Business, Mindset

10 Million Barrels of Oil

Gas prices are going up again. It kinda sucks to have to pay so much to fill up my Escalade, but I feel really bad for the average Joe whose discretionary income is already getting gobbled up by inflation. Why is it going up? OPEC decided to cut production. And on top of that, our

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Marketing

How Watch Companies Manipulate the Masses

I love old-school stuff. Forget about mp3s, I want vinyl records. Smart boards drive me nuts, I’d rather have a whiteboard with markers. The same goes for watches. I love analog watches. Most young people can’t even read an analog watch. But that’s ok because most of them don’t even wear a watch. They depend

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Personal Story

UPDATE: Our Florida Probate Fox Team Is Safe

I finally did make it home on Wednesday from Florida. It took me over 11 hours of travel, but I landed safe and sound, very glad to be home. I will say that the time I spent in Florida while Hurricane Ian descended upon us affected me profoundly. Sure, part of it was the fact

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Probate Niche

A Mouse Riding a Cat Riding a Dog In Florida

Well, I’m in Orlando waiting to board my plane so I can escape Hurricane Ian here in Florida. They are shutting the entire airport down in a couple of hours, but luckily, my plane will be taking off in about 15 minutes. Thank God! But getting out of Florida hasn’t been easy. Trying to coordinate

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Mindset

Save Yourself First When the Plane Goes Down

I flew into Tampa last night. Most people run away from natural disasters. Hurricane Ian is bearing down on this side of Florida, but I’m meeting with a group and I’m sort of like the mailman – neither snow, nor rain, nor heat… nor hurricanes. As we were getting ready to take off on my

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Mindset, Negotiations, Probate Niche

Dirty Lawyers

Thursdays are a busy day for me. In addition to doing my free Probate Essentials Q&A call, I also do a weekly coaching call with my Probate Growth Accelerator group. I love doing that coaching call because I get to work with some super smart, savvy, and motivated investors, brokers, and agents. And I love

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Mindset, Probate Real Estate

Dead Cats In the Freezer

On Monday I wrote about house hoarders and asked you to share your probate house hoarder horror stories. My Probate Fox family did not disappoint – I got a ton of replies all loaded with crazy stories. One of the craziest was from Casey who wrote: “Just dealt with one… Victorville, had to evict tenants

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Probate Real Estate

The Ultimate Hoarder House

Yesterday the news featured a house in Granada Hills that was being sued by LA County because it was overrun by junk and trash. Working probate real estate for over 20 years, I’m normally used to this kind of stuff. But this house takes hoarding to a whole new level. And the crazy thing with

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Probate Nugget, Probate Property

Secret Sentence That Unlocks Killer Africanized Bees and Six Figures

My secret strategy that resulted in a huge payday, a Jeep, and Africanized killer bees. A group of us were on the phone yesterday discussing a favorite question that has helped me to identify if there are more properties in the estate than what is recorded in the court records. On the call, I was

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Mindset

Real Estate Wisdom From Mark Twain

Snippets of wisdom can come in all forms. Some people like Confucius. Me? I’m more of a Mark Twain kind of guy. The housing market has been taking a dive. It hasn’t jumped off the rails yet, but its current state has a lot of people worried. There’s a particular Mark Twain quote that I

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Mindset

Are You Ready for Zero Percent Mortgages?

Bank of America announced that they will be offering mortgages to people in disadvantaged areas who meet certain income requirements. They’ll get loans with no closing costs, no down payments, and no minimum credit scores. They’re not the first bank to offer something like this either. TD Bank and JPMorgan Chase have also rolled out

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Business

Archeologists Discover Vampire Burial Site

Archeologists discovered a 16th-century grave that had a woman buried with a sickle around her neck and a padlock on her toe. Apparently, the citizens of the town where she lived were afraid of this lady coming back to life. I guess people were paranoid even back then! Zombies and vampires have been all the

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