How to Get Money to Flip a House

Dan didn’t have a mentor in real estate investing, but he had a keen eye and made note of something very important in his community as he grew up. The more successful small business owners always purchased the property that housed their store. But, just as importantly, they began buying the properties next to and […]

Own Your Options

Success looks different for everyone, so be sure you define what it means to you. Rafael has to components to his definition of success:Owning his own options – he can choose what he wants to do and when he wants to do it because he owns his optionsEmpower others – Empowerment is not just inspiration, […]

Awareness and Overcoming Challenges

Many people would say that the best traits for success are things like tenacity, grit, and commitment. Although these are super traits to have, the number one success trait is awareness. If you don’t know about something, then you won’t know to learn about it. You can’t know what you don’t know.For Rafael, this was […]

Want To Be Successful? Believe In Yourself

It is also important to see yourself in this reality and believe that you can get there. Without a doubt, you will run into naysayers along the way. There will be negativity thrown at you. You’ll have a choice to listen to those who say you cannot succeed or not.Rafael suggests seeing naysayers as those […]

Success Comes From Mindset

What makes someone like Rafael Cortez, an organizational psychologist and creator of CEO Pulse, a company that focuses on real estate entrepreneurship through coaching, consulting, lending, and more, as successful as he’s been? He will be the first to tell you that it wasn’t his upbringing, nor did he follow the adage that you have […]

Protect Your Reputation

John Trautman and Chris Hanson discuss the importance of protecting your reputation in the industry, especially for new real estate investors. Listen to the full episode on Spotify or iTunes. Spotify | | Get Started Today

10Xing a Dead Asset

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Hard Work: One Thing a New Real Estate Investor Should Focus On

Real estate investors come in all shapes and sizes. Some focus exclusively on small residential real estate fix and flips, others look at wholesaling, and still others dabble in small commercial projects. Not too many people invest in large commercial real estate projects like Chris Hanson of Hanson Capital, today’s guest on Truth or Comfort. […]

How To Prepare For 2020 as a Real Estate Investor

John Trautman from REKI and Rick Melero from HIS Capital Group present a 90 minute group call where they go over some common questions we’ve been getting from investors on how best to prepare for the remainder of 2020. Learn more at