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Why You Should Change Your Prospecting Script for Probate Leads – Donna Hastings’ Update | All The Leads Reviews

Donna Changed Her Prospecting Script For Probate – Here’s What Happened:

Donna Hastings jumped in the hot seat and roleplayed her cold calling script for probate live with Chad Corbett just a couple of months ago. Chad quickly broke the roleplay off and told her three things she should immediately change in her calling script.  There were over 100 agents, investors, and wholesalers listening live on that roleplay training call and the call has been played several thousand more times since.

 

So many witnessed Donna’s first foray into probate cold calling – Today, we’re highlighting Donna’s hard work and progress since that call. 

 

Donna jumped on All The Leads Mastermind Call #252 to share her current progress working through her probate leads lists.  She has:

  • Several probate listings under contract
  • A couple off-market probate properties that are going to cash investors
  • A calendar full of listing appointments in the upcoming week
  • A bright sound of pride and confidence in her voice.

 

Donna discusses her pipeline and projected earnings from probate sales in detail, but more importantly she describes how she adjusted her prospecting script and general approach to probate to make this possible.  She shares her story of looking inward, adapting to criticisms, making improvements, and getting better at what she does every day.

 

Not only is she seeing a great return on investment with probate real estate, but the pride she has in helping people is truly inspirational.  Check out Donna’s update below!

 

 

 

Donna, so many of us were looking forward to hearing what you did next and this is truly one of the best progress updates we’ve heard here at All The Leads! We are so grateful you shared your prospecting progress with all of us.

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What You Miss By Scrubbing Your Probate Real Estate Leads

If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you’re interested in probate real estate.  Whether you’re already working your lead lists or just getting started, we’ve noticed something that agents, wholesalers, investors, brokers ALL do no matter how many times we share success stories from people who’ve done the opposite.

A lot of people make the mistake of scrubbing their lead lists down to  probate property lists.  The premise here is that scrubbing your lists will  maximize both your marketing budget and the time you spend cold calling probate leads.  In other words, why bother calling something if there is no property listed?

In this Tips From The Trainer Episode, Chad Corbett shares some big-ticket success stories to underscore the opportunity in every probate lead, whether the records indicate property in the estate or not!

 

6 Benefits of Not Scrubbing Your Probate Lists:

  1. Better Contact Opportunities
  2. Reach Family Members with more motivation, and possibly other real estate needs.
  3. Referral Opportunities To Win Vendor Partnerships (when families need other services besides selling probate homes)
  4. Lifelong Rapport – Provide a valuable service and warm introduction and you’ll be top-of-mind for any future real estate needs.
  5. Find Non-Probate Property – Not all property goes through probate!
  6. Way Less Competition – Since everyone else is scrubbing their lead list.

 

People will tell you there’s no property when there is. Court clerks and data researchers might leave an address out of the filing by error.  Probate might have been opened for any number of reasons, while property didn’t need to go through the estate.  People inherit wealth they might want to invest in real estate.

All of these situations have the potential to lead to listings, deals, and wholesale opportunities and your competition has passed them over.

Be the person that reaches out and establish connections with people from a place of value.  Let another agent’s mistake be your next deal.

 

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3 Things NOT to Do When Getting Started With Probate Leads

5 Simple Tips for Building Your Professional Network

Many hands make light work, or so the saying goes. And while this may be true, when it comes to probate marketing, many hands also help make you more efficient. It also allows you to be of greater value to your clients. Because as we have discussed in the past, your marketing efforts will not only involve you reaching out to people who are going through probate, it will also involve you interacting with attorneys, bankers, etc. Thus, you will have to know how to build and maintain a network of professionals who can supplement your strengths. If you’re looking to broaden your network and advance your career, these networking tips will help you do just that.

  • Look at who you already know: Some of the alliances you may need to form may be people who are already close to you such as former employers, friends, family, neighbors, and community members. Just be sure that they can add value to you and can help you achieve your selling goals.
  • Know what you bring to the table: Your appeal for a partnership will be more enticing if you can demonstrate to other professionals that you bring something to the table that they can profit from. When it comes to probate, this is knowledge of the process which we can give you with our probable marketing course along with the best real estate leads of any site online.
  • Remember you’re building a mutually beneficial relationship: In biology the term is symbiosis. This is a relationship between two organisms that benefit both. Demonstrate to your business contact that you can help them achieve their business goals as well as they can help you achieve yours. Moreover, remember to stay in contact with these professionals from time to time in order to grow this relationship.
  • Develop a social media presence: Social media has revolutionized the way all professionals connect with one another. By joining and maintaining a presence on popular social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter you will be able to identify and be identified by professionals who can increase the value clients can derive from your services.
  • Keep records: Always keep records about those whose services you used and who might help you in the future. This will make it easier to contact these professionals when needed and help you personalize communications when you do reach out to them.networking

The English poet and cleric John Donne famously wrote, “No man is an island.” What he meant is that the world is built upon relationships between people. You will find that your work will be much easier when you embrace this idea and use your skills to develop and grow your professional network. We can be a part of that network by providing you with vetted probate leads and the knowledge to use them effectively.

