Hi my name is Debra Hallum. I've spent the last 6 months trying to read and absorb all I can. I feel certain that if I could arm myself with enough knowledge on how to be a REAL ESTATE INVESTOR, that I will be able to do this.
I've finally come to a place where I just need to iron out certain aspects and fully understand what I'm doing. It has taken a long time for me to get to the place where I believe my first deal is on the horizon.
So far I haven't DONE anything. I've only studied and read. I suppose I just don't want to jump in and ruin my chance to make a great first impression with other people in this field in my area. I don't want anyone to think I don't know what I'm doing.
I'm also at a place where I am confused a little from all the info I've been taking in. I keep wondering exactly where should I start first. If I start building a buyers list, I will need to at least have one property I can tell them about. And, if I start building a sellers list I will need buyers really fast. So I've decided to put out 2 ads of each category to get started. Two ads to find buyers and two ads to find some properties.
I had a lot of things to take care of before I could even get started. For example my phone had been shut off so I had to get that back on. All my bills are behind right now but I made that a priority. That and internet. Next payday I am planning to make the plunge and put the ads out.
My present situation is grim. I have a '95 Thunderbird that is barely hanging in there, my rent is over a month late, my electric is on shut off if I can't pay it Monday and I can't. But I am working full time, thats a plus. I'm just mentioning my present situation because I want it documented how things were before I got started.
I think I'm almost ready. I'm going to ask some questions in the forums and read up on a little more but no matter what I'm going to put the ads out this coming Friday.
I KNOW I CAN DO IT!!!! I don't want to work for so little anymore with no benefits and I'm sick of being broke and behind and driving a clunker. So this is it! It's MY TIME TO SHINE!!!!
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