Diane Johnson: Student Investor Interview
With this first Student Investor Interview, I am launching a new series on my blog where I will be introducing you to students of mine who are now very successful and accomplished as real estate investors. They will share their experiences, thoughts and tips on what it takes to succeed in real estate investing.
I have been in real estate for a very long time (since the 1980’s) and when you are in the same business for a long time, you tend to take some things for granted. That’s why I want to present a unique perspective from a ‘new’ real estate investor, which I know many of you can resonate with.
Meet Diane Johnson
Diane Johnson lives in St Louis, Missouri, and happened to attend one of my real estate networking meetings one evening in 2013. She did not consider getting into real estate investing until that night (she had another business that she wanted to promote and that is why she attended the networking meeting). She heard the stories, my experiences and those of another mentor, and she decided to give real estate a try.
In just one week Diane had studied the material, and 3 weeks later she closed on her first deal – see our Testimonials page to see a copy of her first check!
Now, almost 3 years later, Diane is an accomplished real estate investor. She wholesales and buys and holds. She also co-coaches local students with me in St Louis by hosting mastermind meetings and “in the field” experience, using my material and guidance.
REI Student Success
Please listen to Diane’s audio interview included below, where she emphasizes her belief in some core real estate investing concepts that I also always strive to re-enforce:
- Focus – wanting to succeed in real estate investing really bad;
- Building a System – she talks about how she builds a system for everything she does;
- The Importance of a Buyers’ List – the money is in the list. Your buyers’ list is your money for the deal.
I believe you will find this student investor interview very inspirational and encouraging. Listen, and find how you too can be successful in real estate investing – starting from right where you are – even if you have no money, job or experience. Diane accepted the challenge, and purchased the first property with only $1.00!