Well here is my first journal entry. Makes me want to use the old Star Trek voice over for date and time. Well a little about myself, I'm a computer technician with no real estate experience at all. I purchased Dean's Be a Real Estate Millionaire book after seeing his commerical for it. To make a long story short, I am looking forward to investing in real estate, even though I am very nervous (and short funded). I went thru the beginning course and course 1 online. I, being who I am, being impatent decided to start looking at houses online. I found a foreclosed house for only $9,900, which had been on the market for less than a week. I called a real estate agent inquiring about it, while talking to her I asked if she worked with real estate investors, and she did. So in the midst of looking at the house I got over my first hurdle in calling a real estate agent and asking if they worked with investors. Now I need to get a hold of 3 more and then I can see that I'm acutally moving forward.
Well anyways, it came out that the house already had an approving offer on it so I had to cough that one as not deciding fast enough. But we found another house not too far from it for $14,900 and I will be going out to inspect it later this afternoon. I have a close personal friend (was an old land-lord of mine), that will be helping me finance it. He has a pretty good knowledge of real estate (he was an agent at one point). So between Dean and his staff, Dean's students and my friend I think I have a good team already. I'm not a people person, but I think its time for me to get out of my shell and start taking the real estate by force!