Probate Monday: Decent response rate but frustrated

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 10 Comments

Last week was a long week and unfortunately I didn’t get much real estate related stuff accomplished.  Memorial day weekend ended with my wife getting some severe side pain and going to the emergency room.  She could not get into a comfortable position.  Luckily they took her in quickly and after trying two separate pain killers, they gave her morphine which finally took the edge off her pain.  2 hours later they found she had kidney stones.  Needless to say …

Probate Monday: Inching Closer and Closer

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New Probate Leads In Hand Last week was a pretty good week.  I got my new list of probate leads from my source and was even able to talk with the owner on the phone for about 45 minutes.  He gave me some great advice for marketing to probate leads and is an overall good guy.  Some of his tips he mentioned to me he said he had never told anyone else before.  So in honor of that I’ll keep …

Probate Monday: What I’m using for my postcards

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 8 Comments

Sorry for posting Probate Monday on Tuesday but I wanted to add a video how too and then realized I didn’t have my recorder setup after reformatting my hard drive this weekend.   Now onto the content…. I got a little behind with  my February mailings when I was couch ridden and couldn’t get to the post office myself to mail out the probate letters.  This meant the postcards are going out at the end of the month instead of mid-month …

Getting Better Responses from Direct Mail

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 19 Comments

With it being time to send out my probate mailers again I was brain storming to try and come up with alternate types of direct mail pieces.  I really started to think about this when Greg Harris over at 1st Round Knockout R.E.I. Blog created a post about split testing letters, postcards and a third kind of mailer (he didn’t say on his blog, but I know what it is). Then today Nick Johnson wrote a post about using those …

Probate Monday: New Month, New List

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 3 Comments

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 Monday #9: Follow Up Post Card

Scott Costello All, Blog, Probate Investing 8 Comments

It’s been a couple weeks since we sent out the letters to our Probate List and hopefully you have received some calls.  I have gotten 2 calls so far and I know Ingrid has gotten 2 as well, while Jason I’m not sure has gotten a call just yet but I’m sure one is about to ring him any minute now.  If you’ve been reading along with my probate posts, you’ll know that I’ve really built up some momentum the …