This was filmed this morning, and we are ready to move on to the next stage, kitchen and finishing the bathrooms is next, check out the video and give us your comments:
We are super excited and a bit scared to start on this journey, but it is something we have been wanting to do for a long time (I guess everyone these days, wants to flip a home at some point, thanks to all the Real Estate shows on tv :). We were fortunate enough to find a great deal, that I believe has great potential and enough of a margin where we can make some mistakes, as we are almost guaranteed to make as first timers, and still have a small profit at the end. We are more excited about the opportunity and the experience on this first one, which if goes well, we will certainly take on more, as long as I can find us a similar deal.
I thought it would be awesome to SHARE our experience with this project for anyone who wants to follow along and see how this process will go. We are very fortunate to have some great people in our corner who have done this before, some great workers and friends who are doing most of the work, and then some new teams who came with great recommendations.
So here are the first set of pictures, take a look and feel free to leave us comments, questions, and/or suggestions.
Another GREAT & FANTASTIC Monday, kids are finally back in school and I know, we might not want to admit it, but man oh man, we can finally get back to normal life lol :)))) At least for me, it’s been a bit tougher to get work done with the kids around the house, finding fun things to do without being affected by the 115 degrees outside etc….. So back to working hardER, back to a manageable schedule, back to a focused and intentional working week!!!
And since it’s MONDAY, as always I like to start the week off right with some words of “Motivation”…
“Take Action! An Inch Of Movement Will Bring You Closer To Your Goals Than a Mile of Intention.” Dr. Steve Maraboli
A lot of times in life, we don’t start taking action as it seems like we have tooooo far to go in order to achieve our goal… “Don’t focus on the length of time, the time will pass any way…” says my coach and mentor. So true though, do you ever see friends or family members who either complain of where they are or lack of opportunities, or even the ones who say ” I am gonna do this, and that….” and…… 1 year later….. they are in the same place they were, nothing has CHANGED, because they DID NOT TAKE any action. They did not take even a small step in that direction, that’s why this is soooo CRITICAL, so IMPORTANT, START TODAY!!!! MOVE an inch towards your goal, towards your next STEP, towards ANYTHING that will get you CLOSER to YOUR GOALS!!!! After that inch, focus on taking action every single day that gets you one step closer to your Goals!
Have an amazing day and week!
As you know by know, I like to start the week off right with some words of motivation!
“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” Henry Ford
Failure can absolutely become our best learning experience if we allow yourselves to learn from it.
This applies to all aspects of our lives, I love this message and I believe it will always stand true. There are many things I have given up on as a young adult, and as it is 100% my fault, my failure, I have often wondered why I gave us so easily back then. Because I sure do not give up on things, now as an adult, as a parent, as a husband. And my personal belief is that there are at least couple of SUPER important factors that make up this change:
One, our motivation, our “BIG WHY”, changes and it becomes our fuel to the fire, and in most cases, giving up is not even an option (responsibilities, family, kids, etc…. push you to make it work). I know for certain, in my life, my motivation to succeed is bigger than it’s ever been, as a parent, as a husband, and as an entrepreneur, and giving up is not on the menu anymore 🙂
Two, I believe it is the people we surround ourselves with, as we heard it many times, “You are the average of the 5 people you hang out with”. Being around people who want to succeed, just like you, or have already succeeded in their personal and/or business lives, will give us the motivation, the drive, the inspiration, to keep pushing, and just like Mr Ford says, failure, just helps us start all over with a better plan 🙂 So, I am very intentional of the people I spend my very little free time with, we know our time is the most precious commodity these days, so we must use it wisely, in the company of the people we love and admire.
So always keep learning, always keep pushing and never stop!
Have an amazing day and week!
Another great story and super proud moment in the life of …. “My awesome clients!!!” I have said this before and I hope I will get to say it many more times, but I absolutely LOVE to see young families, such as this fantastic couple, accomplish such huge goals at such an young age. It continues to confirm and re-confirm that HARD WORK and financial discipline will always prevail and be the biggest driver of YOU accomplishing your goals. This couple set their mind on this gorgeous brand new home (about a year ago), with a fantastic floor plan, in a super nice brand new neighborhood, with awesome mountain views. So the road ahead was long and full of bumps and obstacles. So they got to work and worked hard to make this happen. So together we started on preparing their existing home for the market, we listed it when ready…. and man was it ready!!! This home showed like a MODEL home, they did such an amazing job getting it ready, it looked FANTASTIC!!! After couple of Open Houses, we received and negotiated a great offer and closed less than 2 months later.
But we were still about 6-8 months away from their new home being complete. I know he worked suuuuper long hours during this time, lots of out of town business trips, putting in the extra work necessary to get to their goal. While the home was being built, they did a short term rental in an apartment complex close by, SAVED even more of their hard earned money to apply towards their down payment and to furnish their beautiful new home with all the things they dreamed up.
And now they are finally in their beautiful BRAND NEW home and I can’t wait to see what is next for them. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to them, it was a pleasure being a part of this journey and I have no doubt more great things are on the horizon for them.