Re: ((((((((((((((((((((((SURVEY SAYS’))))))))))))))))))))))))) - Posted by Jim IL
Posted by Jim IL on January 18, 2000 at 20:46:32:
Began as investor: 1996, but stayed stagnant, did not dedicate enough time or motivation to it. Actually got serious in Dec. 1998, when I found CRE.
1st property purchased after: Got ZILCH, ZIP, ZERO for two years, my own fault, I over analyzed, and procrastinated. Then, got the first one;
Started negotiating on it in Dec. 1998, closed in January 1999.
Deals I have made to date: I like the other guys answer, “Not Enough”, but seriously, more than a dozen, and STILL working on more.
Average Hours per week I spend as Investor: Again, have to agree with the other guy, “Not enough”, but average perhaps 15 now, and maybe 20 in the summer.
And, someone always reads these posts and asks this question, so here goes;
Q:"How much money did you make?"
A: NOT ENOUGH! and that is really between me and uncle sam anyway.
And, I NEVER compare myself to other investors. Some have done more deals, and made less money, others have done less deals and made more money. Others, have done…you see my point?
Success is something we each measure personally.
I consider myself to be “successful”, because I have managed to stay happily unemployed since I went FULL TIME, but for others, that may not be enough.
To me, freedom is the key. I may even have a time (like now) where things are slow, but, I am still not punching a clock for anyone, and that suits me fine.
Good luck to you,