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7 Top Real Estate Investing Jobs

Real Estate investing has long been proven to make tons of CA$H for the active investor and many of the real estate investing methods and techniques used to make some of the biggest (and quickest) CA$H only require a little time and a bit of knowledge (i.e.,Guest Posting NO MONEY and NO CREDIT!) to rapidly bring home a really big check!

That’s the appeal of Real Estate investing courses to most people – to do deals that require little/no money or credit yet pay back huge rewards for the time and knowledge you get from following their systems.

Yes, the “investing” gets a bit lost in most of the world of “Real Estate Investing” – there is no “investing” other than a bit of time – there is no ROI (Return On Investment) other than the time-for-money factor.

That’s why I call these activities Real Estate Investing Jobs -they stop bringing income as soon as you stop working them.

Real Estate Investing through these jobs, while making CA$H, will never give you financial freedom as they only generate quick money and not long-term, passive income.

This article will look at some of the more popular methods of Real Estate Investing jobs.

One of the biggest challenges to overcome is the fact that, when discussing the money made through Real Estate Investing, the numbers of dollars are much more than your common corporate job, and many people simply are not ready to handle such discussions.

You see, when you were very young, you were programmed to think that $X was a large amount and often this amount was only a few hundred, or perhaps, a few thousand, dollars.

Yet, when discussing Real estate investing deals, there are often multiple thousands of dollars at stake.

Most people simply are not used to discussing such numbers, and wind up not making the money they could. They simply have not learned the language of Real Estate Investing.

One of the first lessons I teach my students is how to get past the fear of discussing hundreds of thousands of dollars and changing the programming you were given as a child to form open ideas about money and investing to make even more money.

One quick step you can do to begin this journey is to look deep inside yourself and ask yourself how you feel about money. Can you comfortably discuss figures in the hundreds of thousands of dollars?

Most people learn quite quickly – with just a little bit of practice.

With that in mind, it is time to look at these Real Estate Investing Jobs more closely.

These ‘jobs’ bring you various levels of income, depending on your area, so instead of discussing them in dollar values, we will look at them from a percentage standpoint.

Of course, with these examples, the amount of work, time and knowledge you put into it will certainly pay off more (or less);

1. Property Profiling (birddogging) – this popular way to get started in real estate investing provides a real estate investing job with a decent income – something along the lines of what a factory worker would make in the area.

2. Lease Purchase – this powerful tool can be utilized to buy and sell property with no money out of your pocket (a Real Estate Investing sandwich), while keeping a nice pocketful of money for your time (can you tell this is one of my favorites?) An active person can make about 1.5 – 3 times more than the Property Profiler, on average.

3. Subject To – with a bit of training, you can make this method of real estate investing really pay off big. Once you know how to negotiate these deals, your real estate investing income will reach that of corporate executives – with much less of a time requirement.

4. Foreclosures – while highly lucrative and one of the top income producing methods of real estate investing, the time and knowledge required to actively pursue such deals is becoming more difficult all the time.

The payoff to those that can perform these deals is huge – about 10 times that of the Property Profilers, however, finding deals is much more difficult due to the number of people looking for them.

5. Tax Lien Certificates – this is a true form of Real Estate Investing – actually putting your money into something that produces a return – one of the safest investments around with returns that beat any other form of passive investing. If you have money to invest, this is a great area to get into with 15%+ return with almost no down side.

This is still a real estate investing ‘job’ as tax lien certificates are short term, quick turn profit generators, not sustained over time.

6. Short Sales – this form of Real Estate Investing is another job, as your knowledge level and timing are extremely important. A lot of money can be made with this type of Real Estate Investing job – as much or more than any other form – once you know how.

7. Secondary notes/Purchasing Equity positions – a ‘higher level’ of real estate investing, where more knowledge is needed to limit the risk, however, the returns on equity position purchases can be extremely high – from 6%-10% for fully passive results and ‘sky’s the limit’ for purchasing equity positions.

Yes, once you get past the internal false programming – the LIES you have been taught all your life about money, you can begin a successful career in Real Estate Investing – through a variety of Real Estate Investing Jobs and then onto true, full, watch-your-money-grow Real Estate Investing.

A Simple Plan for Starting a Business of Real Estate Investing

A simple step-by-step process to change your life, increase your income and create a wildly successful Real Estate Investing business.

This article provides a ‘how-its-done’ look to maximize your real estate investing results.

Starting a business of real estate investing – whether you work out of an office or a ‘home based business’ you run out of a corner of your bedroom,Guest Posting you can drastically change your life, and your income in as little as 10 hours per week – all through a very simple plan of real estate investing.

It is possible to become successful in real estate investing in a short time and, even when starting a business of real estate investing, you can find the time without crimping your current lifestyle!

