My Real Estate Quarter Year Progress Report

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Probate Goals Back in January I posted about my one and only goal I’m focusing on this year, Getting my first probate deal.  If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that I did not succeed in accomplishing that goal which had a target date of March 1st.  This goal is still however at the forefront of my efforts and it will happen sooner then later.  Over the past couple months I have made some very good progress and have, …

Will the REAL DEAL investors please stand up?

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Many savvy investors are currently leveraging the internet to build massive buyer’s lists to wholesale properties to — either in their own local markets or even virtually in other markets. When developing a buyer’s list online, you can certainly gain volume relatively fast (it took me about 10 weeks to reach 100 people using Craigslist primarily and articles secondarily – not stellar results but decent), but it became abundantly clear pretty early on that regardless of the size of your …

30DC – Day 13 – WordPress.com and Blogger.com

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The thirteenth day of the challenge had us create two new blogs.  One using WordPress.com and the other at Blogger.com.  The object of building these two new blogs is for broaden your exposure and also build some more backlinks from some quality domains.  The more the merrier when it comes to getting links to your main site. WordPress.com Pretty much the most popular blogging software on the planet.  It has a very easy and simple setup process that takes no …

30DC – Day 12 – Blog Content

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So far the Thirty Day Challenge has been focusing on external page rank helpers like writing articles for posting on sites like EzineArticles, Scribd, Squidoo and hubpages in order to improve site visibility and backlinks.  On day 12 we turn our attention back to our blogs and start creating content for it. We used Market Samurai to locate other articles (about your keywords and category keywords) to use as resources for articles we write.  MS makes this process very easy, …

30DC – Day 10 – Article Submission

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It’s web 2.0 week in the thirty day challenge! Day 10 was about submitting your articles to ezinearticles.com and scribd.com.   We also got some pointers on how to optimize articles for your keywords. Promoting your articles on web 2.0 sites like these is a tremendous way for getting traffic to your site.  The reason is that these sites are very well thought of  by the Google bots and because of that your articles, on said sites, will naturally rank highly …

Audio: Double Closing

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How are you going to buy and sell a property on the same day?  That is a question many new investors will run into.  In truth there are a few ways to go about doing it… Double Close Simultaneous Close Assignment (not really buying and selling, more like selling the right to buy) In this Audio Article by Eric Medemar he goes through the process of double closing and many of the reasons why you might want to go that …

How To: Do It Yourself – Yellow Letter Marketing

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Do It Yourself – Yellow Letter Marketing: Materials Required: – Stamps – 8-1/2” x 11” yellow ruled-paper – 8-1/2” x 11” white paper – 4-3/8″ x 5-3/4″ Ivory Invitation Envelopes – Red Ink Pens (Gel) – Extra Printer Ink Cartridges – Computer Scanner – Image Editing Software – Word Processing Software – Local Personal Assistant – Handwriting Font Objective: Yellow-Letter marketing has been proven over the years as one of the most effective marketing methods available.  When sending a personalized, …

More Marketing

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I’m not quite getting the results I was hoping for with the craigslist and backpage marketing. On average I’ve been getting about 2 hits per day from craigslist and 0 from backpage. In fact I’ve yet to get 1 single View on backpage so go figure. Here are the current stats Craigslist Backpage Ad Type Views Clicks C/V Views Clicks C/V Picture 85 0 0% 1 0 0% Article 99 4 4% 1 0 0% Extended 6 5 83% 1 …

D.D.I.Y. (Don’t Do It Yourself!)

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If you’re like me and working a full time gig while building your real estate business, it is critically important to figure out how to leverage others and maximize the limited time that you have. Quite honestly, this is important regardless of your available time because that’s the point right?  You’re doing real estate investing in order to free up time for personal interests, time with family, traveling, community work, or whatever else is most important to you. I know …

Finding it hard to find time

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I first want to thank Jerry Dalglish for writing a great guest article about Staying Focused.  It really pinpoints what the key is to being successful in this business.   Here is a preview… When you are focused you are productive.  When you are productive you tend to get things done.  That may sound kind of trite, but I mean it seriously.  For what seemed like an eternity I struggled with a lack of specific focus other than the idea …

Staying Focused

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When you are focused you are productive.  When you are productive you tend to get things done.  That may sound kind of trite, but I mean it seriously.  For what seemed like an eternity I struggled with a lack of specific focus other than the idea that I wanted to be successful.  I knew that in one way I was already successful–namely that I wanted something better for my life and was working towards it–but in reality I needed to make some …

I feel lighter

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With August just starting it’s time to report on my monthly improvement plan.  The idea was to pick one thing per month that you’d like to improve upon and concentrate on that one thing only.   Since I’m also reading the Total Money Makeover I chose to eliminate my debt, which obviously is going to take more then 1 month but that is what I’m working on. I am happy to report that we just paid off our student loans today!  …

IM – Quick Update

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Quick Update… I created the 4 ads and placed them on craigslist.  Actually I could only place 3 ads as craigslist said the Straight Link Ad and the picture ad were too similar and wouldn’t post both.  Since I posted the Straight Link Ad first that was the one that I’ll use. I’m debating if I should post these ads on backpage as well.  It might mess up my ability to analyze the results though, so I’ll have to deeper …

Ready to Advertise

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After what seemed like way to long and a few change of directions, I’ve finally written the 10 articles about foreclosures.  I will start advertising the artiles tomorrow on craigslist to see how well different advertisements work.   I will post 4 different types of ads over a 2 week period and use google analytics to track which produced the most hits. Types of Ads A ad that just has the link to my site A picture ad ad advertising some …

Audio: What Investing Strategy is Right for You?

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If you saw my first ever blog post, I had so many unaswered questions running through my head that it really caused me to put off real estate investing.   I’m sure there are plenty of you who are experiencing the same uncertainty. You can’t possibly answer all the questions before getting started or you’ll never get anywhere and soon you will just give up. The first step is to identify the truly important questions.  Those questions will be almost identical …