Closing on wholesale deal # 613 on August 9th....Ahhhhh YEA!!!!

Closing on wholesale deal # 613 on August 9th....Ahhhhh YEA!!!!

I joined the DG family in 2009 after reading Dean's book "Be a Real Estate Millionaire". Since then I have went on to leverage every bit of knowledge and education that Dean had to offer. From his Weekly Wisdom to the Success Academy the education and training that he provides is not only dynamic but IT WORKS!

I completed my first deal 30 days after reading his book and I am closing on deal #613 in August. CRAZY HUH?

I am a stay at home mother of 7 children and a wife of 26 years. Not to toot my own horn but All of the education and techniques were worthless unless I put them into action. You can gain all of the knowledge that Dean has to offer and yet if YOU do not put action to the knowledge you have just wasted all of your money.

The key ingredient to all of this is YOU! YOU must put this into action and before you know it you will be closing deal #613!!

I have never been good with boundaries... I was always the one who would put one step over the limit and say "YOU DARE ME TO STEP WHERE? HERE? YOUR SAYING I CAN"T STEP HERE?" While I already have one foot over the boundary and on the other side. Smiling

There will be boundaries in this process. Some set by others but most are set by you... that's right you put up your own boundaries through fear, doubt and insecurity you put up boundaries. Every time you say " I can't" you put up a boundary between you and the thing your trying to do. You can tear down those boundaries by saying " How can I"? instead of "I can't"! because truth is IF I CAN DO IT SO CAN YOU!

Some of these deals I made a nice profit on and some I have made a very small profit on but profit is profit! Wholesaling can make you rich but Investing yourself will make you wealthy! So whatever your action plan is whether to wholesale or invest yourself do it with your whole being... live for it, love it and be determined to accomplish your dream!



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 FREE wholesaling tips and resources!

To your success,
Carol Stinson

Thanks Carol

It's always motivating to hear you tell your story. Congratulations on your success and it's time for me to get out of my own way. : )


Brian Carter

Proverbs 13:20


Thanks Carol

Thanks for the encouraging words Carol. I think many of us newbies get frustrated with the fact that we are having difficulty getting that dreaded first deal. But the truth of the matter in some cases is that we are afraid to take action for whatever reason we tell ourselves. I am one of those cases, and I say to heck with all the talking about it. It's time to DO something about it. Thanks for the kick in the butt Carol.

To your continued success
Corey V

Thank you Carol

Thank you for your story it's was great to read.

Still working towards deal #1

Good morning Carol!

Congratulations on deal #613!!! That's absolutely awesome!! I've visited your website in the past and have been [and still am] inspired by your story and your faith. I especially appreciate the part about how you changed your life in 30 days with Dean's "How to be a Real Estate Millionaire" and your last $30.00. I however am still pressing towards deal #1. To be honest, I began Dean's Success Academy back in 2010 but approached the course with a "learn then do" approach (my mistake, my fault, no excuses, lol) whereas I should have been "doing while learning". I started an LLC (Argence LLC)in 2011 (a really good year for me btw) and began searching for realtors and deals with VERY limited success. I'm putting out bandit signs, walking neighborhoods (you never know how nice some areas of your own neighborhood are until you start walking them) and trying to build my buyers' list. Here in the Suitland/ District Heights, Md area I am finding a plethora of vacant properties but am having the most difficult time finding their owners and realtors to help me take advantage of the opprotunites. Am I missing something here? My desire is to build a business with a reputation for integrity, fairness and beneficence. What are your thoughts (ethical and technical)on using "ghost ads" to build a buyers' list? And what other ways would you recommend to effectively build my buyers' list? I hate to admit that I'm starting to feel a bit discouraged about what I'm doing while I'm yet still VERY excited about the prospect of success and all the good I'll be able to do for myself as well as the people I care about. Anyway, congratulations heartily on your continued success and thank you for your time! Smiling



Thank you Carol & Congrats to U!

Pushing Through the fear is the most challenging. Dean gives us all the tools we need, we just have to Act on them. I'm taking the steps, but fear & doubt still creeps up.

I know if I want to make a financial change in my life. I have to be okay to make deals & mistakes along the way.
To be successful, I have to just do it!


Ms. Monique
Charlotte, NC

~thoughts become things along with taking action~

{*when Life, Fear, Excuses get in the way- it's about showing up and doing it anyway!}

Good for you.

Great job Carol! I am happy for you and your success. You are a beacon of hope to so many people. I can not even begin to imagine how wonderful you must feel. I was thinking of you last night and remembering you talking about a remark that Joe Polish had made - "getting rich slowly is stupid". I was thinking how stupid it is to live broke.
Anyway, I wish nothing but continued success.

Good Post

I need to hear something like this from time to time especially when I find myself stepping outside my comfort zone again.

Congratulations and continued success!

