Investing in Raw Land and Vacant Land…
This is about investing in raw land and what it really means for real estate investors. I love doing this and I’ve been working with raw land ever since I was a kid. I know you probably aren’t as nerdy about this as me so I wont’ get carried just yet, unless you ask me to lol.
This will be a general overview and an introduction to the basics of investing in raw land. Here’s what it really means for real estate investors and what you need to know before you begin.
Most investors HATE raw land
I’m probably the one who advertises how much I love this part of the business, but I’m biased and they may be because my family raised me on this stuff and my dad would take me out to look at and appraise lots as soon as I could walk.
That being said, there are real dangers in this world and you should NEVER get a loan or put money at risk on a raw land deal, especially if you don’w know what you’re doing. But guess what? That is NOT something you should do with ANY investment.
Stay away from ALL risk
We are big on avoiding using your credit, money or finances to get into real estate or business. So later, in another post I’ll talk about that more, how to work these deals with NO risk and get into raw land deals with no money or credit, etc.
For now we need to know the basics.
Raw land investing is an interesting category and can mean a lot of different things. Basically you’re investing in some sort of land and it’s stage of development, and the potential uses, can be varied.
By breaking raw land down…
The definition of ‘raw land’ becomes easier to grasp when when you properly categorize the types. Let’s get started with the top categories and get a clearer picture of what everyone’s talking about.
Here we go;
- Residential Development Land (land to be sold to developers for residential homes)
- Commercial Development Land (land to be sold to developers for commercial purposes)
- Crop Land (land that is already being used for crops or could be)
- Livestock Land (land that is ideal for livestock and not other purposes for the most financial gain)
- Timberland (land that will be used for timber and then perhaps replanted or repurposed)
- Mineral Rich Land (for mining the land)
- Recreation Land (this really varies, from airstrips to storage, ATV roaming grounds, shooting ranges, etc.)
How they each work in a little bit more detail.
Residential or Commercial Development
Buying land that can be developed for residential or commercial purposes is going to be land that is most likely zoned accordingly. You can petition to have land re-zoned, but it is a bit of a time consuming and therefore costly endeavor, and it may not lead to the re-zoning results you desire.
Buying land for cropping takes a little bit of know how or the willingness to learn quickly. You need to know what crops can be grown on the land, who will actually farm it, crop rotation cycles to limit depletion of the land’s minerals, how much it will cost to farm the land, how much crops are going for after harvest, and much more. This is why a lot of people walk away from raw land.
Buying land for livestock is likened to cropping; what animals can survive on the land, is it best used for livestock in topography (example cows prefer some hills, some wooded/shaded areas, and fresh water sources), what are local methane ordinances (waste from livestock), how much each ‘head’ of whatever you’re raising is going for at market, who will farm the livestock, how much is the livestock going for, and more.
Buying land for timber is a little trickier in that it depends on what kind of timber is growing. If it’s a fast growing type of timber, it’s easily replant- able and best spread out over time, harvesting only so much per year. If it’s a slower growing crop, can the land be repurposed after harvesting into something like land for livestock or cropping? You need to the value play.
Buying land for minerals is a very interesting one. There is a little bit of a trick with this one, and it’s buyer beware. There are two components to mineral rich land in terms of who owns the land, and who owns the mineral rights.
You don’t want to find yourself in a situation where you own the land as an investment but someone else own the rights to all of the minerals on it to be mined out. Buying land for minerals is further complicated as using it while it’s being mined for other purposes is tricky, as well as repurposing it after it’s mined. Consider this; a limestone rich area of land turns into a limestone quarry. After the depletion of the limestone, in theory it could be filled and repurposed as residential land.
However, this would be a multi-million dollar effort as limestone quarries can run extremely deep underground, and then the actual stability of the land after filling could be compromised and not found suitable for building on. So you would need to know what about the mineral rights and uses of the land after.
Buying land for recreation, this will just depend on what kind of an investment you’re turning it into and what kind of deal/s you want to do. When you consider what type of insurance you would need to carry on something like a shooting range for example, and what your potential profits could be in return it’s going to be easy to determine if it’s worth it financially. You have to do the math.
How the average investor can buy raw land.
For those investors that are not independently wealthy, or looking to syndicate other people’s funds in such endeavors, and if you don’t know really know what you’re doing in terms of working with the land itself, then starting out with a real estate investment trust may be your best bet.
This way you can own a portion while collecting revenue on it, but it is managed by other people that know more about making the most of the land.
You can also check out our other classes on doing deals and how to build your business up because they pretty all apply the same here. The class Azam did on 30 ways to buy real estate zero down for example, all of those methods will work with raw land too.
Here are some helpful sites:
For those interested in learning more about farming/crops terms and learning what to research when thinking about farming investments, here are some terms that you should know:
All about mineral rights being separate from land:
(livestock news and trends)
Here’s our BigReia.com Comic
I love raw land deals, here’s more cool stuff…
Now that we’ve gone over the basics, here’s a special session that Azam and did I together, I think you guys are going to love it…
Now that you know that basics you may be wondering what I mentioned earlier:
Here are 57 ways to make an extra $3,000 – $5,000 a month
with raw land… all zero down and without getting a loan.
To download the image above in a .pdf (for free) just say you love me and click here.
Maybe getting into raw land is for you or maybe it isn’t, but here are some fun ways that you can test your passion level about this and make money at the same time.
You can do these deals on any land you own, or you can JV with a landowner because all of these can be done for free or at very low cost so you can talk to a landowner and test the idea and calibrate it until it is a good money maker.
Some helpful other EPIC BigReia Posts:
Remember to check out our other post on how to find motivated sellers by working with inner city farms, lots of brilliance there.
Also check out our post on how to start and own indoor vertical farms. This is a great way to help inner cities and build your business collection at the same time. That was my first $5 million dollar indoor farm deal.
I LOVE this stuff y’all.
I do these deals ALL the time and as much as I used to hate talking to people and as terrible as I was at it, I’m now in love with putting these deals together and I drive around a few times a week to the boonies just to meet with and talk to land owners so we can strike up a deal.
I try to make at least $10,000 a month but sometimes that takes time, so to be conservative I can easily say that any of these should make you at least $3,000 – $5,000 a month from the start. So let’s go!
1.) Assign/Sell Your Option
Through all of these examples your goal is to increase the income, and thus the value, of the land. This is why it is a good idea to get an option on these properties and then you can assign it, sell it, get dividends on it, leverage it for a purchase or trade it. There are lots of options… get it… lots of… oh forget it…
2.) Ship Seeds and Plants
Whatever is growing on the land right now, or what has grown or what could be grown – those seeds carry value somewhere. This is something every farmer and grower should be doing because offering seeds opens the door for classes, teaching, books, online articles and magazines, youtube videos, etc. that go into more detail on how to make the most of the seeds and each of those media can be monetized.
3.) Outdoor advertising
You would do nothing but allow a company or group to put a giant advertisement, sign or something like that in the ground. The obvious way this works is if the land is by a busy road or something but what if the land is totally out of the way and isolated, can this still work?
Absolutely yes, I like to contact advertising and viral marketing companies and get their ideas on rural flash mobs or a logo made in “alien” crop circles or something like that and we can make it happen in the middle of nowhere and get some epic footage, pictures and drone video shots that they can use online. Again you do nothing but broker the deals. My biggest payday so far was $25,000 for a providing a venue for a zombie-attack style commercial. These deals are out there, you just have to be out there looking for them.
4.) Horseback riding and shows
Anybody who wasn’t raised on a farm but still manages to ride horses, is probably rich. That means you want to be targeting them. Arranging for a show takes a bit more time but offering training (even if you bring the horses in from elsewhere) and horseback riding is much easier and faster. These also create repeat clients, which is the goal for any business you ever work with or have.
I worked with a horse farm and told them what I was doing and while I was talking to them I realized how bad their business was hurting because of bad customer/client retention policies. I helped them fix it and now own 15% of that business, I get a nice residual check every quarter – so doing these deals helps you put together even more deals, like a snowball picking up more and more momentum.
5.) Rent space for solar or wind turbines
This will depend on a few things, and our team is doing this a lot more outside America. I’ll take this moment to tell you something that Azam taught me: solar energy is the future, regardless of what you hear on the news, solar will win. This is the time of growth and if you work with a utility company they will come in and do all the work for you.
6.) Rent to cell towers
I haven’t done this as much as I want to, I met a couple that was having a hard time and I helped them get in touch with a phone company to lease their land for a tower. This made the couple an extra $6k/month and it saved them from financial disaster. I didn’t make much on that deal but it’s my fav one so far.
7.) Bee keeping and hive rental.
There is a strange thing happening with the bee population that nobody seems to understand, they are mysteriously disappearing and un-colonizing in a way that has never been seen. This has made hives or colonizing more valuable and profitable than just about any other time in history. The cost is low and the impact to the land is minimal. These are good deals.
I’m a total nerd about this stuff so I don’t want to bore you with this, but it can be profitable and very fun, here are some more links on this process of beekeeping and how to get into it.
Here is a group of passionate bee people, they are called beekeepers or apiarist, and one of the first deals I did was with Doug and his wife from here:
They also have a great hook as their tagline:
“I want the American Bee Journal to be the finest publication about bees and beekeeping in the world.”
– C.P. Dadant, Editor of ABJ 1912-1938
Simple, direct and brilliant.
Also the bizarre fall in bee populations, it’s called Colony Collapse Disorder, here’s more info on that:
Speaking of wikipedia here’s a LONG rabbit hole on this:
I’ve done a lot of these deals with bees and I plan on doing more, I love animals and being outdoors so the bees have been a lot more fun than profitable for me. If you want I can do a whole lesson on just using bee colonies to grow your real estate business. Just axe.
8.) Tiny House Rental
All you need to put a property on AirBnb is some sort of structure where somebody can sleep or be “indoors”, it can be on wheels or even hooked to a vehicle. When I do these I start by talking to a maker or an owner and then I try to get them for no money up front just to see how well they will rent. This way you can test the idea with no money and only pay for things out of your profits. If you aren’t familiar with a tiny house, you can learn more here.
Here are some lists of tiny houses if you’ve never seen one before:
I try to make at least $100-$200 a day, you can make it work with less than that but usually all you need is a slightly better ad or location to get there. People do this the for the experience and once you’re done you can just drive the home off the lot or move and you’re done, easy.
9.) Obstacle Course and Endurance Games
In the last few years there has been a big increase in the popularity of obstacle courses and “warrior” type of challenge contests. Shows like American Ninja Warrior (which was based on a popular Japanese show called Sasuke) or Wipeout are good examples. Wipeout called itself “The world’s largest obstacle course” so when I do these I try to name them with a hook like that, “The most dangerous obstacle course in (STATE)” for example. Sometimes we will do it in a style of American Gladiators, which was also remade in 2008. These types of events are great for corporate gigs.
