30DC – Day 1

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Last night I started my thirty day challenge! I got through all the preseason modules  yesterday afternoon.  The preseason consists of introducing you to the tools (google analytics, google reader, twitter, facebook, firefox, youtube, Market Samurai, etc..) in order to get you setup and ready to start the challenge.  Most of the tools are free forever while some like market samurai are free for 30+ days.  None of the tools are necessary to go through the thirty days, they just …

Audio: Double Closing

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How are you going to buy and sell a property on the same day?  That is a question many new investors will run into.  In truth there are a few ways to go about doing it… Double Close Simultaneous Close Assignment (not really buying and selling, more like selling the right to buy) In this Audio Article by Eric Medemar he goes through the process of double closing and many of the reasons why you might want to go that …

Hard, Smart and Consistent

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I never realized how much real estate investing related things I do on a daily basis, that is until I came back from vacation.  It is very hard to catch back up.  I read blogs… FlipthisWholesaler.Net 123flip.com goodfaithinvesting.com 100buckschallange.com bloggertips.com sahmrealestateinvestor.blogspot.com KellyFlippinCali.blogspot.com and more! I also spend a good deal of time on forums reading up on the latest news, getting great tips about investing and marketing as well as asking any questions I have.  These forums are a daily/weekly …

How To: Do It Yourself – Yellow Letter Marketing

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Do It Yourself – Yellow Letter Marketing: Materials Required: – Stamps – 8-1/2” x 11” yellow ruled-paper – 8-1/2” x 11” white paper – 4-3/8″ x 5-3/4″ Ivory Invitation Envelopes – Red Ink Pens (Gel) – Extra Printer Ink Cartridges – Computer Scanner – Image Editing Software – Word Processing Software – Local Personal Assistant – Handwriting Font Objective: Yellow-Letter marketing has been proven over the years as one of the most effective marketing methods available.  When sending a personalized, …

More Marketing

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I’m not quite getting the results I was hoping for with the craigslist and backpage marketing. On average I’ve been getting about 2 hits per day from craigslist and 0 from backpage. In fact I’ve yet to get 1 single View on backpage so go figure. Here are the current stats Craigslist Backpage Ad Type Views Clicks C/V Views Clicks C/V Picture 85 0 0% 1 0 0% Article 99 4 4% 1 0 0% Extended 6 5 83% 1 …

Staying Focused

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When you are focused you are productive.  When you are productive you tend to get things done.  That may sound kind of trite, but I mean it seriously.  For what seemed like an eternity I struggled with a lack of specific focus other than the idea that I wanted to be successful.  I knew that in one way I was already successful–namely that I wanted something better for my life and was working towards it–but in reality I needed to make some …