What’s the number one way to have a breakthrough in your business?
Time and time again I’ve seen friends, acquaintances, and students have their major breakthrough attending an event. You’re in luck because I’ve scored you FREE tickets to Jay Conner’s 3-Day Private Money Event, which is a heck of an opportunity to reach your “breakthrough” moment!
On October 10, 11, and 12; you’re going to want to be in Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, NC for Jay’s Live Event so he can train you in person!
If your business is primed to explode (or even if you’re just starting out), this is the premier event of 2018 that will help you kick the door down on the real estate investing world. Not only will you be joined by Jay’s private lenders, his Automation Team, his Rehab Team, and get an all-inclusive ticket to his Rehab Bus Tour. You’ll also get the most up-to-date strategies on real estate investing and securing private funds no matter which part of the country you’re in!
Now, because you’re in my “Inner Circle,” I’m giving you 2 tickets – Absolutely FREE – valued at $3,000 for you and a guest to attend Jay’s Upcoming 3 Day Live Event!!!
There is No Other Real Estate Investing Event like this on the Planet!
You’ll Meet Jay’s Private Lenders!!!
It’s all about getting Private Money and Unlimited Funding for Your Deals.
– You’ll actually get to meet and network with my personal private lenders.
– You Can Literally Walk Away from this Event with Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Private Money to Fund Your Deals!
You’ll Never Again Miss Out on a Deal Because You didn’t have the money!
Why Am I a Real Estate Investor?
What’s Your ‘Why?’
“If you are in a transaction, it needs to be a win for all parties involved. Otherwise, you have no business being a part of that deal.”
Here’s a story I’ve never told before: Why am I a real estate investor?
Now, this is a different story than how I became a real estate investor. The how is very simple: I got into real estate investing in 2003 after consumer financing was pulled from the manufactured home industry. I’d spent my whole life around real estate and manufactured homes. My father, Wallace Conner, sold over 100,000 homes to over 100,000 families across the nation before he retired. It was a huge part of my life. I would have never left the manufactured home industry, but when the manufactured home industry left me, I knew I needed to find a new path.
Fortunately, I found that new path thanks to, our dear friends, Kim and Craig. My wife, Carol Joy, and I are both good friends with them, and they were able to finance their dream home by flipping a house. They got some help from Kim’s father, who was a real estate investor down in Florida. He came up to North Carolina to help them out, and within 90 days, they had $25,000 in profit. They had enough for the down payment, and I remember thinking, “If I ever have to move on from the manufactured home industry, I want to flip houses.” In 2003, the time had come to make that move, and here we are 15 years later.
That’s the how, but the why is another matter. What has kept me in the industry for 15 years? I will tell you right away, it’s not the money. A lot of people get into real estate investing with money as their “why.” They want to have big houses, fancy cars, fancy country club memberships, and luxury vacations. But no matter what industry you’re in, material possessions should never be your “why.”
Don’t get me wrong, I like the nice things in life. And there’s nothing wrong with enjoying your hard-earned wealth. The Bible tells us we should enjoy the fruits of our labor. When you work hard to earn good money, you should enjoy it. But when we make the mistake of working hard just to earn money, we ultimately find ourselves living an unsatisfied life.
Years ago, back when I was still in the manufactured housing industry, I had a conversation with a friend who is a very successful in business. He was smart, hardworking, and a respected leader of the industry. And he made a lot of money. But one day, we were out getting lunch, and he asked me, “Jay, why am I not satisfied? I am making all this money. I’ve got the boats, the motorcycles, a nice house, and I even have an airplane! So why am I not satisfied?”
The reason this successful guy wasn’t satisfied is the same reason I’m telling you not to let money be the only reason you’re a real estate investor: Stuff doesn’t last. Nice stuff can go away and then what are we left with? We need to dig deep when we ask ourselves “Why?” We need to look at what’s really important to us and how our work will give us not just things but meaning. How does our hard work leave us fulfilled as well as financially secure?
When I ask myself, “Why am I a real estate investor?” This is my answer: I’m in it to SERVE. The greatest way to find fulfillment in life is to live in service. It’s not enough to serve myself. I also want to serve my family, my friends, my church, my students and my community.
Back when I worked with my dad, he taught me his philosophy that I live by to this day: “If you are in a transaction, it needs to be a win for all parties involved. Otherwise, you have no business being a part of that deal.” This is something I am able to practice.
When I am involved in a real estate transaction, there are four people who win:
- The seller who sold the house wins. The seller had a problem, they wanted sell their house for whatever reason. The property might have been for sale by owners, or maybe they were headed towards foreclosure. In any case, I’m able to come along and solve the seller’s problem by buying the house from them.
- When I fund a deal with a private lender, the private lender wins. By investing in my business, they get a high rate of return safely and securely in a way they can’t find anywhere else.
- Did you know that 70 percent of Americans cannot go to a bank and get a mortgage to own their own home? Since I sell a lot of homes by offering my rent to own program, I’m able to help the buyer win and help them enjoy the American dream of home ownership when they may not have been able to otherwise.
- And the last win is for Carol Joy and me. Being a real estate investor allows me to bring these people together, creating wins in four different ways. And isn’t it great to be compensated for doing something you love?
Being able to help people win is a big reason why I’m a real estate investor, but in this industry, there are so many ways a person can use their skills and talents to be fulfilled. Some people really love rehabbing a home, while others, like myself, love getting a great team together to get the job done. There’s a creative process when you look at a house in distress and ask “How can I turn this property into a beautiful home?” And there’s a strategic aspect when you look at how to successfully market yourself to bring in potential lenders.
I’m a real estate investor because it fulfills my passion. So, the most important question is, why are you a real estate investor?