Probate Monday: New Month, New List

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The coming of the new month brings a fresh probate lead list from my supplier.   So far I can not complain one bit about the leads that I’ve been getting and the supplier has been right on time each and every month.  For those that have forgotten, I spend about $100 a month for the list.  On average, each list has come with 80 names so doing a little math that works out to about $1.25 per.  I can’t really …

Probate List is in Hand

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 11 Comments

I just wanted to put up a quick update before the Thanksgiving holiday.  Yesterday I got the probate list from my source and it’s looking pretty decent, he even took the time to check the tax records for each lead to see if there was property involved in the estate.  Pretty cool! So far I’ve gone down the list anyway and have checked the tax records as well as the public records just so I can get more familiar with …

Lead List? Get it Yourself!

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I think someone is punishing me for trying to better myself by making a quick decision.  I got an email from USProbateLeads.com a few minutes ago saying that I was getting a refund for my purchase of Morris County Probate Leads because someone had bought the Exclusivity rights to Morris County. This does not make me happy at all, as now I have to figure out another way to get the leads.  I’m going to look at USLeadLists.com now, but …

My Choice For Getting Probate Leads

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Probate Monday #3 – Update I did some thinking last night so I could weigh the benefits of going to the court house and pulling the probate leads versus buying them from a probate leads source.   It wasn’t an easy decision, but I remembered what a few of my fellow investor friends (J.P., Shae and Jason) told me…Just make a Decision and go for it! So that is what I did and chose to buy the leads from USProbateLeads.com for …

First Lead

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Over the last few days I’ve been writing some new articles for my site and trying to just make it a more valuable resource for people to find information regarding probate in New Jersey.   I created a page that listed all the county surrogate websites and I will also be creating a section for lawyers as well.  I plan on using the lawyers section as a possible “I scratch your back, you scratch mine” type of deal with probate lawyers …

30DC – Half Way Update

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For anyone following my progression through the 30 day challenge you are probably wondering how my site is fairing in the land of search engines.  Up until now it wasn’t really worth reporting any success or failure as it’s been all about setting my site up and creating a network of backlinks in order to increase  rankings in Google.  We care about all search engines, but Google is the most important because that is by far the most common.   If …

30DC – Day 7 – Statistics

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Google Analytics is the tool of the day and a very important one at that.  On day 7 of the 30 day challenge went over using Google Analytics, creating an ad using Market Samurai and the pretty links plugin. In my mind, the most important thing when trying to develop a website is knowing the stats.  Google Analytics is an awesome free tool that will track TONS of statistics, enough to make you dizzy.  Let me list just some of …

30DC – Day 3 – Google Rankings

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If you want to do well with internet marketing your website has to show up on one of the first few pages of Google.   Where your site appears is called your Google Rank.  It’s not the page you appear on it’s your ranking.  The higher the page rank number the better. In the third day of the 30 day challenge we went over how Google figures out which websites appear on the top few pages for a particular search …

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!  …

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 …

First Offer House Pictures

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I went and looked at that house last Thursday and met with the Realtor, Mike.  He was a really nice guy and it turns out he had done a some investing when he lived down in Florida about 7 years ago.  Sounds like he was down there during the boom.  He works with a lot of other investors as well and his broker, Ian is a wholesaler on the side.   Mike had Ian call me on Saturday.  We discussed what …

I will succeed today….

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This week is going kinda slow and my real estate activity is a bit down as well.   Tomorrow I will be headed over to the Mt. Pleasant house to meet my realtor and take a look at the place.   I’m going to use the check list from Wholesaling for quick cash to mark off things that need replacing and updating.  Basically I will be checking The roof kitchen bathrooms any mold any water in the basement or leaks from the …

Feeling a Bit Lost

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The past week or two I’ve been feeling myself slipping a bit, or maybe it’s that I haven’t made any progress recently.   When I feel in the action,  is when I get a lead come in and I’m trying to find another wholesaler to bird dog it to.  When I have no one calling I feel useless and don’t know what to do in order to get my phone ringing more. Recently I’ve been doing research on probate investing and …