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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Get the Little Things Done in Less Than 48 Hours

When people start a business as a “broker” in the note industry, they are often focused on the little things. What should the company name be? What about a logo? What should my business cards look like? How do I find quality note buyers? What about a website? All of theses items are important, but they often take people weeks, or even months, to complete. The fact of the matter is each of them may seem important and certainly have some weight in the creation of your business; but they … [Read more...]

Building Your Note Business Requires Putting One Foot Forward

There are many types of people who go into the Note Business - different ages, different interests, and different motivations. You can sit around guessing the level of success each will get in the beginning but experience has taught me that this is not possible. I have seen well-educated people do nothing. I have seen seemingly “unqualified” people enter the note business and rise to the top. So, what does it take to succeed? Although there are a million variables that people will … [Read more...]

Starting Your Own Note Business? Better Have a Lot of Quarters In You!

I’m often asked what it takes to have a successful business buying and selling notes. Well my new answer might just surprise you... You Need a Lot of Quarters In You! What?!?!? Quarters? Yes, and let me explain. Remember the mechanical rides they used to have outside the grocery stores? Well when our daughter was small she loved to ride the pony after a trip to the store. She knew it took a quarter to take that unmoving hunk of metal and turn it into a spirited stallion galloping across … [Read more...]