how to delegate tasks to your virtual assistant (audio podcast)

There’s a podcast that I listen to all the time about how to work best with virtual assistants

Great tips and information…

Check out this one here

http://www.outsourcetothephilippines.com/delegate-tasks-to-virtual-assistant/

And subscribe to the podcast via itunes or via your iphone or android

If using the iphone I like this one

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pocket-casts/id414834813?mt=8

Chico

P.S. If you find this helpful then go ahead and “like” or “google plus” this post for me :-)

RESET BUTTON

I was thinking about what would be a good way of celebrating today …. july 4th.

We need to be thankful for the opportunities that this great country provides us on a daily basis….

But I have an equally good idea for today

Let today be your reset button….let me explain

I’m sure that in January of this year you set some goals.

Where are you with respect to those goals?

Chances are that you’ve hit some snags (like me)

So why not just simply hit the “reset button” and just start today with a new intention

Take today and write out what you want to accomplish from now till the end of the year.

Write down why you want all that stuff.

Remember it’s not about the money or the car you want.. but how that is going to make you feel.

Perhaps the money will buy you more free time with your family?

Get some ideas for your pefect day by watching this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M669BF2J9Y8

and get this book at amazon and devour it

http://www.chicolikes.com/mindpower

And just clear the slate today, get rid of the baggage …. make today YOUR independence day.

make low ball offers

What if you were able to make offers to sellers WITHOUT them getting mad at you?

I’m talking about making offers that are substantially below their asking price and they won’t get mad at you for doing it?

I recorded this short audio that reveals three ways that you can position your offer so that you’ll never have to worry about this problem ever again

Just “right click” the link below and save it to your computer

How To Make Low Ball Offers

Next, make sure you look at my blog post below on how you can speed up any audio or video file (so you can listen to them in a fraction of the time)

Speed up your learning blog post

Finally, give me your comments and let me know what you think

How I listen to seminars twice as fast as you (video instructions)

Did you know that you can get through all of your real estate training materials (videos and audios) in 1/2 the time it’s taking you right now?

Watch this video to see how.

The software that I refer to you can get here

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Note: if you are on the Mac OS you hit “COMMAND” and the “+” to listen faster

Download the audio interviews on this page

Student Interviews

Once you download the interviews try and listen to them at 50% faster (or more) and tell me what you think by posting your comment below

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The myth of step by step and blueprints

Are you looking for any of the below?

* A step by step system that will tell you what to do every step of the way

* A real estate system that guides you and gives you ever possible scenario that you’ll encounter and how to overcome it

* Blueprints or other diagrams that lay out all possible scenarios and tell you what to do

* A system that has nothing left out and covers every conceivable thing that could happen in your business

I got bad news for you

It doesn’t exist

You have a better chance of finding the tooth fairy….

Here’s a video from one of my mentors explaining exactly what I mean.

How does this apply to real estate?

The problem is that most investors invest in a system and then the minute something goes wrong… or something does not work 100% as they should… they give up or get frustrated or simply say that “it doesn’t work”.

Is this you?

So how can you change your thought process so that the moment that something goes wrong you are able to make adjustments and eventually succeed?

HINT: You have to realize that nothing is ever going to work 100% as advertised… there are too many variables to account for and you have to make adjustments as you go along.

Leave me your comments below

What to do when you don’t have any money required for marketing

If you are struggling to generate seller leads because you don’t have any money for marketing then you’ll definitely want to listen to this audio post

I’ll reveal two quick and easy strategies that you can implement immediately to start generating seller leads

This blog post is sponsored by my newest product called Fliptogetrich.com

If you have any questions or need further clarification then post it below.

Get off your butt and do something already

I just recorded this quick audio

It’s about THE BIGGEST reason why real estate investors fail!

Listen to the audio and give me your thoughts?

Am I right or completely off base?

Virtual Wholesaling Step By Step Checklist

I’ve gotten a lot of comments and questions about Virtual Wholesaling lately… specifically about the inner workings of the system.

I know that many of you have my Virtual Wholesaling Blueprint but I wanted to lay out the system for everyone.