Those are pretty involved and the only way I do them the first time is to get the material and equipment installed at zero down and as a test, usually I will sign an agreement that if we continue to work there I will use that company for all our obstacle course equipment. Another cheaper version is something like a Tough Mudder race, there are many smaller companies doing similar competitions and many more people who want to get in that business so I’m always able to find people that want in, you will too.
10.) Survivor Skills Training
The market for this growing everyday, and the good thing is that you don’t need to do ANYTHING to the land, in fact the less helpful or “livable” the better usually. People can come and learn to make spear, set up camp for an overnight stay, drink their urine, etc. I do these as a group where there are at least 10-15 students who came at once, usually I do this once a week if I can but even once every two weeks or just once a month and you can quickly net $5,000 and a lot more.
To get an idea of the curriculum or talk with schools, here is a good list. If you are unfamiliar try watching Les Stroud or Bear Grylls and you’ll get a good idea of how this works.
For a long time my record for the fastest money that I ever made was when I ran a Craiglist ad for survivor training classes and I accidentally include an order link, I ran the ad in the morning (it included the impressive military credentials of the instructor who I partnered with) and by that afternoon I had made over $7,000. Guys, you can totally do this! = )
11.) Host Concerts, Festivals and Outdoor Gatherings
This doesn’t have to be just for hippies, although they help. Search for events like Burning Man and it can jog your mind for more ideas. Every year around April 20th (420) there are a lot of big marijuana and hemp gatherings that are big and successful too. When I want to sell an owner on the idea I send them links like this or this and see how excited they get about it. If they get into it, I know it’ll be fun and we can always make the money work.
12.) Test or store farm equipment
I came across this by accident, there are a lot of individual farmers and companies that have very big equipment that is not used regularly and takes up a bunch of space. You can rent them space to store their equipment or even work out a trade. These are easy deals and I have yet to meet a single landowner who has asked around very much to get offers on who wants to use their land for equipment storage, this is low hanging fruit.
13.) Growing Worms.
I picked this up from a trader in North Carolina, he had giant tubs that he used. I’ve done with with buckets, large storage bins, bath tubs, barrels, cabinets and drawers, etc. You can even do this indoors. This is actually a serious movement, with a festival and everything. There’s even people who are professional “Worm Hunters“, or worm “Grunter” I think he prefers. Probably the best part about raising worms is that nothing goes to waste because I’ve made more money on the soil afterwards is some of the best and most desirable for gardens. This compost is another revenue stream.
14.) Host a Cross Country Meet
I get in touch with all local school, colleges and running groups for this. Using meetup.com can help because you can find local runners and when/where they meet. Often the schools and track coaches are not getting rich or making any money, it is about love of the sport for them. This is where you can help them a bit because making even just a little money can help motivate them to do more good and exercise is important.
I’ve never made less than $1,000 hosting one of these and never less than $5,000 a month on them, most coaches and staff are shocked so I’ve also helped to train them to do this right. You want to have sponsors, paid parking, drone footage, T-shirts, special pictures and local celebrities, quality food and drinks, etc. these are all profit centers. I love athletics and people shouldn’t by shy of financing better meets, if we pay to watch strangers in arenas or on T.V. why not pay to watch our family and friends.
15.) Bed and Breakfast Offering
Usually there will be some structure or building, maybe the owner’s house, a farmhouse, a barn, etc. usually I try to find something that is anywhere near the land and include a night’s stay there. This can be on Airbnb or Craigslist or some other site but when I do this I really try to sell the quaint atmosphere, I don’t want do much, or any, work or upkeep but the way I present that is as an “authentic” experience.
There are a lot of small farm areas outside of Indy that are perfect for this because people from city love experiencing “farm life” and having something to instagram about. My goal whenever I do a short term or daily rental like this is to net at least $50-$100 a day on average.
16.) Create a Shooting Range, Target Practice or a Competition
You need to be careful what you call this for insurance purposes, so I always have the owner or somebody check with an attorney first before doing this. A full shooting range is one thing, all the parts are cheap and can be rented or secured with no money out of pocket, things like clay discs, targets, backdrops, etc. are all cheap and in rural areas gun use is normally high.
Using the land as “target practice” can mean more favorable legal status. Hosting competitions and creating a coveted award is our favorite way right now though because it is fast and easy and we have sponsors do all the setup and cleanup so any money that you make you can keep since there are almost no expenses. I grew up around guns so I love being able to make money with them now.
17.) Offer Landscape Storage
We started doing this after discovering it by accident, one of our students was at a property and saw that there were piles of bricks, bushes, trees and giant stones. They were helping a local landscape company by allowing them to story their inventory on their land, and there are a lot of companies like this that have contracts and work to be done but they need somewhere to store their stuff in the meantime and they don’t have enough storage space. This may be mulch, grass, seeds, soil, etc. or maybe even equipment. You can rent them storage space.
18.) Paintball and Laser Tag Tournaments
There is a huge demand in many areas for paintball and laser tag space. These can be short term or regular, long term deals, it will all depend on a few factors including the companies you work with. I try to find at least 5-10 decent sized companies in an area first so that I know there is an existing market. One of the easiest plays here is to work with them all and host a giant tournament for everybody, their involvement will absorb the costs so nearly all money generated is pure profit.
19.) Animal Sanctuary and Rehab
Azam is crazy about birds, I always liked cats. We have set up a few animal shelters but overseas we have a lot more work to do to spread awareness for animal rights. If you love animals then any time you talk to an owner find out if they love animals too because this is a good way to provide space to raise, nurture and rehabilitate harmed animals.
20.) Host a Haunted House
There are some “Haunted Hayrides” we’ve done that were very successful, but these do only seem to work during Halloween so we haven’t figure out how to make them year round yet. On the plus side you can easily clear five or six figures a month in the hot season so it is still worth it. Most people are terrified of farms at night, we used to do host a few Haunted Corn Maze events and they always worked well because they is hardly any cost since a corn field at night is scary enough as it is. Spook up some good money with this stuff.
21.) Host a Hot Air Balloon Festival
We’ve only done this one a few times, but there are a few students who do these regularly and you can easily make a good side income on these. You don’t have to do this as a festival because just offering individual rides can be even more profitable. There are a lot of places for inspiration like this list of festivals and gatherings related to hot air balloons.
22.) Drone Footage
There is a MASSIVE demand for drone video footage right now, and it will continue for years to come. You don’t even need permission for this usually BUT it is still good to do this transparently and with the owner’s blessing. Plus they may be able to help you get better footage.
You don’t need a unique setting either, just find out what the property has to offer and see what footage like that is going for. Or you can be super smart and do inverse, find out what kind of footage is selling and in demand right and then go get it.
We do a lot of these deals, I don’t shoot much with drones but others on our team do. Here are some places that will buy your drone footage or put it up so that you can make money from your drone videos. This also isn’t just about drone videos but these sites are also good to sell images that you take yourself or get from others.
Also you want to check the legality issues, like getting licensed, registering the drone with FAA (yes I’m serious lol) and other legal issues that you can learn about here and here. Also make sure check out the FAA’s info on this here:
Okay once you’ve done that you’re ready…
Where to sell drone footage and pictures:
Okay we added and added some resources here and now this has become a mini course on where to sell photography and video footage. There are a LOT of ways to make money with pictures, some of them we will be going over on this post about raw land but check our other stuff out for more on this. Here a great post we have on how real estate investors can easily start a drone photography business.
For now just know that the internet is FUNGRY (fu**ing + hungry) for good, high quality images and when they are raw and unique like yours will be then you can quickly develop a portfolio of digital assets that pay you every month like rentals. If you do hire or work with a photographer remember that YOU get to keep all the images too.
So here are some places to help monetize pictures and video:
They will put your footage up and offer a 50/50 split anytime somebody buys it.
They call themselves the world’s largest video library, they offer the same 50/50 split.
This is more for film makers, we use networking sites to connect with film makers from all over and it is a good way to get good ideas and share brilliance. The criteria here for contributed works may be above your head but it is still good to talk with people in this world and see what is happening and in demand.
Getty Images and iStock
They are big and you can make money with them, but the splits are not 50/50 (at least at first) and they have a bunch of rules to follow.
This site started in France and have a goal to gather high quality aerial shots and images from around the world.
This is a smaller site, but if anything does sell you can get up to 70%.
This is about high quality advertising images, they also employ AI in interesting ways.
They are serious about providing high quality aerial shots and footage, this is for use by big network television stations and movie studios. This is not for beginners but it still a good place to see and learn about how profitable drone footage can be.
This is another exclusive site, but you can get paid more on images that they use.
Here you will make more money the more active you are with their site.
This is a website where members can make unlimited downloads for a flat monthly fee, so your footage will most likely not be “bought” individually in most cases but you can still make money on each upload.
These are also high quality images, videos, graphics, etc. and the pay structure can be monthly and based on subscriptions.
They are like videoblocks but they do same thing with all kinds of media, pictures, music, websites, etc. You will want to talk with the community here because there a lot of good people here that can help your assets get traction.
They are a lot like Getty and they also have a sliding scale and what percentage of money you’ll get from them.
This is a smaller site but they have a very direct payment scale.
They use both images and videos and illustrations and just about anything else. They have some unique requirements about the portfolio but as usual the more hoops you jump through the more money you make.
This is a smaller site in some ways, but you can set your own prices.
This is another not so generous split, you’ll be around 30-35% with them for photos and videos and they justify this by claiming to be the “world’s largest creative community”. It is worth a shot if you are going to be doing this regularly.
They have a different type of plan where you get a flat rate for every sale and then a sliding scale for your other digital assets that are bought.
This is also a social networking site and will allow you to connect with photographers, gauge demand, test markets, ask questions, volunteer, etc.
Tens of thousands of photographers have contributed here and these images are expensive so you can make better money if your pictures sell.
This is part of the Envato, but they have better SEO ranking lol.
This is one of those sites that only wants exclusive images, meaning ones that are not sold anywhere else, so that is something to consider too. They pay well though 50% and in some cases more.
This started as an extension of instagram and now it has grown into a full business, you can upload pictures you take for instagram and set it so the images get automatically uploaded to Twenty20 and you get paid on anything that sells. You can also use images from others and they are real people in real situations.
They’ve been bought by Adobe Stock, it is basically the same thing now and works similarly.
This is another larger site with a broad range of media that you can use and upload, you get paid on what is downloaded and sold.
This is another film maker centered site, it is all about telling stories with short images and videos. They only want high quality images and footage and they can help get it distributed. We have people on our team use these sites for inspiration and to gauge demand, even if you never license anything to them sites like these are great to learn from. Their parent company is also a good learning resource for story telling.
