Probate Monday: Going Through The Motions Is A Good Thing

Scott Costello All, Blog, Lead Tracker, Probate Investing 5 Comments

Probate Investing MondayWith Christmas only a few days away and New Years right after that, I’ve halted my mailings until January 3rd.  However I’m still going through the motions of putting my mail pieces together so they can be ready to be mailed out when the time is right.

Staying active is a benefit on two fronts.  First it keeps me active and thinking about real estate investing during this slow down period.  I’ve always found that once a break a routine, in this case putting together my mailers, I find it hard to re-motivate myself.  It’s very much like how hard it is to push a car when it’s standing still as opposed to when you’ve already got it moving.

On the second front, I’ll have a great big stack of mailers already for me to mail out come January.  This sure beats having that stack of “To-Do” items waiting for for me coming out of the break.  Counting off the top of my head, I should have roughly 300 letters to send out.  Which reminds me, I’ve got to go re-up my subscriptions to the post office so they continue to send me 100 stamps per month.

What else is going on?

For those that don’t know, I just released an update to my SI Lead Manager software (v 1.3.1.0) which added some new features and fixed some bugs that have been reported to me.

note: For those people using a 64 bit operating system like Windows 7 x64, I am still trying to figure out how to modify my code to make it work on your computers.  It’s difficult because I don’t have a 64 bit computer of my own.

New Feature: Custom Fields

You now have the ability to add up to 30 custom fields to the program.  These fields will act exactly like the standard fields, so you can import into them, modify the values as well as export and mail merge them into your letters.  Watch this Tutorial Video that demonstrates this feature…

New Feature: Automatic Update Notification

As you open the program, it will make a quick call to my website to see if there are any new updates that have been released.  If there are you will be prompted with a window that gives you information about the new update as well as a link to download it.

The window will show you your Current Version (1.3.0.0) and the new version that is available to download.

As will all updates, it will preserve the current information in your database.  It is a good idea to make a copy of the database before executing any updates because you just never know.

New Feature: Importing into and Existing List

In previous versions you could only import leads into a new list.  You would then have to then go into the new list and move those leads to an existing list.  Now you can  select an existing list or create a new list when importing.

New Feature: Not Filtering (i.e. give me everything except)

When filtering leads by a column, it will now allow for NOT notation (! – exclamation point).  For example if I have a list of leads and I want to see all the leads with a mailing address not in NJ I can type in ‘!NJ’.  Have a look

New Feature: Quick View Info on Calendar

And more….

To download SI Lead Manager, simple fill in the form to the right and await the email with directions on how to download the program.

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Comments 5

  1. Hey Scott, I found your blog when researching Ron Mead’s probate course which I’m thinking about getting. I’ve been searching your blog to find “completed deals”. Is there a section for that? Did you meet your goal of doing your first probate deal by March 1st? (I’m new to wholesaling and haven’t done any deals yet)

  2. Hey Scott, I found your blog when researching Ron Mead’s probate course which I’m thinking about getting. I’ve been searching your blog to find “completed deals”. Is there a section for that? Did you meet your goal of doing your first probate deal by March 1st? (I’m new to wholesaling and haven’t done any deals yet)

    1. Hi Mark,

      Welcome to my blog. There is a good reason why you haven’t found any deals yet. I haven’t had any. I’ve come a long way since last year at this time and have made some very good progress towards my first deal. Ron Mead’s probate course gave me a good foundation and direction to find deals, so that is not the reason I haven’t had a deal yet. For $60 it’s a great place to get started and give you the push you might need.

      There are other reasons why I haven’t gotten a deal yet, but they all are my own fault and I’ll be working on them this year.

      Thanks again for reading my blog, and hopefully you decide to come back and comment some more 🙂

  3. Scott,
    Happy New Year!
    I did end up getting Ron’s course. You’ve had his course for about a year now, right? I wanted to ask you, with relation to Ron’s course, why have you not completed a deal? His course seems quite straight forward about what one needs to do….

    1. Hey Mark,

      I would have to blame my lack of a deal from probates on my small budget (only able to send out 80 or so mailers a month) and the area I live in. It’s an upper middle class area so there are usually less deals in these types of areas. There are deals, and I will find them I just haven’t gotten one yet. I’m sure my inexperience has also been a cause but I’m learning.

      I’d love to have you share your experiences with Ron’s course with my readers if you are willing. Shoot me an email if you are.

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