Finding Buyers The Obvious Way

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Every week my coach and I are going to be identifying some action items I must complete before our next accountability call the following Monday.  This method really works well for me as I’ve been trying to do the same thing for myself since a started.  The only problem was that the person holding me accountable was myself.  Now I’m pretty good at following through with what I say I’m going to do, but it’s so very easy to put …

Getting closer!

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Momentum is a wonderful thing.  There are times during my road to becoming a real estate investor that  I have no idea which way to go or what to do next.  Those are the times when fear and procrastination are at the fore front with me.  However, when you talk to people, take action and keep moving forward momentum takes over and before you know it you’ve reached new heights. Ever since some good friends of mind encouraged me to …

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 …

Click to View Ratio

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Class yesterday went pretty quickly.  We covered the types of contracts you can sign with a seller in order to list their property. Open Contract: Who ever brings in a buyer gets the commission Exclusive Agency: Only agents of the signing broker can sell the house.  You yourself can also find a buyer, and if that happens you don’t pay the brokerage a commission. Exclusive Rights: This is the most common type of agreement and states that during the contract …

How To: Get MLS Access Without Your License

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Many new investors find it hard to believe that you can get MLS access without having your license.  You can search the forums at flippinghomes.com or reiclub.com for the way and inevitably you will come to the answer…“Just Ask”. Of course it isn’t really that simple.  Yes you have to ask for it, but it’s how you ask that will determine you success or failure.  A friend of mine and fellow investor Kelly, from Kelly Flippin Cali recently wrote an …

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 …

Few more articles to go

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Because of the hacking, I had to rebuild my local blog as I didn’t have that one backed up.  Luckily the 4 articles that were written, I stored on google docs so I just had to copy them over. I’m back in business! Yesterday I wrote three more articles, Avoiding Foreclosure Scams, What to do if you owe more then your house is worth and Selling a Probated house. I really had to do some research on the Probate process …

IM – Craiglist Update

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Sorry I haven’t updated in about a week.  The process is a little slow going as I get some content on the local blog.  I want to have a least 10 articles on the site and also a “contact me” form created before I release it. So far I have 4 articles written and some ideas for a few others.  These are the topics to the articles I have written Selling FSBO How much is my house worth Foreclosure Options …

IM: Created the Local Blog

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Last night I created the local blog for real estate. I’m still struggling with the content I’m going to put on it. Ideally it would be helpful seller tips with a slant towards getting them to contact me. My first two articles where about determining a value for a house and selling FSBO. After reflecting I would say I failed to really point the reader towards using my “service.” Writing about it now actually gave me a few ideas about …

You Pick It

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Business Cards Shootout! This is one of those things that I can never make up my mind.  I’m looking for the “Perfect” one or the one that other people will like.  I have my favorite of this group but I just can’t pull the trigger.   So I’ll put it up to a vote Card 1 Card 2 Card 3 [poll=2] Internet Marketing – Craigslist I’ve just figured out how I’m going to blog about my internet marketing.  Along with posting …