The Journey Begins
I distinctly recall the day I walked to my work car and caught my reflection in the window; for the first time in my life this thought occurred:
“$%&*, I look middle aged!”
Not old, not young, but distinctly, severely middle aged.
I have been interested in building wealth through real estate for the last ten years. Probably like many of you, I have lurked on the biggerpockets.com site, listened to hundreds of podcasts, and read books. I have practiced running the numbers on too many rental properties to count, without actually making an offer.
I recently decided to obtain my real estate license, and am hoping to marry this along with purchasing small multifamily properties in my area (the Midwest). Google is peppered with questions from people my age asking “Am I too old to become an agent?” or “Am I too old to invest in real estate?”
Well, let’s find out together.
A bit of research seems to indicate becoming a real estate agent is not an uncommon path for people who are middle aged and looking to either transition careers or supplement their income. My age will probably provide both advantages and disadvantages; I hope to explore it all. I am attempting to go down this path methodically; however, life is going to dictate how efficiently I will proceed. My goal is to use this blog to document my progress and share the realities of balancing family commitments, professional aspirations, personal financial goals and trying my best at everything. I look forward to sharing my triumphs and my failures so we can all learn together.
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P.S. I don’t feel being middle aged is a bad thing:)