Women are 50% of the population, but less than 30% of real estate investors are women. Why is that?
One reason is that many women don't even see it as a possibility for themselves. Another big reason is fear.
Women are scared to get involved in real estate investing because: they don't know enough about it; they don't think they have sufficient resources; they don't know who they can trust; and/or they don't have the right guidance or mentorship to begin powerfully.
That's why I'm so passionate about the REI Goddesses community.
I successfully invest in real estate with my husband, Peter, and we get asked all the time: how do we do it? How do we work together, raise a family, and stay passionate?
It's not luck. Well, there is some luck and a whole lot of grace. We have been intentional though! So here are four tips we credit for our relationship and business success. (And yes, we know the last one may sound crazy to some, but even Napoleon Hill talks about this in Think and Grow Rich.)
As Real Estate Investor Goddesses, we teach women (and their partners at our Real Estate Investor Soulmates Retreat) how to acquire cash-flowing rental properties so they can create...
Ready to be inspired? It's time for a Goddess Spotlight!
I want to 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 Donna Byron - our Wealthy Goddess last May!
Here’s a recap of what we talked about:
Brene Brown said it - “If you’re not in the arena getting your butt kicked too, I’m not interested in your feedback”.
When I invite experts to speak to the goddesses in my Wealthy Goddess Program, I look for people who have fought my fight and won. Leaders who experience and speak to the highs and lows of investing instead of pretending they have all the answers. Women who are in the game, in the arena, right now.
Last August 9th South Africa celebrated National Women’s Day in honor of the more than 20,000 women who shifted the course of history for their nation when they marched for social justice in 1956. They understood the importance of being brave and getting into the arena. These women also understood the power of standing together, raising each other up, and walking together.
Within the REIG community, I know that often we need to know how other women are handling the challenges of the real estate industry - financially, socially, in our...
It's true! Not all debt is bad debt. I don't recommend getting debt to buy consumer goods (clothes, shoes, cosmetics, etc). However, secured debt for investment purposes is a great way to go much further, faster. That's how the wealthy build wealth and accelerate growth. Here's an example:
You borrow 80% for the purchase of an investment property at 4% and after you put in tenants and pay all property expenses, including your loan, you're still cash-flowing. Your tenant is paying down your debt through their rent and you're making money off the money you borrowed. Additionally, your loan interest payments are tax deductible! That's why I LOVE this kind of debt.
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Are you in a rut? Going through the motions? Checking off the to-do list just because that’s what you’re supposed to do?
If reading that sentence made your heart sink in recognition, or you breathed a sigh of relief that someone else said it, know this: you are not alone.
Even in a season where we are surrounded by reminders to be thankful, overwhelm is real. You’re doing and balancing a lot.
But, there’s good news.
We’re here for you. We’ve been right there in your shoes. And we’ll be right here, with our hands reaching out, until you’re feeling fabulous, fun, and right on track.
But where do we start?
When I feel stuck, I focus on things that I know have a HUGE impact:
I make time for daily pleasure breaks -- moments of fun, delight and/or self-care which never fail to revive me. When we're in a major rut, it's easy to forget to do this (or gasp! think we're too busy), but that's when we need pleasure breaks the most!
I choose a...
There are countless reasons we want to get into real estate investing. They may include to increase our income, to spend more time with our family, and to have more time in general. There are so many benefits, but one big excuse keeps many women from being in the game.
This third most common excuse I hear from women is that they don't want to be a landlord. They fear getting late-night calls about the toilet being clogged, asking to check the fuse box, leaking pipes, and infestations. They fear having to ever evict anyone. They fear having a nightmare tenant that makes the whole process distasteful.
The wonderful thing about real estate investing is that there are SO MANY WAYS to do it! It's not one-size-fits-all. And guess what? You can invest in real estate, having your money working for you, WITHOUT dealing with the 3 T's: Tenants, Toilets, and Termites. And, these strategies can be pursued at a wide range of price points.
In my free guide: Investing in Real Estate from $1 to $1...
Real Queen Fix Each Other’s CROWNS
They say that no man is an island, Well guess what, a palace is not built without the grace and the wisdom of a queen! And queens do help each other hand in hand when they build something spectacular.
Just like my goddesses here, we are building something special and spectacular. We are building our own empires, our own palaces. And we do that by helping each other out and fixing the problems we encounter along the way.
Let us build something together and conquer the world as the queens we are born to be.
"The world needs you to share what it is you came to this planet to share."
The world NEEDS your special gift.
What I'm here to do is to help make sure that you can share your gifts, and that not having enough time or money is no longer an excuse for you. I want you to be financially free so you can do what you were born to do... what the world need you to do.
If you have dreams you've been sitting on, why not start them now? Answer the call of your soul.
Probably the hardest part of getting into real estate investing is knowing where to start. Here are three tips to get started investing in real estate as a goddess:
Many/most people don't take action because they don't know what to do. Lack of knowledge/clear steps leads to paralysis. Education for effective action is the antidote to this.
I created a free training to help you know what steps to take so you can get into effective action >>>How to Get Started in Real Estate Investing Even as a Busy Professional Woman. Click here to sign up for an upcoming session.
The more clarity you have on what you want, the easier it will be to bring it forth. I cannot overstate enough how important this step is. Clarity is rocket fuel for your desires.
Here are some of the questions you can ask yourself over the next few days to help yourself find clarity before starting investing.