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Invigo Marketing Systems Launches Local Real Estate Marketing Services

Invigo Marketing Systems is announcing the release of their new proprietary Real Estate Marketing program designed to help Canadian Real Estate Investors, Real Estate Agents, Mortgage Brokers and other real estate profressionals more effectively market their services.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 28th, 2011

According to a recent study, the demand for effective means of allocating business for real estate industry professionals is increasing at an exponential rate. With the recent downturn in the economy many Canadian real estate professionals are reeling, struggling to get a piece of the comparatively smaller pool currently available in the real estate market.

Research shows that there are two very different types of real estate agents in the current economic environment; those who get business easily and those that struggle just to stay afloat. The core of their differences usually comes in the form of differing marketing strategies, with those being successful acquiring steady leads and turning them into consistent conversions.

This simple difference between the two is the basis for Invigo Marketing System’s new program. Bob Mangat, who has personally perfected marketing systems in various economic climates comments: “Being in the real estate business for over 12 years I’ve seen first hand how agents spend their money on useless advertising that doesn’t get results. I started this business to prevent other real estate professionals from making these same mistakes, and to help them generate leads that will more consistently convert into buyers and sellers. Not only do we show them how to get optimal exposure, but we personally consult with them so they are actually making money from their efforts.”

Perhaps this is the biggest selling point for Invigo’s new program- Participants are assisted though every phase of the marketing process. They are provided with resources, education, coaching, and they are even shown how to utilize on and offline avenues to drive in a steady stream of clientele. The basis of the program is to show real estate agents how to seamlessly tie in every aspect of their business to get the most results possible from their efforts.

So far the program has received rave reviews from all those who have used it. It gives hope to real estate industry professionals who have been looking for new ways to attract business and shows them that it is still possible to make a significant amount of money in the Canadian real estate market. To learn more about this program please visit: http://www.realestateinvestingincanada.net/home

Contact Information:
Invigo Marketing Systems
Bob Mangat
Email: bob@invigo.ca
Tel: 604-575-9008

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Three Ways to Purchase Foreclosed Properties

Depending on where you live and how familiar you are with the foreclosure process will determine how you view purchasing a foreclosed home. To some people it is attending an auction and making a bid and to others it is negotiating a sale with the bank, who now owns the foreclosed property. In reality there are three ways that a foreclosed property can be purchased, and each one has its benefits and drawbacks.

The first one is the preforeclosure sale. There are times when you find out a home is going to be foreclosed upon, and at this point you can offer to buy it from the current owners. Here you can possibly do the most good, since the current owners will be able to control the damage to their credit a bit better and the banks usually like to get out from under the loan amount. The catch is that you usually have to pay what is owed on the property. A related method is the short sale, which is where you offer to buy the home below the loan amount and the bank agrees to sell it at a loss to avoid the expense of foreclosure or repossession. The problem with short sales is that the current owners could find a way to become current on their loan or the bank could change its mind and not sell for that price or any other detail could go wrong and cancel the sale.

After the home is foreclosed upon it may go up for public auction. In many places, purchasing a home this way is rarely as easy as it seems. First the rules of the auction usually keep many homes from being a bargain; they must be sold for at least a dollar over what is owed. Second, to hold the home to find financing usually requires a large deposit and then actually finding financing can be difficult. In some local markets, the auctioned property can come with liens that you are now responsible for. Be sure to know what your local laws are before purchasing an auctioned property.

The safest way to purchase foreclosed properties is to negotiate with the bank directly. There are many circumstances that the bank can sell the property directly or with the help of a real estate agent. Here the bank can agree to sell the property at a small loss or at costs, which could save you thousands. If the bank is selling as is or sight unseen, be sure to do your homework and learn as much as possible about the property in question. Otherwise, you may be stuck footing the bill for a damaged interior and cutting into or losing any potential profits completely.

As you can see entering into the investment market is not for the faint of heart, but for the brave, there are deals to be found and profits to be made. Be sure to hire the proper professionals, such as a real estate attorney or tax professional, and do your homework so you know what you are purchasing. This way your investments are more likely to turn to gold.

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Can you really buy a home with little or No Money Down?

This question comes up a lot for me from some my clients. And the question is yes and no. You have to be creative. Institutional lenders as far as I know and at the date that I’ve printed this have stopped offering 100% financing for properties.

In the past you were able to walk in to a bank and even get 105% financing. Meaning you can get a mortgage for the full price of the property, plus 5% cash back to help you out with the closing costs.

Many of my members had taken advantage of this program which allowed them to get into the real estate game. Things have changed.

You can pretty much get into a real estate deal if you and the seller agree to the terms. You just need to be creative and persistent some times. Some brief examples could be:

- Find a seller that may be desperate. You could take over their payments or ask them to do a Vendor take back (VTB). Remember you may need to get an approval for the mortgage transfer. check with a broker.
- Use a promissory note in lieu of your down payment to the seller.
- Ask the seller to do a lease option. This works better in a buyer’s market where the listing volumes is higher than normal.
- You could try a purchase option where you ask the seller to sell them the home to you for payment in the future.
- An agreement for sale or the right to purchase.
- Trade something as part of your down payment if it’s valuable enough.
- The list could go on and on..

