14 of the Worst Experiences You’ll Have as a Real Estate Investor


1. When you drive 45 minutes to visit a house and it doesn't look nearly as appealing as it did in the pictures online.

2. Watching “Hoarders” on AETV and seeing your tenant featured on this week's episode.

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3. When you get home and realize you forgot something at Home Depot.

4. When your kid sees one of the properties you own.

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5. One month after you buy a new rental property and the furnace needs to be replaced.

6. 30 days after you buy a worthless real estate course, and you realize the “30-Day Money Back Guarantee” just expired.

7. Discovering that one of your properties has a title issue… and you don't have title insurance.

8. When you buy a real estate investing book, read it cover-to-cover and realize it's total garbage.

9. When you get home from visiting your rental property, and realize you forgot to lock the doors.

10. When you've been working on a complicated closing for 6+ months and at the last second, your seller pulls out of the deal.

11. When you walk through a foreclosure and find a homeless person living in the bathroom.

12. When you're talking to a prospect and they start telling you their life story.

13. When your mortgage lender starts quoting interest rates and calculating payments over the phone.

14. When your friends and family realize you're finally starting to make money.

About the author

Seth Williams is a land investor and residential income property owner, with hundreds of closed transactions and nearly a decade of experience in the commercial real estate banking industry. He is also the Founder of REtipster.com - a real estate investing blog that offers real world guidance for part-time real estate investors.

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  1. Scott Costello says:

    hahaha, are you keeping some these for your blog only now?? Oh and I see you are using OptinSkin….how is it? I was a half click away from ordering it myself the other night but wanted to do more research first.

    1. Seth Williams says:

      Hey Scott! Haha – yeah, I gotta keep some of these gifs for the good ol’ REtipster blog. 🙂

      Opt-In Skin is a pretty decent plugin (I think it’s even better when you’re actually giving away an ebook to new subscribers). It’s pretty easy to set up and start catching more followers. I really don’t have anything bad to say about it!

  2. Joshua Dorkin says:

    You are definitely the king of the animated Gif, Seth. Nice.

    1. Seth Williams says:

      Thanks Josh! I’m glad you got a kick out of these. 🙂

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