I think the phrase “Behind The Curtain” comes from the timeless movie The Wizard of Oz.
You know when Toto pulls back the curtain on the wizard and everyone learns who he really is.
Well I’m pulling back the curtain on me and the reason I created this website.
Several years ago I answered either an email invite or a radio ad to attend a “free” seminar to learn how to buy tax liens and tax deeds to make ungodly amounts of money. The message particularly resonated with me because at the time I had just become unemployed for the first time in my life! Despite having an MBA, various certifications and years of work experience, I became expendable in my mid 50’s.
I had always dabbled in real estate investing, even when I was in the military in the early 80’s. I’ve been a licensed agent, twice I think. An appraiser, a home inspector and of course an investor. I have been a landlord of single family and multi-units. I’ve done light and major rehab projects. I’ve done “flips” foreclosures, short sales, lease options, “no money down deals”; bought notes and the list goes on.
I’ve had some really nice winners and some great paydays. Altogether I estimate I’ve had 200 deals. However, I’ve also had some real losers, especially in 2007 – 2008! I honestly think I learned more from the losers than I did the winners.