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...]

Are You Positive?

If you have been sitting on the sidelines, waiting for an opportunity to jump back in the real estate or note investing game, you need to read this. The opportunity is now. I am not saying we have come full circle to the golden years of real estate and note buying, but I don’t need them to the that good…I just need them to be profitable. Very profitable. So, why now? Just look around. New houses are being built. Now, the last time I checked it was not any cheaper to build a house … [Read more...]

The Most Important Task In The Note Industry

It is 10:30am and I have wrestled with my computer for the 4th time. As I return to my home-based office from a coffee run (which is really just a short shuffle to the kitchen) I pass by the laundry room and realize that I really should get some laundry done at some point. Oh yea…I really need to get the tires on the Jeep checked. And a grocery run. Yep. Pretty much looks like the inertia of life is sucking up as much time as possible today. The problem? None of those items will … [Read more...]

7 Action Items To Get Your Private Note Business On Track

Two weeks ago we released an article on Making 2016 Your Best Note Business Year Ever. It spoke about a couple of barriers that stop you from succeeding. Nothing earth shattering, just problems that we all face in our day-to-day lives. We spoke about carving out time (the hardest thing to commit to) and stopping the tendency to re-invent the wheel (just go where people have already been). If you missed that article, you can go back and read it here. This week, we want to share a VERY … [Read more...]

Making 2016 Your Best Note Business Year

I love the beginning of the New Year. The possibilities seem endless. It is a blank slate and yours for the taking. Frankly, we don’t really need a new “year” to be the catalyst for making a change… but it sure helps and it’s as good of a time as any. If you are like me, I start the year with lots of good intentions. I am going to lose weight, cut back on diet sodas, join a gym, finally remodel my kitchen, make more money, and spend more time with family. The fact of the matter is … [Read more...]

Are You In The Note Business For The Wrong Reasons?

The act of buying privately held mortgage notes is a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it is a means of investing money and getting a good return on that investment. These ‘Investors’ prefer a predetermined return on investment, backed by real estate, without the hassles of owning real estate. Owning real estate, particularly rental properties, comes with tenants – which, even under the best of circumstances can become strained as the property needs upkeep. Nope, … [Read more...]

Work the Note Business One Day a Week?

We receive a lot of questions about the note industry. Some questions are about the potential money that can be made, some are about finding more notes, and some are about what it really takes to run a great note business. Despite creating hundreds of articles and/or videos, we always get a couple of core questions that people just (seemingly) don’t like the answer. One of the most frequent questions deals with “working the industry part-time.” Can you work the note business … [Read more...]

Cash Flow Calculation Contest

Enter to win FREE access to our upcoming release of "How to Calculate Cash Flows" This unprecedented online training includes: - Step by Step Video Instruction - Calculation keystrokes for both the HP12C and TValue software - Time Value of Money Foundation for Beginners - Advanced Investment Strategies for cash flow veterans - Learn to calculate Real Estate Notes, Mortgages, Non-Performing, Restructuring, Factoring, Partials, tail ends, balloons, split fundings, wrap-arounds, and … [Read more...]

Does Social Media Really Help Your Note Business?

This week Patrick Clark at Business Week penned the following statement based on a recent [flawed] release of a Gallup Poll… “Tweets, Likes, and Shares Don’t Make Us Buy Stuff, Americans Say.”  Of course the Gallup report was also deeply flawed with old data (circa 2012), and no one should have been surprised when people were asked if they are influenced by ads they responded, “No.” In any case, Clark's points make an interesting premise when you are talking about selling things like … [Read more...]

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 “price” but the fact of the matter is the value of the note (your bid) is a much smaller piece of the puzzle than people realize. First off, everyone wants 100 cents on the dollar…or more. How … [Read more...]