Categories
Educational Seminars Networking Passive Income Random Ramblings Vacation Adventures

Goin back to Cali….

I figured I’d throw a lil old school LL Cool J in there today. Have you guessed yet that I’m leaving for California in a few days? Actually, I’m not technically going back as I’ve never been there, but I like LL and since he talks about it in this song, it’s just a fitting video for this post.

Our plane leaves the morning of the 1st. Actually, Kathy and I are on 2 different flights cuz she used her points to pay for our flights and it just worked out on 2 different flights. I do not like to fly at all. I get a nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach. I use to drink right before getting on the plane to help me feel better but I can’t even do that now because I cut out my once in a blue moon drink because alcohol gives me heartburn (and I don’t take anymore heartburn medicine.)

We got a pretty packed schedule out there. On the 1st, later that nite we are meeting a friend and her hubby for dinner and we are going to talk to them about atm’s as they are interested in partnering on a few deals with us. Then from the 2nd to the 5th we are going to be at a seminar called “Never Work Again” and it’s one of the seminars that T. Harv Eker puts on. This one is about passive income. It should be really good. I don’t know if any of you read his book,Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, but if you’re ever attended his free seminar the Millionaire Mind Intensive then you can only imagine what the seminars that you actually pay for are like!

After the seminar ends on the 5th at 7pm we’ll be driving to San Francisco. On the 6th or 7th we’ll be meeting with another friend and her husband and most likely doing a Rainbow presentation for them lol and then talking to them about atm’s as well. They are interested too! Then another friend of ours and her hubby, we’ll be meeting to most likely do a Rainbow presentation as well. We’ll probably throw in an atm talk too, but she doesn’t know about that yet. lol

Thennnnn we’re going to Alcatraz. That’s all I really wanted to do in Cali for real. So I’m excited about that. We’re keeping our spending to a minimum because of our budget, remember? That’s why we’re trying to meet up with friends and hang out, etc.

So, I probably won’t be blogging for a bit….definitely not during the seminar, but if I think of it, I will that way I can give you guys all of the important tips and tidbits I take away each day. And we can all get wealthy off of our passive income together! Woohooo!

Did you like this? Share it:
Categories
Joint Ventures Listed Properties Makin' Offers Networking Random Ramblings Wholesaling

Awwww alpacas are cute!

alpacas

Ok so this post really has nothing to do about alpacas other than Kathy and I drove past some for sale today and I said “awww alpacas are cute. Let’s get one.” I didn’t really mean it tho lol I swear.

Anyway, I didn’t get much accomplished today but hopefully I’ll make that up now that I have a phat new HP 6500 all-in one wireless printer.

hp 6500 all-in one wireless

Well, this morning I met with another wholesaler. Big shout out to Bruce for buying me some breakfast, well actually it was my lunch since I already had my breakfast (my 4 organic carrots and 2 organic apples juiced. Yummy. Plus a banana, not juiced tho lol)

Anyway, Bruce and I are going to do some joint marketing deals when we get some wholesale properties under contract. Bruce…if you’re reading this….give yourself a shout out lol

I also have a scheduled appointment with a real estate attorney next Wednesday morning to talk about doing my settlements from now on. Since I’ve moved into this area (Oxford…aka boonyville) I don’t really have an connections here as far as title companies and such go. I think I’ll give Bruce’s company a shout too but in the meantime I’m going to meet Ira Binder on Wed. The broker of the new office I signed up with referred Ira.

Of course, I could use my old title company/attorney but the reality is he’s too far away. And we were always trying to struggle to find a settlement place closer to where the deals were. He was great, very creative and did the deals the way I needed them to be done, but I just need someone closer.