Again the reason I listed these sites is NOT just for drone footage but also for any other pictures that you take, and these sites are also a good place to learn about how artists and creators are impacting emotions. That is the key to gaining compliance. Okay back to our list.
Oh, and one more thing…
… Another way of making money with these images is HOW you use them. So here are some helpful places that will take your pictures and allow you to monetize them more with on-demand printing, meaning you don’t have to buy 500 t-shirts and store them in your garage.
Once you have this set up you can have clients and customers go directly to these sites and place their orders, fun and easy residual money.
You can take pictures and offer them as greeting cards, on t-shirts, calenders, iPad skins, etc.
You can take images and pictures and turn them into museum quality canvas pictures, the kind that feel like cloth.
They will take your pictures and offer them as framed paintings.
They will take images and print them on glass, so the picture you get back is a frame-less piece of glass.
They will take your images and make custom mug, sweatshirts, pins, clocks, gifts, etc.
Another option we use a lot is to take a group of photos and send them as direct mail to land owners so that they can see what you’ve done with other deals, you can create a photo book. These are almost always read by your target, these are great for testimonials, examples and demos and overall long term compliance and recognition because sending somebody a photo book is like sending them fridge magnets – they never get thrown away.
Shutterfly and TinyPrints
… Here a great post we have on how real estate investors can easily start a drone photography business.
Okay now back to our list…
23.) Wildlife Photography
Often the raw land will be in areas out of the cities, and with less humans around you will usually find a lot of local animals roaming freely. This provides an opportunity to get shots that are unique and hard to get elsewhere. You can take these images yourself, have a photographer take them and split their profits or just rent the land out to a photographer and let them keep their pictures. Remember you also get to keep any and all pictures because then YOU have assets that you can use with the above sites as well.
24.) Educational Classes
Work with local schools, clubs and especially hobby groups like tree lovers, horticulturists, bird watchers, etc. and you can have them attend classes and learning workshops. When we do field trips students can learn about leaf classification, poisonous berries, rural first aid, etc. Sometimes we do a Self Serve where we ask these groups what kinds of classes we should do and then have somebody from one of the groups also teach the class.
25.) Host Motocross Races and Training
Don’t do this unless you have an MX (MotoCross) insider working with you, that’s what I did and the only way that these are successful. The insurance costs are going to be big for a full race so you want to start small. Creating a practice track is a lot easier to begin with.
26.) Civil War Re-enactments
There’s nothing better than celebrating that time that traitors rose up and attacked us lol, this is a good idea though because you can use pictures and videos from these battles and sell or license them. We’ve had images licensed by the History Channel and a few museums. Tickets can also be sold to a local history society, school, gun advocacy groups, etc.
27.) Athletic Fields
We had a deal a few years ago where we worked with a landowner who had been trying to sell his land for several years with no success, we created a cricket field on his land and rented it to a group of doctors. They took the game very seriously and fell in love with playing everyday, they got so invested in fact that they ended up buying the the land at full market value. This worked out great for the seller, for the docs and for us. It won’t work out like this every time, but you can create soccer fields, football fields, track and and field events, etc. at virtually no cost and and with regular renters.
28.) Host a Giant Community Playground
In nearly every case of having a playground you will need it to be really big and have some appeal for adults because in order to make good money on it you will need people to come in numbers and often. The best way to do this is to partner with company and get the demographics and criteria they suggest and then find land that fits the criteria.
29.) Be a Wedding Host
If you have a wedding on a piece of rural land, there are countless pictures and video opportunities that will only get on raw land. When I talk to wedding planners one of the first things they want to hear about a location is “seclusion“, partly so the wedding can go as loud and as late as anybody wants but also because of the photography opportunities. In several cases that we’ve done this, the weddings became so profitable that we built wedding halls (financed from profits) and hosted weddings for years.
30.) Co-Op Farming
Everyday more and more people are learning about the benefits of having your own food grown on your own farm or at least a farm that you know of, the problem is that usually it is too costly for on family to buy a farm as a side expense. One solution to this is for multiple people to partner and share the costs and/or work involved.
This topic is WAY too deep for me to get into very much right now but if you want to know more ask me because I think, and so does Azam, that nearly everybody should be involved in this in some way. It is cheaper and much healthier to eat food that came from places you know about. This is also a huge economic benefit, one of our biggest partners is Anand in India, who has become the largest milk producer in the world and one of the biggest and most successful farm cooperatives ever. This idea has been around for hundreds of years and continues to revolutionize food.
31.) Motorhome and RV Storage
A motorhome or RV (recreation vehicle) actually has an engine versus the travel trailer that has no engine and must be hooked to another vehicle to travel. The motorhome will not lose value as fast as a standard car but as any vehicle it does depreciate fast while the travel trailer can hold more of the value for an extended time because it doesn’t have an engine. This is important to you because owners of these vehicles need a good place to store these “assets“, you can rent that space to them.
If you do want to say mobile or upgrade your house make sure to check out my post on how trade a few signs for mansion.
32.) Fallout Shelters and Bunker
There is an entire movement of people called “Preppers” or “Survivalists” and they are usually paranoid gun nuts who are preparing for the zombie apocalypse or something like that. There have been many TV shows about them, and sometimes it is just a hobby that gets out of hand, but other times it something much deeper. To the normal person it looks like mild mental illness.
I simply couldn’t believe that there was a market for this but THERE IS lol. You want to get in touch with the crazies and like a farming co-op, a few families can pay a share of the costs to get underground fallout shelters built. This way the bunker will protect them so when the aliens drop nukes on us they will be safe and sound with their guns.
33.) Epic Egg Hunt
These can be great for charity fund raisers, school activities, NPO projects, etc. If you take the fund raising approach you can still make this a big money maker by being a sponsor for the event. Check our free guide on “100 Ways to Find Motivated Sellers for FREE” for more on doing this.
34.) Open a Dog Park
It doesn’t have to be just for dogs obviously, but opening a community park for animals is usually a good, and cheap, idea. I started by creating a dog training center, like a dog gym because the profits were faster and it was a good proof of concept, adding a full dog park, boarding, vet services, pet store, etc. will take some extra time but by going one step at a time you won’t grow it too fast and each addition will be profitable.
The good thing about something like a dog park is that there is plenty of help available from volunteer groups, rescue shelters, animal lovers, etc. You yourself pretty much have to be an animal lover to do this by the way, the American Kennel Club has a helpful post on this here. Also check out my EPIC post on how to buy apartment buildings ZERO down just by epic pet policies.
35.) Build Bike Trails
Biking enthusiasts are another passionate group that you can build a business around, and making land attractive for amateur or professional bikers is not that hard and with little to no residual impact on the resale of the land. When we do these we try to get mountain bikers or some other group to help with the design and then the creation of the tracks. Hosting competitions takes a larger population but can also make sense.
There are some helpful articles on this here and here.
36.) Build a Golf Course
One of the best parts about golfers is that they love to spend money, so even though the demographics are shrinking – it is even more profitable catering to this group in many areas because the remaining golfers spend even more money. You can check this article out for more on a traditional golf course.
I personally was never interested in the normal golf, my biggest money makers here were when we did almost nothing to the land and I titled it “The toughest golf course in the Midwest” or something like that and by doing little to the landscaping it made the course much harder… I mean more authentic. Often we’ll give a portion of the money to charity and partner with them to promote. We also use over sized holes to make it easier and more fun. So you don’t have to “build” a golf course to make this work, just call it a golf course lol.
37.) Outdoor Gym and Strength Competitions
If you’ve ever watched any of the strength athletics or competitions they are almost never in traditional gyms or with traditional weights, often they use stones, bricks, cement, etc. This can be a perfect fit because having an outdoor gym and training with in the midst of nature and the elements provides it’s own attractive benefits.
You can check out Strongman Events here and get more info on this industry here. Azam has done a lot more with this than I have but I have hosted a few competitions and those worked better for me than trying to run an actual outdoor “manly” gym. I like yoga lol.
38.) Create a Landmark
If you pick any spot on earth, something has happened there, the more you can create a story around those events the more valuable the land becomes. We’ve had a few deals that involved supposedly “haunted” places and in most cases the realtors and sellers involved avoided discussing the dark history, we always advertise it. Having the most haunted house in the state carries a price tag after all.
Find something unique or historic and it can instantly become a tourist location. To get officially registered as a historic landmark go to the National Historic Landmarks Program here. You don’t need that though, research the property and find out the history, maybe a movie was shot there, or a celebrity visited or there have been unusually high UFO sightings, etc. People are always looking for a good story to tell, if a visit to your property gives them that then you’re in business. Check out my other class on how to write copy for real estate investors and tell great stories for more on this.
39.) Offer Camping Experiences
This is an obvious one but it helps if you have a hook like the best view of the constellations or the highest point in the state. If nothing else create a unique hook with something like “The scariest campfire stories ever told from 8PM – Midnight every weekend.” The campfire stories is something I’ve done a few times and for me it worked better than offering just camping because a lot of people just came for the stories and left lol. Who doesn’t love a good scary story.
I also talk about the importance of giving your people a powerful STORY in the class on copy writing for real estate investors and the story of the $25 million letter. So you’ll want to check that out too.
40.) Create a Landfill
This is a lot easier to do abroad, which is mostly where we’ve done this in the past. In America however once you get the right licenses and permits this can be a real money maker, and for the environmentalists this is not a losing idea because with new technologies and recycling capabilities growing exponentially you can create better landfills that let less go to waste.
41.) Drive In Movie Theater
Just like with everything else don’t get into a business because it’s a fad or because it’s “hot” right now, in fact doing the opposite is usually best – get into a dying business and make a killing, that’s how you know you have real skill. The drive-in movie theater business is a good example, most people will tell you that it’s dead, but really all you need is the right hook, the right reason that helps people want to come and watch a movie from their car.
Theaters don’t make their money on the movie tickets, they make their money on the food, your drive in won’t be an exception UNLESS you play old movies that cost little to nothing to play. Luckily your target market in these cases are folks who grew up with drive-ins in the 50s and 60s. That’s one play, to cater to that group, another is to partner with a cause or charity and split the money made. Another approach is to have theme based parties or movies for specific interests like religious movies – there are countless other ways to do this and make good money.
I’ve heard for YEARS that it’s impossible to make good money with in this business and it blows me away how easy it is to sell out all season – even in the north during freezing weather – and yes the audience can keep their windows up because the sound plays through their radios. If you want to get into this I can do a separate class on how to turn these into money makers.
Here’s a link to the United Drive-In Theater Association of America and their answers to common questions. We’ve done a lot of these kinds of deals, not just drive-in but private screenings at theaters, offices, homes, etc. so if you do get into this (it can be very profitable) you’ll want to learn about projectors and Projector Central is a good place to start.
