Top Tips on How To Make Money in Real Estate

Are you ready to get started in real estate investing,but not sure where to begin?

Afraid to make a HUGE Mistake??

Stuck with the Paralysis of Analysis???

You are not alone! Almost all real estate investors had to spend countless hours at the beginning of their investing careers researching the various strategies trying to figure out where they should begin.
While there is no single right answer for everyone, there are three key questions every potential investor needs to ask:

1. How much TIME do I have to invest?

2. How much MONEY do I have to invest?

3. How BIG and FAST do I want my business to ultimately grow??

A Great way to start any venture is by having an END Goal in mind, then laying out a plan to go get it! Even if you have to make changes along the way – which you will, the “getting there” is a great part of the fun.

Real estate investing can do anything from learning how to put a quick (in 30 days, or less) EXTRA $5,000 in your pocket every month, to making all your financial dreams come true with an annual after-tax income in Millions of Dollars. You really do need to decide upfront, if you are looking for the multi-millionaire status, or just to put some quick cash in your pocket to pay bills.

Regardless of your dreams and desires how you will use real estate investing to get where you want to go in life, we believe that there are three critical rules you must follow, if you are going to be successful. Here they are:

RULE NUMBER ONE IS: FOCUS-FOCUS-FOCUS

If you are looking for a long-term commitment to this business, then you need to establish up-front that you will need to set-aside some money from each of your transactions/deals to re-invest in your education, AND it is probably in your best interest to start with one strategy and be prepared to switch to a different strategy once these goals are met.

As an example, let’s say you ultimately want to be a developer (like Donald Trump, or Sam Zell, or Trammell Crow), but today you have a job and are $50,000 in debt. Your first step might be to generate quick cash over the next year to pay off the debt, then half way through making this happen (say in month six) begin the process of implementing a strategy to generate enough income from your real estate investing to leave your job, then after you have created a stable base (enough to pay bills and then some) from your investing activity, to start a plan to become a developer. All together, this may require three different strategies.

A “Classic” mistake that many novice investors would make is to attempt all three strategies AT THE SAME TIME – DO NOT DO THIS!!! Better to learn a strategy for quick cash, master it, then move on, then to attempt to learn three strategies at the same time.

OLD AFRICAN PROVERB: “He Who Chases Two Tigers Ultimately Gets None”
Regardless of the Strategy to start with, history has shown that people who FOCUS their time, energy and money, are more likely to succeed than those who do not.Be Patient – Be Focused – Start Small, Grow Big.RECAP: Rule Number One is: FOCUS-FOCUS-FOCUS

RULE NUMBER TWO: YOU LEARN BY DOING!The second important thing to know about real estate investing is that you learn by doing! We know that there are a lot of late-night infomercials which say “Come to our FREE seminar, spend $5,000, and tomorrow you will wake up a Millionaire – but the problem is we have never found anyone who will admit that this really worked. Also, there are people who spend good money going to college, or graduate school and study how to “succeed in real estate”, and by and large, this can work, if you then go on to commit to 25-40 years working as an employee of a real estate firm, making someone else rich – if you are fortunate enough, you may learn, enough (over time) and then go out on your own.

And yes, we all know of people who buy every book, every tape, and go to every seminar, and become walking real estate investing “Encyclopedia’s” – BUT NEVER DO ANYTHING WITH IT – BAD IDEA! Why, because if you never put into practice what you read, or hear, you will ultimately convince yourself that “this real estate thing” does not work – UNFORTUNATELY, both history and Forbes Magazine would prove you wrong.

Ever since John Jacob Astor became America’s First Millionaire in the 1800’s by buying what would ultimately become Manhattan, more American’s have become wealthy through investing in real estate, than by any other means. And those who have made their fortunes in other areas (like operating businesses) have reinvested their profits into real estate than any other asset class.

THE BEST WAY TO LEARN TO BE AN INVESTOR IS TO BE AN INVESTOR.

RECAP: Rule Number Two: YOU LEARN BY DOING!

