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May 04

REAL-LIFE CASE STUDY: Life-Changing PROFITS from PLAYING ROBIN HOOD to foreclosure victims | Episode 54

By Carole Ellis | Uncategorized

What would you say if I told you that you could make a huge, life-changing impact on the financial well-being of FORECLOSURE ABUSE VICTIMS all while building a lasting, viable business model for yourself? Oh, and also while EXPOSING GOVERNMENT WASTE AND FRAUD in the process? If you’re like most of my savvy, passionate listeners, you’d say “Tell me more!” Well I’ll tell you all the details right now. I’m Carole Ellis. This is Episode 54.

Let’s jump right in, because I just LOVE this story (and it’s a true one, which makes it even better). There’s a guy living in the Midwest, we’ll call him “Joel,” and you’ll see in a second why we aren’t using his real name. Anyway, there’s this guy up in the Midwest and a few years ago, he hit some hard times. You know, the kind of times where you have to decide which bills to pay and which ones to let slide and Joel, well, he decided to keep his lights on and feed his family at the expense of his property tax bill. And, as these things go, that property tax bill mounted up but Joel still was working hard, feeding his family, keeping the lights on, but he just couldn’t catch those taxes up until one day, three or four YEARS after that first delinquency, Joel’s house was foreclosed by the local government and he had to move out so it could be sold at auction. Now you know why we’re calling him “Joel” instead of his real name: not everyone likes it when they have to relive a tough experience like the loss of a home through foreclosure over and over again years after the fact!

So you might think that was the end of the story, and in fact, Joel did. He packed up his family and moved into a rental and started trying to make a living as a WELDER, but although he was a great welder, he wasn’t certified, and that severely limited the amount of money he could charge for his services and the number of jobs he could get. He was in a kind of vicious cycle that it seemed like he might never get out of until…(and this is where the story gets good for Joel AND a certain real estate investor named Bob, his real name, and I’ll tell you more about him in a minute) Anyway, until BOB called Joel up with some fantastic, seemed-too-good-to-be-true-but-it-was-true news: the city government that had foreclosed on Joel YEARS ago and sold his home at auction had actually sold that home for way, way more than Joel owed in taxes and that money, called an OVERAGE, by the way, had been sitting in a government SLUSH FUND where it would have stayed FOREVER if Bob hadn’t spotted it. And now, Bob was prepared to send Joel a $12,000 check in the mail!

Now, before we get back to that check and exactly what it meant for Joel, let’s take a minute to talk about real estate investor Bob. Bob’s not just a real estate investor, he’s also a real estate attorney. And he’s been using this OVERAGE SYSTEM to right the wrongs done to foreclosure victims EVERY TIME THERE IS A TAX SALE anywhere in the country – and he’s also managed to build a really nice business out of the process as well. Bob has a proven, well-oiled-machine of a system for identifying OVERAGES and finding the individuals who are owed, and do you think that they’re HAPPY to pay Bob a finder’s fee for that service? Well, I’ll get back to Joel’s story and then let you tell me.

So anyway, Bob called up Joel and told him that he had $12,000 to send him, and Joel went through the roof with joy. “He actually offered to drive to my office, which was several states away, to pick up the check,” Bob told me, adding that he Fed-Exed it so it would get there overnight. What did Joel do with the money? Well, he got certified as a welder. Specifically, he got an MIG welding certification, which is a certification that basically any welder who wants to work in manufacturing or in a fabrication shop has to have. It’s not cheap to get, but it meant, Joel told Bob, that he would be able to make $68 an hour and probably fantastic overtime on top of that. As you can imagine, that was pretty life-changing, and it sure means Joel is unlikely to ever lose another house to a tax sale!

And what did Bob get out of it from a monetary standpoint? (Because, admit it, there’s nothing wrong with wondering, and unless you’re a trustfund baby you probably can’t be a full-time philanthropist starting today). Anyway, Bob got a finder’s fee. In this case, it was a few thousand dollars because, get this, a $12,000 check “isn’t really that big” when you’re talking about overages. A better example might be the amount that Bob made when he was able to send a $63,437.25 check to a guy named Robert (his real name, by the way). That sucker not only changed Robert’s financial situation IMMEDIATELY, but it netted Bob just over $19,000 in finders fees as well. And folks, don’t you think that most foreclosure victims are DELIGHTED to pay those fees since Bob knew how to find that money and get it (trust me, the government doesn’t exactly make it easy because they don’t want those abused homeowners to have those funds)? Of course they were! In many cases, it’s the best news they’ve had SINCE THE FORECLOSURE.

