Five Red Flags to a Bad Property Investment

Consider the following warning signs when buying property In order to remain a successful real estate investor, or to get a decent return on investment from your very first apartment investment, your job is to make a decent passive income. Now a passive income occurs when you make money by not putting in a lot … read more

Four Tips for Preventing Tenant Vacancies

Reduce your vacancy rates to zero Both from experience, and from listening to the concerns of other real estate colleagues, keeping rental properties occupied can be a headache. It can prove difficult to find tenants for a rental property—and finding good tenants that pay their rent on time, don’t damage the property, and don’t break … read more

Don’t be a Real Estate Flake

Don’t pull these three common real estate investing faux pas Mark’s ad on Angie’s List got my attention right away! To tell this story properly, I need to backtrack a few weeks to my search for a painter to give the main floor of my rental property a fresh coat of paint. As a real … read more

Business Card Tips for Real Estate Investors

Five ways to improve your first impression with business contacts As a real estate investor, or any business owner, your business card can say a lot about your professionalism. Firstly, a business card is often makes the first impression on colleagues and potential clients. A poorly designed business card can negatively impact your personal brand—as … read more

10 Reasons Why you Must Work for Yourself

Home-based real estate investors make their schedules work for them—not the other way around 1. Make your work schedule work for you – Working for someone else means one thing: your time at work is NOT your own. You have to meet deadlines and do things that don’t contribute to your ultimate success, but the … read more

What Does it Take to be a Successful Real Estate Investor?

By Alfonso Munoz, Mentor in the Houston Office In preparing this article, I asked that question to five different real estate investors, and as fully expected I got five different answers. Ironically enough none of those five answers had anything to do with real estate. On the surface, that may seem peculiar to the new … read more

The Del Walmsley Show – Discussing Automatic Enrollment into 401(k's) – Do You Pay Attention to Your Money?

“It’s just the situation that most people — 99 percent of the people—don’t pay attention to their money. They don’t care. And it’s so prevalent that they can write about you in national magazines telling people, “All right. Let’s take advantage of this laziness and this ignorance of the financial situation that they’re in and … read more

The Del Walmsley Radio Show – The Modern Version of "The Ant and the Grasshopper"

“The ant works hard in the withering heat and in the rain all summer long building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks the ant is a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference… … and demands to … read more