Celebrate Your 2018 Success No Matter What (LA 884)
Steven Butrala: Steve and Jill here.
Jill DeWit: Hello.
Steven Butrala: Welcome to the Land Academy Show, entertaining land investment talk. I’m Steven Jack Butrala.
Jill DeWit: And I’m Jill DeWit broadcasting from sunny, southern California.
Steven Butrala: Today Jill and I talk about celebrating your 2018 success no matter what happened.
Jill DeWit: It is New Year’s Eve. Can you believe that?
Steven Butrala: I can. I can actually. I’ve been looking forward to it.
Jill DeWit: Do you know what’s so funny this last week to me has been so weird with we had reduced schedule in our office because of holidays. We had reduced schedule for us for other reasons.
Steven Butrala: It’s been a strange season.
Jill DeWit: It’s been really weird this last week. So here we are, Monday, New Year’s Eve. I feel like I haven’t recorded in a month. Even though it hasn’t been a month. But I feel like this is really weird.
Steven Butrala: It’s been a strange holiday from a works perspective. Everything else has been great.
Jill DeWit: It is.
Steven Butrala: Dramatically, dramatic slow down in inbound phone traffic.
Jill DeWit: Yes.
Steven Butrala: For real estate.
Jill DeWit: But I will say this.
Steven Butrala: Which proves my point from last week.
Jill DeWit: But here’s what’s not slowing down though by the way, our members are sending out mail. They are downloading data. Because here’s the beauty of all of us investors right now. We have two weeks off. A lot of people from our regular day jobs, and so now’s the time like let’s get this mail going. And I’m go happy that people are doing it.
Steven Butrala: Yeah, I’m watching a lot of data downloads with the down time. This tells me that our group is real entrepreneurs. They have some time off from their regular job and they’re using it to download data.
Jill DeWit: Killing it.
Steven Butrala: And get mail out.
Jill DeWit: Well, I’m even noticing a lot of new members. And I’ve talked to people personally that have just said you know what this is the time we’re joining right now. I have some time off. I’m going to do it. I’m going to get through the program. I mean I talked to two guys the other day, Chris and Shane. If you’re listening. And I talked to them on Christmas Eve. And actually they left a nice note. Let me say this real quick. They both left me a very nice, I surprised them too because it was me calling on Christmas Eve, they’re like I thought it was going to be your team. I’m like nope. You get me. They’re off. They’re like oh my gosh. So we has such a nice chat. And then so they joined Land Academy. I think it was the day after Christmas. And they left me a nice note in Facebook thanking me for the call. But the point of this whole thing was is Chris and Shane were telling me that like we’re just talking about, we have the time off. We worked hard for this. We want to do something else.
And they both have good jobs by the way. It’s not like they need this. This is like we want to do something else. And so anyway. It’s cool we have a lot of new members coming on right now. And I’m very happy.
Steven Butrala: You want to get to the show chatty?
Jill DeWit: All right.
Steven Butrala: Before we actually get to the topic, let’s take a question posted by one of our members on the landinvestors.com online community. It’s free.
Jill DeWit: I’ll try not to drag this one out as well. So Michael asks, “From your experience, how much would it cost to start this business and give myself the best opportunity for success? Including the cost of the course, mailings, membership, and of course purchasing land. What would be the known target for me? I’m trying to save up enough to get started and I’m even starting a second job to fund this project. Any advice is appreciated.”
Steven Butrala: Jill, you’re really set up to answer this question. I know you get it a lot actually.
Jill DeWit: I do. And we spelled it out. I know that I have it in a Q&A if you go to landacademy.com. There’s a little life saver buoy on the bottom right.
Steven Butrala: All of our sites have it actually.
Jill DeWit: And then there’s I think there’s even an FAQ area that covers this and talks about what you need to plan for data downloads and mail and all that. So and then my answer actually has changed again.
Steven Butrala: Oh yeah?
Jill DeWit: Now that we do funding. Here’s why. I used to tell people, I used to have a $5000 range. If you came up with at least $5000, you could afford the education.
Steven Butrala: Yeah, that was going to be my answer. Five grand.
Jill DeWit: You could afford the downloads, get some mail out, have a couple months of the tools paid for, why you’re buying and selling some property, and then from there it pays for itself. That used to be my number. And then I upped it to $10000 because I thought you know a lot of people have more acquisition funds. So I started to say let’s maybe make it $10000 so you can really buy some good quality properties while you’re getting this rolling.
Steven Butrala: I don’t have to talk at all today. I don’t have to actually say a single word today.
