Ok so I’m one of those people that need a schedule. Not only do I need one but I find that I’m wayyy more productive when I write stuff down even if I have to do it everyday. I think I learned that writing the stuff down each day worked best for me after reading The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferris. Awesome book which I highly, highly recommend.
Now through the years of investing (10 to be exact) I’ve figured out which methods work for me and actually got me deals and made me money and which methods didn’t do squat. So, of course, I’m only concentrating on the methods that have made me money in the past.
Also, please keep in mind that this is a general schedule and I may change the days around as I have other things that may come up (cause I’m not only involved in investing but I have other things going on.) Oh and also….I am on this cleanse/juice fasting thing for the next week so I’m not sure how my body will react and some of the things that involve leaving my house may have to wait until the following week. (I’m taking a holistic approach to getting rid of my acid reflux/heartburn/gerd…hence the cleanse/juice fast. I may post about that in the future just in case any of you suffer from that. It’s going awesome…haven’t had to take my heartburn medicine this entire month!) Anyway….enough of that….on to the schedule:
Mondays- Put out 10 Bandit Signs.
9am – 10:15am: Get probate listings from courthouse (I haven’t gotten a deal this way yet, but I get my phone ringing and have made offers.)
11:15am – 1:15pm: Go visit cash-only solds from the MLS to add to my buyers list. (I kinda searched for them before like that but after watching Steph’s video about it I really think I’ll take it more seriously and make it a part of my weekly/monthly routine.)
2:15pm – 4:30pm: Search MLS for reo’s to make offers on and owner-occupant fixer uppers/motivated to send mailings to.
4:30pm – 5:30pm: Send out probate letters.
Tuesdays- Put out 10 Bandit Signs.
11:15am – 1:15pm: Visit the MLS reo’s from yesterday, if necessary.
2:15pm – 3:15pm: Make offers on every property visited.
Wednesdays- Put out 10 Bandit Signs.
Thursdays- Put out 10 Bandit Signs.
Anything that I may not have gotten accomplished on Monday, I will take care of on Thursday. Plus,
9am – 11:15am: I may go to the courthouse to check out pre-foreclosures. I refuse to send postcards to these people because over 10 yrs. it’s been the biggest waste of money for ME, personally. I am seriously contemplating coming at them from a real estate agent point of view to see if that can get me in the door and that way I can throw 2 options at them: I can either buy your house from you or list it for you. This will mostly be door-knocking though. If I get no answers then I will send a nice letter, which I got from my father. I’ll revise it a wee bit, but overall I like it. (My father is a Realtor and has a lot of success with getting listings from pre-foreclosures.) Keep in mind, I’m not in this for listings, I want the deals, of course, but I’m not going throw away any easy money that’s for sure.
1:15pm – 3:15pm: Door knock the leads that I get from the courthouse that day.
4:15pm – 5:15pm: Send out letters to the folks on my lead list that weren’t home when I door knocked.
Fridays- Put out 10 Bandit Signs.
Saturdays- Put out 10 Bandit Signs.
Sundays- Put out 10 Bandit Signs.
Notice that I’m leaving the evenings open for potential appointments with folks or they can be stuck in slots on days that I have open, including weekends.
Everyday I’d like to put out bandit signs as they have been my biggest money maker for deals (along with the vinyl lettering on the back of my car and the MLS.)
There ya have it. That’s my tentative schedule for now. I may have to tweak it, but we’ll see how it goes. This week may be a bit hairy because of the cleanse I’m doing, I should know more tomorrow. Honestly tho, I may just do only home type stuff this week because I have this whole schedule going on with what I’m suppose to do with this cleanse each day (it ends on Friday.)