A year in the life of one of Dean's Students... Awesome!

A year in the life of one of Dean's Students... Awesome!

I purchased Dean's book in July of 2008 with my last $30.00. I was broke, depressed and in Foreclosure.

I can hardly believe that was a little over a year ago and I am now bringing in $ 2,000 to $ 5,000 a month and have done two $10,000 assignment. My first $10,000 assignment deal was only 2 months after I purchased the book. It is not only my financial situation that has changed but I now have confidence that my life is successful.

The best thing is that I do all of this without ever leaving home. I was able to change my life and still stay home and take care of my handicapped child. I have literally made over $30,000 this year with a phone, fax and computer oh yea and Dean's books...lol

Here is how I do it:
1.)Find properties online and contact the seller
2.)Make MLS offers on MLS listings that my partner sends me using my fax.
3.)Fax all of my contracts to the sellers to sign and fax back
4.)Find all of my buyers using the internet
5.) I have a partner that inspects the properties and finds vacant properties for me to research (again using online tax records)

The $2,000 to $5,000 I am now making a month is from properties that I assign to buyers. I would be making up to $10,000 a month but my partner and I split the assignment fee on each property.

Wow!! and to think that a little over a year ago I was flat broke and headed to homeless. Who would have ever guessed that one book could change your life. Thanks Dean!

Imagine how much I would make if I left the house...lol!


Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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To your success,
Carol Stinson


wow...that is amazing...it really is crazy how things happen...Hope can go such a long way...and since you actually were/are out doing things, things are apparently going well for you...Very cool story...and of course, much continued success...


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"If you want something, GO GET IT...PERIOD" Will Smith
"Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal" Henry Ford
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You are an inspiration to many here.

Great post carol, You are proof that anyone can do this if you put the effort in and never give up,no matter what obsticals you have in your life.
Sometimes I really wonder how much Dean really knows he made a difference in so many peoples lives. good luck and god bless you and your family.


Thanks for sharing your uplifting story - I love it. You are a true inspiration to others.

It is wonderful that you have created a new life for yourself financially and one that gives you time to take the time you need to take care of your child.

I wish you continued success.

SPR Property Solutions, LLC


Thank you for sharing your past year, the success you have achieved and a rundown of how you do it. Great things can happen when we finally make the decision to say "yes" to ourselves, as you did.

All the best to you,


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Thank you for sharing your experience!

Thank you for sharing your success story!
It's great that you made some actions & you are creating wealth!
Very inspirational Smiling

Good luck & I wish you continued success Smiling


Whether You Think You Can or Can't, You Are Right
~ Henry Ford ~

Awesome...just what I needed...

I'm in the same boat that you where in last year. I hope that I can get these assignments accomplished.....did you put a down payment on any of your properties when you locked them up on contract....and if so, how much??




Failure Is Not An Option


Great post. You are more proof that if you push yourself you will be successful.

That is awesome!


You have my highest respect! Well Done!


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!

Spotlight Story of Success

Telling of your story brought tears to eyes. Alhamdulillah (Praise be to Allah (God)), you will go far in REI because of your love & compassion for your child. My son who has Autism (PDD-NOS), he's one of several reasons why I am motivated to succeed in R.E. Investing. Your story goes to show anyone can overcome adversity. Put God first and He (swt) will relieve you of your difficulties out of His grace. God Bless with your REI.


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent,
the Merciful.
22.He is Allah besides Whom there is no God: The Knower of the unseen and the seen; He is the Beneficent, the Merciful.
23. He is Allah besides Whom there is no God: the King, the Holy, the Author of Peace,the Granter of Security, Guardian over all, the Mighty, the Supreme, the Possessor of greatness. Glory be to Allah from that which they set up (with Him)!
24. He is Allah: the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner: His are the most beautiful names. Whatever is in the heavens and the earth declares His glory: and He is the Mighty, the Wise.

No money down

destrie wrote:
I'm in the same boat that you where in last year. I hope that I can get these assignments accomplished.....did you put a down payment on any of your properties when you locked them up on contract....and if so, how much??


The best part about this is that I NEVER used any of my own money (I Didn't have any). I still NEVER use any of my own money when I lock up a deal. Even with my Short Sale offers I use my buyer's money as escrow never my own.


Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

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To your success,
Carol Stinson


Your story is always inspiring, and it just keeps getting better! Thanks for sharing!



"Obstacles can slow you down, but they can only stop you with your permission." Dean Graziosi (BARM pg 101)

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

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This is such a great post Carol thank you it's very inspirational, just what someone like me needs. I just bought and finished the book and trying to figure out which direction to go to get started. Would you share you first few days' experience when you first got started, what were your first couple of steps?
I appreciate it and i wish you continuous luck.

Year in the life.

Yahoo! Your message gives me great hope. 08 was the worst year I have ever had no job no income almost no home. I started Deans program june 09 I believe Ive got the studying done now I have to get out and use it. Success be with you.


I seem to have the graveyard shift around here!Carol your PIC tells the story and i am so so so HAPPY for you!(My hand on my heart)Your info is really good for just reading the book(s),The books give all of the info...The only problem is;They are vague!Your info is not the same as the book(s),It is better and for that,Carol are you in the academy?

P.S.It is time to change that PIC,I want to see the REI PIC!

Your friend,


Invest in yourself!

Carol/ 1000 points

I am getting ready to bang One thousand points!When i hit over 1000,I am taking a vacation.I will always keep track of people just like yourself!



Invest in yourself!


TO do all of this from home and be able to take care of your handicapped child is just awesome. You should be very proud of yourself. Keep up the good work, how many properties do you own now that you have 2-5k a month coming in??