RULE NUMBER THREE: START TODAY – RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.Final Key Thought – many new investors kid themselves by saying thing like “When I get enough money…”, or “When I get enough time…”, or “When I can get some other things out of the way…” Then I will get started – BALONY!! What they are really saying is “I am Scared to Death of Failing at this Real Estate Thing”, and the sooner they stop lying to themselves the sooner something really great will happen in their lives. The truth is almost every successful real estate investor out there (including Donald Trump, and Sam Zell, and Ron LeGrand, and Robyn Thompson, and (Place Millionaire’s Name Here), was scared to death when putting their first deal together. What made the difference is that they moved forward and did something.

Sir Isaac Newton said it best in his first Law of Motion: “An object at rest tends to stay at rest and an object in motion tends to stay in motion…” In other words – if you keep on doing what you have been doing, you should expect to get the same results. But if you want something different for your life, you will have to go “in Motion”. You learn the Real Estate Business by DOING, so the sooner you DO, the Sooner you GET. Today is the day to stop making excuses and to “Go In Motion”. And as you Go In Motion, make a commitment to continue to learn, so you “Stay In Motion”

RECAP: Rule Number Three: START TODAY – RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE.

So with these three rules in mind, we hope that RealInvestors(TM) will become a key partner in your success and we want to hear about your success, no matter how small, or how great. Most importantly, we want to help you “Go in Motion” and “Stay In Motion”…
So, Let’s Get Started…

Choose ONE strategy to get started. Please Take to Heart Rule Number One: FOCUS-FOCUS-FOCUS… DO NOT TRY TO BECOME AN EXPERT ON EVERY STRATEGY BEFORE EVER GETTING STARTED! If you do, we can almost guarantee you that will become confused from information overload, and you will never begin! Decide on a single strategy that is right for you, learn about it, and go out there and DO IT!

Make a commitment (let’s say 6 months) where you are completely focused on that strategy. Network with other investor’s who are working that particular strategy and do not quit until one of two things has happened: either 6 months has gone by with no results, or you get your first deal done using that strategy and decide you want to try your hand at something else. But do not allow yourself to be taken off course. It was o.k. in elementary and middle school to try out for every team sport, but when Spring came, you had to make a choice; it was either going to be track, or baseball/softball, or lacrosse, or crew, or tennis – but you could not play two sports at the same time.

Each sport had its own rules, and each one required a slightly different mental “game”. If you had come to the baseball field with a lacrosse stick and shoulder pads, someone would have asked you to “go home” and come back when you were “ready to play this sport” – same is true with investing – ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE JUST GETTING GOING. Now, one day you will be able to “Play Like Mike”, but as a new investor, let’s keep it simple: One strategy, complete focus until you have proven to yourself that it will work, for you, or it won’t, and for most people this will mean at least a 6-month commitment.

NEXT STEPS: Once you have familiarized yourself with this Getting Started section of the website, we recommend that you take the following steps:

• Read and post regularly in the Real Investors Forums to gain exposure to the issues facing other real estate investors. Chances are, those same issues will face you in the near future.

• Real all the Real Investor Articles. This will help to build your knowledge base about real estate investing in general.

• Visit the Real Investor Bookstore and pick out courses that focus on the ONE strategy you have chosen to use to get started. Do not purchase courses on a myriad of strategies before you ever do your first deal!

• Join your local REIA. You will meet many other investors… some seasoned, some just getting started. You will have an opportunity to network with other professionals that may be able to provide you with services you will need as anew investor… a contractor, a real estate agent, a mortgage broker, a hard money lender… etc. You may even find a really great mentor!

• Invest in your education! Attend any and all opportunities to learn more about real estate investing, such as The National Real Estate Investor’s Conference. These events are invaluable opportunities to learn from, network amongst, and make deals with other more seasoned real estate investors and scholars. Look for online class offerings, such as Real Investor’s University (REIU) to fill the times in between live events

• Most importantly… go out there and take action – GO IN MOTION!!!

• Get your first deal done – Your 1st deal will be the hardest – we promise!!!

• Repeat, Repeat, Repeat!

