Real Estate Investing LIES Unveiled

Let's get REAL about something - and quelch the LIES you have been told about Real Estate Investing!­

What I am going to reveal to you are some basic
truths about Real Estate investing - truths that may
totally affect the Real Estate investments you have
now - and certainly I intend to modify the way you
do Real Estate investing in the future.

Let's get right to it - and into the heart of the real
estate investing issue.

You have been programmed all your life to become
what you are today - from school, friends, relatives
and, yes, your parents.

Recent studies show that you are who you are now,
more from what you learned prior to age 8 than in
anything else you have learned since.

Now, that may surprise you, but it is true that what
you learned at the earliest ages affects the way you
make Real Estate investments today, and the type
of Real Estate investing success you will have going

Yes, that's a bit shocking.

You see, if you grew up in an environment where
you heard things like

"We can't afford it", "Be sure
you have saved enough and have the cash to buy it"
(i.e., never use credit), or numerous other phrases
that you now hear yourself saying (you know what
I'm talking about - those times you catch yourself
"becoming your parents"), it is because of your
early programming (from 0-8 years) and what you
were told about money, success, and life in general.

That is controlling your current income - and your
success - or lack of it...

The things you were told at that early, most
influential age, are now creeping out and affecting
how successful you are in business, in life and yes,
in your Real Estate investing.


The greatest thing about this fact - as horrible as it
seems - is that you can change the 'programming' -
you have the power to do it!

You can reprogram yourself in any way you want -
have anything you want - do anything you want.

All it takes is simply to 'reinstall' the right kind of

And, it is easier than you might think!

One of the best ways to do that is to get a CD audio
set from someone you like to listen to - someone
that thinks positively and speaks of the life you want
to live. Many home study courses are available (yes,
including mine) that are designed to inspire and
motivate you, while they teach you the methods and
secrets of real estate investing.

Purchase one - listen to it, over and over - until you
hear yourself speaking that way, too.

You see, we are all simply creatures of habit and
environment - if we allow junk to get into our heads,
all we will ever say is junk coming out.

If all you listen to is the bad stuff in life (like the TV
news, most 'talk radio' shows, those TV 'real life'
shows that end up in fights - you know the ones.,
and even violent movies where the language is
nothing you'd ever expect to hear from your own
lips.), that is exactly what you will wind up sounding

It is true - 'you are what you eat' - and that counts
just as much for what you put in your ears as it does
for what you put in your mouth!

If you spend your time around 'bar people', you'll
speak and act like them. Not that there's anything
wrong with that, as long as you made a conscious
thought that it is what you want, but I think you'd
be much more successful at Real Estate investing if
you were listening to a successful person teaching
you about Real Estate Investing!

Now, let's get right to the point about the various
methods and concepts you have learned about Real
Estate Investing.

You may call yourself a 'real estate investing expert',
but if you have to get up every morning and wonder
where your next check is coming from, you aren't
making real estate investments, you are being
employed in a Real Estate Investing JOB!

Yes, that's a hard-hitting statement.

You see, I want you to 'get real' with yourself and
simply admit it - Real Estate investing is when you
put money into a Real Estate investment and then
get some money out - 'real estate investing'

Yet, it seems that most people I meet want to
attend my real estate training or purchase my real
estate courses that have to do with 'No Money
Down' (NMD) real estate investing.

Now, that kind of talk just proves the point - you can
reprogram yourself to speak a different language -
even if it doesn't make sense!

A bunch of 'gurus' have told you over and over again
that 'No Money Down' is real estate investing - even
though you learned at an early age that 'invest'
means to put money into something and get money
out (see for other definitions - none of them say 'No
Money Down'...)

Now, it's not that 'NMD Real Estate investing' is all
bad - heck, my students and I make several
thousand dollars from these types of 'Real Estate
investing' transactions every year, too.

Just don't lie to yourself and say they are 'real
estate investments', we know very clearly that these
are simply 'earned income' from one portion of your
real estate investing business - the real estate 'job'
portion - earned while in transition from your
'corporate job' to your 'real estate investing job' and
on the road to true Real Estate Investing.

In other real estate investing articles, I cover some
of the methods and techniques you, too, can explore
while moving from your 'corporate job' to your 'real
estate investing job' and you'll learn some insider
secrets for taking that leap quickly.

What is Real Estate Investing?

