Tom Sylvester

Tom Sylvester is an Entrepreneur, Real Estate Investor and Lean/Agile Coach.  He has started multiple businesses and is passionate about helping others achieve their goals, both personally and professionally.  He lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and daughter.  Follow him on Twitter or connect with him on LinkedIn.

Are You Caught in Startup Minutiae? How to Finally Overcome Analysis Paralysis!

I just published an article over at BiggerPockets called “Are You Caught in Startup Minutiae? How to Finally Overcome Analysis Paralysis!“.  In the article, I explain a few examples of how people get caught in analysis paralysis and how to break out of it and actually get started with investing.   Often times new investors …

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How to Really Know If You Need Property Management Software

I just published a new article over on BiggerPockets called “How to Really Know If You Need Property Management Software“. In the article, I discussed my experience with trying to find a piece of software to help manage our properties, as well as what I ended up with. There are quite a few property management …

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Put Your Real Estate Business Management on Steroids with “GQueues”

I just published a new blog over at BiggerPockets about how to use GQueues to manage all of your business and personal tasks. Put Your Real Estate Business Management on Steroids with “GQueues” It can be difficult to manage the various aspects of your business. Find out how you can use GQueues to track, assign and manage …

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2 Week Trail Results: Auto Responder on Email

I recently finished reading The 4-Hour Workweek (full review here).  Among many things, it reminded me that I should not be checking my email constantly.  I had heard this message several times in the past, but realized that I could improve my email habits.  Before reading the book, my email habits were as follows: Good …

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Use Lean Six Sigma to Improve Your Real Estate Investing and Be More Efficient

I just published a new blog over at BiggerPockets about how to apply Lean Six Sigma (LSS) to your real estate business.  If you are not familiar with LSS (or even if you are), be sure to check it out and determine how the concepts can help your business. Use Lean Six Sigma to Improve Your Real …

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How to Find and Exploit Your “Unfair Advantage”

I just published a new blog over at BiggerPockets regarding finding and exploiting your “unfair advantage”.  We all have strengths, resources and experiences that can help us in business and life, so make sure to identify them and put them to work for you. How to Find and Exploit Your “Unfair Advantage” We all have an unfair …

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How to Systematize Your Business for FREE with Google

I just published a new blog over at BiggerPockets regarding using free tools from Google to systematize your business.  I explain some of the free tools from Google and show an example of using these tools to implement a common process flow for a real estate investor.   If you have a business, invest in real estate …

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Tenant Screening and the “Headache Factor”: A Real Life Story

I just published a new blog over at BiggerPockets regarding tenant screening.  I include a recent example of our screening process with a potential tenant and how we were able to avoid what could have been a tough situation. Tenant Screening and the “Headache Factor”: A Real Life Story Tenant screening is important – but there is …

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