Okay, here I go...where do I start? ...so many things to do...so many things I've been doing...First reading & learning through this forum...then ordering DG's programs...then reading, posting & learning some more...then "Thinking A Little Different" and outside the box to pay for The Success Academy...Courses and Assignments...Found a house for short sale and several REO/vacant properties in surround blocks...on the phone with the advisors...UGGGG My head is spinning.
But that's OKAY because I WILL get a grip on it all and get a handle on it all. I always do and land on my feet.
Okay, enough of the meladramatics...LOL
From the beginning...
July 24, 2008: I saw Dean's Infomercial all by mistake...NOT Well, what I mean is that I'm not much of a TV person. If you ask my kids, they will tell you the only time I watch is for the weather or with them during our weekly "movie night" in which we pick a movie we already have or rent a new one, pop some popcorn, set the stereo for surround sound, cuddle in a blanket and wala we have our own home theater...you just can't get any better than that.
Well anyway, while the infomercial was on I started my research on the internet on whatever I could find, the good, the bad and the ugly. However, what I stumbled upon was really not much of any negativities...and more of his students defending DG. I also stumbled onto this site. WOW I WAS VERY, VERY IMPRESSED AND HAVE BEEN EVER SINCE
July 25, 2008: I registered onto this site so I can ask questions.
July 31, 2008: I decided to order DG's book and TAD programs and as many of you know, been very active in the forums since, well with the exception of the last couple of days since I've been extremely busy and yes, somewhat overwhelmed with all the material and some of the things happening quickly...Hey, what the heck I can handle it...
Let see...it's been a blur ever since....
No I'm only kidding
I immediately started with Dean's30 Day Fast Start Audio Series in which I set all my goals onto an Excel worksheet; setting each one up my goal date, the total cost breaking it down further to the monthly, weekly, & daily costs which set the foundation for the next of monthly, weekly & daily contacts & most importantly, the emotions or feelings that I will have once of achieve each one.
Yes, Yes, I know some of you are thinking, kind of anal isn't it. Yeah sure it is but I am a very visual persona and like to see where I'm going & how I'm getting there. It also helps keeps me on track
August 4, 2008: I decided to pull all three of my credit reports and find a reputable credit repair company, doing the necessary research.
August 7, 2008: Since I had such an ache inside that I really want and need this to work, I figured out a way to afford THE SUCCESS ACADEMY by taking out a loan on my 401K. I immediately completed the paperwork and was approved the same day. YEAHHHH, NOW I CAN REALLY SPRINGBOARD MY REI CAREER FAST FORWARD!!!!
I was in immediate contact with the Advisory team to give them the good news. I received a preliminary interview.
I continued studying & learning from the DG programs & forums, finding myself now "getting it" a little more as I started asking more informative type of questions.
August 13, 2008: Guess what was in my mail today???>>>> it was my 401K loan distribution check which I immediately deposited into my checking account. I then called the Advisors with the exciting news. An appointment was made for the following week pending the check to clear.
August 16, 2008: I contacted Maria at PMI telling her the check has cleared sooner than expected; she immediately called me back after finding out if my appointment could be moved to today and of course I accepted the change to today.
2:30 PM - I received a lead of someone who is facing foreclosure. I then contacted the Advisory team to get some assistance.
3:00 - I started typing out some questions to ask so that I could be as prepared as possible.
Mind you, I'm being a bad girl as I'm doing this at work (I don't get off until 4:00pm if no OT). By the way, Corporate is closing the NY facility down so my number can come up anytime starting at Aug 1 until December 31st this year.
5:30 PM - Mr. Rich Page from PMI interview me further, really getting a picture of what I want, my dedication & commitment to succeed and the steps I've already taken to start my REI career. MR. PAGE CONGRATULATED ME AS HE WELCOMED ME ABOARD!!!
Was up until just after 2 AM after starting on my Interactive training through The Success Academy. This takes me quite some time to get through since I am stopping along the way and taking notes in OneNote, it’s like having my own personal electronic notebook. Just too much excitement for one day, all at once, but now I was delirious and I have to get up no later than 6 AM usually 5 to study but 6 to make it to work on time...oh boy
August 17, 2008: Got up at 6 AM...OH BOY WAS RIGHT...I was a....draggin...but I made it in to work.
12 NOON: Lunchtime, I was on the forums learning what I could and studying the DG programs.
August 19, 2008: Up at 5:00AM on the internet researching the other properties.
7:30AM At work.
11:30 AM Called the Advisors Hotline to get further advice regarding questions to ask and nervous about tonight’s appointment and fined tuned the questions I typed.
5:00 P.M.- I call the property owners and left a message.
7:00 P.M.- I received a return call from the property owners .and asked away, finding out everything I could about the property, loans and they also fill me in on their situation and make an appointment for the next evening to see them and inspect the property. WOW, I felt really confident, nervous, but confident. THANKS ELENA!!!!
Was up until just after 2 AM researching the property, gathering all info and Comps I could before the appointment.
August 20, 2008
12 Noon: Googled directions to my appointment & more studying
4:00PM I made sure I was out of work and drove to my appointment. I drove around the neighborhood and found several vacant houses, some with RE signs. I gathered all info I could and visually inspected & the properties (I know a little about construction since I have several in the family. None seemed vandalized, meters in-tact, roofing shingles looked intact, none lifting, no "sand", no cracks in foundations. So far, the preliminaries are not shabby.
Time for my appointment. I asked further & deeper questions, greatly gaining their confidence. I gave them some surface insight much of what I spoke with the Advisors about and a lot of what I learned on the forums. Wow, all I can say is Wow...How did I do that?
Well, anyway, I was up again late, this time only until 11PM gathering more info & going through more of the first class.
August 21, 2008: Up at 5:00AM on the internet researching the other properties.
7:30AM At work.
11:30 AM Called the Advisors Hotline and get the advise needed for this property which the only option is a Short Sale and how to proceed further with the other properties I located.
4:00PM Leave work; home at 4:15 PM researching bank & Short sales. Oh boy, a lot of negative feedback about this bank & short sales.
Finished my first class and now working on my HW assignments.
August 22, 2008: Up at 5:00AM on the internet researching the other properties.
7:30AM At work & very busy day at work. Farewell luncheon & cake for my boss.
5:00PM Home & called Adviors regarding HW assignments & last questions for the properties.
6:30PM Left a message with property owners. Continued on HW Assignments
August 22, 2008:
Up at 7:00AM, get ready & eat breakfast
8:00am - wake my son up for Baseball Practice (my 10 y/o plays just about all year long. This is a tournament Fall-ball in which he was chosen to play on an 11 y/o team. Practice has stared at 4x'x/wk. Games start September 7 - Mid November, then the final tournaments...brrr
9:00am dropped him off, ran some errands, back at field until 11am. Spent time with other kids at the towns annual Beach Blast...great for the kids and the mark of the end of the summer...boy it really went fast!
5:30pm On the forum to play a little catch up and to start my REI Journal.....I promise the others won't be soooooooooooo long....I had a lot of bring you all up to date....better now than later Okay, it is now 11:40pm and I'm fried...
Good night to all and God Bless,
Love, Light & Blessings,