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Wendy Patton

How Wendy Got Started in Real Estate Investing

At the age of 21, Wendy started *investing in real estate*. Like most young
adults she was single, broke, thinking “corporate America” was her only
future. She graduated from college, was hired for that corporate America
“dream job”, but was $20,000 in debt. She found *real estate investing* and
realized that Corporate America wasn’t the golden path to what she wanted.

When Wendy began* investing in real estate*, she didn’t fully understand
her financing options, so she started purchasing real estate investment
properties on her credit cards.

Now let’s invite Wendy to share the rest of her real estate investing story:

“At that time I didn’t know of any better way to invest. I did not have the
assistance or availability of coaches and instructors. I wish I knew then,
what I know now about investing in real estate and creative seller
financing.

By the time I was in my early twenties, I had more than $200,000 on my
credit cards! I then got married, had twins and found myself to be a single
mother, all within a short time span.   Over the next few years I
accumulated more properties while working full-time in the corporate
world.  Imagine how happy my young twins were to be able to view hundreds
of real estate properties with me [image: :-) ]

I needed to make a living, and make it fast to pay off the credit card debt
I had accumulated. I came to specialize in creative seller financing
techniques like:  lease options, subject tos, land contracts and seller
financing.   So why these techniques?

Because like many of you, I didn’t have the money or the credit I needed to
buy in a conventional way.  Now, with the lending industry the way that it
is, most real estate investors can’t buy properties without being
creative.  These techniques are crucial for today’s real estate investor.

I enjoy teaching and sharing with audiences all over the US, and recently
in the UK, and have taught tens of thousands on how to invest in real
estate with little or no money out of their pocket. Real estate investing
is my passion, and I love helping others to achieve financial freedom
through property.”

Wendy has been in HGTV *”My House is Worth What?”*, and is the author of4
See Wendy’s BOOK — https://wendypatton.infusionsoft.com/go/LOBook/REIJ/