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What Every Real Estate Professional Needs to Know About Twitter

real estate twitterWith over 300 million users, it’s not difficult to see why Twitter is the number one social platform for business.

Its dynamic and easy-to-use layouts allow companies to increase their client base and market their company for free. Once a loyal following has been established, a company can use this platform to create more revenue and obtain new clients.

The importance of building a strong social media presence is becoming clearer in the world of real estate. Though sometimes for many real estate companies, using Twitter effectively can be a bit of a struggle. These twitter tips will put you on the path to a successful page. [click to continue…]

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A few weeks ago, I was trying to find a cost-effective way to come up with a new logo for my latest venture over at REtipster.Club.

iuIn the process, I made an amazing discovery when I stumbled across the SquareSpace Logo Creator Tool. As you can see in the video above, the process was so fast, so cheap and SO EASY – I almost couldn’t believe it, and I knew I had to share it with you.

If I were starting over today with the creation and/or design of my website, business cards, letter head or anything else, I would definitely want to know about this resource. Never before has it been so easy to get a great looking logo without breaking the bank. [click to continue…]

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RETIPSTER.CLUB is now LIVE!

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After months of toiling behind the scenes to put together the best possible product we could possibly manage, today marks the arrival of the biggest development we’ve ever seen for REtipster.com.

People have been asking me for years to put together some kind of step-by-step guide that will walk them through the entire process of buying and selling land. I’ve spent the past few years publishing this information for free, right here on the blog – but admittedly, I didn’t always do the best job of keeping it organized.

The truth is – there is a lot of stuff that lives inside the topic of land investing. This is a BIG story to tell. It’s not something you can sum up in one blog post (believe me, I’ve tried). In order to give this investing technique a fair shot, it takes a deep dive into every aspect of the process…  something I’ve never quite been able to do adequately on the REtipster Blog. [click to continue…]

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As a real estate lender and investor, I get asked the same question all the time:

What is a safe ratio for me and/or my real estate business?

One of the common misconceptions people have about private, asset-based lenders is that they only focus on the “loan-to-value ratio” of an asset, but a borrower’s personal financials still play a major part in qualifying for a loan, even when using private, asset-backed lenders.

It’s crucial to understand your debt-to-worth (aka – debt-to-equity) ratio to gauge the health of your financial situation and make a smart investment.

Investopedia defines Debt-to-Equity as follows:

A measure of a company’s financial leverage calculated by dividing its total liabilities by stockholders’ equity. It indicates what proportion of equity and debt the company is using to finance its assets.

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sell or rentWith the economy recovering from the recession, the housing market continues to get better and better. While it is quickly becoming a seller’s market, renting is also a popular, and sometimes smarter, option. If you are looking to move and wonder if you should sell or rent your current home, there are a few things you should take into consideration before deciding.

What Is the Condition of Your Home?

This is probably one of the biggest factors when making the decision to sell or rent. If your home needs a lot of expensive fixes or upgrades, it may be in your best interest to sell while the market is up and hopefully make a profit from your investment. [click to continue…]

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