The bottom line is–if you do not understand basic real estate terms like “short sale”, “wholesaling” and “wrap deal”, then you are at a serious disadvantage. Also if you don’t know how to negotiate with contractors, realtors, loan officers, sellers and even the government, then you are a statistic waiting to happen. However, I believe that the investors who make the mistakes noted above are still better than the investors who analyze and then analyze and then analyze without ever taking action. Mistakes will happen, that’s inevitable, but learn from them and that mistake becomes invaluable.
If you are not an expert in such things there are ways to get to be an expert. You can team up with an expert, get training from experts, and get advice from others who are part of the process. They include realtors, bankers, joint venture capitalists, appraisers, and even government offices in your area.
One last word. and, I cannot repeat this enough. Always express gratitude. Even if someone can only give you ten minutes of their time, thank them. You have made a great contact with someone whose expertise you value. Tell them so.
You need someone who understands you and your history and is close enough to you to be kind, supportive and yet brutally honest. It is best if they are also an experienced investor, businessperson or property developer. If possible also join an online or face to face group of property developers to brain-storm ideas, facts and figures. Do not go it alone.
Take a look at your results and ask yourself if they are what you want. If not, there’s a 90%25 chance that you have some unconscious belief holding you back. My unconscious belief was that I could not be successful and I proved that over and over again by my results, creating an even stronger belief that was self-perpetuating. Coaching helped me to look at my results with an objective non-judgemental view and tell myself “Ohhh, so that’s what my belief was”.
In reality the answer is probably no.you wouldn’t be able to purchase 130 properties in 3.5 years. Not because it isn’t physically possible, but just because it requires a hell of a lot of dedication to be able to achieve that in such a short period of time.
It’s easy to learn the basics of the real estate property investing. Read magazines or check out websites online. These tools can help you but only if you invest time and effort.
After the class was over, the young lady stayed in touch with me. I had asked her to keep me informed as to the progress of her deal. It took her around three months, but in those 3 months she successfully purchased the property, fixed up the property, marketed the property, and made a profit of ,000! By the way, she had no money, no credit, and no job, but she was still able to make this kind of profit.