I am not your real estate guru. I do not have all of the answers. I don’t profess to know exactly what to do, when to do it, and how much money it will take exactly for you to “become successful” in real estate; whatever that means. I get so tired of hearing from these gurus, that if you just pay them thousands upon thousands of dollars then you can do no work, live on a beach, and make thousands of dollars every month. I know why they are popular, because it sounds amazing, but it’s not true! I’m sorry guys, but I want to be very honest with you. Brad and I are actually involved in real estate investing every day in a small town. We started when we were broke college students, and have built up our little empire, but it was not easy. We are just ordinary people, and we are just like you. We are not “gurus” and we don’t live on a beach collecting checks every month and never have to do any work. The bulk of the work is when you first purchase a property and get it fixed up, but there is always a little bit of time and work that you have to put in to keep your money flowing in. Passive income is not truly passive, it takes way less work than a traditional job, but it does still involve work.
I just read about a group of people that charge you for a $2,000 seminar that is really a sales pitch for a $40,000 program that “guarantees” you access to $500,000. It’s actually a system that makes you go out and find deals, and then you bring it back to this group and they “finance” it for you and take a percentage of the deal every month. They are acting like a bank (a very high interest one) and then making you pay thousands of dollars for access to this! Guys, that’s crazy!
Truly, you CAN be successful in real estate without the gurus; you don’t even need our help! You can definitely do it; I know you can, because we did. All Brad and I would like to do is to teach you to be able to be a real estate investor faster. You can avoid a ton of our mistakes and heartaches if you take our advice, but ultimately you are the one making the choices, and we want to help YOU become successful. We don’t see you as someone we can use to make us more money. We love real estate investing so much and want to share it with others. We want to teach you to fish, so to speak, so that you have the tools to do this on your own. There is a reason that real estate investing gets a bad rap, and that’s because there are so many people out there trying to scam others. There are a lot of people out there like you and me, real people that do this and make good money at it. You just need to be cautious about anyone who tells you that they have all of the answers. Please, be smart guys, and be careful.