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17 Great Sources For Finding Commercial Deals - 11/29/10 10:25 AM
As they say, find it and they will come! Well for most people that is the hardest part of Real Estate Investing, is finding the deals. What I'd like to do here is to give you 17 great sources of leads so that you can find your deal of a "life time". These are not all inclusive but these are some of the best. 1. Commercial Brokers 2. FSBO & FOR LEASE Signs 3. Blitzing 4. Architects 5. Attorney’s 6. CPA’s 7. Foreclosures 8. Referrals 9. Distressed and Vacant Properties 10. Auction Houses 11. Banks & Credit Unions 12. Professional Associations (0 comments)
Hard Money Versus Private Money?? - 11/22/10 11:09 AM
I just posted on my blog an article addressing this question. I have students ask me about each of these so I decided to kinda lay it out and explain the differences of each. Take a look http://bit.ly/cgO5IN Remember we have class tonight 6:30-9 PM for those of you who are signed up, and tonight is going to be HUGE.... How to Find Deals!! Also, Class tonight is going to be at Tower Center at 15400 Grand Ave. Detroit, MI at the corner of Greenfield and Grand River. See you there Herb Strather
Let's get social: facebook.com/stratheracademy linkedin.com/in/herbstrather (0 comments)
6 Tips to Maximize the Value of your Apartment Investment - 11/19/10 11:58 AM
One thing I like most about apartment investing is that it gives any investor the ability to have a solid cash flow via multiplied profits. Additionally, I want to find a way to increase those returns and ultimately, increase the overall value of the commercial property. How can I do that? Using the concept of forced appreciation, investors can make low- to no- cost changes and receive huge returns. Here are a few key ideas to maximize the value of your commercial real estate investment. Raising the Rents Many apartments aren’t being rented at market value. In fact, what you’ll (0 comments)
Herb Strather or Robert T. Kiyosaki – You Choose - 11/17/10 08:28 AM
Watch the video below that was filmed at a recent live event that Herb gave at the Embassy Suites in Southfield Michigan. Herb describes the difference between his 8-week mentoring course and Robert Kiyosaki’s courses. (0 comments)
Tips on How to Use Direct Mail Effectively To Find Motivated Sellers - 11/08/10 11:23 AM
Direct Mail is the best technique to use when trying to generate leads and find motivated sellers. Yet, most commercial property investors overlook this strategy. Here are some tips on how to use direct mail in your real estate investing business. Direct mail marketing merely involves mailing letters to the owners of commercial properties in your target area and asking them if they would like to sell their commercial property. The great thing about this technique is that you can utilize it in any city; you don't have to use it just where you live. Let’s say that you go on (0 comments)
The most important 20 seconds of your Real Estate career - 11/05/10 12:02 PM
When you are trying to pitch potential private investors on an opportunity (deal), you have 20 seconds to catch their attention. In that 20 seconds, you need to address the investors’ “What’s in it for me” mentality. You need to address their main concern: "How are you going to get my money back to me" You need an “elevator speech” and a plan. Here’s an example: I have the perfect deal for someone with $75,000 in thier self-directed IRA looking to earn 15% APR over the next 6 months secured by real estate. You can earn 15% APR on a sustained (2 comments)
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Multifamily Properties - 11/03/10 07:34 AM
When you sit down and examine the advantage of owning multifamily properties, you will be amazed at the multitude of benefits. While other types of commercial properties offer some attractive incentives, owning and investing in multifamily properties brings many great things to the table. Let's take a look at just a few: 1. You can buy with NONE of your own cash. This one is my favorite! You will find that apartments are easier to get financing on and that the MORE you borrow the LESS they look at the borrower’s credit. In some instances, they don’t even look at the (3 comments)
The 5 Top Lead Generation Sources For Finding Motivated Sellers - 11/02/10 07:11 AM
Lead Generation is at the heart and soul of any business and it is no different with commercial real estate investing. Are you struggling with how to track down motivated sellers of commercial properties? There are five proven resources for finding motivated sellers. These five sources are direct mail, commercial brokers, loopnet, bird dogs and other venues. Of these five resources, direct mail is the most effective technique. This simple technique involves mailing yellow letters to owners of commercial properties in your target area. In the letter you would be asking them if they would be interested in selling because you (9 comments)
Why Look At Off-Market Deals? - 11/01/10 10:29 AM
The commercial real estate market is currently the most competitive that it has been in a long time. To work effectively and give yourself the best opportunity to succeed, you must find unlisted, off-market deals or pocket listings, in addition to looking through listed commercial opportunities. In this article I will give you some tips on how to find those "off market" opportunities we all are looking for. To give you an example of one of my students, he has done twenty deals worth roughly $16 million over the last three years. Now, only three of the twenty deals were listed (1 comments)
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