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Commercial Short Sales anyone can do…

I’d like to share with you some important information about
commercial foreclosure investing.

I know this may sound different from what you typically hear
but its true…

Contrary to what conventional wisdom might tell you,
commercial foreclosure investing is not hard if you know
what you’re doing.

For example, you know those expert insiders you see on TV or
read about in the papers or online?

Well, the truth is, anyone can do this.

These experts have simply learned ONE thing you don’t know

And that is…

How to find SWEET commercial deals.

D.C. Fawcett and Karen Hanover, two of the nation’s leading
short sale and commercial foreclosure experts, have created
the most hard-hitting video workshop I’ve ever seen, when
it comes to how to make a small fortune investing in
commercial real estate”

Watch it right now at the link below:

The strategies are very simple and you might be surprised at
how EASY they truly are.

Here’s what they’re NOT:

1. Complicated
2. Require special skills
3. Work in only specific conditions
4. Require cash or credit

Here’s what they ARE about:

1. How to find NO MONEY DOWN deals fast
2. How to uncover DIAMONDS in the rough
3. Exactly what criteria to use when searching

Go check it out:
The reason these techniques are so effective is because
they’re based on one critical thing…knowing the short cuts
to know what to do, and what NOT to do.

You see, Karen and D.C. have teamed up and are pulling back
the curtains on what could be a once in a lifetime
opportunity in the commercial foreclosure market.

And now they want to show you how easy it is.


Thomas Bartke

PS- If you ever thought commercial foreclosure investing was
hard or risky, you’ll be excited to see how EASY it is.

Go now and check out the video:

Short Sales Taking Too Long? 5 Ways to Generate Cashflow

billsMost investors (and real estate agents as well) have two big problems with Short Sales.

And sometimes these problems drive them close or even past the point of giving up.

Here they are (and I got them from dozens of emails and blog comments of frustrated
short sale investors (and agents):

1. Short Sales are taking too long before they generate revenue (either commission or profit),

2. Short Sales too often fall apart (eliminating any profit or commission you were counting on…)

Ok, so besides tweaking your short sale business by filling your deal funnel and increasing the closing rate, what else can you do to bridge the revenue gap? Here are my favorite, “Top 5 Ways”:

1.  Wholesale Properties

Wholesaling properties is by far the fastest way to generate revenue quickly.

The characteristic of a wholesale deal is that you sell to a cash buyer at a discounted
price off the fair market value.

Two simple steps you need to focus on: Locate a handful of REAL cash buyers, and find
great deals according to their criteria. Great deals are everywhere.

And: Most great deals are MADE, not FOUND! Contact, talk, negotiate… (don’t
just look at lists or web sites and think the great deals will fall in your lap.)

Challenge: Make sure your buyers and sellers honor your position as wholesaler
both for the first deal and any follow-up deals! If you get this right, one successful
deal will lead to additional deals with more revenue for you. Don’t get greedy.

2. Free and Clear Deals

Free and clear deals (or “low-leverage” deals) are the kind of deals that can close
much faster than short sales. Free and clear deals can be sold to cash buyers at
a discount, to non-qualifying buyers with owner financing, or retail and outright
to qualified buyers (using the “Inverse Purchase System” works really well for
that last group!

These different exit strategies give you a lot of flexibility to time and structure
your revenue flow while you’re waiting for the big short sale pay days.

3. Land Investing

Land investing is another great and extremely underused niche. You will find that
there is a lot less competition when you venture into that area. An easy land flip
system can get you revenue within 30 days starting from scratch.

The simple steps to follow are: Market research (online), get a list (online or offline),
send out direct mail (online), make deals with land owners who respond (phone),
sell the deals (online).

None of these steps require that you see the property. Therefore, it does not matter
where you are located. To prove this point to yourself, just go through the steps in
a different state than where you live and you will see it works great. The best system
that I have used and recommend for this niche is Jack Bosch’s “Land Profit Generator
(if you can still find a copy…)

4. Funded Proposal

A “funded proposal” is a way to help fellow real estate investors getting started with
the best resources, education and support. When you set yourself up as an authority
in your niche and/or area you can build up your network of buyers, sellers, agents
and investors using online marketing and social media.

Besides good and valuable content that you provide free of charge, you can also send
recommendations to your list from time to time. These could be for services, useful tools
or information. When someone in your network buys through your recommendation,
you get paid a referral fee.

This is a very powerful stream of additional revenue. Now, don’t get me wrong, it can
take some time to build up your network and trust, but once you have that established,
you can generate revenue with the push of a few buttons.

A variation of this method that does not even require that you already have a list is
to search for valuable offers and partner with someone who has a larger list for a
share of the revenue.

5. Lead Referral

A common misconception in internet marketing is that you need to build huge lists
before you will be able to make a significant amount of revenue. Particularly in real
estate where the “transaction value” for each client can be thousands or even tens of
thousands of Dollars, it can be much more lucrative to focus on the QUALITY of the

You can do this in two ways: More specifically target your potential clients according
to their needs and wants, and develop your relationship more deeply. That way you
can generate high quality leads that you can refer to your network of professionals
and investors for a fee.

