Nancy Wallace-Laabs Bestselling Author

“Winning Deals in Heels” Hits Amazon Best Seller List

For Immediate Release:

Real Estate Investor Nancy Wallace-Laabs’ new book, Winning Deals In Heels, reached Number One on Amazon.com’s Best Seller List in the Real Estate Sales & Selling category on February 28, 2019.

Winning Deals in Heels Bestseller Media

Hot New Release in Multiple Categories

Winning Deals in Heels Amazon Bestseller Desk AwardThe new book, Winning Deals in Heels, by Frisco, Texas Real Estate Investor Nancy Wallace-Laabs hit the Amazon.com Best Seller list on February 28, 2019, in three categories. It climbed all the way to Number One in Real Estate Sales & Selling, and became the Number One new release in Real Estate Investments and Buying & Selling Homes.

The book is the result of the author’s candid conversations with highly respected women real estate investors sharing the defining moments and lessons they learned on their journey to success.

A Powerful Resource for Real Estate Investors

Describing the unique concept behind the book, Wallace-Laabs explained, “One of the biggest things that I hoped to accomplish with this book is to let people, especially women, who are new to real estate or even thinking about investing in real estate, know that they are not alone in the feelings, fears and obstacles they face. It’s not a topic I could tackle alone, so I reached out to some of the top women real estate Investors I knew and asked them to share their journey as well. I believe we created a powerful resource for anyone new to real estate investing.”

In response to the book reaching Number One, Wallace-Laabs expressed her appreciation for the book’s contributors, saying, “It’s such an exciting achievement. To have Amazon put this book at the top of a Best Seller list really shines a spotlight on the passionate women whom I was fortunate to interview for this project. Each and every one of them deserves recognition for being true educators and advocates for their customers and communities.”

Winning Deals In Heels features inspirational and motivating stories from:

Paying it Forward

Wallace-Laabs has pledged 100% of the royalties from the retail sales of Winning Deals In Heels to be donated to Hope’s Door New Beginning, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families escape and heal from domestic abuse, dating abuse, and family violence.

Winning Deals in Heels is a must-read for every woman thinking about getting into the real estate investment game. The book is available in Kindle Digital and paperback editions through Amazon.

To learn more about the book, visit WinningDealsInHeels.com.

About Nancy Wallace-Laabs

Nancy Wallace-Laabs is the co-founder of KBN Homes, LLC, along with her husband and business partner, Brian Laabs. Since moving to Frisco, Texas, in 2005, the couple has helped hundreds of buyers, sellers, and investors achieve their real estate goals.

To learn more about Nancy Wallace-Laabs, visit kbnhomes.com. 

About Hope’s Door New Beginning

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to building lives without violence in our community. We help individuals and families escape and heal from domestic abuse, dating abuse, and family violence through our free, trauma-informed services. Our community educators enhance the community’s capacity to recognize and respond to abuse through free, educational programming to schools and organizations, while our certified BIPP facilitators help individuals who have exhibited controlling or abusive behaviors in the past achieve healthy and non-violent conflict resolution skills.

Learn more about Hope’s Door New Beginning Center by visiting hdnbc.org.

Winning Deals in Heels Book

“Winning Deals in Heels” Features Top Women Real Estate Investors

For Immediate Release:

Winning Deals in Heels, the new book by Frisco, Texas, Real Estate Investor Nancy Wallace-Laabs, is the result of the author’s candid conversations with highly respected women real estate investors sharing the defining moments and lessons they learned on their journey to success.

Winning Deals in Heels Media

Inspiration for Aspiring Real Estate Investors

When asked about the women she chose to feature in the book, author Wallace-Laabs explained, “I chose them because they are passionate about their business and true advocates for the success of their customers and community. They’re not celebrity gurus or reality TV stars. They are real women who are in the trenches, doing it every day.”

The confirmed lineup of successful women real estate investors featured in Winning Deals In Heels includes:

Paying it Forward

On the release of her new book, author Wallace-Laabs said, “This has been such an important project for me in so many ways because I get to publish the kind of book that I wish I could have read when I was starting out in real estate. Plus, it gives me the opportunity to help spread the word about a great organization like Hope’s Door.”

