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Ask The Expert – Ivan Oberon – Leveraging Private Money for Your Real Estate Business

Thinking About Taking Your Real Estate Business to the Next Level? START, don’t wait.

In this episode of Ask The Expert, Ivan Oberon joins us to discuss different ways entrepreneurs and the success-minded can become better leaders in their business, personal and financial lives, so that they can continually increase their own value – all without letting funding become a chokepoint.  In addition to offering personal anecdotes and tips for staying motivated, Ivan and Chad also discuss some of their favorite resources for self-motivating success and accountability.

 

 

Why You Shouldn’t Let Financial Fears Block You from Success:

Real estate professionals have plenty of hats to choose from – and there is certainly opportunity to find success and create wealth with any of these hats.

However, many real estate professionals feel stuck wearing the same hat they’ve been wearing, believing they “cannot” invest and grow their wealth and financial security because they feel unsure and uneasy about one of two things:

  1. They have not saved up what they think would be the required amount of money to start down a new path, or
  2. They don’t know how or where to invest the funds they do have.
There are plenty of alternatives to waiting until you can do it on your own (or giving up entirely):
You don’t have to have liquid capital if you know your credit options.
You don’t have to go in blind and leave high yields up to luck.
You don’t have to be a landlord to secure your money to real estate.
You don’t need to wait for an opportunity to find you.
The biggest advantage is doing at all, because 99% of people are comfortable wearing the same hat forever.
Research, reach out, ask questions, touch base with lost contacts, and continue to grow your network with like-minded professionals.  The Fortune is in the follow-up!

Interested in one-on-one coaching with Ivan? Get in touch here

 


About the Expert – Ivan Oberon

Ivan Oberon

Ivan Oberon is a Certified Speaker, Coach & Trainer with the John Maxwell Team and a seasoned Real Estate Investor who has participated in nearly 500 transactions. It is his passion to help you reach higher levels of Success, Awareness, Fulfillment, Focus, Inspiration and Financial Freedom and Security in your life!.

Ivan’s journey into Personal Development Speaking and Real Estate Investing began in 2004. The final catalyst, which ignited his passion to pursue this space and to help others do the same, came through a renewed awareness in the aftermath of a devastating divorce.

Filled with purpose to provide for his two daughters and care for his now aging parents Ivan set off into entrepreneurship, Real Estate Investing, Leadership Training and continual Personal Development.

Ivan’s mentors include industry experts such as John Maxwell, Brendon Burchard and Tony Robins. He has been featured in Private Lender Magazine, Bloomberg Radio, Community Investor Magazine, Realty 411 Magazine and Today’s Practice Magazine.

Check out Ivan’s 31 Things You Should Know About Me.

 

Connect with Ivan:

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ivanoberon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ivanoberon

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/IvanOberon


 

 

 

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Check Your County for Probate Leads

 

 

Ask The Expert – Hiring a Real Estate Virtual Assistant to Help Grow Your Business

Probate Leads for Wholesaling – Chad Corbett Joins Eddie Hayes on the Wholesale Mastermind Podcast

GET MORE LISTINGS AND CLOSE MORE  WHOLESALING DEALS BY BECOMING THE PROBATE EXPERT IN YOUR MARKET 

How many times have you tried to get probate leads and didn’t know how to get them or have gotten a hard time at the courthouse? Well, look no further!

I just got done interviewing Chad Corbett from All The Leads (and if you’re a subscriber here, you already know him!) today and I want to talk about using PROBATE LEADS for wholesaling deals!

 

GET INSTANT ACCESS TO PROBATE LEADS IN YOUR MARKET TODAY!

 

All The Leads is the all in one shop for probate leads nationwide. They send actual humans to the courthouses to pull these leads for you.

If you’re ready to start getting these deals, you can jump HERE.

I’m using their services myself and I LOVE IT! I’ll be posting an update video next weekto let you all know how its coming along! Stay Tuned

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Ask The Expert – Hiring a Real Estate Virtual Assistant to Help Grow Your Business

Thinking About Hiring a Virtual Assistant to Help Get More Leads, Listings, and Closings in Your Real Estate Business?

