Did my offer get accepted?

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Got a reply from my realtor about my offer of 230k to 268 Malapardis Rd.  They rejected the offer but came back and said 320k cash could get it done.  That is about 25k less then the current asking price, but that is still to high for me.  I’m gonna see if they will come down more, I beleive the house can go for 425k to 450k all fixed up to an owner occupant.   My realtor seems to be able …

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 …

Google Voice, Finally!

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I finally got my invite to use google voice.  If you don’t know what Google voice is then go here… About Google Voice It is a wonderful tool for investing as it allows you to give out one phone number on all your marketing and have that call be forwarded to any phone, blocked, have a distinct voice mail message and a bunch of other things. If the caller leaves a message you can have that message sent to your …

Investing Goals for week 7/13 to 7/20

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Alright I’m back on track with my goals. I completed them all this week so lets review… Rework my short term goals – DONE, I accomplished this by setting up my new schedule for every week. It usually takes me a few weeks before I have the routine down as I’m a forget full person and a creature of habit so I’ll do my best. If you want to see my new schedule go here Find another house to make …

How To: Building a Real Estate Website – Part 3

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WordPress Features Breakdown Part 3 of How To:  Build a Real Estate Website will focus on WordPress 2.8 and it’s features.  I will run down what all the areas are and give you some tips along the way.  I will also outline some useful plugins that willl help you get started. First things first, if you didn’t follow the last step in Part 2 please go to your site’s admin panel by browsing to Http://www.<your domain>.com/wp-admin There you will be …

Slow, but getting ready for another run

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Slow weekend in terms of REI. I got nothing done and I blame that on not setting my goals for last week. It’s really amazing how well writing them down works. It’s like I hit a peak with making that offer and now I’m taking a breather. That’s not gonna work, I have to keep the momentum going or risk falling backwards. Tonight I’m going to rework my short term plan and get back in the swing of things. My …

Countered!

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I got a call from Mike the Realtor yesterday and he said the owners countered my offer.  This shocked me as I figured I’d get laughed at and I would move on.  They came down 15k to 320k.  Not a huge amount but it was note worthy.  I told my realtor to offer my max of 168k and say that is my Highest and best.  I don’t want to be going back and forth back and forth.   So we will …

How To: Building a Real Estate Website – Part 2

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Setting up a website is not a hard task, but can get confusing because you are not familiar with all the terms.  I’m not going to try and clarify the terms for you as I’m sure all you want to do is get your website up and running.  This Article will focus on setting each piece of the puzzle up.  It may seem complicated at first, but that is because I’m trying to cover every single detail and go step …

How To: Building a Real Estate Website – Part 1

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As more and more people use the Internet to research, buy and sell houses it is getting extremely important as a real estate investor to have a web presence.  This can be a daunting task for many, but it doesn’t have to be.  You can hire out the job to professionals for upwards of $5000 or even find a rent-a-coder and pay them a few hundred.  Why  would you do this?  when it’s so easy to create your own page …

Where is that Realtor?

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Well I sent off an email to my Realtor(s) (Mike and Sandy) that I wanted to make an offer of 160k for 68 Mt Pleasant Ave.  After I sent the email I remembered that Mike and Sandy are on vacation.  They said they would be checking their emails though, so we’ll see what happens now.  I’d like to put some contingencies in the offer, like financing for instance. Other Ramblings I’ve gotten a few people filling out my squeeze pages, …

Real Estate Investors Business Plan with Secret Sauce Audios

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This was one of the first products I bought as a wanna be investor.  My thinking was that if I could develop a business plan it would help keep me organized and focused.  I’ve never written a business plan before so I was never sure how to begin or even what to include.  Steve Cook’s Real Estate Investor’s Business Plan really helped me because it provided a detailed example that was geared towards investors.  Like many of you I have …

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 …

Tell me it’ll be ok

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I don’t know what is happening but my schedule the past few weeks has been really messed up.  For the longest time I’ve been able to keep a solid routine of work, excersize and investing.  Lately I’ve been all over the map and I think I’ve just been trying to crame to much into my days, who knows.  Sunday has usually been my day to really get investor stuff done, but with the spring and summer coming things like Fathers …

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 …