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Real Estate Mogul
Clever Motivation
Clever Investor

How to Become a Real Estate Mogul

Whether you’re interested or you’ve been investing in real estate, the goal is to reach a certain level of financial freedom. Once you’ve gotten a taste of the amount of money you can make and the kind of lifestyle you can achieve, you want more. And you want the status to go along with it.

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Work life balance in Real Estate Investing
Clever Motivation
Cody Sperber

I Gave up on Trying to Find a Balance Between Work and Family

I am so thankful for everything I’ve built and experienced. Being the CEO of multiple companies is incredible. Closing over 1,000 real estate deals in my 15 years of real estate has been life changing. Getting to speak at events across the country and inspire others to chase their goals through real estate investing has

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Getting Started
Cody Sperber

Joining a REIA Club Changed the Game for Me

If you’ve never been to a local REIA club (Real Estate Investment Association) in your area, you need to. It’s the perfect place to network and can help you build your team. Joining a REIA club is easy, and worth it! WHERE DO I FIND A REIA CLUB? Visit the National REIA website and look

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calculate your net worth
Clever Motivation
Cody Sperber

Don’t Know How to Calculate Your Net Worth? I Have You Covered.

Before I first started my journey in real estate investing, I had no idea what “net worth” even was, let alone how to go about calculating my own. Now, that I have gained some experience, I get asked all the time from my students: “How do I figure out my net?” If you are asking

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house in bad neighbood
Investing Creatively
Cody Sperber

Hidden opportunities Buying a House in a Bad Neighborhood

We all know that some neighborhoods are better than others and this typically affects the prices of the homes and sometimes the desirability of the house as well. Some investors hate buying houses in bad areas, others love it. There’s drawback and there’s also some hidden opportunity. If you are considering buying a house in

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Valentines day
Clever Motivation
Cody Sperber

Valentine’s Day: The Real Truth About Dating an Entrepreneur

First dates are always full of questions. Where are you from? Do you have any siblings? What do you do on your free time? And most importantly… what do you do for a living? For some of us, this question is a game-changer. The other person’s professional title always has an effect on what we

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Getting Started
Cody Sperber

Get a title company you trust!

I will never be able to say it enough. Find yourself a title company you trust! This is crucial in the game of real estate investing and here’s why… So there’s this investor who’s buying a high-end property from a seller, and the seller was upside down and the investor decided to do a short

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Beat real estate investor competition
Success Tips
Cody Sperber

Beat the Competition with These Two Tips

Many markets are tightening up all around the country. Investors are having to reach out to other markets to find deals. Many markets have a lot of competition and I have found that it’s good to step outside your comfort zone. It can be intimidating but trust me, it’s worth it. Step outside your comfort

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How I Turned a House That Smelled like Cat Pee Profitable
Success Tips
Cody Sperber

How I Turned a House That Smelled like Cat Pee Profitable

This past December, I picked up a property for $212,000 and I was determined to rehab it with the help of my amazing partners, Garret Schmidt and Bryant Aplass. When I picked it up, it was a complete disaster. It had a choppy floor plan, smelled like cat pee, and needed a complete makeover. It

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Corporate Job or Real Estate Investing
Clever Motivation
Cody Sperber

Corporate Job or Investing in Real Estate?

It’s no secret to anyone that jobs are getting more and more SCARCE these days. But is taking the exciting nerve racking leap of faith into the unknown world of entrepreneurship really worth the headaches? In a word (or two): OH. YES. Removing yourself from any “comfy” situation (a.k.a. a cushy corporate job) for one

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