42.) Boat Storage
Like other groups listed here, boat owners are often passionate and dedicated to their activity. This often means that they treat their boats as investments and they need a good safe place to store them when their driveway won’t work. This is where you come in with as much space as they need.
43.) Junkyard or Salvage Yard
When I first got my real estate license as a teenager I got into this business after a client told me that his boss was making a killing in this business, the cool thing is that if you have the space all you need to do is start telling locals that you are junkyard… and you are a junkyard. You want to have as many people as possible bringing you cars, furniture, electronics, toys, appliances, construction equipment, motorcycles, engines, truck parts, computers, broken TVs, chandeliers – you name it.
This will require that you or somebody on your team is really, REALLY, super duper fu**ing nerdy about taking stuff apart, valuing it, and putting things together. You need to have a real handyman working on this stuff, after all people are bringing you what a normal person thinks is JUNK or trash – so you need to be able to look at the trash and see treasure. I wasn’t that person but I had a few guys who were perfect for that.
If you are into that kind of stuff (I’m NOT, I barely know how to hook up an Xbox) you can learn more with publications like the Holland Interchange for car parts, you’ll also need to understand more about salvage car titles and overall basic handyman approach.
44.) Off Road Adventures
When I was in high school me and a friend I used to rent out his four wheeler to kids after school, that went great until his parents found out and we had to stop because they didn’t want to see an accident. Before we shut down our massive operation, it was small but kids were lining up everyday after school to take rides. It was the first time I saw the demand for this kind of off roading, since then we’ve opened a few operations like this and done correctly they are fun and profitable. You can use four wheelers and a host of other ATVs or “all terrain vehicles” and not much else is needed to get started.
45.) Rehab and Addiction Treatment
We do a lot of work with addiction, mental illness, special needs, etc. and while I don’t mean to relate or equate those situations, the solutions are often very similar and mentality based. With many addiction treatment centers, part of their total rehabilitation may involve physical activities and exercises. You can allow them to hike, walk or camp on your land as part of their 12 step process.
We also help those recovering by giving them simply, yet HIGHLY profitable work like putting out signs and making five grand a week, so check that out too.
46.) Host Auctions
To do car auctions or estate auctions, they usually need a LOT of space. Sometimes there will be hundreds of cars that need to be slowly driven in a line to get bid on, this takes space. Many items from estate auctions need storage and space before and during the auction.
47.) Profit from Donations
The U.S. tax laws are written by the rich and powerful FOR the rich and powerful. This means that if you know what you’re doing you can not just keep your money but make money for keeping it. This item alone is worth a fortune because you can get paid (as I’ll explain later) just by helping the owner do this.
So let’s say instead of renting the property out they donate it for a short time, they give up the money that they would’ve gotten but you still make money, now they have a tax write off on that transaction and they can deduct and bring down their taxable income. The profits they gave up can be treated as a donation. This write off can be far above and beyond and worth much more to them than what they would’ve gotten anyway if they took the money or rented it out themselves.
And by “donating” each time you rent out their land, you can repeatedly rent the property out (even for a day at a time for example) and keep bringing down their taxable income each time. This is how you get these owners calling you up constantly and begging you to work with them again. And each time you can keep doing this again and again and keep bringing their taxable income down. Brilliant… yes talk to an attorney for more on this.
Also check out my class on 30 ways to buy a property with no (effing) money and I break down exactly how this donation model can work with houses.
48.) Marching Bands
This one time at band camp… just kidding. So often school bands don’t have the space to practice or pull off an epic Moonwalk like this (go watch it, seriously, it’s badass) but they could if they had more time and space to practice. I have even taken youtube videos like the one above and sent them to bands because not only is it good practice for the band to try that stuff but if the video goes viral the school, the program and the members get even more credit. If it doesn’t go viral they each still have a good video to add to their resume.
49.) Archery Training and Competitions
These people are as serious as Robin Hood about archery, there are many training centers and I would imagine that you would be shocked to learn just how many archery groups were around you and how much they are spending. To host an event or become a recognized training grounds, you want to get in touch with a few local people, you can learn more at the World Archery Federation’s website. In general to see how involved this you can check out the wikipedia page on this here.
50.) Start an Orchard
Often the full fruits of this labor (get it… fruits… because we’re talking about… oh forget it…) will not be realized overnight BUT you can still get paid faster depending on how you set up your partnerships. There is always good demand at the right time so if you don’t know what you’re doing work with some experienced growers or at least start connecting with them. The U.S. Apple Association is a good start, another good source is The Organic Fruit Growers Association.
51.) Unique Fiverr Pictures
Maybe you have a special view of the sunset or sunrise, a horse stable, some giant oak tree, a cowboy/cowgirl, etc. these things are worth money if you add a special message like a company slogan or a happy birthday message. I used to use a drone shot with a custom message written on top of a barn and we had days where made over $600. We’ve also used zoom lenses with scrabble letters, monopoly pieces, stuffed animals and other items with a country or rustic background. This doesn’t just work with land you can get on fiverr and come up with a lot of great ideas.
52.) Fish Farming
This is big business in India and Pakistan and other places like that, others on our team have trained folks out there on how to do this properly and the industry is growing here too. Here is a wikipedia article fish farming on it for more info. There are many people who are not doing this right or humanely as the Animal Welfare Institute pointed out, but done properly this can help the environment, fish and local economies. You don’t need a lake either, this can be done indoors.
53.) Meditation or Spiritual Center
What better way to clear your mind than having nothing around. Think of anything with an Indian sounding name and you get the idea, tents with people sitting and breathing (and often doing drugs illegal in America) for hours at a time. We’ve hosted yoga retreats too. These can be a lot of fun, and often they are not allowed to talk, text or anything like that so no noise complaints either.
54.) Water Parks
This industry has been growing for years and there are even successful franchises like Great Wolf Resorts, although you don’t have to have the world’s largest water slide or something crazy big like that (which was shut down after a 10 year old boy was killed) you can start with just basic sprinklers and not even a pool to begin with.
55.) Grow Microgreens
These are things like chia seeds, cilantro, kale, etc. and this is booming business field. You can even do this indoors. You will need a green thumb or a partner with one while you help the marketing side. I’m doing this now with a few planters and if you guys want I can post the results as it is going well so far.
56.) Internships and Classes
If you want people to come clear up brush, build a barn or do other work around your property you will probably have to pay them UNLESS you call them interns and call the work “learning“. One play here is to work with an owner and get paid for helping them put together an intern program to get work done. There are groups like the Future Farmers of America that are great recruiting places.
Take any or all the ideas so far, any time there is work involved in preparing a property for something like a haunted house, or drone photography or building a small barn for storage – think of how useful that process is for somebody with land to learn about. Hell, they should be paying you.
A student recently took this list, printed it out and dropped it off at local farms and vacant land owners’ homes. She was offering to help them put one of these money making ideas to work with their land in exchange for a consulting fee. She made over $4,000 her first day. She was a receptionist that was more than her monthly income. Turning your monthly income into a daily one, what a thing. Anybody can do this y’all.
Okay a few bonus ones for you…
You guys know, we always over deliver, so here just a few more examples of how you can start from zero and make $3,000 – $5,000 a month with raw land starting with no experience and no money:
Bonus: Grow Flowers and other Specialties
One of the most profitable crops to grow (legally) are flowers. You can also look into ginseng, mushrooms, cannabis or other herbs. Overseas we’ve turned around failing farms by growing roses, grown correctly they are highly profitable. You can also package them and offer tea blends.
Bonus: Corporate Retreats
Big companies spend billions and billions every year trying to create a better bond with their workers, whether it is personality tests, behavior analysis, trust falls and lush resorts, etc. There is almost nothing, however, that brings people together more than sharing an extreme experience. Like being without electricity, running water or… (GASP)… WIFI… for several days. You can can help give them that experience and I love these deals because the LESS you do or provide (water, shelter, etc.), the more “authentic” the experience.
We have done this a lot with NPOs, charities, schools, families, etc. so not just companies or big businesses. Although it may not seem like it, most people come back and tell us that this was one of the best experiences they’ve ever had in their entire life.
Bonus: Romantic Getaways
We talked about using Airbnb.com before, but the BEST way to use places like that is to have something unique or having a hook that gives the user a better story… and you more money. So you can use a tiny house like I mentioned earlier or something like that OR you can use a barn or the current house of the owner (or some nearby housing) and they can also provide the meals and a brief tour of the grounds.
You can also include couples activities like horse back riding, star gazing, nature walks, firefly collecting, skinny dipping, four wheeling, photography, tent building, tree climbing, zip lining, etc. there are hundreds of things to do or that you can easily add that can give them more than enough memories for a weekend. When we do this normally the owner or somebody on the grounds is involved because they provide some meals and a basic tour and instructions, so they will be paid or maybe we split the money if it’s the owner.
The reason for going to these lengths and NOT just calling it a “two day stay” but instead a “Romantic Country Getaway” or something like that is because instead of having a price of of $200 or so you can set this at $500 – $1,500 easily. The last time I did this we took a standard $150 two day stay and turned it into a $1,000 stay, “Couples Country Escape” and we have four couples the first weekend ($4,000) who each went home with home made jam that they made together. Make it special and there’s no limit to what you can do. This is a great lesson.
Bonus: BBQ Cook Offs
We love doing these, and notice it says cook off and not cook out, you need some competition in order to get more people more invested. You also need a good hook, we’ve used “I can’t believe it’s not meat meet.” For vegans and vegetarians, you need to have a group that will light up about it and with enough good cooks who will come and bring with them their social circle of friends and family. Doing these as a fundraiser for charities is also a good idea.
Bonus: Snail Farming
What is the deadliest creature in the world? Well, if we’re speaking about deadly in general then it is definitely humans because will more things than anything else. But when we discuss “deadly creatures” we assume that the death only counts if something is killing us, but even then humans are the second deadliest creature – we kill each other more than anything else kills us in every case except one.
The number one human killer is… the mosquito. They are responsible for about 700,000 human deaths a year, second are humans at about 500,000 deaths a year. I bet you’ll NEVER guess what third is… well the average person would never get this right at least but you BigReia.com folk are so smart and probably know this but for everybody’s sake I’ll tell you – okay so the third biggest killer in the world… SNAILS.
On average snails have over 10,000 teeth and kill about 200,000 people a year.
Read that again.
Crazy town, right?
Anyway, there is big money in farming them, what a way to introduce them lol. You don’t need much land either. You can even do it… in… your very own HOUSE! So if you ever call 911 and the operator says “The killer is in your house!” She will be right.
