Archives for December 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 sellers. As 2013 comes to an end, we wish you a Happy New Year and suggest you take a quick look at these posts. Read (or re-read) these as you get ready to plan 2014. The Top 7 Most Read Note Business … [Read more...]

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 or in foreclosure on residential 1-4 property, the lowest in five years. While these numbers are down from the highs of almost 15% in 2010, there are still plenty of mortgage delinquencies on the … [Read more...]

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 current topical trends). Cost – How much (in dollars) the marketing will cost you (including the creation). Quality – How great the note marketing piece will look. Every one of them is very … [Read more...]

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 December for the Note Business. It is so easy for me to get distracted between Thanksgiving and New Years that I often write off the whole time. The fact of the matter is that if I “check out” from … [Read more...]