March 17, 2018

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How to Choose the Right CRM That Will Take Your Business to the Next Level

By: John A few years ago we made the switch from spreadsheet to a customizable CRM.  It was a game changer. I tested 10 different CRM systems and what I found was that there is a balance between visual effect, customization, automation and price. Below I lay out the criteria I considered when choosing my
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The Beginning of a Great Partnership

By: Brian John and I met through networking on Bigger Pockets. I was new to Columbus. My family held a few campus rentals in Kentucky and had flipped a couple houses. While looking for properties on the MLS, we found there were not many good deals. So, upon hearing John was finding them off market
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Tips For Successfully Working With Wholesalers – Part 2

By: John First, for anyone not familiar with a “real estate wholesaler”, I want to clarify what it means:  Someone who specializes in finding real estate deals, getting them in contract, and assigning (or double closing) the contract to a cash buyer at a discounted rate. NOTE: Wholesaling is frowned upon in some markets and
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Why Quitting My Day Job Should Have Been My First Step

By: John The only way to move forward is to TAKE ACTION. I started out like most newbie wholesalers out there. I was working a full time job and doing very little marketing because I had a limited budget. I was afraid to network with “real” investors because I really had no idea what I
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The Process of Flipping A House – Rehab

By: Brian Flipping houses is both rewarding and risky. When done right it can be great fun to watch a dilapidated house transformed into a modern and desirable home. The neighbors love you for helping their neighborhood increase in value. When done wrong, stress abounds, sleepless nights and steep losses are what you can expect.
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5 Tips For Working With New Contractors

By: John Nobody wants to lose money. The reality is: if you haven’t lost money on a real estate deal yet, then you haven’t done enough deals. I don’t say this to discourage you, but to help you learn and grow. As we grow, we are learning from the mistakes we’ve made (and hopefully not
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How I Made $135,000 on a $13k Investment Property Purchase

  By: John I know, I know. The title sounds like clickbait, but it’s actually not.  This is a deal that most people would refer to as a Grand Slam. I use this deal as an example whenever I explain to people why direct mail is so important. Direct mail has been my largest channel
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How NOT to Network With Higher Level Investors

  By: John All investors want to network with other, bigger, better investors than they are, right?  This is how we grow, we learn from people who are where we want to be! I know I do! I didn’t truly learn the best way to network with higher level investors until I was the person
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6 Easy Steps (And 1 Hard Lesson Learned) to Finding a High Quality Tenant

By John It’s easy right?  Put up a “for rent” sign in the yard, post your property on Zillow and sign up a great tenant… not so fast there, Kemosabe! If only it was that easy.  The truth is that finding a great tenant is not as easy as it seems. I have learned how
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4 Tips to Leasing Your Rental 20% Above The Competition

By: John Let’s be honest. Every landlord wants to rent his or her investment property as high as possible, especially in a market with a lot of rental competition. Rental properties have a certain level of fixed expenses that go along with them such as mortgage payments, taxes, insurance, repair and maintenance costs, legal, and accounting
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Why are we doing all of this?

We created Take Action Real Estate: the website, podcast, created tutorials, wrote blogs and put all all of this together to help YOU. We want to share our experiences and knowledge and help you get started without making the same mistakes we did.

Brian Rightler John Horner Core Developements

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