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Marko Rubel is a leading authority on creative real estate investing, specializing in pre-foreclosures. He is known for creating automated systems that enable investors to skyrocket their profitability quickly.

He is an active, full-time investor who has bought and sold more than 300 properties. Using his proprietary automated systems, he earned profits exceeding $1,000,000 in a single year, while working only a few hours per deal.

His web site is, and he is also the host of the Real Estate Investing Forum at

How to Analyze and Target Your Foreclosure List

Learning to analyze your foreclosure list can help you determine your marketing tactics. This is why it is crucial to have the most current or “freshest” list you can get.

The fresher the list, the better the results…

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Are You a Real Estate Investor or a Speculator?

A real estate investor uses education and skill to make sound investments with substantial returns. A speculator invests with the hope that the investment will actually work and make money.

Sometimes a speculator gets lucky and makes money, but the real estate investor sleeps much better…

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How to Triple the Number of Real Estate Deals You Close

Great negotiation skills will make the difference between being an average investor and one who achieves real wealth in a relatively short period of time.

Building rapport is an overused term, but it is important because “people do business with people they like and trust.” Look for conversation starters, photographs on the wall, and compliment them on their home. If you dive right into business, it will…

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Where Are the Private Lenders? Sitting Right Next to You…

Some people invest their money in a savings account or CD with a very low interest rate that barely covers inflation. Others have money in a 401k and realize the returns are small and the risk is large.

There’s an endless number of people who want to make a good return on their money–potential private investors for your deals. The question is…how do you find them?

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10 Top Ways to Market in Your Real Estate Investing Business

Marketing is the most important part of every business. But don’t be discouraged if you don’t have money for marketing to seller leads.

You can start cheap, and you’re only one deal away from a nice marketing budget. Here’s a “Top 10” List of Ways to Market Your Real Estate Investing Business.

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Top 3 Cities to Invest in NOW

As real estate investors, don’t we all wish we had a crystal ball to forecast the real estate market future? With that crystal ball, we could confidently invest in certain areas, strategically buying and selling in some markets, and using buy and hold strategies in other markets.

Here are some interesting facts, figures, and opinions on what cities are showing the best recovery in housing….

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Wholesaling Real Estate: 4 More Ways to Find Motivated Sellers

This article completes our series on “wholesaling” real estate. So, I’d like to give you a few more ways to get wholesaling prospects. If you are wholesaling real estate, you need to know how to find motivated sellers. Here are a few ideas that cost a little money, but bring results much faster.

Then, let’s talk about the four most important questions you need to ask your prospects…

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Wholesaling: How to Find the Right Kind of House

If you live in a major metropolitan area, like I do, it will be very hard to drive all over town to look for houses. For me, it can take an hour to get from one side of town to the other. You’ll quickly find that you are spending more time driving than actually looking at houses or talking to motivated sellers. Don’t confuse busy work with productive activity.

You should get to know your farm area like…

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9 Essential Clauses for Your Purchase Agreements

I found from experience that if I don’t close the seller at the first meeting, the chances of getting that deal are small. That’s why it’s important to do everything possible to get a signature at that first meeting.

Here are some examples of some clauses to incorporate into your real estate Purchase Agreement. Get it reviewed by an attorney or title company to make sure it complies with your local laws and modify where necessary.

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Wholesaling Real Estate: How to Close the Deal

There’s an old saying: “A verbal contract is as good as the paper it’s written on.” Once you find that elusive motivated seller, you’ll need a document to “tie up” or buy the house using a Purchase Agreement or contract.

Write up EVERYTHING that you and the seller have agreed to verbally. Unless you have it in writing and signed, you have NO agreement at all.

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