Ok...Here goes. I'm not a blogger or REI. Or rather i wasn't. Guess I'm both now or trying to be. Started reading BARM a while ago with my father. It was supposed to be a partnership, I had time to research, he had the contacts, credit, some money and know how. He's since backed out and joined all the other naysayers that I'm surrounded by (hubby included). So I'm on my own. I can't afford Dean's academy, I had to buy his new book in secret! So I NEED to make this work!
SO. So far I've been looking around for properties and deals. Found a few possibilities. But they require a pre-approval letter to submit offer. So I took my first real step. Called my dad and told him I'm still doing this and all I need from him is still a partnership and a letter to use. After explaining my plan to find deals and assign (to start), to build up funds and eventual buy, sell, and hold my own homes, He said OK, I'll call your brother, (who's a mortgage broker). and he'll also talk to him about if he wants to be involved with my investments. (He just bought a gym franchise with a partner and that is taking most of his time right now.) I've also emailed a agent to talk AND emailed someone about a house on craigslist. Turns out to be another investor, wants someone to takeover pymt on house where the owner lives in TX and house in CT. Behind on 2 pymts and wants OUT. Still....baby steps.