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5 Things I Am Thinking About Today

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Featured 9 Comments

Today seems to be one of those days where I have about a dozen thoughts bouncing around in my head.   I find it very helpful sometimes to identify each one and write them down.  This helps me focus better and plan out what has to be done and how I’m going to do it.  This post is just about the thoughts and putting them down on “paper”. Today’s Thoughts 1.  SI Lead Manager.  Because of work obligations I haven’t …

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Marketing Monday: Sorry, Wrong Number

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Marketing 3 Comments

My partner and I are adjusting are mailing approach a little bit to put his contact information on the letters instead of mine since he is handling pretty much all the phone calls.  We want to make sure that we pick up the phone when someone calls instead of letting it go to voice mail and giving them a call back later.  The caller is never more motivated then when they are calling. As part of my partners contact information we created …

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A Heat Wave Is Like Dealing With Money Managment

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I can not beleive how hot it’s been the last few days here in New Jersey.  For example, at midnight last night the temperature was 85 and humid as all heck.  Today we are looking to reach 100 degrees and I’m going to celebrate by being an idiot and going out to play golf.  It’s always a good idea to spend 5+ hours out under the sun during record high temperatures wouldn’t you say?   But I don’t get to …

Must See Blog Posts: Safe Act, Passive Income, Wacky Calls and more…

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From time to time I like to share what I’ve been reading.  I will admit that I usually put out these types of posts when I am having a case of writers block and can’t think of anything related to what I’m doing.  In any event, these kinds of posts give me a good opportunity to introduce you to new bloggers out there.  Hope you enjoy the below blog posts and if you want to share any feel free to …

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Marketing Monday: I’ve Been Caught!

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One of the ways I market for sellers is to put out bandit signs.  It’s not a large campaign by any means, just 25 signs every couple of weekends.  I like the idea of bandit signs because lots of potential sellers are seeing your signs.  Unlike direct mail where one letter will be seen by only one potential seller, one bandit sign could be seen by hundreds of potential sellers. However, there are many things I don’t like about bandit …

Do You Fully Understand How Seller Financing Allows You To Pay More?

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Have you ever heard of seller financing?  I have.  In fact investors always talk about it as a great thing which makes properties oh so more attractive to your buyers.   I understand the basic concepts and the mechanics of what seller financing is, but what I never really grasped was how can an investor pay more for a property using seller financing then they could by paying cash for the property. What is Seller Financing? For those that aren’t …

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Marketing Monday: Online Presence, Is it Good or Bad?

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My blog has opened the door for me in a lot of ways when it comes to my real estate investing career.  I would have never gotten to this point if some of the great people I have met through my blog hadn’t pushed me and supported me.   Having a blog is good in so many ways, but there can be a major draw back depending on how you want to operate your business. Your Name Can Now Be …

Always Having to Make Adjustments

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I love the summer time here in the north east.  It doesn’t get dark until 9pm, getting out of work at noon on Fridays and being able to see my wife more are a few things that make summer great.  Some of my favorite things to do are going down the shore to walk on the boardwalk, eating Kohr’s Soft Serve ice cream cones  and BBQing with friends and family. With the good though comes some bad things.  The heat and humidity is …

ReiClub Giveaway Winners

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Response was light, but for those few who commented you’ll be nicely rewarded! Day #1: 1 Wholesaling Interviews CD Set – Mike G Day #2: 1 Probate Interviews CD Set – John A. Johnson Day #3: 1 Private Money Interviews  Cd Set – Sharon Vornholt Day #4: 1 Wholesaling Interview CD Set – Boyd Day #5: 1 Probate Interviews CD Set – Chris Guthrie I’ve never had so much trouble giving something away.  If anyone wants the Day #3 prize just be the first …

ReiClub Giveaway #5: Probate Interview Cd Set

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As a result of coming in 2nd place at the ReiClub.com investor blog contest I received 5 free products from their store.  I chose to get 2 Wholesaling Interview products, 2 Probate Interview products and 1 Private Money Interview product.  I thought these interview series best related to what I do here on my blog and best related to people reading my blog. This is the last Giveaway so if you want this awesome CD set or any of the …