Hey, have you seen our shiny, new ‘MAP’ website template inside the Investor Lead Machine?
Nah, ’cause this is our official big reveal about it!
That’s right, I’m super-pumped to officially let the proverbial cat out of the bag: Our Investor Lead Machine now has a…
New: Real Estate Investor Website ‘MAP’ Template…
So, here’s the short story, in a nutshell…
I recently shared in my blog post Investor Lead Machine—An Honest Confession about these nifty little web pages I’d made a few years ago, and how they became like “magnets” in helping my real estate operations to attract the leads I needed to level-up my game.
Over time these websites and emails gave me kind of a leading edge over my competition.
Among real estate investors today (especially the newer wholesalers among us) it’s increasingly popular to talk about “co-wholesaling” houses, and how it’s maybe the greatest thing since those little Delta Airlines Biscoff cookies.
Well honestly – and this may be surprising to some who know me – I’m not the biggest fan of the way I see many real estate investors doing co-wholesaling today.
To me, it take a time-tested deal-getting method, and makes it simpler, easier and awesomer to do.
Back when I first started my real estate investing endeavors (golly, back in 2000) I did a lot of driving for dollars the old-school way:
Just driving neighborhoods looking for possibly distressed properties.
Writing addresses on a big, yellow legal pad.
Looking up tax records for all of them when I got home.
Then printing & mailing one-off letters to all of them.
It was a time-consuming process, but the ROI was definitely there.
With an array of leading edge way investors are landing deals today—SEO, Facebook, PPC, etc.—the old tried and true driving for dollars might seem outpaced. But the truth is, it still works and works quite well—but in the age of iphones, Androids , social media and push-button ease, it’s not getting any love anymore.
And now here we are, piles of raving comments later, and you still want more!
I totally get it… I’ve been there, and always appreciate finding an “easy button” or shortcut myself. If it’ll save me (i) time, (ii) pain or (iii) the trial-and-error of making or finding it myself, then I’m in.
Which brings me to—an interesting (and kinda hilarious) question from Tim D. I saw recently in response to one of my “Swipe & Deploy” shares. Choose whichever flavor you like… Keep reading, you’re doing awesome…
We’re hearing more and more from people in stronger real estate arenas finding it tougher to find solid deals. And if you’re in a market that’s white hot, it can feel kinda like the wild west out there sometimes.
I recently got a call from Jeff in Seattle, wondering if the Property Scout Pipeline is a viable approach that can actually work in a “white hot” market like his… and if so, how?
My honest answer to a pretty common wholesaling question recently seems to be throwing some people off-kilter. I guess it sounds somewhat controversial to some?
I dunno, you tell me. Here’s the question, which came from Kenneth:
“Help! I came across a property I think is a good deal and put the deal to a couple investors. One replied for the address. I don’t have it under contract. Will the investor be able to cut me out? The asking price includes my profit. Any help would be appreciated. This would by first deal.”
Another juicy (larger) question came up in our answer to Kenneth—which led to my honest answer that some are finding surprising:
Can you try to wholesale a property even before you have a contract on it?
Today I want to share yet another fun episode in my little Survivor Success Stories reality show I’ve got going. If you’re playing along at home, we’ve covered some pretty awesome ground just recently, like:
Cy’s deal had as many twists and turns as a crossword puzzle, but with some moxie and raw tenacity, we made it all work out awesomely together. With quite a few years (and hundreds of deals now) notched on my belt, many would call me fairly skilled in the wholesaling houses game—especially 10 Hour Wholesaling. But this deal definitely threw me and Cy a few interesting curve balls. Keep reading, you’re doing awesome…
I recently heard an interesting question about doing abandoned house deals in ‘war zone’ neighborhoods…
“I have enjoyed your training very much. I have spent six hours and found two abandoned houses in the Columbus, Ohio, area. To get more to look at, I will need to go into areas where I hear shootings and, just in general, not safe areas. I went to Springfield, Ohio, recently and found 51 abandoned homes in one hour. So much to look at, so little time.I have just started on this exciting journey.” —Grover J., OH
Well first off, three cheers for Grover! Man, I love to hear from people like you who’re moving solidly forward and making progress with abandoned house profits in your own area.
Hi, Dolmar here. The fact is, Property Scouts (or many people call them “bird dogs”) have been one of my best secret weapons in multiple markets I’m doing deals in for years now—routinely landing me leads on property deals that aren’t on any of my competition’s radar.
They send me leads, I cherry pick the deals, and they get paid nicely for the service. It’s a beautiful arrangement.
Today I want to shine a light on 7 ways you can legally compensate them, so you can stay safely out of any legal ‘hot water’ (it burns!) that many investors find themselves ignorantly swimming in. So let’s run through them. Keep reading, you’re doing awesome…
Hello boys and girls, got another thrilling win to share with you. Today’s hang-ten high-five goes out to Alain—yet another dude I have the privilege of walking beside as he builds a business. Alain just crossed that huge “first deal milestone” for a tasty $9,162 payday.
BOOM! (all caps this time)
6 things that make Alain’s first deal so dang re-freaking-markable:
Hey, got some exciting news to share! Anyone looking to find the awesomest, most profitable areas for your real estate deals, heads up on this. 🙂
Target Market Finder: Original Recipe…
If there’s one thing that can really make my day, it’s finding some nifty little something (a system, app or software tool) that makes my real estate operations easier and awesomer. Yeah, call me an REI-nerd, the glove definitely fits. 😎
Sometimes you just stumble on things like that, sometimes you get struck with the idea to just make it yourself.
That was me and Patrick when we first imagined Target Market Finder—a snappy, little in-house tool that would help us easily zero right in on perfect target real estate markets for our deals in no-time flat.
Once it became reality (yay!) we didn’t keep it to ourselves, but invited a few others to ‘beta test’ it with us… to play around with it, kick the tires, and help us make it better. Keep reading, you’re doing awesome…
I just wrapped up a killer phone call with someone that’s got me freaking stoked, and I really want to share it with you, right now while it’s fresh. It’s from a weekly Mentoring session where my boy Dan Kurdyla (only 25-yrs young) reported how, after nearly throwing in the towel so many times, he finally landed his first wholesale assignment deal to the tune of a solid $7,500 payday.
Nicely done, Dan! 🙂
Interestingly, Dan’s big win here is really more than just about the money (though it’s sure nice!) but also the priceless lessons crossing that first deal finish line has taught him.
These are some hard-earned lessons you will never unlearn and always benefit from, Dan. Lessons that sure as heck took me a lot longer to learn myself back when I was ‘failing-forward’ with my own budding 10 Hour Wholesaler operation back in the day.
Rather than me say it, let’s hear it right from the horse’s mouth. (ha, no offense brother!) I don’t normally do this, but here’s a tiny clip from our recent 90-min group Mentoring call where Dan spills the beans from his own lips…
(fyi, scroll down for the video, the above is a GIF image 🙂 )
One thing we hear a lot is…
“Show me some proof!”
And I totally get it, I really do.
Everyone seems to be a cool ‘real estate guru’ nowadays, don’t they? With “Flip” shows more popular than ever, and fakes and frauds a dime a dozen, how can you really know the true PROS from the seedy CONS without seeing some legit proof-of-concept from other people first?
Introducing a cache of expert training & ‘smart tools’ to help real estate investors find abandoned profits
August 2017 (eRelease) – AwesomeREI.com is thrilled to announce Abandoned Profits for real estate investors, marrying (i) a leading-edge training program showing investors exactly how to find and profit from ‘off-market hidden gems’ with (ii) exclusive, in-house ‘smart tools’ to simplify and accelerate market research, deal funding, cash buyers and more.
In 2016, the acclaimed Abandoned House Secrets training program was first released, in partnership with 17-year Florida real estate investors Sean and Tracey Flanagan—a comprehensive, step-by-step ‘blueprint’ of unique tactics and strategies for systematically taking down high-profit abandoned properties. Their full clever-yet-simple system was carefully detailed and shared with real estate investors interested in learning how to duplicate their business and tap into abandoned properties as a consistent source of profits.
To further amplify this remarkable training, it’s now being offered in rare combination with a series of innovative ‘smart tools’ to help people quickly solve many of the most common problems associated with actively buying and selling abandoned properties, including:
How do I find the best target markets to focus on? (locally or nationally)
How do I quickly find cash buyers for abandoned properties I want to quick-flip?
How do I find private lenders (or hard money lenders) for abandoned houses I want to close on?
Hey Guys, JP here—One commonly recurring question we’ve heard over the years how to find awesomefixer upper contractors for your fix-and-flip deals. Or even to handle the renovations for your rental properties.
