Hello fellow DGers! I am so excited. I have been enrolled in the Success Academy for several months now and have had all my tools in place but yet have not made any deals. I am struggling with balancing an almost 50 hour work week, raising 3 children, and REI. I have an 800 number, business cards, flyers, a website, but I am having a hard time building my buyers list. I have tried google-ing "I buy houses" and looking in the newspaper for investors,I also took down the numbers of remodeling trucks that were at the houses of some REO purchased in my area. I would like to be able to go to the courthouse but Sunday and Monday are my days off, so I pretty much have one day a week to focus on investing. So, I have been in a little bit of a slump for a few weeks, getting a little down on myself for my lack of progress. So, I went to a friends house the other night (who I haven't seen in about 9 years) and she had a few other people over. One of them was, get this, a mortgage broker! After a little bit a built up the nerve to tell him I was getting started in REI. OMG! Just actually saying those words to someone else made my heart race. It made it feel real. The thing that made it even better is that he also has a credit repair business. So, we were talking about being able to work together. If he has someone come in for a mortgage who cannot get approved for as much as they hoped he will send them to me to hopefully find them something. Also, if I have someone who needs a mortgage(obviously) or help in repairing their credit to buy. This meeting was enough to get me out of my slump. I've made flyers which I plan to put in laudramats and supermarkets vestabules in the surrounding area. This was just what I needed to keep me focused. I've decided to start posting a journal online to keep me on track and more accountable. I'm not expecting to make a million dollars this year with only one day a week to focus on investing, however, being diligent and consistent, in time I plan to be a successful investor. At the moment I have no choice but to continue on working at my
Well my laptop is about to die so that's my cue.