Archives for June, 2010


Resale Market Bucks US Trends

The Albuquerque resale market for single family homes bucked the national trend in May with even more closings than occurred in April, but the number ...

I’m sure you’ve heard of the 80/20 rule. For example, 80% of your results come from 20% of your efforts. Well… in the real estate ...

Listen... there are what guest after guest on my radio show are calling 'generational opportunities' out in the real estate market today. If you are ...

According to National Real Estate Investor transaction activity in commercial real estate is picking up this year, albeit slowly, and is expected to ...

Influence and Association

There are two parts to influence: First, influence is powerful; and second, influence is subtle. You wouldn't let someone push you off course, but you ...

The last blog, I wrote on two basic yet oh so important things to know like the back of your hand before you buy. In ...

I want you to stop brining business cards to networking events. I’m serious. I haven’t had business cards at networking events in years and it ...

I like experts. A friend of mine told me that the definition of an expert consultant is that they know the 344 different ways to ...

Due diligence is concerned with the investigation of the property being considered for purchase or used for collateral and the assessment and verification of the ...

"Darin, if you are going to invest your money make sure your investment is working as hard as it can, every day. Our time is ...

Enthusiasm is one of the most important traits any successful person can have. But it’s also dangerous for new investors who are so eager to ...

I love principles. Yes, actions are great and I talk about them regularly, but the important stuff is what lies underneath—the principles. Here are what I ...

8 questions that will save you time – and help you make more money I’ve talked before about how to identify ‘scrap’ Realtors in your area. ...

When you are considering purchasing an investment property to rehab and sell, always start from the top.  A new roof is an investment that may ...

In what may be the best news for real estate investors and all those involved in the industry, the U.S. Labor Department announced on May ...

Chances are this isn’t the first training program you’ve invested your time in. Over the years, you’ve probably bought a bunch of different things, hoping ...

If you’re like me you can never sit still. That’s one of the curses and blessings of being an entrepreneur. And often we’ll get ourselves ...

Since apartments are how I make a living, I pretty much look at numbers all day and every day. They’re either my financial or someone ...

The Real Estate Roundtable's latest quarterly "Sentiment Survey" suggests that the decline in commercial real estate (CRE) markets and property values has ...

If you’ve ever wanted to know the true secret of success then the following email will give you a big clue. It’s an email I ...

If you're still not sure the market is recovering...... Unemployment has stopped declining overall

In my previous blog, I covered the differences in investing between a private mortgage note and a discounted mortgage. Although the investor in discounted mortgages can ...