There are so many posts from people just getting started who are jumping in and JUST STARTING before doing the WORK!
I completely understand being excited and wanting (and even desperately NEEDING) to make some money! But you MUST do the WORK FIRST!
You have to know what you are doing! You can't just start looking on CL or calling on FSBOs and setting up appts to show their house and start looking for deals when you don't even know what a deal IS. Or how to find comps or write a contract or what is allowed in your state or the fact that you AREN't selling a property, etc, etc, etc.
YOU MUST DO THE WORK!!!!! This is not a get rich quick game. It is not even a game at all! You have to read the books. You have to study. You have to ask questions. You have to WORK!
In the webcast chatter this w/e, so many people were spending so much time trying to network, they couldn't possibly be paying attention to the great info they were being given. They were so excited because they "were going to get rich!" And then a few posts later, they'd say "What's a 3/2? And a 4/3?" Or "A birddog is the same thing as a wholesaler" or so many other things that are VERY basic and can be found with reading and studying. I am not making fun of any of you. I am making a point here!
Guys, NOBODY is going to pay you money if you don't know what you are doing! Why would they?
Yes, you hear all the more experienced people say "You have to take ACTION!" but, come on! You have to know which direction to point your action.
Don't make a fool of yourself with buyers and sellers and burn your credibility bridge with them forever.
If you have to come on here to ask, "Where do I start?" then you haven't read your books! Dean tells you where to start.
READ YOUR BOOKS!!! AS MANY TIMES AS YOU NEED TO!!!
Take this the way that it is meant. It is not meant in an ugly way. It is REAL life. And if this posts offends you, then you probably shouldn't be here anyway.
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"Shoot for the moon! Even if you fall short, you'll still land among the stars!"