I don't know how you get it all done! Really on target about us holding ourselves back. What a terrible habit to acquire! Yet I grasp it greedily with both hands. Little by little I am learning that if I turn loose of that, then I have a hand free to grab something else. Every finger I can pry off of doubting myself allows me to see the other options I have: support of like minded people that are just people like me - our only difference is that they got started; lessons for living life to its width and breadth; and being able to control who and how I want to be today - every day.

Thanks for leaving footprints for us to follow! I hope I'll get to meet you someday! Be well and may you always move forward.

I feel the same

I was a member of the insider elite group for 3 months.. I spent my last dollars on those 3 months... Then I realized that I was moving too slow, so I joined the Inner Circle I had a couch and show my new things.. But it seems that I can't do much with out an LLC ...

I'm so frustrated, I was able to find good realtors willing to help me but with out an LLC is too hard for a begging to close a deal .. I don't have the funds for an LLC .. I'm loosing faith, hope, energy ... My situation is getting worst and I'm afraid to loose my house and cars...
It has been almost 5 months since I joined Deans inner circle and the possibilities for me to succeed my first deal seems too be too far from now...

At this point I'm not too exited getting video blogs in my email ... Sry guys I'm trying too be negative.. I'm making a point and I just need some guidance from some one that really has made it...
I'm not quitting, actually after this long message I'm gonna make a research on how to do a double closing with out an LLC.




Roman Llanos Falcon

Congrats Carol

Thanks for your encouragement Carol. I really needed that. I joined the academy almost 2 months now and still trying to make my first deal. I looked at a property today but my buyer changed his mind abt the area,the property needs alot of work and asking price was a bit high. There was a previous one also that I'm looking at as well but I'm awaiting response from another buyer.
Can't wait to make that first deal. Gonna put out some more bandit signs later this week.
Take Carol. All the best.





Just when I start getting discouraged, someone posts an encouraging message. Closing deal #613 is wonderful, congratulations! Thanks again for a great message.

Congrats, Carol!

#613 is fantastic!



"You're never too old to be what you were meant to be!"

"Shining Like a Star & Dancing on Sunshine"

"Shoot for the moon! Even if you fall short, you'll still land among the stars!"

You are what you say you are!

As I read through the comments I was sadened by what many of you were telling yourself Sad

Roman stated . I'm loosing faith, hope, energy ... My situation is getting worst and I'm afraid.

If you keep telling yourself that you will weaken yourself and your abilities to succeed! Telling yourself that will get you believe that it's true and you will become paralysed! You are putting boundaries up and setting limits for your life. LIFE IS LIMITLESS IF YOU BELIEVE IT'S LIMITLESS!

Don't you dare set these boundaries for yourself! Your life is an amazing gift,

Never lose faith as that is your evidence that success exists!

Never lose hope as that is your strength and power that you need to push through! Hope is powerful! Hold on to it and cherish it!

Your losing energy because your spending your time fighting yourself in this!

Your situation is NOT getting worse it's getting better! Your here, your learning and gaining the advanyage over your financial situation. It would be worse if you were not here being proactive and trying to make a change!

Being afraid is a byproduct of being proactive! If you werent going against the grain and stepping out of your comfort zone than you would not be afraid. NO ONE IS EVER AFRAID WITHIN THEIR COMFORT Zone! BUT SUCCESS ONLY HAPPENS OUTSIDE OF YOUR COMFORT Zone! As I always say if fear is trying to stop you then take it with you and DO IT AFRAID!

I am rooting for each of you! NOW GO TEAR IT UP!!!!


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 FREE wholesaling tips and resources!

To your success,
Carol Stinson

That's HUGE!!!


What an accomplishment! And, even more of an inspiration. I coach people all day long about succeeding in the real estate business and I can't tell you the number of times I hear them refer to you and your success as inspiration. It's great to see the success you have had and I love hearing my coaching students point to you and your accomplishments as a source of motivation to keep them going.

Thanks so much for lighting a torch and keeping it burning. It's easy to see that this wasn't just a flash in the pan opportunity for you. You have fully committed and it shows people that they can do it too. Thank you.



"Faith is the eternal elixir which gives life, power, and action to the impulse of thought.

"Faith is the starting point of all accumulation of riches!"

- Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich

Congratulations Carol!

Wow you are so inspiring to me, which leads me to the question? When is your book Life without Boundaries coming out, or is it out already? Just did a google search, but didn't find it yet. Tammy

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Congratulations, Carol! Yes,

Congratulations, Carol! Yes, we always need encouragement.
I'm still new, but my husband and I see the result that proofs Dean's method works! We just have to keep pushing forward, no matter what.
Keep positive attitude and never give up! If you doing it, making progress every day...before you know it..pow! You will close the deal one after another.


Carol thank you so much for your words and you are right!!!!!


