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Stay Ahead of the Real Estate Game with Advanced CRM Solutions and WhatsApp Integration

Stay Ahead of the Real Estate Game with Advanced CRM Solutions and WhatsApp Integration

The real estate industry is ever-evolving, moving at a pace that's challenging to keep up with. From people looking to purchase houses in order to flip them, renovate them and make some extra cash, to buyers specializing in short-term rentals that will bring them income now—the real estate market is ...
How to Turn an Inherited Property into Income for Your Family

How to Turn an Inherited Property into Income for Your Family

Inheriting a house or other real estate can be both a blessing and a challenge. On one hand, it offers a valuable asset that has the potential to provide long-term financial benefits for your family. On the other hand, deciding what to do with an inherited property can be overwhelming, ...
Inclusive Design: How to Create Spaces for Everyone

Inclusive Design: How to Create Spaces for Everyone

As a real estate investor, it’s important to design your home for different types of buyers. Making sure your property is versatile to all homeowners goes beyond paint colors and tile choice. It also means thinking about buyers of all ages, including those with disabilities or physical impairments. Whether you ...
8 Ways Investors Can Use Backyard Design to Drive ROI

8 Ways Investors Can Use Backyard Design to Drive ROI

Creating an optimized and functional backyard can significantly enhance the appeal and value of a property. An essential strategy for real estate investors who want to maximize return on investment is to enhance both the aesthetic appeal and the usability of outdoor spaces. Doing so can increase the property’s market ...
Designing Reuse: Shipping Containers

Designing Reuse: Shipping Containers

An innovative resuse approach involves repurposing shipping containers into homes and commercial structures. In an era of sustainability and resourcefulness, using prior structures has emerged as a powerful tool in the realm of design and development. Adaptive reuse approaches are vast, from the restoration of historic landmarks to the transformation ...
Blending Modern and Classic Design Elements

Blending Modern and Classic Design Elements

Knowing how to combine various elements creates timeless and affordable interiors. Whether you are investing in a property to rehab and flip or want to attract quality tenants to a rental, the design you choose matters. You’ll likely want something that isn’t dated, but following every new design trend can ...
Trends in Home Design for 2024 A Colorful and Romantic Renaissance

Trends in Home Design for 2024 A Colorful and Romantic Renaissance

From vibrant colors to romantic flourishes, 2024 design trends invite us to rediscover the joy of living amid artistry and elegance. As we settle into 2024, the world of interior design is witnessing a vibrant shift. Gone are the days of subdued grays; this year heralds a resurgence of warmth ...
How to Make Rentals Senior Friendly

How to Make Rentals Senior Friendly

As the U.S. population ages, the demand for rental properties that cater to the unique needs of seniors is on the rise. In recent years, the burden of homeownership is something that an increasing number of retirees are opting out of. With larger numbers of renters and tenants in their ...
The Pros and Cons of Refacing Cabinets When the Budget Is Tight

The Pros and Cons of Refacing Cabinets When the Budget Is Tight

As budgets have tightened over the last few years, cabinet refacing has begun to grow in popularity. Not long ago, the idea of refacing a cabinet seemed almost like a custom project—something to be pursued only if you were looking for a unique style or color you couldn’t find in ...
Best Practices for Investors with Out-of-State Rental Properties

Best Practices for Investors with Out-of-State Rental Properties

If you’re looking to diversify your rental property portfolio, investing in rental properties outside of your local area may be one of the best ways to expand your horizons and maximize your returns. There are many reasons to look out of state for rental properties, not the least of which ...
The Peak of Private Lending: Exploring Growth, Sacrifice, and Success from Constructive Capital President, Ben Fertig

The Peak of Private Lending: Exploring Growth, Sacrifice, and Success from Constructive Capital President, Ben Fertig

There are a lot of question marks surrounding the lending industry and current market, so Eddie sat down with Ben Fertig, President at Constructive Capital, to chat about all things currently happening in the lending space. They chat about legislation being passed, if the gaps in the conventional lending space ...
Case Study: How Lima One Capital Achieved Improved Borrower Experience Adopting Elphi’s Loan Origination System

