Recent Articles by Chris Haddon

Josh Mente reveals: 3 keys to building a real estate dream team

Josh Mente reveals: 3 keys to building a real estate dream team

Everyone has their strengths and weaknesses. Mente's strengths are dealing with high-level requirements, growing them and putting systems in place. Additionally, he enjoys managing employees and helping them get better ......
By Chris Haddon | Thursday, January 26, 2017
A close-up of a camera focus function How to focus on the right business opportunities

How to focus on the right business opportunities

This week my guest is Nick Waldner, real estate agent and team leader of The Waldner Winters Team of Keller Williams Realty ......
By Chris Haddon | Thursday, January 5, 2017
How one wholesale investor found an alternative to rehabbing

How one wholesale investor found an alternative to rehabbing

There are a lot of different ways to make money in real estate investing. There’s wholesaling, flipping, rentals, lending and lease options. It’s important to be focused on only one of these as your core business. ......
By Chris Haddon | Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Why you should close fewer deals at a higher profit

Why you should close fewer deals at a higher profit

It’s a very common theme for real estate investors to think that making more money equals doing more deals. Real estate investors start with one deal, and usually, they make a good amount of money on that first deal ......
By Chris Haddon | Wednesday, November 16, 2016
How to grow your rental property portfolio from 1 to 20

How to grow your rental property portfolio from 1 to 20

When you are growing a rental property portfolio, the way you manage your properties needs to be adapted. Jason Balin and I have been through this as we have grown our assets from a couple properties to about 20, and we are still in the process of ac...
By Chris Haddon | Thursday, September 15, 2016
Agent RJ Breeden on growing a real estate team

Agent RJ Breeden on growing a real estate team

RJ Breeden decided it was time to hire an assistant when he missed out on three great deals in a row because he was too busy. He now has four agents who work for him, as well as the same full-time assistant he hired three years ago, who he considers ...
By Chris Haddon | Thursday, September 8, 2016
Why self-awareness is crucial to your real estate success

Why self-awareness is crucial to your real estate success

If you’re able to focus your time and effort on what you’re good at, it can cause positive results. In real estate, if you get caught up working on what you’re not good at, it can cause no results -- not to mention other problems, such as low p...
By Chris Haddon | Friday, July 29, 2016
Why ‘lucky’ people do better in business

Why ‘lucky’ people do better in business

The idea of luck is controversial. Some people say it's just dumb luck, like the flip of a coin or the Powerball, whereas others would call it serendipity and think people can influence their luck -- if they think and operate the right way ......
By Chris Haddon | Thursday, June 16, 2016
The pros and cons of real estate investment partnerships

The pros and cons of real estate investment partnerships

Partnerships are a great way to pool resources for real estate transactions when you only have half of what is needed. But we have seen them go sideways a lot in this business. Here, we'll go over the pros and cons of real estate investment partnersh...
By Chris Haddon | Wednesday, June 1, 2016
5 different ways to finance a deal

5 different ways to finance a deal

There are lots of different options when it comes to financing a real estate deal. We want to run through several and let you know the pros and cons of each ......
By Chris Haddon | Monday, April 11, 2016
How to spot a real estate investment bubble

How to spot a real estate investment bubble

We want to talk about a few things we see in our local Washington, D.C., and Baltimore markets, in addition to describing signs of a market bubble and what you should be aware of. In most markets, changes develop pretty quickly, and in this industry,...
By Chris Haddon | Friday, March 18, 2016
How thinking like an investor makes you a better agent

How thinking like an investor makes you a better agent

If you’re a real estate agent, mortgage lender, investor or anyone involved in residential real estate -- this applies to you ......
By Chris Haddon | Thursday, March 3, 2016
3 numbers you must memorize for real estate investing

3 numbers you must memorize for real estate investing

Although most residential real estate investment companies are usually smaller solo operations or small groups of investors who purchase properties together, it's extremely important to understand that there are three reports, key metrics and data th...
By Chris Haddon | Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Top 6 elements that comprise an entrepreneur’s blueprint

Top 6 elements that comprise an entrepreneur’s blueprint

Before you read and watch this post, please note a couple things. First, don't let the word entrepreneur throw you off. It's a strong term. Some people believe they are entrepreneurs, and others, even if they’re trying to grow a business, might not...
By Chris Haddon | Thursday, January 14, 2016
How your marketing objectives can help you beat your competition

How your marketing objectives can help you beat your competition

No matter what industry your business is in, including real estate investing, you need to consider yourself a marketing company first. Marketing objectives should be a top priority and something that you take seriously and spend time on every day ......
By Chris Haddon | Friday, January 8, 2016
What do you want your real estate business to be?

What do you want your real estate business to be?

There is more than one way to make great living in the real estate business. You can be a one-person show and handle every transaction yourself or you can choose to grow a team or company. Chris and Jason explore this crucial topic on this episode of...
By Chris Haddon | Wednesday, November 11, 2015
3 must-do direct mail campaigns

3 must-do direct mail campaigns

At HMB, all of our top investor clients are using targeted direct mail as one of their most important marketing strategies. Find out which to focus on and which to skip on this edition of the #theREI360show for Inman ......
By Chris Haddon | Friday, November 6, 2015
Email marketing 2.0: Creating and nurturing a database

Email marketing 2.0: Creating and nurturing a database

We believe that any real estate professional should be at the level "1.0 to 2.0" when it comes to email marketing. For example, "0.0" is just to BCC your contacts, and super granular and techie "3.0" would be like Amazon's email campaigns. Real estat...
By Chris Haddon | Thursday, November 5, 2015