30 Minutes of Pure Gold: Short Sale Guy Goes “Behind the Music”

I try not to post over weekends, but some angles on this are pretty time sensitive.  So sooner rather than later, you should check out…

An Interview You Really Need to Hear…

If you receive our email updates, then you already know that Friday morning I had a chance to corner short sale guy Josh Cantwell on the phone and fire off an array of probing questions about his 63 pg Short Sale Manifesto 2.0 (which he temporarily re-released last week as a free download).

I was going for kind of a “behind the music” look at some specific tips and tactics for today’s market, especially regarding some real eye-openers laid out in his manifesto.  And I even asked (via email) for you guys to offer up some questions of your own.

Let me say, what I got was about half an hour of pure gold.

The interview just went very, very well and I urge you to give it a listen as soon as you can.  Josh unexpectedly shared a few things that, frankly, I’m not even sure why he did.  I’d think it would be stuff he’d save for “the inner sanctum”.

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3 Specific Reasons You Should Listen…

Min 7:161 New Trick Just Tripled Their “Yellow Letter” Response Rate
This is a brand new tactic he tossed out that’s been directly responsible for tripling their direct mail response rate.  He says he’s only ever shared it one other time – at their live bootcamp last month.

Min 21:02Josh’s Personal Transactional Funding Sources
We’re talking names, phone numbers and websites here folks.  People you can contact and use for transactional funding yourself, pulled right out of his rolodex.

Min 25:52“The Catch”
I asked him what’s really going on…why re-release the Short Sale Manifesto now? …what’s it all leading up to?  Full transparency.  So if you want the real deal on this, no shenanigans, then here you go.

There’s a lot more than that, but I’m short on time, and that should be enough!

I definitely recommend you listen to my half hour interview with Josh – you’ll be glad you did.

Also, if you haven’t do so already, downlaod a free copy of the Short Sale Manifesto – print it off and consume it.  He takes it offline early next week.

Download a free copy of the Short Sale Manifesto 2.0…


JP Moses is a roughly-hewn man-child who first got into REI after reading Rich Dad, Poor Dad back in Y2K and went full time in 2002. He's tinkered in everything from landlording to short sales to rehabs to Realtoring to REOs to notes to owner financing, blah, blah, blah...Till he finally stuck his flag deep into wholesaling and has since flipped somewhere north of a couple hundred deals.

JP's not a “guru” but also doesn't think it's a bad word. Among his core values are authenticity, creativity, big honkin' value, general fun-ness and being unshaven. He's super proud to be chief blogger guy at REItips.com and host of the free REIology podcast. He also thoroughly enjoys sharing his 53 best real estate investing forms with anyone who wants them. You should totally check that out. 🙂

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Craig Reply

Kudo’s to Josh for sharing some great info and also for the upcoming Short Sale Blueprint. I am looking forward to great accomplishments using your instruction.

Thanks again,
Craig Campos
Harvard Circle LLC

Larry Potter Reply

Hoping to be able to use your Short Sale Blueprint with the 1% funding source. Thanks.

Larry Potter, Pres.

Lauren Reply

I am a coaching student of Josh’s and can honestly say that it is well worth the $16.95 I paid for S & H. I loved the book so much and the coaching program that when he re-released the book a second time, I ended up buying it again! The only complaint I have is that their customer service is kinda slow but otherwise I give this two thumbs up. It is honestly jam packed with content and each module in the coaching program has so much information that it is well worth the $197/month to stay in the coaching program after your free month is over.

Gary Boomershine Reply

I’ve been in this business for 20 years and I’ve got to say, no one in this arena gives a better interview than JP does.

JP quickly gets to the heart of any strategy and distills even the most complex real estate investing concepts down to the useful facts we all need to build stronger businesses.

Once again, bravo JP — and Josh — for another job well done!

Cody Reply

I’ve been seeing a lot of commercials on TV lately, some from large banks, others being I’ assuming 3rd party companys, touting working with banks to do ‘loan negotiations’ to help those home-owners who find themselves ‘upside down’ on their mortgages.

How do some of you SS guru’s see this affecting your SS’s going forward in the future?

Jim Reply

Hey JP,

I know you are a Realtor(me too).

I like Josh’s way to increase “Yellow Letter” Response Rate by having a Realtor write the letter stating the Realtor has a buyer.

I was wondering if you thought that if could be considered a violation of the “Realtor Code of Ethics” if you were writing the letter on your own behalf.

Our local board isn’t real open minded to “creative” ways of approaching real estate.


JP Moses Reply

Jim, great question.

Personally I think I’d ask my Broker about it, since he’s the one most at risk with whatever you do with your Realtor “hat” on. Carefully explain what you’re doing and exactly why, and highlight how it’s not a risk to him. Keep in mind a confused mind says “no” automatically.

If he’s ok with it, I’d roll with it. But that’s just me. Disclaimer: THAT’S JUST ME! 🙂

My best,


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