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Why discipline is more important than motivation

When you hear the word motivation, it has a positive connotation, but it is surprising how detrimental it can also be, how it can negatively impact your results.   You’re probably wondering how on earth can motivation in any way be negative. I mean, don’t get

5 Personal Finance Habits for a More Successful You

So you’ve finally come to the realization that your nine-to-five grind just isn’t going to get you where you want to go in life financially and you’ve decided you need to look into this whole “investing” thing that people are talking about. First of all,

Things to Consider When Buying an Investment Property PART 1

When deciding on an investment property, there are a number of things to consider. The two areas of consideration are macroeconomic factors and microeconomic factors. The microeconomic factors include things that you’d normally think about when analyzing a property like mortgage, taxes, insurance, utilities, other

Ratios, Ratios, Ratios!

Today, I want to discuss the Gross Debt Service Ratio (GDS), the Total Debt Service Ratio (TDS), and the Debt Coverage Ratio (DCR).  Now don’t let these fancy terms and acronyms scare you.  They are just a little bit of math the banks use to

How to Find Real Estate Investments Using Tenant Avatars

No, this has nothing to do with The Last Airbender or giant blue humanoids on another planet.  A tenant avatar is the description of your ideal prospect.  If you could have just one tenant, then this would be the tenant you want.  Having an avatar allows you

Dealing with Professional Tenants

  Professional tenants are the bane of any landlord’s existence.  These people can come from any demographic background and are not easy to root out.  After all, they make the act of fooling their landlord a full-time gig.  So what are professional tenants? They are

How to Show Rentals During COVID

  The COVID-19 is real and it doesn’t look like it’s going away anytime soon.  If you’re like most people, you’re doing your best to maintain social distancing and trying your hardest not to touch those filthy hands to your damn face. These unprecedented times

Creating Your Tenant Avatar

No, this has nothing to do with The Last Airbender or giant, blue humanoids on another planet.  A tenant avatar is the description of your ideal prospect.  If you could have just one tenant, then this would be the tenant you want.  Having an avatar

Visualize Your Goals

It’s not enough to just think about your goals, you need to visualize what you want. Literally, picture what it looks like once you have achieved your goals. Where will you be? What will you be doing? What will you have? Visualizing exactly what you

Three Reasons to Invest in Real Estate

So often people ask me why real estate well I’m going to tell you the three reasons why I invest in real estate Number one is cash flow making money while I sleep this is absolutely key to financial freedom to retirement when your head

Leveraging Credit

I’d like to explain what it means to ‘leverage credit’? I’m sure you’ve heard of the acronym OPM, Other People’s Money and have likely wondered what it really means to invest with OPM. Well, it can mean a couple of things, it can mean utilizing

Good Debt vs Bad Debt

Have you ever heard the term, Good Debt? You’re probably thinking there is no such thing as good debt? What if I told you that it’s possible to make money by being in debt and that you cant get paid every month by being in

Five Ways to Invest in Your Success

I’m going to give you five awesome ways you can invest in your own success Number one educate yourself, invest in your education I don’t mean that you have to go to school and spend eight years in university but if you want to learn

Building Your Power Team

Your Power team consists of Industry Professionals you would in most cases need on your side to assist with buying and selling Real Estate. Your power team may include: Realtors Mortgage Brokers Home or Property Inspectors Lawyers Accountants Bookkeepers Property Managers Assistants Networks Why is

A Goal Oriented Budget

What is the best way to use a budget well typically people will sit down they’ll create a spreadsheet they’ll plug in all their expenses and of course their income do a calculation and say “Ok, this is how much money we have leftover or

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