My first deal!!!

My first deal!!!

FINALLY!!! After months of hard work, I finally completed my first wholesale deal! And, it ended up being a three property deal!

Through my marketing efforts, I found an investor who had properties in my area, but he lives in another state. His properties were vacant, and had been vandalized. He was ready to sell.

I had already located a buyer who was interested in the type of properties that the seller had. So, it just came down to finding a price that we could agree on.

Ultimately, I bought all three properties for a total price of $90K, and sold them for a price of $102K. And, since I did a same day closing, I made a $12K profit without using any of my own money!

Now, I'm off to do it again!

Happy investing everyone!

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Stephan Roberts
"In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia!"

Here is a FREE property analyzer I've found:

https://tvallc.infusionsoft.com/go/RehabLite/sroberts/

It's a great tool to use to help analyze your deals (and did I mention it's FREE)! But, you really should spend the $97 and get the full premium edition! IT'S AWESOME!!


Congrats to to Steven! As

Congrats to to Steven! As they so, "rinse and repeat" Smiling

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Sorry Stephan...

As they say "rinse and repeat"! Smiling

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~Act successful! And you'll draw it to you.~
~Every achievement, big or small, begins in your mind. It starts as a thought.~


Stephan

Congratulations! Now like you said, on to the next one! Good Job!

Michael

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Congratulations, Stephan!

I know that you have been working very hard for a long time! You are proof of what we always preach, if you don't quit and just keep doing it, you will WIN!!!

I am thrilled for you! The next ones will be easier!

Best of luck!

Karen

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Congrats Steven!

Now you have it down, hopefully the next will be faster!

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Stephen's First Deal!

Good on you, Stephen!! That is just great. How you got up the courage to do 3 first time deals all at once!--well that is just so inspiring to me! Onward and upward! Fly with the Eagles!


Congratulations!

Great job! Knowing that there are other "first timers" out there that are succeeding helps me "keep on keeping on." Onward!


Congrats!!

There you go Stephan! Way T Go! Keep Up The Momentum!!

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Ronda

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Getting started

Well I have to say that this is my first time blogging. " Ever" It is also my first time in a lot of things. I'm brand new to REI and I'm excited. I've been reading Deans books and trying to get as much knowledge as I can before making the plunge. I am currently getting my real estate investing team together. I secured a lawyer and a real estate agent so far and the rest of the team hopefully by next week. I am also getting bandit signs made and working on flyer to start working on my buyers list. I will say this I am a little nervous and anxious. I know I will make this happen.( thanks kareng) I know if I have a question the DG family will help me figure it out and I thank you for this.

JMart68
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LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MOTION


Congradulations Stephan, I

Congradulations Stephan,
I am a maotivated 3 day old student of the program, yet I am interested in how many months did it actually take you to make the first deal.
Again, I know it must feel great to get a check for 12k invest wisely.


My heart is singing for you!

Success!

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Job Well Done !

Now on to the next one ..


Congratulations!!

Congratulations!! Inspiring!! Keep it up!

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SUCCESS STORY COMING SOON!!


awesome

that's great, congrats on to the next


Jesse

JMart68 wrote:
Well I have to say that this is my first time blogging. " Ever" It is also my first time in a lot of things. I'm brand new to REI and I'm excited. I've been reading Deans books and trying to get as much knowledge as I can before making the plunge. I am currently getting my real estate investing team together. I secured a lawyer and a real estate agent so far and the rest of the team hopefully by next week. I am also getting bandit signs made and working on flyer to start working on my buyers list. I will say this I am a little nervous and anxious. I know I will make this happen.( thanks kareng) I know if I have a question the DG family will help me figure it out and I thank you for this.

JMart68
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LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MOTION

Being nervous is natural. Believe me, it happens to all of us! You will get past this.

Good luck!

Karen

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Nice!

3 homes for one price? Wow! That's at I call a pkg deal. Way to go, Stephan! On to the next deal.


Alright Stephan!

Many congrats for your perseverance! Like Karen said; the next ones get easier. Smiling

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congratulations

Hi Stephan,
Congratulations on your first deal. Great work and thanks for sharing.

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How long...

Hey Kevin,

The short answer to your question is that it took me 1 year and 9 months. This may seem like a long time (and it is [smile]), but there is more information you should know.

1) During that time, I've also done some bird dogging where I've just advertised using bandit signs and forwarded the leads to other wholesalers and gotten paid a couple hundred bucks once they actually closed on the deal. This helped to put a few dollars in my pocket while I continued to educate myself on the business.

