Why I Want to be a Real Estate Investor

Scott Costello All 10 Comments

stgsI used to enjoy being a computer programmer. For the first 5 years of my working life I never once said “I don’t feel like going to work.” Even on Sunday night I would get excited about going to work Monday morning because I thought of a great way to implement user restrictions for one of my applications.

Being patient with the users of my programs was easy and I would routinely walk by their cubical to see how they were doing and if they needed any help. The phone ringing seemed to bring opportunities to fix a bug in my software or give someone a helping hand.  As crazy as it sounds to me now, I liked this.

Had the jobbed changed? Or was it me?  All I know now is I hate going to work and Friday can’t come soon enough. Maybe the turning point for me was on my honeymoon when I read Rich Dad Poor Dad, by Robert Kiyosaki.  He changed my way of thinking. No longer was I ok with making money from just my job, I wanted passive income!

That book catapulted my brain into a new way of thinking. Since that point, two years ago, I can’t think of anything else besides Real Estate.  I’ve discovered great communities such as FlippingHomes.com and ReiClub.com and read those forums everyday.  I began going to open houses every weekend.   I was so excited about becoming a real estate investor that I started seeing my J.O.B. for what it really was. A chore where I wasn’t really happy because I was making someone else rich.  I want to work for myself!

Real Estate can provide me with the freedom I’ve always wanted and I’m willing to work my tail off to get it as well, which is the key to the treasure chest.   I’m finding it tough at the beginning but I enjoy every minute of it.  I keep thinking to myself…All I would have to do is wholesale 6 houses a year and I will be making enough to quit my job. 6 houses, that’s it! I’d be able to wake up early or late, be able to take Wednesday off or go on a 3 week vacation and not have to worry about how much vacation time I had left. Gives me chills. I want my Freedom!

My Wife works 3 to 11,  which leaves us 30 minutes at night and only the weekends to see each other.  Wholesaling would allow me to adjust my hours and increase the quality time I can spend with the woman I love (que the awwws).

It’s all pretty simple. I want to control my own life and work to make myself “rich”. Rich in life not necessarily money, but money would be nice.

That is why I want to be an Investor

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  1. That’s what it’s all about Scott. I’ve been full time in REI now for about a year and can’t even imagine punching a time clock again. I see my kids and wife all the time now and I do what I want to do when I want to do it. It really elevates your life.

  2. That’s what it’s all about Scott. I’ve been full time in REI now for about a year and can’t even imagine punching a time clock again. I see my kids and wife all the time now and I do what I want to do when I want to do it. It really elevates your life.

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