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
131: Why Do Most Prospective Real Estate Investors Fail?
3 days ago
I have operated my blog for over four years and have talked to a lot of people over that time. Many people want to invest in real estate, but few actually do it or stick with it. I do not like to use the word fail, but many prospective investors set out to buy real estate and never do. I think failure results from giving up before accomplishing something, not simply having things go differently than you had planned. On this episode of the InvestFourMore Real Estate Podcast, I talk about why so many people who want to invest in real estate fail. The biggest reasons tend to be money, time, attitude, and fear. What was my biggest hurdle to buying rental properties? I had been an agent for quite some time when I decided I wanted to buy rental properties. It took me almost two years from the time I decided I wanted to buy rentals until I actually bought one. Becoming a real estate investor can take some time, and that is why many people never do it. They do not have the patience. The biggest reason why it took me so long to buy a rental was saving the money for the down payment. I also had to convince myself that buying a rental was the right thing to do! I ended up refinancing my personal house to get the money to buy my first rental. It was one of the best things I have ever done! My first rental property. How can others save money to invest in real estate? I made really good money as an REO and HUD listing agent, but saving money was still difficult for me. It is hard for most people to save money, but you still have to do it. Even if you never invest in real estate, saving money is imperative to being financially secure. If you can't save enough money, there are still many ways to buy real estate with less money down. Many real estate gurus preach you can get rich in real estate with no money, but it is really hard. It is not easy and will take a ton of sacrifice and time to make it without any savings. If you can save money, it will make everything else so much easier.