Well folks, here it goes....
I ordered Dean's BARM book and received it just about one week ago. I'm almost done, and already using post-it tabs, highlighters, and colored pens to mark the things that I want to be able to "quick reference".
I have spent a lot of time browsing this sight the last two nights, and like what I am hearing from all of you. It just gives more fuel to the fire.
Since I started reading the Dean's list, watched the video, and started the BARM, I have been spending every moment that I am on the road going to and from work, and when dropping my kids off at school, scanning for distressed properties, bank owned properties, and FSBO signs. I get more excited everytime I see one. I've been writing down addresses, and will start carrying my camera with me starting tomorrow.
I have already found one "We buy houses" sign, and have the number, which I will be calling to see if they pay a finder's fee. I have also found a sign saying that they will finance for 5.99% even with bad credit. Still sceptical about that, but it never hurts to investigate. I have found an REO property that belonged to my youngest daughter's friend's family, and now I just need to find financing. Actually found someone in the local newspaper advertising that they had money to spend on property, and wanted to have a partner, so will see if they would like to do assignments.
So much research to do!! I have been on the web, searching out properties in my area. Much to be found. Now, just need to get in that creative mode to start coming up with ingenious ways around my bad credit rating, and lack of cash, and/or assits.
Wish me luck, and I will let you know how it goes.
Hopefully, I will be one of the great success stories! Along with all of the rest of you....