Semper Paratus in the Real Estate Investing World

For those that do not know, I served in the US Coast Guard for 20 years.  The Coast Guard Motto is Semper Paratus, a Latin phrase that translates to "always ready," and it's a motto that can be applied to many aspects of life, including real estate investing. 

Real estate is a popular investment opportunity, and for a good reason. It has the potential to generate significant wealth, provide a steady income stream, and serve as a hedge against inflation. However, you must always be ready to succeed in real estate. This means having a solid plan, understanding the market, and being willing to adapt to changing circumstances.

A key aspect of always being ready in real estate investing is having a plan in place. Before investing in any property, you must clearly understand your goals, investment timeline, and risk tolerance. This will help you determine what type of property you should invest in, how much you can afford, and your expected returns.

In addition to having a plan, it's also important to understand the real estate market. This means staying current with trends, keeping an eye on property values, and understanding the factors that can impact real estate prices. You can make informed investment decisions and adapt your strategy as needed by staying informed.

Being always ready in real estate investing also means adapting to changing circumstances. Real estate markets can be volatile, and unexpected events can impact property values. As an investor, you need to be able to adjust your strategy and your investment approach to account for these changes. For example, if property values start to decline, you may need to consider selling your property or changing your investment approach to minimize losses.

Finally, being always ready in real estate investing means being prepared to put in the work. Real estate investing requires a significant amount of research, due diligence, and ongoing management. Whether you're managing your own properties or working with a property management company, you must be willing to put in the time and effort required to ensure your investments succeed.

Real estate investing can be a lucrative investment opportunity but requires significant planning, knowledge, and hard work. By adopting the Semper Paratus mindset and being always ready, you can increase your chances of success and build a solid real estate investment portfolio that generates steady income and long-term wealth.

Groups like Realty Investors Group (RIG), the John Fisher’s Breakfast Club, and Invest Success are great resources to help you develop your plan, network to find the people needed to put your plan in motion and stay current with the trends. Make plans now to join upcoming events and prepare to be Semper Paratus!!!!!

New Business Member Law Mother

RIG welcomes our newest Business Member, Pamela Maass Garrett, with Law Mother Law Firm. Law Mother specializes in Estate Planning and Asset Protection for real estate investors. Start protecting the people you love and everything else you care about today. Schedule a complimentary 15-minute call at, call 720.706.0036 or email   Mention that you are a RIG member to receive $650 off a Family Wealth Planning Session (offer valid for Colorado Residents only).

RIG April Business Member of the Month – Exceptional Transformations

RIG's Business Member of the Month is Steve Walsh with Exceptional Transformations.

Exceptional Transformations, LLC was founded in 2019 with a mission to inspire insight and transform the journey into joyful experiences. The founders recognized an opportunity to leverage their experiences and expertise in business, consulting, and investments to make a positive impact on society. At the core of the company's mission is the belief that by helping individuals and organizations unlock their potential, they can create lasting and meaningful change.

Steve, in particular, has a deep passion for helping others and inspiring continuous learning. His coaching expertise and extensive experience in the consulting industry make him a valuable asset to Exceptional Transformations' clients. Steve is committed to using his knowledge and skills to help individuals and organizations achieve their goals and reach their full potential.

At Exceptional Transformations, the focus is always on creating joyful experiences and transforming lives through insightful and transformative approaches. The team strives to provide exceptional service and support to all clients, with a commitment to always delivering measurable results.

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Finding Contractors for Your Rehab Project

Fix and flip projects are a popular investment opportunity for real estate enthusiasts in the Denver Metro area. These projects involve buying a distressed property, renovating it, and then selling it for a profit or holding it as a rental property. However, finding reliable and competent contractors to execute these projects can be challenging. In this article, we will discuss some tips for finding contractors for fix and flip projects in the Denver Metro area.

  1. Research: Conduct thorough research to find a list of contractors specializing in fix and flip projects in Denver. You can use online resources, such as Angie's List, Yelp, HomeAdvisor, ManyBuild, and BidMyVid, to find a list of contractors in your area. Of course, a better method is to attend local investor meetup groups where contractors and investors come together.
  2. Ask for referrals: Ask friends, family, or acquaintances who have completed a fix-and-flip project in the past for referrals. You can also contact real estate agents, property managers, or local real estate investment groups for recommendations. Two of the best groups are and
  3. Check credentials: Verify the contractor's credentials, licenses, and insurance before hiring them. You can check with the Better Business Bureau and the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies for complaints against the contractor.
  4. Interview candidates: Interview multiple candidates before selecting a contractor. Ask for references, portfolio of completed projects, and a detailed estimate of the project's cost and timeline.
  5. Review the contract: Once you have selected a contractor, review the contract thoroughly before signing. Ensure that the contract covers all aspects of the project, including the scope of work, materials, cost, and timeline.

In conclusion, finding reliable and competent contractors for fix and flip projects in Denver Metro area requires thorough research, referrals, checking credentials, interviewing candidates, and reviewing the contract. By following these tips, you can ensure a successful and profitable fix and flip project.

RIG March Business Member of the Month – ITrip VacationsDenver

RIG's March Business Member of the Month is Bryan Looney, Owner of ITrip Vacations Denver. Reach Bryan at or 303-835-0729

Short-term property management minus the headaches.
iTrip Vacations Denver serves vacation rental homeowners and guests in: Denver, Douglas and Jefferson counties, including the cities of Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Englewood, Indian Hills, Littleton, Morrison and Golden.

Homeowners who list with iTrip receive:
✓ 24/7 Support From Local Property Managers
✓ Exposure on Over 80 Sites: Airbnb, HomeAway, VRBO, etc.
✓ No Restrictions on Owner Usage
✓ Free Light Maintenance
✓ No Rotation That Prioritizes Listings
✓ Automatic-response Systems
✓ Free Professional Photos and Video Tour
✓ Owners' Portal with Online Statements and Booking
✓ Expansive Marketing and Social Media Efforts
✓ Competitive management Fees

New Business Member – Realty411 Magazine

RIG is happy to welcome as a Business Member Linda Pliagas with Realty411.

Realty411 Magazine is a free print, and online resource guide developed to assist investors in acquiring, managing, and growing their real estate portfolios.

Realty411 advocates for education and some of the greatest Masters of Real Estate are featured in our publication. For added online visibility, Realty411 also has an alternate cover titled Real Estate WEALTH “

Be sure to join their VIP Network. You’ll be invited to events around the nation and have an opportunity to meet the staff of Realty411.

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New Business Member – Hometown Hero Outdoors

RIG welcomes a new Business Member, the Nonprofit organization Hometown Hero Outdoors.

Hometown Hero Outdoors is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to facilitating outdoor adventures for actively serving military, military veterans, and licensed law enforcement officers. These adventures include hunting, fishing, backpacking, foraging, camping, snowmobiling, and so much more. Our primary goal is to assist these individuals as they begin healing and building healthy relationships within the community by:
Encouraging them to get up and get moving.
Connecting them with likeminded individuals.
Allowing them to explore and be adventurous in a safe setting.
Reminding them that they are appreciated and cared for.

January Business Member of the Month – 3R Insurance Agency

RIG's January Business Members of the month are Andy Roy and Ryan Roy with 3R Insurance. Right Coverage / Right Value / Right Agent. They are an independent agency that works with many Carriers to get you the Right Coverage at the Right Value.

Contact them at 303-421-5123

Listen to their presentation about having the RIGHT COVERAGE!!