After reading several journals, I feel it is time to start mine. I received Deans books at the end of september of 2009. Now these are not the first Real Estate courses I have bought. I have several, I have been Interested in Real Estate for the last 22 Years, But I have not been as successful as I would like to be. This is the best deal I have seen so far, with the free website that members can interact with each other, give advice and encouragemeent to each other. That is so very important when you are dealing in real estate, it is easy to get discouraged and lose sight of your goals. Dean's books have gotten me out of my confort zone. Since reading the books and being on this site I have taken several action steps.
1-- Found a Realator that is an investor himself
2-- Get updates on all real estate comps in my areas
3-- Attended Auctions to build buyers list
4-- Checked out several properties, ran numbers and made offers
5--Drive neighborhoods daily looking for deals
Over 20 Years ago a real estate investor told me if you get 20 properties and rent them out you will never have to work for anyone else the rest of your life. I can't remember the name of the man, but the message has stayed with me my whole life. From Dean's books and the journals on this web site I now realize you do not need to own the properties you just ned to control them. So all I need to do is get 20 properties, either buying, lease option to buy, or assignments or contracts under my control then I'm on my way.
Well wish me luck on my road to retirement.