Mindset, Probate Business

Is 80 the New 40?

I read a news story this morning about an 86 year old gal named Bette who has been working as a stewardess for American Airlines for the past 65 years. And she has no plan on retiring. She loves her work and the people she serves love her right back. Some people might think she’s

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Goal Setting, Mindset

Wanna Get Lucky?

I love to work. That’s a weird statement to make after just getting back from a 3 week trip through Italy. Was my trip for pleasure or work? It was both actually. I took the trip to get together with some of the smartest marketing minds I’ve ever met. We’ve been getting together a couple

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Mindset, Real Estate Investing

Wholesalers Caught with Their Pants Down

It seems like everyone and their brother has been jumping into wholesaling over the past couple of years. And have you noticed wholesaling “coaches” have been popping up all over the place? When the market’s hot, it’s almost impossible to not make money wholesaling. Up til about a month ago, everyone was looking to buy

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Mindset, Personal Story, Probate Niche

Raden’s Probate Hell

Sadly, the Vargas family’s Italian vacation is coming to a close. We fly out today to head back home. We’ve all made memories I’m sure we will keep forever. But, I am looking forward to getting back to work. To be honest, I have been doing a bit of work while on the road. I’ve

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Probate Real Estate

Eduardo’s Dilemma

Just because I’m traveling around Italy with the Vargas clan doesn’t mean I’m not working.  I had a conversation yesterday with Eduardo. He’s an associate we are working on a probate property with. The said piece of property is currently in foreclosure. The problem he’s running into is the seller keeps raising the price. I

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Personal Story, Probate Business

I Became a Privileged Roman Citizen Yesterday

Have you ever visited the Colosseum in Rome? We are about a week into our 2 1/2 week vacation and yesterday we took a private tour of the Colosseum. Our tour guide was amazing. In fact, he had the same traits my Probate Fox students have: strategy, wisdom, and cleverness. Over the years working in

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Business, Mindset

What Room Are You In?

I’m in Italy for a couple of weeks. It’s actually a work trip. I belong to a group of really sharp entrepreneurs from around the world. We get together three times a year to mastermind. We usually meet somewhere in the United States, but since most of them are from Europe, we decided to make

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Signing Your Own Death Warrant

Happy Independence Day! I’m in Rome for the next two weeks so I won’t be able to celebrate the 4th like I normally would. I’m a typical guy – I love blowing things up! But I don’t think that would go over so well on this side of the pond. Did you ever think about

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Business, Mindset, Probate Business

My Gas Station Hookup

I was at the gas station yesterday reluctantly putting another hundred bucks in the tank. As I was sitting at the pump sadly watching the total roll past a hundred bucks, I noticed a guy going talking to people filling up about car wax he was selling. I could see that I was next in

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Probate Real Estate

Top Sales Rep Did 2.7 Mil in a Single Month

I’ve been in this real estate game for a very long time. And most of it (23 years) has been spent specializing in the inherited real estate market. I have had hundreds upon hundreds of conversations with sellers going through probate. Wanna know their biggest motivation for selling the house? They want to get their

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Personal Story

I’m Bringing My Dog With Me

So I heard that today is “Take Your Dog To Work Day”. That’s great news for me because I love my dogs. I have taken my German Shepard, Zoe or Kalea my whipador to work many times before. That’s the beauty of real estate. Kids soccer games, dance recitals, take your dog to work day

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Work Smarter, Not Harder

What’s more important – quantity or quality? It really depends on what you’re talking about. If you’re talking about paper money, I’d rather have a trunk load of slightly used, crumpled 100 dollar bills than a couple of stacks of crisp, freshly minted bills. When it comes to real estate, I’m all about making more

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