First Look at a house

Are You Looking For All Of These Items When Driving By?

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My partner and I market to a wide part of New Jersey, covering over 6 counties. Because of this we don’t really know the areas as well as we should. The ideal scenario is only marketing to areas that you know like the back of your hand and can pin point all the pockets of profit and disaster. To make sure we avoid the bad areas, we have to drive by the houses and look around the neighborhood. This gives …

Marketing Monday: How many postcards did I get?

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I’m taking my Sharon Vornholt’s advice and ordered some postcards from Postcardmania.com. 5000 postcards to be exact!!  That is basically a years worth of marketing for us.  They are going to help design the postcard and base it off my friends postcard that has worked really well for her in Louisiana.  All I have to do is upload the mailings lists and buy postage and they will do all the work of sending them out. Printing the recipients’ address making sure …

The Most Underrated Part of Being An Investor

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One of my best friends is in the process of buying a house and he currently is in need of a structural engineer to analyze a 250 year old barn that is on the property. Who the hell knows a structural engineer?  I work for an engineering company that builds power plants and I still don’t know a structural engineer.  Asking around, I think my company only has 1 of them right now but he doesn’t do houses.   I …

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Marketing Monday: Will Postcards Pull Better Then Letters?

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I am always looking for the best, most efficient and biggest bang for my marketing buck.  My current setup is that I send out “yellow letters” that I print from my lead management program using a custom font that I had created from my hand writing.  This has worked great but is a tad labor intensive. My friend Sharon Vornholt told me about a company called PostcardMania that she has been using recently.  She sends out all her marketing through this company …

Another Routine Change

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Today is my wife’s first day back at work following 6 months off after the birth of our son Ben.  It’s a tough and emotional time for her for sure.  I’ve tried to think of a way to make it easier for her, but the reality is that nothing I can say or do will make her feel better about having to leave Ben for the first time in 6 months.  That bond between mother and child is something us …

The Deal #4 Giveaway Winner Is….

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The Winner of the Deal #4 Closing Give Away Is… Greg As pertaining to the rules of just posting a comment to enter, He posted this comment… You will be getting a great e-book course written by my good friend Steph Davis called Flip This REO.  Send me an email to scott@strugglinginvestor.com and I’ll send you out the course. Thanks again for reading my blog and taking the time out to comment.