The Investment Dominator Quick Start Guide – How To Get Started

Welcome, to the start of your journey using the Investment Dominator Real Estate CRM system! Let’s start this journey right with a tutorial on what you need to get started 🙂

Step 1 – Setup Your User Profile

First, log in to your admin console you can get the link to this in your Welcome/ Confirmation email.

It should look like this once you login:

Please note: Once you first open up the Investment Dominator there is a welcome tour provided for new users like you to get accustomed to the software. Take a moment to go through this tour by clicking the ‘Next’ button, it walks you through some basics and only takes 5 minutes 🙂

After logging in let’s go ahead and take a look at the main navigation bar at the top of the page, it should look like this:

From this navigation bar, you can access all the main parts of the program which include:

  • Land = Your Land Property Records and Ownership Data
  • Houses = House Property Records and Ownership Data
  • Marketing = Your “Buyers List”
  • Notes = Your Loans and Lease Purchases
  • Tasks = Manage all of your tasks for both you and your team
  • Customize = Customize both your system and websites
  • Websites = Access your buying and selling websites
  • Team = Manage team access into your system
  • Profile = Manage your profile
  • Help = For reference documents or to submit support tickets for any issues that come up
  • Log out = Securely log out of the investment Dominator

So now that we have browsed the top menu bar and you have a general understanding of what is accessible under each section, let’s go ahead and dive into the ‘Profile‘ tab. 🙂

Step 2 – Creating Your Digital Signature

After clicking on the ‘Profile‘ tab under the ‘My Profile‘ section you can see below we are welcomed to some fields which require your review and input.

Let’s go ahead and fill-in these sections in order to populate data for us when we start to send letters to potential prospects. start with your name, email, and make sure to set your ‘Time Zone’ as the time zone you personally are in. Below you can see the example:

Great, so let’s take a look at this great feature we have which takes document signing to a whole other level. Do not worry about having to use your trackpad, or mouse to create this either, go ahead and simply click on the gray ‘Generate Signature‘ button on the bottom right to generate your signature. Like this:

You will be welcomed by a new window which will open up to provide you with some new items that require your attention.

Go ahead and enter your name and select a font style that best represents you.

NOTE: This signature will only be used for marketing purposes.

Please note if you choose to change the color to anything other than black there may be additional costs that you can incur

You should then see a signature preview, proceed on if you are satisfied with what you see. To finalize the process click the green ‘Insert Signature‘ button to save your generated signature.

Then click on the blue ‘Update‘ button at the bottom of the page to save the changes:

Step 3 – Filling In Your Company Information

Great work so far! We are now hitting the halfway point so let’s get down to business!

Remember the main menu bar from earlier let’s go ahead and take a look at this again, but this time our focus will be on the tab called ‘Customize‘.

Let’s go ahead and break down this page, to begin we are first going to just put our focus on the ‘Company Information’ section:

Let’s break this down by first filling out the fields that start with the word “Company”. This information should just focus on NOT your personal details, but rather your company info. This information is going to be used on your website as well as on your letters which get sent out to potential buyers so let’s do this now in order to populate the system with the correct data for later.

Then when we take a look at the company name section there is one thing to note if you do not have a company name or LLC you can use a D.B.A (Doing Business As).

The ‘Offer Phone’ and ‘Offer Email’ fields are optional, however, we recommend that you use a different phone number and email for your offer package that is different from your main company phone and email.

If you need to set up phone numbers for your business check out this article about how to use ring central as an affordable company phone system where you can easily set up multiple company phone numbers from one account.

Also, don’t forget to add your ‘Selling Email‘ address if you would like your sales message going to a different email address (this is recommended).

Please note: You’ll want to make sure that your buying information is different from your selling information because you want to make sure the people that sell you land call/email a different phone/address than the people that buy land from you.

Next, we want to take a look at the ‘Company Time Zone‘ field, this is the timezone that your company is in and could be different than your personal time zone:

Lastly, we have two parts the company notes (which display on your Buying website under the Contact Us page, and here you for example can put something like “We are open Monday through Friday 9 am-5 pm EST”.

And the next under the ‘Real estate Agent/ Broker ‘ field select which applies to you.

This section only applies if you are a real estate agent or broker and if you select ‘Yes‘ a short agent disclosure will appear in your marketing letter and on your buying website.

Well, congratulations! We have completed the quick start guide now go ahead and click the big blue ‘Update Site‘ button at the bottom of the page to save all of your information that you just entered.


How To Track Neutral Letter Conversion Rates In Investment Dominator

The Investment Dominator is designed to keep track of your contact records organized by the various statuses in the LPG Process Flow for a specific county specified. In order to track conversion rates such as Neutral Letters mailed and calls coming in for Offer Requests; as well as, the number of contracts being accepted from offers being sent and deals sold for profits, there is a method to achieve this goal. By use of saving pre-defined Advanced Searches and the creation of Tags and tracking specific counties per campaign, tracking these types of results is now attainable.

