Hey everyone, and if you're reading this, well thanks!
I'm Kristen 30 years, I live in Salt Lake City UT, for the last 3 years, by way of NJ, recently divorced and no children, ready to make some changes in my life. I currently work as a Full Time Police Dispatcher for a local police agency, challenging, fun, and stressful ALL at the same time. I work the graveyard shift and i am at work RIGHT now. (clearly not "working") lol.
There are so many rumors out there, Social Security will be gone when it's time for me to retire, previously was married to the military, which is what landed me in UT and in the back of my mind relied on that as my "safety net" when i thought of my later years. Then comes the screeching hault!!! Time to regroup and make some changes and STOP living paycheck to paycheck just getting by....
....fast forward to Monday March 5th 2012, i saw this cutie on TV telling me i could make money in real estate, ME? do you KNOW me?? I listened and just kept on watching, turns out Dean was having a seminar not far from my house, I debated and debated, and thought NAH, i'll just grab a book to read and take it sloooow. I first ordered Be A Real Estate Millionaire, but while i was waiting for that to be shipped I could hardly stand the wait,so i ordered Profit From Real Estate right now on my Kindle. Now waiting on 30 Days to Real Estate cash to come in the mail....going sloooow means alot of FAST reading, and I can't get enough!
I wanna get the ball rolling, so I have, i think. LOTS of wheels spinning in my head for sure...so here is where i hold my self accountable
Progress so far
~Spoke with G, a lovely lady i work part time with who is a full time realtor, she is familiar with investors and offered help with anything i need! Helllloo MLS♥
~Contacted a listing on CL looking for a bird dog, submitted two properties, spoke with Chris he's not looking for REO's like i submitted BUT offered to mentor and help me make these deals happen and show me the ropes. (I feel like he offered me a golden ticket from a delicious Wonka Bar) I dont even want the chocolate( doing low carb these days!!!) HA!
~Researched owners for above REO's, and got contact info. YES!
~Searched for local investor websites to see whats out there,being nosey ya know? hit the jackpot! several buyers left testimonials for the investor complete with first and last names and their town. BOOM! Googled them, got some addresses and wrote an Investor Letter to be mailed once I got some business cards to put with it
~Ordered business cards
~Posted a Ghost Ad last night on CL to attract some buyers, no bites yet. Will post again today( yeah, i am THAT stubborn) and will continue to be until I get a bite. RAWR.
~Signed up for my local REI meetings last week, meeting the last Tuesday of every month, hoping to pick up some great leads and do some networking, and heck...just to get out of the house!
My biggest concern and focus is building that buyers list, it just makes sense first of all, Dean and so many of you on DG preach it. What good is a good deal if you have no one to shop it too??
Kinda common sense. OK for those of you that have read this far, thank you for not poking your own eyes out in boredom. HA. Back to the Forums for me for a bit and reading some Millionaire