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Wholesaling Cold Calling Script: The (ULTIMATE) Guide

One of the biggest fears of newbie real estate investors is getting a conversation started with a potential property owner. Many real estate investors shy away from cold calling for fear of rejection.

A 2019 sales study found that over 40% of sales professionals consider initial prospecting---including cold calling---to be the toughest part of the entire sales process.

When done correctly, cold calling can be an effective part of a real estate investor’s overall lead generation strategy.

For this strategy to work in real estate investing, the investor must consider a few elements: 

  1. The wholesaling cold calling script that is being used.
  2. The target homeowner or property being focused on.
  3. The follow up after the initial phone call to continue showcasing value and ultimately win the business.

Read on below to learn more about creating the ultimate Wholesaling Cold Calling Script!

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How To Become A Real Estate Investor: (ULTIMATE) Guide

For centuries, real estate investing has been at the forefront of building tremendous generational wealth. Some of the nation’s wealthiest and most prominent individuals have created their empires through years of buying, selling, and developing land and buildings. Now, media companies and television shows have picked up on the action with popular productions like Million Dollar Listing, Selling Sunset, Flip or Flop, and Love It or List It.

It seems as if whichever way you look, there are people generating market-beating returns strictly investing in real estate. But, are there even any opportunities left in the market?

While walking around large cities such as New York, London, and Tokyo and viewing the remarkable multi-million dollar skyscrapers, exquisite atriums, and impressive office buildings, the aspiring small-time investor can easily be discouraged. We at RealEstateSkills are here to tell you the opportunities are boundless and it’s time you too learn how to...

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Fixer Upper: The (Ultimate) Guide | Real Estate Skills

Let’s be real, this year has been challenging in ways we could have never imagined. Struggling to stay motivated and positive has been something we have faced at one point during this pandemic. Our repetitive routines from working at home have filled our days but have made them seem longer. Well, to get out of a routine a bit, why not consider taking up a new show, and maybe even turn it into a new hobby? 

Fixer Upper, along with many other home improvement shows, is a way for you to try something new in the comfort of your own home. Watching the process of renovating a fixer-upper home can be something you may find yourself being entertained by, so much that you may be interested in doing it yourself! 

With the constantly changing state of the world today, many may be considering what they can do to gain more financial stability or even just take on a new project to get out of the house. Well, Fixer Upper may be your exposure to fixer upper homes and the...

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Wholesaling Tax Delinquent Properties: The (Ultimate) Guide

Every property owner in the United States, regardless of the property size or if the mortgage is paid in full, will pay taxes on the land itself. In fact, property tax collection revenue accounts for 72% of all local tax revenue collected annually.

Real estate tax revenue is a foundational source of revenue for local counties to keep running. But what happens when property owners are unable to pay their property taxes? 

Tax delinquent properties can become a burden to the collecting county or state. However, savvy real estate investors understand that tax lien investing or wholesaling tax delinquent properties can provide a great solution to these motivated sellers while creating an optimal investment opportunity.

Often, investors who are willing to tackle wholesaling tax delinquent properties will also have experience working with distressed sellers on foreclosure or pre-foreclosure deals.

Interested to learn more about this untapped and profitable real estate investing...

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Micro Flipping: How To Be A Successful Micro Flipper | Real Estate Skills

Micro flipping is a phrase that’s been gaining steam in the real estate industry recently and is a new market sector that everyone should know about. Done right, this is simpler and less risky than conventional house flipping and can also be very lucrative. Done wrong, it could land you with some serious financial headaches.

Technological advancements are made with each generation, but it’s fair to say that technology is evolving faster now than it has in the past. With all these developments, the way we do business has changed dramatically.

Many organizations, including Real Estate Skills, function completely online. Remote selling of stocks and shares is possible too, which has opened trading possibilities to the general public that used to be available to professional brokers only.

Micro flipping is a clear example of a business model that really only works in this day and age, where internet resources allow you to access large, complete sets of data. Analyzing...