And you don’t just have to believe me, either. You can get all the details on how this works, how YOU can do it, and how you can BUILD A HIGHLY PROFITABLE BUSINESS literally playing Robin Hood taking from the greedy government and giving back to the poor homeowners who have been victimized by that government by going right now to www.rei.today/amazing to get all the details. Our publisher, Bryan Ellis, will be hosting a free training event that exposes all the government corruption behind the overage system, how you can play a major, meaningful role in righting these wrongs, and how to build a business that literally grows off the good that you are doing, this week. It’s free, but space is limited, to head over right now to www.rei.today/amazing for all the details. And if you want to see a few of the checks that Bob has gotten for his role in the Robin Hood process (and remember when you do, FIVE FIGURE SUCKERS ARE A FRACTION of what the homeowner got), check them out in the REI Today Vault! Not yet a member? I’ve got you covered! text REITODAY no spaces, no periods to 33444 and I’ll immediately send you the information you need to get that access and ALSO provide you with fast, immediate access to all sorts of great trainings, news coverage, interviews, and lot more timely information that will help make your investing safer, faster, and more profitable.

And remember, when you do that, you’ll also be able to GROW YOUR NETWORK by interacting with me and your fellow listeners to REI Today… so stop by to ask questions, make comments and network with other investors across the country. Text REITODAY no spaces no periods to 33444 or head over to www.rei.today/vault right now.

REI Nation, thanks for listening in and always remember this:

Your best investment is your own education.

 

 

May 03

3 BEST CITIES for families

By Carole Ellis | Uncategorized

When it comes to raising a family, some areas of the country are indisputably better than others. For homebuyers hoping to start a family or moving with small children, considerations like the quality of local healthcare, the local economy’s health, crime rates, and school quality are all very important. Website Livability.com recently released a study that factored these considerations into an algorithm along with “overall quality of life” (defined mainly by length of residents’ commutes to work and school and the amount of outdoor space and children’s sections in local libraries) to identify the top cities in the country for families.

Check out the results and see if you agree:

  1. Newton, Massachusetts

Livability credits Newton with having “good schools, safe, historic neighborhoods, and a close proximity to Boston” in addition to “an endearing quality” of being comprised of 13 small villages rather than being one large city. Average home price in Newton is $855,000 and median household income is $167,000 (more than double state and national averages).

  1. Chandler, Arizona

With 330 days of sunshine, on average, per year, lots of green space, Parks and Rec classes for families, three public pools designed as mini splash parks, and a high walkability score, it’s no wonder families love Chandler. The city hosts dozens of “family-friendly festivals” throughout the year and has been recognized for the excellence of its schools.

1.Rockville, Maryland

Rockville boasts the largest school district in the state, and every one of the schools in that district is ranked in the top 11 percent of schools in the country. They consistently make “top five” and “top 10” lists annually, and have an 89 percent graduation rate, full and partial language immersion programs, and many magnet, charter, and subject-specific programs. Rockville also has high levels of diversity, a median household income of more than $98,000, and one of the lowest family poverty rates in the country.

How did you decide where to raise your family?

Thank you for reading the Bryan Ellis Investing Letter!

Your comments and questions are welcomed below.

Apr 21

THIS DECOR DECISION sells more than one in every 10 homes OVER MARKET VALUE | Episode 45

By Carole Ellis | Uncategorized

What if installing a certain item of décor in your home would substantially increase your likelihood of selling your property OVER MARKET VALUE? I expect you’d be racing to crack out your screwdrivers and drills! I’m Carole Ellis and I’ll tell you exactly what you need to hang in your home to get that price bump today, in episode 45.

