How To Generate A Direct Mail Campaign With Our REIPrintMail Integration

We are excited to announce our new Integration with REIPrintMail which is a 3rd party service that allows you to take your Prospect records from within the Investment Dominator and send them directly to REIPrintMail for processing. They will then print, prepare and mail out your letters on your behalf for a fee.

Let’s take a dive into this step-by-step to understand what goes into a mailing campaign with REIPrintMail, first let’s locate where in the Investment Dominator this new feature is.

From within the ‘Land’ tab go to ‘Campaigns
Then select from the drop-down menu under the ‘Prospect Neutral Letter’ line the ‘REI Print Mail’ option.

A new campaign wizard screen will then appear:

NOTE: There is a limit of 4,999 records per order with REIPrintMail, if you are working with more records than this, you will need to do multiple orders.

Click the ‘Next – Generate Order with REIPrintMail’ button to move on with your order.

Notice a new screen comes up called ‘CASS Certification ‘ this will ensure that your records within your list have valid addresses. This will take some time to process, so please be patient.

Once the CASS Certification process has finished you will get an order review screen, this will provide you with all the details about the order.

Things you should review before moving on include:

  • # Successfully Processed Records
  • # Rejected Records
  • Cost Per Letter
  • Total Mailing Cost
  • Rejected Record Details

When reviewing your rejected records, make note of the ‘Error Message’ this will allow you to see the actual reason the records were not approved for mailing. Later on, you will be given a chance to move these records in bulk into the ‘SKIP TRACE’ Status, but for now, let’s focus on the ones that are approved for mailing right now which in our example is 1,209 records.

NOTE: At this point, no transaction has occurred as this is just a review of the order information.

Once all information has been reviewed select the ‘Reviewed/ Approved – Continue with Order‘ option at the bottom of the screen then click on the ‘Order‘ button to continue with the order.

Next, you will see an REI Payment screen that will allow you to enter your payment information:

Once you have entered in your payment information and submitted the order by hitting the ‘PAY‘ button an Order Complete message should appear:

Click the ‘Bulk Update Records Now‘ button to move these records from the ‘Prospect’ Status to the ‘Mailed Letter 1’ Status.

Next, if you had any records that did not pass the CASS Certification you can click the ‘Bulk Update Rejected Records‘ button to move these records with bad addresses into the ‘SKIP TRACE‘ Status.

NOTE: You can view the status of orders with REIPrintMail through their website by logging in at https://reiprintmail.com/login

For questions about your order contact REIPrintMail support at 1-800-378-0378 and reference your REIPrintMail Order ID.

How to Remail To The Same County

There could be a lot of reasons why you would like to remail to a county again that was already processed in mailed letter one status, but what about if we wanted to issue another mailing with an updated list of records.

Lets first identify what we are trying to accomplish

  1. Update records
  2. Create a new status
  3. Create a custom document
  4. Import updated records
  5. Send out mailed letter 2

From these steps we will begin to create an idea of everything we need and this tutorial will take everything step by step to ensure you can follow along easily.

Please note if at any time at all within the Investment Dominator you have made a mistake you can undo most actions made within the application, review our article here about this: https://user-guide.investmentdominator.com/how-to-undo-actions/

Step 1: Update records

We want to ensure that we do not mail to a person we already have mailed to in our mailed letter 1, people we made an offer to or purchased property. In order to do that you can scrub through your list which was previously uploaded and delete the contacts with which you do not want to work with.

A helpful tip with organization as well when updating the records you want to work with is adding a new tag to associate all the records with your mailed letter 2. For this demonstration I have chosen ML2 you can do whichever works for you and if you need more information on tagging review this article here: https://user-guide.investmentdominator.com/how-to-tag-records-and-execute-advanced-searches/

Then once you are done with filtering through your list just keep in mind the APN make sure this matches with the previous information before this is essential to ensure everything imports properly if you notice discrepancies please review this article here: https://user-guide.investmentdominator.com/how-to-properly-format-apns-and-zip-code-values-in-excel/

Step 2: Create A New Status

We have an article chain which goes over everything in more detail located here: https://user-guide.investmentdominator.com/how-to-manage-offer-campaign-part-2/ . This will explain how to create a new status but in this article I will highlight the key information.

Go to the Customize section of the Investment Dominator then click on ‘Custom stages and Statuses’

Then click on Add Status

From there click the appropriate settings like shown above Then once done click Add.

Then sort your status like so the most important part of this is to ensure prospect is at the top and your new mailed letter 2 comes after mailed letter 1. Then hit Save.

Step 3: Create A New Custom Document

Just like the example before we have an article that goes over this in detail which can be found here: https://user-guide.investmentdominator.com/how-to-manage-offer-campaign-part-3/

Proceed to the customize section of the Investment Dominator then go to ‘Custom Documents’ then click ‘Add Document’.

For more detail on the creation of the document you can review the article listed, but follow what’s on the picture above and make sure to turn on allow ‘Bulk Update’ this will prompt the Move To section from that select ‘Mailed letter 2‘.

