Thanksgiving is just around the corner, a good time to sit back and reflect a bit on what you have to be thankful for. Hopefully, your list is a long one and includes real estate investing.
I have been investing in real estate for over 10 years now, so I thought I would take this time to reflect on what real estate has done for me that I am most thankful for. Yeah sure, there is the money, but I am thinking on a bit deeper level.
So here are five things real estate has made me thankful for.
Real estate investing got me out of the rat race
No I am not sitting on a beach in Panama (yet) running my business over the internet. But I was able to quit the 9 to 5 job. No more commutes, no more bosses, no more stuff like this. I now have more time for things I like to do, such as running, spending time with my wife and of course investing in real estate.
Real estate investing taught me many new skills
I can install a kitchen sink and fix minor plumbing. I can hang a door and do minor carpentry. Sure I hire many of these things out now, but it is nice to have these skills. Having these skills has provided me with a confidence (especially when deal with contractors) I did not have before.
Real estate investing has introduced me to many, many new friends and colleagues
From bankers and lawyers to wholesalers and contractors and even other investors, I have met and worked with a lot of great people that I otherwise would have …read more