How To Get Noticed and Stay Noticed on Real Estate Websites

If you have ever tried to sell a property, or worked with a realtor trying to sell a property, you know that visibility of your listing is key.  But websites like Zillow.com and Realtor.com favor new listings.

Now you may have had your property in contract.  During the option period, the buyer's financing didn't come through.  Now you re-activate your listing.  However, at this point your listing may be 3, 4, or more weeks old.  Perhaps several hundred new listings have been placed, and you find your listing now on page 9!

What do you do to get back on page 1?  What do you do to keep your listing visibility high, and near the top?

There are a couple easy ways to keep your listing near the top.  Real estate websites recognize changes in listings, which gets your listing noticed.  So, feel free to change the price, either higher or lower.  You can repeat this every 2-3 days.

Another tip is to have an open house.  Have one every...

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How to Create Your Buyers List

What is a Buyers List?

Simply put, a buyers list is a list of real estate investors who are regularly looking to buy real estate.  They usually are looking for pre-listings and houses that are just coming on the market.  

You can use this list of buyers for leads on not only your flips, but houses you wish to wholesale or sell on assignment!

How Do You Create Your List?

One of the best ways to create your buyers list is to attend foreclosure and real estate auctions in your area.  While you are there, you can network and find buyers.  It's important to get not only their contact info, but also what type of houses and price ranges they are looking for, and in what geographic areas.

Another way to create your buyers list is through FaceBook.  You can find real estate investor groups.  Post to them saying you are looking for buyers.  It's great if you have a specific property you can mention with this post.  Ask them to private-message (PM)...

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Choosing Your Brokerage

If you are becoming a real estate agent, or are an agent looking for a new broker to work with, you want to watch today's video.  Flip University co-founder Michael Owen discusses tips, advice, and questions to ask potential brokerage firms before you sign on.

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Caveat Caupo - Landlord Beware

Screening Rental Applicants

In this day and age, with strict laws protecting the rights of the tenant, it is more important than ever to properly screen your rental applicants.  Sadly, there are the tenants from hell who know how to work the system and habitually live rent free for months at a time.  They have every intention of using the eviction process to their full advantage.  You do not want to ever find yourself in that situation.

The screen process should begin with a thorough rental application.  The application should ask:

  • full names
  • dates of birth
  • previous addresses for last 10 years
  • reasons for moving
  • references from previous landlords
  • current employer and income
  • employer reference
  • permission for credit check

It is very important not to accept any information at face value.  Verify everything that you can independently of the application.

The completed application is only the beginning of the rental application screening process.  Call...

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You Have 2 Minutes

In this instant gratification world we live in, buyers expect a quick response when they contact you about a property.  As a general rule, you have 2 minutes before they move onto the next property, the next realtor, or the next seller.  You have to be prepared to reply FAST.

There are a number of ways to ensure that you get back to your prospects quickly.

  • answering service
  • auto phone responders
  • auto email responders
  • auto text responders

The method or methods you choose are completely customizable.  But whatever you do choose, you want to make sure that your prospects get a quality reply, quality feedback in a very short amount of time.

Watch our video to learn more!

For more information, visit us at http://www.FlipUniversity.com or on http://FaceBook.com/FlipUniversity.

 

 

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What You Should Know Before Buying Land

In some markets, the supply of homes to flip may be too limited for your investment goals.  Some investors turn to buying land and building homes to sell at a profit.  

This can be a great way to earn profits in real estate.  However, you must do your homework.  There are many things that you need to check out in detail.  These include, but are not limited to:

  • zoning
  • single family / multi-family / low or high density use
  • frontage requirements
  • will you need to build a road?  Emergency turn arounds?
  • access to city services 
  • will you have to build infrastructure for water, sewage, electricity?
  • proper drainage

Flip University co-founder Michael Owen talks about these and more in this week's video.

We welcome your comments, questions, and suggestions!

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Disclosure and Negotiation - Buying Investment Property

When you are buying an investment property, there are things you need to disclose to the owner, particularly if you are a realtor as well as an investor.

Michael Owen discusses the ethics behind disclosure when buying real estate for flipping.  He also gives advice on how to make your disclosures while negotiating the purchase of the investment property.

We welcome your suggestions for future blog topics.  

 

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An Interview with Flip University

This week's blog post is a special edition.  Flip University founders Michael Owen and Thomas Detert do an interview-style video talking about:

  • why real estate
  • can anyone do it?
  • how to start with no money
  • how real estate investing changed their lives
  • their motivations for creating Flip University
  • the upcoming AFFORDABLE online comprehensive A-Z real estate investing course
  • and more!

Just click on the video below, sit back, and enjoy!

 

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Finding Your Success

real estate success video vlog Jul 15, 2017

Coming to you from Denver, CO, Michael Owen talks about how success in real estate and making money by flipping houses has changed his life, and the life of his business partners and colleagues. Flip University can help you find similar success, and shorten your learning curve to do so!

Website: http://www.flipuniversity.com
FaceBook: http://facebook.com/flipuniversity
Twitter: http://twitter.com/universityflip

Partner Tom's Mental Health Project: http://www.defyingdepression.com, http://facebook.com/DefyingDepression, http://Twitter.com/defying_d

Tom's Photography: http://facebook.com/tomsview

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Winning At Real Estate

Winning At Real Estate

In any field, sport, profession, trade, or what have you, there are always some people who are very successful, and those who are not.  Many blame the competition, the economy, or other external factors.  The field, the sport, the profession, or trade does not care who you are, or where you come from.  You simply have to know what to do, when to do it, and get out there and do it.  And a little bit of luck never hurt!

In order to maximize your odds at achieving the success you want, you must have a firm grasp of the skillset you need.  That means studying.  Studying others who have the success you want.  Learning the nuts and bolts.  Finding mentors to help move your success along.

Achieving success is a huge motivator.  That motivation will lead to more success, which in turn leads to more motivation.

If you want to learn the nuts and bolts; if you want the motivation and success, check out our online content here...

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