2021-06-17 Live Training Call

Questions answered on this call:

  • 6:23 – Can you go over Ring Central information (Ext 2)
  • 11:00 – General Introduction with Zapier Automation
  • 13:00 – Articles we have on Zapier integration
  • 15:15 – Connecting Investment Dominator to Ring Central with Zapier
  • 28:00 – Going over importing records using our integration with Datatree
  • 31:45 – Troubleshooting records from Datatree integration import
  • 35:00 – How to turn on your zap made within Zapier
  • 36:36 – Connecting the Investment Dominator to Google Sheets
  • 44:00 – How to add your API credentials into Zapier from ID
  • 47:00 – Seeing how Zapier automation can update a spreadsheet for you

2021-06-10 Live Training Call

Questions answered on this call:

  • 3:10 – How can we sort and filter contacts after import into ID
  • 12:45 – How to split records into smaller uploads for organization
  • 15:10 – Can you use your cellphone as your company phone.
  • 19:00 – Ring Central Explanation as to what numbers are used for
  • 10:28 – Reminder on the company address field
  • 23:10 – How to customize our selling site theme
  • 29:50 – How do we upload a large CSV file into the Investment Dominator
  • 35:00 – Does Investment Dominator include options to add payment buttons
  • 38:30 – Going over the Selling site merge fields
  • 40:30 – How do I record an issue properly for Ticket Support (Tech Smith)
  • 45:45 – Using Techsmith for capturing online pictures of a property
  • 49:00 – How to do an advanced search within the Investment Dominator
  • 53:25 – Can you help explain the optin page and what information is taken
  • 56:50 – How to process a new offer request

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 Are There fewer Letters In My Campaign Than The Number of Prospect Records In My System?

You may have noticed some strange things when you first start using the Investment Dominator system. For example, you might upload 1000 prospect records, but when you go to generate your mailing under ‘Land> Campaigns> Prospect Neutral Letter‘ you see that instead of 1000 letters in your mailing you have 958.

Why is this and what is going on?

Here’s what is happening: See out of 1000 Prospect records some of them are situations where the owner owns multiple properties and in that case, we only generate and send one letter to that owner.

So for example If one of the owners in the import file of 1000 prospects owns 5 properties then when we go to generate the mailing we will generate 996 letters. One letter for each owner that owns one property and one letter for the owner that owns five.

How To View Imported Records From Outside Data Service

NOTE: If you would like to know How To Generate A New Land List Via Our Outside Data Service please click here.

When you import records into the system through our optional Paid Data Service the records will display under the ‘Land‘ tab of your system typically in the ‘Prospect ‘status:

NOTE: When you import records via our Paid Data Service we import more than the 11 required fields typically used in a CSV file import.

If you would like t to analyze the imported data further simply click on the ‘Edit‘ option to the right of an individual land record that was imported to review all the owner and property data that was given by DataTree:

DataTree typically provides information like all owners on record, as well as property geolocation data (longitude and Latitude of the property) which we add to the ‘Property Address‘ field for mapping.

You should also see the ‘Short Legal‘ description as well as the size of the property in acres as well as both Assessed and Market Values:

How To Load Saved Criteria For Our Outside Data Service

NOTE: If you would like to know How To Generate A New Land List Via our Outside Data Service please click here.

In order to Load Your Saved Criteria first, navigate to the ‘Land’ tab then click on the ‘Import’ option.

Click the ‘Get Data From Our Outside Data Service’ option, this will allow you to see the options below like ‘Load Criteria’:

Select the saved criteria that you would like to load, then click the ‘Load Criteria‘ option:

From this point, you will get a new pop up screen that contains your previously saved list criteria.

You can make any final adjustments to fine-tune and adjust your query before importing your next list of records.

How To Save Your List Criteria For Our Outside Data Service

NOTE: If you would like to know How To Generate A New Land List From Our Optional Outside Data Service please click here.

After generating your land list record count, the screen will display the number of records that meet your criteria along with the option to ‘Save Criteria’. This option allows you to save your data filters and selection settings for future use.

