Did you know there are about 6,500 spoken languages in the world? Yes indeed. Most cultures have a written language… and some don’t. (Yes, even today.) If you think about it, that’s a whole lot of different methods by which to communicate!
As for me, well, I’m happy to be fluent in 6 languages:
Right now (because you can count) you are probably thinking… But, Billy, that’s only 5 … You’re right. Well, I’m also fluent in the language of Real Estate Investing!
Ha… gotcha… Truth is that I use the first 5 languages to speak Real Estate Investing with a wide array of people. In fact, wherever my travels take me I’m confident that I can communicate with others about what I do and about my goals. That’s critical to me as a real estate entrepreneur and investor.
If you want to see a recent livestream I did on the topic, click the link below:
My fluency in various commonly spoken languages helps me build bridges between investors and sellers in a whole lot of countries. For example, let’s say I’m purchasing a 60+ unit apartment building in North Carolina (which at the time of this writing I’m in the process of doing). No matter where I am in Europe, I can easily and quickly relay the opportunity to investors.
Hey, I travel a lot. In fact, I’m on the road (actually more in the air than on the road) several days a week. This is something I’ve been doing since my early 20s.
Man, have I seen the world! I feel blessed to share with you that I’ve worked with the CEOs of lots of Fortune 500 companies, including Bill Gates, Michael Dell, John Chambers and Jacques Nasser. Plus, I’ve traveled to 84 different countries!
Yes… 84. I’ve had the privilege of seeing the Great Wall of China, the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Hawaii, Myanmar, Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef and the southernmost point of the world in Argentina. I wouldn’t take back a minute of it!
So… wouldn’t it be a waste if I didn’t chat with all the people I encounter during these amazing travels about getting involved in real estate investing?
However, to do this takes developing new skills… kind of like learning a new language.
For example, there is a way of talking about real estate investing that doesn’t come up in everyday conversation. Well, it can be worked into almost any conversation, but that’s a lesson for another day. Here… take a look at what I mean.
When I first got interested in doing deals in real estate the language was a little confusing. After all, there was a lot to learn about how to use different strategies and how to put the paperwork together. Luckily, I had good mentors and learned quickly. (It wasn’t as big of a deal as I had made it out to be in my mind.)
If you want to learn about real estate investing, you can. In fact, I want you to, because I want you to experience the feelings I get when I’m making an offer and closing a deal!
Truth is… I’m having a great time as a real estate entrepreneur, bringing different worlds together to facilitate deals. I am literally building bridges. Hey, it’s fun!
If you want to get involved in real estate investing, you just have to be willing to dedicate the time it takes to shift your mindset and learn the new skills. Or you can work with me and cut your learning curve. (I already understand the language.) More and more people have been asking me to show them properties that I think will cashflow in a big way. It’s pretty exciting. We sit down either in person, over the phone or Skype to go over the numbers and details. In quick time they can see why it’s a good idea to invest with me in a property they normally wouldn’t have access to, which is a great feeling on both sides of the table.
When investors and sellers work with me, that’s a win-win. If this is something you’d like to do, start now.
What’s really cool is that as I am introduced to more and more opportunities in the United States, the possibilities are virtually endless! (And there are more opportunities right now than I can share in a single article.) Since there are a good 8 ways to creatively acquire properties that means I can help a whole lot of investors, buyers and sellers in interesting ways.
My focus is on acquiring large multifamily properties… apartment buildings.
I already have a handful and am working on larger acquisitions currently. The good news is that there are a lot of these types of properties available… and the sellers are more than willing to directly work with me. It’s just a matter of building the right bridges, right?
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can invest in the U.S., contact me now. I’ll get back to you within 24 hours.
If you’d like to get to know me a little before asking me questions, join me at my next Cashflow 101 game. Sign up as a member of one of my MeetUp groups. I have two… one for ex-pats that I conduct in English and one for everyone else that I conduct in Spanish.
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