I have noticed that my new path in life as a Real Estate Investor has had some interesting effects on those around me.
First, my family. I have not been well for quite a while now and not one person in my family (outside of my mother and little sister) have ever even bother to call and ask me how I was feeling or volunteer to take care of the kids for me or even lend me a single cent for a bill or rent. Now I have family I have not spoken to in years offering to do things for me, oh... and by the way, do you have a house I can rent, or why don't you let me buy that house from you and I pay you a "lil something" for it. MAN!!... have they lost their minds.
Secondly, I am noticing I now have friends I never knew I had. Everyone of these n friends looking for an investment tip or an "in" on a good deal or "partnering" with me, but of course their partnering does not meet any standard for which I have ever known. I find the property, I find the funds, I buy the property and they collect the rent. Hmmmmmm....makes you scratch your head doesn't it.
Next, I have noticed that I have become the most popular mom in the neighborhood because all of the other parents think I can "fix their foreclosure". Where I live the foreclosure rate has exceeded 66.3% as opposed to the national average of 9.9%.
Lastly, I have discovered that I now have more "haters" following my actions and moves than I have ever had in my entire life. I have people that monitor me like I was on the Most Wanted list. All to watch and wait for me to make a slip up and fall dead on my face.
All this and it just amazes me because 4 months ago no one knew I existed. I guess my new venture into Real Estate Investing is affecting EVERYONE. For better or worse.