been involved in the real estate business for four generations.  And when he was growing up, his family owned 11 dime stores, including Roses and...