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 Do I Find Notes For A Sale On A Budget?

Wondering how to find real estate notes for sale on a budget? You are not alone. Here are some helpful tips in answer to a common note broker question. I previously owned a mortgage broker business and in 2007 did dabble in the note business. I also closed about 4-5 deals as a note broker. I have since closed my mortgage broker business and would like to get into note brokering, but I have a limited budget to start with (about $2000 - $3000). I purchased your program for support and to … [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...]

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...]

What I Would Change About The Note Industry

Before I get into what I don't like about the note industry let me start with... What do I like “most” about the note industry? It is a frequent question people ask with numerous answers depending on where my head is at the time the question is posed. In no particular order it would be… Helping people Making money Passive income Crunching numbers Flexibility Feeling valued Creativeness Never boring Well compensated Teaching others Anyone can do it In looking back … [Read more...]

Top 7 Note Investor Articles of 2013

2013 proved to be a year of “adaptation” and “advancement” for the note business. The note industry continued to recover and build as note brokers, investors, and professionals tweaked their marketing tactics and campaigns to adjust to the new real estate market and technology savvy sellers. As 2013 comes to an end, we wish you a Happy New Year and suggest you take a quick look at these posts. Read (or re-read) these as you get ready to plan 2014. The Top 7 Most Read Note Business … [Read more...]

What About Brokering Non-Performing or Defaulted Notes?

It’s no secret the economy and housing crash resulted in record numbers of missed mortgage payments generating investor interest in delinquent, defaulted, and non-performing notes. In November, the MBA (Mortgage Banker’s Association) reported 9.75% of combined loans at least one payment past due or in foreclosure on residential 1-4 property, the lowest in five years. While these numbers are down from the highs of almost 15% in 2010, there are still plenty of mortgage delinquencies on the … [Read more...]

Tracking and Testing Your Note Broker Marketing

How is your note broker marketing plan performing? Do you get more inquires off your website or more calls from your mailings? What is your average cost per lead? Is that cost less on a professional referral or a paid ad? For every dollar you spend what multiple can you expect to earn in return? These questions can only be answered by... Tracking Your Note Brokering Lead Sources To measure the effectiveness of your marketing, it is vital to track the origin of each lead generated. … [Read more...]

Shortcut To Your First Note Broker Deal

Let’s face it. Who doesn’t like to take a shortcut? Whether you are on the way to work, the mall, or just trying to find your way out of an IKEA® store, shortcuts can come in handy. This week I was posed the question… “What are the best shortcuts to getting a deal in the note industry?” It is a fair question, and, at first, I found it difficult to answer. What I mean is, I don’t think you can build a long-term note business on shortcuts. BUT, I think you could score a deal or two with … [Read more...]