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Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes is the co-founder and CEO of Clever Real Estate, the free online service that connects you with top agents to save thousands on commission. He's an active real estate investor with 22 units in St. Louis and a licensed agent in Missouri. Ben enjoys writing about real estate, investing, personal finance, and financial freedom. He's a serial entrepreneur, having run several successful startups before Clever Real Estate. Ben's writing has been featured in Yahoo Finance, Realtor News, CNBC, and BiggerPockets.

The author Ben Mizes

Recent Posts

An Introduction to Buying a Fixer-Upper

A fixer-upper comes with many perks, whether you're renovating a house to live in or flipping one to make a bit of money. Many people have begun to recognize this,

An Introduction to Buying a Fixer-Upper written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

July 27, 2020

How Agents Can Adapt to COVID-19

The pandemic has changed the way the world does business — it now includes wearing a mask, social distancing and avoiding large groups of people in general. And it's likely

How Agents Can Adapt to COVID-19  written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

June 16, 2020

House Flipping 101: The Beginner's Guide

Flipping a home means taking an ugly, distressed home and making upgrades to increase its value. Flippers find these homes at a deep discount, perform the work, and then sell

House Flipping 101: The Beginner's Guide  written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

June 09, 2020

Should You Buy And Rent Vacation Properties in the Aftermath of COVID-19?

Vacation rentals have been around for some time and long been popular in Europe. VRBO (Vacation Rental By Owner) was started in 1995, with the platform making it easier for

Should You Buy And Rent Vacation Properties in the Aftermath of COVID-19? written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

May 13, 2020

The Best Flooring For Rental Property In 2020

This guide covers the best flooring for each room of a rental property, based on durability, price, and aesthetics

The Best Flooring For Rental Property In 2020 written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

April 29, 2020

Must-See Strategies for Selling Your Home in a Post-COVID-19 Buyer's Market

The COVID-19 pandemic will likely project the United States into a newfound buyer’s market. This means you’ll need to pivot your strategies for selling your home. Here are some tactics

Must-See Strategies for Selling Your Home in a Post-COVID-19 Buyer's Market written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

April 28, 2020

Testing The 1% and 2% Rules For Real Estate Investing

This article explains the 1% and 2% rule, and then tests how accurate they are by modeling the financials of actual properties.

Testing The 1% and 2% Rules For Real Estate Investing written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

April 24, 2020

12 Steps To Buy A Rental Property That Cash Flows

There are 12 steps you need to take to buy a great rental property that cash flows. This guide will teach you all 12 so you’re ready to purchase an

12 Steps To Buy A Rental Property That Cash Flows written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

April 20, 2020

Real Estate Investing - A Complete Guide To Getting Started

This guide covers everything you need to to get started as an active investor in rental properties or flipping houses, or a passive investor in REITS or other funds.

Real Estate Investing - A Complete Guide To Getting Started written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

April 18, 2020

House Hacking - How To Live For Free With Real Estate Investing

This article gives you a step by step guide on how to House Hack to live for free, and walks you through a step by step guide to close on

House Hacking - How To Live For Free With Real Estate Investing  written by Ben Mizes

Ben Mizes

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