In 2003, I was taking classes to get my real estate license in Dallas, Tx. During a break, I walked
out front to defrost from the Arctic classroom and our professor, Lou, was standing outside smoking a
cigarette. Lou was about 65 years young with a closet full of khaki slacks and what seemed to be the
holy grail of cigarette packs in his shirt pocket. He asked me what my plans were once I got my
license. I told him that I wanted to be a real estate investor. His eyes lit up from behind his thick,
oversized glasses. On top of being a professor for aspiring agents, Lou was a real estate investor.
He gave me a bit of advice that helped me in finding my direction. He told me;
“The 3 things you need in order to be a successful real estate investor are money, time and
experience. And if you don’t have all three you need to team up with people who do.”
I was a 19 year old kid at the time so as he continued to talk, he correctly assumed that all I had
covered in his equation for success was the "time". Since then, I've gained experience. And with
time and experience, money comes shortly afterwards. Ten years later, my wife and I currently
have 7 rental houses and manage a couple more. We’re still growing our mini empire and have no
plans of slowing down.
Now, I follow my passion for a living at New Western Acquisitions. As a company, we buy and
sell about 100 houses a month throughout our 4 offices in Texas. As a growing company we are
always looking to hire individuals who have a passion for real estate. If you have a passion for
real estate and a thirst for knowledge about investing in real estate, send your resume to me.
Only "time" needed. JD.Castillo@NewWestern.com
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