ARE YOU A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR YET?

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To be perfectly honest with you I’m not technically a real estate investor —YET! I have been on the journey and I now know that the journey that I started in 2002 is coming to an end. I am learning to successfully build my real estate business as a Realtor and in so doing will do my first deal as a real “INVESTOR” more than likely under the tutelage of a mentor who is also an INVESTOR and can show me the way.

I have spent the last few months narrowing down where I focus my time and energy. This has brought me to the end of the chronicles of this blog.

I will probably turn it into an ebook. Those of you who are subscribed to this blog or have followed this blog will receive a free copy if you would like. Just reply to this post that you would be interested in receiving the ebook when it is completed and it would be an honor to share that with you.

All good things must come to an end. I will narrow my focus and begin another journey. Perhaps I will share that journey in another blog or a soft cover copy or a videolog. I will keep you informed.

Thank you to all who have read a blog post or replied or followed this journey. I give you a heartfelt thanks.

Peace & Bliss,

Simone

FIN

There Is Light At the End of the Tunnel

2644625-empowerment-road-sign-isolated-on-white-contains-clipping-pathYes it is. Real Estate Newbies I am still a little frustrated but I am renewed. Why? Simply because I say so. I am not about to let a few setbacks set me up for a fail. No way. People will show you who they are in this business and in life in general all of the time. It is up to you to filter and meet people where they are and leave them if necessary without taking it personal. If you take it personal it will shut you down.

I was working with a contractor who I thought we would do some good business together but he showed me his true colors. When we first met, he said he had paperwork that I could do for him and we would sit down and talk about it and I’m thinking great I would love to create some extra revenue whether I am selling a home or not because more than one revenue stream is always advisable. Ok. Great. Well, that never happens. Ok. I don’t get bent out of shape just observing. Then we had the deal with the guy who doesn’t like to deal with women. Ok. That’s not his fault. Then he asks me to get him some information on some land he wants to purchase to build since he is a contractor and I get him that info and never hear from him and my calls and texts go unanswered. WOW. People will show you who they are just give them the opportunity. Lesson learned. Moving forward. Don’t take it personal.

I will find a contractor that we can have a truly respectful and beneficial relationship helping each other get where we want to go.

There is light at the end of the tunnel because I put it there!

Your Energy May Yield Action

Real Estate Newbies, How Are You Feeling Right About Now?

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Honestly, now I am feeling a few things—frustrated, pissed off but mostly frustrated because I am realizing that in business it is difficult to do your business if you have to feel like you are arm wrestling with your potential clients at every turn. I feel that way and it’s really pissing me off. What am I doing wrong? Good question. I don’t know yet but I will find out. My intention is to connect with potential clients that want to work with me. I know I’m a nice person, pleasant, nice personality and all that but I’m really having a challenge here trying to figure this out. I don’t want to fight with any of my clients or potential clients. I just want to work with those who want to work with me. I don’t think that’s too much to ask but I guess we have to do some type of psychological dance and see who wins? Ugh! I don’t really want to do that but I guess that’s what everyone else does so do I have to do it too?

I don’t want to so I’m going to be on a mission to find a better way.

What about you? How are you feeling about what I wrote? Please let me know your feedback.

To Your Success,

Real Estate Newbies Are You Making Phone Calls?

images (43)I know I know I know. Panic and fear set in and you’re NOT going to pick up that phone. But one of my colleagues told me that “your success is on the other side of the fear” Are you going to let it slip away? Great question right? So I sucked it up and told myself that I wasn’t going to let my success just slip away without a fight. You have to clear your mind because I know that the fear is only perceived. It is not as bad as you think it is. That is truly your mind playing tricks on you (Your Ego) to keep you where you are so you don’t move forward. I allowed my fear of making phone calls stop me and I won’t let my fear have that kind of power of me. I get pissed off and I refuse to let it win. If that’s what you have to do — get pissed off– and don’t let your fear win. It won’t be as bad as you think it is. Pick up the phone.

I placed an ad in craigslist for an Investor and someone answered my ad. I was a little nervous but I called him and spoke and we will see if we can help each other. I know I can learn a lot from him and I am willing to learn. That wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t call after he responded to my ad.

You can do it. Wherever you are right now. Don’t let the anticipation stop you from moving forward.

You can do it. I know you can.

Are You Making Phone Calls Real Estate Newbies?

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As a Realtor, I have to have consistent business. Even if you’re a Investor you still have to have a consistent flow of prospects that you can talk to in order to build your business. In the industry it is said that if you don’t have listing you don’ have a business from a Realtor or real estate agent perspective. If you’re an Investor, you need to have a list of buyers for the deals you get under contract. Either way  -Realtor/agent or Investor- you need a list to sell to so you have consistent business. We did this today in our workshop aimed at getting listing appointments. We made calls for 30 minutes. I had done it a little on my own but not a focused, concentrated effort like today. Honestly, I was a little nervous but as our trainer told us -We didn’t die — from making calls and it wasn’t that bad. Action Is Required.

You just have to do it.

Real Estate Newbies UPDATE

400_F_49089223_jZfoWp7YJ7HfVUpmOiLa0UEXGcRAYzM7Well, I’ve been busy. Unfortunately the deals that I was working on all fell through but I got some good news today about one deal I was working on but I won’t get that check until closing which is months away because they haven’t even broken ground yet on this particular project but it is still good news.

I am the Master of my Life. This is the lesson I am learning. I walked away from my substitute teacher gig because I didn’t really want to do it anymore and I wanted to do what I wanted to do which is grow a successful real estate business with consistent business and cash flow. I am working on that. It is a challenge but it is doable. If it is to be then it is up to me. I don’t give up and I don’t like to fail. I have failed but I am learning from my mistakes and that is the way it should be. It’s not easy but it is doable.

What are you doing? I know it’s not easy but it is doable. Come on, get it done and completed. You will feel Great. I promise You.

To Your Success,

Hey Real Estate Newbies Is Your Enthusiasm Wanning?

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Well to be perfectly honest, mine is. Yes it is. My enthusiasm is wanning and getting lesser. Why? The deals that I was so enthusiastic about – I had three – all flopped, bombed, went kaput! Man oh man did that piss me off but that’s the business and that’s how it goes. Do I like it? Hell No. But it is what it is. I did my level best to bring those deals to the table and have it result in a check but I have no control over people and what they will and won’t do. People will say one thing and do another and there is really nothing you can do about that. Well, what’s next? No more feeling sorry for myself. What have I learned? You have to keep moving and have your vision and always be looking ahead because the deals that you have may not come to completion where it will result in a check and you still have to keep it moving. So tha’s what I am doing — Keeping It Moving — onto the next deal.

Now, let’s both go take some ACTION!

Your Energy May Always Yield Action!