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How to Make Money Bird Dogging

How to Make Money Bird Dogging

How to Make Money Bird Dogging

Do you know how to make money bird dogging?

So, let’s say you’re eager to start investing in real estate, but you’re not quite ready to fix and flip or BRRRR. It’s just too big of a commitment or too much of a risk. Or both.

No problem.

You can still make money in real estate with a simple, but effective method called bird dogging.

What is bird dogging?

Basically, it’s driving for dollars. You hop in your car and drive around the neighborhood, city, or entire state and look for potential investment properties. You can even put on your best walking shoes and take a jaunt around your own neighborhood.

So, what does an investment property look like? Well, you should be able to tell it hasn’t been maintained. The paint is chipped, the windows are broken, the lawn overgrown, and so on. Or it’s vacant. Or there’s just something else is wrong with it that makes you think it can be sold at a discounted price.

Then, you collect information about the property. That means you can knock on the door and chat with the owner, take photos, and/or jot down the address. Once you do one or all these things, you can share it with potential buyers.

Buyers are usually wholesalers, investor-friendly realtors, flippers, or other real estate investors. They take the information you provide and follow-up with the owner to see if they’re actually interested in selling their property.

Essentially, you become the eyes and ears of the market.

So, what are some of the biggest benefits of bird dogging?

  • First off, it’s great for beginners who want to learn more about real estate investing. Maybe you’re not ready to flip or rent homes now, but you want to in the future. Bird dogging is a great introduction to both.
  • Unlike flipping and renting, bird dogging also doesn’t require any money to start. You don’t need to worry about classes, training, loans, or anything else that requires cash out of your own pocket.
  • Bird dogging is also something you can do when you have the time. So, it’s easy to fit into your schedule, be it during your lunch break, after you drop off the kids at school, or during your Sunday stroll. Really, whenever works for you!
  • Better yet, bird dogging can create multiple streams of income. You can make money when you find an investment property, when a wholesaler or realtor sells it to a flipper, and—if it’s a flipper—when they sell it after renovating it.

So, there you have it! Bird dogging is something you can do whenever and wherever. Just hop in your car or put on your shoes and go exploring. Find those properties that are in disrepair and share them with buyers.

How To Make $250,000 with a Good Credit Score

How To Make $250,000 with a Good Credit Score

How To Make $250,000 with a Good Credit Score

Did you know you can make $250,000 with a good credit score?

Yep, that’s right.

But, how?

Well, let’s pretend your credit score is fishing bait. If you have good bait, then you can catch something big and juicy. But if you have bad bait, then you’ll walk away from the pond with nothing but a sunburn and bug bites.

Yuck!

So, what creates a good credit score? Well, it depends on what you have in your tackle box.

A well-equipped tackle box includes:

  • Monthly bills that get paid on time
  • Credit cards with 30% (or lower) credit usage
  • And a diverse credit mix. That means you have multiple types of payments, like a house, a car, insurance, credit cards, etc.

When you have good bait in your tackle box (aka, a good credit score), then you can live the life you want. That means owning a house, a reliable car, a fat retirement account, and many--MANY--other things. The world is your oyster when you have good credit.

Because the higher your score, the lower your rates. And the lower your rates, the bigger your bank account.

In fact, if you have a 760 or higher score, then you can reel in an extra $250,000 by the time you retire.

But if you have a score under 650, then you’re going to have a tough time catching anything in life’s pond. Because lenders don’t like subpar credit scores. When they see your low score, they’ll reject your application or charge you expensive rates.

But don’t worry!

If you want to fish with the good stuff, then you just need to focus on raising your credit score. And it’s not all that hard to do so. It just takes a few quick, easy steps to boost your number. For example:

  • Pay your bills on time
  • Keep your credit usage under 30%
  • Get a loan to help you pay off your credit cards

Check out some of our other videos for credit score boosting tips.

Everyone deserves to own a shiny, well-equipped tackle box (er, credit score). If need advice or want to chat about yours, our team is here to help.

Happy investing!