How Do I Get Started in Creative Real Estate Investing?
Step 1: Join Your Local Real Estate Investors Association. Get to know successful local investors. Ask them how they got started and what methods they use or prefer. Find out what Mentors they follow or recommend and why. Those who attend regular REIA Meetings and Events tend to be the most successful.
Step 2: Educate Yourself, Be A Student of the Business. However, don't get caught up in the paralysis of analysis. You don't need to know everything to get started. Ask other successful investors what books or courses they recommend and why before you spend hundreds or even thousands of your hard earned dollars on unnecessary or bogus kits, courses, seminars, coaching or mentoring.
Step 3: Choose Your Method. It is easy to get distracted with all the different methods and techniques. You need to decide if you are either willing or able to use your own cash & credit, or if you need to use other people's (OPM & OPC). Do you need a Mentor or Partner to hold your hand through a few transactions before you venture out on your own? Select just one method and stick with it until you've either mastered it or determined it's not for you. But whatever you do... DON'T GIVE UP!
Step 4: Create A Plan (of ACTION) and Work Your Plan. Know what you are going to do on a Daily Basis. To be successful in this business, you need to "SHOW UP" Everyday! Your personal coach or mentor should be able to help with this. You cannot and should not try to do this business on your own, at least not yet.
Step 5: Make Offers, Make Offers, Make Offers. IOW... JUST DO IT!
This is a Simple Business, but it IS NOT EASY. Regardless of what the "Gurus" will tell you, it takes Time, Money, Commitment and Lot's of Work.
See You at the Next WAREIA Meetin'
Here's a little bonus for you...
Even though I am no longer association with the company, I still listen to this incredible and motivating speech by Mr. Art Williams. It doesn't matter who you work for or what business you're in, this is one of the best motivational speeches of all time.
Do yourself and your family a huge favor by spending must 20 minutes with Art. I know it will change your life as it has mine.
"Just Do It"