Posted On 10:37 AM by Scott Costello |

Always feels good to accomplish one of your goals, but it feels even better when you've reached a long term goal. It's taken me roughly 8 months but I finally reached my goal of going to see 100 open houses.

More like 250 days...hahaha

My next goal will be to talk to 50 sellers. My count is currently at 3, so i'm gonna have to kick my mailings up a notch.

I bought a list of absentee owners from ListSource.Com for $50, which was about 350 names. I broke that down to 50 names per list and setup my mailings in Click2Mail so I know when to send each block out. Sent out the first 50 yesterday with a new very simple Post Card i setup. Pretty much is a yellow postcard that says.

Scotty Buys Houses

Do you Need to Sell your House?
Doesn't matter the reason call me today

Scott Costello

I'm going to stick with my montra of keep it simple.

Follow ups....

I didn't have any luck with the recent lead I came upon. They guy never picked up the phone so I just passed all his information on to NJquickSell.com as their wasn't enough room to wholesale the house anyway, it would most likely have to be a shortsale if anything.

As for my trying to line up the buyer with the seller, I haven't heard anything new about it since I directed my buyer to talk with the seller to discuss getting payed. I'll follow up next week.

That is it, well there is probably more but I can't remember at the moment :)
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6 Response to '100!!!'
  1. Shae
    http://sjcostello.blogspot.com/2009/04/100.html?showComment=1240261620000#c3626580099676537994'> April 20, 2009 at 2:07 PM

    Congrats, Scott! So do you feel like you have a really good sense of the values in your specific farm areas now after seeing 100 open houses?


  2. Scott Costello
    http://sjcostello.blogspot.com/2009/04/100.html?showComment=1240276200000#c4853901279569369635'> April 20, 2009 at 6:10 PM

    Thanks Shae!

    I've got a much better Idea then when I started out that is for sure. There really isn't much of a difference in price according to the location in my town. Unless you are on a busy road the house ARV is based on lot size and size of home. Also if it's updated or not.


  3. Jerry
    http://sjcostello.blogspot.com/2009/04/100.html?showComment=1240286520000#c6930620781427780407'> April 20, 2009 at 9:02 PM


    Congrats on your goal!

    Thats great stuff. Sounds to me like you have gotten started....and arent struggling.

    Do you have MLS access?


  4. Scott Costello
    http://sjcostello.blogspot.com/2009/04/100.html?showComment=1240319340000#c2050114807912379467'> April 21, 2009 at 6:09 AM

    Thanks Jerry,

    I'm working on the MLS access, kinda spinning my wheels though on that front. Keep hitting dead ends. I'm gonna look into getting my license. My friends mother is a broker and would allow me to hang my license with her for cheap and wouldn't expect anything in return in regards to bringing in business.


  5. Jerry
    http://sjcostello.blogspot.com/2009/04/100.html?showComment=1240457220000#c4662962451474920628'> April 22, 2009 at 8:27 PM

    Go for it man.

    Get it done.


  6. Kendall
    http://sjcostello.blogspot.com/2009/04/100.html?showComment=1240586940000#c2235849554264888985'> April 24, 2009 at 8:29 AM

    I have been following your comments on the importance of having goals. I like how you have been keeping track of your activities. I would like to schedule a time to do an interview with you on my radio show next week. Do you have anytime in your schedule?

    You can hear a previous show by visiting www.tinyurl.com/JoanneMusaSpeaks

    Talk to you soon,

    Kendall Matthews