Many times when you are trying to get in touch with the owner of an apartment community, you’ll find that the asset is held in an LLC. Unlike sending mailers to single family homes where there is one non entity owner, you’ll have to dig a little bit to find out where to send your mailers. Theo will explain how to find an address to send to.
So, you want to find an off-market deal? There are countless ways to generate off-market apartment leads, but one of the most common strategies is the direct mailing campaign. A direct mailing campaign is when you send out a batch of letters to owners with the purpose of negotiating a sales price and putting […]
One of the most popular real estate lead generation tactics are direct mailing campaigns. But with its popularity comes a high level of competition. So, to separate yours from the tens, hundreds, or even thousands other direct mailing campaigns in your market, it helps to have a basic understanding of the best practices that experienced […]
How to Get a 57% Response Rate on Your Real Estate Direct Mail Marketing If you are sending out direct mail on a frequent basis, what is your response rate (i.e. the ratio of phone calls, text messages, emails, or other forms of communication in response to a piece of marketing to the overall pieces […]
In my conversation with the active wholesaler, fix-and-flipper, and buy-and-hold investor from York, Pennsylvania Mikk Sachar, he explained his process behind how he obtains the majority of his deals and provided his favorite deal source – delinquent tax lists.
Today’s Best Ever guest uses his experience with cold calling and direct mail to help YOUR business. Listen up!
Today’s Best Ever guest shares with us EVERYTHING you need to know about conducting a direct mail campaign and the logistics behind it. Ya wanna reach a lot more people to get a lot more deals? Well, here’s how!
Lions and tigers and bears – OH MY! Oh my is right, because today’s Best Ever guest has the solution to getting more leads through direct mail. We discuss Section 8 housing, how to keep tenants and some super creative financing he used for his first property. We are walking down the yellow brick road to investing success!
Ed Cravo is the Co-Founder and Director of Marketing at Groundbreaker Technologies, Inc. He shares his journey into marketing and shares how Groundbreaker can help investors in their personal business. Ed explains how they can help you do more deals with less work while saving you money on operations and banking. The Groundbreaker software lets you streamline your fundraising, relations, distribution payments, and reporting in one easy-to-use tool.
Today’s guest is new in wholesaling real estate, but she thinks big. She shares the mistakes she has made, and how she solved some EXPENSIVE problems. Hear her success from her direct mail plan and what her response rate was! Best ever tweet: Please Take 4 Min and Rate and Review the Best Ever Show in […]
While dining at a restaurant with her friends our Best Ever guest gets her first call from a motivated seller, and only after mailing number two! She felt prepared enough…but the deal wouldn’t close so easy. After an agonizing eight months of back and forth texts and emails, she was able to get not one, not two, but four signatures! You won’t believe what the spread potential was on this deal…listen in!
David Lecko is from Indianapolis and the CEO of Deal Machine. Deal Machine is a real estate investing app that puts you in touch with any property owner via direct mail, phone, and email. All you have to do is simply take a photo and you instantly see who owns it, then choose how you want to get in touch with the owner. David also shares how his app can help you hire drivers to help you find more properties.
Do you struggle generating leads? Is direct mail or other standard lead sources providing you with a sub-optimal conversion rate? It is likely that your lead problem is more of a secondary symptom and not the true cause. Guy Gimenez, an investor that has completed more than 50 flips and whose current focus is on wholesaling and retailing, initially faced the same dilemma. However, once he realized that he didn’t have a lead problem, rather a relationship problem, his business skyrocketed. In our recent conversation, Guy provided 3 practical ways to increase your network, and in turn, your real estate business: (1) Google Adwords and SEO, (2) Meet-up Groups (3) Anywhere you go.
It’s safe to say that the best deals are found off the market. Wholesale deals are quick, easy, and clean, and our Best Ever guest has consistently earned over one million year over year through his niche wholesale, fix and flip, and double close business. He stresses the importance of finding deals that are organic and unheard of. He is a direct mail machine and just dropped 13,000 letters in the San Francisco Bay area. Hear this pro move homes!
Today’s Best Ever guest shares with us just how he uses Virtual Assistant’s to be able to put to deals under contract PER WEEK, just why you should NEVER use the word ‘home’ for your direct mail campaign. Also, learn why to never offer your tenants a big screen TV.
Take out your board wax and put on your board shorts, because if you follow today’s Best Ever guest’s advice, you’ll have all the time in the world to hang out on the beach. We discuss his most effective direct mail tactic, and his Best Ever ways to wholesale and fix & flip. You’ll catch that killer 10 foot swell into 10 hour wholesaling success!
Have you ever dreamt of being able to conduct your business from Sequoia National Park or the heart of Prague? Today’s Best Ever guest has been able to do that since applying the THREE most important keys to wholesaling. He shares with us what you need to know about lease-option wholesaling, building a business and how important that ugly direct mail postcard really is.
