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Offline Randoskie

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Re: He Luvs Direct Mail
« Reply #270 on: May 14, 2020, 12:50:06 pm »
At 10 PM the power went out, outside it was some serious wind. I had a roast in the slow cooker, I dug out my dual fuel camp lantern and fired it up in the living room, it was some bright light but it was smelly. The power company txted me that the power was interrupted and shud be back on by 2 AM. HOW DID THEY GET MY NUMBER? I had purchased a battery bank for times like this, but it was dead, suppose to hold a friking charge.
In the morning the power was on, the roast was cooked and I had to re-set some of the clocks. My gas oven had an error reading and had stopped working months ago, top burners worked fine. Then I noticed it was suddenly working. What kind of sorcery is this?  I celebrated by baking some choco chip cookies w coffee. Today the wind is still blowing and it's cold, it was 98 degrees a few days ago.
Now my security DVR is not outputting a signal and the world is going to pot, literally.
Our knowing all Government set out some rules for the newly opened beaches here in CA for the sheep, no bike riding, no sitting, no towels or sunbathing, no stopping, no this, no that.
On the upside, when I got to Walmart at 10 AM there was toilet paper, and I got another 20 pound sack of rice and beans.
The outlook for fast economic recovery looks bleak, in fact we prob wont hit bottom till late summer and fall and even 2021.
It's time to take action, cept I don't know what. Home buyers are waiting for the big price drop, sellers are holding their prices waiting for the virus to fade away and the economy to jumpstart.
Landlords are stuck between the rock and the proverbial hard place.
I'm in limbo here.

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Re: He Luvs Direct Mail
« Reply #271 on: May 15, 2020, 01:43:49 pm »
I learned a new word recently, Forbearance, and it might give homeowners a way to defer their mortgage payments for 90 days but I believe the interest will still accrue.
I don't think 90 days is enuf or even 1 year.
I also read a report this morning that says, housing prices will begin to tank in July.
Meanwhile our government is fighting like mad dogs amongst themselves w accusations flying.
Food lines, angry protesters, 50 million citizens unemployed, police state, virus.
My cave in Idaho might be accessible now if its not already occupied by doomsday preppers.

Offline Randoskie

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Re: He Luvs Direct Mail
« Reply #272 on: May 17, 2020, 01:48:52 pm »
My barber Andy died, His shop was cleaned out and owner of the laundromat next door said he had a heart attack. What a way to go. I can imagine the horrific pain and knowing for a few minutes your a goner. Hopefully his belief in god and heaven helped. I wish I cud believe in all that.
The thought of me dying and being dead forever is a mind blowing concept.
My ol wholesaling partner showed up yesterday wearing a surgical mask, he wudn't come in and he stood 6' away. He wanted to know how I've been. I tell him, well I'm kinda depressed, my barber just died and I got no deals. He says, tell me about it.
I just applied online for general relief, or in layman's terms, frikin welfare. I got a phone call that I was going to have a phone interview this Tuesday. I'm embarrassed. My brother gets 930 buks in food credit per month, I think they just upped it cuz of the virus. He has 3 school aged kids, his wife works part time, & my bro still does const part time, is this the American way?
Meanwhile back at the funny farm, a NY guy gets arrested after posting on Instagram himself surfing and going places in Hawaii. The Governor wrote a new law that says all tourists must quarantine for 14 days b4 froliking on the beach. Also a CA couple was arrested on their honeymoon.
I'm afraid to go kayaking, some crazy times. at least I'm not dead like my buddy Andy.


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« Reply #273 on: May 19, 2020, 01:53:11 pm »
It seems this CV19 is some serious sh-t. I sure as hell don't want it.
I was reading about millions of late mortgages and rumors of a retail crash expected.
Some retails are opening, if my nearby malls open will I want to go there where the germs are running rampant?
And Trillions of paper money printed and handed out like it was candy. And all the goods piling up that few are buying cuz they holding on to the money which may become worthless or severely devalued anyway.
The humans are becoming restless, these rules and restrictions are getting old.
I yearn for the old days when life was simpler.
And back at the funny farm, my ol buddy Thad calls, he tells me some insane stories of his bi-polar behavior. His new home is a garage in his sisters back yard and it was raided by police cuz his nephew left his stolen car parked there. His kids are angrily confronting him and now the wife's sister is calling him suggesting he go to seek help and the local hospital wud put him on suicide watch, he don't know wat to do with his 3 remaining dogs. It seems wen the cops came Thad came running out buk naked, he's overweight, got scraggly long hair and grey beard down to his testies, he looks straight out of the deep and dark amazon,  and the cops tased him, and then called paramedics and they tried to get him admitted into the 3rd floor of the hospital where all the crazies are. But Thad refused to go.
I can't do anything for him cept offer to let him stay with me, and that aint happening.

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« Reply #274 on: May 20, 2020, 11:45:04 am »
How often and how many times are you mailing the same list of properties or the same area? Do you notice you get more deals the more times you hit the same list?

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« Reply #275 on: May 20, 2020, 03:35:53 pm »

How often and how many times are you mailing the same list of properties or the same area? Do you notice you get more deals the more times you hit the same list?



How often and how many times you mail to the same list depends on what you're trying to accomplish.  For example, you can't brand yourself with a one-off mailing.  At the same time, the quality of your list, or how well-sifted the list is, makes a huge difference in the quality and number of responses ..and subsequent conversions you'll experience. 