The following steps can be executed to accomplish this task:

Step 1) Create The TAG Campaign

To create the tag campaign in the system go to ‘Customize> Tags> Add Tag’…

Then enter a new tag campaign name and click the blue ‘Add’ button to save…

Note: The aforementioned tag campaign name created will be included in the .CSV file imported into Investment Dominator with your new prospect records in the ‘Tags’ column as shown:

Step 2) Create 3 Saved Searches For Access

Access the ‘Advanced Search‘ to quickly identify the Tag’d Campaign records under the ‘Land Deals‘ area as shown:

Create the 3 specific Saved Searches for the appropriate statuses and specific counties is described as follows:

Saved Search 1) Tag campaign contains ‘Campaign-1’ AND Status = Mailed Letter 1 Saved Search 2) Tag campaign contains ‘Campaign-1’ AND Status = Pending Preliminary Research Saved Search 3) Tag campaign contains ‘Campaign-1’ AND Status = Complete/Ready To Sell

For each piece of Search Criteria entered, use the blue ‘Add Rule‘ function

Press the blue ‘Save‘ button to name and save each search entered as shown:

Saved Search 1) Campaign-1Mailed – Name the specific Search for Status – [Mailed Letter 1], press the blue ‘OK‘ button to save the search. Saved Search 2) Campaign-1Pending – Name the specific Search for Status – [Pending Preliminary Research], press the blue ‘OK‘ button to save the search. Saved Search 3) Campaign-1CompReady – Name the specific Search for Status – [Complete/Ready To Sell], press the blue ‘OK‘ button to save the search.

Status – Mailed Letter 1
Status – Pending Preliminary Research
Status – Complete Ready To Sell

Step 3) Calculate Acceptance Rates

Calculate each of the 3 saved Advanced Search using the following list to obtain numbers for specific county response results. On each saved Advanced Search modify the ‘County’ field to correspond with the specific county where you are calculating acceptance rates.

a) Access the ‘Advanced Search‘ function and select a specific Saved Search from the drop-down ‘Select a saved search‘ field, modify the ‘County‘ field and press the blue ‘Search‘ button as shown:

b) Press the Select All as shown to produce the record count from the previous Advanced Search as shown:

c) Go back to step a) and b) repeat for all 3 saved Advanced Searches associated with ‘Campaign-1‘. Record all numbers received.

d) Calculate acceptance rates from mailings as follows: – Take number from Campaign-1Pending report and divide into the number from Campaign-1Mailed to determine the acceptance response rate for Offer Requests from Neutral Letters mailed. Example: Campaign-1Mailed = 300, Campaign-1Pending = 30 300 divided by 30 = 10 or 10% response rate

– Take number from Campaign-1CompReady report and divide into the number from Campaign-1Pending to determine the acceptance rate % of Offer Request mailed or land under contract. Example: Campaign-1Pending = 30, Campaign-1CompReady = 3 30 divided by 3 = 10% contracts accepted from Offer Requests sent.

Step 4) View Campaign Reports

In the event you wish to view any of the 3 saved campaign Advanced Searches you may do so by accessing the Reports section within the Land Deals area as shown:

In the ‘Saved Searches‘ section you will find all 3 of the named Advanced Searches created in Step 2) as shown:

How To Set Offer/ Option Amounts In Bulk For Land Deals

If you would like to set the offer and/or option amounts in bulk here are the steps…

  • Click on the green ‘Land Deals‘ tab.
  • And then click on the ‘Offer Requests‘ Stage at the top of the table.
  • Click the blue ‘Set Offer/ Options Amounts‘ button.
  • This will display the Offer and Option Amount fields for each property displayed in the table.
  • Enter in your Offer or Option Amounts for each property in this list then click the blue ‘Save Offer/ Option Amounts‘ button to save all the offer/ offer amounts in bulk. NOTE: Click the ‘Calculate Offer/ Option Amount‘ icon to bring up the calculator for that property.

How to Change The Default Offer/ Option Acceptance and Expiration Dates

By default, the system generates both your Offer and Option agreements with an acceptance date of 10 days from the date you generate the documents on. Also by default, the system generates your Offer with a 180-day expiration or close of escrow date and a 180-day expiration date for your Option Agreement. Continue reading “How to Change The Default Offer/ Option Acceptance and Expiration Dates”

How to change the default Offer, or Option dates

The Investment Dominator builds in a default closing date of 90 days and a default contract expiration date of 10 days for both the Offer and Option Agreements. Continue reading “How to change the default Offer, or Option dates”

How To Properly Process An Offer Request

When an owner receives your letter and wants to request an offer from you, they will do one of two things…

  1. Go to your Buying website that is referenced in the letter and fill out the offer request form under the ‘SELL YOUR LAND or ‘SELL YOUR HOUSE’ page.
  2. They will call you and request an offer over the phone.

Continue reading “How To Properly Process An Offer Request”