Notes: How To Attach A Property To A Note

There are two ways you can attach a property, or properties to a seller financing Note:

  1. If you create the Note from the ‘Land>Options>Payment Calculator> Create New Loan‘ or ‘Land>Options>Payment Calculator> Create New Lease Purchase‘ then the system will attach the property record that you were on when you opened the Payment Calculator to the New Note record.
  2. If you create the Note from the ‘Notes> New Note‘ screen, then under the ‘Property Information‘ section you will need to manually select the property or properties that you want to attach to the Note.

NOTE: In order to attach a property record to a Note record the Land Record must be in the ‘Complete/ Ready To Sell‘, or ‘SOLD‘ Status.

NOTE: Multiple properties can be attached to a single Note record.

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How to process SKIP TRACED records in batches

The Investment Dominator allows you to SKIP Trace records and re-import them in large batches. So how can you process SKIP TRACED records in the Investment Dominator?

Step 1 – Select “Skip Trace” Status Records

Set each appropriate Land record in Investment Dominator to “SKIP TRACE” Status.

Select all SKIP TRACE status records in Land area by selecting Skip Trace

Step 2 – Export all “Skip Trace” Records

Select all SKIP TRACE status records by checking the Select All box.

Select the Export function to generate an Excel .CSV File as shown:

#1 Select All #2 Export

Export and save Excel records as necessary on your computer for sending to a VA for appropriate changes and re-importing back into Investment Dominator.

Step 3 – Delete all selected “SKIP TRACE” Records

Delete all selected SKIP TRACE Status records by pressing the Delete function.

After deleting all previously selected SKIP TRACE Status records, send exported .CSV File to VA for appropriate changes.

Once appropriate VA changes are complete, receive the .CSV File from VA back in Investment Dominator format for re-importing Step 4.

Step 4 – Re-import “Skip Traced” formatted records

Import SKIP TRACED formatted records back into Investment Dominator (Note: Add “Property Size” and “Market Value” fields on import file if necessary).

As in the case of all import files they must be saved and imported as comma delimited or .CSV file

On the Import, select the [Update Existing Records] button to update all Land records changes being re-imported back into Investment Dominator

Note: System will default to [Create New Records] button.

Select Update Existing Records, Choose File and Upload List

Final task, select “Choose File” button to select appropriate formatted Excel file from your computer with changes and press the [Upload List] button.

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How to Delete the last Import of Land Records

Occasionally, you may have imported several records into Investment Dominator, (in error) and you need to delete all records in that recent import. The following illustrates how to identify and delete all Land records from a specific import.

Step 1 – Identify all records in the last Import

Select [Team] function from the top level menu in Investment Dominator

Once inside the “My Team” function, select the [Activity Log] function

All Activity Log transactions are displayed in the most recent functions completed first, as indicated in the Date column.

In the Action column, the specific action you need to identify shows as “Add (By Importing List)“.

The Land record’s property ID range of that import will display, (in this case records #377 – 380).

This example shows only 4 Land records; however, depending on the size of the last import, this range could represent 500, 10,000 or more Land records.

Note: Write this property Id range down as you will need to enter these numbers in the next Step 2.

Step 2 – Selecting all records in the last import transaction

Go back to the Land records display in the Investment Dominator by selecting [Land] function

Select “Property Id Range” in [Search By] drop-down list to enter property Id range identified in Step 1.

Enter the property Id range as shown, (in the FROM and TO boxes) as search criteria to select all records in the last import.

Press the blue [Search] button to select/display all records in the property Id range.

Step 3 – Deleting all records identified and displayed in the last import

Once all records have been identified and displayed from the last import, Select All the records for deletion.

Once all records from the last import have been selected and displayed, (based on property Id range in Step 2) select the Delete function to process and confirm the deletion of all records.

System will ask you to CONFIRM the deletion

Once you CONFIRM the deletion of selected Land records and press OK, this last import is deleted from Investment Dominator.

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The Status of a Note and How To Update It

The Status of a Note is important because it is what controls the overall state of the Note is as well as properly indexes your records for accurate reporting.

