I first want to say that I love this website. It is so positive and everyone wants to help.
I received Dean's books Profit From Real Estate Now" & "Be A Real Estate Millionaire" about 45 days ago. I have been reading through his books and am on my second read with PFREN and taking notes.
I think that I am a very good judge of character and believe in Dean, his information and that he is the real deal.
This is my first entry into my Investor Journal. I figure that if I intend to move forward with Real estate investing, then I have to actually take action and put myself out there! So here goes!
Reading all the forums and posts from the dg.com site has prompted me to move forward.
Here is my list of assets/motivations and action items:
Location: Central New Jersey
Web design/development freelancer
Marketing: designing brochures (mainly real estate) / postcards
Photographer: I take real estate photos to design the brochures
Real estate licensed (referral agent) - I was an agent for a grand total of 9 months -- bad timing.
Many real estate contacts (this could go either way if they aren't open minded)
Pay off bills & loans
Be financially independent
Help out my family financially
Have a nice retirement nest egg
Give back to the community
My Action items:
1- Get my real estate team together:
b. banker-mortgage brker
2- Build my website to get Sellers & Buyers list and provide information to potential
3- Look for feasible properties in the area
4- Join local REI Club
5- Start a members group for Central New Jersey (not sure if there is one already)
6- Find a Mentor -- can't afford Deans Success Academy YET but will join soon.
7- Created a Google group for my investment company -- anyone want to join?
Please pm me your email and I will invite you.
8- Create separate Twitter account / trulia / zillow
9- Create separate gmail account
Ok -- that's it for today. I will post shortly my progress.
If anyone has any advice -- I'd gladly take it!!