Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.

Monthly Archives: February 2010

Retirement Planning? Take back Control!

One of our members told me, that when she looked at her retirement account statement the other day she remembered how it used to be worth twice as much … 20 years of savings and half of it evaporated … gone …. with the Market.

Like 96% of most savers she had her retirement in traditional IRA’s and even 5 figures worth in a 401K with a former employer she never moved over. She had been paying her broker hefty annual fees to manage her nest egg and he’s managed to make it worth 50% less. Does this sound like you?

What really bothers me is that a Bloomberg report estimates that Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JP Morgan paid out BONUSES in excess of $30 Billion for 2009.

With ZERO inflation adjusted returns on the S&P 500 over the past 15 years, bond yields at 3.5%, inflation averaging 3% and our Broker taking out their fees (even as they manage our nest-egg lower) will we ever be able to retire?

But many times we are Blessed. I was blessed to learn about a little known “Hero” who helps us take back control of our retirement accounts. He’s letting people know the insider secrets of a program the Government created in 1974. And this Thursday I have convinced him to teach us how to build our retirement accounts easily and quickly.

Only 4% of the “Smart Money” knows what he is teaching. The other 96% leave their retirement in the greedy hands of Wall Street, Brokers and/or 401K/IRA administrator; like the unfortunate example above.

I had to let you know about what he is teaching … for example you can invest your IRA in real estate flips (amongst other things) and let the tax deferred profits be invested into another bigger deal and let the tax deferred profits from that deal be invested into another bigger deal and … you get the idea.

The key is… tax deferred profits … this is the power of compounding at it’s best. You will have checkbook access to your money and be able to react quickly when the right deal comes along. You won’t need to wait for a Bank or Lender …
YOU become your own bank.
You control your retirement account.
You don’t pay your Broker and 401k/IRA administrator any ongoing fees.

How quickly do you think you could make your retirement account grow with this scenario?

As you can imagine this little known “Hero” is very much in demand but I’ve persuaded him to be on a webinar so that you can learn the secrets and become part of the 4% “Smart Money” that controls their retirement. You absolutely must join this exclusive webinar this Thursday (tomorrow) 9PM EST. Your retirement depends on it.

To Your Success,
MJ in my PJs

PS. Leave your wallet at home since this exclusive webinar will be content only. Don’t miss this opportunity to become part of the 4% and take full control of your retirement. Thursday Feb 25, 2009 9pm EST

Using your IRA as an Instrument to Invest in Real Estate

Many investors have become disenchanted with recent stock market volatility, stories of corporate scandal and corruption. In addition to impacting retirement account values, these events have also strained investor confidence. It is no wonder then that more and more investors are pushing their advisers to offer Self-Directed IRAs (SDIRAs) that allow them to invest in alternative assets which they believe will provide greater diversification and control over their retirement nest eggs.

While the list of alternative investments includes a wide-ranging group of assets including private equities, hedge funds and mortgages, one area that has captured the greatest level of interest is real estate.

I believe, that falling prices, combined with increasing inventory, is creating new investment opportunities in real estate. As prices have fallen, the pendulum has swung past center to create oversold conditions, providing opportunities to buy real estate at low prices. Some areas in the U.S. have been experience this phenomenon for almost three years now.

Another factor to consider is that many real estate investors are being squeezed out of the market due to the current credit crisis. This has created a unique opportunity for cash-rich retirement plan investors. These investors are either purchasing the real estate outright, using a partnership or LLC. It is estimated that the first of more than 78 million baby boomers will begin to retire this year. This group controls more than $14 trillion dollars in retirement plan assets. These assets are being “rolled-over” from employer-based plans to individual retirement accounts. Many baby boomers have already begun to shift away from traditional equity investments to those that generate income, such as, income producing property. Add these factors with the possibility of equity appreciation, and it is clear why real estate is growing in popularity.

Just like doing all your research to select the perfect property to purchase includes knowing the market, good real estate comps, and knowing an exit strategy; finding the right SDIRA takes a little expertise. After the proper SDIRA custodian has been selected, the investor should request and complete the appropriate forms for their Traditional, Roth, SEP, Simple, Individual 401(k) or other qualified plan(s). The good SDIRA adviser will guide you through this process and make the process seamless for investors.

Ongoing market volatility, combined with the need of baby boomers to generate income, and retire securely, is causing investors of all shapes and sizes to take a hard look at their investment allocations to ensure there is a proper mix of opportunity and risk. As investors needs change, alternative assets and self-directed retirement accounts will become important tools to diversify and grow retirement wealth.

Learn more this Thursday the 25th at 9pm EST when I talk to John Steven’s of Service Financial LLC about how to use retirement accounts to purchase real estate.

Use Real Estate Comps to Get Into Real Estate Investing- It Isn’t As Hard As You Think

Look, when it comes to investing in real estate, you can’t treat it like it was child’s play. People who do it on the side just get nominal or marginal profits. There are a lot of factors that you have to consider in real estate investing, which often behave like stock markets. They are prone to crash! If investors dry up, the prices dip and the crash is imminent. This is why novices and experienced investors have to be careful, patient and cautious when looking to buy their first or any piece of investment property.

One neat way to start in the property investing market is by finding out as much as you can about your local area and the opportunities available in it. InvestorCompsOnline offers numerous teleclasses, webinars, articles and great real estate comps at your disposal so that you can be the best informed. I love to do our Weekly Training Tele-Classes and Call in Days. It gives me an opportunity to share with you and address the “real” questions you have about your business.

