How Writing Offers is Like Dating
My friends name is Sam. He earned the nickname the devil because of his outrageous behavior. Now don’t get me wrong. Sam isn’t a mean person. He’s actually a very nice guy. It’s just that when he’s around bad things happen. At my bachelor party in Las Vegas Sam somehow managed to lose all his money, his wallet – and even his shirt. That’s right. He actually lost the shirt off his back. For some reason Sam thought it would be a good idea to take it off in the middle of the casino. He tossed it on the floor and couldn’t find it again. It wasn’t long before security politely asked us to leave.But as bad as it can be to hang around Sam, especially in Vegas, he’s very good with the ladies.I remember being with him once at a night club in San Diego. We’d barely been there an hour and he was dancing with a beautiful girl. I asked Sam his secret. Did he have a funny pick up line? No, it’s the law of averages he said. He explained that if he asked every girl in the club to dance eventually one would say yes. Sam was clearly not afraid of rejection.The law of averages approach is a great way to meet and date women (or men). But it also works well when writing offers on houses. If you write enough of them eventually a motivated seller will agree to your terms.Over the past three months I’ve written approximately 60 offers on short sale and bank-owned homes. I’ve had 15 of them accepted and closed 5. Of the closed deals, 2 were REO’s.