Note Buyer Directory 2013

Selling Mortgage Notes? Find the Right Note Buyer!

Note Investors fall into one of four groups, but which one is right for you? Safe to say it's not "The Posers!" Here's a look at each group … [Read More...]

Learn Note Business

Learn the Note Business in 60 Seconds?

OK, you can’t really learn the cash flow note business in just 60 seconds, but this “speed round” of 11 questions will certainly get you … [Read More...]

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Building a Winning Cash Flow Business Website Video

Wondering what makes a winning website for the cash flow business? Watch this video walk-through to answer these important questions for finding … [Read More...]

Finding Cash Flow Notes Training

How Can I Find Cash Flow Notes?

Knowing how to find cash flow notes is the most important skill note brokers and buyers can learn. It can also be the most difficult. Why? Well … [Read More...]

Recent Articles

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Selling and Buying Business Notes With Security Financial

Selling a business and taking back a promissory note is common practice. However, finding investors to buy a business note without real estate as collateral is a bit more challenging. Fortunately there is Security Financial Services (SFS), a third generation company that specializes in buying … [Read More...]

Calculating Partial Note Purchase TVM

Calculating Early Payoff On A Partial Note Purchase Using TValue Software

One of the wonders of the note business is the ability to invest in notes with little or no cash of your own using the partial or tail-end structure.  But what happens when a note pays off early?  This week's guest author, Markus Mollica with TimeValue Software, explains how to calculate an early … [Read More...]

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Meet Note Buyer Troy Fullwood of Pinnacle Investments

We are pleased to share this investor interview from the Directory of Note Buyers and introduce you to Troy Fullwood, owner of Pinnacle Investments. Troy learned the ropes flipping notes in the late 90s and then started buying notes in-house. Based in Arizona, Pinnacle Investments buys nationwide … [Read More...]

Note Sellers Good Bad Ugly

The Good, Bad, and Ugly Note Sellers

When dealing with a mortgage note seller, what is the most important element of the negotiation process? The amount of the discount? How long it takes to fund? The reputation / credibility of your company? At the end of the day, it is none of the items listed above. Sure, some people will say … [Read More...]

Note Industry Change

What I Would Change About The Note Industry

Before I get into what I don't like about the note industry let me start with... What do I like “most” about the note industry? It is a frequent question people ask with numerous answers depending on where my head is at the time the question is posed. In no particular order it would … [Read More...]

Note Business Review 2013

Top 7 Note Investor Articles of 2013

2013 proved to be a year of “adaptation” and “advancement” for the note business. The note industry continued to recover and build as note brokers, investors, and professionals tweaked their marketing tactics and campaigns to adjust to the new real estate market and technology savvy … [Read More...]

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What About Brokering Non-Performing or Defaulted Notes?

It’s no secret the economy and housing crash resulted in record numbers of missed mortgage payments generating investor interest in delinquent, defaulted, and non-performing notes. In November, the MBA (Mortgage Banker’s Association) reported 9.75% of combined loans at least one payment past due … [Read More...]

Note Marketing Two of Three

Note Marketing: Two Out of Three Isn’t Bad

Actually, it was the topic of a speech that I gave years ago, but as I revisit it in my mind, it seems that nothing has changed much. The premise is simple. When creating and executing a marketing campaign, you have three choices. Speed – How fast you want to get to market (or react to … [Read More...]

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Are You Quitting The Last 41 Miles Of Your Note Business?

I wonder how successful a Daytona 500 driver would be if they just quit the last forty-one miles? I mean, go full-out, committed the first 459 miles, and then stayed in the pits while the people on the track completed the last forty-one miles. It is kind of the way I look at the month of … [Read More...]

Note Buying Return on investment

3 Ways to Boost Your Note Buying Return

First off, this will not be a “math” article. Don’t get me wrong; I love the math behind the scenes when it comes to notes. Buying notes. Selling notes. Brokering notes. It seems, sometimes, when I throw a bunch of numbers around in an article some people tend to get that glossy-eyed look. … [Read More...]

Note Broker Marketing Tracking

Tracking and Testing Your Note Broker Marketing

How is your note broker marketing plan performing? Do you get more inquires off your website or more calls from your mailings? What is your average cost per lead? Is that cost less on a professional referral or a paid ad? For every dollar you spend what multiple can you expect to earn in … [Read More...]

First Note Broker Deal

Shortcut To Your First Note Broker Deal

Let’s face it. Who doesn’t like to take a shortcut? Whether you are on the way to work, the mall, or just trying to find your way out of an IKEA® store, shortcuts can come in handy. This week I was posed the question… “What are the best shortcuts to getting a deal in the note industry?” It … [Read More...]

Note Buying Checklist

What’s In Your Note Buyer Transaction Checklist?

Congratulations! The seller has accepted your offer to buy their note payments. Now what? The 3 Phases of Note Buying The purchase of a private mortgage note goes through three main phases before closing and funding. First is the quote request. Next up is the preliminary approval … [Read More...]

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You Are Not Alone In The Note Business

I am not going to lie, it really sucks doing things on your own. I suppose there is some person in this world that would like nothing more than to be left alone, sit in a room, and learn the note industry…but I doubt at the end of the day they would be very good at it. When I look back over my … [Read More...]

Note Marketing Why

Marketing For Notes: There Needs To Be a Reason “Why”

One of my favorite things to do is pick apart marketing pieces. Ok, that sounded unkind. Let me rephrase… One of my favorite things to do is pick apart any marketing piece…including my own. I don’t care if you are trying to buy a note, sell a car, get someone to dine at your restaurant, or … [Read More...]