Where are those contractors hiding?
While Patrick and I typically prefer wholesale deals (quick nickels) over fixer uppers (slow dimes), truth be told we’ve each had our fair share of rehab experiences. Guess that’s what happens after 24+ years (combined) in the real estate game. And when you’re in this business, it’s just always going to come up from time to time—you’ll need to hire a contractor.
Hooray for you – we’re giving away another freebie today! Not only will you get to swipe a goodie from us, but I’ve also got an awesome video for you that comprehensively covers what we’re giving away.
Look, there are lots of letters of intent available out there. You could even create one for yourself and consult with your attorney before using it.
But why reinvent the wheel?
We’ve already done all the heavy lifting for you. (You’re welcome!) I still suggest you cover your butt and run this document by your attorney before using it, but it’s our letter of intent of choice – and it’s worked for us for years.
It’s simple, matter-of-fact and to the point. And, you’ll notice it’s only 1 page. That’s intentional. That way sellers can quickly understand exactly what we’re offering them.
You probably dreamed of being a superhero when you were a kid, right? I mean who didn’t, right?
So while I’m still around waiting for some X-ray vision and maybe an invisibility cloak (admit it, you’d love these too), the current reality is that I’m still just me, JP Moses, Director of Awesome here at Awesome REI.
But here’s something cool: I may not be a superhero yet, but as an adult (most of the time) and seasoned real estate investor (now 17+ years), I know just what it takes to be a Super Investor, which is maybe, kinda the next best thing?
Have you ever driven by a burned-out house and wondered about it? Wondered how you might approach that owner, acquire the property and fix it up?
Well, you’re in the right place at the right time… because today, I’m going to share what I like to call my “burned house” letter. And not only am I going to show you the letter and explain how to use it, you get to download a copy for free.
JP Moses here, and I’ve used this letter for years quite successfully, and now it’s yours to use as well.
Has it been challenging for you to get private money for your real estate deals?
After all, it can be so easy to stumble or just freeze up altogether when you get hit in the face by their #1 question:
“Have you ever done this before? Have you done a deal?”
But wait…don’t panic! Keep reading, because I’m about to share why this simply question can so often tangle you up. And even better, I’m going to help you out by sharing exactly how I handled this question successfully back when I was “wet behind the ears” as an investor.
And let me just say – you’re not alone. Over my years in this, I’ve found that sooooooo many investors commonly have difficulty landing secure, stable private money, and especially if you’re a greenhorn newer to the game.
Hang onto your hat, because you’re about to get an inside look at how I’m able to own and run a very successful and profitable wholesaling business…with only around 10 or so hours of my time involved each week.
Yes, totally serious and totally honest.
And because of this, I get to actually enjoy my life, spend heaps of time with my family, travel frequently to amazing places and even surf to my heart’s content (I love surfing!).
But hey, if you’re already thinking, ‘Yeah right, sure, sounds too good to be true…’ let me just say that I get that. I hear ya…
I mean, even I struggled with believing anything like this was actually achievable – having an ultra successful investing business without investing an ultra amount of time. I remember so well how my first months in all this were full of doubts, frustrations and limiting (but normal) beliefs too—at first.
But thankfully, not only did I not let myself give up, but all these things actually ended up helping me discover a new and better approach to wholesaling houses—one that most investors I’ve met aren’t really dialed into yet. And, it turns out, it’s a much easier path actually—one that still makes me piles of money but with a fraction of the time and effort others have to put in.
A quick, little backstory…
In just a sec, I’m about to lay out for you my exact 3-step process for exactly why and how I’m able to enjoy a solid full-time income wholesaling houses for quick cash, with only a part time effort.
I really think it’ll help you understand even better if I kick this off with a quick snapshot of ‘my origin story’ in real estate, so you can understand how I’m not really all that special (don’t tell my wife though) and how I got to where I am today.
Then, we’ll dig into:
⇢ How wholesaling houses goes for most people ⇢ What I think is wrong with it (at least for people like me) ⇢ How I see people typically screwing it up ⇢ My exact 3-step process
And really a whole lot more. But fair warning:
This is very unconventional and may rock a few boats.
I suspect it’ll take you a few, focused minutes to really digest. But if you hang with me, I promise it’ll not only be worth your time, but you’ll probably start rethinking your own ideas on wholesaling houses should look like in your world.