I closed on deal #97 and #98 yesterday.....

I closed on deal #97 and #98 yesterday.....

Well I closed on my 97th and 98th transaction yesterday. And I have a double closing on Monday that will be the 99th transaction. Deal number 100 should happen at the end of next week or the beginning of the week after.

This is such a huge mental thing for me. I did my very first real estate deal ever (I had never even bought a house to live in because I didn't think it was possible for me) on November 10th 2005. It's been a little over 4 years since I got started. I can still remember my real estate agent picking me up from my 300 square foot apartment to go look at houses. Even back then I told her I was going to be a real estate tycoon very quickly.

I just believed it. I have been up and down so many times since I started this journey. I have had a lot of people laugh at me in the beginning. Nobody thought I could do it. I was just a machine shop worker with a learning disability. I had nobody to run this journey with. I basically didn't even have the support of any friends or family. So I just ran solo. But I got it done. Nobody laughs at me anymore. Nobody!

Determination will always beat genius! Maybe 1% of all the guru's out there do 100 deals in there lifetime. The best part is that the way I do deals is so duplicatable that anyone that follows my system can do what I have done in about the same amount of time. (Which I am proving with several of my students that have succeeded very quickly)

Don't ever let anyone get in your way. Don't ever let anyone tell you you can't do it. Don't ever let anyone tell you your not good enough. And enjoy the journey because it is an absolute blast! Get it done!


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!

Deal Man

Hi Matt,
You are an inspiration to anyone who wants to get involved. I try to follow your posts as much as possible. I'm just getting started after being such a procrastinator. I just joined the Success Academy and am working on the lessons. I'm ready to do something different. But as bad as it is, I have to leave for work now. I just wanted to make the connection with you so I can stay motivated.



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cbrpower wrote:
Well I closed on my 97th and 98th transaction yesterday. quote]

Now THAT is an attention getting title!

Congratulations! What you have done since embracing this whole RE thing is nothing short of amazing! Smiling

I am sure that no one laughs at you now, never forget that you are way up there on the hero chart for practically everybody who joins the DG site and learns about what you have done.



hey matt, I too worked in machine shop after i dropped out of auto tech college.I have something in common with ya matt NOW i am striving to have MORE in common with you!! i dont know if i will be as successful as you but i know right now i am in the game and learning all i can from you and other great people on this site.I hope to meet you at the edge .IT will be a pleasure to speak to you.congratulations on all your deals thus far i know you put in what it takes to get where you are and you HAVE TO BE PROUD OF YOURSELF!!! ........I AM !!


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And yes I will see all of you at the EDGE Event!


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!

congrats Matt!!

congrats Matt!!


Congratulations on deals # 97 & 98! You have worked hard to get where you are and overcome a lot of obstacles along the way. You deserve the success you have earned. Wishing you continued success!

SPR Property Solutions, LLC


Great job, Looking forward to seeing you at the EDGE event, Julie told me to remind you If I heard from you on here she still wants a sign book from you. we are getting their surely but slowly, We have 15 Homes at this time , Good thing is they have all been no money out of my pocket.





Randy it has not been slow! You guys are amazing. Just keep going. I can't wait to see you two at EDGE!


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!


All I can say is Way to Go!! You Da Man! Old cliche but a true one at that.
You are a inspiration to many, Matt. I consider you a dear friend and appreciate all your support.



Great Job !!!


Invest in yourself!


Matt... All I can say is WOW!!!! What you have accomplished since 2005 is not only incredible but to many (besides those on DG Smiling) it is unthinkable. Your so right there are so many so called "GURUs" who never make it this far in their life. Many talk a big game but the secret is that they do not have what we have here at DG.com. We have support, encouragement, tools, resources, materials,books, coaches, a Success Academy, mentors, empowering conversations, Dean's weekly videos oh and the best Darn REI Author and Mentor... Dean Graziosi Smiling

There is absolutely no excuse not to succeed here on DG and you have proven that Mr Matt! I cannot wait to see you at the EDGE!!!!