Now on to my 8 offers that I made the other night. Here’s the breakdown:
1) The agent submitted it (she was the one that used me as the agent cuz she was embarrassed by the offer 🙂
2) An agent told me that I needed to submit an offer on an agreement of sale and that she wouldn’t take a LOI.
3) An agent told me that there were 2 other offers on the property higher than my offer and 1 was significantly higher. He asked for my highest and best. I wasn’t going any higher.
4) An agent just told me that they have an accepted short sale offer at 65k so if I didn’t submit an offer for that he couldn’t help me. I think I’m going to email him back and be nice and ask him to SUBMIT my offer anyway 🙂 But now that I think about it, I think there’s a lot of bullshit going on with short sales that you to hold it for 90 days or some shit, etc. I may just nix that one unless someone posts on here giving me a reason not to.
5) Another agent told me that I really needed to put my offer on an agreement of sale, otherwise he couldn’t present it. He also told me there was another offer higher than mine (as if I care lol Btw, I’m sure most agent tell the truth when they say that, but overall I don’t believe them.)

The other 3 offers I’ve heard nothing about. I will email the wife of one of the agent’s tho. I know them personally…as a matter of fact I brought them into Keller Williams. They are in my Keller Williams downline and I get paid profit sharing each and every month from KW because of them and others I brought in (yes, even tho I’m not an agent there anymore.) Anyway, 99.99999% of their deals are reo’s so I’ll email the wife and see what’s up. I’ll also tell them to put me on their mailing list for future listings they get.

As for the other 1…guess I’ll call the agent and see what’s up. So far so good tho, I haven’t had one agent yell at me or tell me off about my low offers 🙂 That’s always a positive thing.

Ok so now I’m going to print out an Pennsylvania agreement of sale and scan it into my computer. Kathy showed me how I can make the text editable….so I’ll see if I can swing that, so I can just have it on my computer and easily change prices, address and such. I’m trying to make this process as seamless as possible. I seem to remember Steve Cook having his agreement set up a certain way and he would just send it to his agent, etc. Hmmmm…anyone remember what he did?

Oh and just so you know why I’m trying to make this as easy as possible…the PA agreement of sale is 18 friggin pages long. It’s soooo annoying and boring. Ughhhh.

Okey dokey pokey’s, I’m out like trout.

Flippin’ Carey

Did you like this? Share it:
Categories
Finding cash buyers Finding REO Deals Listed Properties Makin' Offers Networking Wholesaling

Saw some houses today..what to do?

I’m in a bit of a pickle. I don’t quite know how to operate without a damn printer/scanner!

I looked at 8 reo’s this afternoon and also drove past about 5 cash sale properties today (they were in the neighborhood of the 8 reo’s.) I would like to make an offer on every one of the reo’s I saw today but I’m trying to figure out how? I have a real estate contract but it’s a part of a program that real estate agents use called RealFast and it’s just the version on my computer, not a web-based version. If I were to write up the contract in RealFast I a) can’t print it and b) can’t save it as a pdf or any other document type besides a real fast document.

Soooo the big question….how do I draw up my agreements and get them to the agents? I was thinking letter of intents. What do ya’ll think??? I was also going to include in the l.o.i. that I’m not going to be acting as my own agent and they can submit my offer as my agent. Shit. This sucks.

Crap. I’m sure there is a really easy solution that I haven’t figured out yet (I’m like that somtimes…can’t see the easy answer right in front of me.) Anyone? Anyone?

Oh btw, I don’t know if I said this yet but I officially switched real estate offices last Friday or so. I now work for Fautore Realty and I am digging the new broker so far. As I was driving around looking at properties I get a call from him and he says “I know a property that would make a great flip for you. Here’s the address it just popped up on the MLS but you better hurry.” And I went and saw the property and it was awesome (awesome as in it was a nasty, piece of shit, smelly property lol in a decent neighborhood.) Then he says “Oh and this other property I know of got a shortsale approved at $100k and it’s in a great area. It’s going to be released from an agreement tomorrow if you want to go after that one too.” His buyer apparently had it under agreement but is backing out or something. I thanked him and asked him if he would send me his bpo’s too 🙂 He said “absolutely.”

