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In 2004, I read several real estate investing books and decided I wanted to become an investor of residential rental homes. The websites of today such as realtor.com, Zillow, etc. didn’t exist back then so I came up with the idea of obtaining a real estate license for easy access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Plus, I earned commission for each one of my purchases.

I became a Realtor in 2005 when the market was extremely hot. My intent was never to be a “Realtor” per se. However, I soon became one of the top producing Realtors in my office while working a demanding full-time as a director in the field of logistics. Sadly, I purchased houses at the height of the market and didn’t make any money. Plus, I had the usual landlord headaches.

In April 2006, my large, nationwide logistic employer filed bankruptcy and closed. Shortly after, I started working with a couple of investors who bought houses then immediately sold wholesale. After the investors received leads from radio and other avenues I would meet with the potential sellers. At first, I made good, fast money. Around mid-2006, forclosures started to flood the real estate market so the investors wanted me to target foreclosures. Unfortunately, banks were not responding to offers for foreclosed homes so I stopped earning money. Next, came the Great Recession where I lost everything I owned and was broke.

In 2008, I finally accepted a position in self-storage earning $9/hour. At the end of that same year, I was offered a supervisory position in logistics earning about 50% of what I made prior to 2006. At the same time, I worked part-time for another self-storage company.

I knew that real estate was the answer to financial freedom so I searched for options. At the end of 2013, I began buying and selling raw vacant land. Shortly after, in 2014, I lost my logistics position of 6 years and my part-time self-storage position of 11 years within 6 months of each other (neither had anything to do with my performance). I applied to hundreds of positions within the logistics industry but my phone didn’t ring. The problem, as I saw it, was that I had too much experience and was getting older.

Since I couldn’t find a job, I focused on my land business relying on it to pay the bills and grow my new business. 7+ years later, I’m financially independent and am so thankful of life’s plan for me. In the logistics industry I made a great salary but had high stress. Now, I spend 1-2 hours per day average and make more money than I’ve ever imagined without the stress. Please understand that I’m not suggesting to quit your day job (at least not immediately). The point I’m trying to make is that you must put in the effort to reap the rewards.

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