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How to Overcome Real Estate Investing Roadblocks

All of the real estate market news is positive: reduced inventories, faster sales, strong rental demand, and increasing prices in many metro areas. The time to invest in real estate is NOW.

Working for a living is only looking out for today. When do you expect to be financially secure?  Do you have a date?  Do you have a specific plan? Can you afford to sit on the sidelines and simply hope for a better tomorrow?

The good news is that today’s market is ripe to make big strides forward by investing in real estate. Here’s how you can overcome the roadblocks to your success.

1. Lack of Confidence

roadblocks to your success

You can overcome the roadblocks
to your success.

The Number One trap is self-doubt and second-guessing yourself, which can have far-reaching consequences, affecting everything you’re trying to accomplish.

Lack of confidence is created from fear. Those around you are likely to tell you that you can’t do it, don’t have money to invest or the right skills to invest.

The good news is that fear is overcome by investing in yourself.

Do you know

– What a great deal looks like?

– How to buy houses without cash or credit?

– How to calculate your maximum offer?

– How to buy the right house?

– How to find the right tenants?

If not, now is the time to learn, so you can capitalize on today’s opportunities.

2.  I Don’t Know How to Start

Have you ever driven a long road-trip? Maybe you plan to drive from Boston to Houston for your vacation or to visit family. If so, you would never just jump in your car without a clue about where you are heading. You would likely map out your route online or fire up your GPS, so you know where you’re going.

Real estate investing is the same way. Be sure you have a road map and know where you are going. If you can, invest long term, buy and hold real estate assets, and enjoy cash flow and wealth.  If you need to create some fast cash, consider wholesaling as the place to start and build your foundation.

3.  I Don’t Know Where to Get Help

Investing is a team sport and that is good news. Finding the best opportunities, negotiating and structuring the transactions, documenting and then managing the deal to fruition takes a team. So going it alone absolutely does not work.

You need someone to bounce ideas around with, a strong team to support you, and like-minded people to connect with. To give you feedback about what’s working and what’s not. And to solve problems before you run out of time.

Look. If you don’t have a partner and mentor, or someone to turn to… you are operating with a monumental disadvantage.

That’s why we’ve created our Affordable Coaching & Training Program.

Our members have the ability to interact with us online, to brainstorm deals and ask questions, to connect on our live coaching calls to ask questions, work on deals together, and support each other as confidence is gained and deals are made.

If you want to accelerate your learning, gain confidence, and establish your personal investing roadmap, I invite you to join our coaching community and begin to invest strategically.

You get immediate access to proven real estate investing systems. We’re talking detailed coaching and systems designed to help you…

  • Become a strategic investor with clarity, direction, and confidence
  • Play to your strengths, work around weaknesses, and WIN
  • Find the perfect opportunities for you driven by your current assets, time, and goals
  • Structure offers that can safely leverage your plan and accelerate your plan
  • Eliminate the roadblocks holding you back from the success and lifestyle you want
  • Know the “numbers” in any real estate deal, so you can improve every offer and every deal
  • Systematize almost everything, so you’re not chained to your investments
  • And put it all together as one efficient, highly-profitable investment machine!

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About the Author...

Jim Ingersoll is a real estate entrepreneur who has bought and sold hundreds of homes. He is the author of Investing Now and Cash Flow Now (both available at, and enjoys speaking and coaching others on how to obtain their financial freedom.

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  1. Susan says:

    Hey J.P. and authors …. I have recently had a chance to view some of the articles on this site, and they are absolutely great. They are motivating and informative. I have your site on my to do list of everyday to look over and keep up to date. Thank you.

  2. Jim Ingersoll says:

    Hi Susan

    Thanks for your encouragement and please share the CRE good news with others!


  3. PaulSClark says:

    Hey Mr. Ingersoll, WOW Great Post. It really gave me some well needed insight as to what I need to do. Thanks for braking it down, and specifying how I need to construct a plan of action and get out there.

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