Can you believe it? A SIMPLE décor decision (one that you can make in five minutes and install over the weekend, by the way), makes homes that have it far more likely (more than one in every 10 in fact) to sell OVER MARKET VALUE  – oh, and faster to boot! I’ll tell you all about this magic amenity in just a minute, but first I want to take 30 seconds to mention something that could be a “magic ticket” for real estate investors but a nightmare for YOUR PARENTS. Before you start having teenage flashbacks, don’t worry. This is actually a scary scenario for seniors in America today because there is a HUGE HOUSING SHORTAGE for the aging demographic, and it’s only getting worse. Want to know how to help your parents and leverage this situation to your investing profit advantage? Check out the whole story, “SCARY NEWS for seniors seeking housing” at www.rei.today in our news and networking section.

Now, back to, installing that price-bumping addition to your sales price…

According to Zillow (yes, they’re at it again and I LOVE IT!) certain keywords in real estate listings not only are associated with far, far more listing views than identical listings without those keywords, but those keywords are ALSO associated with substantially higher sales prices on the properties that boast them. The biggest price bump? Wait for it…

Listings with the term “BARN DOOR” in them. Now do we mean “Shut the barn door, this listing is fabulous!”? Well, no. We mean that a disproportionate number of properties with barn doors, those large, sliding, rustic-looking doors that are popular in many trendy homes these days, sell for substantially higher amounts more than their counterparts without them. Specifically, 13.9 percent of homes with this decor addition sell for over market value. This was particularly true out west, such as in metro areas like Phoenix, Arizona, where the style is extremely popular.

Barn door décor may sound complicated, but according to our local Lowe’s, the process is actually pretty simple and you can install a sliding barn door in place of a conventional single door using stock options and fairly basic tools. Of course, if you want to get really authentic, you’ll have to go out, buy an old barn door, repurpose and refinish it, and then install it in a custom doorway, but most homes with barn doors actually have the stock options that have been custom finished or outfitted with custom hardware to fit the rest of the décor in the home.

So for a fairly small amount of work, you could reap big rewards when you sell your property! This move is not only a potentially good one for homeowners, but also for investors looking to make their property stand out in listings and also at showings. Want to know other “Five Percent Plus” keywords identified by Zillow as being associated with selling higher than market price? I’ve got you covered! Check out the complete list in the REI Today Vault at www.rei.today/vault. Not yet a member? No worries! just text REITODAY no spaces, no periods, to 33444 and I’ll provide you with fast, immediate access to all sorts of great trainings, news coverage, interviews, and lot more timely information that will help make your investing safer, faster, and more profitable.

And remember, when you do that, you’ll also be able to GROW YOUR NETWORK by interacting with me and your fellow listeners to REI Today… so stop by to ask questions, make comments and network with other investors across the country. Text REITODAY no spaces no periods to 33444 or head over to www.rei.today/vault right now.

REI Nation, thanks for listening in and always remember this:

Your best investment is your own education.

Apr 20

WEIRD NEW KITCHEN TREND you won’t believe

By Carole Ellis | Uncategorized

The HGTV “crowd” may have a hard time with this one: the kitchen remodel is getting a makeover. According to a survey conducted by the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA), more and more homeowners are opting out of high-end upgrades in their kitchen in order to create a new type of atmosphere in the “new family room.” They want something a little less polished and a lot more “homey,” they say. Homeowners these days want something called a “transitional kitchen.”

So what does that mean? As far as we can tell, transitional kitchens mainly serve two functions: to prepare food in a social setting, and to celebrate the eclectic. As a result, just about anything goes as long as you’ve got enough workspace and you don’t stick with just one design theme. For example, you might mix every neutral color you can think of into your color scheme, using gray, black, white, tan, taupe, and even a light mauve to make your transitional kitchen “visually interesting,” as one designer put it. Then, add an element of surprise by going with a wood floor to keep your guests guessing.

Transitional kitchens also balance new and old design elements, which is great for the rehabber with an eye to repurpose because rustic elements like farmhouse doors, repurposed wood cabinets, or subway tile backsplashes can actually be combined with minimalist elements to create a mish-mash that trendy homeowners insist is very appealing. You may also want to utilize unusual materials, like concrete, for your countertops instead of a more traditional stone option like marble or granite.

