How Team Works

You set it in business, any business, no matter the size or profit margin: some workers accept a ceiling on success in return for a steady income. They are no boat rockers, but believe in doing things the way they’ve always been done, which they perceive as the safe, cautious way. They concentrate on the … Continued

Choosing The Best Investment Property In Houston, Texas

We’re going to let you in on a little secret about real estate investing: there is no “best investment” overall, in any market. What makes a “best investment” for one investor would make a terrible investment for another investor. The truth is, there are many factors to choosing the best investment property in The Woodlands … Continued

Seldom Asked Question #1: How long will it take?

Seldom Asked Question #1: How long will it take? By Robert Orfino The #1 Seldom Asked Questions from our SAQ series is “How long will it take”? This may be the most important question of all, since as we all know, time is money. It is true that in any industry, there are a small … Continued

Seldom Asked Question #2: Finding Private Money

Seldom Asked Question #2: Finding Private Money By Robert Orfino Conventional loans with credit checks and debt to income ratios can be cumbersome in the face pace real world of estate investing. Private money is a much quicker alternative to bank loans but in the beginning, can be more challenging to acquire. Private money is … Continued

Seldom Asked Question #3: Do I stay in one market?

Seldom Asked Question #3: Do I stay in one market? By Robert Orfino Do I stay in one Market? This is a question only you can answer. If you are a 2 to 3 properties per year, Mom and Pop, hands on rehabber, then staying in your backyard would be to continue to follow your niche. … Continued

Seldom Asked Question #4: Working with agents

Seldom Asked Question #4: Working with agents By Robert Orfino As we’ve all been told over and over, building a good team is the corner stone of any business, however, getting agents and brokers to work with you early on can be tricky. Various agents and brokers have different motivational triggers and as a result, … Continued

Seldom Asked Question #5: What Should I Tell My Spouse?

Seldom Asked Question #5: What Should I Tell My Spouse? By Robert Orfino Every year we hear about the divorce rates on the news and are reminded that the majority of these couples site finances as the primary reason for their split. Communication is key but what do we communicate exactly? If you are just … Continued

Seldom Asked Question #6: Do you need money?

Seldom Asked Question #6: Do you need money? By Robert Orfino One of the most common questions asked by novice real estate investors is, “do you need money to be a real estate investor”? The simple answer is “Yes”, but it isn’t that simple. We all know that if you lack money the only other … Continued

Running a Business is Hard

Running a Business is Hard Running a business is hard. All the time.  If it were easy, everyone would do it.  Simply put, not everyone is cut out to be the lead dog.  It’s hard even when things are going well.  Decisions on who to add, what products or services to push, where to go, … Continued

Do You Have a Real Plan?

Do You Have a Real Plan? A few weeks ago I participated in an intensive strategy session with a company in Portland. I invested three days with the owner, mapping out what success looks like, not only for his company, but for himself and his family also. These kinds of sessions are exhausting mentally and … Continued