There are three phases to a real estate rental investment. Find the deal Acquire the deal Manage the deal Most real estate investors find it is easier to handle the three phases in a local market. Finding deals requires implementing lead generation strategies. Lead generation strategies are either remote (i.e., direct mail, online advertising, cold-calling) […]
Matt has 14 years of real estate investing experience and is the Owner of Real Estate Matt Education and Easy Street Property Investments. Matt shares some of the reasons why he has been able to double his business year by year for almost a decade.
Matt served 8 years in the Marine Corps as a force recon marine and has 9 years of real estate experience with a portfolio consisting of 174 rental units and has 25 flips. He shares how he uses cross collateral financing to help him acquire more properties with little to no money down.
Cory is an attorney in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with Pillar+Aught and in 2016 he started to get involved in real estate investing. His first deal was with his mother where they decided to rehab his father’s place and rent it out for his mother. This experience worked out as a great trial run for him and a great investment for his mother. He shares how he was able to go from 2 units to 18 and a parking lot in one year.
Jesse is a real estate agent and broker working in the commercial space. He is also an investor with experience in student rentals, single-family rentals, and apartments. Jesse also gives some ideas on how being a real estate agent can help you find good deals and shares with you a specific line he uses to lock in good deals.
Aundrea is a full-time internal audit executive who is a part-time real estate investor spending about 8 hrs a week managing properties and when acquisition mode, she spends about 15-20 hrs a week. All of her deals were 100% on her own without any partners.
David Pere is a full-time active duty Marine and the founder of “From Military to Millionaire”. He has bought and sold 54 units, holds 13 rentals, and is a general partner in a 146-unit apartment. He discusses one of his deals that he had a headache within creative financing and shares what he would have done differently. David also goes into his process of mailing to absentee owners.
At some point during your journey into real estate investing you will want to hire some help. In this episode, Theo Hicks will go over how to find and qualify an executive assistant that will help you in your business.
Tristen is a certified Facebook digital marketer who is also a consultant for Facebook. He teaches businesses how to effectively use Facebook and Instagram ads. In this episode, he shares many different strategies to increase your leads and how to correctly target the higher conversion client.
Jessie has 6 years of social media and digital marketing experience with a focus on Facebook pay-per-click ads. Jessie shares what type of message you should be marketing out during this pandemic and also some general advice that helps investors find more leads.
Jimmy is the founder of Sanddollar Communities, a mobile-home park acquisition firm. Jimmy shares how he was able to wholesale 14 mobile home parks in less than 12 months so if you’re interested in getting into the mobile home park scene, this is an episode you will want to listen to since Jimmy gives his way of finding the right mobile home parks to invest in.
Ian is the Co-Founder of Archimedes Group, they have sourced, participated, and closed over $20,000,000 deals since 2016. In a previous position, Ian has underwritten over $1 billion in acquisitions and dispositions. He is a mobile home park investor and has been doing it for the past 3 years, and part of his learning how mobile houses work, both him and his partner decided to live in a mobile home park, living in a double-wide sleeping on a blow-up mattress for 14 months alternating weeks with his business partner.
Isaac is the general manager of Parrot Property Group. He started in real estate in the back half of 2015 when his brother needed help managing a few rentals then slowly he started to go into wholesaling, getting his licenses in real estate, and managing bigger property groups.
You may be mentally and emotionally ready to complete your first apartment syndication deal, but do you know how to go about it? The reality is, if you don’t know how to find a good rental property, you could lose out on numerous potentially lucrative real estate deals. In this apartment syndication school series, we […]
Theo concludes this series with his final tips for aspiring syndicators who are planning to attend the Best Ever Conference in Keystone, CO on February 20-22, 2020. You know what to bring, what to wear, and have defined an outcome… now what? Theo explains how to set your schedule and get quality face to face time with high-demand speakers.
If there’s one thing that Brandon Barnes has learned through his investment experience, it’s that, in order to grow, sometimes you have to hand over the reins. Bringing on someone can be scary, but Brandon shares how having someone dedicated to analyzing and closing deals instead of relying on yourself, can take your real estate investment business to the next level.
Michael has flipped over 1100 houses in his 10 year flipping career. Joe and Michael will discuss some mistakes he’s made, and what we can learn from those mistakes. We’ll also get some actionable tips from Michael on how to find and negotiate deals.
Our two guests today have been building a real estate investing business as partners for around 10 years. We’ll hear how they have divided up their roles and get any tips they have for forming a successful partnership. They will also tell us about some of their typical deals, and Joe will dig in to bring us some of the specifics.
Mauricio has been building his real estate portfolio and is invested in passively in other deals. He currently owns 48 units, we’ll hear about his first 16 unit apartment syndication, and what he’s learned along the way.
Jens is focusing on building his rental portfolio via value add deals. While he’s building his portfolio, he’s also still working full time. There are a lot of people in the same situation – wanting to or currently building a portfolio while working full time, with hopes of being a real estate investor full time in the long run. Hear how he’s going about scaling his business, the deals he’s finding, how he’s finding them, how his business is structured with his partners, and a couple of deal specific case studies.
