All About newage8767

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Verna Mason
Baltimore, Maryland
About Me: 

I retired from Federal Government in early 2009 after 40 years of service. I was previously a licensed Realtor, but inactivated my license about 5 years ago. Happy to be retired but there is more month than money. Now I know what folks mean when they say they are on a "fixed income". I'm not liking it too much that I have to pinch pennies even more than ever before.

traveling, baking, sewing, meeting people and having my own business

Topics I've Participated In

LLC Benefits FDrake4127 years 21 weeks ago
Ask Dean's Coaches a Question nstreet3747 years 32 weeks ago
DG members by State they live reinvestor422267 years 33 weeks ago
INTERVIEW WORKSHEET - For Finding A Realtor Anitarny418 years 17 weeks ago
The Best Scenario Possible When Assigning Contracts cbrpower478 years 24 weeks ago

Basic Info

Have Child(ren)
Some College

Sites I Visit

Mainly Just This One


Investment Potential's picture

Hello Verna,

My name is Julian and I am an investor on the eastern shore. This area is ripe with foreclosures and pre-foreclosures. I have access to Deleware properties also as I am 5 mins from the state line. Looking forward to sharing information and potentially working together to create a flow of wealth and security. I hate pinching pennies too. lol

Julian Thomas

Keeping In Touch

newage8767's picture

Hi Julian,

Great to "meet" you. I haven't done my first deal yet. i am still trying to get my "team" together. I am so ready to attempt my first deal, but I need to make sure I have all my ducks in a row first.

Are you new to the investment business or have you surpassed your first deal? I am looking for a "buddy" that I can run things by. It's kind of like exercising alone! I don't do it unless I have someone to do it with! Having someone to go through this with me will be a great help.



Pinching Pennies

MxChica's picture

Congratulations Verna on your retirement!
I fully understand about the retiring on one-third of what already wasn't exactly enough. Seems like you have the right stuff to be successful at this & whatever business venture you choose though. You have it all in place and just need to work smart and differently than you have been used to. I know you'll do well.

Hope to work with you soon,

Hi Verna

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...

Everyone Can Make A Difference!
John A.


Earl in MI's picture

I didn't quite greet you to the site before. So with out further ado welcome. You can find a lot of answers on this site and tons of help from others.
Best of luck to you and your RE investing!!


Earl in MI

Thanks John A.

newage8767's picture

I appreciate the encouragement.

I do have a question that I can't seem to get anyone, including support to repsond to.

Do you know how the "Contribute" link on the left works?

I created a new group, but something seems to be wrong with it. Support won't allow me to put in a support ticket; keeps saying I'm not allowed due to some administration reason. I called the support number but keep getting a recording about hours of operation.


Hey Verna...

NJFJ's picture

What's good Verna? Good to see people wanting to enhance there real estate investing knowledge. It's not hard once you stay involved in it everyday. Start by reading Dean's book and absorb the strategies laid out & this website... This is such a good website, to me one of the best. Very informative in many topics. Research this website throughly if you haven't done yet! Wish you the best in your REI journey!


newage8767's picture

Hi Nelson,

I agree that this is the best site I have been associated with. I actually have gotten somewhat addicted to it. After reading DG's books I went to the site and picked up so much information it's unbelievable. I recommend to everyone to go through every forum and read all the posts. Yes, it's time consuming, but that's how you will gain all the information you will need to get started.

As I was reviewing the posts, if I came across information that was important (i.e. explanation of how to do something), I would copy and paste the information into a word document so I would have it for my future review. I sort of created a desk reference for myself. After reviewing so many posts you tend to forget where you saw what!

I saw in your profile that you were raised in NY. Is that still your home or have you relocated to another state?

Just take your time to learn the REI biz. Some people like to jump in too fast and end up getting in over their heads only to find themselves in a RE financial jam! Make sure you have all your ducks in a row before you attempt that first deal! Good luck and I wish you much success.

Verna (newage8767)


Nattyboh's picture


Hello! I sent you a PM, when you get a chance please get back to me

Thank you
Chad Meusel
Baltimore, MD

Hey Verna

insidernotes's picture

Hey Verna just stopping by and showing my support hope all is moving smoothly

Hey all, My name is Toni,

Hey all,
My name is Toni, I've been unemployed now for a year!! Moved to SC from NY hoping for a better life!! It's great to read all the stories, and motivational, inspirational "TEAM" posts. As others, I am scared to make that first phone call!!! I will get there, I never give up! Thanks you guys for all the positive outlook.

Helping Out

Hello. We are new to the real estate business and have been part of Dean's group since 2013. Although we have not made a deal yet, we are still very much determined. We are looking for individuals who are hardworking, trustworthy, and experienced to team up with. Even advice or tips would be a big help. Although we live in South Carolina, my son and his wife live in Waldof, Maryland. I am hoping that they can do business on their end while I still try to do business on mine. If you are interested in teaming up or are willing to offer up any advice or tips, please do not hesitate to contact me. Please consider and please respond. Thank you!