“I Can’t Believe Trump Will Be President” – My Response

Re: Mr. Trump as President

I’ve noticed two very similar responses to the outcome of our election.

“I can’t believe Trump is going to be President.”  This is followed by shock, disappointment and some shaking of the head.


“I can’t believe Trump is going to be President!” Usually a little reserved excitement but also with some shock embedded in the comment.

We were told for weeks and months that we would have Ms. Clinton as our sure thing next President. Quite simply – I am as surprised as you are.

But it’s not keeping me awake at night.

My response whether your are disappointed or excited is something like this:

“You know, I have been an investor for over 20 years.   You know the one thing I have noticed that people need whether there is a republican or a democrat in the White House?”

“A place to live.”

It’s really pretty simple.  You can get all worked up.

You can get disappointed or excited, and lose your focus over one person.

Or you can get out there and start working.

You can help supply a basic human need no matter where you are in the world.


Find a neighborhood where people want to live.

Look for a house that needs to be fixed up.

Make a sensible offer.

Fix up the house and sell it for a profit.

That is very oversimplified – but you get the idea.

This next statement might come as a shock to you if you are really worked up with disappointment or excitement.  I don’t want to be rude, but someone needs to point this out to you.

The person who sits in the house on Pennsylvania Ave. will likely never know about you and your single family home or condo flip.

That person has never been the reason I have spent a career finding, fixing and selling homes.

I have done it for my family.

Helping other families live in a safe home as a result of my renovations has been extremely rewarding.  Teaching and leading our DC WREIA group and mentoring other investors has given me a great deal of satisfaction as well.

Speaking of WREIA….

Our last WREIA meeting of the year is this Monday – Nov. 14th.

It’s a year end wrap-up meeting and will include a few actionable items to help you focus.

Wrap up 2016 and launch yourself down the right path in 2017 with our 60 day action guide.


Joining us at WREIA in November?Save a few dollars and reserve your seat early.

Join us for the food, the network, the learning and expand your belief that other people are out with me right here in the DC area making money in Real Estate.

It’s not too early to prepare for a great 2017. Make it a great year for your business!

Let me know how I can help you,

John Peterson
Washington REIA Network, President
Profitable Property, Founder