Mark Walters seems to have real estate investing in his blood. His Grandfather, Dr. Lloyd Walters, began flipping properties back in 1937 in San Jose California. Walters describes dinner table discussion always consisting of ways in which to make your money grow, and according to Dr. Walters, real estate was always one way to achieve that. Insight from his father and grandfather seem to ignite a wave of ambition in Walters because he too pursued the field of real estate investing as his family had.
Walter's family successes seem to flourish and they were even mentioned in a notable publication in 1985. The publication discussed the family's revolutionary marketing ideas dealing with discounted mortgages. Following the exposure received from the publication demand grew and the Walters decided to write the first book ever written on the subject, "How to Find All the Discounted Mortgages You Could Ever Hope To Buy."
The book was a success and soon another book would follow. After a tremendous following built and demand for more ideas ensued, the result was the beginning of Walter's current company, CashFlowInstitute.com. "We believe in networking ideas to help people, just like people have helped us," say Walters, "not a bad way to live one's life."
By the age of 25 Mark Walters had his own real estate brokerage. At this time he really "longed for the action one gets in investing, creating deals and being in the driver's seat."
In 1992, the Walters family set out for Arizona where their entrepreneurial insight had led them. They believed that the market was on its way up –timed perfectly a few years following the savings and loan crisis. Sure enough their prediction was correct and Arizona remains one of the top real estate investing areas in the country.
The knowledge Walters has gained from his family and his own experiences truly makes him an expert in the industry. He gives the following advice to prospective investors, "regardless if you have money to start with or not, act as though you have no money. That alone will force you to make sound decisions and the better your chances of success." When making deals "crunch those numbers on each property until the numbers tell you that you've found a good deal," he advises.
He also believes that to be a successful investor one must be a good listener, "that way you can ask questions and listen for what the problem is so you can solve it- and profit at the same time."
Now Walters enjoys running his company, CashFlowInstitute.com, from his home in Arizona where his real estate riches began to truly unfold. "We have been sharing our eight decades of investing experience with others since 1985 and our company continues to provide the nuts and bolts of investing information at very affordable prices."