Hi everyone! We decided to start a journal, even though we weren't planning on it until we had our first deal!! Since it's taking a LITTLE longer than we had hoped for that to happen, here we are!
We joined the Success Academy January 20, 2009 and have been actively taking the classes, doing the Action Items and WORKING the program every single day since. We are highly motivated to be successful so that we can make a better life for our family and realize our dream of relocating to Eastern Washington.
We have found that Real Estate Investing has many highs and lows, emotionally speaking. And although we have had many setbacks and roadblocks, we are committed and we are NOT quitting -- EVER!!
We had some problems with our first realtor & had to fire her and find a new agent that has a backbone and can defend our low offers. We used Matt's letter and posted it on Craigslist & within a day had 5 realtors who were EXCITED to work with us. It was GREAT!! It took us a while to interview them and to chose the right agent for us, but we are now working with a great realtor who is not afraid to put in 10-20 offers per week at 40-50% FMV.
We are currently in negotiations with a bank on the 5th offer we submitted on an REO in a very nice neighborhood. We were THRILLED to just get a counter!! (Most of the offers we have put in have been flat-out rejected, but we don't let it get us down!!) But we aren't putting all our hopes on that property! We currently have 21 offers out there and we have a standing appointment with our realtor to submit 10-20 offers each week. Hopefully Matt's 25:1 method will work for us, too, and we can start realizing our dreams! Until then, we will keep working and putting in those offers!!
Thanks for reading!!
Dominic and Kim
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. -- Henry David Thoreau