Tactics & Strategies: Tips, Tricks and Techniques to Secure Your Success in the Real Estate Game


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This book represent Jack Miller’s thinking on how to avoid the pitfalls many investors face in their careers, as well as insights and instruction on how to enhance your prospect for success. It represents over forty years of real estate investing experience by Jack.

It’s the type of book that does not need to be read from beginning to end. You can open any page and find a “pearl of wisdom” or a lesson from Jack. You will also find a table of contents so that you can seek out a particular topic that is of interest to you.

I hope that you enjoy the book and will be able to utilize and apply some of the techniques that Jack has shared. For Jack, writing was a labor of love but his motivation was to share his knowledge and unique perspective in hope that it would help you to realize your dreams.

This book Jack’s best tips, tricks and techniques to secure your success.  The paperback book is more than 600 pages of creative real estate investing ideas!


High Tech Alone Won’t Make You Rich
Time Management
Finding a Way to Sell a Big House
Reviewing Your Situation and Making Adjustments
Organizing Your Personal Brain Trust
Don’t Try to Be Superman
Beware of The Dark at the Top of the Stairs
The Importance of Good Mentors
Slow Market Transactions
Lease Backs
Market Value
Section 121
Section 1031, Tax Free Exchanging Basics
Reverse Annuity Loans
Dealing With The Downturn
Fail While You’re Young
If They Put Lines on the Page, Write the Other Way
Home Office
Land Contracts
Getting the Most Out of Your Day:
Patience and Persistence
Take Some Time to Smell the Roses
What Housing Bubble?
Ignoring Bookkeeping and Taxes
Liar Loans
Paying Too Much
Weather Vane Entrepreneurs
Free and Clear vs Leveraged Houses
Using Brains to Make Money vs Using Money
Early to Bed, Early to Rise
How to Quit Your Day Time Job
Notes, The Devil is in the Details
The Interest Rate Trap
Buying Without Looking
Buying Out of Your Area
Dealing With Investors
Buying Too Many Houses Too Fast
Who Do You Trust?
Factoring in Remodeling Costs
Employees vs Contractors
Having No Exit Strategy
Use Options, Not Credit
Beware of Putting Money into Fads
Changing the Value of Notes
Why You Should Live in an Expensive House
Why Hire Professionals?  How Not To
Buying an Expensive House
Up-Date on Toxic Mold Myth
Using Trusts to Hold Property
When, How and Why Incorporate
Limited Liability Companies
Mortgage Fraud
Growing Lender Problems Are Going To Change The Market
Seller Financing is Coming Back into the Market
Buying and Selling Discounted Mortgages
Carved Out Interests  (Options, Remainders, Leaseholds)
The Power of Negative Thinking
Getting Organized
Pre-Foreclosure Opportunities
Dealing With Lenders Who Own Foreclosed Properties
It Takes More Than Desire and Hope to Succeed
Investing in “In-Fill” Lots
How Well Do You Know Your Own Area?
Farming Neighborhoods
Asset Protection
You Can’t Buy Success
Stay Away From Dicey Deals
Renting Without Showing Houses
Creative Rent Collections
Buying Houses Out of Your Home Area
Location, Location, Location
When Is a Home Not a House?
Some Builders Are Becoming Creative
Getting Free and Clear Fast
Sub-Prime Financing Melt-down
Don’t Lend, Buy!
Pros and Cons of Doing It Yourself
Pros and Cons of the Quick Deal
Look Before You Leap
Real Estate Income Generators
A Panoramic View of Fundamental Tax Strategies
High Yield, Low Management Rentals
Betting Against the Mob: Profit in Stocks and Houses
Investing in Yourself
Negotiation By the Slice
Making Time for Your Family
Do You Have An Exit Plan?
Where Does Morality Fit In?
Taking Advantage of Traveling With Other Investors
Sub-Prime Loan Collapse
Creation of Wealth
Title Insurance
Using Bad Weather Days
Remainder Estates
Using Remainders for Asset Protection
Cashing Out and Retiring Tax Free
It’s Better to Give and Get Back Than Just to Give
Selling Remainders of CLTs to Investors to Raise Cash Today
Taking Advantage of the Slow Market
Giving Reverse Rental Credits to Tenants so they can buy ANYBODY’S house
Dividing the Fee for Fun and Profit
Cold Canvassing
How Do You Find a Good Property Manager
Staging a House for Rent or Sale – or Appraisal
What To Look For When Buying a House
How to Use Property Defects to Improve Your Deal
Putting Your Best Foot Forward When Negotiating Offers
What to Look For When Selecting an Agent
Lease Your House and Buy Rentals
How to Sell Fast Using MLS Brokers
How to Make Money with Maintenance
Maintenance Pools
Preventative Maintenance – of Yourself
Organizing Your Mail and Priorities
Critical Path Applications
Networking vs Support Groups
Casual Conversation Caveats
Gold is Where You Find It
Have You Protected Your Success?
Trying to Adapt to Changing Times
Buyer’s Brokers
Short Term Options
Honesty, Reliability, and Effort
Investing for Growth vs Income
Using Gifts to Build Equity
Lethal Leverage
Getting Free and Clear Fast
The Power of Reputation
