So I finally did it. Got my first rehab deal under contract. I am working with an investment company to get the deal but it is a good way to get my feet wet. My father is my financial backer and the company I am working with is helping with the acquisition, rehab, and sale of the property. The property was listed for $55,000. We are getting it for $51,000. Comps in the area are around the $120,000 + range. We will need to put approx. $29,000 worth of work into it and then put it on the market for $115,000. After all is said and done (within 6 months) and after splitting the profits with the company we are partnering with, we will walk away with about $11,000.
Let me tell ya, a lot of the work is not being done by me, but the guy I am working with is taking me under his wing and showing me the tools of the trade which I am estatic about because this is how I am going to learn. It has taken me about 6 months to finally do my first deal, but I did it and we close in about 2-3 weeks.
Thanks to all for your continued support and helpful information. And to those who are still seeking out thier first deal, keep to it and the right one will come along soon enough.


congrats! thats awesome!

congrats! thats awesome!


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This is awesome news! Smiling


Atlcamel, Ikward13, AngelaK

Thank you all for the support. Its people like you and everyone in Deans family that keep our hopes alive and helpus through the tough times.
Thanks again for all your support.



Congrats on learning the trade and making it happen, and yes, anyone can do it!!! Great job!! Keep us posted and let us know when you close.



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congrats! I hope the rehab

congrats! I hope the rehab and sale workout. Good job


Tim, as Jeremy said, "learning the trade and making it happen" added to that is, taking action and making it happen. Congrats for a job well done. God Bless.



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Great News

Tim, I'm so excited for you. You are on your way, keep it going and make the next one even better!


Dosen't it feel GREAT? Why to go!!!

Good Job

Its a long way to go...this is a scenario of your dealing. I would like to hear from you when everything is finalized and as to how much you actually made from the transaction. Anyway...its a good start...dom

One down...more to go!

We can feel your excitement! Keep to momentum & get ready to bag another great deal.


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Alright Congrats!

congrats man! that is really awesome!

God always make a way for us.

God Bless man


Thanks to all who have responded so far....I feel almost like a celebrity LOL Smiling But in all seriouslness, I appreciate the support I've been getting from everyone. I am actually in the process of re-reading Dean's Profit From Real Estate Right Now and the next thing I will be doing is setting up the pre-recorded message and begin marketing so I can sccop up my next deal. This has gotten me extremely excited and has given me the hope that I just might be able to pay for my wedding next year (Aug. 20, 2010).
Thanks again to all.


Nice Job

Keep making offers and you will do alot more deals.


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Thank you for the motivational activity you have completed!


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Congratulations on your first deal. Way to go! Keep up the good work. Good luck on this deal and your future deals. Believe and Achieve! Smiling - Joe


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Awesome Job !!

Always glad to hear someone making their first deal. It is an inspiration to me as I am working on my first deal as well. Correction -- looking for my first deal !! lol!

Congrats to you for making it work ....

No Better Feeling

than the excitement of getting your first deal! Congrats and I'll look forward to following how it all works out for you! The really good thing is - that same rush of excitement just keeps coming with your next deals too!

you bet

You bet the excitement is over the top right now. I will definitely keep everyone posted about the status of the deal. Thanks again to all for the continued support.

you bet

You bet the excitement is over the top right now. I will definitely keep everyone posted about the status of the deal. Thanks again to all for the continued support.

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southpaw025 the news of your deal,Is really great. You stated about a company that is helping you thru...Start to finish! The reason why i ask is,You said your team player is the backer.There are no goofy questions(i do not like the term stupid). Thanks for keeping the faith.


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Fight the Good Fight

Never quit, and never give up. Success is only a deal away. Congrats!


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We are excited for you and we hope to join you in sharing that same feeling soon. Congrats again - be blessed.

Teddy & Crystal G

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That is so great! I love the support we all get here!

I am very excited and happy for you. Keep on making deals southpaw025. God Bless you and many more success for you. Tom Hayward


This will be a fantastic catalyst for you if you learn from the experience and then work to find more and even better deals. Happy investing!

Tony Tomasek


I'm happy to hear that you've done your first deal. It makes me excited and even more motivated to go out there and make it happen. Best of luck to you.



That's absolutely incredible! I'm happy for you. First one in the bag...Keep baggin' em!


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great job southpaw025

It's inspiring to hear stories like this. I am new to DG and trying to contract some property in Norfolk, Virginia.
One in particular is a 3bdrm, 1.5 bth FSBO selling for 137,000 and city assessed at 206,000. Needs no work but I have zero dollars to invest. Still looking for ways to do the deal.
Any advise would be appreciated.
Does anybody know if assignment of contracts are legal in Virginia?


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Made it Happen!!

Congratulations!! I bet you finally feel such a great relief. I know I will thank the heavens once my first deal is done. God bless and keep it up. One done deal can be the last done deal so stay inspired!

Take care,


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I am very happy for you. Keep it up this only the beginning.

Dedicated & Motivated Smiling


great job my man !! very excited for you!! keep that fire burning good things are happening for you because you are getting out there and making it HAPPEN!!now go get the next one!!


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