Make Money Investing in Real Estate

Real Estate Agent with Social Media Expert, Real Estate Agent & Investor

Who says the market is tanking in the real estate world?  While, it's true the market in some areas is in correction, does this mean the market is tanking and that you should avoid real estate for the time being?  ABSOLUTELY NOT!

The time is now better than ever to become a real estate investor.  Also, there is no such thing as a national real estate market!!!  Don't listen to the network news to get your real estate information.  Real Estate is a local market with local ups and downs, or highs and lows.

Can you make money in a down market?  Can you make money in an up market?  The answer is simply, YES YOU CAN.  The key to success in real estate is knowldege and understanding.  Gaining the proper knowlledge will help you overcome the fear associated with being an investor.

Comments (10)

Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate
Welcome to AR, and best of luck in your new venture.....loved your quote on my post.....Thanks. and you're right, the key truly is knowledge and understanding of the Market.
Aug 31, 2007 02:00 PM
Gary Norris
Social Media Expert, Real Estate Agent & Investor - Idaho Falls, ID
ShortSale Coach/Agent/Investor
Thanks for the welcome Kathy.  By the way, I love your brokerage name, very clever indeed.  After 7 years of investing in real estate, I finally ventured over to the agent realm to better work and connect with other investors.  I do love real estate!
Aug 31, 2007 02:52 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate


Thanks Gary, it took me quite a while to pick a name, and when I thought of this one, it just seemed to fit :)  many Investors seem to go into Real Estate......good for you.  How long have you had your license, and what type of investing do you do?  Go to the search button on the top of the AR tool bar, and type in Investors.  I only know of one and that is Bill Roberts in Oceanside, Ca.....he has a lot of good info, and has been in this business for 30 years.

Aug 31, 2007 03:37 PM
Gary Norris
Social Media Expert, Real Estate Agent & Investor - Idaho Falls, ID
ShortSale Coach/Agent/Investor

Kathy, I have had my license for only 8 months now.  I focus on finding families in need of lease/options due to lack of financing abilities for any reason.  I help them find a home to their liking and connect them with an investor to buy their home for them.  I earn the commission from the sale to the investor, and depending on the circumstance, get paid for my lease/option services from the investor as well  I spend a lot of time mentoring and coaching beginning investors and somewhat experienced investors.  It's just a lot of fun and enjoyment.  I have a weekly radio show "The Real Estate Rebels" on the local AM stations serving a population of about 250,000 people, it's fun and a little irreverant at times.  Thanks for the lead to Bill Roberts, I'll try to connect with him....  Life is what you make it...Make it Great!

Aug 31, 2007 03:48 PM
Candy Henthorne
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring Texas Real Estate
Gary, I wanted to thank you for the response on my blog and with you the best of luck in your new career!
Aug 31, 2007 04:10 PM
Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
Riverside County CA Real Estate


Try Todd Clark....he also is into lease/options, and was a DJ in his prior life.  He just did a radio show on the lease/option with Investors.

Aug 31, 2007 04:24 PM
Brad Andersohn
Executive Director of Education at eXp Realty - Fairfield, CA
ActiveBrad - 707.646.1876
Gary - I see this is your first post on Active Rain.  Congratulations!!  I just wanted to welcome you to a fantastic Real Estate Industry Network! 

Welcome aboard, I hope you'll continue to blog, and invite others.  Wishing you all the success the industry has to offer.


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I hope you'll find these to be useful tools in helping you get started here on Active Rain.  You will meet many wonderful people here!! Again, welcome to Active Rain, the best place for your Blog!

Good Luck to you and your business!
Sep 01, 2007 10:52 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Welcome to AR Gary!  Thanks for joining the Positive Atttitude for the Weary Soul'll get a lot of support here! There are MANY groups to join and you can read up on them and see which ones you may be interested in. Have fun. Give a holler if you need anything!

Know our market and pass on what we do know.


Sep 01, 2007 11:35 AM
Gary Norris
Social Media Expert, Real Estate Agent & Investor - Idaho Falls, ID
ShortSale Coach/Agent/Investor

Candy, Your most welcome!  Actually, your comments regarding foreclosure scam companies and how to tell the good from the bad is a a growing concern for many real estate professionals.  It's good to keep information in proper perspective.  Make it Great in Texas!

Kathy, Thanks for the info on Brad Clark, I'll look him up as well.  Maybe I can interview him on my radio program in Idaho???  Thanks for the info.

Brad,  Thanks for the Plethora of information...Plethora, did I just say Plethora???  I love the "Three Amigos", one of my top 10 comedy's.  Thanks again Escrow Man.

"Sally"  I love all things positive mindset, so much so, my company name is Mindset Cashflow Solutions.  My partner and I have a weekly radio show on real estate and mindset in Idaho Falls, Idaho.

"Try not to be a person of success, but rather, a person of value"  ~  Albert Einstein

Sep 01, 2007 05:57 PM
Reegan Norris son of Gary Norris
Hey I was wondering what this guy is all about. But I already know him because he is my dad and he is the best of making a wonderful life for his kids. So I would appericiate you who write to him to take his advice becuase he is actually letting me make money with him. Meaning I have parnterned with him and so I'am 17 years of age and I will be joing nouveau riche community and make alot of money only getting people to the college.
Sep 19, 2007 05:30 AM