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Amy Mahjoory: A Radio Ad, The Rehab & Purposefully Networking

My guest comes from our good friends over at FortuneBuilders.

She is an expert real estate investor, educator and coach who left the corporate 9:00 to 5:00 grind after fourteen years to go on to invest and coach in residential real estate.

Our special guest is Amy Mahjoory.

We're going to talk about that moment that changes your life, and in this particular case it happened to be a radio ad. We're going to talk about that first deal, the rehab and how by not knowing exactly everything that she needed to know before doing the deal, how that actually ended up serving her because Amy had a coach.

We also talk about networking on purpose, networking with a purpose and how you can grow any career, whatever career, whatever journey you're on and be more strategic in how through the power of people, you can get where you want to go.

In addition, we talk about the power of a coach and a mentor. We discuss having a virtual assistant and how that can benefit you in more ways than you may even realize.

With that said, let's get to it.

Dustin
Amy, this is so unusual. I have to start with this. Before immigrating to America, your mom and her two sisters, married your dad and his two brothers first. Where did they immigrate from and what's the story here?
Amy
I get that question a lot. I am Persian and my parents moved to the US from Iran back in the early ‘70s. Yes, we're Middle Eastern. No, it was not arranged. The way it happened is they all grew up together. Their parents knew each other, they grew up together and they all decided to get married on their own. Here we are. I’ve got five double cousins, one brother, but I always say I'm one of seven because my double cousins, it's basically the same DNA. We look the same. We sound the same. We grew up within two miles of one another and went to the same schools, so on and so forth.
Dustin
Is this a Persian thing? Have you run into anyone else in your walk of life that has something similar?
Amy
I have not. I’ve heard of two brothers marrying two sisters. I have yet to come across a family where three siblings married another three.
Dustin
This is a Guinness World Record or something.
Amy
I should look that up. My uncle wrote a book about it, but I should look that up.
Dustin
They moved to Michigan?
Amy
They were all at various phases of their education and different places in life. They were all doing work or getting their Doctorate degrees or postgraduate degrees from Michigan State. That's how they ended up in Michigan. They were doing work with Michigan State and then they all just decided to stay. The revolution was about to happen. They decided to stay and then build their family and their life in Michigan. They all bought homes within three miles of one another and decided to have all of us kids. Even at age 41, when I talk about my parents, I talk about how I have three moms and three dads. It's weird. If all three sets of parents don't approve of major life decisions, we can't do it. It's weird but cool.
Dustin
How did they let you move all the way out here then? How did you escape?
Amy
I always was known for doing whatever I wanted to do. I was never a troubled child, but I was stubborn and had a very strong personality. They were supportive. When I left home, I was 21. I lived in Austin, Texas. I was working for Dell computers. I was out there for ten years and worked for Dell for fourteen years. I moved to Chicago and then I came to San Diego. San Diego is now home and we still have our place in Chicago where most of our family now lives. It's hard to beat the weather and the lifestyle.
Dustin
You mentioned Austin and you mentioned Dell. We've got a lot of people that read the show that are successful. They're either flipping deals or they're building businesses, but there also is a good contingent of people that they want to do that. They're in Corporate America or maybe they're working at a job that they hate. Talk about that jump. I'm always curious what was the straw that broke the camel's back?
Amy
My background is very traditional just like most people. I worked a corporate job for the first fourteen years of my career. I was born and raised to basically go to school, get the highest form of education that I could. I ended up getting my MBA, which I didn't want to. That's just what you do. I worked for Dell and my plan was I’ve got to stay with Dell until I retire. Dell was very good to me. I learned so much. I’ve met so many people. I’ve established lifelong friendships, but that's not what drove and motivated me to get out of bed every morning. I often joke about how I could care less about getting up every day and making sure that Amazon got the replacement hard drive the next business days. Sorry, I don't care.
