In this episode, Alex and I welcome Donald Ross whose claim to fame is being a boon to many investors who are bogged down in the area of technology. Don hails from Southern California, but does wholesaling deals virtually in Wisconsin (where he’s from originally).
First of all, Don has his own wholesaling business through which he averages about 3 to 5 deals per month, at an average profit of around $8k. He works with a wholesaling partner in his target market and they split the net profits. It required several tries for him to find the partner he could trust, and one who got his vision.
Working with a wholesaling partner, Don saw the need for a solid CRM program where everything was out in the open and transparent. His program of choice was Podio.
From there, he went on to tweak the program, and then created a service for other investors. The “REI Automation Squad” offers an automated Podio suite, which takes the work, worry, time and stress out of setting up the program.
The system automates leads and lead follow up, which allows investors to spend less time at the computer and more time doing what brings in the revenue.
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- How Don got started in real estate
- Don’s business model for virtual wholesaling
- Working with a partner thousands of miles away
- How the REI Automation Squad operates
- Why you should use Podio
- How Don pared down 3rd party integration
- Automated follow-up options – how each works
- Time elapse for lead follow up
Mentioned in this episode:
- Joe’s podcast on iTunes: Real Estate Investing Mastery Podcast
- Joe’s Coaching Program: Joe McCall Coaching
- Podcast Hotline: 636.255.8815
- Free Fast Cash Survival Kit: Real Estate Investing Mastery
- Donald Ross’ website: REI Automation Squad
- Donald Ross’ Facebook Group Page
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Great podcast on automation. Love it! Thanks Joe, Don and Alex!
We love keeping it simple and automating the daily mundane task using Podio. Come join us over in our Facebook group. We share what’s working for us and some great automation tools that we use on the backend. We are currently doing a weekly training video on a topic chosen in the group for FREE!
Good stuff. I am in the process of researching CRM’s. Thank you for the info.
Alright, Mark! – Joe