This time of year, to-do lists fill up and it can feel like we are being bombarded with things to do, remember, and attend. It can be overwhelming - but, I take a deep breath and remind myself to embrace this busy season.
Back in 2008, the Fall and early Winter was a tense time. I had a newborn, was unemployed, and the economy was in free-fall. There were no job prospects in sight.
I had been fired when I was 5 1/2 months pregnant. I’d decided that I would wait until after I gave birth to my daughter and had a short maternity period before looking for another job.
My daughter was born in late August 2008. Within a month the markets started to plummet. As did my husband’s graphic design business - his income dropped by 90%! UGH!
Even though it was really tight and REALLY scary, what saved us was the real estate we had previously acquired.
We were far from financially independent. Our two California properties barely cash-flowed. But, it did help keep a roof over our...
As Thanksgiving approaches, it's a wonderful time for us, the community of Real Estate Investor Goddesses, to reflect on the many blessings and lessons this year has brought. In the world of real estate investing, where highs and lows are part of the journey, embracing gratitude can be a powerful tool for both personal growth and professional success.
The Power of Gratitude in Our Professional Lives
Overcoming Challenges with a Thankful Heart
Real estate investing comes with its fair share of challenges. This Thanksgiving, let's take a moment to be thankful for these hurdles, as they are opportunities for growth and learning. Each obstacle overcome is a testament to our resilience and adaptability.
Celebrating Wins, Big and Small
Whether it was closing a significant deal, making a first investment, or simply learning a new aspect of the market, every win counts. Let's celebrate all our achievements and be thankful for the progress we've made, no matter the size.
The final quarter of the year is upon us, and for all the fabulous women in the real estate investing world, it's time to gear up and finish strong. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting out, these five essential tips will guide you to success. And yes, there's a sprinkle of humor along the way because who said real estate can't be fun?
1. Master Your Budget:
First on our list is the cornerstone of any successful business: budgeting. Dive deep into your financials and assess where you stand. Are there areas where you've overspent? Or perhaps opportunities you haven't tapped into yet? Q4 is the perfect time to recalibrate and ensure you're on the path to profitability.
2. Power of Networking:
Ever had one of those virtual meetings where your pet decided to steal the spotlight? Embrace those moments and the power of networking. Whether you're connecting online or face-to-face, building relationships with fellow investors, agents, and clients is invaluable. And hey, a little...
Growth can feel overwhelming, stressful, and sometimes even scary. That's where we come in.
We are here to remind you that you are not alone.
When you're a REI Goddess you have the support of tons of incredible women who are there to cheer you on every step of the way. So when you feel the effects of your growth, both the good and the bad, we are here to lift you up or celebrate with you.
What is one way you want to grow your business this vear?
The sun is getting a little softer. There is a cool breeze every now and then. It brings back memories of school supplies, paper wrapped text books and seeing that first school bus of the year.
The return of that learning rhythm is as much a part of Fall as the turning leaves and pumpkin spice lattes.
You and I may be done with first days of class, but there is still so much to learn. Maybe you’re ready to work towards a life with more flexibility, more community, more impact, and the financial freedom that you’ve dreamt of (but just aren't sure of where to start). If the turning season has you inspired to learn, then you must join our special in-person event that I’m co-hosting with Tresa Todd of the Women’s Real Estate Investors Network (WREIN)
Our Invest Like a Woman Event, happening September 7-9, 2023 is going to share specific, actionable strategies for how you can successfully invest in real estate as a woman.
Join us, as we share what’s working...
Hey there, fabulous women real estate investors! As Father's Day approaches, it's time to give a shout-out to those amazing dads who are not only superheroes in their families but also rockstars in the real estate world. Yes, you heard it right! Today, we're diving into the world of real estate investor dads and their unique perspectives on fatherhood and their passion for properties. So grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let's celebrate these incredible men!
The "Handyman Dad" and His Toolbox of Love:
We all know that one dad who can fix anything around the house, right? Well, in the real estate investment realm, these dads are like walking toolboxes of expertise. They're the ones who know the difference between a torque wrench and a power drill, and their kids often marvel at their skills. From changing light fixtures to tackling plumbing emergencies, these dads handle it all, effortlessly juggling their real estate empire and family life.
The "Financial Guru Dad"...
Just like fashion trends, real estate also has its seasons. The summer season often witnesses a flurry of real estate activities, with desirable properties quickly finding buyers. However, is investing in real estate during this time really the best decision?
In this blog post, we will delve into the dynamics of real estate timing and analyze whether summer is an opportune season for real estate investments. Furthermore, we will explore the factors that influence property prices and highlight key considerations for potential investors. Join us as we unravel the intricacies of timing your next real estate move.
This post will talk about the following topics:
The Seasonality of Real Estate:
When it comes to real...
Hey, this is Monick Halm of Real Estate Investor Goddesses. And I'm here with another video. Today I want to talk to you about something that can really stop a lot of us women from moving forward with our real estate investing, and that is imposter syndrome.
So what is imposter syndrome? Imposter syndrome is a feeling of unworthiness or incompetence, despite accomplishments and success. And it's that feeling you get. You're about to do something, and you think, "Oh, my God! I can't do it when I do it. Everyone's going to know. I'm a fake, and I'm an imposter, and I have no business doing this." And it's not true, but it's a feeling that is very common. So how do you deal with that feeling? And this is something that's come up for me because, recently, I had these.
TV producers reached out to me and wanted to do something. They want to do a TV show about me. And when they first reached out, I had this amazing conversation, and I love them, and they love me, and I'm loving their...
Ready to be inspired? It's time for a Goddess Spotlight!
In these spotlights, I introduce you to members of our community who are successfully building their real estate portfolios and are on their way to financial freedom. Some are relatively new, while others have been at it for a while.
These goddesses invest in almost every niche imaginable, and they ALL have a lot of insight to share!
Today, I'm sharing my interview with Linda von Wowern - our Wealthy Goddess of the Month!
Here’s a recap of what we talked about:
This week we celebrate National Self-Love Day - the day to celebrate and appreciate self-love. As well as Galentine's Day -- a day to celebrate the platonic love between your female and nonbinary friends.
I hope you are giving and receiving an abundance of love today
I created Real Estate Investor Goddesses to build a team of women that offer support, love, and guidance to other female real estate investors in a way that I hadn’t seen or felt before. When you’re in our sisterhood, you’re never alone.
We know that when women have more time and money they give back to their families, their communities, and the world. Because they are fully resourced, it is so much easier to show themselves and others in their lives the immense love they have in their hearts.
I have invited a group of amazing women knocking real estate investment out of the park for a powerful 3-day event to show you how to be...