How to Manage Offer Campaign – Part 2

Step 3: Adding Custom Statuses

Hello Again, From what we discussed in How to Manage Offer Campaign Part 1 we now have a firm understanding of the Default Deal Flow Setup and now we want to learn how to add our own custom Statuses. In order to do that let’s start with the custom statuses for the Prospect Stage.

So if you are now just starting from this tutorial go ahead and log into your investment dominator. Go ahead and follow the arrow in the picture above pointing to the customize section.

From the customize section go ahead and click on ‘Custom Stages and Statuses’ then this page will open up like so:

Proceed to scroll down until you hit a section in which you can add your own status which you can see represented by the arrow above.

Following the chart from How to Manage Offer Campaign Part 1 for the purposes of this article, we are going to focus on the ‘Prospect’ stage and create our ‘Custom Statuses’ which are represented as orange. Just as a reminder the beige is the default deal setup which you can go over again from the article linked to part 1.

You will be introduced by a window asking you about the ‘Custom Status‘ type you wish to create go ahead and choose Land. You will then notice from the arrows above the fields which need your attention. Since we are in the ‘Prospect Stage’ and looking to add on additional letters. Following our ‘Mailed Letter 1′ will be ‘Mailed Letter 2’ which goes under the ‘Status Name’ then under ‘Status Options’ click the checkmark for ‘Generate Document’ after this go-ahead click the add button.

You will now see after adding the custom status it now shows up under the ‘Custom Property Status’ highlighted in a red box above. Now for the purpose of this tutorial let’s generate a ‘Mailed Letter 3’ which we will repeat the same steps we did for ‘Mailed Letter 2’.

Keep in mind it’s the same steps as before, but for ‘Status Name’ put ‘Mailed Letter 3’. Now after hitting the add button you should see your newly created ‘Statuses‘.

From this point, we now need to correct the order in which our Statuses will communicate with each other just like how we have it in our diagram above. Go ahead and click the ‘Sort Status’ button to the right of the ‘Add Status’ button.

You will now be prompted with a window showing you the Custom Statuses we have created. Since we are primarily working on Land you can see above ‘Prospect’ are the custom statuses we created. These are out of order and in order to change this, we can drag and drop them below. Like so :

So first should be ‘Prospect’ then ‘Mailed Letter 1’, and then both custom statuses following respectively. Then all you would have to do is click the ‘Save’ button to finalize everything we have done. Now for the final part of this, we will be adding custom documents that will be attached to your custom statuses. You can find this on How to Manage Offer Campaign Emails Part 3

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.

Land Record Options

Record Options are tools that you can use to perform functions on a particular record. For example, the Investment Dominator has built-in calculators, generators, maps and more and these are called ‘Record Options‘ in the system.

Record Options are indicated with a menu icon that looks like this: and if you hover over that icon you can access the ‘Options’ or tools available to you for that specific records.

Options include:

  • Generate Documents
  • New Offer Request
  • Set Property Location
  • Market Research
    • Realtor.com
    • Trulia.com
    • LandWatch.com
    • Zillow.com
    • Redfin.com
    • Craigslist.org
    • LandsofAmerica.com
  • View On Map
  • Generate Listing
  • Generate Ad
  • Payment Calculator

Options Are Attached To Record Statuses

Record Options are attached to record Statuses. This means that as a property record moves from Status to Status the Record Options for that record change based on that update.

Default Setup

The built-in Land Statuses are configured with the following Record Options:

  • Prospect
    • Generate Documents
  • Mailed Letter 1
    • Generate Documents
    • New Offer Request
  • Pending Preliminary Research
    • Set Property Location
    • View On Map
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
      • Craigslist.org
      • LandsofAmerica.org
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • Generate Documents
  • Offer Sent
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
      • Craigslist.org
      • LandsofAmerica.org
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • View On Map
  • Option Sent
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
      • Craigslist.org
      • LandsofAmerica.org
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • View On Map
  • Blind Offer Sent
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.co
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
      • Craigslist.org
      • LandsofAmerica.org
    • Calculate Offer/ Option Amount
    • View On Map
  • Open Escrow – Detailed Research
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • View On Map
    • Generate Listing
    • Generate Ad
    • Payment Calculator
  • Complete – Ready To Sell
    • Generate Documents
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • View On Map
    • Generate Listing
    • Generate Ad
    • Payment Calculator
  • Found Buyer – Open Escrow
    • Generate Documents
    • Market Research
      • Realtor.com
      • Trulia.com
      • LandWatch.com
      • Zillow.com
      • Redfin.com
    • View On Map
    • Generate Listing
    • Generate Ad
    • Payment Calculator
  • SOLD
    • Generate Documents
  • SKIP TRACE
    • Generate Documents

Attach Record Options To Custom Statuses

You can attach any Record Option to a Custom Status that you create in the system.

Stages vs. Statuses

A Stage in the Investment Dominator is an organizational group that contains records indexed with a predefined set of statuses.

The default Stages/Statuses of  Land Deals…

  • All In-Process
    • All statuses (including custom statuses), except for ‘FILE CLOSED’ and ‘ON HOLD’
  • Prospects
    • Prospect
    • Mailed Letter 1
  • Skip Trace
    • SKIP TRACE
  • Offer Requests
    • Pending Preliminary Research
  • Offers Made
    • Offer Sent
    • Option Sent
    • Blind Offer Sent
  • Buying
    • Open Escrow – Detailed Research
  • Selling
    • Complete – Ready To Sell
  • Sold
    • SOLD
  • On-Hold
    • ON HOLD
  • All Closed
    • FILE CLOSED

The default Stages/Statuses of House Deals…

  • All In-Process
    • All statuses (including custom statuses), except for ‘FILE CLOSED’ and ‘ON HOLD’
  • Prospects
    • Prospect
    • Mailed Letter 1
    • Mailed Letter 1 – Neutral
    • Mailed Postcard
    • Mailed Letter 2
  • Offer Requests
    • Pending Preliminary Research
  • Skip Trace
    • SKIP TRACE
  • Offers
    • Generate Offer/ Meet With Seller
  • In Escrow
    • Open Escrow
    • Found Buyer – Update Escrow
  • Escrow Complete
    • TRANSACTION COMPLETE
    • SOLD
    • PURCHASED
  • Follow Up
    • OFFER REJECTED – Follow Up
  • On Hold
    • ON HOLD
  • All Closed
    • FILE CLOSED

Custom Statuses…

Currently, any custom statuses that you create in the system will also be treated in the system as a Stage as well.