Author: Zachary Beach

I have something controversial to say. It might just be my opinion, but I think you'll see what I mean by the end of this… There is no such thing as a "self-made" person. (And I'm a perfect example.) I didn't come from money, and I didn't get involved in real estate until later in life. A lot of people might describe me as a "self-made" man because I went from being a bartender and I worked my way up the ladder to get where I am today. I put a lot of hard work in to get to where I am…...

A lot of people like to start their day with an easy task so they can knock out something small and get moving. I'm here to put an end to that. It's time for each and every one of us to start doing the hard things first. Why? Because that's when we have the most energy and focus. We have the ability to change the entire day by getting a major win first thing in the morning. That moves us forward and we can keep it going throughout the day. But more importantly, it means that we are always going to get the...

We tend to focus on nice, move-in-ready homes that don't need significant repairs or maintenance—but that doesn't mean repairs are out of the question or uncommon. Sometimes there are a few underlying issues with a home, and that shouldn't stop you from buying it on terms. If you do find yourself with a property that needs a few repairs, here's how we recommend handling it. Let's say you find a nice, move-in-ready home but find out that the chimney needs some repairs. (This is an actual situation that occurred recently with one of our Associates.) There are essentially three questions that you...

Before we begin, let me first clarify that I am not an attorney! I would always encourage you to seek advice from your own attorney before using these documents, and you may want to do your own research to find the exact definitions of these documents and how they work. For our purposes, I'm going to be paraphrasing and telling you how we utilize them. The Authorization to Release is simply a letter that grants you the ability to act on a person's behalf. We typically use this on the seller side—so that could be you, or your company, acting on...

What if you could turn $4 million into $180 million? Well, that's exactly what Joseph Kennedy did during the Great Depression. Around 1929-1935, Joseph Kennedy was fully aware of the chaos that was going on in the country and in his home state of Massachusetts — but he also saw the opportunities that were popping up everywhere. He got laser-focused on those opportunities and used them to turn $4 million into $180 million in just a few years. Just to put that in perspective, that would be like you turning $60 million into $3.3 BILLION! And that's all because he was properly...

We tend to focus on nice, move-in-ready homes that don't need significant repairs or maintenance — but that doesn't mean repairs are out of the question or uncommon. Sometimes there are a few underlying issues with a home and that shouldn't stop you from buying it on terms. If you do find yourself with a property that needs a few repairs, here's how we recommend handling it. Let's say you find a nice, move-in-ready home, but find out that the chimney needs some repairs (This is an actual situation that occurred recently with one of our Associates). There are essentially three questions...

Brad Blazar was recently on our podcast, and I'd like to share a simple thought that he brought to the table. He says that "the biggest sale you have to make in life is selling yourself." So what does he mean by that? The idea is simple. Human beings are creatures of comfort. We have cars, supermarkets, jobs where we can sit in front of a computer and get everything we need to live. And the result is that many people simply get comfortable with a lifestyle of comfort and mediocrity. If you can put food on the table, your job...

One of the most common questions we get from people who are either interested in what we're doing or just getting started in the terms niche is… "How do you explain a lease-purchase to a seller?" It's a good question because most people aren't aware of rent-to-own deals or how they work; especially if you don't have a real estate background, it can be difficult to understand how these deals work -- let alone explain them in detail to someone else and answer all of their questions. But once you break it down into the most essential parts, it's really not that complicated....

Sometimes I think people get too caught up in how they're going to accomplish their goals. They set a lofty goal, get overwhelmed, don't know how they'll ever achieve it, and they give up. But is it really all that complicated? If you look at any goal, regardless of how big or small it is, it just comes down to a series of steps that you need to complete. We all know this. We know that if we do steps 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5, we'll see a certain result. So why not break down your goals just like that? Breaking Down Big...

Over the years, I've noticed that many entrepreneurs focus exclusively on improving their business through fancy marketing techniques, software, advertising—all the conventional stuff that you'd think would be helpful in growing a business. And while that stuff is certainly helpful, it's not the end all be all. There are some fundamental things you need to get right to be successful in any business, and it's especially true in real estate. Being a well-rounded person will help in so many aspects of your business. It's the foundation you need for continual improvement and growth. If you're only focusing on your business, you're missing...