I learned so much from procurement and operations and logistics and it wasn't my passion. It's what I did because that's what I was born and raised and taught to do. Finally, what happened was I was in my mid-30s and I heard an ad on the radio. It was all about investing in your education to learn how to become a residential redeveloper and renovating homes. At this point, I had left Austin, Texas and I was working for Dell still but living in downtown Chicago. I decided to attend this three-day seminar and it was put on by a company based out of San Diego, FortuneBuilders. That was my point of decision. I'd come to a fork in the road. I was over Corporate America. I wasn't giving it 100% anymore. The two years leading up to my career in real estate, I was 100% slacking and I was doing the bare minimum. It was starting to show in my work and I didn't want to leave on a bad note and burn any bridges. I finally decided to resign. That was after I invested in my real estate education. I had actually successfully built a real estate business in Downtown Chicago while working a full-time job with Dell, thanks to my coaches and mentors at FortuneBuilders. It's so crazy. My goal was to treat real estate as a hobby and do that on the side and maybe renovate one to two condos. In my first year in real estate, I bought, renovated and sold ten properties while still working a full-time job.
Dustin
I want to ask this because you now coach and you help the crew over at FortuneBuilders. I want to get into that too. You work with people. It sounds like you built the life raft where other people say burn the ships. What do you tell other people? Do you think they should be drastic and say, “Get out of Corporate America and don't look back,” or should they do what you did or does it vary?
Amy
I feel like it's a combination of the two. I was scared about quitting my secure and stable job in Corporate America. I knew how much money I was going to get, but I also knew that I was over it and I needed a change. What's crazy is the whole time I was at Dell, I was never a manager of people. I was always an individual contributor. I did have this huge fear of transitioning out of Corporate America into entrepreneurship, into an industry I knew nothing about building my team and starting from scratch. That's why I saw so much value in investing in coaching and mentors and a proven system. I would tell to people who are out there, if you're not happy, then you have the ability to control your happiness and make the change. Do what you want to do. Don't worry about the money. Pick something that you are passionate about and the money will come. If you are passionate about designing jewelry but you don't know how to do it, fine. Go find someone who knows how to do it. Ask them to be your coach or mentor and pursue that passion.
Dustin
You mentioned the radio ad and people are skeptical. They hear advertisements, they hear marketing. Here you are, you're trucking along the way. You're checked out. Were you so motivated that you were looking for something? What appealed to you to respond to the ad but then show up at the seminar?
Amy
I was that person when I worked at Dell, HGTV was on in the background all the time. I was an HGTV junkie. It's all I would watch. I never had an entrepreneurial mindset. I thought it was cool. I was like, “Let me go to this three-day seminar. I'll take a few pages of notes and start flipping houses on my own.” I was self-motivated to go because it was going to be a great hobby of mine. When I got there, it was this energy and the state change and talking to the entire room of people who were like-minded and seeing the lifestyle that they were living. It made me want to connect with them on a deeper level and learn more about how they got to where they were.
For me, it's like I genuinely see the good in people. I'm not one of those skeptics who are like, “This is a scam and this is so crazy and it's such a huge risk.” It's like I went to the seminar, I heard them out. It was legit. They could not have been more transparent. They made it very clear that this is hard. You are going to make money, you're going to lose money, but if you implement what we teach, you will be fine. It's the same thing I tell my students. There are so many students who are like, “This isn't working.” I'm like, “You're not doing what we had discussed. Go do what we talked about and you'll be fine.”
Dustin
In my research in getting ready for this show, I came across that your uncle had passed in this timeframe. I’m very curious because sometimes it takes those life events. You talked about being checked out at Corporate America, but with your uncle passing, was that the domino that fell that prompted you? How did that influence your decision to do this?
Amy
I was not expecting that question as I get emotional. One of the things that my mentors instilled in me, which I now instill in the students I coach all over the country is, what's your motivating driving force? What's your ‘why’? Why are you here? Why are you showing up every day giving whatever it is you're working towards 110%? What had happened was in October, 2013, my uncle, who was like a dad to me, one of the three dads, passed away prematurely to cancer. I had never experienced losing anybody prematurely, let alone to a disease like cancer. It was very shocking. At that point, I remember we were sitting in the hospital waiting for my uncle to get out of surgery, hoping that this last surgery would work. I thought to myself, “Amy, what are you doing? You're working this job that you have zero interest in. You've been here for going on fourteen years now. You're wasting your life in Austin, Texas going out all the time and you're not making anything of yourself.”
