Business

It’s Good to Laugh After a Tough Week

I’ll be honest with you, this week Friday couldn’t come fast enough.I’ve had so many phone calls, zoom meetings, and odd ball problems spring up all week long, I’m definitely going to enjoy a little rest and relaxation.One thing I love doing is laughing. It’s actually really great for your physical and mental health. Among

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Personal Story

Is it Time to Give Yourself a Little Lovin’

Valentine’s day is great and all. The good Lord knows I need a regular kick in the pants to show my wife, Kathy, how much I love and appreciate her, but I believe it is just as important to give ourself a little love too. Just the other day a friend and I were talking

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Probate Business, Probate Investing, Probate Nugget, Probate Real Estate

Why Did she Sell me Her Probate Property

I closed on another probate property last Thursday. I am always so thankful every time I close on a house because there are a lot of things that affect who a seller will go with.Even though there are a ton of other real estate investors and realtors going after the same properties I’m trying to

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Business, Real Estate Investing

A Charlie Brown Real Estate Lesson

On Friday I mentioned that I was taking my 14-year-old son, Ernie Jr., to learn a little more about real estate. I had just acquired another probate property, and I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to walk him through the process of what happens once we pick up the keys to a house.I

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Business

My Trip to Oregon

Last night I had the pleasure of sharing probate with a great group of real estate investors in Portland, Oregon. Usually when I speak in Portland, it’s over the course of a few days. And whenever I travel to different parts of the country, I always connect with my past ProbateFox students – usually over dinner.Not

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Probate, Probate Property, Real Estate Investing

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

One of the all-time ugliest houses that I wholesaled was the one that came with a truck, a panel jeep, a 28ft RV, and two other junkers.As a matter of fact they were all junk! None of the vehicles had pink slips and it was up to me to dispose of them.In addition, the property

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Business

I Had a Conversation with Elon Musk

So technically it is true I had a conversation with Elon last night. The thing is there were 4999 other people in on the same conversation lol.Have you heard of the iPhone app Clubhouse? It’s a new way to share ideas and have conversations, but you have to be invited by someone already in. Luckily,

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Goal Setting, Probate Investing, Real Estate Investing

An Offer You Can’t Refuse

Just this past week, one of my first-class Probate Fox alumni, Alex, was recognized as one of the top real estate agents in his brokerage. The secret to his success can be summarized in one word: probate.Some years back and quickly escalated to the very top of his game. Probate was THE vehicle that helped

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Goal Setting, Real Estate Investing

My Very First Flip…

Did you get a chance to read through my Ten Golden Rules Of Real Estate Marketing? I sent them to you last week – if you didn’t get a chance to download them, then grab your free download.After I sent it out, I had quite a few people email me back asking me to go deeper

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Marketing

Tales of the Hawaiian Rent-A-Dog [PART 2]

Last week I told you about my family’s trip to Hawaii where we gave the Hawaiian animal shelter our hard earned money to be a walking billboard. Here’s the crazy happily ever after ending to the story…The brilliant marketing minds at that animal shelter did their homework and created a collage of “FUREVER” homes and

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Marketing, Real Estate Investing

Tales of the Hawaiian Rent-A-Dog

I took my family on a trip to Hawaii last year. I told all the kids that they could create a bucket list of things that they wanted to do and places to go. Did you know there is an animal shelter in Hawaii where you can adopt a pet for a day?!?And you guessed

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Real Estate Investing

Baseball Legend… Real Estate Legend?

Tommy Lasorda was known as the great baseball ambassador and mentor to players and coaches of the game and just recently he passed away. Tommy will be missed by many people especially by his large Los Angeles Dodger’s fan base – I live in L.A. and I’ve raised my kids going to Dodgers games so

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