All About smurfy

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Lisa Mendez
Mesa, AZ
About Me: 

UPDATE! (1-29-2017)
Ok, I'm posting this at the top of my previous bio so it's easier to find rather than scrolling all the way down to the end. Anyway, I am now staring down 59 years old and I just cannot believe it's been 6 and a half years since I first found this website and Dean Graziosi. I had many, many obstacles and simply put REI aside for a long time. I am not a quitter and have accomplished much in my life in spite of some pretty heavy circumstances and tragedies so I have to believe that even though it's been a while since I started studying REI, that I can come back and still make it work. I wonder where everyone is at this time, what stage y'all are in and how everyone's doing. I guess I'll just peruse the site to see what's new, but I am glad to be back and this time it's got to work for me because I still have that deep desire to become a REI. If there's anybody out there that remembers me, please drop me a line and let me know you're alive. Cheers everyone!

I am a 52 (53 now as of 3-30!!!) year old single mom, career student, cancer survivor, on Social Security Disability which is my only income FOR NOW. I am going to make this work! I have to!!

Updates: February 1, 2011. I cannot believe it is 2011!! It just blows me away. I am very happy to have found Dean's infomercial that day in the middle of the night when I could not sleep. I never would have thought that I would ever get involved in Real Estate, but here I am, I am a Real Estate Investor now! That just blows my mind as well. Smiling I have learned a lot since August 31, 2010, when I first signed onto this site. This year will be MY year to succeed at this! I can feel it in the air! God is so good Smiling

Omg I am staring 55 down in it's face!!!! And I am still Not giving up!! Yes, it's been almost exactly 2.5 years since I first came on this site and found out about all the neat and life-changing gold nuggets that are here (free!!!) on this awesome website, and Dean, who is THE most selfless man I've ever (not met yet) known, and I am seriously just as excited as I was when I first saw that "little Italian guy" (as Carol Stinson so eloquently puts it) on that infomercial at godonlyknows what time it was in the wee hours of the morning before the hairy butt crack of dawn those 2.5 years ago!!! GOD has it been wonderful watching so many people take this knowledge and SOAR with it!!! My turn will come, see, because I have learned to be patient and it WILL happen in GOD's timing for my life and I know I am right where he wants me. So, do stay tuned as I plan on becoming a ROCK STAR (not literally like my son lol) in the near future!!!!!

I am interested in Family, REI, and music! Notice I changed that around ;-) Family does and always should come first!! (Including the DG family!) People vs things! What wins out in your life? :-)

Topics I've Participated In

Hello Everyone! Michstan1926 years 17 weeks ago
DG site INSTRUCTIONS-how to use this site reinvestor421526 years 24 weeks ago
Seller Information Form reinvestor42226 years 31 weeks ago
Louisa's Journal - The Sky is the Limit!!! louisajhc5087 years 11 weeks ago
how to set up escrow for lease options Ranger16717 years 21 weeks ago

Basic Info

Real Estate Investor!!
Have Child(ren)
Completed College

Sites I Visit


Helllo Lisa!

Kevin A Goldman's picture

Welcome to the DG family. I've only been a member myself for a month or so. About suggestions fo rthis area, I can't really be too specific. I'm still reading, learning, and trying to get everything in position. How did you get involved with DG (i.e., his infomercial, books, Set For Life System)?

Thanks :)

smurfy's picture

Kevin! Thanks for your fast response Smiling Well, one night last month I couldn't sleep and found Dean's infomercial on tv and couldn't take my eyes off it. I knew this was IT for me! I've never felt more sure about anything... well, at least in a while. So, I ordered his book, PFRERN, and got the BARM for free (just shipping) and the AFF program. In my package came a dvd talking about their RESA (Real Estate Success Academy) and I called and got into *that* and am now trying to do the lessons. Smiling Good to hear from you and take care! Talk soon!


P.S. How about you? I've been reading about people involved in the SFL but don't know what that is. I wonder if I shouldn't have gotten into that instead... I don't know, but we'll see!

Howdy Lisa!

stutiff's picture

My name is Stuart from Portland OR and I would love to live in the Mesa area someday as I have some family there and would really like to get out of the rain during the winters. I hope to network with a bunch of people in the Phoenix area so that I can facilitate some deals down there sooner than later.




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Hey, Stuart! Nice to meet you. Good luck in your endeavors! Smiling



Kevin A Goldman's picture

Hi Lisa,

SFL stands for the Set For Life system that was recently offered by Dean to the DG Family. It is supposed to be offered to the general public to, but at a higher price than for what people here (including myself) purchased it for. Even if you did not get in on this opportunity, there will always be others, including the RESA!

That's great that you're in the Academy since you will always have someone to be answerable to. I cannot afford to get into the RESA at this time and may after I start making a few bucks on the side with my own attempts here. At least I still have myself and my goals to be answerable to!

I also have PRFERN and BARM. Read the former and working on the latter while trying to still get set up. This is all taking longer than I thought, but I know it will be worth it!

Have a great rest of the weekend!


Welcome Lisa

Just Stopping By To Say Hello and Welcome To Deans Community..May You Have Great Success In All Your Endeavors!! I see you're getting your Journal together that's a good start.. Aloha, Cecelia

Hi Lisa,

Kevin A Goldman's picture

Check out post #64 on Hard/Private Money Lenders in AZ and nationwide!


smurfy's picture

I swear, I was *just* there!! Just before I pm'd you :)~

missed ya!

Kevin A Goldman's picture

must have just signed off last night as you sent that, too. Smiling

By the way, check this one out, too.

Sent to me by John Gillon

Looks like loads more good info!