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Wholesaling Pre Foreclosures: Real Estate Investor's (Ultimate) Guide

As of August 2020, one in every 13,791 housing units has a foreclosure filing against it. While national foreclosures and short sale numbers are down over last year, the numbers are steadily increasing over last month. The top three states in the US to have foreclosure filings are South Carolina, Florida and Iowa.

So, what does this mean for the overall real estate market? Given the pandemic and subsequent economic fallout, increasing foreclosures may become more prevalent as job losses continue and unemployment rates remain high.

The foreclosure process is both emotionally and logistically painful for the affected homeowner. The homeowner will face not only the loss of a home, but severe damage to his or her credit. 

A real estate investor’s primary job is to find problems and identify creative, win-win solutions for all of the involved parties. Foreclosure investing is a perfect way to make these solutions. When a solution is found, then money is made! 

If an...

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Virtual Real Estate Investing: The (Ultimate) Guide

It sounds almost too good to be true: investing in real estate remotely, making thousands or hundreds of thousands per year, all from the comfort of your own home? How is this possible?!

Remote work options are increasing for Americans in all industries! Pre-COVID, the United States saw approximately 4.7 million Americans working remotely at least half of the workweek.

However, in the ever-changing climate of 2020, experts expect this number to skyrocket as more companies move to a semi-permanent or permanent work-from-home structure, and as employees prove that productivity can happen outside the traditional cubicle.

Experts predict that approximately 40% of the US workforce is now working from home during the pandemic.

Self-employed professionals, such as 1099 contractors and real estate investors, are no different. With the right systems, teams, and work ethic in place, these professionals can leverage modern technology and run their real estate investing businesses virtually....

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Probate Wholesaling: The Ultimate Guide | Real Estate Skills

The United States is at the beginning stages of an incredible economic turning point dubbed the “Great Wealth Transfer.” As the financially successful Baby Boomer generation ages and passes over the next 20 years, it is estimated that over $30 billion in assets will be transferred from them to the Millennial generation.

Unfortunately, much of this wealth may pass without proper wills and instructions in place. Without proper estate planning, the left-behind assets, including inherited property, can create enormous legal headaches in the probate process. When a person dies without a will, the process of selling off and dividing the remaining estate can become a complicated issue.  

Providing a win-win solution to tough probate deals with probate wholesaling can be an incredible strategy for savvy real estate investors to implement. 

In this article, you will learn:

  • How probate deals generally work and who the key players are in executing an estate
  • How real...
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Absentee Owner Lists: What They Are and How To Build One

Building an accurate and robust absentee owner list is a powerful tool for any successful real estate investor to have in his or her toolbox.

With the 2020 housing market continuing to show nationwide inventory shortages, record-high prices, and a robust sellers’ market, real estate investors must get creative and think outside the box to find motivated sellers and potential investment or off-market properties.

An accurate absentee owner list can become a powerful source of future leads for an investor to continuously pull from and leverage to find great deals.

In this article, we’ll break down the mechanics of creating and nurturing an absentee owner list, including:

  • Knowing how this list tool can create a continuous income source
  • Understanding the tools you will need to create an absentee owner list
  • Knowing where to locate absentee owners and how to stand out from the crowd
  • Understanding how to work with absentee owners to reach a successful closing

Ready to learn...

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Double Closing: The Ultimate Guide | Real Estate Skills

As today’s climate of record low inventory and record home sale prices continues, real estate investors must understand and implement a wide variety of tactics and strategies to keep their portfolios alive and profitable.

When done correctly, a double closing allows investors to move quickly on acquiring investment properties with minimal capital. Utilizing a double closing is a creative exit strategy for real estate wholesaling.

In this ultimate guide, we’ll break down everything you need to know about using the double closing method. 

After reading this article, you’ll learn the following:

  1. You’ll know the difference between assignment and double closing.
  2. You’ll know how and when to use an assignment or double closing to your advantage.
  3. You’ll have a new exit tactic to add to your real estate investing strategy.

We hope you enjoy Double Closing: The Ultimate Guide! Let’s dive in and learn how to close more deals!

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