Jill DeWit: Not yet. Now, I’d like you to roll it back down to probably the $5000 range because deal funding is live and well and available to you. And I was just talking to somebody about this the other day too. That heck, if you want to dive in right now and start targeting info lots, and you want to buy them for $10000 and sell them for
Steven Butrala: 30
Jill DeWit: Yeah, exactly because they know you’re worth 50, you actually can do that. How? You go to landinvestors.com and at the very top there’s a deal funding menu item and you click there and fill in the details. So let me just show you really quick what this means. No longer do you need to worry about having money to buy the property yourself. And you’re not financing it through a bank or paying a percentage or anything like that. It’s us. So we are doing, we are helping you fund deals.
Steven Butrala: Yeah.
Jill DeWit: And it’s an agreement up front. Where you’re doing the work, we’re paying for the property, we’re splitting the profit at the end kind of thing and it’s that easy. But it takes three days or three weeks we don’t care.
Steven Butrala: And here’s the whole point, we don’t, yeah this is a profit center for us. But what you should be doing is using this tool like all of our tools to get to the point where you’re completing self sufficient and you don’t need anybody else’s money. It’s designed for you to be successful on your own faster. That’s it. We’re not trying to get in on your deals.
Jill DeWit: Exactly. That’s exactly it. And it’s because this is once again because of our members.
Steven Butrala: Here’s the other thing.
Jill DeWit: Coming to us for this.
Steven Butrala: It’s the money, not yet, but the money that funds these acquisitions for newer people who don’t have their own dough, you’re not rich yet right? It all comes from the advanced group. We have this product called the $10000 thing.
Jill DeWit: That is the technical name.
Steven Butrala: We just keep calling it the $10000 thing where you put $10000 in. When it turns into 20, you pull it back out. And it has not been implemented yet. We’re using our own money and we’re using a couple of other members have put together groups to fund it and it’s working out great for everybody.
Jill DeWit: We’re testing it in six different ways right now and you’re going to pick the best one of all of them.
Steven Butrala: Yeah. Exactly. Here’s the great thing about it, we won’t let you do a bad deal.
Jill DeWit: That’s the beauty of it too.
Steven Butrala: That’s the beauty of this tool. We used to call it, would you do this deal. Now you’re going to get my opinion about whether or not you should buy this piece of property. All you got to do is fill it out on landinvestors.com.
Jill DeWit: That’s right. It won’t get funded if it’s not good.
Steven Butrala: If it’s a bad deal we have a show coming up in two days called “Talking about Land Locked.” The biggest reason that properties get what we don’t want to be involved with properties that are… the biggest reason that it doesn’t go trough is that there’s no access. Physical or legal. And you don’t want to buy a property like that anyway.
Jill DeWit: Exactly.
Steven Butrala: Today’s topic, celebrate your 2018 success no matter what. This is the meat of the show.
Jill DeWit: Yeah.
Steven Butrala: Before we get into this, I would like to actually break down the actual cost of starting this because it’s so important. The program itself costs $2000. Jill almost always has promotions where it ends up costing $1000.
Jill DeWit: Can I jump in right now?
Steven Butrala: Oh yeah. Yeah.
Jill DeWit: Since you just said that right now.
Steven Butrala: I think it’s super cheap right now isn’t it?
Jill DeWit: It is $1000 right now. It’s half price just so you know. As you are listening to this, not to plug ourself because we usually don’t.
Steven Butrala: Not to plug ourself.
Jill DeWit: Just to make it known, but
Steven Butrala: This is our show.
Jill DeWit: It’s kind of true.
Steven Butrala: We can plug ourself.
Jill DeWit: So this is true. But if you are thinking about doing this, I am serious. What I say. Now is the time. Now is the time.
Steven Butrala: A lot of derogatory stuff just went through my mind.
Jill DeWit: You get 1.0 at half price, whole place. You get 2.0 for free. It is an awesome time. I was going to end it tonight. I was going to end it tonight on New Year’s Eve, but my team talked me into keeping it through tomorrow. So if you don’t, you don’t have to race out tonight. Don’t sleep in too late tomorrow. But you can get it through tomorrow 1119 is the end. So I’m telling everybody right now you get a little extra day to do that. So thank you very much. That’s all I have.
Steven Butrala: It costs $1000 for the program and a $250 a month to have access to the data. Because you got to get the data anyway. This is way, way cheaper than if you went out on your own and did it. Then you get all the education. You get a every Thursday we have a closed call webinar that’s all included. And this isn’t a plug. But this person asked this question, so this is how much it costs. So for mail it costs about .50 a letter.
Jill DeWit: .55.
Steven Butrala: .55 is it?
