I had a great time on that Ogden, Reno trip. I got to spend time with another very unique investor; Chris Carlson. We had a great time. Typically, after a few days with the same person I tend to get burnt out and need some time away from the situation, but I did not find that I felt that way with Chris. He was bright, intelligent, very creative and knew a hell of a lot about real estate. I am using the past tense, because my good friend Chris went to bed on Sunday night and did not wake up Monday morning.
Every time I speak I encourage people to get into the real estate game, but before I end, I encourage them to take care of their health. Even if you conquer 1000 houses and the cash flows in faster than you can hope to spend it, no amount of money you could ever dream of earning will prevent a heart attack, aneurysm, stroke, cancer, or whatever other evil disease is out there lurking from taking your precious life.
I spoke at Jack Fullerton's Commonwealth club last night. I had a blast. I think I may have gotten too technical for the amount of time I was allotted, but I can't help it. I like my real estate deals twisted, bent and wrapped around. The more we play with the numbers the funner it gets. I like creative real estate and that is what I want to teach people; how much fun it can be.
I am off to Vegas tomorrow to lecture at a 3 day seminar. I am, to say the least, disappointed that I am only getting 1 hour. I think I have a lot to offer, but I can understand that the promoters do not know me and therefore do not want to put me in front of a room full of people with no idea how things might go. It will be fun, that's for sure!
Quick update: Sold both the mobile home and the Oak Meadows properties. Did quite well on the later. The former...eh, not so good. Looks like I may get 1/2 a condo on Monday. I have a few other things I am working on... Will keep you posted.