The ultimate resource for Canadian residential landlords. Anyone can become a landlord, but not everyone will be a profitable landlord. Distilling over 35 years of his first-hand experience, Doug Gray, one of Canada’s most respected real estate authors and experts, guides readers on how to become a successful landlord. Following the effective and proven formula of his previous bestsellers, The Canadian Landlord Guide fills the void of information on Canadian landlording. Some of the covered topics include: Principles and formulas for profitable landlording Understanding how the real estate market works The pitfalls of real estate investing and how to avoid them Types of rental formats Where to get information on prospective properties How to finance real estate investments The legal aspects of buying and renting property Tenant selection Property maintenance Filled with easy-to-understand and credible advice, The Canadian Landlord Guide is a must-have resource for all Canadian landlords. Seasoned professionals and aspiring beginners alike will find Doug Gray’s landlording guide to be one of their key tools in their quest for real estate success. Doug Gray, B.A., LL.B. (Vancouver, BC) has been buying, renovating, and renting real estate for 35 years. In addition to being a successful real estate entrepreneur, Doug has written over 28 bestselling real estate, business, and personal finance titles, including Making Money in Real Estate (978-0-470-83620-0) and The Canadian Snowbird Guide (978-0-470-15375-8).
This book shows beginning and experienced real estate investors how, and where, to acquire one million dollars in real estate in one year using borrowed money. Author and real estate expert Tyler Hicks starts with the reasons why real estate is the world's best borrowed-money business, then discusses hands-on ways for any investor to: Choose the type of property to invest in Pick one of 49 mortgages that can finance the property Find loans on the Internet to finance property acquisition Deal with, and obtain funding from, private lenders Use self-starter methods to get the money needed to buy income real estate Get financing even with bad credit/no credit on the investor's record Tap into little-known sources of real estate financing for both beginners and experienced wealth builders Use 100% financing (zero-down) methods to acquire real estate Build wealth almost anywhere with property appreciation Put wraparound mortgages to work to acquire desirable properties Numerous real-life examples of people who have used this system successfully in their spare time are included. To further assist readers in acquiring the income real estate they seek, dozens of sources of funding are included.
Praise for Selling Real Estate Services «Selling Real Estate Services shows you how to stop being a vendor and start being a partner. Bob Potter's Third-Level concept will help you win more, have more fun, and build greater client loyalty. It's a playbook for success.» —Roger T. Staubach, Executive Chairman for the Americas, Jones Lang LaSalle, and founder of The Staubach Company «It's not just about selling; it's about winning. Just in time for one of the most competitive markets in a generation. Be prepared to win.» —Robert A. Ortiz, Executive Managing Director – U.S. Operations, Cushman & Wakefield Inc. «Bob Potter's Third-Level Selling offers a progressive, advanced approach to building trust, demonstrating value, and winning. Whether you are new to real estate or a seasoned veteran, it will take your career to the next level.» —Craig Robbins, Chief Knowledge Officer, Colliers International «Business development never stops for successful real estate companies. Bob Potter gets it, and his simple strategies and techniques can be implemented immediately across a sales-oriented organization. This book is a gem.» —Tom Donnelly, President and COO, ValleyCrest Landscape Development «Rarely do books capture the essence of success in our industry. Third-Level Selling helps one understand how you build long-term committed relationships with clients. This book is a road map to becoming a top producer; I only hope that my competition doesn't read it!» —Dan Winey, Managing Principal, Gensler
