Rich Sam Academy

  • 02 Dec 2016 10:55 PM | Anonymous

    First. I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my Definite Purpose in life, therefore, I DEMAND of myself persistent, continuous action toward its attainment, and I here and now promise to render such action.

    Second. I realize the dominating thoughts of my mind will eventually reproduce themselves in outward, physical action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore, I will concentrate my thoughts for thirty minutes daily, upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to become, thereby creating in my mind a clear mental picture of that person.

    Third. I know through the principle of auto-suggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of attaining the object back of it, therefore, I will devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of SELF-CONFIDENCE.

    Fourth. I have clearly written down a description of my DEFINITE CHIEF AIM in life, and I will never stop trying, until I shall have developed sufficient self-confidence for its attainment.

    Fifth. I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure, unless built upon truth and justice, therefore, I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to myself the forces I wish to use, and the cooperation of other people. I will induce others to serve me, because of my willingness to serve others. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness, and cynicism, by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me, because I will believe in them, and in myself.

    I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory, and repeat it aloud once a day, with full FAITH that it will gradually influence my THOUGHTS and ACTIONS so that I will become a self-reliant, and successful person.


  • 29 Sep 2016 2:47 PM | Anonymous
    Market research indicates that 179,778 single family homes were flipped in the U.S in 2015.

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    Regardless of enhancements in the real estate market, there are still a lot of abandoned or bank-possessed properties ready for house flippers—experts who buy distressed properties to remodel and exchange. As per, an online educational center, investors flipped near 180,000 homes in the main portion of the year, making just about $30,000 per flip, all things considered. However, specialists caution that house flipping isn't as simple as it looks on Television. 

    As an an investor, mentor and coach within the DC metro area, founder of Rich Sam Academy, teaching others about investing in real estate, I would say, you've got to be cautious, truly do your due diligence, and recognize what you're doing. Spending a lot on rehab or on fixing the property implies losing cash, as does picking the wrong contractual workers. Here's my view at the best practices of effective house flippers, and additional tips on keeping away from normal pitfalls:

    Search for potential. Flippers regularly invest into houses that don't speak to routine home buyers, since they know what to look like past an obsolete kitchen or rotten basement to spot potential. In the event that I go into a house and it smells like some individual had 40 cats inside, it means there are chances to enhance the spot. House flippers ordinarily find crumbled properties on auctions or associations with real estate agents.

    Play with the numbers. Numerous house flippers concentrate on single-family homes since they speak to more potential investors. Furthermore, the financing of multifamily homes is more complex, in light of the fact that home loan banks have strict criteria. In any case, looking at the price of the property and comparing it to the after repair value (ARV) is necessary. Flippers get their paychecks when the ARV is higher than the purchase price in addition to rehab costs, so precisely foreseeing rehab costs and the ARV can impact the decision of acquiring a deal. The ARV is determined from comparative properties sold in the neighborhood, so called comps. You need to know your area and make a valid comparison. Considerable measures of new flippers truly need the deal to be profitable, so they adjust the number of rooms. On the other hand that you go in and begin estimating without prior knowledge, that is where you suffer. When determining the ARV, I personally work on a 10 percent adjustment to account for various costs, to include lawyer charges, closing costs, commissions and so on. 

    Work with specialists. Successful investors know their qualities and aren't hesitant to work with different experts, particularly specialized laborers like electricians, handymen and plumbers. As indicated, few beginners comprehend the restorative side of things, however they miss the principal auxiliary components like the roof. I strongly recommend that you have the sewer line inspected by an expert before acquiring a property, as sewer problems can be expensive, and requesting numerous offers and references from general contractors to guarantee the work is done properly. Creating good relationships with nearby real estate agents can be helpful for discovering lucrative opportunities and getting precise ARVs.  

    Plan for buyers. Selecting cupboards and paint hues for a flip is not quite the same as designing your own property. The outline components need to engage an attraction of possible buyer. We attempt to be moderate in our shading determinations. We attempt to keep it essential like an old fashioned white. When we go to somewhat higher-end house, we select elements like when you close a drawer, it won't shut loudly, and more pleasant crown shaping on the cupboards. Installing highlights that buyers need, similar to a good-quality cupboards can make a property attractive and sold rapidly.  

    Have a qualified buyer. In the case of the buyer becomes obsessed with the house but can't bear the cost of the loan, you'll squander valuable time, so it's a smart to get your buyer pre-qualified from a trustworthy mortgage company. Because if he’s not qualified, you will not close the sale. Additionally, the more extended period of time a property sits available, the more expensive it gets. 

    Rich Sam founder and CEO of He is an investor, coach and mentor. Mr. Sam teaches real estate investing. You can find him on Twitter @Richsamacademy.

  • 22 Sep 2016 4:32 AM | Deleted user

    Buying real estate is a process. Nowadays, there are multiple properties listed on multiple channels including newspapers, MLS, real estate agent listening, or online portals. Of course, real estate investors are always on the lookout for lucrative transactions. However, one very important parameter to buy a real estate property would be the evaluation of the property. There can be multiple factors which can be used to analyze and evaluate the property. Some of the important factors are listed in the subsequent paragraph. However, if an investor is interested in looking out for additional parameters, he can find out more by visiting the intelligent online real estate advisory portal at Rich Sam Academy.

    Location of the Property:The location of the property is extremely important while going through the evaluation process. A property can be a good real estate investment if it is located nearby multiple amenities, and high population area would also come into play while making a decision.

    Age and condition of the Property: The age of the property and its condition would also play a major part in evaluating the investment opportunity. Usually, the older the construction is, the less it is valued. However, if a property is considered a historical building, then it is highly valued and perhaps you will have to get a permission from the city authority so you can make any renovation. Also if the condition of the property is not in good shape, then you may want to consider and estimate the rehab cost which we will talk about it in another post.

    The value of the Houses in the Neighborhood (Comps):The price of the property can be assessed by looking at similar properties within the neighborhood. A good rule of thumb, look for similar properties within one mile radius. If After Repair Value (ARV) of the property is within the same range of the comps, then you might want to submit an offer as soon as possible, otherwise, you may have to negotiate further or look at other opportunities.

    Size of the Property: The size of the property has an important role in determining its value. When looking at comparable properties, or comps, you may want to identify the price per square foot. Once that done, you can estimate the value of your investment property by multiplying the price per square foot by the number of square feet.

    Property Features: Multiple additional features such as nearby schools and colleges, crime rate, walking score,  the supply of public water and electricity, as well as internet and cellphone coverage have a prime importance in evaluating your investment property.

    To be on the safe side, run a  quick research before finalizing your deal.

    Recent Updates:Any recent renovation, such as new roof, window updates, painting, kitchen, bathrooms, floors, have an impact on evaluating the property and you must factor that before deciding to move forward. In the case of hardship such as foreclosure, death in the family or legal proceeding, the owner neglects the property. In such a case, you may prepare yourself to spend extra money to get the property in good living standards. 

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