This autobiographical tale is perfect for entrepreneurs and a must-read for anyone aspiring to be a real estate investor. Beginning with a handful of credit cards, he mastered the art of the purchase and sale of single and multi-family residences, small commercial properties, manufactured homes, raw land and lots, and eventually was honored by the San Antonio Real Estate Investors Association. Combining commonsense, experience and technology, he merges real estate and Internet marketing. With fifty one informative chapters, including an eye-opening introduction to “Adversity University,” and powerful food for thought in “Escaping the Debt Trap” and “The Moat Theory: Keep Something Sacred,” this book provides insight far beyond deal making. In the second half of the book, he delivers eighteen anecdotes such as “So What Can a Dollar Buy?” and “The Art of War,” stories about real life in the real estate trenches. You simply can’t make this stuff up. While everyone’s struggles are different, you are sure to connect with the author’s tumultuous and rewarding journey. You don’t need a college class ring to be a success but a successful person’s education never ends. Continue your education on a deeper level and read the book My Life and 1,000 Houses.
Read an Excerpt:
One day, I was answering an advertisement that touted a great deal on a house. I met a young, energetic man at the property and we began to talk real estate. I don’t remember if I purchased that house from Sam Hombre or not, but I do remember this: We started talking and it didn’t end for four years. He asked me what I was doing to make money in real estate. I told him that I was buying houses on my credit cards, fixing them up, and then reselling them. I asked him what he was doing, and he told me he had limited funds, so he was tying properties up on a contract and then selling his position in the contracts to people like me who had the resources or ingenuity to buy them quickly with cash. I immediately recognized Sam’s modus operandi as a personal revelation and vice versa.
That was the start of a relationship that covered hundreds of deals on the entire south, east and west side of San Antonio and beyond. Sam and I still reminisce when we travel together downtown. Every street evokes an image of some little house we used to own. More often than not we remember the ones that caused us the greatest heartburn. Our efforts combined, it’s almost impossible to find a street on which we’ve not paid a property tax.
You can visit his website at www.mitchstephen.com.
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