How To Market More Effectively In This "New Normal"

Utah Real Estate Investors Association

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"Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes and having fun." -Mary Lou Cook

I'll be honest ... I hate the buzz phrase "new normal".

None of us want this present reality to remain the permanent reality.

That said, I use it because I think you understand what I mean -- the ground has shifted under our feet.

So, what will we be doing about this?

I should state from the outset: I'm not a marketing guru. But, I keep my eyes open and notice what is working!

How do you do that?

1) Share Yourself
Chances are, you're not the only person selling what
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OPM

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If you attend MAREIA meetings, you’ve probably heard me talk about OPM. Most people think of this as a term in business standing for Other People’s Money. And, by the way, it’s also the title of a good movie starring Danny DeVito as a shrewd businessman. His speech about business and capitalism near the end is something more people should hear.

However, my definition of OPM is Other People’s Mistakes and how that information can be many times more valuable than not using your own money in a deal. This month, I’m going to relate some details of a deal (almost) gone bad and tell you how you can avoid similar problems.

In this deal, I broke my own rules and it cost me thousands of dollars of profit. Here’s what happened. . .

I had an assignee for a property that I owned (I bought it as a short sale with the intent to flip it quickly). I assumed (mistake #1—never assume anything) that this would be like any other deal. My assignee and I had agreed on a price and he said he’d make the arrangements for the purchase and rehab money before we met to sign the contract.

Within a day, I received a contract from a real estate agent. It turns out that my assignee had never bought an investment property on his own and wanted the agent for protection. He had solid credit, had agreed to pay the agent’s fees and I didn’t have other buyers lined up so I signed the contract (mistakes #2+3—use your own contract and never let an agent come between yo
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NEW MAREIA Member Benefits Just Announced

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Below you will find the new MAREIA Member Benefits that were just unveiled at the annual National REIA Mid-Year Leadership Conference* in Provo Utah. In addition to the New Benefits many of the existing benefits received some major upgrades. These discounts are only available to members.

The Home Depot

Our friends at the Home Depot keep providing us with newer and better opportunities. This year it includes:

2% Semi Annual Rebate*

20% savings on paint stains and primers

Volume pricing on large orders

Dedicated national support team

Bulk pricing discounts on thousands of items

Exclusive online appliance program with free delivery and haul off

Hampton Bay kitchen and bath cabinet discount program up to 20% off

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