Archive for January, 2007

Update on Houses: Dogs vs. Real Estate

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

Well, November and December were very slow for us, we had very few calls on our houses for sale, and even fewer showings…(could have been because we were traveling so much!)

But on January 1st, someone flipped the buyer switch and we have been getting TONS of calls. We got our Pine Hills house under contract and the appraisal is today, so that will probably close next week. The call volume on that house has been CRAZY!

Musing Thought: 4 rott/pitt bull mix dogs next door chained to trees/bark alot when anybody walks on side or back of house/scares buyers away…put up privacy fence on that side for $900 and get an offer the same week…coincidence? Or fence?

No, seriously…we have had challenges selling houses in the past with dogs next door, so when you are analyzing properties, keep that in mind. A new investor recently showed me a house she was wholesaling, and it was in an OK neighborhood, except to get to this particular house, you had to drive down a little dirt path between 2 houses, then at the end you took a sharp right, go past the house with the pitt bull chained up and the 2 cars without tires up on jacks then you get to the house for sale. She couldn’t understand why I wasn’t real excited about the house…can you figure it out?

Anyways…no contracts on the others yet, but getting activity. I non-renewed one of my tenants and am in the middle of rehabbing it for sale, and then another one of my tenants disappeared on us, so we are rehabbing that one to re-rent it…so we are keeping pretty busy right now.

I’ll keep you posted on progress!

Free Conference Calls on Goal Setting: “The Year Ahead”

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

I’ve been a little slack with my posts, and I promise that we will pick back up now.

I have been very busy working on getting my At-Home Bootcamp for new investors finished, and am pleased to announce that it is all at the duplicators and will be in my hands next week!

I have also launched a 5-week training series on goal setting called “The Year Ahead” with my good friend, Jase Souder. We have 2 calls finished already and we have been getting AWESOME feedback! If you would like to hear the replays, go to www.DoYourFirstDeal.com/TheYearAhead.htm for the replays and the handouts. When you are ready to get on the rest of the live Wednesday calls, email stacy@doyourfirstdeal.com and say “Yes, I want the call in info!”