I had a great job and I had great friends and I was living what I would call a normal day-to-day. I was very grateful, average lifestyle. I was happy. I was living within my means. I finally realized that could be me in surgery. I could have cancer. I could get hit by a bus tomorrow. I know we all hear these things. I'm like, “What are you doing?” I had been talking about quitting my job at Dell and moving to California for so many years. Finally, I was like, “I'm over it.” I re-committed, I invested in my coaches and mentors and I hit the ground running and I’ve never looked back ever since.
Dustin
Thank you for sharing. I know that's definitely not an easy thing to do. Sometimes those things in life make us go in a different direction. I'm grateful that you're here and sharing that and inspiring others. I want to talk about that first real estate. Everyone wants to talk about the first deal, the deal that changes it all. What was your first deal? Was this full gut rehab or was it like a wholesale type deal?
Amy
My plan was to start in wholesaling. I was being conservative. I was scared. I had the fear, which was normal. I'm going to wholesale because I don't know how to raise money and I don't know how to build a team and find contractors. I ended up finding this deal and it ended up being a great rehab. My passion was always in rehabbing. I called up my coach and I was like, “What do I do? I have this deal but I don't have a contractor and I don't know how to raise money.” She was like, “Get on my schedule every day and I will teach you exactly what to do. Keep the deal. You have four weeks until you have to close on it.” She literally held my hand every step of the way. She taught me how to raise money and taught me how to find a contractor. On accident, I ended up renovating this property. My entire strategy in year one in real estate was to target condos in Downtown Chicago. I was like, “I'm going to target condos.”
Dustin
What did you see? Why condos?
Amy
Because it was a smaller investment and it was always the same thing: flooring, paint, kitchen and bathroom. There was no exterior work to do. I was specifically targeting one-bed, one-bath condos in downtown. I knew I could put an offer sight unseen because it was always the same thing with the condo. That was one of the things. I was like, “Let me learn how to raise money and build my team with the help of my coach and mentors. Once I figure it out and stabilize it, fine. I can move into the single-family.” That's what I did. I ended up going to another FortuneBuilders live event. Once I became a student, I went to one of their boot camps. It was the very first boot camp I went to.
Those boot camps are so powerful. The networking was amazing. I actually had an opportunity before I knew JD personally to talk to him for five minutes. I was a brand new student. JD walked by, I was super intimidated and scared and I got five minutes with him. I was like, “This is frustrating. I'm putting in offers on single-family homes and they're not getting accepted.” He looked at what I was doing at one of my spreadsheets and he said, “Change this formula.” He knows the story. Internally, I rolled my eyes. I was like, “Whatever. What does this guy know about my properties in Chicago? He lives in San Diego.” Out of respect, I was like, “Sounds good.” I left the boot camp. Two weeks later, I took his advice. Thank you, JD. I put my first two single-family homes under contract. What's cooler is that very first house was the very first property that was featured on HGTV, which never would've happened had I not taken JD’s advice.
Dustin
We have lots to unpack here. Number one, you were going out after these condos. These weren't condos when you put these deals out?
Amy
I was thinking condos and I wanted to transition to single-family homes. JD’s advice allowed me to continue putting offers on single-family homes. My first two offers got accepted after my five-minute meeting with JD. It's crazy.
Dustin
Were these rehabs?
Amy
Yes. This was when my full gut renovation started. Even on this very first house, I was planning to do a cosmetic renovation. I got in there with my contractor, I found the right contractor and he said, “We could easily do an excavation in the basement to add an extra family room and a bedroom and a bathroom. That's going to increase your after-repair value.” I was nervous and I said, “I'd never done this before.” He goes, “I have. What are you worried about? You don't need to know how to dig down in a basement.” We did the cost benefit analysis and it made sense. We did it and it was a massive renovation. It ended up actually serving me very well. I walked away with a nice little profit.
Dustin
How did you find this contractor?
Amy
