Many of you have heard me tell the story of what Creative Real Estate Investing was like when I started, 15 years ago. It was very much an underground, unheard of business practice. So much so that it invited a lot of scams and unethical practices.
It should be no surprise, then, that Wikepedia, still today, defines Creative Real Estate Investing in the following way:
“Creative real estate investing is any non-traditional method of buying and selling real estate. Confidence tricks and pyramid schemes … have embraced the term, leading contemporary usage of the term to be synonymous with unscrupulous practices.”
To find out this is how the general public really thinks, we did our own survey. When asked what you think of when you hear the word “creative real estate investor” or see an “I Buy Houses” advertisement… the top answers that emerged were “Fraud”, “Scam”, “Greedy”, “Unprofessional” and “Uncaring”. Continue reading “Help us Bring Creative Real Estate Investing into the Mainstream!”