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The Weekend Millionaire's Secrets to Investing in Real Estate: How to Become Wealthy in Your Spare Time [Paperback]

Mike Summey , Roger Dawson
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Sept. 15 2003

"Everything you need to know to make millions by investing in real estate. Be smart -- take advantage of their invaluable experience to help you reach your financial goals."--Jack Canfield, Co-author, The Power of Focus, Dare to Win, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul(R) series.

A proven formula for making a killing in small real estate investments in all market conditions

Millionaire real estate investor Mike Summey and nationally recognized negotiation expert Roger Dawson team up to offer a complete program for becoming a real estate magnate in your spare time. Unlike all the get-rich-quick real estate investment guides on the shelves, The Weekend Millionaire shows readers how to look beyond price to the fundamentals of what makes a property valuable and to leverage that value in order to build wealth, consistently, over years. It also teaches them an original, win-win negotiating strategy in which the buyer determines the terms of the purchase and lets the seller determine the price.

Readers get clear, step-by-step guidance on how to:

  • Find great investment properties
  • Approach sellers
  • Structure a win-win proposal
  • Get a proposal accepted--even with no money down and bad credit
  • Negotiate a transaction
  • Manage and maintain properties for increasing returns

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Control your financial destiny--and become a Weekend Millionaire!

"Jam-packed with practical ideas that work. Mike and Roger take the potentially complex topic of real estate investing and turn it into a simple process that shows you how to build real wealth, real fast. It's a must read!"

Don Hutson, CEO, U. S. Learning, Inc.

"If you're ready to be a Weekend Millionaire, read this book by brilliant friends Mike and Roger."

Mark Victor Hansen, Co-Author #1 New York Times Best Selling Series, Chicken Soup for the Soul

You don't have to be independently wealthy or a tycoon to get started in real estate. This step-by-step guide shows you how to look beyond price to discover the true value of an investment property. It gives you a long-term strategy, based on sound market principles, to leverage this value to create a substantial cash flow without major capital investment. You will learn how to:

  • Find ideal investment properties
  • Determine the investment value of a property
  • Approach and negotiate with sellers
  • Structure win-win proposals
  • Manage and maintain properties
  • Get started!

About the Author

Mike Summey has taught the Summey Method to thousands of people across North America.

Roger Dawson is a leading negotiation expert whose bestselling cassette program, "Secrets of Power Negotiating," has exceeded $28 million in sales.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Some useful information June 1 2004
This book contained some useful information with regard to negotiating, and some of the basics of investing in real estate, but in my opinion it is far from a 4 star book. A major problem I have with this book is all of the success stories about Mike- that go something like, don't expect this to happen often but Mike once did this or that- the stories are very unrealistic.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Give this one a pass May 22 2004
By Eleanor
Well, yet one more example that we're in a real estate bubble. Four or five years ago, our financial salvation was in Internet companies; today it's real estate.
This book was more of an autobiography. Despite its claims to the contrary, it is a get rich quick scheme. Real estate investing is more complicated that this book would lead one to believe. In reality, it's not as simple as churning property quickly. The real danger, as I see it, is people getting too highly leveraged when interest rates rise.
Read between the lines. If the advice sounds too good to be true, discount it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Simply the Best. June 24 2004
By Brian
This book truly covers all aspects of real estate in a very useful, educational manner. The concepts are as timeless as they are valuable. I've read it three times, and I'm constantly referencing it fir information... a MUST READ!
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It is the best book on real estate investing that I have read in the nine years I've been in business as a real estate investor. I enjoyed the down to earth format that both Mike and Roger used to get their points across. The five chapters on "negotiations" by Roger is an expert negotiator and Mike has a sense of humor as a southern gentleman and a no nonsense approach to investing in real estate as "buy and hold" strategy. I highly endorsed the book to all of my students whom I am mentoring presently. You can't go wrong by reading the book and asking questions on the chat room at [...] to both Mike and Roger. Looking forward to their new book when it comes out!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good real estate book-priceless information June 21 2004
By A Customer
I have to laugh at reviews where on reviewer wrote "Mike did this and Mike did that. Wouldn't you want to be like Mike?" Since the title of the book is The Weekend Millionaire's Secret's to Investing in Real Estate co authored by Mike Summey, I would think that anyone who bought the book would indeed like to be just like Mike. After all, he is a millionaire and achieved his success in real estate. Why not be like Mike. Sure beats being like that one star reviewer who even came back and voted 47 times for his own review. Now that is somebody with a head trip!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Lives Up To The Other Reviews April 10 2004
I bought this book largely on the recommendations here at Amazon.com. It was worth the money.
This is a fairly good book. If you want to get into real estate investing but are unsure how to start, as I do, this book will be useful to you.
The book is broken into three main sections. Section 1 discusses real estate investing in general. It gives plenty of real life examples of properties the authors have purchased, how the deals were financed, etc. Section 2 is Roger Dawson's tips for negotiating. Dawson covers these in his other books and tapes, but they're worth repeating here. Section 3 is the week-by-week guide to getting started. It is like homework for the reader.
The book seems to emphasize seller-financing quite a bit. Now, I've never invested in properties before, but how often can you find sellers willing to carry some sort of financing? I'm not sure. But the book isn't relying on 100% seller financing - more like 20% or whatever the bank won't carry as a mortgage.
The book also contains a fairly decent description on how to calculate the "wholesale value" of a property. So instead of starting from the retail price (what the seller is asking), you start from how much you can rent the place for and determine price from there. The terms of the financing have a huge impact on price, according to this book. So you can often give the seller 100% of their asking price, as long as you can get favorable a interest rate.
Very interesting. I'm actually going to read this book one more time.
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By A Customer
Most importantly I like the fact that the authors had the sense to write in short easy to understand chapters. While the book touches on the vast complexities of real estate investing and negotiating they do it in a way you can understand. I'm always skeptically of books that are printed in a yellow cover with the words weekend and millionaire in the title, but trust me (a person you never met) that the small investment of the purchase price and time to read it are worth your time (We've all blown money on worst things than this).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great R.E. book ---great negotiating tips March 13 2004
By A Customer
I have several of Roger Dawsons books and audio tape programs from Nightingale-Conant. He is the King of negotiating skills and the man that everyone goes to for advice.
In this book, Dawson offers his tips on negotiating for real estate deals. Roger also offers his expertise on all aspects of real estate investing.
With so many books out there on how to make money in real estate, what makes this one special? In two words Roger Dawson. He is not some get rich quick guru or paper tiger who writes books but has never done it. Dawson is highly credible, almost humble, highly skilled as an investor and unequalled as a negotiator.
Put that together and you have very possibly the very best real estate book available right now.
5 stars is not enough. Amazon we need 10 stars for this one.
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