No problem - Posted by The real John Behle
Posted by The real John Behle on November 16, 1998 at 14:55:01:
No problem on the mis-post. It did shock me a little. I know my photographic memory has been out of film for a while, but I didn’t think it was so bad I could post something and not remember it 10 minutes later.
Like the other newsgroups, this is a question and answer format, not a step by step, easy flowing seminar format. There’s quite a range of both knowledge and the level of questions, so to this point much of it has been geared towards problem solving, and strategy - not the basics of paper.
Even if we tried, this format couldn’t handle it. To effectively learn paper takes at least 5 days instruction from someone who knows the business and has the experience. I have to say that because there are those out there that only “teach” paper to charge their many thousands for the seminar - not to add value to the industry or actually create successful students.
As far as basic books, I guess the most basic might be Jimmy Napier’s “Invest in Debt”. That could give you a broad overview for just a few dollars. From what you’ve said, my books might be a little advanced. I will post a couple articles here in the newsgroup that might help though. The articles are excerpts from my books, so if they make sense, the books will. As far as Terry’s books, I don’t know how easy they are for the beginner to understand. I haven’t seen them yet.
When you want advanced strategies, techniques and more than a “cursory introduction” as you described the different real estate courses you been through, then my books fit the bill. My challenge has always been to make things simple enough for the beginner. The 5 day video course goes from simple to extremely advanced, but most of my books might be considered “second level”.
Start out with the articles in the “How to articles” section of this site. In particular, begin with J.P. Vaughn’s “Basic course” that is near the end of the articles in the list. There are also some other “paper” articles. I’ll also send you some more basic info.