Did you just hear about the investor in your local RE club that closed on a deal netting them $15,000 and they didn't even have to lay a hand on the property? Or what about the person that just bought that rental house on the same block for 30-50% less that what you paid for yours? Are you at the point of scratching your head and thinking they're just lucky? Or probably that's all they do and just don't have a life outside of real estate....right?
Somewhere in between total luck and absolute sell-out hours chasing deals is where you should be in finding truly motivated sellers, or rather having them finding you. It's a weird coincidence that the smarter I work, the luckier I get finding great deals. Did you catch that? It's not always about how many hours you put into real estate and how hard you work at your marketing program that produces the best results which is finding great deals that puts money in your pocket and that's what real estate investing is all about.