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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...

No one really knows exactly what the year will bring to the real estate industry. But here’s what you can do to put your best foot forward and prepare for real estate investing in 2022. Since the first quarter of the year is coming to an end, it’s likely that you already have the rest of the year on your mind. And given the circumstances, I won’t be surprised if you have mixed feelings about what the future will bring. We can never be absolutely sure of what’s going to happen, right? But we can definitely prepare ourselves to make the rest of...

No real estate portfolio will be completely unaffected by a major downturn. But you can make it as recession resistant as possible. Whenever there’s a crisis, you don’t have to wait long to hear all kinds of predictions about a supposedly impending recession. You’ll find people saying that it might be triggered by the bubble burst, the terrorist threat, or the pandemic.  Now, I’m not saying that there’s going to be a recession in the near future (or not). After all, no one knows what’s going to happen tomorrow with 100% certainty.   And there isn’t one single market, right? There are all...

With the right mindset, anyone can succeed in real estate. Not only that, but people can quit working for someone else and accumulate wealth beyond what they thought was possible. We have many Associates who adopted the winning mindset and pivoted their lives and careers for the better. What’s amazing is that some of them have been in real estate for years, but they only managed to find success with us. That said, there’s a common thread with most of the people who approach us for help, whether they have real estate experience or not. Most of them spend thousands of dollars on...

Although seemingly straightforward, the real estate industry is full of pitfalls that may prevent many from investing. There are challenges to growing your real estate business, but you can overcome them. Monica just finished our QLS self-guided course, in which a lot of what she heard was foreign to her. That’s not surprising since real estate was new to her. But, as she moved through the program, Monica began to recognize the key ideas and language. And it wasn’t long before she could completely follow everything we were saying. Now, why am I telling you this? First, real estate is not easy, particularly if...

The more authority you have as a real estate investor, the faster you can make deals and earn serious cash. Roger Campbell is a Starter Associate in Atlanta, Georgia. When he came to us, he didn’t know what to expect. But after he went through one of our Development Day Masterminds, he was so inspired and knew that his life would change completely with real estate investing. For Roger, it wasn't about making the first million – but changing his mindset. So Roger attended our event to learn how to tweak things and become better at what he does. However, he picked up so...

Real estate is your chance to say goodbye to the 9-to-5. But before you can make money fast in real estate, you need to understand how to do it right. Brian O’Neill is our High 6 Associate in Chicago and also the strategy expert for Smart Real Estate Coach. And Brian’s rise to the top is truly unique. He spent 25 years in the corporate world with zero real estate experience. And during that time, Brian worked 17 years for the same company and spent a lot of time away from his family. By his account, he missed seeing his son grow up...