Assignment of Contract Project in Progress!

Assignment of Contract Project in Progress!

My wife and I have been working hard (studying wholesale/assignment of contract, etc) to get this going here in the Greater Seattle Area for the past couple of weeks.

We have been investing in Indiana for a while (investor-flipped two houses and holding five), but we need to put more cash in our pockets more quickly!!

We are so determined to succeed.

So far we have done:

1. Posted ads on craigslist to attract buyers and sellers. Got some potential buyers, but having hard time getting anyone respond to our 'we buy houses ads'.

2. Ordered corrugated yellow signs (50 of them). They should arrive here next week.

3. been contacting real estate agents (so far we haven't found a good one yet)

4. Mailed follow up letters to owners of ugly and/or vacant houses we found.

We need to do:

1. buy sticks for bandit signs. Oh yeah, maybe we also need one of those big staplers?

2. send our business card to divorce/probate attorneys. Need to find a good template or draft one ourselves.

3. find more FSBOs (for some reason we've only found one...!) and contact them. I may try to find bird doggers for this.

Also, I have come up with this idea of turning our cars into mobile bandit signs! We would put car magnets to the sides of our cars and also put some kind of sign on the back of the cars, as well.

We will keep you all DG family members posted!

Matt & Naoko Inomata
Bothell, WA

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Sounds great!

Looks like you guys are working hard, keep it up and you'll have a deal done in no time. Smiling

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Jean Maestre
The Maestre Property Group, LLC

"Our deepest fear is NOT that we are inadequate, Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure"

"Do or do not, there is no try"

"Every adversity, every failure, every heartache, carries with it the seeds of an equal or greater benefit"


Wholesaling....

great job Matt and Naoko,
yep, even Matt and Dean say that everyone should do wholesaling; I need to work on that myself Eye-wink

anyway, here's a link to a thread from Jeff Jensen on ideas on how to find buyers and sellers...

http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/marketing-buyers-and-sell...

Wishing you success,

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Valerie

“And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” ― Dr. Seuss

"I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends; I am surrounded by angels, but I call them friends" - Unknown

My journal: http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/investing-journals/59110/...


Update

Good morning!

I posted an ad on craigslist to attract buyers and another ad to see if anyone wants to refer me FSBOs (fee for a successful referral). I am especially curious to see how the one for FSBOs goes.

Also, since I want to put an url to a squeeze page on the bandit sign, I got a new domain for that (a very easy one for anyone to remember). It's 'MattBuys.com'. Now that's easy to remember for anyone, I bet.

I heard that a lot of prospects are usually afraid/reluctant to call/talk to a live person (fear of making rather cold calls). So I may also look into setting a voicemail system for this. I am setting up a squeeze page for the very same reason. I have to get prospects contact me somehow to get things rolling.

Stay tuned!

Matt & Naoko Inomata


Thank you!

maestre.jean wrote:
Looks like you guys are working hard, keep it up and you'll have a deal done in no time. Smiling

Thank you so much! Yes, we are and will be working very hard to make things happen. Please come back to our journal regularly.

Thank you!

Matt & Naoko Inomata


Hi, Valuni!

Valuni wrote:
great job Matt and Naoko,
yep, even Matt and Dean say that everyone should do wholesaling; I need to work on that myself Eye-wink

anyway, here's a link to a thread from Jeff Jensen on ideas on how to find buyers and sellers...

http://www.deangraziosi.com/real-estate-forums/marketing-buyers-and-sell...

Wishing you success,

Thank you so much for your comment, Valuni!

Thank you so very very much for the link to the thread from Jeff! It is so amazing how much Dean's team cares about our success!

Please visit our journal regularly, Valuni!

Matt & Naoko Inomata
Bothell, WA


Great Job

That's is very exciting! Be consistent and the results will show.

I'm on my way too.

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Berg International Group
Miami Team


This past weekend (October 6 and 7, 2012)

Hi there, everyone!

We posted or we should probably say, re-posted ads on craigslist. We did not get good response to our 'we buy houses' ad just like the past ads. We must edit the ad and probably put it under some different category.

We did get fairly good response from potential buyers.

Also, when one of the real estate auction service firms here in the local area emailed their clients (includes us), the sender put clients' email addresses under "to"!

Aren't they all potential buyers!? Score! Smiling

Also, when I (Matt) went grocery shopping on Saturday (I hit three grocery stores in 2.5 hours!), I took different streets than usual and found a few junkers. I also found one estate sale. Got off my car and asked the person in charge if the house was listed or not. Unfortunately it just got listed, but we'll keep the information in our file. If the house does not sell and the listing contract expires, we will get busy contacting the owner!

Oh yeah, one more thing I wanted to mention. I (Matt) posted an ad on craigslist to find a bird dogger to find FSBOs. Two people expressed interest. Leverage! Eye-wink

To everyone's massive success!