Roman Llanos Falcon

HA #613

I sit here and laugh about how I will feel when I hit that 613 deal. Awesome post here Carol and I love how you came back to motivate everyone after seeing some negative posts. We are not where we need to be but we are getting there. Still looking for the first wholesale deal, have done a couple rehabs, a new build, have a rental, and have loaned out some money from the IRA, but want that first wholesale! Its posts like this that make ya just want to kick yourself in the butt and tell yourself to stop fearing, ITS WORKS, just go do it exactly how we are taught here. THANKS Carol!




Congrats your so inpirering I tried to add you my Facebook page but your too full haha

Ok sure

Hey Carol,

I see your dare and I accept your challenge
to really push my own limits & step past my boundaries!

I'll have to remember and mention this
whenever I might happen to be on stage
inspiring somebody else Eye-wink

Love the verse in your signature by the way:
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



"'Come, follow me,' Jesus said, 'and I will make you fishers of men.'" -Matthew 4:19

WooooHooo Carol!!!

So very cool to hear about your success, and your determination to reach it, no matter what obstacles you encounter along the way; truly inspirational!
Thank you for sharing your sharing your success story!



“And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” ― Dr. Seuss

"I believe in angels, the kind that heaven sends; I am surrounded by angels, but I call them friends" - Unknown

My journal:


Soon to be there are self's!!!!
Started back in April working on our first deal!!!
Wish us well Smiling

Hey Llanos cheer up

Hey, this is my advice:

I think that one should never give their last penny if one can't afford it. This is why I haven't spent a penny yet myself. I am very new and learning as well. But from this site, you can learn alot from people that are willing to help. So far, the people that I have spoken to have been very helpful...also, these are the few people so far that I see are actually doing the work. I know that one for a fact has hands on experience. Anywho- reach out to these people and I know they will help you. They are: Kareng, Reinvestor42, and Sandiboots. Smiling I pray that this serves you well.

Don't lose the faith if this is the career path of your dreams. If you love working with people and desire to either flip homes or rent..then stick with it. Also, I think that if you do assignments that is something that you can get started with at no cost to you. It's like referrals ya get paid for the referral and I think there's birddogging...I'm not sure if that's the same as assignments..but you know...that's a start. Smiling If you find the right person to network with, then you can look for great deals for them...charge them a finders fee (get a contract to make it binding-so that means, research more so that you do it properly and don't lose out on your fee)and make some money this way. This could put money in your pockets until you are able to purchase your own homes or what ever it is you are wanting to do with RE.

I personally am going to begin with assignments and as I learn and network with the people I have become connected with...then I will look into Tax Liens/Deeds so that I can hopefully own the home and rent it out, and see about doing flips, or wholesailing (maybe on that one). I still have much to learn and I know it will be hard..but trust me...the greatest adventure doesn't always come easy. Besides, it's great to learn how to do it right in the beginning..because once you get it...then it will be EASIER along the way! Keep pushing FORWARD!!!!!!! And keep Jehovah first ALWAYS!!!!!!! As long as you keep your priorities in ORDER..everything else will fall in place!Eye-wink

I truly pray that this helps kick your motivation a lil bit more! Smiling And I don't think you were being negative...I look at it as you are tired of your many of us here are...and sometimes we are HUMAN and express's ok...because you're not alone in that feeling. We all go through's how we decide to come OUT of it that matters. Remember that!

Take care and stay blessed. Sorry, I talk alot..... Smiling


~Blessed beyond measure and enjoying life to its fullest!~


Wow, that just gave me a boost! I pray that these kind words encourage everyone and not just some of us! Thanks Carol for being a motivational speaker this day. This is very much needed! Smiling Also, Congrats!!!!!!! I know you are just excited about your abundance in blessings! As we all should be always! Stay excited and motivated..even when it seems that our days are hard...we WILL SUCCEED!

Take care and stay blessed! And keep up the great work! I can't wait to post my success story! Smiling YAY!!! Too excited now!!!


~Blessed beyond measure and enjoying life to its fullest!~

Thank you

Thank you for the information as it is always good.


I Love You!


I Exist. I Am That I Am. I Know That I Know.

Great words of inspiration.

Congrats Carol!!! That's awesome and thank you for your great words of inspiration.

Inspiring Carol!

Great stuff Carol, love it you are inspiring. Sooo true knowledge is worthless must take action or nothing will happen and we can do it too! Let's go forward leaving the negative behind and pick ourselves off and rededicate ourselves to REI. Lets make it happen cap'n.



Go faster do more! GFDM!

Good stuff

Carol, thanks for "setting the bar", close to home. My wife and I look forward to meeting you one day to swap wholesaling stories. Until then, may you and yours continue to stay in the blessing.

Whoa, Carol. Fantastic!

Fantastic, Carol. I am so pleased for you. Thanks for inspiring me. I like what you say about embracing the fear.

With gratitude.

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