Hey everyone just want to share a story of how I just took some ACTION in becoming a REI. So me and my aunt have been talking about getting into REI for about 2-3 years but it was just that TALK..I few months ago we went to our first REI meetup and it was great, I actually thought it was to good to be true. People in the investing world giving away FREE information I just knew it was a catch to it, but it wasn't. The meetup was great ALOT of information and real life scenarios.. So while in the last meetup I heard about BP. I instantly looked it up on my phone and signed up and quickly got addicted, reading topics after topics also listening to podcasts to and from work even during work I learn soooo much.
The best thing BP did for me was finding a mentor in my area(DMV). He was a cool guy and we started texting and talking for about a week straight this past weekend he took me to a property where he just wholesaled to a guy. He just wanted me to get my feet wet and also what to look for when first walking into a house. One of the first questions he ask me when we started texting was if a deal came to you today would u be able to pull the trigger? Couldn't really answer that questions so I decided to take ACTION.. Learned about different ways to attract sellers and just today got pre qualified with a great lending company(hard money) that a guy recommend me to at one of the meet ups..We will start the yellow letter campaign in the next few weeks or so, but now I'm proud to say if a deal came to me right now I would be able to pull the trigger!!!!!
I know it ALOT more for me to learn and I'm willing to put forth the effort to educate myself the best way possible...
My goal is to find and rehab a house by the end of the year!!
PS... BP is a great networking site that I greatly appreciate using!!!
@Deshawn Lewis nice job getting started and the pieces in place. Sounds like you're well on your way to the 1st deal!
@Joe Fairless thanks man that means a lot coming from you. I have listen to some of your podcasts and they are great.. Also congrats on your achievement as well. Hopefully I can be on that level someday...
Nice start. keep to people and sites like this. There will be naysayers...ignore them.
Listen to your mentor and keep attending the meetings.
@Deshawn Lewis awesome, well, one day soon you'll be a guest too!
@Rich N. thanks man.. appreciate it!!!
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Great. Keep going....Always learn and never quit. BP is wonderful.
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