I'm giving JD a lot of props. JD also told me at another time, he had shared some insight with one of his Ninja tips and he told me to go ahead and just post an ad on HomeAdvisors. There are so many ways you can meet contractors. I posted an ad on HomeAdvisors, which I was lucky I met them. It's hard to find good contractors. You’ve got to vet them thoroughly. I had multiple contractors give me a call and I had interviewed seven already. This other one walked through and he was like, “I could easily take over the entire renovation.” I was like, “I don't know, whatever. I’ve already got contractors I'm ready to hire.” I ended up hiring him, to make a long story short. It's all because I posted this ad on HomeAdvisors per JD's recommendation.
Dustin
You've got your offer, you found your contractor. I'm curious though, a lot of people have this big thing, Amy, and you know it. I'd get into real estate, but I don't have any money. How did you get the money for the rehab for this? Did you pay for this flat out?
Amy
I didn't have any money either. I didn't have any money for my education, for my coaching. Once you make that mindset shift and you see that you're committed and you're going to be successful and you see it as an investment, not a cost, then that's fine. I actually ended up putting my coaching and mentoring on a credit card. I had no money, I had no assets, but a part of what FortuneBuilders teaches is how to raise money. My coach taught me, “You go out there and you network. You talk to people, you educate them on what you're doing, why this is an amazing opportunity for them to earn double digit returns.” I always tell my students, “You can come into this and have zero money out of pocket. You can have zero assets. It doesn't matter because I'm going to teach you how to go raise it.” It was educating others on the benefits to being a private lender.
Dustin
Did you do friends and family to get going or did you go target professional groups?
Amy
Here's my stubborn side. I'm very stubborn and I purposely did not target friends and family. That's a very common route that people take, which is very understandable. I was like, “I don't need you thinking that you're doing me a favor. I could figure it out on my own.” I actually write about this in my book. I had some skeptics and naysayers who are now my biggest cheerleaders, one of them being my dad. I blindly targeted people. One of the strategies they talk about in a book that I later published on strategic networking was going onto LinkedIn. You go onto LinkedIn and it's not networking real estate professionals. It's getting creative, thinking outside the box. I would target stockbrokers, financial advisors and investment bankers. I would tell them, “I'm not here to steal your clients. I want to collaborate with you. I don't want to compete.
You obviously work with clients who have assets and investments. If you have a client that wants to diversify their portfolio and invest in real estate, send them to me as a referral. I will do all the educating. If they decide to invest, I will pay you a referral fee.” It was word of mouth and referral after referral. I talk about in my book, networking with anybody and everybody, your Uber driver, the cashier at the grocery store, your doorman, if you have one. It's making that mindset shift. Anybody, you could be a private money lender.
Dustin
I want to talk about networking because it's come up. You mentioned the book, you mentioned networking. When you first got started, you didn't have any credibility or track record. Imagine that person, someone brand new and they're introverted. What do you say to that person? “Amy can do it because she's got the gift of gab.”
Amy
I do believe that I was born networked. Networking happens to be a towering strength of mine. I have plenty of other weaknesses, plenty of failures. To those who are more of an introvert and not familiar or comfortable with networking, it doesn't matter. Highlight your team. You're not the one out there, for example, renovating homes. It's your contractor. I got the objective all the time. “You've never done this before. This is your first deal. That doesn't matter. This is my contractor, Sade. He's been a general contractor for twenty years. This is my attorney, Steve. He's owned his own law firm for eight years. This is my designer, Jackie.”
One of the things that I did intentionally was everybody that I built onto my team, I made sure they were likeminded. Everyone in my team members was also an entrepreneur. My architect, my designer, my stager, every single one of them owned their own company. I was always talking to the decision maker. I don't want to talk to somebody who has to go get approval from somebody else. One of the things I preach, which I also practice, is surround yourself with likeminded people. It will have a snowball effect on you personally and professionally.
Dustin
You seem like you've got a good head on your shoulders. You seem pretty confident, but I’ve got to imagine you've got that same thing that the rest of us have: the voices in our head, the fear, the doubt. How did you get to where you are? How did you conquer that?
Amy
