The Maturity Test Ė Spank Your Inner Child And Tell Him To Grow Up Or Else
Spank Your Inner Child And Tell Him To Grow Up Or Else
"Reality is like a fine wine; it will not appeal to children."
- Don Miller, Author of ‘Searching For God Knows What’
"When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child,
reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things."
- 1 Corinthians 13:11
There are two types of people in this world. Those who like Neil Diamond… and those who don’t.
This... continue reading >>
Nice Guys Finish Last And They Donít Get Chicks Either
"The ordinary man is passive. Against major events he is as helpless as against the elements. So far from endeavoring to influence the future, he simply lies down and lets things happen to him."
- George Orwell (1903-1950) Famous journalist, political writer, and novelist
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man."
- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Pulitzer Prize Winner 1925
"Why are there so many Georges?"
- Pre$ton... continue reading >>
Network Your Way To Millions
Let's cut to the chase.
The goal is a few hundred leads per month. You want billboards, commercials, and mass mailers going out in the tens of thousands.
There is only one small problem...
You currently have $327 a month available for marketing.
What do you do?
You have champagne taste and a malt liquor budget.
Simply put, you must start where you are and work your way up. And where you are is broke, by the way. Let that both embarrass you and motivate you at the same... continue reading >>
Wholesalers Are Making Too Much Damn Money. FTC Suspects Fraud.
It’s so funny. At least once a day someone walks up to me, says hello, and then with a pseudo-sorrowful look on their face and a hand on my shoulder as if my mother just died in a fiery car crash asks how I’m doing in real estate. When I reply that I’m doing awesome and it couldn’t be better they look shocked for some strange reason.
"Really?" They exclaim. "Wow! That’s great. Good for you." They look a little perplexed, and then they walk away tapping on their cell phones. I’m not sure what all the tapping... continue reading >>
How To Make $15,000 In One Assignment Fee
So I'm sitting at Starbucks this week just typing away (not very fast, mind you; I only use two fingers total) when my piece of crap iphone that doesn't work ever starts ringing...
Intruder: "Yo! Preston! It's me, Dave - your favorite student! I just flipped a house for a $15,000 assignment fee. I happened to be in your neighborhood so I thought I'd call you and say 'thank you for making me rich' for the thousandth time in my life!"
Me: "I'm at Starbucks on Howard Ave.... continue reading >>
Short Sales - Don't Do It
Short Sales - Don't Do It by R. Preston Ely Have someone else do it for you. Short sales get dealt with just like everything else in my life that even remotely smells like stressful labor; they get delegated. Outsourced. Sub'd out. Avoided at all cost. The purpose of this article is to encourage you to do the same. Life is too short to do things you hate. Don't you feel the same way? Did you know you don't have to do things you don't like? You are not a prisoner. You're... continue reading >>
Finding Buyers In 2007
Finding Buyers In 2007 "Do NOT Make Your Buyers Feel Like Hairy Monkeys!" by R. Preston Ely Times they are a changin'. Whereas in 2005 finding a buyer for your wholesale deal was as easy as Alyssa Milano in Poison Ivy II, we are now faced with a much more challenging predicament. I have personally coined this annoying situation as "Reality." "Reality" sucks. We all know this. Normally I can effortlessly bend it to my will, but it's actually putting up a pretty good fight this time. You see, what I want it to do... continue reading >>
Think 2007 Is A Bad Time To Get Into Real Estate?
Preview:Ever wonder why things happen? If not, then just stop reading. This will be way over your head. Go watch cartoons.
Why did real estate values suddenly climb to record highs the past few years? Why did interest rates drop so low allowing so many average people to refinance and get access to more cash than they had ever previously seen? And more importantly…
Why did it stop all of a sudden?
The answer is – someone…wanted it this way.
Now... continue reading >>