In this episode of Ask The Expert, Daniel Ramsey from MyOutDesk joins us to discuss WHY and HOW you should hire a virtual assistant if you are out of time and bandwidth in your real estate business.  From lead generation, marketing assistance, handling follow-ups and appointment setting calls, to assisting with different tasks throughout the transaction through to closing, Virtual Assistants are a valuable tool for effective time management.

Considering hiring a VA? Get your questions answered for you.

Request info about MyOutDesk Virtual Assistants and you’ll get 20+ free growth & strategy guides, a Market Force® Personality Indicator, Real Estate Checklists & Hiring Guides all absolutely free!

Why You Should Hire a Virtual Assistant as your Real Estate ISA:

Especially when it comes to working probate leads or leads in other specialized niches, your prospects and clients might require some extra nurturing. Your VA can help handle vendor referrals and client follow-ups to keep you focused on what makes most sense for your dollar.

But something our clients frequently express is how difficult it can be to hire and train a Virtual Assistant that is knowledgeable in real estate and can get results.  You might be hiring someone who lives far away, who will be working remotely, and who you’ve never built rapport with yet. How can you trust their skill set and expertise will bring growth to your business?

While nobody can exactly replicate YOU, consider the tasks and to-do list items you have that all the time management in the world can’t help you complete the way you want them to be completed.  If your business is to grow, it’s necessary to take a look at the non-revenue tasks in your business and assign them to someone who can get them done efficiently.  At the end of the day, the goal is to work ON your business.

We know all too well that even the best organization skills and CRMs can’t help ONE PERSON stay on top of every single lead and client who needs nurturing and attention.  A Virtual Assistant can keep your pipeline happy and growing as your right-hand Real Estate ISA while you can spend your time where it makes the most sense.

Make sure you check out our Ask The Expert video above where Daniel Ramsey breaks down all the ins-and-outs of hiring a Real Estate Virtual Assistant.

 

These free resources will make finding the right VA a breeze:

Leverage Inventory Framework

Hiring Guide – Interview Questions

Hiring Guide – Interview Worksheet

Hiring Guide – Evaluation Worksheet

Hiring Guide – References Worksheet

Looking for more info? Request info about MyOutDesk Virtual Assistants and you’ll also get 20+ free growth & strategy guides!

 

 


About the Expert – Daniel Ramsey (CEO, MyOutDesk)

Daniel Ramsey - CEO of MyOutDesk - Hire A Virtual Assistant For Your Business

Daniel Ramsey – MyOutDesk CEO

Daniel Ramsey has been in the industry since 2001, running a Real Estate and Development company. After several years of great success, Daniel realized that realtors spent too much time working on tasks that are necessary but highly administrative, routine, and time-consuming—working overtime soon becomes required to finish all these tasks and keep in touch with clients and generate new business. Daniel saw a need that he could fill after his experience with his very own Virtual Professional. He realized that these tasks could be delegated by leveraging a Virtual Professional to take care of them, enabling real estate agents and brokers more time and focus on growing their business.

In 2008 MyOutDesk was born, offering services from high caliber talent to Real Estate Agents who needed them the most. MyOutDesk Virtual Professionals have been part of over 5000 client’s teams around the USA and Canada. Daniel has two lovely daughters and a wonderful wife and is passionate about extending the movement beyond revenue, making an actual difference in many people’s lives.

 


 

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Check Your County for Probate Leads

Ways to Turn Leads into Clients

Securing new clients for your business is the single most important part of being a real estate professional there is. Clients evolve – hopefully – from leads. However, as good as our listing leads are, it’s still very much up to you to turn these leads into paying clients. So, if you find yourself struggling to find new ways and techniques to convert leads into customers read on.