Case Study: How Lima One Capital Achieved Improved Borrower Experience Adopting Elphi’s Loan Origination System

About Lima One Capital: Lima One Capital is recognized in private lending as the nation’s premier lender for real estate investors. With a focus on providing Fix&Flip, Ground Up New Construction, Rental (DSCR), and Multifamily loan programs, Lima One Capital has originated approximately $10 billion in loans funded and more ...
Door Design Decision

Door Design Decision

Your choice of cabinet doors will have a big impact on the overall design of any kitchen or bathroom design. Shaker? Raised panel? Recessed panel? It may feel like cabinet door styles are endless, but choosing the one that ties your overall design together is a vitally important design decision ...
Think Realty Podcast #303 – Streamline Your Business for the 21st Century

Think Realty Podcast #303 – Streamline Your Business for the 21st Century

  So many people say that “old school” is the best way to get things done, and while that could be true for some, landlords need things to be easier in their lives! Eddie chatted with Krista Reuther, Senior Content Marketing Writer at TurboTenant, about Turbo Tenant and how it ...
What to Look for in a Property Management Company

What to Look for in a Property Management Company

Managing a rental property is a full time job, and for those property owners who desire a little more free time, hiring a residential property management company is an excellent way to take some of the burden of rental ownership off of your shoulders. There are a number of companies ...
Think Realty Podcast #302 – Work Smarter, Not Harder!

Think Realty Podcast #302 – Work Smarter, Not Harder!

We always hear, “work smarter, not harder”, so are you aware of a program that can streamline your real estate portfolio? Eddie sat down with David Spooner from Innago to get an overview of Innago and what the benefits of the software are. They chat about what the greatest barrier ...
Prepare for the Busy Rental Period to Shorten Vacancies

Prepare for the Busy Rental Period to Shorten Vacancies

During the winter months, many properties see their lowest rental rates, negatively affecting the overall cashflow for the owner. In some areas, rain and snow have also taken their toll on the property, leaving it less favorable going into the busiest rental season. Leasing the property in this condition could ...
Think Realty Podcast #300 – We’ll Take Care of Toilets & Tenants

Think Realty Podcast #300 – We’ll Take Care of Toilets & Tenants

Wouldn’t it be nice if there were two of you to handle things? Real Property Management, a Neighborly Company, can’t help with cloning, but they CAN help you with managing your rentals! Eddie sat down with Stacy Brown from Real Property Management to discuss what they do and what practices ...
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 ...
Top It Off!

Top It Off!

Countertops can make a statement in any kitchen or bathroom remodel, but remember to balance looks with functionality. With so many solid stone slabs on the market to choose from, making your countertop selection for a kitchen or bathroom remodel can be overwhelming. Countertops can be expensive and can make ...
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 ...
8 Tax Benefits of Owning a Single Rental Property

8 Tax Benefits of Owning a Single Rental Property

If you’re new to the world of real estate investing, we have great news heading into tax season. There are a lot of benefits to owning even one rental property. From deductions to capital gains tax deferment, we’re going to cover everything you need to know as you begin tax ...
Think Realty Podcast #291 – Marketing Secrets You Should Know

Think Realty Podcast #291 – Marketing Secrets You Should Know

To say the marketing world is ever changing would be a slight understatement, but how it can bring your business to the next level requires a special skillset. Eddie sat down with Rey Perez from Amp Your Brand to chat about the current marketing landscape and the current marketing trends ...
Harnessing AI in Real Estate: A Game-Changer for Tech-Savvy Investors

Harnessing AI in Real Estate: A Game-Changer for Tech-Savvy Investors

In the whirlwind arena of real estate investing, staying ahead of the curve means more than just understanding the intricacies of the market. It's about capitalizing on cutting-edge technologies to gain a competitive edge. As AI continues its relentless advance across industries, its implications in real estate are profound, especially ...