Monthly Archives: August 2016

Success Tips For Self-Employed Real Estate Investors

Posted by JD Esajian // August 17, 2016

be your own boss

As a real estate investor you are in charge of your own business.  It is no different than any other type of self-employment.  You make the rules, create the culture and shape which areas of the business you want to focus on.  As great as this sounds not everyone is cut out for this type […]

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4 Tips To Help Develop Your Personal Brand

Posted by JD Esajian // August 16, 2016

personal brand

A well-defined brand can completely change your business. Instead of having to search for a niche or struggling with an identity the right brand will give you a leg up on your competition.  You will instantly be recognizable to real estate agents, sellers, buyers and fellow investors in your area.  You will become the go […]

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5 Ways To Help Achieve A Better Work/Life Balance

Posted by JD Esajian // August 15, 2016

work life balance

Most people recognize the importance of hard work. In the real estate world outworking your competition is one of the secrets of success.  While hard work is essential there are times when you need to take your foot off the gas.  By focusing on your business all the time and working too hard it actually […]

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From Meeting To Signed Contract In 4 Easy Steps

Posted by JD Esajian // August 12, 2016

sign a contract

The goal of any real estate investor is to convert leads into deals. How well you do this often separates you from every other investor in your area.  It is not enough to state your case and hope for the best.  There is a certain way of talking to sellers that gives you the best […]

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5 Tips To Help Improve Your Time Management

Posted by JD Esajian // August 11, 2016

time management

It is no surprise that the best investors are also the best at time management. It is not enough to have the desire to get things done you need a solid plan of attack.  Once you have your plan in mind you need to put pen to paper.  By making a to-do list you hold […]

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5 Personality Types You Need To Avoid

Posted by JD Esajian // August 10, 2016

personality types

The real estate investing business is filled with personalities. As you spend time at meetings, clubs and closings you will come across several different types of investors.  Each of them has their own unique characteristics that separate them from the pack.  What you will see is that oftentimes the ones with the best personalities are […]

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5 Tips To Help You Survive Year One

Posted by JD Esajian // August 9, 2016

getting started

The first year for any new business is the most important. What you do in the first twelve months will often set the tone for the next decade plus.  If you can get past the startup period you will be well on your way to success. Surviving this period is as much about having the […]

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7 Items That Every Lease Needs To Have

Posted by JD Esajian // August 8, 2016

rental property lease agreement

As a landlord your lease is everything. Without a well written lease for your protection you leave yourself open to liability, litigation and financial loss. It is not enough to use the first lease you find online.  Your lease needs to be tailored specifically to the property, the market and your personal preferences.  Anything that […]

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How To Find The Best Rental Tenants

Posted by JD Esajian // August 5, 2016

rental property tenants

Tenant screening is the most important step you can take to ensure you are renting to quality tenants. While nothing you do will ever guarantee good tenants you always want to give yourself the best possible chance.  By taking the time to screen your tenants and ask the right questions you can eliminate many bad […]

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The 5 Most Scrutinized Items For Any Loan Approval

Posted by JD Esajian // August 4, 2016

home loan approval

Getting a loan approved takes more work than ever for the borrower. Just when you think you have submitted everything there always seems to be just one more item left.  Often times this final item is the most difficult to obtain.  It is no secret that lending guidelines have changed over the last decade. Today […]

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