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  • Entrepreneurs

    Dominate Your Ground

    Just thought I’d post here, haven’t been on for a while. For those that want to gain some knowledge without spending a fortune on courses and education, I’ve written a book called ‘Dominate Your Ground’ – it’s not too technical and just outlines how I do it from start to finish.

    It’s written as if you’d want to start a patch, find your leads, convert those leads into deals and keep them or trade them on for cashflow. It doesn’t go into the various creative strategies too much as they are not what I do, just finding, closing and trading deals.

    Research first (naturally)

    It’s been reviewed by Jayne Owen (member here) and featured in this month’s Your Property Network Magazine on page 47

    Here are some testimonials from those that have read it already, have a peek at what they thought before you take the plunge…

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/hgpsigvs6l7rue...views.pdf

    Dominate Your Ground is available from my website and also on Amazon

    http://www.markiansonproperty.com/

    It’s getting around the world with orders from Afghanistan (wow), Australia, Canada and of course the UK.

    It’s helped quite a few on their journey, whether complete newbies or experienced, I hope it helps you too

    Mark
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    Sorry for some reason I can not find it on Amazon, what is it's ISBN?
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    Just search: Dominate Your Ground

    or:

    Visit the link here

    Product details
    Paperback: 185 pages
    Publisher: Berforts Information Press Ltd; 1st edition (2013)
    ISBN-10: 1908616318
    ISBN-13: 978-1908616319
    Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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    Even better Ian, get it from Property Bookshop!!! https://www.propertybookshop.com/property...ur-ground/ (unashamedly blatant plug!) Big Grin

    The YPN review is on that page too. The level of detail that Mark goes into is impressive, it's like a manual on how to source property.

    And you can hear more from Mark in the author audio interview: https://www.propertybookshop.com/blog/mark-ianson/
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    Jayne Owen @jayneowen

    Editor and Writer: Your Property Network magazine

    Investor: Mozaique Property, South & West Wales and South West England

    Occasional reviewer at The Property Bookshop (@Property_Books)


    With ebook sales outpacing print sales, are you going to release it for the Kindle?
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    No plans yet, I kinda like it as a real book. It gave me a lot of satisfaction to write and my readers have taken photo's of them reading it in the most oddest of places which I like.

    I'm a bit old fashioned so I think I'll keep it as it is for the time being.
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    That is a shame Mark, I don't do print books unless its followed by an exam.

    Purchased anyway - will make a good gift for one of our Landlords
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    DO NOT SEND PRIVATE MESSAGES.

    --- MORE INFO HERE ---

    YOU CAN REACH ME AT BESPOKE FINANCE or MY TEAM AT 08009202001

    Well, thank you for your purchase - it will make a good gift even if you don't read it Smile
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    Hi Mark,

    I like the concept of "dominate your ground" generally for property. It really helps to know your "patch" intimately.

    I question why you want to remain "old fashioned" though?

    The web is taking over everything and, while I love a printed book myself, e-readers are fast becoming the norm.

    Following on from that, do you agree that the sequel to "dominate your ground" is to understand how to use the web to find motivated sellers?

    Have you any tips for this?

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    BMV Bombshell
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    Good points

    I kinda like having a ‘thing’ in my hand and I’m quite proud of it, took me a while to get around to writing it; hopefully it will help some people out on their journey. I didn’t write it to make money, those that have written books themselves will know that there’s little money in short run, niche titles – it’s more my business card, just a posher one. It’s not for the mass market, just people that may have an interest in sourcing deals and learning how to do it in an ethical and inexpensive way.

    There’s another point though – I’ve written another book but as an eBook, every time I speak with someone they say they have it but they’ve never read it – seems to defeat the purpose of writing it.

    Some of the guys that have read ‘Dominate Your Ground’ have sent me pictures of them reading it in wonderful and obscure places – and I chuckle when I get the piccies. One chap has the phrase printed on one of his maps in his office – brilliant.
    If someone reads it, likes what I do and how I do it then they may decide to JV with me or I could help them further on their journey or we can make some money together…

    Websites, PPC & Google

    I have used websites and PPC and found the guys at Google to be terribly smart at spending my money faster than I could make it. Plus, the competition on the internet is fierce – anyone can see for themselves, the most familiar long tail keyword is: ‘sell house fast’ type that into Google and it will return us over 1,000,000 entries (last time I looked) – if someone starting out decides that they are going to take on the world by building a website and creating a business I think that they have their priorities slightly backwards.

    Plus, I’m ‘vocal about local’ – Google is hard (for me anyway) to pin down to the areas I want to operate in and therefore spreading myself too thin on the ground or paying for leads that I don’t want. Sometimes, even the local newspaper covers too large an area to start with…

    I’m not saying don’t use it – but, know what you’re getting into if you do. For the guys that know a lot more than me about this, fair play to them – for me, and those starting out there’s nothing to beat ‘on the ground’ research and marketing on the same ground.

    There’s a great research company called CACI which will drill down to such detail that they’ll even tell you how many credit cards are in a particular household…

    Online Valuations

    Then there are the online valuation tools which are woefully inaccurate, especially since our minor ‘financial blip’ in 2008 – this has thrown them all off.

    I often get the email that says –

    “Hi Mark, I’ve got this deal but it’s difficult to value…”

    That sentence alone tells me that someone doesn’t know their patch well enough to trade out the deal, there are only a limited number of types of property that we look for and if the ground work is done correctly we should the ceiling prices of each, on each street across the patch.

    2 bed terrace, 3 bed terrace, 3 bed end terrace, 3 bed semi

    Personally, I don’t go for apartments at all so that leaves me with 4 possibilities of property type. The values of these can vary by up to £10k street by street but if we know our patches well enough ‘on the ground’ there’s no need to use an online tool ever…

    Having said that, I do use them but for a different purpose…
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    Thanks for the extra input Mark.

    For clarity, I was talking about the social web, which is mostly free to use. Smile

    Property Tribes is an example of a social site with a shared interest community.

    Imagine if you could find a site full of people who might be interested in selling their homes i.e. people discussing debt issues. Contributing value to that could create a lot of qualified leads.
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