began her real estate investing career with absolutely nothing! She learned to
leverage other people's time, money and resources to purchase over $2 Million
in real estate in her first 8 months.
She has since begun teaching the same
zero-down real estate strategies that she was able to successfully master in a
short time. She has over 13-years experience in teaching and training people of
all ages and incomes, and over 9 years of developing and implementing successful,
While she continues to build her wealth through real
estate and employ new strategies, her main focus today is on teaching others to
become successful investors. She has developed an intensive training program targeted
to teach new investors how to get started earning income quickly and with minimal
risk. She has taught her techniques to graduates of other bootcamps as well as
local area investors and successfully organized and managed her own three-day
She has been trained and mentored by the leading experts in
real estate, speaking and promoting in the country.
She has recently completed
two products, The "Complete Guide to Getting Started" and "The
Complete Guide to Organized Rehab.""During the summer of 2000,
a former friend gave me a book to read, "Rich Dad, Poor Dad," by Robert
Kiyosaki. I realized at that time that Real Estate was going to be my vehicle
to financial independence. From that time on, I read anything and everything that
I could on Real Estate, but never invested in my training.
Right around this
time, I had been laid off from my graphics job and began working odd jobs just
trying to make ends meet for the next year and a half. At one point, I took a
job knocking door-to-door selling alarm systems in "lower-income" neighborhoods.
I had done some freelance work as a web designer and was, most recently, teaching
adults various computer applications and developing training programs at a technical
Then, one day my friend called me because her brother had gone
into foreclosure and needed a way out. After a day or two of trying to make the
decision, we jumped on it. Within the next few days, we had stopped the foreclosure
and taken over a property that needed some extensive repair. We spent the next
month at the property, making every mistake imaginable and finally put it on the
market in September, 2002, and began to wait.
Months passed and our lives
went on. I spent the holidays in Spain with my boyfriend and his entire family.
We planned our future, which included moving back in the next year and starting
our life together over there. We were coming home to save up some money and tie
up some loose ends, and then we were heading back!
Upon returning to the
states, we began to argue. We were living at his sister's house and couldn't take
the pressure. Within three weeks, our relationship had ended. Unfortunately, I
had spent my last penny and maxed my last credit card out, and had two weeks to
During that time, I saw an ad in the Sunday newspaper for a "free"
training event. I called that same friend, and we decided to go. We weren't going
to spend anything, but we had decided it was time to start educating ourselves
and to take advantage of this opportunity. We went to the free Real Estate seminar.
Everybody talks about those moments when you just know that something is
right to do and that was one of those moments. We couldn't afford any luxuries
at the time, but we knew we needed more knowledge and more importantly we needed
to learn how to apply it.
I found a way to get to the boot camp by leveraging
other people's money and within two weeks put $12,000 dollars back into our pockets.
Within three weeks, by taking the techniques we learned at the event, we sold
the house we had been holding onto for the last four months.
I negotiated the purchase of my own home through creative techniques and continued
to move forward from there. In our ten months in business together, my partner
and did 26 deals and I continue to do between 2-5 deals each and every month applying
the same techniques that I teach my students.
I have had my ups and downs.
But, after all of it passed, I stopped one day and looked back to realize that
I have been so fortunate and been able to accomplish so much in such a short time.
I realize that there are good times and bad times, but in the end what matters
is how you got through them.
I have since gone on to work with many instructors
and trainers nationwide. I ma a proponents of continuing my education and continue
to participate in various seminars and training events regularly, both as a student
and support staff. I have taken the time to learn both sides of the seminar business
and pride myself on delivering educational, inspirational and motivational products
and presentations on investing and developing personal wealth.
I have shared
platforms with notable speakers such as John Dessauer, JJ Childers, and John Childers.
In 2004, we will be joining stages where many other successful speakers and coaches
have taught before."