I still have fear. I still freak out. I’ve transitioned my real estate business. I’ve moved on to many other things. Real estate business was the first business I set up and I'm very grateful for it. I’ve learned so much. Plenty of success, plenty of failures as well. I'm currently transitioning out of residential real estate into commercial. That freaked me out. I don't know. I’ve been doing this for years but I still have coaches. I still have mentors. I have four different accountability groups and they're not all professional. I have a personal accountability group. I have accountability group for moms, how to be the best mom I can be. I have two different accountability groups for my business. It's looking to those who have had success and asking them for guidance and help and trusting in whatever system and advice that they have. I'm not here to question the experts. You tell me what to do, I'm going to go do it.
Dustin
Before we depart from real estate, because it sounds like we're headed out the door there, you mentioned HGTV. You've been on it a few times. How did that happen?
Amy
This is so crazy. I remember hiring my very first virtual assistant, Whitney, who was 21 at the time, for my real estate business. She asked me, “What are your short and long-term goals?” I had never shared with anyone at the time, one of my goals was to get my own TV show, but to be a host on a home renovation show. I told her that. This is one of the things I talk about in my book. Share your goals. Tell people what you do. Word of mouth goes a long way. Thoughts expand. When I told her that, she said, “My mom is a producer on one of those shows at HGTV. Would you like an intro?” I actually said no. I was like, “No, thank you,” because the show was House Hunters. I don't want to be on House Hunters. I'm not looking for my own home. I want to host my own show. We hung up and a couple of days later I was like, “Amy, what are you doing? This is a great front to the door.” I called her, I was introduced to Laura, who is now a dear friend of mine. She's like an older sister. I actually broke the mold, which was pretty cool. House Hunter did a four-part series with me showing my transition from being a traditional home buyer into a full-time residential redeveloper. At that time, I was looking for a new place for myself, so the timing worked well.
Dustin
You mentioned virtual assistant, which I think is a great idea. How did you know it was time? Did you do a couple deals or did you say, “I'm going to get my virtual assistant now to free up my time?” How did you come to that?
Amy
I didn't question anything. My primary coach, who is now one of my best girlfriends, told me, “It's impossible for you to do everything.” I am very Type-A. I do want to control, I manage everything. She said, “Building your online presence is a key part of your business and you can't do it all. Go hire the experts who are focused on social media and blogging and building your website. Have them do that while you build your team behind the scenes.” I started out by hiring one to two virtual assistants to build my online presence. Once they prove themselves to me, I would give them more and more responsibility. It grew from there.
Dustin
How did you find that virtual assistant?
Amy
I went to Upwork.com, and I currently still use Upwork. Fiverr is another great website that I use. There are a few others out there. If you go through Upwork or Fiverr, you’ve got to train your virtual assistant yourself. If you're interested in working through a VA staffing company, there are plenty of third-party staffing companies out there who can train your virtual assistant for you.
Dustin
You mentioned networking. I want to ask you one more thing about it. You said you don't have to network more, you have to network more purposefully. What do you mean by that? Is that as simple as showing up in the right environments? Is it working on my pitch? What do you mean network more per se?
Amy
Keep the end in mind. Have a purpose. Do your homework, know your audience. I know that's a lot. When you think about traditional means of networking, it's very one sided. It's more about, how many events can I attend? How many business cards can I hand out? Is there an opportunity for me to maybe build a list with the hopes of buying or selling a product or service? What I talk about is think the exact opposite. Modern day networking is thinking how to work smarter, not harder. How can you create win-win situations? How can you build rapport and trust? How can you go into a networking event and think about what you can do to help others instead of focusing so much on what you want to get out of it? I genuinely believe that as long as you focus on giving first and expecting nothing in return, it's going to come back to you.
Dustin
When you wrote the book, why did you write the book? Did you see some bad networking out there? What was your why behind it?
Amy
