I already started a thread called 3....2....1....ACTION! and probably should have put it here, but since I didn't I'll just start from where I left off in that thread.
It's funny. I was going through my ideas on what I need to do next based on what I read in Dean's book, "Profit From Real Estate RIGHT NOW!" (HTPFRERN!). I decided it was time to find a Real Estate agent. Yuri said he found one, I've read other forum entries today that said they had one, and it was something I hadn't done. Basically, it just made sense to go after this step next.
I went through the steps of creating an e-mail account on gmail. I verified my phone number and everything so I can post in the Services section on craigslist. I did the whole nine yards.
As I'm going to post, I go blank and I pull out a Dean's book HTPFRERN! because I remember he had verbiage in the book already on what to post when looking for an agent/partner. Anyway, I go to post and I remember an agent who I found who said she'd help me when I got my real estate license.
I told her about my property in NY and did all of the things I had to do help her understand I'm not someone who just watched an infomercial last night, or ordered a book expecting unrealistic results without taking action, or someone who signed up for online training without knowledge of the hard work and effort I'll have to apply to the my knowledge augmented by reading Dean's book. The bottom line was I wanted to let her know I know what I'm looking to do. (Thanks Dean!)
I told her what I was looking for and that I'd be offering 30% less than FMV on some properties. I didn't know what to expect (her reaction), you know? I hate being told no.
What I found was a real estate agent who said, "Oh.. I've worked with people like that before. They have me submit 10 orders at prices well below FMV and they tell me, 'Just trust me one will bite'." I'm like, "Oh brother here we go!" But when she continued she shared "And sure enough they do get them." I breathed a mental sigh of relief.
I've added a real estate agent in my area to my network! Next week she'll be submitting houses in a specific area I'm targeting that are over 90 days and she's motivated to help!
I so NEVER would have thought of doing this w/o Dean's book!!!