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A Marketing Plan - The Thing That Makes Deals Happen!

A Marketing Plan - The Thing That Makes Deals Happen!

ou’re a Real Estate Entrepreneur or Investor, and you’re out there in the market place looking for deals. I have a question for you.

Are you doing a bit of advertising and just hoping that a deal will fall in your lap, or are you operating in a way that makes certain it will happen. If you don’t have a process for making sure deals happen, you don’t yet understand the importance of having a marketing plan.

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Marketing - The Weekend Bandit

Marketing - The Weekend Bandit

As most of you already know, marketing is the key to succeeding in this business. We have to market to buy and sell homes. Those who are best at marketing to buy a house, have a lot less work to do when it comes to selling their homes because buying right is 90% of the battle. You don’t need to be flashy, you don’t need to be an expert, you just need to be out there. It is pretty much common knowledge among most successful investors that “bandit signs” really work. You know the little signs attached to telephone poles or stuck on the side of the road that say “We Buy Houses”. They are one of the most effective forms of marketing that you can do and one of the cheapest.

But many of us have an ethical dilemma when it comes to bandit signs. They are illegal to use in most areas of the country. I can relate the concerns of you all because I have the same ones. As a result, I haven’t been putting out bandit signs because I don’t want to break the law. Some investors have decided to chance it and are willing to pay the fines because the rewards are so great. But there is a way.

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Online and Offline Real Estate Marketing

Online and Offline Real Estate Marketing

You may have jumped into real estate investing with one eye on your dreams and the other on your potential to become fabulously wealthy in a very short time. While it's true that it's possible to become the richest person you know, the reality is that it will probably take time to happen. Another reality you may not have considered is that as a real estate investor, you also wear another hat: professional marketer. If you can't devise a winning online and offline marketing effort, your dreams will be largely unrealized and your destiny will be held hostage by unfulfilled potential.

Offline MarketingThere are a number of offline marketing strategies you can employ to encourage possible buyers and sellers of residential real estate to contact you. Some of the most common ones are:

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Finding Motivated Sellers: Luck or Hard Work?

Finding Motivated Sellers: Luck or Hard Work?

Did you just hear about the investor in your local RE club that closed on a deal netting them $15,000 and they didn't even have to lay a hand on the property? Or what about the person that just bought that rental house on the same block for 30-50% less that what you paid for yours? Are you at the point of scratching your head and thinking they're just lucky? Or probably that's all they do and just don't have a life outside of real estate....right?

Somewhere in between total luck and absolute sell-out hours chasing deals is where you should be in finding truly motivated sellers, or rather having them finding you. It's a weird coincidence that the smarter I work, the luckier I get finding great deals. Did you catch that? It's not always about how many hours you put into real estate and how hard you work at your marketing program that produces the best results which is finding great deals that puts money in your pocket and that's what real estate investing is all about.

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Direct Mailing Principles For Real Estate

Direct Mailing Principles For Real Estate

Scenario: You get that first magical list that you anticipate as being the answer to finding truly motivated sellers. It doesn't even dawn on you the hours you spend typing up the letters because you're so focused on all the great deals to be made. It seems like the letters are just burning a hole in your hand by the time you get the stamps on them and to the post office. Next week rolls around and your hopes were just about dashed by the time got that first call from a seller who received one of your letters. Now we're talking! It becomes obvious shortly into the conversation they're just "fishing" around and trying to find just how much you would pay for their property and no they are not in any hurry to sell. What happened? Why didn't you get more calls from truly motivated sellers? Everything you heard about direct mail in real estate was that this is the way to go in having a system set up for motivated sellers to find you.

The "Real World"

After you've read the above scenario know just two things right now: Many new investors using direct mail without guidance sometimes experience these types of results and get discouraged from using direct mail again. These individuals will tell you, "oh, I tried mailing out letters and postcards once but I didn't get many (or any) deals".

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