Jill DeWit: Yeah, .55 number of pricing.
Steven Butrala: So just then 10 cents a record. So let’s just say 60 cents. You need to send out to be ultra successful. This is my opinion. About 1500 mailers in the beginning a month. So you can bank on $750. Plus the $1000 a month to be in business. Between the data, the mail.
Jill DeWit: Perfect.
Steven Butrala: And the subscription.
Jill DeWit: That’s perfect.
Steven Butrala: So I mean I’m not sure where you can get into business for $1000 a month.
Jill DeWit: Oh my gosh. Could you imagine?
Steven Butrala: And I can’t imagine not paying for that with acquisitions and like buying and selling land.
Jill DeWit: Right. It’s like, sorry I always think about Sunglass Hut. Could you imagine, you can’t start a Sunglass Hut for that and you certainly don’t get the return on one pair of sunglasses you get on one party.
Steven Butrala: I mean there’s a million ways to look at this. Look I chose this business for a reason a lot of years ago. So man, back then it wasn’t $1000 a month. I’ll tell you that. It was closer to $10000.
Jill DeWit: I chose you for a reason several years ago.
Steven Butrala: What?
Jill DeWit: I said I chose you for a reason several years ago.
Steven Butrala: What does that mean?
Jill DeWit: And you cost way more than $1000 a month.
Steven Butrala: What are you talking about?
Jill DeWit: I don’t know. It’s New Year’s Eve. I’m being silly. I’m having fun. I’m sorry.
Steven Butrala: No matter what happened in 2018, you need to be celebrating it.
Jill DeWit: Thank you.
Steven Butrala: Because you’re alive. If you’re not dead, whatever you did in 2018 got you to where you are, sitting right now listening to this.
Jill DeWit: Yeah.
Steven Butrala: The best thing you can do is celebrate 18 and plan for 19. I think tomorrow’s show is what we’re going to do in 2019. I can’t remember.
Jill DeWit: I hope so.
Steven Butrala: It needs to be a very happy event. Not a sulky, oh I didn’t meet the woman of my dreams this year.
Jill DeWit: Yeah.
Steven Butrala: Forget that.
Jill DeWit: I’m still at my regular job. Nope. Don’t go there.
Steven Butrala: Stop all that.
Jill DeWit: Is there food on the table? Yep. Did you guys have a good Christmas? Good Hanukkah? Whatever your holiday time was. Yep. Then that should be celebrated. I totally agree. Don’t beat yourself up. It’s not a beat yourself up time.
Steven Butrala: I’m famous for beating myself up. And I’m sitting here saying don’t do it.
Jill DeWit: You do that. Isn’t that interesting. Thank you for sharing that about yourself. I think that was very cool of you, Steven.
Steven Butrala: Interesting that we chose each other. Because you’re happy all the time, and I’m always upset.
Jill DeWit: I’m the opposite. I wake up. This is a good thing to say. How I wake up in the morning and how you wake up in the morning is different. But I think you’ve changed in a good way.
Steven Butrala: Yeah, we’re going to talk about it tomorrow, what’s going to happen. New Year’s Resolutions and stuff.
Jill DeWit: Okay. But I do wake up happy. I’m excited about the day. And I do wake up going all right. Here’s what I’m going to do different from yesterday. And that’s what you should be thinking right now. Think about that for 2019. Whatever it was. It doesn’t matter. It got you here today. And now you can sit back and this is making me feel a little emotional.
Steven Butrala: We’re going to talk about it tomorrow but I think Jill should have her own happy motivational happy Tony Robbins kind of career. I think this is holding you back. This real estate thing. I do. I think you could be like really helping way more people than we actually help.
Jill DeWit: I think you might be right.
Steven Butrala: Are you going to do it in 2019? The Jill show.
Jill DeWit: Ask me tomorrow.
Steven Butrala: Okay.
Jill DeWit: What else do you want to celebrate about 18 for us? Hey, I think can I, I want to jump in.
Steven Butrala: She always asks me a question and then she just answers it. Then I just sit there. Like right now.
Jill DeWit: Thank you for playing along. So I am so darn happy with Land Academy.
Steven Butrala: If you’re a man, you know exactly what I’m talking about. Just sit there and say yep. You’re pretty.
Jill DeWit: You’re already weighing in a little too much right now. I am so happy. Here’s what I’m happy about for 2018. I want to. And I will end it on this for me and you can do whatever you want for you. Okay. Land Academy is awesome. I mean our members are phenomenal. We have people that have been with us since the beginning and they are still here with us. And some of these members we finally got to meet in person at our first ever real live event. That was a blast. And we’re going to try to do one a quarter in 2019. That’s what we’re planning on. That was so much fun.
