Danny Johnson

  • Danny Johnson has flipped hundreds of houses over the last 11+ years in San Antonio, Texas. He blogs about flipping houses at FlippingJunkie.com and is the author of "Flipping Houses Exposed: 34 Weeks in the Life of a Successful House Flipper," a best-selling book on Amazon. He also provides real estate investor websites at www.LeadPropeller.com.

5 Factors for Real REI Success

5 Factors for Real REI Success

Many real estate investors tend to get caught in the trap of believing that since we have been investing in real estate for years that we have that many years of experience. “How many years of experience do you have?” “I’ve got 18 years of experience in real estate investing,” ...
Think Realty Podcast #195 – The Business (Not Job) Mindset

Think Realty Podcast #195 – The Business (Not Job) Mindset

| Podcast | Fundamentals, Operations
Are you treating your business as a hobby? Have you found yourself in a feast or famine situation more than once? If you’re stuck in the grind of day-to-day work and haven’t realized real estate freedom, then this show is for you! Learn mistakes to avoid, responsibilities to delegate, and ...
Tech That Makes It Easy to Track Marketing ROI

Tech That Makes It Easy to Track Marketing ROI

| Article | Fundamentals
“You can’t manage what isn’t measured.” My business coach was attempting to convince me it was worth the time and effort to track KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) for my marketing to motivated sellers. How is Your Marketing Performing Right Now? Can you answer this question in a factual way? Or ...
Think Realty Podcast #132 – Your Fortune Is in Your Follow Up!

Think Realty Podcast #132 – Your Fortune Is in Your Follow Up!

When seeking real estate deals, you’re probably following up with sellers, but are you doing it often enough? And are you doing it the right way? Find out how assumptions can lead to a dead-end on your leads. From automated campaigns to old school tricks, following up correctly can bring ...
Perspectives: Follow Up Is Crucial Now

Perspectives: Follow Up Is Crucial Now

| Article | Operations
The full effects of COVID-19 on the real estate market are not yet known. If you are buying houses to flip or for long-term investment, do you really know what the value will be in the coming months and years? All we have are trends, and we know the real ...
The Lead-Generation Mistake that is Costing You Business

The Lead-Generation Mistake that is Costing You Business

Would you rather have tons of motivated sellers nearly knocking down your door or tons of tire-kickers waffling around and tying up your phones because they found your number on a postcard or letter that, by the way, took forever to print, stuff the envelopes, stick the stamps and send ...
5 Fail-Proof Ways To Generate Traffic To Your Website

5 Fail-Proof Ways To Generate Traffic To Your Website

In my last article for Think Realty Magazine, I shared the ingredients for a high-converting real estate investor website. That article focused on what is necessary to get website visitors to submit their personal information to you about the house they want, or possibly need, to sell. But even a ...
Success by Design

Success by Design

A successful website conversion is when someone visits your real estate investor website and takes some action you want them to take. For investors looking to buy houses, it’s when your website visitor wants to sell his or her house and either submits the requested form or gives you a ...
Leading Question

Leading Question

Before we can assess the question, “Why isn’t my real estate investor website generating leads?” we have to determine a few things about your website. One of the most important things for any real estate investor to have is a website that covers all of your information—location, contact information, other ...
Conversion is the Key

Conversion is the Key

I don’t ever get any good leads …” “You can’t get deals like that where I live …” These are just some of the statements I hear all the time from real estate investors who haven’t honed their lead-to-deal conversion ninja skills. Mostly likely, the problem isn’t that they aren’t ...
Buying By The Numbers: 5 Efficient Ways to Find Off-Market House Deals

Buying By The Numbers: 5 Efficient Ways to Find Off-Market House Deals

The Cheaper You Buy, the Better Your Return is Going to Be, Regardless of Your investment Strategy Smart real estate investors know that the secret to true success is finding deals with great numbers. So as a house flipper, in order to increase my profit margins, reduce my risk and ...
New Year Predictions

New Year Predictions

| Article, Topics
I am always reluctant to offer predictions for the year ahead because of the arrogance involved. But, shoot, as in the gallows humor of the Eighth Air Force, “No guts, no Air Medals.” Evaluating Last Year’s Predictions Let’s begin with reviewing successes and embarrassments one year ago today. Two mistakes: ...
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The Long and Short of the Fed’s Rate Hike

| Article, Topics
We have liftoff. The long and short of it follow, short first. The immediate reaction to the Fed’s first hike in 10 years, from a band “0% to .25%” to .50%: the prime rate moved mechanically to 3.50%, rising in lockstep as it will after each future increase in Fed ...
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What Will Wednesday’s Federal Reserve Meeting Bring?

| Article, Topics
The entire financial world would prefer to remain in fetal curl until the Fed acts next Wednesday at the Federal Reserve board meeting, but events intrude. Oil prices falling into the $30s presage even less inflation (Fed oblivious), and create unrest in the stock market (and producer nations). The big ...
Nobody believes the Fed will be aggressive so mortgage rates should be in tact says Lou Barnes

Nobody believes the Fed will be aggressive so mortgage rates should be intact

| Article, Topics
Here before Thanksgiving I’m more pensive than my usual argumentative self, backing away from the immediate toward historical distance, savoring surprise, and tilted to forgiving human absurdity than railing against it. The dominant news, of course: Paris. Which has had no effect on financial markets. Tourism will suffer for awhile ...
Is the Fed liftoff from zero trying to slow imaginary inflation?