Mastermind Highlight Summary - Handling Probate Real Estate Objections. Probate Attorney Myths

TRUTH or MYTH?? “Our Probate Attorney Said We Can’t Sell Until Probate is Closed!” Handling Objections – Mastermind Highlights

In this highlight, Chad covers the basics of the probate process and how to communicate effectively to prospective clients that they CAN move forward in selling their inherited property – even while probate is open.

 

Has A Personal Representative Ever Told You They Can’t Do Anything With Their Inherited Property Because They’re Still Going Through the Probate Process?

Maybe their attorney misspoke. Maybe they were taking in too much information at once and didn’t really understand correctly.  In any case, this is a MYTH!

The Truth Is, Probate Doesn’t Need To Be Closed In Order To Sell Property!

There are even instances where settling an estate requires property to be dealt with.

We know this is a common misconception, wherever it may originate from.  We also understand people trust their probate attorney and in order for them to be receptive to you, you’ll need to convey value and expertise confidently when you hear this kind of objection.

In this highlight, Chad covers the basics of the probate process and how to communicate effectively to prospective clients that they CAN move forward in selling their inherited property.

Call Summary

Kenneth calls in from California and asks a few questions about the probate process. How does the overbid process work? How do creditor claims work in probate and what is the window for that? How does the bill for the Broker Price Opinion (BPO) get assigned through probate? Is it true I can’t move forward with selling the property until the estate is closed?

Chad gives a great overview on the timeline of the probate process, dispels the myth that property can’t be sold until probate is closed, and offers great verbiage for handling this objection in a way that conveys value and expertise.

Don’t forget, when you are able to help a personal representative move forward when they thought they had to wait, you now have a great opportunity to build a bridge with their probate attorney! Show THEM how you can provide the same success story for their other clients.

This highlight is from Mastermind Call #238.

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SEE ALSO:
HOW TO HANDLE THE MOST COMMON PROBATE REAL ESTATE OBJECTIONS: https://youtu.be/j-OnEg_nC_A

Ask The Expert – John Erik Fraker, JD; EVERYTHING You Need To Know About Working With A Probate Attorney To Grow Your Real Estate Business.

 

 


 

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How can you protect yourself from risking your own capital when a motivated seller needs additional services (cleanouts, repairs, rehabs etc…)?

Offering Sellers Vertically-Integrated Solutions Without Putting Your Own Money On The Line Is Easier Than You Think!

The best way to position yourself and your brand is to provide unique value your competition can’t (or won’t!) offer.  How can you provide a wide-array of services when you’re just starting out? How do you respond to a client who asks “How much is this going to cost upfront?” And how can you protect yourself from risking your own capital?


 

On our 235th Mastermind Q&A call, Alesha from Ft. Myers had some questions about building her vendor list with all of these considerations in mind.  Is it important for her to find vendors that will allow invoicing at closing? How can she confidently handle seller’s questions on cost?  In most cases, vendors will get paid after they’ve done what they promised anyway, but Chad offers his advice.

Susan from the Bay Area, California builds on what Alesha was asking: She is curious if we have any documents to help secure payment at closing for additional vendor services paid for up front, as she put her capital on the line once before and got burned.  Chad recommends agents and investors not to put themselves in the position to risk their own capital by providing the services themselves (though he describes how he has made exceptions twice with elderly clients who were very honest and traditional – You can still use your discretion!).  Chad offers key advice; liens are a great tool your contractors can use to ensure payment; for clean-out companies and others, you can leverage a lender who will write their own agreement to secure payment or who will take a premium to hold the risks themselves through to closing.

Don’t be afraid to educate and ask these vendors if they are prepared for this work – they will be important team members as you come across situations where this is needed and you will all build strong business relationships with new clients this way.

 

Bonus Tip: Liquidity isn’t the only option available to a seller who wants to make improvements before selling their property – Get creative with these 5 ways to access equity for improvements when traditional financing isn’t an option: http://alltheleads.com/5-ways-access-equity-improvements-traditional-financing-isnt-option/ )

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The Do-Or-Die Rule When Meeting Face-to-Face with Motivated Sellers.

You'll probably never hear me say this again, but in this SHORT, ONE-MINUTE (😅😁) Video, David Pannell and Chad Corbett share a golden nugget of wisdom for sealing the deal during face-to-face appointments with sellers.