Finally, as if this isn’t quirky enough already, the NKBA recommends specifically embracing your personal quirkiness by including objects with family meaning. For example, an antique toaster might receive a place of honor on that cement countertop, or you might incorporate a family member’s artwork into the tiles or in a prominent position on a chalkboard. Overall, a transitional kitchen reflects you.

Lesson Learned:

Following the trends can be great, but be careful indulging in too much of “you” if you’re hoping to sell soon.

Point to Ponder:

Are you interested in owning a transitional kitchen?

Thank you for reading REI Today!

Your comments and questions are welcomed below.

Apr 07

Breaking: how to HANDLE the ZILLOW DATA “LEAK” | Episode 37

By Carole Ellis | REI Today Podcast , Uncategorized

 

What if America’s BIGGEST DATA GIANT were about to release your HIDDEN HOME DATA and I told you it was a GOOD thing? You’d still want the details, and I’ve them. I’m Carole Ellis. This is Episode 37.

Can it really be a GOOD THING that Zillow, the internet’s biggest real estate data and listings marketplace, is planning to open up the “HIDDEN DATA” on your home listings? You bet it can! I’ll tell you all about why this new move that sounds, on the face of it, like an invasion of privacy is actually nothing of the sort and could revolutionize your investing business if leveraged correctly. First, though, I have some other good news: I’ve got a new success story to share with you from a Massachusetts real estate investor who just figured out how to fully fund multi-family rehabs in REALLY cool way (that, by the way, doesn’t involve taking out loans!) Find out how he funded more than $128,000 in repairs on a rental property without private money, bank money, or a trust fund by visiting www.rei.today/FUNDING right now. Let me tell you, it’s good news worth bragging about.

Now, back to Zillow’s expose of your home data. First, the facts please! At present, when a homeowner lists a property on Zillow, they basically have to hope that they’ve created a listing that will attract buyers’ eyes, literally, to their property versus the millions of other listings on the website. Some homeowners attempt this by staging their homes in luxurious ways, investing big bucks in drone flyover videos (look out for the FAA folks!), or doing other unique things to the property in hopes of making their listing go viral. However, until now, the efficacy of these strategies has been difficult to measure, and results, good or bad, have been anecdotal at best. Now, however, Zillow has created a new tool called Owner Dashboard that lets you see just how well your listing methods are working from the second your property hits the Zillow Marketplace.

The Owner Dashboard is exactly what it sounds like. It enables sellers to monitor, in real time, how many people have seen their listing, if buyers are coming back for multiple views, and how their listing is faring against local competition. Perhaps even more exciting, if your listing isn’t doing well against competitors, Zillow will let you know what they have that you don’t: possibly you need more or better photos, a video tour, or additional home facts. The dashboard can also be set to send you daily reports on your listing performance and will integrate with many MLS systems. You can even create listings in advance and then schedule them for release at a later date.

So how can investors start benefitting from Zillow’s Owner Dashboard right away? Easy! For starters, use the analytics tools at your disposal. You’d be amazed at how many people do not evaluate their real estate investing methods and strategies even when the tools to do so are right in front of them. Hey, I understand: it’s often tempting to me to not scroll through daily doses of data too – I think it’s because we all have an inherent distaste for the possibility that the data might indicate something awesome we’re doing actually doesn’t work very well! Nevertheless, suck it up guys! Take a look at your results and determine what works in your listings and what doesn’t.

Second, leverage the internet’s biggest real estate player to send traffic to YOUR business! Zillow wants you to want Zillow, and so they’re constantly creating new tools like the dashboard that have components designed to bring you back time and again. One such feature on the dashboard is a link-creator that makes Zillow-powered links that lead from your Zillow listing to your own website, and they come with a great, professional looking listing graphic as well. Hidden gems like this, when used correctly, can give you credibility and increase traffic on your personal website instead of only fueling the massive drive to Zillow itself.

Finally, you can compare and contrast your strategies from one listing to the next by lining them all up and evaluating results based on differences between the listings. Zillow breaks down key stats for every listing on the dashboard so that you can easily see what is working, and what’s not.

