Realtor Pre-Licensing School

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I found a pre-licensing school that holds classes on tuesday and thursdays from 6 to 9:45pm. It runs from July to the end of September. I’m going to sign up for that course, it will cost me $345 which isn’t to bad. It is a weichert sponsered training, and if anyone is interested here is the link.. www.schoolsofrealestate.com I just missed the start of the course going on right now by 2 weeks, which sucks but that’s what i get …

Blogger Award: Best Info Blog

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I’ve setup the voting for the first round of Rei Blogger Awards. You can vote here… Rei Blogger Award: Best Info Blog Voting will last until May 3rd. Reward your favorite blog! This award will go to the best blog that provides Tips, Articles, Resource, tools and anything else an investor would need to know to be a successful investor. To give you an idea, ReiTips.com I call an Info Blog as it’s not a journal like my blog is. …

Goals for 4/27 to 5/3

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Review of last weeks goals Get a copy of Daily Record and hunt down the legal section to find probates – DONE Find out when the next Auction is and make plans to attend – DONE Call 2 For Rent signs that are in front of houses – Failed Find a Realtor who will allow me to make offers with not putting down 1000 earnest money per offer. Allow copy of check and “money deposited on acceptance of offer” – …

Done, Done, Not done, not done, almost done

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I’ve managed to get two of my goals done as of this post. I discussed the sheriff sale auctions in a previous post and yesterday I got a hold of the Daily record to hunt down the legal section. I found the section but didn’t not find anything about probates or executors being appointed. Does anyone have a copy of one of the legal listings for this? I’d like to just see what it looks and sounds like. Is the …

My 5 Affirmations – thanks jerry

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Was reading Jerry’s blog and he talked about affirmations. Now i typically find those things a bit out there (no offense to anyone), but I’m about trying different things these days so here are my 5…. Practice, patience and persistence assure my success. I know that my greatest goals are achievable. I know that my every dream is reachable My life is a positive reflection of my thoughts I choose goals that reflect what I want most in my life …

100!!!

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Always feels good to accomplish one of your goals, but it feels even better when you’ve reached a long term goal. It’s taken me roughly 8 months but I finally reached my goal of going to see 100 open houses. More like 250 days…hahaha My next goal will be to talk to 50 sellers. My count is currently at 3, so i’m gonna have to kick my mailings up a notch. I bought a list of absentee owners from ListSource.Com …

Goals – 4/20 to 4/27

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Review of last weeks goals Ask my Realtor what I need to make an offer on a house (proof of funds,etc..) – DONE Email some of the wholesalers I know and see if they are selling any properties – DONE Get a copy of the Daily Record and hunt down the legal section to find probates – FAILED Buy the list of out of state owners for Hanover – DONE Add 10 more Links to Rei-Links.com – DONE Get Pre …

Feeling Dumb

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One of the biggest obstacles I’m finding out now that I’m starting to be involved in the deals is feeling dumb. Nobody likes to feel dumb or feel like they don’t have the answers. As a beginner I run into a lot of questions from other investors or even sellers that I can’t answer. The good thing is that I’m of the mind set now that I don’t care about that, I know I’m new and have a lot to …

Follow up

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The Call This guy called 3 times with in a 24 hour period. The first two calls I missed while I was at work on tuesday, but he called again wednesday around lunch so I picked up. I explained what I did and then asked if I could call him back later that night at 7:30. Bill Guerra says this establishes trust because you follow through and now he has confidense in what you say. The details… His house is …

action

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Just talked to a seller who called me from my mailings and in the process of lining up a buyer (actually a buyers buyer) with a seller. Things are slowly happening, will expound (ooo big word!) on it tomorrow.

Explained

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I said in last nights post that I would explain how a reached a few of my goals last week. So here it is.. Organizing my mailings I decided to go back to click2mail as I figured out how to send letters. So I setup a letter template and I’m all set there. As to how I’m going to keep track of when I should mail out what, I came up with a modified bucket strategy. It has to do …

Goals – Wk 4/13 to 4/19

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Last Weeks Goals Get organizer that can hold Letter Mailers – Done Setup Click2Mail to send out postcards to match my mailer schedule – Done Get More Stamps – Done Modify Mailer to include info about “Right of First Refusal” – Done Investigate adding a referral P.S. in my letters and postcards for information about other houses needing to be sold. – Done Add 20 Links to my REI-Links.com website – Done I will elaborate on each item tomorrow. This …

Flying by!!

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Where does the week go? it’s already Wednesday for crying out loud! Today is the day I review my weekly goals to see if I’m on track. So let’s see how I’m doing. 1) Get Organizer that can hold Letter Mailers. No – I’m going to take a look in Staples tomorrow to see about this. 2) Setup Click2Mail to send out postcards to match my mailer schedule that I outlined in a previous post No – Did not do …

Target Hanover

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As you can see that I’ve decided to start posting my weekly goals on Sunday nights. These are things I’m going to do as well as my weekly scheduled stuff. They are going to be small items, that I can accomplish relatively easily. I believe I’m really starting to understand goal setting and how to properly set them up so you succeed. Now lets see if I’m successful. Goals I set for this past weekend Review, analyze and Rework my …

Goals for Week 4/6 to 4/12

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– Get organizer that can hold Letter Mailers– Setup Click2Mail to send out postcards to match my mailer schedule that I outlined in a previous post– Get More Stamps– Modify Mailer to include info about “Right of First Refusal”– Investigate adding a referral P.S. in my letters and postcards for information about other houses needing to be sold.– Add 20 Links to my REI-Links.com website