Learn Successful Real Estate Investment from the Pro’s

There are real estate entrepreneurs who have learned the ropes and developed strategies to make the world of real estate investment profitable. These same entrepreneurs are willing to share their success and knowledge with others. The result is educational packages available through live seminars, books, blogs and websites, similar to what Dean Graziosi offers.

Study the Materials

The educational materials will give interested individuals a boost up and teach interested parties real estate investment. Learning from another entrepreneur shortens the learning curve and saves the student from reinventing the wheel. The student always has the ability to fine tune any methods and techniques learned from others with elements discovered on their own.

The educational package teaches individuals how to buy, sell, rent and flip real estate properties. Many real estate entrepreneurs have learned these methods by studying the knowledge of other successful entrepreneurs. As the real estate market changes, the entrepreneurs adjust their methods and techniques and, as a result, always have something new to offer.

See the experts LIVE

The live events are especially important, and the best way to learn from an expert. Live event participants receive a first hand and up close education with an expert in the field of real estate investing. This is a formula that is successful as the students have the ability to ask questions and participate in a discussion with an expert, rather than just reading a book or listening to an audio blog. Books and blogs on the subject provide helpful and handy reference information, but an actual discussion with an expert is priceless.

Real estate investors often offer their help through the books they author and teach individuals not only how to be successful in the real estate market, but to be happy and confident and to accomplish anything with effort and a plan. The most successful authors create an easy to understand formula to help all interested parties to find the right path to success to every area of their life.

Learn the Inside Track

Students also learn how to identify cycles in the real estate market and to maximize their advantage during the different cycles to make profitable real estate investments. Successful real estate entrepreneurs have developed easy to understand and cutting edge strategies that less experienced real estate investors can follow and duplicate to experience real estate investment success.

The real estate investment entrepreneurs teach their own personal strategies for turning any property into a winning investment, by determining true real estate values. Students learn how to identify different types of real estate markets and a successful method of implementation for each one. Students also learn methods for testing the integrity of any local real estate market and how to use formulas developed by successful real estate investors to turn profits in any real estate cycle. Students also learn how to minimize risk while maximizing profits by understanding the current real estate cycle.

A favorite technique for real estate investment entrepreneurs is the no money down strategy. This method is successful in the ever changing world of real estate investment, mortgages and volatile periods of real estate investment. Lending companies often experience downtimes when it is not in their best interest to lend money to real estate investors and to be able to close a sale with no money down is often times the best route to success.

Invest in Market Growth

You’ll need to study the materials & advice you come across, no matter where you get it. Then look at your local market or where you intend to practise carefully before you begin investing in real estate. With many populous neighborhoods set to grow, demand for real estate properties is going to go on expanding. Make sure you can take part in that trend!

Is the trend your friend? Investing in the Up or Down Cycle

When you talk to stock market experts, one thing that they will tell you is that the economies of countries all over the world are linked much more closely together, to the point that they can easily impact one another.


No longer do you have to think about just one economy if you are going to invest in something. You have to look at all of the trends, the news from the entire globe, and you have to consider how each story or event is going to play into each other. Only then can you make investments that are going to be successful.

Contracting Markets: Expanding Markets

For example, a failing economy in one part of the world might mean that more people are out of jobs. Consumers do not have extra money to spend on luxuries, on products or services that they do not need. All of their money has to go towards rent, food and other necessities that they cannot live without, while they spend their time trying to find new jobs. Can you imagine how the luxury goods market has been impacted in Greece, for example?

If you have invested in the stock of a company in your country that produces luxury goods, you might see their stock plummet. Were they making most of their money on exports, sending the goods to well-to-do people overseas? They may be based near your home, but their market could be everywhere else. When that dries up, they are going to lose a lot of domestic sales, even if the international sales keep going well. Or vice versa.

Taking Greece, as our example, the market for premium quality olive oil produced by local growers might contract as home consumers are hard pressed, and prefer to choose smaller amounts or cheaper brands; but export markets might welcome new olive oil for their salads or pizzas!

Depression vs. Recession: History Repeats

This is something that happened during the Great Depression in the United States, after the stock market crash at the end of the 1920s, and it happened again – though to a lesser degree – in the recent recession. When the economy was down, people were losing their jobs and their homes.

They stopped spending money on luxury goods from other countries. They held onto their savings or lived off of them. The economy is just starting to come back now, but a lot of luxury companies in other countries suffered simply because America was not doing well. And America is still one of the biggest markets in the world for exporters in Asia & Europe.

