Hello fellow DG students.
This will be my 1st post since joining. I purchased Dean's 'Profit From Real Estate Right Now' last week and am currently waiting for delivery. Impatiently, I might add.
In the last few days I have exhausted my mind and eyes, reading/studying any bit of information I can get. I am obsessed, to say the least.
I literally cannot even fall asleep at night because my mind is running 100mph!
I'm young and motivated, with a small amount of REI knowledge and experience. Quite minimal tho. And, not under current market conditions.
I dabbled in REI for a short period, about 4 years ago. At the time I was working 3rd shift, 60hrs/wk. I was a little stressed but, things where looking positive.
I had joined a program not unlike this website. I was however, paying a considerable monthly fee, for resources which are given here FREE. There was also a blatant lack of detail. There was useful information, just not enough of it.
Never the less, I began my pursuit of a career in REI. I had a purchase agreement w/ the seller which required 1 more signature, no buyers lined-up. But, at about %65 FMV in a great neighborhood, I could easily sell quickly.
Then, the negativity. Everyone around me said it couldn't and WOULDN'T happen. That, I was 18 and had a good job, and to focus on that. It was also Christmas season and my hours picked way up, because I was working for the US Postal Service.
I grew discouraged and overwhelmed, and despite being so close, I just gave up. I still to this day, have never seen that property empty. Every time I drive by it reminds me of what could have been.
Until I woke up from a dead sleep 1 morning about a week ago. There was Dean's infomercial. I was immediately and intently drawn in. There was no way I was going back to sleep.
I thought, "Wow, this guy cant be as honest as he appears. Can he..?" So, since now I wasn't going back to sleep, I decided to do some research. I had to know if Dean was the 'real deal.'
After spending 2 days researching and deliberating. Also, after finding NOTHING but positive words about Dean and his company. I decided to take the 1st step and order 'Profit From Real Estate Right Now.'
Now, here I am.. Dead broke, bad credit, but driven. I'm confident that I've finally found the tools I need to succeed.
This time I understand that you cant let nay-sayers break you or pull you down. I'm ready to do this, whole-heartedly, despite what others think.
Its been a few years, I'm now almost 23 and expecting a baby. I have a lot more riding on my succeeding now then ever before.
I have also since joined the military, and serve proudly w/ the New Hampshire Army National Guard. Which has instilled in me a motivation which was never there before.
But even being military doesn't mean job security in this economy. I'm a communications guy and can't get a tech job anywhere. I'm still breaking my back doing landscaping, hardscaping, and construction.
In a job market where even trade industries are slow. Work is day-by-day or week-by-week. Soon I hope to be glad to have the free time, which I can devote to making my dreams a reality.
I'm not passionate about sitting in a cubicle all day, or breaking my back. REI, now thats something I would LOVE to do.
I want to wake up every day fulfilled and eager to work. And, I believe that equipped w/ these new tools, success is just around the corner!
I apologize for writing a book, a biography was not my intention. LOL. But, I know this is a place full of support and its nice to kind-of vent. Its great to see the constructive criticism given on this site, and just to have other like-minded people to speak w/.
In wrapping this up, I wont ask 1000 questions, seeing how I obviously have not yet read Deans book. (Hopefully tomorrow!!) However, any advice is greatly appreciated!
I know success stories are everywhere you look here, but advice from anyone who started in a similar situation to my own. (Which again is; broke w/ bad credit. LOL sadly, not that funny) Or any advice, period, is gladly welcomed.
Thanks in advance to anyone who reads and/or comments. And, again sorry for the long post.