We talk a lot about investing in real estate notes and why we think it is a lot better than being a hands-on landlord. Let’s say this: being the bank is easier than being a janitor.* *Ok, you are not really the janitor, and there is nothing wrong with that profession. But sometimes, as a landlord, you feel like you have to do all the work (or hire people to do it). Fix … [Read more...] about If Notes Are So Great, Why Do Investors Sometimes Sell Them?
There is a lot of talk lately about inflation. But what about inflation and note investing? It stands to reason inflation has people worried after we kicked off January and February 2022 with some unusually high numbers (7.5% and 7.9% respectively) — or so we thought. Then March and April were even higher at 8.5% and 8.3% respectively. NOTE: Keep in mind those are … [Read more...] about Inflation and Note Investing
I admit, it’s a strange title. Probably the strangest I have ever written when talking marketing and the note industry. Maybe I started to write this when I was hungry or maybe I was just reaching for some sort of analogy that would frame what marketing for notes is really like. In either case, I’m committed to it and will just have to push forward and see where we end … [Read more...] about Marketing For Notes Is Like Selling Cupcakes
Once upon a time there were two very different real estate investors. Both were very optimistic about real estate and the investment benefits that go with it. Both attended meetings, frequented industry conventions, and read real estate news in their area. Both even knew they could use real estate in self-directed retirement accounts (SDIRAs) to defer or even eliminate any … [Read more...] about A Tale of Two “Real Estate” Investors
It is the end of another year and as 2021 winds down, our thoughts turn to 2022. There is no question that we are big fans of goal setting for both short-term and long-term goals. At the end of each year, we get together for an entire weekend and focus on what we want to accomplish the following year. Despite 2021 being a crazy year, the process of goal setting for the … [Read more...] about New Year’s Goal Setting for Note Investors