WREIA Meeting Postponed to Feb. 2nd Due to Weather Advisory

***New Date***
First WREIA Meeting of 2015
 Feb. 2nd –  Doors Open @ 6:30PM

Topic: Unusual Lead Sources &
Keeping Your Pipeline Full

Well, here we go with our crazy winter weather in the DC area!We have members that commute in to our meetings from all over the Baltimore/DC area – and it looks like we are all going to be in for a bit of a nasty day tomorrow.

Here is part of the Winter Weather Advisory that just posted a few moments ago at 5pm, Sunday afternoon.

Winter Weather Advisory for Central and Southeast Montgomery, MD
  • WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 6 PM EST MONDAY…
  • * PRECIPITATION TYPE… SNOW… POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES.
  • * ACCUMULATIONS… 2 TO 4 INCHES.
  • * TIMING… SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE THIS EVENING AND CONTINUE THROUGH LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND LATE MONDAY MORNING.

So,  we have decided to postpone our first 2015 WREIA meeting for one week. 

The first WREIA meeting of 2015 will take place on Feb. 2nd – same time, same place – and same great topic.
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Reserve your seat for the First 2015 WREIA meeting Here.
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That’s all for now.

I hope I see you Next Monday, Feb. 2nd at WREIA.

John Peterson

2nd Home Video – Unusual Lead Sources

TGI…. Friday!
Re:  Second Video Of Home (The One I Mentioned Yesterday.)

Yesterday, we talked about this home that we picked up in December.  You can get a little better view of the home in the video here….

However, in today’s post, you will immediately notice a difference in the two homes. One is considerably younger, and most people would consider the area a little on the pricey side as well.

Do you want to hear about how we found these two properties and why we got them under contract before anyone else? Would you like to know how we did it without competing against dozens of other home buyers from around the DC area? (Come find out at WREIA Monday night.)

My goal for you on Monday night is to understand that you may be missing unique opportunities that only you or a small number of people know about. These opportunities are all around you – every day. They are chances to help some of your friends or neighbors. But you may be missing them because your “work boots” are on and you are only looking for “ugly houses”.

We talked about work boots in our email yesterday. Different weather requires different shoes. And in our business, different situations requires different conversation skills. Will you let me help you expand your conversation skills at WREIA Monday night?

Next Monday at WREIA I’m going to talk about some unusual places some of our WREIA members have found leads. You won’t hear about these sources from today’s online gurus. In fact, at least one of them is unique to our DC area. You simply won’t get the same experience in Florida for example, because this “secret DC area fishing hole” doesn’t exist in Tampa.

Remember: The first WREIA meeting of 2015 is this Monday – Jan. 26th. It’s going to be a great skill building night – with no high pressure sale and nothing to buy at the end of the evening.

I hope you join us Monday evening and kick off 2015 the right way.

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Reserve your seat for the Jan. WREIA meeting Here.

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That’s all for now.

I hope I see you on Monday at WREIA.

John Peterson

301-881-5541
Washington REIA Network, President
Profitable Property, Founder

P.S. The answer is YES, in Jan. 2015 we are definitely doing partner deals with our students and WREIA members. Maybe you need some help with financing or could use a valuable construction partner with years of experience? Or do you need us to help speed up the process for you, and help drive your business to the next level? We are here to help. Just send us a few quick details at http://dchardmoneylender.com/quick-property-submit/ and we will get back to you ASAP.

Are You Wearing Work Boots or Rain Boots?

You need the right tools for the job.  You also need the right shoes.

workbootsWe all know that seasons change, and with changing seasons you need to wear different shoes.  Most people don’t need to wear snow boots to the beach in the middle of summer, or flip flops to shovel their driveway after a blizzard.

But for many people in our business, they know just one way to market their business.   They don’t change with the seasons, or with different situations.

Knowing how to swap out kitchen cabinets is the easy part of our business.  Knowing how to find a home that someone desperately needs to sell is another skill altogether.

People in different situations need different conversations to help them understand it’s time to sell their home.  The person that just lost their parent or loved one and is handling their estate is very different than someone who is going through a divorce, or just lost their job.

But for some investors, all they know how to do is talk about how much work a house needs, and they can’t take off their “work boots”.  These new investors, and even some seasoned investors, only have one perspective – how much work a house needs.

The video I just posted is of a house we purchased just a few weeks ago in December of 2014.  It needs some work.

The video I will share with you tomorrow is of a home that we will close on in just a few days.  The home doesn’t need a lot of work, but the homeowner needs some help.

These homes –  and situations –  are very different and took a very different conversation to come to a sale agreement.  For the investor that only knows how to talk about how much work a house needs, they likely would have been unable to buy either of these homes.  Because it wasn’t about the house – it was about what the sellers needed.

Conversations with sellers can be very difficult sometimes.  I get it.  Sometimes people are ready to sell, and other times they aren’t.

My goal for you on Monday night is to understand you may be missing unique opportunities. These opportunities are all around you.  They are chances to help some of your friends or neighbors.  But you may be missing them because your work boots are on and you are only looking for “ugly houses”.

Different weather requires different shoes.  Different situations requires different conversation skills. Will you let me help you expand your conversation skills at WREIA Monday night?

Next Monday at WREIA I’m going to talk about some unusual places some of our WREIA members have found leads.  You won’t hear about these sources from today’s online gurus. In fact, at least one of them is unique to our DC area.  You simply won’t get the same experience in Florida for example, because this “secret DC area fishing hole” doesn’t exist in Tampa.

Remember:  The first WREIA meeting of 2015 is Jan. 26th. It’s going to be a great skill building night – with no high pressure sale at and nothing to buy at the end of the evening.

I hope you join us Monday evening and kick off 2015 the right way.

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Register for the Jan. WREIA meeting Here.
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That’s all for now – but keep an eye out for the video we are going to post tomorrow. You will immediately see a difference in the two homes.

I hope I see you on Monday at WREIA.

John Peterson

301-881-5541
Washington REIA Network, President
Profitable Property, FounderP.S.  The answer is YES, in Jan. 2015 we are definitely doing partner deals with our students and WREIA members.  Maybe you need some help with financing or could use a valuable construction partner with years of experience? Or do you need us to help speed up the process for you, and help drive your business to the next level?   We are here to help.  Just send us a few quick details at http://dchardmoneylender.com/quick-property-submit/  and we will get back to you ASAP.

Jan. WREIA Meeting Scheduled for Jan. 26th – Doors Open at 6:30

It’s finally on the calendar!  Save the evening of Monday, Jan. 26th and start your investing year off right at Washington REIA Network.

Our topic this month is going to be

“Unusual Lead Sources – Keeping Your Pipeline Full”

Doors will open at 6:30 for registration, networking and light refreshments.

Get your 2015 momentum going by networking with some of the DC areas best real estate investors, landlords, mortgage brokers attorneys and agents.

See you Monday Jan. 26th at Washington REIA!

*Reserve your tickets hereto skip the registration line and save a few dollars.

*(Sorry, discounts are online only and not available at the door.)