• Then, when you’re ready, come back and add another strategy to your portfolio… and continue the process….

Sherman Ragland is a Real Estate Investor and Educator based in the Washington DC Metro area. With over 25 years of experience as a Real Estate Professional, he has helped thousands of investors get on the right path to making Quick Cash and building long term Wealth. Sherman runs the most successful REIA in Maryland, with over 250 regular members.

Getting The Beautiful Skin You Want

Peruse any beauty magazine or change the channels on your TV and you’ll notice one thing that is the same with all the good-looking people you see. They all have beautiful skin. Some of their attractiveness is perhaps due to professional cosmeticians and/or computer editing, but you’re not required to employ someone to apply your makeup every morning to have beautiful skin. Having magnificent skin is much easier than you may have thought and with only minor changes to your daily routine. Minimal adjustments to your nutritional regimine and regular habits and routines will have a surprisingly positive effect on your complexion. And additionally, improving your skin can have a positive effect on your outlook and overall self-confidence. If you adhere to some or all of the suggestions included in this article, it is likely you will see an overall improvement in your skin.

Washing – Wash your face frequently. Your face gathers dirt, oil, and bacteria everyday. All of these factors tied with stress and genetics can cause pimples and other blemishes. Washing will help to remove much of the dirt, oil, and bacteria. Also, always remember choose a soap that is suitable for your face. Maintaining clean skin is one of the most effective things you can do to get beautiful skin.

Exfoliate – Exfoliating your skin each day is vital for having beautiful skin and even skin tone. There are many different ways to exfoliate. Facial scrubs, microdermabrasion, and chemical peels are well known great exfoliation procedures out there. Exfoliating your skin will aid in removing the outer most layer of cells and thereby reveal the healthy new ones beneath it.

Moisturize and Protect – Putting on a good moisturizer daily will help to keep your skin looking young and your complexion smooth. Also, use a sunscreen infused moisturizer on a daily basis. Sun exposure is one of the leading factors in damaged skin and defending against it will keep your complexion and skin tone looking even and beautiful.

Eat and Drink Healthy – You can add to your diet certain foods which are rich in nutrients that promote skin health and growth. Fish, eggs, and certain vegetables are all known for aiding in maintaining more.

Use Cosmetics – Makeup and other cosmetic products will likely a dramatic effect on the overall appearance of your skin tone and complexion. You don’t have to be a professionally trained cosmetician to apply makeup that will make your skin look beautiful.

Making Money in Real Estate

Making money in Real Estate is the most popular strategy to build wealth. If you’re not currently making money and building wealth in real estate you need to start. I have been making money using four very simple strategies that are very simple to duplicate.

All of the millionaires I have learned from make money and build wealth in real estate. That’s right, all of them! These real estate strategies can set you free for life!

If you learn and implement them you can build a massive amount of wealth in a very short period of time. I use a system for all four of the strategies that all go hand in hand.

These strategies can easily make you rich in a very short period of time. I use the first strategy to make money fast, the second strategy for making money in chunks and the third strategy is for building wealth and creating income for the rest of my life. The last strategy I use to buy real estate extremely cheap.

I use a step by step system for all of these money making systems. The first strategy requires in many cases no money and no credit. It’s the strategy I use to create anywhere from three to fifteen thousand dollars in profits per deal in a short period of time without ever even buying real estate. This strategy is known as wholesaling.

It’s easy to begin making quick money. You don’t need money to make money with this strategy! If you have bad credit don’t worry, you don’t need good credit to make money with this strategy. My goal is for you to have a check in your hands of $5,000 or more in 30 days or less!

I can show you my exact system on how to do it. Wholesale is nothing more than making an offer on a piece of real estate, getting that offer accepted, then simply assigning to contract to someone else. Don’t worry, making an offer on something doesn’t mean you’ll be forced to buy it”.

Making offers on Real Estate is easy! You can do it two ways. Through a realtor or directly to sellers who don’t have their homes listed with a realtor.

I developed a specific step by step system to find listed and unlisted properties to make offers on. Most of my deals are through listed properties. I use a realtor to make offers for me on properties that are listed.

