2 Week Challenge Update: 135 Down and a lot to go

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Featured, Marketing 4 Comments

Well I got off to a rough start this week on my 12 day challenge to reach 400 mailers.   I got put behind right from the beginning on Monday when I’m not sure what the hell happened and got nothing done.  Tuesday and Wednesday I put together the 135 Mailers with great speed.  Here is the break down of the time it took me to accomplish the task… Create the Lists – 10 Minutes Scrub the lists – 20 …

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Marketing Monday: 400 Mailers in 12 days

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Featured, Marketing 16 Comments

The best way to keep your momentum going is to increase the amount of mailers you are sending out.  That will lead to more phone calls and more possible deals.  Once March 31st comes, my free time will change severely so I must step it up now.  I’ve got the will and I’m setting up a plan of attack. Monday: Print out 120 Letters and Envelopes and stuff them Tuesday: Seal, Stamp and decorate the 120 envelopes Wednesday:  Print out …

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Deal #2 is Progressing Slowly

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Featured 5 Comments

About a month ago we came to a verbal agreement with a seller to buy a house.   Since that moment everything has been going at a snails pace.  This of course is because there is a lawyer involved who seems to not be making this a priority.  Besides taking a week to respond to anything we need from him he placed some addendums into our contract.  Non of which are terrible, but it just means the entire process will …

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Marketing Monday: You Don’t Need A Website

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Featured, Marketing, Websites 4 Comments

This will probably come as a shock to people who have been reading my blog for a while.  I’ve written countless articles about creating websites for your real estate investing business saying that you should create a websites, squeeze pages and blogs.  I still agree with that but only in the right situations.  However, I say if you are trying to break into real estate investing with limited time and money, SKIP THE WEBSITE. For the vast majority of investors …

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Teaser Videos of Beta 5

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Featured, Lead Tracker 9 Comments

Firstly, let me just tell you that I’m really excited about the new SI Lead Manager Beta 5.  I’ve learned a lot from using Beta 4 for that past five months.  There were things that annoyed me about it and there were some things I liked about it.  With Beta 5 I tried to eliminate all those annoyances in order to help me ( and also anyone else using the program). I can’t quite give a release date for when …

How’s My Real Estate Investing Blog Doing?

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Featured 13 Comments

I’ve been blogging for over 3 years now.  It has been difficult at times coming up with topics and other times it has been very easy.  The funny thing is that there is a direct correlation between the difficulty in coming up with blog post ideas and how much I’ve challenged myself in real estate investing. When I start something new or push myself to progress to the next level, I find that there are no shortage of new and …

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Huge Announcement

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Featured 8 Comments

I just got back from my extended weekend trip to Niagra Falls.  The weather was cold and rainy, but we made the best of it and had fun anyway.  Two things amazed me on the trip, one was just how utterly impressive the falls are.  We took the Maid of the Mist boat ride and got to see the sheer power of the water up close and came away awestruck (and drenched).   The second thing that got my attention was …