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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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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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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Coaching, Mindset, Probate Niche

The Real Reason Why Everyone Isn’t Working Probate Real Estate

Money. Success. Travel. Family. Freedom. Everyone has their own reasons for getting into real estate. Whatever they are, achieving those goals always looks easier on paper. When you actually get your hands dirty and try to make those dreams a reality, there are a million things that can get in your way. The quickest way

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Coaching, Mindset

Is This What Labor Day Is Really About?

Well, now that it’s Labor Day, summer is officially over, at least for the Vargas family. We homeschool so we get to choose when the school year starts and Labor Day is our last hoorah before we start back up. Labor Day is our last chance to celebrate summer. Cookouts, hanging out with family &

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Mindset

This 13 Year Old Is Gonna Go Places In Real Estate

I read an article the other day about a 13 year old kid from Columbus, Ohio who brought a toaster and a box of pop tarts to school so he could give everyone a snack during lunch. This was his mom’s Twitter post: “Apparently, my kid got in trouble today for PACKING OUR TOASTER IN

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Business, Mindset

Remember That Time They Fired Steve Jobs?

In 2005, Steve Jobs gave the commencement speech for Stanford University. If you haven’t heard this speech before, do yourself a favor and google it right now. There’s a reason it has become the most watched commencement speech in history. It’s undeniable that Steve Jobs was a visionary. The success he created out of thin

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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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