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 Real Estate

Ernie’s Friday Market Update

Thursday is my phone day. In addition to the free Q&A call that I offer every Thursday, I also do a group coaching call for my Probate Growth Accelerator members. On top of all that, I also scheduled some one-on-one coaching calls yesterday. I basically spent the entire day talking with various real estate agents,

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Probate Niche, Probate Real Estate

They Raided Trump. Are You Next?

We live in a very weird world right now. I’m sure you heard about Trump’s mansion in Florida getting raided by the FBI. And everyone, including President Biden, claimed they didn’t know it was gonna happen. Whether or not you believe that it should scare you. Government agencies seem to be drunk on power running

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Probate Real Estate

Baba Yaga is Coming for You…

Every culture has some version of the Boogyman. My favorite version is Russia’s. They call him Baba Yaga. If you’ve seen any of the John Wick movies, you know that Keanu Reeves plays a pretty good Baba Yaga. When Baba Yaga comes to visit, fear comes with him. It sort of feels like Baba Yaga

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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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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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Probate Real Estate, Real Estate Investing

How to Tell if You Will be Successful at Real Estate

Over the years I’ve developed the ability to recognize almost instantly if someone will be successful in their real estate ventures. All I have to do is look at three of their behaviors: TimeMoneyCommitment Number one revolves around the timeline you create to get a project or task complete. Preparation is important, but lengthened time

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Probate Real Estate

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

This past weekend I was talking to a good friend of mine who is a very successful real estate investor.I mean, this guy knows his stuff when it comes to investing. Not only has he been in the business for many years, he’s also branched out to wholesaling out of state. I was talking to

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Probate, Probate Real Estate

College Drop Out

There’s a website I go to once in a while just for laughs. It’s called fml and it’s a site where people share bad things that are happening to them and then other people get to vote whether they think that person’s life sucks or if they deserved what happened to them. So this one

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Marketing, Probate Business, Probate Real Estate

Did You Get my Email?

I’m sure that by this point in your life you’ve heard the old adage “there are only three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and email.” Wait, you’ve never heard the email part? Well, that’s because emails getting to their intended recipients is absolutely not a guarantee. The Big Three mailbox providers (Google, Microsoft and Yahoo)

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Probate Real Estate

Are Your Christmas Decorations Up Yet? Mine Are

Halloween is less than two weeks away and that’s why we spent the day yesterday decorating our house here in Los Angeles. Well, it’s not exactly what everyone on our block expected. We were putting up Christmas decorations yesterday! There are three reasons we chose to spend yesterday getting ready for Christmas. FIRST – my family

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