Unbelievable! Call Guiness Because This One is Going in the Records Books!!!

Unbelievable! Call Guiness Because This One is Going in the Records Books!!!

I am having a hard time even posting this one. I can't believe it. Last Thursday I called my real estate agent and told her to pull the best 25 properties she can find in Moline. We have been working together for almost 3 years and now she knows what I am looking for so I don't have to scout out my own deals very often. I have other, more important things going now that take a lot of time. I recommend you scout out your own deals for at least a year so you can learn your market well. I told her I just wanted to put in verbal offers and there wasn't any need to write anything up. I use this stategy all the time just to save time. If I get one accepted then I just go look at it and decide when or not to move forward on it. (Do not try this at home "newbie" I am a trained professional with escape clauses up the wazoo) Well, when I talked to her on Friday she said she had submitted all the offers verbally and had exactly "none" accepted. Most of my offers were at least 50% off so the chances of very many getting accepted is small. Well today is another day. The stock market fell by almost 800 points and there was another bank buyout. People do strange things when they don't have financial common sense. One offer I submitted that day was for a house that is worth approximately $70,500, my offer $31,400. The bank countered my offer with $31,140. No that isn't a typo. They countered LESS than what I offered!!! I couldn't believe it. I ran over to the house tonight to check it out. It is in a great area with new windows, siding and roof. All it needs is carpet and paint. It is in very good shape. What we were told is that the bank made a mistake (fools) and so I got together with my agent, wrote up the paperwork and submitted it. Done deal. This type of thing happens to me all the time because I expect abundance. This is the third over 50% off offer that has been accepted in 2 weeks. All in an area where values are on the rise and there is a very strong economy with low unemployment. The harder I work the luckier I get. Now, get off the sideline and get in the game!!!


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!

That's freaking rad! Keep

That's freaking rad! Keep it up man.


Wow, that is impressive. I love hearing those stories, it gives me such hope and encouragement. I need to keep hearing that those deals are out there and I do plan on getting off the sidelines! Thanks!!




"...and the Israelites dwelled in the land of Goshen...they acquired land... and they prospered..." (Jan's paraphrase)

Thanks, I needed That!!

If this is not encouragement,I don't know what is! I am having such a terrible day going thru a financial crisis myself. But I keep going. I have not had a first deal yet but I am working toward it everyday and I know it will happen. I signed on tonite to get some encouragement because watching what's going on with the economy and struggling myself I needed this. It just let's me know that eventually it will be my turn to get deals like this too. I'm sooo happy for you and I pray that you keep getting deals like this. Keep sharing your success stories. You just gave me FUEL to keep going.

God Bless!



"Then it shall be,when you enter the land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance,and you possess it and live in it" Deuteronomy 26:1


You are the truth. So, when you expect abundance and you are in the game all things are conquered and magic happens. I'm going to remember that and put forth more effort. I appreciate the information that you give. I'll See You at the Top!



"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity." — Peter F. Drucker

Oh, I can't even stand it!!

CBR, one of these days soon we're gonna be posting the same kinds of deals! Thank you for keeping us motivated!!!!!! You are blessed and, in turn, so are we.

Thanks again,



"Obstacles can slow you down, but they can only stop you with your permission." Dean Graziosi (BARM pg 101)

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

For a little about me, welcome to the site, and a few tips for new DG family members, click on this link: http://www.deangraziosi.com/user/3249

cbr rocks

well when u hear the term think a little differently, here is a guy thats doing just that and more. its like a game and thinking a liite smarter than he panicing foolssssssss. thanks for making me come off the side line and giving me the motivation to post this, im on my way.


Man you guys are great. I don't know what makes me feel better, doing a deal like this or listing it and then having wonderful people like you compliment me. triplem27,holt121,thairstont,RElady, and punkemogeekrock you guys will have your day also. Just don't let this opportunity pass you by. Rina you are ready to break out and it is going to get crazy for you. I started real estate investing in November 2005. My 3 year anniversary is coming up. You should be telling yourself everyday (no matter what financial crap is going on in your life) that you are going to be a real estate millionaire. That is what I used to do (and still do). I even told everyone that I was going to be retired in 3 three years, all at a time when I didn't own one single property. It didn't matter though because I could see it in my mind. It had to be, it just had to. Oh and yes, people made fun of me all the time. They basically would laugh at me right in front of me and other people. MY BLOOD WOULD BOIL AND FUEL WAS ADDED TO THE FIRE. "I'll show them" is what I would tell myself. Now guess what, nobody says a word to me. If a guy like me can do this so can you. I scored a 19 on my ACT in high school. I graduated from high school with a 2.55 g.p.a. SO I wasn't born with a lot of brains. My dad always told me when I was growing up that I would have to "work hard" if I was going to make it. I worked in a machine shop most of my adult life as a factory rat. Go out there and get this thing done. Attack!!!


