How I Got Started in Real Estate Investing

Posted on December 16, 2010 by

Have I ever told you how I got started in Real Estate Investing? This is a TRUE Story…

I was nervous. I was confused. I didn’t know if real estate investing was going to work for me, but i really wanted it too! It was my first deal and I was doing it with another investor who wanted to use my money. I thought I had everything set.

If it DID work, I was going to get my money back and make a BIG chunk o’ change. If not, I faced embarrassment and shame in front of my friends and family. I had read a few books. I had studied the concepts. I thought I did everything right.

Wrong! Luck was not on my side. Although I did the deal, I ended up getting cheated by the other investor and I lost all of my money. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong! Ever hear of “Murphy’s Law?” Yeah. It was like that but a lesson well learned.

I could feel the pain, anger and confusion boiling in the pit of my stomach like a bad Mexican meal. I was almost ready to quit – even after just ONE deal! But something inside me made me give it another try. I knew it was my fault that I screwed up and allowed myself to get taken advantage of by another investor who knew a lot more than I did.

Being a professional college student for many years, I figured I just needed a little guidance and training. After all, if it worked for so many other people, why couldn’t real estate work for me? So rather than give up, I decided to DO something about it. I had to make myself smarter. I had to learn some more and get the right training like I did in my college days.

But where could I go? Who could teach me? This was before I even knew real estate investor groups like Atlanta REIA even existed.So I began my search. (Read more to see what I discovered!)

I asked around and ended up talking to a customer of mine who was a very successful real estate investor.I had personally witnessed this guy go from high school janitor in a Sanford & Son pickup truck to a successful real estate investor living in a half a million dollar house driving a Porsche in just 3 short years.

So I asked him what his secret was and he told me… it was Ron LeGrand. My friend was even kind enough to loan me a few of Ron’s books and CDs. I listened to them non-stop for days and was blown away! In a few short days, Ron had taught me more about making money that I had learned in all of my years of real estate investing and I had yet to meet the man!

I was so excited about what I was learning and hearing for the first time that I signed up for several of Ron’s live training events and was further blown away. Ron opened up a whole new world for me and a true path to economic freedom.

Because of what I learned from Ron, my next series of deals went a LOT smoother, were much more profitable and I made back all that I had lost and then some! The training paid for itself many times over. Within a very short time, I, like my friend who introduced me to Ron, was very successful and making good money investing in real estate.

I don’t know if you know him or not, but Ron LeGrand is responsible for creating more real estate millionaires than just about anybody else out there. I should know – I’m one of them. He has been there, done that and is still doing it.

So why should you care? Because you’re personally invited to attend a very special webinar with Ron LeGrand himself! That’s right! Like the prodigal son who’s returned, I’m bringing “Papa” (as he’s affectionately known to many) home to us — The Atlanta REIA!

Whether you’re looking to real estate investing as a way out of your dead end job or you are a burnt out investor looking for a real estate revival, Ron LeGrand can help you achieve what you need to survive and thrive in 2011 and beyond and live the life of your dreams!

Write this date down & save the time:

Webcast with Ron LeGrand: Tuesday, December 21st at 7:00 PM ET

In fact, Click Here Now to Register Now!

You don’t have to travel anywhere. You don’t have to do anything special except register for this FREE event now, and be in front of the computer at that time. If you’re interested in learning what’s working in real estate right NOW so that you can take advantage of this crazy market while you still can, you’ll want to attend this webinar.

Register Now!

I’m so very excited to reconnect with Ron, and thought that this would be a great chance for YOU to connect or reconnect with him too, learn what’s working in today’s real estate market – directly from the real “Guru” himself.

Here are just a FEW of the things Ron is going to share with you on Tuesday night’s webinar:

  • How to get the phone ringing off the hook with desperate sellers, begging you to come ‘steal’ their house without having to put any money down or use your credit. Do ‘no risk deals’ sound good to you, too?
  • How to easily evaluate any deal that comes across your desk in seconds, instantly knowing whether it’s worth your time to get involved or toss it in the trash.
  • Wait a minute! DON’T throw that ‘dead lead’ in the trash, or you could be throwing away some! Discover Ron’s new way of making up to a few hundred bucks on those ‘worthless’ leads that aren’t worth your time, even if you don’t buy the house!
  • Multiple ‘Secret Sources’ of where to find any property’s true value, giving you a leg up on any so-called ‘competition’ and blowing them out of the water.
  • Where to find the money to fund any deal you want to do (hint: It’s right under your nose!)
  • How to structure your next deal so that it is not only 47% more profitable, but also Tax-Free!! (This one strategy alone could put your kids or grandkids through college).
  • And a LOT more.

Now I’d suggest that you register as quickly as possible, because we only have 100 spots available for this webinar, and once we’re full, we can’t take any more. Once again, the webinar is Tuesday night at 7 p.m., and you can register right here:

Register Now!

That’s it for now. I’ll see you on the webinar Tuesday!

With Much Appreciation,
Dustin Griffin

P.S. What are you waiting for? I started Atlanta REIA to help you achieve your dreams. This limited-capacity webinar with Ron is first-come, first-serve. So go ahead, get registered now and clear your calendar for Tuesday December 21st at 7:00 PM ET!

Dustin GriffinAbout the Author: Dustin Griffin is the founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Real Estate Investors Alliance (Atlanta REIA). Dustin Griffin is husband to Christine Griffin and father of Savannah and Hudson Griffin. Dustin has been “Self-Unemployed” and proud of it since 1996. Dustin has been an active real estate investor since 1999.


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