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...]

Looking For Notes In All The Wrong Places

Some things never change...unless you change your behavior. You know that song right - the country singer looking for love in all the wrong places? Well in the cash flow business we are often singing the blues about looking for deals in all the wrong places. It is easy to do. There is no shortage of so-called "experts" out there telling you where to find notes. Don't get me wrong, some people have some great ideas, most don't. The fact of the matter is that we have a very short list … [Read more...]

Buy Notes Locally or Nationally?

Every once in a while someone expresses this concern, “I don’t want to limit myself by only trying to find and buy notes in my own town…I want to make sure my marketing is global.” We certainly understand not wanting to limit yourself. For the most part, the market has changed. The Internet has taken many businesses to a global level of competition – but not all business. Some industries are still very personal and selling a mortgage note is not like buying a television off eBay. Any … [Read more...]

7 Essential Tips For Marketing Your Note Business Online

Want to market your note business online but don't know where to start? You are not alone!  With over 1 billion web pages created daily the sheer volume of information can be overwhelming – paralyzing even! Since going online with our first note buyer website in 1998 a few things have changed.  So here's our checklist for finding notes and marketing your business on the Internet in 2012. (Be sure to check out our audio interview at the end of this article!) 7 Essential Tips For Marketing … [Read more...]

The Need for a Solid Note Business Website

I think we can all agree that the web is not a “fad” nor is it going anywhere in our lifetime. I think it is also safe to say that there really is not any business on this earth that can’t directly benefit by managing a strong web presence. That of course applies to the note business! So what stops note brokers from creating a web presence that can help them Find Cash Flow Notes and Get More Business? Here are a few “objections” that keep people from getting deals online. “I am in a … [Read more...]

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 started. Ready? Go… What is the Note Industry? The note business is the buying, selling and brokering of privately held notes. What is an example of a cash flow note? Ever see someone selling a property that says, “Owner will Finance?” That means the seller of the property is looking to “be the bank” and payments will be made directly to them. Seller … [Read more...]

Note Broker Marketing With Note Appraisals

Just What is a Note Appraisal and How Can it Help My Note Broker Business? I just finished up an Opinion of Value for a real estate note down in South Florida. It was the second request for a fee based note appraisal in the past several weeks, a service that has been growing in demand. These requests primarily result from our networking efforts and presentations at Real Estate Investment Clubs and Self-Directed Retirement Account educational workshops. Since it is fresh on my mind it seemed … [Read more...]

Find Cash Flow Notes with Note Seller Lists

What does it take to be an expert in finding real estate notes? We're pretty sure mailing 50,000 note holders per month qualifies.  Get all the details in our exclusive Note Investor (NI) interview with Scott Arpan of Advanced Seller Data Services (ASDS). … [Read more...]

Investing in Real Estate Notes: Transitioning from Note Broker to Note Investor

Have you ever thought of buying and holding a real estate note for yourself instead of brokering it to an end investor? I strongly encourage you to do so as it can be a rewarding path in the note business. I initially began brokering notes in 2005 and in 2007/2008 made the transition from note broker to note investor. Here are some thoughts to keep in mind if you are looking to begin investing in notes to hold for yourself. … [Read more...]

Find Cash Flow Notes – 3 List Building Strategies

Contacting note holders offering to pay cash for note payments is a winning cash flow business marketing strategy. But how do you create a list of people interested in selling cash flow notes? … [Read more...]