By: Ron Mead
One of the questions I have been getting over the last few months concerns being able to sell the Probate property once you have acquired it.
As many of you are experiencing, acquiring them has become much easier lately, but some of you are still hesitant to get started because you are fearful you will not be able to sell them.
Not “knowing” has you stymied. Now you feel stuck.
Here’s a quick story to make my point…
We have a large 100+ year old oak tree in our back yard that my office window looks out to.
It’s November as I’m writing this. And now that the vast majority of the 17 gazillion leaves that are normally on the tree have fallen into my backyard, I can watch the two major owners of that tree, two fox squirrels, as they scurry about each day gathering what’s left of food in the tree.
As they leap from branch to branch I have noticed one thing…
Often times they end up at the end of a branch that can be no more than ½ inch in diameter. As soon as they hit the end, the branch begins to bend and squirrel begins to rapidly head to the ground….. often from 3o to 50 feet in the air.
Don’t miss Mr. Squirrel!….Oops sorry, that hurts doesn’t it? Ouch!
But a strange thing happens while the branch is quickly bending…
…the little squirrel jumps…..catches another scrawny branch and off he goes searching for more food.
So I got to thinkin’…
How did that young squirrel ever get the courage to make his first jump?
Did Momma squirrel stand on the ground promising to catch him on his first attempt if he missed?
Did the squirrel fire department show up with little squirrel nets just in case our young boy misjudged?
I doubt it. What probably happened is he had seen Mom and Dad do it, so he believed he could do it.
“If they can do it, I can do it”
So he jumped and learned his first lesson.
You need to believe before you can achieve!
Belief is the basis for all achievement.
So let’s see now, how does squirrel jumping relate to Probate real estate investing?
Back in 1948, a guy named Claude M. Bristol wrote a book titled, The Magic of Believing. This book has been reprinted many, many times over the past sixty years and has enriched the lives of millions of people throughout the world.
If I can take the liberty of creating the ultimate Cliff notes version of Mr. Bristol’s hard work, here’s what the book says.
“You create your reality through the power of your beliefs.”
Or, said another way…
“You need to believe it before you achieve it.”
Bristol called this power of belief “a royal secret” that very few will ever comprehend or grasp. But those who do will achieve beyond their wildest imaginations.
Now to be honest, for many of you, I’m not telling you anything you don’t already know. Since 1948, hundreds of book has been written claiming the same “secret”.
But for some of you the idea of “jumping” before the results are certain is pretty scary. Not having every “i” dotted and every “t” crossed is thin ice.
How do I know that?
Because I used to be that same way myself. As they say, I had to have all my ducks in a row or I didn’t move.
Then one day, I read a little quote that had unbelievable impact on me. It said,
“People of high activity are blessed by the goddess of good luck”
Read that again…..
“People of high activity are blessed by the goddess of good luck!”
What, no guarantees? No “safety net”?
Nope, just “get busy” and “get lucky”.
And you know what? It’s 100% true. The busier I am the luckier I get. Amazing!
The profound difference it’s made…
Now to be honest with you, if not for adopting this philosophy…
- I would never have created the “31 Days to Profits in Probate Real Estate” system.
- I would never have headed to the court house back in 1996, if I hadn’t believed there were others like myself who had inherited properties and would love to get rid of them quickly, if only some one would contact them.
- I would never have bought my first house without knowing who I could sell it to, if I hadn’t had the belief before hand that I could do it.
So here’s what I’d like for you to believe for today…
“If others are doing, I can do it.”
Period. That’s it. If others are doing it, you can too.
Believe in yourself and magical things will happen. I guarantee it!
Just don’t go crawling out on skinny branches of trees thinking you are soon to be come the famous flying squirrel… all bet’s are off once you and Mr. Earth have a face to face meeting.
And if you would like to have your very own blueprint of my Probate system, I can show anyone how to make money in Probate Real Estate, especially in today’s crushing real estate market.
But enough with the squirrels. I gots to find me a turkey! Haven’t seen them fall out of trees either!
Enjoy your week!
Be Happy, Take Chances, Live Life Fully!
The Probate Guy
About Ron Mead…
Ron Mead is a “regular guy” real estate investor from Oregon, with a particular focus in the very lucrative probate real estate niche. Ron also teaches others how to make money in Probate Real Estate through his blueprint, “31 Days to Profits in Probate Real Estate” — which costs about the same as a couple of pizzas, leaves no stone unturned, and includes everything necessary to get you started immediately.