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...]

10 Tools For Marketing Your Note Business Online!

We just returned from a great gathering of note investors at the first annual Note Expo in Dallas Texas.  As promised during the presentation I am sharing the main points from my power point slides along with the tool links.  If you weren't able to attend this year's convention I'm sure you'll still find these tips helpful. Thanks to everyone for attending and being such an appreciative audience. Note Expo 2014 Marketing Presentation Outline To survive in the note business as a buyer or a … [Read more...]

Why We Don’t Provide Note Broker Mentoring

I don’t think a week goes by that someone doesn’t call or email us to “mentor” them as a note broker. I get why they call. We have been around for a long time, done lots of note buying deals, and like sharing information. So, why don’t we mentor people? Well, the answer may surprise you… We don’t really believe in expensive mentoring programs for note brokers. Don’t get me wrong, we understand that people need support from time to time and we have even had pros provide assistance to … [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...]

You Are Not Alone In The Note Business

I am not going to lie, it really sucks doing things on your own. I suppose there is some person in this world that would like nothing more than to be left alone, sit in a room, and learn the note industry…but I doubt at the end of the day they would be very good at it. When I look back over my note business career, there were several quantum leaps. Each of these leaps was less about solitude and more about interaction…interaction that stimulated action. When I started, I was learning how … [Read more...]

Marketing For Notes: There Needs To Be a Reason “Why”

One of my favorite things to do is pick apart marketing pieces. Ok, that sounded unkind. Let me rephrase… One of my favorite things to do is pick apart any marketing piece…including my own. I don’t care if you are trying to buy a note, sell a car, get someone to dine at your restaurant, or voting for Miss-YouTube-Kitty-Of-The-Month*, There needs to be a reason “WHY” *I don’t know that this actually exists – I made the Miss Kitty part up, but I am afraid to go check, as I would not be … [Read more...]

The Note Industry Is Not That Hard

8 out of 10 people are not going to like what I am about to say... The note industry is not that hard. You just need someone to show you the right path. I know that sounds insensitive, but you have to remember where I started from and why that gives me the right to comment as bluntly as I am right now. I was living in a 500 square foot apartment. I was waiting tables at night and taking classes at a local community college during the day. I was not a "great" student. If something … [Read more...]

Reliant Financial Gets Creative When Buying Notes

Reliant Financial Inc. has been a principal buyer of seller-financed notes for over 18 years. We were honored to talk with David Krunic, Founder and President, on their current investment guidelines and referral programs. Generous with his time and known for his straightforward approach, you are sure to pick up valuable tips for brokering, selling, or investing in notes. What unique benefits does Reliant Financial provide? Dave Krunic: We are direct, fast, creative and flexible! 1. You will … [Read more...]

Is a Note Brokering Business Right For You?

Let’s face it; there are a million different jobs and occupations out there. Finding the right one that meshes with both your personality and income desires can be tough. Search long enough and you will come across the cash flow industry – or in this case – specifically the segment of the industry where people by and sell private mortgage notes. Let’s take a minute and separate some of the hype from the facts and try to portray a typical “day in the life” of a note broker to help you … [Read more...]

10 Experts Weigh In On Finding Real Estate Notes

Imagine gathering 10 note buying experts into one room and asking them, "What are the best methods for finding real estate notes?" Would you be waiting expectantly to hear their response? Well we have been honored to pose this question to a group of cash flow professionals with over 200 years of combined experience.  Read their answers here! … [Read more...]