The simple explanation

  • Choose your market (I always recommend staying local in the beginning to keep things simple)
  • Go online and find motivated buyers and sellers via (Listsource and Realquest)
  • Sift and sort the lists you got to eliminate duplicates (and corporations from sellers list).
  • Go to Click2mail.com and upload the the list of buyers and sellers (separately of course).
  • Get a 24 hour recorded message hotline and record a buyer and seller message (I give you these in  Virtual Wholesaling.)
  • Re-create my postcard in Click2mail (I give you one of my postcards in Virtual Wholesaling )
  • Send out your postcards (I would only do no more than 1,000 the first time since you may get inundated with calls)
  • Speak to the sellers that left messages to find the good deals.
  • Agree with sellers on price and terms and put under contract with inspection period the good deals.
  • Mark up the price of the property so that you can make an assignment fee (the assignment fee depends on the value of the property and how much of a good deal you are getting)
  • Post your deal on your buyer’s website and then send direct mail campaign to the buyers via click2mail. (The postcard directs the buyers to both the website and your toll free 24 hour recorded message)
  • Agree with buyer on price high enough for you to make a profit (and then you’ll get them to fill out an “assignment of contract”)
  • Follow up with all parties and make sure the deal closes.

Note: Don’t sign up with either Listsource or Realquest on their website or by calling their 1-800 number. You ARE NOT going to get the best deal. You MUST contact them via my rep there (info is in Virtual Wholesaling

Now if you are not able to sell the property, you’ll simply cancel the contract with the seller

I can’t go over the entire system in a blog post like this.

But I think having this simple checklist will give you a good idea of all the moving pieces.

You’ll learn all of the above in great detail in my Virtual Wholesaling, which is a complete video based training to do the entire marketing PLUS additional training on speaking with buyers and sellers and closing deals.

The system has been proven by many of my students to work BUT you have to take the time to implement it.

The great thing is that once you have all the pieces in place then you can run it with very little work. In fact, once you have it down you can train a Virtual Assistant to do most of the work for you.

But for most people it will take 2-4 weeks to get all of the pieces in place and be ready to start doing marketing.

WHAT’S THE SECRET TO MY SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS?

I can tell you that there is definitely no magic pill here.

#1 – They Work Hard

To be successful in real estate investing, you don’t need a university degree, or even a resume.

But if you’re starting out , you do need to be prepared to work really, really hard.

It can be rewarding, but it is hard work.

The fact is that many people buy real estate courses all the time and never make any money.

They never follow through …. most people don’t realize that there is hard work and so they just give up.

I do have students that appear to work very little and make tons of money … but this is only after putting in the work up front to achieve that.

#2 – They persevere through hardship

Most successful real estate investors have failed several times.

Instead of allowing failure to discourage them, they use it as a learning experience.

The knowledge they gain is valuable, and their ability to persevere through hardship allows them to continue working toward the success they eventually achieve.

#3 – They take action despite not having all the facts.

As a successful entrepreneur and real estate investor you need to be able to work within a framework of ambiguity.

Most people are paralyzed because they are looking to make sure that they have everything 100% covered (to avoid making mistakes)

This is absolutely the worst thing you can do.

You have to be diligent to make sure you do the best possible job of eliminating mistakes and making sure that you are doing things right.

But at some point you have to be willing to pull the trigger and accept that there is likely something that you missed and you’ll just have to deal with correcting it as you go along.

LET’S CHAT

Give me your thoughts or comments here below…I’d love to have a conversation about this post

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Note: I wrote this post without checking it for spelling errors…. so if there are any then please ignore them :-)

What it really takes to succeed as a real estate investor

If you want to know what its’ really going to take to succeed as a real estate investor then you have to watch this video!

Let me know what you think of the video by posting your comments below.

The three things you need for success

Real estate investing, like anything in life requires three things for success

DECISION – you have to decide on the direction you want to go in … in real estate that means choosing the right niche and the right training … and making sure that it’s a strategy that matches your skill sets and resources you have available

ACTION – this is where people start to drop off.

A lot of people are in that perpetual learning stage. Where they are constantly soaking in new information but never really doing anything.

PERSISTENCE – this is where 95% of the people will drop off. Most people encounter the first bit of trouble.. the first sign that something does not work 100% as advertised and they give up.

Let me tell you that NOTHING works 100% as you think it will.. you have to make adjustments.

Like an airplane that takes off and is off course 99% of the way there.  the pilots have to make adjustments so that the plane gets to the destination safely.

So life is about deciding to do something, taking action, and then persisting until you make things happen.

So simple .. and yet so difficult to do.

Let me know what you think by posting your comment below.