Here is a brief explanation of the built-in Note Statuses and what they mean:

  • Preview: Initially when you create a new Note record from the Payment Calculator the default status of the Note is set to ‘Preview‘ which is a way for you to review and refine the settings of the Note before you actually go live.
  • Open: To active a Note you need to change the status to ‘Open‘.
  • Delinquent: When a Note becomes delinquent the Status changes to ‘Delinquent‘ and then back to ‘Open‘ once the Buyer gets caught back up.
  • Pre-Foreclosure: When you are in the process of taking the property back due to non-payment you can manually move a Note into the ‘Pre-Foreclosure‘ Status.
  • Complete: When a Note term has completed the status of the Note can be updated to the ‘Complete‘ status.
  • Canceled: If someone cancels a Note prior to the term ending, you can update the Status to ‘Canceled‘ which saves the record and payment history of the Note but deactivates in the system.

How To Change The Status of A Note

In order to change the Status of a Note you must first click on the ‘Edit‘ link to the right of the Note record in the Notes overview table that you want to update.

Next, click the ‘Edit Record‘ button located to the top right of the record to open edit mode.

Under the ‘Status‘ field select the status that you would like to move the record into.

NOTE: Selecting the ‘Open‘ status will trigger the system to generate any payments due between the current date and the Note’s origination date so you’ll want to confirm what you have entered under the ‘Origination Date‘ field prior to saving this change.

Click the ‘Save Changes‘ button to save your updates.

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Notes: How To Link Buyers To a Loan or Lease Purchase Record

To link buyer(s) to a Loan or Lease Purchase Note first click the ‘Edit‘ link to the right of the Note record that you want to update:

Click the ‘Edit Record‘ option to the top right of the screen:

Navigate to the ‘Buyer Information‘ section and under the ‘Primary Buyer‘ field select a Buyer Contact that you want to attach to the loan.

NOTE: The contact must be entered under the ‘Marketing‘ tab as a ‘Buyer’ record in order to be attached to a Note.

NOTE: You can also attach additional Buyers to the Note under the ‘Secondary Buyer(s)‘ field.

All the buyers that are referenced under the ‘Buyer Information‘ area will be referenced in Note Documents that you generate from the system regarding the Note.

Click the ‘Save Changes‘ at the top right of the record to apply the changes.

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Notes: How To Log A Received Loan Payment

When your Buyer sends you a loan payment each month you’ll need to manually log that payment into the system so that the system can properly calculate the remaining balance of the loan as well as your property tax and HOA/POA escrow account.

  1. To log a loan payment first click on the ‘Edit‘ link next to the loan Note you would like to apply the payment to.
  2. Under the ‘New Payment‘ section fill out the form and click the blue ‘Log Payment‘ button to record the payment. The form contains the following elements and below is a brief description of each means and how the system uses the information entered under these sections:
    • Type: This is where you can select how the payment should be applied.
      • Loan Payment: This is a regular monthly payment that includes an interest payment, a principal payment, a tax and HOA/POA impound amount, and your loan servicing charge.
      • Principal Only Payment: This is a payment applied directly to the principal of the loan only.
      • Fee Payment: This is applied to a pending Late or Returned Check Fee payment.
    • Method: Select the payment method that the Buyer sent the funds to you with. Additional Payment Methods can be added to the system under ‘Customize> Notes Settings> Accepted Payment Method‘.

      IMPORTANT NOTE: The “Adjustment” ‘Payment Method‘ allows you to essentially write-off a Payment and mark it as paid without actually collecting the funds.
    • Notes: This is where you can add notes about the payment, or transaction for you to reference in the future.
    • Amount Due: This will show the amount due along with the payment or fee reference number associated with that amount that is due.
      NOTE: The system will by default apply the payment or fee to the first pending payment that has been assessed to the Note. So if there are multiple pending payments the system will apply money received in the order the payments were originally assessed to the account.
    • Amount Received: This is the amount that you have received and that you want to apply to that payment specifically referenced.
    • Apply Entire Amount To Principal: Selecting ‘No‘ will apply a predefined portion of your payment to interest and to your property tax and HOA/POA escrow log. Selecting ‘Yes‘ will apply the entire amount received to the Principal.
    • Ref #: This can be a bank, payment transaction number, or a check number associated with the funds you received from your Buyer.
    • Received On: This is the date the payment was received. NOTE: This date affects whether or not a late charge is assessed to the loan.

