The Yellow Letter Resource

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Over the years I’ve done a lot of looking around to try and find information about yellow letters.   Blog posts, forum threads, yellow letter company websites and coaches all provided some good tips and tricks for creating the best yellow letter.  The problem was that all the information was spread out all over the place.  There wasn’t a single place where I could get all the information I wanted to know… What are Yellow Letters? Do you have to …

Let me tell you about my first time…

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This was going to be a great week for me regardless of what ever happened with my wholesaling business.  The reason is that I took the week off from my 9 to 5 job.  I haven’t taken more then a day off in what seems like 2 years.  In addition to that my wife and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary on the 25th.  As if that wasn’t good enough, my son turned 2 years old!  It was a good …

What the Hell Just Happened?

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Playing sports my entire life I’ve grown up loving competition.  I compete at everything I do and when there is not a competition going on I’ll most likely create one…paper football anyone?   I don’t win all the time, but I always give my all.  I believe that competition is really the only way to push yourself to the next level.   Whether i’m playing basketball with my friends or trying to beat your last 5k time I crave the …

You Are Better Then Me…

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If you have a child you’ll understand the story that I’m going to tell you.  Last fall, when my son was about 18 months we had him tested by early intervention.  To my wife and I, he seemed behind with his speaking compared to the other toddlers around his age.  We had nothing else to go by, so it was natural to think our son was behind.  We were concerned so we had him tested.  Turns out he was perfectly …

What I learned From My 23 Month Old Locking Himself In Our Car

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Getting life lessons always seem to happen when you least expect it.  At least I hope my life learned from hers.  The other day she had taken my 23 month old son to take a look at a day care we may want to put our son in next fall.  When the meeting was over she headed back towards the car and as 23 month old toddlers tend to be he was getting cranky.  Ben likes pushing buttons so my …

Are You Setting a Good Example For Your Children?

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It has literally snowed here in New Jersey twice a week since Christmas and it’s showing no signs of stopping….So I guess “Let it snow…let it snow”.  Don’t get me wrong, I love snow.  When I was a growing up I’d spend the entire day outside shoveling all the snow off my grass into one giant pile so i could build a fort.  If I wasn’t doing that I was covering the steps down from our deck with snow so …

Am I Wasting $3,000 Doing This?

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Last June I signed up for a real estate investor website service called Investor Carrot.  This service provides you with a full featured website for your company and for lead generation…landing pages and all.  At $29 to $49 per month you can get a 1,2 or 3 site package.  If you get multiple sites you can have each of them for a specific purpose.  I have the 3 site package with one site being my company site, another site for my …

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Looking For a MasterMind Group

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A couple of years ago I was a part of a coaching program that had a mastermind group for it’s students.  We only had about 8 people but it was great to get together with like minded people to talk about real estate investing.  I always came out of the meetings pumped up and ready to take action. Unfortunately when my coach moved to Ohio the group faded away.  So I’ve been ‘mindless for the past 2 years. I really …

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So Many Choices and Why I decided…

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I’ve heard that kids always get sick around the holidays and it held true in my family.  My 21 month old son caught some virus which gave him mucus from hell and a 102 fever for 4 days.  Doesn’t help that the kid just refuses to take his mid day nap.  This all leads to one cranky household. With the break of the new year and being back on a normal schedule I was finally able to identify what my …

What I’m Reading, Watching and Learning in Dec 2013

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From time to time I come across some really great content about various topics that I find helpful towards my real estate investing.  Some of the information helps me take action and some of it helps put my mind and thoughts back on track.  If it helps me, surely it could help you in some way as well. Below is a handful of links that are really great!   Atrocious Direct Mail Campaigns This forum discussion over at Bigger Pockets …

What Do You Do When You Are Out of Marketing Money?

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In my last post (Is wholesaling the Answer?) I talked about how I thought things needed to change because my current strategy of just wholesaling wasn’t advancing me towards my goals.  This past week i come to find out that my partner would not be able to put any money into marketing for a while.  This pretty much shuts down the direct mail operations completely.  If you all remember, back in July, my wife lost her job so I needed …

Is Wholesaling the Answer to Reaching Your Goals?

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As the year comes winding down I’ve been thinking about what direction I want to go in for 2014.  Lots has changed since this time last year regarding my non real estate life that I can’t help but allow to affect my new direction.  To be sure I am going to change things up because I didn’t see the progress in 2013 that I was hoping for. Is Wholesaling Real Estate Investing the Answer? To answer this question I really …

3 Logical Ways to Re-Invest Your Profits

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One of the reasons why my wife doesn’t mind to much my real estate investing is I try to spend as little of “Our” money as possible.  I will admit it does make it tough.  For sure we would have more deals if I could send out more letters, but that just isn’t going to happen. That is why it is very important to reinvest as much of your profits as possible back into your business.  Not only that but …

Real Estate Investor Website Winner

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Before I get start I want to give special thanks to Trevor Mauch, Founder of Investor Carrot, for being generous enough to give me these great deals to giveaway.  He is a hell of a guy.  For example, about two weeks ago he sent me an email from his personal account telling me that he was doing some random searching and found one of my websites was ranked on the second page of Google for my keyword.  That’s great customer …

Deal Closing Giveaway #2: Investor Carrot Websites

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18 months ago my son was born and even though I was warned continuously about how it would affect my life and free time I don’t think I fully understood what that meant.  In the beginning there was just chaos, lack of sleep and sheer helplessness.  The idea of a schedule was just crazy, but thankfully we all settled into a daily routine which allowed me to carve out some time for real estate again.  Unfortunately it was at most …