Click The ‘Save Criteria‘ button then simply enter in an identifying name for the criteria then click the ‘Save Criteria‘ button again to the left of the input field to save it in the system:

A message will display once the criteria have successfully been saved in the system.

For more information on How To Load Your Saved Criteria refer to this article:

How To Generate A New Land List With Our Optional Paid Outside Data Service Option

We are excited to announce our new Investment Dominator Paid Data Service Option which allows you to generate a filtered and formated land list directly from one of the leading property data companies in the Nation and import that data directly into the system with only a few clicks.

With this integration, you will not need to filter, scrub, or manually import land records into the system!

Let’s take a dive into this step by step to understand what our Paid Data Service is and how to use it.

First, log into your Investment Dominator CRM and navigate to the ‘Land‘ tab, then click the ‘Import‘ option.

By default, the standard ‘Upload Import CSV File‘ option will be preselected, so for the purpose of this article go ahead and click ‘Get Data From Our Outside Data Service’ option. This selection will change ‘Step 2‘ of the process and look like the following:

NOTE: Notice the ‘Select Criteria…’ dropdown and ‘Load Criteria’ button, these options can be used after you first define and save a list’s criteria. More information about that process can be found here.

STEP 1: Generating Your New Land List – Selecting List Criteria

To start the process, select the State you want to generate your list in.

A list of Counties for that State will then load.

Select the County that you would like to focus on.

For this example, I choose to do the State of Colorado and the County of Adams. (Please note you can do whichever location you want).

You will notice how once we enter the County information we see Market Value pop up allowing us to set the range for properties we want to look for within the selected area. This can come in handy later when if we want to expand our generated list for more properties.

Click the ‘Get Record Count‘ button to find out how big your land list is and then generate your list (Skip to STEP 2 of this article), or we also have some neat ‘Advanced Filters’ which can help you adjust your list criteria further…

Advanced Filters

Click the ‘Advanced Filters‘ section to expand it.

Under this section you can adjust the ‘Property Size Range‘, allowing you to adjust your list to only contain properties within the range of acres you select.

Next is the option to Include Owners with Multiple Properties this is selected by default to ‘Yes‘ in order to provide ease of access when working through your list. If you so choose you can set this to ‘No‘, however, this means you would have to manually input the other properties of that owner to your list in the event they want you to make an offer on all of their properties that they own.

You will also see an option that can be clicked called “import only one property per owner”. This has been a much-requested feature that will limit the import to just one property per owner.

We have the option to Exclude In-state Owners which by default is set to ‘Yes‘. As well as the option to Exclude owners on “do not mail lists”, by default this is no but if you want to select yes for this option. We are trying to add the most customization to prioritize your search as much as we can.

You will notice Ownership Type in case you did not want to get any “company records”, and you can Filter by Improvement Value. Also, keep in mind when you edit more filters this will change how many records you will be able to pull from a county.

Now that we have gone over the advanced filters let’s click the button called ‘Get Record Count’ to continue.

STEP 2: Getting Your Record Count

After clicking the ‘Get Record Count’ button some new options will pop up as well as information about your generated list.

Let’s start with the top ‘Exclude Previously Imported Records’ option. This option is preselected to ‘Yes‘ which comes in handy when we are loading the same Criteria again to perform another search. You don’t want to pay for the same leads more than once right? This option allows you to exclude those.

If you change any of the information above while you are in this step you can hit the button ‘Refresh Count‘ button to see what the updated list size is.

Next, we have the ‘Limit Size of Mailing’ which is followed by a text box and an indicator in brackets notifying you how many records you have left in the month from our Paid Data Service.

For example, if there are 10,000 records in a county but you only have 500 records left in your Paid Data Service monthly allotment you will need to enter in 500 to only pull 500 of the 10,000 possible records for that county. The system will then pull a random set of 500 records out of the 10,000 records and import only those into your system.

NOTE: For the field ‘What status would you like to move the records into’ since we are importing a new list it is recommended and by default set to ‘Prospect status’.

Lastly, we have the ‘Tag Records’ option which allows you to add tracking or segmenting tags to all the records generated in this list. You can add as many tags as you wish.