The question, "What is real estate investing?" cannot be answered without considering first, it's textbook definition and then it's conceptual definition.

The Academic Definition

Real estate has been defined as land (or immovable property) along with anything permanently affixed to the land such as buildings, and investment is the act of using money to purchase property for the sole purpose of holding or leasing for income. It is safe to say then (combining both definitions) that real estate investing involves the acquisition of real estate (or investment in real estate) for purposes of generating income, making a profit, and acquiring wealth.

The Conceptual Definition

  1. Leverage In contrast to stock investments (which usually require more equity from the investor), it is possible to leverage a real estate investment (heavily). With a real estate investment, you can use other people's money to magnify your rate of return and control a much larger investment otherwise not possible.
  2. Tax Shelter Real estate investing provides tax benefits. There are yields on annual after-tax cash flows, equity buildup through appreciation of the asset, and cash flow after tax upon sale.
  3. Non-Monetary Returns Real estate investment provides pride of ownership, the security that you control ownership, and portfolio diversification.

Real estate investing is not a bed of roses, though. Real estate investment does require capital, there are risks, and rental property can be management-intensive. On the other hand, the car you drive required capital, it involves risk driving, and it certainly requires management. The difference is that a car is not a source of wealth.

How to Become a Real Estate Investor

  1. Develop a real estate investment goal. What do you want to achieve, and by when do you want to achieve it? What rate of return do you expect to want to receive on moneys you pull out of your home or bank account to purchase an investment property given the risk?
  2. Learn what returns you should look for, and how to compute them. You cannot succeed in music unless you can read music. Invest in a good real estate investing course or real estate investment software where you can learn how to run the returns and compute the formulas.
  3. Be wary of Get Rich schemes. There are many so-called gurus ready to teach you how to make millions with real estate investment property. But let logic be your guide; we believe that nobody who finds a gold mine publishes a map.
  4. Create a relationship with a real estate professional that knows the local real estate market and understands rental property. It will not advance your investment objectives to spend time with the "agent of the year" unless that person knows about investment property and is adequately prepared to help you correctly procure it. Find an agent that understands real estate investing.

What is the conclusion? That real estate investing is a business about owning a piece of ground that, when researched and purchased sensibly by impartial numbers and careful management, and with reasonable goals and caution, will likely be more valuable tomorrow than it is today.

What You Can Learn When Taking a Real Estate Investing Program

Have you heard of a real estate investing program before? If you are looking into becoming a real estate investor, you may have come across real estate investing programs available both locally and online. Although real estate investing programs are a great resource for all hopeful investors, you may be wondering whether or not it would really be worth your time and money to take a course. To find the answer to your question, you are advised to examine the materials that most real estate investing programs cover.

Before examining what you may learn when taking a real estate investing program, it is important that you remember variance. Not all real estate investing programs are the same. Programs are designed for different levels investors and they are offered for different lengths of time. These factors may determine exactly what is taught in a real estate investing course. However, with that in mind, there are many common points that are covered in most real estate investing programs.

Many real estate investing programs introduce their students to real estate investing by providing background information on exactly what it is. Although you may already have a good idea what real estate investing is and what it is all about, this information may still prove useful to you. Unfortunately, many real estate investors get so wrapped up in making money that they often forget what real estate investing is all about. If you are relatively unfamiliar with real estate inventing, a real estate investing program can help to provide you with the information you need. If you are already familiar with real estate investing, the information learned can be used to help refresh your memory.

It is also common for a real estate investing program to cover investing in general, as well as apply it to real estate. Information on what properties you should target as a real estate investor, like properties that are in foreclosure or properties that are considered fixer uppers, may also be outlined. Detailed information on each of these properties, like what they are, as well as what to look for with them may be outlined as well.

Since a big part of real estate investing is being able to do something with the properties that you purchase, a real estate investing class should also cover this. For instance, many real estate investors fix up the properties they purchased and either try to resell them for a profit or become a landlord by renting out the property to tenants. A real estate investing program should give you information on each method, as well as tips on how to make each method work.

Perhaps, the most important thing that you could learn by taking a real estate investing course is what you shouldn't do. This information is important as it may prevent you from making many costly mistakes. Although many real estate investing programs are targeted towards beginners, there are some courses that are designed for more advanced or experienced investors. No matter what level you are currently at, you are advised to give a real estate investing program a serious look, as it may be worth your time and money, in more ways than one.