Step 4: Import Updated records

So going back to what we did on step 1 the next step after creating this document is to take our CSV and upload it into the Investment Dominator, but there are some things we want to change from our normal process.

Go to the import section of your Investment dominator and this time take your updated list and click on ‘Update Existing Records’. this short prompt in yellow will also highlight some key items that need to match in order for this to work. Go ahead and upload your list then you should be good to go to our last step.

Step 5: Send Out Mailed Letter 2

So now that you have completed the following the last thing to do to complete your second mailing is to send them out and the key for this step is to not generate a campaign. Since you are using custom documents you are going to need to use the generate documents button within the land tab.

The reason for this is so we can use our custom documents the way we intended to have them work so we can send them straight to mailed letter 2.

It will ask you to choose the records which you want to work with so if you did our tagging earlier you should search for tag then click all records within it.

Then because of the step we did earlier for our custom documents then the bulk update happens after sending out mailing they should be pushed to Mailed Letter 2 instead of 1.

Why is My Website Marked as Dangerous or Suspicious?

If you are reading this article chances are you probably have run into an error on your buying site or selling site.

sometimes this can be a simple fix such as setting up the security for your site which is free thanks to the Investment Dominator.

What we have noticed is that there are some users who experience what seems like a “bad domain”. What this exactly means is when you first buy your domain there is a rare chance where there is a trail of activity from acquiring this domain that was flagged before by google. Which prevents our domain security or SSL from attaching to your site.

This may seem like all hope is lost but there are some options that are presented from the situation:

  • If you own a site marked as dangerous or suspicious: Follow these instructions

https://safebrowsing.google.com/safebrowsing/report_error/?hl=en

  • If you own a site that has been marked with “Did you mean”, “is this the right site”, or “fake site ahead”: Please submit a ticket within Investment Dominator for more support.
  • If you are a software publisher and chrome flags your downloads, learn how to resolve malware issues with your downloads. Follow these instructions :

https://developers.google.com/web/fundamentals/security/hacked/request_review

How To Generate A QuickClick Payment Button With EasyPay Direct And Post It On Your Property Listing

If you are looking for a Credit Card Processor that will allow you to accept land payments we recommend LandProfitCC.com (EasyPay Direct).

At this time we do not have a direct integration with EasyPay Direct and the Investment Dominator; however, if you would like to add order forms to your land listings check out the many Shopping Cart softwares that EasyPay Direct integrates with here.

If you would to simply like to generate a payment button for your property listing you can do that through the EasyPay Merchant Portal located at: https://secure.easypaydirectgateway.com

NOTE: You will need an EasyPay Direct account and login to access this portal.

Setup Steps…

  1. Login to https://secure.easypaydirectgateway.com with your EasyPay Direct account login.
  2. Navigate to ‘Options> QuickClick> Button Generator> Create A Fixed Price Button‘.
  3. Enter your property details under the ‘Item Description‘ field.
  4. Enter the price of the property (the amount you would like to charge your buyer) under the ‘Item Price‘ field.
  5. Enter the URL of your confirmation page under the ‘Finish URL‘ field.

    NOTE: If you do not have a confirmation page setup yet. Please create a custom page for your Selling Site following the instructions here.
  6. Click the ‘Create Button‘ button at the bottom of the screen to generate the payment button code.
  7. Copy and paste the generated button code from the EasyPay Direct portal to your property listing.

    NOTE: Make sure to use the ‘Edit Source‘ option under the ‘Listing Long Description’ field of your property listing before you paste in this form code.

NOTE: EasyPay Direct and their QuickClick option are considered a 3rd party service and software. Any support you require regarding your EasyPay Direct account or QuickClick payment option setup needs to be directed to their support directly.

How To Show/Hide Disclosure Notice On Neutral Letters

Based on your status in the Real Estate world, that being an Agent/Broker or simply an Independent Real Estate Investor, you may need to display or hide the Disclosure Notice statement that appears on Neutral Letters generated out of Investment Dominator.

The following steps will demonstrate the simplest way to either show or hide the customized or built-in Disclosure Notice statement.

Step 1) Select Company Information From Customize Menu

Access the Company Information section of Investment Dominator from the Customize main menu as shown:

Step 2) In Company Information Scroll To Real Estate Agent/Broker

After accessing Company Information section, (from the Customize menu) scroll down to the ‘Real Estate Agent/Broker Disclosure’ field.

Note: This field is usually set to the default – ‘YES‘ and therefore is displaying the built-in Agent Disclosure field populated as shown:

Step 3) To Hide The Agent Disclosure Notice On Neutral Letters

The default setting of the ‘Real Estate Agent/Broker Disclosure’ field will cause the built-in Agent Disclosure to display in the company information section; as well as, print on the Neutral Letters produced out of Investment Dominator.

To hide the Agent Disclosure notice and prevent it from printing on Neutral Letters, simply select ‘NO‘ on the ‘Real Estate Agent/Broker Disclosure’ field as shown: