Tag Archives: Learning

Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (#Podcast): Finding A Geographical Area To Invest In

DHREA 25/03/2019

In this episode, Alex discusses the importance of establishing a geographical area to invest in, and why focusing on that area is essential. “The Deacon of Real Estate” gives personal examples of how he established an initial footprint, ways to grow your investment radius, and more. This is a fantastic refresher episode!

Network with over 650 Real Estate Investors! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Group on MeetUp.com, and be one of the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
656 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

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Join Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group and be the first to receive updates on our monthly networking meetings!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
123 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

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Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (#Podcast): Proper Flip Budgeting

DHREA 13/03/2019

In this segment, Alex Deacon discusses how he properly budgets for a flip or rehab project. “The Deacon of Real Estate” explains the importance of taking your ego and emotions out of the equation, how quickly you can estimate a rehab cost, and why it is important to plan for the unexpected. Don’t miss this information filled episode, great for rookies and veterans alike!


Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group meets this Thursday, March 14th! Come network with other landlords as we continue last month’s conversation: Tenant Screening!

Tenant Screening II

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019, 6:00 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

15 Members Attending

Last month we had a Q and A about tenant screening and we ran out of time. Its such an important topic so this Thursday we will continue our conversation. One of our members is bringing a version of Landlord software that we can all use. If you have 1 unit or 100 units you can use this software which he is now currently using and its a very reasona…

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Network with over 650 Real Estate Investors! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Group on MeetUp.com, and be one of the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
651 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com


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🚨 Pittsburgh Landlord Group Meetup This Thursday! (Screening Tenants, Pt. 2) 🚨

DHREA 12/03/2019

Alex Deacon is hosting his monthly Pittsburgh Landlording MeetUp this Thursday, March 14th!

Last month we had a Q and A about tenant screening and we ran out of time. It’s such an important topic, so this Thursday we will continue our conversation!

One of our members is bringing a version of Landlord software that we can all use. If you have 1 unit or 100 units, you can use the software he is currently using and it is at a very reasonable price.

See you all there and please make sure you RSVP since we have limited seating. Even last month was held on Valentines Day, and we still had about 15 join in. Come out this Thursday, and RSVP at the link below!

Tenant Screening II

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019, 6:00 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

15 Members Attending

Last month we had a Q and A about tenant screening and we ran out of time. Its such an important topic so this Thursday we will continue our conversation. One of our members is bringing a version of Landlord software that we can all use. If you have 1 unit or 100 units you can use this software which he is now currently using and its a very reasona…

Check out this Meetup →

Network with over 650 Real Estate Investors! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Group on MeetUp.com, and be one of the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
651 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (Podcast): Easiest Flips

DHREA 06/03/2019

In this episode of Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon, “The Deacon of Real Estate” discusses the easiest flips, with one caveat…there is no easy flip!

Don’t miss Alex Deacon discuss how to properly prepare yourself to make flipping as easy on you as possible, as he shares techniques he’s used over the years. This is a great refresher episode on the fundamentals and keeping simplicity in the process.

Alex Deacon’s March Real Estate Networking Workshop has been announced, and he’s bringing in two huge guest speakers: Josh Caldwell and Matt Beam! The trio will be discussing Creative Financing Concepts, ideas, laws, etc. Don’t miss out on the most highly anticipated workshop of every year! RSVP below!

Creative Financing Concepts

Saturday, Mar 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

30 Members Attending

Last month we discussed the concept of Zero Money Down which is super valuable if you want to scale any business especially real Estate Investing. This month we will have two guest speakers and we will go into more detail on the methods, legal issues and paperwork needed to put such deals together. Josh Caldwell will cover the different methods of …

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Join Alex Deacon’s Pittsburgh Landlord Group and be the first to receive updates on our monthly networking meetings!

Pittsburgh Landlord Group

Carnegie, PA
99 Members

This is a great venue for Real estate investors, real estate agents and property managers to expand your knowledge and to help others in the field of being a landlord. We will…

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com


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📢ANNOUCEMENT!📢 The Pittsburgh Landlord Group Networking Workshop Meets This Thursday!

DHREA 12/02/2019

Alex Deacon is now hosting a monthly networking workshop for landlords! Seating is VERY limited. This monthly event is free!

Last discussion Alex took notes on what were our hot topics and tenant screening was one of them. We will go into detail of what we can all do to properly screen our tenants and be more aware of what a good applicant looks like on paper.

Don’t miss your chance to network with other landlords! Click the link below for more details and to RSVP!

Screening Tenants

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019, 6:15 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

16 Members Attending

Last discussion I took notes on what were our hot topics and tenant screening was one of them. We will go into detail of what we can all do to properly screen our tenants and be more aware of what a good applicant looks like on paper.

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Featured Blog by Alex Deacon: Saying “No” Can Be Your Best Investment

DHREA 07/02/2019

I thought it would be a good time to write about this issue I have right now. I have so many deals in the pipeline, and more coming at me from all directions, that I don’t know when to stop.

