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I Got a Real Estate Job!

For those wondering. Yes, I did get a real estate job that meets my criteria! I’m working for Chris, a fellow real estate investor here in the Sacramento area. He is a young guy too – in his late 20’s – but is kicking butt in real estate.

I met Chris a few months ago at a local real estate investor’s club. We have been staying in touch and he has been following my foreclosure story for the past couple of months. He has offered advice from time to time, and for the past couple of weeks he has been offering me a job to work for him because his real estate business is really growing right now.

It sounded very good, but at the time I was considering a few other opportunities that I was getting from the exposure on my blog. I knew that taking the safe secure job was the better way to go, but I was caught up in the excitement of meeting Robert Kiyosaki and others, and I was just unsure about what to do.

Well, Chris has offered to hire me as a consultant with a $3,000 per month base salary! Once I prove myself then I can begin earning a cut from some of his deals and/or commission. My services will include helping him develop and manage a database, improve his office technology, organize and file paperwork, and assist with his buyers / sellers / bird dogs / investors / sales / marketing.

It’s nice to have something stable yet flexible. Chris is aware of my blog and he is encouraging me to continue blogging and sharing my story with others that may benefit from it. He agrees with many of you that I should settle down a bit and focus on my personal finances and that I should not be so impulsive. He also believes that I have what it takes to make a comeback in real estate investing.

I’m not sure if I will be able to stick to a Nine to Five – I’m naturally a work-a-holic so the 9-5 thing was just my idealistic desire to contain my work and give me a little bit of balance. And as some of you have noticed, I have already been breaking my own guidelines. I’m in a tight spot so I need to work as hard as I must. I am still facing foreclosure on 4 houses and have about $140,000 in unsecured debt.

On the other hand, I must make time for my duties as a husband and have a little personal time for things like connecting with my Maker, exercise/gym, reading personal development books, etc. I know what it’s like to burn out – from my previous attempts at entrepreneurship. I will just have to play it by ear and work out a reasonable schedule as I go.

With the flexibility of this new job, I will continue blogging about how I am getting out of my mess with foreclosures. Eventually my goal is to get back into some real estate deals and wholesaling on the side to make some quick cash. This way I can repay the money I borrowed or as much of it as I can. I’m still trying to avoid bankruptcy and minimize my lenders’ losses.

Chris and I agreed to do a trial run until January 1st, 2007. If we like each other we’ll continue forward. Otherwise we’ll part as friends. Win-win.

I should be able to finally stabilize my personal finances a little bit and focus on getting out of this foreclosure mess. Thanks to Chris for this opportunity. It’s a blessing!

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