So why is Zillow doing this? Well, as I said, Zillow wants you to want Zillow, and the best way to get you hooked is to provide the best, most comprehensive tools for listing online. What’s Zillow getting? Well, they’re getting YOU, and they’re also getting your listing data, which enables them to compile huge analytics reports, advertise more effectively, and keep growing their user base and data base. So no, the dashboard is not free, but I’d say it’s probably worth the trade since you almost certainly were going to list on Zillow anyway.

If you like the sound of the Zillow Dashboard, you can read the entire original, official press release and training about the subject in the REI Today Vault. Zillow released the materials to us this morning, and I’ll tell you: they’re pretty exciting! And if you’re not yet a member, no worries! text REITODAY no spaces, no periods, to 33444 I’ll provide you with fast, immediate access to all sorts of great trainings, news coverage, interviews, and lot more timely information that will help make your investing safer, faster, and more profitable.

And remember, when you do that, you’ll also be able to GROW YOUR NETWORK by interacting with me and your fellow listeners to REI Today… so stop by to ask questions, make comments and network with other investors across the country. Text REITODAY no spaces no periods to 33444 or head over to www.rei.today/vault right now.

REI Nation, thanks for listening in and always remember this:

Your best investment is your own education.

Mar 25

The ZESTIMATE EXPOSED – Zillow Secrets Explained | Episode 27

By Carole Ellis | Uncategorized

Ever found yourself wondering where in the world Zillow’s home values ACTUALLY come from? Today, we’ll go straight to the source (Zillow itself) and explain a number that’s been a mystery to real estate investors and homeowners for years: the ZESTIMATE. I’m Carole Ellis. This is episode 27.

Admit it: you love Zillow (or, you know, maybe you hate it). Either way, real estate investors have no choice but to live with and EMBRACE the online listings giant. Zillow was founded in 2005 and, in a little over a decade, managed to become the most heavily trafficked real estate website in the world with millions and millions of homes and their associated data, including the somewhat mysterious “zestimate” listed on the site.

If you’ve ever made an offer to a seller only to hear “but Zillow says my house is worth…” in response, then you know the frustration and, in some cases, total disconnect with reality, that Zillow’s custom estimated value for a home can cause. Spencer Rascoff, Zillow’s CEO, has addressed the zestimate in a number of public interviews, and he tends to explain the zestimate in this way, as he did on Boston’s National Public Radio station:

“It’s a very complex algorithm [that is] computer generated.” We look at the properties of the subject home and we compare it with like properties. We do it using machine learning and algorithms which are very complex. We value every home in the country, every night, and nationwide zestimates are actually quite accurate even though they’re computer generated.” Are you getting that the zestimate is complex, by the way?

So Zillow generates these zestimates which, as you’ll see in a minute, they’re very adamant about calling by their proper names. And as Rascoff says and most real estate investors will agree, a zestimate is not necessarily a bad STARTING POINT for a home value because they tend to be relatively accurate, which is to say that if someone says their property is worth $400,000 and Zillow says it is worth $175,000, you can generally be sure there are some more details to uncover, good or bad.

The problem that a lot of real estate professionals have with Zillow and its zestimates is that when a homeowner sees a zestimate the old “if it’s on the internet, it must be true” fallacy kicks into high gear if the homeowner likes what he or she sees. You can’t lie online, right? And, by the way, I own this bridge I’d like to sell you…

Anyway, a lot of real estate professionals criticize Zillow more and less gently about their zestimates because they’re not real appraisals, and Rascoff addresses this directly and regularly as well. He has said time and again that “it’s a zestimate, not a “zappraisal” because it is not intended to take the place of the appraisal.” He routinely encourages critics to consult appraisers and real estate agents for more detailed, accurate home values. “There will always be a professional intermediary,” he has said on more than one occasion, noting that in his opinion, Zillow and zestimates have simply given consumers access to what was historically a “secret database of housing information.” That doesn’t mean, he adds, that a consumer doesn’t still need a professional’s help to interpret it.

So if you’re an investor struggling with the best way to use Zillow, here are a few fast tips to make this powerful website work FOR you instead of against you when you’re working on a deal:

First, don’t go in blind. I promise you, your seller looked up their zestimate. You need to know what they believe about their home so that you don’t look gobsmacked when they tell you what it’s worth, for better or for worse.