Property investing is a passion, and has given me and lots of others the key to a relaxed lifestyle, income, long-term wealth and security. I often joke that I gave up a full-time job because I couldn’t fit a 9-5 job around my busy lifestyle of golfing, lunch with my wife, and going to my kid’s games. Property investing allows you the freedom of a flexible schedule.

It is a myth that property investment needs huge fortunes for people to start off. It is indeed possible to scout around for properties that are being sold at a bargain with the intention of waiting for the right time to sell it at a suitably higher price. In some ways, property is business cycle proof as people need homes in any case.

Buying and selling homes can be a lucrative business. But you have to work hard to ensure that the deal is proper. Do your research in InvestorCompsOnline to see what the properties in the same area are selling for. Your research up front allows you the information you need to make your profit when you buy. The key is to learn and keep moving on.

Drastic Times Don’t Always Call for Drastic Measures For Investors Using Real Estate Comps Correctly

We as Americans have seen our economy drop to one of its lowest points. The United States has seen the unemployment rates skyrocket causing many people economic strife. This strife and financial burden have caused many Americans to take some extremely drastic measures.

I have encountered people cashing in their 401K, 403(b), Keoghs, and SEP plans just to cover their monthly expenses. Many times this type of reaction isn’t needed. There are many ways to utilize retirement accounts that many people do not know about or understand what can be done.

One of the easiest ways to help people save their retirement accounts is by doing a full evaluation of their current status. I know a company that can run a full scenario of what your needs are at your current state and ultimately help you come up with a solution that is beneficial to you not only today but also for the future.

The biggest misconception that I run into is that people do not realize that their retirement account can be rolled over into a Self Directed IRA (SDIRA) and be used for many other things without causing tax implications including Real Estate Investments.

Rolling over a retirement account into a SDIRA and placing it into a LLC will allow Real Estate Investors multiple options. Using your SDIRA you can buy a business, buy into a business, purchase a franchise, and of course buy some real estate. However, you must do your research when buying real estate. You should never make a purchase with out using good real estate comps, which we offer at InvestorCompsOnline.com.

Since your SDIRA is actually part of an LLC you will be actually using the money that will benefit the IRA account and avoid all tax implications. What could be better than using your retirement account to be your own boss, be able to pay your bills, and still grow your account for the future?

For more information regarding using your retirement accounts, how to roll your retirement accounts, or if this is a plan for you, attend our webinar Thursday Feb 25, 2010 at 9 pm EST when we have John Stevens to explain how to benefit from your retirement account.

Using Social Networking and Real Estate Comps to Market your properties

Social networking is a very effective tool for real estate investors.

Let’s discuss some of the things you can do to drive buyers to you.
Social networking is all about community…and you should focus on giving 80% of the time. Give useful information when you comment – for example – on others’ Facebook status or YouTube videos. Create value for others and you will bring a ton of attention on your own offerings.
Twitter:
(1) Use Twitter to identify real estate investors in your local areas and follow each one of them. This tool is like the Twitter Yellow Pages and categorizes Twitter users by industry. You can quickly do a search on the Real Estate category and put the name of your city in the search box.
(2) Set up automatic direct message responses to all of your followers that includes a URL to your website or squeeze page.
(3) If you’re a wholesaler, tweet about any real estate deals you’re looking to sell. Be sure to include a link to more information on the property
(4) Be sure to retweet “RT” other investors tweets that have useful information…this helps you build trust and credibility and will grow your followers. Here’s how it works…let’s say a local investor @BobLocalREI has a great tweet that says “Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market ” To retweet this, you would simply tweet the following: “RT @BobLocalREI Great article about how to profit with real estate in declining market .”
Facebook:
(5) Join existing Facebook groups with real estate investors from your local area. You can do this by clicking on “Groups” and then searching groups for terms such as “Chicago real estate investors”,”Boston foreclosure investors”, or “Orange county real estate investors” Be sure to introduce yourself to the group and post your offerings on the group’s public wall.
(6) Create your own Facebook group for real estate investors in your local area. Invite the members of the other groups to join your group. Encourage other wholesalers to join as well and post their deals to the group as well. Don’t make it a private group – make it open to all. This will create an excellent buyers list for you and will also connect you to other investors you can do joint ventures with.
(7) Add a form to your Facebook profile that allows people to opt-in to your newsletter that provides tips, news, and details of your wholesale/retail deals. There’s a great blog post from Return on Subscriber that walks you through how to add the form.
(8) Use the “update status” feature on Facebook. Your status can be about the everyday happenings with your real estate investing, it can mention a specific deal, it can be whatever you want.
YouTube.com and other Social networking video sites:
(9) Search engines love video! Create videos with useful “How to” tips or information that is relevant to real estate investing (could be focused on buyers, sellers, or both). Be sure that your video title and description are very well written and full of keywords that will help people find your videos. Before you get started, think about who your target audience is and make a list of a few real estate investing related topics that you can create videos for.
(10) Duplicating your video content is ok! You can post the same exact video in multiple content sharing sites (use TubeMogul for free!) and get maximum exposure from the search engines.

At www.InvestorCompsOnline we use many of these tips daily in our business. Using the ICO system to get good real estate comps and many of the social networking sites will allow you to be more accessible to your buyers.