Northern Illinois REA 7/2007
Networking: Networking is an important role in the 21st Century.
Building relationships is what it is all about. In other words, surround yourself with
Positive People and things that inspire you to do something, what ever your goals are.
Who you know and mingle with Does matter!
Northern Illinois REA
Northern Illinois Presents Mandy Sheckles
Was formed for the new
As our Thursday July 5th Speaker
Investors, to be able to
network with others that Who is Mandy Sheckles
have the same interest.
Bio of a Real Estate Millionaire
Share their thoughts,
ideas, Experiences She was born and raised in a typical fashion in the Indianapolis, Indiana area, where she
still lives. Throughout most of her childhood, her parents struggled to make ends meet,
Good and bad. living a life with few luxuries. Her lean upbringing instilled a burning desire and
commitment to a dream that has served her well in adulthood. Early on, she developed a
To be of help to one sense of urgency and an entrepreneurial spirit that compelled her to overcome fears and
another . dive head first into her dreams, ultimately leading to the exceptional personal and
financial rewards she now enjoys.
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anyone Interested in Like many, Mandy went to college and received a degree she would practically never
use. Her aspirations for financial freedom were far greater than what a criminal justice
Real Estate Investing career could provide, and she soon abandoned that path for better opportunities. She
began educating herself in real estate investing and was soon putting her knowledge to
www.northernilrea.com use as a part-time investor in 1998, initially as landlord of just one property. With her
uncommonly clear vision for opportunity and her love of the real estate “game,” she
quickly graduated to multi property ownership.
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During the growth of her rental business, she recognized the possibilities in rundown
Vendors, Industry News, houses and wisely took advantage of the cash generating potential property rehabilitation
Article Feed, Property offered. Not long after her first venture into rehabbing, she discovered how powerful
Info, & more flipping properties could be for leveraging her investments and generating huge profits in
little time. Her real estate investment priorities began to shift as more of her time and
efforts went into rehabbing. The large sums of money made from this form of investing
Just one Idea orContact could not be denied and the rest is history.
is well worth the time,
effort, and investment to In less than seven years, before she was even thirty years old, she had achieved
attend a real estate club millionaire status all through real estate investing. When she began her investing career
she was nearly broke, living from paycheck to paycheck. Savvy and determined as she
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was, she refused to let her low income and poor finances stop her from climbing the
members and guests.
ladder of achievement. To this day, she is actively involved in her real estate businesses,
But please do your with her rehabbing business being her primary source of income. Along the way she has
Due Diligence when discovered what it takes to go from a minimum-wage-income to a millionaire-wage-
working with any income in short order. With confidence, she can now proclaim herself as a master
company or individual investor filled with proven, real-world knowledge that works - without a doubt.
Don’t miss the opportunity to hear and meet this amazing young lady in person.
“One person caring about Date: Thursday July 5, 2007 - Time: 7-9pm
another represents life's Location: Johnsburg Community Center
greatest value." by Jim Rohn"
2315 W. Church St. Johnsburg, IL. 60050
(across & down from St. John’s Church)
According to the NAR, homebuyers rank “yard signs” as the number two source of
information when shoppping for a home – with the number one source being the real estate agent
You’ve heard of talking signs, 800-number sign riders, brochure boxes (attached to the signs) right?
Enter the “sell while you sleep” sign. It’s a solar-powered LED lighted real estate sign and late last
year, several companies rushed to the market with solar powered lighting systems.
www.RealTLite.com is one of the original companies, but since then, hundreds of companies sell (and
As daylight is in short supply in the fall and winter, the lighted yard signs could be your competitive
edge in your listing presentation package. Since it’s solar-powered, it emits only low levels of light so
it won’t light up the neighborhood – or interfere with sleeptime.
Latest Fashion Trend – Wearing Your Listings!
For years, celebrities and sports figures have used clothing to promote themselves; nightclubs and restaurants
(think Hard Rock Café); their favorite team or charitable event. Maria Gomez (Keller-Williams in Florida) has
taken it to a new level – “why not use a t-shirt to promote one of the most valuable assets in an individuals life –
Wait, before you say to yourself, “I’d never do that,” she claims to have sold a $1.2 million dollar property when
a developer saw her wearing the t-shirt and asked for more information. She has estimated that her daily
contact with individuals through meetings, going to the grocery store, the movies, washing the car and even
walking down the street, that an average of 500 people (on a slow day) and 1,500 people (on a busy day) see
On the t-shirt, she highlights the home with a picture of the property, a detailed property description, price, her
contact information and website address.
She also uses different colored t-shirts depending on the property for vacant land, condos, and single-family
home and luxury listings. For example, promoting a home $1M or more warrants a “gold” colored t-shirt.
