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Real estate is easy. All you need to do is put a few pieces together to make the best deals happen.

1) Real estate investing requires a very basic knowledge of how deals are put together.
2) All the action needed and work activities are delegated to licensed professionals.
   (brokers, architects, structural engineer, contractors etc.) 
3) You must have a good network of people to coordinate, supervise, pay as agreed, then deliver and get paid more money then repeat. 

A lot of people think that they need a lot of knowledge and massive action to make it happen in real estate but that is not true. What you truly need is the right amount of capital, along with the right people to do the work and the deals will flow. 

If you have the capital and the deals don’t flow, then change the team. It is not so complicated.  

I have done it for years. I did not even need to get my hands dirty. In the past 10 years I have been doing it from a distance and am wearing a suit all day.... a bathing suit that is! Do you know why? Because you can delegate many aspects of the daily supervision. I have flipped over 1400 homes and developed some of the most expensive homes in the country using the above system and methods.

So the key things are to have the right amount of capital and the right people. Getting the people is easy because these licensed professionals will quickly make themselves available to you in any city if they see that you have the capital to make the deals happen and they will even bring you the best deals. So long as they grow with you.

So let’s focus on how to get the money and raise capital:

1. Build credit (personal and business)
2. Build various relationships with lenders (private and institutional)
3. Build relationships with investors (network and show your deals)
4. Create legal structures (based on proven strategies to accept the money and manage it legally)
5. Manage the capital (safely, ethically and profitably)
6. Get everyone to grow with you in the process so they help you succeed (the idea is to grow and contribute)  

We offer various trainings on how to build credit and how to borrow from banks as well as how to deal with private lenders. We also focus on how to set up syndications to raise unlimited capital under the exemption rules of the Securities and exchange Commission.  And finally we also teach investors how to coordinate the simple and basic functions to put any deal together whether it is a small residential flip or a huge commercial development and we teach you how to do it in a safe, ethical and profitable manner.

Contact our offices for any of the above trainings and supports that we offer to ensure your future success.

A Less Dramatic Way to Crowdfunding

You truly only know someone when you deal with money. A partner’s true character is revealed when a dramatic thing occurs such as one the four extremes below:

1) More money is made than expected (including an astonishing success)
2) Less money is made than expected (including a staggering loss)
3) More workload is demanded than expected
4) Less workload is required than expected

Unexpected, extreme results could cause partners to break up. The best way to survive and prosper is for the partners to agree to the terms and conditions of the partnership and spell as much of it in writing. Then keep the communication open to reinforce the duties and responsibilities of each of the parties.

A partnership can only prosper if each partner brings in a commitment of time, money and effort proportionate to the return. And keeps adding value without worrying too much about which of them gets the blame or the credit. This maybe unachievable by most people hence the reason for the short-term nature of most partnerships.

In a partnership, usually one invests the money and the other invests the time and effort. Sadly however, if something goes wrong, the one that stands to lose the most is the one that invested the money.

The reason is quite simple: The one that invested the time and effort is almost always able to add that experience to his/her resume and move on unscathed, while the other who forked the money is left out in shame holding the proverbial bag. An empty bag that is!

Unless both partners have skin in the game, the game is over before it begins.

Ironically in a partnership, in a small group, or a large organization or even in a government operation, the revolt of the members usually occurs during extreme financial times: When they run short on funds or when they make giant leaps of financial success, growth and affluence.

Before loaning anyone or any entity money you must assess the impact of failure on your financial situation. Once you are comfortable with that risk, you must then demand and obtain a qualified collateral.

Any loan given to help someone without a qualified collateral and a fairly good control of the outcome is nothing more than charitable donation without a true expectation of return or refund. It will require a herculean effort just to break even and the opportunity loss alone will make you regret such action.

To loan an honest person is good. To loan an honest person who is solvent is better. To loan an honest person, that is solvent and can give you a collateral is great.

And to partner or invest with Crowdfund Express is the ultimate best way you can go!

Wishing you the best deal structuring and returns on your money that any sponsor or investor can possibly find in this evolving crowdfunding landscape!