Buy it with $0 of your own money!  Easy money!  It’s just like HGTV!  No money needed!  Profits are guaranteed!

If the first few lines appeal to you, close this now.  There is no free lunch in the world of long term, sustainable real estate investing.  You can go to endless “free” seminars where you will be sold on how to get major profit, quickly, using none of your money, etc.  If the people hosting the seminar are so good at making quick, free, easy money…don’t you think they would invest every minute they have in doing that instead of “teaching” you how to do it instead?  They would rebut this using various arguments.  However, you should be a cautious consumer and if you truly want to flip properties for profit you should seek wise counsel from successful people in your local area.  We have helped investors flip many properties and have done some personally as well.  From my experience, it can be a risky proposition and it’s not for the faint of heart or those that don’t have capital to risk.  You can make a great profit but you can lose money as well.  Real estate has created many millionaires but it has also resulted in many bankruptcies.  It is risky, proceed cautiously.