First off I would like to say my boyfriend and I are very, VERY much excited about this program!! Neither one of us has ever owned a home, yet it has been a life long dream of ours to not only be home owners, but Landlords!
Like probably most of you, if not everyone here, we honestly did not think that dream could ever possibly become a reality. In addition never in our wildest dreams did we think we would watch an infomercial and get excited enough to actually research it, buy a book AND get involved!
Here is our 'story' if you will...
My boyfriend works a full time job where layoff is a constant wolf at the door. I have a small monthly income which pays all our utilities, groceries and a few extra items. His money usually pays our rent and even during lay off times although it is tight we always seem able to eek out a little extra cash to 'play' with. This amount would by no means ever be enough to save and use as a down payment for property. What I mean by that is; We have become quite good at finding things to do as a couple that cost very little to nothing. Even so we are always able to have a lovely time.
That ability along with many of our other talents is what assisted us in making the decision to utilize Deans program and start the life we have always wanted to live!
Keeping in mind that we have not as of yet read Deans book, we are waiting until pay day to order it, we already have a game plan in place...
Number one is we want to succeed but not at the cost of others. Number two, we also want to help people starting with our family's.
We both have a lot of knowledge when it comes to renovating, designing, and what not. We are both very innovative, inventive and very much creative! Often we surprise even our own selves! We believe this gives us an added edge. In addition what we may lack in skills or knowledge we have a wealth of people who we could call upon to help us. In fact part of our game plan is to ultimately provide not only decent and affordable housing but JOBS for family members.
With that in mind we already have our first renters a lovely young couple who is very eager to have their first place where mom and dad do not reside as well. All we have to do is get that first house! LOL!
I have done some checking and reading up on things in our area and what I am finding is we live smack in the middle of the perfect place to start up our flip and rent business!
Now for my question's...
We don't want to get taken for a ride and we don't want to be overly cautious either so we need to know how do you go about accepting an business offer and know everything is perfectly legit?
Finders Fee's: Does the person paying you the finders fee need your personal information such a SS# for their records or payment or anything at all?
What are the red flags we should be looking out for to let us know someone may have ulterior motives that probably would not be in our favor?
All that said we are glad to be here, thank you for taking the time to help us out and we look forward to hearing from you all!
You can't save the world but you can offer a hand up to a few along your way.