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Real Estate Investors – Using Newspaper Ads to Get Motivated Sellers to Call You

Obviously you’re aware that in terms of the private lending process, I do not recommend newspaper ads for a number of reasons. To get sellers, newspaper ads work. They don’t work great and they have to be done right to get a good response, but what’s nice about newspaper ads is if they’re done right, they don’t cost a lot of money.
They’re completely evergreen, meaning once you set it up, they just crank week after week after week. They will produce a steady stream, not overwhelming, but you will get calls over time.
 
Use Small Newspapers
The important thing about a newspaper ad is you do not want to be placing it in a big newspaper like the Philadelphia Inquirer. In fact, the Philadelphia Inquirer may not be here in the next few months. If you live in a big town, the big newspapers are absolutely out of …

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6 Personal Attributes That Affect Your Real Estate Investing Style

What is your personal real estate investing style?
In order to answer this question, it is important to take a look at the attributes that affect your investing style – and ultimately your investment strategies. Every investor is different, and by realizing that who we are as individuals affects our investment style, we will become better and stronger investors with clearer goals and a more definitive plan.
There are 6 main attributes that will help you gain a better understanding of your real estate investment style. Consider the following attributes and think about how they impact your views on real estate investments:
1. Lifestyle – Do you have time to self-manage, or do you need a property manager?
2. Perspective on life – Do you want to travel, do you have a purpose to fulfill in life, etc.?
3. Personality – Are you good with people, or would you prefer …

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Real Estate Investment in a Recession

When the real estate market is up, buyers flock like buzzards around a carcass, but when prices are affordable, the buzzards have flown the coup. What it means is the buy low and sell high method of investment fell apart when the real estate bubble burst. New comers to the real estate market are walking on pins and needles while seasoned veterans are moving in for the kill. The veterans knew the bottom would fallout and also knew it would not last forever. So, while those who have lost their money are trying to stock pile again to reinvest, the veterans are taking the money the have sat on for this trouble time and are slowly starting to invest in properties that will be lucrative investment property. The turnaround in the real estate market has been small, but dynamic.
The NAR (National Association of Realtors) reported that residential home sales …

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Real Estate Investing – Should You Begin Investing in Real Estate?

There are lots of questions that should be asked before embarking upon a profession of real estate investment. The most important question that you must ask yourself is can you treat this profession like a business and do what needs to be done to be profitable. If you are shy or aren’t very out going then this business may not be for you. You have to put friendships away when dealing with buyers and sellers and deal with both parties in a fair-minded and ethical way. This is the only way that you will bring in a profit.
There is a very simple principle to stick to in order to be successful in real estate. That is do not let your emotions make your decisions for you. If you can not watch the stock market take profit and losses without letting a bad day cause you to make a bad …