Probate, Probate in the News

I Got Michael Jackson’s Probate File

Over the year’s I’ve looked at tons of probate cases. Every now and again I get one that really makes my jaw drop.I remember going through my batch of probate leads only to find the one and only Michael Jackson in there! I was going through my files like any other day when all of

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Negotiations, Probate Business, Real Estate Investing

If You Don’t Have the Cash, You’d Better Have the Brains

I was on a coaching call with one of my students yesterday. Adam is a young man just getting started in real estate investing. I love working with students like Adam, because he reminds me of myself when I got started in real estate over 20 years ago. Like Adam, I was very young and

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Business, Marketing

My Rambling Thoughts on the Facebook Outage

Last week facebook, instagram, and WhatsApp all went down for not just a few minutes, but for HOURS.Now it didn’t really affect me personally – I don’t spend much time on social media. I don’t need Mark Zuckerberg force-feeding me information all day long – I prefer to think for myself. But it did get

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Probate Business, Probate Niche

There was $30K Hidden in One of My Probate Properties

A number of years ago I had bought a probate property that had a huge secret hidden inside. The seller lived out of state and was only able to come to the house one time to pick up some of the important documents and memories left in the house. Her sister had owned the house

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Probate Business, Probate Investing

Flipping Cars is Like Flipping Houses

The other day we talked about that houses we buy are filled with stuff that can be worth a lot of money.Michael, one of my students, emailed me back to tell me about a property he bought that had three junk cars that the homeowner didn’t want. After he bought the house, he was just

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Probate Business, Probate Niche

One Man’s Trash

Every probate property has personal contents that are left behind. Did you know that under the probate legal process, these items along with real estate are technically considered property? The difference is that one is categorized as real property “real“ for real estate. And the other is categorized as personal property. Yes, our job as real

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Business, Probate Business

A Lesson on Wealth From a Dead Italian Civil Engineer

What is the most valuable resource you have in real estate investing? Is it your facebook ads? Is it your leads? Is it the team you’ve built from the ground up? Although all of those are important, none of those are as important as YOUR TIME. I’ve been teaching and coaching investors for a lot of

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Probate Business

Why Most Probate Certifications Make Great Toilet Paper

I had a conversation the other day with one of my student that had me laughing so hard I was literally rolling on the floor. But you’re gonna need a little background first. There’s a guy going around town peddling “probate certifications” and to be completely honest I don’t think he’s ever done an actual

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Probate Real Estate, Real Estate Investing

Wanna Cash in on the Eviction Moratorium?

On Friday I talked about the supply and demand problems with real estate and how you can find a secret treasure trove of properties to cash in on. There’s another issue going on in the housing market, but it’s one that is not easily understood using simple economics. Why? Because the government has been heavily

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Business

Do you Know About This Secret Stash of Houses?

Have you noticed how stores are constantly out of a ton of random items all the time? This reality really hit home the other day. My 21 year old daughter, Christina, is trying to purchase her very first car but she has had no luck because demand is super high and supply is at an

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Business, Probate Business

I’d like to share with you a conversion with my son, Ernie Jr., a couple of days ago. Ernie Jr. is a teenage boy and with that comes the desire for independence freedom and the ability to make his own decisions. I believe it’s important that I give him room to make his own decisions,

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