Wallace-Laabs has pledged 100% of the royalties from the retail sales of Winning Deals In Heels to be donated to Hope’s Door New Beginning, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping individuals and families escape and heal from domestic abuse, dating abuse, and family violence.

Winning Deals in Heels is a must-read for every woman thinking about getting into the real estate investment game. The book is available in Kindle Digital and paperback editions through Amazon and other major book retailers.

About Nancy Wallace-Laabs

Nancy Wallace-Laabs is the co-founder of KBN Homes, LLC, along with her husband and business partner, Brian Laabs. Since moving to Frisco, Texas, in 2005, the couple has helped hundreds of buyers, sellers, and investors achieve their real estate goals. 

About Hope’s Door New Beginning

Hope’s Door New Beginning Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to building lives without violence in our community. We help individuals and families escape and heal from domestic abuse, dating abuse, and family violence through our free, trauma-informed services. Our community educators enhance the community’s capacity to recognize and respond to abuse through free, educational programming to schools and organizations, while our certified BIPP facilitators help individuals who have exhibited controlling or abusive behaviors in the past achieve healthy and non-violent conflict resolution skills.

KBN Homes For Investors Know Your Exit

Know Your Exit Before You Enter

You have funding. You found a property. You’re eager to try your hand at real estate investing. What should you consider before you go all in?

How you’re going to get out.

Real estate investment exit strategies

From the start, you should know how you will make sure the property you’ve purchased does not become a liability.

One exit strategy is to immediately start earning income by renting the property. This is called Buy and Hold.

Another exit strategy is to renovate the property and realize a profit by selling the improved home. This is called Fix and Flip.

Which one is right for your situation? Let’s take a closer look at each.  

Buy and Hold

Here are the most important criteria for a Single Family Residence (SFR) rental: 

  • Location and affordability. Renters want good schools, low crime rate, and reasonable rents.
  • Type of home. Single story, 3BR/2BA homes on corner lots, with fenced back yards (avoid chain link fence), and 2-car garages are always in demand.
  • The 1% rule. If you buy an investment property for $150,000, you should be able to rent for $1,500, But do your homework and know the market! In a hot real estate market, you will pay more for a rental and may not be able to achieve 1%.

Fix and Flip

Many fix-and-flippers land in hot water when they don’t anticipate pitfalls in the process. Always have a contingency plan in place, and consider these issues: 

  • Be realistic about your timeframe. If there is a lot of work, don’t think you are going to knock out the rehab in 8 weeks if it is really going to take 12.
  • Be realistic about your repair costs. How will you handle it if you exceed your budget, or if your contractor walks out on the job? (Both happen more often than you think.)
  • Remember to calculate your holding costs (also called carrying costs). These include insurance, utilities, yard mowing, and interest-only payments if you have a hard money or private loan. Figure out your daily holding costs to know how much your rehab will cost every day it is not done.
  • Be realistic about the housing market. What is the price point of your fix and flip property?  Is the market shifting while you are working on your rehab? What time of year will you start and finish your project? Houses will sell during year-end holiday season due to less competition, but you need to be realistic about how many days your house might sit on the market before you sell your rehab.

Now that you now more about key strategies for making your real estate investment pay off, which one fits your property better? Or is there another strategy you’re considering? Share your thoughts in the comments!

See the For Investors page on our site for other real estate investor tips and advice. And if you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, join us for our monthly North DFW Real Estate Investor Meetup

Quest Expo 2018 Women in Real Estate

Women in Real Estate: Quest Expo 2018

KBN Homes, LLC Founder Nancy Wallace-Laabs joined five other accomplished real estate pros on the 2018 Quest Expo stage for a panel on Women in Real Estate.

In this highlights video, Nancy shares how she got into real estate investing, and offers advice on how more women can find success in this field.

Learn more or register for the 2019 Quest Expo in Houston, TX, Aug. 23-25:

https://questira.lpages.co/quest-expo-houston/

Are you considering a career in real estate? What are you doing to build your knowledge and network? Share your thoughts in the comments!

See the For Investors page on our site for other real estate investor tips and advice. And if you’re in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, join us for our monthly North DFW Real Estate Investor Meetup