The above are some examples and are really limited to your imagination. If the seller and buyer agree on the terms and conditions then that’s all that really matters. Remember to make it a win win situation for all parties involved and check with a legal advisor prior to entering into any agreements.

You should always look for a property that has the potential for profit. Don’t just pick up a piece of property because you want to get in the real estate game. Do your due diligence and find a network you can bounce and share ideas with.

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New Income For LIfe Center – Video Overview

Just wanted to get you up to speed on the progress and i’m please to say that by this Friday the 5th, you will all have your login + passwords to be able to get into the new system. Check out the video below to get a sneak peak of what’s to come.

If you have any comments or suggestion please leave them below. Much appreciated.

Talk soon.. Bob

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How Much Time do You devote to your Real Estate Investments?

Investing in real estate doesn’t have to suck the life out of you. In fact; if it’s done properly you don’t even have to spend much time at it at all. Using a team and leveraging technology is a great way to keep your time manageable and working on the greater tasks at hand such as.. Looking for deals.

It really depends on how far you really want to take it. If it is your full time business. Well.. then you’ll be spending a lot more of your time doing things like finding JV partners, structuring real estate deals, setting up websites, networking, placing ads etc. But if you’re like the majority of investors out there you don’t have much time to spend on your business. Buying and selling homes is usually a side business for most.

By using simple systems and leveraging technology you really don’t have to spend a lot of time and effort managing your investments. Some of the ways to do this include:

- Using 800 Hotline systems allow you to automate prospecting and filtering out bad applicants.
- Using a lead capture website or a “Squeeze Page” is an effective way to generate leads.
- Use an autoresponder to be able to follow up with your prospects to keep them educated.
- Outsourcing the tedious tasks such as: call backs, appointment scheduling, sign installations etc.
- Using an automated property management system that sends invoices and receipts to tenants.

These are just some of the ways you automate your investing efforts. One of the keys to investing is to have a network or as I call it a Million Dollar Rolodex. Give the list of all your service providers to your tenants and have them call them directly. Rather than spending the time making the calls yourself and being inundated with needless tasks. For beginners this might not be an option. But when you have multiple properties it will make sense. Just be sure to negotiate the rates with your providers in advance and delegate certain responsibilities to them.

There are numerous ways to cut the hours you put into your investments. It just takes a little bit of set up, some education and a network that you can trust and rely on.

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BC’S Housing Market Update October 2010

Check out Cameron Muir’s, (Chief Economist) of the BC Real Astate Association Podcast giving an update on the BC housing market.

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Choosing a Real Estate Investment Program. Things To Know..

Investing in real estate is not as easy as it sounds. You may hear of friends making amazing sums of money, turning a profit every time and attracting unbelievable rental income from their homes.

But, the truth is, when it comes to real estate investment, the risks and profits are directly proportional to knowledge. This is the difference between real estate investment and the stock market. In the latter, even education cannot guarantee success. On the other hand, real estate investment has a steep learning curve. So, to be successful in real estate, you need to invest more time and resources in it.

Anyone expecting to make steady returns from real estate investment must be willing to develop the necessary skills and expertise. Unfortunately, too many investors jump into the bandwagon thinking that they will learn as they go. If you’re one of them, know that you can earn good returns, but the stakes are certainly higher.

At any point of time, most major cities hold these seminars to guide prospective investors through the steep learning curve. Real estate investing seminars aim to dispense important and relevant information on real estate investments and associated issues. That is why attending real estate investing seminars is an excellent idea for those interested in real estate investment. Besides, real estate investing seminars offer a wonderful opportunity for investors to meet other investors in the same area.

Before you attend one of these seminars, it is important to know that the nature of these in-house discussion forums vary with the source offering the seminars. They may run the gamut from useless to helpful and from expensive to affordable. The best way to get value from these seminars is to attend a few reasonably priced ones. This will help new investors assess and evaluate the usefulness of these seminars.
When choosing a real estate investment seminar, keep the following factors in mind:

Cost: Be wary of seminars that cost too much or too little. Expensive seminars may not deliver the quality they promise. Free seminars may be sales pitches in disguise.

Size of the class: If you choose a free or low cost seminar, expect a large group. Such seminars need a large attendance to make them cost effective for the people holding the seminar. But a large attendance means that you will not be able to get the individual attention that you need.

Expertise: Although it is difficult to judge the expertise of a speaker before the seminar starts, reputed agencies generally deliver loads of information.

Refund policy: If it is legit, they will have a refund policy. Ask if they have a refund policy before you enroll.
A number of real estate investors make the folly of falling for extremes. Either they jump into real estate investment without any awareness of what it entails or they spend millions of dollars on education without investing any money in real estate. The right path to follow would be to learn a little and start taking action. Then learn more as you go along; because in real estate investment, you need to learn more to earn more!

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