I wanted it to be documented somewhere publicly that I've decided to take action, and start pursuing my dreams today.
As I write, I am starting Chapter 11 of Dean's Profit Now book. I'm inspired, and I know from my own experience in real estate that opportunities exist that most of us never take advantage of. I'm going to start taking advantage today.
Now I'm ready to setup my business (cards, signs, flyers, forms, voicemail, etc.). Tomorrow I will look for an open house in my neighborhood as the book suggests.
I have one property in mind (somewhere in Brooklyn, NY), which is owned by my cousin's father. He is an immigrant, and has done very well for himself in RE. However, he has had this one building (8-family) for nearly 10yrs, and never completed the renovations, and therefore has never rented it. My family's building in that same area is worth nearly $1mil and the rents average $1500/per unit.
He is sitting on a goldmine and now he is selling because he cannot complete the repairs. I didn't think to approach him about purchasing until now that I've read the book, so I hope I'm not too late.
Any advice (constructive only please) will be most appreciated.
No matter what, I'm not turning back. I'm frustated with my job, I have a young boy and I'm frustrated with my lifestyle. But that is my history--my future starts today!
Wish me luck,