Podio – Creating Apps and Automating with GlobiFlow and Zapier

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In my previous post I talked about my first impressions of Podio.  While I was a bit overwhelmed it was easy to see that Podio was a good option for managing your wholesale business. One of the big draws for using a system like Podio is how customizable it is. That is a great feature but it also can be a negative one if it creates to many complexities. After spending about 2 weeks figuring things out, I'm happy to say ...

My First Look at Podio (Day 1)

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This post is going to be a part of a series of posts as I get into the world of Podio. Sometimes the first impression says a lot about an application. Quite often the initial look at an application causes us to get that overwhelmed feeling in our guts and we turn around and never come back. I have found this to be even more true if the application is FREE like Podio is. Mostly because you have nothing invested …

What I Figured out About Organizing your Leads with Excel + Free Tool

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There are quite a few options when you are looking for wholesaling lead management software.  Probably one of the most popular lead tracking tools out there is simply Microsoft Excel.  I have seen countless forum posts on Bigger Pockets asking what CRMs other wholesalers use.  The one consistent answer that I see is to use Excel as a CRM.  It’s not necessarily the best, only that there is always a couple of people who swear buy it. In my efforts …

Direct Mail Campaign Tracking + Free Tool

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Two weeks ago I wrote a blog post about What Lead Information you should keep track of.  In that post I broke down the minimum data points that you would benefit from keeping track of over the course of a leads life.  What I didn’t go over is how to keep track of your mailing campaigns. When I first started out I found that keeping track of mailing campaigns can quickly get out of control.  I’ll be the first to …

How to Organize Your Wholesaler Leads

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There are a few HAVE TO HAVES when it comes to being a real estate wholesaler as far as I’m concerned.  Relationships, Systems and Leads.  Everything else comes a distant second. They all work together as well to create a successful business. Having leads is must, but what is also very important is your ability to keep those leads organized. What leads do you need to mail to this month? Looking up a lead when they call Making sure you …

Rant: Who Has Time to Organize

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New Monthly Rant Series:  I figured it would be insightful to share some of what bothers me about trying to run a side business.  It’s not all successes and happy faces.  It truly is a roller coaster ride and I think sharing that with my readers is going to cathartic.  It seems every month I hit a point where I say “Do i want to do this anymore?”   Thankfully I am pretty good at over coming those feelings.  Lucky or unlucky …