Second, read the home details. They may expose the reason for a value discrepancy, if there is one. For example, I once encountered a LOVELY, HUGE home in person (five bedrooms, five bathrooms, huge porch, finished basement, the works) that was listed on Zillow as a three-bed/two-bath. Zillow’s fault? Nope! Nearly three decades earlier the homeowner had done a bunch of work to improve the home and the changes had never made it onto county property records. Because the home had never been listed on Zillow, the updates simply never got recorded. To Zillow, it looked like a starter home in the middle of a much, much posher neighborhood, and Zillow priced it accordingly. In that case, it was good news for everyone once we figured that out!

Third, be pleasant. Badmouthing Zillow is just dumb, and not because they’ll call you up and ask you to stop (which they will). Zillow, like Google, has carefully aligned itself with the consumer by “exposing secret information” previously only accessible to real estate agents. That type of marketing is just one reason a lot of real estate agents don’t really like Zillow all that much. But if you bad-mouth your seller’s “teammate,” you just come off as the guy with something to hide. So be reasonable, but be nice about it as well. In most cases, your seller knows what the zestimate says and, in their heart of hearts, they know whether it’s close to accurate or not and whether their situation warrants you paying that price tag.

REI Nation, Zillow is a powerful force in real estate and you can leverage that power – and the power of the zestimate – to your advantage to the good of your real estate investing business if you understand how that zestimate works. Don’t ever allow a lack of insight or information to get the best of you! Stay in the loop with REI Today’s breaking coverage, alerts, and education and training library. Text REITODAY to 33444 to gain access to everything we offer or visit us online at www.REI.Today. If you’re not yet a member, text REITODAY no spaces, no periods, to 33444 I’ll provide you with fast, immediate access to all sorts of great trainings, news coverage, interviews, and lot more timely information that will help make your investing safer, faster, and more profitable.

And remember, when you do that, you’ll also be able to GROW YOUR NETWORK by interacting with me and your fellow listeners to REI Today… so stop by to ask questions, make comments and network with other investors across the country. Text REITODAY no spaces no periods to 33444 or head over to www.REI.Today right now.

REI Nation, thanks for listening in and always remember this:

Your best investment is your own education.

Mar 11

the TRUTH about buyers that will SET YOUR INVESTING BUSINESS FREE | Episode 16

By Carole Ellis | Uncategorized

What if you knew a SECRET about the people who buy your deals that would enable you to sell just about any deal within days – if not hours – of getting that deal lined up in the first place? If that just might light a fire under your real estate business, then listen up. I’m Carole Ellis, and I’ll reveal this secret in Episode 16.

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There is a secret that far too few investors realize about the people who buy their deals, but the investors who are “in the know” are able to do more deals, more quickly, and with less of their own money on the line than anyone else. It’s a really important little piece of information to have, and we’re going to talk about exactly how to GET IT today. However, before we do so, I’ve got another “important little piece of information” you’re not going to want to miss: the location of a city in which home prices have gone up 25 PERCENT in the past year alone. It’s not located on the west coast either. The local and national governments that regulate this municipality have worked together in a unique way to bring so many individual millionaire investors to this area that the average house is now selling for more than 1 million dollars! Want to know where this SMOKING HOT market is located? Check out the latest in the News & Networking Section at REI.Today to read all about it.

Now, let’s get back to a tiny little oh, say, nine-digit number that will help you enter and exit your deals profitably as quickly as you could possibly want to. You’re probably thinking hmmmm, nine digits, sounds like a phone number. Well, you’re right, it is! But you don’t just need ONE phone number, you need as many of them as possible, and on the other end of that number, you want an investor who is ready to snap up your deals. How do you get them? It’s easier than you might think. In fact, you’re probably already doing the main step in the process. Here’s how it works.

We’ve talked about bandit signs numerous times in the past. Bandit signs are those small cardboard signs you see on the side of the road that say things like “I buy ugly houses” or “3 bedroom/2 bath CHEAP!” Now, REI Today has a training about how to make your bandit signs WAYYY more effective than the ones you usually see on the side of the road that you can access with your key to the REI Today Vault, but for now, we’re going to operate on the assumption that we are working with a sign that says the following:

Great 3 bedroom/2 bath worth $200,000, will sell for $130,000. And it has a phone number at the bottom.

