Monday, November 17, 2008

Tax Deed Investing: A Better Way to Purchase Tax Delinquent Properties for Pennies on the Dollar, Part 3

This is the 3rd article in a series about Jack Bosch’s Land for Pennies system of buying tax delinquent properties for pennies on the dollar. In the first article I introduced you to Jack Bosch and told you about his background and in the second article I told you about his program and how it’s different from tax lien and tax deed investing. In this last part of the series I’ll give you a summary of the steps that Jack used to make a fortune buying and selling tax delinquent properties.

Step number one, to buying tax delinquent properties for pennies on the dollar, is to get the delinquent tax roll from the county tax collector. This is not the same as the delinquent property list that is published before the tax sale. This list is never published. This is the list that the tax collector uses to contact delinquent taxpayers in order to collect the taxes and to notify them of their delinquency. Sometimes they will make this list available to you (for a fee) and sometimes they will not even know what you are talking about. In Jack’s course he gives detailed information on how to get this list and what form you need to have it in. It doesn’t do you much good for example to get this list as a print out. You need it in a specific digital format.

Step number two, to buying tax delinquent properties for pennies on the dollar, is to filter this list so that you have just the properties that you want. Jack has a method for filtering the list to give him a greater response rate. He is looking for certain properties, so he filters the list to find the properties that he is looking for. In his Land Profits Formula he tells you just how to do that. Also you will need to un-duplicate the list. You may have multiple properties with the same owner and you only want to send one letter to each delinquent taxpayer on the list.

The third step in the process is to send out letters to each of the property owners on your list. Jack’s Land Profits Formula tells you exactly what to do. Jack even tells you what kind of paper and envelopes to use and how to address the envelopes to have a better chance of getting your letters read. He also tells you when the best time to mail them is. And he provides some different sample letters that have worked for him. Once you send out the letters, you just sit back and wait for people to call you about their properties.

Your fourth step is to take the information from your prospects when they call. Jack gives you forms and software for keeping tract of these calls in his program. He even gives you a script of exactly what to say to prospects when they call. There’s no thinking involved, you just follow Jack’s formula for success.

Your next step is to make an offer. You’re going to take a look at the information that you collected from the homeowner and verify it. You need to know what the property is worth. To do this you’ll need to know the assessment information. You’ll also want to do your own title search to make sure that there are no liens or judgments on the property which could cloud the title. Jack tells you how to do that in his Land Profits Formula. Then you’ll decide how much you want to pay for the property and send a written offer to the prospect. Once the offer is accepted you’ll complete a contract and close the deal. Jack provides some different contracts that you can use and discusses different ways to close the deal in his course.

I have simplified Jack’s program for you in this short article, he goes over everything in detail in his Land for Profits Formula. Find out more about Jack Bosch’s Land for Profits formula at .

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