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Your operations define your long-term success in real estate investing. Fine-tune your process with: Asset Management | Asset Protection | Deal Analysis | Fundamentals | Growth | Lead Generation | Risk Management

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Squatter’s Rights: Protecting Against Adverse Possession

Squatter’s Rights: Protecting Against Adverse Possession

| Taylor Miller | Article | Operations
A look at the differences in adverse possession laws in three states calls out the importance of knowing your rights as a landlord or owner. In the years since the pandemic, it seems that instances of squatters refusing to leave a property and getting away with it have been on ...
A Mentor’s Perspective on REI Education

A Mentor’s Perspective on REI Education

| Chris Ragland | Article | Operations
Real estate investment does not have to be a solitary pursuit; it can be a collaborative effort. In the ever-evolving landscape of real estate investment, the roles of education and thought leadership cannot be overstated. Whether one is a seasoned investor or entering the realm of real estate for the ...
Using Your Business Operating System to Be a Thought Leader

Using Your Business Operating System to Be a Thought Leader

Thought leadership in real estate investing is about setting the agenda, sharing insights, and offering a perspective that goes beyond the numbers. To truly establish yourself as a thought leader in real estate investing, you need more than just experience and intuition. You need a strategic framework that propels you ...
The Power of a Good Mentor

The Power of a Good Mentor

| Jeff Roth | Article | Operations
Working with a good mentor not only helps you succeed but also raises the entire real estate investing industry. When I started my real estate investing career, there were no YouTube, Instagram, or TikTok videos, much less the internet’s easy access to on-demand real estate news and education. I know ...
Think Realty Magazine March/April 2024

Think Realty Magazine March/April 2024

+WHAT'S INSIDE Cover Story | Key Factors for a Successful 2024 Design | Door Design Decision Funding | Financing Your Real Estate Investment: Debt vs. Equity • Understanding the Funding Game Players—and Changing the Paradigm as a Real Estate Professional Investment Strategy | 1031 Exchanges for Mineral Rights • How Mineral Rights Work • ...
Navigating Regulatory Changes: A Guide for Real Estate Investors

Navigating Regulatory Changes: A Guide for Real Estate Investors

Smart investors know they’re not just up against the market. They’re also up against the regulatory environment. Regulators aren’t the enemy, but the evolving regulatory environment does demand very close attention. Ignorance isn’t an excuse. Investors who find themselves out of compliance with new regulations can face very steep penalties ...
How Real Estate Investing Contributes to Communities

How Real Estate Investing Contributes to Communities

| John Santilli | Article | Operations
Real estate investing is not just about financial gains, it’s also about positively impacting the communities in which the properties are located. Real estate investing is not just about making profits. It also significantly impacts the communities in which the properties are located. From increasing property values to creating jobs ...
How I Turned $500 into a Real Estate Fortune!

How I Turned $500 into a Real Estate Fortune!

Focusing on quarter-acre vacant lots in resort communities was the game-changer. When I started out over 20 years ago, I had just $500 to invest. But I quickly realized I could parlay that modest sum into controlling properties worth far more. How? By focusing on inexpensive quarter-acre buildable vacant lots ...
Why People Work With Us: The ONE Big Thing

Why People Work With Us: The ONE Big Thing

00:10:03 |There should always be the one big thing that you do as an individual or as a company or as an organization that attracts people. What is Flip and Dani's one big thing? Hear the other top reasons people choose to work with Freedom Family Investments in today’s episode ...
Six Ways to Add Value to the Community as a Real Estate Professional

Six Ways to Add Value to the Community as a Real Estate Professional

Real estate professionals not only provide safe and attractive homes and offices but also improve property values and contribute to the community by paying taxes. We often read headlines about greedy landlords, evictions, and record lack of affordable housing. In spite of those headlines, real estate experts make significant contributions ...
Crafting Emotional Narratives

Crafting Emotional Narratives

It’s important to understand the psychology behind compelling real estate marketing. During the Great Depression, when economic turmoil gripped the nation, a peculiar phenomenon unfolded. As citizens faced unprecedented financial uncertainty, a seemingly rational response morphed into a collective action that exacerbated the crisis. The event in question? Bank runs ...
The Role of Community in Building Your Real Estate Empire

The Role of Community in Building Your Real Estate Empire

Your empire is not just a collection of buildings; it's an integral part of the communities it inhabits. You’ve likely heard the phrase "location, location, location" echoing through social media or any real estate book you’ve ever read. Although location is undeniably crucial, there's another factor that savvy investors are ...
Lawsuit Outcome Portends Massive Changes for Realtors

Lawsuit Outcome Portends Massive Changes for Realtors

To prepare, consider options like syndications. Realtors, change is coming for our industry. The jury in the Sitzer/Burnett versus NAR lawsuit ruled in favor of the home sellers to the tune of $1.8 billion and accused NAR (among others) of inflating commissions, hampering negotiations, steering listings, and inhibiting competition. The ...
How does Community Impact REI?

