September 2022

How do you approach someone in a networking environment? We know that real estate investing is a team sport, so we need to get out there and meet people, but what’s the most effective way to do that. I’ve been taught to introduce myself, ask them questions, look interested. That’s fine, but two people are […]

August 2022

Do any of the red-hot markets look scary to you today? As investors we have to keep our crystal balls shiny because projecting into the future is required. What trends and events will affect our investment, both local and national. Which sources of data are reliable. And what metrics should we be tracking. Markets like Phoenix, Las […]

July 2022

These are not times of extreme distress, despite what you might be reading. An interest rate pop of 200 basis points does not mean we’re having an economic meltdown, a real estate crisis, or anything like that. Maybe that’s right around the corner but it’s not here today. Instead, today is when to push sellers […]

June 2022

Jobs growth is one of the most important metrics to consider when analyzing a market. But how skewed are the numbers today?

May 2022

What seduced me into real estate investing was simply the adventurous opportunities but what kept me interested early on and still today is the people I associate with. Nowhere else do you find people with such positive attitudes, ready to help with no expectation of anything in return. Once I became connected with networking groups, […]

April 2022

Renters like to move in the spring. That’s not big news to anyone with experience over more than a couple of years. When I first started buying apartments 11 years ago I had heard this, and it made sense, but year after year this simple rule of thumb has proven extremely reliable. Even if they’re […]

March 2022

The roller coaster continues. Our business is reacting to the economic bad news with cautious optimism. We’ve been told there’s so much money on the sidelines that any dip in the stock market will be filled quickly, but that’s not been the case. We were told that the spike in the money supply would not […]

February 2022

The multifamily real estate market could be about to experience a profound transformational change through adoption of blockchain technology. If you’re not up on it, start reading up. First imagine being able to buy a small share in a multifamily investment, say $1,000 or less. The number of buyers is many times the number who […]

January 2022

Have you read books that change the way you think about things that are important to you? I’ve read lots of books that help me form opinions or change my perspective, but not often do I take significant actions because of a book I read. I am now though. Who Not How by Dan Sullivan […]

December 2021

Have you sold any properties in a heated market where buyers are willing to put down hard money on day one? It feels like you have made it, like all of your planning, choice of location, and management of your property has paid off because qualified buyers are jumping over themselves to win your deal. […]