Matt & Naoko Inomata


Bandit Signs!!

Hi everyone!

It looks like the blank yellow signs are being delivered today! Can't wait!

As for finding some bird doggers to locate FSBOs, of the two people that expressed interest in the program, one guy already has one FSBO he wants to send to us.

It is in the area almost an hour from where we live!

Stay tuned!

Matt & Naoko Inomata


Plan for this weekend! (Oct 13 and 14)

Hi, everyone!

The blank yellow signs have been delivered to us!! Woo hoo!! This is so exciting.

Here is our plan for this weekend:

1. Keep looking for a good real estate agent. We have a good lead on this.
2. Buy sticks for the bandit signs
3. Contact one FSBO owner our FSBO bird dogger forwarded to us.
4. Finish creating a landing/squeeze page for MattBuys.com.
5. Re-post craigslist ads to attract buyers and sellers. Also re-post an ad to find FSBO bird doggers.
6. Order a new batch of our business cards to be sent to divorce and probate attorneys.

We will see how well we do to tackle these!

Matt & Naoko Inomata


This past weekend (October 13 and 14, 2012)

Good morning! Fall has definitely arrived here in Seattle! (that means, it has been rainy...)

Let's see how we did this past weekend...

1. Keep looking for a good real estate agent. We have a good lead on this.
- we found one really good agent, who is also a very active investor herself!

2. Buy sticks for the bandit signs
- we bought a pack of 25 wood garden stakes for $12. great price.

3. Contact one FSBO owner our FSBO bird dogger forwarded to us.
- we did not get around to this and realize that this really should've been the first thing we should've done... Sad

4. Finish creating a landing/squeeze page for MattBuys.com.
- done! go check out MattBuys.com! It's a very simple one page site.

5. Re-post craigslist ads to attract buyers and sellers. Also re-post an ad to find FSBO bird doggers.
- completely forgot to re-post the FSBO bird dog ad... gotta do that after I come back from work.

6. Order a new batch of our business cards to be sent to divorce and probate attorneys.
- revised the design of our card a bit to simplify, but need to order.

We got one thing not in the list above done, actually. We drafted a letter to be sent to divorce attorneys. Still need to fine-tune it, but good start.

Great! We are set for another great week!

Matt & Naoko Inomata
Bothell, WA

Seattle Moo wrote:
Hi, everyone!

The blank yellow signs have been delivered to us!! Woo hoo!! This is so exciting.

Here is our plan for this weekend:

1. Keep looking for a good real estate agent. We have a good lead on this.
2. Buy sticks for the bandit signs
3. Contact one FSBO owner our FSBO bird dogger forwarded to us.
4. Finish creating a landing/squeeze page for MattBuys.com.
5. Re-post craigslist ads to attract buyers and sellers. Also re-post an ad to find FSBO bird doggers.
6. Order a new batch of our business cards to be sent to divorce and probate attorneys.

We will see how well we do to tackle these!

Matt & Naoko Inomata


good job ^_^

you doing well, keep up

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Be happy and go healthy ^_^

Ling and/or Dustin


This past weekend (10.20.12 and 10.21.12)

My bad! I did not post our plan for this past weekend...

So, this past weekend, we posted our first bandit signs!!! Fairly exciting. We placed them near:

1. Wal-Mart (by signal along one of the two exits)
2. nearby shopping mall
3. McDonald's
4. Grocery store
5. near our home where we know on weekends there is always a long line of cars waiting for a signal to turn green.

It took us a lot longer than we thought to create the signs, so only five. But a good start. We will post a lot more this coming weekend!

We did not receive any call. Some hits for the squeeze page - MattBuys.com

Also, we found a GREAT real estate agent to work with. She is an active investor herself, doing deals everyday. So, she absolutely understands the game.

Moving right along...

One promising motivated seller lead came from the source I thought would be just an ok place to find motivated sellers - craigslist!

The home owner is unemployed... Plus he paid all cash for the house a few years ago! Now he must access the cash sitting in the house and really wants to sell it like RIGHT NOW!

It is worth about $220k plus some change.

He took $170k!!!!

He wants some moving expenses out of this deal but WHY NOT?!

This could put over $20k in our pocket!!! I don't mind giving the owner a couple of grand!

I really hope this will turn into a deal!

This week I am contacting for rent ads to find buyers. My wife will work on the signs and I will nail them to garden stakes.

My wife and I are going to succeed. That will happen!

Matt Inomata


This weekend

Ok, so this weekend, we need to do the following:

1. put out the bandit signs
2. contact for rent ads on craigslist.com to find sellers/buyers
3. search for estate sales in the area (potetial seller leads)
4. make more bandit signs
5. create some kind of sign to put on my car (I Buy Houses! sign).
6. Screen the 10 FSBO leads one of our FSBO bird doggers brought to us. 10! How did he do this? Do I care? Heck no!

This is enough for this weekend!

Matt & Naoko


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