Bill Cook told us at Chattanooga REIA recently that real estate investing is simple, but it isn't easy. What about those people on TV that fix and flip houses? They make it look like it's a piece of cake. People, please remember, TV is for entertainment and fantasy. I will take the advice of someone who has realised their goals in life through investing much quicker than someone who is on TV just to entertain me.
As a new investor, it's a scary feeling of not knowing what to do, how much to offer, how to figure repair costs, paperwork, marketing to buy then to sell. Sounds like alot? There's even more that I can't go into here for sake of brevity.
One thing that I have seen my real estate teachers do, when they want to learn something new to them, is find someone who is already doing what they wanted to do and find a way to partner up with them. You can learn much more than any course could ever teach you when you partner up with someone with experience on a deal or a problem.
Why would an experienced investor want to partner up with me?
This Thursday, September 20th at BIG Chattanooga we will have several investors in the audience that we will interview about why they partner, who they will work with, the kind of deals they are looking for, and you will have the chance to ask them questions as well. This is not a presentation, more of a discussion or brainstorm session. You will learn much more in this manner as opposed to a teacher/class type of setup. We want you to interact, get information that you can use, be inspired and leave motivated to find and solve real estate problems.
RSVP NOW on Facebook or on Meetup and join us on Thursday, September 20th at 5:30PM at Wally's Restaurant located at 6521 Ringgold Rd in East Ridge, TN. Be sure to have a delicious supper from the menu or from the buffet at Wally's Restaurant. DO NOT MISS this event!! RSVP TODAY, and We will see YOU at BIG Chattanooga!
Have you been a “real estate investor” for several months or even years without doing your first deal? What is holding you back? Fear? Lack of money? Credit Problems? Lack of Focus? Are you afraid you will screw it all up?
Why make such a big deal about your first deal? Well, it’s the hardest deal you will do, but once you get through it, your belief in yourself and real estate investing will rise dramatically. You will be on your way to becoming a true real estate investor.
BIG will have experienced local and regional investors speaking and leading interactive exercises on relevant topics on a beginners level. We also have mentors attending that can take you by the hand and can walk you through that first deal. So please join us on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Arrive around 5:30PM so you can get some delicious food at Wally's in East Ridge.
The Chattanooga REIA Beginning Investors Group (BIG) hosted by Alan McDonald, is an educational and networking special interest group for new investors who are just getting started in real estate investing as well as “new again” real estate investors who’ve taken a few years off and are looking to get back in the game. BIG is hosted by Alan McDonald, who will be bringing in local and regional real estate experts to teach new investors how to survive and thrive in our ever changing economy and real estate market. The entire purpose of this group is to inspire and eduacate new investors to get their first deal and help new again investors get their next deal!
The Beginning Investors Group meets on the 3rd Thursdays of each month from 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM at Wally's Restaurant located at 6521 Ringgold Rd, East Ridge, TN just off of I-75 at Exit 1. BIG is FREE for Chattanooga REIA Members. Guests and Not-Yet-Members will eventually pay a fee, but for now, there is no charge for anyone that attends. This is a “dinner” group and we kindly request that you buy dinner and/or drinks since Wally's allows us to meet there. There will be lots of learning and lots of networking. Bring your deals and your haves, wants and needs to the meeting for discussion.