Articles in the Formulas and Strategies Category

Being Flexible Benefits an Exchangor
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2017 on February 2017
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Your chances for success as an exchangor increase with flexibility!

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Posted in Fall 2016, Formulas and Strategies on October 2016
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How to Operate at an Exchange Meeting Negotiating an Exchange Offer

Borrow a Certificate of Deposit to Obtain a Loan
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Summer 2016 on June 2016
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*Excerpted from Creative Down Payments, a book by Chuck Sutherland Strategy As an incentive for a financial institution to make a loan, you can entice a third party to place compensating balances into the bank. Those compensating balances might be in the form of checking accounts, savings accounts, or Certificates of Deposit. Dick Janson, a […]

Steele’s Strategies
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Summer 2016 on June 2016
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Idea Tracking

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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Winter 2016 on February 2016
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Steele Strategies
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Posted in Fall 2015, Formulas and Strategies on October 2015
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This is one of the benefits of group brainstorming. Every time someone suggests an idea the other members of the group treat the thought like the forced relationship technique and this often gives birth to another new idea.

Improve the Curb Appeal of Your Income Property
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Posted in Fall 2015, Formulas and Strategies on October 2015
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Improve the curb appeal of your income property and get better tenants, higher occupancy, and higher rents. There aren’t too many ways to find easy money in real estate, but we should use all the tools at our disposal. One of the easiest ways to increase the NOI of an income property is to improve its curb appeal. Here are six areas you may want to consider.

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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Summer 2015 on August 2015
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The Gordon Technique: This is like Richard R. Reno’s un-priced listing concept. The Gordon Brainstorming Technique is for purists. It is the ultimate technique for free-flowing ideas. Think of charades in understanding it.

Everyone Deserves to Be Counseled
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Summer 2015 on August 2015
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The secretary came in to say that there was a man outside who obviously did not practice adequate personal hygiene and that he wanted to speak to a real estate agent or broker. She said she would not go back outside to relay an answer to him and that I would have to take care of it.

Why Lease Option Instead of Junior Carry Back?
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Posted in Formulas and Strategies, Spring 2015 on April 2015
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Consider a standard $1m income property that a seller bought years ago for $700k and since depreciated to a book basis of $500k. The sale of this property could result in possible exposure to a capital gain tax on $500k. A standard proposal by a buyer would be to offer $650k cash from a new […]