21 Tips To Read Before You Get Started Investing in Notes

“How do I get started investing in notes?” That’s a question we hear daily from tired landlords, stressed out rehabbers, or the couple next door wanting to improve life for their family. Own The Real Estate Or Be The Bank There are differences between investing in real estate vs. mortgage notes. Rather than owning the property, you own the right to collect payments on a promissory note. You are the one receiving the payments. If something needs fixed the owner has to do it.  And like the … [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...]

Weed Loans Enter Seller Financed Note Market

What’s the newest niche to hit note investing? Think green, Up in Smoke, and now legal (in some states) for medical and/or recreational use. With differences in Federal versus state laws, marijuana businesses find it difficult to obtain traditional bank financing. The result? Seller financed Weed Loans or MJ Paper has entered the market. Recently we were asked to buy a private debt financed note secured by commercial real estate being used as marijuana dispensary. It was time to learn more … [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...]

Note Investing Info: What Was Hot In 2016

Is 2016 really almost over?  Let us be one of the first to wish you a Happy New Year! May 2017 be a prosperous year for your note investing business.  As the year closes we like to both reflect back and plan ahead with a look at the info you wanted to read most. With over 350 pages of free online content, there are lots of choices!  In 2016 alone those pages were viewed over 170,768 times.  Here's a look at the topics you visited most at NoteInvestor.com. Top 10 Most Read Note Investing Info of … [Read more...]

How to Create Business Notes for Resale

When selling a business many sellers will consider owner financing a portion of the purchase price for the buyer.  Unfortunately, collecting monthly payments on a business note can be it’s own risky business. Here are three truths that both business owners and brokers should know before creating a seller financed business note for resale. … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss This RE Note Business Podcast

Have you heard about the Real Estate Investor Summit Podcast on iTunes? It focuses on teaching others to gain financial freedom with real estate through investor interviews. Recently the host, Mitch Stephen, interviewed me on his new podcast. Considering he is an owner financing expert himself, it was a real honor to have him share this with his listeners: "Wow let me tell you I was so impressed while we talked hearing her talk about the note business. She opened my eyes to some amazing ideas. … [Read more...]

Increase Your Business 10x With Online Note Investing Tools

Earlier this week at Note Expo 2016 it was standing room only in the info packed session on How To Increase Your Business 10x With Online Note Investing Tools. I was honored to give a repeat performance later that afternoon and want to say thanks to everyone that attended. As promised I’m sharing the presentation slides and some helpful links here in this follow up post. But first I want to say… What a great event! Congrats to Eddie Speed, Bob Repass, Susan DeLaGarza, Czarina Harris, and … [Read more...]

C&A Financial Offers Note Buying Programs

C&A Financial Programs is a private note buyer and licensed mortgage lender that has been buying mortgages for over 30 years. They work with brokers and note flippers wanting to sell notes along with investors looking to purchase for attractive yields. We recently spoke with Zack Martin, Vice President, to get additional information for the note buyers directory. What is the current focus of your company? C&A Financial Programs, Inc. buys negotiable instruments including notes, … [Read more...]

5 Reasons I’m Going To Note Expo Nov 4-5, 2016

Let’s Meet in Fort Worth, Texas! I just accepted an invitation to speak at the upcoming Note Expo 2016 Convention and hope you’ll join me in attending this event dedicated to real estate note investing. Click Here To Register For Note Expo! I don’t accept many offers to speak live 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 I'll be at … [Read more...]