Dean Robert Graziosi born November 20th, 1968 is an American real estate investor and expert, TV personality, businessman, Entrepreneur, bestselling author and motivational speaker. Graziosi is perhaps best known for his long running infomercial series on late night TV (since 1999 until present) where he offered his real estate books direct to consumers. He has written five books which have dominated the real estate book sales space starting in 2006
Early Life and Education
Graziosi was born and raised in Marlboro New York. Dean Graziosi is the son of Paul Graziosi and Gloria Post. He is the youngest of two. When he was 3 his parents divorced and he was raised mostly by his mother and Grandmother until the age of 13 when he moved in with his father. His growing up was hard as the family faced many financial difficulties and he moved more then 20 times by the age of 19. He went to Marlboro High School and never went to college. Before the age of 20 Dean did had his first entrepreneurial success buying, fixing and reselling cars, during this time he also completed his first real estate deal. Dean, who had no capitol at the time; cleverly bought a run-down apartment with no money down,. This experience encouraged him into continuing investing in real estate.
Dean is married to Jonelle Ward and has two Children Breana born in 2006 and Brody born in 2008. He lives in Phoenix Arizona.
After various successful real estate investments, Graziosi decided to write a real estate training course he titled "Think A Little Different" in 2002. Then went on to write his first book "Totally Fulfilled" in May of 2006 published by Vanguard Press, which hit the NY Times best-seller list. It explained Dean's unique "core" approach to optimal results, success and fulfillment in all areas of life. Dean's second book "Be A Real Estate Millionaire: Secret Strategies for Lifetime Wealth Today," also published by Vanguard Press was the fastest and best selling real estate book of 2007 and 2008 and made the bestseller lists of the NY TIMES, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com. In January 2009, Dean's third release, "Profit From Real Estate Right Now" a step-by-step guide to take even a novice through their first profitable investment, was an immediate hit, and within 90 days it was surpassing the monthly sales of his previous bestseller. Dean went on to write two more real estate books that both had similar high numbers of sales and delivered results for readers "Your Town Your Profits" and "30 Days To Real Estate Cash"
Business Ventures and Investments
In 1998, Dean wrote and produced his first infomercial selling a program on how to earn money buying and selling cars, titled "Motor Millions." Motor Millions went on to be a very successful program and company while helping people all over America make money with cars like Dean had done in his early years.
In 2002, Dean Graziosi formed Dean Enterprises, LLC as the creation and production company for his real estate information products and produces all his infomercials. The first was the "Think A Little Different" real estate program. Dean Enterprises exclusively produces all of Dean's Infomercials, books, created and runs www.deangraziosi.com a free social community and real estate tool for anyone and manages all that is taught in all advanced real estate training areas.
The Dean Graziosi Success Academy - Was originally founded in 2003 as a 'coaching' program to teach people, in great detail, the process of real estate investing. Dean teamed up with PMI to create and deliver a carefully created curriculum to guide both the novice and experienced investor to reach higher levels of success. In October of 2006, the name was officially changed to the "Success Academy" reflecting the high quality of training it provides.
In 2010 Dean teamed up with EvTech, a company whose owners have over 15 years of expertise in managing and running live events. Dean teamed up with them to start delivering a personal experience of a live event in cities across America. This personal touch combined with Dean's proven training and impeccable reputation lead to Dean's lives events quickly growing to be the #1 Real Estate live event training company in America by the beginning of 2011.
Dean is co-founder of The Centurion Mastermind Group that in the past few years alone has raised and donated over $1 Million Dollars to Richard Branson's charity organization Virgin Unite.
Dean also sought out a non-profit organization that helps in making dreams a reality for elderly people in need.
In 2007 Dean founded "Operation Free Home," a program that provides people in need with a home to live in, free for one year, to help them get back on their feet.
Dean also consistently helps out those less fortunate and those affected by tragedy. He donated thousands of dollars to the community of Joplin when the Tornado hit and donated directly to relief efforts being spearheaded by a church in a community hit by Hurricane Sandy. He also makes a public plea for his readers to nominate deserving families in need to be the recipients of $200 gift cards during Christmas time.
Dean has been on TV every day since 1999 and probably has more TV exposure then many popular celebrities.
Dean Graziosi has appeared on almost every single major Network and all local Broadcast TV stations over the years.
Currently Dean Graziosi constantly updates content and training videos for free on his social community and has an active podcast channel.
For more than 20 years, Dean Graziosi has taught people from many different backgrounds how to profit from real estate investing with little or no money down with the ultimate goal of teaching a person how to support oneself by investing in real estate and thus achieving financial independence.
His first real estate tutorial, Think a Little Different, came out in 2002.
In his first book, Dean introduces the concept that the key to fulfillment is building the right core, according to Dean. "Once you form a solid core, success in anything you plug into it is inevitable. Approached correctly, all the things you want to accomplish, overcome, or fix are not separate," he explains. Totally Fulfilled addresses this, provides the tools for building your core, including "how to" tasks, and lots of positive reinforcement along the way.
In his second book Dean explained his personal strategies for turning real estate "losers" into winners. Listed seven keys to uncovering hidden real estate values, how to identify the five types of real estate markets and the right strategy for each and use a local market analysis test to determine the exact nature of your local real estate market.
In 2006 Dean created the "Dean Graziosi' Real Estate Success Academy." This is a training program which operates under the motto "Changing your life one investment at a time" is a program focused on keeping people accountable for their own success and holding their hand and educating along the journey of going from novice to expert real estate investor.
Dean is best known for his second book, "Be a Real Estate Millionaire- Secret Strategies for Lifetime Wealth Today." His complete list of works includes:
Think a little different
Totally Fulfilled: More Money, More Freedom, More Smiles, Less Stress: 2006 ASIN: B001KJZ4TC (May 1, 2006) ISBN-10: 097732480X
Be a Real Estate Millionaire: How to Build Wealth for a Lifetime in an Uncertain Economy: Vanguard Press; Revised edition (September 23, 2009) ISBN-10: 1593154887
Profit From Real Estate Right Now! : The Proven No Money Down System for Today's Market- ISBN-10: 1593155441
Your Town Your Real Estate Profits - ASIN: B003B9A7IW
30 Days to Real Estate Cash -
Books authored by Dean Graziosi have been on The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Amazon and the New York Times bestseller list.
As a devout proponent of entrepreneurship, business education, investing, Dean Graziosi has made a commitment to provide weekly inspiration and education at no cost through his Weekly Wisdom videos, accessible to all at http://www.deangraziosi.com. Read more at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/helaineolen/2012/07/25/cnbc-to-promote-house-flipping/