There are a lot of realtors who won’t understand what you’re trying to accomplish. I’ll teach you exactly the process I use to find my realtors as well as how to get them on the same page as you with what you want to accomplish.

There are so many properties for sale. You need to learn how to find the best one’s to make offers on. Learning how to wholesale is the first step in becoming a real estate investor and getting out of the rat race! In all of my money making strategies I believe it is the easiest one for both beginners and advanced investors.

I use the second strategy to create larger chunks of cash anywhere from twenty to sixty thousand dollars in profits per deal. It takes a little longer to generate those profits than the first strategy but one deal generates much more money. This strategy is called retailing.

This strategy has some great advantages. It’s easy to make consistent $20,000+ on every deal, it can be done part time, and it can and should be done with someone else’s money!

Flipping real estate is nothing more than buying a house; fixing it up if it needs repairs, and then selling it for a profit. Most Real estate flippers that fail don’t understand the number 1 rule, Buy Cheap! When they buy a house most of them think they’re buying it cheap but chances are they’re not.

The biggest mistake investors make is they don’t calculate all of their costs before they do the deal. There is a specific formula that’s easy to follow that will make sure you follow this very important rule. The way you buy your real estate is the difference between winning and losing.

If you are new to real estate investing the first strategy you should implement is wholesaling. The reason is with wholesaling you learn how to make extra money without risking your own money. When you accomplish that then move to retailing.

After you learn how to earn extra money wholesaling, you will have accomplished your first step in becoming a successful flipper. That first step is learning how to buy cheap!

The third strategy I use to build wealth and get paid forever. By doing this I create a monthly income that will last forever. Making money in Real Estate is not just creating quick cash; it’s also about creating enough wealth where you can literally never have to work again! This strategy is known as buying and holding.

There are many ways to build a Money Making Machine. The best way is through real estate investing focused on building wealth. Making money now is important but creating wealth for the rest of your life is what will set you free!

Buying real estate isn’t hard, but, buying real estate correctly is where most people go wrong. Understanding what makes up a good deal is your greatest asset with this strategy.

You make money when you buy; you get paid when you sell. If you’re a beginner this will be the most important thing that must be understood. If you buy right you will have a lot of equity and great cash flow for the entire time you own a particular investment. This is what I refer to as building a money making machine.

In real estate there are many strategies to make money quick. Those are the strategies you should begin with because you have to learn how to buy cheap enough to make money.

After those strategies are executed that is the time to worry about building for the rest of your life. There are multiple ways to buy cheap it’s all about learning the ones that will work for you.

Now, once you know how to buy cheap creating wealth is easy! Simply make sure you have great cash flow with each deal you intend on doing and before you know it after multiple deals you will start building monthly cash flow.

Continue this simple recipe over and over and in a very short period of time you could be generating enough cash flow to live on then you can focus on getting rich and wealthy! Best of all you can focus on whatever you want because you don’t have to work if you don’t want to.

The reason this is my favorite real estate strategy is because I love residual income. Creating something once that pays you for the rest of your life is the smartest thing you can do financially. All my rich mentors made this lesson very clear to me.

Building a money making machine first starts with making quick money in real estate. Once you learn that you will know how to buy real estate the right way. From there all you have to do is hold it for cash flow for the rest of your life!

The final strategy I use to buy real estate extremely cheap from distressed sellers. Buying cheap through properties in pre-foreclosure is a tremendous opportunity.

There are so many ways to make money in real estate. Many people have a hard time finding which way fit’s them the best. Some people like to stick to one strategy, others like a lot of different strategies.

I recommend doing some research and reading some books to learn about all the different ways there are to make money before you choose one. I recommend the following products because they should help you decide what kind of real estate strategy you want to pursue.

Making money in real estate goes hand and hand with all of the other best money making strategies. The reason is the tax advantages you get blend very well together with all of the other money making strategies. Real estate investing is also one of my favorites because it is the best way to build ultimate wealth that will last forever!