Now here’s the key: that PHONE NUMBER. While you’re probably thinking it’s YOUR PHONE NUMBER, you’re only partly right. In reality, it’s a phone number with a message specially designed to target buyers who want to buy deals like the ones that you are finding. On the other end of that number is NOT you and your cell phone, it’s a message detailing exactly why that house is so ideal as a purchase. You include all the comps, all the details, exactly what makes it a STEAL at $70,000 below market value (and, also, evidence of that $200,000 in market value) and at the end of that message you add some very important words:

We get deals like this one all the time. If you are interested in this deal, please leave your name and number and I’ll be back in touch with you right away! If you’re interested in getting information about other deals like this one, please leave your name and number as well.

Now, you’ve not only potentially sold your one great deal, but you’ve begun to establish a relationship with multiple investors who will be looking to you to provide them with the details of great deals the very second you’ve got them. Over time, you’ll have a list of phone numbers you can text or, if you prefer, emails that you can reach out to, that are all linked to motivated buyers. And you don’t need hundreds of these guys and gals – though of course it’s nice – you really only need maybe a dozen. And furthermore, you can put that same information you put on your bandit sign up on craiglist and generate buyer leads for that deal and for other deals as well.

Let’s face it: you can never, ever have too many motivated buyers who trust you and love your deals, so a truly motivated investor will begin putting this plan into action right away. It will speed up your transaction time, unlock your ability to do a higher volume of deals, and, most importantly, IMPROVE YOUR CONFIDENCE AND YOUR PROFITS in your real estate investing business. To get access to our exclusive bandit-sign training, where I describe exactly what REI Today does in our business to build this type of buyers list, head on over to the REI Today Vault and look for the “Exclusive Bandit Sign Training” at that location. Not yet a member? Get access now by texting REITODAY no spaces, no periods, to 33444, and I’ll provide fast, free access to that information as well as a lot more seriously insightful stuff that will make your real estate investing safer, faster, and more profitable. So just text the word REITODAY with no spaces or periods to 33444 or visit REI.Today/vault to get access now…

When you do that, you’ll also be able to GROW YOUR NETWORK by interacting with me and your fellow listeners to REI Today… so stop by to ask questions, make comments and network with other investors across the country!  Just text the word REITODAY with no spaces or periods to 33444 or visit REI.today/vault right now for your free membership.

And, whether you’re a pet lover or a pet hater, you (and Fluffy) can’t miss the next episode. Did you know that a dog could DOUBLE YOUR LISTING VIEWS? Find out how Fido could multiply your potential buyer pool twice over in our next episode.

REI Nation, thanks for listening in, and always remember this:

Your best investment is your OWN education.

Mar 10

REI Today Exclusive: Grant Funding Success Story – Glenn G. “A Full Ride”

By Carole Ellis | Uncategorized

Glenn G., his wife, and son live in Georgia. As their son neared high school graduation, they wondered how they would afford to send him to his “dream college.” Their son had the grades and had “done the work,” as they say, but that didn’t necessarily translate to Glenn and his family having more than $50,000 a year to put toward college tuition.

Readers should be aware that even though state schools in Georgia, as in many states, offer lottery-funded scholarships, parents often find themselves paying more than $15,000 a year for that “free” education, so what Glenn, his wife, and his son accomplished is a big deal.

They worked with Chris’s Free Money System and systematically went through the entire list of available grants and scholarships for which their son qualified.

Impressive!

Then, using Chris’s system for contacting fund providers and offering the very best, most effective information about their needs, they were able to net, wait for it…

$218,236.00 for Glenn’s son’s college tuition!

“He has a full ride to college without any expenses for my wife or me,” said Glenn. That’s a big deal, because housing and living expenses can be far, far more than tuition!

Glenn and his family are thrilled that his son can attend the college of his choice for the entire four years. “Thank you for your excellent program,” Glenn said, adding that the Free Money System “provided a specific guide for all available grants and scholarships” that proved invaluable.

Want to hear more? Keep an eye out for our next Success Story. You won’t believe what Miroslav V. was able to do to create his own DREAM BUSINESS in a special real estate niche. Here’s a hint: He thought he’d NEVER do it because it needed $100K in start-up money…