(Alternatively, you can catch David's full success story here, complete with timestamps and dozens of additional best-practice nuggets: https://youtu.be/twb5PrpXcRk)


David is projected (conservatively) to be making $1,000,000 a year by the end of 2019 through listings and acquisitions from PROBATE DEALS ALONE.

Tenure: 1 year (Since June 2018)
Probate Closings To Date: 27
Total Commissions: $370k; $1,000,000 projected by close of Q4 2019.
Pipeline: 75+
ROI: 196% since starting; pacing 634% ROI for 2019.

 

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Or select a time-stamp to jump to a specific segment:

5:30 First time calling Probate Leads
6:05 2018 Totals from all lead types
7:37 My First Year in Probate
8:56 Pipeline for 2019
9:26 What’s the split between broker/acquisitions deals?
9:50 Does this work in a competitive market?
10:20 What’s the spread?
10:45 Changing the way you present yourself
12:18 The fortune is in the follow-up
13:07 Getting the Cold-Calling right: Going from “Realtor, Investor” to David
13:40 Showing up to your listing appointments as a professional
15:11 The mindset: Go out and get it!
16:13 Competition from iBuyers and how to get ahead
22:08 The All The Leads Approach - Make it work for you
24:04 Why probate is great
24:47 Winning a listing appointmentwhen another realtor is there
27:40 What do we do with leads that don’t answer the phone?
30:45 One appointment, two guys, three options.
33:25 Bring pre-filled documents, leave a cash offer in hand.... ALWAYS!
37:12 The bottled water secret
38:30 How we found the right ISAs and built up our team
41:25 The perfect ISA for probate leads
48:43 Empathy = Lifelong referrals from clients and other business professionals
51:15 David’s system
59:57 The Numbers
01:03:23 The Million Dollar Pillar

 


About David:  David has been in real estate for 12 years.  He worked with buyers through the short sale/REO period between 2007-2010, switching to listings in 2011. He has also since ramped up his acquisitions.  Like many, he started with open houses and SOI leads. He eventually hired a coach and quickly mastered Expireds/FSBO marketing. He now works directly with ATL, GGMS, and B-School to learn and scale his business. He is focused on solidifying 3 major pillars in 2019, one of which is probate real estate.  In mastering the empathetic approach, the team is looking forward to a third of their projected 300 closings in 2020, to come from probate listings/cash deals alone.


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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.

 

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3 EASY Ways to Improve your Cold-Calling Script – Live Cold Call Role Play Breakdown and Critique

Success With Cold-Calling Probate Leads Requires Turning Your Script into a Conversational Framework That Moves WITH A Prospective Client's Needs.

If you're a regular on our Mastermind Calls or follow our Probate Mastermind Podcast, you've probably heard it dozens of times - It takes some adjustment to jump on the phone and call probate leads when you've built up hard-sell habits from years of calling FSBOs and Expired leads.  With Probate, you're dealing with someone who might have a lot more on their plate, who likely could use your help much more than a traditional home-seller, but has no idea right now what their roadmap looks like.

When Donna jumped on our 44th Role Play call last week (which you can catch in full here in our Role Play archive ), she bravely jumped in the hot seat with Chad.  Though she has years of experience in real estate, she is new to calling probate leads and wanted to go over her script. Below, we re-cap the live role play, break it down, and offer valuable critique, so read on!

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Chad Gave Donna Some Straight-To-The-Point Critique on her Cold-Calling Script.

Donna opened her call with the same structure so many other agents use:

"My name is ______ and I'm an agent with _______. Is there any real estate?"

Does this sound like you or someone on your team?

After Donna's first few statements, Chad said "Let's break here."  Then he gave her some critical advice anyone making cold-calls should use to improve their cold-calling introduction fast.

 

Use these 3 Tips Next Time You Cold-Call Leads (Even leads that aren't probate leads) and Your Conversations Will Go Much Further.

  1. Be Donna. Be Jim. Be Jessica. Don't title yourself as a Realtor/Investor/Wholesaler.

    On one hand, and especially if you're working in a competitive market, your prospective clients are being contacted by other realtors and investors, and have probably built up a wall from hearing the same thing over and over.  Throwing your title out there so soon allows this wall to go right up and it's hard to get over.

    On the other hand, you aren't just a Realtor, an investor, etc... Are you?  You have skill sets, specialties, hobbies, things you're naturally good at - You have value and solutions you can provide beyond a one-word title. Do not pigeonhole yourself.  You don't even know what a client's specific needs are when you are making your introduction, and they might assume by your title alone you won't be able to help them at this point in time.

    Bonus: Check out David Pannell and Chad Corbett's discussion on the Good Cop/Bad Cop approach for winning every listing appointment as a realtor/investor pair:

  2. Don't offer condolences to someone you did not know.

    This can be a trigger for a lot of people who may still be hurting emotionally.  Oftentimes, sympathizing with someone -especially someone who has no idea who you are- seems not just inauthentic, but also like it's coming from a place of pity.

