Archives for 2017

5 Reasons I’m Going To Note Expo Nov 3-4, 2017

Let’s Meet in Dallas, Texas! I just accepted an invitation to attend the upcoming Note Expo 2017 Convention and hope you’ll join me in taking part of this event dedicated to real estate note investing. Click Here To Register For Note Expo! I don’t accept many offers to attend or speak at live events anymore because frankly there are very few high quality industry gatherings that can advance your business.  But I’m truly excited about this expo. So why this event? Here are 5 reasons … [Read more...]

50 Ways To Leave Your…SFH Note

A mistake many investors and brokers make is to focus solely on notes secured by single family houses (SFHs). Unfortunately, that is a last-century approach. The lowest interest rates in recorded history have meant that our Springer Spaniel could qualify to buy a house. So most homeowners have had no reason to offer seller financing. The Dodd-Frank Act of 2010 also negatively impacted the creation of notes, most likely because its complexity and consequent potential liabilities discourages … [Read more...]

2016 Seller Financing Statistics and Insights

Seller financing statistics reveal new note creation fell by 8.3% in 2016. Overall there were 97,089 seller financed notes created in 2016 compared to 105,871 in 2015. The number of commercial and land secured notes dropped only slightly by 3% off 2015. The biggest change was seen in the single family residential (SFR or SFH) category of notes which fell 16% in 2016 from 2015. Why the big change? "The drop in residential notes may have been due to hot residential markets allowing sellers to … [Read more...]

Find Notes To Buy On Demand With Notes Direct

I have a confession to make. One of the most frustrating parts of note investing is FINDING the notes. Why do you think investors, big and small, work with brokers and referral sources? Investors want to INVEST in real estate notes…not spend their time looking for notes. I know I’m not alone in this feeling. I get calls and emails all the time asking… Where Do I Find Notes To Buy? Performing and Non-performing notes are primarily bought at a discount from one of three places: … [Read more...]

Content Marketing For The Note Business

We didn’t know it, but when we started the Note Investor site in 2001 and added a blog in 2008, we were on the forefront of Content Marketing.  Of course it wasn’t called that at the time and our intent wasn’t even marketing.  We were just sick of all the misinformation on the Internet about the note business and decided to do something about it. As we wrote articles, we would post them to our site and send out an email letting people know there was something new to read. We heard about … [Read more...]

Social Media Marketing for Note Buyers

By now you no doubt have some type of web presence for your note buyer business. Whether you are broker or investor, even the simplest website can work for you 24/7, provide leads, and gain you valuable credibility. But what about an ongoing conversation that keeps you relevant and in their minds? Social media marketing is certainly a key part of that, but not as easy for the note buyer or broker. How often should you share info? What information should you share? Where do you … [Read more...]