1st Call….I think…

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Hope everyone had a good Christmas break! As you can probably guess I didn’t do any Real Estate stuff over the long weekend, I just enjoyed being with my family and friends. I got a strange voice mail last weekend from a lady who wanted to know what “This Thing” was about. I can only assume that she was talking about a postcard that I had sent out. I have to cross check her name with the names on my …

You’ve got mail

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Well I took a few days to put together a marketing postcard. It wasn’t to hard as I hunted the internet to find examples. I made some adjustments to the post card to make sure it targeted Foreclosures and then mailed it out through click2mail!! Took me a little while to get everything correct and to upload my lead list of addresses, but once my account was setup it was easy. I wanted to my first mailer to be simple, …

Not alot

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Not a lot going on but the guys from NJQuicksell are looking into short sales and asked me if I know any realtors who have leads. So I contacted the two realtors i’ve been working with and they both seem interested. I mean what Realtor wouldn’t want to hand over their Short Sale leads to investors who are willing to do all the work, buy the property and then pay the agent their commission. Sounds like easy money for the …

It has been done

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Just wanted to let everyone know that I bought a list of about 150 names from listsource. Cost me $70, it could have been cheaper but I wanted to see some additional information about each lead. We will see if I actually need that extra info and I will adjust my future purchases. I have no idea how good the list is, but I’m going to prepare a letter this weekend and then send out my first mailings. If anyone …

oh those holidays

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I’ve been chugging along in my quest to be become a real estate investor for over a year now and I’m finally picking up steam and then the holiday’s hit!?!? Open Houses I haven’t been able to go to any open houses the past 3 weeks. I’ve had a few chores I’ve been putting off that needed to get done. I was building book shelves for our office and needed to have them done by our holiday party last weekend. …

Meet-Up

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I went to the meetup meeting last night and although it was a small group, there were only 6 people, it was great. All of us can definitely benefit greatly from a group like this. The guy who organized it, Jarred, and the others are all nice people and willing to help and learn from each other. The good part is that I finally met some other investors who actually/will do business mainly in Morris County. I’m really glad I …

I need another long weekend

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But this time I don’t want to have a holiday attached to it! Man its rough getting anything done around the holidays. I had to finish up the book shelves I’m building for the office and I also spent a lot of my free time doing AutoCadd for my brother in order to try and get a project out today. I enjoy building the bookshelves (I’m making them myself from planks of wood) very much! On the other hand I’m …

100 % Call back rate!

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Well that makes 2 for 2, I got a call from a nice lady over the weekend regarding my letter I sent out to her about the vacant house I found. She is the daughter of the woman who had died and along with her brother have inherited the house. She said that her brother is handling the sale of the house and gave me his name and number. I’m going to attempt to call him tonight after I get …

Woof woof

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I forgot to mention that on my open house tour I saw my first “We buy houses” sign stuck to a telephone poll. Took me like 5 trips through the intersection before I finally hit a red light so i could see and write down the number. It also had a webpage… NjQuickSell.Com …so I looked them up and sent out an email. I said that I saw there sign and was wondering if they were looking for any birddogs. …

Ring

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As with every weekend, this one went by way to quickly! Here is the round up of what I did.. Mailers to Vacants SHOCKINGLY, I received a phone call from one of the 2 letters I sent out on Friday. It turned out that the house wasn’t vacant, whoops. The 85 year old man who lived in the house called. He was nice, and I apologized for the mistake. He did however confirm that the other house (the one next …

Sent out Letters

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This week wasn’t my most productive week. I’m not sure what happened, I just think I didn’t prioritize my time to well. Last night I did manage to finalize the letters for the vacant homes, re-found the owner’s addresses and dropped the letters off in the mail today. They should be calling me by Tuesday at the latest ready to hand me the keys for cheap!! I was going to write it out by hand, but then I thought of …

Expanding Network

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Besides celebrating my birthday this past weekend at the Melting Pot (mmmm goood) I got a few things accomplished. Open Houses I took my wife with me this time and went to 6 open houses. Which actually puts me at the half way point to achieving my goal of 100. It sucks that there is only really a 3 hour window (1pm to 4pm) to see open houses. To see more in that time frame I’m going to have to …

Vacant House Sales Letter

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I finally got fed up with myself for putting off writing the sales letter to those vacant houses I mentioned a while back that I wrote my first draft last night. Gonna re read it tonight and then send it out on saturday. If it’s any good I don’t know but at least I’ll have sent it out and made first contact. Here is the first draft of the letter… Hi Owner I’m sorry to contact you like this, but …

Failed Goal

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As you probably are aware I didn’t make any offers before Halloween. I’m pretty pissed about that. I have no excuses, but I will be making those 10 offers by the end of this month.