Win Over $4000 in Prizes in the “Battle of the REI Blogs” Contest

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Battle of the REI Blogs

“Battle of the REI Blogs” 2009 CHAMPION

Watch the video below …

A HUGE congrats goes out to Julie Broad of RevNYou … Champion of the first annual “Battle of the REI Blogs” 2009.

Final “Battle of the REI Blogs” 2009 Standings

1) Our CHAMPION – Julie Broad – 256 Votes

2) Ron Mead – 228 Votes

3) Stephani Davis – 127 Votes

4) JP Moses – 113 Votes

5) Susan Lassiter-Lyons – 110 Votes

6) Sergeant P-Rid (yours truly) – 81 Votes

7) Trevor Mauch – 78 Votes

8) Shae Bynes

9) Peter Kolat

10) Jamel Gibbs

11) Larry Goins

12 & 13) Brian Evans and Ken Spohn

Thank you to all the real estate investing bloggers that participated! You guys and gals are awesome!

A BIG thanks to everyone that voted! The contest wouldn’t have been the same without each and every one of you …

We salute you … our readers, our subscribers, our watchers, our listeners … your success makes what we do worthwhile. Thanks!

It’s been pleasure hosting the first annual “Battle of the REI Blogs”!

BTW – I plan on bringing home the title next year! Soooooo watch out!

I’m outta here …

Sergeant P-Rid

P.S. Got a real estate investing blog? Interested in participating in next years battle? If so, leave a comment with your name, blog name, and url.

P.S.S. Also, make sure you check this out … the theme song for the Battle … LOL … “An Ode to a Championship: The Ballad of the ‘Battle of the REI Blogs'” … let me know what you think … hahahaha …


Welcome … to’s first annual …

“Battle of the REI Blogs”

… and I’m your host, Patrick Riddle.

I’ve assembled the A-List, the top 13 real estate investing bloggers to compete to see who’s blog is #1 in your eyes …

Below, you’ll get a chance to check out each participating REI blogger. Each has his or her own custom profile that includes a link to their blog, their 3 main social media links, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube, and a “Tweet About Your Fav Blogger” link.

Sooooo we need you … our readers, our subscribers, our listeners, our watchers … to research each real estate investing blogger below and vote on your favorite, on who you think has the #1 real estate investing blog, on who you think should be crowned “Battle of the REI Blogs 2009” CHAMPION!

Maybe you’re thinking, “Sounds great Patrick … but …
What’s In It for ME?”

Great question … so here are just a few of the things in it for ya …

1) A chance at winning one of the FREE Private Money Blueprint Home Study Systems ($697 VALUE) being given away … the same system that’s generated over $11M in cash from private lenders by its students in only the past six months.

All you have to do to enter is vote on your favorite real estate investing blogger in the comment section (more on that in a minute) …

2) Get social and connect with the “best of the best” real estate investing bloggers.

People are communicating, growing personal relationships, getting to know each other through social media … Twitter, Facebook, YouTube … soooo now is your chance to add the top real estate investing bloggers in the country to your personal social network.

3) Build your foundation of rock solid real estate investing educational resources.

Each blogger participating has his or her own unique style, REI niche, and resources available to help you on your path towards real estate investing riches.

Figure out which blogger/blog appeals to you and your goals and subscribe to ’em.

Now it’s time to learn …


1) Contest Starts October 26th and Ends October 29th 2009 at midnight EST.

2) You MUST be 18 years or older to participate.

3) Meet the bloggers below … click through to their blog and see what you think, connect with ’em if you want through Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, Tweet about ’em if that’s your thing … and decide on your favorite.

4) VOTE! All you gotta do is put the name of your favorite blog/blogger in the comment section.

AND, you may want to add the reason why … why it’s your favorite blog, why he or she is your favorite blogger … because the winning REI blogger gets to hand out FREE Private Money Blueprint Systems to 5 of their voters … AND the runner up gets to give one away too.

Sooooo, by telling “why” … you increase your chance of being picked for one of those killer FREE private money training systems.

5) Only vote once for one blog/blogger and use your real name or biz name (we have a special team in place to ensure that violators are disqualified from the contest … only vote once and use a real name so that if you win, you can get your prize)

And that’s it! Pretty simple, right?

Well, I guess that’s it for “how to play” … now it’s time to …

Meet the bloggers


Creative real estate investing tips, tools, and techniques from Patrick Riddle, REI expert, college drop out and self proclaimed beach bum.


Real estate investing for real life. Largest collection of free forms, tips, tutorials, market stats, product reviews, and news on the net.


Real estate investing live and on location across north america. Videos, tips, and resources to help you invest successfully in any city!


Imagine Real Estate Investing…Undressed. It’s practical, real & “Average Joe” friendly. Stop by & grab my 53 Free REI Forms on the house!