How does Community Impact REI?

| Taylor Miller | Article | Operations
The impact of community on real estate is formidable, and investors should carefully consider community in their projections for asset returns. It is easy to observe the impact of real estate investing on an individual community. Smart investments can act as a catalyst for a struggling community, embellishing the daily ...
Building a Real Estate Empire

Building a Real Estate Empire

Proper entity structure and tax optimization can create advantages for real estate entrepreneurs. In the competitive world of real estate investing, structuring your business correctly can be the difference between success and failure. Beyond securing financing, finding lucrative deals, and managing properties, building a robust legal and financial foundation is ...
Rental Property Compliance and Responsibilities of Landlords

Rental Property Compliance and Responsibilities of Landlords

Being a property owner can be highly rewarding, but it also comes with difficulties and is time-consuming, especially when things don't go as planned. And, with the significant impact of legislation on real estate, failing to grasp your responsibilities can result in severe penalties and fines for breaking the rules, ...
Think Realty Podcast #298 – Unlocking Real Estate Success: Land Trust Secrets Revealed!

Think Realty Podcast #298 – Unlocking Real Estate Success: Land Trust Secrets Revealed!

With the multiple options to invest in the real estate industry, have you considered a land trust? Eddie sat down with Joseph Seagle from My Land Trustee to discuss what the company does, how unique it is to the industry and why it is important to a real estate investor ...
A Guide to Advocacy

A Guide to Advocacy

Understanding the importance of advocacy and how to harness its power for your benefit while also using the Empire Operating System is key to a successful real estate business. Advocacy can make a world of difference in your real estate endeavors, but do you know how to use it to ...
Think Realty Magazine January/February 2024

Think Realty Magazine January/February 2024

+WHAT'S INSIDE Cover Story | How Real Estate Can Create Positive Social and Commercial Outcomes Market & Trends | Where to Spot Distressed Property Buying Opportunities in 2024 • Prime Suspects for Correction Design | Make Your Next Renovation a Real Splash! Funding | Preparing for Long-Term Financing of Single-Family Residential Rentals • An ...
Why Being an Affordability Advocate Matters

Why Being an Affordability Advocate Matters

| Jeff Roth | Article | Operations
Being an advocate matters. It’s good for clients and also for our business and long-term success. Housing affordability is concerning for most people, affecting most places in the country. Even in the relatively affordable Midwest, housing affordability is a growing problem. By the Numbers The 2023 State of the Nation’s ...
Who’s In Your Corner?

Who’s In Your Corner?

Being able to tap into a network of people who have more experience and knowledge than you can boost your success. Anyone who has spent time in real estate knows just how valuable relationships are. Growing your business and expanding your portfolio takes connections. Do you have the connections to ...
Understanding Mechanic’s Liens

Understanding Mechanic’s Liens

Understanding how lien rights work and how to accurately track lien documentation is essential for developers. Most real estate developers and investors have at least a basic understanding of what a mechanic’s lien is and that contractor’s lien rights can pose a financial risk to a project, if not properly ...
12 Tips for Making the Most of Real Estate Conferences and Events

12 Tips for Making the Most of Real Estate Conferences and Events

Real estate conferences are a great way to keep up on the latest industry developments, network with other professionals, and gain knowledge and insights from the best in the business. But which conferences should you attend? And how should you organize your time while you’re there? The key to getting ...
Are You Overpaying for Landlord Insurance? Time to Do a Cost Comparison

Are You Overpaying for Landlord Insurance? Time to Do a Cost Comparison

A quality landlord insurance policy is absolutely essential for any rental property owner. But if you haven’t recently compared your rate to those currently available, you may be paying too much for your insurance. The problem is, it can be hard to know whether you’re overpaying or not unless you ...
A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to a Changing Market

A Real Estate Investor’s Guide to a Changing Market

Strategies for Real Estate Investors Thriving in a Volatile Market In an era marked by constant shifts, the U.S. real estate market is no exception. Investors find themselves navigating through a maze of escalating property prices and dwindling affordable housing. Yet, the show must go on. Below, we delve into ...