All Posts by Susan Lassiter-Lyons


About the Author

Susan is the best-selling author of Getting the Money: The Simple System for Getting Private Money for Your Real Estate Deals and founder of the award-winning alternative investing blog,

Real Estate Investing Scams

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

Ok, everybody get ready for a rant about real estate investing scams. You guys, as a real estate investor, trainer, and coach I’m highly sensitive to scams. I’m in this business, and when the real estate scammers scam hard working people like you out of their money, it pisses me off. Not to mention the fact […]

Real Estate Coaching – Case Study #1

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

I love real estate coaching case studies, don’t you? It’s like a total voyeuristic journey into the hearts, minds, and shenanigans of other investors. It also helps me feel not so alone. And this can sometimes be a lonely business. So, today let me tell you about my coaching client Al. Al owns two investment […]

The Best Laid Plans

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

There is a line in “To a Mouse,” by Robert Burns: “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.” Which roughly translated means the best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry. Last year was a rebuilding year for my business. I changed many of my foundational systems and processes […]

The Big List of Real Estate Formulas

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

As real estate investors we’re supposed to do all sorts of calculations to make sure we’re getting a good deal. But what happens if you don’t know the real estate formulas in order to do the calculations in the first place? Never fear as long as I am here. Here’s my big list of real […]

My Top 22 Real Estate Investing Tools

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

Tools! If you’re anything like me, you probably have an almost voyeuristic desire to know what everybody uses in their business. At least a few times a week, I’ll get email from readers asking what tools I use in my real estate investing business. Today, I want to answer those questions and have a post […]

Debt Financing vs Equity Financing

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

One of the questions I get really often here at The Investor Insights is “what is the difference between debt financing and equity financing?” The short answer is debt financing is most like borrowing from a bank where the lender gets a set return each month. And equity financing is where the lender gets a […]

Which Home Improvements Are Worth the Cost?

By Susan Lassiter-Lyons | Real Estate

Today’s post comes to us from our friends at Zillow. Wondering which improvements will recoup you the most as an investor? Take it away Jennifer Riner! Not sure what home improvements to pursue? To recoup the most for your investment, it’s best to appeal to the widest range of buyers without overspending. It’s important to remember […]

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