InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast
About This Show
The InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast is hosted by Mark Ferguson, a successful real estate agent and investor. Mark owns 16 rentals, flips 10 to 15 homes a year, and runs a real estate sales team of ten. Mark also created Investfourmore.com, a real estate blog that gives advice and chronicles his investing.
On the podcast Mark interviews successful investors, successful agents, and many other people who are in the real estate business. Mark also does solo shows where he goes in-depth on his own real estate investing and strategies like switching his focus from Colorado for rental properties to Florida. Mark also interviews new and beginning investors. This practice allows a new investor to get direct advice on how to get started, how to overcome roadblocks and helps the listeners as well.
Mark has been featured on the Washington Post, Time, Yahoo, Zillow, Realtor.com, Huffington Post, and many more major media outlets. Mark has written multiple best-selling paperback and Kindle books and loves hearing from his listeners and readers.
Most Recent Episode
122: How I have Been Getting Great Deals on Investment Properties
5 days ago
So far, I have bought 25 properties in 2017: 23 flips and 2 rentals. This is buy far the most properties I have ever purchased in one year, and I still have a few months to go. For me to be able to buy that many houses and commercial properties, I have had to expand the way I find deals. I have bought properties from the MLS, wholesalers, Zillow, direct marketing, networking, and auctions—all this year. On this episode of the InvestFourMore Podcast, I talk about how I get deals from all of these sources. I also discuss how the ways I find deals have evolved over the years. How did I start buying deals early in my career? I started working with my dad right after college in 2001. He occasionally flipped houses and had always found them at the local Public Trustee Auction. I helped him expand the flipping business by purchasing more properties. One way we did that was by expanding the way we found deals. We started to buy properties from the MLS, and it is a good thing we did because deals at the foreclosure auction dried up. More investors started to buy at the auction, which pushed prices too high for us to get a good deal. How to get a great deal from the MLS. After I bought the business from my father, I expanded how I found deals even more. I found wholesalers, started direct marketing, and looked for other off-market properties. How to buy real estate below market. Can you still get a good deal in today's real estate market? Obviously, I can still get a good deal in today's real estate market since I have bought 25 houses this year, but many people claim finding deals in their market is impossible. Fortunately, the my Colorado market is one of the hottest in the country. In my town of 100,000 people (Greeley), we have routinely had less than 100 properties for sale in the entire town. That is an incredibly low amount and makes finding deals tough. However, I am still buying flips and rentals in the area, and I have not sacrificed my profit margins. I have bought 8 of my active 19 fix-an