Reneé Riker shares her land investing journey and offers tips!

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What is the program about?

Jack shows people how they can buy properties that are about to go to Tax Deed sale for as little as $50-$100 (free and clear and without a mortgage) and then do NOTHING….DON’T pay the property taxes…just let the properties go to Tax Deed Sale and then collect a potentially large check when the property sells for more than what was owed in back taxes.

Jack has done several of these deals and he has made between $3,400 and $55,000 and he has never paid more than $100 for a property!  Pretty good returns, right?

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Just back from Jack Bosch’s live seminar in Los Angeles and I wanted to let you in on a nice tip!

For everyone out there that knows this land investing business rocks but needs a little more help getting started, being held accountable, getting your questions answered, etc., I wanted to let you know that help is now available!  Jack has just recently launched four BRAND NEW coaching programs…everything from online learning modules all the way up to direct contact with Jack himself.  If you are serious about your business and this is of interest to you, check this out today through this video to find out more.

I had a zillion questions when I went through my coaching program and it was really nice to have someone along side me.  This really works guys.  For the nine properties I have sold in the last 1.5 years, my personal cash on cash returns have been:  55%, 105%, 147%, 198%, 241%, 245%, 247%, 262%, 299%.  How are you going to see those kinds of returns?  Take action today!

To Much Success,

Want more land buyer leads?  Check this out……..

I recently discovered this nifty little tool that generates unique ads that you can copy/paste into Craigslist (& Backpage) every few days (you cannot auto post to Craigslist as that violates their terms and conditions, but this is the next best thing because it auto creates the ads!)  This simple, inexpensive, little online tool uses built in key words that makes your ads search engine-friendly and it embeds  tracking links so you can track your ad performance instantly with up-to-the-minute stats.   Craigslist continues to be a GREAT source for real estate leads, and not just for houses but for land too!  This thing is simple to use and their support team ROCKS as they normally respond to inquiries within less than an hour.

I have been using this tool for about 3-4 weeks now and I’ve consistently been achieving a 12%+ click thru rate (12% of the people that view my ads click through to my website!)  My buyer’s list has been growing as a result and the majority of the calls I get say they found me on Craigslist.  Here’s what my stats look like so far from just 11 ads (the green indicates it’s been more than 48 hours since my last post so I can post again).  664 click thrus out of 5,183 ad views = 12.8% click thru rate!

If you want to save TIME by not having to manually create new Craigslist ads, and/or you want to generate more traffic to your website, CHECK THIS OUT .  Use their 7 day FREE TRIAL to see if you like it.  It’s helped me and I hope it helps you too!

Cheers,

Reneé

Okay guys, meet my mentor, Jack Bosch at one of his upcoming live seminars where he pours his heart out into training you on his Land Profit Generator land investing system for three solid days.  If you haven’t yet purchased the training program but want to check it out first to see if it’s a good fit for you, come!  Jack even offers a money back guarantee if the seminar doesn’t exceed your expectations!

I’ve been to many real estate seminars over the years and this is sincerely the best in my opinion.  Jack teaches everything from beginning to end and you will have the opportunity to get your questions answered.  And, one of the other great benefits is you will be able to network with other land investors for three days!

Details:  Orlando Seminar:  Sept. 10-12, 2010.   Los Angeles Seminar:  Oct. 8-10, 2010. Reserve your seats HERE for either seminar before they fill up!

I plan to attend both seminars and I look forward to meeting you.  Check out my most popular articles on this awesome real estate investing niche.

Cheers,

Last week, Steve Love, Director IRCA Los Angeles, interviewed me on his ‘Prosperity Through Real Estate’ show.   We discussed all aspects of land investing, how this business works and why I love it so much.  You can check out our discussion, courtesy of internet radio www.healthylife.net.

Cheers,

Two quick things today:

1) I just finished being interviewed by Steve Love, Director, IRCA Los Angeles for an internet radio broadcast for real estate investors.  The show will air Monday, July 5th at noon PST on www.healthylife.net. So, tune in if you are interested in hearing me answer questions about this unique land investing niche.

2) I will also be answering questions at the July IRCA club meeting so feel free to bring your questions on July 6th at 5:30 pm.  The meeting takes place at the Four Points Sheraton, 5990 Green Valley Circle (at Sepulveda and the 405 San Diego fwy) in Culver City.  I look forward to seeing you there!

Shine On,

Just a real quick update. I sold my second property with owner-financing after only owning it for 8 weeks. So, I will have a nice $171/month coming in for the next 10 years at 9.9%. ‘Aint it great that land cash flows? No tenants! Just dirt! Love it!

As for my list building tip, what’s been working for me is posting different types of ads on Craigslist (single property ads as well as collage/group ads) and driving people to my squeeze/opt in page.  Would love to hear from you so feel free to post a comment or ask a question.

Onward and upward,

I found an awesome online tool that can:

1) Help you locate your properties easily by APN/county (use this aerial view against realtor.com to assess price and use it in your online marketing when you go to sell the property);

2) Provide you with 1,000-2,000 records per month (and for some counties tax delinquent records are available).  Easily export the records to Excel to do your mailings with;

3) Provide you with Property Profile Reports so that you can determine who the current owner of record is, see legal description, assessed value, transfer date and price, plat map, neighbors, etc. and more.