Bonus: Petting Zoo
Animals can have a magical effect on people. We have been treating kids with specials needs (autism, Down Syndrome, etc.) for years and animals have been a big part of that, having a mini and mobile petting zoo has helped and that may be the best way to start if you are unfamiliar with this. You can slowly add to it from there, maybe starting with horse rides and adding an animal or two at a time. Also check out organizations like the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums for more.
If you are an animal lover and you want to do something like this, please let us know because not everybody is lucky enough to have learned to love animals. Also learn how to use EPIC pet policies to buy apartment buildings zero down, brilliant stuff.
Remember you can download that cheat sheet for free HERE.
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How to paint your houses cheaper, tips to save money when painting rentals and flipping houses?
How to paint your rental houses cheaper. Nearly every rental property that a real estate investor will ever own will need to be painted at some point. That is why it is important that you learn to paint houses in the in the best, cheapest way possible. Today you'll...
How adding a bedroom to your rentals increases the ARV and rental income, watch a real life example?
Add a bedroom to your rentals and you get more rent and higher flip value, here's an example. Adding a bedroom to a house can boost the rental income and resale value but you must be careful to make sure you get the best return. Every real estate investor should look...
Why kitchen renovations are so important when flipping houses and doing BRRRR method on Indy houses?
Why kitchen renovations are so important to real estate investors when flipping houses? Nearly all important decisions of a household are made at the kitchen table. The kitchen is the heart of a home and every successful real estate investor knows that. If you want...
How to replace windows cheaply when flipping houses? Indianapolis real estate investing for beginners
How to replace windows cheap and easy on your rentals - tip for Indiana real estate investors. Window repair and replacement can add up on your rentals. That's why it is important for every real estate investor to know how to replace their windows cheaply and...
How to avoid busted water pipes and supply lines from freezing in winter, flipping houses in Indy?
Landords: How to avoid busted water pipes in winter and freezing temperatures. A single water pipe bursting can be a nightmare for a real estate investor. That is why it is important every investors understands how to care for pipes and other plumbing details to...
Why is electric work so expensive? What is knob and tube wiring? What does flickering lights mean?
Don't cut corners on electric work when you're flipping houses, here's what to look for. Electric work is very important for real estate investors to understand when you are buying and selling houses. One mistake with electrical systems or wiring can cost you tens of...
How I took my business from zero to over $10 million with a lead generating quiz, leads from quizzes
How to create a predictable source of leads and sales with a lead generation and converting quiz, and taking a business from zero to over $20M? As a real estate investor or business builder your revenue is based on your ability to generate and convert leads...
Beta male Will Smith slapped Chris Rock, here’s what passive real estate investors can learn from it
Chris Rock got slapped by a deadbeat turd, here's what real estate investors can learn from it. Chris Rock is a legend but if you were to look up the word "cuck" you should see a picture of Will Smith. Today Azam will go over the larger ramifications of "The Slap...
Can I get insurance for plumbing problems? Is sewer and pipe repair insurance a waste of money?
How to get insurance for potential sewer and plumbing problems that may come up after purchasing rental properties? Real estate investors know about how dangerous foundation problems can be, but fewer know about the costly problems that sewer and plumbing issues can...
How to add AC and heating to a house with no duct work? How to do cheap HVAC work using mini splits?
Mini Splits: How to add heating and air conditioning to your rental if it doesn't have any vents or ducts? Doing HVAC work can be expensive for any real estate investor. There is a that real estate investors should know about HVAC units and how they differ from Mini...
How to increase square footage on rentals for 10% of the normal cost, converting porches into rooms?
Huge potential value add to rentals by converting porches into extra square footage. A real estate investor needs to know how to add value, the better you are at seeing those opportunities the more money you'll make. Porches provide a unique opportunity to increase...
Does the BRRRR method work with rising or high interest rates? Invest in real estate safely today.
How to do BRRRR deals when interest rates go up, the market turns and the zombies apocalypse all hell breaks loose... and still WIN BIG. Every smart real estate investor needs to be able to do deals and make good money regardless of what's happening the the market. ...
Realtor makes 1M/year using ugly hand written signs? Build your real estate business with optimism?
The Elephant Rope: How to use the power of optimism to grow businesses and create generational wealth as a real estate investor. Could making a single 10 second video make you $25,000 a month every month for the next two years? Optimism can be a powerful weapon and...
Should I paint houses by hand roller or with a paint sprayer? Painting question for house flipping.
Should I paint my rentals with a brush by hand or with a paint sprayer? Every real estate investor and landlord will have to deal with painting their rentals. In recent years many painters use a paint sprayer instead of using a roll and doing it by hand. A sprayer...
Start investing in Indianapolis real estate with $20,000? Five questions about Indy real estate.
Five questions about investing in Indianapolis real estate: how to start with $20,000. I asked a group of female real estate investors what their biggest questions were about getting into Indiana real estate and these are the top five questions. Included we'll talk...
Indianapolis real estate wholesaling scams – how to avoid being ripped off by Indy wholesaling turds
Indianapolis real estate wholesaler scams are on the rise - here's how to avoid being a victim and find GOOD Indy people to work with. Indianapolis real estate wholesalers have a (well deserved) bad reputation so today we will talk about you can avoid being scammed. ...
The Philosophy of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Stoic Philosophy – book review and investor lessons
Book review of Stoic Philosophy As Rational Cognitive Psychotherapy. Here's another book review for real estate investors and business builders, today we'll talk about how stoicism can be used as and/or with cognitive behavioral therapy. This is right up our alley...
Indianapolis turnkey real estate investing from out of state: how come you guys closed the doors?
Investing in Indianapolis Turnkey Rentals, Remotely from Out of State... getting on our waiting list. We have been helping real estate investors from out of state create passive income with Indiana real estate. We accepted investor applications and helped our Heroes...
What documents do I need to refinance a home? For both BRRRR real estate investors and homeowners.
Here are the documents that you need for your bank to refinance your house or rental. Every real estate investor needs to understand how to refinance a property, so here is a list of items that your bank will require in order to refinance a home. Even if you pay all...
How interest rates effect real estate investors using the BRRRR method and buy and hold landlords?
How do interest rates effect real estate investors - both flippers and buy-and-hold people - and how you can stay ahead of the pack? Every real estate investor needs to know about interest rates. The rates will effect your ARV, your offers, your refinance ability,...
How to hang drywall and can I do it myself? DIY drywall for real estate investors and homeowners.
How to hand drywall, for both landlords and homeowners. Hanging drywall is probably the most common repair done in a home. Today I'll answer a few questions about drywall and how to hang (install) it correctly. This applies for both real estate investors and normal...
10 ways to pay off your mortgage in less than a year, just using signs and flyers, free and clear?
How to pay off your rental properties in less than a year - from using signs and flyers? The secret to passive income in real estate is to own real estate free and clear with no mortgage. Today we will talk about 10 ways to pay off your rental property mortgages in...
Book review of “Meditations” by Marcus Aurelius, Azam goes over the best lessons for real investors.
Book review of "Meditations" by Marcus Aurelius and lessons for real estate invest business builders. Here's another series in our book reviews for real estate investors, today we'll go Meditations and take the best ideas Marcus Aurelius had to share. Being stoic...
The most expensive repairs to look out for when rehabbing houses, costliest fixes in house flipping.
The most expensive home repairs to look out for when you're flipping houses. As a real estate investor a lot of your success is going to depend on how well you can estimate repairs accurately. Today we'll cover the most expensive repairs to look out for when you're...
What is drylok and does it work? How to waterproof properties using drylok and how to use it best.
How to protect your rental property from water damage with drylok. To be a good landlord or property manager you need to be able to prevent water damage and do repairs quickly. Drylok is a waterproofing product that a lot of people use and today you'll learn all the...
How to read closing documents, what real estate investors should understand about closing paperwork.
How to read closing documents, what real estate investors should know about closing paperwork. It is important for real estate investors understand "Closing documents" and all the paperwork that is involved in closing a real estate transaction. Today we'll go over...
“My hard money loans aren’t closing and now my realtor won’t with me anymore” how to close HML loans
How to make sure your deals close when you're using a hard money lender. Real estate investors are required to disclose that they are using hard money loans to purchase a property, and that can often turn off a realtor or seller. It just isn't the same as saying...
What is a debt service coverage ratio loan? Get rental property loans with no income verification?
How to get unlimited loans for rental properties with no income verification? Debt service coverage ration loans explained. As a real estate investor you MUST be aware of DSCR or debt service coverage ratio loans. A DSCR loan allows you to buy rental properties with...
What’s the seasoning period for cash out refinancing? The fastest way to refi cash out with BRRRR?
How long after purchase can I refinance an investment property with the BRRRR method? Real estate investors using the BRRRR method will rely on refinancing to pull out cash, pay off their hard money loans and/or lower their monthly payment with a better long term...
What is a vapor barrier, why do I need one and how I install a vapor or moisture barrier in rentals?
How I install vapor barrier moisture barriers in my rentals? When do I know that I need one? When buying rentals and rehabbing properties you need to limit moisture damage as much as possible. You're about to see me use a vapor barrier on a duplex deal that had...
Why you need to hire certified and licensed contractors when rehab and flipping houses in Indiana?
Do I need to hire licensed contractors? Is there a real difference? Really? (Yes and here's why) If you are serious about flipping houses or creating a $30,000+/monthly passive income in real estate then you need to understand construction. This skill will save you...
How to avoid electrical wiring problems with houses on wooded lots, lessons in house flipping 101.
How to flip houses on wooded lots without electric wiring problems? As a real estate investor even a slight mistake or a tiny overlooked item can turn a money making deal into a disaster that costs you a fortune and takes years to recoup. One of those big potential...
How to start a real estate drone photography business from zero and make 10k/month in passive income
Real Estate Investors: How to start a drone photography business that makes you an extra $5,000 - $10,000 a month by using your current footage? Nearly everybody in real estate is using drone photographer in their marketing but few people understand how profitable it...
Discourses of Epictetus – book review: best stoic lessons for passive income real estate investors?
Discourses of Epictetus book review for real estate estate investors. There are many benefits a real estate investor can enjoy by studying stoicism. Most investors fail miserably and as financial blogger Jeff Rose explains his real estate failures, the stress and...
Real life 29k+ Indy real estate flip, just put this on the market, watch what happens flipping live?
Here's a $29,000+ Indy Real Estate Flip: This house just went live watch what happens and how well it sells. The most important parts of flipping real estate and real estate investing in general is the average "DOM" or days on market. The micro flipping giant...
How do I read and use a Scope of Work when flipping houses, working with hard money and contractors?
How to read and use a Scope of Work, or SOW, from a general contractor to rehab and flip houses. As a real estate investor you must understand how to rehab houses. Here's a story of newbie investor who built a 6-figure portfolio and she talked about the need to learn...
“I just closed my first real estate flip and made over $30,000 THANK YOU ANNA!” Real life flip deal?