This is crazy. I’m very raw, direct and real. I don't sugar coat. I don't dilly dally. I wrote the book for all the wrong reasons. I woke up one day after having all this success in my real estate business before a lot of the failures started to happen. This actually is sad. I looked around my circle and I was like, “Amy, you are such a loser.” This was true thought. I was like, “You're not doing anything. All of your friends, all of your coaches and mentors are writing books. They have written multiple books. What are you doing?” When I looked at myself, I was running an $11 million business in Downtown Chicago. I was coaching all over the nation. I was speaking all over the nation. I didn't think I was doing enough. I'm very competitive. I was like, “I’ve got to write a book because all my friends are writing books and my strength happens to be networking.” Everyone has been telling me, so many students are like, “You should write a book,” but it was never a passion of mine. I was like, “I'll write it so I can checkmark the box.”
I invested in a book mentor and he was like, “You're going to write multiple books.” I was like, “There's no way, 0% chance.” Now, I'm working on my second book, but it's for all the right reasons. I love it. I know that there's so much I can fine-tune in someone's value that I can share with others. I had no idea how many people don't know how to network with a purpose. I know that's the title of my book, but it's like, “Why are you here?” Teaching them how to talk to others. If you're an introvert, there are scripts you can use. If you're not an introvert, how can we make that mindset shift to where you get creative and think outside the box and network with people outside of your inner outer circle?
Dustin
Do you think it's important for people to push themselves and go out and put themselves in new environments?
Amy
I do. That's one of the ways we grow. You're going to screw up, you're going to make mistakes. You're going to say the wrong thing, but that's how we learn. I was making mistakes and I still do. These mistakes make us stronger. I feel like if you're not making mistakes, you don't have these lessons learned, then you're not growing, whether it's personally or professionally. Absolutely put yourself out there and conquer those fears. There are going to be new for years for you to go after.
Dustin
You mentioned other things that you're up to and you're working on. I'm curious as to what those are.
Amy
One of the things I'm doing in my real estate business, I’ve shifted more to the commercial end and I love it. I don't know what I'm doing. I'm figuring it out.
Dustin
What in commercial? Apartment buildings, land?
Amy
It's investing in apartment buildings, but also looking to purchase apartment buildings. Those two things, I want to figure that out. Who knows what's going to come of that. I love real estate. It's something I'm always going to be a part of. I basically transitioned myself into Amy the networker. I travel the country teaching people how to network strategically.
Dustin
Where do you see yourself in a year, three years from now, two years from now?
Amy
I have no idea.
Dustin
Taking down that apartment building?
Amy
For sure. I will definitely have purchased multiple apartment buildings that I can see for sure. I had a daughter and my husband is also an entrepreneur, so we want to instill those values in her. I know she’s young but at a young age though, it's like whenever I can take her to meetings or to properties or even to events.
Dustin
I want to ask you this. This is something I’ve never done before, so it’s a first and I can tell you appreciate firsts. What advice would you give yourself starting off? If you want to flip it because you have a daughter now and it makes it more real, what advice would you have given to your young self very early on that you think that might have changed or made a difference? What advice are you going to give to your daughter to ensure that she lives a happy life, maybe an entrepreneurial life? What advice would that be?
Amy
I don't have an answer to that that I’ve practiced or memorized or scripted. My mindset has changed drastically since having my daughter. I'm very emotional. I could cry right now talking about how to raise my daughter. If I had to do it all over again or what would I tell our daughter, Emma, it would be a lot of us have heard you can do anything, you can be anything. I would make sure to raise her awareness, to present her with the mindset that anything is possible. I would prefer not to micromanage her or push her into one direction. Our generation, that's how we were raised. You go to school and you get a job and you stay there until you retire. I would present her with endless opportunities or let her figure out what they are and then support her. She's going to make decisions that we're not going to agree with. Who knows what's going to happen when the time comes? If there's something you want to do and you're not comfortable with it, then go find a coach or mentor and let them guide you.
Dustin
Amy, thank you big time. Thank you for doing what you do out in the world and inspiring real estate investors and folks that need to work on their messaging when it comes to networking. I appreciate you being here.
Amy
Thank you so much for having me. I had a great time. I look forward to connecting with you again down the road.

