Here’s something new - Posted by Steve in Tx
Posted by Steve in Tx on October 09, 2003 at 15:53:27:
I have been following this message board for a while. I have been so impressed by the “community” atmosphere here and the willingness of people to help others.
I am convinced that my best bet for my future is in real estate. But I’m new. And here is my situation.
(Fortunately you can stay anonymous on this site or I don’t think I could do this!) A few months ago I had a heart attack, lost my job,wife divorced me, found out I can’t work-all within a couple weeks time. I continue to be unable to work at a regular job. For health reasons, I don’t know if I can ever have a regular job nor do I know how much longer I may have. Could be 20 days or 20 years. I have no money, no credit, no way to get money, and have moved in with my mother.
My experience I believe is ideal for real estate. I have owned several businesses, the last one sold in 1997 for just under 5 million dollars. My partners and I left the industry as part of a non_compete agreement. As a result of the divorce, all that money is gone. That’s right, gone! And when I say I have no money, I mean no money. No bank account, no assets (well a car worth $300) that doesn’t run.
My career has been in marketing-consulting work to set up or beef up marketing departments. In my last experience, I brought the company from 100k in sales to 6 million in 18 months so I do know how to do that part. In running businesses I have been involved in all aspects-financial, legal, management, etc. I have watched this site and read enough that I believe this is my best bet for income in the shortest period of time.
Please keep in mind-again,I have no money,no credit and no access to money. I know that sometimes people say this and they have assets, savings, etc. This is not the case.
I do have a son. Real Estate can allow me to do something here that I could leave to him, whether its rental homes in trust, future options, and well you get the picture.
I have read enough here to know that, though people may not have been exactly in my position, they’ve been close.
My question is, imagine if you were me,-
What would you do?
And I mean that in terms of how would you start in this business? You have lots of time, some pretty good experience, and need to earn as much as you can in as little time as possible.
If anyone gives me an idea that I profit from, I will pay 20% of whatever I make on the 1st deal. I’ll have your email. And I will do what I say I’ll do. I’ll also post it here (unless you say not too) and submit for success stories to help others.
I have watched this site for a while and I know that folks here are generally more creative than most I’ve seen in the business world. Coming here has been something I now do regularly just for the rush. Most of you know what to do and how to do it. Or at least if you don’t know, you know how to find out.
Thanks for the site!