I'd like to start by saying I am the most positive person I know. It is really hard to get me down but it is possible! Right now I am having a hard time believing in myself.
The problem is I am scared I wont talk right with sellers and buyers.
My sister who has been in banking for 20+ years told me there isn't a bank on the planet that will give us so much as the time of day. She said we have no money, and no credentials whats so ever that would make a bank want to waste their time on us. Further more she said any REO's a bank has she knows for a FACT that they will allow the properties to sit until the next sheriffs auction and that anything I have read that says any different is an out and out LIE.
I know she thinks that we are going to get nothing but disappointment and failure by trying to do this.I know she loves us and just doesn't want to see us fall on our faces but good lord! We need to hear words of encouragement and ways around things like what would be the key words to use when speaking with a bank or any other professional.
See my sister is the BIG professional who has made it in our family and everyone looks to her for advice on everything from the right colleges, how to create resumes, to how to dress and speak in business meetings.
In fact when I landed a professional job a few years ago she hand picked my wardrobe, and taught me how to speak with accountants and other professionals I would be dealing with. I already had a college degree but the things she taught me made me shine like never before. So her opinion means a lot to me and the rest of our family.
We are still working Dean's program regardless what she said but right now I feel very shaky on how to talk to these people and get them to trust us and actually sign the contracts. I wish we could afford to get the coaching but we can't. In fact the irony is we have to get our first deal under our belt in order to get the money for the coaching. Actually we have to do this just to stay afloat for another month!
I don't know what to do. The real estate search site we joined and found a few houses to look at for a cash buyer we have the bloomin addresses don't exist! We even asked the local post office! They got out their map and those addresses were no where to be found.
Well that's quite enough boo-hooing. We have cash buyers we have to contact again on Wednesday with a couple of houses for them them to look at so I had best get on renewing my searches.
Thanks for listening to me.
You can't save the world but you can offer a hand up to a few along your way.