|Triple Your Real Estate Profits!
I recently advised a friend on a deal that brought back A point to me that
needs reiterating to make your real estate business VERY profitable:
- Keep In Contact With Your Potential Leads!
Your ability to do this will more than double your profits in real estate and
that is the gospel truth! For example let me use this recent situation with a seller.
Mrs. Seller has a property with a first mortgage AND a second mortgage
over-financed at 110% LTV. The seller committed to keep the second current until the loan
could be retired from tenant/buyer, however this is risky from an investor's standpoint
if the seller defaults on keeping current. Then all of a sudden you the investor has an
over-financed house with NEGATIVE cashflow! Not good.
Even though the seller was not willing to deed the property at this time and
hope that we could get the second discounted and deficiency judgment waived ......TIME CAN
CHANGE EVERYTHING! Sure the deal doesn't make financial sense for an investor, but taking
into consideration the second is two months behind and first current with a little
"seasoning" makes this a great short-sale opportunity.
That RIGHT THERE is the crux of what I'm trying to Stress to you. It is
absolutely imperative that you keep in contact with sellers in an time and cost efficient way
because what doesn't work for someone right now can down the road and for you as an investor
to.....these are called win-win situations.
Another quick example I want to give you to drive in this concept is that I use
to write up offer on EVERYTHING I looked at from sellers. I still do but I am much better
at pre-screening sellers than previously. Back to the situation here is that I had this
thick file of written offers as well as notes on verbal offers made.
After about a 5-6 month period time I had a THICK folder now and many leads and
deals that almost came to closing but not quite. Now being from the real estate school of
"hard knocks" I stuck by my guns and didn't change my investing criteria so there
were a number of deals that were close but no closing took place.
I then sat down and implemented a system with these contacts of mailing and
calling. After I had my system in place I implemented it and a funny thing happened
....I had to put my current marketing biz on hold because of all the deals I was getting
flooded with from JUST WORKING ON MY PREVIOUS CONTACTS LIST!!
I hope by now that you can see the importance of being able to culture and grow your
deals from leads. Marketing is an investment in your business so make the most of your
I don't know if it will triple your real estate business by implementing a follow
up contact system...but I DO know that it is definitely worth your time in profits and that
is what this business is all about isn't it?
Think creatively and "out-of-the-box" for your real estate business and
lastly…..good hunting as luck has absolutely nothing to do with it!!
Scott Rister is an author and "real world" investor just like yourself.
Scott started investing in real estate over seven years ago for the sole reason so many do which
is to supplement income and eventually replace the corporate job. After learning first hand what
"down-sizing" in the corporate world means, Scott focused more intently on shifting from
emphasis from buying techniques to finding truly motivated sellers. In less than a year Scott has been
involved with over 60 real estate transactions that ended up with a check with his name on it. You can
learn more about his program at
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