Dean Graziosi Weekly Video Blog #93 - Lesson on Working With What You Got

Dean Graziosi Weekly Video Blog

Dean needs YOUR HELP! In this week's Blog, he smashes a myth that almost everyone got crammed into their head as a kid, and tells you what to do instead.

Plus, he plans on doing an awesome hour of training in the next week or two and YOU get to decide what he will teach.

So watch, listen, and reply. We are successful when YOU succeed!

Great Blog today

Dean & all my DG Family Happy Labor Day. You know just what we all need. Everyone of us is good at something and not so good at others. Thank you,we just don't have to be a genius to be GREAT! And on your 3 topics I would like them to be:

1) How Greg builds his own "BANDIT SIGNS" you show it in one of your shows but not in details.
2) How to find "HARD MONEY LENDERS"
3) What are all the "COSTS" involved with CLOSING A DEAL?
4) Who pays and orders the "INSPECTION"?

thanks I could list alot more questions but I think these are really important and you have your hands full for maybe the next 10 Blogs at least by all of these requests.

You are our "Angel" sent to all of us to guide us and teach us all that you can.
thank you Bertha

Trust in humanity

I'm not sure if you actually get these blog comments but for me to post this shows that there is something that you possess that i have'nt seen in anyone associated with the capitalistic, corperate media...Ever.That's the beautiful humanitarian spirit to trust in and want to help your fellow "man". I've actually had the opportunity to buy your second book and never had any knowledge of real estate ever. Yet it was'st initially your marketing that i was drawn to, but the way you genuinely try to connect with people from all walks of life. to me it just reassures the trust in humanity that seems to be fading, as man becomes more "advanced" or "economically successful". I may never be rich (financially) or ever make a dime in real estate, (although i will try my best to follow every piece of real estate knowledge that you share with me.)I will foever appriciate what you stand for..for people and the person you are at heart. Financially, i can't buy the programs currently ( set for life, the edge seminars, or books)but i will be here to soake up every piece of knowledge shared. With the determination to one day show that success comes from "people" (like everyone here helping one another..and i appreciate everyone of you, truly.) not programs.

sincerely grateful,

Topics to Cover

A few topics that would be helpful are:

Assignments - finding them & what to do when you find them and the fastest way to find your team.

Whatever you cover, I'm sure it will be helpful to all of us.

Looking forward to the call.



Transactonal Funding

Can you tell me exactly what this is in detail, and how do I use it to close deals? I have a little knowledge, but I am not exactly sure I have all the details.

Conference Call Topics

keiyapeel's picture

Assignments, No Money Down Deals

Thank you!!

Hi Dean.

Although I am just getting going on SFL and being a REI, I am sooooo pumped up. We are on the edge of making this happen and I know we would be at a loss without your knowledge and experience.

Topics ~
1. Marketing & Automation
2. Finding the deals that put the most cash in your pocket when you are starting
3. Becoming a LLC, INC, etc - when is the right time for the best benefit

Thank you Dean for being you. I appreciate how grounded and open you are to all of us.

Looking forward to changing my life!! Have a wonderful week.

~ Mishia


What is the best method to break through in a small market with a bunch of investors going after the same properties all at once?? How do we best set ourselves apart?

Rent to Own buyers

investorinmissouri's picture

I am creating my buyers list and I found that I get a more responses on my rent to own ads.

how do I market for cash buyers the same way?

with gratitude,


I like Sharron's questions

I like Sharron's questions from NJ. Ditto.
Thanks for having a big heart. Your friend Lynn Alder does also. I enjoyed the Athens, GA. EDGE event. He had a commanding presentation!
One of the participants wanted their offer but could not swing it. She was so disappointed. I told her about SFL and the cost. She was so happy and wanted to sign up. I encouraged her to call you and ask for a chance. She really needed this 2nd Option.
I heard you say that you had opened it up for a few more. I hope she and her husband got in.

What to talk about

skywatcher's picture

I am someone who has done a lot of reading and has a good idea of how to go about it all accept for one thing. I don't really know how to begin or what to do first. If I start with building a buyers list and have no properties I'm afraid it will be obvious I dont' know what I'm doing. If I try to find the good deals and have no buyers I'll lose the chance. So what exactly is the steps at the VERY beginning? AND!!!!! When you are just starting out what do you say to make them feel that you are someone to do business with? To most it will be obvious that you are new at this. I do plan to start in the next two weeks even if I'm not so sure about it, but was hoping for some tips on those beginning stages. Thanks

lease options and assignment

wcolbert9's picture

these sujects would be a great help to really understand.and also doing deal's in other state's
other than the one you live in.

my issue is confidence and determiation

i think in your next conference call you should discuss how to find more means for inveestors/ capital.

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Dean needs YOUR HELP! In this week's Blog, he smashes a myth that almost everyone got crammed into their head as a kid, and tells you what to do instead.

Plus, he plans on doing an awesome hour of training in the next week or two and YOU get to decide what he will teach.

So watch, listen, and reply. We are successful when YOU succeed!


