Posted by Rick Wheat on January 31, 2001 at 03:11:31:
There’s a lot going on there. It’s home to the largest Real Estate Investor Association in the country, so there is a lot of competition. But, as Louis Brown, (who’ll be speaking at the convention) will share with you, there’s plenty of opportunity in Atlanta.
It’s the same all over the country. You’d be amazed how many people have told me “It doesn’t work where I live”, then I get into town and put a deal together. What they mean is, “I don’t know how to make it work where I live”.
Knowledge is the KEY. Knowing how to locate and prescreen properties, structure offers, follow-up on them, and sell them quickly, is all it takes. However, most people just don’t take the time or spend the money to learn how to do this business.
You don’t see brain surgeons saying “I think I’ll read this book on brain surgery, then go out and try it”. No, they study under people who have done brain surgery hundreds of times to learn how to do it. They take it seriously enough to dedicate time in order to avoid disasterous consequences.
It should be the same for people in this business.
Sorry, I’ll get off my soap-box now.