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How To Generate A Payoff Amount

If your Buyer wants to pay off their Loan Note early, or Buy a Lease Purchased property prior to the completion of their lease term, then you can generate a payoff amount for them easily in the system.

To access a Note’s ‘Payoff Amount‘ first click the ‘Edit‘ link to the right of the Note record:

Under the ‘Loan Information‘ section scroll down to the ‘Payoff Amount‘ field and reference the amount that the system calculates:

NOTE: The ‘Payoff Amount‘ plus the ‘Principal Paid To Date‘ should equal the ‘Original Loan Amount‘.

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Create Your Own Custom Optin Page/ Selling Site Theme

In addition to the two built-in Selling Site themes that come with the Investment Dominator system, you can design and develop your own custom themes and even share those themes with other users.

To create a custom theme you need to know a little about HTML and CSS. If you are not familiar with what that is, you can easily hire HTML and CSS developers on sites like Fiverr.com or Upwork.com that can take a visual design that you have end code it using those web languages.

Ok, Let’s Get Started

  1. Download this Sample Selling Site Theme template which contains all of the built-in merge fields to call in things like the Optin Form that we use in our default themes.

    You can use these merge fields to pull in information or functions used in the Investment Dominator.

  2. Use basic HTML and CSS to design your layout, then reference the merge fields as needed within your page structure.

  3. Compress your theme files into a .zip folder then upload that folder under ‘Customize> Website Settings – Selling> Optin Page‘ and click the ‘UPLOAD CUSTOM THEME‘ option.

NOTE: The filename of the .zip file you upload will be the name of the theme when it is uploaded and a screenshot of theme is automatically generated based on your index.html file.

Here is a list of merge fields you can reference in your custom theme files.

[selling-site-menu]

[selling-title]

[selling-logo]

[selling-description]

[selling-banner-text]

[selling-banner-image]

[selling-banner]

[optin-form button_text=’CUSTOM BUTTON TEXT’ confirmation_url=’/thank-you.html’ input_fields=’c_fname, c_lname, c_email, c_phone, c_zip’]

[optin-page-text]

[current-date]

[popup]PUT YOUR POPUP CONTENT HERE – (DO NOT USE MERGE POST DATA)[/popup]

[popup-link]POPUP LINK[/popup-link]

[my-company-agent-firstname]

[my-company-agent-lastname]

[my-company-agent-phone]

[my-company-name]

[my-company-phone]

[my-company-email]

[my-company-address]

[my-company-city]

[my-company-state]

[my-company-zip]

[my-company-site]

[my-letter-ps-line]

[my-firstname]

[my-lastname]

[my-email]

[my-signature]

[my-agency-disclosure]

[offer-phone]

[offer-email]

[company-fax]

[selling-site-footer]

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How To Mark A Listing As “PENDING” or “SOLD” On The Selling Site?

After you find a buyer for your property or sell your property you may still want to keep the property listing up on your Selling Site to serve as social proof.

There are two settings you need to have for the listing to display on your site as Pending or Sold.

  • The ‘Status‘ of the record must be in the ‘Found Buyer – Open Escrow‘ status.
  • The ‘Listing Status‘ option must be set to ‘Public‘.

This will display the “PENDING” text over the thumbnail of the listing.

If you then change the ‘Status‘ to ‘SOLD‘ then the text “SOLD” will appear over the listing thumbnail.

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How To Change The Look and Layout (Theme) of The Buying Site

The Investment Dominator system comes with two built-in Buying Site Themes a Legacy theme and a 2.0 theme as well as the option to create and upload your own custom theme. A theme controls the look and layout (design) of the website. For example, it controls what the menu, header, banner area, footer, and page structure looks like to the website visitor.

Changing your Buying Site Theme is easy to do, simply go to ‘Customize> Website Settings – Buying> Select Your Buying Site Theme‘:

Click on the theme option you want to change to:

Scroll down to the end of the page and click the blue ‘Update Site‘ button to save the changes.

To view the changes click ‘My Sites> Buying Site‘:

Your Buying Site with your new theme will load on a browser new tab:

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