Posted by William, Columbus, OH on May 08, 2000 at 15:17:26:
Tina: You will learn a surprising amount by reading the posts and articles on this site, however the REAL learning comes from actually walking through the motions involved. You likely need to become re-employed for now and then look into joining your local REIA group (look at the bottom of the yellow column to the left of the main screen under Resources). At those meetings you can learn alot and they have a library of training materials you can check out to study - FREE. There is a general routine beginners use to attract motivated sellers. A form to use when doing telephone interviews with the sellers, and forms to use for writing sales agreements, etc, etc. In some areas people get numerous responses quickly and in other areas it is a bit slower. Each time you talk to a seller you become more confident and (via making some mistakes/learning experiences) you learn faster.
Don’t ever feel inadequate or dumb because, like a child, we learn best by doing the thing … not reading about it. You must have the courage to change the things you can . . . and that is your attitude toward the experience/journey. If you believe you can do it - you can. God loves you and so do I, Tina.