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My Books Are Here!

March 19, 2013

Click Here for More Info or to Order the Books I’m thrilled to announce the release of two books I’ve been working on for much of the past year: THE BOOK ON FLIPPING HOUSES: How to Buy, Rehab, and Resell Residential Properties THE BOOK ON ESTIMATING REHAB COSTS: The Investor’s Guide to Defining Your Renovation […]

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Quoted on AOL Real Estate

June 4, 2011

Just a quick post before the weekend… Today I was quoted in an article published on AOL Real Estate…check it out: Tempted to Invest in Real Estate? Read This First Always nice to know that others care what you have to say… 🙂

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House #12: Major Marketing

October 20, 2009

We’ve certainly learned the value of good marketing over the past year, and when we need to, we really put it to use. The first contract on The Mini House fell through a couple weeks ago after the appraisal came in low, and we were disappointed to find that we weren’t getting much activity through […]

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New “For Sale” Signs

May 26, 2009

I mentioned last week that we had ordered our new business cards, based on the results of our contest at… Well, we just finalized our new “For Sale” signs as well, and they’ll be heading to the printer later this week. For those who are interested, here’s the final result:

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New Business Cards

May 20, 2009

I mentioned last week that we were using the site to generate designs for our new marketing signs and business cards. Much like our logo contest, the results were amazing, and we received a number of fantastic entries. After selecting a winner, we received the card and sign designs, and did a small bit […]

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New Biz Card & Signs

May 8, 2009

After a very successful experience using to help design our new business logo, we’ve decided to use the site again — this time to generate layouts for our new business cards and real estate marketing signs… We’re about three-and-a-half days into the contest (halfway through), and as-expected, the designs look great so far. Check […]

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Our New Logo

May 7, 2009

Our 99Designs logo contest ended last week, and after receiving over 150 entries from 30+ designers, we were not only thrilled with the results, but we were conflicted over which logo to declare as the winner… After much discussion, debate and feedback from others (thanks everyone!), we finally picked a winner: We’re not yet sure […]

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Top 10 Logo Choices

April 26, 2009

Our logo contest is over, and we received over 150 design entries from over 30 different designers… There were so many that we liked, and while we have been able to narrow the 150 entries down to our Top 10 favorites, we now have the daunting task of choosing a winner. I have a feeling […]

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House #7: Lots of Calls

January 30, 2009

In trying to wholesale The (Former) Roach Duplex, I put a number of ads on real estate websites and placed a few signs around town. I was very surprised to find that I got fewer than 5 calls yesterday from my marketing, and was getting a bit discouraged. But that all changed today. Between 8am […]

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House #7: Wholesale Marketing

January 28, 2009

As I mentioned previously, before pursuing any other exit strategy, I want to try to wholesale The Roach Duplex (note: the seller actually had someone come in and completely clean the interior of this property, so it’s actually not a “roach duplex” any longer)… To wholesale, I need to do a lot of marketing. I […]

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