Planning For The Future

Assuming there is such a thing, I went to a good funeral recently. It was for a wonderful young woman named Amanda Mitchell. She died at age 35. Hers is a remarkable story of bravery, faith and love.   Early in Amanda’s second pregnancy, the doctors found a softball-size tumor on her colon. The recommendation was to abort the pregnancy and treat the tumor. This violated Amanda’s faith system. Instead, she…

Choosing a Tenant

David Tilney taught me the ins and outs of property management.  His approach to things will blow your mind.  The first time I heard him speak, he said he loved being a property manager because it was one of the few businesses that permits you to choose with whom you do business.  Let that sink in for a minute.   This week something very interesting happened.  I literally talked a…

Are you telling people what you do?

If you aren’t telling people what you do, how will they know you can help?  Make sure you regularly let people know you buy houses and that you can solve their real estate problems.  Make t-shirts, have cards, makes signs, post on face book…   Just do something that tells people you are looking for a house everyday and you will do more deals than you thought possible.   Check…

Why Choose Real Estate?

It’s that time of year again. You’re evaluating last year’s goals, setting new ones and planning for the future. New Years means a new beginning.   Before you get too involved in the goals themselves, have you asked yourself why you are setting them?   “That is easy Joey… I am going to loose weight so I can be in better shape.”   I am all about this kind of…

Assets-vs-Liabilities

What is the difference between an asset and a liability. It is simple. Assets put money in your pocket. Liabilities take money out of your pocket. Are houses assets or liabilities? The answer is they can be both. Here is an example of the same house being an asset to one person, but a liability to another.    

How to pick a good agent.

A good friend of mine called me up about selling his house. He is a fireman down in Canton. In 2012, they bought a fixer-upper in a great subdivision at below market value. A perk of being a fireman is that you work 24 hours. Joey wait, working 24 hours is a perk? It is when you get the next 48 hours off. So my buddy Britt does what most…