Kevin A Goldman's picture

Both night owls, it seems! I'm actually on the Navajo reservation right now for a job my company has; it's 2:20 am and I'm beat! Bedtime in a few!


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Complete night owl here! lol. Yea, I didn't notice your message till just now Smiling I've been sleeping most of the day, and now I'm looking up these two houses I'm interested in. One is in a gorgeous city in Arizona, and another is in California. The AZ one is BEAUTIFUL!! I was there in July when my family was here visiting, and we happened to drive by it and I said STOP! I want to go in and see it (it was an open house). I swear, I was so absolutely enamored with this house! I walked around like I knew what I was doing, but boy was I intimidated LOL. This was before I *ever* even considered investing. I mean, I was like, no way am I ever going to be able to own a house like this haha. Maybe that was a prophetic experience?? Anyway, this house was listed at $850k back then, and the Realtor told me it wasn't worth more than $750k!! lol he just came out and told me this. Well, I just happened to find the flier for it today Shocked so I went online and looked it up. It's still listed with the same Realtor, only now it's going for $819k! I wonder what I should do about it. I've got to do *something* or I'll kick myself!

The other house is going to a Short Sale on the 15th of this month, and these people are friends of mine so I called her about it and am waiting to hear back from her. I'm not sure what I'm going to say, cuz I'm not sure what I can do for her. I'm still so green, ya know? Got any ideas on either of these? Smiling Let me know, and maybe we can do something together with them. What say ye?

Lisa Smiling


Kevin A Goldman's picture

Check out/bookmark the thread here

Turning out to be a gold mine of information!!


You still movin' and shakin'?


smurfy's picture

I'm "shakin'" alright! Sighs... I'm trying, tho. I really am. My daughter is visiting from California so I'm pretty much at a standstill right now. I'm trying to get her interested but so far, no go. We'll see... Thanks for your continued concern and support! You rock Smiling


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Aloha & Mahalo!

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mdlinvestors's picture

I am new to this site. I have seen your photo several times; therefore, attempted to PM you regarding obtaining information. Unfortunately I received an error reply that you do not accept private emails. It surprised me as I thought this site was used to network and there is sometimes business that is not to be shared with everyone. One would not want to put information of a public forum that could queer a business deal, etc.

Thanks and have a blessed day



encouragement and change

I am writing you because I was really into investing and pretty much still know everything I knew up
untill summer 09 when my investing bubble pretty much got burst because of HORRIBLE economy
and SOOOO many people going homeless. I know the obvious thing to do is watch the new vlogs
but I need some encouragement because since summer 09 I was living with a VERY (-) person
that kept her tv on the news about RE. Can you please tell me what (+)s and (-)s have become of
RE investing since the last vlog I watched was when Dean gave the 50 (+)s assignment?
(I'm just full of excuses arent't I?)
P.S. I no longer have transportation and my motivation is now desperation because I cannot make more than
$318 mo since I am disabled and would not be able to afford to lose my disability (which I do want to
relieve my burdon from society and feel building wealth slowly and consistently would bring much comfort)
, would working for current RE investors (doing easy/odd jobs) in my area help me to learn the market faster
since I no longer have a vehicle and I am also 900 miles away from where I spent the 1st 1/2 of my life?
From Louisville to Daytona is a big jump, Louisville which is much bigger is more segregated and Daytona
is just a mix here and a mix there, I'm not trying to racist at all that's just one more change I have that to
contend with too. I also filed Ch 13 bankruptcy last year, are there still hard money lenders out there?


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I came across your post in Karen's journal. I must say, while I always like to drop in on Karen, the reason I did this time is I saw "smurfy" was posting. I had to check it out. My husband and I LOVE the Smurfs! Ha!

Know this isn't much of an RE post, but wanted to welcome you! I'm just catching up a bit here the past couple months as it looks like you joined right after we had our first baby and I fell off here awhile. But I've been back and in action the past couple months.

Enjoy the Success Academy - take action and they will always be at your finger tips on your phone. The advice they have given me is priceless!


Hi Lisa

Valuni's picture

just stopping by in the late night hours Eye-wink

I'm also in the Success Academy, and I bought the SFL too.
The Success Academy is definitely the way to go when you start-I have not used the SFL much; I think it's more for the more experienced investor...

wishing you great success,



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I was tired of scrolling down to the bottom of my profile and not seeing anything new, so I posted this!! Ahahahah! There, something new Smiling

Hi ha ha ha!

SMURFY...S M U R F really is cute! Just wanted to say braking out of my social phobia...LOL Smiling

saying hello

Hi Lisa
I just wanted to say hello, saw smurfy and got curious so just want to say good luck and don't give up especially if this is what you believe in.

thank you so much

kyla101's picture

You have no idea who happy I am to see someone write back. That was inspiration to work hard and learn more. Thank you so much =)

Hello there!

theprofessional's picture

I saw your name then I read your bio and I must say I'm impressed. I just started and it gives me hope that I too can be a real estate investor.

By the way, what was it like for you in your first few weeks getting started?


joeyharp_2001's picture

Hey There Lisa, I've been a DG Student for over a year now; also with many others we are on a Facebook Blog calle Cash Flow Investment Club. It's all about DG and what we have learned... We are all making a renewed effort to be here on the DG Site... Lots of collective experience. Got any questions or want to network, touch bases with me. Also, I'd like to be networking with more people here in town. I'm in Avondale at the moment; will be out of Scottsdale shortly.

Joseph with a smile


smurfy's picture

Hey, how are you doing? Are you still in Phoenix? If so, hit me up and let's network!!