Steven Butrala: It’ll end up being more than that. I’m telling you right now.
Jill DeWit: Okay.
Steven Butrala: Because of the response we’re getting.
Jill DeWit: I am holding on. So then 2.0. You did 2.0 and I’m so excited and what our members are doing now is like oh my gosh. The sites that we came up with this year, the parcel fact, the info reports, the county wise, we got the pat live discount for everybody.
Steven Butrala: Was that all this year?
Jill DeWit: Yeah, that was all this year.
Steven Butrala: Wow.
Jill DeWit: We did a lot. I’m trying to think what else. And we’re really getting ready for House Academy in a big way. We’re going to start, I know you started a show with Justin. On Fridays you guys are doing that.
Steven Butrala: No, it’s never been easier to buy and sell real estate with this whole thing.
Jill DeWit: Yeah.
Steven Butrala: There’s only one thing missing.
Jill DeWit: What?
Steven Butrala: Listing Gopher.
Jill DeWit: Oh yeah.
Steven Butrala: I’m letting the cat out of the bag here for 2019. Jill and I started this company. It’s not launched yet, called Listing Gopher. Where you don’t have to post property anymore. We’ll do it for you. We post ours anyway.
Jill DeWit: Exactly. We have some good things planned. We’re bringing, we’ll talk about it tomorrow. Some of the things that are coming for 19.
Steven Butrala: Oh yeah.
Jill DeWit: For our members because we have some good stuff. So tell me about you. What are you really happy about?
Steven Butrala: Well, I just looked at it before the show. We bought and sold like in transaction value, a lot of it’s unsold because you carry inventory, but we created probably four million dollars worth of equity and real estate alone. Like I don’t even budget anymore. It’s just on auto pilot.
Jill DeWit: Dude, I wasn’t even thinking about that.
Steven Butrala: I know.
Jill DeWit: That’s our House Academy.
Steven Butrala: Because we spent so much time on Land Academy.
Jill DeWit: That’s our Land Academy testing playing around stuff on the side. I wasn’t even really paying attention.
Steven Butrala: I know.
Jill DeWit: Kind of forgot about that.
Steven Butrala: We are like ultra picky now.
Jill DeWit: Yeah.
Steven Butrala: We keep saying this on the air. We need to turn over the deals that we don’t want to do. Turn them over.
Jill DeWit: To someone else.
Steven Butrala: That’s what Land tank is. Which isn’t released yet either.
Jill DeWit: Our trash can be your treasure.
Steven Butrala: Yeah. I mean there’s probably half the deals we see, I would have done those. Eight years ago, I would’ve done them.
Jill DeWit: Yeah. I don’t have the man power right now.
Steven Butrala: Or the interest.
Jill DeWit: Yeah, too. Or it’s too small.
Steven Butrala: That’s what I mean. Well, you’ve done it again. It’s been another 15 minutes or so listening to the Land Academy show. Join us tomorrow. Where we talk about 2019 is your year to create wealth.
Jill DeWit: And answer your questions posted on our online community of Landinvestors.com. It’s free.
Steven Butrala: You are not alone in your real estate ambition. I love this time of year. After Christmas, before your New Years. Because Christmas is finally out of the freaking way. Such a, I mean you did a great job.
Jill DeWit: I love it. Careful.
Steven Butrala: I mean you do a great job, Jill.
Jill DeWit: Thank you. The kids love it. Careful.
Steven Butrala: You do a fantastic job at Christmas.
Jill DeWit: Our staff loves it. Careful. There’s still decorations all over the office. Careful. They get all into it. They love it.
Steven Butrala: Nobody listens to the show.
Jill DeWit: Oh yeah they do. And don’t forget, just a, everyone, I’m going to get emotional now. Thank you everyone. I am going to get emotional. Have a really safe, and fun New Years. If you want to get into Land Academy you still have until tomorrow. We’re going to keep it for one more day through 1/1/19.
Steven Butrala: And it’s amateur night out there tonight.
Jill DeWit: Happy New Year. Oh yeah. It is amateur night. So be careful. You want to explain that?
Steven Butrala: Go ahead.
Jill DeWit: I have a lot to say today apparently. People who are not used to being partiers are partying. So that’s why we call them amateurs. We are professional partiers. We do it every day. We do it on a Tuesday.
Steven Butrala: If there’s any night in my opinion to stay in and watch a movie, it’s tonight.
Jill DeWit: So be careful. And wherever you are listening, or you are watching, please rate us there. We are Steve and Jill.
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