Master the art of flipping with KIRSTEN KEMP, host of the hit TV show Property Ladder! «This book establishes a new standard for real estate authors. Kemp gives her readers delightfully written prose packed with her wealth of experiences. She lays out so many profit-generating (and loss-avoiding) ideas that while reading the manuscript my highlighter never got a rest.» —Gary Eldred, Trump University Professor of Real Estate, coauthor of the bestseller Investing in Real Estate Real estate isn't just for the rich! And this book proves it. In Flipping Confidential, Kirsten Kemp, the host of TLC's runaway hit show, Property Ladder, gives first-time investors the guidance and inside tips to buy cheap, fix fast, and sell high. With a positive attitude and a healthy dose of humor, Kirsten Kemp walks you through every step of a successful flip–from finding the right house to getting your financing in order, from making big improvements to pricing the home to sell. If you've ever seen Property Ladder, you know that successfully fixing and flipping a property can be a deeply rewarding experience–both personally and financially–when you do it right. Kemp makes sure you do it right in Flipping Confidential, revealing all the inside knowledge she has amassed as a successful flipper. You'll learn how Kemp became a successful flipper and much more, including how to: Get started with little savings or free time Find great leads and follow up on them Clean up your credit and find financing Sign up a great agent, lender, or contractor Learn when you can do it yourself, and when to hire a pro Keep costs down during renovations Set schedules and plan for costs and fees Master home staging for higher profits Manage mistakes before they become disasters Real estate is the key to your financial freedom, and flipping is the fastest way to unlock that door. If you want to get out of the office, be your own boss, spend more time with your family, and make a truckload of money in the process, this is the ultimate guide to your new life. The key to financial success isn't a secret, it's Flipping Confidential.
Home staging strategies needed to succeed in a down market Whether a buyer, seller, or real estate agent, the home selling and purchasing process is fraught with potholes that can usually be overcome. But in this weakened housing market, everyone involved in the selling process must increase their efforts. In order to sell homes at top dollar, houses must be «prepared for sales.» That’s where Staging comes in. The real estate mantra is no longer location, location, location. It is now Staging, Staging, Staging! It’s all about presentation. In Staging to Sell, Barb Schwarz, The Creator of Home Staging®, offers her winning tactics, secrets, and strategies for selling a home at top dollar during these challenging times. In addition to offering specific tips on how to Stage a home, Schwarz, a sought-after speaker and Real Estate broker who has Staged and sold over 5,000 homes, provides readers, sellers, Realtors® and Stagers, with useful advice on correctly pricing properties, marketing properties so that they sell, addressing objections early on, having the seller handle the Staging before the house is viewed, and much more. Written with today’s turbulent real estate market in mind, Staging to Sell contains the information readers need to get their homes Sold in the market quickly for top dollar.
Praise for Realtor? Magazine's BROKER to BROKER «By providing best practice management tips with thought-provoking ideas, Broker to Broker offers invaluable guidance on virtually every aspect of our dynamic industry. The book's easy-to-read format, with in-depth supporting material available online, is an innovative approach to helping the country's brokers and managers find effective solutions to today's challenges.» –Ron Peltier, President and CEO, HomeServices of America, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota «This compilation of the latest Realtor? Magazine articles on real estate brokerage management could be of help to brokers and managers looking for practical ideas to boost their operations. The book quotes extensively from veteran brokers and managers who are trying new ways to build sales and tackle problems. Within the book's range of articles could be helpful ideas for you.» –J. Lennox Scott, Chairman and CEO, John L. Scott Real Estate, Seattle, Washington «The editors did their homework. The pace of change in our business is a constant challenge. Even if you don't want to lead the charge in industry change, brokers would do well to study the innovative concepts (such as the employee-agent model) illustrated here. The section on operations is particularly useful for brokers of a multi-office/multi-region operation.» –Steve Brown, ABR?, CRB, Vice President and General Manager, Crye-Leike, Realtors?, Memphis, Tennessee «The editors of Realtor? Magazine do a fantastic job of keeping Realtors? on top of all real estate concerns. No issue is more timely or essential to building good business than brokerage practices.» –Blanche Evans, Publisher, Agent News, and Editor, Realty Times, Dallas, Texas
