This is our first of what I anticipate to be many posts chronicling our adventures in real estate investing! Goodness knows, I didn't think it would ever be us.
We first saw Dean's infomercial many many moons ago! (maybe a year?) Thinking, wondering, and imagining, but not taking any action. But he never left our memory. Then, several weeks ago, ironically I bought the BARM book on Kindle (without his knowing), and David ordered BARM and the Right Now book after seeing the infomercial again (without my knowing). I love the way we think alike! Anyway, we sat down and decided that we were definitely, seriously going to pursue investing. And here we are.
This site, as well as the amazing books we now have, have literally blown our minds wide open. Dean is King! I love reading the real-life stories, then seeing the same faces in video and on the forums. I am very grateful to everyone for their openness in sharing experiences, and I hope I can inspire someone in the same way one day. (Matt, Carol, Rina, Anita...everybody...you are awesome)
Where We Are So Far:
Ok...so far, we have read both books, cover to cover. My mind is swirling with so much information that it seems overwhelming at times, but exciting at the same time. I've started practicing by researching a few homes I found on the MLS. One great advantage we have is that David knows everything about the construction part (in-house inspector/contractor). Now it's time to start driving around a little, and ultimately, start placing ads and signs, and doing our voicemail. We decided to start with assignments (since we have $0), and so far have about 13 potential buyers on our buyers list just from craigslistings in our area. I'm going to get the Sunday paper tomorrow and hopefully add a few more to the list and start calling them on Monday.
Happy Easter everyone!
Success in your journey.
Angie (and David)
"Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not. Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not. Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not. The world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipitent." --Calvin Coolidge