    Sympathy is also different from empathy - Empathy involves an understanding of the situation someone is dealing with, and conveying that understanding will go a long way in positioning yourself as the person who can offer a relevant and compassionate solution.

    I want to emphasize that this approach is something that can make you much more successful in any niche.  In my years working as a real estate ISA, I think of the countless times an empathetic approach (i.e. listening) got me through the typical expired and FSBO objections that a bullish approach would not have.  Maybe you reach an expired lead whose motivation was not just to sell and buy another house, but had added pressure from notice of default and pre-foreclosure.

    "Do you have a plan for where you are going next?"

    "Has anyone given you a framework for what your options are if you need to sell fast vs. if you have time to get the most equity back in your pocket, and what those numbers might look like for you?"

    In a way, you're still asking for the client's business with questions like these, but unlike the dozens of other agents and investors who might be reaching out, you're asking for this business as part of a two-way dialogue.  You will also have much more knowledge on the situation, which means can better prepare your roadmap for the steps and processes necessary to reach the desired result.

    I used to get off these calls feeling like I was really making a difference for so many people!  Feeling like a human and not a telemarketer also had the added benefit of keeping my motivation to keep dialing high.  Selling with empathy has obvious extrinsic benefits like increased conversion and stellar testimonials, but it also brings invaluable intrinsic benefits that make this work much more rewarding.

  3. Don't go straight for the jugular on Real Estate.

    Above, I mentioned how you as the caller don't even know the seller's specific situation when you are first making your introduction.

    The truth is, it's extremely common for personal representatives and the related family members who might be answering your calls to not fully understand the situation they're in, either.   When you lead into a conversation by asking a question they don't even have an answer to, they won't have anything valuable to offer you in response.

    Get creative and use discovery questions to lead into the real estate conversation, instead of leading with it.

Chad and Jim go on to share some anecdotes of how they've evolved their approach over the years to change these three habits.  Watch the role play and breakdown in full below:

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5 Ways to Access Equity for Improvements When Traditional Financing Isn’t An Option

How Can I Finance Repairs to Get the Most Out of A Listing (Probate or not!) When the Owner Has Equity, But No Liquidity?

In our latest from our Tips From The Trainer vlog series, Chad discusses 5 Ways Real Estate Agents, Investors, and Wholesalers can access and leverage equity to make improvements on a home.

Today’s video was inspired by a question from Susan B. in California. Susan has an opportunity with a home owned by a 92-year old widow with a fixed income in Palm Springs.  She wants to be able to access 75k in equity to fix the property because she knows she can make that another 150k through construction. The owner has equity but no liquidity, so most lenders don’t want to work with her. What are the best options?  Watch below!

 

 

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VLOG - Tips From The Trainer with Chad Corbett - Direct Mail Marketing Still Has a HUGE ROI in 2019

Mail Marketing Isn’t Dead – Here’s How You Can Bring Your Direct Mail Campaign Back To Life

You Can Still Generate Listings and Investment Deals From Your Leads Through Direct Mail Campaigns!

“No one uses mail anymore.” According to https://thedma.org/marketing-insights/marketing-statistics/direct-mail-statistics/, people responded to direct mail 43% more in 2016 than the year before.  Mail marketing actually trumps the response rate of email, online search, paid search and social media!  As more realtors, investors, and agencies channel their marketing budgets to these latter options, the less effective and more expensive these channels can be.  At the same time, as more and more professionals and companies are using mail marketing less, they are creating a vacuum for you to fill.

And if you can fill that space in a way that integrates digital and social elements with your direct mailing pieces, you’ll be the one people hear about, remember, and trust when they need what you offer most.

THINK: If everyone thinks mail marketing is dead, your letters will have less competition. Take advantage of the great migration from mail to digital and fill both spaces effectively!

How Can I Maximize Response Rates and Results with the Letters/Postcards I Send to Personal Representatives (and any other seller lead)?

In our latest from our Tips From The Trainer vlog series, Chad discusses his own ROI with various direct mailing pieces he has sent to real estate and investment leads through the years – what envelopes, stamps, addresses, and sales copy have worked best time and time again –  and how to get the most out of every lead by integrating your mail marketing with your digital marketing, instead of leaving any lead untapped.

 


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Why you SHOULDN’T Open a Real Estate Conversation by Offering your Best Solution

Providing solutions for Personal Representatives means providing options.

In the latest from the All The Leads Tips From The Trainer series, Chad Corbett discusses why you shouldn’t jump head-first into a conversation with a personal representative with your proposed solution at the forefront.  Even if you think you know without a doubt what the best solution for a personal representative’s specific situation is, here’s why should still open your conversation differently:

Think: Provide THEIR Solution, Not Your’s

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