I've recently been actively investigating the idea of investing in multi-family real estate, devouring every book, having coffee with every knowledgeable friend, and binge-reading every blog I can get my hands on.
One of the most fascinating aspects of lifting up this particular rock is how many people who have opted not to do so are convinced it is teeming with distasteful varmints that should dissuade me. The people most strongly opposed tend to have the least firsthand knowledge.
I find new challenges have a great deal to do with how you frame them. Mindset, as in most endeavors, makes or breaks you. Here, then, is my reply to the naysayers of my blossoming real estate interest...expressed as haiku.
Fear Of Touching Unpleasant Substances, Debunked
But midnight toilets!
Decades of midnight rectals...
I fear no plunger
It Could Be Worse; It Could Be Medicine
It will ruin your sleep!
Like night shifts in the ER?
Yes, but way less meth
Hassle Is In The Eye Of The Beholder
You don't want hassle!
Med school, kids, aging parents...
Why the change of heart?