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I’m Back!

May 5, 2010 7 comments

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I have been toying with the idea of starting to blog here again, or starting up a new blog with a new domain. I decided that at the moment it’s best to just keep this blog active. I still plan on setting up a new blog, but I can’t afford to put the time into the design and style (being a perfectionist, I would have to have it “perfect”).

Investing Update

I am not progressing nearly as fast as I was hoping I would. I still have not closed on a deal, but I am building experience marketing. I still have my goal of quitting the 8 to 5 by Christmas. I’m finally getting laser focused on that goal, and I won’t let anything stop it from happening. One thing I noticed was when I was blogging it gave me a place to focus on what needs done, and it made me accountable. I direction for the blog hasn’t changed. I plan to go into all of the glorious and gory details of my real estate adventure. I hope laying it all out allows me to help at least one other person.

I have a lot of work that needs to go gone, so that’s all for tonight.

Til next time,


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Finding Your Drive

February 1, 2010 5 comments
For some reason today I had the movie 8 Mile running through my mind through the day. Perhaps it had something to do with my music choice for the day? (50 Cent, G-Unit, Em wouldn’t have anything to do with that!).  As I was thinking back on the plot of 8 Mile (it’s been at least 6 years since I’ve watched it) I started to reflect on what it means to overcome adversity and not letting anything stand in your way.  A guest post written by Maren Kate over at Subject 2 also got me thinking. I have the desire to succeed; I have been passionate about getting everything moving. The key thing I have been missing is the hustle, and it took those two things colliding at the same time to start to form a picture in my mind.

On a key point from her post I need to get mad. I need to start using my hatred of working a 9-5 and having a crappy boss as fuel to get off my ass and start making some deals happen! Yes, I have been making some progress. I was successful at everyone of my goals from last week expect for the mailing. The only excuse I have for that is I haven’t find my target audience yet. But that’s a pretty weak excuse and I know it.

So my only goals for this week are simple. Review my contracts and I need to talk to at least 5 sellers.  Maybe I’ll make this a challenge! If I don’t talk to 5 sellers I will post a video of myself attempting to free style. What do you think? If I get enough feedback I will agree to doing it!

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REIA – A Let Down

January 14, 2010 5 comments

I’m going to keep this brief since I don’t like to dwell on the negative…

I did force myself to go the the local Real Estate Investors Association last night, and I have to say I was kind of disappointed by it. I got an odd vibe… Well the best way to describe it is: a bunch of semi-grumpy old guys that just complained. There were a few people there that probably would have been worth talking to, but during the networking time everyone drifted into their cliches… Now that I look back on the meeting this came to mind.

But I digress…

I was able to take myself out of my comfort zone and actually talk to a couple of people. One guy was selling his negotiator service for short sales. I haven’t looked into doing short sales yet, so I think I’m going to contact this guy to see if he knows an investor that will pay for short sale referrals. I have the feeling I’m going to come across some short sale candidates, so I might as well make some money from those leads.

The other person I was able to talk to was another wholesaler that is just getting started in the Cleveland area which is about an hour north of me. If i find any deals in that area I can connect with him to help me market the deal and split the assignment fee. Half is better than nothing!

Outside of that I got nothing out of it. The topic of the night was “Creative Financing”, but the only topics covered were using private money through IRAs (which I already knew about and have a good understanding) and selling notes. The notes topic was interesting but it’s nothing I can put to use now.

I think I’m going to give this REIA another shot next month. There is another one in the city of Canton later this month. I might go check that one out. That’s all for tonight I gotta get rolling on my marketing.

PS – I was going to make a video blog about this, but it would have just been me starting at the camera talking. That would have been horribly boring, so I decided to save the couple readers I have from that boredom! I’ll start posting some videos once I start coming up with some good content.

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December 9, 2009 1 comment

Welcome to my blog.

I plan to use this blog to track my progress into my real estate investing career, and to hopefully provide assistance to other investors.

I am currently working on developing my business goals for 2010.  Which I plan to post later this evening.

Please check the about page for more info!

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