ReiClub Giveaway #4: Wholesaling 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. Today’s Giveaway:  1 Wholesaling Interview CD Set REIClub Wholesale Interviews CD set. Three content dense interviews with …

ReiClub Giveaway #3: Private Money 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. Today’s Giveaway:  1 Private Money Interview CD Set …3 interviews with seasoned pro’s in getting Private Money. …

REIClub Giveaway #2: 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. Today’s Giveaway:  1 Probate Interview CD Set Three interviews with Probate experts. Guys who stumbled onto this …

ReiClub Giveaway #1: Wholesaling Interview

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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. Today’s Giveaway:  1 Wholesaling Interview CD Set REIClub Wholesale Interviews CD set. Three content dense interviews with …

You all are Great! And Now You Get Gifts

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Thank you all for voting for me in the REIClub.com Best REI Blog contest.  I must say I was shocked at the results.  My goal was to get more votes then I did last fall during the MustKnowInvesting blog contest (I came in last place there).   Well, goal Achieved! The contest had 3 categories, Best Real Estate Investing Blogs (Individual), Best Real Estate Investing Blogs (Multi-Author) and Best Real Estate Investing Blogs (Up & Coming).  I was entered into the Up & Coming …

Lesson Learned: Order of Contracts

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Some lessons are learned the hard way in real estate investing.  By the hard way, I mean you lost out on a lot of money because of not knowing something important or just making a stupid mistake.  Fortunately for me, Lance and I learned a lesson the easy way and it didn’t cost us a dime. Reading about real estate investing over the past few years, I pretty much thought I knew everything I needed to know about assignments and …

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Marketing Monday: Creating A Marketing Plan

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One of the things I have not been good at to date is taking the time to create a full marketing plan for the next 6 months.   I currently just go from week to week and come up with what I want to do on the spur of the moment.  This is not very efficient and also causes me to be a bit scattered in what I’m sending out and how often. Falling Behind For instance, I just started …

They Call Me Mr Wholesaler

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I am pleased to announce that Lance and I have officially closed our first deal!  My partner is in route to the closing company now to pick up our checks. Never having done a deal before, but reading so many stories of other people and their deals, this has been fairly straight forward and textbook.  The only slight wrinkles in the entire process were making sure that the daughter of the owner had the proper power-of-attorney and our first buyer …

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Marketing Monday: Increase Production By 300%

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Last week I set a goal to put out 300 direct mail letters which is by far a record for me in a given week.   I usually put out about 100 pieces of mail in a week and could do that in a shade over 2 hours.  That 3 hours includes building the list from the tax records, formatting the lists to upload into SI Lead Manager, printing the letters and envelopes, stuffing, sealing, stamping and decorating.  Safe to …

A Vote For Me Is A Vote For Leaving Your 9 to 5 Job

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Even after 3 years of blogging, I am still blown away that people are interested in what I have to say about Real Estate Investing.   It has been a slow build up from my early days posting at blogger.com.  I’d be lucky to get 10 page hits in a week back then,  now I’m getting over 2,000! I started learning about Real Estate Investing by reading pretty much every post at REIClub.com’s forums.  I spent 4 hours everyday over …

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Marketing Monday: Are You Sending Out Enough Letters?

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Sorry for posting Monday’s post on Wednesday, I felt my deal story was more interesting.  With that said, lets get back to the subject at hand and that is Marketing… When I first started out I was sending out letters once a month and then just waiting for the calls to trickle in.  Some calls would come the first week after my mailing and then I’d be lucky to get any more the rest of the month.  Definitely not a …

First Closing Coming Up Next Week!

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It has been a few weeks since I gave you some more details about the deal Lance and I have been working on, so I wanted to fill you in on how the deal happened and where we current sit.  I apologize for the lack of figures just yet, but I promise I will give you a complete rundown after everything is settled. The Story Two weeks ago my investing partner and I got our first property under contract.  It came from …

Area Under Construction!!!

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I have wanted to change the look of my blog for forever and could never find the time to actually do it.  My idea was to design it on the side and then put it up one glorious day and surprise everyone. I realized that that was not going to happen. So I decided to just bite the bullet and just start making the changes live.  So you’ll see my new format and hopefully you can get a feel for what …

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Marketing Monday: How I Keep Track Of All My Leads

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One of the keys for me becoming a real estate wholesaler while working a full time job is staying organized.   I admittedly am pretty terrible at keeping organized though because it takes time as well.  Any effort must be easy and quick and that is the reason why I spent the last year writing a custom application to keep track of all of my leads. I’ve just completed Beta 4, of SI Lead Manager, and am excited at the …

General Update On Various Things

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SI Lead Manager Beta 4 of Si Lead Manager (My custom lead management software) is days away from being released.  There are some big improvements to the entire system as well as some new features that have helped me out immensely and I think will do the same for anyone who wants to use it. I’ve fixed as many bugs as I’ve found since the last version making this one the most stable yet. Some of the new features are… Dashboard …