Quick funny story: so Kathy went with me to see houses today. We go to see the one my broker told me about and you could tell the house was beat to shit from the door. She was like “oh boy.” Then we walk through the overgrown bushes to the houses and I open up the door and she goes inside and says “oh my God! This is horrible.” When I hear that I know it’s gonna be good (for me.)

We walk around and one room we go into wellllll let’s just say I ALMOST lost my lunch. I have a very sensitive nose and when shit smells rank I need to cover up because I start to gag and sooner or later it’s coming out. Kathy’s like “this place is disgusting!” And I’m smiling saying I know.

When we get outside she says “they just need to knock that down and start over again. I’d give them $5,000 for that place.” And I say, “Honey you say that every time we see a shitty house like this. And the last time you said that, I offered $50k on the house and made a $15k assignment fee!” She’s like “well they shoulda knocked that house down too!” lol

Gotta love spouses who just don’t get it completely. I give her credit tho, she goes through the nastiness with me and helps me in anyway she can and she does want to get into rentals together when we’ve cleared up our debt, but I think I’ll stick with making the offers on properties otherwise we may just go hungry! 🙂

Oh wait one more thing….I did take down a handful of For Rent numbers and addresses to see if I could add some folks to my buyer’s list.

Can someone help me out with my dilemma? What do you think I should do?

Flippin’ Carey

Did you like this? Share it:
Categories
Networking Random Ramblings

A Wealthy Meeting

I’m sitting here this morning drinking a glass of kiwi apple juice (that I just juiced myself by the way mmmmm) and I’m super excited.

When I was in high school I had a friend named Meredith, actually she was still my friend after high school and was still my friend up until she passed away this summer (R.I.P. Meredith!) and Meredith has very, very wealthy parents. Her father came her from Latvia and started a business and has been working his ass off ever since. They have a few HUGE houses, tons of nice cars, belong to fantastic country clubs and of course live a life that many in the world can only dream of.

While in high school I often wondered why Meredith never spoke to her father about business and about how to be successful and make tons of money. Well Pete, that’s her father’s name, and I have always gotten along. He’s a sweetheart. He and I got to talking at the what’s it called? The get together after a funeral? And I asked him if we could do lunch sometime. He of course agreed as he’s a doll anyway.

I just didn’t feel right calling him right away, ya know? For obvious reasons. So I called him yesterday to see if we could meet for lunch next week and he called me back this morning. We are going to meet next week sometime for lunch, he’s going to check his schedule on Monday and then let me know which day works best for him.

This meeting is longgggggggg overdue. I’ve been procrastinating long enough….seriously I should have asked to sit down with him yearsss ago, but I just chickened out I guess. I don’t know why? Guess I didn’t know what to say, what to ask, if he’d meet with me (although in my heart I knew he’d meet with me if I just asked.)

So now I have a very, very wealthy business man who knows other very wealthy business people who is willing to sit down with me and let me pick his brain. I’m writing some questions I want to ask him and was wondering if you guys and gals had any ideas on what types of things to ask him.

Here are some of my ideas thus far:

  • What do you think helped most to make you so successful? (Some of these I already know the answer to but I think they’re good to get the ball rolling, ya know?)
  • How did you first get started in your business?
  • What kind of advice can you give business wise or personal wise to someone that wants to develop a successful business like yours?
  • What kind of investments do you invest in with your profits to make your wealth continue to grow more?
  • I’m gonna ask him about private lending for him or others he knows, but I’m not sure how to approach that yet….I may not do that on this first meeting, what do you all think?
  • Can you think of anything else? I’m sure I’ll come up with more but if there is anything you guys want to know personally from someone who is super successful please let me know….or if you just have some good ideas that I haven’t though of yet to ask, pleaseeee by all means let me know.

    Btw, Pete is not in the real estate business (I mean I’m sure he has real estate investments but that’s not his business) his business is construction. He’s got a roofing and construction company.

    Did you like this? Share it: