I am at a precipice. I've been given a gift. The world lay at my feet.
Here in the past I've put so much pressure on myself to get things straight and be successful that I've basically caused myself to freeze with inaction. I've racked my brain thinking of any and every new venture possible to get myself out of this job.
My life's been falling apart for so long.
I've been meditating nightly for the last week.
It's so healing. To shut your mind off and focus on your body, really listening to it and taking the time to focus on your breathing, relaxing, releasing.
It's time for me to visualize a new future. It's ok for me to dream but what I need right now is an actual plan.
I'm still working on the refinishing doors plan, but still no practice doors so ugh, I'm taking that as a sign that perhaps it's not meant for me at this moment at least.
I was in real estate for most of my life. Commercial mainly, a small bit of residential and property management for the bulk of it. Residential is where baby real estate agents cut their teeth. Some stay there forever. I quickly educated to commercial and then got pulled into management. It was stressful, it was lucrative.
I still have my license.
My dad bought his deceased aunt's home a while back and fixed it up. Since my mom's death this summer we haven't messed with the home other than my dad's obsessive daily checking on it.
I am going to list it and sell it. With the profits, rather than subjecting them to capital gains, I'm going to take them to our county courthouse and snap up a foreclosure or two. If for some reason that doesn't work, I'm going to find another property for us to work on.
Yes, I know there are tv shows about this and every joe blow wants to do it.
I'm doing it for a few reasons. I need to sell it so dad isn't just paying taxes and insurance on it to sit vacant. Also, it could jump start a career change for me, Dad wants me to do whatever it is that will make me happy and having more time, doing something that allows me more freedom will be a start in the right direction.
Here's why I think it's the perfect time for me to do this here:
1. The oil patch is crashing here. So many people I know have lost their jobs, it's so sad. My adopted brother is about to lose his house because it's gotten so bad. Hate to say it but it's a good time to snap up some foreclosures
2. I know from previous experience that when financial times get tough renters become easier to find. Hard economic times mean lower credit scores and fewer qualified buyers. It's a great time to snap up a few rentals, maybe even start a mobile home park on a patch of land.
3. I have a friend that works at the courthouse, she says the turnout for the sales have been very thin. This is a poverty stricken area, people losing their jobs makes for a very ugly situation very quickly here.
4. The largest school anywhere near to this town lost it's accreditation. That means that a very large 5A school will now be bussing it's kids to school here in this little town. I need to hurry and have this little plan in place for next year.
I was reading the school's report card that came home with my kid's report cards. It said that 70% of the children that attend school in this district are considered at poverty or below. I couldn't believe it was that high.
I feel so bad for bitching and moaning about my house and missing Nordstrom while every night there are kids here going to bed without food and warmth.
See I know I've had ideas before about what it is that I should or need to do, this is happening though. This isn't a leap for me, this is nothing new for me, this is exactly what I want and need, it's way less stress than I deal with now, it's way less time, way more money and I already know the steps to get it done right this minute. I'm not hesitating. I got broker information, I've got the money to order signs and sign up with the local BOR, I'm ready to get rolling.
Universe I expect you to bless my endeavor. I will provide low income quality housing, employment and revitalization of a community that desperately needs it.
I will also do my best to raise the quality of life for those around me instead of hyperfocusing on my own things. Thank you for the awareness.