I can compare it to an addict with a substance abuse problem. It is very difficult when you have this serious mental condition. Obsessive drive to succeed (and to beat the other person to that real estate deal) can be very frustrating to say the least. I have to keep reminding myself there are only so many hours in the day, and so many days in our lives, and we need to be smart about which deals to chase and which to let go.

If I could give one piece of advice here, I would say don’t over analyze the deals you have in front of you. It might be better to sleep on it and discuss with another trusted advisor before pulling the trigger. The compound effect of small and almost unnoticeable changes every day will, at the end of the year, become a large impact on whatever you do.

If you are losing weight at a rate of 1/4 of a pound lost a week, it will never be noticed by you or anyone. But at the end of the year, you will have lost 13 pounds. It’s no different than building your business and your real estate portfolio: slowly and with more control. By the end of the year, you will make leaps and bounds with a lot of less stress and financial burdens.

Good luck to all of you, and learn when to say NO!

Are you attending Alex Decacon’s upcoming FREE networking workshops? Click the links below to join Alex’s Real Estate and Pittsburgh Landlord groups on MeetUp.com, and RSVP to these great events!

Zero Money Down Concept For An Infinite ROI

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

51 Members Attending

Our Guest Speaker will be Chris from M and M RE Holdings. Chris brings a vast knowledge of how the hard money world works, and his company has millions of dollars at their disposal for lending on your upcoming projects! He will discuss their underwriting process and show us how we can position ourselves so, not only does the hard money lender want …

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Screening Tenants

Thursday, Feb 14, 2019, 6:15 PM

552 Washington Ave
552 Washington Ave Carnegie, PA

14 Members Attending

Last discussion I took notes on what were our hot topics and tenant screening was one of them. We will go into detail of what we can all do to properly screen our tenants and be more aware of what a good applicant looks like on paper.

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (Podcast): The Power of Pre-approval

DHREA 30/01/2019

In his latest installment of Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon, “The Deacon of Real Estate” discusses the power of pre-approval, and why this practice is a must for both homebuyers and investors. Being upfront with your lender is the key to your homebuying success, and having the knowledge of where you stand with your bank is invaluable. Listen for more details!

Click below to RSVP to Alex Deacon’s FREE February Real Estate Networking Workshop! 

Zero Money Down Concept For An Infinite ROI

Saturday, Feb 9, 2019, 10:00 AM

Hampton Inn Bridgeville
150 Old Pond Rd Bridgeville, pa

19 Members Attending

Our Guest Speaker will be Chris from M and M RE Holdings. Chris brings a vast knowledge of how the hard money world works, and his company has millions of dollars at their disposal for lending on your upcoming projects! He will discuss their underwriting process and show us how we can position ourselves so, not only does the hard money lender want …

Check out this Meetup →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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🔊 NEW!🔊 Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon (Podcast): Be Real Estate Learning Based

DHREA 18/01/2019

In his latest segment, Alex Deacon discusses the value in educating, and continuously re-educating, yourself in the world of Real Estate. “The Deacon of Real Estate” also details the importance of networking and valuing other’s experience. Alex also reviews networking groups, including the two he moderates in the Pittsburgh area!

Network with over 600 other real estate professionals! Join Alex Deacon’s Real Estate Networking Workshop group on MeetUp.com, and be the first to receive updates on upcoming events!

Alex Deacon Real Estate Networking Workshops

Carnegie, PA
611 Members

Learn investing from a local expert with a vast amount of experience in the Pittsburgh market. Alex started investing in 1993. We will review hands on examples, analysis, and …

Check out this Meetup Group →

Visit our affiliates!

MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

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Real Estate Investing w/ Alex Deacon: Success Through Planning, Focus, and Being Learning Based (Blog/Audio)

DHREA 14/05/2018

 

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I learned a few things about myself today. We purchased 3 properties and could have gone for 5 but a little voice inside me stopped me from moving forward on the other two. They just didn’t feel right. FINALLY after 25 years in this business I stopped myself. My problem as with many others who are driven to succeed is they want to just hit the ground running and figure that pure drive, effort, and tenacity will get them to their final destination. It won’t. There is a book called “Think and Grow Rich“.  Notice the title isn’t “Work hard, don’t plan, roll the dice, and Get Rich”. Read or listen to this book and more than once. Get yourself a mentor and surround yourself with smart, trustworthy advisers. 

Slow down. There is always another deal. There are always other opportunities. If it doesn’t feel right then pass. My goal to buy 120 homes a year is within reach but I still have a ways to go. Buying 3-4 a month is a far cry from buying  10 a month. ESPECIALLY if I want to buy profitable and quality real estate. Hell, if I wanted to I could knock out ten a month, but in one year I would own an entire portfolio of nothing but headaches, and probably cost myself a lot of money crawling out of the hole I managed to dig in a short time.

Baby steps. Plan. Be focused. Always be learning.

 

 

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MACE Property Management: www.PittsburghPropertyManagement.com

Tara Mortgage Services, LLC: www.Tara-MTG.net

HDH Settlement Services, LLC: www.HDHTitle.com

Burkhead Insurance Services: Burkhead.Insure

Bin There Dump That: www.PittsburghDumpsterRental.com

 

 

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