Praise for Emerging Real Estate Markets «In this book, you'll discover how to snatch real estate opportunities at low prices, before their value becomes common knowledge. Buy all the copies on the bookshelf before your competitor does!» –Frank McKinney, «The Maverick Daredevil Real Estate Entrepreneur» and author of Frank McKinney's Maverick Approach to Real Estate Success «I've never seen another real estate book even come close to laying out a profit road map the way this one does. If your local economy is too hot or too cold, Lindahl's guide will show you how to invest in the up-and-coming markets with the greatest profit potential.» –Stacy Kellams, President, www.RealEstateCourseReviews.com «Lindahl shows you how to look into the future and see where the next hot real estate markets will be. It's the closest thing I've found to a real estate crystal ball.» –Jeff Adams, President, www.FreeRealEstateMentoring.com «The brilliant thing about this book is Lindahl's approach to investing by 'remote control.' He has a real-world system for living in one place and making money from investments in another.» –William Bronchick, attorney and coauthor of Flipping Properties «In the crowded field of real estate gurus, Lindahl stands head-and-shoulders above the rest. This book is must reading for any serious investor–beginner or veteran.» –Justin Ford, author of Seeds of Wealth and Main Street Millionaire
An all-time bestseller, Dolf de Roos?s classic Real Estate Riches shows you how to find great deals and make great profits in the real estate market. You?ll learn why real estate is such a reliable moneymaker and how to achieve the biggest return possible on your investment. Full of time-honored wisdom, proven tactics, and quick-and-easy tips, this book shows you how to find the best properties with the most potential, analyze deals, negotiate and submit offers, effectively manage properties, and dramatically increase the value of your real estate without spending much money. If you want to be your own boss and quit the nine-to-five life, Real Estate Riches shows you how.
"Filled with creative strategies that work in today's market. A must-read for the real estate investor!" -Albert Lowry, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of How You Can Become Financially Independent by Investing in Real Estate A few years ago, even reckless real estate investors could still make money because the market was booming. But many markets have softened, and making a profit isn't as simple as it used to be. However-with the right strategy and long-term thinking-there is still plenty of money to be made in real estate. If you're willing to look outside your local market, you'll discover emerging markets that are booming. And there are also smart investing strategies that work especially well in slowing markets. You can do it! You just need the new rules and wise tactics you'll find in this practical, profitable guide: * Invest in up-and-coming, high-growth emerging markets * Learn the powerful strategy of market-timing * Use lease options to get more for your money * Learn creative strategies to engineer hands-off investments * Find foreclosures and other hidden bargains * Invest in bargain-rate new construction projects There are great deals hiding in every real estate market, and this book makes finding those values easy. Whether you want to locate the next up-and-coming growth markets, or find creative ways to finance your investments, Making Hard Cash in a Soft Real Estate Market is a savvy guide to investing for anyone who wants to play it safe and profitably.
With the housing bubble of the past few years bursting and interest rates on the rise, there has been an upsurge in the number of foreclosures across the country, creating many opportunities for profit. But investing in real estate foreclosure[s?] can be a tough job, especially when a negative stigma is attached. How do you make money while preserving your morals and trust? Foreclosure Investing For Dummies shows you how to invest in foreclosures ethically without being accused of stealing homes from “little old ladies.” This step-by-step guide helps you thoroughly research property, find the best opportunities, purchase foreclosures, and avoid misleading distressed homeowners. This book doesn’t promise quick profits through minimal work, but it will provide you with invaluable information to become a successful investor, including: Identifying opportunities and understanding risks Obtaining information, tools, support, and resources Locating properties prior to foreclosure Assisting homeowners through the foreclosure process Acquiring properties below market value prior to the auction Buying property at an auction, from lending institutions, and government agencies Repairing, renovating, and selling or leasing property This book provides tips and strategies for refinancing your property and maximizing your profits. It also gives you advice on how to assist homeowners, have them work with you, and common mistakes you should avoid. It’s time to go out and make the most of foreclosure investing, and with Foreclosure Investing For Dummies by your side, your hard work and devotion will bring tons of success!