Re: Tell Me About Ray’s DealMaker’s Guide - Posted by Vann
Posted by Vann on May 25, 2006 at 14:54:18:
If you have read any of Ray’s comments on this board you will know a lot about the Guide – detailed, well written, to the point. Since I am new to commercial real estate I keep the Guide on my desk so I can refer to it easily when needed.
As I am sure you have found, it is very difficult to get people who are successful in commercial real estate to talk to you, little less spend time to tell you about the field. If they are successful their time is very valuable and they have many deals they are analyzing, visiting, closing, etc. Also, most investors don?t want to train their competition in their own market.
With the Dealmaker?s Guide you have a very successful commercial real estate investor “sit down” and tell you the truth about the business. How to get started, setting up your personal investment criteria, and developing a plan with the end in mind, etc. The book is like having a father who was successful in the business sit down and explain the things you need to know. Most of us, myself included, would not have that chance without Ray and this Guide. Besides, with this board you can always go back and ask Ray for clarification if you have trouble with something in the Guide or need help with a deal.
If you are serious about this business you will find this Guide extremely helpful. If you are just searching for an easy way to make money I can?t honestly say that commercial real estate is the way. It takes work to be successful like everything else. Read some of the postings on this board and you will see what I mean, but if you are just getting into the business, are serious about making money, and you are willing to work at it, this Guide will save you a lot of timem, money, mistakes and headaches. The price of Ray’s Dealmaker’s Guide is cheap compared to making mistakes ? everything is more expensive in commercial, even mistakes. Why learn the hard way? Ray has been in the commercial real estate business, his father was in the business, and he knows and talks to many people in the business daily. IMHO being able to tap into that knowledge through the Guide is a great opportunity.
Hope this helps,