Licensing Class Day 4 and Internet Marketing

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The 4th day of my real estate class dealt mostly with types of ownerships (Tenants in common, Joint Tenants, tenancy in severalty, Tenants in Entirety) and encumbrances (liens, easements).  I can see this information coming in handy when trying to work out proper ownership of a property and to understand what types of encumbrances can be on a property.     Time for a little teaching for those that don’t know the above terms… Tenancy in severalty: ownership of property by …

Licensing Class Day 4 and Internet Marketing

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 8 Comments

The 4th day of my real estate class dealt mostly with types of ownerships (Tenants in common, Joint Tenants, tenancy in severalty, Tenants in Entirety) and encumbrances (liens, easements).  I can see this information coming in handy when trying to work out proper ownership of a property and to understand what types of encumbrances can be on a property.     Time for a little teaching for those that don’t know the above terms… Tenancy in severalty: ownership of property by …

Few more articles to go

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Because of the hacking, I had to rebuild my local blog as I didn’t have that one backed up.  Luckily the 4 articles that were written, I stored on google docs so I just had to copy them over. I’m back in business! Yesterday I wrote three more articles, Avoiding Foreclosure Scams, What to do if you owe more then your house is worth and Selling a Probated house. I really had to do some research on the Probate process …

Backing up the blog

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After a little research I found a utility called winSCP.  The program syncs what is on your hosting service with a folder on your computer.   I’m going to set it up on my home computer and give it a test run for the next few weeks to see exactly what it’s all about.  It will be a great tool to have for any blogger if it works as advertised. Licensing Class Day 3 of my licensing class was pretty …

They Got Me Again!

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Last night I settled down to my computer and had plans on writting an article or two for my “local blog”.   I typed the address realestateinnorthernjersey.com/…. to get to my admin page and I got a page not found….Hmmmm…that’s odd I thought. I then tried to view the site directly and I got a big “YOU’VE BEEN PHUCKED!” message.  Pannic sets in as I frantically check this blog and sure enough the same, I then checked all my other sites …

Where did the week go?

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Last week was crazy as I tried working around my new schedule. With the real estate license class on Tuesday and Thursday I was scrambling around. Shockingly to me I’m actually finding the class quite interesting. If I took this class about 10 years ago I probably would have been passed out on the desk, but I guess with my increased age and interest in real estate investing this class gets me thinking. There was a discussion on one of …

Using Social Networking to Grow your Real Estate Investing Business for Free – 10 Quick Tips

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If you’re not leveraging the internet to grow your real estate investing business, you’re really missing out!  There is a lot you can do in the internet marketing space, but this article specifically discusses how to leverage social networking for real estate investing. Many social networking applications enjoy widespread use and best of all, they are free!  Below are 10 quick tips on how you can use popular social networking tools. Twitter: (1) Use Twellow.com to identify real estate investors …

IM – Craiglist Update

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Sorry I haven’t updated in about a week.  The process is a little slow going as I get some content on the local blog.  I want to have a least 10 articles on the site and also a “contact me” form created before I release it. So far I have 4 articles written and some ideas for a few others.  These are the topics to the articles I have written Selling FSBO How much is my house worth Foreclosure Options …

Did my offer get accepted?

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Got a reply from my realtor about my offer of 230k to 268 Malapardis Rd.  They rejected the offer but came back and said 320k cash could get it done.  That is about 25k less then the current asking price, but that is still to high for me.  I’m gonna see if they will come down more, I beleive the house can go for 425k to 450k all fixed up to an owner occupant.   My realtor seems to be able …

Goals: 7/20 to 7/27

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I did pretty good with last weeks goals so lets review Research all the ways Craiglist (and ad based sites) can be used for marketing – DONE, I managed to do this and post an article/blog entry here. Once I have my local blog setup I will start marketing using craigslist.  That should happen end of this week or next week. Make an offer on one house – DONE!I made the offer to my realtor this morning so now I …

House #2 Offered and Free Phone Number!

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This past weekend was busy!  A lot of family happenings going on, from garage sales to going to a yankee’s game and running in a 5k.  I like these kinds of weekends because I get good family time in and that’s what it’s all about right? House #2 offer For house #2 I told my realtor that I wanted to offer 230k.  That leaves me 7.5k to move up if need be which isn’t a lot considering the homes value.  …

IM: Created the Local Blog

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Last night I created the local blog for real estate. I’m still struggling with the content I’m going to put on it. Ideally it would be helpful seller tips with a slant towards getting them to contact me. My first two articles where about determining a value for a house and selling FSBO. After reflecting I would say I failed to really point the reader towards using my “service.” Writing about it now actually gave me a few ideas about …

You Pick It

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Business Cards Shootout! This is one of those things that I can never make up my mind.  I’m looking for the “Perfect” one or the one that other people will like.  I have my favorite of this group but I just can’t pull the trigger.   So I’ll put it up to a vote Card 1 Card 2 Card 3 [poll=2] Internet Marketing – Craigslist I’ve just figured out how I’m going to blog about my internet marketing.  Along with posting …

Google Voice, Finally!

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I finally got my invite to use google voice.  If you don’t know what Google voice is then go here… About Google Voice It is a wonderful tool for investing as it allows you to give out one phone number on all your marketing and have that call be forwarded to any phone, blocked, have a distinct voice mail message and a bunch of other things. If the caller leaves a message you can have that message sent to your …