The Only PRO for Miles Around...

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Hopefully no one fries me for the slightly deceptive title... But seriously, I am the only real estate investor within 50 miles of my zip code who has a PRO membership here on BP.

BP is a big deal, so that made me feel pretty darn good about myself! Lol

And if I'm not mistaken, I'm the most active here on the forums as well. I wonder if that correlates at all with the future success of my RE company?

Looking through the member profiles of the investors located nearby, I kept seeing verbiage to the effect of "learning before getting started," "almost ready to begin," "plan to do _____ once I feel comfortable," etc. One even admitted to studying REI for eight years & still not getting started. Then I scroll down and see that most haven't been active on BP in over a year.

Can't help but wonder if they got caught in the analysis-paralysis stage and never started?

I can't toot my horn too much considering I haven't gotten my first successful deal yet, but I've taken enough action to see a 20% response rate on a D4$ direct mail campaign, to generate a couple leads through PPC ads on Facebook & to have overcome the fear of negotiation (having multiple offers rejected is good practice.. who knew?).

I "discovered" REI in October, found BP in December, started taking action in February 2015 & I'm not just poking around or sitting back watching others do their thing. I've jumped into the mix and am swimming after my piece of the pie. To me, that's a success story waiting to happen.

Which makes it good enough for a BP post right? :)

I like Valdosta.  My wife's from there and my son graduated from VSU.

There's a lot of opportunity and you should do well with your attitude.

Good Luck.

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