Hey Dean,
How about something for the new students...maybe quick first 4 or 5 thing to do to get a jump start. Then on to the more meaty topics like foreclosures and funding.

Thanks for another great blog and an important message on identifying and focusing on strengths. We all have them. It's just a matter of finding what makes you special.

Selling my REHAD's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mcarlo24's picture

Dean... Thanks for continuing to motivate and inspire... My second Flip is currently on the Market for 60 days listed through my realtor... I tell myself that I can't pursue the next one until this one sells, meanwhile, nice deals are passing me by... How could Flippers in the same situation do multiple projects simultaneously???


On Target!

Dean, You are right on target, as usual. My biggest weakness is talking to people. I need to put together a great team to handle all the face to face encounters. Not to mention I'm not very good with internet stuff. I can study my head off, but that doesn't take away the fear of interacting with business people. I have sfl and I need to find a way to totally automate things that I need to do, and manage to put together a great team to handle the rest.

So to answer your question, I guess my choice of topics would include, putting together a great team and using the internet. Of course any topic you choose will be beneficial to all of us. God Bless You and Have a Great Week, Myra

Another great blog

Shellsell's picture

It would be good to hear any info. We are also very interested in lease option and assignment of contract. The only houses that are moving here are the lake homes. Once we make that first deal the rest will be history. The DVD's from SFL are the best. Thanks for adding this to the package. I gave my Deano Book's to my daughter this weekend when back in IA. That was hard to do. They aren't expensive so will get another set soon. I hope they will give her a new direction. Thanks for all your knowledge and inspiration. God bless.

Deans Monthly Training

Hi Dean this is what I need help with I have a friend who just sold his house in one state and wants to move to the state that I am in , he is a cash buyer how do I put together a deal for him and get paid. He is looking for me to find him a property ASAP. Please advise.

Off the Subject

Shellsell's picture


Where did How To Build A Buyers List go with JJenson? He had scripts I would like to have. I tried to print this out but wasn't able to get it to print. There was no bookmark. I looked in the forum's couldn't find it. How can I get access to this again. Great stuff.

Cash Buyer

pgwmsr's picture

Could us more on how to find cash buyers, can find good deals and motivated sellers just need to be able to pass the deals off to someone that can buy fast

Topic:Buyers List for REOs , Shot Sales & a big thanks to

jaiman's picture

Hi Dean,
Love the family and, putting all you wisdom to use has been the highlight of my life.I have had your book for just over 3months and things are cookin. The first ad (on page 63 of how to profit right now) that I placed in response to a seller.I got a response in the first 10 min,I will be closing this lease option in the next few days.Having this opportunity to pick the topic for the call is awesome.

I would like to learn more about developing a buyers list specifically for Short Sale,REO &
foreclosures.No matter the topic for this call I will be there and, would not miss it for the world.

Thank You,
Jaiman Andersen

conference call.

Mighty1 Real Estate's picture

how can we do assignment of contracts in Los Angeles. I've heard it said that it's not legal in this state.

Conference call subjects

A:) How to find Short Sales on Craigslist or anywhere online.


B:) How to find motivated sellers

Dean, Great video yet again.

pandpvinc's picture


Great video yet again. thanks for opening this up to the people to give input! My #1 topic would be 1) the cheapest and most cost-efficient way to find motivated sellers. I know marketing is a key part of being successful as a real estate investor. For people on here who might be counting the pennies the way Carol was when she found out about your book, what's the cheapest and most cost-efficient way to find those motivated sellers?

Vincent and Pamela Jo


Great blog! The paper work involved with the first deal on buying and selling.I have goals set,but to get past that first deal seams so far away. THANKS Arlene from OHIO

California Investing

Please discuss specifically what strategy works in California. At Gain The Edge 10 guest speakers Nathan Street, Bill O'Rafferty and Chad Merrihew all stated that "assignments" do not work in California. Does that mean that wholesaling is co,pletely out of the question? Please specify what DG strategy actually works in California, America's most populous state.

Thank you,

Conference call

Can a person really get started without cash and without credit?

Seasoned Investors Criteria

I have an investor who is looking for a deal to make a 40-60% profit of the FMV. This is his criteria:

1) Replacement cost of the house
2) Price
3) Financing Terms
4) Current Area rents
5) Net Absorption for the area
6) area employment trends

I am experiencing difficult getting started. What is your recommendation? Is the SFL program set up to accumulate any of his criteria?

Continued - Seasoned Investors Criteria

To add to my previous comment, the investor owns his a financial investment company. He advised that when searching for property for him he advised "we adjust our return targets according to the risk/reward relationship to each investment."
He is aware I am new. Before I go back to him to get clarification, I am curious on how you would interpret this information and his overall criteria listed in the previous comment,that is:
1) Replacement cost of the house
2) Price
3) Financing Terms
4) Current Area rents
5) Net Absorption for the area
6) area employment trends?
Thank you.








Gilberto "Gil" Carlos Davila

First Deals Continued

ttjudge's picture

I agree with the other member, I would also like help in putting together that first deal. I am having trouble building a buyer and investor list, but I am presevering. What do I continue doing to build those lists and move on to my first deal?

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