THE LIST OF OUR MOST RECOMMENDED RESOURCES
Welcome to the Tools For Wholesalers page! We are so excited to share this list of our top recommendations for all your real estate needs!
Every resource listed here is something that we have either personally used or have overwhelming evidence to know that it’s the one of the best things out there. We don’t take your trust as our audience lightly, so we would not recommend something unless we were absolutely sure it was worthy.
A lot of these tools we literally use in our business every day and we’re not exaggerating when we say that they have revolutionized our business.
Highest Recommended Resources
It’s a no brainer that the first spot on our company’s most recommended resources would be reserved for the guys over at Heaven in Business. Do you want your business to experience God in a powerful and supernatural way? Are you a Christian who wants to learn how to use entrepreneurship as a means to both spread the Kingdom of God and take care of your needs financially? Heaven in Business out of Redding, California is one of the most powerful business communities around. Their resources will teach you how to be a powerhouse for the Kingdom of God, how to practically be a light in the darkness regardless of your industry (even if you’re not allowed to openly share your faith) how to get supernatural insight into your work and more! We believe that every Christian business person should be apart of their online community, so don’t wait! Click here to join right now!
Biggerpockets.com is the place to be online for real estate investors. If you haven’t heard of them yet, we may of just changed your life! With over 400,000+ active subscribers per month, if you’re looking to get started in real estate investing, simply reading their forums (for free!) will teach you more than you’d ever need to know. With the largest real estate podcast in the world, an incredible blog community, ultimate real estate guides, books, investment software tools and more, it’s a no brainer, go get setup today!
We cannot begin to tell you how happy we’ve been with our friends over at Great Big Design (GBD). It has felt like this team has been an ‘inside’ part of our own team, but instead of having to pay someone’s salary, we pay straightforward, competitive rates for web (and related) design services. They’re pretty much a one-stop-solution for all your web design needs plus they do content marketing, website maintenance, and more! If you want a dynamic website that will make the quality of your online presence ridiculously amazing, look no further! Get started here!
Jon over at VeerDigital has given us great personal attention when it has come to all of our SEO and SEM needs. SEO is one confusing puppy, but Jon has a way of making it clear and simple. He can partner with Great Big Design and help build you an online lead generation website! This is exactly what he did for us, and we’re really enjoying the relationship thus far. If you’d like to book a free consultation meeting, reach out to him right now!
Jenny was referred to us by the Podcast Answerman himself -Mr. Cliff Ravenscraft. Our relationship started with her doing all of our podcast graphics and has developed into a lot more since. She has helped us with everything from direct mail flyer templates, promotional cards, thank you cards, business cards and more. If you have any graphic design needs, she is an excellent resource. Now, I will warn you, demand for her is great, so it may take a little longer for her to get back to you, but her quality is so worth it! For a 5% discount, send her a message saying “Hi From Simple Wholesaling!” today!
Educational Products We Trust
Let’s face it: Real Estate Investing is notorious for being plagued by “Gurus”, that charge waaay too much money for the value that they deliver in their marketing material. In most cases, these “Gurus” are wolves in sheep’s clothing, so when you’re starting out, it can be tough to figure out who you can trust. So, we decided to help and do the legwork for you. Below are the best educational books, courses, guides and resources that we could find for real estate investors just getting started. These can really kick start you on your success as real estate investor, so enjoy!
BiggerPockets has one of the best introduction courses to real estate investors I’ve ever seen! This guide has over 60 free lessons on everything you’d need to know to get started. In addition, their books and ultimate guides are such an invaluable resources, that honestly, BiggerPockets.com could arguably be the only thing you need in terms of education! Sign up today by following this link.
Seth Williams over at Retipster.com is one of the coolest, straight-forward guys you’ll ever met. He has an incredible course that pretty much hand-holds you through the process of going from newbie to successful land investor. If this is a strategy that suits you, this course could be the catalyst to launching you into your dreams. Click here to learn more!
