I have a great job. I’m a real estate guy and I help my clients make the biggest financial decisions decisions of their lives. I help people buy and sell homes. A few years ago, I received the following note from some first-time homebuyers.
This note perfectly articulates my job responsibilities. My typical clients, whether buying their first home or their tenth home, have worked very hard to save money, and they want to make the most of their money.
This note also perfectly captures the paradox of many homeowners. When it comes to the single biggest investment they will ever make, an investment for which they will spend most of their lives working forty hour weeks earning a living, most people really don’t know what they’re doing.
Why isn’t there a handbook for homeowners that that shows how to maximize their financial investment and save the most money possible?
If the typical real estate professional can save their clients $5,000 or $10,000 in the home buying process, their clients will generally be pretty happy.
I’m not typical. I have a much more ambitious goal than that. I hope to be able to save you $100,000’s. By learning how to prioritize your finances, and by seeing the actual value of your hard-earned money, and by practicing patience, diligence, self-control, and hard work, your home will no longer just be the biggest bill of the month, but rather your home will become your life’s best financial investment and most valuable asset.
The challenges with homeowner finance are that
- No two financial scenarios are the same.
- Further complicating the matter, most people have a very short attention span when it comes to money, investing, planning, compound interest, rates of return, and time value of money.
Nobody wants to read a boring textbook of complex formulas and dry numbers. Trust me, I’ve read them. So, I have worked hard to reduce the entire world of finance down to two simple equations: $1=$5, and $2=$1,000.
Whether you are a new homeowner, a future homeowner, or a longtime homeowner, and whether you hold a PhD in finance or you are a total beginner when it comes to money, I have created The Handbook for Homeowners which will give you a brand new perspective on how to put money to work for you.
I will show you how to turn $1 into $5, and then I will show you how to turn $2 into $1,000. The story in the book illustrates exactly how it works. Once you understand how it works, the tools here at www.HomesInOrder.com will personalize it just for you.
Talking about big dollar figures can be exciting. However, the secret to The Way to Wealth is not necessarily in the big dollar figures. The secret to The Way to Wealth is how you manage the simple $1 and $2 decisions every day. And the cool thing is that everyone can be a winner. The principles are both timeless and timely.
The book is just 100 pages long with over 50 pictures and diagrams. Designed to be read in just 1 week, Mon-Sat, Homes in Order will change the way you think about money and will hopefully save you a lot of money. A whole lot of money.
Jeremy Washburn, MBA, REALTOR®