Meantime, direct mail is the best way to get motivated prospects to respond without informing the competition.  Also, with repetitive exposures (mailings) you catch the fruit as it ripens.  Otherwise, one mailing might net one conversion on the first go round, but it might take three or four exposures to capture the next ripening fruit as it falls.  So, it's about consistent exposures (mailings).

The point is to become familiar to the prospect, with repetitive exposures, so that when he finally decides to sell, he calls you first, and not the guy that also sent out his own one-off postcard 'campaign' that week.

One of the issues inexperienced marketers face is failing to remain consistent at exposing their message to their market.  They give up too soon.  Especially when their (false) expectations aren't met. 

Otherwise, if their list is well sifted, and the market is active, consistent exposures will produce responses and conversions.  However, if it's a dead market and the mentality is to 'hold,' then you can expect a depressed response rate.  On the other hand, if you've become familiar with your prospects, and mailed consistently, when the market turns around and the mentality changes, you'll be the go-to buyer that 'everyone' is calling for a solution.  Direct mail is more or less a long term investment.

So, pay attention to the market activity, and let that inform your expectations. 

*** As for the number of mailings to the same market and same list, I would say anywhere from once a month to every six weeks.  If things are slow, perhaps every two months.  However, market mentality can change on a dime, so if 'something' happens in your market that sends a signal to your prospects to sell, then you'll be ahead of the game.  Never mind if you're mailing regularly, you're likely to be the first to know what exactly is happening in your farm.
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Offline Randoskie

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Re: He Luvs Direct Mail
« Reply #276 on: May 24, 2020, 03:43:35 pm »
I've been watching these economist vids on YouTube.
I want to see a positive forecast, a quick bounce back, print more dollars no problem, but wat I'm seeing is so far south of that.
Perhaps it's about time to scrape up some money and start that direct mail.
The last list I purchased was about 2 yrs ago and was all high equity owners in my city, but I only got one call from a sweet old lady saying she gets these in the mail all the time and she was giving the house to her relative.
I think I lost about $2,500 from mailing to this list and also an absentee owner list.

But as we all know, times are a changing.
I'm gonna start small, I'll get 200 buks in stamps and start cranking them out.
But now I need to compose a nice sweet handwritten,"I'm here to help" but then go for the throat letter.

Mr. Johnson,
My name is Rando and I wud like to buy your house. I have cash.
Behind in payments or in forbearance? no problem.
Call me.
Thank you, Rando 5555555


Offline Randoskie

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« Reply #277 on: May 26, 2020, 03:05:40 pm »
My wholesaling buddy Bob and I had both given up on direct mail for 2 yrs now. Housing prices were climbing fast and nobody was responding to our postcards..
But then lately, I just started to get my mind back on track.
I decided to kick start direct mail again and was getting ready to send a txt to Bob about just that.
A few seconds b4 I hit send I get a Txt from Bob that he was thinking the same exact thing.
What a freaking coincidence,.
Is our brains hooked up in some kind of telepathic wavelength or, is it we both just smell blood in the water.
Bob mentioned that list companies were sending him offers, I tell him, wudn't it be badass if we cud get a list of new unemployment filings?

Bob is checking with the list companies. I'm also thinking absentee owners that are not getting rents are going to be desperate as all get out soon, and also high equity owners may want to bail b4 they lose all their equity.
I'm starting to think, higher end homes, there are going to be millions of high end homes headed for disaster. And farms, and retail.
Shud I be this excited? Am I a morbid gutless wholesaler looking forward to this real estate mess unfolding?





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« Reply #278 on: May 28, 2020, 05:47:43 pm »
My buddy Bob checked with the list company that has been emailing him offers.
What they got are not specific lists of recent job loss and unemployment filings.
But instead, they got LSI lists. Low Stability Indicators. I'm not sure exactly what this is but logic tells me, most probably it is consumers that have stopped or late paying their bills, like credit cards, car loans and possibly utilities or heaven forbid, facing imminent foreclosure.
In which seems like ther wud be a good percentage of homeowners who just might seek our help to cut their losses and bail.
This list company is called Listability, at  [email protected]
Also they are running specials for 1800 names and addresses for the low low cost of only 100 buks.
My buddy Bob lives an hour away in a dif county but I luv his area and we might be at odds fighting over the same prospects which cud be detrimental to profit. Maybe we'll split the lists in half or ther may be so many names in this county ther be plenty of meat for everybody.
It still may be a little soon to go for the jugular, I'm seeing reports that real estate lags 9-10 months behind what the economy is doing.
But then, early birds most always get the worms, and this vulture is hungry.

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« Reply #279 on: June 03, 2020, 11:22:01 pm »
Is this a good time to be prospecting for distressed sellers during these insane times?                     
A virus is attacking and killing the people and now crowds of criminal thugs looting and rioting and worse.
Millions are jobless and not paying their bills.
So is it a good time to look for some real estate deals, is a ducks ass water tight?
But I want to get a bit deeper in the crisis b4 I pounce, cuz real estate prices hav to start dropping.
Patience is a virtue, but we want it now.



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« Reply #280 on: June 17, 2020, 09:48:39 am »
I think it depends on risk tolerance. You can wait until its over to see if prices hold, but we've been doing deals during this time with no issue other than wearing masks on our appointments.
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