Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.

Monthly Archives: September 2009

Using Social Networking and InvestorCompsOnline to Find Buyers

by Mark Jackson – MJinmyPJs

OK, so your daughter came back from her first semester at university and set up a Facebook account for you. But now that you have it what are you going to do with it? Well, as an investor, you could start by connecting with your family, friends and colleagues that also have profiles. And then you can use it to sell some real estate.

Social networking isn’t just for kids. There are more than 60 million active users on Facebook alone with the over 25 age group being the fastest growing demographic this year. Everyone and their mom is on there now, literally. Not bad for a site built by a college student less than five years ago. This online tool has expanded to include professionals, corporations and everything in between. Charging ahead in a typical trail blazing style, Investors are learning through trial and error how to make this social networking site work for them.

It’s well known that 80% of home buyers start their home search online. And why wouldn’t they? These days, 80% of everything most people do is started online. Facebook profiles can now be spidered and you can make your profile visible to the world if you wish. Please do. Allow yourself to be found. Invite new clients to look you up whenever you want them to get an idea of who you are. When you join a social networking site and present yourself as an ethical professional with a good reputation and knowledge of the industry, this will naturally build into sales over time. All you have to do is get out there and participate in the online culture.

The key to success here is simple. If you want social networking to work for you, keep it fun, keep it real and stop selling. The heavy-handed hard sell simply doesn’t work on the Internet. This is a medium where users can control the time spent on a site entirely independently of the site itself. It’s not like TV where you’ve got 30 seconds to slam them with whatever product or idea you may have. Social networking works on a far more subtle level. Your internet presence is not a brochure either. It’s a living testimonial that places you as a professional in a social context.

With the above in mind, just get started. Over time, your comfort level and expertise with the medium will increase. Some ideas to get you started:

* Engage your audience by starting a group for “fans” ie: your mom and childhood friends who want to see you succeed. Get people to join you in a real estate related game.
* Join existing groups that interest you
* If you join one of the big real estate groups, engage your collegues by opening a discussion. Start at least one fire on the message boards by asking an intelligent real estate question that people are compelled to answer.
* Don’t blow hot air, post notes that clearly show your expertise.
* Some Investors offer gift certificates and rebates for referrals that result in a closed sale, you may want to experiment with this
* Include links to your blog and website
* Check your profile settings and make sure your profile can be indexed by search engines
* Make sure to tell people you are an Investor

Now go about your business: say hi to your mom, post pictures of your trip to Spain, share funny stories, shine like the star you really are.

My Sunday Devotional to you

by Mark Jackson

Here is something to think about, communications experts tell us that the average person speaks enough to fill 20 word processed pages every day. This means our mouths crank out enough words to fill 2 books of 300 pages each month, 24 books each year, and 1,200 books in 50 years of speaking. Thanks to cell phones, VoIP, voicemail, and face-to-face conversations and now social media, words comprise a large part of our lives. So the kinds of words we use are important.

David’s mouth was filled with praise when he wrote Psalm 126. The Lord had done great things for him and his people. Even the nations around them noticed. Remembering God’s blessings, he said, “Our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing” (v.2).

I challenge you to think of the words you would use in verse 3 had you been writing this psalm? So often, our attitude may seem to be: “The Lord has done great things for me, and I…
…can’t recall any of them right now.”
…am wondering what He’ll do for me next.”
…need much more.”

Or could you finish it by saying, “And I am praising and thanking Him for His goodness”? As you recall God’s blessings today, express your words of praise to Him. I admit often I do not keep the Father first at mind or in my words. Let us all use this message to keep what the Lord is doing through and for us in the words we us.

See you next Sunday,
MJ

PS Let no thought linger in your mind that you would be ashamed to let out of your mouth.

Foreclosure Investing

Extreme wealth can be captured simply by investing in real estate and foreclosures. Buying a property in foreclosure can be a lengthy process, and to make money investing in foreclosed homes, you have to have a thorough knowledge of the process. Getting into foreclosure investing uninformed can be a very risky proposition.

InvestorCompsOnline.com is the place to go for the training necessary to be an informed real estate investor.

As you begin to understand the basic process that foreclosed properties go through, you must take a look at your community and state laws that oversee the buying and selling of foreclosed houses. Depending on your investment plans, these laws may place barriers to your investment goals.

If, as part of your foreclosure investing goals, you want to fix and flip a property, the next step is basically to uncover a house that is in foreclosure. Your regional county posts a list every day, and if you don’t want to leave your home, go down to the recorder’s office, wait in line, and hopefully have accurate information: REO Goldminer.com is an online service that can give you a list of foreclosed properties and help you valuate them with a click of a button.

Financing is a big part of buying real estate and this is especially true when buying foreclosed homes. As a result, you have to have your financing in place before you buy the house.

InvestorCompsOnline.com
offers training in several avenues of alternate financing.

Finally, when you have your financing in place, and have found a home that will meet your investment goals, the next step is simply to valuate the property to make sure it is a “deal”. InvestorCompsOnline.com not only provides the comps, sales, and transfer history to valuate the property but we also provide you with the training necessary to give you a leg up on your competition. Be sure to access the knowledgebase, webinars, and teleclasses available online to be kept abreast and trained on the “hot topics” in the real estate industry today.

After you have closed on the residence and it is yours to keep and administer or rehab and fix, it is just a matter of getting to work. In summary, purchasing a foreclosed home is an easy process; you just need to know what you are doing.

For many investors, finding a foreclosed property can be a challenge. Visit REO GoldMiner.com to find those deals and then visit us at InvestorCompsOnline.com to valuate the deals and learn some skills that will make your real estate business stand heads and shoulders above the rest.

Three Ways To Add Value To Your Property

InvestorCompsOnline not only helps you determine your property values but we also offer insight on improvements that can increase your “rehab” deals. You can increase property values with these rehab home improvement tips.

What is the Condition of your Deck?
The condition of the deck can influence property value. Decks need annual work done to them, so many properties you acquire for rehab will need significant work on the deck. Make sure that the deck is properly waterproofed and stained.
There are home improvement books devoted to building and maintaining decks. Purchasing one of these books would be a wise investment if your properties frequently have decks. To get the top sale price of your deal the deck should be in good condition.

How Does the Kitchen Look?
Kitchens can be rehab nightmares. This is because the kitchen is a huge factor that affects home value. A nice kitchen can get you top dollar while a dilapidated one will give the buyer some negotiation power.
Be sure to update the quality of your kitchen floor, counters and cabinets. However, it is not definitely required to replace kitchen cabinets. Some cabinets can be refinished and look as good as new. However, be sure to check local cabinet sellers. There are some good deals out there.

Do You Know What Kind of Wiring Your House Has?
This can be a rehab nightmare as well. Depending on the last time the house was rewired, you may be required to redo it before you can sell it. You can live in a house that is not up to code, but you can’t sell it.
Typically, it does not cost a lot to have someone come and do an inspection of the wiring and the fuse box. Wiring really can affect the value of your home because you will not be able to sell a home that is not up to code.

I believe these rehab improvement tips can help you get maximum retail value when you are ready to sell. A bad deck or kitchen can give the buyer a lot of leverage to buy at below market value, and bad wiring can delay the sale of the property altogether.