What’s Happening At Our WREIA Meeting On Jan 18th?

Re: The coldest morning of the year and we decide to try to make a video invitation to our Jan. WREIA meeting.

We were out at a current renovation in Silver Spring on the coldest morning of the year so far…..

It was too cold to make a video outside – we were literally shaking – so we stepped inside out of the wind.  You may hear a little work being done in the background.

Enjoy!

Attending WREIA meetings is a great way to network with other successful people and build your belief that this business will be profitable for you as well.

Save a few dollars and reserve your seat early. Come join us at WREIA on Jan. 18th. It will be a great way to start the year, get you motivated, and get a jump start on 2016.

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Reserve your seat for the first 2016 WREIA meeting Here.

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Make this year a great year for your business!

John Peterson

301-881-5541
Washington REIA Network, President
Profitable Property, Founder

VIDEO – When Will It Be My Time?

Re: When Will It Be My Time?

You just never know when your time may come – but you need to be ready when it does.

For a lot of us, we look around and see a lot of people having success, and it can be frustrating.  We wonder quietly to ourselves “When will it be my time?”

For David Tolley his time came in December of 1985 at a taping of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson.

Johnny Carson had a guest, a classical pianist, who cancelled at the last moment after he slammed his fingers in a car door.

Johnny turns to the audience and asks if anyone in the audience can play.  More specifically, he asks if anyone has played for 5 years or more.

David Tolley was ready and raised his hand, rather excitedly.

For David, his time had come and even now, he capitalizes on that single moment of opportunity from over 30 years ago.
Today – I wonder how many people in our business are frustrated because they know they have put in the work.
They think to themselves “I’ve taken classes and read everything there is to read about real estate investing and even made a few offers. Why can’t I make a deal happen?”
Maybe your opportunity hasn’t come yet. It’s possible. Or, maybe an opportunity did present itself, but you weren’t ready.  It’s likely that you don’t know what you don’t know.
Deals are all around us.

David Tolley grabbed his chance because he went out that day and saw a live taping of the show. He didn’t sit home and watch that episode on TV. He got out there and made things happen, and because he was in the audience on that night, he raised his hand when his chance came along.

Unlike David Tolley and his situation, you probably won’t have a chance to be picked out of a Tonight Show audience to help someone who wants to unload a problem home.  It’s more likely you need to pay attention and be present when your opportunity arises.

You might be at a friends birthday party, or a neighborhood block party when all of a sudden an acquaintance tells you about a friend who is getting ready to leave town on a lucrative 2 year contract overseas and “has to” sell his house before he leaves. (That has actually happened to me.)

My point is this:
Get out there and look for opportunity.

If you have put in the time and work, learning, studying and taking classes – your time will come.

Be ready.

 SHAMELESS PLUG ALERT

I might add that attending WREIA meetings is a great way to network with other successful people and build your belief that this business will be profitable for you as well.

Save a few dollars and reserve your seat early.  Then, come join us at WREIA on Jan. 18th. It will be a great way to start the year, get you motivated, and get a jump start on 2016.

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Reserve your seat for the first 2016 WREIA meeting Here.

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Make this year a great year for your business!

John Peterson

301-881-5541
Washington REIA Network, President
Profitable Property, Founder

LINK – Global Slowdown Means What For DC Property Values?

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Re:Global Slowdown A Concern?

Bloomberg just posted an article that sums up the outlook for the world economy in 2016.

One of the lines that will reach out and grab you comes right at the beginning of the article posted at Bloomberg. 

“The global economy will sputter along this year…”

What does that mean for you working here in the DC area?

Just like our local markets can vary widely, so can the economies of various countries around the world.

China is slowing down – which only means they are not growing as fast.  Brazil and Russia are actually contracting – not so good.

But here in the U.S. things are starting to get going again.  Slowly.

Personally, I like that.  It keeps things going, but allows for us to step in and help people from time to time with their properties.  We can help by speeding up what could be a long sales process for a seller.

When people are unsure about the future, we can step in and give them a definitive number today.  That gives people OPTIONS.  Don’t underestimate the power of giving a property owner a choice of what they can do.

What we do is really simple.  We give people access to a wholesale real estate market.  Most people don’t even realize it exists until they hear from us.

A slowdown across the world economies is fine.  It makes for great headlines if you want to make yourself depressed and look for the problems someone might face if they are the head of an international conglomerate of companies.

However, as a BUYER of properties, it should get you excited.  The daily headlines can actually help you when you are working with sellers.

Warren Buffet is a great example of someone who does not lose their mind when things slow down and get a little volatile.  He sees value, and has no problem stepping in and buying stocks or sometimes entire companies.

You should do the same thing.  As things slow down around the world, look around in your backyard right here in the DC area.  Can you find individual properties with value built in?  Maybe you can improve a property and create value?  Maybe you can do both?

Where should you focus in 2016?

At our WREIA meeting this month we are going to focus on 3 areas.  These three areas – if you FOCUS –  can have massive results.

You can pick one if you are just getting started or work on all three if you are experienced.

I suggest you come out and join us for two reasons:

  • The January WREIA meeting will give you 3 areas to focus on, and some details on how you can implement specific strategies to get going – FAST.
  • You are going to get a behind-the-scenes peek at an upcoming class I will be offering. (For those of you who are regular members, you know we seldom offer any classes at WREIA.)  On top of everything, this is a rare opportunity to work with us in a real world atmosphere – and as a bonus you will work on an actual live current deal – from beginning to end.

Some of you have been asking some very specific questions lately and I am listening. Join us at WREIA for some of the answers to these questions and much more.

 

  • Where do I get more leads?
  • Where should I focus and what type of neighborhoods have the best values going into 2016?
  • How do I get started wholesaling?
  • I need to buy a property out of our area.  What do I do to make sure I don’t make a mistake?
  • My marketing looks like everyone else – and it’s kinda stale.  How do I stand out?
  • How do I find a better contractor that will give me preferable pricing?

We live in a remarkable area when it comes to housing.  We have a very resilient market that very few people outside of the DC Metro area can appreciate.  Our heavy reliance on the government has been bolstered by the technology and biotech companies that have moved in over the last couple of decades.

Put down the articles about a global slowdown.  You should be as excited as I am about this year and all that it offers us!

Reserve your seat now and come join us at WREIA on Jan. 18th. It will be a great way to start the year, get you motivated,  and get a jump start on 2016.
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Reserve your seat for the first 2016 WREIA meeting Here.
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Make this year a great year for your business!

John Peterson
301-881-5541
Washington REIA Network, President

Profitable Property, FounderP.S. Calling all WREIA members – In case you missed it and only scanned this issue – At our WREIA meeting this month we will take just a few minutes and give you a behind-the-scenes peek at an upcoming training we will be offering.  You know we don’t do this often – so consider this my special invitation to join us this month. It will be unlike anything you have seen me offer before.

Based on my 2 decades of experience in this business – for some people I know it will be life-changing.