Ok so where do I start with my first entry? Let's rewind it and tell you how I started. I started about 3 months ago by picking up the phone and ordering "Profit From Real Estate Right Now" by Graziosi. I used to be up late at night because my old job used to be an all night shift. It was a warehouse job that was very physically demanding and the people there were very negative. On my days of, I was so tired that most of my time I spent laying on my couch tired all night. I kept saying to myself that I had to do something big because I hated this life. I thought about going to college but that would require a lot of money, time, and perhaps disappointment if I didn't like the career I chose. Then I saw Dean's infomercial and you can't help but to be moved by his speech.
I read his book and got hooked on the info and how easy it sounded. Of course now I know it is not that easy , but he tries to put it in simple terms so you go out there and "do it". I have some money saved up so I decided to also order his coaching program. They been very encouraging and I love the fact that you can call them anytime. I even had my wife into real estate but now she takes a back seat so she can be a house wife.
I was so sick of my job because I didn't have the right state of mind while working there. I decided to quit and try to do work everyday to get me a deal. I have some money saved up for my bills and I thought I could money from a friend. It has been a month since I did that and no deal yet. I am stating to run out of money and just hoping I can collect unemployment or borrow money. I do realized that quiting my job was not that very smart but I don't regret it because I have peace of mind now.
It has been a month since I quit my job and no deal in sight. I do believe that I am making progress and I now have a realtor to work with. His name is Mark and has many years experience and also works with investors. I signed a 1 year contract with him yesterday and although I am not too thrilled about working with him exclusively, no other agent gave me a chance and this guy is very knowledgeable. We just met at an awkward time because he leaves on vacation for 2 weeks on 5/18/09. We have some properties targeted but I will have to wait until he comes back to make offers.
Other things that I have done so far are... I have a business name, business phone line and business cards. I have a buyers list that I hope are real players and I can assign properties to them . I just finished creating a "foreclosure flyer" that I will run around today and post at many locations. I also tried running adds on craigslist but so far that has netted no results.
Well I hope my first entry into my journal , doesn't bore no one and if it does then you don't have to read again .. ha ha! I will end it here and post tomorrow. Thanks for reading .
FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!
I WILL NOT BE POOR ANYMORE!