Here's a real life case study to keep you inspired and motivated.
As a numbers guy, it takes a lot to get me choked up. Let's just say there was a lot of dust in the air when I read this email from one of our long-time members, Mark Grange.
After joining HousingAlerts.com in 2012, Mark made a simple but critical change.
He got out of loser markets and into strong markets, riding the LOCAL appreciation waves.
"I have used HousingAlerts to help manage my small real estate company… The returns have been great. Everybody is a genius when the market is going up. HousingAlerts is data dependent... I used zip code data to find rental properties.
Got a couple of years of appreciation over 15% on top of the dead cat bounce off of the extreme crisis lows. This simply because HousingAlerts tells you how zip code is performing. That was hundreds of thousands of dollars in equity.
HousingAlerts helps me be the logical investor I am. I have built a $5 million net worth which is what is truly needed to have financial security.
I take care of partially autistic child... I have been able to select therapy based on effectiveness not just what insurance covers. He has improved tremendously which I doubt would have happened if he did not get tens of thousands of dollars of non-insured medical therapy.
When I see him mainstreaming in school and excited about college when five years ago he was barely able to be in regular school. I thank HousingAlerts for helping to make that possible. Thanks to about 20 good deals I was able to spend several hours every day researching who and what would help him and it has worked for him that you might not even know he was ever diagnosed.
That is the priceless contribution effective investing can make to your life. Before HousingAlerts I had made some poor choices, and with the good data, sold out of non-appreciating areas and put money to work more profitably. Those dark days when I relied on news articles are fortunately behind me." (Emphasis added.)
Here are the powerful takeaways from Mark's story:
- Mark had a very specific financial goal in mind that kept him motivated and on track: he wanted to give an autistic child access to the best therapies available, not the best his insurance would pay for.
- Mark didn’t “set it and forget it.” He paid attention, and was able to course-correct and ride the appreciation waves of multiple markets.
- Mark didn’t wallow in regret or suffer from analysis paralysis. When he realized he was in weak, non-appreciating markets he took action.
- Mark didn’t invest emotionally. He used the market research available exclusively to members of HousingAlerts to make smart, data-driven decisions.
Here's the most important takeaway of all:
You don't have to be a gifted or extraordinary person to make generational wealth with real estate.
You just need access to extraordinarily useful data.
To your success!