Does this spell opportunity?

Well, let’s take a look at some recent upcycle/downcycle stories. Did you buy Microsoft at $25 recently? If not, you’d be looking at a missed opportunity at an easy 40% upswing. However, if you had plonked your cash down for Lululemon stock, you might be sucking on lemons right now as they’re stock crashed nearly 50%.

And yet in those two stories, there are two vastly different products serving vastly different markets and in vastly different phases of the companies’ lives.image

Microsoft’s Rough Patch

Microsoft (NYSE: MSFT) has hit a rough patch with its consumer products division. Its new Windows 8/8.1 has not received much popular support despite being a nice OS; consumer staples are getting old; and repeated failures in Mobile have all challenged the ‘old’ dog. And wow! Have you seen those clunky Surface Notebooks? OMG.


However, new upcoming products are getting good buzz. Business & Services are going gangbusters… and (let’s face it) Microsoft just isn’t cool right now. Is this a good contrarian play? Perhaps…

Lululemon: SeeThru Performance?


Lululemon makes wonderful & popular quality Yoga & Sports Clothing for women (and men). (NYSE: LULU)

But botching a product redesign, consumer complaints, mishandling of their customer relations, a CEO switcheroo, and the P/E multiple got sliced in half.


Have their products suddenly gone from hot to not? Or is their customer message as see-through as their Yoga bottoms? Clearly the market is voting one way on Microsoft and the other on Lululemon. But when it comes to the final weigh-in, will Mr. Market be right?

As an Investor

… you need to know how this cycle works so that you can decide when to buy and when to sell. If you sold your shares before the recession, you got the most out of them. If you then bought them back after prices plummeted, you could have made a lot of money in the upcycle, as things turned around.

Love to hear your take on this: What are you voting for? What are you weighing?

Understand How To Choose Your Dividend Stock Picks Wisely

What Type Of Companies Pay Dividends?

To find good dividend stock picks, look for a long, solid history of the company.

When you look for things like this, you are doing a type of research called fundamental analysis. Fundamental analysis is basically the study of a company’s fundamentals.

The other type of stock search is called technical analysis. This is mainly the study of a company’s price chart. But don’t worry, for dividend stock investing, you wont need to learn any technicals.

Companies that are steadily growing or rapidly growing are less likely to pay dividends. These companies are wise stock investments for the long term, just not for dividends. When a company is growing, it is wise for the company to re-invest they’re earnings back into themselves.

Larger companies often do offer dividends. This is sometimes taken as a sign that the company has exhausted all it’s options for growth. It can also be taken as a sign that the company has faith in it’s future.

Getting The Most For Your Money

When choosing your stock picks, it may seem obvious that you would want to choose the one with the greatest return on your investment, right? For now, lets just say yes.

Another important thing to look for is dividend growth.

This is when the dividends paid out increase at a certain percentage over time. So, like most investment strategies that I have discussed in previous articles, you must decide what is best for you. Higher payout now or higher payout later?

Picking The Perfect Payment Schedule… Five Times Fast

As well as looking at the above two factors when determining your dividend stock picks, you should also consider how often dividends are paid out.

Often dividends are paid out a few times a year. Some companies also surprise they’re investors with extra payouts.

Not As Easy As 123

There are a few more things I would like to discuss with you when choosing your dividend stock picks. From there, you should be armed with enough information to get started.

I have skimmed over a few important things to look at when choosing you dividend stock picks. It may seem all fine and dandy up till now. But, heres the nitty gritty of it.

Will I Actually Get My Dividend Payment?

As I said before, high dividend-paying stocks are more attractive. But, there is a flip side to that.

Let me start by saying, it would be wise to choose a stock that will be paying dividends on a consistent basis in the foreseeable future.

When a stock is paying very high dividends, this should throw up a red flag. You should be aware that this company has a better chance of missing a few payments throughout the year (this would be scary) than a company that is conservative with they’re payments.

When a company misses a promised payment, this damages the trust in the company. Think about it, you want your money, right?

This trust may take years to gain back. Companies know that. So, the good ones try extra hard to manage they’re money wisely in order to continue paying dividends on a scheduled basis. Thus, building they’re shareholders’ faith.

This is why often, steady companies that look promising don’t pay such high dividends. So, take the good with the bad and find a cozy medium that works for you.