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!

Thanks CBR!

You have such passion, it really fires me up! It really does a lot for us "newbies" to hear these great deals. It's better than the little train story....more like...I KNOW I CAN, I KNOW I CAN!!! Thanks for sharing. (and you're right about Rina, she's definetly on her way to the top!)



Life's a Dance you learn as you go...GET HAPPY FEET!

"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed no hope at all." ~Dale Carnegie

Congrats & Thanks!

Wow....just sitting here shaking my head in awe of you....and also smiling at the thought that that is going to be ME in couple years!!!! From the day I got Deans book I knew in my soul I was going to be successful and I'm on my way.....closing is TODAY - in one hour- on sale of my first 'flip'
And all your knowledge and inspiration, along with so many other special people on this site, is one of the very reasons I went out and did it! So thanks and keep it coming!


I can only hope and pray that I can follow your lead and the rest of the members.I'm just staring out and I know it's only a matter of time before I close my first deal.

I can relate to what you went through with people making fun of you. I think the same way you do, by telling myself I 'll be retired of financially independent in 5 years from now.

You are an inspiration to me and I'm all fired up.I keep reading all the forums and group input. My main goal now is to build up my buyers list as well as my confidence. I put some ad's on Craigslist and Backpage.com on Friday. I'm learning so much here. I have alot of catching up to do.I can't wait to post my first deal.



You the MAN! I really appreciate sharing your success stories with us. I know it motivate all of us and i thank you for that. You have inspired a lot of newbies in here and you have inspired me as well. Great work and it shows that persistant and commitment gets you what you want. Great job!


Great deal! Can you please tell everyone what your escape clauses are...exactly. and why use one other the other and so on...Much detail as possible.

(I am a trained professional with escape clauses up the wazoo)



Don't Wish the Past, Create the Future! - DH

It's a mystery to me

Gee. I wonder who this months conference call with Dean is gonna be? That is really a difficult question. I just can't for the life of me figure out who on earth will be on the next conference call with Dean. Can anyone possibly imagine WHO might have the honor of talking to Dean Graziosi on the next conference call?

And aren't we all fortunate to be able to listen to it?


Never mind. It's a secret.

(rewoprbc) Congrats man!


You know I am a fan, we have talked quite a bit. Get your seminar advertising ready, I will be there. By the way read my comment on the conference call. I voted you or hazco... Gee, I wonder....Great Job my friend....Jan

CBR you really do have the

CBR you really do have the best stories to get my ass motivated...thank you! I actually have a s/f that I just countered so I am hoping for good news soon!!! Wish me luck! Whoo hoo this is soooo fun! Great success story BTW with the 50% off and the crazy counter...he-he...now I know you "secreted" that one into your life for sure...All my best-Angie


Challenges are only challenges if you view them that way. Try looking at them as OPPORTUNITIES instead and success will follow!!! "ME" Eye-wink


I really am so proud of you for al you have accomplished. You have been such a tremendous help to me along the way. I enjoy watching you succeed! Keep up the great work!

Hey...can you possibly post some of your escape clauses that you use. You mentioned that you have ""escape clauses up the wazoo." I am keeping a list of all good escape clauses I can find.





Thanks! You know I enjoy reading your post. I had a little troubled start in getting things rolling. But now I'm in FULL force. I actually enjoy the naysayers because when they laugh and comment, I would laugh and comment right back at them and their faces just drop. Yea, when sarcasm meets REALITY faces change. I'll apprecaite everything you give back here to help us all reach our goals and beyond. I'll See You at the Top!


"The entrepreneur always searches for change, responds to it, and exploits it as an opportunity." — Peter F. Drucker

Aint It Great holt121

I love it when people ask me 'so hows the real estate going' with that tinge in their voice where they are just dying to say 'I told you so', and instead I can say 'Great - just sold my first flip in 10 days on the market and looking for my next one'......now THAT look on their face is PRICELESS! (Rina - I got to use that great line:)) Keep on keepin on everyone!


Awesome! Congrats on buying the house. Lets us know how it all works out!


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!

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