Spare Bedroom Start-Up to Multi-Billion Dollar Company: Meeting the Challenges that Come with Success

“The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.” -John Foster Dulles You don’t have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great When Anchor Loans was founded back in 1998, my partners and …

@StevePollackCEO 2020 Year of Books “The Culture Code” by Daniel Coyle

"…the number-one job is to take care of each other. I didn’t always know that, but I know it now.” - Daniel Coyle Daniel Coyle spent four years studying the group dynamics of successful companies and teams to learn everything he could about what binds high-achieving organizations together—and what must exist in a healthy internal culture to …

@StevePollackCEO 2020 Year of Books: “Start with Why” by Simon Sinek

"Let us all choose to be the leaders we wish we had." -Simon Sinek Happy New Year! To kick off my @StevePollackCEO 2020 Year of Books, I am beginning with a review of this inspiring work of non-fiction by Simon Sinek, which I recently re-read due to the significant impact it had on me the first time …

@StevePollackCEO 2020 Year of Books: Why Do Successful Entrepreneurs Read So Much?

"Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do."-- Jim Rohn Before his death in 2009, motivational author and speaker Jim Rohn (Keys to Success, 7 Strategies for Wealth and Happiness, The Power of Ambition, Twelve Pillars, Take Charge of Your Life) encouraged his audiences all over the world to make reading a priority. "Build your library," Rohn  …

My House Flip Isn’t Selling: Now What?

It is a fix-and-flip investor’s worst nightmare. You discover a great distressed property, compare it to local neighborhood comps, calculate that there is plenty of profit between project costs and ARV, buy the property, renovate it, upgrade the landscaping and list your fix-and-flip masterpiece on the MLS. But, you’re not getting any offers. Weeks go …

The Borrower-Lender Relationship: How to Choose the Lender That’s Right for You

As a real estate investor, you may have had quite a few good, and maybe not-so-good, experiences with fix-and-flip lenders over the years. Or, if you are new to the business, you might have heard stories of fix-and-flip financing that didn’t quite work out the way the borrower thought it would. When you’ve made the decision to …

5 Tips for Writing an Eye-Catching Property Listing

There are a lot of properties on the market vying for the attention of buyers, and that means to attract buyers to your property and get it sold for the best possible price, you’ll need to create a unique listing. Your post should be well-written, short, and informative. Give it an eye-catching headline and do …

Empty Rental Property: How To Make It Rent-able

An empty rental property isn’t the worst thing that can happen in your real estate business, but it’s far from ideal.

Five Ways to Build a Long-term Real Estate Investment Strategy

Many view real estate investing as a short-term game. Fix-and-flip investing, in particular, can seem like an opportunity to get in, make some money, and get out.

How to Create and Increase Your Real Estate Portfolio with a 1031 Exchange

You may have gotten your feet wet with fixing and flipping real estate. There are few things more exciting than being part of a significant property transformation and watching your profits grow.