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Brian Campbell
About Me: 

Boy, has it taken me a while to work up the courage to write this profile and start my real estate investing journey! I’ve been lurking for a while on this and other forums.

I am 53 years old, married, and have 5 beautiful kids. No grand kids yet! We live in North Central Iowa. I have been a school teacher for 30 years and my wife and I bought a restaurant 4 years ago. After I teach, I work at the restaurant. Life is anything but dull and boring! (Here's a link to our restaurant's Facebook page if your interested in checking it out...http://www.facebook.com/pages/Soups-Pizzeria-Grill/172228686174995).

I have come up with all kinds of roadblocks to starting this journey...I work two jobs so there isn’t enough time, can’t get financing, don’t know how to start and what to do.

I work 2 jobs so I don’t have a lot of time to devote to rei but I do have Monday evenings, Saturdays until 3:00 p.m. and most of Sunday to find some time to work on investing.

I am really hopeful to get specific direction on what I need to do each week to find my first property. I will do my best to take the direction given and in return will keep an updated journal to let you know how it’s going.

So, this is week one......what do you suggest I do this week to find my first property? (Some of you might be thinking stay home and spend it with your family since I don’t have a lot of time as it is right now. That’s why I want to get into rei--so I have freedom to not work so much. I know many of you can relate to this.)

It’s time to take a leap of faith and get into the game and I think I found the right forum to provide the support, advice, and hand holding I feel like I need to stay on the path.

Hoping for some direction.

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Basic Info

Teacher and Restaurant Owner
Have Child(ren)
Completed Post Graduate

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Mainly Just This One


Hi Brian

Valuni's picture

Congratulations for joining this site and starting your rei journey!
When you have a job, or two, and a family, you have to be very disciplined with your time, and make an effort to get something done every day, no matter how little time you can put into it, you have to do it! It is hard work, and less sleep... but when you get that first deal, words cannot describe the feeling!

Wishing you great success,

Thank you Valerie. It's been

bcampbell516's picture

Thank you Valerie. It's been a while since I checked here and didn't know I had a response.

REI is really starting to pop for me. I just closed on my second deal this morning and I have 2 closings scheduled the first part of Sept.

I also have 2 other signed purchase agreements. This is all due to 5 bandit signs I put out on Friday nights and take down Sunday nights.

I'm getting some good leads from these signs!

All my best!