Hero closes his first flip and walks away from closing with over $30,000 in cold, hard cash? Doing your first real estate flip is exciting. According to this author at Bigger Pockets the failure rate of real estate investors is over 95%. Today you'll see how working...
Real estate investors: How to secure your rehab deals to prevent theft while you repair the property
How to prevent theft, burglaries and stolen appliances while you repair your properties for flipping or renting. As a real estate investor you will be flipping houses to a buyer or a renter, in either case you need to know how to secure your properties. It is...
Real life 30k real estate flip in Indy, just listed – how to deal with an ethical hard money lender.
30k Indianapolis Real Estate Flip: How to deal with hard money lender who is a complete turd? The last phase of a real estate flips is putting the house on the market. If you did it correctly then this will be smooth process and the market will dictate the average...
20k Indy turnkey real estate deal, how to replace power box in under 48 hours after power is stolen?
Previous tenant was stealing electricity and power, how do you deal with with utility company? This is a 20k+ Indy real estate deal and this week we'll go over how we dealt with getting a brand new power box and account set up. Sometimes working with utilities can...
Rented this house in under 24 hours, $1,200 payment and $1,600/month rent and leave closing with 12k
Left Closing With $12,000 and Rented in Less Than 24 Hours? Indy BRRRR deal from start to finish. This is the ninth and final Deal Dissection Series Episode for Brenda. We just helped our Hero complete the refinance, pull his cash (and then 12k more) out and have...
Walk away from closing with 20k cash? Real life Indy BRRRR deal just closed, see the final numbers
Here's a real life refinance part of the "BRRRR" Method, investor leaves closing with 20k more than he put in AND 2k/monthly cash. If you want to do the BRRRR Method or use our Money Recycler process and buy 20 properties for 20k for example, then you must make sure...
Brand new 21k Indy turnkey BRRRR deal, $700 mortgage but rents for $1,400 with a tornado safe room?
Brand new 21k Indy real estate Buy-and-Hold deal and how we're using a tornado room for better rent. As real estate investors who are pursuing passive income, we understand better than most the importance of turning lemons into lemonade to make the most our rental...
Brand new 20k Indy turnkey real estate deal: working with hoarding, squatter tenants before closing?
Brand New 23k Deal: how to deal with hoarders and squatting tenants right before closing? If you do enough real estate deals you will eventually run into inherited tenants and even squatting tenants that the owner may or may not know about. Today we'll go over a...
Indiana real estate investing: brand new 20k BRRRR deal – title company kills deal over weird name?
A BRAND NEW 20k Indy Buy and Hold (BRRRR) Deal: how common names can kill a deal? Being able to see a real life real estate from start to finish is a great way to learn how to be a better real estate investor. This is a brand new Deal Dissection Series on a 20k...
Indy 20k BRRRR Deal – how to rent/flip your rentals before your first hard money payment is due?
Real Life $20,000 BRRRR Deal: how to rent ALL of your rentals before the first mortgage payment is due. The biggest factor in your long term success as a passive income real estate investor is going to be property management. Today we will go over a recent 20k BRRRR...
How to make 30k/month with bad inspection reports, free motivated seller leads from “dead” deals?
How to get FREE motivated seller leads and make an extra 10-30k/month from bad, awful and deal-killing inspection reports? I always get questions about how we find so many deals and motivated seller leads so today we'll go over a FREE source of motivated sellers that...
Seven ways to pay off your rental property mortgage in 1-3 years, Indy passive income landlording?
Seven ways to pay off your rental properties in less than 1-5 years - a MUST know resource for real estate investors who want passive income. One of the TOP questions people always ask me is how we can create equity so fast and pay down the mortgages for our Heroes,...
Indy 27k+ real estate flip – how dehumidifier can crumble drywall and how to fix it when rehabbing?
Indianapolis 27k+ Real Estate Flip: Lesson on solving dehumidifier problems and how to avoid them in the future. As we get this flip (Fredhurst) ready to list on the market there are some good lessons that I've been learning that I hope can help you. I knew about...
50k+ BRRRR deal in Indy: how the Historic Preservation Society rules can cost you $15,000 in rehab?
What every real estate investor needs to know about local historical societies and how they can ruin your deals. This is the next phase in the 50k+ BRRRR duplex deal, this week you'll see what happened to a local investor who got burned by his local historical...
Indianapolis 30k real estate flip: how to get 15k worth of electric wiring work done for under $1500
30k Indianapolis Real Estate Flip: How to get $15,000 worth of electrical work done for less than $1,500? I learn a lot with every deal we do, and this flip is no different. Today we'll go over some updates on the recent progress on this 30k Indianapolis real estate...
Indy 20k BRRRR deal – how many draws should I do with my hard money lender, how do I train my crew?
How to find a 7% essential business leased commercial property? Commercial business deals off MLS? Even if you're not a commercial real estate investor, you should understand how to find a property with at least a 7% cap rate from a tenant who is an essential...
30k Indianapolis BRRRR Deal – “$7,000 water damage because tenant didn’t know THIS about well water”
How to educate your tenants about WELL water properties to avoid flood damage. This is an Indianapolis real estate flip, a 30k deal. There was a big problem that happened with the previous owner and their tenants that cost the owner over 7k. This would've been...
Indy 50k BRRRR deal: utility and permit problems cost investor 40k, here’s how to fix those problems
Utility and permit problems cost this real estate investor over $40,000 on a single deal, here's how to avoid that from happening to you. This class is an update on a 50k BRRRR deal. I got an interesting call from an investor who just lost his shirt on a deal because...
How to make 30k/month in passive income with Indy real estate, Azam Meo’s magic calculator revealed?
Passive Income Blueprint: How to make 30 grand a month in passive income, without leaving your house... it is just a matter of math. This may be the most requested topic and question I've gotten in the last few months. If you are wondering how the math works behind...
Book review: “Bright Line Eating” by Susan Pierce Thompson, book lessons for real estate investors
Book reviews and lessons for real estate investors: "Bright Line Eating" review Eating and getting your diet and food intake right is important in order to live the life that you really want. So many of you have asked Azam to review a book like this relating to diet...
Indianapolis 30k real estate flip: how to replace ALL the plumbing overnight and with no delays?
30k Indy real estate flip - how we were able to change all the plumbing at nearly zero cost - and why... This is an update on Fredhurst, the 30k Indianapolis real estate flip and how we recently changed all the plumbing as we get it ready for market. This is a great...
Real life 20k BRRRR deal – when urine soaked floors are a health hazard and material delay for weeks
Real Life Indianapolis 20k BRRRR Deal: How to deal with health hazard amounts of urine and being immune shipping delays. Here's another update on Breesha, the 20k BRRRR deal, we are just about ready for it to be rented even though we just closed a few weeks ago. ...
50k Indy BRRRR deal – what to do if the utility company is taking months to get you power or service
Indianapolis real estate investing from out of state: here's an update on the 50k+ BRRRR deal We are a few weeks away from having this duplex done, here is an update on where we are at with the 50k+ BRRRR deal in Indy. We also talk about how to deal with BS delays...
Why does everybody hate real estate wholesalers? How to wholesale CORRECTLY and make 100k/month
Wholesalers are the red-headed stepchild of real estate - here's how to build a wholesaling real estate business CORRECTLY... (and make 100 grand a month doing it) Whenever somebody says that I'm too hard on wholesalers I know for certain that either they are a...
Book review: “Grit: The power of passion and perseverance” by Angela Duckworth – books for investors
Books reviews and the best lessons for real estate investors: review of "Grit" the power of passion and perseverance. This book is about defining and mathematically measuring one's stick-to-it-iveness and ability to finsih things you start. The author defines this...
93k+ Indy BRRRR deal – what to do when building materials are delayed by weeks or months for rehab?
Investing in Indianapolis real estate remotely from out of state: A real life 93k+ BRRRR deal, all the details from start to finish. Here's an update on Brandon, the 100k+ BRRRR deal. This week's update is about the new updates and work done as well as how we dealt...
19k Indianapolis BRRRR deal – watch us convert a meth lab into a family game room for 1% Indy house?
Indiana Real Estate Investing for Out of State Investors: Here's a $19,000 real life BRRRR deal, watch us convert a meth lab into a game room. Here's an update on one of our Deal Dissections for the deal named Breesha, the 19k+ BRRRR deal. We are just about finished...
30k BRRRR deal in Indy – when you have to replace and gas and water lines and connect to city water?
Indy real estate estate flip: 30k+ BRRRR deal and what to do with gas and power lines to get them connected to the city? Here's an update on "Brenda" as we finish this 30k+ BRRRR deal, today we'll go over the recent progress as well what I learned about gas and power...
29k real estate flip in Indy, why we always change batteries in the thermostat when rehabbing houses
Indianapolis real estate flip: A 30k deal and how a simple pack of batteries can save you over $15,000 on each rehab. Here's another Deal Dissection Episode, this is for the 30k Indy flip named Fredhurst. Today we'll go over the updates for the week and you'll also...
Indy 27k+ real estate flip – how to rehab a house roof when satellite dish installation created rot?
Here's a 27k+ Indianapolis real estate flip: how to deal with roof "dish damage"? Here's an update on a $27,000+ real estate flip in Indianapolis, this is how out of state investors can create passive income with Indy real estate. In this episode you'll see more...
A brand new 20k+ BRRRR deal in Indianapolis: what to do if you find a crack in the foundation?
A brand spanking new 20k BRRRR deal in Indy, here's what to do when you find a crack in the foundation? This is a NEW Deal Dissection Series on Breesha, a $20,000+ BRRRR deal in Indy. People often ask me to post new deals so that every week they can follow along, so...
How to turn $10,000 into $100,000 on a single real estate deal using the power of LEVERAGE, Indy af
Leverage for real estate investors: how to turn $10,000 into $100,000 on a SINGLE deal? Today we will go over how a TINY amount of effort can create a MASSIVE result. We'll talk about the physics of a lever and how the math of leverage can be used to grow your real...
Book review for “The Art of Taking Action” by Gregg Krech, good books for real estate investors.
Book review of "The Art of Taking Action" and the best lessons for real estate investors. This is a book about taking Japanese philosophies and cultural ideas can help improve your life and business. We'll go over the top ideas and takeaways from the book and...
Here’s a 28k Indianapolis real estate flip, behind the scenes look at a real life Indy deal today.
Update on a $28,000 real estate flip in Indianapolis. By now you should've gone through our classes on how to build equity and create passive income and learned how we collect potential equity and then use FLIPS to create actual equity. If you had an extra 20k here...
Real life 93 grand BRRRR Indy duplex deal, how to invest in Indianapolis remotely for passive income
Update on our 93k+ BRRRR deal with an Indy duplex, this is how to invest remotely in Indianapolis real estate. To build a passive income in real estate you MUST build your equity positions. You can build equity with deals just like this one PLUS you are also building...
