Real Estate for Real People

A Guide to Achieving Profitability in Residential Real Estate Investing.

by Anthony Von Defries



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/1/2008

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9780595475551
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9780595711604
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 144
ISBN : 9780595918249

About the Book

A real people guide to real estate investing Author Anthony “Von” Mickle shares his road to success in achieving profitability Bloomington, IN (Feb. 5, 2009): In Real Estate for Real People, author and Washington, D.C. area resident Anthony “Von” Mickle shares his experiences as a person that was without work for eighteen months, with just a small portfolio, to someone who turned his life around by investing in residential real estate to the tune of a three-million dollar portfolio over the next thirty-six months. Mickle’s success can be duplicated by real people if they are willing to heed the mistakes that he made upon the way as he offers encouraging words to those wanting to learn. The chapters follow chronologically so the investor can take the steps necessary to be successful. They also include many insightful tips in the “something to think about” sections and encourage everyone to read some of the great success stories in other books as well. “This book is a great motivator and proof that the American dream is still very much alive and well -- even in this tough economic time,” Mickle said. One of the ideas Mickle lives by is PTFL: Passion, Timing, Fear and Leverage. He wants you to share your passion with others, know that the best investors don’t suffer from paralysis by analysis when it comes to timing, they don’t let fear consume them and they that you should use leverage to get something bigger. But as Mickle says, Real Estate for Real People is a journey, not a get-rich-quick scheme. It takes very diligent work but with the steps he lays out in plain language everyone can understand and by staying away from the pitfalls, the reader will have a great chance at success. So bring your team together and walk away informed, empowered and motivated with a plethora of new information and a new outlook on many things in your life that is just beginning to take off! About the author Anthony “Von” Mickle is the president of The Investment Forum, a real estate and equity investments group based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. He has bachelor’s degrees in modern languages (French) and business administration from The Citadel, has attended Harvard University’s Slavic Languages Institute, holds a master’s degree from Keller Graduate School and a certificate on Certified Financial Planning from Georgetown University. He has one son and currently lives in the Washington, D.C. area. Visit him online at

About the Author

Anthony Von Mickle serves as the Founder and President of The Investment Forum, a rapidly growing private club focusing on real estate and equity investments. He has spent many years studying and gaining wealth through investments. He has bought and sold millions of dollars worth of residential properties along the Eastern Seaboard. His popular Investment Forums has helped hundreds of people by educating them on the do’s and don’ts of investing. He is currently working on his next book entitled Slide 68, With the MBA and 6-Figure Salary in Place, I Finally Realized I was Grossly Out of Place in My 9 to 5. In addition to providing forums for investments, Mickle also addresses various groups on how to network with highly successful and affluent people and has made available a High Impact Presentation DVD to show participants exactly how to get face time with business and political moguls. His DVD can be purchased online at He is a graduate of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina where he studied Modern Languages (French) and Business Administration. Upon graduation, he declined a military career and continued his studies at the Harvard University Ukrainian Research Institute while fulfilling his military obligation with the Army Infantry. He earned an MBA from Keller Graduate School and currently working towards a PhD in International Business. He has a certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University He is a member of the Washington Association of Money Managers and serves on advisory boards for Celebrate Life Foundation and In his spare time, he enjoys reading, riding four wheelers on his estate, driving exotic sports cars and flying helicopters. To learn more about The Investment Forum, go to