Sam Zell

Winners, losers, also-rans, and the clueless …

If you’ve ever been in a crowd when something surprising happened … or even in a game of musical chairs, you know … … people respond VERY differently when stressed. Some think, decide and act very quickly. Experience, confidence, coaching, and maturity are all factors. Then there are those who act quickly … without thinking. It doesn’t always end badly, …

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Six valuable lessons from Warren Buffett’s shocking move …

Mega-billionaire investor Warren Buffett made big news recently when he made a move into gold mining shares … while dumping big banks and Goldman Sachs. This surprise move is notable for several reasons and there are important lessons and actionable insights for Main Street real estate investors. While we could dive into how this move is being construed by some as a vote of …

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Lessons from a legendary billionaire real estate investor …

Even if you’re a die-hard cash flow investor … more intent on collecting properties than flipping them … it’s still important to pay attention to market cycles. After all, though you might not plan to “sell high”, it’s sure nice to “buy low”. Besides, “buy and hold” doesn’t mean you’re not harvesting equity when conditions are …

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Can you handle the truth?

“You can’t handle the truth!”   – Jack Nicholson in A Few Good Men Neither optimists or pessimists can handle the truth.Optimists refuse to acknowledge the part of reality that’s negative … … while pessimists can’t see the ever-present opportunities hidden behind the problems. While we’d rather be optimistic than pessimistic, maybe it’s better to be BOTH.“The …

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