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Marcus: I thought I'd shoot a video about different things I do during a typical day. My main objective is to get to the KCK rehab project and make sure those guys have everything that they need and to get out some signs for motivated sellers. I ordered 3,000 signs the other day. That's most of them. I've got a crapload of signs to put out. I'm going to head over to KCK and make sure those guys are going, and I'll probably try to get out around 50 signs. If you can do that on consistent basis, your phone will be ringing with motivated sellers. Anybody that's been doing this business for a while knows that if you want to be doing deals consistently, your phone has to be ringing every day. That's one of our key marketing strategies. There's my box of signs which I'm going to put out today. That's probably a bit more than I'm going to get out. That's probably a hundred, so I'll try to get half of that box put out today and the other half probably tomorrow. We look at a lot of houses, so every time I'm out, looking at an area I want to buy in, I try to drive around a few minutes and pop out 10 or 15 signs in that area. It's a good thing to get it done while you're out. We're headed over to KCK and get those guys rolling. I spend a lot of time in the car and something that's helped me build myself mentally is listening to audio books while I'm in between trips. I can read 2 ½ hour book almost every day by listening to it while I'm driving around. It helps you keep your mind focused on the right thing instead of listening to the radio, blaring and zoning off. That's something I've really enjoyed and I have seen myself grow, just listening to audio books and keeping myself constantly inspired and thinking about things in a different way. It's something you might try while you're driving. It's really cool. Here we are at the KCK house. It's a rainy, crappy day. The good news is that the electricians are here, working. Let's go inside and see what kind of damage they're doing. This is the condition of the property that it was left in. As you can see, it's left in pretty bad shape. What's going on, man? You don't mind if I record, do you?
Man: Go ahead.
Marcus: It's all good. As you can see, there are wires hanging out of the wall of the bathroom.
Man: We got feed and a wire coming directly out of the wall. We got this wire which we're still trying to figure out what's going on with it. We've got a feed up there that never made it down here.
Marcus: No kidding. Basically, it's just a loose wire laying up there?
Man: Yeah. That's the loose wire and we're still trying to figure that bit out, why that was cut and where it went.
Marcus: That's all good. Overall, what's your opinion on the work that was done here before?
Man: My opinion of the electrician beforehand?
Man 2: Don't fall into that trap!
Marcus: Yeah, and we'll get it on camera, too!
Man: You want mine, and I am on camera -- I think that was a horrible job done by the electrician who came in beforehand. In true essence, to be dead on, think about this in retrospective. Why would you ever need a 3 way in a bedroom?
Marcus: That's a topic for another video!
Man: That's a 3 way in a bedroom.
Man 2: Don't get me on camera. I've never been good at it.
Marcus: You look like Will Smith on camera!
Man: For real?
Marcus: Yeah, it's a mix between Will Smith and Eddie Griffin.
Man: I get that all the time! Considering your electrical person who came before, I don't know what was on their mind.
Marcus: I think that they never intended on finishing this job.
Man: What do you need a plug in the closet for, you tell me.
Marcus: We need to ask that guy. Where's he at? Oh, yeah, I fired his ass! I've got to wait for this car to pass before we get out. Get ready to slap a sign on a pole. Let's go! I've got my little sign slapper here. I like to call it "the sign bandit." I'll show you how it works. You just stick the sign in it and slam it on a pole. It quit working -- the staple's screwed up in there! I got it fixed. It'll get your signs a good 8 foot off the ground, out of reach of anybody who doesn't have a stick in their hand. It works pretty good. I try not to get them so high that you have to strain your neck to see them out of your car. That's how my little sign slapper goes. Here's another good spot. We're going to hit this pole. I was in Kansas City, Kansas and I got a call from a guy that I had talked to the other day. He gave me the address again, so I thought to swing by and let you see the house. It's a beauty! It's definitely a fixer-upper. If you're looking for a really crappy house that needs a whole crapload of work in Kansas City, Kansas, I've got the perfect one for you, so give me a call!