Chapter . Introduction: The Many Paths to Success

Real estate is a wonderful business.

It is as pure and enjoyable a form of entrepreneurship as you can find on the planet. You will come in contact with amazing people from all walks of life—people from whom you will learn more than the nuts and bolts of real estate. You have the chance to be creative, to find a niche where the competition doesn’t already have an advantage of greater knowledge, better contacts, or a deeper skill set. More than most endeavors, it lets you define what’s important to you, and then go after it.

And, of course, it can reward you very well financially. However, this book is not a “get rich quick in real estate” book—the kind that have spilled off the bookstore shelves ...

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