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16 Real Estate Investors Having A Worse Day Than You

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We’ve all experienced some of the setbacks and low points that come with real estate investing. If you’re having a bad week – take heart! Here are 16 real estate investors having a worse day than you…

1. Yes, paint cans come with lids for a reason.

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2. Note to Self: Attic floors are different than basement floors.

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3. I hope this guy packed a parachute.

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4. Next time you ask your 3 year old to take pictures of your property – don’t assume they know how a DSLR camera works.

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5. Better start a new load of laundry.

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6. So that’s why a good roof is important!

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7. Try getting more of a running start next time.

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8. The importance of resisting your appetite at the computer.

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9. I guess those orange barrels actually DO matter.

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10. You just have to be smarter than the tape measure.

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11. Yeah – good luck with that…

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12. So that’s where those keys went!

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13. The endless feud between the garbage man and your tenants…

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14. One more reason not to do “home staging” without a professional.

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15. When lightning strikes – once.

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16. Apparently, home appliances don’t always do as they’re told.

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About Author

Seth Williams (@retipsterseth , G+) is an experienced land investor, commercial real estate banker and residential income property owner. He is also the Founder of REtipster.com - a real estate investing blog providing real world guidance for part time real estate investors.

22 Comments

  1. I used to have an extremely talented guy working for me. That double ladder trick would have been a routine for him. He would work on re-pointing brickwork or re-soldering a copper flashing three stories up over concrete pavement just sitting out on the end of a 2 by 10 plank. He’d just have a helper sitting on the other end of the plank as a counter-balance. No climbing harness, no rope, nothing. He would have the helper throw tools and materials out for him to catch as he worked. After a while I just got used to it.

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  2. No matter how bad your day is going, there are at least 10 people having a worse day than you! You just have to remember to look for the learning experience to redeem the day, otherwise the bad day won! I ‘m too competitive to allow that. ; – )

  3. James Pratt on

    The worst part is, been there done that! Two different times with a tape measure fell and broke a rib. Over the years have broken a lot of bones due to a thing called gravity. Lesson learned- stay off roofs and ALL ladders. Tried of waking up in hospitals with my whole family standing there.

    • Haha – well hey James, at least you’ve learned where your boundaries are. That’s something a lot of people can’t say for themselves. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Karin DiMauro on

    Love these! That is totally me with the tape measurer, and I have had the dishwasher go off like that as well. Thanks for the smile!

    • I think most of us have had a few of those moments at some point in life – as long as we know how to laugh at ourselves, we can get through anything. Thanks Karin!

  5. Eric Blanchard on

    Lol, I hate wheelbarrows and ramps. When I was working at a ranch, the front wheel stuck on something at the bottom of the ramp. Of course I’d taken a running start, so I face-planted into the wheelbarrow. It was full, but not with dirt…

  6. Ron Benoliel on

    I like the opening pix of the guy on the phone. Was he talking to you about the last Guru that sold him an investment series?

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