Posts by Jeff Watson

Sharpening Your Focus

By on Oct 17, 2017 in Real Estate Investing | 0 comments

            I recently spent a full day masterminding with several other real estate investors. Individuals from Florida and Ohio were well represented in the room. A recurring theme was what I refer to as the “Bilbo Baggins phenomenon” – that little pat of butter being scraped across too much dry toast. In the real estate business, it’s easy to spread yourself too...

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The Forging Process

By on Oct 10, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

            Perhaps the title of this email got your attention because of all the recent concerns about ID theft, data compromise and forgery, and the billions of pieces of information floating in cyber space and on the dark web that can be used by criminals to steal someone’s identity and wealth. That’s not what I’m referring to. As I’m writing this, my mind is...

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What’s Your Policy?

By on Oct 3, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

            In a recent housing court case, the judge reviewed evidence submitted by my client as to the defendant-tenant’s payment history. Upon reviewing those well-kept records, the judge noticed that my client (prior to retaining me) had permitted a pattern of accepting rent due on the 1st of the month as late as the 15th or even the 20th of the month. The...

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Fundamental Background Check Technique

By on Sep 26, 2017 in Real Estate Investing | 0 comments

           In my previous email, I told you about being in court representing a relatively new landlord evicting a problem tenant. How did I know they were a problem tenant? When I agreed to represent the landlord, one of the first things my staff did was a quick online check of the local court dockets. With a little typing of names and the click of a few buttons,...

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Free Paperwork

By on Sep 21, 2017 in Real Estate Investing | 0 comments

            Yesterday I was in court representing an inexperienced landlord who had rented a property to a problem tenant. The challenge we ran into in court was that the husband and wife landlords had used online legal resources to put together a combination real estate lease with option to buy. Because of the way they packaged it all in one document and the...

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