Making Certain You Deal Fairly
Exit Polling
Establishing Value
Staging a House to Spur a Transaction
Using Motivation to Enhance Value
Using Discount Buy-Back Concepts
Creative Options
Present Value Insights
Why Might Anybody Agree to No Payments Until Later
Promoter Beware!
Having a Second Home
Who Can You Trust?
Using Entities to Protect Yourself and Your Property
Dissecting a Deal
Pending Tax Law Changes
Estate Taxation
Tax-Free Trusts
Using Imagination to Create Wealth
Garage Sales
How Much Reading Do You Do?
Making Money With Nothing Down and Nothing a Month
Negative Cash Flow
How are Stocks like Houses & Vice Versa?
How Can People Buy Houses If They Can’t Afford to Rent?
Trading Your Way to a Fortune
Pyramiding Equities Tax Free
Using Trusts to Conserve, Preserve, and Protect Assets
You Never Exceed Your Expectations of Yourself
Turning Dreams into Wealth
Increasing your Assets by $1000 Every Day
Ten Ways to Make Every Day Pay Day
Figuring the Costs Up-Front can Save Time and Expense
How Do You Start Buying Houses?
Learning the Fundamentals
Getting the Information You Need, When You Need It
Overcoming Fear
Making the Move from Job Security to Financial Security
Letting Amortization Create Equity When Price Fall
Maintaining Income When Buyers Can’t Get Loans
Making Expensive Houses Produce Net Income
Buying and Holding Better Homes Without Negative Cash Flow
Using Auctions to Sell Inventory
Finding Lenders Who Are Overloaded With Houses That Can Be Bought At a Discount
Discounting A 2ND Mortgage
Negotiating to Stop a Foreclosure
Which is best:  A Short Sale or to Discount the Mortgage?
Don’t Negotiate with Homeowners, Negotiate with Lenders
Making Money Buying Defaulted Junior Liens
Trading Time for Equity
Establishing Financial Relationships
Transferring Equity Invisibly by Paying Off Loans
Discounting Small Loan Company “Paper”
Restructuring Financing
Buying Mobile Home Loans on Rented Land
Selling Land and Mobile Home Separately
Creative Financing For Expensive Houses
Barter is Coming Back
Converting Bartering to Exchanging
Cash, Trash, and Paper
Using What You Have To Get What You Need To Get What You Want
Creating Credit in the Deal
Securing Creative Financing
Security Documents
Creative Financing Tools
Putting Creative Deals Together
Charlatans in the Market Place
How Do You Spend Your Week?
Creating a Productive Social Venue
Things They Are A’Changing
Don’t Believe What You Read Or See On T.V.
Opportunities Abound In Every Market
Lots of Good Ideas Are Still Out There
The Best Way To Change Things is to Change Yourself
Learning New Ways To Do Business Creates More Opportunity
Lease Options Can’t Be Beat
Creative Financing + Hard Work = Profit
When the Banks Say No, Use Private Financing
In a Buyers’ Market, Sellers Will Have to Learn How to Sell
Sellers Should Learn How To Structure Seller Financing If They Want To Sell
When Cash Dries Up, Learn To Horse Trade
Where Profit Was Once Made In The Price, During This Cycle It Will
Be Made In The Terms
Lending Money Secured by an Option to Buy
If You Can’t Sell It, Move In
Sell Your House and Move into Your Spec House
Feeling Defeated?  Why Not Re-Think Your Life As An Immigrant Must Do?
Adopting An Immigrant Attitude
Making Money Making Houses Bigger
Rent-to-Own and Lease/Options
Being a Land Lord vs Someone Who Just Rents Houses
How to Charge Less Rent and Make More Money
How To Charge Less Rents and Make More Money
Why Don’t Managers Raise Rents
How to Raise Rents in a Tight Market
Motivating Tenants with the Non-Rent-Raise Letter
When and Why to Offer an Option With Your Lease
Creative Uses of Options to Control Profits
Not All Housing is Crashing
Making Money in Ethnic Neighborhoods
Prospecting for Buyers
Qualifying the Prospect as to Need and Financial Capacity
Meeting Buyers’ Needs vs Wants
Trade Ins
Beware of Changing Your Political Stripes
Staging Houses to Rent and to Sell
Why Aren’t You Using Pure Options?
Sandwich Leasing is Today’s Premier Strategy
Advanced Sandwich Leasing for Fun and Profit
Beware of Buying Too Soon in this Market
Moving Into Other Markets
Demographics Favor the Southern States
If You Want to Change Locations, Do it Carefully and Slowly
What Should Single Family House Investors Do Now?
Beware of Being Lured Promises of Easy Money
If You’ll Give Yourself Time, You Can Create a Wonderful Life

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About the Instructor

Jack Miller

Jack is like the godfather of single family home real estate investing! He bought, sold, leased, and managed hundreds of properties over 45 years and he was one of the first people to view single family homes as an investment vehicle, not just something you lived in. He has taught seminars to sold out crowds and has helped thousands of people achieve financial freedom and success.

Products Details

Pages: 623

Publisher: Next Century Publishing

ISBN: 9781625906779

Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 1.6 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Topics: Buying & Selling, Investor Success