Land Investors Review by Seth Williams of ReTipster (CFFL 424)
Jack Butala: Jack Butala with Jill DeWit.
Jill DeWit: Hi!
Jack Butala: Welcome to our show today. In this episode, Jill and I talk about the land investors review by Seth Williams from RETipster.com. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Seth, sort of. Before we get into it, let’s take a question posted by one of our members on the landinvevstors.com online community, it’s free.
Jill DeWit: It is a thank you, it is.
Jack Butala: You know, Seth, I love his reviews. We’ll get to it in a second though.
Jill DeWit: Okay, cool. All right, I love this, you have a question here for me to read and then you have somebody already chimed in an answer, so I have an answer here too. Michael asked, “When buying land, how do you automate getting a check to your seller? It’s such a headache to go to the bank and get a check.” One of our people chimed in-
Jack Butala: Amen, by the way, Michael. I could not agree more.
Jill DeWit: It is a pain.
Jack Butala: It’s a huge topic by the way. When you start doing deals, it’s a huge pain. Go ahead.
Jill DeWit: Mm-hmm (affirmative). Gene answers, “I’ll add this. A mentor of mine once said, I don’t get off the couch for less than 1000 dollars. I adopted that a few years back to I don’t get out of my pajamas,” I love it, “I can’t say it always works out that way, but I’ve been fortunate enough to build a business and a number of systems within it which ensures I don’t have to deal with people unless I’m signing a check or cashing it.” I love it. “This all sounds pretentious, I know, but if you start to adapt this mentality, you’d be surprised how much sooner you get to the kind of paydays that afford this pretension, but I sympathize. The knucklehead stuff like run to the bank, get a check, run to the post office, stand in line, mail the check, it’s not worth the time of the business owner. My two cents, dot, dot, dot.” Okay, that’s beautiful. Gene’s right and I love it. I love his mentality. This is going to be worth it, and obviously it is. I think Gene’s telling him get over it.
Jack Butala: What he’s saying is do it for awhile and then systematize it, and that’s what I read out of it. That’s my advice too. We still to this day do it that way. We send somebody to the bank, and again this is in the success plan, I copied and pasted it right out of there, and then there’s six or seven other people that chime in and say, “Yeah, this is a pain.” There’s some people who are creatively dealing with it by, somebody even said in there when the notary gets to the guys house, instead of handing a cashier’s check, they make a wire transfer right there, either a wire transfer or a PayPal send. It hits the bank account and then they sign everything. It’s like in a movie, you know?
Jill DeWit: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Jack Butala: I think that’s nuts because there’s a lot of ways, here’s the thing with a cashier’s check. I know it’s old school and I know it’s a pain, those are all true, but it’s as good as cash, but it’s not cash, so no one can steal it. It has to go to the recipient that owns the real estate and once it’s handed over, that’s the only person that can … You know, with cash, anybody can take it.
Jill DeWit: Right.
Jack Butala: There’s still a few old school things that the internet hasn’t figured out, or you can use an [inaudible 03:16] company. That’s the way to avoid it. In the end, I wanted to include this in the show today because there’s a few things you just have to kick old school. Not very many, but a few. The real answer is the way we do it is you give somebody limited power, an assistant or an employee or a family member limited power to go to the bank on your behalf and do one specific thing, limited power of attorney to get a cashier’s check and then that’s it. That’s the real answer, so you don’t have to do it, get out of your pajama so to speak.
Jill DeWit: Are you in your pajamas?
Jack Butala: Hell no.
Jill DeWit: I have my slippers on. We’re in different states right now. If we sound a little different this week, Jack’s in Arizona and I’m in California and I do have my slippers on.
Jack Butala: I’ve got to get up and take a shower. I don’t care where I work, I’ve got to get up, get going, do some stuff.
Jill DeWit: I did all of that, but I just have my slippers on. These are my uniform shoes here at the office.
