• How Leaving My Job Changed My Life and Allowed Me to Become a Full Time Real Estate Investor How Leaving My Job Changed My Life and Allowed Me to Become a Full Time Real Estate Investor

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    How Leaving My Job Changed My Life and Allowed Me to Become a Full Time Real Estate Investor

    At 4pm on Friday, November 2nd, I turned off my company PC and let out a big sigh of relief. Six months prior I had been told that the company I worked for was closing down.  At first I was frantically trying to find a similar job in the Health Insurance field until my son asked that I come along for the "Revival" ride. After working 18 years at a 40 hour per week, W2 job, my last day had finally come. I was now unemployed…sort of.

    First I became a  licensed real estate agent in the State of New York and the focus was single family acquisitions for "Revival Property Group".  Needless to say, life had gotten a bit crazy. Being around other like-minded investors and entrepreneurs, helped me decide to transition from being a 10% entrepreneur to being one full time. We all have to start from the beginning.  It's a learning curve when you've always been a robot to the corporate world. Here are some things that losing my job and taking a leap of faith with my son allowed me to focus on, and in turn become a full time Real Estate Investor:

    Think: Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” He wasn’t lying. When I was working two full time jobs, one as a waitress and another as a real estate agent, I was so busy running around and reacting that...

    At 4pm on Friday, November 2nd, I turned off my company PC and let out a big sigh of relief. Six months prior I had been told that the company I worked for was closing down.  At first I was frantically trying to find a similar job in the Health Insurance field until my son asked that I come along for the "Revival" ride. After working 18 years at a 40 hour per week, W2 job, my last day had finally come. I was now unemployed…sort of.

    First I became a  licensed real estate agent in the State of New York and the focus was single family acquisitions for "Revival Property Group".  Needless to say, life had gotten a bit crazy. Being around other like-minded investors and entrepreneurs, helped me decide to transition from being a 10% entrepreneur to being one full time. We all have to start from the beginning.  It's a learning curve when you've always been a robot to the corporate world. Here are some things that losing my job and taking a leap of faith with my son allowed me to focus on, and in turn become a full time Real Estate Investor:

    Think: Henry Ford said, “Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it.” He wasn’t lying. When I was working two full time jobs, one as a waitress and another as a real estate agent, I was so busy running around and reacting that...

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  • Tips for First-Time Landlords Tips for First-Time Landlords

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    Tips for First-Time Landlords

    Hello to all you first time landlords!  We have comprised our top 8 tips for new landlords and our hope is that this article will educate you so that you don’t make the same common mistakes that most new landlords make.

    1. Make Rent the Priority

    Rent is your revenue. It’s amazing how many landlords are not aggressive in pursuing rent and late charges. It’s sometimes a good idea to work with people who generally need help … if they communicate with you.  But if your tenants just stop paying rent and ignoring your calls or texts, you need to start eviction proceedings. Otherwise, your tenant could be six months behind on rent before you know it, which makes this probably the most important of all the landlord tips.

    2. Partner With The Right Investor

    We have amazing business partners who are completely honest and transparent, two qualities that are absolutely critical when choosing your business partners. For some reason, some new landlords are very willing to partner with somebody they barely know just because a deal looks good. This is usually a mistake.
    The first time we invested, we chose a business partner who we have known for over ten years and this is why we felt comfortable doing a business transaction together. We are not saying that you need to know someone for that long period of time but what we are saying is that you definitely need to do your due diligence before investing with someone for the first time...

    Hello to all you first time landlords!  We have comprised our top 8 tips for new landlords and our hope is that this article will educate you so that you don’t make the same common mistakes that most new landlords make.

    1. Make Rent the Priority

    Rent is your revenue. It’s amazing how many landlords are not aggressive in pursuing rent and late charges. It’s sometimes a good idea to work with people who generally need help … if they communicate with you.  But if your tenants just stop paying rent and ignoring your calls or texts, you need to start eviction proceedings. Otherwise, your tenant could be six months behind on rent before you know it, which makes this probably the most important of all the landlord tips.

    2. Partner With The Right Investor

    We have amazing business partners who are completely honest and transparent, two qualities that are absolutely critical when choosing your business partners. For some reason, some new landlords are very willing to partner with somebody they barely know just because a deal looks good. This is usually a mistake.
    The first time we invested, we chose a business partner who we have known for over ten years and this is why we felt comfortable doing a business transaction together. We are not saying that you need to know someone for that long period of time but what we are saying is that you definitely need to do your due diligence before investing with someone for the first time...

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  • Beautify Your Front Yard Beautify Your Front Yard

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    Beautify Your Front Yard

    The front of your home is the first thing that potential home buyers will see and first impression is key. Below are some easy tips on how to beautify your front yard.

     

    Trimming and Pruning

    The first step to beautify your front yard is ensuring that you’re taking proper care of the plants, trees and flowers that you already have planted in it. So get out the hedge trimmer and pruning scissors at the start of spring and every few months until winter to make sure that everything is looking neat. Oh, and don’t forget to weed your flower beds.

    Creating an inviting path to the front door

    The second step to beautify your front yard is creating an inviting front walk path to your door. This can be something as simple as planting flowers or shrubs or placing solar lights along an existing path to create a beautify look in the evening. Replace dying plants in your yard and tend to areas where grass may be sparse. These things often stand out and are among the first things that someone looking at your home will spot. On that note, be sure to remove and replace as necessary.

    Lawn Maintenance

    The third step to beautify your front yard is maintaining your lawn. If your lawn is browning and worn, it can affect one’s overall impression. It is essential to put down fertilizer at least twice a year, and it is also recommended to regularly aerate your lawn to ensure...

    The front of your home is the first thing that potential home buyers will see and first impression is key. Below are some easy tips on how to beautify your front yard.

     

    Trimming and Pruning

    The first step to beautify your front yard is ensuring that you’re taking proper care of the plants, trees and flowers that you already have planted in it. So get out the hedge trimmer and pruning scissors at the start of spring and every few months until winter to make sure that everything is looking neat. Oh, and don’t forget to weed your flower beds.

    Creating an inviting path to the front door

    The second step to beautify your front yard is creating an inviting front walk path to your door. This can be something as simple as planting flowers or shrubs or placing solar lights along an existing path to create a beautify look in the evening. Replace dying plants in your yard and tend to areas where grass may be sparse. These things often stand out and are among the first things that someone looking at your home will spot. On that note, be sure to remove and replace as necessary.

    Lawn Maintenance

    The third step to beautify your front yard is maintaining your lawn. If your lawn is browning and worn, it can affect one’s overall impression. It is essential to put down fertilizer at least twice a year, and it is also recommended to regularly aerate your lawn to ensure...

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