Real estate investor tools, tips, and tribulations from Larry Goins.


Real estate investment education blog provided by the REI education academy. Learn the hottest tips and strategies on this blog.


Rags to riches real estate: the daily musings of a bartender turned REO wholesaler …


Real Estate Internet Marketing Blog-FREE 56 pg. Real Estate Black Book-The Only Place to Get Secret Internet Marketing Strategies For FREE.


Susan Lassiter-Lyons blog, The Investor Insights, is the real estate investor’s destination for financing info, creative strategies and wit.


If the coffee I’m drinkin’ and what I’m just thinkin’ or your just a winkin’, then we’d better say bye, cause I’m just the Probate Guy!


Real Estate Investing is the most fun thing you can do with your clothes on, and this blog is the place to discover how!


On top of the over 14k wholesale listing for you to search…I now have great tips and content for wholesaling. Stop by and leave comments.


An inside look at a hubby & wife’s journey to financial freedom via real estate. Learn from it all – our obstacles, failures, & successes!


Cast Your Vote!

Vote on your favorite real estate investing blogger in the comment area. But remember, only one vote per person.

May the best blogger WIN!

And to all of you who win a FREE Private Money Blueprint Training System ($697 VALUE) … may you easily get all the private money you could ever need for your deals. Can’t wait to hear your success story!

Thanks soooo much for your participation.

I’m out …

~ Patrick Riddle (aka Sergeant P-Rid)

P.S. Make sure you grab a copy of my “How to Recruit Private Money Millions” eBook and private lender PowerPoint presentation before you leave …

P.S.S. Oh yeah, and thanks for stopping by … hope to see ya again soon :)

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  1. shane campbell says:

    I vote for Susan,1 for the gipper

  2. Peggy C Smith says:

    I vote for Julie Broad

  3. Curt J. says:

    Patrick is the man! Great running into you at Starbucks today! Look forward to catching up next week.

  4. Peggy C Smith says:

    Julie Broad gets my vote

  5. Ruby says:

    My vote is for Patrick Riddle. His website and blog helped me out alot as I was starting out. Tons of good info for free, and he even answered my emails personally!

  6. Maurice says:

    I vote for Julie Broad…….

  7. David Brown says:

    I vote for Ron Meade

  8. JOSEPH says:

    I ONLY SUPPORT THE BEST!!!!! my vote is cast for Susan Lassiter-Lyons………….

  9. Robert Opfer says:

    My vote is for JP Moses

  10. sue says:

    My vote is for Patrick you go boy. And thanks for all the info.

  11. Steve says:

    My vote: Trevor

  12. Aly says:

    Go Julie!!! My vote is for Julie….

  13. Christie says:

    I vote for Ron!

  14. caroline says:

    I think Trevor is the best–he doesn’t blow up things to make himself look like a know it all, and when he says he will do something, guess what, it gets done. My vote is for the REI brain. :)

  15. Wow, this one is TOUGH… I’m a big fan of Trevor’s, Patrick’s and Susan’s, and you ALL give such great resources, content and freebies!!

    But my vote’s gotta be for Trevor, because my heart goes out to those kids with cancer. Great site, Trevor, and thanks for doing all you do! I hope to meet you if you get up to Portland.

    Patrick Henry

  16. Brian says:


  17. Trevor Mauch says:

    Thanks everyone! it was fun!

    Glenn, thanks for the comments!

    Man, I just found out about the darn pop up thing a week or two ago and I think we got it taken off today… so you should be good to go now :-)

    For some reason it never showed up on my computer when I would go on my site… so I had no clue it was doing what it was doing.


    Happy B day again Pat! Hope you had a drink for me!

    – T
    .-= Trevor Mauch´s last blog ..Closing Checklist Free Download =-.

  18. Lui says:

    Wow, so many excellent bloggers here it makes it difficult to just pick one! To be quite honest, I follow about half these bloggers and thanks to this little competition I discovered the other bloggers who are also VERY impressive!

    …However, I’m slightly biased and I have to go with the person I’ve followed closely and who somehow always answers my never-ending calls. A real goal-setter and go-getter!

    My vote goes to birthday boy Patrick.

  19. Abdur Akram says:

    My vote goes to Susan L Lyons. One of the best advisors I have come across the REI arena.

  20. Mary Ann Nimtz says:

    I vote for Julie Broad

  21. August Gray says:

    Hi, I vote for Susan L. Lyons. Go Susan!!

  22. I vote for Julie Broad, clearly the best entry!

  23. Steve says:

    Julie Broad of RevNYou gets my votes – she’s all right

  24. Sim says:

    I had a problem with my internet connection so i missed votting yesterday. I want to thank Julie for all the good advice she has always provided and for that matter my vote goes to her! Julie you are the best – No substitute.

