I know I have posted previously that my significant other is a real skeptic and can be very negative. Well, he has slowly become more positive about me delving deeper into real estate, and came full circle Christmas Eve.
I recently became obssessed about finding a property in Florida..the ice storm in Ohio did it. For about 20 hours straight, I sat and researched realtor.com and saved over 100 properties I thought were deals in a good area. I was still having a hard time however, getting him to sit down and look at them with me. I finally got him to agree to look at my research on Christmas Eve and have received the best X-MAS gift ever, a happier, "alive" partner whose outlook is 100 times brighter.
The first one I showed him (after I figured out it must be on water and have gulf access) piqued his interest (and then HE became obssessed). And this is crazy...while I was showing him this particular listing (that I had saved from 2 different sites), the price dropped 30% when I refreshed my screen(I swear, I about sh--I thought maybe the wine was playing tricks on me.) Not so, I called the realtor immediately as I figured if she didn't want to work on X-Mas Eve she would not answer the phone. She called us back within 10 minutes and told us she just got the listing and just marked it way down with approval of the bank earlier that day.
Long story short..we wrote the offer (pushing the bank to boot, for a quick answer to try to prevent a bidding war) and then were given only 5 days to inspect upon acceptance. Thus, an expensive 2 day trip to Ft Myers. We've been in sort of a whirlwind ever since as this was very spontaneous. I feel pretty sure we got the best deal in town for the access and amenities and doubt we would have gotten it had we not moved quickly.
While this deal is not going to make us much money as truth be told, it will probably sit vacant a lot, (which will make me crazy so I am now picturing my perfect partners who I can sell a share in the deal to ) it is going to bring so much joy! And I just know this is a MAJOR step in the beginning of a tranformation of a person's life who has been in a horrible rutt.
I want to echo something I just read from CBR's post. VISION! Visualize what you want and believe you are worthy. It will happen. I could have found a zillion reasons why this was not realistic to do right now but instead visualized myself getting the heck out of here for winters to the sun and palm trees! I became obssessed and believe I attracted the right deal to fall on my plate at the perfect time. Now, I am soon going to be a very young snowbird..ha!
"Whether you think you can or can't, you are probably right" Henry Ford