Hello, I'm a future real esatate investor and at the moment I am focusing on assignment of contracts. I've known of the community for a while now, summer of '07 I believe, but fear was the main instigator from me not engaging any further until now. I officially started by attempting to build a buyers list in November of last year but stopped from procrastination. Yesterday I called several investment clubs here in MN and felt confident enough to follow through with this venture.
As the title of the post suggest, today was my first real life experience in investing. I went to several homes that were for sell in my neighborhood and I have to say that this experience was unlike anything I imagined. Most of the homes that I went to, unbeknowst to me, had nobody in them, probably because it was midafternoon and people are usually gone during this time although some were actually vacant haha, so I have to call their agent representatives sometime in the near future. Interestingly, the people that I did talk to were not particularly divulgent when it came to talking about the most, the majority of them said to take a flyer and call their agent. Now that I think about I believe they all said that, go figure. I'm going to go another round and collect numbers of the reps and go to this open house that I passed.
All in all it wasn't horrible, I don't understand why I was so scared in the first place LOL, kinda funny actually. Also don't understand why the didn't really want to talk, they didn't even invite me in to chat with them, they all spoke to me at the door, maybe because I'm young and inexperienced, who knows. In time with experience talking to people I will develop confidence to be successful.
My interaction with these people involved a variation of the "15 Questions to I.D. Motivated Sellers FAST" from sistreat if anyone wonders what I said to these people.
Self diagnosis: I was nervous talking to new people, there were plenty of likes/ums/pauses in my speech that projected fear and insecurity, constant movement on my behalf, wasn't very direct with my intentions I merely said I was interested in knowing more about their home and went on from there instead of projecting that I was willing to purchase within the week.