For Our Newbies:
Its hard to believe that it was only about 15 years ago that we sat in our first real estate education meeting, completely overwhelmed. Even though we’d already done some investing on our own, we couldn’t imagine how we were going to get to where we wanted to be. With a successful business under our belt and our belief in setting up and following systems, we certainly had a good foundation to get going – but we sat there in almost a stunned silence, feeling out of our element. Being 25 years old didn’t help either, people just couldn’t take us seriously, not that we blame them.
I took us about 6 months to make a move and get our next investment property, and another 9 months after that to get the next. So 15 months after joining, things started to fall into place. No we weren’t the whipper snappers that people assume we were…it took us time…and thats ok, it wasn’t a race.
A few months later, we bought 3 more and the ball started rolling. Fast forward a few more years and we’ve invested about 100 properties, 40+ of which stayed long term holds. So for everyone just getting started, know that every single person that has reached investment goals today, started exactly where you are right now; Scared, overwhelmed but with a willingness to put the work in.
If you are willing to LISTEN, learn and APPLY everything you hear, you will make it. If someone who is successful tells you to buy yellow file folders to put your property info into and red ones for your tenant info, DO IT! Don’t buy pink and purple, buy yellow and red. Don’t re create the wheel – just copy it!
Once you’ve made the decision to buy, and you or your JV partner are pre-positioned (the qualification process for an investment property) for a mortgage, (we can refer great brokers), we’ll be the final piece of the puzzle.
Leverage the experience and knowledge of those who have already done it. They know where to buy, what to buy and more importantly, where and what not to buy. Use the team they used, this time, to get YOUR deal done. We excel at finding and closing on properties that others can’t seem to, so when you’re ready to roll, we’re ready to rock.
We’ve systemized our approach to investors so that both your time and ours is optimized. If you stick with us, we’ll make sure you don’t go running around neighborhoods (or doing anything else that won’t help, for that matter!) searching for something you’re not going to find.
So go out there and ‘keep walking’, everyday putting one foot in front of the other and taking steps to move you toward your goal or dream. Don’t get stuck in Analysis Paralysis, but do your Due Diligence. Most important, ‘Leap and the Net will Appear’. There’s no better teacher than mistakes and getting your hands dirty. Start digging in the dirt – you’ll find worms but you’ll also grow beautiful things….