Theo has already covered most, if not all of these responsibilities in detail on previous episodes of Syndication School. The purpose for this and tomorrow’s episode is to explain how to divide these responsibilities among your team members and business partners.
Gary is returning to the show to bring some more value for us. We’ll be focusing a lot of the conversation on mindset. In today’s market, it’s important to expand your skill sets, knowledge, and mentality, in order to get ahead of any competition.
Kent is back on the show to talk to us about his latest project as well as mistakes he has made throughout his career. He’s working on making home selling and buying more accessible to everyday people and investors looking for discounted property.
Cory is with us today to share his story of scaling his business. He started in the same position as many new investors, from bird dogging to wholesaling and then on from there, Cory has faced a lot of the same problems other have faced or will face as they try to grow into the real estate investing industry. Hear how he has overcome obstacles, and how he stayed focused enough to eventually sell over $100 Million in real estate transactions.
The most frequently asked question that we get is “how can I raise more money?”. Well Theo has put together a list of four ways you may not be currently using. Even if you are utilizing one or two of the ways, you can raise more money by using all four ways.
Michelle immigrated to the states to study business and work a normal job like most people expected. She did that, and she was not happy. Thankfully she came across real estate investing as a way out of that. Now doing syndications and buying and selling land, Michelle and her team are doing really well and she’s here today to share her story and knowledge with us.
More Best Ever Lessons coming at you today from Joe’s interviews. Today’s lessons are coming from William Robison (https://www.kansascityinvestmentrealestate.com/), DJ Scruggs (https://realbluespruce.com/), and Jens Nielsen (https://opendoorscapital.com/).
A great way to find apartment deals – especially in a hot market – is to conduct a direct mailing campaign. Build a list. Create a marketing piece. Mail the marketing piece directly to the owner. However, in order to have an effective direct mailing campaign, you must mail DIRECTLY to the owner. When creating […]
Today’s episode is the audio from our July meetup in which we had three experts on a panel to discuss how the market in Cincinnati has been in the first half of 2019. More importantly, we’ll hear what they think the real estate market will do in the second half of 2019.
Greg is a long time Best Ever Listener, who took the plunge into real estate in 2018. Now Greg is a guest on the same podcast he listened to to learn the ins and outs of real estate. We’ll hear how he got over the fear of making mistakes, bought some properties, and is making a great income from those properties.
Let’s say that you and a friend both become aware of and interested in investing in real estate around the same time. You both begin attending local meetups together, reading books, listening to podcasts, evaluating the market, and reaching out to various local real estate professionals. Then, the time comes where you are both ready […]
Theo will give a brief review of everything we have covered so far in this series of Syndication School. The new area he will discuss today is maintaining economic opportunity.
Theo did the interviews for the podcast last week, and has some lessons learned to share with us today. Danny Randazzo is joining Theo and sharing some valuable lessons he has recently learned as well.
Jason has been investing in real estate for years, his specialty is finding off market deals. He built and sold REI Blackbook, now he helps individuals find off market deals by building them a specialized blueprint and giving them a leg up on the competition. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to subscribe in iTunes […]
Jason and his team help investors with marketing. This was born out of a need of his own, and realized others had the same need. We’ll hear tips to improve our own marketing, we’ll also hear how a company like his can help optimize your marketing for you. If you enjoyed today’s episode remember to […]
If you’ve listened to any Follow Along Friday episodes with Joe and Theo lately, you know the format. Joe and Theo will share what they learned last week from interviewing other investors for the podcast and explain how that can relate to us. Today, Theo is sharing his lessons learned from doing all the interviews […]
Hakeem is a tight end for the New York Giants (as of the recording) and a real estate investor. He shares how he became interested in real estate investing, and we also hear some deal specifics. Hakeem explains how he put together his first sample deal package to show to potential investors, and how he […]
Leads – they can make or break your business. Not so much the leads themselves, but how you follow up with those leads. Dan is an expert in that area, and that is what he does with his business. He now helps investors get leads, and follow up with them, in exchange for a 50/50 […]
Joe and Theo are back at it with Follow Along Friday, telling us the best things they learned in the previous week. Joe interviews a group of real estate investors every week for the podcast, today he tells us about the best things he learned from those interviews last week. If you enjoyed today’s episode […]
Jerome has worked on other peoples’ deals, as well as his own. He and Joe will talk specifics on a 23 unit heavy value add deal that Jerome is still working on. What problems has he ran into, how did he find the deal, and how does he plan on going from no tenants to […]
Our guest today was a real estate investor first, then fell in love with marketing. Quite the opposite of the typical story we hear on the show, typically our guests fall in love with real estate investing and switch careers to real estate. Joe is still heavily involved in real estate, now he helps investors […]
Happy New Year everyone! To start the new year, I wanted to share the most viewed Best Ever blog posts from 2018 with the purpose of creating a one-stop shop for your favorite blog posts from the past 12 months: 8 – Apartment Syndication School Syndication School is a weekly, two-part podcast series focused […]