Learning a simple money making strategy is easy. The hard part is where and who do you ask to teach you? This used to be my problem until I met some very successful mentors.

I learned for them many strategies to get rich, this one is one of the best. Making money in real estate is all about buying cheap! By finding and buying distressed real estate you will be able to buy extremely cheap.

Those who have a way to buy real estate extremely cheap will succeed. Pre-foreclosure investing is a great way to buy cheap from distressed sellers. It’s a win-win situation for you and the seller.

There are a few ways to buy real estate in distressed situations. If a seller is in pre-foreclose which means they are behind on payments but their home hasn’t been foreclosed on yet they would probably be very interested in selling.

Most of the time people end up losing their homes and would have been much better off if someone was there to help them out of that situation. Like I said, Win-Win situation.

There are two scenarios for the buyer. There is either already sufficient equity in the property for them to purchase it or there isn’t enough equity. Most of the time there won’t be enough.

There is a simple money making strategy know as short sales for properties that don’t have enough equity. In this case the bank or mortgage company that has a lien on the property will most likely accept a huge discount on what they are owed in exchange for a payoff of some amount for what they are owed.

For example, if a property is worth $200,000 and the bank has a lien of $180,000 for a property in not great shape they will probably accept a huge discount. The reason is the cost they have to incur to foreclose, list, and resell is huge.

You make them and offer at $100,000 as a payoff. After negotiations they accept $120,000. You’re now able to buy a $200,000 home for $120,000 through your knowledge.

All in all, these four Real Estate Investing Strategies all have their advantages and disadvantages. There is a sequential order they should be implemented in. Take this information and use it to the best of your ability and be smart and savvy out there.

My Name is Michael T. Keenan. I have been studying all aspect of finance for many years. I specialize in learning how to duplicate money making strategies that already exist which has allowed me to make a lot of money much quicker than normal. I have met hundreds of various millionaires and studied thousands. I used their strategies and techniques to get rich. I narrowed down all of the strategies used these millionaires to ten main strategies that I believed would be the easiest for me to duplicate and teach once I executed them. My studies have come a long way and it has allowed me to pursue two of my passions. I’m passionate about being wealthy and I’m even more passionate about teaching others how to get wealthy. After executing several of the ten strategies I began to write a website which allowed me to share my resources and knowledge with others. This was my first step in following my second passion which is educating others. I love adding new knowledge that I’ve required along the way to my website so everyone reading my site can benefit from that knowledge. I hope everyone interested in creating wealth and ultimately a better life for themselves and their families enjoys my articles and website. Visit my site below to learn more about the ten strategies I believe are the easiest money making strategies to duplicate in order to obtain massive wealth.

Auto Insurance Policies

Most auto insurance policies in the United Kingdom has standard format and structure. They are divided roughly in six sections: first section – heading, which shows the full address, name of the UK auto insurance company,which underwrites your auto insurance policy.

Second section is preamble covering what an auto insurance premiums have paid and the following form is the base of the auto insurance contract. The next section is operative clause.It is a detailing list with the types of the events that auto insurance policies cover against (comprehensive, third party fire and theft or third party only). Exceptions clause are cover exceptions or cover exclusions.

For instance, cover will not be provided if the car is driven by anybody other except the drivers, which are mentioned in the auto insurance certificate. The fifth section is condition – the list with conditions, applying for the cover in order to be operative. So, for instance, covered by insurance has to notify auto insurance company in United Kingdom or its agent about any incident, that could affect on a claim, made under the auto insurance policy.

The last section of auto insurance policy is schedule.It is connected with the auto insurance policy and the auto insurance certificate and gives some details, that are specific to the insured person such as period of auto insurance and name.

Cover or car changes are written down in the schedule and also new certificate, which is published in order to comply with lawful requirements. It also contains a note about the premiums payable.The auto insurance certificate is an full part of the auto insurance policy. It gives details, which are specific to the covered by insurance. It also gives proof to minimum legal requirement in the United Kingdom. In the case of the auto insurance policy cancellation, the certificate must be returned to the auto insurance company or its agent during 7 days.