Tonight was our first night attending our local Real Estate Association event. If you are an real estate professional in the Puget Sound area or interested in working with other professionals in this area, I mean lawyer, accountant, adviser, investor, broker… no matter what hat you wear or how many you wear, YOU SHOULD JOIN – Real Estate Association of Puget Sound.
It was a great great new member event, featuring Louis Brown! Tonight was only an introduction. I will be coming back again on Sat for a whole day training! I will write a few more blogs on what I learned (and will learn) from Lou over the weekend.
Besides Lou, I also met some of the most wonderful people in the room. Today we got to speak with Ms. Wendy Ceccherelli. To be honest, her blog was my inspiration – why don’t I write down the encounters I had while learning how to invest in real estate? I love her blogs and that’s why I started this one 🙂 Can’t believe I actually met her in person today!! Only when I got home and click on my RSS, I realize — OMG. I just talked to Wendy! IN PERSON! Please consider this as my little fan fever.
Wendy is fabulous. I wanted to share with someone about the leads I have been getting these few days. Oh, did I mention I got new business cards for me and Brian? “If I close on a real estate transaction due to your referral, please let me know and I will send you a check for $500!” I did what Alan (remember our Rich Dad class?) told us to do, and have been distributing my cards since I got them yesterday. Can you imagine it? I have a few leads already! But now I have to think about the strategy, the analysis, how to change a lead to a real deal…
I believe: one shall only touch the wall to tell it’s hardness (let’s hope we use our hands, not our heads). I approached Wendy after the event. Let’s cut the chase, here is what I learned today. Ask people about their investment goal first, then tell them what you have. And a little revisit of what Alan taught us: you got the contract, you got the deal. Must must must remember to get a seller under contract before you present the opportunity as a “deal”!
I enjoy learning from experienced people, very very very much. Can’t wait for the day I am sharing with new investors who is standing where I am today! 🙂
Talk to investors in your area. Enjoy!