Starting a business of real estate investing with a simple plan.

1. Groundwork of your simple plan is crucial when starting a business of real estate investing.

It is easy to say and it is easy to do! Most people get stopped when starting a business of real estate investing because they simply FAIL to plan. It isn’t because their plan didn’t work, it was because they did not implement even a very simple plan!

To be successful in real estate investing, first find someone else that is successful in real estate investing, watch them, interview them, find out everything you can about what they did when starting a business – and write up a simple plan of what they have done to be successful in their real estate investing – something that you will follow each day.

To have what they have, you must do what they do, so find out what percentage of their day is spent on the telephone, for instance.

Find out how much of their time is spent on making calls, receiving calls and the type of calls they are (Customer Service, making deals, etc.)

That gives you an idea of what your time should look like, when you are starting a business of real estate investing of your own.

2. Divide Your Time

The next step in developing your simple plan as you are starting a business of real estate investing is to divide your (10 hours per week) total time just like your successful mentor does.

Even if they put in a hundred hours per week, they still divide their time, just like you will, once you begin working your simple plan.

The ‘secret to success’ isn’t in the hours – it is how you spend them!

Follow the simple plan outlined here to make the most of your hours and get the most out of everything as you are starting a business of real estate investing with a simple plan of success.

If your mentor spends 1/10th of their time making outgoing phone calls to find new business, then you need to spend 1/10th of the time you dedicate to your real estate investing business doing the same thing, a pretty simple plan, huh?

3. Set your Goals

A clear destination is something you always do when starting out on vacation, isn’t it?

Then have the same thing in mind when you are starting a business of real estate investing.

Every successful person says to have a goal in mind so you know where you are going, and our simple plan gives you the steps to get there!

A goal is crucial in anything, and certainly when starting a business of real estate investing.

Without a destination (a specific income amount, a personal item like a car or boat, or simply an amount set aside in savings), how will you know if you ever arrived?

4. Track your progress

You have your goal in mind, and a simple plan to begin. It is time to get into your 10 hours per week program and ‘backtrack’ to create a clear and simple plan to follow.

Take your goal (a clear date of completion and ‘destination’), divide it out and chart the required progress each day, week, month and/or year to quickly know what is required to reach your destination.

Follow your progress each day to know quickly if you are sticking to your original goal destination, or if you are ahead or behind schedule.

As you are starting a business of real estate investing, you will likely come across some detours, that’s OK (and where many people get lost… Do not!)

When driving, if you find a road that is blocked or a path that seems impassible, you simply find another way around, right?

The same is true when starting a business of real estate investing, just find another way.

Include in your simple plan a few hours here/there just for such ‘emergencies’.

If you have no emergencies, do something else that will get you closer to your destination, or just relax and enjoy where you are.

5. Spend time ON your business, not only IN your business

In your simple plan for starting a business of real estate investing, you must set aside part of your working time to plan, set goals, promote and advertise your business, not simply work along in your business, doing the things you do.

In today’s world, when starting a business of real estate investing, you will most likely have a website. You need to spend a certain portion of your time (even 10 hours per week total) on getting more visitors to that website. The more people that see what you have to offer, the quicker your business will grow.

You could spend time driving from house to house, telling everyone about your website (not a very simple plan for your time!), or you can maximize your time by writing articles about your business and post them online where many people will see them (many online services promote articles).

This is often overlooked by people as they are starting a business of real estate investing, and one of the reasons they fail to make their simple plan.

As your business grows over time, you will do less of this (but never stop!) and begin to work your simple plan toward the ‘IN your business’ phase.

6. Give excellent Customer Service

It never pays to make your customers angry. An upset customer will kill more business than you can imagine. Find a way to work with them, or simply give them their money back.

Losing customers is something you cannot afford when you are starting a business of real estate investing!

Many people simply don’t make the time to provide quality service to their customers. Do not let that happen to you!

A little up front planning and goal setting, then follow-through each week, then simply repeat the process.

You will change your business from flat to cash in a short amount of time!

Follow the steps above and it can be done in as much or as little time as you have.

When starting a business of real estate investing, if you follow the simple plan I have outlined here, you are already a success!

Does Your Life Include a RIPE Plan?—Planning Tips for Retirement, Investing, Protection, and Estate Planning

Does Your Life Include a RIPE Plan?—Planning Tips
for Retirement,Guest Posting Investing, Protection, and Estate
Planning – Part 2 (Investing)
by: Janet L. Hall

After reviewing your retirement plan, or lack of one, you might have had a huge eye opener to the type of life you might have to endure after retirement. Did it become apparent that you HAVE to change your lifestyle NOW so you can enjoy your future? Did it become apparent that you better start learning about investing and start investing NOW?