  • Be attentive: No one likes a pushy salesman and potential clients can smell desperation. On the other hand, you do want to be attentive to the needs of your client – after you find out what those needs are. Be ready to follow up with your clients questions and address all their concerns but don’t make them feel that you are pestering them. Give them some time between phone calls to think about how you can help them.
  • Establish a connection and a need: As you know, different people have different needs. Find out the specific needs of your prospect and let them know that you understand and can relate to their situation. Be empathetic.
  • Use your resources effectively: The first resource you have is your knowledge as a real estate professional. We can increase and enhance your knowledge with our conference call video archive and through our probate mastery program. That plus the best real estate leads that anyone can offer can help you convert leads into prospects and prospects into customers.
  • Provide value: Make sure that your lead or prospect understands the value that you bring to the table. Let him/her know what it will be like to do business with you and how you can improve their position with your experience, knowledge and connections. (Remember, you must always be ready to use your network of professionals to aid your client.) shaking hands
  • Follow-up: The sales process can take some time especially when it comes to probate. Call your client periodically to let him/her know that you have not forgotten him/her. People do not like to do business with people who they feel are neglecting them. Keep the buying process moving without seeming too eager.
  • Ask for the sale: A surprising number of salespeople do their presentation and just take for granted that their client will know where the closer is. Ask your clients if they are ready to get started. If you do not someone else will.

Finally, remember that it is your responsibility to heat up the sales process at every step. First, you must get qualified leads from us and the education to make those leads paying clients. After that the rest is up to you.

Best Real Estate Marketing Strategies

All real estate experts know that the housing market is constantly full of fluctuations. However, savvy real estate professionals can find opportunities in even the dimmest economic conditions. How can he or she do this? He/she can buy qualified leads and ramps up his/her marketing efforts. In order to help you adapt to these changes and to the competition, we have provided you with six foolproof real estate marketing strategies that will help you excel in 2019.

  • Stay up to date on your social media accounts: Keep all your social media accounts with the big boys – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram – up to date. This will help you interact better with users and promote your properties. Instagram and Pinterest in particular good sites for sharing house pics.
  • Add social sharing to property pages: Home shoppers love to share housing picture with their friends and family. Therefore, you should always make it easy for them to share pictures and info on your sight by adding plenty of easily visible social sharing buttons.
  • Consider using a chat service on your site: Let’s face it – people have different schedules. Not everyone is able to communicate with others during normal business hours. Therefore, you should consider hiring a chat service that can take messages and respond to queries 24/7.real estate
  • Reach out to influencers: This has become a very popular way to build and grow brands. And as a real estate agent you will work with a network of professionals – mortgage brokers, general contractors, interior designers. Agree to compensate major influencers in some mutually beneficial way and you will have a partner who is willing to help you grow your business.
  • Use experiential marketing: Engage with former satisfied clients to help you promote your services. These former clients can help you by becoming referral sources and by sharing content about your business via social media.
  • Write guest blogs to earn high quality backlinks to your site: Contribute to one of your colleague’s or partner’s website by submitting informative articles to it. The link back to your website may help generate traffic if the partner or colleague’s site has a high visitation rate.

These are just a few marketing ideas you can use in 2019. We haven’t even touched upon offline marketing techniques. Of course, you can also grow your business by purchasing our real estate leads for sale and by educating yourself on probate marketing. Our site contains a video conference archive and instructional materials that will help you do just that.

Announcing DNC Validation for All Phone Numbers

Do Not Call Registry Validation is Live!

As consumer complaints to the FTC and FCC rise, so does your liability as a real estate professional.  DNC violations have not been a problem for our Subscribers to date but, due to the mass violations nationwide, we do anticipate more aggressive enforcement in the future so we have improved our system to protect you.

Now EVERY phone number we provide you for Personal Representatives and Probate Attorneys is scrubbed against the following registries:

  1. Federal Do Not Call Registry
  2. State Do Not Call Registries (All 50 States)
  3. Known Litigator Database (people who have sued others)

As with most of our improvements, there is NO additional charge for this service.  It’s not about making more money, it’s about providing value to you and making sure you’re protected.  When you log into your Subscriber Portal to prospect you will eventually see some numbers with the red DNC flag.

 


Frequently Asked Questions About DNC Validation:

 

Where do I learn more about DNC?


How Do I Know Which Numbers are Safe to Call?

  • Before your leads are uploaded, all phone numbers are ran through our DNC Validation Process.  Any number that is on any of the 3 lists above will be flagged with a red (DNC) directly to the right of the number.


What Do I Do When a Number is Flagged?

