Re: Best Books/Courses to Start With - Posted by Zeus
Posted by Zeus on April 20, 1999 at 24:53:18:
I agree with Mark. I too am a beginner in this new life and way of thinking, and I found this site about a week ago! It helps greatly!!! I found it while researching info on Carlton Sheets. Found out on this board that he is probably not the best, but hey, every bit of info I get helps in one way or another. And right now I could afford the $180 to get it.
Anyway keep reading this board and it won’t take long to figure out who the “Wise Ones” are! There are numerous how-to’s and information articles in the other sections of this site. Join the “Insiders Club” now while it is free. Get the books that are recommended here and browse thru others at a good book store or web site. Maybe even the library will have some books on REI, probably old but good techniques never die.
The books I’ve decided to get first , because of reading this board are : Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki / Awaken the Giant Within by Tony Robbins / Fast Cash With Quick Turn Real Estate by Ron LeGrand. And whatever I come across in my searching that might help me.
I learned a new term today also that might help you also. It’s called “analysis paralysis”. Don’t get it by overwhelming yourself with info. Always be looking for a good deal because they really are all around, you just need to be ready to act on them. Go to the “How To” section right now and read “Learn How To Generate Cash First” by Scott Britton along with all of the other articles that are there. Remember that this is a business of ideas and action. Go out and make a low offer on a piece of property. Try to get it for 50% of its fair market value. Set the closing in 3 months. If they say no at least you started. If they say “yes”, you never know till you try, post it for sale saying something like, “25% below market value”. Watch them come running (but rememeber to always have a way out unless you can’t sell it by then).
Sorry for rambling on. I’m just a little excited about my new part-time career. Hopefully it will turn into full-time soon!Good Luck and never say die!