Thursday, March 18, 2010

Making the most of your investment...

Return Real Estate was created with a motto of:
"Helping you make the most of your investment..."

What does it mean to make the most of your investment?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Making money is different from keeping it..

This is why you should have good financial ideals before worrying about money:

Check out this story!

To our success,

Geoff Dearing

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Have an opinion?

Everyone has an opinion, but few actually have the knowledge necessary to substantiate their view. I live within the boundaries of the most disrupted school district in Utah. Because of this I am constantly hearing people talk about how poorly our school administration is doing in handling the problems they are facing. Although the problems are definitely severe, most of the opinions I am hearing seem to be based on very limited knowledge. No one seems to have anything constructive to add to the solution, they are too busy focused on the problem.

Real Estate success goes hand in hand with good problem solving. In order to be a good investor, you must have excellent skill in handling issues beyond the grasp of the common man. Anyone can do this, but it requires cultivating a strong imagination.

Rather than wasting energy on contributing to the mountain of problems, learn to find a way to reduce it.

To your success,

Geoff Dearing

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Organization and Strategy

One of the great things about my business is that I meet great people. I am constantly meeting people that surprise me with who they are and what they are doing. One of the major themes that I consistently find among these people are the skills they have within themselves to stay organized. Organization is an essential skill to success. This new year has brought more business to me in the form of new and existing clients needing my services.

With this added demand, I now feel more need to remain organized within the small working environment that I have. Fortunately I have stayed in front of all the demand by keeping organized in various ways and I am finding new means of handling the increased traffic to my business. The main focus I have developed recently is the use of teams. It is very important in any endeavor to use a team of professionals that you can delegate tasks to in order to get them all accomplished in time.

Real Estate investing is a demanding and fun field to be involved in, but be prepared to work hard, continually learn, and to be challenged daily.

To our success,

Geoff Dearing

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Five Laws of Gold: Law #5...

The final law sums up the other four:

"Gold flees the man who would force it to impossible earnings or who followeth the alluring advice of trickster and schemers or who trust it to his own inexperience and romantic desires in investment." The Richest Man in Babylon

Monday, February 22, 2010

Great Article about buying a home...

10 Rookie Home buyer Mistakes

I read this and thought I had to share it with everyone, what a great list to generate of things to consider, I agree with the author 100%.


Geoff Dearing

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Why not to take advice from a bank rep...

I was in a local branch of a national bank today and I could not help but overhear the advice that the 'financial expert' was giving to a customer.

The first thing that bothered me was the voice level this rep. was using. I could hear the entire conversation from across the building. For starters, The person he was speaking to must have thought he was angry at them. I have never enjoyed taking advice from someone screaming at me, let alone someone who knows absolutely nothing about what he is talking about.

This bank rep. then proceeds to tell this person that the bank Mutual Fund was the best place for the customer to put their money. Using arguments like, "the stock market is still down 4000 points from where it was, it is going to come back" and "this stock has an average return of 6% since 2001, it is a safe investment." Don't get me wrong, I do believe the stock market could quite possibly return to it's former glory, but predicting when this will happen is impossible to know. This gentleman was acting like he knew exactly what was going to happen and insisted that the customer place his hard earned money in their hands.

What bothered me the most about this situation was the way in which this rep. acted that there was only one option for this person he was helping. It also bothered me how this person seemed to be eating it up without giving any thought to who he was speaking to.

The bottom line is you should not listen to investment advice from a CLERK making 10 dollars an hour. The only motivation they have is the commission they will make from placing you in that investment. As I was walking out I heard him say that he just bought a motorcycle and got a loan to do it! I wonder what was motivating him that day?!

Be Careful who you take advice from,

To your success,

Geoff Dearing