HouseFlippingHQ is our an exceptional educational resource for those looking to learn how to flip houses! Justin Williams is as solid as they come and his heart is to truly see his students become successful. If the fix-and-flip business is the way you want to go, this is the place to be!
This is a complete list of the top 99 best business books in the world today. Feel free to search this topically, or if you’re up for the challenge try to make it a goal to read all of these. . . it may change more than just your business! Check out the list, right now!
Business Organization Tools
This section covers all of the general business tools that we use in our business every day, and some additional ones that we give our official stamp of approval. These are not real estate specific business tools, but they are must-haves that can help you streamline your workflow and increase your productivity by leaps and bounds!
This is a customer relationship management software custom-made for real estate investors. If Podio and other CRM’s are too “techy” for you, and you want something that simply works straight out of the box, this is the best option, hands down! The features include automated follow-ups series, sections for private lenders, buyers and sellers, wholesalers, bird-dogs and much, much more! I cannot stress how amazing this CRM software is, if I were you, I’d check it out right now!
If you or your team are more on the “tech-savvy” side of things, you cannot get more customized than using Podio for your CRM (customer-Relationship-management) software. You can sync other apps that will automatically send purchase agreements in the mail, follow up with a ringless voicemail, send a series of emails and more, -all with the simple click of a button! If you are looking for a way to custom-fit a software strictly for your business, this is the way to go!
This is another great service provided by Danny Johnson from FlippingJunkie.com! If you’re looking to get a lead generation website but don’t know where to turn, Lead propeller is the easiest professional option out there. These guys know real estate investing like the back of their hand and have beautiful website designs for you to choose that have been proven to convert leads. If you’re looking to build a quick and simple website for your real estate business that will actually produce leads, these are the guys you want to talk too!
There have been a lot of people ask us how to establish a professional “company name” email address, and the easiest answer is to sign up for Google Apps for business. For $10 a month you can have access to all the computing software (in terms of a word processor, powerpoint and excel equivalent, etc.) you’d ever need. Plus with this comes over a 1 TB of storage memory for all of your business needs. This is like the having the capacity of two laptops full of stuff! Google Apps for business is an incredible resource: click to sign up today!
A lot of you may already be on our Simple Wholesaling Buyer’s List where we routinely send out all the updates regarding our current inventory. As you’ll soon find out, once your buyer’s list grows to more than 20 people, sending out properties through Gmail or Yahoo just becomes far too tedious to handle. That’s where Aweber comes in.
Aweber is the best email marketing software we have found. We run all of our property presentations, weekly newsletters and all mass email communication through Aweber. If you’re looking for this type of resource, and you need help on learning how to use it, Aweber is where you want to be.
They have a ton of free educational guides, videos and more just to help you out! Their customer service is also ridiculously helpful! Check them out today by clicking on this link.
Tools For Real Estate Investors
Bildwise is a truly awesome company that is currently branching out into several different markets. If you’re familiar with the concept of a “Property” manager, think of these guys as a “Rehab” manager. If you are in need of a rehab for one of your properties, but you don’t want to deal with the headache of contractors or you’re investing out of state, you can hire Bildwise to manage the project for you. Brett has used these guys for his own personal flips in the past, and they are a pain-free way to get your investments flipped or rent ready!
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Let’s face it -reliable hard money lenders can be difficult to find! That’s why we recommend Aloha Capital. Whenever one of our buyers have purchased a property from us using Aloha, the transaction has been easy and extremely smooth. If you’re looking for a hard money lender, these guys are the way to go!
If you’re looking for a reliable direct mail company, Yellow Letters understands exactly what the real estate investor needs. These guys mail all over the U.S. and with so many different templates and options for you to choose from, these guys are honestly the only direct mail resource you’ll need to get the job done.