Gomez looks at herself as a walking billboard. This new form of real estate advertising is cost effective too.
While she creates her t-shirts at home in less than an hour, online websites such as www.SnapFish.com can print
anything on the t-shirt for you for about $12.00 and ship to you the next day.
Want to double your listing’s exposure? Give t-shirts to the seller to wear!
Directions to New meeting Location: Johnsburg Community Center 2315 Church St Johnsburg, IL 60050
From Rte. 176 & Rte. 31 Crystal Lake to 2315 Church St Johnsburg, IL 60050 Total Est. Time: 15 minutes
1: Start out going NORTHEAST on S FRONT ST /Route IL-31 2: Turn RIGHT onto CHARLES J MILLER RD
3: Turn LEFT onto S RIVER RD. 4: Stay STRAIGHT, turns into / CHAPEL HILL RD.
5: Cross over Johnsburg Rd. onto ST JOHNS AVE. 6: Turn LEFT onto CHURCH ST.
From Highway 12 & 134 (Big Hollow Rd.), Fox Lake, IL. To 2315 Church St. Johnsburg, IL 60050 Total Est. Time: 10 minutes
1: Start out going West on rte. 134 2: Continue down to the end, turn Right onto Chapel Hill Rd.
3: Continue to stop sign and cross over Johnsburg Rd. onto St. John’s. 4: Turn LEFT onto CHURCH ST
5: End at 2315 Church St Johnsburg, IL 60050
From Highway 12 & rte 120 Volo, IL. To 2315 Church St. Johnsburg, IL 60050 Total Est. Time: 10 minutes
1. Continue West on rte 120 2. Turn Right onto Chapel Hill Rd.
3: Continue to stop sign and cross over Johnsburg Rd. onto St. John’s. 4: Turn LEFT onto CHURCH ST
5: End at 2315 Church St Johnsburg, IL 60050
Are Your Sales & Marketing Efforts Female-Friendly?
Statistics on the power of women in today’s marketplace are astounding. According to Michele
Miller, Wizard of Ads’ partner, ponder this:
Women are either directly (or indirectly) responsible for 80 cents on the dollar spent,
including real estate, stocks, computers and cars.
The number of workingwomen is about 60 million – and growing!
One out of every 11 women are starting their own businesses – and they start their new
ventures from home.
57% of single women own their own home.
Women dominate the Internet, utilizing it as a tool to gather information and connect with
If women are pleased with products or services, they are 50 percent more likely to refer you
– versus men.
Based on the statistics outlined above, take a look at your ads, brochures and marketing pieces to
determine if they are female-friendly – and we are not talking about the “cute as a button” type of
Here is a suggestion:
Real Estate Ads – Create a “display ad” with the headline that says:
“What are you waiting for?”
57% of all single women own their own homes.
You can too.
And I can help.
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JOKE of the Month:
A man was sick and tired of going to work every day while his wife stayed home.
He wanted her to see what he went through so he prayed:
"Dear Lord: I go to work every day and put in 8 hours while my wife merely stays at home.
I want her to know what I go through, so please allow her body to switch with mine for a day. Amen."
God, in his infinite wisdom, granted the man's wish.
The next morning, sure enough, the man awoke as a woman.
He arose, cooked breakfast for his mate, awakened the kids, set out their school clothes,
fed them breakfast, packed their lunches, drove them to school, came home and picked up the dry cleaning, took it to the cleaners and stopped at
the bank to make a deposit, went grocery shopping, then drove home to put away the groceries, paid the bills and balanced the checkbook.
He cleaned the cat's litter box and bathed the dog.
Then it was already 1 P.M. and he hurried to make the beds, do the laundry, vacuum, dust, and sweep and mop the kitchen floor.
Ran to the school to pick up the kids and got into an argument with them on the way home. Set out milk and cookies and got the kids organized to
do their homework, then set up the ironing board and watched TV while he did the ironing.
At 4:30 he began peeling potatoes and washing vegetables for salad, breaded the pork chops and snapped fresh beans for supper. After supper,
he cleaned the kitchen, ran the dishwasher, folded laundry, bathed the kids, and put them to bed.
At 9 P.M. he was exhausted and, though his daily chores weren't finished, he went to bed where he was expected to make love, which he
managed to get through without complaint.
The next morning, he awoke and immediately knelt by the bed and said: "Lord, I don't know what I was thinking. I was so wrong to envy my wife's
being able to stay home all day.
Please, oh please, let us trade back."
The Lord, in his infinite wisdom, replied:
"My son, I feel you have learned your lesson and I will be happy to change things back to the way they were.
You'll just have to wait nine months, though. You got pregnant last night."