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Use this calculator bundle for every deal

Use this calculator bundle for every deal

  Sometimes the best deals are not always the ones you would think… BRRRs, STRs, and House Hacking are strategies that are booming right now. It would be a mistake not to jump on these opportunities.  But, it can be a challenge to find deals that make sense.  [First name], do you use a tool that can help run the numbers on these kinds of deals both quickly and accurately?  If not, then our Premium Calculator Bundle is exactly what you need. With the bundle, you can run spot-on deal analysis, minus all the confusion, to create the cash-on-cash return your investor clients are after.   Inside the calculator bundle you'll find:   → The BRRR Calculator: Help your investors recycle their capital to continue buying with you → The STR…
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9-step plan to CLOSING 5+ deals

9-step plan to CLOSING 5+ deals

    Are you struggling to come up with a plan for building your investor business?  I know it can be overwhelming figuring out and planning everything as a self-led agent.  But, what if you had a plan that would secure 5+ deals a year?  The reality is, you DON'T need a flashy website to buy leads. You can even throw out your business cards!  If I were to start over today as a new investor agent, THIS is EXACTLY what I would do to start closing deals. Here is my 9-step plan for closing deals:   Attend weekly contract classes and find a script partner to practice with 5x a week. Hire a Transaction Coordinator so I could focus on clients and deal with lead generation. Gather a list…
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Importance of Networking by Shelby Osborne

Importance of Networking by Shelby Osborne

  Get ready to Mingle! Networking as an investor-friendly agent can be a lot of fun!Mariah talked with Shelby Osbourne, an avid real estate investor and founder of Pints & Properties meetups. In this video, Mariah and Shelby discuss how networking events should be a monthly priority to grow your business. Shelby shares how YOU can host your own Pints & Properties 🍻 Meetup where YOU live. She even provides support and checklists for beginner meetup hosts. Shelby and her small enthusiastic team hosts meetups in 24 cities and 11 states. Imagine the networking there.🍺 isn't your thing? Get creative and create your own unique meetup. The possibilities are endless... Still not sure? Watch the video below and start your journey today. Not part of our Investor Friendly Agent group…
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Speak the language of an investor

Speak the language of an investor

  When investors KNOW that YOU'RE right for THEM, when you speak the language of an investor, everything else falls into place. Think about how much your business would scale if your investors felt at ease trusting you?  The process would run a lot smoother, that's for sure.  For example, take Lisa, an agent from Michigan I met in the Investor-Friendly Agents FB Group when I asked this simple question:  With an immediate reply to the post, she went on about the growing population and increasing rents in West Michigan. She shared employment information, and about the deals she's finding. She spoke my language as an investor.  I sent her a personal DM asking if she had any deals and she messaged me back with a 7 unit that had…
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What if cash flow didn’t really matter?

What if cash flow didn’t really matter?

  Just about every investor wants cash flow from their properties right?  Except…the ones who don't.  The reality is, some high-net-worth investors think differently.  In fact, I was recently working with a $100M net worth client whose goal wasn't cash flow at all. I mean when you think about it, financially he's set - why would he need the cash flow anyways? So he was regularly buying houses that were $500,000 and renting them out for $2000. $0 in cash flow - no chance of making any money.  But what he was really doing was building a legacy for his family.   He'd buy high-end properties to attract great tenants, with rents bound to rise. Let the properties go up in value over time. Then, liquidate his portfolio after 5-7 years.…
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Changing your tenant can boost cashflow

Changing your tenant can boost cashflow

Ever consider changing tenant? If you're an agent, then you either have, will, or are currently struggling to find deals that meet a 6% cash-on-cash return.  It's not just you, though.  We recently ran a poll and found that 75% of our agent community struggles with the exact same thing. But just because you can't find deals that meet this criteria, doesn't mean they aren't out there.  That's why if you struggle to find deals that make sense, I recommend changing the tenant type you're looking for.  If you only look for long-term tenants, you're missing out on other rental strategies that could bring in even higher cash flow.  Take this property for instance. An agent in Boise, Idaho found this deal that supposedly required an investor to put $130k…
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Got rundown properties?

Got rundown properties?

The media says the properties and market are overvalued, expensive, and hard to get into… …But that's not what I'm seeing in real life.  See, to find better deals, you'll need to find properties with value-add opportunities - even if they're rough from the outside looking in.  Right now, I'm on the lookout for 10+ unit properties that might have been mismanaged for years, require a lot of capital expenditures, and have lower than fair market rent. (Seriously, if you know of any, send me an email. I'd love to see what you got).  Why?  Because believe it or not, this is how I've built most of my wealth in real estate.  By purchasing diamond-in-the-rough properties, I've been able to fix them up, add value to the property and neighborhood,…
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 2 hours = A month’s worth of leads 

 2 hours = A month’s worth of leads 

  What if I told you there was a way to generate all the leads you needed for an entire month… in only 2 hours? I get asked a lot, "How can I generate a lot of leads without a lot of effort?" Truth is, I prefer meeting people face-to-face, but I can't spend all of my time, all day long, in meetings. Time is money.  So I came up with the idea of a monthly lead-up for scalability and lead gen.  The million-dollar idea that saved me time was: An Investment Meet-Up. You invite 60-100 investors in a room to chat about all things investing. The best part is that there is no cold-calling 100 people just to be turning over rocks. Instead, you'll get warmer leads. You're building…
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Don’t waste your commission

Don’t waste your commission

  Are you struggling to find the funds to cover your next property investment?  Most agents forget that when they do a down payment (typically, 20-25%), 3% is covered by the commission on the deal that they are buying. That 3% of commission can be repurposed as a funding source for your investments, as long as you represent yourself on the deal.   For example, at 23 years old, I was working full time and also had a weekend job. I got my license in May 2009 for the sole purpose of using the commission as a funding source for my investments.  Here were the costs of a duplex I house hacked: Purchase price: $196,000 FHA down payment: $5880 Closing costs: seller paid Commission: $5880 As you can see, the down…
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3 easy hacks to bring more referrals

3 easy hacks to bring more referrals

  Agents Invest was not built on overnight success, but it was built on referrals success. We were not just meeting client expectations, but exceeding them. All thanks to the referrals we were receiving from our raving fans. Ravings fans = more referrals = more revenue and less time marketing to new potential clients. Now, think about how much your business would scale if you could have at least one raving fan? We had one investor randomly show up to our monthly meetups - he attended all of our events, courses, and community. He was a man who never owned a rental property before but had a condo. It wasn't long before he acquired 28 units and referred 8 people to our community. Think about the amount of impact one…
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