Sometimes real estate agents will tell you that they are not allowed to pay a “referral fee”
to someone who is not licensed. However, every agent spends significant amounts of
money on their own marketing and lead generating efforts. If you provide leads you
can get paid a “marketing fee”, and most agents will understand the difference.

This can be a great option for you if you want to focus on a specific niche for your
own investing, but keep getting leads that you can’t or don’t want to work with.

Summarizing these different ways of generating fast and steady revenue in your real
estate investing business, we need to point out that almost every revenue strategy
will work best for you when you understand how to set up your network so that you
provide real value to others.

The more people you have in your network and on your team who will benefit when
you generate revenue (either by making money or in some other way), the more and
easier will it be for you to have revenue come to you.

Please engage with this subject by leaving your comments, questions  or suggestions
below! That’s one great way of building your network and get noticed by other likeminded

Overwhelmed by Short Sales?

Are you overwhelmed by the sheer complexity of short sales?

The number of balls that you have to keep in the air!

The resistance that you can experience from “real estate professionals” who don’t
understand what you’re trying to do!

Your lack of experience?

The bad press about foreclosure scams?

All these elements can make it pretty difficult to muster enough
confidence and commitment to get your first (or your next) deal

In fact, I just received an email from Alan today. Here is what he says:

Tom, the problem with D.C,s program [D.C. Fawcett] is u need to find a realtor, and u say short sales and they freak, they want no part of it,so it,s alot more difficult than he say,s, u and I both know that,Micheals [Michael Kimble] takes a long time to get a response after sending out 10,000 post cards, the same with Stacey,s [Stacy Kellam],and Nate,s [Nate Kennedy] who the hell has 3,000 dollars when first starting,same with Josh, i,ve come to realize it,s all about selling these programs than property itself,which I have no problem with,but it,s very deceitful,and I guess that,s what it take,s to make any money,hit the poor man,just trying to support his family,thank u Alan

You have some options of course.

You can choose between about 25 more or less reputable courses
or training programs that claim to enable you to get your own
short sale pipeline lined up.

You can also go out on your own, call up a bunch of realtors,
escrow companies and title agents and see if you can get
educated enough by the professionals to “get in the game”.

Or you can say “Forget it! It’s all a scam anyway”, and keep
doing what you’ve been doing o far.

Have you noticed?

Over the past 2 weeks even, it seems as if the “marketing pressure cooker”
has become more heated than ever.

Grilling you on your fear of loosing out.

Nagging on your desire to change your life.

Teasing you about your indecisiveness.

Maybe you’ve even jumped on opportunities before…

What did you get?




Or Disappointment,

more financial stress,

and frustration?

Maybe the new FTC rulings will do something good in
curbing testimonials that let you fall for false promises.

Now let me give some answers to Alan

1. Yes, it will take some time and energy (and possibly money) to set up
your short sale business correctly.

2. No, none of these “businesses in a box” will pour thousands of $$$’s
into your lap whilst you continue everything as you are now (that includes
your mind, your actions, and your commitment to make it work).

3. Most of your issues revolve around having a false understanding
of who provides value in a short sale (you!), and who needs this
(everybody else).

Stay tuned! I will release a FREE PDF report with all the details about this
this coming Wednesday (I hereby commit to you!)

Please leave your most burning short sale questions
as well as any tips or your own experiences as a comment below!

Your feedback is vitally important to me. Thanks for reading!

Thanks even more for writing a comment :)

Talk soon!


SIMS Profits Launch Confession

Today is day 2 of the SIMS Profits Launch, and from an inside perspective I can tell you it’s been a pretty wild ride so far. Webinars crashed or performed sluggishly, orders are pouring but it’s not entirely clear from where. My email inbox must have had about 100 emails related to SIMS promotions.

On one hand that’s great, because it shows that SIMS is a good product that enjoys wide support among real estate information marketers and educators.

The most important question, though, is “How Does This Help YOU?”

I want to invite you with this blog post to engage and share. I’d like to hear if you value the free content that I’ve sent you from the SIMS prelaunch, and if you think that SIMS could help your real estate business.

What are the drawbacks that you see for yourself, and what is really holding you back? Particularly, if you don’t think SIMS is great for you, what else do you need the most right now to push you to the next level?

So, please engage and leave your comment below!

Talk soon,


What Do You Want to Talk About?


Thomas here…

I have started a new series of live broadcasts on Ustream that I want to use to give the best value to you that I can think of.

Thing is – the best way of knowing what you want me to talk about on these live shows is by asking you.

I have done surveys for that in the past, but for this one I want to make this an open forum discussion, and it’s actually quite easy to just do that on this blog!

So, if you care to get your specific question – or general subject suggestions – answered on the live shows, please leave a comment on this blog post.

It’s easy: Just scroll down to the bottom of this blog POST. If you see comments there already, read them and you will find a space below to respond with your own comment.

If you don’t see a space for your own comment, you are at the main level of this blog, and you will see a small clickable line that tells you how many comments we already have. Just click on that link and you will be taken to the comment section…

BTW, our Ustream channel is here <==click!