Hurrarch Hurrarch . . . It's the First of . . . March?Sorry, I read Dr. Seuss to McKinlee last night, so I may be in a rhyming mood. So last night we had some dinner with some good friends. We're always sorry when that ends. OK, seriously, enough. Yesterday was another good day. I didn't get nearly as much done at work as I was hoping, but what I did get done was good stuff. I have all my flyers ready for the open house on Sunday. The open house is advertised twice in the News Tribune and all over the internet. Including here:
Open House This Sunday! 1 - 4 PM! 3905 119th St. Ct. NW, Gig Harbor, WA 98332 for more information and driving directions go to http://johnlscott.com/33365
We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog. And my lender, Gina Miller at Keystone Mortgage will be attending the open house with me! How cool is that? We'll have refreshments available so if anyone wants to stop by and check it out (Steve, Brandon, investment?) come on by!
I also toured a really nice home for a co-worker of mine on her "brokers" open yesterday morning. And I started to focus on the "Law of Attraction". One story in "The Secret" was this guy that says that when he goes shopping, he pictures in his mind the parking spot he wants and honestly believes he will get that spot. 95% of the time, the spot is open when he gets there and the other 5% of the time he only has to wait 1 - 2 minutes for it to open up. Well, I thought I'd give that a go yesterday when I went to drop off dry cleaning. You know at Fred Meyer where they have the little "island" of parking spots right by the load/unload zone right at the front. At my Fred Meyer, that also happens to be right in front of the dry cleaner. SO I visualized pulling up and having the parking spot on the end available and wide open. I REALLY concentrated on it. When I pulled up, guess what, it was open. There were people driving all around seemingly looking for parking spots, but they drove right by that one. So I pulled in. It was cool. Maybe coincidence, but it was a really neat way to start the day never the less.
Two more "law of attraction" stories that have happened to me lately. So the other night before I went to bed after watching "The Secret" I asked the universe to give me 5 new buyers in the next month. I visualized myself having 5 buyers, running all over town showing homes, going to inspections, going to signings, writing up contracts, etc. I really acted (in my mind) as if I had 5 new buyers I was working with. So the next morning, I woke up and went to my office meeting and then was going to meet a client of mine who is going to do some concrete work for me. I was about 20 minutes early so I decided to pop open the cell phone and check my e-mail. Now I think in the last 4 years, I've MAYBE gotten 3 or 4 e-mails from random people about a listing I have. When I checked my JLS e-mail, there was an e-mail from a guy that wanted to see my Gig Harbor listing and one other. I was shocked. I e-mailed him back and later that day, we connected and I showed him both homes. He doesn't have a real estate agent, so he tenatively agreed to be my client on a trial basis. COOL! That's one!
The other one is Steve, Brandon and I have been talking about buying investment real estate. I've REALLY been focusing on finding a good lender that deals primarily with investors. I had met a lender that had done "some" loans for investors, but didn't really have the feeling that he was the "perfect" lender. So last week I was at a Buffini Turning Point retreat with about 1,200 agents and lenders. On the second day I decided to move closer to the stage. So I sat down and one of the things about the TPR is that you introduce yourself to people around you for networking purposes. The lady in front of me and I exchange information and turns out she's a lender in Tukwila. We start discussing home prices on South Hill and when I tell her what rental rates on a 3/2 rambler are and what they're selling for, she says "I can get that to cash flow". (Uh oh!) So I ask her, "Do you do a lot of loans for investors?" she replies "That's primarily what we do" (Damn!) and she goes on to say "If you'd like, my group gets together once a month to play this game . . . " I knew before she pulled out the card to tell me what the game was, what it was. It's the Cash Flow game by Robert Kiyosaki. She continues "The Cash Flow game by Robert Kiyosaki, have you heard of it?" . . . (Holy crap, this is WEIRD!) I tell her, "Yeah, I just got the game and my buddies and I have already played it. It's great." So again, maybe coincidence, but what are the odds that out of 1,200 people I sit next to A) A lender, B) A lender from Tukwila (people come from all over the country for a TPR) C) a lender from Tukwila that deals primarily with investors and D) A Lender from Tukwila that deals primarily with Lenders AND also plays the Cash Flow game? I think pretty slim. Any probability experts out there?
Anyway, this is WAY tooo long a post, but I'm Fired up! Have a great rest of the week everyone!