Posted by RON on May 10, 2006 at 23:32:46:
I know how you feel. You are confused. Your at the point where you have been turning your wheels for some time and getting real frustrated. I have been there myself.
You are saying “The Gurus Say” What gurus? Who? What courses have you purchased. There are alot of bad course out there. Beware.
My suggestion,and if you follow my suggestion, I’am sure you will do fine, and im sure you will no longer be frustrated.:
Concentrate on only ONE method. Figure out which method suits your own personality and situation. Do you have good credit,bad credit, money, no money? Do you like rentals? quick flips? Rehabs? lease/options? dealing with banks? Short sales? etc? Its what suits your own personality.
Once you figure out which method suits you best, stick to that one method. Become an expert in that method. Then go on to other methods, if you wish. You might not want to because you may end up making good money in your chosen method.
Learn how to get good leads/motivated sellers.
If you persist and keep on pushing, success will come. If real estate is what you truly want to do, no matter how frustrating it gets, or how hard and long it takes until you get that first check, then success will come. It may take 2 months to get that first check, but then again it may take 1-5 years until you get that first check, like it did for me.
It was not until 4 years later after starting in real estate did I cash my first check. That was 12 years ago.