This train, Dreams will not be thwarted
This train, Faith will be rewarded
Big wheel roll through fields where sunlight streams
Meet me in the Land Of Hope And Dreams

Bruce Springsteen

Absolutely Amazing

Carol i just wanted to say you are brave and have strong determination. Your story will inspired 10 and 100s if not thousands of people. Count me as 7.

Wow great and an inspirational real life story. I think i can relate to your story about being almost homeless, a couple month ago my family went homeless and had to get homeless assistant from the county because the house that we lived in was a friend of a friend who just gave us the house to live in. All we had to do was pay for the insurance and w/g/s and upkeep the house. After living there for a year and a half their family members lost their jobs due to harsh economic times and they gave us 30 days to vacate. We live in that house with 2bedroom and one bath with a young family of 7. We were looking for houses to rent but dont have any deposit and first month thats when we went to the county and ask for the help. We could not get help untill we have to move out of the house according to the 30 days and actually have to be homeless. So after two days being homeless we got a call from the county and a check for the deposit and last month and i had to sell our stuff to get the first months rent. We found hope and help after ordering Deans books with our life savings.LOL The inspiration and all the tools given in the books made us find a light on the other side of the tunnel. Just this morning 10-23-09 at about 10am i finish my both of the books. I had actually read the PFRERN first then the bonus one after. I had been reading and asking on this for help. And i kept thinking if others can do it, why can't it. I have not made any deals yet but i am still excited to call myself investor. I do however found two buyers for my list and have contacted a broker and an agent.

Oh i forgot after i got move in and situated i found another part-time job so maybe sometime soon i can get a loan. WIShfull thinking sometime comes true.

Sorry Carol for taking up your post. I just wanted to let my shoulder down for a moment. Thank You So Much.


congrads to your sucess

jus wanted to know how u did it? how do u find your buyers on line?? and where do you find your properties on line?


You truly are an inspiration and all the hard work you put in it paying off.
To all the newbis dont give up if you truly want it you will get it

Your most secret admirer

Hi Carol,

I just about to closed the site to go to bed and decided to open your post and it just happened it was you. With all my respect just want to let you know that out of all the succes stories on Deans book, you were the one that has inspired me the most. Maybe because I can relate to the most. I got my books last week and have not been able to put them down. Believe it or not I have been duplicating you the most or better yet your technicques. To the point I used your ad to post on craiglist, I hope you dont mind. I read the IEE and assigment sections over and over. I guess because I am broke and unemployeed right now, I am also disable retired veteran and have a lots of time on my hands. But one of the things that have inspired me the most is the scriptures you use. I am sorry for my long message but Im so glad that I have the time to send you a note, it means a lot to me. Well, I guess now I need to get me a Fax Machine and a partner, lol. Thank you for sharing your story, I wish you and your son greater success.

Max Laboy
Cache, Oklahoma


Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Prov. 16:3

"I am talented. I am creative. I am greatley favor by God. I am equipped. I am
well able. I will see my dreams come to pass."

Joel Austin


This is such a great story!

Congratulations on turning your life around in one year - not many people can say that! Smiling (Actually, having said that, I do know quite a few who can say that and interestingly, they are all DG members! HUH! Smiling)

I love that you have evolved from a lion into a person - almost as though you came out of hiding the more successful you became!

Your posts are very inspiring and I think many DG members can relate to you. My favorite story is your 'back to school shopping' one. Loved it!



I just want you to know you that I am so proud of you. I just love seeing people win. You are a winner!

Now, my question to you is this, Where are you going next? Set goals, push forward, and WIN!!!


You've got to find your obstacles and call them out! Unsheath the sword, and do battle with whatever it is that holds you back!


I don't want to sound like a broken record, but THAT IS AWESOME!!


I too am in the situation you were in last year. Your story is an inspiration to me and many others! Keep going and God bless you and your family!!

"worry does not empty tomorrow of it's sorrow, it empties today of it's strength"


Congratulations and thank you for sharing the insight and the information. This is an inspiration for a lot of members. Keep up the good work and continued success in real estate! Believe and Achieve! Smiling - Joe


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Thats Great

That is great. I hope to be doing as well very soon. I am in somewhat of a similar situation so i hope I can become successful also, but very soon.


They told me I couldnt, So I did it.

The motivation for me, is them telling me what I cannot be.

great post!

Wow! what a great story. if you can do it from home, caring for your child, there's more i can do.
thanks for the encouragement.
God bless,

I'm In The Same Situation

I'm in the same situation except for facing foreclosure. I have read the books over and over and i am still finding it hard to make a sale or even lock up a property. I have made 5 offers so far and all 5 have been denied. It really stinks when they are denied because I get depressed and down and think its not gonna work, but by reading your story I know it can. I just have to keep pressing forward and do it one step at a time.

If you have any other advice that you or anyone could leave that would be great. I am always looking for great advice. I have gone to many foreclosure auctions and passed my card out to people bidding(Buyers) I am just trying to find some motivated sellers.
Thanks, Bill
I will succeed...my family needs me to!!!!

Only You Stand In The Way!!!! Get Out Of The Way!!!


You are an inspiration to everyone. Excellent job.


"If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.”
Napoleon Hill quote

earnest money

Hi Carol,

Congratulations to you! All that hard work paid off! Smiling My husband and I are struggling right now just to keep food on the table for our kids. We have been working the REI for the past couple of months but can't seem to push forward because of the EM. How do you get around that? You said you use your buyers money, do you find your buyer while you are in negotiations and then just have them put the money down instead of you? If so, how to you get them to agree to do that? Are these REO homes and short sales that you cannot assign and have to do a simultaneous closing or a double close, or are they homes that have equity that you found by word of mouth? Sorry for all the questions, we just need to figure out how to get around this one obstacle!


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