This tool is an inexpensive way (Only $18.00/month with the discount) to easily access Property Profile Reports, farm data for mailings, and aerial views of your properties by APN.  This is invaluable to our business, and the online service has assessor data for most populated counties so that means you can extract your vacant land list directly from the site (and you can filter by assessed value, use type, and much more)

To see if this can help you with the counties you work in, go to: AgentPro247 and click on “How it Works” to see the geographical coverage. You can also sign up for a free trial and if you like what you see, you can save 10% per month as an ongoing discount when you enter “LAND” in the Partner ID box under ‘Sign Up Now’ through an agreement I worked out with them.  I have found this to be extremely beneficial for my business and if you want to see some of the aerial & plat maps that I have used from the service, you can check out the maps in this property that I have for sale.

I hope this tool is as beneficial for you as it has been for me!  Hopefully AgentPro’s data coverage works well for the counties you work in too!

P.S.  If you decide to sign up for this service, be sure to click Update after you enter ‘LAND’ in the Partner ID box under Sign up Now so that you receive the recurring 10% discount.  You will see all the different packages that are available and each package includes the aerial views.  And, when you are checking out, enter 99999 (or any 4-5 digit #) in the Real Estate License # box and select John Hooker from the drop down list as the Sales agent.

As always, feel free to ask questions! 

Whenever I talk about my passion (land investing), I am often asked the same questions, so I thought this would be a good topic for a blog post.  Here are the Top 10 most frequently asked questions and my responses:

1. Does this really work? Yes.  If you work at it.  If the information sits on the shelf untouched, then it obviously won’t.  If you treat it like a business and consistently take efforts to move it forward, it definitely works and you can read my previous blog post for more information about my own successes.

2. How much money does it take to get started? This depends on you, your goals, and available funds.  If you are strapped financially you might want to begin by assigning contracts which involves you finding a seller and a buyer and collecting a fee for assigning the contract by putting the two people together.  For this, you really only need to pay for the cost of  the mailing, but for credibility purposes I would also recommend having an 800 phone number and a basic ‘buying’ website for people to contact you and both of these can be accomplished for less than $20.00/month.   Once you have some capital to work with you can begin to buy properties outright and then turn them around for sale.

3. Is it as easy as it seems? The steps are easy but there are many and if you are working the business alone and part time (like me), it can feel overwhelming at times.  What I recommend is to take it one step at a time and work the business sequentially.  For instance, learn how to do first things first…buy a property (get 800#, website, list, mail, answer calls, analyze/make offers, perform due diligence, go through escrow process, understand title report, etc.), and then sell a property (yourself vs hire someone vs hybrid, marketing, documents, loan servicing, etc.).   You will learn the details along the way as you go through your first cycle so don’t get overwhelmed.  Just keep moving through the process and it will all make sense.  Get in line and stay in line!

4. How do you get data records so you can send mailings? There are many ways, but my two favorite ways are to partner with a good escrow/title company so they can provide you with online access to extract your own data (“farms”), and they can also provide you with access to property profile reports for a property you are considering purchasing.  Profile reports contain APN, legal description, owner info, assessed value, property size, plat maps, neighbors, and comps if there are any.   Another favorite way is to utilize inexpensive paid online services to extract data and the extra benefit of these services is you are able to find an aerial view of your property by APN and use that image in your online marketing.  See my post for a great online resource.

5. I don’t have any real estate experience, can I do this? Yes.  If you can follow directions, and not be afraid to ask questions along the way of the business partners you will be working with (escrow/title companies, realtors, fellow investors/mentors, etc.), and you are willing to “pull the trigger” when it comes time to making a purchase, you can do this with no prior real estate experience.

6. How much money can I expect to make? Though I get asked this question a lot, it’s one that really can’t be answered because again, that depends upon the effort that each person puts in.  If you buy a property right and sell it right you will make money but those numbers depend on you, your ambitions, your risk tolerance, your price range, etc.  See my own profit margins.

7. How easy is it to sell a property once you own it? This again depends upon your strategy for selling.  If you simply list your property with a realtor for retail price that could take a very long time.  However, if you offer competitive pricing and utilize online marketing such as Craig’s List, Postlets, Backpage, Landflip, Landwatch, Kijiji, etc., and supplement that with social media such as Twitter, Facebook and utilize a squeeze page to build a buyer’s list for email marketing then your audience is significantly broadened which increases your liklihood for a faster sale.

8. Where do I start – what’s first? 5 easy steps to prepare to make a purchase:  1) Pick a company name (even if it’s a temporary DBA name) so you can use it in your marketing; 2) Get an 800 # to make it easy for people to call you; 3) Set up a simple ‘buying’ website for people to easily answer questions about their property; 4) Get a List; 5) Mail.  Then prepare to answer the phone!  And, if you plan to purchase properties in an LLC, you might want to get that process started while you are doing the first 5 steps.

9.  How much time do you need to spend working at this business? This is a difficult question and really only one that you can answer because it’s based on your drive, ambition, and goals.  I have a full time job and have been able to successfully work this business on nights and weekends.

10. How can I get further help? Jack Bosch recently launched brand new coaching programs!  See my blog post to find out more.

I hope this was beneficial and if you have any additional questions/comments feel free to click “Leave Your Comment” or “Leave a Reply” for this or any blog post .  To Your Success! 

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