Accountability Partner Wanted

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Man what a great 4 day weekend. Outside of the 12 hours of driving I logged (well my wife did at least half) I had a really good weekend. I’m sure I’ll forget some stuff to tell you guys, so I’ll post again tomorrow with anything I missed. Steve Cook’s Wealth Explosion Let me first off say I was expecting a lot out of this boot camp. I’ve heard so many good things about them that how could I not? …

Seriously…Envelopes Now?

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Last week it was stamps, now this week I don’t have enough envelopes to send my mailers. I’ll be running out of ink or paper next week for sure! Sometimes I don’t know where my head is at. Oh here is a stupid question for anyone reading…Has it been your experience that the length of a pre-foreclosure letter makes a difference? I’ve got a 3-4 pager and then a simpler one pager (Thanks Jodi). I’m going to rotate using them …

4 hour work week

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I just wanted to say that I started reading the 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris. Just from the first chapter I can tell he things a lot like me. I’ve heard this book was great and had actually bought it over the summer but never go around to reading it until now. What the heck was I waiting for?? here is the link to his sight… 4 Hour Work Week

Down again!

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Now it’s two Sunday’s in a row that the public records site has been down. That kind of puts a kink in my routine for sure! Both times it seems to pop back up on monday morning, but seriously I hope that doesn’t become the norm! The letters from last week went out on Friday (finally got stamps) so we will see how these work. I bet they will work better, how could you not read a hand addressed envelope? …

It’s really only wednesday?

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Man this week is taking forever! The only good thing is my wife is working 11am to 7pm instead of 3pm to 11pm, so I’ll get to see here much more tonight and tomorrow. I’ve gotten quite a few responses back from people I’ve emailed to off of craigslist. I think I’ve actually added 2 people to my buyers list. I know…I’m shocked too!! Time to start putting together a spreadsheet. I’ve yet to send out my letters as I …

….Post Continued

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Day lights savings screwed me up a bit looking at open houses. I knew that was going to happen too! One of the open houses was a wholesaler guy’s I’ve met open house. He and his partner were having this one day open house blowout. Apparently they got an agreement with the owner that they would hold this blowout and get as many people in the house as they could and see if they could sell it. If they couldn’t …

New Goals

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Alright, like I said I was going to take some time on Saturday and develop some new goals. I found that I had the hardest time setting goals for 6 months and beyond. I mean I know I want to become a full service wholesaler and I want to be able to quit my job in 5 years and invest full time, but I don’t know what kind of goals I should set for time frames like 3 months or …

What Goals?

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This goal stuff is tough! I was reviewing my goals for the last two months and I realized that I didn’t really meet any of them. This is terrible and unacceptable! My goals are listed below with a brief explanation.. Goal #1: Locate Local BanksNot even close, as far as I got with this is searching online for banks with only a few branches in my area or that had the name community in it. Goal #2: Refer a Short …

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Craigslist I got a call from one of the investors I had found on craigslist this morning. Of course I missed the call, but he left a message. He said his name was Jarred and he sounded like the guy who runs the meetups we have which would be cool. I’ll have to ask him when I call him back tonight. He wanted to talk to me about bird dogging for him. Emailing the Investor ads seems to be a …

Better Response Rate

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I’ve been sending out postcards for about 3 months now. I would say I’ve sent out over 500 and my response rate has probably been .8%. They say if you are getting 3% that is good, so I’m 2.2% off of that mark. Here is my post card that I’ve been sending out… …Does anyone have any suggestions on how I could improve the message? Also does anyone else have any examples of postcards that have proven to work for …

Happy Friday!

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The motivation has returned to me! Maybe it’s because I’ve finally got my energy back from the cold I had or maybe it’s because everyday that I come into work I hate it more and more. I used to like to program, to create applications but not so much any more. It’s a grind that I want to get away from that is for sure. Any how I figured out a few more waypoints (as steve cook puts it) to …

Resources

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Here is the list of webpages that were submitted during the contest. There are some excellent sites that should be on everyone’s read list. Resources Flipping HomesSteve Cook’s Webpage. Tons of articles and audios. Just a great place to learn. Rei ClubHuge resource with tons of articles, links and just about anything you can ever ask for. Rei TipsBest place to go to find out about courses and tools to use for your investing career. J.P. also offers TONS of …

ah crap!

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I’m in a rut! Ever now and again I reach a point where I don’t know what to do next and I’ve hit one. I’m continuing to send out my weekly pre-foreclosure mailings I’m going to open houses I’m trying to network (although I could be doing a much better job of it) I’ve researched Probates (more about this later) I’ve got a list of absentee owners to purchase (more on this later) I’ve reworked my postcard a little bit …

The Winner Is…..

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With the Help of my wife and the Magic Eight Ball, the winner is…. INGRID Ingrid if you can send me an email here My Email Addy With your mailing address I will send out the course next week. If for some reason you don’t want the course, let me know and I’ll pick someone else. Thanks to everyone who posted links to resources. I will gather them up over the weekend and present them in a blog post sometime …

ReiTips Blog Showcase

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Oh…I forgot to say. One of my goals is to try and get my blog posted on John Paul Mosses’ Real Estate Blog Showcase I filled out the form to apply a couple of weeks ago and nothing so far. I just think it would be cool to be featured on that list with all those other great blogs.