The Follow Along Program

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 1 Comment

Have you ever wished you could follow a successful investor around while they handle their business conducting deals and dealing with sellers, buyers and everything in between?  At the current stage I’m at, I still have a lot of questions when it comes to what happens after you find that motivated seller and make the offer.  My questions are simple, and they pretty much just cover my nervousness towards the unknown… What is the first thing you should do after the …

Finally! I Can Feed The Addiction Again

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 3 Comments

I am typing this message on my brand new HP Pavilion Elite HPE-570t Desktop PC that took about 3 weeks to arrive from my order date.  I can finally get back to a normal computer nerds routine, haha!  For those interested, here are the specs for my new computer… Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-2600 quad-core processor with Turbo-Boost [up to 3.8GHz, 8MB cache] 12GB DDR3-1333MHz SDRAM [4 DIMMs] 2TB RAID 0 (2 x 1TB SATA HDDs) – …

A Simple Way to Prevent Time Wasting

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 2 Comments

Working a full time job and then trying to fit real estate investing in between eating, sleeping, exercising and spending time with family and friends is a very difficult thing.  I have to make sure I use all my free time wisely and make sure I can concentrate on one task at a time.  Like most people I tend to lose track of time and underestimate or over estimate how long certain tasks actually take. Talking with Kasey last week we …

Marketing Monday: What rises at 4 am on Saturdays?

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 9 Comments

Marketing Monday is going to take over the Monday spot from Probate Monday until I start getting some probate deals and have more to write about on the subject.  Now my goals is to market as much and as best I can until I can come up with a deal.  This series will let you follow how i’m doing my marketing and hopefully it’ll help some of you out. Bandit Signs The answer to the question in my headline is, …

Do You Recognize Opportunity and Learn From “Bad Luck”?

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 10 Comments

This post doesn’t directly relate to Real Estate Investing, but you can definitely take the lesson and apply it to it for sure.  As most of you know my 2 year old Laptop got ruined by a leak in my office ceiling.  The damage was small and besides the fact that the computer wouldn’t turn on, you couldn’t see any damage what so ever. (I actually disassembled the parts yesterday and found where the water damage actually happened.  It was small …

2011 REI Goal Worksheet

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 3 Comments

As part of the coaching program I am in, we are setting our 2011 goals.   To set these goals we are filling out a worksheet  that will help us.  After which time we will have a scheduled phone call with Jon or Kasey to go over and discuss each goal.  Sounds like a great way to keep accountable! What are your marketing plans for 2011? (how will you find sellers?) Budget per month? $200 + Affiliate Marketing income # …

Is it a bad idea to put up Signs in the Snow?

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Lead Tracker, Probate Investing 5 Comments

Snow Snow Snow Lance and I were planning on putting out some bandit signs tomorrow morning.   Well that is not going to happen now because we are getting a snow storm of about 3 to 6 inches.  On top of that my wife told me we are going to be getting a Nor-Easter on Tuesday that is going to dump some serious snow on us as well.  So we decided to postpone the early morning gangster action until next …

$1800 and some Books to Give Away

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Probate Investing 12 Comments

How was everyone’s Christmas and New Years?  I’m coming to you live from my Dell Mini 9 with a screen so small I can’t really e everything I am typing so forgive me if I have more typos then usual.  I do bring some good news on my laptop front.  The home owners insurance agent came out to the house today and gave us a check for $3500.  That money covers the depreciated values of my laptop computer and the …