3 Deadly Real Estate Investing Mistakes

Hi Everyone!  I’ve recorded this video message for you about the 3 Deadly Real Estate Investing Mistakes that new investors make and what to do so you don’t fall victim!  It is SO important to have a reality check to be sure you are not spinning your wheels right into failure…I’ve listed the mistakes out under the video as well and posed some questions below…take a look!

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DEADLY REAL ESTATE INVESTING MISTAKE #1: Buying, buying, buying – I am referring to buying training course after course, bootcamp after bootcamp, eBooks, video training –you name it – the list is endless.  Real estate investing gurus are obviously good at selling and newbies are the ideal customer.  Now, make no mistake, I am a huge proponent of the right training, at the right time, on the right topic/focused area.

The problem with continually purchasing training is that you are probably experiencing 1 or more of the following things:

The course is too broad – Perhaps it’s a course teaching you “How to invest in real estate” as opposed to a specific training focused on wholesaling only, rehabbing only, or short sales only, for example.

One training course may expose you to yet another foreign topic –your training may open your eyes to another area of investing and you then purchase a training on that topic, which creates a vicious buying cycle. Think of the difference between a lighthouse and a laser – a lighthouse spins round and round, not stopping on anything long enough to focus on it and a laser zooms and narrows in on one thing.  Which approach do you think is better?

You are not holding yourself accountable to actually implement something from the training.  Again, this can be a direct result of the training being too broad – it may teach you a little about a lot instead of a lot about only a few topics.   Even if the training is too broad – pick an area and learn it.

DEADLY REAL ESTATE INVESTING MISTAKE #2: False feeling of progress – Did you purchase a domain for your business?  Figured out which marketing tactics you are going to try?  Perhaps you’ve imagined what you would say when you talk to a prospective investor.  You might have even shaken some hands at a REIA meeting.  The problem with these types of activity is that it can give you a false sense of accomplishment.  While these steps are involved with becoming a real estate investor, they are NOT ACTUAL ACTIVITY that puts money in your pocket.  Planning and learning are very important activities but they are VERY different than revenue generating activity.  You would be better off  following 1 lead-generating activity such as putting up bandit signs to get a lead, which will allow you to talk to an actual prospect.

DEADLY REAL ESTATE INVESTING MISTAKE #3: Quitting Your Day Job –  Accounting 101 – when expenses exceed revenue, your business can fail.  This deadly activity will put extra pressure on your and greatly limit your chance of getting your business off the ground…quickly.  It’s like adding gasoline to the fire.

Have you fallen victim to any of these three deadly mistakes?  What did you do to “reboot”?    Please leave a comment with one specific activity you did that helped you “reboot”!  I look forward to hearing from you!  Thanks :)

~Emily A. Hay

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2 Responses to “3 Deadly Real Estate Investing Mistakes”

  1. James Roy Says:

    Emily – what great insight! The mistake that I relate to the most is investing into TOO much education… getting caught up in so much information that your head starts spinning and you haven’t even made one move yet. It becomes so overwhelming that most people will just give in and give up. The only thing that’s helped me, is organizing my time. Creating an outline of your time for the week – allot enough time for education, but enough time to actually do activities that will progress your business.

    Great Post Emily – Talk Soon

  2. John Rospierski Says:

    Your blog just really struck a cord with me today. I really just wanted to drop you a line to let you know how much I enjoy reading your blogs. Thank you for taking the time to do them. I wish you the best of luck in your endevors!

    -John Rospierski

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