Having access to a third party escrow account is essential for your real estate business. Escrow.com is an online platform that makes it super easy to set up an escrow account, and this account can be used to buy and sell in any state! If you’re an out-of-state investor and you’re looking for a reliable escrow company, these guys are for you!
If you’re looking to wholesale real estate through the method of “double-closing,” and you’re in need of a transactional lender, look no further! Best Transactional Funding is one of the most notable transactional lenders out there! For those of you who might not know what “transactional lending” is, these are 1-day loans that can fund you closing on a property so that you can turn around and wholesale it to an end buyer the same day! This is one of the more solid ways to wholesale real estate, so don’t wait! Check these guys out right away!
For the few occasions where we sell one of our properties through owner-financing, we use Mountain States Escrows! These guys make owner-financing super simple. They provide the buyer a login so that they can check their loan balance whenever they’d like and they automatically handle the withdrawals, interest versus principal payment tracking and much, much more!
Dominion is another private lending company that we’ve had personal experience with our buyer’s using. They offer multiple different funding options are a fantastic resource for using OPM. Definitely, check these guys out!
Lima is setting out to redefine the standard for hard money lending! They have several different lending packages that truly fit your investment needs. These are another fantastic financing group that understands the investor mindset, so definitely check them out!
These guys fund it all -from fix-and-flip, to rehab-to-keep, transactional, small commercial and more, Freeland Ventures specializes in customizing their package to fit your specific needs. These guys are another fantastic option that you can trust!
Below are our most recommended real estate investing online communities . These sites really know their stuff and it’s will a full endorsement that we remember that you check them out!
Seth Williams (already mentioned above) has some of the most straightforward, and helpful resources for people looking to get started in real estate investing. Specializing in Land, if you camp here for a while and then implement what Seth’s teaching, you’ll be sure to find yourself successful. If you join his newsletter, tell him, “Hi From Simple Wholesaling!” for us!
This is one of the coolest real estate communities online! Andy McFarland and his brother Jason run an incredibly entertaining online real estate show that you HAVE to see! This is some of the best content on the internet for real estate investors, and it’s all free! Don’t miss out -check it out today!
Danny Johnson is our #1 recommended resource on the subject of flipping houses. His content, software products and all around heart to serve people, give him the #1 spot in our book! If you are looking to learn more about the fix and flip business, honestly you don’t need to look anywhere else -this is where you want to be!
Deal Farm is the podcast ran by Ken Corsini, one of the top real estate investors in the country. Ken is a solid Christian who we know you can trust. The information coming from his show is priceless, so we highly recommend that you check it out.
This is a fantastic community around the subject of buy-and-hold. Steve VanCauwenbergh has a rags-to-riches story like none other and is sold out to the Lord Jesus! If you want to learn how to successfully grow a passive rental portfolio, we highly recommend you check out their podcast and additional resources!
Jimmy Moncrief over at RealEstateFinanceHQ.com is a real estate financial expert who teaches you all the “secrets” to getting a lender to say “yes” to funding your real estate business! An investor, a Christian, and an all around incredible guy, Jimmy teaches you all the in’s and outs of both the conventional and creative finance worlds. If you’re looking to learn how to develop an endless flow of working capital, this is where you need to be!
Al Williamson has some of the coolest resources on how to use real estate as a means to make a real difference in the world around you. As a buy and hold investor with a heart for God, Al has a proven track record of turning around neighborhoods by investing in the rough areas of his hometown of Sacramento, California. If you’re looking for creative ways to impact the lives around you through your real estate business, you have to check him out! Additionally, he also has some really savvy ways to generate income from your rentals outside of simply collecting rent, so don’t miss out!
So there you have it guys! If you’ve made it this far -kudos! I have one final thought before I go, and it’s this: Thank you.
Thank you for being a part of this community and looking to us as a guide on your real estate investment journey. We don’t want to get too sentimental, but we really do what we do so that we can see you become successful. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any comments, questions or concerns! We’re here… see you on the flip!