It’s much deeper than that.(long)0 - Posted by howard-nyc
Posted by howard-nyc on December 09, 2000 at 18:42:29:
People have different motivations and different social norms that drive them here(cre) or elsewhere.
I first got involved with Paper way back in 1993. Bought a course through the mail. Even went out and got a mortgage brokers license(florida). Mailed some leads and got a few calls. The discounts were too high! Eventually found out that the guy I was sending my deals to was a daisy chain broker who had sold the manual to create his own bird dogs. I dropped out when I didn’t see the easy money materialize! Just think if I had stayed with that!
My first foreclosure seminar was in South Miami(I am from there, now live in NYC) around 1984(i was about 23yrs old and attending college and working part time). Any body remember Tom Vu! I came out of that seminar and everything I heard sounded Vietnamese to me! He was actually doing the seminars.
I did infact go down to the courthouse and dig out some foreclosure leads. Drove by some houses, and now I can not even remember what happend after that. I never spoke to one “Defendant”.
Next thing I know it’s 1993. Some guy on television came to town and held a pre-seminar. Started preaching about “financial engineering”. Turned out to be a $5000 boot camp where they send you out to make offers and then come back and talk about it. They even called some newspaper leads on the phone for everyone to hear in the room. They gave us so many contracts and manuals I didn’t know what to do. We knew everything from “2nd mortgage crank” to “down payment promissory note”. I never made an offer. Not one! Anybody remember Harvest Financial Services out of Hollywood, FL?
1993-1994 attended the Paper Source convention. Never got a paper deal.
Turning 40yrs old 1st-Qtr-01. Left my job in January of this year. Spent the entire year doing temporary computer assignments and trying out all kinds of stuff. And adding additional continuing educaton credits to my real estate license(which I do not use for traditional real estate sales).
Found and spent some time between Jan and March on this board and others. And then something else came up and I left the boards Month of April bought Jeff Beabian’s lease option program.(I already have a more advanced l/o program from 1993) Did not open it!
Anybody see a pattern here!
End of October at the library I picked up “The Millionaire Mind” by the same author of “The Millionaire Next Door”(which I have not read). (BTW, these books are really, really full of statistics and a little dry to read, afterall the author is a Phd.) But they are a blue print for building wealth, or at least how others have done so.
After reading the first book I have absolved myself to being self employed. The book was the final message giving me that “fed up” feeling. It spelt out for me that if I am going to get ahead I need to do it on my own and be self employed to build the income I need with the time I have left to work in my life. A job paying $40,000 is not going to do it for me.
And re investing/trading/brokering and re/loans is the path I have chosen. (Would you agree that I have a little familiarity with the subject?) It is the fastest bestest’ way I know to build the equity that I need for the rest of my life.
I now have investors lined up and I am planning my buyer/sellers advertisements, building a fax list of re offices, and starting a lis-pendens campaign. And pretty soon I will be requesting alot more help from this board.
So there are many reasons people come and go and come on this board and others!