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RANDOM THOUGHTS FROM AN OLD RETIRED REAL ESTATE AGENT September 10th, 2018 | Posted in General Real Estate, Newsletter Archives, Other Interests, Real Estate

Well it has been one year since I got off the speaking circuit.  Forty years of being immersed in real estate.  Always investing, simultaneously doing brokerage and later adding speaking training and coaching. Yes, being an internationally recognized real estate broker and then leveraging that into a speaking, training and coaching company was exciting.  Now I just concentrate on my investments and coaching.  However, as I have spoken about before, investing the proceeds of a successful real estate career into decent area, cash flow, real estate has been the most exciting.  Not only is some of my income now sheltered by depreciation and the money spent to make the properties better, I receive the appreciation for free and am able, upon improving the property, improve the income by raising rents.  I am finishing off the remaining mortgages, buying more and always improving my trust to turn the owned real estate into a multi-generational juggernaut that will be able to tithe to God, provide for my family and future generations.  That provision is not only provides income securtiy but a goal to increase the number of properties and constantly improve the existing inventory.  This challenges my two daughters to see where they “can take it from here”.  Knowing that they do not have to figure out how to “make ends meet” gives me the satisfaction that they can devote their creativity to growing the company and growing the glory to God.  I am living the dream and have God to thank for it.

All of this would have been impossible without God and much, much harder without good real estate systems.  I spent 30 years developing the most aggressive seller lead generation, checklist systems, leverage existing business into more, buyer speed systems, faster and more successful listing presentations, finding property to buy while prospecting for listings and hundreds of other unique systems that allowed me to dominate the competition.  As a shameless commercial, I have a warehouse with a few hundred of my libraries.  This library, a 40 pound box of software and books cost the top agents of North America, $1500.00.  I am selling the package for my cost of $90.00 plus shipping.  Sorry Canada, please find a US address.  Go here to see the video of a retired Walter Sanford hawking his life’s work. 

As I look back on the year, I find some interesting facts:

  1.  I don’t miss real estate brokerage and traveling for my speaking company.
  2. I miss the opportunities that being in brokerage gave me to find investment property.  (My wife Lisa is still the top agent in the county and provides me with some inside tracks on hot real estate!)
  3. I have never been busier.  Buying, improving and managing real estate can be a real rollercoaster.  A substantial amount of my time is still in coaching…taking the greats and wanna be greats to the next level.
  4. Being a conservative I never thought the half million paid into Social Security would ever come back.  Looks like there still might be some for me, albeit in much debased dollars.
  5. Having some personal time that is my own.  Yes there is a difference in working for yourself, vs working for a seller or buyer or being expected to be on stage in a strange place at an exact time.  Peace is easier to come by.  Maybe, it’s just my journey with God.
  6. I think more about pleasing my wife, daughters, and Christ more often.
  7.  Stuff is less important.  As wealth grows, for me, the trappings of wealth are less important.  Maybe too that is just my journey with God.
  8. In my coaching, I find that I want to offer wisdom that I wish others had shared with me.  Learning from committed hearing is always better that by experience.
  9.  I can say for sure that all sin leads to death.
  10. If your goals do not include making a difference in someone else’s life, they won’t mean much when you get older.

Be great in the world’s best job, sincerely,

Walter Sanford

Since I have retired from the speaking circuit, I have my systems (large books with software) that I was selling from the back of the room at about $1500.00.  These are my newest products and this package includes everything that I have ever done.  As a “pay it forward” opportunity I am now selling these same books and software at my cost, about 94% off.  This is the start of your plan to get to the point where you are living the dream.  This is not anything but selling you the best real estate training materials in the world for 94% less than they were selling for a couple of weeks ago.  You will get 9 books, a whopping 40 pounds of checklists and information that is easy to use.  These volumes have been used by agents in the US and Canada to be the best agent in their market place.  Go here to pick up your foundation for the future.

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