Expert Due Diligence + Expert Marketing = SCALE: Lead Marketing Pages and Seller Leads CRM Launching!

The REI/kit Lead Marketing Pages and Seller Leads CRM are about to launch! You already know that I built REI/kit to allow you to become an expert at deal due diligence, with tools for running comps and calculating ARV the right way, estimating rehab costs, analyzing deals based on multiple criteria, and marketing those deals to your cash buyers list or lenders using the most trustworthy reports in the business. In the process, over 40,000 people have used our tools as part of their real estate investing systems. As you can imagine, this has given me the opportunity to talk with a lot of customers at REI/kit who share with… Read More

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The House Flipping & Wholesaling Game Has Changed: Loan History Data Launched!

For immediate release: REIkit.com House Flipping, Wholesaling, & Real Estate Investment Software has released another premium data launch that will forever improve your ability to get more deals done faster and more profitably. This time, as promised, we launched loan history data, now available in all of our premium subscription plans nationwide.  This is the second part of our premium data upgrade for all of our paid subscription customers. You can read about the first part of our premium data upgrade where we launched premium property data to give you a complete picture of your target property here: House Flipping, Wholesaling, & Real Estate Investment Software Product Update: Premium Data… Read More

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House Flipping, Wholesaling, & Real Estate Investment Software Product Update: Premium Data Release

If you are a premium customer of REI/kit House Flipping, Wholesaling, and Real Estate Investment Software, you may have noticed some changes that have appeared in the property details page after you created a new project. This is because we have launched the first premium public record data source integration for our paid subscription customers….keeping our promise to create the ultimate deal decision support tools out there, to make your deals more profitable.   Crucial New Property Data With this release you now have access to so much more data on a target property, up to 50 data points, something our competitors simply cannot afford to provide to you. Some… Read More

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Real Estate Investment Software Product Update

In this product update post I wanted to follow up on our most recent successful launch of support for premium data sources in the goal of our future MLS integrations coming out later this year. This post is an overview of what was changed and how those changes increase your chances of success in your business.   Latest Software Updates: Premium Data Records Support (Data Coming Soon) New Property Info Owner and Loan Data Tax Amount Data Comps and ARV Tool Updates New Proprietary Comps Selection Algorithm Comps Distance Added Comps Upload Update House Flipping and Wholesaling ROI Calculation Updates   Premium Data Record Support (Data Coming Soon) In preparation… Read More

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18 Essential Metrics to a Complete Real Estate Investment Analysis

When it comes to analyzing the potential of an income producing property, most people focus on Cash on Cash return as the only measure of their real estate return on investment. However, to get a complete picture of the return of your real estate investments, there is an array of metrics that you should include as part of your rental property analysis. While initially overwhelming, in this post I’ll break down each metric, provide the formula to calculate it, and show you examples, using a real-life advertised deal. In addition, I’ll also go into how these figures and ratios relate to each other. The total picture you get from preparing… Read More

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7 House Flipping Mistakes To Avoid When First Starting Out

There are several mistakes that I consistently see new (and even experienced) real estate investors make when first venturing into house flipping.  These mistakes are understandable when the excitement to get started conflicts with the knowledge required to execute a house flipping project quickly, cheaply, and profitably. In this article I list the seven major house flipping mistakes that new real estate investors are likely to make when first starting, and how to avoid them in the first place.   Mistake #1: Buying Too High When a new investor wants to start flipping, they turn to the first place they know to find properties: the market.  These are properties listed… Read More

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How to Evaluate the Best House Flipping Software

If you are looking online for the best house flipping software or the best real estate investment app, you may be wondering how to choose from the many software providers that are available. Many real estate investment apps claim to offer similar features, but looking more closely under the hood, some offer superior real estate analysis and property due diligence tools, and others only offer the bare minimum, or worse yet, completely misrepresent their offerings. To evaluate whether the real estate investment software that you are looking at generates the most accurate real estate investment analysis, you have to first understand a number of characteristics of what makes up the… Read More

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How to Import MLS Comps from Redfin into REIkit.com Real Estate Investment Software

REIkit.com real estate investment software has powerful tools built in for performing thorough due diligence on real estate investment properties. This due diligence normally starts with the process of calculating after repair value (ARV) by first selecting appropriate comps, and then using the method that most appraisers use to value property: that of a sales comparison analysis. This post is only about the first part of the equation, and specifically on selecting the sources comps. Whereas the free version of the after repair value calculator suggests 5 comps from Zillow, and allows you to add additional properties to the analysis one by one, the premium version of the software, not… Read More

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Why Are Your Real Estate Investment Offers Always Getting Rejected?

Despite carefully following the most commonly used rules of thumb in real estate investment, new investors eager to get their first deal under contract, nearly always find their offers immediately rejected. They frequently experience the following scenario play out: I follow all of the rules of thumb, make sure I’m conservative with my numbers, and end up with an offer that’s way below listing price….and this is the 10th one that has been rejected. or My MAO says that using the 70% rule, I should offer X which is less than half the listing price, and my realtor won’t even submit the offer.   So what do these frustrated investors end… Read More

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Real Estate Investment Strategies: Example BRRRR Analysis

In this video and post we are going to analyze a property that was recently advertised on BiggerPockets as a potential BRRRR real estate investment strategy candidate.   In order to perform the analysis, we will be going over: An Overview: What is BRRRR? The Potential Deal What is the 2% Rule? Gathering the Due Diligence Data Verify the After Repair Value (ARV) Identify the Rehab Costs Enter the Purchase, Sale, and Holding Costs Purchase Costs Sale Costs Operational Expenses (OpEx) Modeling BRRRR Financing: Buy, Rehab, Refinance Hard Money Purchase Loan for Purchase & Rehab FHA Conventional Refinance Rental Property Income Capital Expenditures (Reserves) Itemizing CapEx How Does CapEx Affect… Read More

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