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Penny Stock Investing, Patterns & Philanthropy

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The Simple Guide To REITs: How To Invest In Real Estate With Less Risk & Regular Returns

Thinking about investing in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)? Learn what they are, how they work, and how to pick the best one for you.

The Simple Guide To REITs: How To Invest In Real Estate With Less Risk & Regular Returns

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How To Take Investing Seriously & Stop Playing With Your Money

Don McDonald dispels the most common myths about investing and lays out a strategy for a balanced portfolio and consistent returns.

How To Take Investing Seriously & Stop Playing With Your Money

Don McDonald

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Start Your Own Real Estate Investing Business

Start Your Own Real Estate Investing Business

How to Flip Houses & Buy Rental Properties for a Living

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Real Estate Fix & Flip Showcase

Real Estate Fix & Flip Showcase

Behind-the-Scenes on 13 Successful Rehab Projects

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Creative Real Estate Investing Showcase

Creative Real Estate Investing Showcase

Behind-the-Scenes on 3 Unique Investment Deals

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Profiting With Airbnb & Short-Term Rentals

How to start a short-term rental business. Learn how to find properties, legal frameworks, and project management tips to keep profits up.

Profiting With Airbnb & Short-Term Rentals

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Secrets of a "Financial Concierge"

Anything can happen in the world of finance. Travis Jennings teaches you to use the tools at your disposal to make (and keep) your fortune.

Secrets of a "Financial Concierge"

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What's the Difference Between Naked Options & Covered Options?

What are the differences between naked and covered options? If you're an investor, you need to know how to use either (or both) correctly.

What's the Difference Between Naked Options & Covered Options?

Justin McCormick

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From Zero to Hero: Get a Financial Education & Start Investing Right

You don’t have money—yet. Learn how to begin businesses, invest in real estate, and make your start in the stock market from scratch.

From Zero to Hero: Get a Financial Education & Start Investing Right

Andy Tanner

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7 Ways to Invest in Real Estate With Little Money

Any cash you put in a real estate investment is cash you can’t use elsewhere. Here are 7 ideas to get that upfront cash as low as possible.

7 Ways to Invest in Real Estate With Little Money

Justin McCormick

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Foreclosure Investing

Foreclosure Investing

4 Unique Ways To Profit From This Proven Investment Niche

Ammon Brimhall

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Online Lead Generation

Online Lead Generation

How to Find Great Investment Properties On The Internet

Ralph Plumb

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Real Estate Analytics

Real Estate Analytics

How to Hack Your Growth by Making Smart, Metrics-Driven Investments

JD Esajian

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Unlocking the MLS

Unlocking the MLS

How to Pinpoint Your Next Great Investment Property on The Multiple Listing Service

Deslyn O’Dell

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Part-Time Real Estate Investing

Part-Time Real Estate Investing

How To Get Started in Real Estate in Your Spare Time

Mary Anschutz

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