Lesson Learned: What a Failed Deal Can Teach You

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Investing in Real Estate is almost never easy and many times you learn your most valuable lessons by deals that have fallen apart.  The only real hope is that these lessons are not expensive ones, but many times they are.  You can have all the mentors you want or have packed your brain with as much knowledge as possible and that still doesn’t mean you will escape the school have hard knocks. My Lesson Deal #2 is officially dead!  After 2 …

Marketing Monday: Planning Out My Year

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This year is going to be a hectic one for sure, so one of my early goals was to create a schedule for all my mailings this year.   Last year I basically decided what to send out at the beginning of the week.  I’d sit at home on Monday night and figure out how many mailers I wanted to send, see which of my current lists needed a 2nd or 3rd mailing and create those.  If there weren’t enough, …

Beta 5 Tutorial #3: Editing Lead Information

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Tutorial #3: Editing Lead Information It is easy to search for and edit a lead.  You can search for a lead 11 different ways… Name (first or last) Property Address Property City Property State Property Zip Owner Address Owner City Owner State Owner Zip Phone Number Email Address To view a lead’s detailed information, simple click on their name on the grid and it will take you to their card.  This video will walk you through the process as well …

Beta 5 Tutorial #2 – Importing Leads From Excel

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Tutorial #2: Importing Leads from Excel This is the method I prefer to enter in all my leads.  If I have a few dozen leads to enter into beta 5, I like to put them in an excel spread sheet and then import them. Open up the Leads area Click “Import” then “…From Excel” Select Excel file to import Match fields Import If you use a specific column headings in your excel file, Step #4 will auto-match your fields saving …

Beta 5 Tutorial #1 – Entering A Single Lead

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Tutorial #1: Entering A Single Lead One of the first things you’ll want to do after installing SI Lead Manager – Beta 5 is to put some leads into the system.  One of the two ways to do this is by manually entering in each lead.   Here are the steps you need to follow in order to do this… Navigate to the Leads area by clicking the menu item. Create a new List (you can skip this step if list …

Recharging the Batteries and Getting the Motivation Back…Check!

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I’m a big believer in taking some time off to recharge the batteries.  I’m not talking 1 day here and there either.  If you are anything like me, that really does nothing for me because my mind is still thinking about real estate on that day off.   I like to take about 3 weeks off and the perfect time to do that is around the holiday season. In the past years, I’ve continued to post on my blog during …