Simple Way To Get A Better Response From Your Probate Letters

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I just got finished watching a webinar given by Vena Jones-Cox about Marketing.  Over all it was very informative and gave me some good reminders about how to properly market to sellers.  I don’t want to rehash the entire lesson, but I do want to touch on some key points that I’m going to incorporate into my next mailing. How Can I Help You? You’ve probably heard this before and so have I, but for some reason I’ve forgotten this …

A Call From My September Mailing At Last

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With every call I get I know I’m getting closer and closer to my first deal.  I had pretty much given up on getting any immediate calls from my September mailing.  I usually get a quick 3 to 4 calls and then a few trickle in during the following weeks.  All you can do is just make sure you send out the follow up right? I’m not setting up anything big, just throwing out an example for those people who …

Real Estate Mastermind Meetings are a Must

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I’ve always heard other successful investors like Steph Davis, David Alexander, Steve Cook and many others credit much of their successes to master mind meetings.  For those that aren’t quite sure what a Master Mind group is, it’s a handful of like minded individuals who meet every so often to talk about their business, share ideas and hold each other accountable. As part of the coaching program I’m in there is a mastermind meeting with Jon and the other students …

Finding Buyers The Obvious Way

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Every week my coach and I are going to be identifying some action items I must complete before our next accountability call the following Monday.  This method really works well for me as I’ve been trying to do the same thing for myself since a started.  The only problem was that the person holding me accountable was myself.  Now I’m pretty good at following through with what I say I’m going to do, but it’s so very easy to put …

Probate Monday: Using the Money Else Where?

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I’ve yet to receive any calls from my latest probate mailing which is a bit discouraging.  I’ve always gotten a few but for some reason this time I’ve gotten the big ZERO!   I know I’ll eventually get a deal if I keep at it, but I’m closing in on a year and haven’t gotten much.  I’m as stubborn as the next guy, but sometimes it’s worth switching things up a bit and heading into a new strategy.  I’ve been doing …

Book Review: All Marketers Tell Stories by Seth Godin

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A huge part of being a Real Estate Investor is being able to market to potential sellers and buyers.  In fact, many may argue that real estate investing is all about marketing whether it be trying to sell yourself to a seller or trying to sell a property to a buyer.  If you can’t market you will not be very successful. That is the reason I picked up Seth Godin’s All Marketers are Liars Tell Stories.  I became a big …

Everyone Raves About Bandit Signs, Should They?

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One of my action plan items for this week is to purchase 200 bandits signs.  I’ve always been a bit afraid to put out bandit signs around my area because to be honest I’m afraid to get fined.  Some say that is the cost of business, but that is tough to swallow when you are just getting started out and money is tight.   Non the less, I’m going to do as my coach suggested and try and some bandit signs …

Coaching Update: Finding The Sellers

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Last Friday afternoon I met with Jon for our first two hour meeting.  We went over my first assignment (Finding your Why) and really got into what I expect out of the coaching and how we are going to achieve all my goals. I’m sure most of us would agree, that it is never easy to have someone critique you to your face.  We all get some what defensive, trying to make excuses for why you are doing things a …

My New Blog Name Is….

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With much debate and many sleepless nights I have finally come up with a domain name that suits my blog 100%. FlippingMyJob.com or FlipMyJob.com (I registered both names) The idea behind the name is flipping houses to replace my Job.   In honor of my new name I am also going to be doing a slight redesign of my site.  I’ll probably get a basic design setup before releasing it and then continue to work on it as I go.  Much …

A Couple Affiliate Sales and Extra Income Update

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Today is going to be a quick update on my extra earnings from my blog and other sites.  Last week I posted about trying to build up extra cash in order to fund my real estate investing marketing.  The goal is to accumulate roughly $200 of income per month through affiliate sales and PPC (pay per click) advertising.   I’ve chosen to use Google Adsense for my PPC advertiser and am currently only displaying ads on blog posts and articles that …

Coaching Review: Assignment #1

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For those that haven’t been following, last week I was enrolled in Jon Zorrer’s real estate investing coaching program and mastermind group.  What this means is that Jon and his team will be giving me everything I could need to become a successful investor.  Since Jon works very closely with Vena Jones-Cox, and even teaches short-sales and internet marketing to her students I can be assured a top quality coach.  In fact the very first assignment is right out of …

Probate Monday: Lead Manager Update and Mailers

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Welcome back from the holiday weekend everyone!  Hopefully you all had a chance to relax and hang out with your family and friends at a bbq or something similar.  The weather in NJ was awesome the entire weekend, mid 70’s and no humidity at all to speak of.  That is my kind of weather! Because it was a holiday weekend I held off on sending out my probate letters until today, in fact I dropped them off in the mailbox …

Why am I getting Homework?

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What a busy week this has been!  I had barely any time to rest and relax between working my full time job, having to put my mailers together (106 this time), going to real estate meetings on Wednesday and Thursday and with school starting up and traffic season commencing, it took me forever to get home from work and to the REI meetings.  I dislike this time of year on so many levels…. End of Summer School Starts (I know …

Does Networking Really Pay Off?

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By reading the title  you probably thought that I had a deal come my way through my networking channels.  Unfortunately that is not the direction this post is going to take.  What I’m getting at is that I can officially say I have a coach. Over the summer I’ve continually offered up my website development “skills” at my real estate meetings in order to help myself build relationships with other successful investors.  Almost immediate Jon Zorrer (the organizer of the …