A real life 31k real estate flip in Indianapolis, this is how I help out of state investors do deals
$31,000 Indiana real estate flip. Here's an update on the Deal Dissection Series for Faison Episode III. We are in the middle of doing htis flip and you'll see some of the challenges that have come up and how we deal with them. Copy our checklists and you'll be...
How to flip an Indy duplex for over 100 grand? Here’s an update on a real life Indy BRRRR deal.
Here's a real life $100,000 BRRRR deal with an Indianapolis duplex. This is an update to the Deal Dissection Series: Brandon Episode IV. For the investors who want to know what it is like to invest in Indy rentals and create passive from out of the state, this is a...
Update on the 29k+ Indy real estate flip, watch the progress and see how to flip houses in real life
Indy $29,000+ real estate flip, out of state investors PAY ATTENTION to this. This is an update on the Deal Dissection Series for Faison, the 30k+ flip in Indianapolis. There are a lot of things that come up with a deal like that's why it is so important that we...
A 100k+ duplex flip in Indianapolis, this is a real life BRRRR deal for an out of state investor.
Indiananapolis 100k BRRRR deal with a duplex. This is another Deal Dissection video, this time it is an update on Brandon, the 100k BRRRR duplex deal. Here you'll see what happens as we complete the second draw and get closer to renting it and the refinance. ...
Brand new 33k+ Indy real estate flip, this is how to flip houses from out of state with a good team.
Indianapolis $30,000 real estate flip: how to deal with BS closing "costs" and loan fees. So here's a BRAND NEW Deal Dissection Series: The Faison Episodes. Remember every deal that we dissect has a specific purpose and lesson, in this case there are a few things...
A 30k Indy flip, get a behind the scenes look at how to fix and flip houses remotely in Indianapolis
Here's another $30,000 real estate flip in Indianapolis, new update. This is the Deal Dissection Series for the FREDHURST episodes. This is the second update and here's you'll see the progress and how well things are moving along. Remember we ONLY do FLIP deals as a...
Here’s a $29,000+ BRRRR deal in Indianapolis, all the details and how to invest in Indy remotely now
Want to invest in Indiana remotely from out of state? Here's an example of a $29,000 BRRRR deal that can be done without leaving your house. Here's another BigReia.com Deal Dissection Episode, here's you'll see the sage that "Brenda" has become lol. These deals are...
Real life 40k BRRRR deal in Indianapolis, purchased for 100k + 40k rehab and value of 215k: 1% house
Behind the scenes look at a $40,000+ BRRRR deal in Indy, here's how to invest remotely in Indianapolis. Here's another Deal Dissection Series, in this episode you'll get an update on a killer BRRRR deal. This is how we use the "Money Recycler" to re-use the same...
Update on the 35k+ BRRRR deal in Indianapolis, total cost 140k after repair value 215k, watch it all
Here's an update on one our $35,000+ BRRRR deals in Indianapolis. Here's another Deal Dissection Series, this is an update on the "Brenda" Episode Five. We've had some challenges with this deal and you'll see how we get through it every week and absorb the issues...
I just listed this 30k Indy flip today it is LIVE see what happens as we flip this house real time.
Here's a 30 grand real estate flip in Indy, we just put this on the market - see what happens and how well it sells. This a real estate FLIP in Indianapolis named "Fred" that we just listed and put on the market. This is the latest in our Deal Dissection Series and...
How many Indy rental houses do you need to buy to make $30,000 a month in passive income? (The math)
Here's all the math you need to know as a real estate investor to make $30,000 a month in passive income from rental houses. Exactly how many rental properties do you need to make a passive income of $30,000 a month? Here's all the math and how any out of state...
Book review of “An Iron Will” by Dr. Orison Swett Marden, books real estate investors and businesses
Book review of "An Iron Will" by Orison Swett Marden (founder of Success magazine) and the top lessons for real estate investors Here's a book review of "An Iron Will" and we'll go over the top lessons for real estate investors and business owners and how you can...
I bought a house for 275k and it rents for over $5,000 a month? Real life Indy real estate deal 2021
How to buy a house for 275k and rent it out for $5,000+ a month? (Short Term Rentals) This is a Deal Dissection video on a new deal we just closed and it is a Buy and Hold but it is a bit different than most because it will be more than a "2% House" and the price is...
Real life Indy real estate deal, a $44,000 BRRRR deal invest in Indiana from out of state remotely?
A real life $50,000 BRRRR deal with an Indianapolis duplex, this is how to remotely invest in Indiana from out of state and create passive income. This Deal Dissection Episode is a beautiful update on the duplex deal name "Brooklyn", we are now fully rented and...
Why we NEVER skip inspections, what real estate investors should look for in the inspection reports.
Why you should NEVER skip real estate inspections and how (and why) every investor needs to be an amateur inspector. Recently somebody asked me why it is so important that we do the inspection before buying our houses. No matter how experienced you are there is NO...
Book review of “The Marshmallow Test” by Walter Mischel, books for real estate investors and lessons
Book review of "The Marshmallow Test", books for real estate investors. Azam Meo - rhymes with KO - reviews The Marshmallow Test and outlines the takeaways for real estate investors business builders. This is about how "gratification delay" in one area of your life...
The BRRRR Method explained: how to buy 20 rentals with the same $30,000, Indy real estate investing
Here's how to use the SAME $50,000 and buy 20+ Indianapolis rentals with "Money Recycler" - the BRRRR Method explained. Here's a simple process you can use to leverage your money and continue using the SAME money to collect millions in equity. This is a process we...
Brand new $40,000 real estate flip in Indianapolis, how to flip a house in Indy from out of state?
Here's a BRAND NEW real life $38,000+ Indianapolis real estate flip, remote investing in Indy from out of state step-by-step walkthrough. Here's another Deal Dissection Episode on a BRAND new deal named "Fred Hurst", this is the first episode on this deal and you can...
Here’s the $73,000 Indy duplex BRRRR deal update, example of remote real estate investing in Indy?
Here's a $70,000+ BRRRR duplex deal in the Indianapolis real estate market, step by step walkthrough. Here's another Deal Dissection Episode, this is the second update on "Brandon" the nearly $100k+ BRRRR "flip", here's the update for this week. We are in the process...
Update on the $30,000 Indy real estate flip, how to invest in Indianapolis real estate remotely?
Update on "Fred" - A $30,000 Indianapolis real estate flip with an out of state investor. Here's the latest as we enter the final stages of putting this house on the market. Remember this deal is "Fred" and it should net our Hero about 30k+ and you'll see where we...
How to pay off your rentals in less than 2-3 years? Out of state Indianapolis landlords do THIS now.
Indiana real estate investors from out of state:How to pay off your rentals in less than 2-3 years? Creating a passive income of $30,000 a month by paying off houses and building equity at light speed. The SINGLE biggest secret to "getting rich" is collecting equity...
Book review of “The Nichomachean Ethics” by Aristotle, one of the most influential books ever? (Yes)
Books for real estate investors: The Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle, lessons for real estate investors. This is one of the most influential books ever written, in this class we'll do a deep dive into the The Nichomachean Ethics by Aristotle. We will go over the top...
Real life $25,000 Indy house flip, example of an Indianapolis real estate deal from start to finish?
Indianapolis real estate investing from out of state example deal: Here's a $25,000 Indy real estate flip, full walkthrough step by step. Here's another part of Deal Dissection Series: Fred Episode 3, so this is the third video update on this deal. Now you'll see the...
$38,000 deal using BRRRR in the Indianapolis real estate market, do this as an out of state investor
Watch us do a $38,000 real estate flip or BRRRR deal in Indianapolis for an out of state investor, get a behind the scenes look at every step. Here's another Deal Dissection Series: Brenda Episode 2, this is a $38,000 deal and we could flip it or do a BRRRR process...
Real life 23k Indy house flip example, watch along as we flip houses in Indianapolis remotely today.
How to invest in Indianapolis real estate from out of state? Here's a $23,000 real life flip in the Indy market, complete behind the scenes look. Here's another Deal Dissection Episode on Fred: a single family residential real estate flip in the Indianapolis market. ...
Here’s a $47,000 BRRRR real estate deal in Indianapolis, all the rehab DONE and fully rented today.
Want to invest in Indianapolis real estate remotely from out of the state? Here's an example of a $50,000 BRRRR deal, we help our people do deals like this everyday... Here's another update on "Brooklyn" we have it fully rehabbed and now the second side was rented...
Real life 50k BRRRR deal in Indianapolis – How to invest in Indiana remotely and do deals from home.
A real life $50,000 Indianapolis real estate flip, perfect example remote investing in Indiana? Here's another Deal Dissection video on "Brooklyn" where we'll go over a 50k deal, remember these could be BRRRR deals OR flips and these are the kinds of deals we help out...
A real life 70k house flip – flip houses remotely in Indianapolis from out of state all from home?
How to invest in Indiana real estate from out of the state? Here's a real life $70,000 BRRRR and/or Flip deal in the Indy market. This is a BRAND NEW deal, Brandon, and this is the first Brandon episode for our Deal Dissection Series where we give you a FULL behind...
Real estate investor makes 30k/month for three years from ONE buyer? Get my exact script/emails free
The Hectupler Model: "Here's ONE buyer is making me $30,000 a month for the next three years... and how any real estate investor can do the same thing." This is a great way to create passive income by growing companies overnight. In this class we will talk about how...
Indy real estate investors: how to close super fast and get realtors to bring you 25k deals for free
Out of state Indianapolis real estate investors: Your team needs to close fast in order for you to get the best deals, here's how... Here is the second tip of 19 tips for remote Indianapolis real estate investors from out of state to create $30,000 a month in passive...
Book review of Deep Work, books for real estate investors – one page book summaries the best lessons
Book reviews for real estate investors - Deep Work book review and lessons for real estate investors. Here's another book review, today we'll go over Deep Work by Cal Newport and the top lessons and takeaways for real estate investors. This a part in our series of...
A real life 30k flip, how to invest in Indianapolis real estate from out of state and do 30k flips?
Here's a real life $30,000 Indianapolis real estate flip, Indy Deal Dissection step by step walkthrough from A-Z. This is the first video in this Deal Dissection series where you see the start of $30,000 flip in the Indy market. You'll see everything from start to...
Indy remote turnkey investors: update on the 50k BRRRR deal, real life example of an Indiana rental duplex deal
Update on the $50,000 Indy duplex BRRRR deal, real life Indianapolis real estate Deal Dissection. Here's an updated on our Deal Dissection Series where we break down real life Indianapolis real estate deals from start to finish, today we'll do an update on the...
Indiana remote investors: how to buy 10 Indy rentals and never have negative cash flow? Passively?