Jack Butala: I’ll take your word for it, Jill.
Jill DeWit: Flip flops or bare foot or slippers, I don’t know.
Jack Butala: If you have a question or you want to be in the show, reach out to either us on landinvestors.com. Today’s topic, how you should enjoy the land investors review by Seth Williams of RETipster.com. This is the meat of the show. Take it away, Jill.
Jill DeWit: I’m clapping, yay. I loved it. One of the things I love about Seth is he really, you know what? I know why I like this about Seth, is because he’s just like us. We’re going to be up front and honest and if we make a mistake we’re going to say, “We made a mistake,” and we’ll fix it or whatever it is. We’re going to tell you the good and the band, like we do on the show all of the time about some things. We really want to let everyone, everybody wants the truth, to copy you Jack. Everybody really wants the truth. That’s who we are and that’s how we roll and that’s how Seth rolls and that’s why we love Seth and we do stuff with Seth.
Jack Butala: Right.
Jill DeWit: I loved his review that he did of us and our stuff, and I think he even took it a step further because he’s in our world of data and everything and he shared a lot about that, because he’s been out there researching this world for a long time. He’s got a good knowledge base of all of the different ways you could do this.
Jack Butala: Yeah. If you don’t know who Seth is, this is a deliberate and intentional plug on this show.
Jill DeWit: For Seth.
Jack Butala: It’s our show and we can do that. Yeah, for Seth. Seth Williams of RETipster.com, he is the single best blogger in this business, hands down. The guy spends hours, he said between eight and 10 hours of research and writing each plug every week. By leaps and bounds much, much better than any blog, I’m sorry Jill, any blog that you and I have ever written.
Jill DeWit: Correct.
Jack Butala: He doesn’t have a podcast, I happen to think our podcast is better than his because he doesn’t have one, but my hat’s off to your blogger ability. In depth reviews of stuff, in depth reviews of where to get data which [inaudible 06:34] on and on, I mean, it’s endless, seemingly endless, so he’s got a huge following of technical people. He and I and Jill decided to align ourselves, all three of us, because we thought we were better, because we are better together than separately. Check his site out, check his whole thing out. He’s got a lot to offer.
Jill DeWit: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Jack Butala: We have yet to do a real estate deal with him for some reason, I’m thinking right now we have to change that.
Jill DeWit: Yeah, we haven’t. That’s okay, I hope that he’ll find something some point that we can help with or I’m sure it’s coming.
Jack Butala: Yeah, exactly. Would you-
Jill DeWit: What did you think of the review?
Jack Butala: I was going to ask you that. I thought it was great. I think he did a really great job, because he went even section by section and commented in his blog, he did a video thing about it, which I really, really loved, even his first impression. Our original program was delivered by mail, it’s in the process of being converted to just online format, but he reviewed the original one and the impression that you get when you open it up, and it was just really kind of cool. He went in detail to each thing that we cover and he, I just think he did a great job conveying what is in there. How about you?
Jill DeWit: I’m proud of him for even opening it and watching it at all. It’s more than I can say for anyone who works with us.
Jack Butala: Do you know what I appreciate though? There were a couple of things that it was really nice that Seth said, because he’s in the business too, he does this, but different ways, and he was really sincere in sharing that there were some things that he goes, “You know what? I hadn’t even looked at this this way. This might change how I do things.”
Jill DeWit: Yeah, I appreciate that, too-
Jack Butala: I did and gosh, thank you Seth for saying that. Even though, Jack, I don’t know anyone really for what we do, no one’s done it as long as you have period or has as many transactions as you do, period.
Jill DeWit: Mm-hmm (affirmative).
Jack Butala: No one will ever question that and dispute that so we all look to you Jack.
Jill DeWit: You harvested some wacky tobacco I think.
Jack Butala: No. Anyway, it was really good and sincere that, you know, you’re the pro, Jack.
Jill DeWit: You know what I love about it?