The EDGE is gonna rock the REI world!!! Laughing out loud


Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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To your success,
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Raising the Bar

My goal is to raise the bar so others can do more. Kind of like the 4 minute mile. Once it was broken dozens of people were able to run the mile in under 4 minutes.


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!


That is so Great!! You are amazing.

Great Job



Congrats. You are true inspiration.
Thank You for showing that its real.



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Reaching for the Stars!

Well, Matt. you already know this, but from the day I joined this site almost 2 years ago, You (and your goals) are the Stars I have been reaching for! Thank you for making so many of us run so hard to TRY to catch you (even if it may be impossible. Eye-wink ). I figured what better goal to shoot for than the BEST! And looking back to where it's brought me, it's amazing!! THANK YOU!!!!!
(And I know the possibilities are ENDLESS!)

And like Carol said, thanks to the most amazing and honest guru in the REI world, Dean, for putting us all together here on DG.com!

Thanks again, Matt! For sharing every bit of your journey and all that you have discovered! Your story and transformation are amazing!! (Can't wait to read your book and try more of what made YOU so successful!!)


P.S PLEASE post when deal #100 closes! We'll celebrate DG-style!! Smiling

P.P.S. btw, I closed on deal# 29 today since getting Dean's book!! (Plus 12 refis!)


"Obstacles can slow you down, but they can only stop you with your permission." Dean Graziosi (BARM pg 101)

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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Matt, You Have Stayed The Course

Matt, you have stayed the course and run the race, the glory is yours. Your attention to action, inspiration and support for others have given you the success you now enjoy. Congrats for doing what we all know is possible. May your determination and ability to go the extra mile encourage us to stay focus and put our plans into action. Thanks for sharing your journey with us. God Bless.



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"In all things, wait on the Lord."
"Think not of your own deliverance, but trust in God who will give in abundance."
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He's the man

Congrats on the near 100th deal. And thanks for sharing your stories with us and giving us those golden nuggets and inspirational talks.

My goal is to do 100 deals or more. My plan is to increase that to 200 once I reach 100. I have a long way to go to catch you if I can Matt. Smiling
Can't wait to hear of your 200th deal.



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You go Matt!

That's awesome Matt. I want to learn from your success. I just did deal #1...more to follow. See you at the EDGE!


... Verses: 35 "but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; They will run and not grow weary, They will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:31 ...

25:1 System ...

... I cannot begin to imagine how many offers you must have made in order to have made 100 deals!


Thanks, Matt!

Thank you for sharing your story... I know it inspired lots of DG Family members, including myself!!!
Congratulation on your deals Smiling Smiling Smiling
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What more can I say than all the sentiments posted above. You are an inspiration and legend among us DGers Smiling You were one of the most influential member of this site when I joined, and so it continues. I am really glad to pop on and see an inspirational and motivational post by you!!! Thanks as always for sharing and encourage us all onward and upward!

Thank you everyone!

Thanks everyone your words are so kind! My silly dreams of freedom. Freedom is the greatest possible thing anyone can have.


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!

Thank you Matt

I often keep going only because of your story and what you did to get there. I know you worked very hard and still do. It's great to always read a post from you and hear a little bit more about your story. I went and looked at multiple properties on Sun only to think about you when you went and looked at 20 in a day. Thank you for the support and inspiration and encouragement you give us all.

Keep making those Deals!

Matt is our hero

There's no denying that you have an incredible will power and story behind you. I think we all can relate to you in some way or another. I really liked your 25:1 strategy and that is something that I work on and can be done with the right ingredients. May you have more success so we can learn and be inspired from you.





Matt, your story is an inspiration to me. I know that I too can accomplish my goals. Your story encourages me to never give up.

Great job matt

People like you making it happen just goes to show that is possible to make it in the R.E. and to not let noone get you down.Thanks again for all of your good info and good job.


Thanks for sharing your tremendous story with us. It is such a terrific accomplishment and milestone to reach 100 deals. Way to go! That is an awesome number of deals. Keep up the good work and keep us posted on those future deals! It is so true that it all starts with believing! Believe and Achieve! Smiling - Joe


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