How to buy 10 Indianapolis rentals from out of state and NEVER have negative cash flow ever again? One of the biggest problems that Buy and Hold investors encounter is negative cash flow. It slows them down, costs time and money and can set your passive income...
What is an “Escalation Clause” and how can real estate investors use them in offers, good/bad idea?
What is an escalation clause and what to real estate investors need to know about them? I got a few questions about "escalation clauses" and what they are and what Indianapolis real estate investors need to know about them. Today we'll talk about what escalation...
What exactly does it mean to buy a property ‘As Is’, do you still get an inspection period? EMD?
What does it mean to buy a property as-is and what are the risks to real estate investors? As you look at real estate deals you'll see the term "As-Is" on properties, so what does it mean? Here's a breakdown of exactly what "as is" offers mean and what real estate...
“How this one letter made me $10 million.” Copywriting for real estate investors, plus free letter?
The 10 Million Dollar Egg Letter: copywriting for real estate investors and FREE download of the egg-cellent letter. This is a fun class about creating passive income, today we'll talk about a single, two-page letter that made a Hero over $10 million. You'll see the...
Indianapolis turnkey real estate investors: how to pick the RIGHT team and avoid getting scammed.
How Indiana Turnkey Investors can build their team CORRECTLY so they bring you a predictable six figure passive income. If you are an out of state real estate investor who is remotely investing in the Indiana market to create a passive income then you MUST go through...
Book review: Smarter, faster, better by Charles Duhigg – books for real estate investors.
Book review of "Faster Smarter Better", books for real estate investors and entrepreneurs. Here's another five minute (kind of) book review of Charles Duhigg's book "Faster Smarter Better". We'll go over the best lessons and excerpts and what these insights mean to...
Indy duplex 50k flip update, Indianapolis turnkey investing real life example of BRRRR in Indy.
Indianapolis turnkey real estate investing BRRRR deal, a 50k "flip" complete walkthrough from start to finish. This is an update on "Brooklyn", the BRRRR duplex deal. This is going to be a cash cow, but right now we are building it up to that and I'll be updating you...
Indy 20k house flip example and update. Indianapolis turnkey investing real life example of 25k flip?
Indianapolis turnkey real estate investing example: a behind the scenes look at a $20,000 flip. Here's an update on "Fred" the single family 20k flip in Indy. We will go over the status and how close we are to listing the property. Remember to stay in the loop...
How to do Indianapolis turnkey real estate investing from out of state, and my team does everything?
Indianapolis turnkey real estate investing: flip houses in the Indy and ALSO buy long term rentals without all remotely without ever stepping foot in Indy. (unless you want to) Here's the five step process my team and I use to help real estate investors from out of...
Update on 50k Indy flip, Indianapolis turnkey real estate example of a duplex deal start to finish.
Here's a $50,000 flip and a BRRRR duplex deal, an Indianapolis turnkey real estate investing deal from start to finish. Here's a good example of a BRRRR deal and an Indianapolis turnkey real estate investing deal, you can follow along the entire process with the...
Indy house flipping example, here’s a $20,000 flip from start to finish, Indy real estate live deal.
Here's a real life $20,000 Indy real estate flip, Indianapolis turnkey real estate investing example. This is the deal "Fred" as I've been updating you guys throughout every step of the process. This is an example of an Indianapolis turnkey investing example of a...
Remote investing in Indiana real estate, why out of state investors are investing in the Indy market
Why remotely invest in Indiana real estate from outside of the area, and how? Remote real estate investing is not new, neither is remote investing in Indiana but what is new is the volume of investors wanting to invest in the Indiana real estate market. Today we'll...
What kind of insurance do I need to flip houses and how is it different from homeowner’s insurance?
What kind of insurance do I need when flipping houses and rehabbing properties? Remember that video I made where a house got burned down and the investor was NOT covered and lost about $20,000? Don't let that happen to you, in this video we'll go over what kind of...
What real estate investors need to know about remote closings, wiring money, title company funding?
What real estate investors need to know about money transfers, remote closing and wiring money. Whether you are doing remote closings as a passive investor or not, you and your team need to know te details of how title companies handle closings and money transfers. I...
Can you help me buy Indianapolis turnkey rental and investment properties? What’s Indy turnkey mean?
What is Indy Turnkey PASSIVE real estate investing and how I get started? If you want to invest in Indiana real estate passively, whether you are local or from out of the state, then the single biggest challenge you will have is building your team. In this class I'll...
What do I have to disclose as the seller when flipping Indy houses, what defects must be disclosed?
When I'm selling a house after making major repairs, what do I need to disclose to the buyer? As a real estate investor who is flipping houses you will be on both sides of a transaction sometimes as the buyer and other times as the seller. When you are a seller,...
How I made $5 million drinking and whoring every night? How to grow a company from zero to over 100M
How to take a company from zero to $100 million, and make $5 million in the process. 52 tips number one. This is the first of 52 upcoming tips on passive income, today we will talk about the lesson "Always Get Equity" and how it relates to create a passive $10,000...
Say THIS when people ask “What do you do?”, how to introduce yourself like a badass with authority?
What do I say when people ask me what I do? Here's how to introduce yourself with words that IMPACT, compliance and people eating out of the palm of your hand. The distance between where your business is and where you want it to be is all in your WORDS, your...
Book review: Shoe Dog by Phil Knight (founder or Nike), books and lessons for real estate investors.
Book Review of Shoe Dog by Nike Founder Phil Knight. Phil Knight was the co-founder of Nike and has a net worth of about $25 billion, he wrote Shoe Dog as a guide through his journey. Today's book review will be for Shoe Dog , the lessons from it and how they apply...
Real life BRRRR example with Indy duplex, Indianapolis rentals from out of state for passive income?
Here's a real life example of the BRRRR method being used with an Indy duplex. This is a real life example of the BRRRR method being used with an Indy duplex. Today we'll go over all the costs in closing, repairing, renting, etc. Later we will also follow up on this...
Landlords: 10 ways to tenant-proof your properties so they are indestructible, best repairs for landlords to make
The best repairs for landlords to make for rentals that are tenant proof. As a landlord one of the most important decisions you'll make is what repairs to make to your rentals. If you do this correctly you'll increase your lifetime ROI, your equity positions and...
How much does the BRRRR Method cost? How can I calculate my monthly payment with BRRRR? Indy example
What are the REAL costs of doing the BRRRR method, a real life example breakdown. As an investor, the process of buying/refinancing (the BRRRR method) is something that you want to be familiar with. There is a LOT of misleading and inaccurate information online about...
10 questions to ask property managers, how to find good Indianapolis property management for rentals.
Indianapolis property management help - how to find a good property manager in Indy. If you are an out of state landlord who owns rentals in the Indianapolis market then you already know how important good property management to your ROI. Today I'll go over 10...
How to create 10k/mo passive income with Indy duplexes, why do we buy 200k duplexes in Indianapolis?
Indianapolis Turnkey Passive Income: how to make $10,000 in passive income with Indy duplexes? If you want to invest in Indianapolis real estate and create passive income then you MUST watch this class. I'll go over the exact math and explain exactly how and why we...
Copywriting for real estate investors: how to make an extra $2,000/week by writing 500 word articles
Copywriting for real estate investors: how to make an extra $2,000 a week writing 500 word articles for lead generation. As a real estate investor one of the single most profitable things that you'll ever learn is how to write copy. Today we will go over a simple way...
Book review of The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, books for real estate ppl
Book Review of The Progress Principle. Today's one page book review is of the book The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile and Steven J. Kramer. We will talk about the book, the best lessons I got from it and how it applies for real estate investors and business...
How to find the best title companies for real estate wholesaling, nine questions investors should ask.
Nine questions real estate wholesalers can ask to find the best title companies for wholesaling. Your success in real estate relies on your skill in building your team and part of that team is your title company. Not all title companies are the same so here are nine...
This is why wholesaling is becoming illegal, real life examples of what NOT to do as a real estate wholesaler
Examples of what NOT to do as a real estate wholesaler and why wholesaling is becoming illegal. There are many laws around real estate wholesaling that are changing. These changes in laws are a result of LC wholesalers doing things wrong so all real estate investors...
What is real estate wholesaling? Real estate investing for beginners, wholesale zero to 100k/month?
What is real estate wholesaling mean? How to start as a wholesaler and build a business that makes six figures a month? Less than 1% of real estate investors will make over $100,000 a month. In this class I'll explain what wholesaling to a total real estate beginner...
“How I traded a few signs for a 10,000 square foot mansion.” Move into your dream home by trading?
How to trade SIGNS (neon yellow hand-written signs) for the mansion of your dreams. For years the folks on my team have been doing this, I KNOW how this sounds but I promise that I'll explain everything and YES you really can go buy the house of dreams and get a...
Book review of Overachievement by Jon Eliot, books for real estate investors to learn from and apply
Book review of "Overachievement" by John Eliot John Eliot wrote Overachievement to study different approaches to exceptional performance. This is another one page "Quantum Book Review" where Azam sums up a book in a few paragraphs and explains the top lessons that...
Indiana real estate investing for beginners, why buy investment properties in Indianapolis and how.
Indianapolis real estate investing for beginners, nine things every investor should know about the Indy market. Here's a breakdown of the Indianapolis real estate market for a total beginner and newbies. Here are nine things every real estate investor should know...
Indianapolis property management for out of state investors and landlords, help for Indy investors
Indianapolis property management for landlords and investors in/out of the state. Indianapolis property management is one of the most important things that ANY investor in the Indy real estate market needs to know about. Getting your rentals to produce efficiently...
How landlords can set up ACH payments with tenants and get automated rental payments every month.
Landlords: here's how to set up ACH payments so that you get automatic monthly rent payments. As a landlord you should know how to set ACH payments to get rent payments automatically every month. In this class we'll talk about how to set your bank account up so that...
10 ways to get your tenants to set up ACH payments for automatic rent payments to you every month.
Landlords: Nine ways to get automatic rent payments by getting your tenants to sign up for ACH. As a landlord you want to get your tenants to sign up for ACH so you get your rent payments automatically. To do this you need their permission. Here are nine ways to...
Real estate contracts for FREE: every piece of legal paperwork a real estate investor will ever need
Over $500,000 Worth Real Estate Contracts and Paperwork - All for FREE. As a real estate investor, you have to be able to go through contracts and paperwork quickly and easily. The more familiar you become with these legal documents, the easier deals will be to...
What happens if inner city youths STOP using the N-word? Dialog experiment on compliance and belief.
The N-Word Experiment: the impact of changing a SINGLE word in one's dialog and how it can reshape generations. This is going to be a much different class than usual, this is what happened when I was recently asked to help inner city folks stop saying the "N-word". ...