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The DeRosa Team is always busy contributing educational content through various outlets!

Our team created the Landlord’s Chronicles YouTube page to help new and existing real estate investors learn, grow, and expand their knowledge and experience. We add new videos each week that cover various topics such as buying apartment buildings, analyzing deals, raising private money, overcoming obstacles, and much more! Click here to check our YouTube page out!

To learn more about a course we taught through a local non profit on How To Raise Private Money through your own network, click here to learn more.

Additionally, Matt and Liz have the honor of being weekly contributors to BiggerPockets.com which is one of the most respected online real estate networking and information resource plat-forms, created for investors. With over 500,000+ members, over 1,300,000 monthly unique visitors, and 2,000,000+ forum posts, BiggerPockets.com is a phenomenal resource.

BiggerPockets logo; blog for Matt and Liz

Below is a sample of our blog posts and YouTube Videos!

How Much Reserves Should I Have for a Rental Purchase? MM051

In today’s video Ben from Australia wants to know how much money should he have saved up before he buys his first deal. It’s a great question, check out the video to hear Matt Faircloth’s thoughts on this!

Just Bought a Duplex – How to Avoid Potential Pitfalls? MM037

Today’s question comes from Diego from Florida. He just purchased a duplex and is in the process of renovating the units. He wants to know any pointers for him and potential pitfalls he could face with his plan. Watch the video here!

As always, please email us any real estate questions to HelpMe@DeRosaGroup.com and we will answer them on an upcoming episode! Thanks for watching!

A crowdfunded alternative to house-flip financing

DeRosa’s featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on 1/28/17

“Back when house-flipping was the major fad of the mid-2000s, Matt and Elizabeth Faircloth were not like most. As tens of thousands of people across the nation were securing mortgages they never should have received to fund flips, the New Jersey couple were tapping into money for projects in any way they could find: personal savings, money from friends and their inner circle.

They were the outliers: Only 30 percent of flippers were paying with cash, the majority instead borrowing from banks and other lenders to get a lot of money fast.” Click here to read entire article.

How to Vet Out a Fix & Flip Partner? MM033

Today’s question comes from a college student (Nick) from Chicago. (Thanks Nick for submitting the question!) Nick’s long term goal is to invest in apartment buildings. However, he wants to increase the cash he has to save money for these investments. His plan to increase his cash is to partner with some active fix and flippers as their money partner. He has never been involved with a fix and flip project and wants to protect himself. He wants to learn how to properly vet out potential partners. In today’s video, Matt shares how to properly vet out a fix and flip partner, so you don’t lose money! Thanks again Nick!

As always, please email us any real estate questions to HelpMe@DeRosaGroup.com and we will answer them on an upcoming episode!

How to Impress Money Partners With a Killer Marketing Presentation

If you are in the process of raising private money for a buy and hold project or fix and flip project, congrats to you. We encourage real estate investors who ONLY have a track record and some deals under their belt to raise outside money.

When we are raising a fund for apartment building complexes or fix and flips, something we always do is put together a marketing presentation to share and review with potential investors. It is not enough to just show them the deal itself. They want to learn about your track record, become informed of your past projects, and know that you’ve done your due diligence in studying the market where you are about to purchase, renovate, and either rent or sell.

There are critical pieces of this marketing presentation that are imperative to include in order to answer potential money partners’ questions and prove that you have your act together! Click here to learn more!

2017 Rental Coaching Program Launch

The DeRosa team is thrilled to announce that DeRosa’s Rental Coaching Program will continue in 2017. If you are looking for a coaching program that offers education, accountability, tons of resources, a step by step process to increasing your rental portfolio, you have come to the right place!

Interested in Learning More?

Here is a link to a 2 page overview that explains what we are offering, what results you will receive, and the cost: https://goo.gl/Cfl4oN

If you are ready to sign up and join the program, please fill out the application: https://goo.gl/forms/x0h8anSkO0e7XwIB2

Here is what our students are saying as a result of our coaching program:

As an entrepreneur, it is always refreshing to surround myself with people who have already done what we are looking to do, but most important, it is essential that the mentors are genuine and have strong work ethic. Matt and Liz are the type of mentors who will dig deep and guide you through your journey. We have received a tremendous amount of value and support, and after being part of their coaching program we feel comfortable talking to lenders and underwriting deals with confidence. ~ Andresa & Roberto from Pennsylvania
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At 38 with a stressful full-time job and two kids in diapers, I am making more progress in my RE business than I have in the last decade. What Matt and Liz did for me is to help bring clarity to my goals while simultaneously giving me the confidence that I could achieve them. As of right now, I have 3 deals under contract and have launched my own marketing campaign. I have done my first deal with Private Money lenders and am regularly meeting with people to line up new partners for future projects. I am also looking at projects that a few months ago I would have considered out of my reach.

Matt and Liz have proven to be tremendously generous with their time and expertise, and I consider them to be friends and potential partners someday. They have truly helped me broaden my vision of what is possible for me in real estate. ~ Vincent from New Jersey

Please email us at info@derosagroup.com with any follow up questions!

Thanks for your interest!

Biggest Motivation to Move Beyond The First Deal

In today’s video, Matt shoots a quick video with Eric during a SJREIA Networking meeting in Princeton, NJ. Eric has just closed on his first rental and is working towards finding tenants! During the video, he asks Matt about his biggest motivation to move beyond the first deal to multiple deals!

Hope you enjoy today’s quick video and inspires you into action. If you have any real estate related questions, please ask them by submitting them to helpme@derosagroup.com.

Dealing with Lenders & When to Increase Rent? MM025

Today’s first Mentorship Monday question comes from Josh from Atlanta. He just signed the contract for a bundle purchase and has some questions about how lenders deal with bank statements. Thanks Josh!

Today’s second question comes from John from California. He owns a 5 unit apartment building and asks a question about issues such as raising rents and not renewing leases. Thanks John!

If you have any real estate investing questions, please send them to us at helpme@derosagroup.com

The 7 Most Common Tenant Complaints (& How to Solve Them!)

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Some people never invest in real estate because of their fear that they are going to get a call at 11:00 p.m. (or even worse, 2:00 a.m.) that something bad has happened at their property. I have been a landlord for 11 years now, and the truth is, I have actually gotten that phone call, but these calls happen few and far between. In today’s video, my property manager and I talk about strategies to reduce the most common maintenance calls and complaints. Click here to watch the video!

5 Simple Steps to Get You Moving Towards a Productive 2017

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Most people spend time setting New Year’s resolutions. I have never set New Year’s resolutions, as I think these are a complete waste of my time. Instead, I always set yearly goals in the November timeframe for the coming year. By mid-December, you should be all set with your goals and ready to roll come January 1st.

5 Simple Steps to Get You Moving Towards a Productive 2017

In today’s video, I review a simple five-step process to help you assess where you are and where you want to go. The process will help you review this year and will help you set goals, strategies, and a plan for the coming year. Click here to watch the video!

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