  • The liability of calling a number is solely that of the caller.  Our Subscribers have placed millions of calls to Personal Representatives and Attorneys; I’m only aware of one friendly warning from an attorney to one of our agents, and that happened only last week.  It is highly unlikely you will suffer harm by calling these numbers but you should understand the law and understand your risk before dialing any number that is flagged.

When does a DNC Registration Expire?

  • It doesn’t.  Federal DNC registration does not have an expiration.  Learn more here

 

5 Psychological Tools for Power Selling

There’s no doubt about it – human beings are complex creatures. And a great part of selling anything you can imagine to other human beings takes a bit of psychological understanding. You have to be able to read people, to understand what motivates them and to integrate that into your sales strategy. For no matter how good your listing leads are, you will ultimately have to convince other members of our flawed species that your services are best suited for their needs. So, how do you do this effectively? How do you sell better, faster and more profitably from the probate lead list we can provide you with? Take a look at some of the psychological tools “power sellers” use to close the deal.

  • Give your prospect fewer options: Don’t make the decision making process overly complicated for your potential clients. You can best accomplish this by researching your prospects ahead of time in order to determine their specific needs. Also, boil your presentation down to a few specific benefits you can produce for him/her.
  • Understand the 3 types of buyers: Experts have broken down buyers into three types: spendthrifts, tightwads and average spenders. Their percentage in the general population breaks down to 15%, 24% and 61% respectively. If you are selling to tightwads be sure to bundle your services and explain why this saves them money in the long run.
  • Flaunt your expertise to build credibility: The more of an authority you are as a seller the more confidence buyers will have in you and your services. We can provide you with probate mastery training that will instill confidence in your prospects and help your business to become more profitable. With our program and our archived conference and video calls we can give more information on turning leads into prospects and prospects into clients.
  • Use urgency in a smart way: Let people know about the deadlines that exist as far as the courts are concerned. People will be more likely to choose your services if you let them know that you are prepared to act quickly on their behalf in order to put them at the greatest advantage.selling
  • Ask hesitant prospects to explain their reasoning: One effective way to poke holes in a prospect’s objections to using your services is to ask them to explain why they are hesitant. People like to appear to be consistent and logical even when they are not. Use this. Take this opportunity to chip away at their defenses and to further promote your service, explain your qualifications and to state your expertise in the field.

In short, great leads + a power seller = great profits. Great leads + a poor salesperson = poor sales. By pulling back the curtain and looking at what motivates people you can stand among the world’s most effective sales people, marketers and politicians. This – along with our quality leads and the education we can provide – will boost your sales and response rates to the next level.

Myths about Wills and Probate

At All the Leads, we’ve long contended that knowledge is power. If you browse the blog posts on our site and learn a little about the education we offer via our conference call video archive, you will see this principle in action. As a real estate professional you will be called upon to delve into a number of areas and interact with professionals in many different fields. So that you will not have to deal with the topic and professionals in the field, e.g., probate attorneys, from a position of ignorance, we are going to debunk the following myths about probate and wills in general.

  • If someone dies without a will, the state gets everything: This is a very common belief among a lot of people and one that is totally wrong. Although inheritance laws vary somewhat by state, when someone dies the spouse and children are usually the first in line to inherit the deceased person’s estate. Usually assets only go to the state when no relatives can be found. It is still a good idea to have a will to clear up any confusion.
  • It takes a lifetime to probate an estate: Usually the probate process is delayed only for a period of time as to allow creditors to file a claim. This period varies from state to state but is generally not very long.
  • The costs associated with probate will deplete the estate’s assets: For most estates probate isn’t even required in the first place. If an estate does need a formal probate, then the cost of probate is usually less than 5% of the estate’s total value. Sure, survivors are likely to face attorney’s fees but in some states attorneys charge a percentage of the estate’s value rather than a flat or hourly fee. This fee is usually less than if those same survivors were to pay a flat out hourly fee to a probate attorney.myth
  • The oldest child is entitled to be the executor of a parent’s estate: Birth order does not hold any water when it comes to who will be the executor of an estate. The court usually goes with whoever is named in the will regardless of whether or not they are the eldest sibling. The only exception to the court respecting the wishes of the deceased in these cases is when there is a compelling reason to not have the person named in the will be the executor.

