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#1 Brian (NYC)

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

Check out this link:  http://www.cubixsolutions.com/
 
For $30 a year (2 week free trial) you can run automatic searches on craigslist with any variables you want and for any area.  For example I might search Colorado Springs (or within 125 miles) for rent with variables like (-apartment, -apartments, -office, -lease, -agent) just to eliminate ads that aren't possibly worth anything.
 
Then you can create an e-mail and send that email from several accounts:  Hello, my name is Brian, and I saw your ad on Craigslist.  I was wondering if you would be interested in selling your house with a lease purchase?  Thank you, Brian.
 
Then you can automatically send the e-mail to every ad in the query every day.
 
I just did a test for most of Colorado.  Within 30 minutes I had 10 people asking me for more information, but I'm not sure how to automate the sending of the second e-mail and attachment.
 
This seems really cool.  If you try it and learn anything, let me know.  I'm sure there are quirks to this, but so far so good.  Now I just have to start sending out second e-mails.  I imagine I'm going to get some hate mail too...but its par for the course.
 
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:45 PM

Nice find, Brian.  Thanks for sharing.  I'll have a look later on.



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:10 PM

Ok, earlier I sent an email just for grins to any qualified ad on Craigslist within 125 miles of Colorado Springs.  Within a couple hours, over 60 people responded--and they are still rolling in!  Most were polite "no thank you's" but some were "yes, I'm interested, what did you have in mind."  I probably sent at least 10+ second emails with attachment for this effort.  I'm pretty pleased so far with how it works.  Now to figure out how to actually convert leads ;-)

 

I'm using Gmail, and if you copy the second email, its very quick to paste it into a new e-mail and add the attachment.  It didn't take me any time at all to go through 60 e-mails, deleting the ones that were nothing, and sending out the second e-mail w/ attachment.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 02:19 PM

Ok, earlier I sent an email just for grins to any qualified ad on Craigslist within 125 miles of Colorado Springs.  Within a couple hours, over 60 people responded--and they are still rolling in!  Most were polite "no thank you's" but some were "yes, I'm interested, what did you have in mind."  I probably sent at least 10+ second emails with attachment for this effort.  I'm pretty pleased so far with how it works.  Now to figure out how to actually convert leads ;-)

 

I'm using Gmail, and if you copy the second email, its very quick to paste it into a new e-mail and add the attachment.  It didn't take me any time at all to go through 60 e-mails, deleting the ones that were nothing, and sending out the second e-mail w/ attachment.

 

Thanks for the tip.



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Posted 08 March 2013 - 07:59 AM

Brian, What filters are you running to weed out some of the suspects from the prospects?



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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:32 AM

Brian

 

really good info,

 

when you say its easy on gmail to add the attachment for the 2nd reply,

 

are you attaching the lease purchase advantage,

and copying and pasting Michaels 2nd reply in the gmai portion of the email

 

Thanks

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 11:37 AM

oops

 

sorry I now read your post and understand what you are doing 

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Posted 11 March 2013 - 09:05 PM

Ok, earlier I sent an email just for grins to any qualified ad on Craigslist within 125 miles of Colorado Springs.  Within a couple hours, over 60 people responded--and they are still rolling in!  Most were polite "no thank you's" but some were "yes, I'm interested, what did you have in mind."  I probably sent at least 10+ second emails with attachment for this effort.  I'm pretty pleased so far with how it works.  Now to figure out how to actually convert leads ;-)

 

I'm using Gmail, and if you copy the second email, its very quick to paste it into a new e-mail and add the attachment.  It didn't take me any time at all to go through 60 e-mails, deleting the ones that were nothing, and sending out the second e-mail w/ attachment.

Do a search for gmail "Canned Responses", it will put a dropdown box in Gmail and you can store your typical responses or emails so you're not even copy/pasting just choosing which response you want filled in. Huge time saver. I set one up for every property as well so I can email potential tenant/buyers detailed information, links to pictures and videos of the property, etc. with one click (I usually will insert their name and if theres any other specific information that they requested... sure beats typing out a whole email though)


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Posted 16 March 2013 - 09:38 AM

Ok, earlier I sent an email just for grins to any qualified ad on Craigslist within 125 miles of Colorado Springs.  Within a couple hours, over 60 people responded--and they are still rolling in!  Most were polite "no thank you's" but some were "yes, I'm interested, what did you have in mind."  I probably sent at least 10+ second emails with attachment for this effort.  I'm pretty pleased so far with how it works.  Now to figure out how to actually convert leads ;-)

 

I'm using Gmail, and if you copy the second email, its very quick to paste it into a new e-mail and add the attachment.  It didn't take me any time at all to go through 60 e-mails, deleting the ones that were nothing, and sending out the second e-mail w/ attachment.

Do a search for gmail "Canned Responses", it will put a dropdown box in Gmail and you can store your typical responses or emails so you're not even copy/pasting just choosing which response you want filled in. Huge time saver. I set one up for every property as well so I can email potential tenant/buyers detailed information, links to pictures and videos of the property, etc. with one click (I usually will insert their name and if theres any other specific information that they requested... sure beats typing out a whole email though)

 

 

The "Canned Responses" is a great tip.  I just set that up, and its easy to use...much better than the copy paste I was always doing.


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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:04 PM

I just learned this software can run 24/7.  I set it up to check for new ads every 15 minutes.  Then when it finds an ad, it emails "email #1."  I'm sending out quite a few "email #2's" from this effort.  The canned responses on Gmail Labs is a nice improvement.  It takes me seconds to send email 2. 


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Posted 09 July 2013 - 08:06 PM

bryan

Are you still using the cubixsollutions ? I am seriously looking at this or another one. It seems that you have several months experience with it. Could you give us an update on its performance.

 

thanks

 

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Posted 13 August 2013 - 09:14 AM

Thank you for sharing!



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:46 PM

After playing with this for a couple of days here are the negative keywords I've added that have really helped clear out the ads that are a waste for me. I just added the ones I thought of, saw the results and kept adding ones that I came across and ran it again (without setting up the reply email during my testing). It's not fullproof, you can do mispellings too, like some forgot the e at the end of mobile, so some slip through the cracks, but then I go through and hand delete those ones before having it send the emails. Some you may not want depending on who you are targeting. But it's a good start. This is a great software!

 

-agent -realtor -apartment -investor -"rent to own" -rehabbers -investment -wholesale -"owner financing" -"lot for sale" -"land for sale" -"lease purchase" -"lease-purchase" -"cash flow" -cash -investors -apartments -"seller will finance" -"credit is approved" -"bad credit" -habitat -"owner finance" -vacation -"lease to own" -commercial -"home loan" -"seller financed" -"mobile home" -"private financing" -landlord -trailer -wholesaling


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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:31 AM

Brian,

Great posy and seems like a great program.

If I may ask you a couple questions before I buy it.

On gmail which I have now:

Does canned responses when set up save as a draft? (thats what Im getting on mine) 

First email when set up on program

Does it send this out for you automatically?

Do you use auto-reply on the program?

Is there a need for canned responses ?

if auto reply is set to describe what you do

Hope not to many questions for you .

appreciate the time if you review my questions and reply

Tom



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Posted 08 January 2014 - 11:35 AM

I'm not Brian, but I wanted to say that CubixSolutions does offer a free two week trial the last time I checked.  Why not give the program a run and see first hand what it can do for you?






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