NOTE: If you would like to save this list of criteria in the system for future reference, see this article:

After reviewing all of the options hit the ‘Import List‘ button to continue.

You will then get a notification that your list has been imported and you should notice your new records appear under the ‘Land‘ tab.

How To Convert AgentPro247 Data To Import Into Investment Dominator

AgentPro247 is a 3rd party self-service research and lead generation tool for Real Estate Investors to utilize in order to pull specific County data for importing into the Investment Dominator CRM. The data coming from AgentPro247 is extracted in a specific format and data fields must be added and modified to successfully import the records into Investment Dominator for processing.

The following steps can be executed to accomplish this task:

Step 1) Access AgentPro247 Data For Download

AgentPro247 is sent and must be downloaded as follows:

Note: Once file is downloaded onto your computer save the file in the appropriate file location for future access.

Step 2) Open Saved Excel File And Add Column Headings

Open up the saved Excel .CSV (Comma Delimited) file from Step #1, add and modify column headings appropriately.

Note: It is common for AgentPro247 data to be missing ‘Mail Address’ along with a missing ‘Type’ and ‘Company’ field information. The ‘Type’ and ‘Company’ fields must be added to the .CSV file as shown:

Modify the existing column headings based on AgentPro247 Data Investment Dominator Field Comparison as shown:

Any unnecessary columns should be deleted from the Excel file such as PZip, PZip4, MUnitNumber, MUnitType etc.

Step 3) Save Newly Modified Excel File For Import

Save the newly modified Excel .CSV (Comma Delimited) file from Step #2 as an appropriately named file for importing into Investment Dominator.

Note: Any Optional fields can be added and imported based on Optional Fields list in How to Import your List (for Land Investing) Article in Investment Dominator.

The newly saved Excel .CSV (Comma Delimited) should have 11 mandatory data fields for successful importing; as well as, any optional fields as shown:

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.

How To Generate A Blind Offer Package (for Land Investing)

IMPORTANT NOTE: We only recommend that you send out blind offers in an area where you have already done deals. If you have not done deals in an area yet we recommend only sending out the Neutral Letter Campaign followed by the regular Offer Package for only those who request offers from you.

To generate a Blind Offer campaign first import your data with the optional ‘Offer Amount‘ and ‘Back Taxes‘ data included in your import file, and import the records under the ‘Pending Preliminary Research‘ status.

Go go the ‘Land>Campaigns‘ page and toggle open the ‘Blind Offers‘ section.

Click the .DOC or .PDF options to download the following documents:

  • Blind Offer Cover Letter
  • Offer
  • Exhibit A (Optional)
  • Envelope Labels

We put the Blind Offer Cover Letter, Offer into a manila envelope with a printed label on the outside with the mailing address and mail that to the owners. Here is a list of the resources we recommend to complete this package.

NOTE: You will get a much lower acceptance rate with this type of campaign in comparison to the Neutral Letter/ Offer campaign.

When you are done printing your Blind Offers, click the blue ‘Bulk Update Records‘ button to move these records into the ‘Blind Offer Sent‘ status.

2017-06-28 Live Training Call

On this live training call, we discussed…

  • How to process offer requests properly
  • How to prevent or reduce duplicate records
  • How to look up a record by Contact ID (Letter Ref #)
  • How to collect information from the owner (what to ask)
  • How to identify the owners that request offers
  • Introduction to the Reports section
  • What happens if owners request an offer through your Buying site form

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How To Split Your Large County Lists Into Smaller Mailing List (Campaigns) That You Can Import Into The CRM

We get the question sometimes “how do you split a large county lists into smaller mailing lists that you can import into the CRM?”. It is actually quite simple and there is two ways you can go about doing this… Continue reading “How To Split Your Large County Lists Into Smaller Mailing List (Campaigns) That You Can Import Into The CRM”

Sample Data Processing Post for Upwork.com

Below is a sample upwork.com project description that we would post to get qualified professionals to help process a raw County data list for import into the Investment Dominator.

Alternatively, check out what data processors other users have recommended on this shared resource list: http://www.jackbosch.com/mop-view-resources

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