Jon Zorrer’s Short Sales Uncensored (feat. Vena Jones-Cox)

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For those that have been reading my blog since about the New Year, you’ve heard me talk about Jon Zorrer and how he has been helping me out and really keeping me on track.  Every two weeks I get to sit down with him at our Meetup group and pick his brain about anything and everything.  The great part is he expects nothing in return and we have become good friends. If anyone does not know who Jon Zorrer is,  …

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, …

Update on My REI Scheduled Evenings

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A few weeks ago I came up with a schedule for myself to follow during the evenings.  It was a slotting system of  topics such as Probate Investing, Short Sales, Blog work, etc.  If you missed the post you can see it here Creating a Schedule is Not Easy. I’ve been working it for the past couple weeks and I’ve had mixed results.  It wasn’t for a lack of effort, but more because things took longer then expected or the …

Lessons Learned: The Wrong Kind of Busy

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In last week’s Lessons Learned I talked about how important it is to stop hiding behind technology and actually use the phone to communicate with people.  For some using the phone is natural but for others like myself it is going to be a challenge because we have to overcome habit and fear. This past week was a pretty busy week for myself, I rarely watched TV and was contently doing something that was Real Estate Investing related.  Let me …

Short Sale Commissions

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I was talking with Nick Johnson last night about a comment I made in a previous post about giving my short sale leads away to someone else for a referral fee.  Since my focus is not short sales, and to be honest I want nothing to do with them I was more then willing to give my leads up for a small referral fee.  This however is a great example of why networking and having a group of like minded …