2) I did have other deals that I got under contract before this one, but either the seller wanted too much or the buyer wasn't willing to offer enough, so the deals fell through.

3) The market was a little different in my area a year ago. Property prices were still falling and there was a lot of inventory. So, if I didn't get a property for a giant discount, then a buyer would just pass on mine and go to the next house that was probably even cheaper. Don't get me wrong, investors were still wholesaling, I just wasn't savvy enough to find the best deals in order to move them. My knowledge and confidence levels are a lot higher now, for me to know that I know what I'm doing (plus, during this time, I've built relationships with people who know a lot more than I do, and are willing to work with me).

So, even though it took me awhile to do my first complete wholesale deal, I HAVE been making money in real estate over the past year. And, there is nothing stopping you from making money (even in a wholesale deal)over the next couple of weeks. The key thing is that you've got to be serious about this.

When I first started a little over a year ago, I was nervous just calling a real estate agent. Now, I could stand up in front of a room of people and talk about real estate all day. It's all about "balance". Learn your craft and your industry. Become an expert. But, don't stand still while you are learning. Make sure you are moving and taking action. But, don't stop asking questions and gaining a better understanding of what you are doing. Balance is the key.

Bottom line, lets say that it takes you two years to do your first deal. Two years is going to pass regardless. So, wouldn't it be nice if two years from now you are an expert in investing in real estate, and you have it as a revenue stream whenever you want? This journey is yours to take. It won't always be easy, but life in general isn't always easy. So, just know that as with most things, you'll get out of it what you put into it.

Happy Investing!

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Stephan Roberts
"In absence of clearly defined goals, we become strangely loyal to performing daily acts of trivia!"

Here is a FREE property analyzer I've found:

https://tvallc.infusionsoft.com/go/RehabLite/sroberts/

It's a great tool to use to help analyze your deals (and did I mention it's FREE)! But, you really should spend the $97 and get the full premium edition! IT'S AWESOME!!


WAY TO GO!!!

Congrats! Now go do it again Smiling

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To your success,
Carol Stinson


Awesome!!!

Stephen,

What a great deal for your first wholesale deal. I see that you've done some bird dogging but still this is terrific. I'm curious though, unless you've already answered this, did you use an Assignment of Contract strategy or did you have to Double close it? Either way is fine just curious.

Again, this is great. Glad to see you moving forward!

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"Faith is the eternal elixir which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought.

"Faith is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!"

- Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich


congrats

Wow, that is great. I look forward to hearing about your next deal and so on. Keep up the great work. Wisdom is knowlege at work. Once again congrats on your first deal.

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good job

Well Stephen now your off the runway and in the sky and it will keep getting better, Jim

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jmart68

Hi your doing very well your team is coming around, thats the ground work the rest is just talking to people which you probly do every day and put a deals together, being nervious is better than doing nothing now your on edge and back in school again and oh what a future you have ahead of you, get up every morning and be thankful count your blessing for each day and keep working, you will get there, much success, Jim ( cant sit in the nest if you want to fly with the eagles, isnt life so much fun)

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My first deal!!!

Congratulations!

The first step is always the steepest.

Your efforts have been rewarded, now it is time to move forward with the next deal.

Keep us posted.

Happy Wholesaling!

Stay Focused
RER


Way to Go Stephan!!!

Big Congrats, especially for your perseverance and hard work! That's what it takes to make it as a real estate investor! Now you can sit back and enjoy the moment!!!... Ok, enough rest...time to get up and go out there and get another deal! Smiling

Wishing you continued success!

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Congratulations, Stephan!!!

Your hard work has paid off. Good luck with your future investing!


Congratulations

Thanks for the inspiration and congratulations on your success!!

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Thank You

Good things come to those who take action!!! Your story is inspiring and thank you for sharing. You are an inspiration and I am next in line for greatness and success!!! Happy Investing to you as well!

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'And the Lord Thy God Will Bring Thee into the Land Thy Fathers Possessed, and Thou Shall Possess it; and He Will do Thee Good, and Multiply Thee Above Thy Fathers," (Deuteronomy 30:5, King James Version)

'I can do ALL things through Christ which strengthens me!' (Philippians 4:13, King James Version)


Keep moving forward

Stephan,

I loved reading about your experience.

You have such a great attitude and philosophy!

Building confidence is so important and I think it's so cool that you recognized the pace you were comfortable with and followed your own path as you continued to educate yourself. Way to go!

You will go far, I have no doubt about that!

Thanks for sharing such an inspiring story Smiling

Julie Wakefield

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