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Full Steam Ahead

June 14, 2010 2 comments

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I can’t believe it’s almost the middle of June! This month has been flying by, and time is ticking ever closing to December. December is important to me because that is the month I’m planning on quitting the 9 to 5 and going to be full time RE!

I have been actually making some headway, and I’m fully back into the swing of it. It’s weird after my birthday last week everything just seemed to click, and I have my real estate mojo back. (But hey, I’m not going to question it!) My Craigslist marketing is in full force! I had my first ad flagged and removed, and I also picked up two potential deals over the last two days. I must be doing something right if my ad is getting flagged, and I’m getting leads!

The first deal is an hour and a half way from me. I was hesitant to follow up on it, but in the end I realized I would be doing myself a huge injustice if I did that. At the very worst I will pick up some experience dealing with a seller.

The other deal I haven’t had the chance to follow up with yet. The lead filled out my online form earlier this evening, and I haven’t had a chance to get back to them yet. I will be following up tomorrow first thing after work.

Even with these two possible leads in the pipe I’m still working on maximizing my marketing. I plan on working on some bandit signs, and over the weekend I am going to be placing them around my target neighborhood. I’m also going to be drafting my direct mail piece, and looking into a what type of list I want to purchase and pursue. On top of that, I’m also going to dig around and see if it’s worth doing some online marketing, and determining if it’s worth the time or money. It’s going to be a busy week, and I love it!

Til next time,
B

Building Momentum

June 2, 2010 Leave a comment

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I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since my post. As you can tell from the title this is about building momentum, and from the lack of posts I haven’t built any!

I look back at the momentum I had going the first few months of the year, and everything just fell part. This can be contributed to a bunch of factors. Feeling overwhelmed, analyst paralysis, poor planning, lack of organization, etc. The list could go on and on, but it doesn’t change the fact that none of them are good excuses.

As a result of my performance, I’m going back to square one. I’m going back to daily, weekly, and monthly to dos. I’m going back to my original “schedule” of doing real estate work late at night as opposed to the early morning. I just work better between  8PM to 1AM instead of 4AM to 7AM

I feel like I’m rambling, so I throw this out there. To anyone that is attempting to get into real estate investing it takes time and dedication. You need to stick with it and have a solid action plan. Of course all of the experienced investors I know have already given this piece of advice many times over.

I’ll leave it with some Fort Minor

‘Til Next Time

B

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