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.


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.

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Seth Williams is the Founder of REtipster.com - an online community that offers real-world guidance for real estate investors.

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