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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,


January Shuffle

January 13, 2010 Leave a comment

It’s been too long since I have blogged. I need to make it a habit to blog more often.  I think I’m going to start blogging either every day or every other day.  I’m hoping this will force me to be more accountable to myself.

I have been doing some reflection on the goals I posted at the end of December, and thanks to Nick from Subject2 I realized i needed to break down my goals further. I am going to start creating weekly and daily goals. I think I might start doing “Accountability Mondays”. I know a lot of other real estate bloggers do this, and I like the idea.

So to revisit my January goals. I have yet to do a deal, and its almost the halfway point of the month. I have been doing some marketing through CraigLists for buyers, and I have had some moderate success. I currently have a list of 5 potential buyers. (I won’t consider them buyers until they buy from me). Outside of that my current marketing has been pitiful. I’ve been struggling to find a balance between family and business time after I’m done at the 9 to 5, but I think I finally found a groove that will work for me.

Over the next couple of days I’m planning on sitting down and ironing out a new marketing plan, and then I’m going to start hitting it hard and being aggressive in making sure the plan succeed. I am also going to the local Real Estate Investors Association meeting tonight, and I’m hoping to make a few good contacts there. Maybe I’ll post something about the meeting tonight when I get back. I am also thinking of doing some video blog action. I can thank Nick again for that inspiration!