How To: Building a Real Estate Website – Part 2

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Setting up a website is not a hard task, but can get confusing because you are not familiar with all the terms.  I’m not going to try and clarify the terms for you as I’m sure all you want to do is get your website up and running.  This Article will focus on setting each piece of the puzzle up.  It may seem complicated at first, but that is because I’m trying to cover every single detail and go step …

An Offer and Agent and great possibilities

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I definitely made some strides this weekend and I also found out I’m going to have to change my weekly schedule around.   First things first… I heard back from my Realtor, who is on vacation, about submitting my offer of 160k for 68 Mt Pleasant Ave.   I give the guy credit for getting back to me while he is on vacation with his family.  The skinny is that Mike (my realtor) called the listing agent to see if 160k is …

How To: Building a Real Estate Website – Part 1

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As more and more people use the Internet to research, buy and sell houses it is getting extremely important as a real estate investor to have a web presence.  This can be a daunting task for many, but it doesn’t have to be.  You can hire out the job to professionals for upwards of $5000 or even find a rent-a-coder and pay them a few hundred.  Why  would you do this?  when it’s so easy to create your own page …

Where is that Realtor?

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Well I sent off an email to my Realtor(s) (Mike and Sandy) that I wanted to make an offer of 160k for 68 Mt Pleasant Ave.  After I sent the email I remembered that Mike and Sandy are on vacation.  They said they would be checking their emails though, so we’ll see what happens now.  I’d like to put some contingencies in the offer, like financing for instance. Other Ramblings I’ve gotten a few people filling out my squeeze pages, …

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

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Rich Dad, Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money–That the Poor and the Middle Class Do Not! by Robert T. Kiyosaki This is the book that pretty much starts all Real Estate Investors off.  I read this book for the first time on my honeymoon..haha.  I couldn’t count the number of people who would walk by me while I was reading by the pool and comment about the book.  Rich Dad, Poor Dad is all about the …

Steve Cook’s Wholesaling for Quick Cash, Version 2.0

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If you want to become a wholesaler you have to get this course. You will not find a more information packed product for the price. $297?!?  It’s just worth it. Once you read through this you will be able to go out and start investing, I promise. Now don’t expect this manual to cover everything down to the finest of details.  Which is a good thing because getting down to those details will just bog you down and keep you …

Limited Edition: Completely Audio of the 2007 Flipping Homes Profit Machine Intensive Bootcamp

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As you guys probably have guessed I really admire Steve Cook and think his products are top notch.   I received Flipping Homes Profit Machine Intensive as part of a bonus for for attending one of his live events.  While the live event couldn’t be beat, these DVDs did a great job for less. Actually he covered more material in the 5 day Flipping Homes Profit Machine Intensive then in the 3 day event I went to and they COST THE …

Real Estate Investors Business Plan with Secret Sauce Audios

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This was one of the first products I bought as a wanna be investor.  My thinking was that if I could develop a business plan it would help keep me organized and focused.  I’ve never written a business plan before so I was never sure how to begin or even what to include.  Steve Cook’s Real Estate Investor’s Business Plan really helped me because it provided a detailed example that was geared towards investors.  Like many of you I have …

First Offer House Pictures

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I went and looked at that house last Thursday and met with the Realtor, Mike.  He was a really nice guy and it turns out he had done a some investing when he lived down in Florida about 7 years ago.  Sounds like he was down there during the boom.  He works with a lot of other investors as well and his broker, Ian is a wholesaler on the side.   Mike had Ian call me on Saturday.  We discussed what …

Tell me it’ll be ok

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I don’t know what is happening but my schedule the past few weeks has been really messed up.  For the longest time I’ve been able to keep a solid routine of work, excersize and investing.  Lately I’ve been all over the map and I think I’ve just been trying to crame to much into my days, who knows.  Sunday has usually been my day to really get investor stuff done, but with the spring and summer coming things like Fathers …

Answers: Can I Wholesale in this Market?

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I was originally going to write this article as the shortest article in history.  It was going to answer the question that is asked by every newbie investor at one time or another…. “Can I Wholesale Real Estate in this Market?” All I was going to put was a big giant red YES! but then i figured to explain a little bit further so really new investors can see why. The premis of wholesaling real estate is to buy the …

How to: Marketing for Leads

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One of the biggest problems new investors have is marketing.   It’s such a broad topic with so many options that is causes our stomachs to tie up in a knot as we worry about putting our good names out there on the line.  These were (and still are) the questions that went through my head as I was trying to develop a marketing plan… What is the best way to market? Who should I market to? Are Letters better then …

Good Tip I Got

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I was browsing through my list of blogs and one of my favorites by Peter Kolat, Real Estate Black Book, had a great tip for dominating your local market.  Peter is an internet marketer and does a great job of sharing his strategies with his readers.  What was his tip? Facebook Fan Pages I haven’t set up mine yet, but the idea is because of the shear popularity of facebook you can create a Fan Page or Group related to …

How To: Posting Ads on Craigslist

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This is the first article in my “How To” series.  Most people already know about Craigslist but I’m not sure everyone realizes how powerful the service can be. As an investor just starting out, we have nothing.  No buyers list, no leads coming in and no team members to speak of.  This is where craigslist can help you get to your goal of wholesaling real estate. Below are the following things you can get from craigslist with little effort! Find …

I will succeed today….

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This week is going kinda slow and my real estate activity is a bit down as well.   Tomorrow I will be headed over to the Mt. Pleasant house to meet my realtor and take a look at the place.   I’m going to use the check list from Wholesaling for quick cash to mark off things that need replacing and updating.  Basically I will be checking The roof kitchen bathrooms any mold any water in the basement or leaks from the …