Jack Butala: What?
Jill DeWit: I didn’t watch it, minute-for-minute, I did not watch the whole review and it’s on YouTube, I watched the highlights or what I thought the highlights were and he was real honest. There’s a few things he said about our program that he didn’t think were beneficial, he was real straight about it. It’s not all peaches and cream like you said.
Jack Butala: That’s true.
Jill DeWit: That’s what I love.
Jack Butala: He wrote something I was reading earlier, just the other day. Someone had commented on the review and he was really great and saying, look, I’ve done things like these. Until you get into this, you don’t realize how many months, which is true, this took us probably a year start-to-finish to do this whole thing, and just the filming part and the recording and the editing and all that and the writing was a good six months. Are you going to put every last little detail in there? You try to get everything you can and I know that we touched on everything, but we may not have gone Into as much depth on some things, but for most of it we went overkill.
Jill DeWit: I think it’s the opposite. I think we went into so much detail on everything. That’s what his comment was.
Jack Butala: It’s true.
Jill DeWit: He said, “This could be a little bit shorter.”
Jack Butala: That’s true. He did say there were parts that were dry.
Jill DeWit: Listener, if you’re the kind of person who’ve ultra detail oriented and a researcher and kind of a nerd like I am, I mean, that’s why I did it. I wrote the program and did the whole program the way that I would want to, I would want to buy a program and review it and learn how to do something the way that I presented this. It’s what, like 12 hours, Jill?
Jack Butala: Right.
Jill DeWit: It’s between 10 and 12 hours the whole thing. The whole thing is, Jill, we don’t upsell it. It’s not like after you’re done with this, then now let’s go do the 40,000 dollar version. We don’t have one and never will. This is it. We tell and show all in this whole thing, and that’s what Seth says.
Jack Butala: It’s true. It’s not like, “Okay, here’s the overview, now come to this and you get more of it. Do this and you get the rest of it. Do that and you get the personal coaching to put it all together.”
Jill DeWit: Then we provide the tools, that’s the whole thing, too.
Jack Butala: Exactly. I just wanted to share this and talk about it with you because I just really think it was really great, and I really took it as a great compliment.
Jill DeWit: Why the hell would Seth spend all this time to do this review? Here’s why. If you would like to buy our program, buy and join our group and get the tools and stuff, there’s a coupon code or a promo code that you can put in, Seth you’re going to appreciate this, it’s called Seth, S-E-T-H. If you use that code, you get a tremendous amount of money off. Go over to landacademy.com if you’re thinking about buying it, it’s not going to go on forever, but if you use the code, this is my shameless plug for us, Jill.
Jack Butala: I can’t believe you’re saying that. My mouth is wide open, I’m like, “What?”
Jill DeWit: I’m going to get a phone call right after this I’m sure from you.
Jack Butala: It’s all good.
Jill DeWit: Promo code Seth, S-E-T-H, get you a ton of money off the whole thing. Join us in another episode where Jack and Jill discuss how to use information, that’s me-
Jack Butala: And inspiration, that’s me.
Jill DeWit: To get just about anything you want.
Jack Butala: We use it everyday for half of what it’s worth and sell it immediately.
Jill DeWit: You are not alone in your real estate ambition. We’re going to get inundated.
Jack Butala: Yeah. Seth’s going to be happy. He does, full disclosure, he gets a kickback.
Jill DeWit: He gets a bunch of money.
Jack Butala: He does.
Jill DeWit: He’s our one and only so called affiliate because we like to work with him. I know the money is going to good use because he’s got two tiny little kids and he likes to buy real estate.
Jack Butala: That’s true, and he’s doing a lot of good stuff.
Jill DeWit: He is. He’s a good guy. He’s from Michigan, I like him.
Jack Butala: He’s helping a lot of people too and I appreciate that.
Jill DeWit: Information and inspiration to buy undervalued property.
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