TIP: Before you begin to invest you should also educate yourself into the vast arena of investing. You should have a game plan, know what your expectations are for investing, and your needs for now and the future.

The Internet has made it easier then every to start investing; at least you can sit in the privacy of your home or office and click away your money. BUT are you investing wisely? OR does the whole idea of investing have you so confused or scared that you don’t even think about it?

Let me tell you right up front, there are no PERFECT investments. Very few people (if any) get rich overnight by investing. Investing is more like a long-term savings plan, but hopefully with much better returns.

To make intelligent and wise investments, you should know and understand the economic conditions; not only of the US or country you live in, BUT the world economy as a whole. Stop, learn, and understand how inflation, interest rates, and taxes will affect your investments.

Once you have some understanding of economics and how it will affect your investments then you need to know and understand the different types of investment opportunities that are available and how your age and possibly even your health plays into those investments.

The 5 W’s of Investing:

~~ WHO do I use as my broker or do I go at it alone?
You can do most of your investing yourself but if you need or want advice, hire a planner or broker; you DO NOT have to be rich to hire a planner. Just remember, bottom line, it’s your money, not theirs, and it’s your life!

~~ WHAT type of investments should I make?
A lot of things come into play here – your age, income, available monies, your health, and your expectations. I’ve listed several types of investments for you. It’s your job to find out which is best suited for you.

Types of Investments:

For a small amount of money you can invest in many stocks by investing in MUTUAL FUNDS.

Under Mutual Funds you have:
Growth Funds, Income Funds, Bond Funds, Money Market Funds, Sector Funds, International Funds.

There are * open-ended * and * closed-ended * funds, * fund families *, and * big * funds and * small * funds (Isn’t this FUN!).

INDIVIDUAL STOCKS are publicly traded stocks that are over-the-counter and listed.

Under Stocks you have:
Common Stock, Preferred Stock, Cumulative Preferred, Stock Dividends, and Penny Stock.

IOU a BOND, which is what a bond is.

Under Bonds you have:
T-Bonds, T-Bills, Savings Bonds, Municipal Bonds, Corporate Bonds, and Stripped Bonds.

You can also invest in Real Estate, Art, Collectibles, Utilities, and Commodities.

There are Low Risk/Low Effort and High Effort, Medium Risk/Low Effort and High Effort, and High Risk/Low Effort and High Effort

~~ WHEN do I start investing?
If you’ve been doing your homework the last couple of months in OverHall IT! You should have a working budget in place, cut out needless or wasteful spending, and your financial area should be more in balance. The next suggested step before you begin investing is to build an emergency fund of three to six months’ salary. After all these tasks are completed, then and ONLY then should you think about investing.

TIP: You should only invest money that you can afford to * put away * for at least five years or longer. This means you must take a very close look at other things in your life, such as is your job secure, is your transportation reliable, are you in good health, is your business profitable and steady, and many, many other areas and things in your life before you start investing your hard earned money, because you want to make a profit, right?

~~ WHERE do I invest?
Only you can answer this AFTER you’ve done your homework!

~~ WHY do I want or need to invest?
Do you want to build an estate to leave to your loved ones or do you need extra money now? Are you investing to supplement your income or for your child’s future?

~~ HOW do I invest?
Invest the time in learning about investing your money, it’s your MONEY and your FUTURE. If you’ve already started investing, schedule a meeting with yourself or planner/broker and review your portfolio to make certain your investments are or will be meeting your needs. Make it a habit to review your portfolio at least yearly and especially when you have a * life * change.

As you can see, there is a lot more to investing then just * picking something * and laying out your hard earned cash!

How much time are you willing to invest in your investments?

The mantra for Investing is * Educate, Select, Monitor, and Review *!

TIP: Try playing * pretend investing * while you are learning. E-TRADE offers a * PLAY * area to do such a thing at http://www.etrade.virtualstockexchange.com

Here’s hoping you invest wisely and make the monies that you need or want!

Smiles, not Piles,
The Organizing Wizard, Janet L. Hall, is a Professional
Organizer, Speaker, and Author. She is the owner of
OverHall Consulting, and Organizing By Phone. Subscribe to
her FREE organizing newsletter at

Real Estate Investing LIES Unveiled

Real Estate Investing is not about doing flips, No Money Down or even ‘buy and hold’. So many people have been LIED to about Real Estate investments, and I, for one, think it’s time to ‘get real’ about your Real Estate Investing.

This article describes just what these lies are, where they come from and how you can stop them before they stop you – and your successful real estate investing career!

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,Guest Posting 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 forward!

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.

THERE IS GOOD NEWS

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 thinking.

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 like!

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!