Now that you’ve learned about some of the common misconceptions and misunderstandings regarding wills and probate, you can start the probate real estate investing process with accurate information and with confidence. This knowledge will also help you when you purchase listing leads from us. Don’t let probate be the one area that you are lacking knowledge.

Probate Case Study – Michelle Knobloch – All The Leads Reviews

All The Leads reviews are my favorite content to share with Real Estate Agents and Real Estate Investors.  Every day we live our #1 core value – Provide Value First – to help others find success in doing the same.  We provide a full system to help our Subscribers meet their business goals but, more importantly, a system that offers a huge impact in hundreds of communities to thousands of people every month across the US.

I’m thrilled to have finally captured Michelle’s story on camera so you guys can see the potential of becoming a Probate Expert in your market.  Her opening line says it all…


“All I can say is, it has brought so much joy and peace to be able to do what I do; becoming a specialist in this area.  The lives that we’ve touched, the difference that it’s made, it really is a blessing and we are all passionate about changing lives and making a difference.”
– Michelle Knobloch


Now, we ARE all running a business so it’s not always about “the feels” and emotions…sometimes it IS about dollars.  Serving as a Probate Expert can certainly make a difference in the lives of others but the value provided can also result in a 10x or greater return.  As you will see in the video, Michelle has invested $6,382 to make $61,042 in her first three years as a Probate Expert, which yielded a return on investment of 856.47%

 

Tenure:  3 Years

Probate Closings: 23

Total Cost: $6,382

Total Commissions: $61,042

Pipeline:  6

 

See more Case Studies and All The Leads reviews from our Subscribers HERE

 

If you are a real estate agent or real estate investor looking for real estate leads and you want to offer a service to your community then you really need to consider becoming a probate expert.  Over the next 40 years over $136 Trillion in assets will pass from one generation to the next and nearly 80% of that wealth is locked up in real estate.  This is an opportunity for you to build a strong pillar in your business while your competition is still out begging for business from the same leads they’ve worked for the past 20 years.  All The Leads provides a system driven by ever-expanding knowledge and experience.  To see how many leads we gather in your county each month click here.

5 Tips for Upping Your Social Media Marketing Game

If you’ve gotten nothing else from this blog then we hope that at least you’ve gotten the message that as a real estate professional you must utilize every tool at your disposal in order to grow your business. Several of these tools and resources we’ve already discussed at great length. For example, we’ve talked about how our probate listing leads will help you increase your profits and your success rate. We’ve also talked about how our conference call video archive can educate you further about the complex probate marketing process. In this post, we would like to talk about marketing your company via social media. Here are some social marketing tips for real estate experts.

  • Add reviews & services: If have not already posted reviews from your satisfied customers on your Facebook page you must do it now. Reviews are like gold for real estate agents. Also, make sure that your client testimonials and information about your services are clear on both your website and your social media pages. Demonstrating that you are willing to allow your prospective clients to have access to former customers lets your new clients know that you have confidence in your services.
  • Post photos on Instagram to generate leads: According to the latest social media studies, there are more than 700 million users on Instagram. Post your best photos on Instagram since it is very user friendly.
  • Tweet to promote listings: Though not as popular as Facebook or Instagram, real estate professionals can use this platform to connect with some of the strategic partners we discussed in past posts such as attorneys, clients, local business people, brands and influencers. social media
  • Have a presence on LinkedIn: This site has become the number one site for business professionals who are interested in growing their professional network. Its discussion boards, private messaging and blogging are perfect for savvy real estate professionals who desire to grow their presence.
  • Don’t forget the power of video marketing: According to a 2016 study by HubSpot, 45% of people watch more than an hour of Facebook or YouTube videos a week. And while it may be tempting to skip using YouTube in order to market your site, this would be a mistake. Real estate is a visual profession. Videos create a connection to actual places and things (such as estates, homes, etc.)

These seven sure-fire ways to market on social media should help you reach out to your target markets and consequently improve your performance. So will ordering our leads and educating yourself using the wealth of materials we have on our site.