  25. Joyce C says:

    I vote for Ron

  26. Jeffrey Johnson says:

    I’m new to REI, but a plan to be a frequent the website. I cast my vote for Patrick R.

  27. John C. says:

    I vote for Susan Lassiter-Lyons. She gives great information, very knowledgeable, and seems like a very nice person.

  28. Joanne Lee says:

    My vote is for Julie Broad

  29. Erica says:

    Julie’s blog is fanstastic and helful. She gets my vote!

  30. Frank says:

    My vote goes to Sue

  31. Alex says:

    I vote for Julie Broad.

  32. Penni says:

    I vote for Julie Broad

  33. Jerel says:

    This is a hard one. I follow JP and Trevor and have received a lot of good info from both. But since I have to vote for one….It has to be JP and JP puts out loads of good info that has helped a newbie like me so much. JP and his interviews are full of REI Tips golden nuggets. JP also responds to emails and questions faster then any of these paid GURU’s and I do not have to hand him $997. JP you ROCK!!!
    .-= Jerel´s last blog ..Painfully Honest and Epic Mobile Home Commercial =-.

  34. My vote is for Trevor. Love his REIBrain site. Would love to have him as a guest on our Los Angeles Radio Show.

    Always new and interesting information on his site.

  35. Brent says:

    My vote is for Trevor Mauch (REIBrain) Although I do visit others blogs Trevor is a local Investor for me since we are both in the same state. His site is always packed full of great info and he continues to provide tons of free training and advice. Trevor gets my Vote and support.

  36. Tom Blackburn says:

    I vote for Susan.

  37. David says:

    I vote for Julie Broad.

  38. Iggy says:

    I would like to cast my vote for Ron. Keep up the great work

  39. CCM says:

    I vote for Julie Broad.

  40. brian says:

    my vote to stephani

  41. Tatiana says:

    My vote is for Susan – she’s smart AND funny!

  42. Patrick Riddle says:

    Loved the video Julie!

    Nice :)

    Sergeant P-Rid

    P.S. I’m gunning for ya next year … better watch out!

  43. Steph Davis says:


    Woof! (Jim says congrats, too). :)
    .-= Steph Davis´s last blog ..A (late) Report From the Battlefield… =-.

  44. Congratulations Julie on your win! And thanks so much to everyone who voted for me. I’m really humbled and grateful by the comments and so happy to have made new friends. And now my Mom finally understands what I do! Yay!

    Also, I promised to donate $5 for each vote to the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind and I’m pulling out the checkbook right now to write that $550 check. It’s a great organization so if you’re feeling generous please check them out at

    Thanks again and next year, watch out!
    .-= Susan Lassiter-Lyons´s last blog ..Vote for Susan! =-.

  45. Tony P says:

    My computer must had crashed but I voted for Jamel. Sorry

  46. Johnnie Langley says:

    I vote for Ron Mead!!!

  47. Patrick thank you for coming up with this awesome idea. To Julie, congrats and I look forward to reading your blogs soon. To the other contestants, you are really all winners in my book. Some of you I already know of; with others I look forward to coming to check your blogs to learn and share and network.
    Great job everyone. This was fun!
    .-= Bill Lassiter´s last blog ..Must have investor marketing tools… =-.

  48. Nick Guerra says:

    I vote for the Susan Lassiter-Lyons blo

  49. Dave Peniuk says:

    Congrats to Julie – the greatest blogger EVER!! Well, that may be a slight exaggeration but she kicked butt on this and I can’t wait to see how she does next year!!!

    And what a great contest Patrick! Thanks for including us and all these great REI bloggers! It’s opened our eyes to all the great information (and more importantly People) out there on the interweb!

    I am gonna try to get Julie to learn how to play the piano and sing for next year’s event…although I am not sure if she can keep up with you Patrick!

    All the best!
    .-= Dave Peniuk´s last blog ..Battle of the REI Blogs 2009 Champion =-.

  50. Julie says:

    Thank you to everyone for making this such a fantastic experience!! I was so focused on inspiring people to vote for me that I never even placed my vote… for what it’s worth my vote would have gone to Patrick Riddle because thanks to him I have met all of you. Over a year ago I approached him to see if he would be interested in publishing an article I had written. I’d been looking for a like minded website to join forces with – and his was the best I had found in the real estate space. He immediately accepted my offer AND introduced my husband and I to Trevor Mauch.

    And now he’s expanded my world to all of the bloggers on this site and so many other wonderful people – and it is such a privilege to know all of you!!

    Anyway – thanks again to Patrick. And thank you to all of you for making this such a great competition. I have a feeling that it’s going to be really tough to hold onto our championship title next year. But, I am a determined little Broad so I won’t make it easy for any of you. :)

    – Julie

    p.s. Susan – I am sorry I didn’t know you were donating money to a cause as well or I would have mentioned that in the video!!! What an awesome cause!!! Very nice.