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Sharad’s Direct Mail results after 5 weeks of mailing

I was traveling last week and couldn’t take out time to write a blog so this entry is as of Thursday, May 10, 2018 Below is the summary of my leads so far:                 I have had total of 104 leads come in these past 5 weeks. I have closed on 3 properties

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Direct Mail – IT WORKS!!

This post will be brief. As mentioned on a previous post an investor I follow had a podcast about direct mail and the poor results he was receiving. He had facts figures and all that good stuff. Normally I would say this guy has way more experience than I have and he has sent so much more mail than me. But

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By Sharad Mehta
10th May, 2018

What a Helicopter Crash Taught me about Focus

On a warm summer afternoon in 2017, I found myself in the left seat of a cherry red Robinson R44 Raven II helicopter, 350 feet above moderately dense timber country in the beautiful Mission Valley of Northwest Montana. The only problem was, we were doing out-of-control clockwise spins and the treetops were coming closer. If you remember the crash scenes

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By Sharad Mehta
3rd May, 2018

Real estate success will not come overnight

With tax season being over, there has been a lot of additional time to focus on real estate. It’s currently eighty degrees here in Minnesota, a far cry from the blizzard conditions we had two weeks ago, so things are definitely looking up. As summer gets closer, work performed last summer is paying off. A deal we are currently in

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By Sharad Mehta
2nd May, 2018

Week 3 results of my Direct Mail campaign

Below are my results after 3 weeks of mailing:                 In total I have 75 leads and 19 of those are from other sources like referrals or prior mailings but since the last 3 weeks I have been tracking my results, I have received 56 leads from my 4 separate lists. No deals

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By Sharad Mehta
27th Apr, 2018

3 Lessons Learned on Direct Mail Marketing

The business that we are in (marketing to home owners and buying houses) is not inherently difficult.  There is no degree required, license or training needed to buy a house, although it may come in handy at times!  People all over the country do it on a daily basis and it seems to work well.  However, there are a few

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By Sharad Mehta
26th Apr, 2018

Solving the direct mailing puzzle

2017 was up and down. When I started realizing my direct mail campaign was not working I changed courses and eventually I saw success. I created a distressed seller list and was at the point of buying 2 properties a month. Got busy and stopped mailing and the momentum quickly died. Well back on track. I have someone working about

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By Sharad Mehta
26th Apr, 2018

Week 2 results of my Direct Mail Campaign

My results for Week 2 are below: No Contact Made 10 20.41% Contact Made 16 32.65% Appointment Set 1 2.04% Offer Made 4 8.16% Under Contract 0 0% Inventory 0 0% Sold 0 0% Dead Lead 18 36.73% Total 49 100% I have total of 49 leads and 18 of those are Dead Leads. I have 10 leads that called

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By Sharad Mehta
19th Apr, 2018

It Will Come Together: Delegating and Direct Mail by Joe Davalos

DIRECT MAIL Hey everyone. Well lets cover direct mail first. As I posted prior the returns were getting a bit overwhelming. To try and keep 5,000 leads and scrape those leads for bad addresses and try and update addresses was difficult. So I am working on a few systems. First any first time mailing will have a different color postcard. When

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By Sharad Mehta
19th Apr, 2018

Automation and Systematization by Roman Tomkiv

When I first started in real estate investing I didn’t know anything about systems and processes and that these terms applied to the industry. I heard about Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software and that it was used to help manage processes on a bigger scale, but I only thought that such software was used by big corporations with complex business

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By Sharad Mehta
18th Apr, 2018