Marketing Monday: First 30 Days Stats

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Marketing 3 Comments

I’ve been mailing out of state owners for about two months now and I’ve been getting a very good response rate compared to any of the other lead types that I’ve sent to.  In the past I’ve sent to Probates and Foreclosures and although probate got me a decent return of around 5%, I just wasn’t getting the return for my marketing dollar.  The foreclosure response rate was terrible at under 1%. Each week I send out about 30 Out of …

Marketing Monday: Plan To Success

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Marketing 5 Comments

In order for me to stay on point and treat real estate investing more as a business and less like a hobby, I’m going to be creating a weekly marketing plan.  This plan will be based off my $200 budget and 2 hours a day (9 to 11) that I have.   I may be able to spend more then 2 hours a day on REI, but from 9pm to 11pm that is what I will be doing. I’ve tried …

No More Probate List…Wait, Say What?

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Probate Investing 5 Comments

Real estate investing is full of road blocks for sure and I just ran into one that sort of blindsided me.   Yesterday afternoon I got an email from my probate list supplier informing me that he will no longer be able to give me the probate list I’ve been getting.  Ah CRAP!!  (actually what I said was &@%#^@&$!, and that is a direct quote.) I asked if it was just my county that he was not going to be able …

Probate Monday: Getting My Gangster On

Scott CostelloAll, Blog, Probate Investing 12 Comments

As Justin McClelland likes to call it, I got my gangster on this past weekend and put out some of my bandit signs.  Instead of going out late at night, we ended up waking up before the ass crack of dawn and got out there with about 1 hour and 30 minutes left of darkness.  It was great because there is absolutely nobody out at that god forsaken time of the morning.  I want to thank Lance for waking up …

My Made Up Out Of State Owners Letter

Scott CostelloAll, Blog 8 Comments

As I had mentioned in a post earlier this week, I am going to be sending some letters to out of state owners.  It’s a way for me to get a few more letters out there in hopes that I get more calls.   I managed to go through my coaches How To and pull out about 120 names and addresses.  Those are from 4 towns in my surrounding area. Unfortunately I do not have a letter to send these …