All About destrie

destrie's picture
Des Moines, Iowa
About Me: 

I am a stay at home mom of 6. I am married to a wonderful guy who goes to work everyday and works his hands to the bone so that I may try this real estate adventure. Right now my credit sucks, my husbands credit sucks, and we are broke. Right now I am putting together a wholesale deal, and we are looking to close on it very very soon. The picture I have is for my kiddos so that they can have a better lifestyle than what they are getting now. When I die, I don't want them to inherit my debt, I want them to inherit money and items that will help them out instead of be a hindrance.

Being with my family, researching and helping others in reaching their dreams with REI, reaching my dream of being a successful REI.

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Basic Info

Stay At Home Mom - Real Estate Investor
Have Child(ren)
Some College



Indiana-Joe's picture

Welcome to the DG website community. It is packed with a lot of great information and people. Remember through knowledge that you gain, the fear will go away. Keep the faith. Good luck with real estate investing. Believe and Achieve! Smiling - Joe

Hi Destrie

John A's picture

Just wanted to say hi & welcome you to the DG site Smiling Don't hesitate to ask me anything about REI to help you on your way to success, so ask away & stay in touch on your progress.....

I read your post about Dean's newsletter & you mentioned that "your controlling your properties with Lease/Options with bad credit & no money down." Can you explain to me how you're doing that because what I know is if you have bad credit & no money to put down even to use HML the only thing you can do is wholesale.....

Everyone Can Make A Difference!
John A.


Chasing The Dream's picture

Welcome and Good Luck. It appears as though you are learning a lot of information and plugging away at your dream. Every step you take will get you a step closer. Good luck with your real estate endeavours.
Carpe Diem :0) Stacey


cougrrr1's picture

I'm just now 'breaking out' of 'fear prison' myself. I can only offer encouragement for now.
May I suggest in 'Occupation', drop the 'wanna be'. If you're getting ready to close on a deal, you're WAY ahead of me! CONGRATULATIONS! Smiling In my thinking, you ARE already a 'REAL' Estate Investor.
P.S. At times, over the years, I was a stay-at-home Dad with 6 daughters. May God bless ALL of you. Smiling

buyer list

marcush's picture

i am going through the pmi course and it is great... learning alot but does anyone have some basic practices on developing a buyers list fast!

buyers list

look in all classified ads real estate for rent. copy all addresses given. Go to tax assessors website and find who owns property. look up their names. If they have alot of properties Bingo you have an investor. Find their phone number on Call them or if theres no number send them a postcard. Keith

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keepmylifesimple's picture

I just heard about ****
Hope it helps!

Hi, my name is Patty.

keepmylifesimple's picture

Hi Destrie!
Your husband sounds like mine!
I feel the same way you do about
debt and helping out.
You have a great attitude!
Have a nice week! Smiling

Hi destrie

I am also from Iowa and haven't even finished the book yet but stumbled onto your post on creating a buyers list. I definitely will be using it in the near future. Thanks you so much!


Hi destrie,
I was wondering how we get into the Iowa clubs topics if there is any or do we just pm individuals separately?

are you having any luck?

Hi Destrie,
My name is Jeff & I live in Council bluffs.I've been trying to get this real estate investing down. I noticed that you've been doing it for awhile, are you having any luck?


smurfy's picture

Destrie, I just wanted to say hi. I read your profile and I wondered how you were doing? I hope all is well with the hubby and six kiddos, God Bless!


Hi everyone,
I'm looking for a mentor in or close to cedar rapids iowa, any ideas?

New to Iowa

RichardDA's picture

Hi there eveyone here. Moved to Fairfield in September. I wanted to know if any one here did anything with Dean's information? Did anyone was successful in obtaining and making even a little money?