Is the Fed liftoff trying to slow imaginary inflation?

| Article, Topics
An overwhelming consensus of economists expects Fed liftoff at last in December. Good thing we’ve had several hundred miles of runway. An equally overwhelming consensus in the bond market thinks the Fed may get the bird airborne, but not for long. Nor for good reason. After a peculiarly strong employment report last ...
The economy is either going to slow or the Fed will see to it

The economy is either going to slow or the Fed will see to it

| Article, Topics
Last week I described the Fed divided into three groups: hawks, doves, and undecided. After Friday’s employment report the Fed is a united hawk-nest, and outside the Fed anxiety-ridden birds have begun to pluck out their own feathers. Like me. The only anxiety refuge from Friday’s report of October payrolls: ...
The Fed is divided into three camps: Hawk, dove and not sure - they are on the verge of screwing this up

The Fed is divided into 3 camps: Hawk, dove and not sure

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Long-term rates rose last week, not a lot, but since summer rates have not been able to penetrate the lows revisited in October. I would say that confusion about the future course deepened, but it can’t get any deeper. Long rates rose a little after the Fed’s meeting broke on ...
Of course bonds are right and stocks don't get it  says Lou Barnes

Of course bonds are right, and stocks don’t get it

| Article, Topics
Last week was an exercise in perspective, stocks versus bonds and mortgages, and here versus over there. In a week with little new U.S. data (apartments hot, single-family not), bonds and mortgages stayed the same -- which is remarkable given the performance of stocks. The 10-year T-note could not break ...
Long-term rates down and the prospect of Fed liftoff receding says Lou Barnes

Long-term rates down and the prospect of Fed liftoff receding

| Article, Topics
Non-junkies find the Fed about as interesting as other non-junkies enjoy presidential debates, but I promise that Fed issues are vastly more important. And current. Long-term rates fell this week as a direct result of Fed disarray, the 10-year T-note below 2.00% briefly, and the prospect of Fed liftoff receding ...
10-year T-note in the last 12 months. Double-bottom at 2.00%, but descending tops since July. The two trendlines will soon collide, but the global economy will decide the next trend.

Perhaps the Fed’s best option is to shut up – you look ridiculous

| Article | Topics
It is odd out there. High-volatility markets have gone still. Long-term interest rates certain to rise have fallen, mortgages back in the threes. The 242-seat Republican majority in the House is captive to 40 wild men, the party in many ways no longer a party. Vladimir’s latest excursion is only ...
The Fed and the weekly economic analysis by Lou Barnes

The Fed, the employment rate, the bond market going anywhere in particular?

| Article, Topics
Trying as always to grasp the present, it seems to me the financial markets today reflect a world wandering through an odd passage. Not aimless (plenty of people have aims... too many), but without direction in two senses: not headed anywhere in particular, and certainly not led by anybody greatly ...
How to take calls from motivated sellers like a pro blog by Danny Johnson

How to take calls from motivated sellers like a pro and convert more leads into deals

| Article, Topics
Leads into deals Real estate investing success hinges on being able to find good deals. If you don’t have leads coming in and are not making offers on those properties, you’re just not going to make it. It really is as simple as that When I got started flipping houses ...
The Fed may soon be in the business of raising the unemployment rate Lou Barnes blogs

Yellen’s speech: The biggest story of the week is the hardest to interpret

| Article, Topics
Sunday evening... imagine 10,000 years ago on an open steppe, your tribe witness to the rising of an over-sized full moon, colored burnt or bloody, then darkening altogether. What could it mean? Famine, drought, flood, sickness...? It means the Fed’s going to tighten, that’s what. (I’ll miss the celestial show: ...
The Fed is peripheral now, by the way, so is the stock market blogs Lou Barnes his analysis for real estate investors

Lou Barnes analysis: The Fed is peripheral now, by the way, so is the stock market

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Well, thank heavens that’s over. Not. It’s never over. Which is a good place to begin. Start by sorting Wall Street propaganda and bad theories in general from clear thinking about what’s actually happening and ahead. Bad idea number one is just silly, not damaging: the Fed’s September pass creates ...